Cloud Security

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.

Symantec Cloud Security Solutions Now Available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace

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Symantec Corp., a world leading cyber security company and Gold-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that major cloud security components of its Integrated Cyber Defense Platform, including Control Compliance Suite, Data Center Security, Data Loss Prevention, Endpoint Protection, Cloud Data Protection, and Protection Engine solutions, are now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace.

Symantec's cloud security solutions deliver capabilities such as infrastructure hardening and protection, protection and management of confidential data, business-aware security and risk visibility, industry-leading malware and threat detection, and endpoint protection.

VMware and Carbon Black Fundamentally Transform Current Approaches to Data Center and Cloud Security

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VMware, Inc., a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, and Carbon Black, the leader in next-generation endpoint security, today announced an expanded partnership that will help transform current approaches to cloud and data center security. The companies have developed a new joint solution that will dramatically shrink an organization's attack surface, while empowering security teams with automated threat detection and remediation to react faster and more effectively to attacks. Today's announcement expands on a collaboration announced earlier this year, giving VMware AppDefense customers the ability to leverage Carbon Black's Predictive Security Cloud (PSC) reputation services.

As applications become more distributed and dynamic, they have also become more difficult to secure. Traditional security solutions are not flexible enough to keep up with applications as they change over time, leading to breakdowns in security. The majority of attacks causing damage today are not simple malware easily rooted out with "known bad" signatures. They require watching behavior of applications for any deviation from the norm. They hinge on attackers manipulating the executables, processes, and operating system of the endpoint itself. Identifying these threats requires a deep understanding of both application behavior and threat behavior, something that traditional endpoint security products don't possess.

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."

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:

Aporeto Launches Security Solution for Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Applications

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Aporeto today announced the launch of the first Zero Trust Security solution for the enterprise based on finely-tuned application identity, context and intent. The solution continuously monitors and protects applications, by replacing network security based approaches with a radically simple identity and authorization system.

Aporeto's security is decoupled from the infrastructure and network; the solution transparently binds to applications to provide them with identity and protect them according to their context and operations intent using end-to-end cryptographic techniques. This approach is underpinned by the "zero trust" principle that assumes that any part of the infrastructure can be compromised at any given time. In contrast, the common approaches of security products are to provide static, infrastructure-dependent protection that must constantly be reconfigured to address application needs.

Enterprise Cloud Data Management leader, Informatica, is using Aporeto as the company continues to deliver and grow its portfolio of data management solutions as cloud services.

Trend Micro Acquires Immunio and Expands Hybrid Cloud Security for DevOps Lifecycle

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As companies build and deploy applications faster across everything from cloud to containers, any drag on the DevOps lifecycle can create drag on an entire business. In response to this, Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced the expansion of its Hybrid Cloud Security solution scope. New capabilities, attained through a combination of acquiring Montréal, Canada-based Immunio and in-house development, increase the automated protection that Trend Micro can provide throughout the DevOps lifecycle. These capabilities will be demonstrated at AWS re:Invent 2017 in Las Vegas, Nov. 27 through Dec. 1 (booth#1812). 

 

Centrify Earns Advanced Partner Status in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network

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Centrify, a leader in securing hybrid enterprises through the power of identity services, today announced two milestones with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Centrify has been named an Advanced tier Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN) and Centrify Identity Services are now available on AWS Marketplace. Achieving Advanced Technology Partner status in the APN allows Centrify to leverage the power of AWS's shared security model and provide identity and privilege management solutions for AWS administrators as well as developers and users of applications and workloads running on AWS services.

"We are thrilled to be a member of the AWS Partner Network and extend our collaboration with the leading cloud services provider," said Bill Mann, chief product officer at Centrify. "Our Advanced Technology Partner status enables us to couple Centrify's cutting-edge identity services and privilege management with the AWS shared security model, making it simpler for organizations to securely manage their employees' access to corporate AWS resources for development, application hosting and cloud storage and minimizes the need for administrative shared accounts and passwords to be reset on AWS."

Why Small Businesses Need Cloud Security MORE than Big Businesses

Article Written by Avery Phillips

Cyber security is one of the biggest threats to small business we have right now. Of course, big businesses deal with a lot of cyber security threats as well. But the difference is a giant and established business can take a hit from cyber security threats more so than smaller businesses who may not have all of the resources to recover, or the finances. 

The cloud has without a doubt changed the way we store and safeguard our information, but with new opportunities come new threats. Here are some ways that cyber security applies to small businesses and affects them in the most crucial ways, even in the age of the cloud and increased cyber security. And it may be a bigger deal for you small business owners than the corporate giants. 

Why Small Business?