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VMware Advances Its Anywhere Workspace Platform

VMware | June 06, 2022

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VMware Inc., a leading business software pioneer, announced enhancements to its VMware Workplace ONE anytime workspace platform that will make it simpler for IT teams to manage and protect all employee devices.
  1. Workspace ONE Mobile Threat Defense for superior mobile device security is one of the new features.
  2. Improved update/patch management capabilities for Windows OS devices

Shankar Iyer, senior vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware said that “As the frequency and sophistication of threats continue to intensify, IT teams need a way to proactively detect threats across the entire device population and respond quickly. That is a tall order for taxed IT and Sec-Ops teams. VMware Workspace ONE is ideally suited for the new security realities of enabling a hybrid workforce. Leveraging intelligence and injecting automation in every step of the process, it simplifies IT operations, improves security against modern threats, and empowers the best employee experience across any device, anywhere.”

Best-in-Class Mobile Device Security
The mobile threat environment is broad nowadays, and mobile workstyles need specific security against phishing and application, device, and rogue network-based attacks. VMware Workspace ONE Mobile Threat Defense, a new add-on to the market-leading Workspace ONE UEM platform, raises the bar for mobile security. It includes mobile security technology from Lookout, a market leader.
  1. Application-based risks, such as mobile malware, app vulnerabilities, and unsafe application behaviors and setups, are addressed by the solution.
  2. Phishing using email, SMS, and messaging applications exposes web and content vulnerabilities. Malicious URLs, malicious online pages, videos, and images, as well as site and content behaviors and setups, are all included.
  3. Device vulnerabilities and zero-day threats, including jailbreak and root access detection Device risk includes operating system version and update uptake.
  4. Machine-in-the-middle attacks include dangerous activities such as SSL certificate stripping, forcing weaker algorithm negotiation, abnormal application network connection activity, and vulnerabilities linked with rogue Wi-Fi.

Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub can be used to enable application, device, and network security through Workspace ONE Mobile Threat Defense. This means that there are no separate applications or agents to download or install for IT, and essential information – such as alarms and proposed remedies – is communicated through a resource that workers utilize on a regular basis.

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As VMware vCenter has become the most popular tool to manage VMware vSphere ESXi hosts and virtual machines (VMs), customers have deployed vCenter in many networks, such as local area network (LAN) with high-bandwidth and low-latency links, and wide area network (WAN) with low-bandwidth and high-latency links. Deploying vCenter in a remote offices and branch offices (ROBO) environment is a representative use case for customers who have ESXi hosts distributed over large geographical distances. These customers choose to centralize the management of ESXi hosts and VMs by keeping only one vCenter and configuring it to manage ESXi hosts over WAN.

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As VMware vCenter has become the most popular tool to manage VMware vSphere ESXi hosts and virtual machines (VMs), customers have deployed vCenter in many networks, such as local area network (LAN) with high-bandwidth and low-latency links, and wide area network (WAN) with low-bandwidth and high-latency links. Deploying vCenter in a remote offices and branch offices (ROBO) environment is a representative use case for customers who have ESXi hosts distributed over large geographical distances. These customers choose to centralize the management of ESXi hosts and VMs by keeping only one vCenter and configuring it to manage ESXi hosts over WAN.

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VMware Furthers Commitment to Public Sector, Achieves Expanded FedRAMP High Authorization

