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Kyndryl Unveils Cyber Resilience Solution Featuring Advanced Security to Protect Critical Business Data

Kyndryl | April 18, 2022

Kyndryl
Kyndryl , the world's largest IT infrastructure services provider, today announced an expansion of its global alliance with Dell Technologies, focused on helping customers use data optimization, infrastructure management services, and a cyber resilience solution to protect their critical business assets.

Specifically, Kyndryl provides Cyber Incident Recovery with Dell Technologies to accelerate cyber resilience for customers using Dell's high-performance storage, servers, and data protection systems. This solution is designed to help secure critical data sets and provide a verified process to recover data back into the business. The approach uses an "air-gapped" data vault from Dell, whereby one copy of the data is offline and cannot be accessed, to help customers ensure integrity and availability of data sets in the event of a cyber incident.

Dell recently elevated Kyndryl to Titanium Black Global Partner status in the Dell Technologies Partner Program. This status recognizes Dell's most strategic partners – those best equipped for today's data-centric, multicloud world, and support their customers in their digital transformation journey. The designation and this collaboration will enable customers to enhance their digital innovation and business transformation. With more than 20 years of engineering and go-to-market collaboration, Kyndryl and Dell provide customers with a powerful combination of strategic guidance and access to world-class technologies. 

"We're excited to expand our relationship with Dell and look forward to delivering solutions, services and support that customers need to store and protect their data and recover from cyber threats. Through this important alliance, we will work together to help companies improve performance and availability of critical data, predictive maintenance, non-disruptive upgrades and refreshes."

Kris Lovejoy, Global Security and Resiliency practice leader, Kyndryl

Ensuring effective cyber resilience is a top priority for customers. Kyndryl's Cyber Incident Recovery with Dell Technologies solution is designed to enhance and complement existing backup and disaster recovery solutions, help minimize the impact of cyber incidents, and enable a quicker return to normal operations as well as a greater likelihood of recovering critical data.

"It's more important than ever for companies to have confidence in the protection of their critical data to ensure cyber resiliency," said Denise Millard, senior vice president, Global Alliances, Dell Technologies. "Dell and Kyndryl are well positioned to help our customers succeed in the multicloud and data era."

About Kyndryl
Kyndryl is the world's largest IT infrastructure services provider. The company designs, builds, manages, and modernizes the complex, mission-critical information systems that the world depends on every day. Kyndryl's nearly 90,000 employees serve over 4,000 customers in more than 60 countries around the world, including 75 percent of the Fortune 100.

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Confidential computing is a technology that shields computer workloads from their environments and keeps data encrypted even during processing. The vast and previously unsolved problem that confidential computing addresses is the following: How to process data on a computer that is potentially compromised? This computer could be operated by yourself, your company, or a third party like a cloud provider.

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VodafoneZiggo selects Cognizant as Strategic Partner to Consolidate its Services for IT Infrastructure and Virtualized Networking

VodafoneZiggo | November 09, 2022

Cognizant announced today that it has been selected by VodafoneZiggo, a leading provider of fixed, mobile and integrated communication and entertainment services to consumers and businesses, as its managed services partner to consolidate and support VodafoneZiggo's operations of IT and virtualized mobile network infrastructure. This will enable VodafoneZiggo to improve the availability and reliability of its communications services through proactive monitoring of infrastructure operations, more accurate planning, and with faster deployments of new services to its more than five million mobile business and consumer customers in The Netherlands. As part of the five-year operations and maintenance agreement, Cognizant will harmonize and simplify the current on-premise landscape through increased levels of automation designed to reduce the total cost of ownership and enable more efficient onboarding of VodafoneZiggo's standard as well as containerized and virtualized NFV (Network Function Virtualization) infrastructure. "Due to the ongoing growth in the demand for data services and digital customer experiences, we continuously aim to optimize our services to serve customers in the best way. This goes hand in hand with a strong drive to establish the best efficiency and effectiveness in our operations and IT infrastructure. "We have chosen Cognizant as a trusted partner with the experience and expertise to assist us with maintaining and improving the infrastructure underpinning our mobile network operations and deploy new functions and services at scale." Diana Geels - de Koos, Lead for Cloud Infrastructure Tribe at VodafoneZiggo "We are proud to have been chosen by VodafoneZiggo based on a combination of our deep industry and domain expertise in infrastructure managed services for large-scale, global companies across various industries, including telecoms and communications," said Saket Gulati, Country Manager, Netherlands at Cognizant. "Due to our longstanding relationship and deep-rooted knowledge of VodafoneZiggo's challenges, we are confident that we will be able to support the company in meeting its next digitization targets and introduce a new level of stability to its IT infrastructure." About VodafoneZiggo VodafoneZiggo is a leading Dutch company that provides fixed, mobile and integrated communication and entertainment services to consumers and businesses. As of September 30, 2022, we have over 5 million mobile, over 3 million video and fixed broadband internet and approximately 2 million fixed telephony subscribers. Approximately 7,000 people are employed by VodafoneZiggo. Our offices are located in Utrecht, Amsterdam, Maastricht, Hilversum, Leeuwarden, Groningen, Nijmegen, Helmond and Rotterdam. The VodafoneZiggo JV is a 50:50 joint venture between Liberty Global, one of the world's leading converged video, broadband and communications companies, and Vodafone Group, one of the world's leading technology communications companies. About Cognizant Cognizant engineers modern businesses. We help our clients modernize technology, reimagine processes and transform experiences so they can stay ahead in our fast-changing world. Together, we're improving everyday life.

