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Ivanti Announces Partnership with Lookout

Lookout, a leader in endpoint-to-cloud security, and Ivanti, the provider of the Ivanti Neurons automation platform that discovers, manages, secures and services IT assets from cloud to edge, announced today that they have partnered to help organizations accelerate cloud adoption and mature their Zero Trust security posture in the “Everywhere Workplace.”

In this new hybrid work paradigm, businesses confront numerous security issues in terms of protecting organizational data and detecting and blocking threats. To begin with, enterprises frequently lack visibility and control over who is accessing enterprise resources hosted in both managed and uncontrolled cloud sites, making comprehensive access and security governance challenges. At the same time, hackers are increasingly targeting mobile devices by exploiting security flaws in company IT infrastructure.

The President and Chief Product Officer at Ivanti, Nayaki Nayyar stated, “We’re excited to partner with Lookout to help organizations solve these challenges. This partnership allows us to expand on the Ivanti Neurons for ZTA solution by adding CASB and SWG technologies via the Lookout Security Platform. Our three core technologies solve different, but equally important, security challenges. And when deployed together, they enable organizations to achieve secure cloud adoption, deliver a better end-user experience and a comprehensive Zero Trust security posture.”

Ivanti’s Neurons for zero-trust access and Lookout’s cloud access security broker (CASB) and secure web gateway (SWG) have partnered to enable customers to increase threat prevention and data protection on both on-premises and in the cloud while adhering to zero-trust access security standards.

CEO of Lookout, Jim Dolce commented, “We share Ivanti’s commitment to help customers modernize IT, detect, and mitigate threats, and provide a secure and productive environment for the hybrid workforce. Together, we deliver secure access and advanced data protection across all users, devices and applications. By joining forces with Ivanti, Ivanti customers now have a clear path to a Zero Trust security strategy backed by our innovative, data-centric cloud security solutions. Our solution is optimized to simplify security operations fit for remote work and digital transformation to the cloud.”

Cisco progresses towards accelerating hybrid cloud adoption!

Cisco is progressing towards enhancing hybrid cloud adoption by adding several new features in both software and hardware products to accelerate the multi-cloud adoption process for businesses. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, workplaces are adapting hybrid cloud adoption and shifting to hybrid and remote work environments, making it more important than ever for organizations to be prepared for the challenges that come with handling the massive amount of data from a range of sources across both on-premises and cloud systems.

Cisco’s Vice President of Product Management and Cloud Computing DD Dasgupta said, “While enterprises are standardizing on hybrid, multi-cloud environments, many are still building a strategy to minimize complexity and maximize value with an operational model and tools that deliver flexibility, speed, and simplicity. Cisco has paved the way to help IT operations transform with hybrid cloud, enabling an operational model that allows businesses to adapt quickly, and streamline the secure delivery of applications whether they are in on-premises data centers or the public cloud.”

Businesses are endeavoring for simplicity and flexibility to handle application diversity as the graph of application drives further interactions between people and things. Systems today are becoming more versatile, necessitating more adaptable infrastructure. Simultaneously, IT is supporting enterprises’ quickly evolving business requirements while also accelerating infrastructure and application delivery.

The entire purpose of hyper-converged infrastructure is to make customers’ lives quite convenient by mixing a wide range of components into a pre-engineered, user-friendly system. With new enhanced computing capabilities and flexible high-performance fabric updates, Cisco is consistently progressing to innovate and improve the UCS X-Series.

In addition, Cisco also revealed the Intersight platform, which will be specifically dedicated to working with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), expanding the cloud hybrid platform’s capabilities that involve both inventory and automation of virtual machines in Amazon Web Services (AWS) well as on-premises environments.

Nokia has launched Adaptive Cloud Networking!

Adaptive Cloud Networking, Nokia’s cloud solution, was launched to help service providers transform their cloud networks into usable, fast, and automated environments. It aims to make cloud networks for service providers more consumable, agile, and automated. By heavily charging the service provider data center and simplifying its operation in the cloud-based cloud, the whole solution is designed to respond to the unexpected needs of the 5G era. Service providers will be able to reinforce their important role in the value chain of 5G digital networks due to the brilliance of the way telco clouds are designed and operational.

Nokia’s comprehensive Adaptive Cloud Networking solution enables service providers to overcome these barriers and deliver a usable, flexible, and automated network. A usable network provides the openness, expansion, visibility, and control needed to access network data and improve network performance.

