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Ovum Places Ericom Shield "On the Radar" for Secure Browsing

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Ericom Software announced today that leading global analyst firm Ovum has chosen to cover Ericom Shield in its "On the Radar" series. Ericom Shield leverages strong remote browser isolation technology to protect organizations against known and unknown web-borne threats including ransomware, drive-by downloads, zero-day attacks, and crypto-jacking.  

According to Ovum, every "organization with an online presence is susceptible to attack and their systems can be put at risk to browser-borne malware." In the "On the Radar: Ericom Shield provides secure browsing facilities" report, Ovum recommends Ericom Shield as an additional layer of protection against malware that "penetrates and attaches itself to business systems via inadequately protected browsers", in conjunction with firewalls, URL filtering and other traditional protection tools.

Ovum singles out Ericom Shield's centrally managed design, which requires "no on-browser or on-device software" as a key advantage of the solution. The report also highlights the pre-integrated content disarm and reconstruction (CDR) tools that are included in Ericom Shield, which sanitize files of potential malware before they are downloaded from the internet to endpoints.

IDC Launches New Cloud Primary Research Targeted to Get Inside the Minds of Cloud Buyers, Developers, and Service Providers

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International Data Corporation (IDC) has launched an end-to-end research solution that provides customers with a complete understanding of the buyers and consumers of cloud products and services across the entire cloud ecosystem.

Extending beyond how the enterprise is sourcing the cloud, this research delves into developer and service provider trends through large sample sizes that go deep in areas including customer preferences in software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and managed cloud services.

Worldwide Public Cloud Services Spending Forecast to Reach $160 Billion This Year, According to IDC

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Worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is forecast to reach $160 billion in 2018, an increase of 23.2% over 2017, according to the latest update to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Spending Guide. Although annual spending growth is expected to slow somewhat over the 2016-2021 forecast period, the market is forecast to achieve a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.9% with public cloud services spending totaling $277 billion in 2021.

The industries that are forecast to spend the most on public cloud services in 2018 are discrete manufacturing ($19.7 billion), professional services ($18.1 billion), and banking ($16.7 billion). The process manufacturing and retail industries are also expected to spend more than $10 billion each on public cloud services in 2018. These five industries will remain at the top in 2021 due to their continued investment in public cloud solutions. The industries that will see the fastest spending growth over the five-year forecast period are professional services (24.4% CAGR), telecommunications (23.3% CAGR), and banking (23.0% CAGR).

Citrix Named a Leader for Cloud and Hybrid Solutions in Enterprise File Sync and Share Platforms

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Citrix is positioned as a leader in both The Forrester Wave: Enterprise File Sync and Share Platforms -Cloud Solutions, Q4 2017 report as well as The Forrester Wave: Enterprise File Sync and Share Platforms -Hybrid Solutions, Q4 2017 report. The two new, independent Forrester Wave reports evaluate enterprise files sync and share vendors.

According to The Forrester Wave, Cloud Solutions report, "Citrix differentiates with its process and security offerings. Citrix provides cloud and hybrid deployment options for ShareFile, its EFSS offering. Customers can share and collaborate on files, as well as get approvals or eSignatures in the context of a business process. It supports large files - up to 100 GB - by default. Customers can protect content with data loss prevention (DLP), mark sensitive items with configurable watermarking tools, and execute auditable transactions with digital signature support."

Worldwide Spending on Industry Cloud by Financial Firms Set To Grow by 24% in 2018, According to IDC

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Worldwide spending on industry cloud in the finance industry (banking, insurance, and securities and investment services combined) is expected to reach $3.2 billion in 2017, which represents an increase of 26% over 2016, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Industry Cloud Tracker. IDC expects the amount to more than double in 2021, amassing total worldwide spending of $7.2 billion.

The manufacturing industry (both discrete and process combined) was a larger spender on industry cloud though, relative to its finance counterpart. This industry is expected to spend $4.2 billion in 2017 and achieve year-over-year growth of 23% in 2018. Similar to the finance industry, the manufacturing industry is also set to double its 2017 spending in 2021, reaching a total of $9.2 billion by then.

