Striata’s New SDR Enforces Privacy in Cloud-Based Systems

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For those migrating to cloud-based systems, there has been slight hesitation where security is concerned. Within reason, there are many companies that are more precautious when moving proprietary and confidential information to a “free for all” type of platform. Then, there are those that realize cloud-systems may actually be more secure than their own in-house servers, and enjoy the benefits of monitoring and lockout. Likewise, there are those that refuse to become part of the shift, out of fear of data loss and hijacked information.

Striata – a company dedicated to Customer Communications Management software and document security technologies – launched an innovative Secure Document Repository (SDR) Solution. This solution brings enterprises, both large and medium, six layers of protection, bringing enhanced data protection. What’s better is that this solution not only keeps data secure within the cloud, but it also protects data once it leaves the cloud.

With a new strategy in enforcing privacy within the cloud system, this SDR focuses directly on data breaches that plague the global community to ensure safe defense in daily operations, especially for those who regularly access or work within the cloud.   For many companies, this means highly sensitive information, including financial data, trade secrets, customer profiles and payment options.

Requiring minimal set up, Striata has implemented an extra secure “security vault” into their new solution that protects documents for access only by assigned parties. This may include a customer or an official representative of the company.  

Search capabilities allow permitted parties to access various information within the system, as long as those parties have permission to access these documents. This includes self-servicing for customer service features. Data can be replicated to provide unique accessibility to specific customers, while eliminating redundancy to system filing. This saves companies time and money, while serving the end-customer more effectively.

Through enhanced layers of protection and extra encrypted data, users are able to access cloud-hosted documents just as they ever would. This technology is able to embed itself into most extension and file types. It is also able to be accessed via mobile applications and web portals. Smart compression significantly reduces large file sizes, allowing them to store at a convenient rate and assists in keeping documents secure.

“Our SDR launch is very timely given the fact that data breaches are continuing to be on the rise and are a major expenses to organizations that experience them,” stated Striata CEO Michael Wright. “In fact, a recent study by Kaspersky Lab (NewsAlert) showed that enterprises lose half a million dollars on average from a security breach. However, we believe organizations can avoid the high cost of this security threat by simply making a strategic investment into technologies like our SDR product.”

Considering the damage that businesses face through identity theft, hacks and unauthorized access to corporate strategies, some businesses may feel that it’s better to be safe than sorry. Establishing some form of cloud security option is inevitable, as enterprises evolve to meet industry standards. Added security will only strengthen enterprises by keeping all data – corporate and client – safe, secure and intolerant to theft.

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China Mobile Adopting NFV Solutions to Improve Telecommunications Structure

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Previously Published to TMC Net’s NFVZone

China Mobile is migrating systems into smarter and more agile networks. To do this, they are adopting the ZTE Corporation’s Network Function Virtualization (NFV), as their means in optimizing networks to allow for faster speeds and better connectivity to user devices.

Through this adoption, China Mobile will find that systems are easier to manage. A provider in a country with the highest world population, this seems to be a great move towards innovation and improved performance, where networks could easily become congested. 

This shift will be essential in ensuring high performance abilities during the workday rush.In addition to the network solutions being made available to China Mobile, ZTE is implementing smaller, more manageable stations to ensure connectivity and decongestion throughout the virtualized network. With such high populations, these small substations would be considered checkpoints to verify functionality.

“ZTE is committed to work with China Mobile to accelerate the deployment of integrated small base stations and build the highest-performance TD-LTE networks,” said Bai Yanmin, Vice President of ZTE. “ZTE’s products can enable operators to shorten response times to network malfunction, and make it faster to deploy new services for users.”

An NFV-based Gateway solution contributes to customer satisfaction by minimizing the need to deploy traditional wireless access devices. Software-based dashboards will allow customers to self-manage efforts in troubleshooting basic errors and resolving issues. This will also minimize waiting for a tech specialist to be dispatched to their home or office days later.  Operators will find decreased costs in operation through a decrease in hardware needs and much fewer instances of at-home repairs, saving the company thousands annually.

