Cloud Security

ProtectWise Partners with Gigamon to Deliver Superior Visibility, Threat Detection and Response

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ProtectWise, provider of a new utility model for enterprise security that delivers pervasive visibility, automated threat detection and deep forensic exploration on-demand and entirely from the cloud, today announced a new partnership and strategic technology integration with Gigamon, the leader in traffic visibility solutions. The lack of visibility into cloud activity is one of the most pressing cloud security challenges today. An integration between the Gigamon Visibility Platform for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and The ProtectWise Grid makes it significantly easier to address the visibility gap resulting from moving workloads to the cloud.

In addition to making it easier to get visibility into threats in the cloud, the integration between Gigamon and ProtectWise also enables organizations to retain a long term memory of the enterprise’s network activity in the cloud. With ProtectWise, enterprises can now build overarching security programs that provide analysts with a single interface - stretching from within enterprises networks all the way across private and public cloud infrastructures - for gaining visibility into threats and performing retrospective analysis.

New Skyhigh Networks Cloud Security Report Finds Growing Risk to Critical Business Data in the Cloud

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Skyhigh Networks, the world’s leading Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), today released its Q4 2016 Cloud Adoption and Risk Report to provide hard data on the risks companies encounter across 20,000+ cloud services. The report analyzes cloud usage data from more than 30 million enterprise employees worldwide that span every major industry vertical.

The new report provides a clear view into the year-over-year rise in workplace cloud usage, resulting in security and compliance lag as companies fail to proactively address emerging risks. For example, despite the average company using 1,427 cloud services to upload an average of 18.5 TB of data to cloud applications each month, less than 9 percent of cloud providers are taking the strict data security and privacy steps recommended for a modern enterprise. Companies specifically struggle with securing employee behavior, accurately detecting threats and enforcing cloud governance.

Dome9 Brings Pay-As-You-Scale Economics to Cloud Security for Its Customers on AWS Marketplace

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­Dome9 Security, a leader in cloud infrastructure security, today announced support for SaaS Subscriptions on AWS Marketplace. Customers that sign up for the Dome9 Arc SaaS service on AWS Marketplace will now pay for the service through their integrated AWS bill. With the Dome9 Flex for AWS billing model, customers reap the rewards of truly fractional consumption by paying for enterprise-class cloud infrastructure security and compliance only when instances and services are running in their AWS environment. 

"The Dome9 Flex for AWS offering from Dome9 will allow AWS Marketplace customers to buy and deploy the Dome9 Arc SaaS platform for end-to-end security and enjoy the benefits of integrated AWS billing," said Barry Russell, GM, global business development, AWS Marketplace and Catalog Services, AWS, Inc. "With businesses ramping up their use of the cloud for mission-critical workloads, security and compliance of cloud environments is a top priority. Dome9 Arc complements the powerful native capabilities of AWS with simplified security management."

Avnet Introduces "Recon," Its Innovative Managed Security Service Program

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Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, today launched a managed security service program, known as Recon, for partners in the U.S. and Canada. The new service provides partners with a way to easily offer their customers 24x7x365 security monitoring and management. Recon is designed to enhance partners’ practices and margins in the security and services markets. Partners can offer the service either as their own branded offering through a white-label approach or as an Avnet-branded service.

Security is a high-growth market for IT spending and presents a key opportunity for partners to solve one of their customers’ biggest challenges. According to the Ponemon Institute, the total cost of data breach has increased 29 percent since 2013, with the average data breach costing a company approximately $4 million.

Health Informatics: Dispelling Unfounded Fears of Working in the Cloud

When it comes to disseminating sensitive patient information between healthcare providers, there is always some room for doubt as to whether or not that information will remain safe and secure during the transmission and storage of any data. This is a reasonable fear and one that perhaps hasn’t been adequately addressed, however, there are other fears of working in the Cloud in terms of patient privacy and the potential for loss of data.

Some of those fears are unfounded and others can leave room for doubt. Since health informatics is still in relative infancy, these fears are common among healthcare providers. In fact, a healthcare informatics masters degree is one of the newer careers in IT as it applies to healthcare and one that was instituted specifically to address these concerns and to provide a vehicle for the safe storage and delivery of patient information between providers.

