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Perimeter 81 and TD SYNNEX provide modern workforces with secure network access 

Mitigating persistent cyber threats has made network security mission critical for all businesses. According to the 2022 U.S. Cybersecurity Census Report, the average business experiences 42 cyberattacks per year, emphasizing the need for a comprehensive solution. Perimeter 81 has collaborated with TD SYNNEX to make its platform more accessible to organizations in need. 

Richard Farbman, VP of Channel Sales at Perimeter 81 commented, “Perimeter 81 has shown tremendous growth this year and partnering with TD SYNNEX enhances our ability to scale further and go to market efficiently. Our platform is a one-stop shop that doesn’t require additional hardware, so MSPs and VARs can fulfill the necessity of building secure networks for their customers that result in quick and demonstrable success.” 

Perimeter 81 recently received Frost & Sullivan’s 2022 Europe Enabling Technology Leadership Award in the network cybersecurity category, demonstrating its worth to managed service providers (MSPs) and value-added resellers (VARs). By providing a proven solution, Perimeter 81’s platform enables partners to quickly develop their network security practice and ramp up recurring revenue. 

The collaboration confirms Perimeter 81’s dedication to supplying secure network access for the contemporary workforce. It recently added an easy-to-use Secure Web Gateway, ensuring that company employees are safe from malicious websites and unsafe content regardless of where they are, without the need for additional tools. 

Scott Young, SVP, Product Management at TD SYNNEX stated, “TD SYNNEX is committed to uniting IT solutions that deliver business outcomes today and unlock growth for the future. With Perimeter 81 as part of our vast portfolio of vendor partners, we’re able to enrich the breadth and depth of our offerings so customers can do great things with technology.” 

Keepit introduces Power BI backup and recovery solutions 

Keepit has released its Power BI backup and recovery solution. Keepit’s data protection service for Microsoft’s cloud solutions is being expanded with the release of Keepit for Power BI. Power BI is the first of the Microsoft Power Platform services to be integrated into Keepit’s solutions, with Power Apps and Power Automate support planned for later in 2023. 

Paul Robichaux, Senior Director of Product Management of Keepit and MVP of Microsoft commented, “Microsoft is currently investing heavily in the Power Platform, and Power BI is a major part of that platform. Power BI is a market leader in the business intelligence space, and the business intelligence space is growing exponentially. With Keepit for Power BI, organizations can protect the data they use to drive their business decisions against data loss and downtime. Keepit is thrilled to add this product to our market-leading range of Microsoft cloud data protection solutions.” 

Keepit is a SaaS data protection specialist that fully supports Power BI. Because Microsoft doesn’t offer native backup options for reports, dashboards, workspaces, and datasets in Power BI, organizations that depend on it for decision-making run the risk of losing data in the event that something goes wrong, including deletions, alterations, malicious deletions, file corruption, or ransomware attacks. They also run the risk of losing data and metadata necessary for compliance and business continuity. 

Keepit’s Power BI protection is safe and simple, and data recovery is quick. Keepit’s Power BI customers can restore multiple terabytes per day and get Power BI data back into its original location, along with original metadata and relationships, thanks to smart search and restore features. 

Among the restore capabilities are: 

  • In-place restoration: Return data to its original location. 
  • Download: You can download individual data objects or entire folders. 
  • Provide users with a secure link to their data via shareable links. 

ioSafe 1522+ protects data from fire and water 

The ioSafe 1522+ is a five-bay network attached storage (NAS) system that ioSafe has developed for companies of all sizes, including those with remote locations in areas that are prone to fire and flooding. ioSafe, a leading provider of data protection solutions, announced the launch of their latest product, the ioSafe 1522+. This innovative device is designed to help organizations protect their valuable data from the devastating effects of fire and water damage. 

Randal Barber, CEO of ioSafe parent company CDSG commented, “The 1522+ is the next proof point in our commitment to delivering the world’s most innovative and effective fireproof and waterproof data protection solutions. This powerful device helps businesses and government agencies, media companies, and creative professionals restore enormous amounts of data faster than ever after a disaster, ensuring as little disruption to their businesses as possible.” 

For both large and small businesses across all industries, including those with remote facilities, the ioSafe 1522+ is a versatile, all-in-one solution. The brand-new ioSafe 1522+ is now accessible. The devices come with a two-year hardware warranty as well as two years of data recovery service for devices with factory-installed and verified drives. 

  • Its AMD dual-core processor is perfect for taxing business settings. 
  • The 1522+ is perfect for a variety of storage environment tasks, including running virtual machines and data server applications for a department or an entire business. It comes standard with 8GB of configurable RAM and is upgradeable to 32GB. 
  • A new optional 10GbE network port for the quickest access and performance is available on ioSafe NAS devices. In addition, link aggregation for high throughput and failover support is made possible by the four 1 GbE LAN ports. 
  • The trusted Synology DiskStation Manager (DSM), which offers on-site or cloud-integrated backup, data encryption, data sharing, synchronization, and surveillance, is only available with the 1522+. 

