CloudPassage Granted Patent for Container Security

PR Newswire | August 14, 2020

CloudPassage, a recognized leader in cloud computing security and compliance, announced that it has been awarded its eleventh patent, the most recent for its approach to securing containers (US 10,601,807 B2). The patent covers how the CloudPassage Cloud implements security and compliance automation for container hosts, guest containers, image registries, and related components. This patent joins CloudPassage's portfolio of patents for automated security and compliance for workloads operated in public clouds, private clouds, and data center environments. With the increasing number of enterprises of all sizes adopting container technology to implement microservices architectures for the cloud, the continuous monitoring of container integrity, security, and compliance is mission-critical. This is in addition to the need to continuously monitor and secure workloads and IaaS services.

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The presence of IoT devices in the everyday life brings new cybersecurity threats affecting critical infrastructures as part of smart cities. To cope with this issue, the development of a cybersecurity certification framework represents an ambitious initiative, which has attracted an increasing interest from academia, industry and government institutions. However, beyond well-known issues related to expensiveness and flexibility of current solutions, the certification approach must address the dynamic and heterogeneous nature of IoT-enabled environments. In order to address such requirements, this work proposes an architectural framework that aims to provide a precise view of the involved concepts and processes based on security assessment and testing methodologies. While nowadays there is no silver bullet integrated solution, our approach is based on standards and specific technologies currently used in the scope of European initiatives, in order to promote a more standardized vision of a cybersecurity certification framework for the IoT.

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The presence of IoT devices in the everyday life brings new cybersecurity threats affecting critical infrastructures as part of smart cities. To cope with this issue, the development of a cybersecurity certification framework represents an ambitious initiative, which has attracted an increasing interest from academia, industry and government institutions. However, beyond well-known issues related to expensiveness and flexibility of current solutions, the certification approach must address the dynamic and heterogeneous nature of IoT-enabled environments. In order to address such requirements, this work proposes an architectural framework that aims to provide a precise view of the involved concepts and processes based on security assessment and testing methodologies. While nowadays there is no silver bullet integrated solution, our approach is based on standards and specific technologies currently used in the scope of European initiatives, in order to promote a more standardized vision of a cybersecurity certification framework for the IoT.

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COMsolve Inc. Joins Public Safety Broadband Network Innovation Alliance

COMsolve Inc | November 20, 2021

COMsolve is pleased to announce that we joined the PSBN Innovation Alliance (PIA) in an advisory role. The PSBN Innovation Alliance (PIA) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to expanding the current PSBN infrastructure in Canada. COMsolve shares PIA’s vision to provide first responders and municipal agencies with faster and reliable cellular communications. Our goal with the PIA is to ensure that we are helping lay the foundation to build PSBN Innovation Alliance for the long term. “The PIA is a crucial step in securing the public safety telecommunication infrastructure for Canada, and with our extended knowledge in wireless technologies – COMsolve is eager to help contribute to PIA’s success,” Ofir Smadja, CEO of COMsolve Inc In our advisory role to PIA, we work on public safety innovation through COMsolve’s services critical for the reliability of broadband communications networks and bridging 9-1-1 gaps. Currently, COMsolve is excited to be working with Halton Regional Police to help secure locations for future LTE sites. "We are excited to have COMsolve join the PIA as leaders and experts in Canada’s telecom space, and as our Association continues to grow, we are very fortunate to have COMsolve on board as both advocates and indeed stakeholders in Canada’s 9-1-1 emergency telecommunications posture, given their role as Canada’s Numbering Administrator, providing telephone numbering functions for Canada’s telecommunications industry,” said Peel Regional Police Deputy Chief Anthony Odoardi. "The PIA looks forward to both innovation and collaboration with COMsolve on all areas of telecom policy in Canada, as we together aim to improve the quality of wireless broadband services for Canada’s First Responders from coast to coast, in light of the many generational technology changes underway in telecom infrastructure for lifesaving 9-1-1 services." "We welcome COMsolve Inc. to the PSBN Innovation Alliance. As active drivers of the telecommunications industry, they are uniquely positioned to reduce barriers to infrastructure deployment and to accelerate the Alliance’s pursuit of mission-critical communications," said Chief Stephen Tanner of the Halton Regional Police Service. “COMsolve brings valuable regulatory and governance experience to the table; we are fortunate to have the opportunity to collaborate with them and look forward to bolstering public safety for all.” About COMsolve Inc. COMsolve is a proud Canadian company founded in 2006 that provides solutions for leading-edge Information and Communications Technology (ICT). We provide deployment and professional services to carriers, data centers, service providers, municipalities, and enterprises. COMsolve specializes in turnkey infrastructure deployment solutions such as macro site, small cell, in-building and structured cabling services. Our wealth of experience in regulatory affairs, design, installation, testing and maintaining infrastructure enables our team to ensure the success of your business implementation. COMsolve has built long-term partnerships with the Canadian Government and Canadian telecommunication service providers. We are founding members of the Structure, Tower, and Antenna Council (STAC) and active members of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS). Amongst the agencies fore-fronting PIA’s initiative, our years of management experience within the ICT industry can work through regulatory and technical challenges. COMsolve is the Canadian Numbering Administrator (CNA) under contract with the Canadian Numbering Administration Consortium (CNAC), authorized by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). All parties work together with the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA) to ensure efficient and effective use of the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) resources. Our team of experts provides technical resources that help Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) with Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) testing to the Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILEC) Emergency Service IP Network (ESInet) and Next Generation Core Services (NGCS). We have been directly involved in testing PSAP-ILEC and Originating Service Provider (OSP)-ILEC interfaces as part of the ongoing Canadian ILEC trials. About PSBN Innovation Alliance Formed in 2019, the PSBN Innovation Alliance (“PIA”) is a not-for-profit association driving the development of secure, reliable data communications for First Responders. Through the leadership of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, founding members of the PSBN Innovation Alliance (the Halton Regional Police Service, Peel Regional Police, City of Mississauga, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, and many others) work together as a not-for-profit entity advocating for public safety agency oversight of the Public Safety Broadband Network.

