Big Data at Your Doorstep June 23, 2016 - 8:36 AM You might think that the cloud is the best place to work through large data sets, but you may want to run the numbers first. Computation on the big data scale, that of terabytes and petabytes, requires a huge number of processor cores to work efficiently. Since cloud costs are computed based on the number of clock cycles it becomes incredibly cost prohibitive to run big data calculations on the cloud. Sure, if you are planning to run a one-off data set maybe it's cheaper to go with the cloud rather than purchase hardware, but in most other situations it just doesn't make economic sense.
NetApp SolidFire Officially Announces Docker Volume Plug-In June 21, 2016 - 12:02 PM Val Bercovici, NetApp SolidFire's CTO, says the company's technology makes it easier for cloud providers and enterprises to do cloud-like elastic storage solution without the complexity, overhead, and staff that typically requires. The target buyer of NetApp SolidFire solutions, he adds, tends not to be the storage admin, but rather is more likely to be VMware teams; Open Stack teams; and, increasingly, developers working with containers at scale.
Docker Opens Beta, Intros AWS, Azure Solutions June 21, 2016 - 11:46 AM The nicest way for an ops team to use Docker would be if Docker did the hard work of integrating Docker with AWS and Azure, he said, so that's what Docker has done. As a result, if someone wants to deploy a new Swarm on AWS, for instance, there's a cloud template, and the ops team member simple selects the desired number of nodes, clicks, and they are done.
NetApp SolidFire Officially Announces Docker Volume Plug-In June 20, 2016 - 2:36 PM NetApp SolidFire today at DockerCon unveiled the NetApp Docker Volume Plug-In, a universal driver for Docker that allows customers to save data across containers so that data continues to be available (even if the container with which it was associated isn't) for other services that might need it, and for compliance purposes. The plug-in is now available on GitHub.
Manageability Overtakes Performance as Top Storage Concern in Annual State of Storage Survey June 15, 2016 - 11:21 AM What a difference a year makes! According to Tintri's annual State of Storage Survey, a study involving hundreds of data center professionals from around the world, manageability was named as the biggest storage pain point-jumping up by ten percent compared to last year's study and overtaking performance as the top storage concern. To be exact, 49 percent of this year's respondents stated that manageability is a major challenge. How did this happen? Why such a shift?
Why Knowing How Your Apps are Performing is 'Mission Critical' June 7, 2016 - 12:46 PM There is an old saying that "you can't tell the players without a scorecard." Put another way, you can't measure, respond to and control what you cannot see. And, in what is increasingly a real-time economy, where both our personal and business lives rely more and more on the applications we use, how those applications are performing in a business context has become truly "mission critical."
Managing Availability and Ensuring Always-on Business During Summer Vacations & Holiday Season June 7, 2016 - 8:33 AM To ensure that services, applications and data are available at all times, it is not only IT solutions that must be put in place, but also routine. Planning for restoring data in the fastest and easiest way when a problem has arisen is essential if we are to avoid unnecessary downtime and loss of corporate revenue. When processes for recovery are in place and well known by corporate employees, it should not be necessary to take more than 15 minutes to get systems up and running again.
Big Data at Your Doorstep June 1, 2016 - 10:26 AM CERN has just released 300 terabytes of particle collision data to the public. This is the same data which eventually led to the confirmation of the existence of the Higgs boson, the missing particle in the standard model of physics. With this data, you could conceivably derive the signals from as yet undiscovered particles.
Monetization Optimization Paramount in NOW Economy May 31, 2016 - 5:03 PM A few weeks ago I posted an item that described the NOW Economy and why if your organization is not literally and figuratively not in the moment creating and sustaining competitive advantage and ultimately revenue growth and profitability could, to say it kindly, be problematic. As I noted then, we already live in a world where real-time (aka NOW) is the only time. It is what I have characterized as, "The Age of Acceleration," where the only constants are change and the increased speed it is coming at us.
Datameer 6: Dealing with Big Data the Easy Way May 25, 2016 - 6:42 AM The solutions puts smart data discovery to work, allowing users the ease of point and click functionality, and providing a more streamlined process. The next generation solution reworks the archaic linear steps of integration, preparation, analytics and visualization one simplified action. The need for specialized tools and skill sets is alleviated.