However, these two industries pale in comparison when matched against the spending might of healthcare providers. IDC forecasts healthcare providers across the world will spend a total of $8.9 billion in adopting industry cloud solutions during 2017. This industry is expected to increase spending by 20% year over year in 2018 on industry cloud solutions; by 2021, the same industry will spend a staggering $17.6 billion on industry cloud.

VMware Named Leader in Cloud Systems Management and Automation Software by Global Analyst Firm for Fourth Consecutive Year

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VMware, Inc., a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced that leading analyst firm IDC has named VMware as the market share leader in both worldwide cloud systems management and datacenter automation software based on 2016 revenues. VMware topped both categories for the fourth year in a row.

"These industry reports validate our commitment to delivering a comprehensive, enterprise-ready cloud management platform that enables organizations to gain a major competitive edge," said Ajay Singh, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Management Business Unit, VMware. "Delivering on our vision for the future of infrastructure has afforded us to maintain the leadership position in both cloud systems management and datacenter automation. Being recognized by IDC is an honor, and we look forward to continued collaboration with our customers to meet their evolving cloud management and automation demands."

NVMe will replace traditional flash, not just co-exist with it, says majority of IT respondents in new European study

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Recent research carried out by the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), a leading IT research, analysis, and strategy firm, and sponsored by storage innovators including Excelero, a disruptor in software-defined block storage, has revealed that:

  • Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) flash is expected to eventually replace traditional flash storage by 87% of European IT professionals whose organizations are currently using or considering NVMe technology (60% of all respondents).
  • Almost 60% of organizations have begun to implement a Software-Defined Storage (SDS) solution or are committed to it as a long-term strategy.
  • Business intelligence/data analytics, digital media, collaboration and Internet-of-Things (IoT), are most responsible for storage capacity growth today, with eCommerce, and social networking data not far behind.
  • Over half of organizations are likely to consider purchasing their storage infrastructure from a startup, a reversal of longstanding perceptions.

Worldwide Public Cloud Services Spending Forecast to Reach $266 Billion in 2021, According to IDC

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Worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is forecast to reach $266 billion in 2021, according to the latest update to the International Data Corporation (IDCWorldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Spending Guide. Although spending growth will slow somewhat over the 2016-2021 forecast period, the market is expected to achieve a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.0%. Public cloud services spending will reach $128 billion in 2017, an increase of 25.4% over 2016.

The United States will be the largest market for public cloud services accounting for more than 60% of worldwide revenues throughout the forecast and total spending of $163 billion in 2021. Western Europe and Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan)(APeJ) will be the second and third largest regions with 2021 spending levels of $52 billion and $25 billion, respectively. APeJ and Latin America will experience the fastest spending growth over the forecast period with CAGRs of 26.7% and 26.2%, respectively. However, six of the eight regions are forecast to experience CAGRs greater than 20% over the next five years.

CloudGenix Named a SD-WAN IDC Innovator

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CloudGenix, the software-defined wide-area (SD-WAN) network leader, today announced it has been selected as an IDC Innovator in the IDC Innovators: SD-WAN, 2017 Report in recognition of its innovative technologies and ground-breaking business models in SD-WAN.

According to the report, "traditional WANs are complex to manage and do not support DX-level business agility as legacy WANs often are characterized by backhaul inefficiencies that compromise application performance, business agility, and employee productivity... SD-WAN has emerged as the solution for enterprises increasingly dependent on the cloud and on requiring "anytime, anywhere" application access."

Zscaler Positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Secure Web Gateway Magic Quadrant for Seventh Consecutive Year

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Zscaler
, the leading cloud security company, today announced it was named a Leader by Gartner, Inc. in the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways. The report evaluates vendors on their "ability to execute" and "completeness of vision." This is the seventh consecutive year that Zscaler has been recognized as a Leader.

The market for Secure Web Gateway (SWG) solutions is traditionally characterized by legacy on-premises appliances, but as businesses increasingly look to securely transform from the old world of IT to the new world of cloud and mobility, it becomes apparent that security needs to move to the cloud as well.