Veea Brings Enterprise-Grade Security to SMB/SMEs and IoT with New vTPN Security Edge Service

Veea, Inc. | June 26, 2020

Veea Inc., a pioneer in smart edge connectivity and computing, today announced the availability of their Virtual Trusted Private Network (vTPN) Security as a Service (SaaS) solution, secured by Privafy™.  The vTPN solution provides enterprise-grade security in a highly integrated package that uniquely meets the needs of the SMB/SME customer. vTPN integrates Privafy's carrier-grade data-in-motion security software with VeeaHub Smart Edge Nodes (SENs) to offer a full spectrum of protection against cyberattacks, unauthorized access and intrusion, malware, DOS/DDOS attacks, malicious service interruption, ransomware, and botnets.

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Through the ALMA Observatory Array Operations Site in Chile, scientists collect radio waves to study the mysteries and complexities of the universe from the formation of stars to the formation of galaxies. And as the most powerful tool of its kind, ALMA collects an enormous amount of data. The challenge then is in transferring, managing and making available the data to the entire science community. That's where Dimension Data comes in, to help create a scalable virtual environment that uses technology, such as Cisco UCS, to connect scientists with the cosmos.

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Through the ALMA Observatory Array Operations Site in Chile, scientists collect radio waves to study the mysteries and complexities of the universe from the formation of stars to the formation of galaxies. And as the most powerful tool of its kind, ALMA collects an enormous amount of data. The challenge then is in transferring, managing and making available the data to the entire science community. That's where Dimension Data comes in, to help create a scalable virtual environment that uses technology, such as Cisco UCS, to connect scientists with the cosmos.

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WorkJam and VMware Connect to Deliver a Frontline Experience Like No Other

VMware | January 18, 2022

WorkJam, the leading digital workplace for organizations with frontline and hourly employees, announced its alliance with VMware, a leading innovator in enterprise software. The alliance will bring together WorkJam communication, task management, learning, and open shift management tools and VMware Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) platform. As industry leaders continue to embrace bring-your-own (BYO) and corporate-owned and personally-enabled (COPE) device initiatives, this combination will give businesses the ability to deliver a more consistent and engaging digital employee experience, boost productivity, and reduce costs. The planned interoperability was announced in conjunction with the first day of NRF 2022, the largest annual trade show in retail. Workspace ONE is an intelligent-driven platform that enables IT to simply and securely deliver any app on any device with integrated access control, management, automation and analytics, and remote support. Using time and attendance data from WorkJam, Workspace ONE customers will be able to selectively restrict access to sensitive corporate content on devices—like inventory management and buy online, pick-up in store (BOPIS) apps—when employees aren't on the clock. While off the clock, workers will still be able to use their BYO or COPE device to access non-work features and personal data, as well as non-sensitive corporate content—like HR apps and shift scheduling tools. With WorkJam and VMware Workspace ONE, employers of frontline workforces will be able to: Enable a consistent and compliant employee experience across the organization Simplify and streamline communications and operational processes organization-wide Advance workplace culture through incentivized learning in the flow and upskilling Boost productivity and retention through a unified employee experience Net a consistent customer experience across the organization Frontline workers need to access productivity tools via multiple touch points throughout the day, which can cause serious risk for both security and productivity if not handled thoughtfully. That's why WorkJam and VMware are coming together. As businesses continue to navigate change in a time of technological advancement, it's becoming increasingly important for businesses to prioritize clarity, accessibility, and security." Rich Halbert, Chief Strategy Officer at WorkJam "Empowered and digitally connected employees can make all the difference for retailers," said Ed Durbin, Director of VMware's Global Retail Industry Group. "BYO and COPE policies enable retailers to redefine the employee experience and maintain a competitive advantage. Together with WorkJam, we are powering the future of digital workspaces to help our customers better deploy BOYD and COPE with the privacy employees demand and the enhanced data security that IT requires. Armed with the necessary tools to make their jobs easier and more productive, employees can transform the retail experience from the inside out." About WorkJam WorkJam is the proven digital solution for break-through gains in frontline workforce productivity & retention. As the employee-facing suite for communication, learning, task management, and more, WorkJam delivers next-level employee enablement - Total Frontline Orchestration. Available in over 42 languages and countries, WorkJam is loved by employees and employers alike as they gain knowledge, dexterity and a compliant digital relationship created through an average 89% adoption and an ROI that begins at 170%. About VMware VMware software powers the world's complex digital infrastructure. The company's cloud, app modernization, networking, security, and digital workspace offerings help customers deliver any application on any cloud across any device. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to being a force for good, from its breakthrough technology innovations to its global impact.

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Security Capabilities are a Critical Element to 5G Success

