Telecom Industry News

A pilot project launched in Québec City bundles TELUS’ home automation and security technologies with Hilo's smart home solutions for more energy-efficient smart homes.

Security News

In security news, a new report from Kaspersky reveals that cybersecurity incidents are a significant stressor for nearly 70 percent of consumers. The research explores how the last 19 months have affected stress, consumer confidence, and knowledge of cybersecurity in North America. New products and partnerships dominated the headlines this month. Nozomi Networks and Tripwire have forged a partnership to help organizations lower cyber risk with consistent security controls that span their IT, OT and IoT environments.

Work-from-home security remains a top concern. Fortinet and Linksys announced a new joint solution to enable enterprise organizations to support and secure work-from-home networks. It delivers secure network connectivity for both corporate and personal needs in one unit optimized for business applications and collaboration tools, including Zoom. Palo Alto Networks has unveiled Okyo Garde, an enterprise-grade cybersecurity solution delivered through a premium mesh-enabled Wi-Fi 6 system, addressing the risks of a world in which the workplace is as likely to be a kitchen table or spare bedroom as an office cubicle. Okyo Garde combines hardware, software, and security services into one seamless, simple subscription.

Managed security service provider Netsurion is further expanding into the European market to prevent, detect and respond to active threats, and predict future attacks. ADVA is leading the AI-NET-PROTECT project, a consortium of European industry and research partners driving automated resilience and security in private networks and critical infrastructure. The project will address urgent challenges, including the threat of quantum computing to break the encryption that businesses and governments currently rely on to ensure data confidentiality and availability.

In Asia, Total Information Management Corporation announced a strategic partnership with Nexusguard to build the first true-hybrid DDoS scrubbing center in the Philippines, providing carrier grade DDoS protection services to enterprises and government agencies.

IoT News

To boost performance for IoT applications across the US, AT&T and Cisco have introduced new 5G network capabilities. These include lower latency and faster speeds for enterprise customer IoT deployments on 5G devices; near real-time visibility; security risk mitigation; and identification of anomalies in data usage.

Connected homes in Quebec are getting a boost from a new partnership between TELUS and Hilo.  A pilot project launched in Québec City bundles TELUS’ home automation and security technologies with Hilo's smart home solutions for more energy-efficient smart homes.

Together with Orange Business Services, Lynk & Co. has launched an “always connected” car using IoT network and infrastructure to deliver connected services to drivers.

OmniMetrix, which provides IoT remote monitoring and control for power generators, gas pipelines, air compressors and other industrial equipment, has teamed up with Power Solutions Specialist to provide remote monitoring and controls for thousands of backup generators for the next year.

Senet announced new services and network coverage plans to deliver broader access to low-power wide area network (LP-WAN) coverage for IoT applications across the United States.


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