SERVER HYPERVISORS, SECURITY
businesswire | April 26, 2023
Mirantis, freeing developers to create their most valuable code, today announced the latest version of Mirantis OpenStack on Kubernetes (MOSK), which enhances OpenStack security and improves the user experience.
OpenStack is the world's leading open source private cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) framework, providing a feature-rich, mature environment for hosting virtual machines, networks, and storage. MOSK brings virtualized infrastructure into the cloud native world, providing an easy-to-use virtualization platform built on Kubernetes for optimal flexibility and resilience.
MOSK 23.1 includes several significant security improvements that minimize the risk of data breaches and other security threats. These improvements include the ability for administrators to restrict OpenStack superusers to their own projects and rotate passwords to minimize exposure due to compromised passwords, plus encryption of internal communications. Additional noteworthy features include the following:
Full support for Tungsten Fabric, enabling users to take advantage of advanced networking functions, including load balancing with the OpenStack Octavia load balancer.
Improved user experience, with tutorials and a sample application to assist with onboarding.
Customization options for OpenStack deployments for more technical users, enabling them to tailor the platform to their specific needs and preferences and make it more efficient and effective for their particular use cases.
“MOSK is a powerful cloud computing platform that offers organizations the flexibility, scalability, and security they need to meet the challenges of today's digital landscape,” said Artem Andreev, product manager, Mirantis. “By simplifying the deployment and management of OpenStack and Kubernetes, MOSK frees developers to focus on creating their most valuable code, allowing organizations to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives and improve their ability to innovate and compete in the marketplace.”
Mirantis helps organizations ship code faster on public and private clouds, increasing developer productivity by removing the stress of managing infrastructure. The company combines intelligent automation and cloud native expertise to provide a ZeroOps approach to managing and operating Kubernetes and cloud environments. Mirantis delivers a public cloud experience on any infrastructure, from the data center to the edge, with one cohesive cloud experience for complete app and DevOps portability, a single pane of glass, and automated full-stack lifecycle management, all based on open source.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, DESKTOP
Businesswire | May 08, 2023
Stratodesk, the pioneer of secure managed endpoints for modern workspaces, today announced that its NoTouch software suite will be incorporated into DXC Technology's Modern Workplace Virtual Desktop Solution.
DXC, a leading Fortune 500 global technology services company, provides managed digital workspaces for hundreds of companies around the world through its Modern Workplace offering. DXC’s Virtual Desktop customers will now benefit from Stratodesk’s NoTouch software, which operates with one universal experience across any physical devices employees may use, while leveraging DXC’s expert management capabilities and control over these devices.
This will include NoTouch OS, a lean, read-only, zero-trust operating system and NoTouch Center, a powerful, scalable deployment and management solution.
“Our customers want to focus on delivering value to their customers, while giving their employees an excellent user experience,” said Mike McDaniel, President, DXC Modern Workplace. “Teaming with Stratodesk not only helps us to deliver a premium friction-free user experience for our customers, but it also supports DXC‘s leadership in the digital workplace services market.”
Stratodesk’s flexible approach to workforce productivity and digital employee experience transforms any new or existing laptops, thin clients, desktop computers, and hybrid devices into secure, powerful, enterprise Virtual Desktop. End-user employees gain a consumer-like experience to choose the device, data and applications they need to do their job at any location.
“DXC’s Modern Workplace solution empowers employees to connect, collaborate and work seamlessly and securely on any device from anywhere, which is essential for today's hybrid work environments,” said Emanuel Pirker, founder, and CEO of Stratodesk. “DXC Technology can centralize workplace services through the Stratodesk endpoint suite to help customers deploy and repurpose standardized endpoints using their preferred hardware while giving end-users all the tools they need to communicate and collaborate.”
Stratodesk drives the adoption of secure managed endpoints for accessing the corporate workspace. Stratodesk NoTouch gives customers endpoint security and full manageability while allowing them the flexibility to choose endpoint hardware, workspace solution, cloud or on-premises deployment, and the cost consumption model that fits their business. Stratodesk is growing a community of channel partners and technology providers committed to modernizing workspaces.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES
prnewswire | April 12, 2023
Netskope, a leader in Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), today announced Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN, software to provide secure, optimized access to endpoint devices from anywhere. Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN will leverage the industry's first software-based unified SASE client, converging SD-WAN and Security Service Edge (SSE) capabilities so organizations can easily reduce cost and complexity, simplify connectivity, eliminate the sprawl of multiple clients and point products, and preserve network performance at any scale.