A dynamic network responds to an application layer that constantly changes scale and performance requirements, allowing applications to measure and expand the required. Throughout the network life cycle, the default network greatly charges network performance by making the most of the built-in self-switching power available.

Database data, cloud-based cloud cover, and seamless connectivity required across the WAN, connecting applications across the WAN to different parts of the network – Nokia’s Adaptive Cloud Networking solution provides these values ​​to three key service provider locations network.

Microsoft Launches Defender for Google Cloud Platform!

Microsoft has announced that their defender for cloud protection is now available for Google Cloud Platform environments as well. Threat detection and security warnings are ensured across all clouds because of this. Because many firms use a hybrid cloud solution, this benefits most consumers. Defender for Cloud is a Microsoft security product that discovers and alerts vulnerabilities in protected multi-cloud and hybrid settings monitor cloud services for threats and offer recommendations to improve security.

However, the group’s ability to support cloud solutions has been limited thus far. Another amazing partner is on the way in the form of the Google Cloud Platform or GCP for short. Microsoft revealed native multi-cloud compatibility for Amazon AWS at the Ignite 2021 conference just a few weeks ago.

Microsoft Partner Group Program Manager Gilad Elyashar revealed that Microsoft Defender for Cloud now supports Google Cloud Platform natively with CSPM and CWP capabilities, eliminating the need for Google 1st party tools.

With the addition of AWS and GCP support, businesses can now use Defender for Cloud to get a quick overview of the security health of their multi-cloud environment using Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), all from one place in the Defender for Cloud portal. Microsoft is now the only cloud provider that offers native multi-cloud protection for the industry’s top three platforms, thanks to GCP support.

Vendors benefit from Google Cloud and Teamwork Commerce’s collaboration!

Teamwork Commerce, a marketing software company based in the United States, has teamed up with Google Cloud to provide customers with a seamless buying experience. They have joined together to build a business-level platform, as part of the agreement. On Teamwork’s new point-of-sale (POS) Pro platform, this will be offered to all customers. Teamwork Commerce and Google hope to assist marketers in overcoming post-epidemic issues and providing a consistent and effective consumer experience while adhering to all applicable laws.

Google’s BigQuery server, which does not require a server, as well as Cloud Composer, a fully managed data flow service, and its business enterprise Locker service, are used for team collaboration.  Vendors can use these solutions to evaluate big data and get business information.

They can also use BigQuery ML and Vertex AI to do predictable analysis and solve forecasting demands related to product distribution and refilling, variety editing, and other characteristics using machine learning (ML) models.

The alliance intends to assist traders in capturing omnichannel revenue growth by enhancing sales and obtaining cellular trading capabilities.

The company has previously used Google’s Kubernetes Engine to help shops cope with the spike in e-commerce users over the holiday season.

Kubernetes, according to the firm, has prevented system overload for its stores and allowed customers to effortlessly check gift card balances, place orders, and conduct other tasks.

Orca Security enhances CIEM capacity and multi-cloud security school!

Orca Security has announced new product capabilities that simplify cloud security and compliance performance.

For the first time, security teams can manage their cloud security configurations, protect workloads, manage infrastructure adequacy, achieve comprehensive compliance, and measure their cloud security from a single multi-platform free platform. Orca Security engine that recognizes the context incorporates intelligence collected from the depth of workload through cloud configuration and infrastructure information to quickly identify risks and their origins.

Orca Security CIEM capabilities go well beyond copyright

Cloud compliance management (CIEM) management is an important skill within modern cloud security platforms. Orca Security monitors all patents, roles, groups, permissions, and policies used in the public domain, and warning teams in the event of a breach of advanced copyright management practices, as a policy of accessing minor rights.

Multiple cloud safety school

Orca Security Score helps security and compliance teams demonstrate the status of their security controls and progress to auditors, senior executives, the board, investors, and cyber insurance companies. Organizations can now mark their cloud security against industry peers or across business units, and measure their progress over time. The Orca Safety School is based on factors such as suspicious activity, risk of consecutive movement, risk data, compromised assets, and critical safety issues during recovery.

Developers’ interest in cybersecurity grows substantially in data breaches.

The statistics of O’Reilly’s annual platform analysis, which examines the most popular queries and content on the company’s learning platform, were released. There has been significant growth in interest in specific cybersecurity challenges.

The amount of content about ransomware has nearly tripled (a 270% increase). Privacy (up 90 %), identity (up 50 %), application security (up 45 %), malware (up 34 %), governance (up 35 35 %), and cybersecurity compliance (up 35 %) all saw significant year-over-year growth (up 30 %). This is unsurprising, given the 17 % increase in data breaches observed in 2021 compared to 2020. (ITRC).

