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CyberArk Acquires Vaultive to Advance Privileged Account Security for the Cloud

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CyberArk today announced the acquisition of certain assets of privately-held Vaultive, Inc., a cloud security provider. The deal closed today.

The CyberArk Privileged Account Security Solution is the industry's most comprehensive solution for protecting against privileged account exploitation anywhere - on-premises, in hybrid cloud environments and across DevOps workflows. Building upon the Vaultive technology, CyberArk will deliver greater visibility and control over privileged business users, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) administrators. By delivering a cloud-native and mobile experience, Vaultive will extend the CyberArk solution to these highly privileged users, which are frequent targets for cyber attacks.

"The Vaultive team brings innovative technology and advanced cloud industry experience to CyberArk. We look forward to incorporating the technology to add additional depth and proactive protection for enterprises facing an expanding attack surface in the cloud," said Udi Mokady, chairman and CEO, CyberArk. "Vaultive provides a strong building block to accelerate CyberArk's cloud security strategy, making CyberArk the only vendor able to extend privileged account security to administrators and privileged business users in cloud environments with this level of granularity and control."

The Benefits Cloud Technology Has Had on the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry is at something of a crossroads. The future could take any one of a number of potential forms. The emergence of electric and driverless cars as serious challengers to the current status quo has dramatically altered the calculations of many investors and industry observers. Automobile manufacturers are constantly finding new ways of combining technological innovations in order to radically change the experience of driving a car.

There are few technologies which have not in some way informed the design choices of car manufacturers. New technologies mean new capabilities and functionalities will become possible. As these new possibilities are realized, car manufacturers are able to evolve their approaches to both crafting the experience of driving for the driver and ensuring that everything behind the scenes is operating as smoothly as possible.

Like a myriad of other technologies, cloud computing has made a big difference to the automotive industry. It has affected the way that customers interact with their vehicles, and how the industry interfaces with drivers and the general public. Let's take a look at some of the most prominent benefits that cloud computing offers to the automotive industry.

Ipswitch Now Offers Cloud Performance, Usage and Billing Monitoring in WhatsUp Gold

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Ipswitch today announced WhatsUp Gold 2018 with major enhancements, including performance monitoring of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure cloud deployments, Meraki cloud managed wireless systems, Dell Compellent storage devices and Outlook 365. Ipswitch's customers now have an at-a-glance dashboard and an interactive map for visibility into the status and performance of networks, servers, storage devices and applications across on-premises and cloud with a single network interface.

"IT professionals wear multiple hats and can't afford to invest large amounts of time trying to extract the information they need from disparate management tools," said Austin O'Malley, Chief Product Officer at Ipswitch. "The latest version of WhatsUp Gold meets the growing needs of our customers with even smarter discovery, a new overview dashboard to view key metrics and overall health quickly, and greatly expanded out-of-the-box support to monitor all facets of their on-premises and cloud IT environments."

WhatsUp Gold 2018 delivers automatic discovery of your networked environment and displays your entire physical, virtual and cloud environment in a unique interactive map to enable truly proactive end-to-end performance monitoring and troubleshooting. Unlike competitor products, there is no need to learn different tools to gain insights into the various components of your environment.


Arkadin Launches a Cloud Consulting Practice to Ensure Clients Have Highly Functioning UC Services

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Arkadin, an NTT Communications company and market leader in cloud Unified Communications and Collaboration services, announces today a new managed service to help enterprises successfully navigate their digital cloud transformation journeys. Cloud Transformation Services (CTS) is a holistic, technology agnostic program that includes the full spectrum of UC services, including needs assessments, risk mitigation, migration planning, training, change management and adoption campaigns. It also includes ongoing support services through Arkadin's 24/7 help desks and regular Service Management reviews to measure the quality of the UC service.

"As Microsoft, Cisco and other leading UC providers continue to roll out advanced cloud capabilities, our clients need a trusted partner to help make decisions about the platforms and technologies best suited to their needs," said Christophe Reyes, Arkadin's Managing Director, UCaaS. "We are well positioned for this: Our clients benefit from sophisticated networking and telecommunications expertise from fellow NTT Group Companies Dimension Data and NTT Communications, and our own deep experience in telephony and collaboration. Together we offer the full life-cycle of services for optimising their cloud UC journeys."

