In Brief: Aloke Paskar to be CEO of JK Technosoft; Fortinet launches AI security solution

In Brief: Aloke Paskar to be CEO of JK Technosoft; Fortinet launches AI security solution
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17 Mar, 2020

Aloke Paskar will take over the role of president and CEO of Noida headquartered software solutions provider JK Technosoft from Sanku Bose. Paskar, who will be responsible for the overall functioning of the company, will report to the board of directors, a statement said. He was the managing partner at mergers and acquisitions advisory firm Altapar before joining JK Technosoft. Paskar has over 3o years of experience in profit and loss management, business operations, business transformation and global delivery management across the US, UK/Europe, Asia Pacific region, Middle East and Latin America. He has worked with Teoco and Capgemini in the past.

Fortinet rolls out AI security solution FortiAI

California-based network security solution provider Fortinet has launched an artificial intelligence (AI) security solution FortiAI. It is an on-premises appliance, which means that the software is installed and run on computers on the premises of the person or organisation using the software, rather than at a remote facility such as a server farm or cloud. FortiAI leverages self-learning deep neural networks to speed up threat remediation and handle manual security analyst tasks. The company also unveiled another tool, FortiAI’s Virtual Security Analyst, an AI-powered sub-second Threat investigation tool. It embeds cybersecurity AI directly into an organisation’s network to detect threats in less than a second.

Read: Digitalisation has exposed industrial firms to cyber threats: Fortinet

Entertainment streaming app Discovery Plus launched in India

Silver Spring, US-based media company Discovery Communications has launched its entertainment streaming app Discovery Plus in India, The Economic Times reported. The app will have aggregated and curated content across more than 40 genres such as adventure, food, science and lifestyle from the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, BBC, TLC, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo, ID, Food Network and VICE, the report said. The app, currently available on Google Play Store and Apple App Store, follows both subscription and ad-supported models. 

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