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Tufin Launches First of Its Kind Program for MSSPs to Better Manage and Protect Customer Networks

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Tufin, the market-leading provider of Network Security Policy Orchestration solutions, today launched its Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) Program, enabling MSSPs to offer "Tufin as a Service" in a consumption-based model, delivering maximum value and flexibility. Tufin provides vital network visibility and enables organizations to make network security policy changes in minutes, reduce the attack surface and ensure continuous compliance. With Tufin as a Service, offered separately or integrated into an MSSP's services portfolio, MSSPs can automate policy changes to provide cost-effective services to their customers, improving security across heterogeneous networks.

Tufin developed its unique program to address the growing need for MSSPs to have an "as a service" offering that removes the manual and painstaking processes associated with firewall management.  The solution provides MSSPs a way to consistently and regularly manage network security policies and automatically document who made a change, when they made a change, and why they made a change. Benefits include reduced network configuration errors, improved troubleshooting, decreased network downtime and lower costs associated with providing these services. MSSPs will now be able to provide their customers better business agility with lower risk and improved speed and accuracy of network changes while meeting security demands.

Zadara Adds All-Flash Arrays, Advanced Features to Its Service Offering

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Zadara, provider of zero-risk enterprise cloud storage, today announced the latest enhancements to its service offering, focusing on eliminating the technical, operational, and financial risks associated with enterprise data storage and management. The expanded service is the result of over 1.5 years intense R&D effort and represents Zadara's most significant development to its storage-as-a-service value proposition, especially in the flash storage market. Zadara's offering now includes an all-flash array that features data reduction techniques such as compression and deduplication. This lowers customers' TCO as Zadara's usage-based pricing model means that they only pay for the storage they consume.

Further enhancements include:

Versa Driving Trend Toward Secure Multi-Cloud/SD-WAN Services, According to New Analyst Report by Futuriom

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Versa Networks is highlighted as a key market driver for its Secure Cloud IP architecture by analyst Futuriom with the launch of its new report Networking the Secure IP Cloud - Trends Driving the Cloud at NetEvents EMEA, in Portugal. Versa Networks has also recently been recognised by NSS Labs, the globally trusted source for independent fact-based cybersecurity guidance, as the only pure-play SD-WAN vendor to achieve a 100% evaluation for security in the first ever NSS Labs group test for SD-WAN. Versa has been awarded a ‘Recommended' rating in the NSS Labs Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) Group Test. 

Cloud, SD-WAN and security are in the midst of an evolution that is quickly growing in importance and will eventually dominate the WAN-edge architecture. The new report by R. Scott Raynovich, Futuriom, makes the important point that: "Cloud networks have entirely different requirements from client/server networks. They need to connect a variety of physical and virtual endpoints, including branches, private data centers, and the Internet."

 

Regulating Stress in the Cloud

Article Written by Avery Phillips

When we consider the digital frontier, our inclination is typically to look at how changes in technology are changing industries. And in a lot of ways that makes sense given the fact industries are capable of adopting and implementing on a large scale, and thus they showcase the potential impact of certain aspects of new tech. 

Yet underneath this drive within companies to be innovative there lies the core reality that it all comes back to how consumers - and human beings in general - are able to utilize technology overall, and in this case the cloud specifically, to bolster quality of life. 

Stress is an issue so widespread in varying degrees, its significance is often underrated. But, what research shows is that stress contributes to a wide range of serious chronic diseases. It's an inevitable part of life that we all deal with at one time or another, but it doesn't have be a serious game changer. 

The cloud can provide a method for individuals to regulate their stress on a daily basis in a way that previous generations never before had the ability to do; ultimately that means stress as a whole may take a back seat for some individuals, which is right where it belongs.

Three Steps You Need to Take to Ensure the Security of Your Business

When you are running a business in the modern world, to achieve any success, you will be using a vast variety of different, innovative technology. The developments and advancements in technology and the use of the internet in the past few decades have not only changed the way you will do business but, indeed, the way you will live your entire life. For all the great things technology brings, however, there will always be people who use it unlawfully or for bad purposes, such as hacking into accounts or stealing information. As the head of a business, it is incredibly important that you take every step you possibly can to safeguard your business from these potential security issues. As the leader, you will have a huge number of tasks on your to-do list and adding in time to think of possible ways you can improve security shouldn't be one of them. This handy guide will walk you through some of the essential things you should seriously consider doing as soon as possible to make sure your company is well and truly protected. 

