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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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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.”

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.

AppOmni Introduced Developer Platform!!

AppOmni introduced AppOmni Developer Platform, which allows businesses to enhance visibility and ensure effective protection across all existing SaaS applications and custom-built in-house SaaS apps. It is one of the leading providers of SaaS security solutions. The AppOmni Developer Platform is the only available solution that enables customers and partners to integrate standard security capabilities across their entire SaaS ecosystem. The platform will be available to a limited number of partners in June, with increased availability later in 2022.

Harold Byun, Chief Product Officer at AppOmni said, “The AppOmni Developer Platform provides a security framework with standardized security best practices and establishes a uniform security language to allow customers to clearly and easily understand risk across their entire SaaS ecosystem and all modern digital applications, The future of security is comprehensive, consistent security coverage for all applications and all users. The AppOmni Developer Platform is delivering on that vision and is another example of AppOmni’s market leadership.”

SaaS applications are being widely used across businesses. Software as a service has matured but the complexity and variety in settings make it challenging to ensure appropriate configurations, which can lead to security flaws and data leakage. Customers can leverage the AppOmni Developer Platform to monitor any SaaS application, using a standard set of policies and security controls. AppOmni’s SaaS security management solution uses the information about application security posture to help security teams monitor and secure essential configurations, user permissions, and third-party applications. Organizations can immediately uncover misconfigurations or drift by creating support for any SaaS service, closing security gaps and driving compliance across their corporate application footprint.

Brendan O’Connor, CEO and Co-Founder of AppOmni said, “Many of our customers have asked how they can secure their entire SaaS ecosystem with the same depth AppOmni provides for their largest SaaS systems. For example, one of our Fortune 100 customers has more than 200 homegrown applications they need to secure. The AppOmni Developer Platform will allow users to create policies to meet governance and compliance requirements, as well as manage and monitor security across their SaaS ecosystem.”

AppOmni’s Developer Platform aims to provide businesses with the ability to quickly design and deploy industry-leading security for any SaaS service. Developer partners will be able to use the Platform to expand SaaS security to custom applications.

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Free Risk Assessment Helps Secure Organizations From Cyberattacks

Legit Security, a cyber security business with an enterprise SaaS platform to protect an organization’s software supply chain, finally launched a free Rapid Risk Assessment to help organizations actively reduce the risk of debilitating software supply chain cyberattacks. The free risk assessment gives businesses rapid visibility into vulnerabilities in their software supply chain, as well as suggestions on where to best invest security resources and technologies to prevent future attacks. 

Software supply chain threats target an organization’s internal software development supply chain, introducing vulnerabilities and backdoors into the software, which are subsequently passed on to unwitting customers, exposing them to a powerful and dangerous multiplier effect. According to information from several governments, businesses, and security vendor sources, software supply chain threats have increased year over year.

The Rapid Risk Assessment is a free service that employs Legit Security’s SaaS-based security platform to perform automated discovery and analysis of an organization’s software supply chain environment to find vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and security events. Risk assessments can be set up in minutes using an agentless connection, and they are non-invasive, requiring no changes to development tools or workflows. Depending on the scale of the environment, typical assessments might take anything from a few minutes to two hours to complete. This automated scan looks for weaknesses and breaches in software delivery pipelines, as well as the security posture of systems and infrastructure deployed within those pipelines, the people who work within them, and their security hygiene.

Kubernetes Protection Extended in AWS by Redstor

Redstor a Data management, and SaaS protection company has introduced a new service aimed at changing the way how managed and cloud service providers (MSPs and CSPs) handle Kubernetes installations on AWS. Amazon Elastic Kubernetes (Amazon EKS), a managed container service for handling applications in the cloud or on-premises, has been introduced to the firm’s offering, allowing partners to scale client backups and eliminate the need for multiple, ununified solutions.

Backups have traditionally not been built for modern, container-based applications, necessitating service providers to use separate Kubernetes solutions to back up not only apps but also configurations, according to Redstor. The company hopes to integrate such processes with its new extension, removing the need for disparate solutions to be bolted together.

According to Redstor, services providers will benefit from the ability to quickly restore a Kubernetes environment by injecting data back into an existing cluster for fast resolution of ransomware, accidental or malicious deletion, or misconfiguration while managing multiple accounts with a single solution designed specifically for cloud partners.

Redstor’s backup empowers users with easy scalability and ongoing maintenance, unlike other extremely sophisticated services that need error-prone scripting. There’s no necessity to move between interfaces. All the features give MSPs a better chance to achieve large margins quickly at scale, stated Redstor’s chief product officer, James Griffin.

Nokia Launches New SaaS applications

SIM Secure Connect and AVA Network Data Analytics Function are two new software solutions (SaaS) launched by Nokia for mobile carriers and companies.

