EKINOPS S.A. | September 03, 2021
Ekinops, a leading network access and virtualization specialist, has announced that its enterprise SBC (Session Border Controller) solution included in the OneOS6 middleware has been certified by Microsoft Direct Routing. This certification allows businesses to benefit from the services offered by Microsoft Teams while keeping the telecom provider of their choice.
Companies can now benefit from a complete solution that supports employee mobility and boosts productivity by combining the calling functions of traditional operators with the Microsoft platform capabilities, alongside advanced functionalities to make and receive phone calls from Teams users via Teams Direct Routing.
A proven solution for interconnecting traditional communications systems with the latest generation of IP-based voice and data technologies, the Ekinops SBC range encompasses the most advanced features in terms of performance, security and voice quality.
Ekinops offers a full range of certified SBCs for enterprises. It includes:
A hybrid SBC solution (ONeSBC) that supports both analog and digital devices already in the enterprise while delivering Microsoft Direct Routing. Since it is not a "rip and replace" approach, the amortization of current investments is not impacted by the introduction of Microsoft Direct Routing in the enterprise.
A virtualized VNF solution (ONEvSBC) allowing the dematerialization of the SBC solution for deployment in a public or private cloud.
"In a context where home office work is growing rapidly, Microsoft Teams has become an essential and strategic collaboration platform for organizations," said Sylvain Quartier, Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy for Access at Ekinops. "We are proud to have swiftly and successfully passed the Microsoft Direct Routing Teams certification with our SBC solutions. This certification broadens the scope of applications for our solutions and allows our operator customers to enrich their unified communications and collaboration service offerings."
Keeper Security | February 04, 2022
Keeper Security, the leading provider of zero-trust and zero-knowledge cybersecurity software covering password management, dark web monitoring, digital file storage and messaging, today announced the acquisition of Glyptodon, the creator of Glyptodon Enterprise, a remote access gateway which provides DevOps and IT teams with effortless access to RDP, SSH, VNC and Kubernetes endpoints through a web browser. Glyptodon is also the original developer of Apache Guacamole, the open source platform used by millions of people for accessing remote desktops.
The acquisition enhances Keeper Security’s continued evolution in the identity and access cybersecurity space, particularly in enabling hyper-secure access to remote resources. It includes integration of Glyptodon Enterprise into Keeper Security’s zero-trust and zero-knowledge security and encryption architecture, resulting in a highly-secure, agentless remote access platform, without the need of a virtual private network (VPN).
In today’s changing work environment with distributed technical teams and compute resources residing in the cloud or in a remote location, it is vital that enterprises can securely and quickly connect with those systems. Acquiring Glyptodon is an important component of our go-forward strategy as we unify essential privileged access management features into our cybersecurity platform to protect organizations in the public and private sectors.”
Darren Guccione, CEO and Co-Founder of Keeper Security
“We’re excited to become part of Keeper Security which is leading how enterprises protect company data at a time when the traditional way of working has been transformed,” said Glyptodon CEO Mike Jumper. “Bringing Glyptodon’s technology and insight securing enterprise remote computing access to Keeper Security will provide customers with the industry’s most comprehensive and secure remote working experience.”
Keeper will continue to support the open-source Apache Guacamole project while also advancing the capabilities of its fully-supported, commercial version. Alongside the public announcement, Keeper has integrated Glyptodon and Keeper Secrets Manager, providing encrypted vault storage of access credentials. In the coming months ahead, Keeper Security plans to enhance Glyptodon and integrate advanced capabilities into the Keeper Enterprise platform.
About Keeper Security, Inc.
Keeper Security, Inc. is transforming the way organizations and individuals protect their passwords and sensitive digital assets to significantly reduce cybertheft and data breaches. Keeper is the leading provider of zero-trust and zero-knowledge security and encryption software covering enterprise password management, role-based access control, event tracking, dark web monitoring, secure file storage, secrets management and encrypted messaging. Named PC Magazine's Best Password Manager (2019, 2020, 2021) & Editors' Choice (2019, 2020, 2021), U.S. News & World Report's Best Overall Password Manager (2021), and the Publisher's Choice Cybersecurity Password Management InfoSec Award (2020), Keeper is trusted by millions of people and thousands of businesses to protect their digital assets and help mitigate the risk of a data breach. Keeper is SOC-2, FIPS 140-2 and ISO 27001 Certified. Keeper protects businesses of all sizes across every major industry sector.
