|By Business Wire||
|February 20, 2014 02:02 PM EST||
RSA Conference USA 2014, the world’s largest information security event, takes place February 24 - 28, 2014 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Listed below are RSA Conference USA 2014 exhibitor profiles M through Z.
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|The leader in Mobile IT, MobileIron was purpose-built to secure and manage mobile apps, content, and devices for global companies. Available as an on-premise or cloud solution, MobileIron was the first to deliver key innovations such as multi-OS mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM), and BYOD privacy controls. For more information, please visit www.mobileiron.com.|
|Narus, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA), is a pioneer in cybersecurity data analytics. The company's patented advanced analytics help enterprises, carriers and government customers proactively identify and accelerate the resolution of cyber threats. Using incisive intelligence culled from visual interactive and underlying data analytics, Narus nSystem identifies, predicts and characterizes the most advanced security threats, giving executives the visibility and context they need to make the right security decisions, right now, by letting them know what’s happening, why, and what to do about it. Narus boosts the ROI from existing IT investments.|
|NPCore, founded in 2008 in South Korea, is a premier network security solution provider, offering information security products such as ZombieZERO, for various customers in financial institutions, municipal offices, colleges, and small & mid-size companies. ZombieZERO is the only defense solution for the new APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) attack by offering behavior based security functions.|
|Ntrepid's Cyber Operations product suite has been enabling enterprises to securely conduct their online activities for nearly 20 years. From IP management tools to secure virtual browsing environments, our technologies and diverse global points of presence facilitate online research, investigations and data collection, while protecting identities and minimizing the spread of malware.|
|Introducing Passages by Ntrepid, a secure browser designed to mitigate malware and attribution concerns faced when conducting research and online activities. Passages isolates web browsing within a virtual machine and uses patented identity control technology to mask users true location and other identifying information. Learn more at GetPassages.com.|
|Ticker Symbol & Exchange:||Nasdaq: NXPI|
|NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Nasdaq: NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal (HPMS) and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. It is a global semiconductor company with operations in more than 25 countries.|
|NXP is #1 in the overall, worldwide Identification market. NXP ID leads the way with complete solution expertise, world-class security and superior contactless performance. It delivers trusted mobile smart life solutions that authenticate identities, secure transactions and provide convenient interactions. These multi-application solutions are delivered without compromising security features, quality, convenience or design productivity.|
|Company:||OASIS Interoperability Showcase|
|Eleven companies demonstrate products that support the OASIS KMIP and PKCS #11 standards for encrypting data at rest, in-transit, and in the cloud. Cryptosense, Cryptsoft, Dell, Feitian, HP, IBM, P6R, Oracle, SafeNet, Thales e-Security, and Vormetric show standards-compliant enterprise key managers, storage appliances, HSMs, security tokens, and cryptographic toolkits all interoperating. See how the KMIP and PKCS #11 standards give CIOs, CSOs, and CTOs the freedom to select best-of-breed solutions.|
|OT is a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space. OT has always been at the heart of mobility, from the first smart cards to the latest contactless payment technologies which equip millions of smartphones. Present in the Payment, Telecommunications and Identity markets, OT offers end-to-end solutions in the Smart Transactions, Mobile Financial Services, Machine-to-Machine, Digital Identity and Transport & Access Control fields. OT employs over 6 000 employees worldwide, including 600 R&D people. With more than 50 sales offices across 5 continents and 10 facilities, OT’s international network serves clients in 140 countries.|
|For more information: www.oberthur.com.|
|Okta is an enterprise-grade identity management service, built from the ground up in the cloud and designed to address the challenges of a cloud, mobile and interconnected business world. Okta integrates with existing directories and identity systems, as well as thousands of on-premises, cloud-based and mobile applications, to enable IT to securely manage access anywhere, anytime and from any device. More than 550 enterprises worldwide use Okta to increase security and employee productivity, as well as lower IT costs and improve compliance.|
