Sunday, February 12, 2017

Verizon Rejoins Unlimited Mobile Data Club

Verizon is launching an unlimited mobile data plan.

Verizon Unlimited provides unlimited data on a smartphone and tablet over its LTE network. The plan also covers HD video streaming, Mobile Hotspot, calling and texting to Mexico and Canada and up to 500 MB/day of 4G LTE roaming in Mexico and Canada. However, after 22 GB of data usage on a line during any billing cycle, Verizon said it may prioritize usage behind other customers in the event of network congestion. Mobile Hotspot provides 10 GB of 4G LTE data, after that, the speed drops to 3G equivalent.

Verizon Unlimited has two options:

  • $80 for unlimited data, talk and text on a smartphone with paper-free billing and AutoPay.
  • $45 per line for four lines with unlimited data, talk and text on smartphones and tablets with paper-free billing and AutoPay.

Verizon is now offering add on service to a connected smart watch, GizmoPal, or other connected device for $5 each month.

"We've built our network so we can manage all the activity customers undertake. Everything we've done is to provide the best experience on the best network – and we've built it for the future, not just for today," said Ronan Dunne, president of Verizon's wireless division. "We also fundamentally want you to have more choice. We're not limiting you to a single plan. If you don't need unlimited data, we still have 5 GB, S, M, and L Verizon plans that are perfect for you."

Verizon noted that its 4G LTE network already covers more than 2.4 million square miles and consistently delivers fast speeds in more places than any other network.

http://www.verizon.com/about/news/get-unlimited-data-network-you-deserve-verizon

Sprint Offers 5 Lines of Unlimited Data for $90

Sprint is launching a special promotion in which consumers can get Unlimited Data, Talk and Text for $50/month for the first line with AutoPay, two lines for just $90/month; and the third, fourth and fifth lines of Unlimited Data, Talk and Text are FREE.1 When you do the math, it’s amazing: A family of five will pay $90/month for five lines.

“Sprint understands the value of unlimited data to our customers,” said Roger SolĂ©, Sprint chief marketing officer. “Customers do more with their phones every day and they want to use them without limits. With our new offer, you can sign up for a plan that allows you to surf and stream all you want and not worry about overage fees and charges. So why not use your wireless device to its full potential to enjoy things you love like Snapchat, social media, Twitter, watching video, texting and calling – all on our highly reliable network.”

http://www.sprint.com/unlimited

Ericsson Launches Security Automator for Telco & Enterprise Clouds

Ericsson is launching its new Security Manager product to automate protection of important assets across multiple ICT domains and to detect threats, vulnerabilities, and risks leveraging real-time security analytics. The software aims to provide out-of-the-box security for telco cloud operations, enterprises, physical and virtual networks and digital support solutions

Ericsson said its new Security Manager is a tool to set and enforce security policies to protect important assets by configuring security controls such as firewalls or block chain solutions to achieve the desired security architecture and provide predictive analytics to detect unwanted activity. It provides real-time, contextual security management leveraging a customizable, adaptive policy engine. The Ericsson Security Manager is part of the Ericsson Digital Support System to support out-of-the-box security for cloud operations, enterprises, physical and virtual networks and digital support solutions.

"In today's ICT landscape, security is of the utmost importance for organizations across all domains. Ericsson Security Manager leverages our leadership and expertise across a wide array of ICT domains to bring to the market an innovative, adaptive and contextual security automation solution for telecom networks as well as cloud, IoT and enterprises. It provides the level of security that our customers across industries not only seek, but fundamentally require for the integrity of their operations," stated Anders Lindblad, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit IT & Cloud Products, Ericsson.

http://www.ericsson.com

Nokia Debuts WING -- Worldwide IoT Network Grid

Nokia introduced its WING service -- a worldwide IoT network grid offering seamless IoT connectivity across technologies and geographical borders to address the transport, health, utilities and safety markets.

Nokia said it will offer a full service model including provisioning, operations, security, billing and dedicated enterprise customer services from key operations command centers. The company will use its own IMPACT IoT platform for device management, subscription management and analytics. Nokia IMPACT subscription management for eSIM will automatically configure connectivity to a communication service provider's network as the asset crosses geographical borders.

Customers are served on a multi-tenanted basis using a Nokia M2M Core that includes the Nokia Cloud Packet Core, which gives an enterprise customer access to their own discrete segment of the network core.

