Verizon Enterprise Solutions has launched a new Software-Defined Perimeter (SDP) service that enables enterprise customers to proactively identify and block cyberattacks by creating a virtual boundary around their network.
Verizon’s SDP service, a scalable Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, provides pre-authenticated, context-aware, secure access to enterprise applications. The service works by isolating communications between enterprise applications and end-user devices to enable rapid identification and prevention of network-based cyberattacks such as denial of service, connection hijacking, and credential theft.
Verizon’s SDP can be deployed across complex, hybrid IT environments, and can also be scaled to increase protection when required. It’s provisioned and managed dynamically, in part by leveraging the workflows used in highly classified networks and now modified for use in commercial networks, and also comes with its own managed public key infrastructure (PKI) built in, enabling customers to deploy digital certificates across the enterprise quickly and at low cost.
Verizon SDP is currently available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, the European Union, and Norway.
China Mobile, ARM, Cavium, and Enea have signed an agreement on collaboration in the China Mobile Open NFV Testlab.
The collaboration will use Enea’s OPNFV based commercial, Enea NFV Core platform, and Cavium’s ARM-based ThunderX workload optimized datacenter server processors. China Mobile’s Open NFV Testlab will host the platform as part of China Mobile’s Telecom Integrated Cloud (TIC). The work will include validation of a variety of NFV tests cases – vCPE, vBRAS, vEPC, vIMS – while supporting Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) project development and integration.
Nokia has upgraded the long-haul microwave trunk network of Cosmote, the mobile arm of OTE Group, Greece’s largest telecoms provider, to enhance its network capacity and performance, especially in rural locations across the Greek islands.
The upgrade using Nokia 9500 Microwave Packet Radio technology will allow Cosmote to meet growing residential and tourist demand for broadband access in currently underserved parts of the islands. The technology will backhaul data at speeds of 1 Gbps via full IP connectivity serving mobile and fixed networks.
Nokia’s long-haul microwave technology will backhaul traffic generated across several Aegean Islands, offering fiber-like connectivity and backhaul redundancy to ensure reliability of network services. A key component of this deployment is its use of microwave technology to deliver high-speed broadband connectivity to the island of Kastellorizo, the most eastern of the Greek islands, which is more than 150km away from the nearest network point of presence.
By upgrading the existing SDH-microwave trunk-based network, Cosmote was also able to reuse existing passive radio equipment, taking advantage of total cost of ownership savings compared to a new deployment.
Carolina West Wireless and Chat Mobility have joined the CCA Device Hub (Hub). In addition to enabling carriers to better manage their device portfolios from end-to-end, the Hub, in partnership with Sprint, gives participating CCA carrier members the opportunity to access a broader ecosystem of devices, which can lower costs and improve time-to-market for the benefit of carriers and their subscribers.