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Cavirin Adds the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to its Hybrid Cloud Security Assessment and Remediation Platform

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Cavirin Systems, Inc. offers continuous security assessment and remediation for hybrid clouds, containers, and data centers, via the most comprehensive curated library of industry guidelines, control frameworks, and best practices.

Cavirin today announced support for the NIST Cybersecurity Framework on its Hybrid Cloud Security Platform. The Framework outlines the best risk management practices and principles that organizations should apply to improve the security and resilience of their critical infrastructures. It helps organizations avoid the failures in processes and policies that are the source of many of today's breaches. To create this guidance, the NIST Framework leverages current standards and guidelines, such as ISO, COBIT, CIS, and other NIST documents.

Cavirin unifies and automates continuous cybersecurity risk management for hybrid infrastructures prevalent in the enterprise. Cavirin's customers can select the NIST Cybersecurity Framework as one of the Platform's many control frameworks for assessing their infrastructure against the framework requirements, prioritizing and remediating any open issues found, thereby enhancing their security and risk posture. Cavirin's security team has analyzed this draft NIST document and translated the guidance into a set of technical controls that help organizations automatically align to the document's recommendations. A detailed description of Cavirin's NIST support is available on the NIST Industry Resources page. Cavirin's NIST Framework primer is here.

The Secret Behind a Successful Website

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1.    Have a Great Design

The first step to having a successful website is to have a beautiful design. There are many themes you can buy and install that will shape the way your website looks and works. These themes will allow you to be able to craft the perfect website for your niche and voice, even if you don't have coding experience. Remember, however, that not only does your website must look good, it must work well too. Your visitors need to be able to easily navigate through your website without a hitch. 

Oracle President Thomas Kurian Highlights Oracle's Cloud Innovation at Oracle OpenWorld 2017

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At Oracle OpenWorld 2017, Thomas Kurian, Oracle president of product development, showcased game-changing new services and enhancements across the Oracle Cloud Platform. Providing customers a unique advantage, Oracle is the only cloud provider to deliver a complete cloud portfolio, spanning IaaS, PaaS, SaaS and Data as a Service (DaaS). With deep product knowledge, integration, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) built into every layer of the stack, customers can speed innovation with unmatched choice, cost and performance.

Kurian demonstrated several of these new services on stage, showing how customers can transform business with Oracle's cloud services. New cloud innovations spanning infrastructure, analytics, data management, and applications showcased in the session included:

Red Hat Debuts Versatile Software-Defined Storage for Cloud-Native Applications in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

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Red Hat, Inc. today announced Red Hat Container-Native Storage 3.6, with support for containerized applications and infrastructure in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform clusters. Red Hat Container-Native Storage 3.6 comes on the heels of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.6, the latest version of Red Hat's enterprise-grade Kubernetes container application platform, announced in August.

Red Hat Container-Native Storage, built upon Red Hat Gluster Storage, is integrated with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and uniquely serves storage out of containers. Red Hat Gluster Storage is enterprise-grade, durable, more secure and well-suited for the hybrid cloud as it supports both on-premise or public cloud deployments. These attributes make it ideally suited to Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform deployments. Red Hat Container-Native Storage can eliminate the need to have an independent storage platform, enabling customers to achieve one integrated container platform that can span the hybrid cloud with greater efficiency and cost savings, a streamlined user experience, single control plane and a single point of support.

Red Hat Container-Native Storage 3.6

RedLock Report Indicates Data Breaches in the Cloud Will Continue to Rise

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RedLock, the Cloud Threat Defense company, today released a new report based on research from its Cloud Security Intelligence (CSI) team - a group of elite security analysts, data scientists and data engineers. The latest "Cloud Security Trends" report spans research from June through September, 2017, providing a comprehensive view into major threats and vulnerabilities in public cloud computing environments despite cloud service providers' efforts to educate organizations on shared security responsibilities.

Among key findings in the new report, the RedLock CSI team found that:

Ingram Micro and Samsung Team to Bring Microsoft Windows Desktop-as-a-Service to the Mobile Prosumer Using Amazon WorkSpaces

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Ingram Micro Inc. is helping drive consumer adoption of mobile virtual desktop technology with the launch today of a simplified, point-of-entry Cloud Store for Samsung DeX customers. Ingram Micro Cloud's solution automates the setup of Amazon WorkSpaces and Microsoft Windows Desktop as a Service (DaaS) for Samsung Galaxy Note8, Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ and Samsung DeX prosumers so they can be up and running with a virtual desktop on their smartphone in just a few easy steps.

