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NEW YORK AND TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – Zero Networks, the pioneer in zero trust networking, today announced the release of TrustMeter, a new free tool to help organizations better understand how much excessive network access exists inside their network.

According to Gartner, Inc.: “Excessive network trust leads to excessive latent risk. Network connectivity (even the right to ‘ping’ or see a server) should not be an entitlement; it should be earned based on trust. This excessive network trust will inevitably be exploited, leading to breaches and bringing legal, financial and regulatory exposure.”*


Risk due to excessive employee network access has always been a reality for businesses. However, with many employees working remotely due to COVID-19, this problem is now bigger and more urgent. It is easier to compromise a machine in the home network that is connected to an organization’s network than it is to compromise company-owned assets. Add to that the fact that since the start of COVID-19, hacking and phishing attempts have increased by 37% month-over-month, and it’s easy to see why organizational networks are at more risk than ever due to that excessive network access users have.

“Users and machines have way more network access than they need or ever should. This means that once an attacker compromises one machine inside the network, it’s easy for them to spread and do whatever they want,” said Benny Lakunishok, CEO, Zero Networks. “TrustMeter maps this excessive network trust and provides easy-to-consume visibility of this issue to IT and security teams so they can take action.”

TrustMeter extracts assets, entity, and identity information, and actively scans all assets to provide detailed information on what is accessible and vulnerable to exploitation. Scans can be run from any machine in the network to determine various scenarios, including:

-What risks remote workers are introducing to the network (VPN risk)
-Where an attacker can spread once they have taken control over one client machine inside the network
-What could be accessed if any server is compromised (data center breach)

Reports collected share complete analysis of each of the above scenarios, including more granular statistics on the composition of IP ranges and assets in the environment. Having a clear view of excessive network access has never been more important, and TrustMeter measures and maps this risk within an organization.

TrustMeter is a free tool that is available now to the community to help measure the risk in every network. The tool is being offered alongside Zero Networks’ announcement last month that it is offering its automated network control service free to companies in industries hit hard by COVID-19. To start using TrustMeter, visit the Zero Networks TrustMeter blog at https://zeronetworks.com/blog/introduction-to-trustmeter.

About Zero Networks:
Zero Networks prevents attacks from spreading and causing damage by automatically restricting network access to only what is normally needed, nothing more, for every device across the entire environment. The Zero Networks Access Orchestrator enables organizations to achieve a self-sustaining, zero trust networking stance, with no IT intervention required, by enabling legitimate users to use 2-step verification to access new devices or make rare connections. With Zero Networks, there are zero hassles, disruptions or worries, there is just trust in the network.

*Gartner “Zero Trust Is an Initial Step on the Roadmap to CARTA,” Neil MacDonald, 10 December 2018

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SAN ANTONIO, TX – Rackspace today announced the launch of strategic initiatives to meet the increasing international demand for cloud technology services. According to an IDC forecast[1], by 2022, over 90% of enterprises worldwide will be relying on a mix of cloud infrastructure needs, with the global COVID-19 outbreak reinforcing the critical importance of business agility and scalability.

Rackspace strategies to address this cloud increase include strengthening its position in the Asia Pacific region with a new office opening in Auckland, New Zealand, as well as an increased investment across the Netherlands and Nordics region.


The Auckland office will complement Rackspace’s current APJ presence with other locations across Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan and Singapore.

“Rackspace continues to invest in the APJ region, with our mission to be the best technology services company in the world,” said Sandeep Bhargava, Managing Director, APJ. “We have seen significant growth over the last six months with customers embracing our unbiased expertise in their cloud journey.”

As part of Rackspace’s broader global expansion plans, the investments reinforce its commitment to ensuring Fanatical Experience™ across these regions, particularly at a time when organizations are looking to cloud solutions for greater efficiencies and disaster relief recovery. According to a recent survey by 451 Research[2], 51% of enterprises expect to see major disruption to their business within six months.

Rackspace’s New Zealand-based team will be overseen by Ian Kerr, recently appointed as Country Manager, New Zealand. The Netherlands and Nordics office will continue to be managed by Bert Stam, who was recently promoted from Sales and Marketing Director NE to General Manager for the region.

“Now more than ever, customers are looking to get to the cloud faster to take advantage of cost optimization and business continuity benefits,” said Kevin Jones, Rackspace’s CEO. “Rackspace’s investments and hiring plans around the globe speak to our commitment to meet and exceed growing customer needs.”

