Monthly Archives: July 2019

Zyxel’s new Pro Outdoor Router provides high-speed broadband services over existing LTE networks

Zyxel Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet access and connected home products, announced it has begun shipping the LTE7480 LTE-A Pro Outdoor Router, enabling network operators to cost-effectively provide high-speed Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) to customers in remote areas where other technologies would be cost-prohibitive.

Designed for use in suburban areas, public locations, homes and offices, the LTE7480 utilizes the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band to deliver high-speed broadband services using 4G LTE-Advanced technology.

CBRS offers capacity expansion functions without the complexity of sharing the band with WiFi allowing the LTE-based solution to provide better network quality than that of WiFi.

Features and Benefits of the LTE7480 LTE-A Pro Outdoor Router:

  • Lightning-fast internet connectivity: LTE7480 employs 3GPP UE category 16 with downlink data rates of up to 573 Mbps through eight spatial streams on two carrier components.
  • High-gain antennas: LTE7480 features a 4×4 MIMO, high-gain 10 dbi antenna; outdoor design enables the LTE7480 to work under near non-line-of-sight conditions to increase coverage and bandwidth.
  • Easy to deploy and manage: The LTE7480 supports bridge and router functions for flexible deployment; 802.3af/at PoE eliminates need for separate power source; IP67 hardened industrial grade enclosures for mounting in harsh environments; TR-069 and remote GUI management; remote throughput testing capability.
  • Non-stop connectivity: Wireless LTE can be used for the multi-WAN fail-over application without a cabling plan. As long as the gateway supports multi-WAN fail-over, simply connect the LTE7480 to the existing gateway and set the LTE as the fail-over WAN.

Zyxel’s line of LTE outdoor routers for service providers also includes the LTE7461 4G LTE-A Outdoor Router. The multi-band LTE7461, which also functions in bridge or router modes, employs 3GPP UE category 6 – the best-practice LTE technology – to provide downlink data rates of up to 300 Mbps through four spatial streams using 2×2 MIMO, high-gain 8 dbi antennas.

Designed for deployment in harsh outdoor environments, the LTE7461 is housed in an IP67 hardened industrial-grade enclosure. 802.3af/at PoE support ensures ease and flexibility of deployment. The LTE7461 is easily managed using TR-069 and remote GUI.

“The Zyxel family of LTE products gives network operators cost-effective solutions to deliver high-speed broadband services over existing LTE mobile networks,” explained Brian Feng, Senior Vice President at Zyxel.

“Our fixed wireless access offerings provide the flexibility and performance to deploy 4G LTE as a main connection or backup solution giving operators options to rapidly increase revenue in untapped markets.”

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New Light Technologies partners with Fugue to keep cloud environments secure and compliant

New Light Technologies (NLT) announces a strategic partnership with Fugue to deliver public cloud configuration, drift detection, active drift enforcement (e.g., self-healing infrastructure), and security control gap analysis for NLT’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure clientele.

The partnership extends Fugue’s capabilities to all of NLT’s Azure and AWS clients, strengthening NLT’s Cloud Service Provider (CSP) and Managed Service Offerings (MSO).

Fugue rounds out a set of best-of-industry tools and practices chosen by NLT to protect and provide the greatest value to each customer. In addition to the capabilities that Fugue offers, each NLT cloud customer partner is ensured:

  • 100% infrastructure-as-code buildout of their environment
  • 3rd-party uptime monitoring and SLA enforcement
  • A core security model built from NIST, HIPAA, and GDPR controls

“By using Fugue, we can multiply the impact of each of our engineers. Instead of having to write custom scripts, alarms, and notifications, we simply turn on Fugue and get alerted if any of our environments deviate in any way from our last build baseline,” said Dave Williams, Cloud Architect with NLT.

“Plus, for certain production accounts, we enable active self-healing infrastructure so that when an anomaly is found, the environment is automatically rolled back to the desired configuration.”

We’re excited to partner with New Light Technologies to use Fugue’s cloud infrastructure baselining technologies to keep NLT’s cloud environments secure and compliant with policy,” said Phillip Merrick, CEO of Fugue.

“NLT is delivering cutting edge cloud-based geospatial applications and managed services, and with Fugue, NLT can keep customer data and applications secure in a highly efficient and scalable manner.”