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Wallarm Q3 API ThreatStats™ Report Reveals DevOps Tools and Infrastructure Under Attack

Wallarm | November 14, 2022

Wallarm, the end-to-end API security company, today released its Q3 API ThreatStats™ Report, which provides deep analysis into all published API vulnerabilities and exploits for the quarter. The Wallarm research team dissected the data from a variety of perspectives, including software type, vendor, CVSS scores, CWEs and both OWASP Top-10 (2021) for web apps and OWASP API Security Top-10 (2019). The team also examined publicly disclosed exploit POCs to determine where the risk lies. The initial analysis indicated that API vulnerabilities and the impacted vendors were leveling off from the significant increase reported in the Q2 API Vulnerability Report, with minimal to no change. Vulnerabilities and vendors impacted experienced a 16% increase, while high to critical rated vulnerabilities remained steady at 57% total. However, deeper analysis revealed three key findings, which may have costly implications on an organization’s API security program: Infrastructure. A vast majority of the most impactful vulnerabilities analyzed in Q3 impacted DevOps tools and infrastructure, resulting in a shift of an organization’s security focus. Injections. While the OWASP Top-10 Injection categories (A03:2021 for web apps and API8:2019 for APIs) top the charts at over 33% of all CVEs analyzed, further inspection reveals many, many variations, which will require extra effort to remediate. Exploits. A surprising finding was that the average gap between CVE and exploit POC publication was zero days, which greatly impacts a mitigation timeline. “Almost everyone involved in the API economy, from CISOs and their security teams to DevOps teams and beyond, are talking about API Security this year. However, only a few vendors can explain what it really means, and how to measure and calculate the risks and impact when things go badly. “Wallarm has been committed to tracking and analyzing API vulnerabilities and exploits, and sharing this with the community via our API ThreatStats reports. This Q3-2022 report is the third in a row, and we clearly see a chilling trend in the number, severity and focus of API vulnerabilities and exploits. No joke: the top 10 API issues we're seeing affect core DevOps and PaaS products, such as Kubernetes, Rancher, GitLab, HashiCorp, and several others.” Ivan Novikov, CEO & co-founder of Wallarm For more highlights from the final report, please see the Q3-2022 API ThreatStats™ Report executive summary. To learn more, register for Wallarm’s webinar on Thursday, November 10 at 11 AM PT where the research team will present all of its findings. About Wallarm Wallarm end-to-end API security products provide robust protection for APIs, web applications, microservices, and serverless workloads running in cloud-native environments. Hundreds of Security and DevOps teams choose Wallarm to get unique visibility into malicious traffic, robust protection across their whole API portfolio, and automated incident response for better risk management. The company is committed to supporting modern tech stacks, offering dozens of deployment options in cloud and Kubernetes-based environments, and also provides a full cloud solution. Wallarm is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and is backed by Toba Capital, Y Сombinator, Partech, and other investors.

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Mercury’s New RES Servers With Intel’s Data Center-class Processors for Aerospace & Defense

Mercury | January 27, 2023

Technology solutions provider, Mercury Systems, Inc., which delivers processing power to critical defense and aerospace missions, launched its next generation of rugged edge servers powered by 4th generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. The new processors earlier known as Sapphire Rapids, are designed for faster compute-intensive edge workloads and provide quick insights needed for critical defense and aerospace missions. The all-new RES X08 servers are built using the decades of experience Mercury has with its COTS Rugged Edge Server (RES) rackmount family. RES X08 servers support powerhouse NVIDIA H100 GPUs, low-latency PCIe 5.0 fabrics, high-speed DDR5 memory, versatile Compute Express Link (CXL) expansion and 400 Gbps network cards, packed in a highly configurable, ultra-rugged chassis. Using innovative and secure design, Mercury’s servers are designed from the ground up to dissipate and withstand massive thermal loads which are created by larger, more powerful components. With a smaller footprint, Mercury’s servers are capable of delivering higher computational performance for accelerated workloads in industrial and military applications. Brian Perry, General Manager of Mercury’s Sensor Systems business unit, said, “The RES X08 follows in the lineage of field-proven RES X07 and RES X06 servers that meet the demanding requirements of mission-critical workloads at the edge.” He further added, “Tens of thousands of Mercury rugged servers are currently deployed across U.S. and international defense programs, and Mercury is proud to make the latest commercial Silicon Valley technologies profoundly more accessible to aerospace and defense customers.” (Source – GlobeNewswire) About Mercury Systems Mercury Based in Andover, Massachusetts, Mercury systems is a technology solutions provider. The company utilizes its strategic investments in R&D, business partnerships, and M&A; Mercury enables aerospace and defense leaders in agile defence systems, avionics and mission computing, and new technologies to transform their systems from legacy to cutting edge. This opens possibilities for an integrated approach to mission success. The crucial technologies, such as Signal, Software, and Security, required for mission success are included in the "core" of the Mercury Processing Platform. These technologies are made available from silicon to system scale with important differentiators, such as Mission Ready, Trusted and Secure, Software Defined and Open, and Modular.

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