NordVPN | February 11, 2022
NordVPN, the world's leading VPN service provider, took yet another step to solidify its position as a market leader in cybersecurity with the release of Threat Protection, which is integrated into the NordVPN app. This new feature offers comprehensive security against cyber threats by blocking trackers, phishing attempts, intrusive ads, malicious websites, and infected files.
At Nord Security, we know that cybersecurity evolves rapidly, and cybersecurity tools must evolve too. And as part of a broader effort to shift into a more encompassing cybersecurity company, introducing Threat Protection brings us one step closer. With the introduction of Threat Protection, we will be able to offer more services and more comprehensive protection that doesn't depend merely on your VPN connection."
Vykintas Maknickas, product strategist at NordVPN
Threat Protection mitigates three primary kinds of threats. These include web trackers and malicious ads, harmful websites, and infected files.
Web trackers and malicious ads. Fighting off trackers typically falls outside of the scope of a VPN, which is where Threat Protection comes into play. Threat Protection enhances the whole web privacy experience by blocking trackers entirely. You can monitor and manage the blocked trackers in real time.
Harmful websites. Also use Threat Protection while browsing the web to avoid malicious websites. Threat Protection displays a warning prompt prior to the page loading. This allows you to exit in lieu of continuing to a harmful site and being phished or having your data collected.
Infected files. Additionally, when you download a file from the internet, Threat Protection can be the first line of defense. It will scan for malware and, if no threats are detected, the file will be marked as safe without any interruptions. But if malware is found, the file will be deleted before it can do any harm. You will also be able to access a log of the scanned files available to view at any time.
"Threat Protection takes what was once the task of antivirus software and merges it with NordVPN," says Vykintas Maknickas, product strategist at NordVPN. "Regardless of how long you have been using the internet, you can end up falling victim to some kind of precarious website or download. This is exactly why Threat Protection was introduced — to add a layer of security to make your online browsing safer, cleaner, and more private."
To utilize Threat Protection, users need to download the latest OpenVPN version of the NordVPN app from the official website. Once enabled, the feature will protect users without them needing to connect to a VPN server. Threat Protection is currently available for all macOS users and is being gradually rolled out for Windows.
NordVPN is part of Nord Security. Nord Security is moving with confidence towards becoming an all-around cybersecurity solution. Apart from NordVPN, the company is home to three other market-leading products: NordPass, a next-generation password manager; NordLocker, an encrypted cloud storage solution; and NordLayer, an advanced network access security solution.
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itopia | December 22, 2020
itopia, the main cloud automation and orchestration answer for Google Cloud, today announced the extended capacities of its SaaS stage to send and oversee Windows 10 Client OS virtual work areas and applications. With the most recent delivery, itopia clients presently can convey worldwide arrangements of the two Windows 10 and Windows Server VDI conditions on Google Cloud's fast organization.
Coinciding with its Windows 10 product release, itopia has released an all-new management console and end-user login portal, focused on streamlined UX and a snappier interface. In addition to the refined admin experience, the new itopia version release showcases:
• Native Integration with Google Cloud's Sole-Tenant Nodes
• Automated Gold Image Validation from Customer-Sourced Images
• Customizable Admin Roles for Granular Permissions Delineation
As more enterprises embrace the cloud for addressing the increasing trend of distributed workforces, itopia is positioned to provide the easiest, most cost-effective way to manage cloud VDI and DaaS environments at scale.
"itopia exists to bridge the gap between Windows applications, low-cost end-user devices, and Google Cloud. As one unified management platform, itopia automates and orchestrates the entire VDI technology stack, enabling sysadmins with no VDI or Google Cloud experience to oversee global deployments and easily manage a distributed workforce." said Ubaldo Don, CTO and Co-Founder of itopia.
From enormous medical services suppliers to global producers and then some, itopia's automation stage makes it simple for ventures to move their end-client remaining tasks at hand to Google Cloud and outfit their representatives with secure admittance to business basic applications and information on any gadget.
"As a Premier Partner of Google Cloud, itopia is uniquely positioned to accelerate the modernization of the enterprise," said Jonathan Lieberman, CEO and Co-Founder of itopia. "itopia's Cloud VDI orchestration makes the future of end-user computing possible while slashing IT costs and unburdening IT teams."
itopia is Google Cloud's select answer for cloud-local VDI and Desktop as a Service (DaaS), bringing an undertaking grade stage to the GCP Marketplace. With a single tick acquirement and a single tick organization, itopia's nearby association with Google Cloud makes computerized change conceivable in days - not months.
As enterprises seek to simplify their digital transformation, itopia automates and orchestrates infrastructure on Google Cloud, enabling enterprises to shed IT burdens and focus on what they do best. itopia's core offerings include accelerating VDI workload migration to cloud-native Desktop as a Service (DaaS), eliminating costly & complex infrastructure overhead from vendors like Citrix or VMware, and providing a unified, end-to-end lifecycle management console for securely delivering Windows virtual desktops & apps to global, distributed workforces.
Polte | October 08, 2021
Polte, the innovator of Cloud Location over Cellular (C-LoC) technology, announced a partnership with VMware to enable an Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) solution for global "5G Precise Positioning," leveraging Polte as an xApp on VMware's RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) platform. This partnership aims to address the challenges of security, accuracy, and seamless cellular continuity that previously created barriers to access for 5G Precise Positioning within use cases ranging from Industry 4.0 to 5G Critical IoT. Together, through the augmentation of Open RAN architecture, Polte and VMware endeavor to stimulate innovation while subsequently offering systems integrators more RAN vendor choice.
"Together, Polte's and VMware's 5G Precise Positioning solution aims to meet the increasing demands for enterprise security while providing accuracy down to the sub-meter level with private networks, We plan to unlock a plethora of new global asset tracking use cases, especially within 5G Industrial and Critical IoT."
said Stephen Spellicy, vice president of product marketing and business development, Service Provider and Edge, VMware.
The RIC, as introduced by the O-RAN Alliance, is a core element of Open RAN architecture that allows operators to launch and optimize new cloud-native services and xApps, uninterrupted. VMware's RIC offers a software development kit (SDK) for third parties to develop new innovative applications for Open RAN, and enables operators to seamlessly integrate such applications into their networks. It will enable Polte's location xApp to not only democratize 5G Precise Positioning, but offer a foundation for other xApps that benefit from location awareness.
"Solutions providers should think of location as a system, not a feature. Taking a holistic approach to location at the earliest stages of any 5G deployment is fundamental to the success of offering value in 5G to enterprises."
said Polte CEO Ed Chao.
As a leading provider of cellular location, Polte's domain expertise and 70 global patents and patents pending are key to unlocking the full potential of 5G positioning for enterprises. 5G allows Polte to transform the utility of cellular location, bringing the optimum level of accuracy for macro networks and 5G private networks. Polte's and VMware's Open RAN RIC-based 5G Precise Positioning solution will provide enterprises with more secure communication to all devices and to their own cloud architecture, required for the most advanced, mission-critical communications.
Polte and VMware are both contributing members of the O-RAN Alliance, as well as participants in the 5G Open Innovation Lab, a collaborative ecosystem bringing together leading enterprise partners with cutting-edge startups harnessing the power and potential of 5G and edge computing to build what's next.
Polte, the innovator of Cloud Location over Cellular (C-LoC) technology, provides disruptive, low-cost indoor and outdoor IoT location solutions that empower enterprises with unprecedented, real-time visibility into all the things that matter. Leveraging global 4G and 5G cellular signals, Polte transforms what is possible with asset tracking by driving heightened accessibility and greater speed to ROI for supply chain, logistics, manufacturing, and a wide range of other sectors