Roundup: VCE-Banco Azteca, AppSec, D-Link, NComputing

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mexican bank Banco Azteca has selected Virtual Computing Environment's (VCE) Vblock infrastructure platforms as the foundation for its VMware View desktop virtualization transformation, VCE said in a statement.

The platform will include assessment, design, configuration and implementation.

VMware View will allow Banco Azteca to improve information security and streamline bank IT processes by moving proprietary data that is traditionally stored on desktops and laptops to a secure, central location.

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VCE is a company formed by Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO) and EMC (NYSE: EMC), with investments from VMware and Intel (NYSE: INTC).

Banco Azteca serves 15mn customers and has 1,400 branches.


Latin American conference on security systems AppSec Brasil 2011 will be held at Brazilian university PUC-RS in Porto Alegre on October 4-7, local industrial automation software producer Elipse said in a statement.

The event, sponsored by Elipse and promoted by the Open Web Application Security Project (Owasp), expects to attract 200-250 experts from the federal government, financial services, media, pharmaceutical industry, health, technology and other sectors.

Professionals from companies such as Adobe (Nasdaq: ADBE), HP (NYSE: HPQ) and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) will participate in the conference.


Taiwanese network solutions provider D-Link is launching its wireless access point DAP-2360 in Latin America, the company said in a statement.

This new product operates on the 802.11n standard and can be used in high traffic areas offering transfer rates of up to 300Mbps in the 2.4GHz frequency range for audio, video and voice applications.


US desktop virtualization solutions provider NComputing is launching in Argentina its Classroom in a Box solution, aimed at the educational sector, the company said in a statement.

Classroom in a Box, powered with Windows MultiPoint Server 2011, is a desktop virtualization solution based on NComputing's vSpace virtualization software.

It includes all the software infrastructure, hardware, basic peripherals and services needed for a computer lab at a lower cost per seat, as well as offering energy cost savings, according to the company.

NComputing products are marketed in Argentina by Sysplex SRL.