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HYCU R-Cloud safeguards all business-critical applications, from on-premises to SaaS 

HYCU introduced R-Cloud, which enables Software as a Service (SaaS) providers and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to provide backup and recovery services for their SaaS offerings in days. R-Cloud is a low-code, purpose-built data protection development platform that makes it simple for SaaS vendors to provide secure and scalable enterprise-class backup and recovery services to their users. 

With over 17,000 SaaS applications in use across organizations today, 99% of them lack reliable backup and recovery capabilities. With the proliferation of SaaS and the rapid modernization of applications, IT departments are finding it more difficult than ever to identify, manage, and protect business-critical applications. 

In an effort to closely engage with current customers and SaaS solution providers and to ensure that there is an easy way to visualize all data across the enterprise, identify what data is protected, ensure that data is not left unprotected, and be able to recover data in the event of human error or malicious attack, R-Cloud is the product of four years of development and a number of patent-pending innovations. 

To ensure that all SaaS data is protected, the R-Cloud platform enables SaaS companies to take advantage of HYCU’s data protection expertise, orchestration, identity and access management, policy management, and analytics. 

Simon Taylor, CEO of HYCU stated, “If the number of vendors in one of the industry’s leading market reports have only protected seven SaaS applications to date, the current approach to backup and recovery SaaS has no future. The entire approach is broken. New SaaS offerings are being built. New approaches to protect them are a must. That is why we have re-thought the way data protection is done and found a way to provide ISVs and SaaS vendors the ability to add data protection with ease. Granular backup and recovery for SaaS is now available in as little as four days when it would have taken at least four quarters before to develop.” 

Currently, the average development time for new data protection is at least four quarters, which HYCU has reduced to four days. Users will benefit from the introduction of R-Cloud in the following ways: 

R-low-code, Cloud’s integrated development environment enables SaaS companies and ISVs to rapidly develop new R-Cloud modules for their SaaS services, reducing development cycles to days rather than years. 

Diagnosis through graphical visualization: Auto-discovery and mapping of all applications and services – SaaS, PaaS, DBaaS, public, and private cloud – provides businesses with a comprehensive visualization of their entire data estate and protection status. Organizations get a detailed and comprehensive view of their business-critical data and its security status. 

Tight integration with data protection technology: SaaS providers and independent software vendors (ISVs) are able to combine their application intelligence with HYCU’s discovery, orchestration, security, policy management, and reporting capabilities.  

HYCU Protégé Marketplace data protection services: Organizations can subscribe to and access a growing library of protected SaaS, DBaaS, and PaaS applications.  

New recovery service that is secure and patented: SaaS users will have access to the following through applications built on R-Cloud: 

  • Users can set up automatic backup procedures that run constantly with one click of the mouse. 
  • Recover granular elements quickly across any SaaS application that is protected. 
  • Role-based access control is provided by self-service capabilities, which also give SaaS administrators and users the ability to safeguard and recover important data. 
  • Confidence and security – All developed data protection services are securely stored and protected against ransomware. 

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Adaptive Shield Reduces Supply Chain Risks through Enhanced SaaS-to-SaaS Capabilities 

The leading SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM) provider, Adaptive Shield, recently introduced new tools for identifying and monitoring external apps that are linked to the main SaaS stack. The risk that SaaS-to-SaaS sometimes referred to as third-party app access, poses is being reduced by Adaptive Shield through its new functionality. Unauthorized applications that have access to an organization’s data can be identified quickly and efficiently using the new feature. 

“As SaaS app dependency grows, so too does our comfort level in using these apps — this is why many grant access without considering the possible consequences. As a result, third-party app access has become the new executable file. Now, with these new capabilities, whether employees have connected 50 to 5000 apps, Adaptive Shield equips security professionals with the solution to regain control over their SaaS Security,” stated Maor Bin, co-founder and CEO of Adaptive Shield. 

In a recent announcement, Adaptive Shield claimed to be the first and only SSPM solution to offer as many out-of-the-box connectors with more than 100 SaaS apps. These new 3rd party discovery capabilities inside the Shadow IT sector are driven by their in-depth knowledge and expertise of the vast array of application characteristics, hubs, and connected apps. 

The security team can now gauge the extent of access to sensitive data across the organization’s stack based on the access scopes sought by these apps, authorized users, and cross-referencing. The security team also obtains increased reporting tools for efficient and precise risk assessments that will lead to practical actions. 

Cohesity introduces a data security software as a service (SaaS) solution! 

Cohesity, a pioneer in data security and management, introduced Cohesity DataHawk, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for data protection that is aimed at assisting clients in defending against, detecting, and recovering from ransomware and cyberattacks. 

In one SaaS solution, DataHawk combines three essential security capabilities: threat protection through malware and attack indicator scans; ML-based data classification that offers high accuracy in identifying and detecting sensitive or critical data; and award-winning cyber vaulting through Cohesity FortKnox. 

