Martello, the Canadian Network Monitoring and SDN company announced before the end of the year that it was participating in the BlackBerry/L-SPARK Accelerator Program. The program, initiated by Blackberry with six promising Canadian small and medium-sized technology companies, is focused on enabling functionality for the Blackberry QNX operating system. QNX is a core component of many systems, including companies like Audi, Cisco, Fiat-Chrysler, Ford, General Electric, Intuitive Surgical, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens.
Cato Networks announced today the addition of identity as an element in the contextual policy and operation of an SD-WAN. The concept is relatively simple -- enable identity and identity associated contextual data to be an element in the policy decision process of the SD-WAN –- but the implications are significant for how SD-WANs can manage communications, especially real-time.