VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, SERVER VIRTUALIZATION
prnewswire | March 24, 2023
Aryaka®, the leader in Unified SASE solutions, today announced enhanced SD-WAN and SASE offerings specifically designed to meet the needs of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). With entry pricing of under $150/site, Aryaka delivers a more comprehensive set of managed service capabilities compared to alternatives including application optimization, network security, multi-cloud connectivity, and cloud-based observability and control, all supported by lifecycle services management. Aryaka's world-class managed service experience - trusted by large enterprises and Fortune 100 companies worldwide for over a decade – is now tailored to SMEs, so they no longer must choose between affordability, performance, and ease of use when adopting SD-WAN and SASE solutions.
SMEs face several challenges when it comes to networking and security, including limited budgets, a lack of skilled IT resources, and a need for operational simplicity. Based on its global private backbone, Aryaka's solutions offer an industry-unique approach to networking and security that is cost-effective, resilient, and easy to manage, helping SMEs as they increasingly adopt managed services. Aryaka combines its in-house technology with a global managed service, eliminating the vendor-provider finger-pointing that can negatively impact business outcomes.
"As a customer-centric business, Aryaka both understands the specific networking and security challenges that enterprises of all sizes face and actively takes steps to deliver products and services that address those challenges," said Dennis Monner, Chief Commercial Officer of Aryaka. "No matter if 10 or 10,000 users depend on Microsoft 365, Salesforce, or access workloads in a cloud to be productive and protected from security threats, one bad experience is one too many, and SMEs deserve a first-class service experience equal to large enterprises and multi-national companies while meeting their budgetary needs. Our revamped offerings bring our highly regarded agile deployment at an affordable price point to SMEs."
As a channel-led company, Aryaka empowers its partner community with its award-winning Aryaka Accelerate Partner Program. "Our tailored offerings provide a great revenue opportunity for our valued partners to expand into more markets and verticals", according to Craig Patterson, Aryaka SVP of Global Channel Sales. "We value the true revenue partnership we have and look forward to helping our partners to win the trust and business of SMEs globally with our revamped SD-WAN and SASE solutions. We strongly believe this is a win-win-win for SMEs, channel partners, and us."
The announcement comes on the heels of Aryaka's recent investment in its Hyperscale Point-of-Presence (PoP) footprint, the deployment of its innovative AppAssure solution across all current and new PoPs, and the enhancement of its Last Mile Services offering by supporting cellular connectivity worldwide.
Aryaka is the leader in fully managed SD-WAN and Unified SASE solutions and the first to deliver a Zero Trust WAN based on a Unified SASE architecture. A Gartner "Voice of the Customer" leader, Aryaka meets customers where they are to help them overcome their network and security challenges with ease and an excellent customer experience. Aryaka's flexible architecture and all-in-one service are designed to modernize enterprises of any size, enabling them to defy convention and future-proof their businesses. The company's customer base is comprised of hundreds of global enterprises, including several in the Fortune 100.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES, BACKUP AND DISASTER RECOVERY
BBT.live | May 03, 2023
BBT.Live, a next-gen SD-WAN SaaS company providing uncomplicated, secure, cloud-based virtualized connectivity solutions to service providers globally, announced at the Channel Partners MSP Summit this week, a significant update to its strategic collaboration with Check Point, a renowned international cybersecurity solutions provider. BBT.Live has successfully integrated Check Point Device Protection into its BeBroadband Edge solution, offering it as the default choice for all customers.
Check Point's Device Protection provides business users with a layer of security to shield against cyber threats, ensuring their IT systems and Computers at remote sites are fully protected. The completed integration and offering of Device Protection as an integral part of BeBroadband follows the August 2022 announcement of cooperation between the two companies. Check Point has posted a blog and LinkedIn post detailing the advances in the cooperation.
BBT.Live's innovative SD-WAN software is designed to be technology-agnostic, allowing it to function seamlessly with a range of edge hardware and cloud environments, without any limitations imposed by specific technologies. This approach emphasizes interoperability and cost-effectiveness for service providers and enables products to perform optimally across various platforms. By adopting this methodology, BBT.live creates products that offer unparalleled versatility and efficiency, allowing their clients to achieve their business objectives more effectively. Service providers can deliver excellent customer experience while significantly reducing IT, customer service and technical team costs.
By embedding Check Point Device Protection within its software, BBT.Live's solution is also secure from cyber threats. Check Point's innovative Nano Agent technology is an embedded runtime protection solution that provides built-in security against attacks such as access control, memory corruption, shell injection, import table hijacking, control flow hijacking, and more. It provides coverage without compromising performance. It monitors the activity of a device, identifies anomalies indicative of complex cyberattacks and blocks them in real time.
