SOFTWARE AND TOOLS

JFrog Unveils DevSecOps for IoT - Bringing Trusted Software to the Edge

JFrog | May 26, 2022

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JFrog Ltd, the Liquid Software company and creators of the JFrog DevOps Platform, today introduced JFrog Connect, a new solution designed to help developers update, manage, monitor, and secure remote Linux & IoT devices at scale. Available immediately, JFrog Connect ushers in a new era of software automation, traceability, and security to the world of connected devices via a modern DevOps platform. A fully integrated part of the JFrog Platform, JFrog Connect empowers companies to manage one to hundreds of thousands of devices using a consistent operational model and intuitive user interface across cloud, on-premises, and multi-cloud deployments.

"The massively distributed nature of edge/IoT expands the enterprise attack surface, and also exacerbates operational, cross-functional software update workflow challenges. One of the main reasons for that, is that updating edge devices is often siloed from a modern software supply chain. JFrog Connect, integrated with the JFrog Platform, effectively helps companies manage automatic, continuous delivery of secure software updates from developers’ keystrokes to any distributed edge or fleet of connected things, while fortifying their software supply chain against emerging attack vectors.”

Yoav Landman, Co-founder and CTO, JFrog. 

As increasing numbers of enterprises deploy IoT-based solutions, we believe it’s important to understand that doing so also introduces new entry points for malicious packages and cybersecurity attacks – particularly since IoT devices often run on unreliable and vulnerable networks that can't be trusted. A recent analyst survey found developers rank security 46% (39% in 2020) and deployment 31% (23% in 2020) among their top three concerns, along with the need for additional integrations with complementary technologies and systems.1 Additionally, a lack of reliable, secure, IoT management solutions can result in expensive product recalls, service outages, unnecessary site visits, and more.

About JFrog
JFrog Ltd., is on a mission to power all the world’s software updates, driven by a “Liquid Software” vision to allow the seamless, secure flow of binaries from developers to the edge. The JFrog Platform enables software creators to power their entire software supply chain throughout the full binary lifecycle, so they can build, secure, distribute, and connect any source with any production environment. JFrog’s hybrid, universal, multi-cloud DevOps platform is available as both self-managed and SaaS services across major cloud service providers. Millions of users and thousands of customers worldwide, including a majority of the Fortune 100, depend on JFrog solutions to securely manage their mission-critical software supply chain. Once you leap forward, you won’t go back.

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Anytime, anywhere access to real-time intelligence from remote machines or devices is changing the way that multinationals operate. Businesses are beginning to realise the potential that M2M represents for increased efficiency, revenue generation and improved customer satisfaction.This paper explores the key business drivers behind M2M wireless communications, the different hardware, software and communications elements involved, and describes how to introduce M2M technology effectively on a global scale. With the needs of the global business in mind, we explain the benefits of M2M and why it’s crucial to take an enterprise-wide view when implementing solutions. This paper is of particular relevance to CEOs, senior management, CIOs, and IT managers, as well as regional decision-makers.


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VIAVI 6G Forward Program Drives Academic and Industry Research

