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ZEDEDA | January 03, 2023
ZEDEDA, a company that provides edge orchestration solutions, has announced that it has delivered a scalable edge solution for Switch Automation, a global technology company that provides digital building solutions. Based on the Zededa Edge Orchestration Platform, the scalable edge solution lets Switch Automation manage distributed devices securely on a global scale.
Switch's smart building platform integrates with traditional building systems and internet of things (IoT) technologies to analyze, automate, and control assets in real time. However, during early deployments, Switch encountered scalability issues with hundreds of appliances. To address this problem, Switch turned to Zededa's edge orchestration platform.
"Improving operational management and deployment consistency were the top priorities for us. We had a few hundred IoT appliances connected when we started working with ZEDEDA, but it was challenging for us to envision scalability for the future. Now with ZEDEDA’s edge management and orchestration solution, we don’t need to worry about limitations."
- Peter Rake, chief product officer at Switch Automation
ZEDEDA provided solutions and technical expertise for managing Switch's edge devices, including the operating system, edge applications, and network, and delivered a stable network device to allow Switch to achieve high uptime and a more robust support infrastructure. As a result, Switch was able to successfully scale up their operations to thousands of appliances and improve overall network performance. By using ZEDEDA's edge orchestration platform, Switch was able to solve problems with scalability and get a better infrastructure, which helped them grow their business.
As a result of using ZEDEDA's solution, Switch has been able to reduce its maintenance hours and lower its operational costs. ZEDEDA ensures extensibility and flexibility by leveraging an open partner ecosystem with a robust app marketplace and a Linux Foundation open architecture. ZEDEDA is in charge of thousands of nodes and has teams in the United States, Germany, and India. Some of the best investors in the world have backed it.
ZEDEDA simplifies, opens up, and secures edge computing, bringing the cloud experience to the edge. The ZEDEDA platform lowers the cost of managing and orchestrating distributed edge infrastructure and applications while increasing visibility, security, and control. ZEDEDA provides a distributed, cloud-native edge management and orchestration solution that simplifies the security and remote management of large-scale edge infrastructure and applications.
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Tyan | January 18, 2023
Tyan, a subsidiary of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation, has released 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor-based server platforms with built-in accelerators to improve performance across the fastest-growing workloads in analytics, AI, cloud, storage, and HPC. Tyan's new server platforms leverage the 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor's advanced core and memory technologies for peak performance and optimized power efficiency, while utilizing built-in accelerators to further reduce the time it takes to run complex AI and analytics.
The new platforms support DDR5, PCIe 5.0, and Compute Express Link 1.1. They are also designed to speed up performance for a wide range of workloads, such as high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, and data analytics. Tyan's 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable server platforms are equipped with the latest cutting-edge technologies and accelerators, such as DDR5, PCIe 5.0, and Compute Express Link 1.1, to provide users with enhanced performance.
Danny Hsu, Vice President of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation’s Server Infrastructure Business Unit, said, “Greater availability of new technology like 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors continues to drive the changes in the business landscape.” He further added, “The advances in TYAN’s new portfolio of server platforms with features such as DDR5, PCIe 5.0, and Compute Express Link 1.1 are bringing high levels of compute power within reach of smaller organizations and data centers.”
Tyan's new server platforms are built for smaller HPC workloads that need large computing power at the deskside and are ideal for high-performance in-memory computing and virtualization applications. The platforms also feature built-in accelerators to increase efficiency for the fastest growing workloads such as AI, analytics, cloud storage, and HPC.
TYAN is a company that designs, manufactures, and markets advanced x86 server and workstation platforms. They have design and engineering centers in the U.S., China, and Taiwan and offer highly stable, space-efficient products that are attractive to OEMs and system integrators. Engineers at TYAN are in a good position to help customers come up with custom solutions that meet their needs. They provide scalable, highly integrated, and reliable platforms for a range of applications and are known for their time-to-market strategies and cutting-edge engineering processes.
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Fortinet | December 14, 2022
Fortinet issued an advisory Monday detailing the heap-based buffer overflow flaw, tracked as CVE-2022-42475, affecting multiple versions of its FortiOS SSL-VPN. Ranked a 9.3 on the common vulnerability scoring system, Fortinet warned the critical flaw could allow a remote unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code.
"Fortinet is aware of an instance where this vulnerability was exploited in the wild, and recommends immediately validating your systems against the following indicators of compromise," Fortinet wrote in the advisory.
Patches are available, and Fortinet recommended upgrading to the latest versions as well as the unaffected earlier version of FortiOS. In an email to TechTarget Editorial, Fortinet said it also continues to monitor the situation.
While the company's Product Security Incident Response team made the advisory publicly available Monday, it was not the first notification on the critical flaw. Olympe Cyberdefense, a France-based cyber threat intelligence vendor, released an alert Friday citing that a "new critical flaw, not yet made public" affected Fortinet SSL-VPN.
The alert, which was first reported Monday by TechTarget sister publication Le Mag IT, warned the zero-day vulnerability was easy to exploit and that attackers could gain full control of intended devices. Additionally, Olympe Cyberdefense recommended disabling VPN-SSL functionality if it's not essential.
Olympe updated its alert once Fortinet confirmed the vulnerability and urged customers to patch.
In a statement sent to TechTarget Editorial, Claire Tills, senior researcher engineer at Tenable, noted the time gap between the Olympe's initial disclosure and Fortinet's advisory. "Three days after its initial public disclosure, Fortinet patched CVE-2022-42475 and confirmed it has been exploited in the wild," Tills said.
"Fortinet SSL-VPNs have been a major target for years now -- to the extent that the FBI and CISA issued a dedicated advisory to these flaws and their exploitation in 2021. Nation state actors are still known to exploit those legacy vulnerabilities in Fortinet SSL-VPNs. Given that this new vulnerability has already been exploited, organizations should patch CVE-2022-42475 immediately before it joins the ranks of other legacy VPN flaws."
Attacks targeting VPNs have been on the rise, with multiple government warnings since 2020 when remote work increased amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In October, FortiOS faced another critical vulnerability that allowed attackers to bypass authentication and was exploited in the wild. Like Monday's advisory, Fortinet was not the first to publicly disclose the flaw.