SaaS

Darktrace Cloud Protects Next Wave of Cloud Computing Models and More SaaS Applications

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Darktrace has announced that Darktrace Cloud can protect the next wave of cloud computing models, applications, and devices with its multi-award-winning cyber AI technology. The enhanced capability announced today comes in response to soaring demand for Darktrace Cloud and the accelerated adoption of innovative cloud architectures, such as edge computing and IoT data stored in the cloud.

Over 500 Darktrace customers use Darktrace Cloud to defend cloud environments and SaaS applications including Addivant, Innovating Capital, TruWest Credit Union, and City of Las Vegas.

"With Darktrace Cloud, we are shining a flashlight into the darkest corners of our digital infrastructure," commented Collin McCreath, Director of Information Technology at Addivant. "The ability to leverage Darktrace's AI to identify vulnerabilities and unknown threats in real time has fundamentally transformed our cyber security strategy. We now have unparalleled visibility of all our cloud environments and SaaS applications, and can better understand not only the configurations of our cloud workloads, but the movements between our entire digital business."

Quest Brings Migration to the Cloud with Newest Addition to SaaS Portfolio

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Quest Software, a global systems management and security software provider, today announced the availability of Quest On Demand Migration, the newest offering to its Microsoft Azure-hosted software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, Quest On Demand. Quest has been helping organizations migrate, manage and protect Microsoft platforms for nearly 20 years and is now extending this expertise to the cloud.

With increasing merger, acquisition and divestiture activity and the ongoing surge in Microsoft Office 365 adoption, more and more companies need help consolidating their Office 365 tenants. Quest On Demand Migration automates complex, repetitive, and error prone steps in the migration process. With On Demand Migration, businesses benefit from a single, intuitive interface to easily manage discovery, assessment and configuration for migration of accounts, email and OneDrive.

On Demand Migration, the second in a series of offerings to be delivered within the On Demand portfolio, demonstrates Quest's commitment to rapidly delivering new modules based on customer demand and with a common user experience. The Quest On Demand platform also offers On Demand Recovery for robust backup and recovery of Office 365 and Azure Active Directory (AD) users, groups, attributes and group membership, as well as technical previews for ‘soon to be released' solutions: On Demand Audit and On Demand Group Management. By extending capabilities to include multi-tenant audit and search and Office 365 group management, Quest On Demand is offering organizations more cost effective ways to manage and maintain control of their Office 365 and Azure AD workloads from one place.

Zenoss Launches Next-Generation SaaS Platform for Intelligent IT Operations Management

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Zenoss Inc. announced Zenoss Cloud, the intelligent IT operations management platform. The company's next-generation cloud-native offering enables companies to eliminate IT outages and optimize cloud and on-premises systems as they undergo digital transformation, a business requirement for the survival of most companies across all industries.

Vendors across many segments have long endeavored to help prevent IT service outages and improve overall IT performance. These vendors have taken different approaches, including infrastructure monitoring, artificial intelligence operations (AIOps), log analytics, and more. Some approaches collect performance data from systems directly, some rely on events, some rely on logs, while others rely on data sent from agents. Zenoss Cloud represents the first platform that encompasses all of these approaches.

Key to successfully achieving this strategy was developing the unique ability to collect and analyze all types of structured and unstructured data in the same context - widely considered the holy grail of IT operations management. Zenoss Cloud introduces the first operations data plane that streams and normalizes all machine data, uniquely enabling this emergence of context for preventing IT service disruptions in complex, modern environments.

 

AppDynamics Announces New European Software-as-a-Service Offering, Fuelling Application and Business Monitoring Adoption

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AppDynamics, a Cisco company and the leader in application intelligence, today announced its new European Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering, built on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) EU (Frankfurt) Region. Now, European enterprises can accelerate their digital transformations with AppDynamics and AWS with full confidence and control of their monitoring data.

European companies are developing applications that are more powerful and sophisticated than ever, enabling them to keep up with the new pace of digital business and ever-rising customer expectations. Modern CIOs recognise that real-time application and business monitoring provides the bridge between the performance of these new and improved applications and the resulting customer experience, and critically, underpins their wider digital transformation success.

"With AppDynamics' new European SaaS offering, customers can have the best of both worlds - access to world-class SaaS-based monitoring with the peace of mind that all monitoring data is stored locally in Europe," said Firaas Rashid, EMEA CTO, AppDynamics.

SailPoint Provides Customers Freedom of Choice in Identity Governance Deployment

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SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. today unveiled the company's comprehensive delivery strategy that provides customers with deployment options for their identity governance platform, spanning: software-as-a-service, in the public cloud, in their own data center or from a managed service provider. SailPoint is the first and only vendor to offer a comprehensive identity governance platform while providing customers with the freedom to choose the deployment option that best suits their needs.

