Budget Opinion: Indian Government Giving Emphasis to Urban Security Infrastructure

March 4, 2021

Sandesh Kaup, Country Manager, Milestone Systems, India & SAARC

The general 2021 budget is a holistically pro-growth, pro-technology budget with a strong focus on Digital India, which sets the foundation for a digitized economy.

Specifically, we welcome the plans for airport privatization which I believe will give impetus to the airport security infrastructure. Also, the allocation of Rs 18,000-crore for building 8,500 km of roads and highways will help augment public transportation in urban areas and boost overall security infrastructure in the country.

Through the budget, the Government of India has also emphasized the implementation of data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning into the governing mechanism of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, which is a welcoming step.  

With its open-source video management solution, Milestone Systems has been an industry leader in managing major security infrastructures and government projects like India’s Smart City mission. The Milestone platform can integrate and manage innumerable devices for solutions ranging from security to threat detection. These budget allocations will certainly help the security industry to thrive and make our city more secure. 


8 Networking & Security Trends to Watch Out in 2021- Array Networks

March 2, 2021

Vulnerability is a costly affair for organizations. Every data stored within the organizations carries its own value, but without the right networking and security measure, all efforts to keep the data safe from attackers come to nought. Every year companies face new forms of threat and experts come up with new ways to fight those threats, for example, the pandemic witnessed in 2020. While the pandemic is receding in India, companies are still contemplating returning to office. Remote working is now a part of the work environment. Even new recruits are being given an option to work remotely by many. Strong networking is now necessary more than ever and 2021 is ready to witness trends in networking and security to fight threat actors.

Technology has and will be the core enabler of the transition that many organizations are witnessing in the post-pandemic world. 2020 has been unusual and this has led to technology gaining inroads into all sectors from education to healthcare. Remote working, hybrid workforce, cloud transitions are all necessary to support business continuity and networking is needed to achieve success,” said Shibu Paul, Vice President – International Sales at Array Networks.

So what are the networking trends of 2021?

  1. Network Automation: Applications in any organization today range from traditional to cloud-native. In situations like these, it is not easy to manage the applications. So to have speed, agility and consistency in the operations organizations resort to network automation. According to a recent survey the pandemic has boosted network automation to the top 70 percent to help organizations navigate the changes.
  2. Zero Trust: Traditional security parameters are time and again proved to be ineffective with more high-tech targeting tactics. In order to fight threats at micro-level while authenticating every request to gain access into the network at every point, experts advise on implementing Zero Trust. By 2027 at 19.71% CAGR, the zero trust security market is projected to reach $94.35 Bn and this is the indication of the important role zero trust is to play.
  3. SD-WAN: Managing a branch of networks is not a simple task and neither is cloud connectivity. To manage several networks and for faster cloud connectivity, organizations are now resorting to a Software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) which is a virtual WAN architecture. Experts believe that due to unforeseeable reasons by 2020 the demand for SD-WAN had reduced, however with the new work culture like remote working or hybrid work environment the demand is expected to increase. The work processes shifting from traditional to cloud is also an indication of the possibility of SD-WAN’s demand increasing.
  4. Cybersecurity Mesh: To achieve scalable, flexible and reliable security, the concept of cybersecurity mesh is popular. For intensified remote working like the current times, there is a need to protect data from external and sometimes internal threats and cybersecurity mesh is the right approach.
  5. IoT and Network Edge: The point where an enterprise-owned network connects to a third-party network is called network edge. With the overflow of data, many data centers and devices experience strain. To remove this strain from DCs, the network edge physically moves the computation part from DCs to the edge of the network. By offloading network traffic not only can edge computing conserve the network resources, it will in turn also reduce network latency and bottlenecks.
  6. SASE: By implementing Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) organizations are revamping their network architecture. With SASE companies can now allow remote working, enable IoT endpoints and aid teleworkers. SASE is the closest solution for organizations that have distributed workforce but decentralized infrastructure as they would need a different security posture as part of that architecture.
  7. Internet of Behaviors (IoB): IoB which is an extension of IoT refers to the interconnection of devices resulting in a vast variety of new data which links to the behaviour of people. Gartner predicts that by 2023 individual activities of 40% of the global population will be tracked digitally to influence behavior. To manage such a vast variety of data a strong network solution is required which would avoid the websites or the organization’s platform from collapsing.
  8. Hybrid Work Model: The hybrid work model existed before the pandemic hit the world, however, it became necessary and relevant with the onset of the pandemic. The key to the hybrid work model is digitalization and for a strong digitalization process, networking is of utmost importance. For a strong hybrid work environment the network products and services should be updated and state-of-the-art, hence making the work model successful with reduced risk factors.

