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Greenwave Systems and CUJO AI fend off cyberattacks for ISPs

By Zenobia Hegde

Greenwave Systems, Inc. announced its partnership with CUJO AI to fight cyberattacks by providing Internet Service Providers (ISPs) an end-to-end home security solution for home network users. Greenwave Systems is the global software leader for managed services.

CUJO AI is the leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) company that provides telecommunications companies a multi-solution AI-driven software platform.

Based on CUJO AI customer data, a typical household with a CUJO AI device has an average of 14.5 devices. These devices come with default configurations, undocumented backdoor accounts and exposed legacy services. CUJO AI blocks an average of 50 threats per user, each month, protecting home users from these external, unseen threats. CUJO AI offers the essential building blocks required to succeed in home automation, including AI network security, AI device intelligence and semantic parental controls.

CUJO AI is designed to protect home network users who lack secure devices, where over 1 million threats per day from viruses go undetected. CUJO AI analyses device behavior through threat intelligence, machine learning and cloud computing. It is the first multi-solution home automation platform offering for ISPs, with AI network security, device intelligence and semantic parental controls. This complete home security package reduces costs and delivers additional value to customers.

Greenwave Systems’ AXON Platform offers real-time edge analytics that interface with CUJO AI’s data security and parental control capabilities to enable ISPs to manage critical data and services at the edge of a network. Greenwave Systems revolutionises the way companies create connected ecosystems to monetise their networks. The AXON Platform translates communications from a wide variety of devices to create a managed service, offering real intelligence to industrial, commercial and consumer market segments within broadband systems.

Einaras von Gravrock

“Internet security is a top concern for ISPs and their home network customers. Greenwave’s platform resonates with big carriers and we are deeply concerned about security,” said Martin Manniche, Greenwave Systems CEO and chairman.

“By integrating CUJO AI with the AXON Platform, we offer a solution designed to help ISPs protect their subscribers, who face huge threats from cyberattacks. These software solutions are dynamic, and ARM ISPs with the tools to provide full end-to-end internet security for users, even those with legacy systems.”

“The AXON platform extends CUJO AI, with its real-time edge analytics, managing critical data and services at the edge of the network so time-sensitive data can be acted upon locally, which is important for cyberattacks,” said Einaras von Gravrock, CUJO AI CEO. “By working together, Greenwave and CUJO AI form a strategic partnership to enrich the cybersecurity ecosystem.”

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AlgoSec the security management solutions provider announces strategic partnership with MEGAZONE

By Zenobia Hegde

AlgoSec, the provider of business-driven security management solutions with its headquarter located in Boston, U.S., and MEGAZONE Corporation, a Korean cloud-specialised IT company announced a strategic partnership.

This partnership between the two companies was designed to face growing cloud security threats and provide high levels of security and control monitoring services in cloud environments.

AlgoSec is a network security infrastructure provider established in 2004 with over 1,700 customers worldwide. AlgoSec security management suite, including AlgoSec BusinessFlow, AlgoSec FireFlow, AlgoSec Firewall Analyser and etc. are built for enterprise security management by delivering unique business-driven security policy optimisation and automation. Their mission is to simplify and automate security policies to accelerate application delivery.

The partnership between AWS Premier Consulting Partner and Asia’s largest AWS partner, MEGAZONE, and global network security software provider, AlgoSec, will enable local AWS users to carry out their own customisable security management system in their own business pace.

“AlgoSec’s solutions, which are considered innovative for automation, security and productivity in the operations and management of work process, will be optimised for a variety of cloud-related solutions and services MEGAZONE offers to its customers. With the strategic partnership with AlgoSec, our team expects that MEGAZONE will be able to provide more effective security policies to meet customer needs and open up opportunities to differentiate itself based on the MSP capabilities.” said Max Lee, CSO at MEGAZONE.

“We are very pleased to sign this partnership with MEGAZONE since it will allow us to introduce AlgoSec’s security management solutions, optimised for cloud environments, and market-proven best practices in the rapidly growing Korea’s public cloud market. Especially, for many enterprise customers planning for cloud migration in the near future, we will help them successfully migrate to the cloud based on AlgoSec’s state-of-the-art technology.” said Jeongsoo Tak, AlgoSec’s Regional GM in Korea.

