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Armor Global Partner Program Increases International Channel, Adds Microsoft and AWS Partners to Ranks

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The Armor Guardian Partner Program announced today six additional partners, increasing its international presence and channel partners that hold a number of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft partner competencies. Armor, a cloud security service provider, offers a community-powered approach to security with the industry's first threat prevention and response platform, Spartan, designed for private, hybrid and public cloud environments including AWS and Azure.

"In the last twelve months, revenue through our channel efforts has accelerated by 400 percent and we look forward to carrying that momentum into the new year with the expansion of our presence in the United Kingdom, France, Poland and Greater Toronto area," said Chris Drake, founder and CEO of Armor. "Partners that are advising, migrating and managing important customer applications in the cloud recognize Armor's unique ability to accelerate their business by taking the burden of cloud security and compliance away from clients."

Druva Reveals 2017 AWS Cloud Data Protection Survey

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Druva, the global leader in cloud data protection and management, today announced the results of its Druva 2017 AWS Cloud Data Protection Survey, which reveals a disconnect between the perceptions of cloud data protection and its reality. The survey solicited insights from IT professionals across 20 industries, including technology, energy, financial and healthcare, regarding the state of Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud adoption, enterprise secondary storage, data protection and archiving needs.

According to results, one of the biggest benefits seen from those who have already moved their data to the cloud is cost savings (59 percent); yet 49 percent of respondents who are considering a move cite cost as the number one barrier. This paradox is indicative of a larger misconception about the capabilities of cloud technology. Despite rising confidence in durability and availability of company data in AWS, concerns remain around storage and usage costs.

Murex to Offer MX.3 Risk, Trading and Post-Trade Solutions on the AWS Cloud

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Murex announced they will run their MX.3 technology platform on Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS).

With the acceleration of cloud adoption in capital markets, Murex and AWS agreed to collaborate to help clients migrate their Murex application workloads to the AWS Cloud. Murex clients are looking to consolidate more and more of their capital markets activity on the MX.3 platform and this means their need for infrastructure is increasing.

New regulatory requirements are also driving financial organizations to use cloud to scale up their computing capacity. Murex is collaborating with AWS to meet the demand from clients to support deployment of the Murex offering on the AWS Cloud. Murex is working on the validation of a range of deployment scenarios, from using AWS Cloud for bursting grid computing tasks through to complete migration to the AWS Cloud.

AWS and Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology Co. Announce a Second AWS Region in China

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Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, and Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology Co. Ltd. (NWCD), a cloud services provider in China, today announced a strategic technology partnership and the launch of the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. The AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD, joins the AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, as the second AWS China Region and the seventh Region in Asia Pacific, along with AWS Regions in Beijing, Mumbai, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo. With this launch, AWS now provides 46 Availability Zones across 17 technology infrastructure regions globally, with announced plans for another 15 Availability Zones across five AWS Regions in Bahrain, France, Hong Kong SAR, Sweden, and the US.

Already, thousands of active customers are using best-in-class cloud services available from the AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet. Starting today, Chinese developers, startups, and enterprises, as well as government, education, and non-profit organizations, can leverage AWS to run their applications and store their data in the new AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. Existing customers can choose the AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and/or the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD, by selecting either AWS China Region directly from the AWS Management Console, while new customers can request an account at www.amazonaws.cn to begin using either AWS China Region.
 

Trend Micro Enhances Cloud Security Through Integration with AWS Security Services

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Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced that they are one of the first companies for Enterprise Contracts for AWS Marketplace, a provider of rules for the newly launched Amazon Web Services (AWS) Web Application Firewall (WAF) Managed Rules Partner Program, and a new integration with Amazon GuardDuty. 

Enterprise Contracts for AWS Marketplace defines a set of standardized contract terms across multiple software vendors to simplify and speed procurement.

"AWS Marketplace is simplifying the enterprise software procurement experience to accelerate customer innovation," said Dave McCann, Vice President of AWS Marketplace and Catalog Services, Amazon Web Services, Inc. "Trend Micro is a valued AWS Marketplace seller that embraces customer feedback to drive their innovation in product and business models. We are delighted to have them as one of the first companies for Enterprise Contract for AWS Marketplace."