|The company is based in San Francisco, CA and is backed by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, Khosla Ventures and Sequoia Capital. For more information, please visit www.okta.com.|
|Booth:||South Expo 252|
|OpenDNS delivers enterprise threat protection to reduce the risk and impact of security breaches. Unlike on-premises appliances that lack coverage for eroding network perimeters, OpenDNS' cloud-delivered platform protects all devices, anywhere, any time without sacrificing performance or manageability. OpenDNS' security intelligence leverages a unique satellite view of the Internet and uses big data, analytics and visualization techniques to predict and block attacks before they happen. The OpenDNS Global Network is the world's largest Internet security network and secures over 50 million active users daily through 22 globally distributed data centers.|
|Prevalent Networks is an IT security innovator that develops proven technologies and services to help organizations reduce and monitor threats and risks posed by third-party vendors.|
|Company:||Procera Networks Inc.|
|Ticker Symbol & Exchange:||PKT|
|Procera Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: PKT) delivers Internet Intelligence solutions to service providers and network equipment manufacturers for analytics and enforcement of broadband traffic worldwide. Procera’s solutions provide actionable intelligence and policy enforcement to ensure a high quality experience for any Internet and network connected device. For more information, visit http://www.proceranetworks.com or follow Procera on Twitter at @ProceraNetworks. Procera Networks will showcase its next-generation Deep Packet Inspection engine, NAVL, alongside two of its technology partners, Napatech and Intel in Booth #2321. Procera's NAVL offers industry leading, high performance Deep Packet Inspection technology for integration into third party platforms.|
|RSA, The Security Division of EMC, is the premier provider of security, risk, and compliance-management solutions for business acceleration. RSA helps the world's leading organizations succeed by solving their most complex and sensitive security challenges. These challenges include managing organizational risk, safeguarding mobile access and collaboration, proving compliance, and securing virtual and cloud environments. Combining business-critical controls in identity assurance, encryption & key management, SIEM, Data Loss Prevention, and Fraud Protection with industry-leading GRC capabilities and robust consulting services, RSA brings visibility and trust to millions of user identities, the transactions that they perform, and the data that is generated.|
|Seccuris has been helping clients with business-driven information security solutions through professional consulting and managed services since 1999. We're the alternative because we help you uncover known and unknown risks that threaten not only your technology, but also your entire enterprise. Then we work with you to design exactly what you need; whether it’s Enterprise Security Architecture, Information Assurance Audits, IT Risk Management and Compliance, Security Response Services or our OneStone™ Information Assurance Portal. That way you can make effective risk-based decisions at every level. Call us at (866) 644-8442 to discuss the right solution for your needs.|
|Security Mentor®, pioneer of security awareness training that employees love to take, enables companies in every industry to reduce risk by creating a more secure workforce. Interactive, highly engaging lessons teach critical security skills in an easy-to-understand, fun format. Our Brief, Frequent, Focused™ training model of 10-minute lessons delivered monthly fits employees’ busy schedules and keeps security top of mind. Training is served from Security Mentor’s Cloud LMS or provided as SCORM-compliant modules. Founded in 2008, customers range from Fortune 500 enterprises to local and state governments, including the State of Michigan. To learn more, request a demo at www.securitymentor.com.|
|Seculert provides enterprises comprehensive protection from advanced persistent threats and malware. Its integrated platform technology analyzes malware communications, traffic logs, and suspicious files to identify both known and unknown advanced threats. Seculert’s proven cloud-based technology leverages crowdsourcing and Big Data analytics to identify and block attacks as they develop. Founded in 2010, Seculert has offices in the U.S., the U.K. and Israel. For more information, visit www.seculert.com.|
|Company:||Secure Access Technologies Inc.,|
|Booth:||2434 South Hall|
|Secure Access Technologies Inc. (SAT) is a Menlo Park, CA based start-up that provides the strongest data security on the market today with stepped-up authentication and real-time proximity monitoring.|
|SAT uses the user's smart phone with SAT MobileID to protect data on mobile devices and computers.|
|The user authenticates only once to any application on any device when SAT MobileID is in proximity. When the user walks away, the data locks automatically.|
SAT partnered with RSA and MobileIron and has more than 10 patents issued. Breakthrough security and user experience. For more information, visit www.secureaccesstechnologies.com.