End of Life for Internet Explorer May 20, 2016 - 8:28 AM While it shouldn't impact the average home user with the default Windows Update settings, businesses are a different subject. Many businesses are not always updated to the latest patch level for a number of reasons.
U.S. Veteran Affairs Department Puts Out RFI for Help with Dark Web May 18, 2016 - 9:00 AM The best analogy that comes to mind is the invention and development of what we in the tech industry would call "use cases" for atomic energy. Fission and fusion are capable of both powering the world as well as destroying it. The famous phrase, of questionable origin, "With great power comes great responsibility," comes to mind. Like it or not, the Dark Web is here and here to stay, and everyone needs to be mindful of its capabilities for good and evil.
How to Tame Your Big Data So it Works for You May 17, 2016 - 8:16 AM Raw data is like a natural resource that is easy to find nowadays, but it's not quite so easy to collect or work with. Refining it into the useful ore that is organized data, from which valuable business intelligence (BI) can be derived and used to grow business success, is the central challenge of making big data work for your business.
How to Make Agile IT Portfolio Management a Success May 16, 2016 - 5:44 PM As many project management offices have experienced, shaving even small amounts of time off valuable IT projects can deliver big returns. So how do you compound that and make it work throughout your organization? Some ideas and principles from "agile" help to make IT Portfolio Management more efficient.
Building the Right Software Team May 16, 2016 - 1:21 PM Building the right Software team is hard but the payoffs are huge. Having the right team that can work, grow, and have fun together will ensure that as the technology and demand for software grows, your team is ready to provide the highest quality solutions.
How Long Should Companies Support Old Tech Before Pushing Updates? May 11, 2016 - 8:01 AM One of the most concerning things about buying into new technology - at least when it's first introduced - is the question of how long it will be supported. Time and time again we have seen situations where a company folded, was acquired by another company, or just plain stopped providing support for a particular product.
Inside Dark Web Incites Interest and Welcomes Industry Leaders May 9, 2016 - 3:56 PM The Dark Web was created to provide secure communications for whistle blowers, government agencies and the like, but today it is a tool for nefarious acts. Whether it's ordering illicit drugs or selling credit card and social security numbers, this underground network offers anonymity to evil-doers but this powerful weapon can be wielded by the "good guys" as well.
6 Tips to Becoming Better at Ruby On Rails May 6, 2016 - 12:08 PM Ruby on Rails is certainly a very useful language to learn these days, but its many applications and wide functionality mean that there's a long road between beginning to learn and mastering the language. With that in mind, here are six tips to becoming better at Ruby on Rails:
It's A Trap! Preparing For Smokescreen DDoS Attacks May 6, 2016 - 10:21 AM The threat landscape is more complex than ever, and establishing a cybersecurity strategy in 2016 entails accounting for a number of different factors. Hackers will employ a variety of techniques to achieve their goals. In order to establish a viable defense, enterprises and VARs must select the necessary technology for countering different forms of attacks.
5 Online Technologies That Seem Secure - But Aren't April 25, 2016 - 3:38 PM More often than not, the convenience offered by the Internet often outweighs the concerns we should have. Hackers find their success through persistence so you need to do the same. While users need to be able to trust the security measures put in place, those security measures are only as good as the diligence put into their configuration and implementation. When all else fails - verify before you trust.
Ericsson Reorganizes in Effort to Build Growth, Profitability April 22, 2016 - 7:23 AM Radio and transport will fall under the auspices of Business Unit Network Products. Customer support, managed services, and network rollouts will be handled by Business Unit Networks Services. Together these core business groups will focus on incremental improvements in networks business performance, and capturing 4G and 5G opportunities.
Intel Launches Restructuring Initiative, Decimates Global Workforce April 21, 2016 - 1:59 PM The world no longer largely runs on the desktop PC. While there are still plenty of use cases that call for such a device-PC gaming, heavy-scale word processing and so on-more and more people are turning to tablets and smartphones to both work and play. That means firms like Intel-who once built great empires on the strength of PC sales-must change as well. Intel recently launched a major "restructuring initiative" to accommodate this market change, and in the process, left a lot of people looking for work.