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Array Networks solves performance and complexity challenges for businesses moving toward virtualized networking, security and application delivery. Array addresses the growing market demand for network functions virtualization (NFV), cloud computing, and software-centric networking. Proven at more than 5,000 worldwide customer deployments, Array is recognized by leading analysts, enterprises, service providers and partners for pioneering next-generation technology that delivers agility at scale. Visit: www.array-networks.co.in to know about Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), cloud computing and software-centric networking.


AI Driven Application Innovator, EverestIMS Technologies signs distribution agreement with Australia-based AppDistri

March 2, 2021

BENGALURU, India – March 2, 2021 – EverestIMS Technologies, an award-winning global innovator in the AI based solutions for IT operations management, is happy to announce a partnership with Australia based AppDistri. EverestIMS solutions are used by some of the biggest global companies in the Enterprise market, MSPs’, Finance & Telecom industries. They count organizations like Federal Bank, PayTM, Reliance Group and Airtel as customers.

AppDistri will become the strategic distribution partner for EverestIMS’ Infraon Solution Suite across APAC and North America. The partnership key focus is to introduce EverestIMS’ AI based digital transformation solutions to enterprise customers in Australia, New Zealand, and North America via the channel route.

AppDistri, is a home-grown innovative distributor with a diversified portfolio of vendors in the digital transformation and data security space. AppDistri specializes in application design, deployment and distribution. Speaking on this partnership, Archana Kamatgi, Founder at AppDistri group said, “The partnership with EverestIMS Technologies is one that we are very excited about. EverestIMS’ solutions are a game changer for customers who are exploring and adopting digital transformation solutions. They leverage the power of AI & ML to simplify and enhance IT operations management and digital transformation. This aligns perfectly with our vision of delivering cutting edge AI driven solutions & services to our customers

AppDistri is a very interesting organization and innovator in the distribution and services space. With their unique services capability and our AIOps driven offerings, we look towards forging a long term and unique partnership with the AppDistri Group. At EverestIMS technologies we use AI, Machine Learning and inventive products to bridge the digital transformation gap. When we combine our mutual capabilities, we envision an exciting future where we both will help enterprises, MSPs, BFSI, telecoms and other horizontals to rapidly transform themselves, said V Satish Kumar-CEO & Founder, EverestIMS Technologies.

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About AppDistri

AppDistri specialises in Application design, deployment and distribution. AppDistri provides channel partners with emerging products & solutions that have never been seen in the Australian market.

Contact Tai Tran: 0401199441 www.appdistri.com

 About EverestIMS Technologies

EverestIMS Technologies (EverestIMS), is an award winning software Product Company with its core in AIOPS for Enterprise and Telecoms. EverestIMS brings to the table a rich market experience in the I&O and Digital Transformation space.

Contact Suresh +91 97400 75203 www.everestims.com


Arcserve Unveils Unified Data Protection 8.0 to Defend Organizations’ Entire Infrastructure from Accidental Data Loss and Ransomware

March 2, 2021

Arcserve is the first data protection vendor to offer ransomware prevention across hyperconverged, hardware, cloud, and SaaS environments

NEW DELHI, India / MINNEAPOLIS – March 2, 2021 – Arcserve, LLC, the world’s most experienced data and ransomware protection provider, today unveiled Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) 8.0, which is designed to protect organizations’ entire infrastructure, including hyperconverged, from data loss, cybercriminals, and persistent threats like ransomware. This makes Arcserve the only data protection vendor capable of delivering ransomware prevention across hardware, cloud, SaaS, and other environments.

According to The State of Ransomware in the US: Reports and Statistics 2020, new tactics like double extortion saw significant adoption in 2020. Cybercriminals around the world are constantly coming up with new tactics to solicit ransom payments, meaning many are not only holding data hostage, but threatening to publish it, and have been increasingly targeting backup data, too. Arcserve has been actively working with Sophos and other key partners to combat this challenge for businesses, enabling them to protect their backup data, no matter where it’s stored.

Ransomware and malware are among the most serious data threats facing organizations today,” said Phil Goodwin, Research Director, IDC. “IT leaders and business leaders alike recognize these threats that must be addressed urgently. Organizations are looking for comprehensive solutions that address both data protection and data security holistically. Due to its partnership with Sophos, Arcserve is at the forefront of vendors delivering these integrated solutions. Given to the broad deployment of applications in today’s organizations, these solutions must address core, cloud and edge environments, which is what Arcserve aims to do with the release of UDP 8.0.

Ransomware prevention with Sophos

Arcserve UDP 8.0 prevents ransomware attacks by integrating seamlessly with industry-best cybersecurity protection from Sophos to protect critical data backup infrastructure. Sophos uses a deep learning neural network, advanced anti-ransomware technology, and more to detect both known and unknown malware to keep backup data safe from malicious activity. Further, Arcserve UDP 8.0 also protects backups from modification with Amazon AWS S3 immutable storage, which is protected by AWS Object Lock.