For Service Providers, Nokia WING means they can take advantage of a global federation of IoT connectivity services while offering their own excess capacity. Nokia WING also provides a full white label managed service model, allowing them to offer the service to their customers under their own brand.

Igor Leprince, head of Global Services at Nokia, said: "IoT connectivity as a managed service is an answer for enterprises to the current IoT deployments that are hampered by the patchwork of business agreements to connect devices around the world. Nokia WING will provide one global IoT grid. We cannot do this alone, and we are reaching out to communication service providers across the globe to collaborate with us so that we can extend the benefits of the connected world to more industries."

http://www.nokia.com

Three UK to deploy Cloud Native Core with Nokia

Three UK, part of CK Hutchison, is working with Nokia to deploy a fully integrated cloud native core network.

Nokia said the deployment will use its cloud software design to leverage the full benefit of the cloud architecture, including massive scalability and better reliability. Nokia will begin deployment of Three UK's new core network in multiple data center locations in the course of 2017. The flexible and scalable cloud platform employed will allow Three to increase efficiencies, while also benefitting from the breadth of Nokia's technology and services capabilities, including the expertise offered by the Global Cloud Design Center opened in the UK in September 2016.

Graham Baxter, Chief Operating Officer of Three UK, said: "Three carries 35% of mobile data traffic in the UK today.  The  cloud core network will enable us to scale even further and continue to offer great value and service innovation to our customers.  The agreement with Nokia will help us to continue delivering the UK's most reliable network."

Cormac Whelan, head of Nokia UK & Ireland, said. "This project highlights the breadth of Nokia's capabilities in technology and services, as well as our extensive ecosystem of cloud technology partners. I'm particularly proud of the role our new Global Cloud Design Center has played in first demonstrating the potential of an integrated cloud native core to Three, prior to working with the customer to tailor the design and delivery of a solution to meet its needs."

http://www.nokia.com


Gigamon Brings Enhanced Visibility into Encrypted Data-in-Motion

Gigamon added new inline capabilities to its GigaSECURE SSL/TLS Decryption solution for addressing use cases such as monitoring accesses to Internet-based services for risk/compliance violations, detecting malicious activities such as command and control (C&C) communications, decrypting TLS sessions that use modern cipher suites and above all, creating an efficient framework to manage encrypted traffic at scale.

The Gigamon SSL Decryption solution now offers a new GigaSMART traffic intelligence application that supports both inline and out-of-band decryption. The new set of supported ciphers include Diffie-Hellman (DH), Diffie-Hellman Ephemeral (DHE), Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS) and Elliptic Curve, and operates in networks that range from 1Gb to 100Gb.

Gigamon said its new SSL Decryption solution automatically identifies all SSL/TLS traffic across any port or application by establishing a “decrypt once and feed to multiple tools” design for improved scale and resiliency. A key enabler of this solution is an advanced set of traffic selection and distribution capabilities in the Gigamon Visibility Platform that simplifies deployment of SSL decryption at scale. Furthermore, advanced policies enable traffic filtering and selective decryption based on URL categorization using the market-leading Webroot BrightCloud® Web Classification Service, domain names, and whitelist/blacklist policies, in order to meet data privacy and compliance requirements.

“Inline SSL decryption represents a strategic technology evolution that further expands the benefits of the Gigamon Security Delivery Platform,” said Ananda Rajagopal, vice president of products at Gigamon. “By offering SSL decryption as a service in the Security Delivery Platform complemented by strong policy enforcement, organizations can create a centralized ‘decryption zone’, enabling them to more easily see and manage their growing SSL/TLS traffic volumes, while enabling their security tools with newfound visibility into formerly encrypted traffic and threats.”

http://www.gigamon.com

Saturday, February 11, 2017

AT&T Continues Negotiations with Union

AT&T Mobility is continuing negotiations the Communications Workers of America over the Mobility "Orange" contract, which covers over 20,000 employees in 36 states and the District of Columbia .

The company said the ongoing negotiations reflect the spirit of the longstanding relationship with the union. Employees will work under the terms of the extended contract while negotiations continue.

AT&T has reached 17 different labor agreements in 2016 and 2017, collectively covering over 61,000 employees. Sixteen have been ratified.

http://www.att.com/bargaining

Friday, February 10, 2017

Nokia to Acquire Comptel, Furthering its Software Portfolio

Nokia agreed to acquire Comptel Corporation, a telecom software company based in Helsinki, Finland, for approximately EUR 347 million in cash.