Mohit Aron, founder and chief technology and product officer, of Cohesity stated, “Over-stretched IT and security teams are constantly trying to manage a sea of infrastructure while working night and day to stay ahead of bad actors. The key to keeping businesses running is minimizing the impact of a potential breach, bringing data security directly into the operational workflow, securing data at the source, and restoring critical workloads rapidly — while enabling IT and security teams to spend time on other business-critical tasks. This is what DataHawk is all about.” 

“Minimizing the impact of cyberattacks and ransomware is essential for keeping business operations running optimally. This requires classifying the data that matters most to the organization, as well as quickly identifying attack indicators and rapidly restoring workloads,” said Jennifer Glenn, Research Director for Information and Data Security at IDC. Integrating data classification and recovery capabilities via a SaaS platform, such as DataHawk from Cohesity, can help reduce the workload on IT and security teams and help them stay ahead of cyber attackers.” 

Organizations may quickly protect themselves from ransomware and other assaults by using DataHawk. The following are some of DataHawk’s main capabilities: 

  • Threat intelligence that can save the day 
  • The growing list of integrations with today’s leading cybersecurity vendors that are helping IT and security build a modern automated security operations center (SOC) 
  • Data classification to quickly assess the impact 
  • Cyber vaulting provides data recovery and resiliency when it’s needed most 

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Verica introduced ProwlerPro SaaS for AWS security 

Verica introduced ProwlerPro SaaS, which provides free AWS security to organizations that operate applications on AWS. ProwlerPro SaaS provides users with parallelized processing for faster results, preset dashboards, and a comprehensive picture of your infrastructure regardless of area. Engineers and developers can leverage Prowler’s capability without installing or managing it themselves by using a handy software as a service (SaaS) solution. 

Casey Rosenthal, co-founder, and CEO of Verica commented, “At Verica, we are creating solutions that help every customer understand complex systems holistically. ProwlerPro is a critical addition to our customers’ AWS security toolbox. Many commercial vendors exist in this space, but none offer the convenience and time-to-value of ProwlerPro—and it’s free. 

Prowler is already absurdly popular – over a million downloads, six and a half thousand github stars, in the top five AWS tools – but we want to make that community even bigger. We knew that this step [launching the SaaS] would be the best way we can support the DevSecOps community to really take control of their fate, making best-in-class security tools easy enough and good enough for developers and operators to want to use them.” 

ProwlerPro’s power is now available to any customers with an AWS account, regardless of organization size. After setting up an account, the service may perform over 250 tests on a user’s AWS account in minutes. When an event happens, businesses no longer have to worry about complex back-end software or additional obstacles through a provider to diagnose the remedy. On top of the Prowler OSS engine, the free SaaS solution offers an intuitive, user-friendly system with holistic dashboards and an enterprise-grade experience. 

This latest release provides a map for where to focus on work and then charts patterns so users can observe security posture, improve over time and detect when new vulnerabilities appear. The power of this time-tested and rapidly growing product is now available in an easy no-download deployment for organizations of any size that can scale as they grow. 

Arcserve Extends its SaaS Offering to Protect Emerging Data Systems

Arcserve, a US-established full-scale ransomware protection provider in order to secure and scale data protection for Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, Salesforce, Google Workspace, and Azure Active environments has expanded its SaaS Backup offering. 

Arcserve SaaS Backup provides control of imperative data by protecting against data loss and ascertaining regular availability of data with automated cloud-to-cloud backup. It also offers data recovery to small, medium, and large enterprises and channel partners.

SaaS backup features of Arcserve SaaS Backup are as follows-

Simple and easy to use: With initial setup taking less than five minutes, the system enables quick deployment, securing data across crucial SaaS workloads. Users may simply navigate data and have full control over protected data with the help of a simple interface.

Retrieval and restoration of data: Universal restore capability of Backup solutions provides a complete overview of entire backup sets. Throughout all historical data sets, a search can be performed to re-establish data deleted in the recent past or years ago. Search helps users track, preview, and restore the data. The secure preview features to aid in easy identification of the correct data that has to be restored, removing multiple restore iterations.

Security by design: SaaS Backup employing a blockchain-build algorithm offers unalterable cloud data backups and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to ascertain the security and reliability of services.

Scalability to future-proof SaaS workloads: SaaS backup solution by offering unlimited storage capacity to meet industry, regional, and company policies scale effortlessly across millions of users. Data remains available as the solutions keep it in four different copies of the backups stored in at least two data centers in the same territory, assuring data durability throughout SaaS-based workloads. 

Many companies don’t understand their responsibility for their data when it moves to a data center of a SaaS provider, no matter where it’s located. Arcserve’s latest research revealed that around 44% of businesses believe safeguarding and recovering data stored in public clouds is the responsibility of the cloud provider. As such they don’t keep backup and allow cyber fraudulent to steal data and data loss thus happens by intentional deletion, human error, or programmatic issues.

Florian Malecki, Executive Vice President of Marketing at Arcserve, said, “As more organizations move critical data to SaaS-based applications for the flexibility and ability to scale, it is crucial to have the right data protection policies and solutions in place to keep that business-critical data secure. Arcserve SaaS Backup is the best weapon against data loss. It gives customers the peace of mind that their data is secure, easily retrievable, and always accessible with immutable backups for data protection.”

