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NeuVector 2.0 Automates Kubernetes Security Incident Detection and Response

April 12, 2018 No Comments

NeuVector, the leader in Kubernetes security delivering the first and only multi-vector container firewall, today announced NeuVector 2.0. The enhanced security solution further protects Kubernetes environments by building on the unique NeuVector run-time security automation, which combines east-west traffic visibility with container process monitoring and vulnerability scanning. NeuVector 2.0 adds important new capabilities that include a Kubernetes incident response system alongside advanced process and file system protections to secure against new attack vectors.


How New Touch Screen Technology Is Stimulating Innovation

April 7, 2018 No Comments

Ever since touch screen technology emerged in in the 1970s, it has been linked to a wide array of breakthroughs in industries as diverse as logistics, computing, entertainment, and the military. As touch screens have become more sophisticated, they have opened up new possibilities for developers to create products that would not have been imaginable without high quality, responsive touchscreens. Just as the smartphone revolution was made possible by the projected capacitive (PCAP) touch screen, new developments in resistive screen technology are now fuelling new applications for kiosks, industrial control panels, and mobile computing devices.


March 23, 2018 No Comments

The Denver Police Department has signed an enterprise-wide upgrade of Lumen – a state-of-the-art data sharing software that combines access to real-time data with advanced analytics – to enhance data-driven law enforcement activities for more effective policing. Developed by Colorado-based Numerica Corporation, Lumen enables the entire Denver Police Department, including more than 1,400 sworn officers and numerous civilian employees, to search, analyze, and share crucial law enforcement data from multiple databases across multiple jurisdictions with a single click.


FriendlyData Announces Fetch – a Natural Language Search Interface for Enterprise Data

March 23, 2018 No Comments

FriendlyData, an early stage enterprise data company that is working to fundamentally change the way people interact with data, today announced that it has launched a Natural Language Search Interface for enterprise data called Fetch. Fetch enables non-technical team members to access data quickly and easily, using their own language, without the need for expensive developers or database professionals.



March 14, 2018 No Comments

Kradle Software has launched its flagship software – a fully customizable, self-managed solution for small and medium-sized businesses in any industry that allows them to manage their own operations while freeing them from consultants and rigid systems. Small and medium-sized businesses, which comprise more than 90 percent of all business in the U.S., are typically hampered by the cost of software traditionally designed for large companies, and the time required to learn and implement new systems, according to Kradle CEO Michael Haddon.


EOS Founder Max Polyakov Launches New Cloud-Based Platform, EOS Engine

March 13, 2018 No Comments

Founder of Earth Observing System (EOS), Max Polyakov, has announced the launch of a new cloud-based platform, EOS Engine, which transforms the data of Earth observation obtained from drones, airplanes, satellites, etc. into useful information for companies, science institutions and non-government organizations. Over three years 160 specialists of Menlo Park-based startup along with 500 partners have designed the platform, which can have an impact on global problems.


Gartner IT Operations Strategies & Solutions Summit 2018

March 5, 2018 No Comments

This year’s Gartner IT Operations Strategies & Solutions Summit 2018, May 15 – 17, in Orlando FL delivers tactical and strategic content designed to help attendees with their critical topics including DevOps, Cloud, ITSM, Cost Optimization, AI, Automation and more.

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January 24, 2018 No Comments

Numerica delivers state-of-the-art defense and law enforcement solutions to both government and industry customers. For its law enforcement customers, Numerica provides mission-critical insights to law enforcement, intelligence, and security professionals through the development of intuitive law enforcement database software, crime analysis software, and analytics.


Emagia Announces Artificial Intelligence Digital Assistant for Enterprise Finance Operations

January 23, 2018 No Comments

Emagia Corporation, a leading provider of digital and data-driven finance solutions, today announced Gia, a comprehensive and secure artificial intelligence (AI) platform for global finance executives, shared services teams , and finance operations teams. With cognitive and human-like smart conversational capabilities, along with continuously evolving job skills to perform specific tasks related to finance operations, Gia delivers next-generation digital transformation to scale operations in global finance departments and shared services centers.


New SAS® Data Preparation gets big data ready for analysis

January 19, 2018 No Comments

With 2.5 quintillion bytes of data being created every day, organizations need better ways to prepare it for analysis. Analytics leader SAS is now offering SAS® Data Preparation to provide analytics professionals and business users an interactive, real-time self-service application that will ease the burden of readying data for analysis.


