Forcepoint Recognised by Frost & Sullivan as the 2020 Indian Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Vendor Company of the Year

September 17, 2020

Forcepoint’s unique human-centric security approach is highlighted for providing the most effective data protection

MUMBAI, India – September 17, 2020

Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint announced that it has been recognised as the 2020 India DLP Vendor Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan.

Forcepoint’s next-generation DLP is designed for the evolving nature of today’s cybersecurity landscape and uses a human-centric approach to ensure that protection is not the enemy of productivity. Forcepoint’s risk-adaptive data protection solutions automatically apply appropriate actions based on an individual’s risk level while reducing false positive alerts for the cybersecurity teams, thereby freeing up their time.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards are based on in-depth independent research that is presented to an elite panel of jury members to evaluate the contenders. This panel consists of some of the most prominent CIOs and CTOs from the Indian industry. Forcepoint took the number one industry rank in 2020 based on its excellence in several key areas, including technological advancements, customer satisfaction, and its visionary position in terms of macro market trends. Frost & Sullivan also takes revenue growth, portfolio diversity, and market penetration into account when awarding Company of the Year.

Frost & Sullivan’s award recognises Forcepoint’s Dynamic Data Protection (DDP) as unique in the cybersecurity industry. DDP integrates behaviour-centric analytics with data protection tools, allowing cybersecurity teams to prioritise high-risk activities and automate data protection policies in near real-time, providing the highest security and workforce productivity.

The impeccable brand equity that Forcepoint has built in over the period of time by delivering DLP solutions that address today’s security needs makes it a vendor of choice for several large Indian brands.” said Rajarshi Dhar, Senior Industry Analyst, ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan.

Surendra Singh, Senior Director and Country Manager at Forcepoint India, said, “Our endeavour has been to support enterprises in their digital transformation journeys through our unwavering focus on innovation and customer success. This recognition validates our behaviour-centric data protection approach, which places people and data at the centre of an organisation’s security design thinking and further solidifies our position as a leader in user and data protection. We remain committed to helping organisations leverage all the possibilities of a digital economy efficiently.”

In the near future, India is expected to have its own Personal Data Protection law. Indian enterprises are going to need strong data protection mechanisms like human-centric data security to prevent data from misuse, unauthorised access, or loss, thereby protecting regulated, sensitive, and business-critical data,” added Singh.

Forcepoint DLP offers a number of market-leading attributes that allow cybersecurity teams to:

  • Control all their data with one single policy
  • Simplify compliance with pre-defined policies
  • Protect critical intellectual property with unsurpassed accuracy
  • Prevent data breaches automatically

Additional Resources:

Blog: Forcepoint Wins Frost & Sullivan 2020 Indian Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Vendor Company of the Year

Brochure: The Definitive Guide to Data Protection

Customer case study – Fedbank Financial Services Limited

eBook – Rethinking Data Protection: The Human-centric Approach

Solution Brief: Dynamic Data Protection

Webcast: Modernize Your Data Protection

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About Forcepoint

Forcepoint is the global cybersecurity leader for user and data protection. Forcepoint’s behaviour-based solutions adapt to risk in real-time and are delivered through a converged security platform that protects network users and cloud access, prevents confidential data from leaving the corporate network, and eliminates breaches caused by insiders. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint creates safe, trusted environments for thousands of enterprise and government customers and their employees in more than 150 countries. www.forcepoint.com


R&M Launches 5G Rollout Information Campaign

September 17, 2020

Sharing technology-agnostic know-how and advice 

BENGALURU, India/Wetzikon, Switzerland – September 17, 2020 – R&M, the global Swiss developer and provider of connectivity systems for high-quality, high-performance network infrastructures, is launching a campaign providing insights into preparing a fully integrated, flexible, and future-ready connectivity basis for 5G network infrastructures. Thomas Ritz, Market Manager of the Public Networks Business at R&M headquarters, is sharing latest know-how and thoughts with interested audience looking for information on infrastructure and network architecture related topics around 5G.

Introduction of 5G equipment and services means more devices need to be connected to high-speed, uninterrupted bandwidth – in future also preferably with low-latency capability – typically provided by modern fiber optical access and backbone networks.Thomas Ritz says. “It is important to realize that this requires significantly more fiber capacity and performance behind the mobile network cell sites with their antennas. Over the next 10+ years, densification, enhancement and continuous development of infrastructure to enable the introduction of new 5G features into national mobile communication networks will take place in alignment with the three major ‘5G-technology waves’: Enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), Massive internet of things (mIoT) and mission critical / low latency services (mcLLs).