Tom Wynkoop, Hardware Support Supervisor, Astra Practice Partners stated, “I have seen an ioSafe device perform above expectations in a live-fire situation in Portland, Oregon, where a dental practice suffered the complete loss of building and equipment. We extracted the drive, performed a 100% recovery, and had the practice back in business the following day. ioSafe products perform, surviving both extremes: the fire itself and the fire department’s water when extinguishing the fire.” 

Immuta launched Immuta Detect for insights into risky user data access behavior 

Immuta has launched its most recent product Immuta Detect. Immuta Detect alerts data and security teams about risky data access behavior through its continuous data security monitoring capabilities. This improves data security posture management across contemporary cloud data platforms and allows for more precise risk remediation. 

Mo Plassnig, CPO, Immuta stated, “In the modern business landscape, organizations face a challenging dichotomy in which they need to use and share data to remain competitive but also maintain the highest standards of data security. 

It comes down to managing your risk appetite and to do that effectively, it is vital for teams to have a comprehensive view of data access activities and risks. Immuta Detect is an important step towards meeting customer demands for a comprehensive approach to data security, from discovering sensitive data, protecting it, and monitoring its usage, to keeping data policies up to date.” 

Immuta’s Data Security Platform now includes a new key pillar that provides sensitive data discovery, security and access control, and data activity monitoring. The platform integrates with existing SIEM and Managed Detection and Response (MDR) tools as well as cloud data platforms. 

As the number of data sources and users in modern cloud environments grows, monitoring data usage and responding to threats becomes more difficult. This is critical for safeguarding against insider threats and adhering to rules and regulations. 

Customers can utilize Immuta Detect’s new features to surface and prioritize risks associated with data usage, shorten the time required for risk mitigation, and maintain data security. 

Advanced access behavior analytics – Immuta Detect unifies data access logs so that data and security teams can continuously monitor and analyze changes in user behavior and data access entitlements by source, query, or user activity, as well as gain understanding of security configuration and data classification changes. 

Sensitive data views and indicators – Immuta Detect provides analysis of individual user and data activity, summarizing activity across time frame, data access events categorization, most active data sources, and sensitive data indicators. 

Arcserve launched Unified Data Protection 9.0 for improved data resilience 

Arcserve launched Unified Data Protection (UDP) 9.0, it is a centrally managed backup and disaster recovery solution that provides every data infrastructure with reliable protection for all types of workloads, ensuring it is future-proof. Complete data protection along with Sophos cybersecurity defense, immutable storage, tape backup, and scalable on-site or off-site business continuity are all included. 

Florian Malecki, EVP of marketing at Arcserve stated, “The data resilience of organizations of all sizes is constantly challenged with the volumes and types of data they need to manage, protect, and secure. Arcserve UDP 9.0 takes data resilience to the next level delivering enhanced data protection, performance reliability, and management. By offering complete ransomware resilience in one solution, Arcserve UDP 9.0 helps our partners drive customer value and growth opportunities in this burgeoning market.” 

A recent independent research study of IT decision makers (ITDMs) commissioned by Arcserve found that 83% of respondents have a data resilience strategy, emphasizing the need for robust enterprise data resilience strategies. However, only 23% have a comprehensive strategy. According to the research, nearly half (45%) of organizations that experienced data loss were unable to recover all of their data. 

AJ Stevens, director of sales at CTS-Companies commented, “It’s getting harder and more complex to deliver always-on, always-recoverable data protection to our customers. Arcserve UDP 9.0 is an ideal single-vendor solution because it removes complexity while providing the most advanced and robust cybersecurity, data protection, immutable backup, and recovery features.” 

Arcserve UDP 9.0 improves data resilience by introducing new advanced capabilities, such as the following: 

Data protection for Oracle Database (DB): With the ability to restore the entire Oracle PDB (including all tablespaces and control files) to its original location, organizations can quickly recover terabytes of Oracle PDBs backed up using Oracle RMAN. Customers can recover granular Oracle PDB files and restore them to their original location. Oracle DBs on Solaris x64 platforms are fully protected by UDP 9.0. 

Options for restoring Microsoft SQL server deployments: UDP 9.0 provides increased granularity, allowing database recovery to any transaction point between two recovery points. Assures restore integrity by performing a consistency check to ensure that the data retrieved is usable. This avoids a major issue in which restores are successful, but data is unusable. 

