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DISA Awards Microsoft Azure Cloud Contract to ViON

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ViON Corporation, a market leader in the design, delivery and maintenance of mission-critical IT infrastructure solutions, announced today it has been awarded a three-year, $1.4 million contract for public cloud acquisition services by the Department of Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). The contract will serve the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) development environment by streamlining the transition to the Microsoft Azure Government Cloud and providing Capacity as-a-Service (CaaS).

“Being chosen to support DISA’s move to public cloud underscores the market’s need for a more flexible procurement method and ViON’s ongoing success with the as-a-Service model. We have a long history and expertise implementing on-premise cloud and this extends our portfolio to public as well,” said Tom Frana, CEO of ViON. “Our project management team brings more than 16 years experience facilitating cloud migrations, ensuring a seamless transition for all our customers, regardless of workloads.”

Why Maintaining Your Online Security is Vital to Your Business

There is no doubt that threats from cyber attacks are a serious problem for businesses. Companies of all sizes have been the subject of attack, and it can lead to serious problems for customers and clients. Making sure that your companies security is high is important not only to your company as a whole but also for your customer's confidence. Here are some of the ways you can help to maintain the security of your company.

Consider Online Solutions

One way that you can increase your security is to transfer your systems to the cloud. By having all of your data and personal information off-site, you are protected by another level of security. It doesn't just work for your business systems; you can also use it for your servers. Instead of having your own server in the office, you can rent dedicated servers from many companies. It means you can essentially treat it as your own server, although you benefit from expert technical support, flexibility as well as heightened security.

Armor Spartan Platform Delivers Protection for Cloud Workloads, Leverages Amazon GuardDuty for Increased Detection and Response

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Armor today announced significant advancements in Spartan, the industry's first threat prevention and response platform for private, hybrid and public cloud environments including AWS and Azure. These enhancements enable businesses of all sizes to accelerate the pace of preventing, detecting and eliminating cyber threats in any cloud or on-premise environment. Clients can now leverage features to uncover hidden threats missed by traditional solutions, make faster more accurate decisions to eliminate threats, and gain on-demand access to highly experienced HIPAA, PCI compliance experts. 

"I am very excited that the public cloud providers continue to take security seriously and continue to expose more capabilities like GuardDuty," said founder and CEO, Chris Drake, Armor. "These capabilities allow for Armor to continue to gather more detail from the AWS cloud, allowing us to better identify and remediate threats on behalf of our clients. Due to the power of automation, there will be a day in the not-so-distant future that the public cloud will be seen as the most secure option for IT. Security integration and automation allows cybersecurity professionals to focus on important activities and not be burdened by managing legacy IT security approaches."

Is Your Infrastructure Costing You Too Much

Article Written by Adnan Raja, Vice President of Marketing, Atlantic.Net

When you look at the statistics for information technology worldwide, you can understand why getting infrastructure costs down is such a key concern. IT spending worldwide was projected at $3.41 trillion for 2016 by industry analyst Gartner. Computers have simply become increasingly important business tools, and that is backed up by different buying patterns over time. In 1990, 15 million computers were shipped; in 2015, 65 million computers shipped per quarter.

While technology is critical to your success, your organization may still be spending too much on its backend. In this article, we look at the cost of not using cloud, why managed services make sense in 2017, and - most importantly - security as a critical factor in cost-containment.

Cost of not using cloud

 

Difficulty in handling Project Management Software? Here’s Cloud to the rescue!

The latest known introduction of Cloud Computing that the millennials are aware of is from 2006 when Amazon introduces its Elastic Compute Cloud. Cloud computing today has changed the entire process of hosting and accessing applications in the businesses worldwide.

The introduction of cloud computing played a gigantic role in changing the business computing landscape. Being a Project Manager, one should be well aware of this evolution and be capable of recognizing the scope of Cloud Computing in the near future.

What does a Project Management Software do?

A Project management software is basically a software used by Managers in general for planning and scheduling of the Project and also for resource allocation. One additional feature which the software give is change management.