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Alibaba Cloud and Fortinet provide streamlined security for orgs with hybrid cloud infrastructures

Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, and Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, announced the expansion of the Fortinet Security Fabric offerings and new automation capabilities for Alibaba Cloud to provide streamlined and consistent security for organizations with hybrid cloud infrastructures.

The combination of Alibaba Cloud and the Fortinet Security Fabric provide organizations with the ability to extend security visibility and control from the data center to the cloud and the ability to ensure that organizations employ consistent security policies no matter where their applications are deployed.

By implementing the Fortinet Security Fabric on Alibaba Cloud, customers can apply consistent security policies throughout their hybrid infrastructures and can realize multi-layer security protection and operational benefits for running applications on Alibaba Cloud.

Sodexo and Fung Group are among the global customers leveraging Fortinet’s cloud native integration with Alibaba Cloud to secure its hybrid cloud environment.

Sodexo is using Fortinet’s FortiGate-VM to deploy secure VPC on Alibaba Cloud, effectively aggregating and securing its globally distributed infrastructure. Fung Group is also taking advantage of the integration with the deployment of the FortiGate-VM on Alibaba Cloud, which enables consistent visibility and security management across its cloud environments.

As organizations move workloads and applications to the cloud, the digital attack surface is expanding and making it harder to ensure robust, consistent security across clouds and data centers.

Organizations are looking to take advantage of the agility and scalability that cloud environments offer without compromising security. Alibaba Cloud’s extended collaboration with Fortinet addresses this concern as it leverages Fortinet’s breadth of cloud security offerings that are part of the Fortinet Security Fabric.

Additional benefits of this expanded partnership include:

  • Native integration: Fortinet’s security solution will natively integrate with Alibaba Cloud for seamless integration with workloads running in Alibaba Cloud. As a Fortinet Fabric-Ready Partner, Alibaba Cloud will integrate its APIs with the Fortinet Security Fabric to provide more consistent and effective end-to-end security to end users.
  • Broad protection: The Fortinet Security Fabric for Alibaba Cloud includes a broad range of Fortinet security offerings including: FortiGateVM, FortiWeb, FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer and Fabric connectors. These solutions address a broad set of use cases including protecting cloud workloads, securing hybrid cloud and cloud-based security management.
  • Management and automation: With the expanded integration, Alibaba Cloud’s security functionalities can be managed through the Fortinet Security Management tools across both Alibaba Cloud and on-premises deployments to streamline security operations. Customers can leverage automation capabilities provided by The Fortinet Security Fabric, leveraging APIs and stitches for example, to further streamline and automate operations.

Fortinet’s cloud security solutions are available on Alibaba Cloud Marketplace or can be purchased from a Fortinet channel partner providing customers with the flexability of purchasing only on demand or owning a license that is transferrable across platforms.

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Paul D. Fabara joins Visa as Chief Risk Officer

Visa announced that Paul D. Fabara will join Visa as Chief Risk Officer, effective Sept. 3. Mr. Fabara takes over from Ellen Richey, Visa’s former Vice Chairman and Chief Risk Officer who recently retired after more than 11 years with the company. Mr. Fabara will report to Al Kelly, Visa’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Fabara’s responsibilities will include a broad portfolio of functions designed to maintain the integrity of the Visa payment system and protect the company and its assets from unexpected loss. He will serve as principal liaison with regulatory agencies that exercise supervisory authority over Visa in the 200+ countries in which the company operates.

In addition, Mr. Fabara will continue Visa’s leadership in payment security, working across the entire ecosystem to promote strategies that secure the future of payments and deliver industry-leading services to prevent, detect, and minimize the impact of attacks on Visa’s clients and other payment system stakeholders.

“We’re thrilled to have Paul joining Visa as our Chief Risk Officer,” said Al Kelly, Visa CEO. “Trust and security is foundational to Visa’s long-term success, and I’m confident of the positive impact Paul will have on Visa’s risk strategy.”

Prior to joining Visa, Mr. Fabara spent eight years at American Express in a variety of roles, most recently as President of American Express’s Global Services Group where he was responsible for managing all support groups including New Accounts, Customer Service, Credit, Collections, Asset Recoveries, Fraud Operations, Procurement, Manufacturing, Automation, Facilities, Sales and Business Enablement, Enterprise Strategy and Execution.

Prior to American Express, Mr. Fabara was at Barclay’s Bank as Global Chief Operating Officer, Barclaycard. Prior to Barclay’s, Mr. Fabara was Chief Operating Officer, Card Services, for Alliance Data Systems.

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