5nine Software Announces Enhanced Protection of Microsoft Hyper-V Infrastructures with the Release of Cloud Security v8.1

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5nine Software, a Microsoft Gold Partner and leading global Hyper-V virtualization security and management provider, today announced the release of Cloud Security v8.1, which supports Hyper-V Server 2016, Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and Server Core 2016.

5nine Cloud Security is a unified security and compliance solution designed to specifically address virtually every Hyper-V vulnerability across every virtual resource. Its lightweight agentless architecture enables administrators to easily secure and enforce compliance across multi-tenant Hyper-V environments and isolated virtual machines.

WinMagic and Microsoft Azure Work Together to Help Secure the Cloud

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WinMagic Inc. today announced its collaboration with Microsoft Azure Solutions to further protect data in public, private and hybrid clouds. With the widest support from virtualized servers to numerous public and private clouds, WinMagic’s SecureDoc CloudVM provides a single platform and pane of glass that is enterprise controlled and can be utilized to increase enterprise security, ensure encryption compliance, reduce complexity and help to remove silos of encryption within an organization.

WinMagic’s SecureDoc CloudVM solution is a comprehensive full-disk encryption and intelligent key management for Azure virtual machines that protects data in Azure (public), Hyper-V (private) and hybrid cloud environments. The solution increases visibility and strengthens data security within virtual environments by controlling the encryption key management system across a vast array of layers including endpoints, file servers, virtual servers, enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) solutions and Internet of Things (IoT) instances. SecureDoc CloudVM’s application-aware intelligent key management capability alleviates the problems associated with protecting multiple encrypted layers and managing associated keys and credentials by providing unique key and policy management for virtualized workloads. SecureDoc CloudVM also offers a strong policy engine to provide granular policy and support for all cloud automation requirements.

Three Key Steps to Securing Your Virtualized Infrastructure

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The use of virtual environments has become an established practice over the past few years. A 2016 survey by Spiceworks reports that 76% of respondents have adopted server virtualization, and Gartner estimates that server virtualization rates in many organizations already exceed 75%. This strong adoption of virtualization is easy to understand: virtual environments are easy to deploy, improve IT efficiency, provide better business continuity, and - most importantly - reduce costs. 

Unfortunately, these benefits can be negated if proper security measures are not taken. A 2015 global survey by Kaspersky Lab reveals that businesses pay twice as much to recover from a security breach if virtualized infrastructures are involved. The figures are quite worrying: $60,000 per incident for SMBs and $800,000 for enterprises. The report attributes these high costs to the complexity of securing virtualized environments, a failure to properly understand the risks, and the increasing reliance on virtualization for mission-critical operations.

LightCyber Closes Breach Detection Gap in Cloud Data Centers by Extending Behavioral Attack Detection to Amazon Web Services

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LightCyber, a leading provider of Behavioral Attack Detection solutions, today announced new Magna products for Amazon Web Services (AWS) to close the breach detection gap in cloud and hybrid cloud data centers. The new products provide attack visibility for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud and hybrid cloud data center workloads. Leveraging all of the existing behavioral profiling and anomaly detection capabilities available in the Magna platform, the new Magna Detector-AWS and Magna Probe-AWS products support deployment within an organization's AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).  LightCyber also announced a new version of its agentless, on-demand Magna Pathfinder for Linux to extend integrated network and endpoint detection features to one of the most common data center server platforms. 

Approximately 155 million workloads will move to public cloud data centers by 2019 according the Cisco Global Cloud Index, eclipsing those that will exist in private cloud data centers. Even bulge bracket banks are projected to migrate from little or no use of public cloud data centers today to having 30 percent of their data center capacity in the public cloud within three years, according to a note from Deutsche Bank.

Five common enterprise questions about OpenStack security

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The cloud can transform how your enterprise does business — poised to deliver improved reliability, flexibility, and performance. However, these benefits are all for nothing if you shift to a cloud environment and your company's confidential data is compromised.

For organisations thinking about a move to the cloud, security is the number one concern. In fact, a survey from Hytrust found that such worry is holding business and IT professionals back from a cloud migration.