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Aviatrix Software-Defined Cloud Routing Solution Adds Important Security Measures for AWS VPCs

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Aviatrix, a pioneer in software-defined (SD) cloud routing and an inaugural AWS Network Competency partner, today announced a new security capability for its AVX SD cloud routing solution. The AVX virtual private cloud (VPC) egress security feature makes it easy to both discover and control internet traffic leaving Amazon Web Services (AWS) VPCs, allowing organizations to more effectively secure egress traffic against internal threats and external attacks.

The AVX VPC egress security capability also enables organizations to comply with internal best practices and industry regulations such as Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards, which require controls and restrictions in place to deny unauthorized outbound traffic related to cardholder data.

"Moving resources to the public cloud doesn't absolve organizations of the strict security and regulatory requirements governing how they manage their enterprise data traffic," said Aviatrix CEO Steven Mih. "Internet-bound VPC egress traffic has been a blind spot, making it nearly impossible for cloud engineers to distinguish between legitimate and illegitimate destinations. As organizations move more of their workloads to the public cloud, they need cloud-specific tools to give them both visibility into and control over AWS VPC egress traffic."

The Cloud & the Law

Article Written by Avery Phillips

Whether uploading photos on Instagram, creating do-to lists on Evernote or saving projects on Google Drive, you're storing them on the cloud. It's a universal technology becoming more and more present in our daily lives than ever before. As the social media landscape and online world grows larger, the cloud's capacity to store information is becoming bigger every day, and companies worldwide are taking notice. Many companies are now moving their business to the cloud as technology advances and improves. But some worry the cloud's access is overreaching and could lead to dangerous consequences. 

How Is Amazon Advancing Cloud-Based Technology? 

According to Mashable, Amazon created their own cloud computing platform called Amazon Web Services in 2006. The company offers online services to websites such as cloud-based storage and database services. Amazon is pushing cloud-based technology in other innovative directions, such as the development of the Amazon Key, which customers can use to unlock their front door and track package deliveries. 

Symantec Introduces Cloud Workload Protection Suite; Automates Visibility & Security for AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform

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Symantec Corp. has announced new additions to Symantec Cloud Workload Protection (CWP) Suite, adding multilayered anti-malware scanning for workloads, protecting both compute and storage.

The demand for greater business agility has led many organizations to adopt a hybrid cloud infrastructure often combining on-premises, public and private clouds. However, traditional on-premises security tools do not have the cloud-native integrations required to protect and scale with workloads and storage in these dynamic environments. Symantec CWP and CWP for Storage include multilayered anti-malware protection powered by industry-leading Symantec Endpoint Security (SEP) technologies to help discover and mitigate viruses and threats. CWP helps automatically discover, visualize and protect workloads across heterogeneous hybrid cloud data center environments using a single agent, single console solution. The solution supports physical on-premises servers, virtualized private clouds, and public cloud platforms including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Major League Baseball Selects AWS as its Official Provider for Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Deep Learning

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Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced that Major League Baseball (MLB) has chosen AWS as its official provider for machine learning, artificial intelligence, and deep learning workloads. In extending its long-standing relationship, MLB will use AWS machine learning services to continue development of Statcast-the tracking technology that runs on AWS to analyze player performance for every game-and develop new technologies to support MLB Clubs in driving innovative fan experiences and engagement across all 30 Major League ballparks. In addition, MLB will work with the Amazon ML Solutions Lab to amplify game statistical data integrations within broadcasts, including MLB Network, and live digital distribution, such as MLB.com and the MLB At Bat app, using machine learning, creating more personalized viewer experiences tailored for each market and geographic region.

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator Now Available on AWS

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McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company today announced the availability of McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) on AWS. With deployment in less than an hour, this new AWS deployment option provides organizations more time to focus on security concerns by eliminating the typical hardware, networking and database maintenance tasks associated with private, server-based solutions. With infrastructure as a service, customers will experience the benefits of a shared responsibility model with AWS and still have complete control over the data and deployment configurations. The joint announcement was unveiled at AWS Summit New York; attendees can view a demonstration at booth 539 in the Javits Center.