About Windows 10 Branch Updates April 13, 2016 - 8:03 AM The LTSB works in much the same way as Windows has always done with regular updates every month and product updates every few months. Alternatively, customers can choose to use the CB method which provides security updates, bug fixes and new features every few months in what is commonly known as Servicing or a Branch Update.
Is Your Website Safe? More Businesses Choose WAF for Website and App Protection April 12, 2016 - 8:27 AM A server attack can cause serious problems for a business, leading to a loss of income and reputation damage as customers try to visit, but are turned away. Today's savvy businesses work hard to keep their websites safe from attack, demanding the strictest security from their third-partY hosting providers and IT teams.
5 Steps To Improving Your Business's UX April 6, 2016 - 3:47 PM Regardless of what industry you're working in, it's very likely that competition within your business's field has only become more cutthroat in recent years. Indeed, thanks to the boom in ecommerce and the increasing ease with which people can connect with each other all over the globe, markets have become increasingly crowded as businesses go to battle over their potential customers.
NEC Launches New Codec to Solve the 4K Content Delivery Conundrum April 6, 2016 - 10:12 AM Seeing as how the question of how to deliver 4K content effectively while considering the average user's bandwidth restraints has been hanging in the air for some time, this may seem too good to be true. However, NEC claims its new product series is capable of encoding 4K video at approximately one five hundredth of its original size, while performing ultra-low delay encoding and decoding of around 99 milliseconds. It also supports BT.2020 and HDR, a next generation technology that expands the color gamut while increasing brightness.
A New Approach to Retailer/Supplier Collaboration: How Data Sharing Can Transform Profit Margins April 4, 2016 - 1:18 PM In the past, relations between suppliers and retailers may have grown contentious over as little as ten cents over a case of soda, and the cumulative effect of these little decisions are what managed the grocery retailer's business. Instead of making decisions on a unit price basis, retailers need to be looking at the total business. A change in management style is needed. The ability to share data and use analytics to improve joint decisions has the power to transform profit margins on both sides. In today's competitive markets, this new approach can make all the difference.
The System That Cried Wolf March 31, 2016 - 8:50 AM The post-mortem activity is just as messy. The current methods of having subject matter experts get into a war room, going through multiple product consoles and logs to identify the cause of an incident with a lot of finger-pointing and passing the buck that is inherent in the process, is putting companies at a severe disadvantage. This article will highlight how deep machine learning-based, root-cause analytics and predictive analytics technologies are helping organizations dramatically prevent such incidents, reduce mean time to repair and save brand reputation.
Microsoft: If You Can't Acquire Them, Invest In Them March 29, 2016 - 6:00 AM Conventional wisdom is often conventional because it's true, and Microsoft demonstrated as much by becoming a "significant participant" in a new strategic investment in a special company.
NTT Data to Buy Dell Services in $3 Billion IT Services Deal March 28, 2016 - 12:26 PM NTT Data and Dell are combining their managed IT services businesses in a massive acquisition valued at more than $3 billion. NTT will purchase Dell Services, absorbing its cloud, infrastructure, application and business outsourcing solutions while broadening its brand and global focus.
B2B Integration: Survival of the Fittest March 23, 2016 - 5:44 PM In 2016, what really separates B2B integration from legacy internal integration architectures such as enterprise service bus (ESB) or extract, transform, load (ETL)? Have the natural forces of technology and the resulting evolution of business applications simply rendered the distinctions meaningless? If so, which architecture has adapted to become the winner? Which is on the endangered species list? And have any evolved into the ungainly evolutionary equivalent of the giant three-horned chameleon?
Accenture Study Finds Companies Fail to Learn from Mistakes March 23, 2016 - 5:19 PM A recent survey from management consulting firm Accenture found that the number of U.S. companies that fail to learn from their past mistakes has nearly doubled from a similar survey the firm completed three years ago.
Informatica to Optimize Business Value from Data Lakes March 23, 2016 - 2:15 PM According to recent market research by Technavio, the big data enabled market will grow at a CAGR of 23 percent by 2019. The biggest driver for this growth is the increased data volume from organizations across virtually every sector and their need to improve business productivity and efficiency. So it is critically important to optimize business value from data lakes.
