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FireEye and Oracle Collaborate on Cloud Transformation

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FireEye, Inc., the intelligence-led security company, a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced a relationship with Oracle to offer additional security services for customers migrating to the cloud. FireEye Email Security has achieved Powered by Oracle Cloud status and is now available on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Additionally, customers can now evaluate FireEye Email Security running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure via the Oracle Cloud Jump Start demo lab.

"Based on our extensive frontline experience and global telemetry, we know email is one of the most prevalent and successful attack vectors today," said Jason Martin, EVP of global engineering and security products, FireEye. "Email attack campaigns by their very nature are controlled by the adversary and can scale in volume and composition. Customers who deploy FireEye's email security capabilities utilizing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure will be able to benefit from the scalability of the infrastructure to more rapidly respond to changes in the email threat landscape."

RedLock, Barracuda Join Forces to Help Organizations With a Cloud Threat Defense Strategy

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RedLock, the Cloud Threat Defense company, and Barracuda Networks Inc., a provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, today announced their joint efforts to help organizations fulfill their responsibilities in securing public cloud environments. The joint-solution approach offers enterprises the ability to implement a broad Cloud Threat Defense strategy across Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud environments that aligns with the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF). The two companies plan several go-to-market initiatives, including joint sales efforts, joint product demonstrations and joint solution collateral development.

"RedLock and Barracuda products fit together to address the security challenges in public cloud computing environments," said Varun Badhwar, CEO and co-founder at RedLock. "The solutions assist enterprises with addressing the four functions of NIST CSF, which include identifying assets, protecting against threats, detecting security events, and responding to incidents. We're privileged to work with Barracuda in helping organizations obtain the benefits of public cloud computing."

6 Ways To Manage Your Business When You're On Vacation

Owning and running your own business is a hard thing to do and will take a lot of work at the start. You might find that you are working long hours, perhaps every day of the week, just to get things off the ground. So you might find that you are getting too tired to work effectively and you need a break - perhaps you'll like the idea of going abroad, or you might want to stay at home for a week resting up. 

The problem comes when you worry so much about leaving your business in someone else's hands that you can't relax when you're away from it, and taking a vacation in the first place doesn't feel right for you. If you follow this path, you will find that you make yourself ill, burn yourself out, or completely fall out of love with your business. 

To ensure that you can have a vacation and still keep on top of the day to day running of your company, here are some ways that you can manage your business while you're away. 

Zen achieves AWS Service Delivery Designation for Amazon EC2 for Windows Server

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Zen recently announced that it has achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Delivery designation for Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) for Windows Server, recognising that the business reduces customer deployment efforts by identifying the most appropriate configuration from cost, performance, security, reliability and management perspectives for their Windows-based applications.

Achieving the Amazon EC2 for Windows Server designation differentiates Zen as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member that provides specialised demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in delivering Amazon EC2 for Windows Server. To receive the designation, APN Partners must possess deep AWS expertise and deliver solutions seamlessly on AWS.
 

How to safely move your business onto the cloud

Would you like to take your business to the next level? Are you open to ideas on competing with your industry peers and cornering your area of the market? Does your technological operation require more than a few updates? If your answer to these questions is yes, you should seriously consider moving your business onto the cloud. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to save time, money, and effort. If you are eager to find out more, you will need to pay close attention to the following five steps.

Think about whether cloud computing will benefit your business

Before you make any big decisions, it is vital that you step back to evaluate your options. Your business should only be embracing cloud computing if it is going to offer a range of benefits. Why not carry out an extensive research project on other businesses that have moved onto the cloud? This is the perfect opportunity for you to follow on from their successes and to learn from their mistakes.

Bitglass Report: Less than Half of Enterprises Have Visibility into External Sharing, DLP Policy Violations in the Cloud

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Bitglass, the Next-Gen CASB company, today announced the findings of its "Cloud Hard 2018: Security with a Vengeance" Report, which features survey insights from over 570 cybersecurity and IT professionals on their approach to cloud security. Visibility and compliance challenges continue to haunt organizations, with 44 percent of respondents claiming they have visibility into external sharing and DLP policy violations in their cloud application and environments. More shocking was the fact that 85 percent of organizations acknowledged they were unable to identify anomalous behavior across cloud applications. 