VIAVI | August 19, 2022

Viavi Solutions Inc. today announced that it is supporting 6G academic and industry research worldwide through its new 6G Forward program. The program is designed to provide vital expertise, technology, and funding to promising avenues of research, which may lead to breakthroughs for the next generation of wireless technology. VIAVI has already supported three universities, Northeastern University and the University of Texas at Austin in the US and the University of Surrey in the UK. At Northeastern University, VIAVI is supporting the Institute for Wireless Internet of Things and the Open6G cooperative research center led by Professor Tommaso Melodia. The group is exploring large-scale RF propagation channel modeling based on AI and ML technologies to develop a city-scale digital twin of a 6G network. The team is also developing a RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC)-enabled Massive MIMO beamforming optimization testbed using the Colosseum 256-port RF channel emulator and the VIAVI E500 UE Emulator. At the University of Texas at Austin, VIAVI supports 6GUT, led by Professor Jeff Andrews, within the Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG). The key topic of the joint research is applying end-to-end machine learning, specifically deep reinforcement learning (DRL), using adversarial conditions to re-train more robust cellular traffic forecasters. At the University of Surrey in the UK, VIAVI is a founding member of the 5G/6G Innovation Centre led by Regius Professor Rahim Tafazolli FREng. The Innovation Centre addresses advanced communication systems and the key challenges in the development of a 5G, 5G+ and 6G infrastructure for providing connectivity for future technologies. Key research areas include: Antennas and signal processing; Artificial intelligence for wireless communications; Intelligent and high-performance networking and service delivery; Intelligent RAN technology and management; Mobile network security; New physical layer; Satellite communications; THz components and communications all under future Integrated communication and sensing. "At the Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things, we envision a future in which people and their environment are connected by a continuum of AI-powered devices and networks," said Professor Melodia. "6G research initiatives require collaboration between academia and industry, and the technology, expertise and funding provided by VIAVI are critical to our contributions to making wireless communications exponentially faster, smarter, more energy efficient, and more secure." "6GUT is imagining the future of wireless connectivity at the intersection of immersive sensing and machine learning," said Professor Andrews. "VIAVI's unique perspective on enabling the entire network lifecycle from R&D to deployment provides academic researchers like us insights into problems affecting real-world network deployments, and we welcome the collaboration with the VIAVI experts as we embark on this journey towards 6G." "VIAVI is a founder member of the Innovation Centre at Surrey and we deeply appreciate the support and expertise they are bringing to the table," said Regius Professor Tafazolli. "It enables us to fully explore concepts, to deliver technologies and methodologies that will help define and improve connected communities in the future. This is a good example of academia and business working together to improve technology and people's lives." "Academic institutions play a vital role in exploring the potential of 6G, We believe it is important to get involved now and to allow disruptive and productive areas of research to see their ideas come to fruition ahead of formal standards definitions. We have had fascinating and beneficial exchanges with our academic partners and we hope to expand the scale of the program in the future." Dr. Ian Wong, CTO Office, VIAVI VIAVI is also involved with several other 6G-focused initiatives globally, including: The Next G Alliance, an ATIS-led industry initiative focused on advancing North American mobile technology leadership in 6G and beyond over the next decade. VIAVI is a founding member of the Next G Alliance, whose projects encompass the full lifecycle of research and development, manufacturing, standardization and market readiness. 6G BRAINS, which is developing AI-driven multi-agent Deep Reinforcement learning (DRL) to perform resource allocation in 6G networks for Industry 4.0, intelligent transportation, e-health and other applications. Supported by the European Commission Horizon 2020 Programme, 6G Brains initiatives include providing network operators with new options for using and combining sub-6 GHz, mmWave and THz spectrum, as well as optical wireless communications. The Beyond 5G Promotion Consortium, a forum for industry, academia and government in Japan to share information about research and development in areas such as integrating cyberspace with the real world, known as Society 5.0. About VIAVI VIAVI is a global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions for communications service providers, enterprises, network equipment manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers, government and avionics. We help these customers harness the power of instruments, automation, intelligence and virtualization to Command the network. VIAVI is also a leader in light management solutions for the anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, industrial, government and automotive markets.

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ENTERPRISE IOT

Telit LN920 M.2 Global Modules Certified for Use on Verizon's Mobile Broadband Network

Telit | August 23, 2022

Telit, a global leader in the Internet of Things (IoT), today announces that Verizon certified its LN920 global M.2 modules for use on its mobile broadband network. Powered by the Snapdragon® X12 LTE Modem, the LN920 quickly leverages Verizon's network to enable high-throughput connectivity for industrial and consumer applications including enterprise routers, industrial gateways, public safety, private networks and mobile computing. With certification from Verizon, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators and end users gain verification and assurance that their LN920-based devices will achieve optimal performance on Verizon's network. For more information on the LN920 visit: https://www.telit.com/ln920/. The high-speed LN920 compact M.2 (NGFF) data card is available in LTE Cat 6 and Cat 12 versions, with a smooth evolution path toward 5G technology, and supports global cellular bands between 600 MHz and 3.7 GHz, including CBRS (band 48). Ideal for both public and private LTE applications worldwide, the LN920 is certified by major regulators and Tier 1 operators in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Australia and Europe — enabling rapid development of global SKU devices. "Verizon's nationwide LTE and 5G networks deliver reliable high-speed connectivity, critical for all IoT devices, Certifying Telit's LN920 data card provides our business customers the confidence that their IoT devices will achieve their performance requirements in both industrial and consumer applications." Shamik Basu, executive director & product head, IoT and automotive at Verizon "Designed in M.2 (NGFF) form factor, the LN920 global data cards are the natural evolution toward 5G technology," said Jitender Vohra, senior director of carrier relations, Telit. "By supporting several next-generation features such as LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation and CBRS, the Snapdragon X12 LTE Modem-based LN920 represents the ultimate in LTE connectivity—and our collective and longstanding commitment to provide solutions that give vendors and systems designers a competitive and financial edge." "Innovation is at the heart of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. By equipping operators and OEMs with industry leading technologies, end consumers are able to reap the benefits of best-in-class cellular connectivity," said Gautam Sheoran, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "We are excited to collaborate with Telit to power their LN920 with the Snapdragon X12 LTE Modem to give IoT devices the ability to utilize Verizon's mobile broadband network." Both versions of the LN920 include global bands, WCDMA fallback, on-board GNSS receiver, industrial-grade operating temperature durability (-40 to +85°C) and support for Telit AppZone embedded application development environment. It also supports enhanced security features suitable for enterprise applications including secure boot and secure environment SE Linux with latest kernel 5.4 security updates. About Telit Telit simplifies onboarding of connected 'things' with a portfolio of enterprise-grade wireless communication and positioning modules; cellular MVNO connectivity plans and management services; edge and cloud software; and data orchestration, IoT and Industrial IoT platforms. With over two decades of pioneering IoT innovation experience, Telit delivers award-winning, secure, integrated IoT solutions for many of the world's largest enterprises, OEMs, system integrators and service providers, so they can connect and manage IoT at any scale.