Comptel offers solutions for catalogue-driven service orchestration and fulfillment, intelligent data processing, customer engagement, and agile service monetization. It processes 20 percent of world's mobile usage data every day, orchestrates communications and digital services for more than two billion end-users daily and its largest customer has around 300 million subscribers. In 2015, Comptel's revenue was EUR 98 million with an 8.7 percent operating margin.  The company was founded in 1986 and has approximately 800 employees. Outside of Finland its major sites include Bulgaria, Malaysia, India, the United Kingdom and Norway.

Nokia said the deal will advance its software strategy and provide service providers with a comprehensive solution to design, deliver, orchestrate and assure communications and digital services across physical, virtual and hybrid networks. Nokia's ambition is to build a standalone software business at scale by expanding and strengthening its software portfolio and go-to-market capabilities with additional sales capacity and a strategic partner network.

The combination of Nokia's Service Assurance portfolio and Comptel's Service Orchestration portfolio would enable a dynamic closed loop between service assurance and fulfillment that simplifies management of complex heterogeneous networks. When combined with Nokia's Cloudband(TM) and Nuage(TM) portfolios, Nokia would be able to provide customers with complete, end-to-end orchestration of complex Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) deployments.

"Nokia is committed to building its software business and is backing its commitment with strategic investments. The timing of the Comptel purchase is important as our customers are changing the way they build and operate their networks.  They are turning to software to provide more intelligence, automate more of their operations, and realize the efficiency gains that virtualization promises. We want to help them by offering one of the industry's broadest and most advanced portfolios. Comptel helps us do that," stated Bhaskar Gorti, president of Nokia's Applications & Analytics business group.

http://www.nokia.com
http://www.comptel.com/

GlobalFoundries Ramps Up Manufacturing

GLOBALFOUNDRIES announced an expansion of its global manufacturing footprint in response to growing customer demand. The company is expanding its leading-edge fabs in the United States and Germany, expanding its footprint in China with a fab in Chengdu, and adding capacity for mainstream technologies in Singapore.

In the U.S., GF plans to expand 14nm FinFET capacity by an additional 20 percent at its Fab 8 facility in New York, with the new production capabilities to come online in the beginning of 2018. This expansion builds on the approximately $13 billion invested in the United States over the last eight years. The NY fab will continue to be the company's center of leading-edge technology development for 7nm and extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography, with 7nm production planned for Q2 2018.

In Germany, GF plans to build up 22FDX 22nm FD-SOI capacity at is Fab 1 facility in Dresden to meet demand for the Internet of Things (IoT), smartphone processors, automotive electronics, and other battery-powered wirelessly connected applications, growing the overall fab capacity by 40 percent by 2020. Dresden will continue to be the center for FDX technology development. GF engineers in Dresden are already developing the company's next-generation 12FDX technology, with customer product tape-outs expected to begin in the middle of 2018.

In China, GF and the Chengdu municipality have formed a partnership to build a fab in Chengdu. The partners plan to establish a 300mm fab to support the growth of the Chinese semiconductor market and to meet accelerating global customer demand for 22FDX. The fab will begin production of mainstream process technologies in 2018 and then focus on manufacturing GF's commercially available 22FDX process technology, with volume production expected to start in 2019.

In Singapore, GF will increase 40nm capacity at its 300mm fab by 35 percent, while also enabling more 180nm production on its 200mm manufacturing lines. The company will also add new capabilities to produce its industry-leading RF-SOI technology.

http://www.globalfoundries.com/

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Cisco Umbrella Promises Secure Internet Gateway in the Cloud

Cisco launched a secure internet gateway (SIG) in the cloud to address the new enterprise security challenges of today’s mobile, cloud-era.

Cisco Umbrella is a cloud-delivered security platform that provides a first line of defense to protect employees both on and off the corporate network. Cisco said its Umbrella stops current and emergent threats over all ports and protocols. It blocks access to malicious domains, URLs, IPs, and files before a connection is ever established or a file downloaded. As a cloud solution, there is no hardware to install and software updates are automatic.