NordVPN | January 05, 2022
As 2021 is coming to an end, we at Nord Security want to reflect on the most meaningful moments the company experienced this year. The Nord Security group is home to NordVPN, NordLayer, NordWL, NordPass, NordLocker, and Atlas VPN.
This year was full of challenges, but I guess you can say that about every year when you work in the cybersecurity sphere. Despite everything, we grew as a team with 230 people joining the company this year, as a product with the implementation of new features, and as an organization whose goal is to raise digital literacy awareness.
Eimantas Sabaliauskas, co-founder of Nord Security
NordVPN Teams has become NordLayer
NordVPN Teams started as a business virtual private network provider back in 2020. It has since expanded its cybersecurity offering and outgrown the name — a VPN is now just one of the components.That's why the decision was reached to change the name to NordLayer. The rebrand is set to facilitate the product's move towards the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) framework, the industry standard in cybersecurity for organizations.
Acquiring ISO 27001 and ioXt certifications
In 2021, Nord Security's business products (NordLayer, NordWL, and NordPass Business) have achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for their information security management system (ISMS).
"The process of obtaining this certification involved testing our information management system to make sure we comply with the highest requirements. We successfully performed the meticulous audit process and can now reassure our clients that we meet high standards they deserve," says Tom Okman, the company's CEO .
Another important milestone was the Internet of Secure Things Alliance (ioXt) certification, acquired by the NordVPN mobile app for Android. The ioXt Compliance Program is said to bring transparency to consumer and enterprise buyers as well as to advance security in the internet of things (IoT) industry as a whole.
Boosting security with an audit and a bug bounty program upgrade
In 2021, NordVPN completed client security testing performed by VerSprite, a global leader in cybersecurity consulting and advisory services. Such audits help to evaluate NordVPN's reliability and focus on key security elements helping to maintain the highest standards in the industry.
NordPass Business has also undergone a comprehensive security audit carried out by the German auditing firm Cure53. It allowed NordPass to be seen in a different way and enabled the company to take action and improve the security of the service.
Furthermore, in a mission to increase its security, Nord Security expanded the bug bounty program to all of its products and increased the rewards tenfold on the HackerOne platform. Ethical hackers who report unknown critical vulnerabilities now can expect US$50,000 or more.
Advancing products with Nord Account and third-party logins
This year, Nord Security also introduced Nord Account, which brought multi-factor authentication to all of its products. Nord Account offers users a secure and simplified way to use and manage Nord family product accounts.
"Nord Account now supports security keys, such as YubiKey, which allows the use of MFA," says Tom Okman, CEO at Nord Security. "And we're not going to stop here. Additional multi-factor authentication methods, such as biometrics, will be implemented soon. The industry is moving towards passwordless flows, and we're striving to keep up."
Another upgrade to Nord Account was implemented with third-party logins. This feature enables users to log in to their Nord Account using their existing Google credentials.
Bringing awareness with International VPN Day
On August 19, 2021, NordVPN initiated and celebrated its first International VPN day. The goal of this event is to raise awareness of online security and the important role VPNs play in keeping users safe. On this day every year, the company invites all users to assess their digital habits and learn more about cybersecurity in general.
Atlas VPN joining Nord Security
Nord Security solidified its spot as the premier cybersecurity company by extending its portfolio of cybersecurity brands and incorporating Atlas VPN. This "freemium" VPN solution has become a part of Nord Security's corporate structure and is required to adhere to the core principles of transparency and trustworthiness set by the Nord brands.
About Nord Security
Nord Security is home to advanced security solutions that share the Nord brand and values, including the world's most advanced VPN service NordVPN, the next-generation password manager NordPass, encrypted cloud storage NordLocker, and the advanced network access security solution NordLayer. Established in 2012, Nord Security's products are now acknowledged by the most influential tech sites and IT security specialists.