Cloud Security

Verizon Digital Media Services adds managed security services to its cloud solution for enterprises

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Verizon Digital Media Services today announced it has added a round-the-clock managed cloud security offering as part of its global Cloud Security Solution. The managed cloud security component provides access to expert security professionals who monitor and proactively take corrective action against the latest security threats, no matter the time of day. The addition of this offering complements features previously available within Verizon Digital Media Services' leading Cloud Security Solution, including a dual web application firewall (WAF), distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection, bot management, and real-time analytics and reporting.

"Any security threat or vulnerability is a distraction of resources and valuable time for a business," said Frank Orozco, Chief Technology Officer for Verizon Digital Media Services. "By leveraging our managed cloud security feature, our customers can now lean on our dedicated security teams to monitor and protect their web and mobile applications, so they can concentrate on growing their business."

 

Zscaler Achieves AWS Security Competency Status for Zero Trust

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Zscaler, Inc., a leader in cloud security, announced that Zscaler Private Access (ZPA) is the first zero trust architecture to achieve Amazon Web Service (AWS) Security Competency status.

The ZPA zero trust architecture securely connects authorized users and devices to named, internally managed applications without exposing the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) to the internet. With ZPA, applications connect to users via inside-out connections, making them invisible to unauthorized users and reducing the risk of internet-based attacks. Enterprises using ZPA can create micro-segmented architectures without virtualizing the security stack and creating complex firewall policies.

Sysdig Closes $68.5 Million in Series D to Enable Enterprises to Secure and Monitor Containers and Cloud-Native Applications

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Sysdig, Inc., the cloud-native intelligence company, today announced it raised $68.5 million in series D funding, led by Insight Venture Partners, with participation from previous investors, Bain Capital Ventures and Accel. This round of funding brings Sysdig's total funding to date to $121.5 million. Sysdig will use the funds to extend its leadership in enabling enterprises to operate reliable and secure containerized infrastructure and cloud-native applications.

Sysdig offers enterprises the first unified approach to container security, monitoring, and forensics. Unlike traditional approaches, the Sysdig Cloud-Native Intelligence Platform was built with an understanding of the modern DevSecOps workflow across Kubernetes, Docker and both private and public clouds. Sysdig's open source forensics technology, Sysdig, and its open source security project, Sysdig Falco, have a community of millions of users, and provide the foundation for a rich, commercial product set. Dozens of Global 2000 enterprises are Sysdig customers today, including many of the world's largest financial institutions, media companies, cable companies, technology companies, and government agencies.

OneLogin and Netskope Partnering to Expand Cloud Security for Enterprises

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OneLogin, the industry leader in Unified Access Management, today announced an enhanced integration and partnership with Netskope cloud security to implement adaptive security across SaaS, IaaS, and web environments. The joint solution provides Enterprises with a more powerful cloud-native approach to manage and protect corporate cloud services.

Enterprises have to be on constant alert against external threats who often target systems through authorized users. The OneLogin and Netskope partnership empowers organizations to easily discover, and govern, sanctioned cloud services and activities. The end result is a closed loop process that brings all cloud services into an identity management fold and ensures consistent cloud security and compliance.

HITRUST Program Addresses Security Risks and Inefficiencies When Leveraging Cloud Service Providers

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To address the growing misunderstandings, risks and complexities when leveraging service providers, HITRUST is introducing a new program to clarify the roles and responsibilities regarding ownership and operation of security controls while automating and streamlining the assurance process when security controls are shared or inherited.

Protecting sensitive information is a challenge for any organization and even more so for organizations that leverage service providers. The risks associated with control failures by third party service providers - such as cloud hosting, platform-as-a-service, or a business process outsourcer - continue to increase as customers don't fully understand their responsibilities, coupled with the complexity of assessing security control effectiveness when control responsibility is shared.

The HITRUST Shared Responsibility Program will remove the guesswork, ambiguity and confusion in understanding the roles and responsibilities between customer and their service provider relating to shared and inherited controls by outlining data governance, information risk management and regulatory compliance requirements in clear, concise language.

