More than 8.4 million DDoS Attacks Targeted IT Infrastructures, Cloud, Mobile Networks & IoT Devices in 2019

Security Magazine | February 18, 2020

More than 8.4 million DDoS Attacks Targeted IT Infrastructures, Cloud, Mobile Networks & IoT Devices in 2019
NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence saw 8.4 million Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks last year alone: 23,000 attacks per day, 16 every minute. DDoS attacks have grown in frequency each year for the past five years, while attackers continue to unleash increasingly sophisticated attacks, says Richard Hummel, Threat Intelligence Manager, NETSCOUT. NETSCOUT, in its Threat Intelligence Report, found customer-facing services and applications were targets of DDoS attacks at two-thirds of enterprises. Customers can act as conduits for attacks: adversaries deployed a novel technique that used attacks on client services to access core services at well-protected targets. APT groups are bumping up mobile malware use, while DDoS attacks on mobile networks jumped 64 percent in the second half of 2019. Cyber criminals widely weaponized seven new or increasingly popular DDoS attack vectors in 2019 while adding new techniques to existing methods.

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IT teams are under constant pressure to drive increased availability to meet the demanding requirements of “always-on” business environments. In fact, the need to eliminate downtime and ensure optimum application performance at all times is becoming even more important as organizations modernize their IT infrastructures to embrace digital transformation.

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BAI Communications acquires wireless infrastructure leader Vilicom, accelerating its growth in the UK and Europe

BAI Communications | December 01, 2021

BAI Communications (BAI), a global communications infrastructure provider, has acquired Vilicom, a leader in designing, installing and managing high performance wireless networks. This acquisition represents a major expansion of BAI's business in the UK and Europe, accelerating its growth strategy in the region. Vilicom is a leader in high performance 4G and 5G mobile and cellular coverage solutions, with over 1,500 solutions deployed to date. It provides a range of specialist wireless services including consultancy, design, optimisation, testing and systems integration to support the delivery of private, indoor and offshore networks. Customers span a range of sectors including healthcare, real-estate, retail, hospitality, energy, and mobile network operators. Major projects include Dublin Airport T2, premiership football stadiums, iconic Irish stadium Croke Park, Bristol Myres Squibb's billion-dollar biologics plant, as well as the Moray East offshore windfarm in Scotland where Vilicom designed a bespoke private network covering an area of 295km². The combination of Vilicom's technical expertise with BAI's investment capability, will bring scale to new innovative connectivity solutions such as private 5G networks and Vilicom's communications as a service platform that provides indoor mobile and cellular coverage for smaller venues. Vilicom shares BAI's commitment to connect the unconnected in the most complex environments, with customer experience at the forefront. This alignment will benefit customers and supports BAI's move to become one of the leading 5G connected-infrastructure players both in the region and worldwide. The acquisition further strengthens BAI's global operations, following the news that it recently acquired Mobilitie one of the largest privately-held telecommunications companies in the United States. In the UK, BAI was earlier this year awarded a 20-year concession from Transport for London to create a step change in connectivity across London and deliver high-speed mobile on the London Underground, as well as agreeing a 20-year strategic partnership with Sunderland City Council to create the UK's most advanced smart city. "At BAI we are working to connect the unconnected, and this acquisition will play a huge role in assisting us to achieve that goal. With its focus on indoor venues, Vilicom is helping to enhance connectivity for all and by investing in its growth we can transform access to high-speed mobile coverage, not only benefitting businesses, but the UK as a whole." Billy D'Arcy, CEO of BAI Communications UK Sean Keating, CEO of Vilicom, said: "For over two decades, Vilicom has been an industry leader in cellular innovation, having connected millions of people across Europe. We are excited to join BAI, a company that shares our mission and understands that in today's digital world, more and more people are relying heavily on uninterrupted high-performance mobile connectivity. Together, we will be able to accelerate and scale our delivery and provide an enhanced experience for our customers." Igor Leprince, Group CEO of BAI Communications, added: "BAI's acquisition of Vilicom brings together a highly complementary offering between the two organisations, establishing us as leader in the UK, while helping us realise our global ambitions. The combination of the expertise and portfolios of each business positions BAI to better respond to new opportunities across UK and Europe and makes a significant contribution to our strategy for portfolio balance across North America and Europe." About BAI Communications BAI Communications is a world leader in shared communications infrastructure, pioneering solutions that empower our customers to advance their services, accelerate their networks and amplify their reach in the most efficient and cost-effective ways possible. Having long been at the forefront of network advancement, BAI is harnessing fibre, spearheading the transition from 4G/LTE, accelerating 5G and preparing for 6G – and beyond. We collaborate closely with our customers in MNOs, government, transit, enterprise, broadcasting and venues to realise their communications vision, focusing not just on the immediate future, but on the possibilities that exist over long-term partnerships. Our global operations span Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and in the United States through BAI Group company, Mobilitie, and majority-owned Transit Wireless. Together, we're creating smarter communities for all.