With the high-profile occurrences involving ransomware, supply chain attacks, the exploitation of key systems vulnerabilities, and the new focus on cryptocurrency theft from last year, interest in cybersecurity subjects is likely to continue to rise in 2022 and beyond.

The VP of emerging technology content O’Reilly, Mike Loukides said, “Analysing annual trends in technology usage helps our community stay abreast of emerging technology areas—whether it’s learning about software architecture for the cloud, mastering new languages to support cryptocurrency, or productizing AI. These valuable insights empower software developers, data scientists, and other practitioners to begin the hard work of taking emerging technologies and deploying them as real-world solutions.”  

Manufacturing firms turn to the cloud to enhance the efficiency of their business!

European manufacturing firms are embracing cloud-based technologies and services to accelerate their market access plans and improve digital marketing efforts, according to a report by the Information Services Group (ISG).

The report finds manufacturers on the continent also looking to the cloud to enable business models that are specific to consumers.

Christian Decker, EMEA partner, ISG Smart Manufacturing, said, “Manufacturers in Europe are turning to the cloud to increase their business agility”. “And they are turning to manufacture services providers to help them create new reference architectures and bring resiliency to their operations.”

In addition, manufacturing firms require service providers to help them establish robust configuration controls and implement automated tests, including left-handed switching techniques, the report said.

The report also sees the manufacturing industry in Europe looking to revitalize its supply chain infrastructure through predictable models. Manufacturers want more transparency in their supply chains following shortages caused by the COVID-19 epidemic. In some cases, companies use AI for client or customer predictions.

Another practice among car manufacturers in Europe is to focus on making more electric cars, the report said. Car manufacturers are working to expand their electric vehicle infrastructure, which is now more sophisticated than automotive driving technology. Many car manufacturers in Europe have announced plans to eliminate the sale of gas-powered cars, but they face many challenges before they can fulfill these aspirations.

Current status of SD-WAN and SASE planning

Aryaka, the Cloud-First WAN and Security company, released a report that provided insights into global SD-WAN and SASE planning. The survey was completed by 1,600 information technology (IT) enterprise decision-makers worldwide.

Businesses all over the world are dealing with a rapid pace of change and unpredictability which has been exacerbated by the pandemic. Enterprise leaders are shifting to cloud-first models to meet the needs of a workforce that is not confined to the traditional office. To keep employees productive and able to collaborate in Hybrid workplace environments, the right connectivity and security technologies are required. The status quo of legacy telco-managed technologies and complex do-it-yourself solutions are being challenged.

The chief analyst of Futuriom, Scott Raynovich says, “This year’s Aryaka State of the WAN includes many valuable insights backing up trends we see in the industry. These include the effects of hybrid work, with 75% projecting a quarter of their employees to remain at least part-time remote, and cloud connectivity demands skyrocketing with 51% planning to move away from traditional data centers over the next two years. Both initiatives will require more sophisticated network-as-a-service (NaaS) solutions with integrated security offerings.”

Fugue and CWS Team Up to Solve Enterprise Cloud Security Gaps with End-to-End Policy as Code Enforcement

CWS, an IT services firm that helps large, highly regulated companies migrate to the cloud, has teamed up with Fugue, a cloud security SaaS company, to provide developer-first cloud security for mission-critical and time-sensitive cloud deployments. Fugue’s SaaS platform secures cloud infrastructure throughout all stages of the software development life cycle by employing the same infrastructure controls as code checks and the cloud runtime environment. CWS and Fugue have teamed together to focus on delivering safe cloud infrastructure quickly, starting with a large telecoms firm and resulting in a 90 percent faster deployment with half the engineering staff.

“Time and again we see critical cloud initiatives get bogged down in time-consuming enterprise security processes that kill development velocity. After evaluating a number of tools, Fugue was the only one that addressed cloud security end-to-end using the same set of policies, reducing delivery times for security-critical cloud infrastructure from months to days and requiring only a fraction of the engineering investment previously needed,” said Rajat Sharma, founder of CWS.

“Security is the rate-limiting factor for how fast enterprises can go in the cloud, and key to changing this is developer-centric security based on policy as code and automated enforcement.  CWS has a track record of helping engineering teams innovate fast in challenging regulatory environments, and we’re thrilled they’ve chosen Fugue as their platform for operationalizing cloud security across the software development life cycle,” said Josh Stella, co-founder and CEO of Fugue.