Omnispace | September 02, 2021
Omnispace and Vulcan Wireless Inc. today announced successful voice and data communication between its NGSO on-orbit satellite and a widely fielded model of mobile tactical military communications radios (PRC-117G). Omnispace is seamlessly uniting mobile and satellite to create the world's only truly global 5G mobile network.
As part of Omnispace's Phase II Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) contract, the demonstration was in cooperation with U.S. Space Force's Space Systems Command. The contract was awarded as part of the U.S. Airforce's "Space Pitch Day," enabling Omnispace to bring next-generation narrowband capabilities to the warfighter.
The Omnispace next-generation global 5G network is being architected to support "dual-use," mission-critical enterprise and secure government applications. Unlike legacy commercial and government networks, Omnispace's global system is being designed in line with 3GPP 5G NTN standards, which will enable interoperability for any compatible 5G commercial or government device.
Omnispace's 5G NTN platform will further enhance government customers' resiliency, reliability, and real-time decision-making by enabling advanced tactical handheld communications, military internet-of-things, and battlefield edge processing.
Together with Vulcan, the test successfully demonstrates the ability to connect the global Omnispace satellite network directly to existing mobile devices -- addressing warfighter needs "at the edge" within the joint all-domain command and control (JADC2) architecture.
"One of the biggest challenges for the evolution of military enterprise communications is the cost and adaptation of legacy end-user equipment," said Campbell Marshall, Omnispace's Vice President for Government and International Markets. "This demo proves that software-defined mobile, tactical user equipment can leverage our dual-use commercial infrastructure. Imagine the possibilities that 5G technology will enable for government -- from COTM handheld devices to IoT platforms."
The demonstrations with Vulcan Wireless were focused on connecting existing military hardware to satellites in commercial frequency bands and orbits, not traditionally used by government, to increase the resiliency of battlefield communications.
"The Vulcan Wireless and Omnispace teams worked closely to successfully conduct a live demonstration, integrating existing tactical communication systems with the Omnispace satellite network," said Kevin Lynaugh, CEO, Vulcan Wireless Inc. "We're pleased with the results, which demonstrate how global, borderless beyond line of site (BLOS) connectivity is possible for real world military applications."
These communications capabilities are the cornerstone for next-generation warfighting concepts such as multi-domain operations (MDO) and expeditionary advanced based operations (EABO) which are focused on minimizing physical and RF signatures.
Omnispace is redefining mobile communications by building a global hybrid network that will soon provide global 5G from space connectivity to enterprise and government customers, worldwide.
Headquartered in the Washington D.C. area, and founded by veteran telecommunications and satellite industry executives, Omnispace is redefining mobile connectivity for the 21st century. By leveraging 5G technologies, the company is combining the global footprint of a non-geostationary satellite constellation with the mobile networks of the world's leading telecom companies to bring an interoperable "one network" connectivity to users and IoT devices anywhere on the globe.
About Vulcan Wireless
Vulcan Wireless is a leader in advanced design and manufacture of space based and terrestrial communications systems. Customers span the defense and commercial sectors, to include the U.S. Air Force, NASA JPL, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, and multiple commercial orbital missions. Specializing in software defined radios, satellite antenna systems and high reliability space environments, Vulcan serves bespoke missions at the highest level of technicality, to include multiple classified missions.
Acronis SCS | March 01, 2022
Acronis SCS – an American cyber protection company dedicated to providing certified solutions to the US public sector, announced today the launch of Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud, a first of its kind approach for cyber protection, ranging from backup to security. Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud is designed to help drive Managed Service Providers (MSPs) operational efficiency while protecting our nation's networks. The new solution adopted by more than 19 MSPs and cloud distributors eliminates vulnerabilities, provides immutable backups, and maintains critical data protection and compliance.
As cybersecurity and ransomware attacks continue to be a significant concern for over 90,000 public sector agencies across the country, Acronis SCS is implementing solutions that meet the new demands of a cyber-resilient public sector. With a multitude of requirements demanded across public sector organizations and agencies, MSPs can count on Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud to meet an unprecedented breadth of security standards, including those outlined via Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 validation, US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-171 compliance, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) compliance, and Healthcare Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance.
