VPN

Skupos Joins Mako Networks' VPN Cloud Partner Program

Skupos | June 24, 2021

To facilitate retailers' participation in fully-managed brand financed programs and promotions that enhance income and enable retailers to remain competitive, Skupos Inc. has joined a Mako VPN Cloud Partner Program. As a result, distributed merchants utilizing Mako Networks security solutions may now log in to guarantee safe network connections using Mako SD-WAN technology.

The Mako VPN Cloud Partner Program enables retail sites to safely and quickly connect to the online applications of service providers. Skupos has direct access to the store via the Mako Central Management System (CMS), removes a 24/7 link to their back-office computer, and removes file problems due to disconnected files.

The Mako Cloud partners can use virtual or physical Mako VPN concentrations to provide tens of thousands of dispersed retail sites in their online environments. In addition, retailers already using a Mako security gateway may connect to a partner's network simply by choosing it from the relevant drop-down menu and using the Mako CMS instructions.

The platform Skupos supports retailers:

Revenue Boost: Increase your income instantly through registration in scan data and brand-funded promotions.

Build a Competitive Advantage:  By providing discounts from brands to your customers, encouraging foot traffic and driving volume.

Save time: Earn hassle-free income by managing end-to-end programs.

Cost-Effective: Benefits from a platform without long-term commitments.

With the help of a growing number of partners, the Mako VPN Cloud Program symbiotic proposal, where Mako Networks, partners, and customers are all united, is driving rapid development. The characteristics that make this connection simple make it quick and economical. The move from existing platforms to the Mako System often produces considerable savings considering both upfront and continuing expenses.

Mako supports partners as a managed service provider:

• Complimentary or reduced cost Mako VPN aggregation technology

• Mako secure one-click connectivity template for the VPN.

• Marketing documents approved for Mako

• Mako technical support 24/7 access

In addition, Mako's application of source network address translation allows retailers to connect to Mako VPN Cloud Partners networks without resetting internal IP addresses (SNAT). As retail brand safety requirements sometimes prohibit payment environments from accessing the public Internet, Mako VPN Cloud offers merchants a secure way of contacting third-party service providers. The solution utilizes a Mako VPN Cloud connection that subverts the public Internet and respects PCI DSS and other safety requirements.

Mako System's key technological characteristics include:

• The NAT implementation of Mako enables retailers to connect to partner networks without resetting their internal IP address schemes.

• Mako Secure VPN cloud tunnels allow retailers to bypass public Internet connections, brand compliance, PCI DSS, and other security regulations.

• Mako's redundancy of the SD-WAN circuit, the redundancy of physical and virtual devices, and geographic redundancy ensure that retailers are kept in touch with partner networks.

About Skupos Inc. About
In 2016, Skupos was established to provide product placement data, price, and customer behavior data across the c-store sector. Skupos has since been the unique platform for ultimately connecting the retail value chain of convenience to tens of thousands of dealers at the point of sale. The company's technology, which focuses primarily on independent companies and small stores, enables marketers to establish direct relationships with c-store clients and learn how consumers deal with their goods; from its headquarters in San Francisco and Denver, Skupos services over 14,000 clients worldwide.

About Mako Networks
Mako Networks offers distributor companies easy, secure, PCI-certified networks. Mako operates worldwide from US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand offices and combines centralized cloud administration and reporting, genuine SD-WAN, secure Wi-Fi, built-in mobile, Mako VPN Cloud, next-generation firewalls, and end-to-end PCI DSS certification into one simple, easy-to-manage system.

Spotlight

Oracle databases, middleware and applications are increasingly running on the VMware vSphere platform. Recent studies in both 2014 and 2016 conducted by Database Trends and Analysis of the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) show that over seventy percent of the membership of that user group is using vSphere as a platform for Oracle implementations. In addition, VMware studies show that over 40 percent of the VMware customer base is using vSphere as the platform of choice for Oracle databases.