CyberArk Introduces AWS Secrets Manager Secrets Hub!

CyberArk Secrets Hub is a brand-new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution from CyberArk, the world leader in identity security. Secrets Hub streamlines the process for developers working in hybrid environments to access secrets on Amazon Web Services (AWS) through AWS Secrets Manager. At the same time, security managers maintain centralized control and the capacity to enact uniform policies over secrets using current procedures and infrastructure.

Kurt Sand, general manager, DevSecOps at CyberArk said, “As customers evolve to hybrid architectures and build applications on AWS, their developers rely on AWS Secrets Manager to simplify development and operations. However, preserving developer experience can cause conflict with centralized security goals. Secrets Hub solves this problem by allowing CyberArk customers to centrally manage and rotate the secrets used by developers using AWS Secrets Manager – delivering a cloud-native experience without any changes in their workflow. This allows security administrators to continue to create, rotate and monitor secrets through the familiar CyberArk interface across environments and developers to continue to take advantage of AWS Secrets Manager. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

In order to provide efficient secret management in hybrid environments, Secrets Hub, a component of the CyberArk Identity Security Platform, was developed in collaboration with the AWS Secrets Manager team. CyberArk Secrets Hub operates by automatically replicating CyberArk-managed secrets to AWS Secrets Manager (for use on AWS). This enables users to set up Secrets Hub permissions on the relevant AWS account, create a synchronization policy by choosing what to sync and what target to sync, create a synchronization policy by selecting what to sync, and access the synchronized secrets using AWS. This allows users to centrally manage secrets across multiple AWS accounts and hybrid environments while assisting in ensuring data segregation.

Security experts can centrally manage and enforce a single policy and standard throughout the entire enterprise, including mixed environments, without altering compliance and audit procedures. The CyberArk Identity Security Platform, created for the dynamic enterprise, enables secure access for any identity, whether human or automated, to any resource or environment from any location using any device.

SaaS- Software as a Service!

Software as a service (SaaS) is a cloud-based software delivery model in which the cloud provider develops and maintains cloud application software, offers automatic software updates, and makes software available to customers on a pay-as-you-go basis via the internet. All hardware and traditional software, including middleware, application software, and security, are managed by the public cloud provider. As a result, SaaS customers can significantly reduce costs, deploy, scale, and upgrade business solutions faster than they could with on-premises systems and software, and predict ownership costs with improved efficiency.

What exactly is a software as a service?

The cloud delivery model is used for SaaS. A software provider will either host the application and associated data on its own servers, databases, networking, and computing resources, or an ISV will contract with a cloud provider to host the application in the provider’s data center. Any device with a network connection will be able to access the application. Web browsers are typically used to access SaaS applications.

Significance of SAAS

In today’s scenario, web-based software is adaptable enough to be customized for specific business needs as well as for individual users. Customers can modify the user interface (UI) to alter the program’s appearance and feel as well as components, like data fields, to change the data that is displayed. A few business process features can also be modified on and off at will.

Users can frequently customize their own personal workspace, such as a dashboard or task list, to display only the information they need to see and optimize their individual work styles. Even though both on-premises and SaaS systems can now be completely customized for each client, cloud-based software still offers a lot more flexibility and agility for the average business.

  • Access to innovations and rapid application development

Businesses want to utilize the most recent capabilities because innovation is so important in the digital age. Cloud-based SaaS accelerates innovation cycles and provides faster access to the most recent innovations and applications. In contrast, because of the longer development cycles typical of on-premises solutions and applications, the on-premises in-the-cloud SaaS model necessitates waiting for innovations.

  • SaaS business processes that are connected

A SaaS solution is required by organizations to support cloud-based processes such as procure-to-pay or order-to-cash without requiring costly integrations or complex management. Modern SaaS suites are built on a single, standards-based platform that includes a unified enterprise-wide data model, a unified user experience (including mobile and social), shared security levels, synchronized release schedules, and more.

This growth is anticipated to be aided by future SaaS innovation in the SaaS solutions themselves, including:

Artificial intelligence (AI) solutions are becoming more widely used, and it is anticipated that they will be incorporated into all enterprise cloud applications soon. Artificial intelligence will power adaptive intelligence solutions, allowing back-office and front-office applications to learn and adapt to user data and behaviour.

Autonomous IT management, artificial intelligence, and machine learning will all play important roles in enabling more autonomous, less reliant management of cloud applications and cloud infrastructure. Aside from AI and machine learning, there is a new set of adaptive intelligent technologies driving change in all SaaS applications. Among them were chatbots, virtual reality, augmented reality, blockchain, IoT, and digital assistants. For forward-thinking providers to expand their SaaS offerings, each of these technologies is becoming more and more important.

Industry Organizations continue to be driven by depth and horizontal connectedness in SaaS solutions or vertical cloud applications. While SaaS was originally designed to provide quick vertical solutions to a single department, businesses are increasingly requiring and expecting cross-business visibility. Expect more vertical depth from providers offering cross-business suites, as well as more APIs and turnkey integrations for hybrid cloud solutions, as applications continue to evolve.