Dell launches innovative networking solutions for SMB’s

Dell launches innovative networking solutions for SMB’s

Dell introduces new X-Series family of smart-managed 1GbE and 10GbE switches with intuitive work flow management, traffic visibility and real-time control to optimize cloud and onsite network applications Dell expands the N-Series family of fully managed 1GbE switches with Layer 2/3 capability designed for smaller networks Dell continues commitment to the W-series wireless portfolio with extended support MANILA, Philippines – Dell announced an enhanced networking portfolio designed specifically to meet the needs of small to medium-sized businesses, including the new X-series family of smart managed switches and an expanded N-series family with the addition of the Dell N1500 for smaller fully managed environments. Distributed, global workforces have given rise to increased mobile and cloud computing. This, combined with the rise in data analytics, has caused businesses to experience a data deluge. IT departments of all sizes are looking to create a network infrastructure that is able to manage this new generation of computing and workload processing but are often constrained by limited resources. To provide small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with a competitive edge and the ability to grow their networks at a flexible and affordable rate, Dell has introduced these innovative networking solutions that combine cost effective, enterprise-level network control with consumer like ease. “Dell brings decades of experience delivering enterprise-class features in technology solutions specifically designed for small and medium-sized customers,” said Arpit Joshipura, Vice President, Strategy and Product Management, Dell Networking. “Today’s announcement is another example of our commitment to enable customers to break free of outdated networking paradigms.”   Dell Networking X-Series   The Dell Networking X-Series is a family of smart web-managed 1 Gigabit...
Sophos Redefines Enterprise Mobility Management with User-based Data Protection and Cloud-based Management

Sophos Redefines Enterprise Mobility Management with User-based Data Protection and Cloud-based Management

Adds extended platform support for iOS 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 Philippines. April 21, 2015 – Sophos today announced the availability of Sophos Mobile Control 5 (SMC 5), to further simplify mobile device management by setting security and data policy by user, across all three major mobile platforms in one solution. New management options enable an administrator to easily achieve the separation and encryption of personal and corporate information, as well as configure access and security settings through automated tasks, reducing management time and costs. Typically, each device (laptop, tablet, iPad or smartphone) would have to be configured, updated and managed individually, but by managing rights based on user, IT managers only have to set one policy, from any remote location, to manage the security of corporate content stored on the device or in a personal cloud. With a re-designed self-service portal, Sophos Mobile Control 5 makes compliance with corporate security policy simple for both administrator and end user across iOS 8, Windows Phone and Android platforms. “IT administrators need to secure and manage all the various devices employees use today to get work done – smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops, but most management tools still treat these devices separately,” says Chris Hazelton, Research Director, Enterprise Mobility at 451 Research. “For small to medium-sized businesses, the ability reduce the number of management consoles can significantly streamline the onboarding process for IT departments that don’t have specialised staff. With the goal of enabling BYOD with simplicity and secure productivity, EMM solutions must enable all forms of mobile computing. This means managing and securing devices, content, and applications with a user-centric...
UP and Nokia opens world-class learning facility in Telecommunications Engineering

UP and Nokia opens world-class learning facility in Telecommunications Engineering

Manila, Philippines — 06 April 2015 — The University of the Philippines (UP), the country’s premier higher education institution, in partnership with Nokia-Manila Technology Center (Nokia-Manila TC) has recently inaugurated a new engineering laboratory in its Diliman campus in an effort to provide quality hands-on education and training to telecommunications engineering students. Located within the university’s Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (EEEI), the UP-Nokia Telecommunications Engineering Laboratory features Nokia Networks’ state-of-the-art equipment, including a radio access network that can connect user devices to one of Nokia Networks core networks in Asia. A full class can experience, the equipment, providing them with real-life experience on telecommunications operations. The new learning facility helps the state university stay true to as one of the few centers of excellence and development in the Philippines. “Wireless and cellular telecommunications are normally just taught from textbooks,” said EEEI Director Dr. Joel Marciano Jr. “But with the new laboratory our students will actually see the interaction between mobile phones and base stations. It’s an experience, hands-on learning that will be even more effective.” The laboratory also marks a new chapter in UP and Nokia-Manila TC’s long-standing partnership when the two institutions first launched the Teach In the University Program with the same aim of raising the country’s telecommunications education. “The initial interaction and knowledge-sharing between our students, faculty and Nokia engineers is now further enhanced by this facility, which provides opportunities to experience real-world scenarios towards studying creative and innovative solutions. The laboratory is also intended to support relevant research activities in telecommunications engineering and networks as part of our roadmap,” Marciano added. “The topnotch equipment...
Ericsson presents Networked Society Award to PLM

Ericsson presents Networked Society Award to PLM

Ericsson recently awarded the Ericsson Networked Society Award to Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) as part of its annual sponsorship of Smart Communications’ 11th Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program (SWEEP) Innovation and Excellence Awards. The Networked Society Award was given to PLM in recognition of their Smart Reserve project, which was also named as a finalist in the Smart SWEEP Awards.  Smart Reserve is a Cloud-based application designed to automate bus reservations for daily commuters via SMS or a mobile application using electronic tickets (E-tickets).  The proposed system will solve the problem of thousands of commuters each day who is faced with long waiting times, and improve the  allocation of buses in transport terminals. The 11th Smart SWEEP Awards were launched by Smart late last year and for the first time, incorporated a mobile apps competition open to all college students nationwide. Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society – a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, businesses and societies to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future. Our services, software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud – are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities. With more than 110,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and...
Sophos announces latest addition to senior leadership team

Sophos announces latest addition to senior leadership team

Joe Levy Joins Sophos as Chief Technology Officer Manila, Philippines  – February 12, 2015 –Sophos today announced the appointment of Joe Levy as chief technology officer (CTO). Levy, recognized as a thought leader in IT security, will lead the company’s technology strategy worldwide, driving product vision and innovation to both enhance and simplify IT security. Levy brings more than 20 years of leadership and development expertise focused on information security. Prior to Sophos, Levy was CTO for Blue Coat Systems following the company’s May 2013 acquisition of security analytics pioneer Solera Networks, where he had served as CTO since 2008. Prior to Solera, Levy was CTO of SonicWALL (acquired by Dell), where he led research and development teams with concentrations in the areas of next-generation firewalls, deep packet inspection, cryptography, and secure remote access.   “Sophos is focused on making comprehensive, enterprise-grade security simple,” commented Kris Hagerman, chief executive officer for Sophos. “Joe shares our vision that the next generation of security solutions will require disruptive innovation both in capabilities and in usability. Throughout his career, Joe has demonstrated his ability to think differently and drive success, and we are very pleased to welcome him to our senior management team. His technical expertise and vision will be critical as we build new solutions to meet the growing demands of our customers.” Earlier in his career, Levy spent six years with the security-focused value added reseller OneNet, where he led product and service design and development, including managed services. Levy has participated in various industry certification and design consortiums, and he holds several security, networking, database and virtualization patents. He...