Highlights of Cisco Umbrella:

  • Visibility and protection everywhere: Umbrella provides the visibility needed to protect Internet access across all devices on a network, all office locations, and roaming users. By combining Umbrella with Cisco Cloudlock’s Cloud Access Security Broker technology, Cisco can now enable organizations to identify which SaaS apps are being used and enforce policies to block risky or inappropriate apps.
  • Intelligence to stop attacks before they launch: Umbrella resolves over 100 billion internet requests every day and correlates this live data with over 11 billion historical events. This is analyzed to identify patterns, detect anomalies, and create models to automatically uncover attacker infrastructure being staged for the next threat.
  • Broadest coverage for malicious destinations and files: Umbrella leverages powerful tools from across Cisco Security to obtain the most complete view to identify and stop threats earlier. This includes Machine learning models to uncover known and emergent threats, blocking connections to malicious destinations at the DNS and IP layers; Cisco Talos threat intelligence to block malicious URLs at the HTTP/S layer; andCisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) to detect malicious files and block them in the cloud.
  • An open platform for easy integration: Umbrella can integrate with existing systems, including security appliances, intelligence platforms or feeds, and custom, in-house tools which enables users to extend protection for devices and locations beyond the perimeter.
  • Discovery and control for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) apps: Umbrella, together with Cloudlock, enables organizations to discover and control sensitive data in SaaS apps on and off-network.
  • Reliable and fast connectivity for a great user experience: Customers don’t experience broken or slow connections when they use Umbrella. Umbrella uses Anycast routing — every data center announces the same IP address so that requests are transparently sent to the fastest available with automated failover to maintain 100 percent uptime.     

"Mobility has changed the enterprise network. The cloud has changed applications – their development and delivery – and how we think about, access and store data. Traditional security tools that require employees to work from an office, log in to the corporate network, and use corporate-managed devices or corporate-owned applications are no longer sufficient. Our secure internet gateway, Cisco Umbrella, can protect today’s enterprise and beyond as mobility increases and new cloud services are adopted.  It provides the most comprehensive visibility and enforcement for internet traffic, and together with Cloudlock, Cisco’s Cloud Access Security Broker, it enables discovery and control for SaaS apps, both on and off the corporate network," stated David Ulevitch, Vice President, General Manager, Security Business Group, Cisco Systems

https://umbrella.cisco.com/?_ga=1.144414581.15575902.1486702410

Cisco Offers Integrated Azure Stack in its UCS Platform

Cisco will begin offering Microsoft Azure Stack on its Unified Computing System platforms. The integrated, validated system enables organizations to deliver Microsoft Azure services from their on-premises data center.

“Cisco and Microsoft are coming together to offer a hybrid cloud solution built on the power of UCS and Microsoft Azure,” said Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager, Computing Systems Product Group, Cisco. “Through our joint engineering efforts, application developers and IT managers will have a turnkey solution that is easy to deploy, manage and scale.”

“Microsoft and Cisco are proven innovators and trusted technology partners, giving customers the confidence their IT environments can be supported and secure. Microsoft Azure Stack provides services and application programming interfaces (APIs) compatible with the Azure public cloud, allowing developers to do their best work while giving them the agility to deploy their applications to public, private or hosted clouds,” said Mike Neil, corporate vice president, Azure Infrastructure & Management, Microsoft Corporation.

https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=press-release&articleId=1819842

IBM and Ericsson Develop Silicon-based millimeterWave Phased Array

IBM and Ericsson have developed a compact silicon-based millimeterWave (mmWave) phased array integrated circuit operating at 28GHz that has been demonstrated in a phased array antenna module designed for use in future 5G base stations.

The breakthrough is a result of a two-year collaboration that set out to develop phased array antenna designs for 5G. The partnership brought together IBM's expertise in highly integrated phased array mmWave IC and antenna-in-package solutions with Ericsson's expertise in circuit and system design for mobile communications.

The unit is the world's first reported silicon-based mmWave phased array antenna module operating at 28GHz. The module, which consists of four monolithic integrated circuits and 64 dual-polarized antennas, measures approximately 2.8" by 2.8", or about half the size of a typical smartphone. Achieving this compact form factor is necessary to support the vision of this technology's widespread deployment, especially in indoor spaces and dense downtown areas.

Thomas Noren, Senior Advisor, Business Unit Network Products, Ericsson, says: "There has been a lot of encouraging progress in 5G standardization last year including the beginning of live field trials. Big efforts in research and development are key to this and our collaboration with IBM Research on phased array antennas can help operators to effectively deploy radio access infrastructure necessary to support a 5G future. New use cases and applications that span human machine interaction, Virtual Reality, smart home devices and connected cars will depend on innovative technologies that can bring the promises of faster data rates, broader bandwidth and longer battery life to reality."

