Thursday, June 23, 2011

Juniper Network says Most Companies have Suffered a Security Breach

A latest report by Juniper Networks says at least 84 percent of companies have suffered a security breach in the past year.

According to inspiresme:

A significant 84 percent of businesses in the UK, France and Germany have suffered at least one security breach in the past year, according to a new report published recently by Juniper Networks.

The survey, which questioned 1406 IT and IT security practicioners, shows that high-profile companies such as Sega and Sony are not the only ones being targeted by hackers.

A further 31 percent of respondents reported a significant rise in the frequency of security breaches in the past year, and 76 percent said the attacks had become potentially more damaging or harder to detect and prevent.

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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Juniper Networks Achieves TL 9000 Certification for Network Security Devices

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 2, 2008 -- Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced it is the first company to achieve the prestigious TL 9000 certification for Network Security Devices, category 6.6, by the Quality of Excellence for Suppliers of Telecommunications (QuEST) Forum. Through this certification, high-performance enterprises and service providers can be assured that Juniper achieves a consistent set of quality expectations that parallel rapid technology changes and customer expectations.

Source: Juniper Press Release

Huawei Retains No.1 Position in Mobile Softswitch

[Shenzhen, China – May 30, 2008] Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. ("Huawei"), a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, has announced that it remains as the market leader in mobile softswitches and that it increased its worldwide market share of mobile softswitches in 2007 from 43.7%

According to a recent In-Stat report ("Global Mobile Softswitch Market 2008 Update: Big Growth, New Value"), more than 85% of newly-built cellular networks (2G/3G) are using softswitch platforms and an increasing number of service providers in North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific have begun to upgrade their mobile core networks using softswitches.

Source: Huawei Press Release

Friday, May 23, 2008

ABI Research: IMS Finding a New Home with LTE

IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystems) has been around for some time, and many infrastructure vendors have invested heavily in developing IMS capabilities, solutions and products. But market acceptance has been slower than expected. Now, with the 4G standards LTE (Long Term Evolution) and WiMAX taking shape, the IMS platform has been given a new role and a niche that will carry it a considerable distance into the future.


That is because some elements of IMS such as the Home Subscriber Server (HSS) and the Policy and Charging Rule Function (PCRF) are also key components in the LTE core architecture. Similar elements are also defined in WiMAX. These elements are required to enable the end-to-end QoS and dynamic charging capabilities required for the next generation of mobile data services.

Source: IMS Press Release

ABI Research Says Femtocell Semiconductor Market to Reach $2.4 Billion by 2013

LONDON - May 23, 2008 - As well as providing significant opportunities for carriers and OEMs alike, femtocells look set to be a lucrative opportunity for semiconductor vendors. A new Research Brief from ABI Research finds that the market is primed to grow from just under $72 million in 2008 to over $1.8 billion in 2013, at an annual compound growth rate of over 300% over that time period. The significant promise associated with this market is drawing more and more silicon vendors into this market, including large vendors such as Freescale and Qualcomm.


However, addressing this market is far from straightforward.


Vice president and research director Stuart Carlaw says, "Although there's no doubt about the significant potential of this market, it should be addressed with great wariness. Semiconductor vendors will bear the brunt of huge pressures from price declines. In order to meet those price declines there is actually a paradoxical need to invest huge sums in designing optimized and dedicated silicon for the femtocell market."

Source: ABI Press Release

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Fujitsu to Launch World's First 320 GB 2.5" Hard Drive with AES 256-bit Encryption

Tokyo, April 21, 2008  Fujitsu Limited today announced the release of the MHZ2 CJ Series of 320 GB(1) 2.5" hard disk drives with automatic hardware-based encryption to effectively secure data against theft or loss, along with the industry's highest rotational speed of 7200-rpm and a 3.0 Gb/s Serial ATA interface(2). The new series of drives for computers and external storage devices will be available at the end of May 2008.

This series is the first hard disk drive in the world to support the 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)(3). The drive implements the AES hardware encryption directly into the processor chip of the hard disk drive, resulting in more robust security and faster system performance than software-based encryption.

All data stored on the hard disk drive can be erased instantly, in less than a second, using the advanced secure erase feature. For public institutions and companies that handle large amounts of personal and other confidential data, this dramatically lowers the time and cost involved in wiping clean the hard drives of computers that are disposed of or reused.

With the growing problem of information theft and new laws protecting personal information, interest in data security is extremely high, especially as disk capacity increases and users write vast amounts of personal and other data on their drives. Lost or stolen computers with high-capacity hard drives put confidential information at risk, making the need to secure the data stored on those hard drives all the more urgent.

The conventional response to this problem has been the use of BIOS passwords(4) and software-based encryption. Seeking a more robust form of data security, Fujitsu has now developed 2.5" hard disk drives with hardware-based AES encryption using industry-leading 256-bit key.

The built-in AES automatically encrypts all data when storing it on the hard disk drive and decrypts the data when read. Unlike software-based encryption, the key does not reside in the computer's memory. This makes it more resistant to attack and imposes no processing overhead on the CPU, optimizing system performance.