VMware | July 22, 2022

VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today announced that it has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) High Authorization through the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) for VMware Government Services, which includes VMware Carbon Black Cloud and VMware SD-WAN on AWS GovCloud (US). These cloud services are designed to empower US government agencies and customers supporting the US government to migrate, manage, and operate sensitive workloads in the cloud. VMware Government Services is now available on the FedRAMP Marketplace. Across the public sector, agencies are laying the groundwork for multi-cloud-adoption. With expanded FedRAMP Authorized offerings at the High Impact Level, VMware can help agencies accelerate their digital transformation timelines. VMware Government Services provides software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, and infrastructure-as-a-service capabilities, delivering modern applications at the speed that government agencies demand and enabling them to operate across data centers, the edge, and cloud. VMware Carbon Black Cloud, VMware SD-WAN and VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US), are cost-effective, more secure and compliant offerings that government agencies can now seamlessly leverage to modernize their infrastructures and accelerate multi-cloud initiatives. “VMware continues to invest to help government agencies leverage the power of the cloud and evolve IT infrastructures, Achieving expanded FedRAMP authorizations enables us to meet our customers wherever they are on their digital transformation journeys to help them innovate faster and create resiliency while adhering to the highest security and compliance standards. These additional accreditations further our commitment to our public sector customers to help them better serve and meet mission demands.” Jennifer Chronis, vice president, public sector, VMware Empowering the Public Sector to See and Stop More Threats VMware Carbon Black Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US) has received FedRAMP High Authorization amid an increasing demand by federal agencies for cloud-delivered security. Public sector customers can now deploy the modern endpoint security and advanced workload protection required to stay one step ahead of adversaries as geopolitically fueled cyberattacks increase. This authorization underscores VMware Carbon Black Cloud’s ability to prevent, detect, and respond to threats on endpoints and server workloads from a single console for improved visibility and simplified operations. Powered by VMware Contexa, VMware Carbon Black Cloud delivers authoritative intelligence that enables federal customers to correlate threats across their environments. This designation solidifies VMware Carbon Black Cloud’s position as a trusted security platform helping the US government protect its most critical assets. As a founding member of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative, VMware is also a trusted national security partner participating in public-private sector collaboration, threat intelligence sharing and cyber defense planning. In addition, VMware Carbon Black Cloud is pursuing authorization to operate at Department of Defense (DoD) Impact Level (IL-4) to expand its federal footprint to U.S. DoD and Defense Industrial Base customers. Secure, Reliable Access to Cloud Apps & Services from Anywhere VMware SD-WAN is an industry-leading software-defined WAN solution, that connects users across distributed locations more safely, reliably, and efficiently to cloud-based applications, cloud services and agency data centers. The anywhere workforce has become the new normal for many government agencies. Modernizing agency networks with VMware SD-WAN on AWS GovCloud will improve remote employee productivity with more secure and optimized application access while simplifying operations and maximizing ROI. VMware SD-WAN is the only SD-WAN solution today to receive FedRAMP High Authorization that complements government agencies’ cloud-smart adoption with assured performance for mission-critical applications in the cloud. In addition, VMware SD-WAN is a key enabler for agencies to deliver on their vision of 5G and edge compute by eliminating IT complexity while delivering greater efficiency and faster deployment. Agencies can leverage VMware SD-WAN as a critical component of a multi-layered security strategy to help accelerate their journey towards a zero-trust architecture. Enabling Accelerated Multi-Cloud Adoption In April, VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US) achieved FedRAMP High JAB authorization as well as DISA Impact Level 5 (IL5) provisional authorization. VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US) supports critical public sector use cases, including data center extension, cloud migration, virtual desktops, disaster recovery, and application modernization. Now in its third year of operation, VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US) is serving a wide range of mission owners with availability in both US-East and US-West. VMware is committed to achieving FedRAMP authorization for additional services. VMware Government Services will help fast-track authorizations enabling agencies to accelerate innovation and multi-cloud adoption on VMware’s trusted digital foundation. About VMware VMware is a leading provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, enabling digital innovation with enterprise control. As a trusted foundation to accelerate innovation, VMware software gives businesses the flexibility and choice they need to build the future. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to building a better future through the company’s 2030 Agenda. For more information, please visit www.vmware.com/company. VMware, Carbon Black, and VMware SD-WAN are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. This press release may contain hyperlinks to non-VMware websites that are created and maintained by third parties who are solely responsible for the content on such websites.

