F5 Earns Top Marks in KuppingerCole’s 2022 Leadership Compass Report for Web Application Firewalls

On the 23rd of August, F5 announced that it has been positioned as an Overall Leader in the 2022 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass report for Web Application Firewalls (WAFs). The report compares multiple WAF vendors across criteria such as Security, Functionality, Deployment, Interoperability, and Usability. Report author and analyst Richard Hill included these remarks in the evaluation:

Allied Telesis Announces AR4050S-5G Broadband UTM Firewall

On the 9th of August, Allied Telesis announced its launch of the AR4050S-5G Mobile Broadband UTM Firewall - an integrated security platform that's ideal for modern distributed businesses.

The AR4050S-5G supports the growing use of immersive-experience applications, video conferencing, and other online corporate resources. Businesses relying on mobile WAN connections can fully utilize these applications thanks to the performance of 5G on the AR4050S-5G. In addition, dual SIM card slots support resilient mobile connectivity, with the ability to use SIM cards from two different carriers and 4G services if required. “Adding 5G connectivity to the UTM firewall allows us to combine SD-WAN with mobile backup to provide an extremely reliable connection under all conditions.” said Rahul Gupta, Chief Technology Officer at Allied Telesis. “Businesses can enjoy flexible WAN deployment, with high-speed 5G mobile broadband, to link remote offices to the corporate network or to back up wired Ethernet Internet connections.”

Avaya Reports Selected Additional Preliminary Third Quarter Fiscal 2022 Financial Results

On the 9th of August, Avaya reported selected additional preliminary financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2022 ended June 30, 2022. All financial results for the third quarter ended June 30, 2022 and related comparisons to prior periods included in this release are preliminary, have not been reviewed or audited, are based on the Company's estimates and were prepared prior to the completion of the Company's financial statement close process. Report highlights: evenues of $577 million, down 20% year over year in constant currency; OneCloud ARR (Annualized Recurring Revenue) was approximately $838 million, up 12% sequentially and 97% from a year ago; CAPS (Cloud, Alliance Partner and Subscription) was 53% of revenue, up from 40% a year ago; Recurring revenue was 70% of revenue, up from 64% a year ago; GAAP Operating loss was $1,353 million and Non-GAAP Operating income was $20 million.

Alan Masarek, President and CEO of Avaya, said, “Our preliminary financial results for the quarter reflect operational and executional shortcomings, amplified against the backdrop of a volatile economic environment. We are taking aggressive actions to right-size Avaya’s cost structure to align with our contractual, recurring revenue business model. We have already begun operationalizing our recently announced savings initiatives and expect to identify additional areas as our work continues. At the same time, we will focus our investments on driving innovation and advancing product development for the benefit of our customers.”

Micro Focus LoadRunner SaaS Solutions Named a Leader by GigaOm Radar for Cloud Performance Testing Tools Report

On the 28th of July, Micro Focus announced that it has been recognised in the GigaOm Radar for Cloud Performance Testing Tools in 2022. Its solution LoadRunner SaaS received consistently high marks across key criteria and evaluation metrics for cloud performance testing tools. The report highlighted that, “The LoadRunner product line from Micro Focus is still the strongest performer in this market, with the largest set of functionalities.”

“LoadRunner has been at the forefront of best-in-class performance engineering solutions for decades,” said Vicky Giavelli, Director of Performance Engineering Product Management at Micro Focus. “With cloud and SaaS offerings now the de-facto way of doing business, LoadRunner leads the way for how dev teams deploy high performing applications, allowing them to engineer quality and optimize performance at any point in the DevOps pipeline.”

Huawei and China Unicom Video Technology Jointly Release Go3D Solution

On the 21st of July, Huawei and China Unicom Video Technology jointly released the Huawei Go3D solution. This solution can automatically output 3D video streams for video-on-demand (VOD) and live TV services. With low 3D content production costs and brand new user experience, this solution injects new impetus into operators' video services. This solution uses an intelligent transcoding server deployed next to the IPTV platform to automatically convert 2D video streams into 3D and then inject them into the IPTV platform. In so doing, this solution can make full use of existing 2D video content to generate 3D videos at low costs. Better yet, it also works for VOD and live TV services, with a conversion latency of just two seconds. On top of that, this solution allows users to enjoy 3D videos on their mobile phones, without needing to invest in costly 3D glasses. The system can also track user's eyes and optimize the videos within 300 ms based on the eye tracking analysis to deliver optimal video experience.