Month: December 2018

December 31, 2018 0

Driving Distracted in the Cloud(s)

By Hoofer

Article Written by Avery Phillips

Modern technology has crept into our lives and become essential in so many ways. We are able to reach our children whenever we need to, can take quality photos at the click of a button, navigate to and from various destinations in an unfamiliar place, and text our friends about lunch plans all on one device. What’s not to love? 

Although there are certainly oodles of benefits associated with our smart devices, we humans seem to have a difficult time discerning when these benefits are best put to use – especially when it comes to our devices and driving. Sure, smartphone apps including navigation features have revolutionized the ways in which we are able to get around in a new or unfamiliar area, and apps designed to help us find carpooling and/or taxi services have made our short commutes distinctively easier. But at what cost? 

Driving distractions associated with smart devices are skyrocketing, begging the question, why are we paying more attention to our devices than our fellow humans? Can technological advances, namely the development of driverless cars, help us kick back our distracted driving problems?

December 20, 2018 0

What Companies are Doing to Keep Their Data Safe

By Hoofer

Article Written by Avery Phillips

A strong lock on the door used to be adequate to keep a company’s records safe. Not anymore! Now, with so much information being kept on computers, mobile devices and stored in the cloud, the job of keeping data safe in a corporate environment is more complicated than ever. 

Cyberattacks are on the news frequently, and hackers are a real threat to every company with online access. You have a responsibility to your customers to keep their data safe, but you also store sensitive information about your employees. That too is in danger of being stolen and used for identity theft or worse. 

As a corporate executive, it is your job to put into place all the security measures necessary to keep the company data safe. Some of the policies may not be popular with employees, but it will help to keep you and them safe from thieves and cybercriminals.

December 20, 2018 0

Take This Quick 2 Minute Survey From Vembu Before the End of the Year!

By Hoofer
As 2018 comes to a close, the team at Vembu is looking for your help as they continue to push forward and improve their product experience and enhance customer satisfaction. 

Before the end of this year, please take two minutes of your time to answer a few simple questions in their end of year survey and help the team out with your thoughts and expertise.

Fill out the quick survey because Vembu is going to be giving away $20 Amazon gift cards to 5 lucky people who participate.

 

 

December 19, 2018 0

Exabeam and SentinelOne Partner to Detect and Stop Advanced Threats

By Hoofer
Exabeam and SentinelOne today announced a strategic partnership and the integration of the Exabeam Security Management Platform and SentinelOne automous endpoint protection console. Customers will be able to rapidly detect and automatically respond to threats across all endpoints with the new joint solution. 

Joint customers will be able to ingest threat and incident data directly from SentinelOne into the Exabeam Security Management Platform to baseline normal behavior. Through this, customers can combine that data with data from other IT and security solutions to provide security analysts with greater visibility against advanced attacks.

Additionally, Exabeam can trigger automated incident response for compromised endpoints using the Sentinel One API. By gathering all related events into Exabeam Smart Timelines, analysts can automatically reconstruct the events underlying security incidents. The Exabeam Security Management Platform automatically identifies risky, anomalous device activity that may be indicative of a security incident or compromise. Customers can then automatically respond to the incident directly from the Exabeam UI: changing user passwords, sending email verifications, restarting and scanning hosts, getting device and/or user information, and enabling or disabling two-factor authentication. They can also generate and list reports, list processes, get files and list applications on a host.

 

December 19, 2018 0

Innovator of High-Performance Computing, Kove IO, Files Lawsuit Against Amazon Web Services

By Hoofer

Award winning innovator Kove IO, Inc. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS). The lawsuit challenges foundational aspects of AWS’s cloud-based products and services, including how data is efficiently and scalably stored and retrieved.

The patents asserted by Kove cover technology that enables the modern cloud. Kove’s inventors developed and patented technology that allowed hyperscalable distributed "cloud" storage years before the advent of the cloud. The MIT Technology Review described distributed storage technology based on hash tables as a top 10 emerging technology that will change the world. This was five years after the first of Kove’s patent applications covering this very technology.