Components of the 4-step ‘Cloud Transformation Services' program:

How technology can help you to create a buzz around your business

In order to secure success for your business, it is vital that you present your organization in the best light. If you are going to stand out from the competition, you will constantly need to be on the lookout for opportunities to move your company forward. One of the best ways for you to do this is by engaging with technology. Why stay in the past when moving into the future can save you an enormous amount of time, money, and effort? Furthermore, making the most of your digital devices will assist you in creating a buzz around your business. Below are six examples that support this claim.

Technology can help you to improve your levels of service

Firstly, technology can help you to improve your levels of service. Not only can it aid you in speeding up your operation, but it can also help you to lower your costs and save your staff members from carrying out monotonous tasks. If you are wondering where to start, you should consider automating specific elements of your business. For instance, if you have an online mailing list, you should use an automated response system to deal with the initial stages of inquiries and complaints. Automated emails will also be of use if you run an online store and need to send through order confirmations. Eliminating the risk of human error and speeding up your responses is a fantastic way for you to improve the customer experience. It could lead to positive word of mouth reviews and impressive online recommendations.

Nutanix Fuels Channel Partners to Propel the Next Generation of Cloud Deployments

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Nutanix announced today that it is introducing new channel program incentives and expanded standalone software license offerings with Dell EMC to drive the next wave of enterprise cloud adoption for its customers. With these new incentives, Nutanix will provide its partners with enhanced economics for selling Nutanix software and enable customers to have more options in how they procure industry-leading hybrid cloud and hyperconverged technologies for their data centers.

Dell EMC XC Core includes Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation servers and Dell EMC solution integration software for Nutanix software deployments. XC Core, available today, is an alternative to other products in the Dell EMC XC Family that allows customers to purchase the Nutanix software license separately from the rest of the appliance with access to software support directly from Nutanix's award-winning customer service organization. Customers will be able to choose the software licensing terms and conditions that are optimal for their business needs.

Going digital with your business – the must 'gets'

If you're starting up a small business or recently started running one, then have you thought about how you're going to make it stand out on the net? It doesn't matter what the nature of your company is; you should be looking for as many opportunities as possible to promote your products and services through a website and across social media channels. Being a small organization, you probably don't have the budget to hire a full-time member of staff dedicated to digital. Don't worry; there are still things you can do to get your presence out there. Here are some of the top ‘gets' you need to be thinking about. 

Netwrix Survey: Tech and IT Companies Are the Driving Force of Cloud Security Investments

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Netwrix Corporation, provider of a visibility platform for user behavior analysis and risk mitigation in hybrid environments, today released the 2018 Netwrix Cloud Security: In-Depth Report.

The report supplements the 2018 Netwrix Cloud Security Report, unveiling survey findings specific to various industries and regions. Overall, 853 organizations shared their feedback for the survey, conducted in November 2017. All organizations are public or hybrid cloud users.

The key findings include:

Keeping Your Personal Information Safe Online

The world is moving increasingly online, with peoples' social lives and educational spheres gradually shifting from the real world to the virtual. This change has already brought about immeasurable benefits to both personal and business lives, and these are expected to continue in the years to come. However, with such benefits comes increased risk. Despite stories populating the media of catfishing and stolen information, people are not as careful as they should be online. Although it seems like a complicated process, there are some easy tricks you can follow in your everyday life to ensure your information is safe each time you go online. 

OnRamp Helps Startups Thrive with Free Cloud Program

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OnRamp Access, LLC, a HITRUST-certified cloud infrastructure provider, is pleased to announce the release of OnRamp’s Cloud Innovation Program with the goal of helping startups innovate, scale and thrive. Eligible startups receive six months of free resources on OnRamp’s HITRUST-certified virtual private cloud (VPC) built on OpenStack technology and access to OnRamp’s rich set of resources, including security and compliance expertise, an extended community of partners, and marketing opportunities.

The program is open to all startups, but is best suited for software startups developing a SaaS-based product or service that’s subject to security and compliance mandates, such as HIPAA and PCI.