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Acronis Releases a Free, AI-based Ransomware Protection Tool

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Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection and storage, today released Acronis Ransomware Protection, a free, stand-alone version of its unique AI-based Acronis Active Protection technology, which stops ransomware attacks in real-time and helps users to recover data without paying the ransom.

Recent ransomware attacks exposed the vulnerability of endpoint devices, showing that new strains of ransomware can easily bypass traditional anti-virus software to encrypt user data. Acronis Ransomware Protection provides an additional level of defense that can be used together with other data protection solutions already installed on the device, such as anti-virus and backup software. It monitors system processes in real-time to automatically detect and stop the attacks other solutions can't. In event of a ransomware attack, Acronis Ransomware Protection blocks the malicious process and notifies the user with a popup. If any files were damaged in the attack, it facilitates the instant recovery of those affected files.

CloudPassage Halo Now Available on Amazon AWS Marketplace

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CloudPassage, the leader in cloud and container workload security, today announced availability of their award-winning security automation platform Halo and the Server Secure cloud workload security solution on AWS Marketplace. Customers subscribing to Halo Server Secure on AWS Marketplace can now purchase it as part of the new AWS Enterprise Contract program. The Enterprise Contract program standardizes the contract between CloudPassage and the customer, helping them simplify their security budgeting and streamlining payment - CloudPassage Halo will simply appear as a line item on their AWS bill.

"Now AWS Marketplace customers can buy and deploy Halo Server Secure for high-performance cloud workload security in a highly predictable and cost effective way - via a single integrated AWS bill," said John Janetos, director, business development, CloudPassage. "As global enterprises rapidly embrace the cloud for mission-critical workloads and DevOps for application development, automated security that can operate at speed and scale is becoming a critical path. The AWS Marketplace helps eliminate protracted negotiations to make it easy for our customers to securely embrace the cloud."

New Veeam Recovery to Microsoft Azure Ensures Business Continuity That's Fast, Easy-to-Use, Simple to Deploy and Affordable

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Veeam Software, the Availability for the Always-On Enterprise innovator, today announced the immediate availability of Veeam Recovery to Microsoft Azure with Veeam PN (Powered Network). This new, on-demand turnkey solution ensures Business Continuity that is fast, easy to use, simple to deploy and affordable. It includes the new FREE product, Veeam PN, an easy to use, light-weight software defined networking (SDN) solution to eliminate complicated VPN installation and simplify network configuration to create the ultimate recovery site on Microsoft Azure.

Businesses depend on IT to have a plan in place to maintain operations when disaster strikes or outages occur. According to Gartner, "although there's no magic answer on how much impact downtime will have on your business, current industry surveys have shown that the average enterprise estimates an impact of approximately $5,600 for every minute of unplanned downtime in its primary computing environment." This adds up to over $300,000 per hour. Unfortunately, for many enterprises, backup and recovery contingencies are insufficient. For one thing, the cost of maintaining and supporting a remote recovery site for a mirrored system with duplicate hardware and software is prohibitive given the high capital expense. For another thing, backup and recovery is extremely labor-intensive and time-consuming.

Sumo Logic Acquires FactorChain to Pioneer New Security Analytics Essential for Cloud and Modern Application Delivery

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Sumo Logic, the leading cloud-native, machine data analytics platform that delivers continuous intelligence, today announced it has acquired FactorChain, an early stage security company with a Security Investigation Platform that makes transformational improvements in speed and depth of threat investigations, enabling resolution of complex threats spanning both IT and security in minutes instead of hours. Combined with Sumo Logic's machine data analytics strength across the cloud infrastructure, platform and application layers, this acquisition accelerates the development of a new class of converged IT ops and security solutions, which are essential for modern application delivery in the cloud.

"We are seeing more and more digital businesses struggling to adapt traditional security models to cloud and modern application delivery," said Ramin Sayar, CEO of Sumo Logic. "Resolving which threats to assess in the avalanche of alerts and how to quickly resolve them is a challenging enough problem in traditional IT environments. However, in the dynamic large-scale cloud environment, this problem can't possibly be answered without new thinking in security analytics and operations. The FactorChain acquisition accelerates our vision of a new model that converges operations and security in the cloud and provides innovative solutions to persistent challenges in investigation workflows at cloud scale. We're thrilled to welcome the team onboard to drive our shared vision and disrupt traditional legacy SIEM markets moving too slowly to keep pace with accelerating cloud transitions."

Netwrix Survey: 39% of Organizations Blame their Own IT Teams for Security Incidents in the Cloud

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Netwrix Corporation, provider of a visibility platform for user behavior analysis and risk mitigation in hybrid environments, released the 2018 Netwrix Cloud Security Report. The report identifies concerns that organizations have about cloud security, the threats they dealt with over the last year, and their plans for further cloud usage and security enhancements.