The new services, which are focused on security, data, and monetization, build on Nokia’s current SaaS business to enable telecoms service providers (CSPs) and enterprises to increase their value by transitioning to a subscription-based, old-school, cost-effective model.

Nokia’s new SaaS solution, ISIM Secure Connect, allows CSPs and companies to manage eSIM and iSIM-enabled device registrations in a secure and medium-term manner. It also integrates all components of the eSIM / iSIM management process seamlessly, allowing services linked to a reliable digital identification system to be monetized.

The company’s second product combines AI and analytics which is a virtualization and automation (AVA) solution. Nokia AVA Network Data Analytics Function (NWDAF) offers analytics on the network edge, leverages 3GPP compliant analytics services, and promotes software development interactions because of its distributed architecture and open APIs.

To generate greater returns automation of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) helps improve network performance and customer experience.

Regarding commercial releases, Nokia said their AVA NWDAF service would be available later this quarter with a SaaS delivery model. ISIM Secure Connect is scheduled to launch as SaaS later this year. However, other shipping options will continue to be available to customers.

Starburst Announced Saas Product Galaxy To Solve Cross-Cloud Analytics Challenges, Giving Access To Data Anywhere

Starburst, an analytics anywhere firm, announced the industry’s first cross-cloud analytics solution with the latest instalment of its SaaS product Starburst Galaxy announced it at AWS re:Invent, hosted by Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS). This most recent version of Starburst Galaxy, first released in February 2021, now enables clients to query data across cloud platforms smoothly without compromising speed or access.

“Analyzing data across cloud providers is a growing concern for enterprises as data is increasingly generated and stored in multiple clouds, as well as on-premises data centers. Starburst is at the forefront of helping enterprises address this issue with its Starburst Galaxy managed service, which enables SQL queries to be federated across data stored in cloud object stores and data warehouses, on multiple clouds, without data movement,” said Matt Aslett, Vice President and Research Director at Ventana Research.

As a result of this year’s rapid digitization, countless companies are now using multiple cloud providers. Until now, running a business on multiple cloud providers’ platforms has been inefficient due to data access issues and pricing. Clients can now operate efficiently on AWS and other major cloud providers with Starburst Galaxy, removing data silos and challenges of the past.

“Many vendors make their products available in each of the major cloud providers and refer to them as ‘multi-cloud.’  Starburst is taking the industry to a new frontier, as the first to offer “cross-cloud” analytics, enabling SQL joins across tables living in different clouds. At Starburst, we believe you should own your own data and have the freedom to decide where it lives. With Galaxy, we’re excited to bring the first cross-cloud analytics SaaS platform to market, and proud to say it includes native security features, a flexible consumption model, and a great user experience,” said Justin Borgman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Starburst.

“Starburst and AWS are working together to provide a seamless, easy-to-access architecture across the cloud environment to meet customers’ demands in today’s modern, cloud-first workforce. Starburst Galaxy on AWS empowers organizations across industries with a cloud-based managed service that streamlines the querying and analysis of data so companies can quickly make data-driven decisions,” said Sabina Joseph, General Manager, Technology Partners at AWS.

Cloud analytics is offered by other vendors in the data analytics industry, but the Starburst Galaxy offering is significantly different. Until now, there has been no other architecture in the market that addresses these issues of cross-cloud analytics.

“We’re very excited about the future of Starburst Galaxy and cross-cloud analytics. The demand for an intuitive, easy to use platform where our customers can query across their cloud infrastructure is very high. Starburst Galaxy opens the door to meet this demand and help companies gain new insights that were previously impossible in the time they were needed,” said Michael Cesino, President at Visible Systems Corporation.

Castellan’s The New Crisis Management Module Allows Holistic Resilience Management

Castellan Solutions, a leading firm providing resilience management solutions, announced the launch of its new Crisis Management module, which enables companies to act quickly and effectively in the crucial times following the onset of a business disruption.

The risk landscape has evolved, and business as usual is being called into question on a daily basis. As supply chain disruptions continue and cyber attacks grow in magnitude and frequency, the question is no longer whether disruption will occur, but when.

Organizations can integrate better and optimise readiness activities (operational resilience, disaster recovery, business continuity, and compliance planning) and response activities (crisis/incident management and emergency notification) to reduce the impact of business disruptions affecting their people, consumers, reputation, and revenue by taking a holistic approach to risk management through resilience management.

Castellan’s SaaS platform provides a fully integrated solutions can help users to analyse and prioritise risk, develop actionable response and recovery plans, interact with colleagues through multiple channels, stress test plans using possible scenarios, and rapidly mobilise response teams in the critical moments of an incident occurring – all from a single platform.