The sophistication and targeted approach to attacks, plus the agility of attackers, as evidenced in Sophos’ 2021 Threat Report, means organizations need layers of defense that will protect their data no matter where it is stored. With Arcserve, we are bringing expanded security to both of our customer bases and our channel partners,” said Francois Depayras, Vice President of OEM at Sophos. “Organizations of all sizes can rest easy knowing their data backups have the same level of protection as the rest of the IT environment. This is critical because attackers are determined to take to victims offline to increase the pressure to get organizations to pay the ransom. Our relationship with Arcserve also helps channel partners provide a wider breadth of data protection and security for their clients.

New Integrations with Nutanix and Oracle

Arcserve UDP 8.0 will now also support backing up Nutanix Files workloads and using Nutanix Objects as a backup target, in addition to continued support of Nutanix AHV for secure disaster recovery and backup of Nutanix Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI). This will not only protect critical HCI workloads from loss but also reduce the time spent managing disaster recovery and backup by providing a streamlined, web-based user interface.

This integration with Arcserve UDP 8.0 will make it easier for businesses to continuously protect HCI workloads and data,” said Mark Nijmeijer, Senior Director of Product Management – Data Protection at Nutanix. “We have actively been working with the Arcserve team to ensure that backup and recovery of these mission-critical environments doesn’t turn into a time-consuming or cumbersome process, allowing IT professionals to focus their time and effort on higher level data protection strategies. We are very excited about this UDP 8.0 release and will continue to build deeper integrations between our products.

In addition to now protecting HCI, Arcserve UDP 8.0 protects Oracle database backups from data loss, disasters, and ransomware with a native data protection integration through Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN). Through this native integration, Oracle database administrators will be able to back up and recover their entire Oracle installations, including standalone database and RAC clusters. Oracle database administrators will also be able to test their recovery with Arcserve’s Assured Recovery feature, integrated with RMAN BACKUP VALIDATE command.

As IT infrastructures become increasingly more complicated, it’s important that we’re able to help our customers protect their data, no matter where it’s stored,” said Ivan Pittaluga, CTO at Arcserve. “The unveiling of Arcserve UDP 8.0 carries on the company’s tradition of making sure we do just that. We are not only covering data across hardware, SaaS, the cloud, and HCI, but we’re also adding in an extra layer of protection by integrating best-in-class cybersecurity. It’s truly a huge value add to our partners and end users.

To learn more about Arcserve UDP 8.0, please visit: https://www.arcserve.com/data-protection-solutions/arcserve-udp/

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About Arcserve

Arcserve provides exceptional solutions to protect the priceless digital assets of organizations in need of full scale, comprehensive data protection. Established in 1983, Arcserve is the world’s most experienced provider of business continuity solutions that safeguard multi-generational IT infrastructures with applications and systems in any location, on premises and in the cloud. Organizations in over 150 countries around the world rely on Arcserve’s highly efficient, integrated technologies and expertise to eliminate the risk of data loss and extended downtime while reducing the cost and complexity of backing up and restoring data by up to 50 percent. Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with locations around the world. Explore more at www.arcserve.com and follow @Arcserve on Twitter.


SAMZHE Unveils its Brand Store on Amazon

March 2, 2021

Musical instruments, HDMI cables, Bluetooth Smartwatches, Gamepads, etc. are few category they have launched in the Indian market and have made available on Amazon platform

NEW DELHI, India – March 2, 2021 – SAMZHE, a fastest growing consumer technology brand, today announced the launch of SAMZHE’s feature rich product line on Amazon. Musical instruments, HDMI cables, Bluetooth Smartwatches, Gamepads, WIFI dongles, Adapters, CCTV cables, etc. are few products they have introduced on Amazon. SAMZHE has significantly focused on introducing the latest technology and innovation in their product line up.

From their musical instrument category they have introduced SAMZHE Harmonium, Tabla, Dholak, Piano, Piano keyboard, Hand drums, Anklets and Bluethooth Microphone speaker – a complete one stop solution for passionate musical lovers. However when it comes to their speaker category they have a variety of USB portable speakers that are compatible with both Laptops and Desktops. They have separate speakers for the mini laptops which are available in various colors. They also have speakers that are compatible with PC, Laptop and Tablet.

As a brand SAMZHE has always understood the requirements of the consumer and has been striving hard to upgrade their products to suit the needs of the customer. The SAMZHE products are readily available on Amazon-https://amazon.in/samzhe for immediate purchase.

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About SAMZHE INTERNATIONAL PVT. LTD

SAMZHE a fastest growing consumer technology brand. They have introduced products that are suitable for the fast pace generations. SAMZHE has always innovated their products to serve customers better.To view the complete product range from SAMZHE please visit- https://amazon.in/samzhe


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