Intel Announces Support for Vulkan API March 22, 2016 - 6:00 AM Intel has announced its support - still in beta version - of its 6th-generation Intel Core and related processors for the new Vulkan 1.0 Application Programming Interface.
Preventing DNS-Based Data Exfiltration March 17, 2016 - 5:33 PM Several high-profile data breaches have been in the news recently. We read that millions of customer records are stolen, emails hacked, and sensitive information leaked. Most enterprises have multiple defense mechanisms and security technologies in place, such as next-generation firewalls, intrusion detection systems (IDSs), and intrusion-prevention systems (IPSs). Yet somehow malicious actors find a way to appropriate data. So what types of data are being stolen?
Rise in Security Awareness Pays Off Big for Wombat Security March 16, 2016 - 3:40 PM These days, a keen awareness of security matters is vital for continued growth. Those who don't have a good handle on security are more likely to be breached, their data stolen, and their public face irrevocably altered...and not for the better. That's given companies like Wombat Security Technologies some real growth potential, and Wombat has seen a three-year annual growth rate over 900 percent strong in the face of a more security-conscious business environment.
MegaPath Delivers All-in-One Security with Managed IPsec VPN and Unified Threat Management March 16, 2016 - 3:30 PM Provider of voice, data, security and cloud services in North America MegaPath has announced the release of a new solution, Managed IPsec VPN and Unified Threat Management (UTM). This new managed network and security service was designed to be simpler and faster than competing private networking solutions and is compatible with practically any commodity internet connection. Because of its low cost to get started, quick implementation and ease of management, it is well-suite to the needs of small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
It's Not Too Late to Migrate from Microsoft SQL Server 2005 March 16, 2016 - 2:07 PM Planning at a granular level can help mitigate many of the risks of a migration, and keeping the above considerations in mind when selecting migration software can help a business make the right move and migrate with confidence.
Dynatrace Releases DC RUM Version 12.4 March 14, 2016 - 1:22 PM As organizations move to hosted and application intensive IT services, analyzing the performance metrics in the context of the user's experience makes it possible to identify and prioritize the most pressing problems so IT teams can resolve them.
IntelliChief Launches ECM Update with Plenty of New Features March 9, 2016 - 2:55 PM IntelliChief is known as the company dedicated to improving enterprise content management (ECM). As such, it's not surprising that it recently released a new version of its own ECM offering with a number of new features and enhancements.
Hybrid Cloud Popularity Due to Flexibility, Ability to Commercialize Data Insights March 9, 2016 - 1:53 PM With cloud security worries still very prominent, according to a recent survey from Consilio, it's not a huge surprise to see new data from IBM showing the growing popularity of hybrid cloud deployments. Aside from giving companies the option to maintain on-premises storage for more sensitive data, the hybrid cloud approach delivers a lot of functional benefits as well.
3D Printing: Rocking Manufacturing March 8, 2016 - 5:20 PM 3D printers are the most powerful machines ever invented because they can make finished products, with all their parts, fully assembled. Driven by a digital blueprint, they build layer upon layer of fused plastic, metal, or other materials.
How VDI 2.0 Lowers IT Costs in Any Business Organization March 8, 2016 - 5:16 PM VDI or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is the practice of hosting a desktop operating system within a virtual machine, which resides within or runs on a centralized server. This type of desktop virtualization enables fully personalized desktops for each user, without compromising on the security and simplicity of centralized management. In other words, we can say that VDI is a variation on the client/server computing model, which is also called as server-based computing.
Are You Ready to Make the Move to the Cloud? March 8, 2016 - 1:03 PM It is almost impossible these days to not be bombarded with information about why your organization should be moving not just things like DevOps and email to the cloud but almost "E"verything. This includes truly 'mission critical" applications and capabilities and even security being provided as a cloud service.
DB Networks Identifies Credential Abuse with Machine Learning and Behavioral Analysis March 7, 2016 - 5:57 PM Credential identification is one of the issues that is part of the legal battle with Apple and the FBI. The iPhone in question will delete all of the data on the device if the right credential is not used after 10 attempts. Organizations also face similar problems with credential abuse, which have resulted in costly data breaches. DB Networks, a database cybersecurity company, has launched a solution to non-intrusively identify compromised credentials of database communication with machine learning and behavioral analysis in real-time.