Moshe Levinson, Founder and CEO at BBT.Live, said, "The integration of Check Point Device Protection as the default option in our solution brings service providers the peace of mind that their networks and data are protected from ever increasing threats at the location the data is being accessed."
Miri Ofir, R&D Director in Check Point Software technologies said: "Our mission is to deliver the best security for users and organization. Extending our partnership with BBT.Live to include the Nano agent in any SD-WAN edge device, is crucial to achieve our common goal. Together we will offer organizations a comprehensive solution with a reliable and secure connection to the internet."
The cooperation between Check Point and BBT.live is an important step in enabling service providers with tools to achieve the goals of the US Biden-Harris Administration National Cybersecurity Strategy announced last month. That announcement included a call for service providers to make "reasonable attempts to secure their infrastructure against abuse and other criminal behavior."
The partnership between Check Point and BBT.live highlights the importance of cybersecurity in today's world of digitization and remote work. With Check Point Device Protection embedded within BBT.Live's software, users can communicate with peace of mind, knowing that their communication components are fully secured against cyber threats.
BBT.live provides an innovative and secure virtualized cloud-based connectivity solution known as BeBroadband. As a next-generation SD-WAN platform, BeBroadband is engineered to streamline the operations of service providers by integrating all essential features into a single, fully integrated suite, eliminating the need for additional integration. With its easy setup, deployment, and operation, BeBroadband is a comprehensive solution that incorporates industry-leading features from the best providers in the market. These features include security, in partnership with Check Point, and WAN optimization, powered by Rodhe & Schwarz. BBT.live is headquartered in Tel Aviv, with it's US hub in New Jersey, and is dedicated to delivering cutting-edge solutions that help service providers enhance their business outcomes.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES, SERVER VIRTUALIZATION
NordVPN | March 16, 2023
NordVPN's current product update features Meshnet file-sharing, easy file-sharing functionality, and an open-source Linux application which provides free meshnet to everyone.
Meshnet's benefits no longer require a NordVPN subscription. Computers and mobile devices are now connected via a peer-to-peer VPN tunnel. Users can bypass restrictions by routing their internet traffic through any NordVPN-enabled remote device. Windows, mac, and linux devices can be personal VPN servers. This implies consumers can now enjoy perks at home regardless of their location.
Meshnet allows instant unlimited file sharing and sharing unlimited-size photos and videos without quality loss. In addition, it is a safe approach to share files through an end-to-end encrypted peer-to-peer VPN tunnel. Users can share and receive files from their own devices and from NordVPN-installed relatives, friends, and co-workers. Two-way permission ensures privacy with the new functionality.
Meshnet lets users avoid internet restrictions by routing their traffic through any remote NordVPN-installed device. Windows, Mac, and Linux devices can serve as personal VPN servers. This means consumers can enjoy all advantages at home regardless of their location.
NordVPN has rolled out three of its products under an open-source license:
The entire NordVPN Linux application,
Libtelio, which is a networking library used throughout NordVPN apps, and
Libdrop, a Meshnet file-sharing library.
Developers can now audit, review, and contribute to these products' source code, which is publicly available. NordVPN, an opensource shows transparency, community engagement, and product trust by making these products open source. Android, iOS, macOS, Windows, Linux, and Android TV support Meshnet.
NordVPN updated its Meshnet documentation page on its website, which states:
Internet traffic routing: With Meshnet, travelers can use a laptop left at home to browse the internet with their own IP address. Meshnet lets you establish your own VPN server through your own or your friends' devices, no matter their whereabouts.
Secure Remote Device Access: To view shared folders remotely, Meshnet doesn't require public sharing. It secures your home network using a peer-to-peer VPN tunnel, so you're the only one connecting to your home network.
Gaming: Meshnet acts as a virtual local area network (LAN), allowing users to play multiplayer games with others without LAN wires. In short, users can connect to the same server from different places.
NordVPN Product Strategist, Vykintas Maknickas, remarked, "We are continuously expanding the capabilities of NordVPN. This release marks a significant change in openness by both making part of the service free as well as open-sourcing a substantial part of our client software.”
(Source – iTWire)
NordVPN, founded in 2012, is a company that protects against ISPs, advertising, and other third-party snoopers. It makes connecting to public Wi-Fi hotspots easy and secure. Meshnet, a recent product, allows instant unlimited file sharing and sharing unlimited-size photos and videos without quality loss. It allows usage of personal VPN using windows, mac, and linux devices. It provides 5600+ servers in 60 countries to browse freely.