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Sequans and NTT DOCOMO partner to accelerate adoption of LTE-M technology in Japan

By Zenobia Hegde

LTE for IoT chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. has formalised an agreement with NTT DOCOMO, the Japan-based mobile operator, to accelerate the development of LTE-M devices and applications on DOCOMO’s network, using Sequans’ Monarch LTE Platform, the world’s most highly optimised LTE-M chip solution.

The two companies have been working together on LTE for IoT for several years, beginning first with LTE Cat 1 technology, and the goal of this current collaboration is to develop and mature an end-to-end LTE-M ecosystem in Japan.

“We are pleased to extend our longtime and successful partnership with Sequans to address the LTE-M market,” said Toshiyuki Futakata, vice president and general manager of the Communication Device Development Department, NTT DOCOMO.

“The use of Sequans’ Monarch technology will be instrumental for us in reaching our goal of widespread adoption of LTE-M technology across Japan. Sequans is a key player in IoT in Japan and their leading Monarch solution has the key characteristics needed to spur rapid adoption, including low power consumption, low cost, and ease of integration.”

“Working in close collaboration with DOCOMO over the years has yielded excellent results and we look forward to continuing our work together in anticipation of DOCOMO’s LTE-M network launch,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “DOCOMO has everything in place to serve its IoT customers well and we are proud that our Monarch technology will be a key part of DOCOMO’s LTE for IoT solutions.”

Monarch is claimed to be the industry’s best integrated LTE Cat M1/NB1 chip, whereby baseband, RF transceiver, power management, and RAM memory are integrated into a single, tiny 6.5 x 8.5 mm package. Monarch is fully compliant with the 3GPP’s Release 13 definitions for narrowband LTE (LTE-M and NB-IoT).

In addition, Monarch supports advanced features such as programmable RF filtering for global band support in a single SKU, and proprietary dynamic power management technology for ultra low power consumption and operating life of 10+ years.

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IoT platform collaborations and consolidation are coming

By Zenobia Hegde

The Internet of Things (IoT) is hotter than ever and in 2018 there will be more collaboration between market leaders, even as the community of 300+ platforms begins inevitable consolidation. According to Matt Smith, CTO at Software AG, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) will begin to infiltrate IoT platforms and devices and new business models will flourish.

If you can’t beat them, join them

Realisation dawns that IoT market leaders must embrace collaboration, even with competitors, to achieve innovation.

The trick to working with competitors, without compromising integrity and intellectual property, is standardisation. A set of common standards, developed by practitioners applying their domain knowledge, can benefit everyone. Joint ventures are the name of the new game.

The game is ON

IoT platforms won’t survive without leveraging AI and ML.

Platform vendors will evolve from device connectivity and data collection and push forward into data analysis using AI and machine learning. Data-driven analysis leads to process-driven actions as part of the maturity curve. Highly complex use cases such as predictive maintenance and self-driving cars lower the barriers to adoption.

Honey, I shrunk the community

Shake-out on IoT Platform community is imminent.

There are over 300 IoT platforms on the market, from B2B to B2C to industry-specific, specialising on data connectivity and/or management. Next year we will see the first real shake-out, as closures and takeovers – mainly by large software companies and the newly formed joint ventures from prediction No.1- take place.

Vertical is the new horizontal

Platforms will get more specialised as standards and protocols such as MQTT and OPC/UA gain common ground and simplify adoption.

Horizontal, agnostic IoT platforms are maturing and have gained market share. As standardisation continues, differentiation through specialisation is the way going forward. New and existing vendors will want to add value and distinguish themselves by offering tailored solutions to certain markets, or even certain industry verticals.

Are you Ready to Rumble?

New business models will influence and inspire new business opportunities such as assets-as-a-service.

As efficiency use cases such as predictive maintenance begin to lower costs and provide a deeper understanding of assets, organisations will be able to leverage new concepts. Offering things as a service, tighter SLAs, optimising spare parts inventories or improving service excellence and maintenance are all new models which will be implemented by manufacturers.

Smart Devices are sooo 2017

Never mind smart devices with analytics on the edge, analytical devices will be the next great trend.

