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Cortado Urges Companies to Update from iOS 8 to iOS 8.1

New version closes the security loophole when using app extensions

(BERLIN/DENVER, October 28, 2014) Enterprise mobility expert Cortado recommends its customers and other businesses update from iOS 8 to iOS 8.1. The new version of the operating system closes the security gap for apps with app extensions.

With the release of iOS 8.1, Apple has optimized the previous OS version. The latest version closes a security loophole with app extensions that were able to bypass the secure business container without the relevant additional security measures. With the update to iOS 8.1, companies can now resolve this OS security issue and now use all apps with app extensions also within the secure business container.

“iOS 8.1 makes it possible to extend the secure business container to app extensions. These apps are now no longer excluded from using the secure container, for example due to blacklisting, but can be securely used thereby significantly enhancing productivity opportunities,” said Kristin Montag, product manager Cortado Corporate Server at Cortado. “Companies really should upgrade to iOS 8.1, not just because of bug fixing, but it also offers a more fluid user experience, for example support for messaging on all Apple devices.”

More information about setting up a secure business container with iOS 8 can be found in the white paper Enterprise Mobility with iOS 8 – The new iPhone and iPad enterprise features.

Cortado Corporate Server can be tested without even needing to be installed with the free Online Test Drive. Alternatively, a free 30-day demo version can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s website. corporateserver.cortado.com

This news release is available online and may be downloaded at www.cortado.com/press.

About Cortado

Cortado – formerly ThinPrint – has delivered solutions for the modern working world since 1999. Enterprise mobility, printing, virtualization and BYOD are the main focus of the company. Cortado combines innovative devices such as smartphones and tablets with the customary requirements of office work, in teams and beyond space and system boundaries.

Easy for users, innovative, reliable, and with a high return on investment. These are the distinguishing features of Cortado products. No other company focuses so much on the issue of consumerization. By constantly evaluating feedback from users of its free cloud services available in all major app stores, Cortado continuously improves its products. These foundations allow Cortado to optimally implement an enterprise mobility strategy for businesses of all sizes.

Cortado established itself internationally with ThinPrint, the leading printer virtualization technology, which is used in 116 countries by thousands of companies. Even the biggest customers of Citrix XenApp and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services rely on ThinPrint. Via a long-term OEM partnership, VMware integrates ThinPrint technology.

The advantages of printer virtualization will only increase, also for cloud providers and in networks with physical desktops. Results are significant cost savings, immensely reduced helpdesk requests and noticeably more satisfied employees.

Over 20,000 enterprise customers with 5 up to 150,000 employees, as well as hundreds of thousands of individual users worldwide rely on Cortado solutions. As an internationally operating company, and founder of the Cloud Printing Alliance, Cortado employs over 220 highly skilled employees at its headquarters in Berlin, Germany and in its branch offices in the United States, the UK, Australia, France and Japan. Cortado was a winner of the 2013 and 2014 Great Place to Work® competition and is named as one of the “Best Employers in Berlin-Brandenburg”.

Elauwit Deploys Tellabs Optical LAN Across Five New College Campuses

Student housing provider meets students’ bandwidth demands with fast speeds and matches cottage-style properties with compact network design

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – October 27, 2014 – ACUTA Fall Seminar Booth #14 – Tellabs, a leading provider of passive optical network (PON) solutions, and system integrator CORE Telecom Systems, today at ACUTA Fall Seminar announced that Elauwit, a leading campus housing service provider, has expanded the deployment of Tellabs’ Optical LAN to five additional college campuses, following the deployment across eight colleges in 2013. Elauwit selected Tellabs’ Optical LAN due its scalability to easily meet students’ growing bandwidth needs now and for decades to come.

College students’ bandwidth demands are a major challenge for any student housing network. According to the 2014 State of ResNet report by ACUTA, NACUBO and ACUHO-I, increasing bandwidth is a popular approach to bandwidth management that schools are using to cope with this demand. Tellabs’ fiber-based Optical LAN will provide the campuses with virtually unlimited bandwidth, capable of speeds of up to 101 Tbps, to support RF video and ultra-high-speed wired and wireless Internet services.

Furthermore, the Optical LAN’s compact architecture is a perfect fit for the cottage-style properties. It enables management of the bandwidth that has come to be expected in today’s construction and bulk telecom projects, yet takes up 90 percent less space than legacy copper-based architectures. This makes the architecture also much simpler to manage.

“Whether it’s streaming high-quality video or simply browsing through online study materials, bandwidth needs of college students put campus networks under huge pressure,” said Taylor Jones, CTO at Elauwit. “Following the success of the previous deployment, we knew Tellabs’ Optical LAN was the only way to future-proof college campuses.”

“Unlike the traditional copper-based LAN that requires more equipment and constant infrastructure upgrades to support more bandwidth and new services, Tellabs’ Optical LAN can easily scale and keep pace with students’ bandwidth needs,” said Charlie Stone, VP of North American Sales at Tellabs. “Our solution is ideal because it was built to meet the connectivity needs of high-performance networks, such as student housing, today and tomorrow.”

Tellabs’ partner CORE Telecom Systems coordinated all logistics and support for the deployment. The company’s expertise and complementary solutions, from fiber cable and connection to video and power, was invaluable in providing Elauwit with an end-to-end network solution.

“Optical LAN met all Elauwit’s expectations. It delivered the bandwidth they needed, and the fiber architecture’s small equipment footprint was ideal for the style of the property,” said Lyle Frank, national sales director at CORE Telecom. “Tellabs’ Optical LAN provided Elauwit with technology benefits and value that would not be possible with copper-based LAN.”

The following properties are included in the deployment:

  • Aspen Heights Corpus Christie, TX
  • Aspen Heights Fort Collins, CO
  • Aspen Heights Starkville, MS
  • Capstone New Mexico, NM
  • Capstone San Marcos, TX

 The parties will be discussing the deployment at the ACUTA Fall Seminar, booth #14, taking place October 26-29, 2014 in Boston, MA.

About Elauwit Networks – Elauwit {el•ah•wit} is a forward-focused technology company and provider of bulk telecommunication services to multi-dwelling housing developments. Elauwit is based in Charleston, SC, and for more than a decade has consistently provided reliable, state-of-the-art video, data, and voice products to hundreds of properties. For more information about Elauwit, please visit http://elauwit.com/

About CORE – CORE Telecom Systems, Inc. is an integrated supplier of new and re-used equipment and support services to the telecommunications industry.  We offer superior value with world-class customer service across a wide variety of solutions from broadband switching, access and optical transport to power, batteries and customized cabinetry, including fiber cable, connection and associated tools.  CORE is an authorized distributor for industry leading manufacturers, including Tellabs, Eltek, M2FX (fiber cable/duct), Clearfield (fiber connection), and many other complementary solutions.  CORE Telecom Systems- “Vision, Value, Integrityhttp://www.coretelecom.net/

About Tellabs – Tellabs delivers technology that transforms the way the world communicates. Tellabs evolutionary passive Optical LAN empowers the building of a modern high performance LAN infrastructure that is simple, secure, stable, scalable, sustainable and costs less. http://www.tellabs.com