"The development of this 5G millimeterWave phased array is an important breakthrough, not just because of its compact size and low cost, which make it a very commercially attractive solution for network equipment companies and operators, but its potential to unleash and inspire brand new ideas and innovations we haven't yet imagined, thanks to a fully networked society," said Dr. Dario Gil, Vice President of Science & Solutions, IBM Research.

http://www.ibm.com/research
http://www.ericsson.com

Docker Datacenter Adds Container-Native Secrets Management

Docker Datacenter now includes container-native secrets management for API keys, encryption keys and passwords are required for applications to securely interact/

Docker said its container-native secrets management uniquely addresses enterprise requirements for “usable security” by providing a single standardized interface for all applications, making it easy to secure applications whether for Dev or Ops or for Dockerizing traditional apps or microservices. The secrets are encrypted in transit and at rest, leveraging Docker’s built in orchestration capabilities to deliver defined secrets only to the containers running the service associated with it.

“Docker’s secret management capability is the latest security enhancement integrated into the Docker platform as part of our ongoing effort to ensure applications are safer in a containerized environment,” said Nathan McCauley, Security Director at Docker. “Enterprises in the financial services and government sectors with the highest bars for security have recognized that our solution can be a cornerstone to their overall hybrid cloud security strategy. Docker secrets management, as with all aspects of security handled in Docker Datacenter, provides organizations with one security model that can be applied and managed uniformly on premise, in the cloud and across cloud providers.”

https://www.docker.com/products/docker-datacenter

Ciena's Blue Planet Software Integrates Mgt and Planning

Ciena introduced its Blue Planet Manage, Control and Plan (MCP), a new software that unifies network and service management and planning. It provides real-time software control and advanced visualization across Ciena’s packet and packet optical portfolios.

Some highlights of Blue Planet MCP:

  • Built on Blue Planet’s extensible micro-services-based architecture
  • Offers open interfaces for more programmable, IT-centric operations
  • By providing automated, multi-layer service provisioning and performance monitoring via a single interface, Blue Planet MCP improves service assurance and gives operators end-to-end control of network services. 
  • It also provides multi-layer network management, making it possible for Ciena customers to rapidly deploy new services and increase revenue opportunities.
  • Integrates management and planning in a single web-based client interface that provides advanced visualization to help network operators better understand inter-functional relationships between network elements, multiple network layers, and the services that are running across them. This greatly improves communication and coordination across departments.
  • Offers open APIs that allow for quick integration with current and planned business and operations support systems (B/OSS), software-defined orchestration and network function virtualization (NFV) systems. Its elastic scalability and modular micro-services capabilities can also support operators’ internal DevOps teams that want to extend the solution and introduce additional use cases or applications.
  • Blue Planet MCP software will also be accessible to customers, third party developers, and partners through the Ciena Emulation Cloud, which allows open testing of Blue Planet MCP’s REST API interfaces to third party network components, and rapid solution integration.
  • Blue Planet MCP will work alongside Ciena’s existing OneControl Network Management platform, as needed, and be generally available in June 2017 for specific applications.

“Blue Planet MCP is a strategic shift from traditional monolithic network management software. Our customers are thirsty for a unifying operations solution that can bring all elements together from a network and service management perspective in order to deliver an exceptional user experience. Now with an offering that combines an easy-to-use web-based interface with field-proven Ciena platforms we advance our unique position to help operators prepare for today’s complex and evolving networks,” stated Nirav Modi, Vice President and General Manager, Blue Planet, Ciena.

http://www.ciena.com

Trend Micro, NEC, Netcracker to Deliver Virtualized Network Security for NFV

Trend Micro is working with its long-standing channel partner NEC Corporation and NEC’s affiliate Netcracker Technology to create an effective, high-performance and comprehensive virtualized network security solution that can be used in carrier-grade NFV deployments.
The collaboration will integrate NEC and Netcracker's management and orchestration capabilities with Trend Micro’s Virtual Network Function Suite.

Trend Micro’s Virtual Network Function Suite is designed to offer flexible, reliable and high-performance virtual network security functions for CSPs from premise, to edge, to the core network. At the foundation of the Virtual Network Function Suite is Trend Micro’s innovative deep packet inspection (DPI) technology, which provides various network security functions including intrusion prevention, URL filtering and application control. It has been widely adopted in a variety of network security products, from home routers to enterprise-facing next-generation firewalls and intrusion prevention systems.

