Cloud Security

Bluelock Helps Clients Secure Cloud-Based Environments and Reduce Auditing Stress With Its Latest Portal Enhancements

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Bluelock, provider of Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) for complex environments and sensitive data, is expanding its IT security footprint with a new series of features to enhance clients' overall security posture. The first of these initiatives is the launch of a comprehensive dashboard that increases visibility and auditability across clients' security services.

As cybersecurity threats continue to grow in the digital age, Bluelock Portfolio provides clients visibility into the depth of security with which their applications and services are guarded, with the ability to easily add additional protection services. Clients can access a comprehensive, searchable log of those who have accessed and modified systems, as well as quickly request documents for response to auditors.

Armor Named to 'Watch List' in Momentum Partners' 'Cybersecurity Market Review'

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Armor, a leading provider of managed cloud security, has been named by Momentum Partners, an advisor and dealmaker in cybersecurity, to Momentum's Watch List: Q4 2016. Each quarter Momentum identifies ten companies after carefully weighing feedback from their industry network and considering a variety of growth and innovation factors.

"Last year was significant in terms of expanding our product set to encompass an offering that would help our customers fulfill their shared security obligation on public cloud platforms," said Jared Day, president, Armor. "In addition to our secure hosting offering, we now provide a comprehensive approach to protecting a variety of cloud and virtualized environments. Being included in this list reinforces Armor's strategic direction and we look forward to sustaining and accelerating this momentum even further as we enter 2017."

 

Zscaler Attains EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Certification

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Zscaler, Inc., the leading cloud security company, announced today that effective November 23, 2016, it has become certified under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Certification Framework (the "Privacy Shield"). Zscaler customers can be assured that any personal data transferred from the EU to the United States will be protected by the safeguards set by the Privacy Shield and fully compliant under EU law.

Following the invalidation of the Safe Harbor Framework, the Privacy Shield was jointly designed and approved by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission in July 2016 to provide companies with a mechanism to comply with EU data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the EU to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce.

CloudPassage Announces Slack Integration for Halo

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CloudPassage today announced the release of a Slack integration toolkit for Halo, the company’s award-winning automated security platform. The open source community-supported tool, called Don-Bot, lets people use Slack to communicate with Halo using natural language queries and get replies as if Halo were another Slack user. Thousands of teams large and small including many DevOps and IT security personnel have made Slack their communication medium of choice. Implementing Don-Bot helps them streamline workflows and work more efficiently.

“Slack’s speed and convenience help DevOps teams communicate; now Don-Bot will help them work more efficiently,” said Sami Laine, principal technologist, CloudPassage. “The Slack integration provides users easy access to the most essential functions of Halo.”

Google launches cloud-based key management with new service

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Google has announced the launch of Cloud Key Management Service (KMS), which enables admins to manage their encryption keys in Google Cloud Platform without maintaining an on-premise management system. The news marks Google’s entry into this particular security arena, following Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft who launched such initiatives as far back as 2014 and 2015 respectively.

“Customers in regulated industries, such as financial services and healthcare, value hosted key management services for the ease of use and peace of mind that they provide,” wrote Maya Kaczorowski, Google Cloud Platform product manager in a blog post. “Cloud KMS offers a cloud-based root of trust that you can monitor and audit...

Dome9 Adds Native Support for Microsoft Azure, Enabling Unified Multi-Cloud Enterprise Security

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Dome9 Security, a leader in cloud infrastructure security, today announced native support for the Microsoft Azure public cloud platform. With this release, Dome9's Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) security platform provides built-in, API-enabled integration with Azure, the public cloud of choice for many global enterprises. Azure customers can now leverage the powerful control fabric offered by the Dome9 Arc platform to manage security and compliance across their Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure environments.

The Dome9 Arc platform allows security and operations teams to visualize the network security posture and exposure levels by analyzing network security groups and attached network-based assets like virtual machines, load balancers, and database services in their Azure environments. Customers can detect and audit changes to security policies across Azure subscriptions and regions, correlate security events in the Azure Security Center, and continuously monitor their state of compliance. This enables security operations teams to quickly identify and proactively resolve misconfigurations and vulnerabilities that could lead to downtime or costly breaches.

Cloud Computing: Building your data castle - Protecting from ransomware and restoring data after a breach

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The data centre is the castle. You can pull up the drawbridge, fill up the moat, or pull down the portcullis. But at some point, you have to let data in and out, and this opens up the opportunity for ransomware attacks. No longer is it a matter of pride and peer recognition in the hacker community for circumnavigating and exposing the security of an organisation because it is now a fully-fledged industry in its own right with the use of ransomware.

That cybersecurity company Herjavec Group estimates to top a $1 Billon in 2016. In the past, those under siege used to flood the moats, pull up the drawbridges and drop the portcullis to protect themselves but with the modern data centre organisations life blood is the movement of data in and out of the data centre...

Astute Solutions Joins the Cloud Security Alliance

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Astute Solutions, the world's smartest software for consumer engagement, today announced they have joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) STAR program. The CSA is a not-for-profit organization focused on promoting security best practices within cloud computing.

As a member of the STAR program (Security, Trust & Assurance Registry), Astute Solutions joins more than 200 other businesses in demonstrating their dedication to providing secure technology products. The STAR program acts as a resource for potential customers and business partners to evaluate the risk of conducting business with a particular service provider. Instead of the typical time-consuming work of managing lengthy questionnaires and RFP processes, the CSA helps companies evaluate service providers more quickly and effectively by vouching for the provider's credibility.

CloudPassage Launches New Release of Halo Agile Security Platform

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CloudPassage announced today a new release of CloudPassage Halo, the company's award-winning agile security platform. The update includes several enhancements including a new filtering feature in the portal user interface, visual and functional improvements to the Traffic Discovery feature (offering improved insight into firewall connections and traffic) and improved server lifecycle management.

"CloudPassage continues to focus on developing and delivering innovative automated security and compliance solutions to help companies embrace the power of agile computing," said Ram Krishnan, Chief Product Officer, CloudPassage. "In fact, our SaaS-based platform was purpose-built to handle the dynamic nature of the modern IT infrastructure, and operates seamlessly across any environment to provide a broad range of controls -- at speed and scale -- to enable secure innovation and deployment. This newest release delivers numerous capabilities that enhance the security team's visibility and eases management."

Cavirin Launches PULSAR, a Versatile Fourth Generation Security Platform for Enterprise, SaaS and MSPs

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Cavirin Systems, Inc. today announces release of Pulsar, Cavirin’s fourth generation elastic security platform performing security compliance and risk assessments for complex IT infrastructure at enterprise scale. Pulsar’s agentless architecture is capable of running trusted, deep security scans across distributed infrastructure regardless of the topology such as private, hybrid, and public clouds. Representing substantial investment and commitment, Pulsar is a natural product progression based on the changing pace and complexities of cloud based technology, and augments Cavirin’s ARAP (Automated Risk Analysis Platform) that is popular among small to medium sized enterprises.

Pulsar is built for the Enterprise, SaaS, and Managed Service Providers. We’re moving ahead to the next level, offering greater flexibility in the adoption of DevOps environment. --  Dr. Rao Papolu, CEO and Chairman