Spotlight

Oracle databases, middleware and applications are increasingly running on the VMware vSphere platform. Recent studies in both 2014 and 2016 conducted by Database Trends and Analysis of the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) show that over seventy percent of the membership of that user group is using vSphere as a platform for Oracle implementations. In addition, VMware studies show that over 40 percent of the VMware customer base is using vSphere as the platform of choice for Oracle databases.

Related News

VIRTUAL SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE

Comcast Announces World-First Test of 10G Modem Technology Capable of Delivering Multigigabit Speeds to Homes

Comcast Corporation | January 17, 2022

Comcast announced the successful test of a prototype 10G modem using the core technology that will deliver multigigabit speeds to tens of millions of homes. In a world-first lab test, a Full Duplex DOCSIS 4.0 system-on-chip (SoC) cable modem built by Broadcom delivered upload and download speeds faster than 4 gigabits per second (Gbps) powered by 10G network technology. The announcement is the latest in a series of 10G milestones from Comcast. In October 2021, the company announced a successful test of a complete 10G connection using a virtualized cable modem termination system (vCMTS) powered by DOCSIS 4.0 technology. That announcement followed major 10G milestone announcements in April 2021, of the first-ever live lab test of a 10G system-on-chip (SOC) and October 2020, of a trial delivering 1.25 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) upload and download speeds over a live production network using Network Function Virtualization (NFV) combined with the latest DOCSIS technology. A key component of 10G, DOCSIS 4.0 is an evolutionary leap forward in the ability to deliver multigigabit upload and download speeds over the connections already installed in hundreds of millions of homes worldwide. The great strength of our smart network design is that we are able to exceed our customers’ demands today, even as we continuously evolve to meet the needs of the future. As our 10G journey continues to accelerate, customers will reap the benefits of ever-increasing security, reliability, and speed.” Charlie Herrin, President of Technology, Product, Experience at Comcast Cable 10G technology builds on the work Comcast has done over the past several years to build a smarter, more virtualized network. In addition to providing a path to multigigabit upload and download speeds at scale, 10G updates will deliver near-term benefits to customers in the form of increased reliability, performance, and lower latency. Connected by Broadcom 10G technology, the modem test utilized the DOCSIS 4.0 FDX SoC device, which Comcast demonstrated in April 2021, to pair with two cable modem chips to deliver the breakthrough performance. These were successfully connected over a lab-based hybrid fiber-coaxial network to the vCMTS operating in DOCSIS 4.0 mode. This represents the first complete network connection of all-DOCSIS 4.0 components that are required for deployment. The demonstrated speeds – which were faster than 4 Gbps upload and download – are expected to increase significantly as developers refine technology at every level of the 10G architecture. “With each new milestone, we get a clearer picture of how 10G technologies will unlock the next generation of speed and performance for millions of people worldwide,” said Elad Nafshi, Senior Vice President of Next Generation Access Networks at Comcast Cable. 10G is a global industry initiative to stay ahead of consumer demand by developing and deploying new network technology to dramatically increase upload and download capacity in the coming years. About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on broadband, aggregation, and streaming with over 56 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia.

Read More

SERVER VIRTUALIZATION

Lynx Software Technologies' MOSA.ic for Industrial Product is Now Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Lynx Software Technologies | April 22, 2021

