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Telenor Deploys 5G xHaul Transport Network with Cisco and NEC to Connect More People and Businesses in Norway and Denmark

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 1:33am

TOKYO and SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct 21, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) and Cisco today announced they have been selected by Telenor to deploy 5G xHaul transport networks in Norway and Denmark.

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO and SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct 21, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) and Cisco today announced they have been selected by Telenor to deploy 5G xHaul transport networks in Norway and Denmark.
  • In April this year, NEC and Cisco entered a Global System Integrator Agreement (GSIA)(1) to expand their partnership for accelerating the deployment of innovative 5G IP transport network solutions worldwide.
  • "Through our partnership with NEC, we can help Telenor connect more people in Norway and Denmark and provide the automation and orchestration necessary to meet future demands on the network."
  • Cisco and the Cisco logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries.

Change In Product Categories And ARR Update

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 10:10pm

This change will better align our product categories with our strategic priorities.

Key Points: 
  • This change will better align our product categories with our strategic priorities.
  • These revised product categories will be used in our Q1 FY 2022 conference call scheduled for Wednesday, November 17, 2021.
  • In addition, on Investor Day, we presented Annual Recurring Revenue ("ARR") on a gross basis.
  • Effective Q1 FY 2022, ARR will be presented net of rebates to customers and partners as well as certain other revenue adjustments.

Webex by Cisco Eliminates the Need to Carry Multiple Mobile Devices for Business and Personal Use

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 2:00pm

Additionally, following the acquisition of imimobile, Cisco is introducing integration with Webex to build smarter interactions and frictionless experiences on any communications channel.

Key Points: 
  • Additionally, following the acquisition of imimobile, Cisco is introducing integration with Webex to build smarter interactions and frictionless experiences on any communications channel.
  • New Innovations to Webex Calling:
    Webex Go: Users no longer need to manage a business phone and a separate personal device.
  • With the launch of Webex Go, enterprise-grade Webex Calling features can be added as a dedicated business line to a user's personal mobile phone.
  • Cloud Calling on personal room devices: Users can now call colleagues by name or extension directly within a Webex Desk Pro device.

Aiven Achieves $2B Unicorn Valuation with its Series C Extension

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 1:00pm

HELSINKI, Finland, Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Aiven , a software company that combines the best open source technologies with cloud infrastructure, today announced a $60M Series C extension at a $2B valuation, bringing the total Series C round to $160M.

Key Points: 
  • HELSINKI, Finland, Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Aiven , a software company that combines the best open source technologies with cloud infrastructure, today announced a $60M Series C extension at a $2B valuation, bringing the total Series C round to $160M.
  • In a testament to the growth and potential Aiven showcases in its capabilities, a number of investors increased their capital commitments to Aiven just seven months after the company's successful $100 million Series C .
  • Aiven currently has more than 230 employees scaling global hubs from Helsinki, reaching Berlin, Boston, Toronto and Sydney.
  • Following the fundraise, the company will expand its reach in the Asia-Pacific region by opening an office in Singapore.

Hybrid Work Pushes to End Passwords: Cisco's Duo Security Report Finds Biometric Authentications Surge Significantly During Pandemic

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- NASDAQ: CSCO – A new report published today from Cisco's Duo Security, the leading multi-factor authentication (MFA) and secure access solution, confirms that enterprises are taking steps to move away from passwords and adopting low-friction authentication methods to protect the hybrid workforce. While the total number of Duo MFA authentications increased 39% in the past year, biometric authentications grew even faster at 48%.

Key Points: 
  • While the total number of Duo MFA authentications increased 39% in the past year, biometric authentications grew even faster at 48%.
  • The 2021 Duo Trusted Access Report analyzed data from more than 36 million devices, over 400,000 unique applications and roughly 800 million monthly authentications from across Duo's global customer base.
  • It revealed how organizations across all industries are enabling work from anywhere, on any device, by implementing controls to ensure secure access to applications.
  • Moving away from passwords will significantly improve the login experience for the vast majority of users in turn leading to stronger security.

Hybrid Work Pushes to End Passwords: Cisco's Duo Security Report Finds Biometric Authentications Surge Significantly During Pandemic

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- NASDAQ: CSCO – A new report published today from Cisco's Duo Security, the leading multi-factor authentication (MFA) and secure access solution, confirms that enterprises are taking steps to move away from passwords and adopting low-friction authentication methods to protect the hybrid workforce. While the total number of Duo MFA authentications increased 39% in the past year, biometric authentications grew even faster at 48%.

Key Points: 
  • While the total number of Duo MFA authentications increased 39% in the past year, biometric authentications grew even faster at 48%.
  • The 2021 Duo Trusted Access Report analyzed data from more than 36 million devices, over 400,000 unique applications and roughly 800 million monthly authentications from across Duo's global customer base.
  • It revealed how organizations across all industries are enabling work from anywhere, on any device, by implementing controls to ensure secure access to applications.
  • Moving away from passwords will significantly improve the login experience for the vast majority of users in turn leading to stronger security.