Rackspace will recruit within the Netherlands and Nordics in 2020 and continue to provide consultancy expertise, aiming to double the size of the business in the next three years. With over 125,000 established customers globally, Rackspace can now offer additional support to its existing customer network, and also foster and strengthen new channel relationships.

“The growth in our local Professional Services team has allowed us to successfully support customers in region with on the ground experts,” said Martin Blackburn, Managing Director, EMEA. “Cloud technology is experiencing continuous growth across a number of industries in the Netherlands and Nordics and we’re committed to providing best in class support for customers in the region.”

Rackspace also received recognition this year as a Great Place to Work in its United Kingdom and Netherlands offices. This expansion follows the recent additional leadership and investments in the Middle East to enhance its regional support of hundreds of customers, market growth and maturity of cloud technology.

About Rackspace
Rackspace is a global technology services company dedicated to accelerating the value of the cloud during every phase of customers’ digital transformation. As a recognized Gartner Magic Quadrant leader for the last four consecutive years, we are uniquely positioned to manage applications, data, security and multiple clouds worldwide. Passionate about customer success by delivering Fanatical Experience™, we provide unbiased expertise with proven results across all the leading technologies. Headquartered in San Antonio, Rackspace has 40 global data centers and over 125,000 clients across 100 countries.

[1] IDC Press Release, IDC Expects 2021 to Be the Year of Multi-Cloud as Global COVID-19 Pandemic Reaffirms Critical Need for Business Agility, March 2020
[2] 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, Press Release, Businesses Bracing for Major Disruptions from COVID-19 according to 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, March 2020

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Hangzhou, China – Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, and VMware, Inc., today announce the immediate availability of Alibaba Cloud VMware Solution in mainland China and Hong Kong region. With this new service, customers can use familiar VMware Cloud technologies to easily extend VMware-based on premises enterprise workloads to Alibaba Cloud, without rearchitecting their environment, and manage their workflow in the familiar VMware environment without disruption on network and security. The VMware model for hybrid cloud enables organizations to manage and run consistent infrastructure and operations across data centers and public clouds, delivering applications with the speed and agility to support business innovation and growth.

The partnership with VMware is another testament of Alibaba Cloud’s continuing effort to build a world-class cloud computing platform that helps global partners innovate, and expand into new markets. Together with VMware, Alibaba Cloud will empower businesses with proven solutions to meet their next generation of hybrid cloud computing needs with VMware Cloud technologies such as VMware vSphere and VMware NSX. Alibaba Cloud VMware Solution supports the same applications, networking, management, operations and tools across both on-premises and off-premises environments. Customers can use the new service for a variety of use cases with direct support from Alibaba Cloud including critical application to cloud migration, data center extension, and disaster recovery.


“Our partnership with VMware demonstrates our unique value to collaborate and innovate with world-class partners leveraging our advanced cloud platform, so that we can bring the most up-to-date products and solutions to our customers globally,” said Lancelot Guo, VP of Alibaba Group and GM of Ecosystem and Sales Operations, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence. “Alibaba Cloud is confident that with VMware, we can create greater value for our customers.”

“With the availability of this new service, VMware and Alibaba are providing customers seamless interoperability across private and public cloud environments using the same cloud infrastructure foundation customers in China use today in their data centers,” said Bernard Kwok, President, Greater China Region for VMware. “This new service will provide customers in China a powerful platform for modernizing their workloads based on a familiar computing environment, and will enable them to take advantage of many of their existing IT processes and workflows.”

Alibaba Cloud provides industry-leading flexible, cost-effective, and secure solutions. Services are available on both a pay-as-you-go mode and subscription mode; which include Elastic Compute Service, Storage, Relational Databases,Big Data Solution, and CDN.

About Alibaba Cloud
Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud (www.alibabacloud.com), the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, is among the world’s top three IaaS providers, according to Gartner. It is also the largest provider of public cloud services in China, according to IDC. Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to businesses worldwide, including merchants doing business on Alibaba Group marketplaces, start-ups, corporations and public services. Alibaba Cloud is the official Cloud Services Partner of the International Olympic Committee.

About VMware
VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s cloud, app modernization, networking, security, and digital workspace offerings help customers deliver any application on any cloud across any device. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to being a force for good, from its breakthrough technology innovations to its global impact. For more information, please visit https://www.vmware.com/company.html

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San Francisco, CA – Cloudflare, the leading Internet performance and security company, announced results from the fourth quarter of 2018. In the final three months of the year, Cloudflare continued to expand its global footprint with 10 new data centers, launched its first mobile application, and opened a new office in Munich, Germany.

