Archive for May 8, 2019

ASUS Announces Android Q Beta Program for ZenFone 5Z

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 8, 2019 by itnerd

ASUS and Google I/O have announced that ZenFone 5Z (ZS620KL) will be joining the Android Q Beta program. It is the first in the ASUS ZenFone series to participate in an Android Beta program. ASUS continually strives to improve the ZenFone experience, and this cooperation with Google is a step towards that goal.

Android Q Beta brings with it several new and exciting features, including more stringent user privacy protection, new ways to engage users, Vulkan extensions, and more.

Users can visit to download the new software and learn more about Android Q Beta and its features. ASUS welcomes developers to join the program, and appreciates users’ feedback to enhance the experience together.

The upcoming ZenFone model will also be on the priority list for the Android Q upgrade. More information will be announced soon.


OpenText’s New Content Management Services To Be Delivered Through SAP Cloud Platform

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 8, 2019 by itnerd

OpenText has announced that its new cloud services will work with SAP Cloud Platform and other SAP solutions to harmonize data and content services. Developed on OT2, OpenText’s Content Management Services delivered through the SAP Cloud Platform is planned for availability in Q4 2019.

The solution builds on the long standing partnership between OpenText and SAP. OpenText has been an SAP partner for more than 25 years and was recently received 2019 SAP Pinnacle Award as SAP Solution Extension Partner of the Year.

The new services address the need to manage structured data and unstructured content across applications and intelligent business processes and will include standard and premium services such as extended content management, Office 365 integration, capture and document generation services.


UAG’s Announces New Secure Straps For The Apple Watch

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 8, 2019 by itnerd

Urban Armor Gear have announced the launch of their Apple Watch Straps. Offering three dependable styles, all boasting outstanding utility and durability – UAG has redefined standard Apple Watch protection with their secure new straps.

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Designed to be one of the strongest straps on the market, the Active Strap provides customers the peace of mind to take their Apple Watch along on the most rigorous activities. Sporting stainless steel custom hardware and a hook & loop fastener security, the Active Strap allows for you to dive deeper, surf longer, and play harder with your Apple Watch.

For those looking for more subtle protection, UAG’s Nato Strap was created to endure it all. The strap features a reliable high strength nylon weave, giving users the security, durability, and comfort, they need during demanding activities.

The Leather Strap, the most premium of the straps, is built exclusively for the modern wanderer. Designed with soft leather, stainless steel custom hardware, and a unique snapping collar, the strap offers refined protection that can keep up with your daily grind.

Made from only the highest quality materials, UAG’s Straps provide customers with the security they need to take their Apple Watch further.  

Active Strap 

Available colors for 44” and 42”:Orange, Midnight Camo, Black

Available color for 40” and 38”: Black

Price: $59.95

  • Hook and Loop Fastener Security
  • Stainless Steel Custom Hardware
  • High Strength Nylon Weave
  • One Year Warranty

 Leather Strap

Available colors for 44” and 42”:Black and Brown

Available color for 40” and 38”:Brown

Price: $69.95

  • Stainless Steel Custom Hardware
  • Collar Locking Snap
  • Real Leather & develops a uniquely, natural patina with continued wear
  • One Year Warranty

 Nato Strap 

Available colors for 44” and 42”:Olive Drab and Grey

Available colors for 40” and 38”: Grey

Price: $49.95

  • Stainless Steel Custom Hardware
  • High Strength Nylon Weave
  • One Year Warranty

Pulse Secure Partnership Enables Agencies To Comply With NIST 800-53 Mandate

Posted in Commentary on May 8, 2019 by itnerd

Pulse Secure today announced that DLT Solutions, the premier government solutions aggregator, has added the Pulse Secure suite of hybrid IT Secure Access solutions to its cybersecurity portfolio. The partnership will leverage DLT Solutions’ extensive experience and partner network in the public sector to bring Zero Trust access capabilities to state, local, education, defense and intelligence agencies.

A Zero Trust model authenticates, authorizes and verifies users, devices, applications and resources to fortify access to federal networks and sensitive data. Beyond leveraging existing authoritative identity sources and access ecosystems, it encompasses: enforcing identity, device and security state before and during a transaction; applying a least privilege access closest to the entities, applications and data; extending intelligence to allow policies to adapt to changing requirements and conditions; continuous resource segregation, and the means for dynamic access gateway provisioning.

Federal organizations are being directed to sustain a continuous, context-aware and responsive security agenda for endpoint and access compliance. This places a greater burden on agencies to assess their readiness capabilities to adhere to evolving NIST guidelines. Pulse Secure helps meet these challenges with its comprehensive, integrated and highly interoperable Secure Access solution portfolio for hybrid IT environments that allows public sector organizations to realize operational efficiency while progressing Zero Trust capabilities.

Pulse Secure’s Access solutions deliver situational intelligence, protected connectivity and threat response while enabling optimized user experience. The approach streamlines compliant access for end users and single-pane-of-glass management for administrators. Organizations can centrally manage Zero Trust policy to secure access to applications, data and services that are delivered on-premise or in private and public cloud environments.

The company’s Access Suite comprises VPN and cloud access, Mobile Device Management (MDM), Single Sign-on (SSO), endpoint and IoT device visibility, Software Defined Perimeter (SDP), Network Access Control (NAC) and virtual Application Delivery Controller (vADC) solutions.

Specifically, Pulse Secure helps government organizations:

  • Comply with the growing number of NIST 800-53 Risk Management Framework guidelines applicable to: network access control (NAC) and remote access regulations
  • Address adherence to 802.1x (IEEE) and Layer 2 Switch STIGs
  • Support Comply to Connect and Command Cyber Readiness initiatives
  • Augment current network and cloud access controls to align with Zero Trust frameworks
  • Centrally manage an easy-to-use VPN and NAC/802.1x solution for wired, wireless and remote connections with flexibility for physical, virtual and cloud deployment
  • Gain extensive access insight with means to dynamically discover, classify, segregate and monitor remote and internal endpoints and IoT devices
  • Preserve user experience and support a range of CAC/PIV smart cards and certificate handling

Certifications and Standards

Pulse Secure has been extensively deployed in federal, military and supporting contractor applications and complies with mandatory standards. The company was the first to achieve Common Criteria Certification for its NAC and VPN solutions. In addition, the solutions have attained FIPS 140-2 Level 1 certification and are certified on the U.S. DoD Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved Products List (APL) and for JTIC joint warfighting IT interoperability.

The company’s Secure Access solutions have been applied to address: 802.1X port-control and DISA STIGs, NIST’s Risk Management Framework (RMF), Comply to Connect standards, Command Cyber Readiness Inspections (CCRI), Host-based Security System (HBSS), DFAR 252.204-7012 assurance and IoT security initiatives.

More information about Pulse Secure’s government solutions for Secure Access is available online, and for more information on how to procure Pulse Secure solutions visit