Hardware vendors will come up with out-of-the-box solutions where IoT and advanced analysis capabilities are pre-installed on the devices and ready to use. For example, control capabilities will increase with the advances made in real-time Ethernet (TSN) and the emergence of 5G, allowing for virtualisation of the controller.

Analytical devices could be how we define robots going forward. Intelligence does not have to reside in a walking, talking human facsimile. Intelligence can live inside a pill that we swallow, which finds and kills a cancer and then keep an eye on whether it returns.

The author of this blog is Matt Smith, CTO at Software AG

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Tantalum Corporation, signs up Bristol Waste Company and the University of Oxford to take part in Air.Car trial

By Zenobia Hegde

Bristol Waste Company, which operates Bristol City Council’s waste collection service, and the University of Oxford have signed up to take part in Tantalum’s trial with Imperial College London to road test its unique Air.Car technology.

A range of vehicles, from waste trucks to minibuses, vans to heavy goods vehicles, will be connected to Tantalum’s technology. Through a device connected to the on-board computer of any vehicle, Tantalum’s Air.Car can accurately estimate real time, secondby-second, toxic Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions.

CO2 is a greenhouse gas and NOx emissions lead to NO2, a poisonous gas that irritates the lungs and affects children’s lung development. Towns and cities across the UK have dangerous levels of NO2 significantly over legally allowed limits, with streets in London breaking annual limits within a week.

Local, regional and national governments are looking at new technologies which can help them better measure and therefore manage and reduce NOx emissions.

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Tantalum has received, along with its academic partner, Imperial College London, a £1.1 million (€1.24 million) grant from Innovate UK and the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles to develop Air.Car. A vital part of the research and development is a 1,000 vehicle trial, where units will be installed in diesel vehicles to estimate real-time NOx emissions.

Last summer the Government published its latest Air Quality plan, which names 29 local authorities in England, including Bristol, which need to clean up the air in their towns and cities and Oxford City Council has set itself an ambition to have a zero-emission zone from 2020. The Mayor of London has already announced his intention to develop an emissions-based road user charging scheme. This would charge drivers depending on the miles driven and the vehicle’s emissions.

The project will help Bristol Waste Company to make informed choices around vehicle choice, routing and operating times to minimise environmental impact. The project’s outputs will also allow the University of Oxford to measure, manage and mitigate NOx emissions from its vehicles.

The Government’s Air Quality Plan expects a number of charging Clean Air Zones by 2020, where older more polluting vehicles will have to pay to enter. The Mayor of London has already introduced the “T Charge”, will bring in the Ultra-Low Emission Zone in 2019 and has plans to hugely expand it in 2021.

Air.Car will be able to enforce such Clean Air Zones in a smarter, fairer and cheaper way through incentivising better driving and so reducing toxic emissions. NOx emissions can be halved through a more ecological driving style and co-benefits captured, such as fewer accidents along with lower maintenance and cheaper insurance.

The Air.Car solution will also enable vehicles quickly to find and pay for parking, taking traffic off the road and pollution out of the air. It is estimated that 20% of all congestion is parking related.

New emissions models will also be developed to inform city authorities about what the air pollution impacts are from traffic lights and speed bumps so that congestion and its impact on air quality can […]

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Smart devices connectivity startup Triggi raises $1.3M

Triggi, an IoT device connectivity startup from the Netherlands raised $1.3M. The investment round was led by Pim Schmitz, the CEO of Talpa.

Triggi Android App

Triggi helps Philips Hue, Fitbit, Amazon Alexa, Next Thermostat, and other connected devices talk to each other. The founding team previously launched Toon, a European equivalent of Next Thermostat. Triggi will use the funding proceeds to fast-track the development of the platform.

Customers can connect online services and smart devices to each other using Triggi. For instance, one can set the alarm automatically if not at home. Or switch on the lights when the sun goes down.

The startup defines a ‘Trig’ as a “personal selection of conditions and actions to make something happen through the Triggi app. A condition is a thing that should happen for the trigg to start. A trigg consists of at least one WHEN condition and one THEN action”.

There are other connectivity services as well, like IFTTT and Zapier primarily for connecting web services. However, Trigg is aimed towards ‘connected devices’ that might need multiple conditions and triggers to be able to connect to each other.