December 19, 2018 0

Threat Stack Announces Contextualized Data Export to Amazon S3 for Enhanced Cloud Security Observability

By Hoofer

Threat Stack announced its plan to export cloud infrastructure security telemetry directly to its customers’ Amazon S3 accounts in order to enhance security observability. With access to contextualized runtime and behavioral analysis data from the Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform through Amazon S3, Threat Stack customers will be able to achieve complete full stack security observability of their cloud infrastructure.

With a direct data export to Amazon S3, Threat Stack helps customers unlock the true value of their data by eliminating the data silos often created by traditional security tools. Threat Stack customers and partners will now be able to combine Threat Stack’s contextualized information from the control plane, host, container, orchestration, and application layers with other security signals to gain much greater insight into their security ecosystem.

December 19, 2018 0

Solo.io Emerges From Stealth to Help Enterprises Move Quickly to Cloud Native Technologies While Protecting Existing Application

By Hoofer
Solo.io, the software company that helps enterprises adopt and operate innovative cloud native technologies, formally launched and unveiled its newest product: Gloo Enterprise (GlooE), an enterprise grade API gateway based on Solo.io’s popular open source Gloo project. GlooE is designed to bring enterprise users to the forefront of modern technologies at the pace that best fits them and supports them in maintaining a competitive edge as new technologies emerge. The company also announced an $11 million Series A funding round led by Redpoint Ventures.

"Helping enterprises easily adopt innovative technologies like microservices, serverless and service mesh is our goal at Solo.io," said Idit Levine, founder and CEO of Solo.io. "Melding different technologies into one coherent environment, by supplying a suite of tools to route, debug, manage, monitor and secure applications, lets organizations focus on their software without worrying about the complexity of the underlying environment."

 

December 19, 2018 0

AT&T Enhances Safeguards on Cloud Data Through Cloud Recovery with Sungard Availability Services Supported by Amazon Web Service

By Hoofer

AT&T is helping business customers reduce the risks in cloud storage by offering Cloud Recovery with Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS), which is supported by Amazon Web Services (AWS). 

This new service offering from AT&T will help businesses recover faster when a disaster impacts their cloud storage and services. The service works for hybrid environments, too. Businesses can back up combinations of their off-premise and on-premise systems, whether they’re physical or virtual, to AWS. 

In most cases, recovery can be done in four hours or less. AT&T will be adding support for more cloud environments throughout the year. 

 

December 19, 2018 0

Sysdig Launches Monitoring Service for Cloud-Native Applications on IBM Cloud

By Hoofer

Sysdig, Inc., the cloud-native intelligence company, announced the availability of the first deployment of IBM Cloud Monitoring with Sysdig, a monitoring service for application visibility, alerting, and troubleshooting for enterprise DevOps and IT teams building and running business-critical applications. With IBM Cloud Monitoring and Sysdig, teams are equipped to monitor applications despite the complexity of today’s cloud architecture with many moving parts like containers and microservices.

With this release, the new IBM Cloud Monitoring service with Sysdig is offered to IBM Cloud customers as they provision new servers and manage existing ones. This positions users to view, measure, and troubleshoot performance across their applications and infrastructure on IBM Cloud. Once the Sysdig agent is deployed, metrics are automatically collected for the source.

December 19, 2018 0

Teradici Announces Collaboration With Avid to Enable High Performance, Secure Video Editing for Multicloud Environments

By Hoofer

Teradici, the creator of industry-leading PCoIP technology and Cloud Access Software, today announced a collaboration with Avid, the leading technology provider that powers the media and entertainment industry, to launch a cloud video editing offering for professional editors, movie makers, and multimedia journalists. The new joint solution combines the Teradici PCoIP-powered Cloud Access Software and Avid Media Composer to enable these creative professionals the ability to securely access and edit video content remotely from their private data center or from the public cloud with low latency and full color accuracy.

"With our PCoIP-powered Cloud Access Software available with Media Composer, the loyal Avid user base now has the ability to utilize the cloud’s full potential during the creation process," said David Smith, CEO of Teradici. "We are committed to empowering more film and editorial professionals by offering our leading remote visualization technology through valued partners. This new solution enables creative professionals to run their workflows in the cloud enabling effective content creation, collaboration and delivery without the security risks, inefficiencies and compliance challenges of locally managed assets."