“We closed out 2018 with significant network expansion, our first consumer application, and a new European office,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “I’m proud of the growth our team accomplished in the final quarter, as we brought our network even closer to our global users and opened an office to be closer to our European users.”


Cloudflare’s new data centers bring its network to 165 global points of presence. With these additions in the United States, Bahrain, Russia, Vietnam, Pakistan, and France (Reunion), Cloudflare announced a total of 46 new cities in 2018.

Cloudflare also announced its first mobile application, the 1.1.1.1 app. Cloudflare launched the 1.1.1.1 DNS offering in March 2018 to provide users with a faster and more private Internet browsing experience. The 1.1.1.1 app allows iOS and Android users to quickly toggle 1.1.1.1 on and off on their phones to easily access an encrypted browsing experience. Since launching the 1.1.1.1 app in November, nearly one million users have downloaded the app.

Cloudflare also published an update on the one year anniversary of the Athenian Project, an effort to restore confidence in democracy by providing vulnerable election websites with Cloudflare’s enterprise-level service, for free.

In December 2018, Cloudflare received high scores from the 2018 Gartner Critical Capabilities report for Cloud Web Application Firewalls (WAFs)*. In addition, Cloudflare is continuing to expand its network across the world and now has a network capacity of 20Tbps.

Cloudflare had more than 865 employees at the end of 2018, up from 539 just over a year ago as the company continues to grow its engineering, sales, marketing, and support teams across its offices worldwide.

*Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Cloudflare
Cloudflare, Inc. is on a mission to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers more than 10 trillion requests per month, which is nearly 10 percent of all Internet requests. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with each new site added. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer, named the Most Innovative Network & Internet Technology Company for two years running by the Wall Street Journal, and ranked among the world’s 50 most innovative companies by Fast Company. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Cloudflare has offices in San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, Champaign, IL, New York, NY, Washington, D.C., London, Munich, and Singapore.

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Jakarta, Indonesia – Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, today launched a second data center in Indonesia to double its local capacity. The company also announced the Internet Champion Global Accelerator Program at today’s “Hello Indonesia 2019” event to empower local enterprises and talents, contributing to Indonesia’s 2020 Go Digital Vision.

Driven by strong customer demand, the opening of the second data center came only ten months after the first. Alibaba Cloud is the only global public cloud platform with local data centers in Indonesia. The two centers will provide high availability and strengthen disaster recovery capabilities, allowing customers to deploy mission-critical workloads in multiple availability zones and switch over within seconds. Alibaba Cloud now has 55 availability zones across 19 regions worldwide.


The two centers offer a comprehensive suite of products and services, ranging from elastic computing, database service, networking, storage, security, and middleware, to solutions that address vertical industry challenges. With strong demand for big data and analytic solutions from Indonesian enterprises, Alibaba Cloud has already launched Machine Learning for AI and, later this month will offer elastic search to provide real-time search, data analysis, and visualization capabilities. Alibaba Cloud has also launched Smart Access Gateway (SAG), an SD-WAN solution to provide a one-stop cloud connectivity solution for public cloud and hybrid cloud environments.

“The Digital Economy Vision of Indonesia sets out a clear direction for our future development. Our goal is to foster new decacorn and unicorn, accelerate the growth of at least 1,000 startups, and help at least 8 million people in the traditional farming and fishing industries, as well as SMEs, to go digital,” said H.E. Rudiantara, Minister of Communications and Information of Indonesia.

“With better connectivity and a fast-growing digital community, the Indonesian market presents enormous opportunities to both local and global enterprises,” said Leon Chen, General Manager of Singapore and Indonesia, Alibaba Cloud. “By doubling our data center capacity and launching the Internet Champion Global Accelerator Program in Indonesia, we aim to further build the cloud ecosystem and talent pool for Indonesia.”

The newly launched Alibaba Cloud Internet Champion Global Accelerator Program echoes the Indonesian Government’s digital ambition by providing training, mentorship, and venture capital opportunities to enterprises and professionals. Following its initial launch in Indonesia, it will gradually roll out to other global markets. Alibaba Cloud kicked off the program in Jakarta by giving 300 professionals from start-ups and enterprises an introduction to e-commerce technology, using Alibaba Group’s Double 11 Global Shopping Festival as a case study. The accelerator program will go to Bali on January 12 to further connect with more than 200 professionals and students.