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Telit and ASOCS Collaborate on Turnkey Private 5G Networks for Industrial IoT

Telit | June 02, 2021

Telit, a global Internet of Things (IoT) enabler, today announced a collaboration with ASOCS, a leading provider of virtual Radio Access Network (RAN) solutions, to enable enterprises, systems integrators, and others to quickly develop and deploy private 5G networks for Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications. ASOCS' new 5G SA Evaluation Kit, which includes the Telit FT980 industrial data terminal, consists of all of the 3rd off-the-shelf hardware, software, and services required to enable private 5G-powered Industry 4.0 applications. Available immediately, the ASOCS 5G SA Evaluation Kit is a fully configured, turnkey network in a single box that includes: • The Telit FT980 industrial data terminal supports downlink speeds of up to 2.1 Gbps and uplinks as fast as 0.9 Gbps in Sub-6 TDD SA — ideal for a wide variety of bandwidth-intensive low-latency IIoT applications. Featuring an industrial-grade design, the terminal, based on the award-winning FN980 data card series, is purpose-built for mission-critical IIoT applications that require maximum reliability even under extreme conditions. • 5G access software and all other components necessary to implement a 5G network with no mobile operator involvement, including servers, a switch, an indoor 5G NR unit, SIM cards, and 5G network core software. • ASOCS' Cyrus 2.0 management tool, a cloud-based platform for site configuration, performance monitoring, fault management, and lifecycle management of all network elements, from the core to the radios. About Telit Telit is a global leader in the Internet of Things (IoT) enablement, with an extensive portfolio of wireless connectivity modules, software platforms, and international IoT connectivity services, enabling hundreds of millions of connected 'things' to date and trusted by thousands of direct and indirect customers worldwide. Telit continues to redefine the boundaries of digital business with over two decades of IoT innovation experience, delivering secure, integrated end-to-end IoT solutions for many of the world's largest brands, including enterprises, OEMs, system integrators, and service providers across all industries, enabling them to simplify, connect, and manage IoT at any scale.

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Dense Air has installed 5G infrastructure on the Estoril Congress Centre.

prnewswire | December 14, 2020

Thick Air has introduced 5G framework on the Estoril Congress Center, permitting guests and different clients in the territory to encounter the full presentation of cutting edge 5G broadcast communications. The establishment follows a MOU endorsed in September 2019 between Cascais City Council and Dense Air. The goal is to put the district at the cutting edge of the correspondence upset driven by 5G in Portugal by offering best in class innovation inside their savvy city idea. With this establishment, Cascais gets one of the principal districts to understand its aspiration for innovation greatness by actualizing 5G foundation. Thick Air has worked intimately with the district to distinguish territories where 5G can have an extremely huge effect on its residents and organizations. The establishment at the Estoril Congress Center permits Cascais to completely encounter and use the super quick and low dormancy execution accessible through 5G. Tony Boyle, Dense Air Portugal General Manager states that: "This is another very significant milestone for Dense Air Portugal bringing Neutral Host 5G services to market. This 5G MMIMO site delivers Gigabit services to 5G enabled handsets and also acts as a donor to our innovative 'Magic Box Small Cells' able to deliver densified in-building coverage. We are very pleased to have played our part to bring 5G services to Cascais." Cascais perceives the numerous conceivable outcomes empowered by 5G innovation and will use this future organization engineering to test and support developments, for example, vivid training, independent driving and modern IoT; which are all now conceivable because of this establishment. During the following 90 days it will be utilized to verify the administration. This 5G site and the establishment of other deliberately positioned little cells will give a firm 5G organization to testing and approval of Dense Air's Neutral Host suggestion. Thick Air expects to send its little cell driven organization administration model all through Portugal to improve network inclusion, increment accessible limit and significantly upgrade end client versatile client experience.

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IT teams are under constant pressure to drive increased availability to meet the demanding requirements of “always-on” business environments. In fact, the need to eliminate downtime and ensure optimum application performance at all times is becoming even more important as organizations modernize their IT infrastructures to embrace digital transformation.