"There continues to be a shift in cybersecurity mandates from the government requiring an increasingly higher level of certification, compliance, and data storage protection against cyberattacks and ransomware," said Phil Goodwin, Research Vice President, IDC. "As a result, organizations must be proactive and begin integrating software and tools that meet or exceed these mandates."
"By offering a cloud-based backup that integrates cybersecurity and data protection into one manageable solution, we are on the path to ensuring the public sector is properly protected. Through Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud, we have created a certified and compliant solution that MSPs can now offer to keep up with the public sector and critical infrastructure customers' demand."
John Zanni, CEO of Acronis SCS
Public sector organizations are vulnerable to cyberattacks and data loss because of outdated legacy IT systems, lack of network visibility, and budget and IT staffing constraints. Acronis SCS enables MSPs and their customers to overcome these security gaps with Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud, the cloud solution certified for the US public sector, which utilizes an integration of technologies and immutable backup elements, including real-time threat monitoring and automatic forensic backup. While the solution simplifies operations and management for end users, it provides MSPs full-stack anti-malware protection, data protection, comprehensive endpoint management and reporting.
With a deep understanding of the public sector's unique security needs, Acronis SCS enables MSPs to transact business and expand their reach within public sector verticals— state, local governments, education, healthcare, and nonprofits. Acronis SCS also empowers its partner MSPs with sales and product training, certification, and marketing support, with a solution that streamlines management through a single console, allowing MSPs to set security policies once and deploy them across multiple endpoints.
"MSPs in the US public sector are leaning into digital transformation and automation more than ever before," said Aaron Garza, SVP of Business Development at Pax8. "As new security risks are introduced, MSPs require innovative solutions to protect against vulnerabilities. Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud was built exclusively for the public sector so MSPs can easily manage and defend against cyberattacks and data loss."
Some of the early adopters of Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud include Executech, Net3 Technology, Silvereye Technologies, UbiStor, Cambridge Computer, Eagle Secure Solutions, Entre Technology Services, Estes Energetics, F1 Computer Solutions, Gulf Coast Innovations, HLM Computer Solutions KNC Strategic Services, Mavenspire, Pax 8, SNATEK, StorVista, Synectiks, 2 Serve Solutions, and White Mountain IT Services.
About Acronis SCS
Acronis SCS is a US-based, independently operated, and governed cyber protection and edge data security company exclusively dedicated to meeting the unique requirements of the US public sector. In contrast, Acronis– Acronis SCS' international parent company – serves private companies, non-US public sectors, and individual consumers. Acronis SCS' innovative and comprehensive cyber protection, backup and disaster recovery, anti-ransomware, and enterprise file sync and share software solutions ensure operational assurance and data security across America's federal, state, and local government, education, healthcare, and nonprofit computing environments. All Acronis SCS workforce is 100 percent American citizens.
Vyopta Incorporated | March 02, 2022
Vyopta, the leader in digital collaboration user experience management, today announced its plans to further expand into Europe with the launch of its new European Union Vyopta cloud. This is in addition to the company's existing US Commercial and FedRAMP Government clouds in the U.S. The new European cloud will enable Vyopta to better serve its European customers.
"As we continue to support and expand our client base in Europe, we want to ensure that they are confident we can support secure data residency needs. We chose to house the Vyopa EU Cloud in Germany because of their well-known high-security standards."
Alfredo Ramirez, CEO of Vyopta
One of the world's leading car and truck manufacturers and a global leader in next-age digital services and technology consulting are two large enterprises that are among those that will be the initial group using Vyopta's EU Cloud. Other clients in the region include organizations in education, enterprise, finance, government, and healthcare.
Vyopta currently has an office in the UK and offers 24-hour customer service support to enterprises around the world.
About Vyopta Incorporated
Vyopta, the leader in digital collaboration user experience management, has helped 40 million people collaborate better. Its Collaboration Performance Management and Workspace Insights applications have helped identify and address over 9 million issues. Vyopta helps organisations deliver the best UC user experience and optimise their UC and real estate investments. Hundreds of organisations worldwide spanning 20+ industries use Vyopta to monitor 6 million endpoints and over 20 billion meeting minutes a year.