Cloud object storage improves availability, durability, and scalability: Organizations can store deduplicated backups directly on AWS S3, Wasabi, or Google Cloud Storage to lower total cost of ownership and improve disaster recovery support with cloud-based offsite safe stores. 

UDP 9.0 now includes a cloud-based management console with multi-tenancy and secure identity management, as well as an on-premises private management console. The cloud-based console requires no installation, manual deployment, or extensive configuration. The multi-tenancy capabilities of UDP 9.0 enable users to easily configure sub-organizations and manage them as separate tenants. Okta’s Zero Trust implementation, which uses multifactor authentication, is one example of stringent identity security measures (MFA). 

Varonis announced improved data security through least privilege automation 

Varonis announced the availability of least privilege automation for Microsoft 365, Google Drive, and Box — a new capability that automatically removes unnecessary data risk without the need for human intervention. 

Jim Reavis, CEO, Cloud Security Alliance commented, “When excessive data access goes unchecked, a single compromised user or rogue insider can inflict untold damage on a business. 

Reducing the data blast radius is a top priority for CISOs, but manual remediation isn’t possible with today’s pace of data growth and collaboration.” 

Varonis’ goal to provide customers with effortless data security outcomes is furthered by this innovation. 

Varonis’ cloud-native platform, in contrast to other approaches that are all-or-nothing, determines who needs access to data and who doesn’t based on usage, data sensitivity, and exposure. 

Because least privilege automation consistently upholds them without hindering collaboration, organizations can tailor remediation policies to meet their security and compliance requirements. 

David Bass, CTO of Varonis stated, “With the launch of our new SaaS platform, our mission is to solve our customers’ critical data security challenges with automation — and that starts by ending excessive data access with the industry’s first fully autonomous remediation engine. 

We offer the only scalable way to eliminate collaboration risk and continually keep data exposure low across today’s most critical data stores.” 

More than 40 million unique permissions and 157,000 sensitive records are available online in the cloud environment of the typical business. By eliminating the public and organizational exposure caused by sharing links and unused entitlements, least privilege automation eliminates collaboration risk. 

Pixalate Releases MRT App for Slack to Access Ad Fraud Insights

The Media Ratings Terminal (MRT) app for Slack was made available by Pixalate and can be found in the Slack App Directory. As Pixalate aims to even up privacy, ad fraud, and compliance insights, the Media Ratings Terminal (MRT) app delivers ad fraud data directly to Slack. Apart from privacy ad fraud, and compliance ratings, MRT brings insights throughout mobile and CTV apps as well as websites through Amazon, Roku, Google and Apple app stores.  

Jason Dias, Pixalate’s VP of Engineering, stated, “The MRT for Slack is our latest addition to increase accessibility of key data points around ad fraud and privacy compliance in the advertising supply chain. Bringing MRT data points into everyday conversations in Slack makes identifying, following, and troubleshooting issues easier for all types of teams.” 

The release of the latest app for Slack is another step taken by Pixalate to increase access of fraud and privacy compliance risk data as well as boost transparency in the ad tech space. This step follows the latest releases of the Ad Trust & Safety API Suite and COPPA Compliance Technology of Pixalate to discover child-directed mobile apps throughout the Apple App and Google App Stores. 

With the help of the app, users can quickly search for any app name, ID, or website address within their Slack workspace. Additionally, it has a summary Home tab for the user’s MRT Watchlist, which provides a quick view of data points for the applications and websites they have chosen to follow. Users may easily edit their lists via the “Follow” and “Unfollow” buttons in the Slack app. The app also incorporates conversations related to the MRT and opens links in a channel to deliver important data points when accessible. This provides immediate access for ad buyers, publishers, privacy regulators, and other parties to watch over apps and domains. 

Protecto and Snowflake Partnered for Data Protection

Protecto announced the integration of its artificial intelligence and privacy engineering platform into Snowflake. Snowflake is a data cloud company; this integration will help customers to identify data security issues before data breaches, and customer trust violations occur.

Data is the foundation of modern businesses, but it is increasingly susceptible to security flaws, privacy violations, and theft. Manual processes and compliance checks are insufficient to safeguard today’s complex data environments. The partnership between Protecto and Snowflake will provide visibility in identifying data protection vulnerabilities while maintaining the speed and agility of Snowflake’s platform.

Amar Kanagaraj, Founder and CEO of Protecto, commented, “The world is evolving to be privacy-first and zero-trust security. As a result, companies expect data security and privacy as part of their data stack. We’re introducing Data Posture Intelligence, a technology multiple steps ahead of the competition to deliver data protection in minutes.”

Protecto automates data privacy, security, and governance audits to provide results in minutes. The solution provides data posture insights in a single pane of glass, which helps their joint customers in finding personal information. It helps them determine who has access to sensitive data, identify inactive users, and audit user permissions. It allows customers to check user activities for potential privacy violations. Customers can recognize unused data that is open, overexposed, or stale.

