IT & Telecom Industry News

Cisco found that only three percent of organizations across the globe have the mature level of readiness needed to be resilient against modern cybersecurity risks...
Meteorological Day 2024. NEC has developed a marketing strategy planning & effectiveness simulation technology that utilizes generative AI to identify latent needs of customers and generate optimal measures. Nile unveiled a new solution architecture for its Nile Access Service. Components of the architecture include Nile Service Blocks, Nile Services Cloud, and two categories of AI applications: Nile Copilot and Nile Autopilot. This new architecture redefines innovation principles for enterprise networks by bringing together integrated security, cloud native service delivery, and AI-powered closed-loop automation to campus and branch IT infrastructures.

Security & Assurance News

CalypsoAI announced it has partnered with Deloitte Middle East to bring the power of its enterprise-grade AI security and enablement platform, Moderator, to regional organizations looking to take advantage of generative AI tools. Dell Technologies and CrowdStrike have expanded their strategic partnership to deliver Dell’s Managed Detection and Response services with the industry-leading AI-native CrowdStrike Falcon XDR platform, helping customers defend against increasingly complex cyberattacks. Cisco found that only three percent of organizations across the globe have the mature level of readiness needed to be resilient against modern cybersecurity risks, according to their 2024 Cybersecurity Readiness Index

VIAVI added traffic analysis capabilities to its Observer Sentry SaaS-based threat exposure management solution. With traffic visibility, Observer Sentry goes beyond identifying unintended and potentially dangerous exposures, and enables SecOps, DevOps, and cloud architects to determine if a vulnerability has been exploited. Fortinet has joined the European Commission’s Cybersecurity Skills Academy initiative. Through the Fortinet Training Institute, Fortinet pledges to offer its award-winning cybersecurity training and security awareness curriculum to up to 75,000 individuals for free in Europe over the next three years. 

Nokia is working with Industrial Partner Siemens Mobility to deliver an IP/MPLS backbone communications network and cybersecurity solution for the new metro railway network in Sydney, Australia. Windstream Enterprise released Secure Flex Premium, a comprehensive suite of advanced technology solutions powered by Fortinet that provides a fully customizable cybersecurity infrastructure aimed to address the current and future network security needs of each unique customer. 

Market News

In Market News, Keysight announced its intention to acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Spirent for a cash consideration of 199 pence per Spirent share which values Spirent at approximately 1,158 million GBP on a fully diluted basis. Kyndryl and Cloudflare have formed a Global Strategic Alliance, an expansion of their partnership, to enable enterprises to migrate and manage networks for multi-cloud connectivity and comprehensive network security. MATRIXX Software formed a partnership with Yaqoot Digital, a subsidiary of Zain KSA. Under the partnership, MATRIXX will provide a comprehensive solution to Yaqoot Digital, ensuring its subscribers enjoy seamless, convenient experiences for purchasing, activating, and renewing packages. 

IBM announced the Mainframe Skills Council to provide a forum where global organizations will foster a skilled, diverse, sustainable workforce for the mainframe platform. In addition to IBM, the council includes organizations spanning IBM clients, IBM partners, academia, user groups, non-profits, and open communities that will collaborate to implement mainframe skills development solutions. Cloudflare is pushing forward with aggressive investment plans in the Middle East, furthering its nearly decade-long commitment in the region. The investment includes a new office in Dubai Internet City and a growing team focused on partner enablement, innovation, and customer success. The company first invested in the Middle East early in 2015 and has been strategically placing its infrastructure closer to users in the region while building out its team, partnerships, and operations.

Boldyn Networks closed its acquisition of Cellnex's private networks business unit. This largely includes Edzcom, a Finnish pioneer and European market leader that designs, builds, and operates private 4G and 5G networks across enterprise customers in the manufacturing, transport, oil and gas, energy generation, and mining industries. Deutsche Telekom and Netflix have formed a new partnership which will offer Deutsche Telekom’s customers in many countries in Europe an improved, seamless entertainment experience.


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