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Tufin Announces New Cloud Security Solution

Tufin, a leading provider of Network Security Policy Orchestration solutions, announced its latest cloud-native solution, Tufin Iris. It enables cloud operations and IT security teams to gain visibility and control of security policies for cloud-based applications. Tufin Iris can integrate into DevOps pipelines to ensure continuous compliance and maintain business agility. Tufin Iris is currently available to early adopters who register for a trial online.

Until now, organizations lacked visibility into their cloud environments and had little to no understanding how secure existing cloud resources and applications were. A tradeoff was being made: either circumvent security controls and take on risk, or rely on manual security reviews and compliance audits and sacrifice business agility. As a result, organizations are seeking solutions that combine the benefits of security policy controls with the automated approach of DevOps.

"Lack of visibility into cloud environments is one of the most pressing security challenges that organizations face," said Jon Oltsik, senior principal analyst at ESG. "Security and cloud operations teams require cloud-native solutions that provide visibility and restore control without reducing business agility. Security policy automation extended to cloud platforms is the answer to that call." 

Cylance Introduces AI-Powered Cloud Security Solution for AWS

Cylance Inc., a leading provider of AI-driven, prevention-first security solutions, today announced support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) with CylancePROTECT for the cloud.

Cylance develops innovative artificial intelligence capabilities to detect and prevent malware from executing. The company's award-winning CylancePROTECT solution now supports AWS Linux to protect application instances running on cloud services infrastructure from cyber threats, and its proven AI techniques further extend to the Cylance AI-powered endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution CylanceOPTICS to provide insight and threat hunting capabilities against those threats.

"We are excited to make our AI-driven, prevention-first security solutions available to cloud computing environments," said Stuart McClure, founder and chief executive at Cylance. "By approaching security with sophisticated machine learning techniques and offering scalable threat detection, response, root cause analysis, and threat hunting, Cylance helps prevent data breaches that impact the security of an organization's data in the cloud."

Dynatrace Expands Amazon Web Services Visibility with Amazon CloudWatch and AWS CloudTrail

Software intelligence company Dynatrace, today announced the extension of the platform's cloud visibility and contextual data ingestion from Amazon Web Services (AWS) with Amazon CloudWatch (CloudWatch) and AWS CloudTrail (CloudTrail). The addition of AWS metrics and events from the two services enriches the high-fidelity data that Dynatrace processes, further enhancing contextual problem identification and root cause analysis. Enterprises can enhance their enterprise cloud visibility within a single platform, get immediate answers, and shift the focus from troubleshooting to accelerating innovation and digital transformation.

"Enterprises are rapidly expanding their cloud footprint to support the development of cloud-native applications and the modernization of IT operations," said Steve Tack, SVP Product Management at Dynatrace. "Dynatrace was purpose-built to deal with the scale and complexity of the enterprise cloud, providing teams with intelligence to manage their cloud operations with a single platform. Ultimately, with CloudWatch, our customers can gain additional context, which when combined with our full-stack, AI powered monitoring capabilities, allows for faster and more precise answers."

Cohesity Expands Relationship with Amazon Web Services

Cohesity, a leader of hyperconverged secondary storage, today announced a wide range of new solutions, powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), that empower customers to bring together cloud-native backups, full lifecycle disaster recovery, and long-term data retention on a single, easy-to-use platform. Cohesity also revealed a dramatic increase in the number of customers utilizing solutions from AWS and Cohesity as more organizations embrace a more automated and scalable approach to hybrid cloud architecture.

Modern enterprises overwhelmingly recognize the value of leveraging cloud infrastructure together with on-premises resources to achieve new levels of efficiency and cost savings. A recent survey from IDG found that 73 percent of organizations have at least one application, or a portion of their computing infrastructure, in the cloud already, and that is expected to grow to 90 percent in 2019.

"Cohesity is giving customers new ways to leverage AWS in support of a variety of secondary workloads," said Lynn Lucas, chief marketing officer, Cohesity. "Cohesity is focused on helping customers address critical challenges tied to mass data fragmentation. Our deep relationship with AWS gives customers greater flexibility and agility while managing their critical infrastructure and data through a single user interface on a web-scale platform."

XebiaLabs Accelerates Enterprise Application Shift to the Cloud with Amazon Web Services

XebiaLabs announced support for new Amazon Web Services (AWS) services designed to simplify and accelerate application migration to the cloud at scale. New integrations of the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform with AWS Service Catalog and support for AWS Fargate, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS), Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS), and other AWS services, allow developers to easily switch workloads from traditional data centers to AWS. Companies can rely on a highly efficient, compliant, and secure enterprise DevOps process as they are moving applications to the cloud.

"The combination of AWS Service Catalog and the XebiaLabs DevOps Platform provides a highly scalable and structured path to moving enterprise applications to AWS," said Clive D'Souza, Global Head of AWS Service Catalog BD, Amazon Web Services, Inc. "It was designed to allow companies to offer self-service deployments to their development teams, while supporting compliance, security, and governance requirements across the DevOps pipeline. Teams can now easily access AWS services as an integrated part of their enterprise DevOps processes, and CIOs can rest easy knowing software applications are being built securely and with control, while taking advantage of the flexibility and velocity of the cloud."