Alert Logic Launches Managed Rule Groups for AWS WAF to Provide Enhanced Protection Against WordPress Vulnerabilities

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Alert Logic, Inc. a leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for cloud environments, today announced, at AWS re:Invent 2017 in Las Vegas, the availability of Alert Logic Managed Rule Groups for AWS WAF - Virtual Patches for WordPress. The new offering is designed to help customers that use AWS WAF to protect their environments from the most recent exploitable WordPress vulnerabilities.

"Alert Logic threat intelligence researchers and content engineers secure applications for more than 4,000 customers"

 

How Can Technology Help Your Small Business?

When you are running a small business, it is advisable to use technology to help you work smarter. That means you need to use technology to your advantage so that you can concentrate and focus on other more important matters. However, not all small businesses know just what's out there that can help them do this. Here are a few of the ways technology can be used to help your business run smoothly.

Marketing

Your marketing campaign may be partly based on local advertising but more than likely using your website, but there are other avenues open to you that can get your reach even further. Although social media platforms are the favored method of reaching audience, do not dismiss e-mails as a way of targeting your audience by sending personalized messages that appeal to their likes and preferences. If you start an email list with your existing customers, you can send them regular updates with your latest offers and products. E-mails that are personalized are more likely to be read and acted upon.

RedLock Enhances Cloud Security Through Integration with Amazon GuardDuty

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RedLock today announced that the RedLock Cloud 360 Platform solution provides immediate integration with Amazon GuardDuty, a new threat detection service announced by Amazon Web Services (AWS) at AWS re:Invent 2017 in Las Vegas, to provide visibility into threats to your AWS resources. RedLock integrates with Amazon GuardDuty to help customers manage security and compliance risks. Amazon GuardDuty findings are ingested by RedLock to provide additional context and centralized visibility into security risks on the cloud, helping customers gain actionable insights, identify cloud threats, reduce risk and remediate issues, without impeding DevOps.

“We are happy to have RedLock Cloud 360 as a launch solution that is integrated with Amazon GuardDuty,” said Rohit Gupta, Global Segment Leader, Security, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “RedLock provides an extra layer of security, risk visibility and monitoring to its customers and the integration with Amazon GuardDuty makes it even easier to deploy and deliver deeper insights into customer infrastructure.”

Amazon GuardDuty integration enhances the following capabilities:

Ensono Selects CloudCheckr for AWS Cost and Inventory Management Portal

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Ensono, a leading hybrid IT services provider, selected CloudCheckr for the development of a new cost and inventory portal, providing Ensono clients robust cost optimization, inventory tracking and governance capabilities in the cloud.

"We are committed to bringing our clients the most trusted resources for their digital transformation journey, which is why we chose CloudCheckr for the Ensono cost and inventory portal," said Brett Moss, SVP and general manager, hyperscale cloud at Ensono. "CloudCheckr is a market leader, and their cost management portal met the requirements we were looking for in our service offering. With the additional insights, clients will gain a better understanding of what's running on their IT infrastructure, enabling them to make smarter business decisions."

AWS Announces Two New Container Capabilities - Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) and AWS Fargate

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Today at AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), announced two new arrivals to complement its existing popular Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) and make it easier than ever to deploy, manage, and scale container workloads on AWS. Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) brings Kubernetes to AWS as a fully managed service, making it easy for customers to run Kubernetes applications on AWS without the need to become experts in operating Kubernetes clusters. AWS also introduced a new capability called AWS Fargate that allows customers to launch and run containers without provisioning or managing servers or clusters. To learn more about Amazon EKS and AWS Fargate visit: https://aws.amazon.com/containers/.

"While we have over a hundred thousand active Amazon ECS clusters running on AWS and more customers running Kubernetes on AWS than on any other cloud, customers have also asked us to build a managed Kubernetes service like we have with Amazon ECS," said Deepak Singh, GM of Containers and High Performance Computing Services, AWS. "Not only have we delivered on this request with Amazon EKS, but we've also made managed containers easier to use than ever before by launching AWS Fargate to allow developers to run containers at the task level rather than having to think about servers or clusters."