Cloud App Management
Tobii | January 15, 2024
The latest product from Tobii, UX Explore, empowers user experience (UX) researchers to harness the power of eye tracking and measure user attention using only a smartphone. The new software-based platform uses deep learning eye tracking algorithms and allows studies to be conducted remotely, accessing users in their natural environment.
Mobile applications are the dominant method to deliver software, boasting over 255 billion downloads in 2022 and millions of new apps being developed every year. Tobii UX Explore is a game-changer for designers and developers seeking cost-effective access to eye tracking UX research to improve the usability of their apps in an early stage of the design process and deliver higher customer value.
"In our mobile-first economy, delivering high-quality apps is essential for companies to delight their customers," said Ali Farokhian, VP of Enterprise at Tobii. "Eye tracking-based user insights are some of the most powerful tools available to deeply understand usability. But, historically, it has been limited to well-funded organizations. However, with UX Explore, we make it accessible and scalable. We are confident that clients will also recognize the value our new product brings, enhancing their team's efficiency with instant data visualization upon study completion."
Tobii UX Explore cloud platform offers the UX community quick and easy-to-understand insights about user experience by providing access to a first-person perspective. It allows researchers to gain insights into user behavior and attention worldwide, enabling quicker and smarter decision-making. By streamlining the testing process, this mobile platform aims to save time and cost, ensuring resources are utilized effectively.
Tobii is the global leader in eye tracking and pioneer of attention computing. We are on a mission to improve the world with technology that understands human attention and intent. Creating tech for a better future, our technologies and solutions apply to areas such as behavioral studies and research, healthcare, education and training, gaming, extended reality, automotive, and many more. Tobii's eye tracking is used by thousands of enterprises, universities, and research institutes around the globe. Headquartered in Sweden, Tobii is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (TOBII).
Cloud Infrastructure Management
PR Newswire: | January 19, 2024
Netwrix, a cybersecurity vendor that makes data security easy, today revealed additional findings for the manufacturing sector from its survey of 1,610 IT and security professionals across more than 100 countries.
According to the survey, 64% of companies in the manufacturing sector suffered a cyberattack during the preceding 12 months, which is similar to the finding among organizations overall (68%). However, it turned out that the manufacturing sector experiences more cloud infrastructure attacks than any other industry surveyed. Among manufacturing companies that detected an attack, 85% spotted phishing in the cloud compared to only 58% across all verticals; 43% faced user account compromise in the cloud as opposed to 27% among all industries; and 25% dealt with data theft by hackers in the cloud compared to 15% for organizations overall.
"The manufacturing sector relies heavily on the cloud to work with their supply chain in real time. This makes their cloud infrastructure a lucrative target for attackers — infiltrating it enables them to move laterally and potentially compromise other linked organizations, as happened to one the world's top meat processing companies. Credential compromise or malware deployed via a phishing email is just the beginning of the attack," says Dirk Schrader, VP of Security Research at Netwrix.
"The attack surface in the cloud is always expanding, so it's critical for manufacturing companies to adopt a defense-in-depth approach," adds Ilia Sotnikov, Security Strategist at Netwrix. "First, they must rigorously enforce the principle of least privilege to limit access to sensitive data, which ideally includes just-in-time access to eliminate unnecessary entry points for adversaries. They also need to gain deep visibility into when and how critical data in the cloud is being used so that IT teams can promptly spot potential threats. Finally, they need to be prepared to minimize the damage from incidents by having a comprehensive response strategy that is regularly exercised and updated."
To learn more about security trends, check out the complete 2023 Hybrid Security Trends Report.
Netwrix makes data security easy. Since 2006, Netwrix solutions have been simplifying the lives of security professionals by enabling them to identify and protect sensitive data to reduce the risk of a breach, and to detect, respond to and recover from attacks, limiting their impact. More than 13,500 organizations worldwide rely on Netwrix solutions to strengthen their security and compliance posture across all three primary attack vectors: data, identity and infrastructure.
Dell Technologies | December 15, 2023
Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL) announces that CoreWeave has purchased thousands of Dell PowerEdge servers, expanding access to compute power organizations need to innovate using AI and generative AI (GenAI).
CoreWeave is a specialized cloud provider for large-scale NVIDIA GPU-accelerated workloads. The company will use Dell PowerEdge XE9860 servers with NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs as the key infrastructure powering its cloud solutions, tailored for workloads like AI, machine learning (ML), visual effects (VFX) rendering and large-scale simulations.
"AI is driving explosive demand for high performance cloud solutions that can provide the compute that large models need to scale, and we are providing the gold standard of cloud infrastructure to support these compute intensive workloads," said Brian Venturo, co-founder and chief technology officer, CoreWeave. "Our custom-built, modern cloud infrastructure delivers the best possible performance for every workload, and collaborating with Dell Technologies allows us to do this on an even greater scale."