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Roboadvisor platform revenues to reach $25 bn by 2022, as automation drives wealth management

By Zenobia Hegde

A new study from Juniper Research has found that roboadvisor platform revenues will reach $25 billion (€20.75 billion) by 2022, up from an estimated $1.7 billion (€1.41 billion) in 2017, as the automation of wealth management revolutionises the way individuals invest.

The new research, Fintech Futures: Market Disruption, Leading Innovators & Emerging Opportunities 2017-2022, found that roboadvisors will make investments more compelling to HNWIs (High Net Worth Individuals) and lower income individuals, with average fees estimated as low as 0.6% of assets under management in 2022, with disruption from new players such as Moneybox and Nutmeg.

Roboadvisors widening appeal of wealth management

Juniper found that roboadvisors are broadening the appeal of the wealth management market, with their delivery method via intuitive smartphone apps making the investment process far more convenient, offering a compelling reason for millennials to invest.

The study found that this will drive total assets under management by roboadvisors upwards twelvefold, to $4.1 trillion (€3.40 trillion) in 2022, from an estimated $330 billion (€273.88 billion) in 2017.

Juniper predicted that roboadvisors will become increasingly more automated over time, as AI & machine learning based approaches mature. Research author Nick Maynard added: “The technologies powering roboadvisors will mature to such an extent that they move from their current human supervised role to being utilised in a fully automated way. This will be aided by track records of performance automated roboadvisor systems are establishing.”

Potential savings from automation tempting existing players into investment

While new entrants are disrupting the market, traditional wealth management players are also adopting new technologies to evolve their business models.

Providers such as BlackRock and Aberdeen Asset Management have invested in roboadvisor start-ups, such as Scalable Capital, FutureAdvisor and Parmenion. The study found that the appeal of these technologies is clear to established players, as automated systems, even in a limited role, will enable significant cost reductions and therefore increase their overall quality of service and profitability.

The whitepaper, The Future of Fintech – Disrupt, Collaborate or Die, is available to download from the Juniper Research website together with details of the new research and interactive dataset.

Juniper Research is acknowledged as the leading analyst house in the digital commerce and fintech sector, delivering pioneering research into payments, banking and financial services for more than a decade.

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French company Thales Group to buy Gemalto for $5.4B

Thales Group, French aerospace brand delivering software and services announced that it will acquire Gemalto, a company offering identity verification software. The all-cash deal is valued at $5.4B (€4.8B) based on 51 euros ($60) a share for Gemalto.

Gemalto has a strong footprint in the IoT market where it offers solutions for connectivity, security, monetization, M2M and consumer electronics. The company has customers across a wide range of industries including enterprises, industrial OEMs, consumer OEM, mobile network operators and cloud service providers.

IoT Security

Digital security has become an important market as the number of devices and customer- and partner-touchpoints increases. After the merger of Gemalto into Thales, the new division will focus on security software, biometrics, multifactor authentication and issuing secure electronic and physical ID cards. “We share the same values and Gemalto will be able to pursue its strategy, accelerate its development and deliver its digital security vision, as part of Thales,” said Gemalto chief executive Philippe Vallee.

The acquisition was finalized at a crucial stage as Gemalto received other offers too. Atos, another French firm also showed interest in acquiring Gemalto for €46/share (with an unsolicited $5.1 billion offer. The acquisition is expected to complete by the second half of 2018, with the only caveat being that should Gemalto receive an acquisition offer 9% higher than that of Thales Group’s $5.4B, the deal will stand terminated.

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The installed base of fleet management systems in Russia/CIS and Eastern Europe will reach 9.1 million by 2021

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According to a new research report from the M2M/IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in Russia/CIS and Eastern Europe was 4.8 million in Q4-2016. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.5 percent, this number is expected to reach 9.1 million by […]

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YOPI, Breakthrough VO2-monitoring Fitness & Health Technology, Quickly Raises Over $160k in First Weeks of Its Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

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YOPI, innovative wearable digital fitness companion, announce recently that its equity crowdfunding campaign has already successfully raised over $160,000 in the first campaign week, more than 15% of the campaign $1.07 million target. YOPI already has a patented, working prototype and the funds will be used to finalize development and start production. YOPI, is here […]

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