Keeping threats at bay

Updating Cloud Platforms to Increase GDPR Compliance



Article Written by Sally Perkins

In light of the implementation of GDPR on May 25th, a recent revealed 56% of respondents plan to use private or multi-cloud platforms within the next 18 months. Even though these types of platforms offer many benefits to companies all around the globe, it has been found that the average European enterprises are especially prone to taking advantage of their many benefits and are using an average of 608 cloud apps. This signals a shift in the focus that organizations have to place on data security measures and compliance, and while you might likely understand how to use cloud computing and storage services, it is important to understand how to update them to meet these compliance measures as well.

The Current State of Unprotected Data

Software AG Acquires Built.io to Accelerate Leadership in Hybrid and Cloud Integration

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Software AG today announced the acquisition of Built.io, a San Francisco-based market-leading iPaaS company. Founded by serial entrepreneurs Nishant Patel, Neha Sampat and Matthew Baier, software vendor Built.io introduced its iPaaS offering, Built.io Flow in 2015. It has subsequently been named a Challenger in Gartner's 2018 "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service" and was named a Cool Vendor in the report "Cool Vendors in Pervasive Integration, 2016."

Built.io's Flow and Embed products will come together as a single integrated offering with Software AG's globally recognized webMethods Integration Platform.

NetFoundry Provides Secure and Integrated Connectivity to Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN

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NetFoundry today announced its NetFoundry AppWANs is available as an integrated on-ramp to Microsoft Azure. The NetFoundry AppWAN solution makes it simple, secure and cost-effective to connect to Azure, enabling businesses to connect with an all-software solution in minutes. NetFoundry is available to pilot customers today, starting as a free trial. Azure Virtual WAN functions as a managed site-to-site and site-to-VNET networking solution. 

NetFoundry has worked with Microsoft to ensure simple, integrated provisioning between Azure Virtual WAN and NetFoundry AppWANs. As a result, AppWANs provides enterprise-grade security, improves performance and simplifies network management.

Archive360 Among the First to Deliver Full Support for Microsoft Azure Data Box Family

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Archive360 announced it is among the first to deliver full support for Microsoft Azure Data Box.  In addition, Archive360 announced it is also among the first to be added to the Microsoft Azure Data Box Partner Program.  Archive360's Archive2Azure clients can now enjoy easier and faster data migration to Azure, in the same cost effective, secure, legally and regulatory compliant manner they have come to depend on from Archive360.

"Our Archive2Azure customers rely on us to onboard massive volumes of many different types of data as a critical element of their data estate modernization initiatives.  The Microsoft Azure Data Box enables us to extend these capabilities with a new option that ensures absolutely no impact on bandwidth or network resources.  By combining Archive360 with Azure Data Box, clients can complete migration initiatives in less time, and accelerate their time-to-value in Azure," said Bill Tolson, Vice President of Marketing, Archive360.  "We are delighted to extend our alignment with Microsoft, and proud to be among the first to be approved and added to their Azure Partner Program."
 

Continuum Unveils Compliance and Cloud Enhancements for Security Portfolio

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Continuum, the exclusive provider of the only service-enabled technology platform that enables MSPs to scale rapidly and profitably, today announced enhancements to its Continuum Security portfolio. At Navigate 2018, the company's annual user conference, Continuum unveiled new solutions to help MSPs meet the demands of their clients with regulatory requirements and help secure their cloud-based operations. Continuum also announced the expansion of their newly released Continuum Security into the European marketplace.

The new Compliance Dashboard, part of Continuum Security's Profile & Protect offering, provides MSPs with key views that enable MSPs to ensure their clients are compliant with critical regulations, starting with HIPAA, and provides easily consumable information to help clients quickly adhere to their audit and self-assessment requirements. These extensions effectively detail adherence to technical compliance requirements and outline any gaps in those requirements, allowing providers to deliver visibility into vital information required in highly-regulated industries.