R&M at the Virtual FTTH Conference 2020

November 19, 2020

Connectivity Is Becoming a Basic Need, Virtual Booth Visits and Expert Meetings

BENGALURU, India/Wetzikon, Switzerland – November 19, 2020 – R&M, the globally active developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, based in Wetzikon, Switzerland, is inviting FTTH specialists to a unique event, the FTTH Virtual Conference 2020. The event will provide the visitors with an unrivalled experience, sharing in-depth knowledge of FTTH and other end-to-end fiber-enabled technologies and solutions.

The virtual platform provides new features beyond just browsing the booth. R&M offers its visitors scheduled interactive meetings, product presentations and expert chats during the two days of the event – a new virtual experience for individual visitors or whole customer teams.

Andreas Rüsseler, CMO at R&M emphasizes, “High-capability connections are not only of crucial importance in these challenging times. They will be fundamental for the digital transition of our economies and societies. FTTH, providing reliable, future-oriented connectivity, is increasingly becoming a basic need. It is becoming as important as water and electricity.

R&M is presenting a full bundle of exciting new products and solutions:

POLARIS-box

R&M’s multifunctional and highly modular family of fiber optic termination and distribution boxes for harsh environmental conditions.

ODF PRIME

R&M’s new optical distribution frame offering high-density connectivity and a versatile portfolio of modules, allowing flexible investments tailored to your specific network growth.

SYNO closures

R&M’s future-proof and modular closure portfolio offers you maximum flexibility and state-of-the-art sealing technology.

Fiber optic cables

R&M’s large choice of modern fiber optic installation cables produced in Europe, complementing our end-to-end portfolio.

Thomas Ritz, Market Manager Public Networks at R&M, “With the launch of our versatile and innovative POLARIS-box family in all its variants, we are once again demonstrating that R&M understands global and regional customer needs in terms of FTTH applications. Our end-to-end portfolio now ranges from high-density central office solutions, indoor & outdoor FO cabling via different outside-plant solutions such as closures, street cabinets and POPs to customizable solutions for different customer premises. With this basis we can look forward to 5G applications – boosting even more the need for FO access as the backbone and front haul technology of increasingly converging fixed and mobile services.”

For many years, R&M has supported the activities of the FTTH Council both as an active member and as a sponsor and exhibitor.

More information:  www.ftthconference.eu

Registration and tickets: www.site.rdm.com/test-test

R&M is presenting a full bundle of exciting new products and solutions at the FTTH Virtual Conference 2020

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About R&M

Reichle & De – Massari AG R&M  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 work 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.


Where is your data? You’ll find out in 2021

November 19, 2020

So, as we near the end of 2020 I imagine there are many CISOs, CIOs and indeed business leaders sitting out there, patting themselves on the back as they survey their workforces, established in remote / hybrid office-and-home systems, happily and productively accessing data and continuing to work in an entirely new way. It’s true that their teams have been, like so often, unsung heroes, making the impossible possible in the first part of the year.

However, I’m afraid I need to burst this bubble. In 2021 I believe we will start to realise exactly how much intellectual property was stolen by external attackers and malicious insiders during the 2020 remote working shift with the implications it had on ways-of-working, maintaining infrastructure security and continuing to protect data everywhere.

What did we do?

Almost overnight organizations flipped a switch from a predominantly office-based workforce to remote workers using a plethora of operating systems and equipment. Employees with a wide range of technical know-how were left to set up and configure home networks and devices, while IT teams added and tried to scale VPNs and moved data into SaaS applications. It is almost as if companies gave up on protecting the perimeter, and trusted in basic networking and cloud services to protect what I call the “branch office of one”. The old perimeter is clearly gone, data needs to be more accessible than ever, and the ability for the user to work remotely is paramount.

It’s my view that we don’t yet know what impact this has had, and 2021 will start to unveil it to us.

Did we keep an eye on our attack surface and did we really examine the vulnerabilities we exposed during this time?

When cloud service providers spun up new clouds or SaaS applications for us, did the security keep pace and did our policies get applied consistently?

Has lockdown meant that cyber-enforcement got lighter? Did cybercriminals think they could get away with stealing data while security and IT teams’ attention was elsewhere?

The treasure trove has been opened right up, and security teams should not rest on their laurels. From past experience, I must assume that we haven’t moved as fast as the attackers, and that 2021 will see several large data breaches revealed, while some firms discover to their horror that what appear to be nation state attackers or well-organized criminal groups have infiltrated their defences.

Like it forcefully happened to digital transformation programs, the notion of multi-year security programs will be replaced, in 2021 and beyond, with more agile security. We need to move at “bad guys speed”, and our responses to threats must be completed at the same rate of change we would expect from a business model pivot or adaptation.

The Imperative of Visibility in 2021

Data visibility and the management of data protection is the most important cybersecurity imperative for enterprises in the next year. In this way, 2021 can become the year of working securely, regardless of location. These new patterns are here to stay, and we must do our best to introduce resiliency, security and visibility into our efforts.

As part of this, we must address the elephant in the room. Data loss is damaging to business, and in order to stop that loss, we need to know exactly where our data is, on a minute-by-minute basis. That means we must introduce real-time (or near real-time!) user activity monitoring. We should be monitoring to prevent data loss: not productivity tracking. Transparency in the roll-out of these solutions and the careful consideration of user privacy should be at the heart of any user activity monitoring solutions. Forrester analyst Chase Cunningham has advised: “If you aren’t monitoring your data: your intellectual property is walking out of the door, and you’ll be out of business in twenty years.”