Fugue Risk Manager Now Available to Protect Against Data Breaches with Self-Healing Cloud Infrastructure

Fugue, the company automating enterprise cloud security and compliance enforcement to prevent data breaches and policy violations due to misconfiguration, today announced the availability of Fugue Risk Manager. A Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering, Fugue Risk Manager can identify compliance violations in cloud environments and automatically remediate unauthorized infrastructure changes.

Enterprise cloud teams can use Fugue Risk Manager to scan cloud infrastructure to identify policy violations for a number of compliance regimes, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) Center for Internet Security (CIS) Benchmarks, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53 Rev. 4, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and custom, customer-specified controls. Fugue Risk Manager can then enforce known-good infrastructure baselines provisioned by the cloud team in order to identify configuration drift and automatically remediate it as soon as it occurs.

"Enterprises operating at scale in the cloud face a governance challenge-how to ensure everything that's running in their cloud adheres to compliance and security policy and is free of misconfiguration that can lead to critical security incidents," said Phillip Merrick, CEO of Fugue. "Fugue Risk Manager provides enterprises with autonomic governance over their cloud infrastructure while supporting the speed and agility needed in today's competitive environment."

LeanTaaS Secures Cloud-Based Apps on AWS with Signal Sciences

Signal Sciences today announced that LeanTaaS, a Silicon Valley healthcare analytics company, has chosen its revolutionary next-gen web application firewall (WAF) to secure cloud-based LeanTaaS apps on Amazon Web Services (AWS), as well as meet HIPAA compliance requirements. Signal Sciences WAF makes it possible for businesses like LeanTaaS to protect critical web apps on AWS and in multi-cloud environments from real attacks and threat scenarios. The solution will be showcased at the Signal Sciences booth #1404 at the AWS re:Invent conference from November 26-30 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

The LeanTaaS iQueue platform uses lean principles, machine learning, and predictive analytics to digitally transform core operational processes in healthcare. It mathematically matches the demand for expensive, constrained healthcare resources with supply. More than 50 hospitals and health systems rely on the company's AWS cloud-based platform to increase patient access, decrease wait times, improve staff satisfaction, and reduce healthcare delivery costs. The company was looking for a solution that could not only secure its cloud-based web services, but scale and provide coverage quickly while not slowing down development.

Site24x7 Introduces AI-Driven Microsoft Azure Monitoring and Microsoft Teams Chatbot Integration

Site24x7, the cloud-based performance monitoring solution for DevOps and IT operations, today announced the introduction of its AI-powered Microsoft Azure monitoring as well as its chatbot integration with Microsoft Teams. Site24x7 Azure monitoring enables IT teams to manage over 100 Azure products using the Azure Monitor REST API in near real time, thus making it valuable for IT teams to gain actionable alerts, reduce resolution time, and gain visibility into their hybrid clouds. With the introduction of the Site24x7 chatbot for Microsoft Teams, DevOps and application owners will be able to get the health status of critical applications in their familiar workplace chat room.

Many organizations are adopting a hybrid cloud environment, creating the need to monitor a growing mix of both on-premises and multiple cloud infrastructures. The global hybrid cloud market overall is expected to grow from $44.60 billion in 2018 to $97.64 billion by 2023, according to B2B research company MarketsandMarkets.

Addressing this growing challenge, Site24x7 brings together existing capabilities for monitoring user experience, infrastructure monitoring, and application performance management into one unified solution that can deliver full stack monitoring in a hybrid environment, thus giving DevOps and IT teams a holistic view into their IT infrastructure. Additionally, Microsoft Teams chatbot integration helps to enhance productivity in organizations grappling with hybrid environmental challenges.

Cloud Daddy Launches Modern Data Protection Update 1.3 for Secure Backup Solution on AWS Marketplace

Cloud Daddy, creator of Cloud Daddy Secure Backup (CDSB), the world's most secure and easy to use AWS-native data protection solution, today announced version 1.3 of its software platform. The update incorporates Amazon GuardDuty intelligent threat detection capabilities and real-time cost estimation of backup jobs, as well as advanced restore features for Instances, Volumes and AWS Databases.

Cloud Daddy will be exhibiting at Amazon's re:Invent conference, Nov. 26-30 in Las Vegas, Nev. CDSB Version 1.3 has been launched on the AWS Marketplace prior to the conference.

"Using Amazon GuardDuty on the CDSB platform underscores our commitment to providing modern-era data protection," said Cloud Daddy CEO and Founder Joe Merces. "The ongoing barrage of cyber threats and ransomware attacks from malicious actors makes it essential for organizations to have intelligent threat detection as a security countermeasure to strengthen overall data protection."

Pac-12 Conference Goes All-In on Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced that the Pac-12 Conference (Pac-12) has extended its strategic relationship with AWS, going all-in on the world's leading cloud and selecting AWS as its standard for machine learning and media workloads. Pac-12 leverages AWS's industry-leading services for a wide variety of production use cases, including its website, mobile applications, and live television networks, to transform the collegiate sports experience for its millions of fans. As a key part of its all-in migration, Pac-12 will move business-critical databases to Amazon Aurora to gain the speed and availability of a commercial database with the simplicity and cost effectiveness of open source.