Imperva Inc., dedicated to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, and Raytheon|Websense a global leader in protecting organizations from the latest cyber-attacks and data theft, have formed a strategic alliance to facilitate both safe and productive use of cloud applications for organizations of a myriad of sizes. This agreement allows Raytheon|Websense to implant the Imperva Skyfence Cloud App Catalog into its web security gateway products. In addition, it certifies joint interoperability that will make it easier for customers to both deploy and integrate the solutions.
Mike Siegel, Vice President of Product Management of [...]
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has released three documents pertaining to cloud security. These documents hope to aid the Defense Department in securing the network against attacks. According to a report in C4ISR & Networks, the documents will include two new requirement guides and a new concept of operations. The goal of these documents is to prevent the disruption of cloud service provider-supported DoD missions. In addition, they will aid in creating a perimeter defense and monitoring architecture for applications hosted in commercial cloud environments.
The cloud access point (CAP) functional requirements document (FRD) calls for a line of defense [...]
IBM has recently announced that it has acquired Compose, a startup company that began in 2010, in order to continue expansion of its cloud services. Previously known as MongoHQ, it was the first database as a service which allows application developers to easily deploy and scale data store using with backups, monitoring, performance tuning as well as full suite of management tools.
As said in an announcement, “Today we are excited to announce that Compose is joining IBM. As founders, it was the biggest and most important decision we’ve ever had to make – much more difficult than we ever would have guessed back when we only dreamed of having a successful [...]
Microsoft is set to be paying 320 million dollars in cash for Adallom, a startup with software for monitoring the use of cloud-based services. A source has claimed all 90 employees, including the 30 in the US, will function an independent unit of Microsoft and will manage material related to cybersecurity for Microsoft.
While Microsoft has refused to comment on the supposed deal, the Wall Street Journal claims, “According to the people familiar with the matter, Adallom, which employs 90 people world-wide, will continue to operate from Israel, building up Microsoft’s cybersecurity-focused operations in the country.” The first to report the deal were Israeli media [...]
Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications launched a next-generation cloud services delivery network in five cities across the country of India. Reliance Communications has positioned Cloud Xchange, abbreviated Cloud X, nodes in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. They plan to launch 120 more nodes in areas across the world by the end of 2015.
Reliance Group Chairman Anil Dhirubhai Ambani has shared, “We will achieve full deployment of our Next-Generation content and Cloud Delivery Network by the end of this year, with–what is a first in India–five fully-operational Cloud Xchange points. Cloud Xchange nodes can help government departments access 240 times the [...]
ComputeNext, a Bellevue-based cloud company, has recently announced the launch of its new Channel Training & Education Program, “CloudED.” The new program will serve to aid cloud resellers migrate customers to cloud-based solutions. The program, created by ComputeNext’s director of channel development Dan Moore, provides marketplace-specific video tutorials necessary for channel professionals as well as general cloud certification provided by partner CompTIA, which will be free of charge. The certifications include certificates for data recovery, IT security and unified communications as well as executive certificates in both cloud computing in beginner and advanced [...]
Google has become the newest corporate sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation and will provide engineering resources to the project, with their main focus on Linux containers and integrating container management technologies like Kubernetes with projects such as OpenStack Magnum. OpenStack is a free and open-source cloud-computing software platform. Users primarily deploy it as an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). It is used to build infrastructure supporting VMs, bare metal and containers under a single control plane. Users may utilize OpenStack for a multitude of tasks, including the acceleration of software development and the simplification of managing legacy workloads. Google has [...]
Salesforce has recently announced Shield, a set of services that expands the security and compliance tool sets of developers creating apps on the Salesforce1 platform for regulated industries. The service adds auditing, encryption, archiving and monitoring services to Salesforce1 to make it easier for developers to ensure that cloud apps meet the security, compliance and governance requirements of their organization and industry standards. Shield may be explored in a drag-and-drop interface instead of requiring app developers to search through code.
Tod Nielsen, executive vice president of Salesforce1 Platform, said “[Companies] in regulated industries have [...]