Venkat Gopalan, Chief Data Officer of Belcorp, commented, “Cloud data platforms such as Snowflake give us enormous scalability and agility. With Protecto and Snowflake’s partnership, we have tighter control over our data security and privacy. Products like Protecto give us granular visibility over data protection across our Snowflake Data Cloud.”

IBM Acquired Databand.ai for Data Security

IBM announced the acquisition of Databand.ai, a provider of data observability software that assists organizations in resolving data issues such as errors, pipeline failures, and poor quality before they impact their bottom line.

Organizations are struggling to manage the health and quality of their data sets, which is required to make better business decisions and gain a competitive advantage as the volume of data continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. Data observability, a rapidly growing market opportunity, is quickly emerging as a key solution for assisting data teams and engineers in better understanding the health of data in their system and automatically identifying, troubleshooting, and resolving issues such as anomalies, breaking data changes, or pipeline failures in near real-time.

This acquisition enhances IBM’s software portfolio across data, AI, and automation to address the full spectrum of observability and aids organizations in ensuring that reliable data is placed in the hands of the appropriate users at the appropriate time.

Databand.ai is IBM’s fifth acquisition in 2022 as the company expands its hybrid cloud and AI capabilities.

Josh Benamram, Co-Founder and CEO of Databand.ai, stated, “You can’t protect what you can’t see, and when the data platform is ineffective, everyone is impacted –including customers. That’s why global brands such as FanDuel, Agoda, and Trax Retail already rely on Databand.ai to remove bad data surprises by detecting and resolving them before they create costly business impacts. Joining IBM will help us scale our software and significantly accelerate our ability to meet the evolving needs of enterprise clients.”

The open and extendable approach of Databand.ai enables data engineering teams to integrate and gain observability into their data infrastructure easily. This acquisition will provide Databand.ai with additional resources to expand its observability capabilities for broader integrations across more open-source and commercial solutions that power the modern data stack. Enterprises will also have complete control over how Databand.ai is deployed, whether as a SaaS or a self-hosted software subscription.

IBM’s acquisition of Databand.ai expands on the company’s R&D investments and strategic acquisitions in AI and automation. IBM is well-positioned to address the full spectrum of observability across IT operations by combining Databand.ai with IBM Observability by Instana APM and IBM Watson Studio.

Data observability solutions are also essential components of a company’s overall data strategy and architecture. The acquisition of Databand.ai expands IBM’s existing data fabric solution by assisting in the delivery of the most accurate and trustworthy data to the right hands at the right time – regardless of where it resides.

Daniel Hernandez, General Manager for Data and AI at IBM, commented, “Our clients are data-driven enterprises who rely on high-quality, trustworthy data to power their mission-critical processes. When they don’t have access to the data they need at any given moment, their business can grind to a halt. With the addition of Databand.ai, IBM offers the most comprehensive set of observability capabilities for IT across applications, data, and machine learning and is continuing to provide our clients and partners with the technology they need to deliver reliable data and AI at scale.”

Palo Alto Networks to Protect Oracle’s Cloud Apps and Data

Palo Alto Networks announced that Oracle selected the Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) as the technology to power the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Network Firewall. The new OCI Network Firewall, a natively integrated offering, joins the Palo Alto VM-Series Next-Generation Firewall. Palo Alto Networks and Oracle collaborate to offer customers the solutions they require to secure their cloud adoption journey.

Enterprise customers who develop new applications or migrate existing Oracle applications to OCI require best-in-class security to help prevent new threats and breaches. Palo Alto and Oracle have been addressing the need for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure customers since 2019.

Lee Klarich, chief product officer, of Palo Alto Networks commented, “Oracle has made security foundational and built-in for OCI customers to help them address regulatory compliance requirements, stop security threats and concerns, and prevent security-related outages. As Oracle is expanding its cloud security capabilities to provide multiple layers of defense to help identify and defeat emerging threats and security violations quickly, we are incredibly proud that they have chosen Palo Alto Networks technology to power these new capabilities.”

The OCI Network Firewall is a cloud-native firewall service that extends best-in-class NGFW capabilities to protect OCI workloads and aids in providing centralized cyberattack protection across OCI. Customers can use it to activate and secure their applications and cloud environment with firewall features, as well as can scale their security across their cloud deployment.

Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president, of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure stated, “Our enterprise customers are confronted with an ever-changing threat landscape and the complexities that come with it. Therefore, we’re intently focused on providing our customers with a comprehensive set of cloud security services that are easy to deploy and built in. Teaming up with Palo Alto Networks to provide our customers with next-generation firewall security is going to make it even easier for enterprises to identify potential vulnerabilities.”

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