RSA appoints Zulfikar Ramzan as the new CTO

Zulfikar Ramzan rsa cto RSA appoints Zulfikar Ramzan as the new CTORSA has announced Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Dr. Ramzan is responsible for leading the development of the company’s technology strategy and will focus on bringing to market the innovations that help protect RSA customers from the growing number of advanced threats.

Prior to joining RSA, Dr. Ramzan served as CTO of Elastica, where he leveraged machine learning technologies and natural language processing to enable customers to more securely access and use cloud services. Before Elastica, Dr. Ramzan respectively served as Chief Scientist of both Sourcefire, acquired by Cisco in October 2013 and malware analytics company Immunet, acquired by Sourcefire in 2010. Dr. Ramzan previously served as the Technical Director of Symantec’s Security Technology and Response division where he was the architect for the company’s reputation-based malware detection technology.See more 

Fujitsu’s RunMyProcess harnesses IoT to save lives

fujitsuFujitsu RunMyProcess demonstrates how it is helping start-ups like HOP Ubiquitous (HOPU) to turn their concepts into a digital business, quickly and with low Total Cost of Ownership.

Providing a cloud platform for the rapid implementation and testing of innovations, both for Fujitsu and for its customers around the world, it is a key enabler to the company’s vision of a Human Centric Intelligent Society. Fujitsu RunMyProcess delivers the capabilities required to build connected digital systems spanning cloud, on-premise and mobile environments. 

Headquartered in Murcia in Spain, HOPU is a start-up specializing in wearable and sensor-based technologies. Through its important contributions to and support for flagship standards – such as OMA, IPv6 and CoAP – it is a leading player in the definition of management, inter-operability and security standards for the emerging IoT and its wider connection to other web- and cloud-based services. Using this expertise, HOPU is working to accelerate the emergence of new cross industry value models such as the emerging industrial Internet also called Industry 4.0. 

Dr Antonio J. Jara, CEO of HOP Ubiquitous, said, “HOP Ubiquitous wanted to build a bridge between the needs of the real world and the available digital solutions. These technologies are not futuristic, they exist today. But it is by connecting them all together that vital minutes can be gained, saving lives in the process. Despite the complexity combining multiple sources of data – emergency services, traffic operations, ambulance, hospital – plus all the different technologies and data formats involved, our small team of three people was able to design, integrate and deploy our Fujitsu RunMyProcess-based solution in just five days.” 

Dr Joseph Reger, CTO, Fujitsu EMEIA, said, “The hyperconnected nature of the internet is changing the world. The result is that anyone with a great idea can start an innovative business in no time. Entry barriers are now lower than ever. Fujitsu RunMyProcess allows companies like HOP Ubiquitous to go from concept to market very quickly. This is achieved by integrating information and communication technologies into real-life business scenarios.” 

The Fujitsu RunMyProcess cloud platform removes the barriers to delivering such innovative new approaches. Firstly, seamless mobility via device- and location-independent business applications unifies the digital experience. 

Secondly, end-to-end digitization and integration via APIs and 2,500+ connections across the digital supply chain allow new components to be added sequentially. 

The Fujitsu RunMyProcess platform is available.

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Fortinet strengthens Its Cloud Security Offerings

Fortinet strengthens Its Cloud Security Offerings

 

As organizations continue to migrate mission-critical applications to the cloud, secure access to sensitive data and application workloads remains critically important, Fortinet(NASDAQ:FTNT) has announced support for secure access to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. With immediate effect, customers can benefit from a secure virtual private network (VPN) access to Microsoft’s Azure cloud offering while leveraging Fortinet’s broad and multi-layered security technologies across network, application and content security.

“Microsoft Azure’s cloud scalability, performance and economic benefits make it a convincing choice for customers wanting to leverage the cloud while continuing to use existing on-premises infrastructure. These customers require secure VPN access from office and branch networks to the cloud, and Fortinet’s next-generation firewall platforms extend on-premises data centers to the cloud while enabling security,” saidVenkat Gattamneni, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft.

All Fortinet FortiGate security appliances offer full support for VPN access to the Microsoft Azure Virtual Network service, allowing organizations to quickly and easily create secure VPN tunnels linking on-premise networks and cloud environments. In addition, all FortiGate appliances uniquely deliver centralized management of virtualized and physical infrastructures through a “single-pane-of-glass” approach to management.