Armor Spartan Platform Delivers Protection for Cloud Workloads, Leverages Amazon GuardDuty for Increased Detection and Response

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Armor today announced significant advancements in Spartan, the industry's first threat prevention and response platform for private, hybrid and public cloud environments including AWS and Azure. These enhancements enable businesses of all sizes to accelerate the pace of preventing, detecting and eliminating cyber threats in any cloud or on-premise environment. Clients can now leverage features to uncover hidden threats missed by traditional solutions, make faster more accurate decisions to eliminate threats, and gain on-demand access to highly experienced HIPAA, PCI compliance experts. 

"I am very excited that the public cloud providers continue to take security seriously and continue to expose more capabilities like GuardDuty," said founder and CEO, Chris Drake, Armor. "These capabilities allow for Armor to continue to gather more detail from the AWS cloud, allowing us to better identify and remediate threats on behalf of our clients. Due to the power of automation, there will be a day in the not-so-distant future that the public cloud will be seen as the most secure option for IT. Security integration and automation allows cybersecurity professionals to focus on important activities and not be burdened by managing legacy IT security approaches."

Alert Logic Launches Managed Rule Groups for AWS WAF to Provide Enhanced Protection Against WordPress Vulnerabilities

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Alert Logic, Inc. a leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for cloud environments, today announced, at AWS re:Invent 2017 in Las Vegas, the availability of Alert Logic Managed Rule Groups for AWS WAF - Virtual Patches for WordPress. The new offering is designed to help customers that use AWS WAF to protect their environments from the most recent exploitable WordPress vulnerabilities.

"Alert Logic threat intelligence researchers and content engineers secure applications for more than 4,000 customers"

 

RedLock Enhances Cloud Security Through Integration with Amazon GuardDuty

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RedLock today announced that the RedLock Cloud 360 Platform solution provides immediate integration with Amazon GuardDuty, a new threat detection service announced by Amazon Web Services (AWS) at AWS re:Invent 2017 in Las Vegas, to provide visibility into threats to your AWS resources. RedLock integrates with Amazon GuardDuty to help customers manage security and compliance risks. Amazon GuardDuty findings are ingested by RedLock to provide additional context and centralized visibility into security risks on the cloud, helping customers gain actionable insights, identify cloud threats, reduce risk and remediate issues, without impeding DevOps.

“We are happy to have RedLock Cloud 360 as a launch solution that is integrated with Amazon GuardDuty,” said Rohit Gupta, Global Segment Leader, Security, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “RedLock provides an extra layer of security, risk visibility and monitoring to its customers and the integration with Amazon GuardDuty makes it even easier to deploy and deliver deeper insights into customer infrastructure.”

Amazon GuardDuty integration enhances the following capabilities:

Ensono Selects CloudCheckr for AWS Cost and Inventory Management Portal

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Ensono, a leading hybrid IT services provider, selected CloudCheckr for the development of a new cost and inventory portal, providing Ensono clients robust cost optimization, inventory tracking and governance capabilities in the cloud.

"We are committed to bringing our clients the most trusted resources for their digital transformation journey, which is why we chose CloudCheckr for the Ensono cost and inventory portal," said Brett Moss, SVP and general manager, hyperscale cloud at Ensono. "CloudCheckr is a market leader, and their cost management portal met the requirements we were looking for in our service offering. With the additional insights, clients will gain a better understanding of what's running on their IT infrastructure, enabling them to make smarter business decisions."

AWS Announces Two New Container Capabilities - Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) and AWS Fargate

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Today at AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), announced two new arrivals to complement its existing popular Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) and make it easier than ever to deploy, manage, and scale container workloads on AWS. Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) brings Kubernetes to AWS as a fully managed service, making it easy for customers to run Kubernetes applications on AWS without the need to become experts in operating Kubernetes clusters. AWS also introduced a new capability called AWS Fargate that allows customers to launch and run containers without provisioning or managing servers or clusters. To learn more about Amazon EKS and AWS Fargate visit: https://aws.amazon.com/containers/.

"While we have over a hundred thousand active Amazon ECS clusters running on AWS and more customers running Kubernetes on AWS than on any other cloud, customers have also asked us to build a managed Kubernetes service like we have with Amazon ECS," said Deepak Singh, GM of Containers and High Performance Computing Services, AWS. "Not only have we delivered on this request with Amazon EKS, but we've also made managed containers easier to use than ever before by launching AWS Fargate to allow developers to run containers at the task level rather than having to think about servers or clusters."