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Awake Security Uncovers Malicious Intent Across On-Premise, Internet of Things and Cloud Infrastructure

Awake Security today unveiled the Fall release of its Awake Security Platform, an advanced network traffic analysis (NTA) solution designed to help organizations combat sophisticated cyber threats and improve overall visibility.

Awake's exhaustive intelligence is built on 360-degree visibility and a deep understanding of the business entities in the organization-whether those are traditional IT assets, Internet of things (IoT) devices, or cloud workloads. Through analysis of every communication between these entities, Awake's enhanced network detection and response platform better detects mal-intent and attacks that blend in with business-justified activity. This empowers security teams to stop insider attacks, credential abuse, lateral movement, data exfiltration, and more.

"We see a shift in the way security teams go about uncovering threats as their organizations embrace the cloud, IoT, and/or hybrid IT. Only looking for ‘known-bad' is no longer sufficient as it leaves security teams oblivious to advanced, non-malware oriented threats especially once the perimeter has been compromised. Modern security operations centers must focus on using analytics and artificial intelligence on real-time network data to rapidly uncover such threat activity," said Eric Ogren at 451 Research. "Awake's entity-centric NTA approach promises to help eliminate noise and provides security teams with the visibility, detection, and response features required to secure modern enterprise environments."

First Release of StarlingX Open Source Edge Cloud Software Now Available

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StarlingX - the open source edge computing and IoT cloud platform optimized for low latency and high performance applications - is available in its first release today. The project was established in May as a pilot project supported by the OpenStack Foundation (OSF) and builds on code contributed by Wind River and Intel Corporation.

StarlingX delivers new services to help fill the gaps in the open source edge cloud ecosystem to meet strict requirements of edge use cases and scenarios in both carrier and industrial applications. Additionally, StarlingX leverages components of projects including Ceph, OpenStack and Kubernetes and complements them with new services such as configuration and fault management with a focus on key requirements like high availability (HA), quality of service (QoS), performance and low latency.

Amazon and Google Leap Up the Rankings for U.S. IoT Projects

"U.S. IoT Reality Check" report finds an increasingly competitive environment for IoT vendors, in consideration for IoT projects by U.S. firms. While the complexity of managing legacy processes and juggling IoT platforms are growing pain points for U.S. firms.

Other key findings from the newly released U.S. analysis include:

  • Microsoft and Mobile Operators remain the top two vendors in consideration for IoT deployments among U.S. firms.
  • IBM is closing in on Mobile Operators, having improved to 3rd position, up from 5th in 2017.
  • Amazon has jumped into 5th position from outside the top 10 in 2017; while Google has also improved and now sits in the top 5 ranking.
  • Figure 1 illustrates the top 5 vendors considered for IoT deployments by U.S. firms, as ranked by IoT decision makers in 10 vertical markets.

As a core part of Strategy Analytics IoT Strategies service, the U.S. Enterprise IoT Deployment Survey provides detailed analysis of the status of the IoT industry, including:

Alibaba Cloud and myDevices Partner to Launch Turnkey IoT Solutions in China

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myDevices, Inc. today announced the availability of turnkey Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, in partnership with the IoT Business Unit of Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group. myDevices will market and sell IoT in a Box solutions in China through Alibaba Cloud's existing reseller distribution network. These remote monitoring solutions protect important assets for small businesses and large enterprise customers across a wide variety of industries for use cases in the commercial refrigeration and facility management vertical markets.

"Integrating myDevices' IoT Solutions with Alibaba Cloud and the LinkWAN network exponentially accelerates the adoption of the Internet of Things for businesses of all sizes across China through our vast distribution ecosystem," said Wang Yunci, Marketing Director of the IoT Business Unit at Alibaba Cloud. "By offering custom and expandable, commercially-ready solutions, this initiative will enable our direct and partner sales channels to thrive as well."

These enterprise ready IoT Solutions powered by myDevices combine an Ethernet or cellular connected gateway, over 95 sensor types, device management, LinkWAN network server, and an iOS/Android mobile application that provides key features for remote monitoring such as automating sensor data recordings, email and SMS text alerts, and reporting. Pre-packaged and ready-for-sale solutions are deployed in minutes with built-in provisioning technology and can scale to adapt to a multitude of use cases instantly.

Cloudera Launches an End-to-End, Open, Modular IoT Architecture with Red Hat and Eurotech to Accelerate IoT Deployments

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Cloudera, Inc., the modern platform for machine learning and analytics optimized for the cloud, announced the launch of an end-to-end, open source Internet of Things (IoT) architecture in collaboration with Red Hat and Eurotech. Enterprises now have a modern IoT architecture that is scalable, secure, and technologically advanced without vendor lock-in. 

