Network Perception | November 03, 2022
Network Perception, innovators of operational technology (OT) solutions that protect mission-critical assets, and Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, today announced the integration of security technologies, making it possible to ensure that OT firewall environments are properly configured and continuously verified for the protection of critical assets.
Check Point provides the security infrastructure while Network Perception’s NP-View platform protects critical assets by providing compliance verification, cybersecurity visibility and operational velocity, allowing for the continuous verification and visualization of the security posture. Network Perception NP-View uses the Check Point Security Management Restful API to import network device configurations, offline or continuously, to instantly visualize network architecture, identifying all points of network connectivity and the exposure of protected assets. The combined solution verifies access to ports and services across different trust zones to protect mission critical assets.
“Checking for firewall misconfigurations and conflicting rules sounds easy, but manual audits on dozens or hundreds of firewalls can take days or weeks of time - and one error or omission can expose your network to security vulnerabilities and risks, Integrating with Check Point ensures that a security infrastructure is configured the best way possible, protecting networks from the latest threats.”
Robin Berthier, CEO of Network Perception
“Network Perception’s platform takes essential auditing technology and makes it continuous for proactive OT network security that builds cyber resiliency,” said Jason Min, Head of Business Development at Check Point Software Technologies. “By integrating our technologies, our joint solution allows for a fully consolidated cyber security architecture that protects business and OT infrastructure against sophisticated cyber-attacks across networks, endpoint, cloud and mobile.”
About Network Perception
Network Perception proactively protects industrial control systems by ensuring network access security as the first line of perimeter defense. Our monitoring software provides complete network transparency and continuous mapping to better support cybersecurity compliance and enable greater cyber resiliency.
5G Americas | November 18, 2022
Extended Reality (XR), an umbrella term for Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR), will be the next-generation computing platform which aims to create virtual experiences indistinguishable from reality. 5G Americas, the voice of 5G and 4G LTE for the Americas, announced the release of its latest white paper covering XR and wireless cellular networks entitled, “Extended Reality and 3GPP Evolution.”
Chris Pearson, President of 5G Americas, said, "XR will greatly influence the way people play, work, learn, and connect. Its use cases have broad impact on the enterprise, institutions, education, emergency response and in manufacturing."
There are numerous XR experiences with applications in a variety of scenarios. Additional VR applications may include online gaming, virtual event participation, and educational experiences, while mobile AR use cases may include video gaming, mission critical services, online shopping, spatial-audio multiparty calls and conferences, and digital co-design.
5G New Radio (NR) developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) is designed to support emerging XR use cases that require rigorous key performance indicators. Specifically, low latency, high reliability, lower power consumption, and high capacity are key requirements for the success of XR. Such demands may include quasi-periodic traffic in large chunks, irregular intervals, and variable size, as well as high data rates including uplink (UL) for AR services, simultaneous transmission of 3D video stream, and control data over the same end-to-end connection.
While 5G benefits XR, emerging use cases will require further end-to-end optimizations and potential enhancements for 5G networks, which continue to evolve with each new 3GPP specification release. Rel-15 and Rel-16 offer a decent foundation for XR, but they were not specifically designed or optimized for XR support. Potential enhancements in 3GPP Rel-17 and Rel-18 are expected to optimize XR support including XR awareness, power optimizations, and capacity enhancements.
“Extended Reality and 3GPP Evolution” explores the following key topics:
Evolution of XR
XR key facilitators and use cases
VR use cases
AR use cases
XR service characteristics and delivery requirements
XR key enablers
XR in 3GPP standards
Orlett Pearson, Senior Specialist Standardization at Nokia and leader of the 5G Americas working group for this paper, said, “High-quality XR is becoming increasingly accessible and continues to evolve. Digital Twins, AI/ML, and IoT are integral to the evolution and implementation of XR, which may usher in virtually unlimited possibilities.”
“In addition to advancements in XR technologies like optics, projectors, display systems, graphics, audio, tracking, and AI, 5G standards with XR-specific enhancements and distributed computing architectures can enable boundless XR and provide photorealistic visuals. Future advances in beam perception and artificial intelligence can bring further communication benefits and make boundless XR a reality at scale.”
