Why Operating Systems Virtualization Is The Future of Security

Securityboulevard | February 10, 2020

Endpoint security is the holy grail for many enterprises and is also an oxymoron. No matter how many security tools you layer on, or how locked-down user devices are, determined cybercriminals can still ferret through the cracks. That’s why the best cybersecurity approach is to use virtualization technology to isolate operating systems that limits your exposure and keeps your sensitive corporate assets safe. There are several ways enterprises leverage virtual machines to enhance endpoint security, including virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), browser virtualization, application virtualization, and operating system virtualization. The first three address only a small fraction of the vulnerability landscape. They also introduce latency, interoperability, and hardware resource consumption issues that can hurt user productivity.

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History has shown that disasters are on the rise, hardware and software failures are constant threats, and human errors are inevitable. The fact is we’re always going to need disaster recovery programs. When it comes to keeping your threat exposure to a minimum and your company connected, why not rely on the company that invented DR more than 3 decades ago? After all, more than 7,000 businesses and institutions across America and Europe do so today.

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History has shown that disasters are on the rise, hardware and software failures are constant threats, and human errors are inevitable. The fact is we’re always going to need disaster recovery programs. When it comes to keeping your threat exposure to a minimum and your company connected, why not rely on the company that invented DR more than 3 decades ago? After all, more than 7,000 businesses and institutions across America and Europe do so today.

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BroadForward and 1NCE cooperate to meet future demands of 5G and beyond

BroadForward | February 08, 2022

BroadForward, provider of intelligent signaling software, announced it has successfully deployed multiple core network routing functions at 1NCE, the first provider of connectivity and software for IoT at a global flat rate. 1NCE is utilizing the BroadForward solution, enabling it to deliver cost-effective and flexible routing services for their worldwide cellular IoT network, and making its network ready for future demands of 5G and beyond. According to analysts GSMA Intelligence, the global Internet of Things (IoT) market will be worth $900 billion in revenue by 2025. 1NCE is a market leader with over 7,000 customers and 10 million managed connections. They are a market disruptor, not only providing direct access to its networks and roaming partners via 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE, NB-IoT and LTE-M in over 100 countries worldwide, but also by offering a highly competitive flat rate IoT data plan. The routing functions that run on BroadForward's converged signaling solution, support on-the-fly management of signaling scenarios across all SS7, Diameter and HTTP/2 IoT traffic. The solution supports combining these network functions on the same platform with other BroadForward network products, such as the SS7 and Diameter Firewall as well as the 5G SCP and SEPP. BroadForward has seen a major increase in demand for their solution. Operators cite various reasons for replacement of their legacy equipment, such as products declared End of Life (EOL), network rationalization and cost reduction, as well as High Risk Vendor (HRV) programs enforced by governments and regulators. Although 5G is growing fast, most of our cellular IoT business is still on 3G and 4G. However, BroadForward helps us to meet future demands by allowing us to easily shift the traffic where it is needed. The cooperation is giving us more flexibility and enables us to rationalize and modernize at the same time – providing us with a converged solution that is future proof towards 5G and beyond." Younes Allaki, Chief Technology Officer at 1NCE BroadForward CEO, Taco Schoute added: "1NCE runs a completely virtualized core network and prides itself on being able to support customers swiftly on all supported network technologies. Whereas the life cycle of legacy products that are designed for specific technologies and use cases are by nature limited, the development of the BroadForward converged signaling solution is open-ended and continuous. Next to support for 2G, 3G and 4G containerized network functions, our solution already supports 5G and will continue to evolve to meet subsequent technology requirements. This approach also won us the 2021 GSMA Award for Best Mobile & Network Software Breakthrough." About BroadForward BroadForward is leader in intelligent signaling software for 2G/3G, 4G/LTE, 5G, IMS, Fixed, Wi-Fi, IPX and M2M/IoT networks. Winner of the GSMA Global Mobile Award (GLOMO) for Best Mobile & Network Software Breakthrough and six-time Best Mobile Technology nominee BroadForward delivers core network products for routing, interworking, security and number portability, designed for convergence across legacy and next generation networks. Our active 5G roadmap supports service providers with their network transition to 5G NG Core, with the Service Communication Proxy (SCP), Binding Support Function (BSF), Security Edge Protection Proxy (SEPP), 5G EIR, 4G-5G interworking and multi-protocol signaling orchestration. All BroadForward products are hardware-agnostic and support network virtualization, OpenStack and cloud deployment. BroadForward's software development is entirely done in The Netherlands. About 1NCE 1NCE is the first provider of connectivity and software for IoT at a global flat rate – offering fast, secure, and reliable cellular connectivity and software services in more than 100 countries worldwide. 1NCE cooperates with Deutsche Telekom AG and its roaming partners to support all common mobile communication standards such as 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, NB-IoT and LTE-M. The 1NCE IoT Flat Rate is designed to last over the entire lifetime of an IoT device with a one-off payment. This makes IoT applications affordable and scalable for use cases like smart metering, asset tracking or vehicle telematics. The company – founded in 2017 by our CEO Alexander P. Sator together with Deutsche Telekom AG – is headquartered in Cologne, Germany and has 200 staff in Cologne, Hamburg, Amsterdam, London, Miami, Rome, Paris, Warsaw, Hong Kong, and Riga.