“As NFV continues to be recognized as next-generation network architecture, it brings not only opportunities, but also challenges, especially in how we design and plan security protections in dynamic NFV networks,” says Dr. Terence Liu, vice president of Network Threat Defense Technology Group at Trend Micro. “It is not enough to convert physical security function to a virtualized platform. An effective security virtual network function (VNF) needs to be natively crafted and optimized for NFV infrastructure, while also working closely with the rest of NFV components to provide the best elasticity and most efficient response. With Trend Micro’s security intelligence and the rich experience in managing carrier NFV networks from NEC and Netcracker, we will enable communications service providers (CSPs) to provide effective and agile security protections to businesses and individuals in the NFV era.”

“We are happy with our decision to team with Trend Micro, which will give our customers a broader choice of pre-integrated partners and enable them to seamlessly implement security capabilities for their virtualized infrastructure,” says Shigeru Okuya, general manager of the SDN/NFV Division at NEC Corporation. “Bringing together the power of Trend Micro and NEC/Netcracker’s SDN/NFV portfolio will provide a more robust network solution for CSPs and contribute to safe and secure networks for enterprises and consumers.”

“Virtualized and distributed NFV architectures require a ‘back to the drawing board’ approach on security. It is not sufficient to use paradigms used in legacy networks and apply them to the cloud-based and service chained networks of tomorrow. NEC/Netcracker is pleased to collaborate with Trend Micro to address this critical need for our customers,” says Rahul Chandra, vice president of NEC/Netcracker’s Worldwide SDN/NFV Business Development. “Through rigorous integration of their solutions with NEC/Netcracker’s market-leading network as a service (NaaS) solution, we are excited to offer service providers highly secure and pre-integrated orchestration capabilities that can serve as a foundational and secure platform for supporting their virtualized service portfolios going forward.”

http://www.trendmicro.com
http://www.netcracker.com

Infinera Posts Q4 Revenue of $181 Million

Infinera reported Q4 2016 revenue of $181.0 million compared to $185.5 million in the third quarter of 2016 and $260.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. GAAP gross margin for the quarter was 38.1% compared to 45.6% in the third quarter of 2016 and 44.5% in the fourth quarter of 2015. GAAP net loss for the quarter was $(36.3) million, or $(0.25) per share, compared to $(11.2) million, or $(0.08) per share, in the third quarter of 2016 and net income of $12.6 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2015.

“We executed well in the fourth quarter and delivered results at the high-end of our guidance,” said Tom Fallon, Infinera’s Chief Executive Officer. “As network infrastructures rapidly evolve, our objective remains to help our customers win by delivering the highest performing solutions at the Transport Layer. Though our product transition is currently holding back revenue growth and profitability, by introducing next generation ICE4 products, my belief is that we are well positioned to begin improving our business results over the course of 2017 and for significant opportunities in the future.”

http://www.infinera.com

Symantec Completes LifeLock Acquisition for $2.3 Billion

Symantec completed its acquisition of LifeLock, a leading provider of identity theft protection, for approximately $2.3 billion.

Symantec said the deal transforms its consumer business, helping people protect their information, identities, devices and families.

“The combination of Symantec, the leader in consumer security, and LifeLock, with more than 4.5 million members, paves the way for us to deliver comprehensive digital safety solutions for consumers who face an onslaught of new risks every day,” said Symantec CEO Greg Clark. “With the addition of LifeLock, consumers will now have a single place to get the protection services they need for their entire digital lives – from two trusted, industry-leading brands.”

http://www.Symantec.com/invest

A10 Posts Revenue of $64 Million, up 13% YoY

A10 Networks reported record revenue of $64.0 million for Q4 2016, up 13 percent year-over-year. There was a GAAP net loss of $1.8 million or $0.03 per share.

“The fourth quarter was a strong close to the year with revenue exceeding guidance and growing 13 percent year-over-year to reach $64 million. Our record performance was driven by strong demand for our security solutions and continued expansion with cloud provider, service provider and web-scale customers,” said Lee Chen, president and chief executive officer of A10 Networks. “We also continued to drive leverage through our operating structure to make significant improvements in our bottom-line results, while at the same time, investing in key areas of our business."