Utilizing already established x86-based servers, storage and switches; ZTE is helping carriers to integrate NFV solutions into their current systems. Of course, migrations are still necessary, but ZTE is making it easier to stay connected during the shift.

While tech groups are moving NFV solutions towards commercialization and open-source projects, the rapid adoption is what is most exciting. Heather Kirskey, blogger for Linux, recently pointed out that the NFV market will reach more than $11B by 2019 – already reflecting a rapid increase amongst tech communities and telecommunications. She recently outlined 5 Virtual Networking Predictions for 2016.

With ability comes innovation. With innovation comes adoption. Finally, with innovation, we find perfection. Improved performance and minimal disruption to service is sure to keep customers happy for China Mobile in 2016. 

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Smaller Devices and Motion Sensing: Is This the Future of Smartphones?

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Every so many months, we see the release of the “newest, best phone on the market.” The only problem is that they are almost never better than the most popular phone on the market and they will cost some outrageous prices, additionally locking you into a 2-year contract with a major carrier.

Elliptic Labs is setting out to change the mobile marketplace with their new BEAUTY Ultrasound Proximity Software. Not only does this software aim to replace extra sensitive hardware-based sensors, but it will do so while causing the price of smartphone manufacture tot drop significantly. This would cause the pricing model of smartphones to change exponentially and marketplace competition to really get dirty.

An added value of this BEAUTY software is that it will also cause mobile devices to be much sleeker than they are at this point and allow manufacturers to add additional features to the internal guts of each smartphone device.

Many of our smartphones today include smart motion and motion gesture technologies. In fact, many of our devices – period – include this technology. This is a very similar to what the BEAUTY software actually powers.

One problem with most motion gesture technologies, however, is that so very often, they will drain our batteries very quickly and rarely capture motion at 180 degrees. What makes it worse is that actual proximity is in continuous need of calibration. And, when they go haywire, sometimes your phone finds itself “butt dialing” every body you haven’t spoke to for the last five years. 

In fact, hardware-based sensors have been designed to turn off touch functionality when a user holds a device to their ear to speak on the phone. But, very often this actually becomes more sensitive, allowing our “fat faces” (cheeks and ears) to attempt three-way calls and pull up apps that we rarely use. With so many apps allowing in-app calling, themselves, there’s no telling the damage that can be done with a hardware sensor that isn’t working properly.

With more accurate touchless gesturing, Elliptic has been working to create alternative methods for user navigation and how users access their content. Beaming in high-resolution and across several platforms, the BEAUTY product users operates under low power and is able to be integrated into anything from PCs to televisions to the latest wearables.

Focused not just on how the software operates, Elliptic also focuses on how this software makes an end product look. This ultrasound software eliminates the multiple sensors we have toted on our smartphones since inception, which means that our smartphones will not only be more attractive, but they will also be able to withstand more torture.

Those finding themselves constantly replacing that glass face on their smartphones will find that their sensors won’t take so badly to the change.

Elliptic’s software uses the earpiece and microphone from the smartphone to decide proximity based on sound, in addition to a plethora of other motion triggers and detection.  This means that software sensors are non-dependent of light and won’t rely on lighting to work.

One source speaks about this software’s ability to pick up notes made via paper and pen nearby the device. This almost tells us that this software will be able to sense 360 motion around the device. This is going to be interesting.

Optical sensor has been known to fail on devices, causing expensive smartphones to require repair. They are also unreliable in the cold or on rainy days. Much similar to the duraTOUCH technology in many of today’s top devices, Elliptic’s BEAUTY was also created to withstand certain weather conditions. Although one is all for touch, and the other is eliminating it, it would be interesting to see what the two companies could create in collaboration with one another.

Looking forward to adoption by many OEM manufacturers in 2016, we just may find ourselves holding a much more BEAUTY-ful device in the near future. Whether smartphones drop their price or not is something still to be said. Until then, we have something to be hopeful for. 

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