A successful, step-wise implementation of 5G largely depends on taking an integrated approach, looking at all elements in the network in conjunction – means, not only at the radio part. Expertise in all different network components, elements and links, including the fiber optic fronthaul and backhaul connectivity and related capacity management, is becoming increasingly important.”

We will be regularly sharing information and advice as well as updates on 5G fiber connectivity related product and application news. The first blog in our informative ‘5G-series’, which will appear shortly, takes a closer look at this.

The blog posts can be found under the following link: https://blog.rdm.com

Of course, R&M would be interested in hearing readers feedback and finding out if there are any topics to be covered.

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About R&M
R&M (Reichle & De-Massari AG) is a leading global producer of future-proof products and systems for communication and data networks. The company’s close collaboration with certified partners results in pioneering connectivity solutions in the sectors LAN, Public and Telecom Networks as well as Data Centers. The Swiss family company stands for innovation, quality, and proximity to customers. More information can be found at www.rdm.com.


ATEN International to Host Global Virtual Event, ATEN ON! – 28 September 2020

September 17, 2020

BENGALURU, India – September 17, 2020 – ATEN, the leading provider of AV/IT connectivity and management solutions, announced its first virtual event, ATEN ON! which will premiere on 28 September, 2020. It will be a virtual tour of the ATEN solutions for government, education, healthcare, and manufacturing. The online event will give visitors an insight into ATEN technology that can help the industries to overcome issues from the COVID-19 pandemic, including remote work/learning and the need for online services.

COVID-19 has given us the opportunity to work in a mobile-centric world. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, ATEN International is organizing a global event for our partners and customers. ATEN ON! Is set on a virtual platform and we invite all our partners, customers and teams to be part of it,” said Sunayana Hazarika, Marketing Manager at ATEN. The sessions will give insights on ATEN’s leading solutions for government, education, healthcare, and manufacturing.

ATEN ON! is the next step in the journey to turning a new normal into a better normal. The virtual event will give exclusive access to ATEN Expert talks from around the world to hear their unique insights. The event will be preceded by a partner event called ATEN Partner Talk, on 24th Sep, which will be an exclusive virtual gathering of ATEN partners from across the globe.

Please register for ATEN ON! We look forward to seeing you there!

Opening date: September 28, GMT+8

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About ATEN India

ATEN India is the liaison office of ATEN International Co., Ltd., the leading provider of AV/IT connectivity and management solutions. Offering integrated KVM, Professional Audiovisual, and Intelligent Power solutions, ATEN products connect, manage, and optimize electronics in corporate, government, industrial, educational, and retail environments. ATEN has 579+ issued international patents and a global R&D team that produces a constant stream of innovative solutions, resulting in a comprehensive portfolio of products available worldwide. ATEN recently won the “2019 HR Asia’s best employer Award” (best companies to Work for in Asia 2019) awards.

At the forefront of the seamless integration of A/V with IT, ATEN’s advanced ability to quickly develop customized solutions in KVM, Pro AV, PDU, USB, and data communication lines allows the company to build products that connect, manage, and optimize products based on customer need. ATEN’s comprehensive portfolio of innovative, reliable products is available worldwide, with local India support. For more information, visit: www.ATEN.com  and follow ATEN India on LinkedIn. Twitter and Facebook.


Should Your Organisation Hire for Skills, or Capabilities

September 15, 2020

By Ashish Mediratta, Vice President and Principal, Talent Transformation at Eightfold India

Many researchers have indicated that most jobs in the year 2030 have not been invented yet. Organizations worry today about finding the “right” people with the “right skills” if they are to continue to thrive / survive. And rightly so: how does one keep pace with a scenario of redundancy of “skills”, most of which have a shelf-life of a couple of years? And, how does one prepare an organization for “future skills”, when even the roles have not even been invented yet?

Workplaces usually look for a potential employee to have a certain set of skills. After all, success requires the right skills. Skills can be gained, and used to learn yet more skills and to reach new achievements. They are measurable and are the currency of any successful business strategy.