Alibaba Cloud also continues to strengthen its local channel network with partners such as PT IndoInternet, PT Blue Power Technology and PT Sistech Kharisma. Today, Alibaba Cloud announced a strategic partnership with PT IndoInternet as the distributor of its full range of cloud computing products and services.

“We are very pleased to work with Alibaba Cloud. Reliable and cost-effective products and services are highly sought-after in our market as it expands. Serving as a distributor of Alibaba Cloud not only helps us meet increasing market demand but also enables local resellers to improve their product knowledge and service standards,” said David Tandianus, Director, PT IndoInternet.

About Alibaba Cloud
Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud (www.alibabacloud.com), the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, is among the world’s top three IaaS providers according to Gartner, and the largest provider of public cloud services in China, according to IDC. Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to businesses worldwide, including merchants doing business on Alibaba Group marketplaces, start-ups, corporations and government organizations. Alibaba Cloud is the official Cloud Services Partner of the International Olympic Committee.

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Singapore – Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, today launched a new suite of product offerings for the global market in the areas of cloud architecture, machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT) and security. These products will meet the needs of the retail industry in the region who are looking to digitize their operations under the New Retail concept that marks the seamless integration of online and offline. Alibaba Cloud is poised to strengthen its collaboration with customers and partners across different industries with these new offerings.

The launch of ASEAN Partner Alliance Programme is another highlight at Alibaba Cloud Summit – Infinity 2018. The alliance aspires to develop a sustainable ecosystem to empower more technology vendors, service providers, system integrators, ISVs and start-ups to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives. The program aims to recruit 150 solution partners and to train 600 sales and technology personnel in the next 12 months to fuel the growth of the ecosystem.


Derek Wang, Chief Solution Architect, Alibaba Cloud International said: “Asia Pacific is a unique market, and as a global cloud services provider with an Asian origin, we are committed to leverage our knowledge and experience to build a sustainable regional ecosystem and enrich our offerings to meet the needs of our customers in this digital age. This new suite of offering includes products that are highly efficient, cost effective, and some of them are the first of their kind in the industry.”

The new products fall into a number of inter-related categories. In relation to data technology and AI, Alibaba Cloud is launching two key products – Data Lake Analytics is an effective serverless service for customers to turn their cloud storage data into insights in Data Lake scenario; PAI is Alibaba Cloud’s proprietary machine learning platform that enables customers with limited AI background easy access to Alibaba Cloud’s AI capabilities. IoT Platform, a platform and toolkit will also be introduced to the global market.

Infrastructure and security will continue to be crucial as the fundamental consideration for enterprises undertaking cloud migration. In view of this, Alibaba Cloud will launch Anti-Bot Service, which is a software solution that protects users from online scalpers and crawlers. Hybrid Backup Recovery is a cost-effective, easy-to-use online backup service to protect critical business data while Dedicated Host provides customers with regulatory, stability and business standard requirements to enjoy a dedicated hosting service on a public cloud.

Alibaba Cloud’s partner network is an important strategic asset, as shown by the number of new offerings. With China Unicom Global, Alibaba Cloud is launching Smart Access Gateway that supports a multiple location enterprise network. Others are Apsara Stack, the next generation hybrid cloud solutions, delivered in collaboration with HPE, and Elasticsearch, which is an open source tool developed by Elastic and available on Alibaba Cloud.

“These products all have specific features that meet an identified need within the flourishing retail market in Asia Pacific region. E-commerce is witnessing considerable growth and Alibaba Cloud, leveraging Alibaba Group’s development, can offer a mature ecosystem to support the regional retail sector. Using these products will help merchants deploy their resources more effectively, and gain deeper consumer insights. The technology available can also give our consumers better protection against fraud and an improved shopping experience,” added Wang.

Alibaba Cloud invested significant resources in the global market especially Asia Pacific to support the region’s digital transformation, offering a larger range of solutions to local businesses and SMEs. Last month, the company launched the second Availability Zone and the first cloud based Anti-DDoS Scrubbing Center in Malaysia, providing customers with new levels of protection against DDoS attacks.

The new products and solutions will all be demonstrated at the Alibaba Cloud Summit – Infinity 2018.

About Alibaba Cloud
Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud (www.alibabacloud.com), the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, is among the world’s top three IaaS providers according to Gartner, and the largest provider of public cloud services in China, according to IDC. Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to businesses worldwide, including merchants doing business on Alibaba Group marketplaces, start-ups, corporations and government organizations. Alibaba Cloud is the official Cloud Services Partner of the International Olympic Committee.

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