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ServiceNow has formed a five year strategic alliance with Visa to transform payment services. The initial phase includes the launch of ServiceNow Disputes Management, built with Visa, consisting of a single, connected disputes resolution solution for issuers.
At MWC, ZTE displayed the world's first 5G and AI eyewear-free 3D tablet, nubia Pad 3D II. This remarkable device provides consumers with a truly immersive eyewear-free 3D experience, and continues to bring pioneering 3D solutions for various industries, adapting to differentiated scenarios through groundbreaking technological advancements and deep integration of 5G and AI. The Catalan Data Protection Authority warned attendees to the expo of the need to limit the use of biometric data, such as the iris of the eye, due to the significant risks associated with doing so. In the talk “Biometric data: a new paradigm for privacy,” the Head of the Legal Advice, Xavier Urios, recalled that the iris or fingerprint are personal data that allow the unequivocal identification of the person, based on a physical characteristic that does not change throughout life.

Security & Assurance News

In Security & Assurance News, CrowdStrike has signed Ignition Technology as a strategic distribution partner in the UK. The new partnership will give CrowdStrike’s solution providers resources to increase the availability of the AI-native CrowdStrike XDR Falcon platform to UK businesses through Ignition’s market-leading partner network. ReasonLabs released its annual data report, The State of Consumer Cybersecurity 2024. The report details 2023 findings from its Threat Intelligence Center, including emerging threats, key trends, and data points from ReasonLabs users across 180 countries globally.

Sophos shared details on how sha zhu pan scammers, those conducting elaborate, romance-based cryptocurrency fraud, are leveraging a business model similar to cybercrime as-a-service by selling sha zhu pan kits on the dark web, globally expanding to new markets. Sophos details these advanced sha zhu pan operations (also known as pig butchering) in the article, Cryptocurrency Scams Metastasize into New Forms. Fortinet has made a new compact, ruggedized appliance explicitly built to deliver enhanced secure networking capabilities and 5G connectivity to operational technology environments. Backed by the latest, fifth-generation Fortinet Security Processing Unit, the FortiGate Rugged 70G with 5G Dual Modem provides unparalleled networking performance.

Palo Alto Networks released a new Cortex platform offer for endpoint security to help customers accelerate platformization and improve their endpoint protection. Organizations struggle to prevent, detect, and respond to the continuous advancement of cyberthreats. To simplify their architectures, increase efficiencies, and create better security outcomes, organizations are adopting platformization. 

At MWC 2024, CTOne released a new Open Radio Access Network and end-to-end private 5G security solutions. CTOne also showcased next-generation security solutions that will propel organizations to utilize the full potential of private 5G while effectively managing associated cyber-risks. Telefonica and TikTok have formed a strategic partnership to work together on Open Gateway, an industry initiative launched by the GSMA just over a year ago at MWC 2023. It aims to unlock the potential of telecom network capabilities in an interoperable, intuitive, and programmable way through open and standardized APIs.

Market News

In Market News, ServiceNow has formed a five year strategic alliance with Visa to transform payment services. The initial phase includes the launch of ServiceNow Disputes Management, built with Visa, consisting of a single, connected disputes resolution solution for issuers. Claro Colombia has selected AI-based solutions from a strategic partnership between Tata Consultancy Services and VIAVI Solutions to expand and transform Claro’s Service Operations Center. This four-year project supports Claro’s customer-centric strategy by redesigning the SOC around real-time network monitoring of fixed and mobile services supported by its networks to ensure availability, performance, and capacity.

Bechtle Clouds, a subsidiary of Bechtle AG, Germany's largest IT system house, will expand its use of Netcracker Revenue Management and Netcracker Digital Marketplace in a multi-year engagement to support its highly dynamic and fast-growing business. Gilat Satellite Networks was awarded a multimillion-dollar defense satellite connectivity project. Gilat’s SkyEdge IV platform and Taurus-M modems will be augmenting the advanced satellite communications capabilities for a leading governmental defense organization.

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