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It is increasingly clear that the economy has forced enterprises to rethink their traditional cost models and minimize their capital expenditures in favor of pay-as-you-go models; accordingly cloud computing, in any of its forms (internal, external, hybrid) is here to stay. The size of data sets continues to grow exponentially and once data leaves a client's data centers, the ability of a cloud provider to meet the client's security, privacy and compliance requirements becomes a key issue. This is where Unisys, with its recently announced four-part cloud computing strategy, comes in. In an interview this week with SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal, Rich Marcello - President, Unisys Systems & Technology - described how the company is delivering on the first two parts this year beginning with its Cloud Transformation Services, announced June 30, followed by the Unisys Sec... (more)

Adoption of MFT Cloud Services is Growing

It’s no secret that more and more companies are turning to the cloud to benefit from all that it has to offer.  Subscribing to a cloud service can offer conveniences over deploying software on-premises, including faster deployment, budgeting flexibility, built-in elasticity, near-perfect uptime and it can be significantly less taxing on IT resources. Managed File Transfer (MFT) is certainly not being left behind in this cloud revolution.  According to Gartner, adoption of MFT Cloud Services is growing rapidly and now accounts for approximately 10% of the overall MFT market.  While both on-premises and cloud markets will continue to grow about 20% annually, cloud services will become a bigger piece of the MFT pie. Here’s a nifty graph from the Ponemon Institute’s recently published “The Security of Cloud Infrastructure” report summarizing key cloud drivers from the p... (more)

WebSocket Security on Steroids: The Reverse Connectivity Paradox

The Reverse Connectivity Paradox: Close all inbound ports on your firewall while still allowing clients to connect to your WebSocket server. Until now, allowing access to an internal network while still maintaining security behind the firewall has been impossible because of the necessity to open ports to accept incoming connections. For most administrators, opening a port to the outside world is a necessary but undesirable solution because it instantly increases vulnerability to outside hacks and attacks. Companies are reluctant to open up ports in firewalls because each open port is another potential attack vector for malicious users. Using the Kaazing WebSocket Gateway reverse connectivity feature, you can close all of your inbound ports while still allowing clients to initiate connections. Traditionally, web architectures require that you open inbound ports to allo... (more)

RSA® Conference Appoints Dr. Herbert H. Thompson as Program Committee Chair and Advisory Board Member

News Facts RSA® Conference, (, the world’s leading information security conferences and expositions, today announced the appointment of Dr. Herbert (Hugh) Thompson, CISSP, as Program Committee Chairman and member of the RSA Conference Advisory Board. In this newly defined Program Committee role, Dr. Thompson is responsible for identifying domestic and global trends within the ever-changing security landscape to help set the agenda for both the Europe and U.S. Conferences. He will also play a direct role in the selection of session topics and speakers while looking at new ways to architect educational programming. As a member of the RSA Conference Advisory Board, Dr. Thompson joins an esteemed group of industry leaders as official spokesperson for RSA Conference, including Asheem Chandna, Partner, Greylock Partners; Benjamin Jun, VP of Technolo... (more)

New Mirapoint Message Server 7000 Provides Cloud Computing Convenience, In-House Data Security

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/08/10 -- Today's release of the Message Server 7000 puts more power under the hood of Mirapoint's leading high-performance email appliance. With the latest Intel hardware architecture and lower energy requirements than server-based solutions, the Mirapoint Message Server 7000 provides convenience and reliability to both cloud providers and corporate enterprises. "The Message Server 7000 offers bulletproof reliability at the marketplace's lowest TCO. This is ideal for both the cloud-computing providers and for enterprises that require crucial corporate data to reside inside their own firewalls," said Jeff Witous, CEO of Mirapoint. Whether the Message Server 7000 is deployed within a cloud or a corporate firewall, users appreciate the ability to access their email from any desktop or mobile Web browser, while administrators apprecia... (more)

itelligence Completes Third "Go Live" in US of SAP® Governance, Risk and Compliance - Access Control 10.0 Suite at TTX Company

CINCINNATI, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- itelligence announced today the successful implementations of the SAP® Governance, Risk and Compliance - Access Control 10.0 Suite—the third such "Go Live" for this product in the U.S., notably achieved in an accelerated 15-week timeframe —and the itelligence solution for SAP Security at TTX Company, a leading provider of railcars and freight car management services to the North American rail industry.  itelligence and TTX completed the implementations for these separate systems in parallel. SAP BusinessObjects Governance, Risk and Compliance - Access Control delivers a comprehensive, cross-enterprise set of access controls that enables corporate compliance stakeholders, including business managers, auditors, and IT security managers to collaboratively define and oversee proper Segregation of Duty (SoD) enforcemen... (more)

