INFRASTRUCTURE, SOFTWARE AND TOOLS
globenewswire | April 06, 2023
ACA Pacific Singapore (ACA Pacific Technology(S) Pte Ltd), an established IT marketing and value-added distributor in the Asia-Pacific region, has partnered with Atsign, Inc., a leader in IoT security, to bring game-changing IoT device security technology to the region. The rapid adoption of IoT devices in the region has led to a dramatic increase in criminal hacking groups attacking these devices to gain access to various organizations, as well as the government’s critical infrastructure.
ACA Pacific Group will offer Atsign’s technology platform to eliminate all network attack surfaces (i.e. having no open ports) which will thwart these cybercriminals, protect IoT devices, and save costs over traditional, complicated, and less secure means of protecting IoT devices. Atsign will work closely alongside ACA Pacific’s broad ecosystem of partners to deliver industry leading cybersecurity solutions across industries and use cases.
“I couldn’t be happier about this new partnership with ACA Pacific,” says Barbara Tallent, CEO of Atsign. “Their knowledge of the APAC market and great reputation with their clients is a powerful step forward for our goal of providing protection and privacy to more business customers in the region.”
Craig Gledhill, CEO of ACA Pacific, discussed the partnership, stating that the fast rollout of 5G in the APAC market has led to a significant growth in IoT. However, this rapid expansion has also resulted in a significant security gap. Gledhill expressed excitement about partnering with Atsign to provide their technology as a cost-effective solution to address this very important issue. The technology is expected to be a great fit for many of ACA Pacific’s customers and partners.
About ACA Pacific Group
ACA Pacific Group is an established IT marketing and value-added distributor since 1986 across the Asia-Pacific region. Solutions offerings include selecting and integrating only the “Best-of-Breed” software and hardware to meet customers’ requirements.
Atsign is an award-winning technology company that believes the privacy and security of every person, organization, and device is a fundamental right, and they're working towards making it a reality. They won the 2022 IoTSF Champion award and the 2023 IoT Global Award for Securing IoT.
ENTERPRISE IOT, INFRASTRUCTURE
prnewswire | April 27, 2023
Bodytrak®, a leader in intelligent, smart and connected safety solutions that deliver real-time first responder physiological data to command centers, has selected NextNav, the leader in location technology, to bring mission-critical z-axis location intelligence capabilities to its products.
Despite consumer wearable technology advancements in recent years, emergency services personnel require more rugged solutions for active monitoring that can withstand hazardous environments and a variety of on-duty risk factors. These include heat stress, fatigue, dehydration, hyperthermia, hypothermia, endurance, head impact and fitness for deployment.
With real-time automated alerts for key markers of heat stress, fatigue, and unconsciousness, Bodytrak provides command centers with critical data to assess personnel needs. The integration of NextNav's Pinnacle technology will allow for precise indoor vertical positioning to supplement indoor and outdoor geolocation, enabling efficient intervention to prevent incidents and facilitating rapid assistance. Personnel can be safeguarded through Bodytrak's real-time alerts via a cloud-enabled dashboard, SMS and email notifications.
"Overexertion and stress accounts for 54% of deaths for US firefighters," said Leon Marsh, Founder & CEO of Bodytrak. "Knowing this data in real-time is mission critical for all agencies, but just as critical is knowing precisely where these individuals can be found. The barometric sensor in Bodytrak earpieces will now seamlessly leverage NextNav's precision z-axis service to ensure first responders can get the help they need, wherever they are."
"As the use of wearables increases in public safety, Bodytrak provides important capabilities for first responders and addresses the critical need for tracking personnel vitals and location information during emergency events," said Rob Clark, NextNav's Sr Director of Public Safety. "NextNav is proud to partner with Bodytrak on a wearable that can provide vertical location without adding an additional device to first responder gear to save lives."
The Pinnacle network delivers precise vertical location in 4,400 cities and towns – capturing more than 90% of buildings greater than three stories – in the United States. NextNav Pinnacle powers applications across the public safety community to support stronger situational awareness for first responders. In recent years, multiple wireless operators and other key businesses in the communications industry have continued to select NextNav Pinnacle to provide z-axis capabilities to enhance caller geolocation and emergency response outcomes.
NextNav (Nasdaq: NN) is a leader in next generation GPS, enabling a whole new ecosystem of applications and services that rely upon vertical location and resilient geolocation technology. The company's Pinnacle network delivers highly accurate vertical positioning to transform location services, reflect the 3D world around us, and support innovative, new capabilities. NextNav's TerraPoiNT network delivers accurate, reliable, and resilient positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) services to support critical infrastructure and other GPS-reliant systems in the absence or failure of GPS.
INFRASTRUCTURE, SOFTWARE AND TOOLS
prnewswire | May 03, 2023
Ordr, the leader in connected device security, today announced the release of new innovations and ecosystem integrations in version 8.2 of its AI-powered platform. Ordr enables customers to SEE, KNOW, and SECURE every connected device across their whole organization - from laptops and traditional IT equipment, to especially vulnerable Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), and Operational Technology (OT) devices. This release positions Ordr as the most comprehensive, granular, and accurate source of truth for every connected device.
Using Ordr version 8.2, customers will:
SEE a greater amount of connected devices and better understand device context through integrations with leading Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions Jamf and Microsoft Intune, Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) platform SentinelOne, network management platform Cisco DNA Center; and through enhancements to the Ordr Software Inventory Collector.
KNOW more about vulnerabilities and risks through integrations with leading EDR and threat intelligence platforms, including CrowdStrike and Qualys.
SECURE devices more rapidly through enhanced automation capabilities across the Zero Trust ecosystem, including integration advancements with Aruba ClearPass.
"Today's organizations must manage a tough balance between the demands of rapid digital transformation and the need to protect their businesses," said Pandian Gnanaprakasam, Chief Product Officer and co-founder of Ordr. "While digital transformation is an opportunity to fundamentally improve enterprise operations, the tradeoff is an expansion of the cyber attack surface and the demands of an increasingly strict regulatory regime. At Ordr, we understand that balance. Our platform helps customers embrace digital transformation without compromising security."
Ordr 8.2 gives customers a centralized view of the connected device attack surface, including vulnerabilities, risks, and active threats. As an open platform, Ordr takes pride in offering the largest number of security, networking, and IT solution integrations in the industry today, including bidirectional integrations. When combined with the Ordr Data Lake profiles, these integrations further Ordr with the most comprehensive and detailed context, flows, and insights on tens of millions of devices to mitigate risks and accelerate Zero Trust initiatives.
"The Ordr platform gives us invaluable insights that help accelerate our Zero Trust project with Aruba Clearpass," said Randy Yates, VP, Chief Information Security Officer, Memorial Hermann. "With Ordr, we're able to easily define granular policies based on device role and risk to ensure we can reduce our attack surface and improve security without fear of impacting operations."
Ordr makes it easy to secure every connected device, from traditional IT devices to newer and more vulnerable IoT, IoMT, and OT. Ordr Systems Control Engine uses deep packet inspection and advanced machine learning to discover every device, profile its risk and behavior, map all communications and protect it with automated policies. Organizations worldwide trust Ordr to provide real-time asset inventory, address risk and compliance and accelerate IT initiatives. Ordr is backed by top investors including Battery Ventures, Wing Venture Capital, Ten Eleven Ventures, Northgate Capital, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, and Unusual Ventures.