Berry Oncology Releases Latest Research Results on Early Screening for Multiple Cancers

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 1:11pm

SHANGHAI, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Berry Oncology, a Chinese oncology genomic testing company, was invited to the inaugural International Biopharma Industry Week in Shanghai (IBIWS) running from October 11-14, where CEOJun Zhoudelivered a much-anticipated keynote speech at the "2021 Future Healthcare Industry Summit" subforum, unveiling the company's latest research results on early screening for multiple cancers.

Key Points: 
  • SHANGHAI, Oct. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Berry Oncology, a Chinese oncology genomic testing company, was invited to the inaugural International Biopharma Industry Week in Shanghai (IBIWS) running from October 11-14, where CEOJun Zhoudelivered a much-anticipated keynote speech at the "2021 Future Healthcare Industry Summit" subforum, unveiling the company's latest research results on early screening for multiple cancers.
  • Jun Zhou said, "In this multi-cancer early screening study, Berry Oncology specifically chose lung and gastrointestinal cancers as the breakthrough point as they pose the highest threat in terms of morbidity and mortality in China.
  • From the outset of our product design, we specifically took into account the tumorigenic characteristics of the Chinese population and which cancer most urgently needs early screening solutions."
  • As one of the earliest Chinese companies engaged in the early screening of cancers, Berry Oncology is the first to apply its self-developed HIFI method to the early screening of liver and lung cancers.

Cisco Launches First Global Hybrid Work Index: Key Findings Reveal Hybrid Work is Powered by Mobile and AI, Talent Sits Everywhere

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 2:00pm

"We're truly at a unique time, with the ability to redefine work," said Chuck Robbins, Chair and CEO, Cisco.

Key Points: 
  • "We're truly at a unique time, with the ability to redefine work," said Chuck Robbins, Chair and CEO, Cisco.
  • Cisco has the unique ability to glean insights from a wide range of tools enabling hybrid work across networks, endpoints and applications from millions of customers globally.
  • Hybrid work drives a surge in on-the-go meetings: Pre-pandemic, people used mobile devices 9% of the time to connect to their meetings.
  • Cisco's Global Hybrid Work Index is the only report of its kind, looking across people, technology and business to identify emerging global work trends.

Microchip and Acacia Collaborate to Enable Market Transition to 400G Pluggable Coherent Optics for Data Center Routing, Switching and Metro OTN Platforms

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 1:09pm

CHANDLER, Ariz. and MAYNARD, Mass., Oct. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bandwidth growth, driven by the expansion of data centers and 5G network build-outs, is expected to drive the need for faster coherent Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) pluggable optics. Consequently, Data Center Interconnect (DCI) and metro Optical Transport Network (OTN) platforms are transitioning from 100/200G to 400G pluggable coherent optical modules to support these hyper-connected architectures. Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP) and Acacia, now part of Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO), are supporting this transition by bringing to market interoperable solution sets consisting of Microchip’s DIGI-G5 OTN processor and META-DX1 terabit secured-Ethernet PHY and Acacia’s 400G pluggable coherent optics. The purpose of the collaboration is to establish an ecosystem to support 400G CFP2-DCO, QSFP-DD and OSFP modules for the 400ZR specification as well as the OpenZR+ and Open ROADM Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) applications.

Key Points: 
  • Consequently, Data Center Interconnect (DCI) and metro Optical Transport Network (OTN) platforms are transitioning from 100/200G to 400G pluggable coherent optical modules to support these hyper-connected architectures.
  • Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP) and Acacia, now part of Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO), are supporting this transition by bringing to market interoperable solution sets consisting of Microchips DIGI-G5 OTN processor and META-DX1 terabit secured-Ethernet PHY and Acacias 400G pluggable coherent optics.
  • The collaboration between Microchip and Acacia helps to enable the use of 400G coherent pluggables in OTN and Ethernet systems as follows:
    For converged packet/OTN optical platforms, Microchips DIGI-G5 and Acacias 400G CFP2-DCO module are designed to enable terabit-class OTN switching line cards, muxponders, and switchponders.
  • Our interoperability efforts with Acacia help to demonstrate that an ecosystem for volume deployment of these new line cards with pluggable 400G coherent optics exists.

High Alpha Launches Its Third Venture Studio, Building on Momentum After Co-Founding Over 30 New Companies

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 1:00pm

High Alpha Studio III, an enterprise cloud venture studio, raised $18M from repeat investors Emergence Capital, based in San Francisco, and Foundry Group, based in Boulder, Colo.

Key Points: 
  • High Alpha Studio III, an enterprise cloud venture studio, raised $18M from repeat investors Emergence Capital, based in San Francisco, and Foundry Group, based in Boulder, Colo.
  • Since its inception, the firm has founded and launched more than 30 companies, including leading cloud companies Zylo, Lessonly, MetaCX, Mandolin, Casted, Bolster and more.
  • High Alpha Studio launched a record all-time high of 10 new companies in 2020 and has started 30 companies since its founding in 2015.
  • High Alpha is a leading venture studio that conceives, launches and scales next-generation B2B SaaS companies.