The Samsung DeX Station connects the Galaxy Note8 or Galaxy S8/S8+ to any type of FHD display with an HDMI port, as well as a mouse and keyboard, to provide a desktop experience powered by your smartphone. By combining Samsung DeX with Amazon WorkSpaces, users can gain a more powerful desktop experience with the ability to securely access their own Microsoft Windows virtual desktop, files and applications. However, virtual desktop solutions have typically been thought of as only an enterprise or SMB solution due to complex configuration requirements.

FireEye Expands Cybersecurity Threat Detection with Major New Releases

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FireEye, Inc., the intelligence-led security company, today announced major new software releases and next-generation hardware, adding new and expanded capabilities to extend FireEye's cybersecurity threat detection while reducing costs and increasing flexibility.

To address the issue of post-breach attacks and insider threats, FireEye unveiled FireEye Network SmartVision - a new capability that leverages a machine-learning framework to detect suspicious lateral threat movements (East-West traffic) and data exfiltration. This capability is designed to provide customers with greater detection and expanded visibility across their perimeter and now network core and servers.

FireEye Network (NX) deployments can now burst network traffic to FireEye's MVX Smart Grid during periods of high-content scanning activity, to address overload and gaps in protection that might otherwise occur. Other new software capabilities include significant updates to alert handling, event change visualization, expanded logging, and overall usability improvements.

These new software releases complement the launch of fifth-generation FireEye hardware, expanding customer capability to address increasingly sophisticated threats, while reducing costs and increasing deployment flexibility. FireEye also introduced FireEye File Content Security (FX), a new virtual offering that extends FireEye protection further into hybrid IT environments.

SoftNAS Software-Defined Cloud Data Platform Delivers on Vision for High-Performance Hybrid Cloud Computing at Petabyte Scale

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SoftNAS®, Inc. today announced three new editions of its flagship Cloud Data Platform product line: SoftNAS Cloud® Essentials, SoftNAS Cloud® Enterprise and SoftNAS Cloud® Platinum. The products make migrating to the cloud ultra fast, flexible and cost effective and are tailored to meet specific solution use cases that address real-world problems including:

  • Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery
  • Migrating and Hosting Business Application and User Data in the Cloud
  • Simplifying Complex, Global Internet of Things and Data Integration Projects

"The SoftNAS Cloud product line is transforming business in the cloud with a scalable, secure and fully integrated platform for data management and control. It simplifies use cases such as backup, archive and disaster recovery, SaaS-enablement of applications and migration of existing business applications to the cloud," commented Jeff Kato, Taneja Group. "SoftNAS is laying the foundation for enhanced agility as businesses implement a variety of cloud data storage infrastructures across a range of needs at the right balance of cost versus workload performance."

Netherlands Cloud Hosting Provider Uniserver Accelerates Datacenter Network Provisioning Using Cisco Virtual Topology System

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With the goal of continuing to serve its customers with quality and innovative cloud and business solutions, Netherlands-based cloud hosting provider, Uniserver, is partnering with Cisco to help drive its network innovation to achieve greater programmability and accelerate provisioning for its data center network fabric.

Uniserver has deployed Cisco Virtual Topology System (VTS), a standards-based, open software-overlay management and provisioning system that will bring sophisticated network provisioning for virtual and physical infrastructures. This capability has enabled Uniserver to reduce the time to deploy new services with high scalability and flexibility.

"Continuously innovating and investing in new network technologies is essential to provide our customers with quality services and offer the most reliable cloud infrastructure," said Chango Eersel, Director Operations, Uniserver. "With the support from Cisco and VTS, our automated data center network has allowed us to rapidly offer new services and solutions to our customers and partners."

Accenture Launches Cloud Suite for Oracle to Accelerate Clients' Move to the Cloud

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To answer enterprise clients' needs for a solution that supports personalized client journeys to cloud, Accenture has launched the Accenture Cloud Suite for Oracle. As the latest innovation from the Accenture Oracle Business Groupthe Cloud Suite consists of an extensive portfolio of cloud-based accelerators, assets and tools that help enable the tailored creation and delivery of the Oracle Cloud portfolio.

"The Accenture Cloud Suite for Oracle taps into Accenture's decade-long investments in cloud technology and our experience helping countless clients reinvent themselves by taking advantage of the flexibility and new innovations possible with cloud," said Paul Daugherty, Accenture's chief technology & innovation officer. "This expansive collection of specialized industry solutions, accelerators and automation offers clients material end-to-end savings throughout their journey to Oracle Cloud using the Cloud Suite."