Virtual Newsbites: DT Offers Cloud Security, Fortinet Adds European Data Center
In this week's New IP Agency news round-up we take a look at Deutsche Telekom's cloud security offering, Fortinet's European data center and a ZTE Simple DPU, among other items. Read on for more:
Deutsche Telekom on Thursday took the wraps off Internet Protect Pro, a cloud-based security solution that provides comprehensive protection against web-based threats via URL filtering, virus and malware protection, content-based checks and threat analysis, plus safeguards against unknown malware through a sandbox that executes potentially harmful files in a controlled environment. The solution, provided in partnership with Zscaler, sits between an enterprise's IT systems and the Internet, where it monitors all data transmitted to the Internet through multi-layer security, says DT.
Israeli operator Bezeq selected Adtran as prime project vendor for its nationwide G.fast deployment, looking to increase automation using the vendor's software-defined network virtualization capabilities, according to a release. The initial phase includes a suite of G.fast distribution point and CPE solutions from Adtran's Mosaic SD-Access portfolio, the company says.
Telecom Egypt is rolling out Ciena's GeoMesh to help meet growing demand for high-bandwidth services, more agility and scalability, the vendor says. Ciena's 6500 and 5430 packet-optical offerings support optical transport networks, VPNs, optical VPNs and Ethernet services, enabling the operator to deliver diverse services to customers, according to Ciena.
ZTE this week launched a Simple Distribution Point Unit (DPU) solution designed to enable simple, open and SDN-enabled hybrid FTTH and FTTdp networks for service providers. The Simple DPU solution is designed to help operators expand network capability via SDN by addressing unified management and service-provisioning complexities created by fibre to the home and fibre to the distribution point. The multi-port DPU is channelized into separated channels so virtual carriers don't need to consider whether access channels came from FTTH or the multi-port DPU, according to ZTE.
Looking to meet the privacy concerns of European cloud customers, Fortinet opened a data center in Germany. The data center hosts Fortinet's FortiCloud and FortiSandbox Cloud, according to Fortinet.
— Alison Diana, Editor, The New IP Agency. Follow her on Twitter @alisoncdiana or @The_New_IP.