The fact that we have shifted to remote working so quickly, and relatively smoothly, may mean that we have no need to go back to a structured perimeter. But we will need a fast movement towards user activity monitoring – an approach that relies on analytics to understand data access patterns. Without visibility of data in this way we cannot scale and understand how to work productively, flexibly and securely. Through the combination of behavioral analytics and Indicators of Behavior (IOBs), we can achieve visibility alongside control. Data usage must be examined and understood in context, and data loss prevention policies applied adaptively, and dynamically. If we can create cybersecurity technologies which build upon machine learning and analytics to measure and understand data movements in quasi real-time, we can avoid the upcoming dawn of disappointment on the horizon.

As the “new normal” becomes “just normal”, leaders must get the basics right: revisit their policies and processes, validate their posture and risk appetite, and avoid assumptions that all is well just because they haven’t seen an incident yet. Longer term, cloud-native solutions with a deep understanding of users’ behavior will deliver permanent solutions, rather than stopgaps when it comes to protecting data and intellectual property.


iValue Collaborates with Rubrik to Help Enterprises Unlock the Power of Data

November 19, 2020

BENGALURU, India – November 19, 2020 – iValue InfoSolutions, India’s premium technology aggregator collaborates with Rubrik, a Cloud Data Management Company that has been ranked 9th by Forbes under the ‘The Cloud 100’ for their data management solutions. As 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are produced per person, per day, data management is the need of the hour. This not only helps in streamlining the efforts of any organization to achieve success but also acts as a bedrock to any deduction that can be made using organized and protected data. iValue has taken up this partnership with Rubrik recognizing this need.

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web once said that ‘data is a precious thing and will last longer than the systems themselves’. This is true as in today’s world data holds the key and the right data management will help organizations in the long run. Customers today are looking for one platform for Instant Recovery, Search, Development and Cloud. Rubrik delivers instant application availability for recovery, search, cloud and development. Hybrid Cloud enterprises benefit from Rubrik’s market-leading Cloud Data Management platform with simplicity, instant data access, app-mobility, policy-driven automation, Ransomware protection and analytics at scale. The pandemic has only enhanced the need for data management and iValue understands compelling need for such solutions to avoid organizations from crumbling and Rubrik is the ideal partner for this mission,” said Harsh MarwahChief Growth Officer at iValue InfoSolutions.

Rubrik, a recognized name in the data management sector, provides enterprises today with one platform for instant recovery, search, development and cloud.. Hybrid Cloud enterprises benefit from Rubrik’s market-leading cloud data management platform with simplicity, instant data access, app-mobility, policy-driven automation, ransomware protection and analytics at scale. Rubrik for its completeness of vision for its product portfolio has been positioned by Gartner, Inc in the Leaders quadrant of its July 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions.

I am personally very excited with our strategic partnership with iValue InfoSolutions, a premium technology enabler for private, public and hybrid cloud in India & SAARC region. Through this partnership, we are able to further extend our best of breed cloud data management offerings into the region and help Indian enterprises to not just modernize and automate and accelerate cloud adoption but also ensuring business continuity against increasing ransomware attacks,” Calvin HoonRegional Vice President- Asia at Rubrik.

Rubrik’s data management solution has produced game-changing results. In an IDC white paper commissioned by Rubrik, it found out that more than 80% of IT leaders who were surveyed identified data sprawl to be one of the most critical problems they have to face. This results in the organization struggling. But with Rubrik’s cloud data management, ransomware recovery, simplification, automation and modernization-based solutions, iValue bets on providing its customers with the needed aid of having a robust data management mechanism.

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About iValue InfoSolutions:

A premium technology enabler, iValue InfoSolutions drives “Go to Market” for Niche, Compelling and Complimentary offerings, “Digital Assets” Protection, Optimization & Transformation area, leveraging Customer Life Cycle and Product Life Cycle Adoption frameworks.

iValue mission is to optimize, protect & transform “Digital Assets” of Organizations, with leading edge & proven offerings, in collaboration with trusted partners. iValue offerings are aligned, customized & optimized for organizations, across vertical & size, through its OEM, consultant & global, national, regional and local system integrators partnership.

iValue has direct partnership with 35+ “Best of Breed” OEM’s with 7,000+ Customers through 700+ partners. iValue has a direct presence across 13+ locations in multiple continents, with channel, solution, vertical & horizontal focused teams, addressing pre-sales, sales & post sales needs of Customer, Consultants & Partner for Private, Public and Hybrid cloud needs. Apart from India, iValue overseas presence includes Nairobi, Kenya office for Africa foray.

The team at iValue leverage Analytics for its structured and targeted business development at Customers along with AI-driven CRM solution for ensuring profitable growth for its partners and OEM. iValue has been growing consistently at 4+ times market growth rates, at 50%+ CAGR for the last 12+ years.

For more information, visit iValue and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Rubrik:

Rubrik delivers a single platform to manage and protect data in the cloud, at the edge, and on-premises. Enterprises choose Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management software to simplify backup and recovery, accelerate cloud adoption, and enable automation at scale. As organizations of all sizes adopt cloud-first policies, they rely on Rubrik’s Polaris SaaS platform to unify data for security, governance, and compliance. For more information, visit www.rubrik.com and follow @rubrikInc on Twitter.

For more information, visit Rubrik.


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