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Mavenir’s Containerized Open vRAN Small Cell Solution Wins Award

Mavenir | May 30, 2022

Mavenir, the network software company transforming the way the world connects by contributing to the growth of networks with cloud-native software that runs on any cloud, today announced that it has won the SCF Small Cell Awards 2022 for Significant Contributions to Emerging Technology or Architecture for its design and delivery of the first fully containerized small cell Open Virtualized Radio Access Network (Open vRAN) for indoor and outdoor connectivity. Mavenir's containerized Open vRAN solution is the first of its type, combining Open RAN compatibility with container mobility and flexibility. This small cell solution applies the same forward-thinking ideas that have had substantial benefits in macro networks to small cell networks. The adoption of a containerized solution is an important step in the development of connectivity, as it shifts away from physical infrastructure and toward a digital cloud-based environment. Containers advance virtualization by enabling network workloads to operate anywhere: on-premise, private cloud, or public cloud. The same solution may be readily migrated to a new platform with no modifications, resulting in the optimum resource usage at the best pricing. Containerization gives more flexibility while also providing considerable advantages in terms of deployment time and cost. Moving network operations to a new platform takes just minutes. The combination of Open RAN with containerization in a single architecture results in: By reducing the profitability barrier for small cell installations, new income sources are created. more task management flexibility increased supplier pool and promotion of innovation “The judges were excited by this solution because it has combined two important technologies in a way that contributes to a key goal for operators – fully distributed load and traffic management. This will be very important for making virtualized small cell networks scalable and efficient.” Caroline Gabriel, Rethink Technology Research

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Accops Announces Leadership Transition to Accelerate Growth, Drive-Up New Product Development & Customer Success

Accops Systems | July 07, 2022

Accops, a leading provider of digital workspace technology products, today announced the appointment of Harish Menon as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 5 July 2022. Harish carries an experience of 23+ years in enterprise solution sales and channel management in India and abroad. Vijender Yadav, Co-founder and current CEO, will step down from his current role and will focus on technology, innovation and R&D operations as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Menon has worked across several industries, including BFSI, Energy & Utility, IT/ITes, Aerospace & Defence, EPCI, Manufacturing, and Healthcare, among others, anchoring responsibilities in Indian and other global markets. At Accops, he will be responsible for driving business expansion in India and overseas. His focus will be to drive up revenues and fuel the company's growth momentum. Most recently, Menon was Senior Director for Denmark-headquartered Envecon, acquiring marquee clients and transforming their technology landscape. He co-created and scaled the product portfolio while continuing to build an amazing team who managed clients globally. Menon is an alumnus of IMT-Ghaziabad and graduated from Delhi University with B.Com (Honours). "As we move forward towards our mission to create a progressive, sustainable organization, it's the right time to bring professionals with experience to lead the next level of growth. Harish is a highly seasoned professional with proven experience in driving sales and scaling up companies. This transition will allow us to focus more on innovative technology, product development, and improving service delivery," said Yadav. Mohan Bhat, Co-founder and MD, who was instrumental in accelerating the company growth 3x, will now step into a new role as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), focusing on customer success. "We are striving to deliver more success to our customers with support of our channel partners. With Harish's decades of experience, customers and partners can expect better engagement and multi-fold increase in value delivered by Accops," said Bhat. "Innovation at Accops is to meet the unsaid, unarticulated needs of clients who choose our solutions for not only transforming their employee experience but also to ensure business operations are streamlined and stay compliant with regulatory frameworks. I am excited to be part of Accops and contribute to this culture of innovation, keeping the interests of stakeholders, i.e. employees, customers and partners at the core of our aspirations," Menon About Accops: Accops is a Digital Workspace & Converged Identity and Access Management product company with a rich portfolio that includes Zero trust-based Application Access Gateway, EUC Virtualization via application & desktop virtualization (VDI), Identity & Access Management solutions and thin client/zero client hardware endpoints. Using Accops Digital Workspace suite, organizations can deliver any type of business applications to their workforce and vendors, offering them the freedom to work from anywhere, anytime, using their favourite devices. Accops solutions are comprehensive, integrated and simplified, replacing multiple point solutions.

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