|Shape Security is a startup in Mountain View, California that has created a completely new approach to website defense. Its flagship product, the ShapeShifter, is the world’s first botwall: an advanced technology that disables the attack capability of malware, botnets, and scripts. This results in a comprehensive defense against the most serious website breaches, for which there are no other existing solutions. Shape is backed by top investors including Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures, and Eric Schmidt. It is led by cybersecurity leaders from the Pentagon, Cisco, Mozilla, Oakley Networks, Palo Alto Networks, VMware, and Google.|
|Company:||Sims Recycling Solutions|
|Ticker Symbol & Exchange:||ASX: SGM|
|Sims Recycling Solutions (us.simsrecycling.com), the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling, offers customers comprehensive recycling services out of our 52 owned and operated sites across the globe.|
|Our customers rely on our global reach, expertise, and infrastructure to secure their data, process their electronic equipment in an environmentally responsible manner, protect their reputations, and eliminate their compliance risks.|
|In North America, Sims operates 14 sites enabling us to offer services anywhere you do business.|
|Booth:||South Expo 715|
|Skybox Security, Inc. provides the most powerful risk analytics for cyber security, giving security management and operations the tools they need to eliminate attack vectors and safeguard business data and services. Skybox solutions provide a context-aware view of the network and risks that drives effective vulnerability and threat management, firewall management, and continuous compliance monitoring. Organizations in Financial Services, Government, Energy, Defense, Retail, and Telecommunications rely on Skybox Security every day for automated, integrated security management solutions that lower risk exposure and optimize security management processes.|
|Company:||Software Diversified Services|
|Software Diversified Services (SDS) now provides all sales, support, and development for E-Business Server encryption and security software. SDS's E-Business Server is based on the McAfee product formerly marketed under the E-Business Server name, which McAfee has licensed to SDS.|
|SDS's commitment means this enterprise-scale encryption server will remain a trusted tool for years to come.|
|SDS teams the E-Business Server with its other security tools: VitalSigns for FTP automates secure file transfer; in collaboration with software from SSH Corporation, it encrypts data in transit.|
|Since 1982, SDS has provided software to hundreds of customers worldwide, including Global 500 companies.|
|Solarflare is the leading provider of application-intelligent networking I/O software and hardware that accelerate, monitor and secure network data. In January, Solarflare launched SolarSecure to provide a new level of server protection to mission-critical networks vulnerable to cyber security breaches. Without any need for additional hardware, Solarflare enables enterprises to implement security policies to guard servers at the network level. Solarflare protects hosts by implementing policies from the Norse Live Threat Intelligence dark list in the Solarflare DDOS filter engine. Visit Solarflare Booth #2220 to see the Solarflare+Norse demonstration of "Self-Protecting, Hardened Hosts."|
|Ticker Symbol & Exchange:||NYSE: SWI|
|SolarWinds provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. In all of our market areas, our approach is consistent. We focus exclusively on IT pros and strive to eliminate the complexity that they have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. SolarWinds delivers on this commitment with unexpected simplicity through products that are easy to find, buy, use and maintain while providing the power to address any IT management problem on any scale.|
|Company:||Solutionary / NTT Group Security Company|
|Ticker Symbol & Exchange:||NTT|
|Solutionary, a leading managed security services provider (MSSP), focuses on delivering managed security services, security consulting services and global threat intelligence. Solutionary services protect traditional and virtual IT infrastructures, cloud environments and mobile data. Clients are able to optimize security programs, make informed decisions, achieve compliance, and reduce costs. The Solutionary Security Engineering Research Team (SERT) researches the global threat landscape, providing actionable threat intelligence, enhanced threat detection and mitigating controls. Experienced, certified Solutionary security experts act as an extensions of clients' internal teams, providing industry-leading client service to global enterprise and mid-market clients across all industries.|
|Thales e-Security is a leading global provider of data encryption and cyber security solutions to the financial services, high technology, manufacturing, government and technology sectors. Thales is showcasing its high assurance cryptographic solutions for protecting big data, public key infrastructures (PKIs), cloud and mobile payments at this year's RSA Conference. As organizations increasingly rely on cryptography as part of their data protection strategy and to protect their critical systems, the trustworthiness of these crypto systems becomes paramount, particularly in light of recent concerns over back doors, poorly implemented crypto systems and the increasing burdens arising from privacy mandates. Thales can help organizations re-assess and re-evaluate their crypto security and key management infrastructure and deliver solutions that ensure their integrity and trustworthiness.|
|Company:||ThreatTrack Security, Inc.|