The 2018 Netwrix Cloud Security Report presents the results of our third annual survey, conducted in November 2017. The respondents represent 853 organizations of various sizes, industries and geographical locations. All organizations are public or hybrid cloud users.

The key findings include:

Rovius Cloud Appliances Accelerate Enterprise Cloud Deployment

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Accelerite, a provider of software for digital transformation infrastructure, today announced the general availability of a new product suite, Rovius Cloud Appliance, integrating compute, storage and virtualization to deliver a fully-managed enterprise cloud that is ready to consume in minutes. Developed on Dell EMC infrastructure, Rovius Cloud Appliance bridges the gap between on-premises infrastructure and public cloud to support increasingly distributed, elastic and unpredictable workloads.

"Customers today are looking for IT solutions that are scalable, automated and secure while optimizing a diverse range of workloads, both traditional and cloud native," said Ron Pugh, Vice President and General Manager for the Americas, Dell EMC OEM Solutions. "Dell EMC OEM solutions and Accelerite will deliver technology that enables customers to thrive in any IT environment, be it on-premises or the cloud."

Carbon Black Announces Cb ThreatSight, the Latest Cybersecurity Innovation Powered by the Cb Predictive Security Cloud

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Cb ThreatSight leverages the PSC to provide customers with a managed threat hunting service, which simplifies alert management to prioritize and streamline the validation of important alerts. The service is staffed by top threat experts who keep constant watch over an organization's environment, alert teams to emerging threats, and provide access to critical security services when they are needed most.

As the global threat landscape accelerates, security teams often worry an attack will slip through. Compounding this issue is a scarcity of cybersecurity staffing and expertise. Many organizations, especially SMBs, lack dedicated security professionals to investigate and respond to the flood of alerts and attacks they face. Even skilled professionals miss important alerts in their own environments (or trending threats in the public realm) because they are so resource constrained.

With Cb ThreatSight, organizations can better understand context surrounding alerts, ensure the most important alerts are adequately addressed, and earn peace of mind, knowing they are protected by some of the world's best threat hunters.

 

Vembu sets the stage for 2018 by launching the NEW Vembu BDR Suite v3.9.0

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Vembu is all set to deliver more by initiating with their new release, Vembu BDR Suite v3.9.0 that is now GA for download! This new version 3.9.0 is expected to benefit all the IT setups across the globe that aims for complete data protection. The new release will play a crucial role in meeting the technological expectations that will uphold 24/7 availability for the ever-growing size of data the Small & Mid-sized businesses.

“Vembu ensures availability of our core production systems that support Mackie’s business operations. 24x7 availability of business applications and its data is critical for us, and Vembu delivers on these requirements. Vembu has become an integral component of our IT and business continuity strategy,” said Lee Wong, Manager of Information Technology at the Mackie Group.
 

Zain Bahrain Optimizes Business Operations Using Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS Software

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Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced that Zain Bahrain, a leading telecommunications provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain, has successfully deployed a new cloud based enterprise software solution which resulted in higher operational efficiency. The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software, combined with the Nutanix AHV hypervisor, allows the operator to rapidly monitor and analyse data, leading to better decision making and freeing up resources so that their organizations can focus on their key strength - innovating new products and services for its customers.

The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software combines compute, storage, and virtualization, as well as providing monitoring and analytics, allowing for further business optimization. It offers efficiency and has practically no limitation on scalability, a key priority for Zain as it optimizes its future growth model. Nutanix allows Zain to utilize its ‘pay-as-you-grow' feature to meet these growth requirements. Also by selecting the Nutanix AHV hypervisor, Zain is able to significantly reduce the licensing cost for virtualization, as it comes free of charge with the deployment.
 

Armor Cloud Security Solution Available in AWS Marketplace with New Logging Feature and Consumption-based Pricing

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Traditional business models and the delivery of services are changing as small and midsize businesses demand more from providers to meet evolving requirements and cloud needs. In order to rapidly deliver and strengthen security controls to workloads on the public cloud, Armor, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Technology Partner, today announced the availability of the Armor Anywhere solution in AWS Marketplace with new consumption-based pricing and enhanced log management services. 

"The market for cloud-based security services is expected to total close to $9 billion by 2020. To us, this signals an increased dependence on cloud offerings and demand for additional security controls," said founder and CEO Chris Drake, Armor. "There now lies a unique opportunity to accelerate the delivery of additional security features to cloud, and AWS customers now have the ability to further increase the breadth of their security controls and prevent downtime with simple and immediate deployment of Armor Anywhere."