Diana Maamari, Staff Engineer at Qualcomm, and co-leader of this 5G Americas working group
About 5G Americas: The Voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas
5G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization’s mission is to facilitate and advocate for the advancement and transformation of LTE, 5G and beyond throughout the Americas. 5G Americas is invested in developing a connected wireless community while leading 5G development for all the Americas. 5G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. More information is available at 5G Americas’ website and Twitter.
5G Americas’ Board of Governors Members include Airspan Networks Inc., Antel, AT&T, Ciena, Cisco, Crown Castle, Ericsson, Intel, Liberty Latin America, Mavenir, Nokia, Qualcomm Incorporated, Samsung, Shaw Communications Inc., T-Mobile US, Inc., Telefónica, VMware, and WOM.
greymatter.io | October 31, 2022
greymatter.io, the leading provider of an all-in-one, enterprise application networking platform widely-deployed worldwide throughout mission-critical defense and intelligence environments, announced the general availability of its latest platform release today.
Built from the ground up to simplify the complexity of modern application networking, the new release is focused on improving ease of use for enterprise DevOps and platform engineering teams by implementing low-code configuration, automating CI/CD workflows, and further enabling zero-trust security across hybrid, multi-cloud and on-premise environments.
“Enterprises that adopt modern, cloud-native architectures need an easier way to control the complexity of managing an increased number of apps, APls, and services across clouds, This release allows enterprises to more consistently and repeatedly deliver new operational capabilities to their customers.”
Christopher Holmes, CEO and Founder of greymatter.io
The latest version of greymatter.io’s application networking platform provides an enterprise- grade alternative to fragmented, open-source solutions that enables the world’s largest enterprises and government agencies to ensure business continuity, extend business value, and increase ROI by accelerating software delivery and improving speed to market.
New, out-of-the-box features in this release include:
Streamlined Deployment: Reduce platform installation time to 30 minutes or less in Kubernetes environments, with deployment and management automation, as well as support for infrastructure dependencies, including ingress controllers, gateways, metrics, telemetry, and zero-trust attestation, without the need for third-party DevOps tooling.
Simplified Configuration: Reduce platform configuration time with 90% less configuration code than JSON, YAML or Helm charts using greymatter.io’s new CUE-based configuration language and Dev Kit to streamline application networking setup, deployment, and delivery with full support for GitOps.
Extended Application Networking: Gain multi-tenancy, fleet-wide discovery, traffic management, and Layer 3-7 control capabilities on any Kubernetes distribution (or no Kubernetes at all) using greymatter.io’s extended go-control-plane, along with support for application networking components required by service mesh solutions, such as Kong-Ingress, Azure Gateway, Traefik Ingress, Prometheus, Spire, and more.
GitOps Automation: Decouple application networking services, APIs, and data sources from individual microservices by abstracting application code and infrastructure-as-code into centralized, tenant-driven Git repositories to automate multi-tenant development and delivery across the enterprise CI/CD pipeline, without the need for third-party GitOps tools.
Cybermesh Implementation: Enable end-to-end mTLS authentication and encryption, token management, token exchanges, and audit/telemetry capture of all services, APIs, and data sources in transit across any environment. Capture, analyze, and integrate more than 100+ metrics and analytics data with SIEM, SOAR, EDR, and other security systems for incident detection and response.
greymatter.io is the best way to control the complexity of modern software applications. Named a “Leader” and “Outperformer” in the 2022 GigaOm Radar Report for Service Mesh, our enterprise application networking platform delivers unprecedented control, security, and visibility across any hybrid or multi-cloud environment. Our unified solution combines service mesh, API management and infrastructure intelligence to reduce complexity, ensure security, enforce compliance, and optimize performance. The world’s largest enterprises and government agencies depend on our platform to govern enterprise architectures, accelerate software delivery, and increase speed to market. Founded outside Washington, D.C. in 2015, greymatter.io is widely deployed worldwide throughout mission-critical defense and intelligence environments and is backed by Elsewhere Partners.