CloudPassage Lands $14 Million to Secure Cloud Servers

CloudPassage™, the leading cloud server security provider, has completed a $14 million series B financing round, bringing the company’s total funding to $21M. The round was led by Tenaya Capital, with participation from existing investors Benchmark Capital and Musea Ventures. Brian Melton, Managing Director at Tenaya Capital, will join the CloudPassage board of directors. The company will use the financing to accelerate market penetration of Halo, its award-winning cloud server security platform and extend its functionality with groundbreaking innovations previously in stealth development. CloudPassage continues to leverage excellent go-to-market timing as Forrester Research predicts the cloud security market to grow to $1.5 billion by 2015. “With the cloud quickly gaining traction, we were the first to provide a security platform that allows companies to safely lev... (more)

Media Alert: Arxan to Speak at Anti-Piracy and Content Protection Summit on Emerging Technologies to Secure Digital Media in the App Economy

BETHESDA, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 06/25/12 -- WHAT: Jukka Alanen, vice president of business development, Arxan Technologies, will speak on "The Ever Changing Landscape of Emerging Technologies," at the Anti-Piracy and Content Protection Summit. The panel discussion will also include executives from Sony Pictures Entertainment and Verance. WHEN: June 27, 2012 at 1 p.m. PT. WHERE: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Los Angeles Beverly Hills, Calif. June 25-27, 2012 Over the past few years, the advent of new technologies has triggered a tectonic shift in the digital media landscape, resulting in new threats and new challenges within the app economy. In this panel discussion, attendees will be presented with an overview of emerging technologies for content protection -- from watermarking to sophisticated content tracking services -- as well as an overview of the types of solution... (more)

WorldPay US Certifies Encore Networks M2M Cellular Routers for ATM Transactions

Encore Networks, a leader in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions for fixed and wireless communications, today announced that WorldPay US, Inc. has certified Encore’s line of C2C™ routers for wireless Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) transactions. After product compatibility testing, the C2C™ router was approved for global wireless transactions over the WorldPay processing platform. The C2C™ is immediately available to WorldPay ATM clients. Encore Networks and its C2C™ line of wireless and wireline routers will be on display at the 2012 WorldPay ATM Distributor Conference. This year’s conference is being held September 18 - 20, 2012, in Atlanta, GA. Available in both industrially hardened and commercial grade models, the C2C™ is a low-cost, embedded, cellular replacement for Plain Old Telephone Services (POTs) lines when migrating Legacy ATMs to advanced IP over cellu... (more)

Kaspersky Lab Selects Marketing Attribution Solution from Visual IQ to Amplify Marketing Efforts

Cross channel marketing attribution software provider Visual IQ today announced that Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of security and threat management solutions, has selected it as their marketing attribution management provider. Kaspersky Lab will use the company’s IQ Intelligence Suite to measure cross channel marketing performance and optimize marketing spend across its online channels. Visual IQ’s robust attribution management solution determines how much fractional credit should be given to each marketing touchpoint that contributes to a conversion. By implementing the IQ Intelligence Suite, Kaspersky Lab will be able to allocate media dollars more efficiently across all their paid and earned digital channels, including online display, email, paid and organic search, affiliate marketing, social and more. Through its actionable recommendations, the platform ... (more)

Bradford Networks and DotForce Partner to Deliver Security Automation Solutions to the Italian Market

BOSTON, MA and MILAN, ITALY -- (Marketwired) -- 03/18/14 -- Bradford Networks™, the leading provider of security automation solutions, and DotForce, a value-added distributor specializing in IT security, networking, encryption, and cloud technologies, today announced a strategic distribution partnership. As an Authorized Channel Partner, DotForce will add Bradford Networks' solutions to its portfolio of leading IT security products and services in order to provide its resellers with a comprehensive bundle of solutions that mitigate the risk of advanced cyber threats. "Many enterprise organizations across Italy are looking to adopt BYOD strategies, but are hesitant because of security, compliance and management concerns," said Fabrizio Bressani, managing director of DotForce. "Bradford Networks is a core component to our cyber security strategy. We chose to partner... (more)