Lynx Software Technologies (Lynx), a spearheading pioneer in Mission Critical Edge Computing, today declared that its MOSA.ic for Industrial items is accessible in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. LYNX MOSA.ic for Industrial sends Azure administrations tense processing workers/entryways to safely oversee continuous gear in modern settings, for example, producing plant floors, coordination stockrooms, and brilliant urban areas across the U.S. Lynx perceived that numerous mechanical organizations need to expand distributed computing innovation as near endpoints as conceivable to profit by experiences from information being gathered in operational innovation (OT) organizations, less expensive process, admittance to applications, and then some. However, blending IT and OT networks in requesting mechanical conditions – where robots frequently work intently close by people – has recently brought difficulties of ensuring constant (under 1 millisecond) execution and fulfilling security needs. The LYNX MOSA.ic for the Industrial stage empowers an assorted arrangement of investigation, man-made reasoning, and update abilities to be stretched out into these strategic, deterministic conditions by giving consistent availability to the wired and remote organizations that are utilized in mechanical conditions, conveying ongoing reactions to occasions and guaranteeing those basic applications run dependably and securely regardless of whatever other applications that could be working on the worker/passage equipment. End client benefits include: • A capacity to move certain capacities from equipment executions to programming, expanding plant the executives and backing of new usefulness • Sensational equipment cost, force, and impression reserve funds through a union of usefulness onto single figure stages • Expanded resistance to cyberattack from the decrease of the assault surface and interesting confinement design • This most recent coordinated effort expands upon Lynx's developing innovation accomplice biological system to speed up the acknowledgment of Mission Critical Edge for modern applications. Other ongoing news incorporates an organization with Eurotech. About Lynx Software Technologies Lynx Software Technologies is a chief Mission Critical Edge organization that empowers protected, secure, and superior conditions for worldwide clients in the aviation and car, undertaking, and modern business sectors. Since 1988, organizations have confided in Lynx's constant working framework, virtualization, and framework certificate insight, which extraordinarily empowers blended criticality frameworks to be tackled and convey deterministic continuous execution and astute dynamic. Along with a developing arrangement of innovation accomplices, Lynx is understanding another class of Mission Critical Edge frameworks that keep individuals and important information secured, at each second.

Read More

VIRTUAL SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE

Binance Smart Chain trials community-governance voting mechanism to provide grants to Top BSC projects

Binance Smart Chain | November 30, 2021

Binance Smart Chain, the leading Defi, NFT and Infra platform, has completed the first community-voting mechanism pilot for its Most Valuable Builder Program that selected top ten projects from a pool of industry-leading BSC projects. The process of selecting the winners was on a decentralized-based voting mechanism where key members of the BSC community participated and voted. With Gelato Network, Radio Caca, Deri Protocol, Thetan Arena, MCDEX, Qubit, Biconomy, Zoo Crypto World, DeBank and Venly.io being chosen as the top winners eligible for $10,000 grants and investment opportunities under the $1B BSC Fund. In total, 245 BSC startups participated, a multitude of which grew by ~5X on average across the different metrics (users, transactions, volume, etc.). MVB BUIDL Rewards (Gas rebate program to builders) distributed over 2,800 BNB in October to more than 100 projects. That equals $1.82 million returned in transaction fees to projects building on BSC. The finale was also one of the first pilots of BSC's public voting mechanism to increase the smart chain's transparency and community governance. The voting started on November 18 at 13:00 UTC and ended on November 25 at 13:00 UTC. We're looking to onboard the next billion users in the crypto ecosystem. This requires participation from multiple stakeholders, including the ever-evolving crypto startups. By providing exposure and investment opportunities to the MVB III winners, we are fueling high potential projects to drive mass adoption." Gwendolyn Regina, Investment Director at BSC Accelerator Fund The members eligible to cast their ballot were part of BSC's voting committee who utilized NFT badges to select potential projects. The committee members were selected based on their contribution to the BSC ecosystem to improve the progressive decentralization goal. Members were distributed into five categories with various voting powers including BSC's core team, VCs/mentors, universities, KOLs/Media and previous MVB winners. That ensured unbiased and objecting voting. The governance mechanism was based on a weighted voting model. A total of 30 voting badges were distributed amongst 30 committee members and received 23 valid votes (effective votes accounted for 76.66%). At the end of the voting process, all voting power was accounted for and projects with the highest votes were announced as the Top MVB III winners. About Binance Smart Chain Binance Smart Chain (BSC) is a sovereign smart contract blockchain delivering Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible programmability. Designed for a lightning speed and low transaction fees while adding Smart Contracts functionality for dApps - BSC tops in infrastructure performance as the biggest DeFi blockchain with 100M+ users in its ecosystem.

Read More