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Dahua USA Announces DSS 8.0 Software with Easy User Interface, Enhanced Scalability, and High Performance for Greater ROI.

Dahua Technology Co. LTD | August 26, 2021

Dahua Technology, a world-leading, video-centric, provider of smart IoT solutions, is introducing Version 8.0 of their DSS Video Management Software (VMS) to its North American market. The software upgrade incorporates a smaller file size for the installation package, faster startup time, and an easy-to-deploy secure design. It also boasts high scalability and performance to maximize the investment of DSS users. DSS 8.0 is designed for ease of use, efficiency, and flexibility. Multiple deployment methods allow for more customization: cloud deployment is supported by AWS and virtualization software is supported by VMware. Device access methods are diverse: IP, P2P, DDNS, and Auto-register, giving the user several options for compatibility with third party devices. “Version 8.0 gives users greater control over how they utilize the DSS VMS and lets them easily integrate it with third party devices, while not having to worry about security or user-friendliness,” remarked Damon Chou, solutions product manager for Dahua USA. “It takes a low investment, both in cost and server requirements, to get started with DSS and users can easily scale as they go.” The DSS 8.0 interface is available in more than twenty languages and features a revitalized UI/UE design that is simpler, more responsive, and more colorful. The new application design is based more firmly on actual business cases, which Dahua calls “3 + 2 + 1 + n.” The applications are grouped into modules, with the “n” signifying the capability to include future modules. The first module has three applications: Monitoring Center, which unifies live view and playback; Event Center, which provides an analytics dashboard for real-time and historical events; and DeepXplore. DeepXplore makes target search faster and easier by implementing intelligent retrieval of human and vehicular targets. The second module consists of Access Management, which includes access control, video intercom, visitor management, and attendance management, and Vehicle Entrance and Exit, which manages vehicle ingress and egress through functions such as License Plate Recognition and parking space information. The final module is the Maintenance Center, in a revamped format that is easier to maintain and ensures greater stability. The Maintenance Center gives a visual on the health of the platform, showing the status of equipment, channels, and services, as well as automatically sending reports. For peace of mind, DSS 8.0 was created for application security, privacy, network security, and data security. The storage duration of each video channel can be configured and there is secure encryption on network transmission, storage, download, and export. Three-tier user authority employs hierarchical management to let administrators define different levels of access. Finally, the investment required to implement DSS 8.0 is low and the software is easily upgradable, with purchase-on-demand functionality. DSS Express can support up to 256 channels with licenses; DSS Pro can support up to 2,000 channels per server with a maximum of 20,000 channels with a distributed setup. The improved architecture of DSS 8.0 reduces the load on the server, and cascade expansion allows for a phased investment. This means that the system can be built in stages – and with different DSS models – without dismantling the existing system. Overall, DSS Version 8.0 gives users improved functionality and greater return on their investment, letting them manage their security system with greater confidence and efficiency. About Dahua Technology USA Dahua Technology USA Inc. is a subsidiary of Dahua Technology, which is estimated to be the second largest supplier of video surveillance equipment plus standalone video analytics software, and video surveillance supporting infrastructure to the world

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Google Starts Rolling Out its VPN Service in the US

Google | November 11, 2020

Google is getting into the VPN game with its own service, but rather than sell it as a standalone product, it’s part of Google One. One is primarily about cloud storage, but has a few other benefits including 10% off products in the Google Store. Plus, you can share your subscription with up to five other people. The company says that it is beginning by making VPN by Google One – the official name for the service – available to Android users in the US but that it will eventually bring the service to iOS, Windows and macOS as well.

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