SaaS

Bitglass Brings Real-Time Inline Security to AWS and Custom Cloud Apps

Grazed from Bitglass

Bitglass, the total data protection company, today announced support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and custom apps -- two major additions that extend the capabilities of Bitglass' market-leading Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) solution.

Bitglass for AWS offers deep visibility, real-time DLP, and granular access controls across all S3 and EC2 instances. According to Neil MacDonald and Greg Young of Gartner*, "Through 2020, 80% of cloud breaches will be due to customer misconfiguration, mismanaged credentials or insider theft, not cloud provider vulnerabilities."

SaberLogic Releases New SaaS Product to Provide Secure Mobile Access to Enterprise Data

Grazed from SaberLogic

SaberLogic has released Bezlio, a new SaaS product that makes it easy for companies to provide data from sources like ERP and accounting systems to any PC or device, including mobile devices like smartphones (iPhone and Android) and tablets. The software uses a unique process of transferring data securely without opening any holes in the firewall or storing any information in the cloud. 

How It Works

Bezlio uses a secure, token-based system through an encrypted cloud-based communication network to connect the data that sits behind your firewall, inside of your private network, with any trusted mobile device across the Internet.  Administrators can control which users are permitted to connect and the data they can read and edit. 

Charles River Expands Its ISO-Certified Hosting Capabilities in Canada with CenturyLink

Grazed from Charles River and CenturyLink

Charles River Development is expanding its private cloud through an agreement with CenturyLink. The arrangement opens up Charles River’s Software-as-a-Service offerings to Buy-Side clients in Canada which requires local residency for data and hosting providers.

“We’ve been broadening our hosted services since 2005, and the addition of CenturyLink’s on-the-ground facilities and support assures even more clients that we can process and protect their sensitive data,” said Tom Driscoll, Global Managing Director, Charles River. “Our newest functionality in the Charles River Investment Management Solution is SaaS-based. Our agreement with CenturyLink lets clients take full advantage of hosted capabilities regardless of their location.”

Zylo Introduces Employee Sentiment Analysis for Cloud Spend

Grazed from Zylo

Zylo, a SaaS optimization platform, today announces the launch of Employee Sentiment as a core pillar of its platform, allowing organizations to optimize cloud investments by measuring employee satisfaction of their cloud applications. Zylo’s platform now gives organizations a 360 degree view across cloud application spend, usage and user feedback, creating a layer of transparency that was not previously possible.

IT and procurement teams can leverage this new transparency into their cloud purchases and utilization to make proactive recommendations and decisions that will optimize their technology stack. With the release of Employee Sentiment, Zylo customers can now:

BetterCloud Launches Industry’s First Unified SaaS Management Platform to Put IT in Control of the SaaS-Powered Workplace

Grazed from BetterCloud

BetterCloud today launched the industry’s first-ever unified software-as-a-service (SaaS) management platform. The new BetterCloud platform provides a centralized management interface for SaaS applications, and equips IT departments with the powerful automation and governance capabilities required to operate modern, SaaS-powered workplaces. BetterCloud currently supports G Suite, Slack, Zendesk and Dropbox, with a dozen integrations planned for 2017, including Salesforce.

The explosion of SaaS gives organizations a far greater number of vendors to choose from as they seek out best-in-breed SaaS applications that closely fit their needs. By mid-2017, large enterprises are expected to have adopted 52 SaaS applications on average, according to BetterCloud’s Trends in Cloud IT research.

CloudPassage Launches New Release of Halo Agile Security Platform

Grazed from CloudPassage

CloudPassage announced today a new release of CloudPassage Halo, the company's award-winning agile security platform. The update includes several enhancements including a new filtering feature in the portal user interface, visual and functional improvements to the Traffic Discovery feature (offering improved insight into firewall connections and traffic) and improved server lifecycle management.

"CloudPassage continues to focus on developing and delivering innovative automated security and compliance solutions to help companies embrace the power of agile computing," said Ram Krishnan, Chief Product Officer, CloudPassage. "In fact, our SaaS-based platform was purpose-built to handle the dynamic nature of the modern IT infrastructure, and operates seamlessly across any environment to provide a broad range of controls -- at speed and scale -- to enable secure innovation and deployment. This newest release delivers numerous capabilities that enhance the security team's visibility and eases management."

Cavirin Launches PULSAR, a Versatile Fourth Generation Security Platform for Enterprise, SaaS and MSPs

Grazed from Cavirin Systems, Inc.

Cavirin Systems, Inc. today announces release of Pulsar, Cavirin’s fourth generation elastic security platform performing security compliance and risk assessments for complex IT infrastructure at enterprise scale. Pulsar’s agentless architecture is capable of running trusted, deep security scans across distributed infrastructure regardless of the topology such as private, hybrid, and public clouds. Representing substantial investment and commitment, Pulsar is a natural product progression based on the changing pace and complexities of cloud based technology, and augments Cavirin’s ARAP (Automated Risk Analysis Platform) that is popular among small to medium sized enterprises.

Pulsar is built for the Enterprise, SaaS, and Managed Service Providers. We’re moving ahead to the next level, offering greater flexibility in the adoption of DevOps environment. --  Dr. Rao Papolu, CEO and Chairman

Hostway Selected to Provide Computing Infrastructure for Core dna Platform

Grazed from Hostway

Hostway announces an agreement with Core dna to provide the computing infrastructure for Core dna’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that is used to build marketing, e-commerce, intranets and community portal solutions. 

In addition, Hostway makes available for the first time the option to deploy Core dna on a dedicated private cloud for enterprise customers requiring high levels of security for compliance with regulations. Available now, these are custom configurations that are priced individually.

Blue Medora SelectStar Unites Database and Infrastructure Monitoring Across Cloud and Virtualized Environments

Grazed from Blue Medora

Blue Medora, a leading innovator in enterprise cloud and data centre management, today announced SelectStar, a new IT operational analytics (ITOA) platform that combines comprehensive database and cloud infrastructure monitoring to help organisations track and optimise critical database performance and availability metrics.

The solution is available as a comprehensive Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that deploys in less than 15 minutes. SelectStar delivers a normalised view of more than 90 percent of production cloud-native or on-premises databases and their underlying cloud or virtualised infrastructure, ideal for multiple database architectures.

VMblog's Expert Interviews: Kentik Talks Funding, SaaS & Big Data Network Visibility

Grazed from VMblog.com. Author: David Marshall

Since launching its ground-breaking SaaS-based network traffic analysis platform a year ago, Kentik has been making nice progress in the industry.  The company provides Kentik Detect, a cloud-based network visibility and analytics solution that delivers unprecedented depth of insight into any network.  Kentik processes tens of billions of data records per day, equipping service providers and enterprises network operations teams with actionable insights that enable them to make quick, cost-effective decisions.

The company just announced a Series B round of funding -- a nice sum of $23 million.  To dig in a little deeper into that funding news and to find out what they have planned going forward, I spoke with Kentik's co-founder and CEO, Avi Freedman.