CoreWeave is delivering the next generation of cloud computing, with a modern approach to hardware engineering and proprietary software stack that is designed specifically for the most complex and intensive workloads. With this new agreement, CoreWeave customers around the world can now tap into thousands of accelerated Dell servers within seconds to speed compute-intensive workloads.
"AI is a powerful, completely transformational tool for businesses of all sizes but only if you have the right IT foundation in place," said Jeff Clarke, chief operating officer and vice chairman, Dell Technologies. "By bringing our most powerful Dell PowerEdge servers with NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs to CoreWeave customers, we're helping meet demand for advanced compute at scale."
Built for extreme acceleration of AI, ML and deep learning training, the Dell PowerEdge XE9680 is equipped to deploy AI computing initiatives and help ensure high GPU memory, bandwidth and security. The system can handle the performance demands of large language models of GenAI while delivering it in a dense IT footprint.
CoreWeave also will use Dell ProSupport services to get the maximum uptime from its new systems while dedicated Dell managers will help maintain the environment.
About Dell Technologies
Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL) helps organizations and individuals build their digital future and transform how they work, live and play. The company provides customers with the industry's broadest and most innovative technology and services portfolio for the data era.
PR Newswire | January 12, 2024
Viavi Solutions Inc. (VIAVI) (NASDAQ: VIAV) today announced significant enhancements to the Observer Platform allowing IT teams to further maximize network availability, productivity and compliance. The enhancements include critical new capabilities in End-User Experience (EUE) scoring, digital certificate analysis, application identification, Unified Communications (UC) support, and Azure traffic visibility through NSG flow log analysis.
The VIAVI State of the Network study revealed enterprises' top challenges in managing their networks. With a majority of enterprise applications hosted in the cloud, fewer than 1% of organizations say they are satisfied with network visibility. Problem domain isolation – pinpointing issues across network, server, application, or client domains – remains one of the biggest challenges for NetOps teams. End-user experience is the highest ranking KPI. And nearly half of teams spend between 10 and 20 hours per week troubleshooting UC platforms.
The latest Observer release, v18.17, addresses these challenges to improve reliability of networks in meeting organizational objectives. Major new enhancements include:
EUE Scoring Updates. Observer's patented EUE analysis now provides deeper insight into each problem domain – network, server, application or client – clearly showing individual scores and associated deductions, making it easy to understand what is contributing the most to performance degradations.
Traffic Visibility for Azure and AWS. With the introduction of NSG flow log support, Observer adds insight and visibility for Azure environments equivalent to the existing capabilities for AWS using VPC Flow Logs. As Microsoft does not natively support packet extraction, flow visibility is essential for troubleshooting issues within complex Azure environments.
Enhanced Application Recognition. Through added Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) and Application Identification (AppID) capabilities, the Observer Platform now recognizes thousands of specific business and non-business applications natively without having them embedded or hidden within HTTP or HTTPS.
UC Call Visualization. Observer is now the only platform in the industry to transform both packet and flow data into intuitive, actionable visualizations that follow the journey of calls through the network infrastructure and identify the location and root cause(s) of poor UC performance.
Digital Certificate Analysis. Running servers with non-compliant or expired certificates is a risk, especially if affected hosts and services are public facing. Certificate analysis enables a proactive approach to take timely action, prevent negative outcomes, and safeguard networks and reputation.
"Applications are now distributed across private data centers, multiple public clouds, and edge locations, yet many companies fail to upgrade their network monitoring and management solutions to keep pace with these highly complex environments," said Bob Laliberte, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "VIAVI has recognized this shift and responded by providing comprehensive visibility across these distributed, heterogenous environments. The Observer platform has evolved to support these new environments and its emphasis on end-user experience should appeal to enterprise customers looking to accelerate their transformation, enabling greater operational efficiency and ensuring positive end-user experiences."
"In partnership with our customers, we have leveled up performance and threat visibility and developed a powerful set of capabilities that provide insights where they are needed most," said Chris Labac, Vice President and General Manager, Network Performance and Threat Solutions, VIAVI. "Our patented End-User Experience Scoring can now be used by virtually the entire IT team to effectively identify, prioritize, and remediate business-impacting issues. Our UC visualizations are now the best in the industry. New DPI and Azure capabilities round out a release that we're thrilled to deliver. Our focus continues to be not on delivering more KPIs, but delivering more clarity, actionable information, and business value."
VIAVI (NASDAQ: VIAV) is a global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions for telecommunications, cloud, enterprises, first responders, military, aerospace and railway. VIAVI is also a leader in light management technologies for 3D sensing, anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, government and aerospace applications.