Organizations today often battle poor user experience, inconsistent policy, insufficient security, and the limitations of legacy network solutions, especially cumbersome SD-WAN architecture ill-equipped for modern application management needs. Announced today as the newest addition to the Netskope Borderless SD-WAN portfolio, Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN offers workers anywhere the same level of application experience and security from their laptops or other devices as they would receive in the corporate office, without requiring any hardware.
Key benefits of Endpoint SD-WAN include:
AI-Driven Operations: Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN simplifies management with automated troubleshooting and insights into end-user experience with per-user AppX score, traffic flows, policy violations, and anomaly detection.
High-Performance Connectivity for Critical Voice, Video, and Data Applications: Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN offers fast and reliable connections with application-aware prioritization and dynamic path selection, and automatically remediates poor performance on the last mile.
Optimized User Experience: Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN eliminates single-tunnel shortcomings of existing remote access VPN by connecting with multiple public and private data centers simultaneously, enabling users to receive the most optimized experience with policy-based direct-to-app access.
360° Protection: Netskope's unified SASE client smoothly delivers SD-WAN, SWG, CASB, ZTNA, DLP, Cloud Firewall and other security services.
Unified Architecture and Consistent Context-aware Policy: Netskope Borderless SD-WAN extends context-aware zero trust policy, SD-WAN, and Intelligent SSE across the entire solution portfolio, providing every remote user, device, and site with simple, secure, high-performance access to hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
"We are excited for this announcement," said Mike Hogenauer, Director, Network, at FIS Global. "As a full-service managed services provider, we look for new technologies that can help our customers be faster, smarter, and more productive. Harnessing the power of context-aware SD-WAN, Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN is delivered right to user endpoints, replacing legacy VPN with all of the benefits of SD-WAN and without requiring any hardware appliance. Endpoint SD-WAN helps us provide our customers with consistent visibility, security, and network optimization, anywhere their users and devices are."
"Enterprises across the globe are increasingly prioritizing unified edge networking and security strategies that enable secure, high-quality connectivity for any user or device, from anywhere to any application," said Brandon Butler, IDC Research Manager, Enterprise Networks. "The Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN brings benefits of SD-WAN and edge security tools together in an end-user and IT-friendly client format. These tools can be powerful for enterprises and service providers alike to accelerate edge networking and security transformation."
"At Netskope we innovate with our customers' needs in mind, identifying the best ways to reduce risk and accelerate performance," said Parag Thakore, SVP, Borderless SD-WAN, Netskope. "Organizations using outdated SD-WAN and security technology have realized they can't patch their way to a better network, can't prioritize or secure what they can't easily discover, and shouldn't rely on cumbersome SD-WAN architecture that wasn't built for a highly distributed, cloud-centric workforce. That's why Netskope Borderless SD-WAN and our unified SASE client offer unprecedented context-aware networking and security, revolutionizing the way organizations operate."
Endpoint SD-WAN is the latest addition to Netskope's award-winning SASE platform. Borderless SD-WAN shares the same context-aware Zero Trust Engine that already powers Netskope Intelligent SSE, including the industry's largest application database. The platform also leverages Netskope's Cloud Confidence Index (CCI) to assign smart defaults automatically to all applications, making SD-WAN operations extremely efficient.
Netskope, a global SASE leader, is redefining cloud, data, and network security to help organizations apply zero trust principles to protect data. Fast and easy to use, the Netskope platform provides optimized access and real-time security for people, devices, and data anywhere they go. Netskope helps customers reduce risk, accelerate performance, and get unrivaled visibility into any cloud, web, and private application activity. Thousands of customers, including more than 25 of the Fortune 100, trust Netskope and its powerful NewEdge network to address evolving threats, new risks, technology shifts, organizational and network changes, and new regulatory requirements.