Global Cloud Xchange extends relationship with Autoneum to enhance internet infrastructure

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), the leading provider of global managed next-generation networks, announced the extension of its relationship with global automotive supplier Autoneum through a new three-year managed network agreement. This renewed deal, with enhanced connectivity to 55 production locations across 25 countries in Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia, builds upon a partnership dating back almost 16 years to 2004. With the renewed contract, GCX will proceed to transform Autoneum’s business-critical Wide … More

ZenFi Networks expands C-RAN network to support 5G build out

ZenFi Networks, an innovative communications infrastructure company focused on enabling fiber optic network, network edge colocation and wireless siting solutions in the NY-NJ metro region, announces the expansion of its C-RAN network with the deployment of over 600 turnkey small cell nodes in Northern New Jersey. In addition to deploying fronthaul fiber to each of these nodes, ZenFi Networks was selected by a major mobile network operator (MNO) to provide wireless siting and network edge … More

BioCatch acquires AimBrain to secure market position and accelerate growth

BioCatch, the global leader in behavioral biometrics, announced it has acquired AimBrain’s multi modal biometric authentication platform for an undisclosed amount of cash. AimBrain’s platform combines several distinct methods to detect potential fraud, including behavioral biometrics, anomaly detection and other biometric modalities, to support various use cases in the digital identity lifecycle, including step-up user authentication to comply with KYC, AML, PSD2 and other regulatory requirements. The AimBrain technology complements and deepens BioCatch’s solution as … More

Vantage Data Centers expands into Europe with the acquisition of Etix Everywhere

Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, unveiled its expansion into Europe through the acquisition of Etix Everywhere and greenfield developments in four additional European markets. Etix’s data center portfolio includes a 55MW hyperscale data center campus in Frankfurt, Germany, which is currently under construction. Separately, Vantage Europe has secured land and is planning to develop hyperscale data center campuses in Berlin, Milan, Warsaw and Zurich. Founded in 2012, Etix … More

Snowflake raises $479M to strenghten market position

Snowflake, the cloud data platform, announced $479 million in additional growth funding co-led by new investors, Dragoneer Investment Group and Salesforce Ventures. Existing Snowflake investors, including Altimeter Capital, ICONIQ Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Redpoint Ventures, Sequoia, and Sutter Hill Ventures, are also participating in the round. This funding round raises Snowflake’s post-money valuation to over $12.4 billion. This additional funding, and a new strategic partnership with Salesforce, is expected to further strengthen Snowflake’s market position … More

MorganFranklin names Jason Berland as Managing Director of its IAM service offering

MorganFranklin Consulting, a leading finance and technology advisory firm that recently announced the addition of a comprehensive and robust end-to-end cybersecurity service, has named Jason Berland as the Managing Director of its Identity and Access Management (IAM) service offering. Berland, a leader in IAM with 20 years of experience in program management, technology engineering, and business process integration, will be responsible for supporting new and existing client relationships and advancing the practice’s IAM service line … More

Standard Insurance Company promotes Laxman Prakash to assistant vice president and CISO

Standard Insurance Company announced that Laxman Prakash has been promoted to assistant vice president and chief information security officer. Prakash joined The Standard in 2011 as director of Information Security and Business Continuity and focused on strengthening the company’s information security organization. In 2017, Prakash was promoted to second vice president of Information Security. In his new role, he’ll take on additional responsibility for IT risk, identity and access management engineering. Prior to joining The … More

Bruno Vulcano to assume position of Zigbee Alliance Board Chairman, previously held by John E. Osborne II

The Zigbee Alliance, an organization of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced that John E. Osborne II will transition his role within the Alliance to Chairman Emeritus and Bruno Vulcano of Legrand Group will assume the position of Zigbee Alliance Board Chairman, previously held by Osborne. The changeover takes effect this week at the conclusion of the Alliance’s 60th Member Meeting. On the heels … More

SES appoints Sandeep Jalan as CFO

SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions, announced the Board of Directors has appointed Sandeep Jalan as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of SES. He will assume the position from 6 May 2020. Sandeep has 30 years of experience in financial and operational leadership roles across Asia and Europe. He is most recently the CFO of Aperam, a global leader in the stainless, electrical and specialty steel industry, a role he has held since 2014. … More

Elastic Stack 7.6 delivers automated threat analysis and response

Elastic Stack 7.6 streamlines automated threat detection with the launch of a new SIEM detection engine and a curated set of detection rules aligned to the MITRE ATT&CK knowledge base, brings performance improvements to Elasticsearch, makes supervised machine learning more turnkey with inference-on-ingest features, and deepens cloud observability and security with the launch of new data integrations. Elasticsearch gets faster Elastic has improved the performance of queries that are sorted by date or other long … More

Offensive Security releases major update to its Penetration Testing with Kali Linux training course

Offensive Security announced a major update to its flagship Penetration Testing with Kali Linux (PWK) training course. A new, expanded curriculum The new course doubles the amount of content available to train students the skills and mindset required to be a successful security professional and prepare for the Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification. Students also gain access to several more extensive virtual lab environments to practice skills learned through the course. “Faced with a … More

RSA Conference 2020 expands education programs

RSA Conference announced the addition of the RSAC Security Scholars Poster Pitch-Off to its RSAC AdvancedU programming. RSAC AdvancedU is a series of programs that provides outreach to college students to introduce and encourage a career in cybersecurity and supports education throughout the various stages of a career within the industry. Taking place on Thursday, February 27, the RSAC Security Scholars Poster Pitch-Off gives three chosen RSAC Security Scholars five minutes to pitch their cutting-edge … More