5G Americas | December 10, 2021

5G networks based on standard technical specifications from the Third Generation Partnership Project continue to be the most widely adopted and secure wireless cellular technology in existence. 5G Americas, the voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas announced the publication of a new white paper entitled ‘Security for 5G’ which details features and recommendations for securing 5G networks and provides an update on the security enhancements introduced by 3GPP in Releases 15 and 16. The increased speeds and lower latency of 5G networks are beginning to impact nearly every facet of life for consumers and enterprises. Fortunately, security has been the built into 5G right from its inception and has been required throughout its development, planning and deployment.” Chris Pearson, President of 5G Americas As increased bandwidth, higher data rates, and a surge of new devices and connections have made managing network security more complex, 5G Americas has provided nearly annual updates around the topic of security in wireless cellular networks. ‘Security for 5G’ is the latest update, building on prior work and focuses on evolving 5G security considerations. This white paper addresses emerging challenges and opportunities, making recommendations for securing 5G networks in the context of the evolution to cloud-based and distributed networks: 3GPP security enhancements in 5G 5G security considerations Zero-trust networks 3GPP Release 16 security enhancements Security for 5G vertical segments, such as transportation, manufacturing, and critical infrastructure Supply chain security Open RAN security Additionally, the white paper provides insight into securing 5G in private, public, and hybrid cloud deployment models. Topics such as orchestration, automation, cloud-native security, and application programming interface (API) security are addressed. The transition from perimeter-based security to a zero-trust architecture to protect assets and data from external and internal threats is also discussed. Pramod Nair, Technical Solutions Architect - Security, Cisco and 5G Americas group co-leader on the paper commented, “5G will allow operators to evolve toward new business models. For 5G to achieve its potential, organizations must embrace multi-layered security that goes far beyond 3GPP specifications by using a pragmatic, multi-layered approach. End-to-End Security should cater to RAN, SDN, MEC, and hybrid, multi-cloud deployments based on a cloud native architecture, secure CI/CD, and zero trust security for 5G.” Scott Poretsky, Director of Security, North America, Network Product Solutions at Ericsson and 5G Americas group co-leader further added, “5G continues to integrate with other key technology enablers. In the cloud’s multi-stakeholder environment, cloud-native function software vendors, platform vendors, mobile network operators, hyperscale cloud providers, and system integrators must collaborate to clearly define requirements, roles and responsibilities for implementing security architecture and controls.” About 5G Americas: The Voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas 5G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization’s mission is to facilitate and advocate for the advancement and transformation of LTE, 5G and beyond throughout the Americas. 5G Americas is invested in developing a connected wireless community while leading 5G development for all the Americas. 5G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. 5G Americas’ Board of Governors Members include Airspan Networks Inc., Antel, AT&T, Ciena, Cisco, Crown Castle, Ericsson, Intel, Liberty Latin America, Mavenir, Nokia, Qualcomm Incorporated, Samsung, Shaw Communications Inc., T-Mobile US, Inc., Telefónica, VMware, and WOM.

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Ericsson's new Open Lab will accelerate network virtualization technology

Ericsson | April 01, 2021

Ericsson has developed the Ericsson Open Lab, a new space for leading Ericsson Cloud RAN customers and ecosystem collaborators to innovate and build on virtualized 5G Radio Access Networks (RAN) technologies. Customers all over the world can practically enter Ericsson Open Lab. It is housed alongside the company's Cloud RAN experience at Ericsson's R&D facility in Ottawa. These operations will be supported by the company's global locations. Ericsson Open Lab facilitates rapid and interactive cooperation, resulting in innovation to supplement current RAN solutions. Ericsson Open Lab also aims to assist service providers in exploring and implementing new rollout and 5G use case scenarios, as well as to build opportunities for greater automation and reduced human interaction. The lab provides a setting for further analysis of Open RAN technology, including virtualization, administration, and orchestration. The Ericsson Open Lab partnership expands beyond Ericsson cloud-native infrastructure technologies and RAN software advancements on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) servers and acceleration hardware. It will also aim to promote greater collaboration with communications service providers and business partners in fields such as machine learning, network automation, and optimization. KDDI, Ooredoo, Orange, Softbank Corp, Turkcell, and ecosystem partners such as Intel, NVIDIA, Red Hat, and Wind River are among these service providers. As the Cloud RAN network needs to change, more clients and collaborators would be involved, allowing new collaboration practices in the Open Lab. "Open technology underpins the new mobile miracle, which connects more than eight billion devices today with one set of global operating standards," says Fredrik Jejdling, Executive Vice President and Head of Business Area Networks at Ericsson. We welcome our customers and collaborators to co-create and introduce new cloud technologies to 5G with Ericsson Open Lab. "We developed this partnership to build architectures and universal operating standards to supplement current 5G ready infrastructure." If the market starts to embrace more transparent architectures, this project will help to explore the boundaries of 5G networks by collaborating directly with carriers and corporate customers around the world." Ericsson Open Lab includes the most recent cloud-native technology in the industry, as well as collaboration and interactive meeting software. This will provide augmented users with engaging, dynamic, and interactive collaboration experiences. For research and co-creation activities, 100MHz of indoor mid-band spectrum and 60MHz of indoor/outdoor mid-band spectrum are available at the Ottawa site. Customers and partners will use this to build and test Cloud RAN capabilities depending on their spectral holdings and use case specifications through indoor and outdoor networks. Ericsson's Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) approach to Cloud RAN technology development is also supported by rapid and interactive partnerships with service providers and ecosystem partners. This approach means that new features are seamlessly incorporated and ramps up the feedback loop and design of new features. This means the software can be implemented easily, often within minutes of development. The Open Lab comes on the heels of Ericsson's announcement of the development of its Cloud-RAN product line. The lab allows for the continued production of Ericsson Cloud RAN solutions on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) infrastructure, adding greater reliability and versatility to customer networks. ABOUT ERICSSON Ericsson allows communications service providers to fully realize the importance of connectivity. The portfolio of the company comprises Networks, Streaming Platforms, Managed Services, and Emerging Businesses. It is intended to assist their customers in digital transformation, increasing productivity, and discovering new revenue sources. Ericsson's innovation investments have allowed billions of people around the world to reap the benefits of connectivity and mobile broadband. Ericsson's stock is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm and the Nasdaq New York exchanges.

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