|ThreatTrack Security specializes in helping organizations identify and stop Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), targeted attacks and other sophisticated malware that are designed to evade the traditional cyber-defenses deployed by enterprises, and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) around the world. The company develops advanced cybersecurity solutions that analyze, detect and remediate the latest malicious threats, including its ThreatSecure advanced malware protection platform, ThreatAnalyzer malware behavioral analysis sandbox, VIPRE business and consumer antivirus software, and ThreatIQ real-time threat intelligence service.|
|Thycotic Software deploys smart, reliable, IT security solutions that empower companies to control and monitor privileged account credentials and identity access for administrators and end-users. A member of the Inc. 5000, Thycotic is recognized as the fastest growing, privately held PAM provider in the USA. Secret Server manages passwords and identity access across a company's entire IT infrastructure. Thycotic also provides end-user password rest and self-service AD group management tools. Trusted by over 2,500 organizations worldwide - including members of the Fortune 500, enterprises, government agencies, technology firms, universities, non-profits, and managed service providers. To learn more, please visit www.thycotic.com.|
|Company:||TIBCO Software, INC|
|Ticker Symbol & Exchange:||TIBX|
|TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) is a provider of infrastructure software for companies to use on-premise or as part of cloud computing environments. The TIBCO LogLogic® product line provides organizations with security, compliance and IT optimization through enterprise-class log management and predictive intelligence for big data which enables companies to achieve the Two-Second Advantage® – the ability to capture the right information at the right time and act on it preemptively for a competitive advantage. Learn more at www.tibco.com/loglogic.|
|TITUS solutions enable organizations to classify, protect and confidently share information, and meet regulatory compliance requirements by identifying and securing unstructured data. TITUS Classification Suite includes the leading email, document and file classification and marking solutions that enhance data loss prevention by involving end users in identifying sensitive information. TITUS solutions are trusted by over 2 million users within more than 600 organizations in 60 countries around the world. Our customers include Dell, Nokia, Dow Corning, United States Air Force, NATO, Pratt and Whitney, Canadian Department of National Defence, Australian Department of Defence, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.|
|TraceSecurity, a leading pioneer in cloud-based security solutions, provides IT GRC management solutions that give decision makers a holistic view of their security posture, enable effective data protection and automate compliance. TraceSecurity's flagship software solution, TraceCSO, is the first platform to effectively transform IT GRC management into a unified and easy-to-use business application and can be deployed in a matter of weeks. With more than 1,700 customers, TraceSecurity supports organizations in financial services, healthcare, high-tech, insurance, government, education and other regulated sectors. Founded in 2004, the company has executive offices in Silicon Valley and offices in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.|
|Ticker Symbol & Exchange:||TSE: 4704; TYO 4704|
|Trend Micro Incorporated a global leader in security software, rated number one in server security (IDC, 2013), strives to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Built on 25 years of experience, our solutions for consumers, businesses and governments provide layered data security to protect information on mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the cloud. Trend Micro enables the smart protection of information, with innovative security technology that is simple to deploy and manage, and fits an evolving ecosystem. All of our solutions are powered by cloud-based global threat intelligence, the Trend MicroT Smart Protection NetworkT infrastructure, and are supported by over 1,200 threat experts around the globe. For more information, visit TrendMicro.com.|
|Booth:||3527, North Hall|
|Trustwave helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risks. With cloud and managed security services, integrated technologies and a team of security experts, ethical hackers and researchers, Trustwave enables businesses to transform the way they manage their information security and compliance programs while safely embracing business imperatives including big data, BYOD and social media. More than two million businesses are enrolled in the Trustwave TrustKeeper® cloud platform, through which Trustwave delivers automated, efficient and cost-effective data protection, risk management and threat intelligence. Trustwave is a privately held company, headquartered in Chicago, with customers in 96 countries. For more information about Trustwave, visit www.trustwave.com|
|Tufin® is the leader in Security Policy Orchestration, automating and accelerating network infrastructure changes while maintaining security and compliance. By improving network change processes, organizations using the Tufin Orchestration SuiteT will have a positive impact on the business by reducing the time and cost spent implementing network changes by up to 80 percent. The Tufin Orchestration Suite helps organizations automate security and efficiency into day-to-day operations, enabling them to be more agile and leverage technology to gain a competitive advantage. Founded in 2005, Tufin serves more than 1,300 customers in industries from telecom and financial services to energy, transportation and pharmaceuticals and partners with leading vendors including Check Point, Cisco, Juniper Networks, Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, F5, Stonesoft, Blue Coat, McAfee and BMC Software.|
|Ticker Symbol & Exchange:||NYSE: UIS|