"With such a simple and fast deployment, we are removing barriers for customers to take advantage of our proven and distinct security management platform from anywhere," said Raja Patel, vice president and general manager of corporate security products, McAfee. "Offering McAfee ePO on AWS is a game-changer. It's the most open and integrated security management console available and by keeping it in step with our customers' cloud transformation, it ensures their security technologies will continue to work together to achieve a stronger security posture."

CrowdStrike Enhances Security Hygiene for Workloads on AWS

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CrowdStrike Inc. today announced the availability of Falcon Discover for Amazon Web Services (AWS) workloads. Falcon Discover provides security, operations and development teams with detailed visibility and extensive control over Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, improving overall security posture.

As today's enterprises continue to migrate their critical data and implement hybrid centers to host workloads that are both on-premises and on the cloud, maintaining security consistently is challenging. Today, many organizations of all sizes lack security resources and are looking for solutions that are easy to deploy, manage, and integrate.

Falcon Discover allows organizations to quickly visualize existing Amazon EC2 deployments across all regions (including instances without an endpoint security product installed) and subsequently monitors cloud trail logs for any modifications to the environment. As a result, the customer has a more complete picture of their networks and any systems or applications, enabling centralized, automated management and improving the organization's security posture.

AWS Chosen to Provide the Vast Majority of Cloud Infrastructure for 21st Century Fox

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Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced that 21st Century Fox extended its strategic relationship with AWS, selecting the world's leading cloud provider for the vast majority of its key platforms and workloads. The media company is also leveraging AWS's machine learning and data analytics services to create a consistent set of digital media capabilities across its brands. As part of a broader cloud transformation, 21st Century Fox has already reduced its data center needs by 50 percent and moved over 30 million assets-approximately 10 petabytes of content-to Amazon Glacier and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). Continuing this transformation, 21st Century Fox will use AWS as the primary platform to deliver over 90,000 titles on demand for key brands such as FOX, FX, National Geographic, 20th Century Fox Television, 20th Century Fox Film, and FOX Sports.

VirtaMove Announces Native Support for the "Big Three" Clouds Azure, AWS and GCP

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VirtaMove announced that its Application Migration automation technology supports workload migration to the "Big Three" clouds: Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Compute Platform (GCP). VirtaMove provides a dedicated version of V-Maestro, a GUI-based orchestration product, that is supported in the cloud in each of these "big three" cloud versions. The software also provides a library of migration templates that can speed application migrations for legacy Windows Servers to a modern green-field cloud-hosted Windows operating system like WS2012 or WS2016.

VirtaMove Migration Intelligence (MI) Suite is a comprehensive and innovative family of software products that orchestrates, monitors, and migrates Windows Server applications to a newer OS, in any cloud. Migration Intelligence products allow you to migrate applications from inhouse servers to the cloud and intelligently re-use migration templates for even greater efficiency and portability. The MI Suite also provides provisioning capabilities for creating the optimal destination environment in the cloud.

NAFCU Services Announces Amazon Web Services as a Preferred Partner for Cloud Computing

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NAFCU Services has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS), the world's most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, as the Preferred Partner for their Cloud Computing Platform. Amazon Web Services joins the distinguished group of NAFCU Services Preferred Partners, carefully selected by three panels of leading credit union CEOs.

AWS offers over 125 services for computing, storage, networks, and more to help credit unions run critical applications and workloads in the cloud. With over one million monthly active customers across every industry, AWS enables credit unions to accelerate innovation, enhance member service, operate more efficiently, and strengthen security: https://aws.amazon.com/financial-services/.

Formula 1 Selects AWS as its Official Cloud and Machine Learning Provider

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Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced that Formula One Group (Formula 1) is moving the vast majority of its infrastructure from on-premises data centers to AWS, and standardizing on AWS's machine learning and data analytics services to accelerate its cloud transformation. Formula 1 will work with AWS to enhance its race strategies, data tracking systems, and digital broadcasts through a wide variety of AWS services-including Amazon SageMaker, a fully managed machine learning service that enables everyday developers and scientists to easily build and deploy machine learning models, AWS Lambda, AWS's pioneering event-driven serverless computing service, and AWS analytics services-to uncover never-before-seen metrics that will change the way fans and teams enjoy, experience, and participate in racing. Formula 1 has also selected AWS Elemental Media Services to power its video asset workflows, enhancing the viewing experience for its 500 million plus fans worldwide.