Cyber security specialist Cylance sets up in Singapore

Written on Thursday, 20 October 2016 12:35
IT security company, Cylance, which claims to be revolutionizing cyber security through the use of artificial intelligence to proactively prevent advanced persistent threats and malware, has expanded its international operations with the opening of an office in Singapore, and the appointment of three security industry veterans. The move follows the US-based company’s entry into the Australian and Japanese markets. Cylance has also signed three new reseller partners in Singapore, including PTC System, PCS Security and Cohesion Network Technologies. It says…
Intracom Telecom, a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor, announced today the expansion of its mmWave product line with the addition of UltraLink-BX70, an E-Band radio to address the Access and Enterprise connectivity market segment needs. The company will launch its latest offering at GITEX Technology Week, 16-20 October 2016, Dubai. UltraLink-BX70 is an ultra-compact all-outdoor TDD Ethernet radio operating in the 71-76 GHz part of the E-Band spectrum, used to implement wireless point-to-point links accommodating of more than 1Gbps…
A recent Smart Insights report called ‘Invisible payments key to omni-channel commerce’ by Intelling, a consultancy based in Marseille, France, reveals a detailed analysis of the emerging invisible payments market segment. Invisible payments mean reducing the payments experience for consumers to the minimum amount of effort, while maintaining the highest levels of security, authentication and trust. According to the report, many activities will be moved to the back-end and at the same time processes will become even more automated, leading…

Pippa Middleton’s iCloud gets hacked, revealing 3,000 images

Written on Monday, 26 September 2016 09:43
On September 25, it was announced that a 35-year-old man had been arrested by British police investigating claims that Pippa Middleton (sister of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge) had her iCloud account hacked, revealing 3,000 intimate images. A man was arrested on Saturday evening in Northamptonshire. Some of the 3,000 images stolen from Middleton’s iCloud included photos of the Duchess of Cambridge, as well as her children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. There were also revealing naked photos of Middleton’s…
Singtel has launched a managed advanced threat prevention (ATP) service based on technology from IT security company Palo Alto Networks. It uses Palo Alto Networks’ security platform comprising next-generation firewall, threat intelligence cloud and advanced endpoint protection. According to Palo Alto Networks, this platform protects organizations by allowing safe applications to pass through networks, cloud and endpoint devices but blocks both known as well as unknown threats and suspicious applications. “The Singtel service aims to keep cyber threats at bay…

Yahoo says 500 million of its user’s data was hacked in 2014

Written on Sunday, 25 September 2016 07:21
Yahoo announced on Thursday, September 22, that a massive hack on its network in 2014 saw 500 million of its user’s data breached. The company said the attack may have been state sponsored: “Based on the ongoing investigation, Yahoo believes that information associated with at least 500 million user accounts was stolen,” the company said in a statement. The comments were the first confirmation from Yahoo on the huge data breach, and come after a report earlier this year quoting…
Wedge Networks, the leader in real-time network threat prevention, announced a disruptive new weapon in the battle to prevent ransomware, zero day attacks and other advanced threats from entering networks, with actionable threat intelligence to maximize threat mitigation. The newly released Wedge Advanced Malware Blocker (WedgeAMB) is the first product in the Wedge Absolute Real-time Protection (WedgeARP) series of enterprise solutions. The WedgeARP series provides fully self-contained, security platforms in the form of virtual machines or appliances that orchestrate Wedge’s…

NTT Com now Cloud Foundry Foundation certified

Written on Thursday, 15 September 2016 12:39
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications arm of NTT, has become the first Japanese company to have its platform certified by the Cloud Foundry Foundation. The Foundation’s certification is designed to establish reliable portability across platforms in multivendor, multicloud environments. According to NTT Com, “Cloud Foundry, collectively developed by multiple companies including leading manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services companies, is an open-source cloud PaaS on which developers can build, deploy, run and scale applications on…
Cloud-based data storage company Dropbox said on Thursday, September 1, that user IDs and passwords of some 68 million clients were stolen four years ago and were recently leaked onto the internet. The company said it had no indication that any of its user accounts were improperly entered, and that it had notified the users and made them reset their passwords on the accounts. The company learned of the theft of the data only a few weeks ago after the…
Huawei Indonesia has partnered with Accenture, Cloudera, Anabatic, IDPRO, Infosys and Telkomsigma to launch Huawei FusionSphere 6.0, billed as an enterprise-class cloud operating system that helps customers deploy virtual servers, private clouds, public clouds, hybrid clouds, clouds desktop, and virtualized network infrastructure. According to Huawei, FusionSphere 6.0 exploit open source software to give customers more choice. “Huawei FusionSphere 6.0 keeps pace with the open-source OpenStack community, complies with the native OpenStack standards, and supports OpenStack application programming interfaces (APIs),” Huawei…

IBM & SK open IBM cloud data center in Korea

Written on Sunday, 28 August 2016 06:32
IBM has opened a new data center in Korea, in Pangyo outside Seoul, in collaboration with SK Holdings C&C. IBM said the new center would support growing demand across the country for cloud computing services. The two companies’ relationship for the new data center follows an existing partnership that offers hybrid cloud capabilities to the gaming, IT, manufacturing and retail industries. They also plan to make a cognitive cloud platform available at the new data center, “enabling local startups and…

Reliance Comms builds India-wide content delivery network

Written on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 05:46
Reliance Communications (RCOM) and its subsidiary, Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), have deployed what they say is India’s first home-grown content delivery network (CDN), designed to take ‘Digital India’ from promise to fruition. Bill Barney, CEO of RCOM (Enterprise) & GCX, said Fast Edge comprised content caches around the edge of Reliance’s Indian network, connecting back to nine Tier III+ data centers in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. “The content caches, in turn, are seamlessly connected onward to our network of…
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