The Crisis Management module fully integrates with Castellan’s multi-modal emergency notification capability, allowing organisations to communicate and manage an incident with confidence through:

Task Management: Activate plans and drive accountability with interactive task management and tracking, with an ability to assign ad hoc tasks based on the unique nature of the incident.

Encrypted Chat: Collaborate securely across teams with encrypted chat inside each incident, even if normal channels are compromised.

Mobile Functionality: Drive all response coordination, from incident creation to task management, straight from your mobile device.

Executive Dashboards: Provide real-time updates on the situation and the overall response.

“To confidently achieve the right level of resilience, organizations must work to close high priority vulnerabilities and build a world-class response capability “The innovation and expansion of our SaaS platform paired with our consulting and managed services enables our clients and partners to manage their response to multiple, simultaneous threats with ease,” said Jon Ezrine, CEO of Castellan Solutions.

Immuta Announced the SaaS for Modern Data Stacks

Immuta SaaS allows data teams to automate data access control throughout their cloud data systems while avoiding maintenance and infrastructure expenses.

Immuta, the leading company in universal cloud data access control, announced  the availability of Immuta software as a service (SaaS) deployment. Immuta SaaS, which recently obtained SOC 2 Type 2 Certification, allows data teams to automate data access control while removing the need for self-management and deployment maintenance.

Immuta’s SaaS deployment is a managed cloud service designed to boost data security by allowing data teams to register data from one or more cloud data systems and be fully functional within minutes, ensuring clients a 99.9 percent SLA uptime for core functions.

Immuta’s SaaS deployment is currently available in North America and EMEA for Snowflake, Azure Synapse, Amazon Redshift, Databricks, Starburst, and Google BigQuery and Trino, with Google BigQuery and Trino coming soon. It includes Immuta’s full suite of capabilities, including:

  • Universal data cloud compatibility
  • Scalable, attribute-based access controls
  • Dynamic policy enforcement and auditing

Data masking, anonymization, and advanced privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs)

“We’re seeing huge demand from global customers who are migrating data analytics to the cloud and looking for a fully hosted data access control platform that enables them to establish controls for sensitive data to meet their regulatory and internal security requirements. Immuta’s SaaS deployment offers customers the opportunity to experience the power of fine-grained data access control and unlock the full potential of their data safely and securely with zero maintenance or infrastructure costs,” said Matt Carroll, CEO, Immuta.

PumpJack Dataworks is also one of Immuta’s early SaaS customers. They manage fan data for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and MLS’s Inter Miami CF.

“Our Customer Data Platform is tuned specifically for the sports industry to help teams, leagues, and federations unify and manage all of their fan data across their entire ecosystem. Our customers demand strict requirements across governance, user access controls, anonymization, and audit capabilities, ensuring that a layer of trust and protection is extended across their global fan communities. In this dynamic privacy environment, Immuta’s SaaS deployment enables us to provide the highest standards of protection for fan data,” said Tom Tercek, co-founder and chief strategy officer, Pumpjack Dataworks.

Billie, a fast-growing fintech organization based in Berlin that is reinventing how small-and-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) handle invoices, adopted Immuta’s SaaS deployment to rapidly automate data access control and data protection. According to Igor Chtivelband, Billie’s co-founder and VP of data and CRM, “If we didn’t have Immuta, then Billie’s expansion as a business wouldn’t be possible. I’m not sure how we could do it without Immuta.”

With Immuta’s SaaS deployment, users can start experiencing the power of dynamic, fine-grained access control faster than ever. A recent GigaOm report found that Immuta’s attribute-based access controls require 75x fewer policy changes and offer significant cost savings compared to competitive solutions. Immuta was also the first data access control solution to be included on Snowflake Partner Connect.

Billie, a Berlin-based fast-growing fintech company that is trying to reinvent how small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) manage invoices, chose Immuta’s SaaS deployment to quickly automate data access control and data protection. “If we didn’t have Immuta, Billie’s expansion as a business wouldn’t be possible, I’m not sure how we’d manage without Immuta,” says Igor Chtivelband, Billie’s co-founder and VP of data and CRM.

With Immuta’s SaaS deployment, users can experience the intense power of dynamic, fine-grained access control faster than ever before.  Particularly in comparison to competing solutions, Immuta’s attribute-based access controls require 75 times fewer policy changes and provide significant cost savings, according to a recent GigaOm report. Snowflake Partner Connect featured Immuta as the first data access control solution.

Customers can begin with a free trial and quickly convert to a production deployment, making it simpler to handle complex use cases and enjoy maintenance-free deployment. Immuta’s fully containerized self-managed deployment option allows customers to control their own cloud system if they are unable to use Immuta SaaS.