|Unisys is a worldwide information technology company. We provide a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. We specialize in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of their data centers, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernize their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, we bring together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. With approximately 23,000 employees, Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit http://www.unisys.com/unisys/.|
|Company:||University of Denver|
|University College, the college of professional and continuing studies at the University of Denver, offers cutting-edge master's degrees and certificates online and on campus in Information Systems Security. Students receive applied instruction from expert practitioners as they learn to navigate real-world security challenges. You will analyze security needs, provide viable solutions, and develop the breadth of knowledge needed for success in the global arena of information assurance. The curriculum covers such topics as network security, physical security, cryptography, cyber law, computer forensics, and application security. The University of Denver is a designated Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.|
|Viewfinity is leveraging its core endpoint protection technology to meet the increased need for smarter, more agile security solutions, that not only detect but respond to threats. Our endpoint agent diligently monitors for and detects suspicious behavior, and responds by harnessing attacks before they permeate an IT infrastructure. Our visibility, detection and remediation, along with purposeful forensics, provide a structure that helps progress the level of cybersecurity that targets and adapts enterprise IT security mechanisms. Our endpoint protection encompasses forensics, prevention, visibility, and remediation, offering advanced protection against advanced targeted attacks.|
|wolfSSL, founded in 2004, is an open source Internet security company whose primary products include the CyaSSL lightweight SSL library and the yaSSL Embedded Web Server. Primary users are programmers building security functionality into their applications and devices. wolfSSL employs the dual licensing model, like MySQL, offering products under the GPLv2 as well as a standard commercial license.|
|wolfSSL's products are designed to offer optimal performance, rapid integration, the ability to leverage hardware crypto, and support for the most current standards. All products are designed with clean APIs, and are backed by a dedicated and responsive support and development team.|
|With global operations, Wontok, Inc. (booth # 2502) delivers proven data security solutions that fill the gaps left by conventional security offerings. Wontok's added layer of security provides businesses, government organizations and consumers the confidence that their online commerce and communications are secure and their data is safe. During The RSA Conference February 24-28th, Wontok announces two new malware prevention products targeted for Retailers and Banks adding on its flagship product, Wontok™ SafeCentral, a proven endpoint cybersecurity solution that renders malware inoperable even on already infected PCs running Windows. Please contact us to arrange an interview with Wontok's CEO, Adam Tegg.|
|Zscaler is transforming enterprise networking and security with the world’s largest Direct-to-Cloud Network, which securely enables the productivity benefits of cloud, mobile and social technologies without the cost and complexity of traditional on-premise appliances and software.|
|The Zscaler Direct-to-Cloud Network processes daily more than 12 billion transactions from more than 12 million users in 180 countries across 100 global data centers with near-zero latency. Learn why more than 4,500 global enterprises choose Zscaler to enable end-user productivity, enforce security policy and streamline WAN performance.|
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The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
Nov. 28, 2014 05:00 PM EST Reads: 2,129
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Nov. 27, 2014 04:00 PM EST Reads: 2,109
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Nov. 27, 2014 04:00 PM EST Reads: 2,176
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Nov. 27, 2014 03:00 PM EST Reads: 2,196
The Internet of Things is tied together with a thin strand that is known as time. Coincidentally, at the core of nearly all data analytics is a timestamp. When working with time series data there are a few core principles that everyone should consider, especially across datasets where time is the common boundary. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies, discussed single-value, geo-spatial, and log time series data. By focusing on enterprise applications and the data center, he will use OpenTSDB as an example t...
Nov. 27, 2014 03:00 PM EST Reads: 2,316
An entirely new security model is needed for the Internet of Things, or is it? Can we save some old and tested controls for this new and different environment? In his session at @ThingsExpo, New York's at the Javits Center, Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, reviewed hands-on lessons with IoT devices and reveal a new risk balance you might not expect. Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, has more than nineteen years' experience managing global security operations and assessments, including a decade of leading incident response and digital forensics. He is co-author of t...
Nov. 27, 2014 01:00 PM EST Reads: 2,206
The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, discussed how for this to be effective you not only need to have infrastructure and operational models capable of utilizing this new phenomenon, but increasingly service providers will need to convince a skeptical public to participate. Get ready to show them the money!