“As we work with customers to extend on-premises infrastructure to the cloud using Microsoft Azure, we need to ensure both a high level of security and seamless data access across multiple environments,” said Michael Xie, Founder, CTO & President, Fortinet.

By adding support for Microsoft Azure on top of its existing support for Windows Server……See More

OnSSI collaborates with HTS

OnSSI collaborates with HTS

OnSSI has announced compatibility of their Ocularis video management platform with HTS licence plate recognition (LPR) and vehicle identification recognition systems (VRS), including automatic vehicle make and model identification.

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Expanding on the functionality of its market leading open-architecture and intelligent IP video surveillance software, the integration of OnSSI’s video management software with HTS’ intelligent analytics provides security professionals with a unified solution for improving situational awareness across a wide range of applications including security, transportation and public safety.

“The integration of intelligent analytics and technologies plays a key role in OnSSI’s open architecture initiatives in the security and surveillance market. Our technology partnership with HTS accelerates these efforts by providing an optimized system that meets demanding needs and delivers comprehensive intelligence across applications,” said Gadi Piran, President & CTO, OnSSI.

When Ocularis is integrated with the HTS systems, users can utilize Ocularis investigative tools to monitor and interrogate data recorded by the LPR and VRS solutions. Event management enables operators to call up live images from associated video surveillance cameras……See More

IT heads have to be innovators…

IT heads have to be innovators…

The business environment today is very dynamic, and IT is expected to keep pace with the demands of customers and users. By looking at technology as the solution, and not a problem, CIOs can handle business demands in a way that creates a great user experience in a manageable, secure and cost-effective manner. CIOs must articulate the current business challenges; understand the company, its competition and the industry.

By bringing the element of innovation, CIOs, as technology leaders, can drive and understand what their peers in the C-Suite are aiming to achieve, and focus on an IT infrastructure that complements their vision. Johan Rydell, CTO at Nevales Networks has expresses his views. According to him, “An IT head is an innovator in the first place, in fact a collaborative innovator who values teamwork; he understands the internal process and thinks differently to create a competitive edge via teamwork and collaboration; while on the other hand, he is expected to understand the customer’s pain points and ease the pain point accordingly and meet their requirements. The bottom line is to ensure that technology or processes should bring in the right ROI.”

From the days when CIO had limited system storage and controlled information generation, to a time where all business processes are using some sort of Information System, the challenge has grown stronger. The reason being the increasing volume of information that is now being generated and processed within a company, and from external entities like suppliers, partners, customers, etc.

The good and bad thing about business dynamics keeps evolving constantly. However, the internet and now the mobile revolution have made this evolution much faster than can be kept pace with using traditional approaches and tools.

With the emergence numerous innovative various devices, services and the ways of consumerization of IT, Data Security has become even more vital. Usage of portable devices including storage devices, thumb drives, tablets, smartphones and social media create lots of openings for information leaks……See More

Sandvine deploys Video Optimization Solutions

Sandvine has announced installation of more than 40 plug-and-play video optimization, parental control and content caching solutions with the leading vendors Mobixell, Netsweeper and PeerApp.  Sandvine has announced these partnerships over the past few years and has been engaged in deploying joint solutions in both fixed and mobile networks worldwide since that time.  Sandvine’s ecosystem offers a broad range of optimization solutions that enable communications service providers to scale cost-efficiently, realizing incremental value from their infrastructure investment.

Sandvine’s Policy Traffic Switch contains patented traffic classification and redirection technology that creates efficiencies by redirecting only relevant traffic, such as video or HTTP traffic to third-party optimizers. By reducing latency and improving the scalability of third-party solutions, Sandvine’s traffic redirection capabilities help operators effectively increase the quality of experience for their subscribers network-wide while reducing operating costs.

Don Bowman, CTO, Sandvine, said, “Our redirection technology provides clear efficiencies when partnered with third-party experts. For example, the Sandvine-Mobixell and Sandvine-Netsweeper partnerships reduce the number of servers CSPs need to deliver video and filter content, and Sandvine solves the network inconsistency of triangle routing or asymmetry, which helps PeerApp deliver video and other content more efficiently.”

Sandvine has deployed content caching from PeerApp to store the popular Internet content and then deliver it from the operator’s network. Parental control provided from Netsweeper will enable to deliver web filtering……See More