"Global enterprises face a myriad of changing business requirements, which in turn is forcing them to evolve their infrastructure. Some organizations are moving to a cloud-first strategy while others are looking for a delivery option that reduces their needs for skilled staff and limits infrastructure capital expenses," said Kevin Cunningham, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder for SailPoint. "Regardless of their preference in approach, every enterprise needs an identity governance platform that manages their entire hybrid IT environment. We found that providing our customers with a comprehensive set of deployment options gave them the freedom to choose the identity governance delivery strategy that best aligns with their infrastructure strategy."

Inpixon Selects Amazon Web Services Cloud Infrastructure for Indoor Positioning Analytics Delivery

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Inpixon, a leading indoor positioning and data analytics company, today announced it will use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deliver a greater range of high-availability Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings. With the adoption of AWS, Inpixon’s Indoor Positioning Analytics (IPA) platform is able to offer a solution that provides both on-premises security monitoring and cloud-hosted intelligence analytics.

“After extensive research and several successful test scenarios, we are very confident that AWS is the right choice for Inpixon’s IPA,” said Shirish Tangirala, Inpixon CPO. “IPA’s analytics engine requires a robust, high-performance infrastructure to compute an immense amount of locational data captured hourly by our sensors in order to deliver positional accuracy and intelligence. Based on performance, scalability, and security, AWS is the ideal fit.”
 

Cloudistics Application Marketplace Adds Value to Ignite Cloud Controller

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Cloudistics, the cloud software appliance company, announced the launch of its Cloudistics Application Marketplace integrated within its SaaS cloud controller, Ignite. The marketplace is a turnkey solution that includes pre-built, ready-to-run, reusable application and OS templates that can be deployed instantly, with the click of a button. 

"We were able to cut our application deployment and management tasks from weeks to minutes using the Cloudistics Application Marketplace", said Jon Halseth, IT Manager of The Atlanta Hawks. "The ease of use significantly changed our work output. We are able to easily import applications into the marketplace, assign cloud computing resources and launch applications on-demand based on our organizational needs in a fraction of the time it used to take us."

Box and Palo Alto Networks Strengthen Integration to Protect the Extended Enterprise

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Box, a leader in cloud content management, and Palo Alto Networks, the next-generation security company, today announced the expansion of their existing integration to now automatically classify sensitive content and enforce policies to prevent users from accidentally or intentionally sharing confidential information.

The integration, offered through Box Governance, is the result of partnerships between Box and Palo Alto Networks, as well as other cybersecurity industry leaders. Palo Alto Networks Aperture SaaS security service delivers complete visibility and granular enforcement across all user and data activity within enterprise SaaS applications like Box, providing detailed analysis and analytics on usage without requiring any additional hardware or software.

Eastwind Networks Unveils SaaS Platform for Expanded Cyber Terrain Monitoring

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Eastwind Networks, the cybersecurity solutions and breach analytics cloud platform, announced today the release and immediate availability of Eastwind for SaaS.

This addition to Eastwind's product line provides complete visibility for companies using online services, such as, G Suite, Office 365, Dropbox, Box and Salesforce.

"The ability to respond to a breach reaches well beyond corporate networks and databases with the sprawl of modern technology integrations," said Paul Kraus, CEO, Eastwind Networks. "Eastwind's SaaS offering enables enterprises to unify visibility by gathering and analyzing cloud telemetry from multiple SaaS providers so businesses can embrace new technologies while ensuring complete security of their cyber terrain."

As companies continue to integrate cloud services into their workflows, Eastwind for SaaS provides a full spectrum security platform. The solution integrates collection, analysis and enrichment of telemetry data from hosted applications into the workflow and hunt patterns of cyber threat incident responders. Benefits include:

AWS Announces AWS PrivateLink

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Today at AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), announced that customers can now use AWS PrivateLink to access third-party SaaS applications from their Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) without exposing their VPC to the public Internet. Customers can also use AWS PrivateLink to connect services across different accounts and VPCs within their own organizations, significantly simplifying their internal network architecture. To get started with AWS PrivateLink visit: https://aws.amazon.com/vpc/details/.

Since the introduction of Amazon VPC in 2009, AWS customers have been able to define and control private, secure networks without having to invest in and manage a VPN infrastructure. The vast majority of Amazon EC2 instances now run in Amazon VPCs, and many customers rely on the ability to limit access to their VPC from the Internet as a critical component of their security. However, this presents a challenge when using third-party SaaS applications, as customers often have to make a choice between allowing Internet access from their VPC in order to access these SaaS applications, or not using them at all. With AWS PrivateLink, customers can now connect their VPCs to third-party services in a secure and scalable manner. Earlier this month, AWS introduced the ability for customers to access AWS services over AWS PrivateLink. Now, AWS has extended AWS PrivateLink to support non-AWS services so that customers no longer have to choose between using a third-party SaaS offering or exposing their critical data to the Internet. Traffic between a customer's VPC and a AWS PrivateLink-powered service stays within the AWS network and doesn't traverse the Internet, reducing threat vectors such as "brute force" and distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Services supported on AWS PrivateLink are delivered using private IP connectivity and security groups, and function like services that are hosted directly on a customer's private network.