Nov. 27, 2014 11:00 AM EST Reads: 2,028
The Internet of Things will put IT to its ultimate test by creating infinite new opportunities to digitize products and services, generate and analyze new data to improve customer satisfaction, and discover new ways to gain a competitive advantage across nearly every industry. In order to help corporate business units to capitalize on the rapidly evolving IoT opportunities, IT must stand up to a new set of challenges. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrategies, will examine why IT must finally fulfill its role in support of its SBUs or face a new round of...
Nov. 27, 2014 10:00 AM EST Reads: 2,021
One of the biggest challenges when developing connected devices is identifying user value and delivering it through successful user experiences. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Mike Kuniavsky, Principal Scientist, Innovation Services at PARC, described an IoT-specific approach to user experience design that combines approaches from interaction design, industrial design and service design to create experiences that go beyond simple connected gadgets to create lasting, multi-device experiences grounded in people's real needs and desires.
Nov. 27, 2014 08:00 AM EST Reads: 2,028
Enthusiasm for the Internet of Things has reached an all-time high. In 2013 alone, venture capitalists spent more than $1 billion dollars investing in the IoT space. With "smart" appliances and devices, IoT covers wearable smart devices, cloud services to hardware companies. Nest, a Google company, detects temperatures inside homes and automatically adjusts it by tracking its user's habit. These technologies are quickly developing and with it come challenges such as bridging infrastructure gaps, abiding by privacy concerns and making the concept a reality. These challenges can't be addressed w...
Nov. 27, 2014 07:45 AM EST Reads: 2,124
The Domain Name Service (DNS) is one of the most important components in networking infrastructure, enabling users and services to access applications by translating URLs (names) into IP addresses (numbers). Because every icon and URL and all embedded content on a website requires a DNS lookup loading complex sites necessitates hundreds of DNS queries. In addition, as more internet-enabled ‘Things' get connected, people will rely on DNS to name and find their fridges, toasters and toilets. According to a recent IDG Research Services Survey this rate of traffic will only grow. What's driving t...
Nov. 27, 2014 07:00 AM EST Reads: 2,197
Connected devices and the Internet of Things are getting significant momentum in 2014. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist at Greenwave Systems, examined three key elements that together will drive mass adoption of the IoT before the end of 2015. The first element is the recent advent of robust open source protocols (like AllJoyn and WebRTC) that facilitate M2M communication. The second is broad availability of flexible, cost-effective storage designed to handle the massive surge in back-end data in a world where timely analytics is e...
Nov. 27, 2014 06:45 AM EST Reads: 2,163
Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic solution: use my server and you'll be fine. But if we really believe there will be trillions of these devices, that just can't scale. We need a system that is open a scalable and by using the URL as a basic building block, we open this up and get the same resilience that the web enjoys.
Nov. 27, 2014 06:45 AM EST Reads: 2,247
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC, and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will want to use their existing identities, but these will have credentials already that are (hopefully) i...
Nov. 27, 2014 04:00 AM EST Reads: 1,832
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Nov. 27, 2014 04:00 AM EST Reads: 1,918
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robin Raymond, Chief Architect at Hookflash, will walk through the shifting landscape of traditional telephone and voice services ...
Nov. 26, 2014 02:00 PM EST Reads: 2,154
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Chief Architect for the Internet of Things and Intelligent Systems at Red Hat, described how to revolutioniz...
Nov. 24, 2014 07:00 PM EST Reads: 2,316
Bit6 today issued a challenge to the technology community implementing Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC). To leap beyond WebRTC’s significant limitations and fully leverage its underlying value to accelerate innovation, application developers need to consider the entire communications ecosystem.
Nov. 24, 2014 12:00 PM EST Reads: 2,064
The definition of IoT is not new, in fact it’s been around for over a decade. What has changed is the public's awareness that the technology we use on a daily basis has caught up on the vision of an always on, always connected world. If you look into the details of what comprises the IoT, you’ll see that it includes everything from cloud computing, Big Data analytics, “Things,” Web communication, applications, network, storage, etc. It is essentially including everything connected online from hardware to software, or as we like to say, it’s an Internet of many different things. The difference ...
Nov. 24, 2014 11:00 AM EST Reads: 2,437
Cloud Expo 2014 TV commercials will feature @ThingsExpo, which was launched in June, 2014 at New York City's Javits Center as the largest 'Internet of Things' event in the world.
Nov. 24, 2014 09:00 AM EST Reads: 2,298