Source: Fujitsu Press Release

Thursday, April 03, 2008

ABI Research Says Worldwide Mobile Location Based Services Revenue to Reach $13.3 Billion by 2013

After years of hype, mobile Location Based Services (LBS) are finally gaining traction among wireless subscribers. This growth is driven on the supply side by WCDMA and GSM handsets increasingly joining the many CDMA-based devices that incorporate GPS capabilities; and on the demand side by surging consumer interest in personal navigation functionality. According to a new report from ABI Research, LBS revenue is forecast to reach an annual global total of $13.3 billion by 2013, up from an estimated $515 million during 2007.

Mobile Location Based Services Revenue to Reach $13.3 Billion Worldwide by 2013

Gartner Says India to Have 6.9 Million Mobile and Fixed WiMAX Connections by the End of 2011

Gartner, the leading global IT research and advisory firm, predicted in a recently published report that India will have 6.9 million mobile and fixed Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) connections by the end of 2011. Gartner cautioned that India will remain a niche market for this technology until 2009. Although the Indian government is strongly promoting WiMAX as a technology to connect the country with broadband services, the country-specific mobile broadband framework makes a nationwide rollout of WiMAX cost prohibitive.

Source:Gartner Says India to Have 6.9 Million Mobile and Fixed WiMAX Connections by the End of 2011

Cisco Says Growth of Video Service Delivery Drives Sales of Cisco CRS- 1 Routers

SAN JOSE, Calif. - April 1, 2008 - Cisco today announced a major sales milestone for the industry-leading Carrier Routing System (CRS-1), the core platform for the Cisco® Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture. Driven by increased network, service and application convergence to facilitate delivery of video services, total worldwide cumulative shipments of this platform have doubled in less than nine months, rising from a total of 900 units shipped through June 2007 to more than 1,800 units shipped through March 2008.

Source: Cisco Press Release

Juniper Networks Announces General Availability of EX Series High-Performance Ethernet Switches

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 31, 2008 -- Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced the immediate availability of the EX-series Ethernet switches. Launched recently at the company's Global Enterprise Event in New York City, Juniper's EX 3200 and EX 4200 switches are available today, and the EX 8200 series remains on schedule for availability in the second half of 2008.

"Juniper is now shipping the first members of a new family of high-performance Ethernet switches running on JUNOS software, our customer-proven single-source network operating system," said Hitesh Sheth, executive vice president and general manager of the Ethernet Platforms Business Group at Juniper Networks. "The EX 3200 and 4200 switches deliver operational simplicity and reliability to accelerate the deployment of applications and services across the extended enterprise to advance the economics of networking."

Source: Juniper Networks Press Release

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Nortel Gets BSNL Contract Worth Over US$100m

NEW DELHI - Nortel* [NYSE/TSX: NT]has won an agreement with India's BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.), valued at over US$100 million, to put mobile connectivity in the hands of millions of new subscribers in the southern area of the country.

BSNL, India's largest telecoms service provider, with over 20 million cellular subscribers, is actively growing its network reach and capacity to meet increased demand for mobile telephony services across the country. The company chose Nortel to support this southern GSM network expansion with a very aggressive roll-out schedule, based on Nortel's previous track record in helping BSNL establish the widest reach of any wireless network provider in India. With this selection, BSNL can build on, and maximize its existing network investment and rapidly extend mobile services to new subscribers.

Source: Nortel Press Release

Monday, March 24, 2008

Thus PLC Chooses Ixia to Provide Remote Service verification of L3 VPN Network and Services

Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA), a leading, global provider of IP performance testsystems, today announced that THUS plc, a UK-focused business telecommunications company, has deployed Ixia's IxRaveTM IP service verification platform to provide service verification of its enterprise layer 3 VPN (L3 VPN) networks and services. THUS, located throughout the United Kingdom, provides enterprise-quality converged services to business customers. The company uses IxRave to verify that end-customers are receiving services that perform as expected, both at initial provisioning and on a continuing basis. Ixia is demonstrating its new platform this week at the Spring VON tradeshow in San Jose, Calif., booth 934 and at Convergence India in New Delhi, stand C-202.          

Source: IXIA Press Release

IDC Predicts Mobile Phone Market in Asia/Pacific Excluding Japan Region to Surpass 400 Million Units in 2008

According to the latest IDC Asia/Pacific Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, mobile phone shipments in the Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) region in 2007 hit 366 million units, an 18% increase from 2006. Shipments are further projected to exceed 400 million units in 2008, representing a 10% year-on-year increase.

"The twin engines of this growth are India and the PRC, which together commanded more than 60% of shipments in the region," said Aloysius Choong, Research Manager of IDC's Asia/Pacific Personal Systems research. "We expect the India market to be particularly robust, swelling by another 19% in 2008."

Although both markets saw record subscriber growth in 2007, mobile penetration rates currently stand at about 20% in India and 40% in the PRC, so there is still much room for expansion.

Source:IDC Press Release

Telco Data Services Market in Emerging Asian Countries to Grow at 36% CAGR from 2007-2011, says IDC

Singapore and Hong Kong, March 14, 2008 – Based on IDC's "Asia/Pacific Emerging Countries Telecommunications Services Forecast and Analysis, 2007 – 2011" report, the telecommunications data services market in emerging Asian countries (defined as Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam) is projected to collectively grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 36% from 2007-2011.

The data segment, which includes mobile data services, fixed line corporate data and Internet access services, grew strongly at 258% year-on-year in 2006, reaching US$952 million. While these four country markets will remain generally voice-centric throughout the forecast period, revenue share of the data segment will improve significantly from 17% in 2006 to over 30% by 2011.

Source:IDC Press Release