The cloud security market is growing in large part because traditional security infrastructure has failed. Where next-gen firewalls and built-in capabilities are insufficient for regulatory compliance, internal compliance, and cloud data protection, dedicated cloud security becomes critical. Specifically, 84 percent of respondents say traditional security solutions don't work or have limited functionality in the cloud.

"Cloud security is here to stay as is evident by the concerns and challenges survey respondents highlighted," said Bitglass CMO Rich Campagna. "Enterprise security teams are concerned about the next-generation of cloud threats that pose a risk to corporate data. There has already been immense progress in the past five years as security personnel come to the realization that legacy security tools and processes are not enough to secure their ever-changing ecosystem."

 

SentinelOne Extends Autonomous Endpoint Protection to All Cloud Environments

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SentinelOne, the autonomous endpoint protection company, today unveiled AnyCloud, enabling organizations to run the SentinelOne endpoint management platform in any public, private or hybrid cloud infrastructure. The new SentinelOne management console is natively supported on AWS public cloud, but with AnyCloud, customers can now deploy the entire stack to their private clouds, data centers or in a hybrid cloud fashion.

"SentinelOne is the only endpoint management platform that can be flexibly deployed in various configurations," said Tomer Weingarten, CEO and co-founder, SentinelOne. "We are committed to not only being deployable in any cloud - but also protecting each and every cloud. As more and more customers move critical data and workflows into the cloud, SentinelOne is purpose-built to provide prevention, detection and response capabilities with the broadest platform coverage for servers."

Pulse Secure Launches vADC Products for Microsoft Azure

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Pulse Secure announced that its virtual Application Delivery Controller (vADC) products are now available at the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Pulse Secure's vADC platform provides scalability, resiliency and a highly secure user experience for Azure applications whether deployed in a datacenter, Azure public cloud or hybrid environments.  

Just months following the vADC acquisition, this development demonstrates momentum and Pulse Secure's commitment to providing customers with flexible deployment options and accelerating cloud adoption with Azure, while leveraging existing IT investments. 

"Pulse Secure is proud to continue our momentum and execute on our cloud strategy. Our Microsoft Azure offering allows deployment flexibility and enables faster cloud adoption for enterprises seeking to deliver mission-critical applications in Azure's highly secure and reliable public cloud. Because our innovative vADC platform was ‘born virtual,' we future-proof best-in-class cloud application deployments," said Marion Smith, VP and GM, vADC Business Unit at Pulse Secure.

McAfee Study Reveals 1-in-4 Organizations Using Public Cloud Has Had Data Stolen

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McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, today announced its third annual cloud adoption and security report, Navigating a Cloudy Sky: Practical Guidance and the State of Cloud Security. The report outlines the current state of cloud adoption, the primary concerns with private and public cloud services, security implications and the evolving impact of unmanaged cloud use for the more than 1,400 information technology (IT) professionals surveyed.

Lack of adequate visibility and control is the greatest challenge to cloud adoption in an organization. However the business value of the cloud-Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (SaaS)-is so compelling that some organizations are plowing ahead. Fortunately modern cloud security tools and practices don't require organizations to make that difficult choice between business velocity and data security.

"Despite the clear prevalence of security incidents occurring in the cloud, enterprise cloud adoption is pressing on," said Rajiv Gupta, senior vice president of the cloud security business unit, McAfee. "By implementing security measures that allow organizations to regain visibility and control of their data in the cloud, businesses can leverage the cloud to accelerate their business and improve the security of their data."

How To Save Your Business Time And Money

Time is money, so you need to be optimizing your time as thoroughly as you can. You cannot afford to waste time in business, so you need to ensure that your business processes are streamlined and up to date, that you've got the most motivated and passionate team you can find, and you're saving money in whatever capacity available to you. In order to be successful, you must know where to invest money and when to cut ties with companies who cannot offer you the service for the price you need. Saving time means that you have to be clever in your approach to business and really know how to manage your time effectively.

Effective Processes

You need your business to run like a well-oiled machine without hiccups and holdups along the way. There needs to be regular review of business processes, and you shouldn't be afraid to ask your team where they feel improvements can be made. Your computer systems should have anti-spyware installed and checks should be run alongside diagnostic tests. Codeassess programming provides quick assessment of codes and can help you diagnose problems in the system. Effective processes are streamlined ones that have proved themselves to be helpful and useful to your business.