Skill is defined by the American Heritage Dictionary as “proficiency, facility, or dexterity that is acquired or developed through training or experience.” Competing and winning means getting a solid understanding of the skills held by a company’s workforce and job candidates.

How will companies hire and retain employees, if skills are continuously changing? Going beyond skill is capability. A capability is the combination of the skills, knowledge, and experiences employees need to succeed both now and in the future.

A skill shows what an employee or job candidate can do now. A capability is what someone could do, even if they haven’t done it before.

When a company can understand the capabilities of every one of its workers-and each of the individuals can also understand their own capabilities and potential-the company gains significant new powers to stay competitive in their current and potential markets. Instead of looking only for someone who knows a given computer language, for example, they could hire someone who knows a similar language, and could pick up quickly on the newer language. And the company could help prepare itself for emerging growth areas.

Or, imagine an employee who’s a little bored in their job, and looking for a new challenge. Instead of quitting, if a company and the employee had a good understanding of each employee’s capabilities, the employee could find an internal job, one they have the potential to do, even if they hadn’t done it previously. They haven’t done that exact job before. The company could see who in its own workforce has the capability to work in this growing area. Essentially, an organization should aim to understand the “capabilities” of its employees, rather than keeping records of their “skills.”

But why are we talking about offering a job to someone who never did it before? We are preparing for a new job market which does not exist at the moment. The world is adopting new technologies of the 21st century, like AI, ML, and robotics that will change the skill set requirements for jobs that do not even exist today. The skill sets required for those jobs might be fundamentally different from the ones today. Thus, the laser focus on finding people with the right skill sets must be widened to finding people with capabilities.

Capabilities are intangible assets. You can’t see or touch them, yet they can make all the difference in the world when it comes to market value.

What we can conclude is that skill sets and experiences are so variant that hiring for skills is inadequate for the future of work. What is more important is to be capable of doing a particular task. Changes in technology and business processes have always opened new job requirements. To fulfill those roles, if organizations look only for skilled workers or people with prior experience, then there might be a very tight talent pool to choose from or maybe no one to do that job at all.

Widening the scope of search from skills and experience, to capability, will increase the chances of finding a wider pool of talent that will prepare a company for future success in disciplines that do not even exist today.

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About Eightfold

Eightfold.ai delivers the Talent Intelligence Platform™, the most effective way for companies to identify promising candidates, reach diversity hiring goals, retain top performers, and engage talent. Eightfold.ai’s artificial intelligence-based platform empowers enterprises to turn talent management into a competitive advantage. Built by top engineers out of Facebook, Google, and other leading technology companies, Eightfold is based in Noida, and Mountain View, California. Recently, Eightfold.ai published its first book, What’s Next for You: The Eightfold Path to Transforming the Way We Hire and Manage Talent. For more information, visit www.eightfold.ai.


The Zerologon Vulnerability Allows Attackers to Hijack Windows Domain Controller

September 15, 2020

Please find below a comment from Satnam Narang about ‘Zerologon’, a vulnerability in Netlogon that could allow attackers to hijack Windows domain controller. The attack requires local network access, and therefore cannot be performed directly over the internet. However, once an attacker has a foothold in the target environment, they can change the administrator password on any Windows Domain Controller they can reach. Exploit scripts are already available on GitHub hence; organizations are strongly encouraged to apply patches provided by Microsoft immediately.

The disclosure of the ‘Zerologon’ vulnerability, identified as CVE-2020-1472, is a significant finding, as an attacker could exploit this flaw to reset the password of the domain administrator on an organization’s domain controller. This scenario is a game over situation for any organization.

The impact of the flaw is limited to an attacker who has already gained a foothold inside an organization’s network. Despite this limitation, an attacker could leverage any number of existing unpatched vulnerabilities to breach their target network before pivoting to compromise the vulnerable domain controller. Additionally, we foresee this flaw being a compelling addition to the toolkit of ransomware gangs, who have already wreaked havoc on private organizations, educational institutions and governments over the last few years.

As we’ve already seen several exploit scripts for this vulnerability published to GitHub, which provides a blueprint for defenders and attackers, we strongly encourage organizations to apply the patches provided by Microsoft immediately. If your domain controllers are running unsupported versions that are no longer receiving security updates from Microsoft, it is imperative to upgrade those as soon as possible.” – Satnam Narang, Staff Research Engineer Security Response.

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