Finance Leaders Leverage Cloud Technologies To Stay Ahead of the Curve

January 17, 2018 No Comments

New research from SAP and Oxford Economics proves that strong leadership from the finance function pays off. Organizations exhibiting the six traits of Finance Leadership are more likely to enjoy growing market share and less likely to worry about rising costs.

Skinny IT Acquires Installation & Service Technologies, Inc. to Enhance On-Site Deployments

January 4, 2018 No Comments

(FRISCO, Texas) Skinny IT, a Frisco-based information technology (IT) service provider, today announced the acquisition of Installation & Service Technologies, Inc. (IST), a single-source solution provider for on-site service and repairs, to enhance the company’s ability to deliver on-site deployments for clients nationwide. Previously, Skinny IT deployed its own on-site workers for high-volume orders. The acquisition of IST enhances Skinny IT’s ability to reach clients with tailored, on-site services, including surveys, project management, staging and kitting, installations, service contracts and depot repair.


MapR Chief Application Architect Ted Dunning Identifies 7 Big Data Predictions for 2018

December 19, 2017 No Comments

Innovations in analytics and big data management will make it possible for businesses not only to handle growth in data but also make better sense of it than they do today. IDC predicts that the percentage of useful data will grow from 22 percent in 2013 to 37 percent in 2020, even as the volume of data available grows expontentially.


Atmosera Approved to Deploy in Microsoft Azure Government

December 14, 2017 No Comments

Atmosera, a premier Tier-I Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), today announced the availability of Microsoft Azure Government to customers who qualify for this secure, government-only cloud. Azure Government became available in June 2017 through the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program and requires partners to qualify to deploy customers within its multiple data center regions. Atmosera’s success with government customers and their increasing demand to deploy in Azure made it an important mandate.


G2 Crowd Appoints Ryan Bonnici as Chief Marketing Officer

December 12, 2017 No Comments

G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business solutions review website, today announced the appointment of Ryan Bonnici as chief marketing officer. Bringing more than a decade of experience developing cutting-edge sales and marketing programs for some of the world’s leading enterprise technology companies, Bonnici will serve a key role as a member of G2 Crowd’s executive team, focused on strengthening the company’s positioning in the B2B reviews marketplace.


HyperGrid’s CEO Presents 2018 IT Predictions

December 12, 2017 No Comments

HyperGrid, the Enterprise Cloud-as-a-Service leader, today offered its 2018 IT predictions. As the cloud continues to be a priority for businesses, there is also a great deal of discussion about what will come next. Now, as the end of 2017 approaches, HyperGrid CEO Nariman Teymourian shares his key predictions about tech trends for the new year.


Booters on Demand: When Too Much of a Good Thing is Actually Horrible

December 11, 2017 No Comments

As Nancy Sinatra explained, boots are made for walking. Booters, on the other hand, are made for stomping websites right off the Internet. Isn’t it strange that you’re able to purchase both footwear and cyberattacks from your smartphone today? Since booters are essentially Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack services for hire, it’s a good idea to recap just what a DDoS attack is.

Neustar Launches Next Generation DDoS Defense Network: SiteProtect NG™

December 8, 2017 No Comments

It is the latest wave of the company’s purpose-built DDoS mitigation solution designed to meet the security requirements of all brands, on-premise and in the cloud, to deal with the next generation of cyber threats. This powerful upgrade adds Neustar’s state of the art WAF (web application firewall) solution to the award-winning Neustar SiteProtect solution to extend network protection to the application layer. A new real-time user interface provides consolidated in-depth trend analysis and gives brands unprecedented access to attack forensics that are not currently available through traditional defense services.


Pega Jumpstarts DevOps Adoption with Launch of Pega Deployment Manager

December 5, 2017 No Comments

Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the software company empowering customer engagement at the world’s leading enterprises, today announced the availability of Pega® Deployment Manager, a no-code, model-driven capability that enables businesses to accelerate the deployment of new applications and software updates. Now organizations can jumpstart their stalled DevOps initiatives to reduce time to market and lower operating costs while continuously disrupting their industries.


Atmosera Launches Azure Website Migration Assessment Program

December 5, 2017 No Comments

Atmosera, a premier Tier-I Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), today announced its Azure Migration Assessment Program for organizations focused on transitioning website infrastructure to Microsoft Azure. The new program includes the only free assessment of its kind to evaluate website workloads and performance data to develop an optimal cloud architecture.