NTT Security launches Web Security as a Service (WSaaS) as part of its strategic partnership program with Symantec

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NTT Security, the specialized security company of NTT Group, has announced it is ready to deliver its first unified service in partnership with Symantec Corporation. NTT Security, which announced its intention to enter into a strategic partnership in April, will integrate Symantec's cloud based security service with NTT Security's enhanced threat detection, providing Web Security as a Service (WSaaS).

WSaaS will be the first service offered through the partnership program, which was set up to bolster web security services to clients across the cloud, mobile and on-premise, and will be delivered as part of NTT Security's Global Managed Security Services. NTT Security has been developing various technologies to provide more sophisticated cloud based security services as part of the program.
 

Threat Stack Announces Containerized Agent to Enable Container Deployment at Scale

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Threat Stack, the leader in cloud infrastructure security, today announced streamlined deployment of the Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform designed to provide organizations with the ability to automate the deployment of Threat Stack's agent as a separate container. With a new containerized version of its Cloud Security Platform agent, Threat Stack customers will be able to maintain security visibility as they continue to scale their container infrastructure without slowing down DevOps processes.

With the new deployment model, Threat Stack customers can leverage Kubernetes DaemonSets to automatically deploy Threat Stack's agent alongside new container deployments, streamlining the install and management process. While the agent is deployed as its own container, it will provide the same in-depth host and container visibility as Threat Stack's current agent installed directly on the host.

Caveonix Announces Proactive Risk Management Platform for VMware Cloud Provider Partners

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Caveonix, the company providing proactive defense against risks in the hybrid cloud, today announced a new collaboration with VMware where its comprehensive hybrid cloud workload protection platform, RiskForesight, is now available through the VMware Cloud Provider Program. The program includes value-added solutions from VMware and its partners that are delivered on a rental basis to customers through its cloud provider partners. Caveonix's RiskForesight platform is available for any VMware Cloud Provider Program partner to consume through the program. 

"As an emerging company providing proactive risk management solutions for the hybrid cloud security market, this exciting collaboration validates the unique capabilities that the RiskForesight platform brings to our customers," said Kaus Phaltankar, Co-Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer of Caveonix. "Enterprises want the ability to not only detect IT, cyber and compliance risks in their hybrid cloud environments, but they also need to be able to continuously predict top risks and act to mitigate those risks to improve their risk posture for protection of their hybrid cloud workloads. RiskForesight fills the unique requirements of server workload protection in the modern hybrid cloud security market."

 

CloudPassage Debuts Halo Cloud Secure, Delivering Unparalleled, Continuous Security of Public Cloud Infrastructure

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CloudPassage today announced the general availability of Halo Cloud Secure, which offers comprehensive and continuous protection of public cloud infrastructure, delivering security and DevOps teams a "single pane of glass" view of security and compliance across all of their cloud service provider (CSP) accounts.

Organizations face an increase in vulnerabilities as security teams struggle to maintain effective, real-time visibility into public cloud infrastructure. Maintaining security visibility of dynamic computing environments can be difficult due to decentralization of the IT department, the expanding public cloud infrastructure attack surface and cloud service misconfiguration. According to The 2018 Cloud Security Report, 62 percent of cybersecurity professionals see infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) misconfigurations as the biggest threat to their public clouds environments. Additionally, 43 percent of cloud security professionals report lack of visibility into infrastructure security as the biggest operational challenge.

McAfee Offers Free McAfee Skyhigh Security Cloud to Help Secure State Election Systems

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In an effort to help secure U.S. election systems, McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has announced it will offer state election officials in all 50 United States access to a free twelve-month license of McAfee Skyhigh Security Cloud. The McAfee Cloud for Secure Elections Program will help ensure that the cloud-based storage services housing voter and citizen data are properly configured for maximum security and are continuously monitored for internal and external intrusion, and that no citizen or voter data is improperly uploaded to or shared from cloud services.