Organizations that bought into proprietary IoT platforms are finding themselves tied to limited functionality, locked into a particular vendor, and unable to scale. Enterprises have had to piece together multiple vendors' solutions, manage all of the complexities of integration, and deal with security risks of the patchwork, only to end up with incompatible connectivity, a rigid architecture from black box solutions, and minimal interoperability. These setbacks cause businesses to miss out on technological advances such as machine learning, real-time decision-making, and cloud/hybrid flexibility.

Cloudera with Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, and Eurotech, a long-time leading provider of industrial embedded hardware, have collaborated to develop an end-to-end architecture that is based on open standards and is integrated, flexible and runs on multi- or hybrid-cloud environments. This architecture is designed to provide the foundational components that organizations need to quickly and securely roll out IoT use cases.

 

C3 IoT and Google Cloud Announce Partnership

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C3 IoT today announced a strategic partnership with Google Cloud to accelerate AI and IoT application development for enterprise digital transformation.

With this partnership, C3 IoT and Google Cloud have developed an integrated solution that seamlessly delivers the C3 IoT Platform - a comprehensive platform as a service (PaaS) for rapidly developing and operating big data, predictive analytics, AI, and IoT software applications - on Google Cloud Platform, leveraging its cutting-edge infrastructure and AI services. Additionally, the companies will execute co-marketing, co-selling, and co-training initiatives to rapidly scale distribution globally and accelerate customer success.

Express Logic's X-Ware IoT Platform Delivers Seamless Cloud Connectivity

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Express Logic, provider of the comprehensive X-Ware IoT Platform powered by the industry leading ThreadX RTOS, announced today turnkey support for all the leading cloud providers. Among this group are Alibaba, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Baidu, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud, Tencent, and Xively. Designed from the ground up to be industrial grade, and developed entirely in-house by Express Logic engineers, the X-Ware IoT Platform leverages its size, performance, safety, security, ease of use, and other advanced features to provide best-of-class IoT connectivity for deeply embedded IoT sensors, devices, edge routers, and gateways.

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Express Logic's high-performance ThreadX RTOS is at the heart of the X-Ware IoT Platform. With over 6.2 billion deployments, as certified by VDC Research, ThreadX is arguably the world's most widely deployed RTOS. ThreadX provides embedded developers with priority-based preemptive scheduling, preemption-threshold scheduling, optimized context switching, real-time event trace, downloadable memory-protected application modules, and full determinism, all accessed through a highly intuitive API. ThreadX is deployed in environments where small footprint, low overhead, high performance, solid reliability, and fast time-to-market are essential. ThreadX is ideally suited for cloud-infrastructure connectivity and related products from such sectors as consumer electronics, medical and scientific instrumentation, industrial control and automation, automotive, aerospace, and more.

Google Announces Intent to Acquire Xively for $50 Million



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Google has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Xively, a division of LogMeIn, Inc. for $50 million.

To better set the stage for the growing market landscape, the company said by 2020, it's estimated that about 20 billion connected things will come online, and analytics and data storage in the cloud are now the cornerstone of any successful IoT solution. 

Google stated the deal will "complement" its Google Cloud efforts to provide a fully managed IoT service that easily and securely connects, manages, and ingests data from globally dispersed devices. Adding, "With the addition of Xively's robust, enterprise-ready IoT platform, we can accelerate our customers' timeline from IoT vision to product, as they look to build their connected business."

Toshiba Unveils Microsoft Azure IoT Certified Intelligent Edge Device

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Toshiba Client Solutions Co., Ltd. today announced dynaEdge a high-performance Windows 10 based mobile edge computing device that is certified for Microsoft Azure IoT services to provide a next-generation Intelligent Cloud and Intelligent Edge platform. Using Azure Cognitive Services and Machine Learning, Toshiba's dynaEdge enables workers in the field to intuitively access and improve centralized resources, making it an ideal device for remote maintenance, production lines and other industrial solutions. The integration of Skype for Business also provides a seamless interface between workers and remote experts for an immediate assistance and optimum efficiency.

L&T Technology Services Launches Digital Industrial Transformation Go-To-Market Powered by Microsoft Azure

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L&T Technology Services Limited, a leading global pure play engineering services provider, today announced worldwide general availability (G.A), launch and go-to-market of 3 LTTS flagship solutions that will focus on driving Digital Industrial Transformation on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. The two companies will further consolidate their existing global alliance by setting up a joint Digital Industrial Transformation Applied Innovation Centre for shared enterprise customers.

The Digital Industrial Transformation Applied Innovation Centre will showcase how the Microsoft AI platform, Azure IoT, Microsoft Cognitive Services and Azure Machine Learning power LTTS' globally proven cutting edge digital solutions in Smart Manufacturing, Smart Asset Performance Management & Smart Buildings. The proposed Applied Innovation Centre will include live Digital Industrial Use Cases from their Enterprise customers and academia partners, in addition to LTTS and Microsoft.