Intelligent CIO North America Issue 21 - Page 12

NEWS

Dassault Systèmes and The Fab Foundation announce next-gen Fab Lab in Haiti

Dassault Systèmes , jointly announced a next-generation Fab Lab planned in Haiti .
Created by Dassault Systèmes in partnership with The Fab Foundation , the Fab Lab will be located in the city of Jérémie , in Haiti , and will bridge the gap between local manufacturers and technology providers with global digital fabrication skills .
Fab Lab Jérémie is the fifth in a series of Fab Labs created by Dassault Systèmes in collaboration with The Fab Foundation and came after labs in Rwanda , Bhutan , Chile and Nepal . It aims to stimulate digital fabrication and the local technology ecosystem .
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Paul Altidor , Former Haitian Ambassador to the US ; Sherry Lassiter , President and CEO of The Fab Foundation ; and Suchit Jain , VP of Strategy and Business Development , 3DEXPERIENCE WORKS at
Fab Labs provide a platform for training , knowledge sharing and integration of hardware and software disciplines to bring Haitian innovators closer to a self-sustaining future . The new Fab Lab will be the first in a series of self-replicating centers that aim to build machines that can create a whole suite of other machines , components and utilities needed to set up and operate fully fledged labs .
Sherry Lassiter , President and CEO , The Fab Foundation , said : “ Haiti will test the first Fab Lab made in a Fab Lab , enabling the Jérémie community to build new economic opportunities locally and scale opportunities across the country .”

Palo Alto Networks launches a managed nextgeneration firewall service for AWS

Palo Alto Networks has teamed up with AWS to unveil the new Palo Alto Networks Cloud NGFW for AWS – a managed Next-Generation Firewall ( NGFW ) service designed to simplify securing AWS deployments – enabling organizations to speed their pace of innovation while remaining secure .

Cloud NGFW for AWS , exclusively available on AWS , brings Palo Alto Networks acclaimed security to organizations ’ cloud deployments in a few clicks . Recognizing that customers want to dedicate their time and resources to building applications and running their business instead of managing cloud network security infrastructure , Cloud NGFW for AWS shifts the operational responsibility , including deployment , maintenance , availability and scale , to Palo Alto Networks .
“ A key reason that companies have embraced the cloud is that they want to concentrate on their core competencies and leave other tasks like infrastructure and underlying services to experts like AWS . The native AWS experience and the proliferation of AWS native services have given these organizations the tools they needed to embrace the cloud ,” said Anand Oswal , Senior Vice President , Network Security at Palo Alto Networks .
“ Now , as cyberattacks continue to grow in frequency and sophistication , organizations are looking for network security that is as easy to deploy as other native AWS services . We are thrilled to team with AWS to combine the top-notch security we are known for with the world-class experience people have come to expect from AWS .”
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