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Mavenir and Qualcomm Accelerate Next Generation 5G Infrastructure with Expanded Portfolio of Open RAN Solutions

Mavenir | March 04, 2022

Mavenir, the Network Software Provider building the future of networks with cloud-native software that runs on any cloud and transforms the way the world connects, today announced a collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. to expand its OpenBeamTM Open RAN portfolio of 5G Radio Units (RU) spanning categories ranging from mmWave to Massive MIMO with 64T64R capabilities to 8T8R radios to drive the transition towards modern networks. In addition, Mavenir plans to develop vDU RAN software based on the Qualcomm® X100 5G RAN Accelerator Card. This collaboration aims to leverage the power of Mavenir’s software solutions and Qualcomm Technologies’ global leadership in 5G and connectivity platforms, to deliver expanded next-generation solutions. By working together, the two companies’ aim is to proliferate Open RAN globally, with transformative solutions, helping to enable flexible network deployments to serve diverse companies’ and operators’ needs across 5G. With support from the Qualcomm® X100 5G RAN Accelerator Card and the high-performance Massive MIMO Qualcomm® QRUxxx 5G RAN Platform, the new products from Mavenir are designed to enhance the existing Mavenir product portfolio of Open RAN solutions that enable the deployment of innovative, virtualized, and open 5G networks at scale and help operators to meet performance demands at the connected intelligent edge. Network operators are facing the difficult challenge of rolling out cost-effective 5G network infrastructure, while addressing the complexities of supporting the demands of next-generation networks for high capacity and low latency needed to enhance user experiences to consumers. With the accelerated growth in mobile data traffic, network operators are seeking higher capacity platforms to satisfy their customers’ needs. “Combining Mavenir’s cloud-based and Open RAN-based network expertise with Qualcomm Technologies’ technology leadership in developing high performance and low power Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) 5G solutions for device and infrastructure products, will redefine how mobile networks are designed and how next-gen services are delivered, offering operators new opportunities to create innovation within their networks,” Pardeep Kohli, president and chief executive officer, Mavenir “As a global technology leader in 5G, Qualcomm Technologies is dedicated to driving the industry forward and pushing the envelope of innovation. We can only achieve this goal by working with other like-minded industry leaders and innovators such as Mavenir. Qualcomm Technologies is pleased to collaborate with Mavenir on the development of comprehensive ORAN solutions to accelerate next generation 5G mobile infrastructure global adoption, and help operators meet performance demands at the edge for enhanced user experiences,” said Durga Malladi, senior vice president and general manager, 5G, mobile broadband and infrastructure, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. About Mavenir: Mavenir is building the future of networks and pioneering advanced technology, focusing on the vision of a single, software-based automated network that runs on any cloud. As the industry's only end-to-end, cloud-native network software provider, Mavenir is focused on transforming the way the world connects, accelerating software network transformation for 250+ Communications Service Providers in over 120 countries, which serve more than 50% of the world’s subscribers. About Qualcomm Qualcomm is the world’s leading wireless technology innovator and the driving force behind the development, launch, and expansion of 5G. When we connected the phone to the internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our foundational technologies enable the mobile ecosystem and are found in every 3G, 4G and 5G smartphone. We bring the benefits of mobile to new industries, including automotive, the internet of things, and computing, and are leading the way to a world where everything and everyone can communicate and interact seamlessly. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of our engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of our products and services businesses, including our QCT semiconductor business.

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Everipedia to use Chainlink infrastructure for election night race calls

prnewswire | October 15, 2020

Everipedia, a market leading blockchain knowledge company has integrated with Chainlink, the largest decentralized oracle network in the world, to build oracle infrastructure to sign and publish US election race calls on the blockchain. The Everipedia Chainlink node will provide smart contracts access to U.S. election data backed by a cryptographic proof that can be used to verify the data from our node comes directly from the original Associated Press API to which Everipedia has exclusive, authenticated access. With this verifiable data available on-chain, smart contract developers can create new financial products based on the outcome of the upcoming U.S. presidential election, such as prediction markets, derivatives and beyond, all of which can be created, executed and settled with the utmost reliability.

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