Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 20 - Page 15

NEWS Ruckus Networks supports Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi initiative R uckus Networks, an ARRIS company, is joining Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi Certified ecosystem, a programme that allows access point manufacturers to build Wi-Fi hardware compatible with Express Wi-Fi. Operators will deploy the Ruckus virtual SmartZone controllers and certified with door and outdoor Wi-Fi access points in high-traffic public areas in Africa. “We are committed to providing connectivity to people in the most remote areas of the world,” said Ian Whiting, President, Ruckus Networks. “We are excited to be a partner in Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi Certified programme which is another important step in bridging the digital divide, giving individuals access to high-performance Wi-Fi networks. Ruckus strives to connect the unconnected and we look forward to an ongoing partnership with Facebook.” Express Wi-Fi is a solution to help operators and local entrepreneurs offer fast and affordable Internet access in public spaces. Express Wi-Fi seeks to help operators provide Internet to those who don’t have reliable or affordable access, while at the same time enabling local entrepreneurs to build a business of their own. “We’re excited to launch the Express Wi-Fi Certified programme and have Ruckus as one of our initial partners,” said Guy Mordecai, Product Lead for Express Wi-Fi, Facebook. “With this programme, we hope to expand the Express Wi-Fi ecosystem and work with partners like Ruckus to help bring affordable Wi-Fi solutions to emerging markets.” ///////////////// IBM X-Force Red to leverage the Qualys Cloud Platform Q ualys, Inc, a pioneer and provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, has announced that IBM X-Force Red will leverage the Qualys Cloud Platform as part of its X-Force Red Vulnerability Management Services (VMS). As part of an expanded relationship, X-Force Red will deploy the Qualys Cloud Agent and Qualys Cloud Apps into client environments across the globe, providing a programmatic vulnerability management approach that leverages the breadth of Qualys’ continuous visibility and depth of the X-Force Red team’s services to identify, prioritise and remediate clients’ most critical vulnerabilities. The Qualys Cloud Platform will also be leveraged by X-Force Red VMS to help extend security and compliance visibility into IoT-connected cars, network testing and application testing. X-Force Red will offer the Qualys Cloud Platform to its network of Global 2000 strategic outsourcing customers. “This partnership provides organisations a cost-effective, automated vulnerability identification, prioritisation and remediation programme, said Charles Henderson, Global Head of X-Force Red. Philippe ѽа ɵ <)EՅL%胊q% 4`ɍI)́ѡɝЁѕɥ͕́ѡ)ݽɱ͕ɕ䁍ɕє)M=́Ʌѥ́ѼɅє)хɅ͙ɵѥ̸Q́)ɕѥ͡ե́% 4`ɍ)IݥѠչɕѕٕ)٥ͥѡЁ́ѡѼ)ɽѥٕɽѕЁɝͅѥ)Ё剕Ʌх̻t)A ѽа ɵ