Cloud Security

Pax8 to Deliver New Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud

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Pax8, the leading value-added cloud distributor, today announced it will offer the new Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud solution, providing small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) enterprise-class security and real-time protection to its channel of solution providers. The revolutionary Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud solution is built on an advanced cloud-based platform, deployable in less than five minutes.

"As cybersecurity threats continue to rise, more businesses are left vulnerable to sophisticated attacks such as zero day and targeted attacks," said Ryan Walsh, senior vice president of Partner Solutions. "Solution providers looking to protect their customers' endpoint devices need advanced, evolved security protections like artificial intelligence from machine learning, generic exploit mitigation, and behavioral-based technologies provided by Symantec. The easy to manage and fast to deploy features along with real-time protection enables solution providers to confidently offer Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud to their customers."

U.S. cloud vendors adjust to Snowden effect, Privacy Shield

Grazed from CIO. Author: Clint Boulton.

When whistleblower Edward Snowden shocked the world in 2013 by revealing that the NSA was allegedly siphoning data from U.S. internet companies, pundits proclaimed that winter was coming for American cloud vendors in Europe. Evidence now suggests those fears may have been overblown.

IDC said this month that U.S. cloud vendors have increased their combined cloud infrastructure revenue two-and-a-half-times in Western Europe, topping $2 billion since the Snowden Effect was supposed to freeze the market. Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, Alphabet’s Google and IBM increased their market share by a third in the region, hitting 40 percent in 2015...

CloudPassage Halo Now in Solution-Specific Packages

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CloudPassage today announced new packaged offerings for CloudPassage Halo to more cost-effectively address enterprises' need for workload security. Award-winning CloudPassage Halo is now comprised of three packages--Halo Protect, Halo Segment and Halo Detect--which can be purchased separately or in any combination to provide workload protection, microsegmentation, compromise detection, compliance, DevSecOps and AWS EC2 security. At one-third the full platform pricing, the new packages provide enterprises with a more cost-effective entry point to workload security and the flexibility to add fully integrated functionality as the need arises.

"While most of our customers eventually use the full range of security controls in CloudPassage Halo, many are initially looking for a more tailored solution to a specific security problem," said Jack Marsal, Product Marketing Director, CloudPassage. "These solution-focused packages allow enterprises to address their most acute security problem in the most cost-effective manner while giving them flexibility to add a broader range of security controls as their security needs evolve. Customers can evolve their security systems and posture at the pace which is right for them."

Kaspersky Lab Joins the VMware NSX Partner Program to Bring Security of Software-Defined Data Centers to the Next Level

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Kaspersky Lab today announced it has extended the company’s collaboration with VMware to help enhance security capabilities of today’s software-defined data centers. Kaspersky Lab, a VMware TAP Elite partner, now joins the VMware NSX Partner Program to further improve protection of business-critical data for enterprises.

Upon shipping the newest release of Kaspersky Security for Virtualization, this expanded relationship will give mutual customers the ability to deploy cutting-edge virtualized platforms for business critical workloads, empowered by a security solution which easily follows all infrastructure and network topology changes to defend the entire organization and its infrastructure from external and internal threats as well as from known or unknown vulnerabilities.

Your Work in the Cloud Is Actually Pretty Secure

Grazed from VMblog.com. Author: Kayla Matthews

Cloud computing is everywhere. Even industry leaders like Google and Apple store content in the cloud. One common misconception is that cloud computing - or the act of storing your data on remote servers - is not very secure. Many IT professionals adhere to the sentiment that cloud computing poses a significant security risk.

Strangely enough, with all the concern about security being lax, the IT industry has bulked up security for cloud computing. Let's take a closer look at why the public cloud is much more secure than a local data center.

Public Cloud Services Are Up-to-Date on Security

Due to the nature of computing, security is always shifting and evolving. When it boils down, most enterprises don't have the budget to stay on the frontline. They don't have the money to continuously deploy new and more advanced security measures or update their systems.

New OpenVPN Licensing in AWS Marketplace Simplifies Managing Remote Access and Cloud Security

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OpenVPN Technologies Inc, (https://openvpn.net) a leading provider of open source Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) VPN, launched a new product licensing model available in Amazon Web Services Marketplace (AWS Marketplace), giving any size company worldwide access to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution. This provides employees safe and secure remote access to their private networks. 

Security and Privacy on the Cloud

Technology has created a plethora of connection choices and with this IT, pain points can arise for business owners, or anyone else trying to manage company-owned and private devices connecting in the office or at home. Employees working remotely need flexibility and typically use their own devices, including laptops, desktops, tablets and cell phones, for work tasks. They are connecting over home broadband or Wi-Fi hotspots, each presenting potential security challenges.

The cloud computing effect: Better security for all

Grazed from InfoWorld. Author: David Linthicum.

Cloud computing offers lots of benefits, but improved security is not one that makes many IT lists. In fact, many -- perhaps even most -- IT pros still believe that cloud computing means a huge step backward in terms of security risk. That doesn't seem to be the case. About 10 percent of our workloads now run on public clouds, and so far, so good.

Why? Ironically, partly because IT has been so paranoid about public clouds that it spent time and money to implement advanced security approaches such as identity and access management and to be more proactive about security measures. Moreover, public cloud providers themselves understand the importance of security. If they get one cross-tenant hack, they are done for...

Ensuring Data Security in a Cloud Based Knowledge Base

Grazed from Dataconomy. Author: David Miller

Cloud computing is quickly becoming popular and the number of cloud based applications is increasing with the passage of each day. One of these is the cloud based knowledge base. A knowledge base is a digital resource that contains data as well as the rules for sharing and updating information in an organization.

KNOWLEDGE BASE

A knowledge base can either be placed on a local server or an internet cloud. Knowledge management software is used to optimize the collection of related information, as well as offer management controls. These controls govern the way that employees in an organization can use the available data and add value to it...

CloudLock Achieves Advanced Technology Partner Status in Amazon Web Services Partner Network

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CloudLock, the leading Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) and Cloud Cybersecurity Platform, today announced the company has achieved Advanced Technology Partner status in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). By reaching this status, CloudLock demonstrates its commitment to enabling organizations to secure their AWS environments, including codeless security and cloud DLP for apps purchased on the AWS marketplace and custom apps built on top of AWS.

While IaaS vendors such as Amazon are responsible for securing the infrastructure, security is inherently a shared responsibility. Organizations now focus on user behavior and data exposures instead of the infrastructure itself. In addition, organizations are building their own apps faster than ever, where many of these apps are the most business-critical and store or process highly-sensitive data. With homegrown, custom apps, organizations need to be able to defend against compromised accounts, prevent data breaches, achieve compliance, and enable security operations and forensics.

CloudLock Expands Malware Detection Orchestration Capabilities With Leading Malware Threat Detection Solution Providers

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CloudLock, the leading Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) and Cloud Cybersecurity Platform, today announced its expanded cybersecurity orchestration ecosystem, delivering advanced malware detection capabilities through integrations with OPSWAT and VMRay to complement the company's existing integration with the threat emulation capabilities of Check Point. The first-of-its-kind integration unifies protection against malware and the growing volume of ransomware across hybrid cloud environments.

"The threat landscape -- particularly for malware -- is evolving as more organizations shift workloads to the cloud and adopt online business productivity and operations applications," said John Amaral, Head of Product Delivery at CloudLock. "By extending the power of CloudLock's cloud-native, multi-mode CASB through integrations with leading providers, our mutual customers gain powerful insight and threat mitigation capabilities to secure environments from the growing barrage of malware."