Multiplayer Broadcasting Could Change the Face of Entertainment as we Know It

December 4, 2017 No Comments

Since 2016, the BBC’s R&D user experience team have invested time and money into developing a new kind of audience experience. Significant advancements in real-time rendering have led to the creation of video games that have the audio and visual quality to rival the big screen. Meanwhile, broadcasting has also shifted away from tradition towards a more object-based, IP distribution, resulting in more engaging and interactive user experiences.

The Promise of Industry 4.0: Why Companies Should Prepare for the Future of Smart Production

December 1, 2017 No Comments

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has the potential to revolutionize manufacturing, commerce, and even healthcare. Think smarter, more efficient factories. Supply chains and distribution networks revolutionized by real-time location data. Imagine more fault-tolerant systems for producing products, food, and power. This is the promise of Industry 4.0, and the transformation is already underway.

Information Security Forum Releases 2018 Global Security Threat Outlook

November 29, 2017 No Comments

In the coming year, the number of data breaches will grow along with the volume of compromised records, becoming far more expensive for organizations of all sizes. Costs will come from traditional areas, such as network clean-up and customer notification, as well as newer areas such as litigation involving a growing number of parties. Angry customers will pressure governments to introduce tighter data protection legislation, bringing new and unforeseen costs. The resulting mess of international regulations will create new compliance headaches for organizations while doing little to deter attackers. Not only will the number of data breaches grow, the scale of data breaches will also grow and individuals around the world will wearily expect their personal data to be compromised.


Cloud Security Alliance Releases New Cloud Security for Startups Report

November 21, 2017 No Comments

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, today released a new report titled Cloud Security for Startups. The new white paper, developed by the CSA’s Israel chapter, aims to help Software-as-a-Service Startups (SaaS-SUs) gain and maintain customer trust by building solid security foundations at an early stage of the product development process. In establishing security controls to match risks at any point in time, SaaS-SUs can successfully align those controls with product development and investment rounds.


Top 5 Technology Advancements with the Biggest Impact on Businesses

November 21, 2017 No Comments

Technology has transformed the way in which businesses operate, and this article considers the Top Five Technology Advancements that had the biggest impact on businesses. Each of these advancements can be thought of as waves of transformation that revolutionized in paradigm shifts that are described below.

ScaleArc Improves Uptime and Performance for Telmate Video and Audio Communications

November 15, 2017 No Comments

ScaleArc, a leader in database uptime, announced today that Telmate has built ScaleArc software into its telecom environment to improve availability and performance of its communications services. Telmate provides video and audio communications to inmates in correctional facilities, enabling connectivity with loved ones and improved mental health. The technology provider also delivers verification and investigative tools and services that increase physical safety and effectiveness of correctional facilities.


Forcepoint Enhances Human Point System with Increased Visibility and Enforcement to Protect Critical Data and IP

November 14, 2017 No Comments

Forcepoint is releasing more than 40 new software and hardware features across its Forcepoint Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) and User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) products that enhance the understanding of user behavior and data flow throughout an enterprise or government organization to rapidly identify and eliminate risk. These capabilities work together as an intelligent ‘Human Point System’ to protect the human point as people interact with data across disparate networks.


New Banking Trojan IcedID Discovered by IBM X-Force Research

November 13, 2017 No Comments

IBM X-Force research follows developments in the financial cybercrime arena to map the events and trends that shape the threat landscape for organizations and consumers alike. After a year that has been very active in terms of banking malware, point-of-sale (POS) malware and rampant ransomware attacks, the X-Force team identified a new banking Trojan active in the wild dubbed IcedID.


Io-Tahoe unveils new sensitive data discovery solution to enable compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

November 9, 2017 No Comments

Io-Tahoe LLC, a pioneer in machine learning-driven smart data discovery solutions that span data lakes and relational databases, today unveiled a new offering to enable customers to quickly and comprehensively address requirements for the


GDPR Compliance and Fines May Affect Almost 80% of Organizations Surveyed

November 9, 2017 No Comments

Today HyTrust, Inc., a leader in workload security solutions, announced findings from its latest cloud adoption survey conducted at VMWorld 2017. The survey of 323 respondents assessed deployment decisions for cloud infrastructure, containers and workload security along with risk and compliance from cloud deployments. The most significant result was the large number of companies that are not prepared for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance that takes effect in May 2018.


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