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Belden Bridges IT-OT Divide with a Next-Gen Edge Gateway Device

Belden | August 30, 2022

Belden, a leading global supplier of specialty networking solutions, introduced the Hirschmann OpEdge-8D device to further advance Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity in large, complex industrial networks with edge computing to put operational data to better use. The powerful new OpEdge-8D meets the fast-growing need for a seamless, secure and reliable way to connect operational systems with information systems. The advanced solution gives organizations a new way to run applications that manage and analyze large amounts of data and create actionable insights that can optimize production processes and improve efficiency. OpEdge-8D is uniquely designed to: Deploy applications (containers and virtual machines) at the network edge to leverage insights in the field that provide a value to the business, such as for operational efficiency and predictive maintenance. Simplify application deployment across edge devices, no matter the quantity or location, to enable scalability and drive productivity with Belden Horizon™ console. Ensure a protected link to the cloud with its secure remote access capability. “As the number of connected devices increases, driven by the IIoT, many organizations struggle with a way to leverage massive volumes of data for smarter, more effective management of operational processes, The OpEdge-8D leverages the latest IT technologies to streamline the process of bringing local operational data to where it can be integrated quickly in a variety of applications that will produce insights that ultimately improve efficiency, maximize uptime and enable continuous process improvement.” Jeremy Friedmar, senior product manager, Edge Solutions at Belden Suitable for any industrial setting, the OpEdge-8D is ideal for manufacturing, energy and transportation companies looking to unite IT and OT data – from the sensor to the cloud. About Belden Belden Inc. delivers the infrastructure that makes the digital journey simpler, smarter and secure. We’re moving beyond connectivity, from what we make to what we make possible through a performance-driven portfolio, forward-thinking expertise and purpose-built solutions. With a legacy of quality and reliability spanning 100-plus years, we are headquartered in St. Louis and have manufacturing capabilities in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

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Flowfinity Announces new IoT Sensor Integration Capabilities to Help Firms Achieve Situational Awareness

Flowfinity | August 04, 2022

Flowfinity, a leading platform for business process automation, today announced new capabilities to help utilities and enterprises with complex physical assets achieve situational awareness to avoid unexpected downtime or major service disruptions via new Internet of Things (IoT) sensor integrations. Tech-savvy operators across a variety of industries, including major utilities, are recognizing that situational awareness is the key to understanding the context of operational events as they occur to ensure successful sustained service delivery. Now, Flowfinity has invested in an array of necessary technologies that will help bring about digital transformation to the broader utilities sector so operators can take full advantage of situational awareness IoT capabilities to drive business intelligence. You can leverage the Flowfinity platform to configure and install IoT devices that will gather all the operational information you need to make informed decisions. These devices can function on a continuous basis, generally compatible with Modbus protocols and GIS location data, to go well beyond what humans could perceive. Sensors can pick up temperature, power consumption, water flow, liquid levels, vibration, and other relevant metrics, while GIS technologies track movement across the environment. All this data feeds into a central database for humans to view or workflow automations to react. Since a few high-profile utility and service provider outages have recently affected ratepayers in North America Flowfinity believes the announcement of these new technological advances is well timed. "With all the attention on service continuity we see right now many software vendors are promising situational awareness, but many simply collect and transmit data," says Alex Puttonen, Marketing Manager at Flowfinity. "On the other hand, Flowfinity is a no-code platform that can be configured to integrate with your core systems to trigger corrective action through workflow automations. This ensures that events that meet designated criteria will immediately trigger a specific automated preventative response." By combining the simplicity of no-code application development with IoT driven workflow automation and interactive data visualization dashboards Flowfinity has put the ability to achieve meaningful situational awareness within the grasp of most utilities large or small. About Flowfinity Flowfinity is a no-code platform used to create, automate, and integrate custom business process applications. For over 20 years, Flowfinity has empowered business leaders and IT professionals to build flexible, scalable data collection apps and automate workflows without committing the extensive resources required to write and maintain custom code. Our intuitive platform combines a web-based app editor, SQL database, process automation robots, advanced data collection including IoT compatibility, edge computing, interactive reporting dashboards, and reliable system integrations.

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Spotlight

Anytime, anywhere access to real-time intelligence from remote machines or devices is changing the way that multinationals operate. Businesses are beginning to realise the potential that M2M represents for increased efficiency, revenue generation and improved customer satisfaction.This paper explores the key business drivers behind M2M wireless communications, the different hardware, software and communications elements involved, and describes how to introduce M2M technology effectively on a global scale. With the needs of the global business in mind, we explain the benefits of M2M and why it’s crucial to take an enterprise-wide view when implementing solutions. This paper is of particular relevance to CEOs, senior management, CIOs, and IT managers, as well as regional decision-makers.

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