Stop Garbage In, Garbage Out: Ensure Data Accuracy March 3, 2016 - 10:36 AM Is the famous saying 'Garbage in, garbage out' still relevant? After all, GIGO became a popular term somewhere in the sixties. And with smarter systems and processes there is less 'garbage out'.
Niara's Security Analytics Platform Now Modular and Data-Agnostic March 2, 2016 - 5:09 PM Niara is a company known for its innovative security analytics platform, which applies advanced machine learning to data from networks and security infrastructure to automate attack detection from directly within the organization itself. In combination with big data technologies, these machine learning techniques detect and respond to incidents much more quickly while filtering out threats that aren't, well, threatening.
Cybersecurity: How to Fight Against Cybercrime March 2, 2016 - 4:36 PM The world of cybercrime today is not what it once was. It is much more advanced, targeted and aggressive. Now, a 2.78 billion dollar a year industry, cybercrimes have moved from targeting just financial institutions to migrating toward other, not so obvious sectors.
Intel Security Expands Partner System to Fight Targeted Attacks March 2, 2016 - 1:18 PM More than 30 Intel Security Innovation Alliance partners have joined the program within the last six months, greatly increasing the number of interoperable security products that converge with Intel Security's architecture. Some of the new partners that have joined the program in this quarter alone include: Aruba, Brocade, Check Point, Forcepoint, Identity Finder, MobileIron, Rapid 7, VMware Airwatch, and Proofpoint.
Hortonworks Unveils Big Data Solutions with Greater Scale March 1, 2016 - 5:59 PM Hortonworks Inc. President and COO Herb Cunitz said today in announcing a flurry of news, including what he called the "first set of connected data platforms that allow you to derive actual intelligence from that platform."
Microsoft to Acquire Software Developer Xamarin February 25, 2016 - 4:00 PM Xamarin Inc., the rapidly growing San Francisco based software developer, will soon be owned by one of the biggest names in tech: Microsoft. Reports of a deal broke yesterday, placing Xamarin's value between 400 and 500 million dollars. These two companies had already had a working relationship in the past, but this is certainly taking it a step further.
Building Effective SSH User Key Management: Three Best Practices February 25, 2016 - 3:38 PM SSH user key and access management can create significant challenges. Organizations usually address them in one of several ways. They may treat SSH issues as an extension of a privileged access management project. They may use a cryptography team that is already managing certificates and other PKI-related issues, or they may treat the challenges as an aspect of their configuration management system processes.
Nomadix Upgrades Service Engine to v8.6 February 23, 2016 - 4:17 PM Nomadix, a manufacturer of Internet gateways, also develops software for its hardware units to help users make the most out of their traffic. The launch of Nomadix Service Engine (NSE) 8.6 works with a handful of company gateways to address the corporate need for guest networks.
The Security Benefits of Data Classification February 23, 2016 - 3:48 PM It's said that today's businesses operate in an information economy. If that's true, then data is their hard currency. Intellectual property, customer lists and patents are just a few of the critical digital assets that create business differentiation and must be protected at all costs.
Scale Up Your Defenses Against DDoS Attacks February 23, 2016 - 11:37 AM The January 2016 DDoS attack against the BBC may have set a new record. The group that launched the attack, New World Hacking, claims to have reached a top speed of 602Gbps during the attack. Even if the group is exaggerating, there is no doubt that the size, frequency, and severity of DDoS attacks are on the rise. As the attacks scale up, enterprises need mitigation systems that scale as well.
eCommerce Fraud Attempts Growing at Alarming Rate February 22, 2016 - 3:41 PM eCommerce merchants clearly need to ramp up their security efforts based on new data found in a global study. The new Global Fraud Attack Index report shows that in 2015, attacks by fraudsters were up a whopping 163 percent, representing a 2.5 times increase during a three-quarter period.
Synaptics Announces New Technology Designed to Thwart Fingerprint Spoofing February 22, 2016 - 10:55 AM Understandably, Synaptics does not go into great detail about how this technology works other than it uses something called 'liveness' detection. This would detect the difference between a fingerprint coming from its rightful owner and a fingerprint from an image or copy attached to a finger.
Google Launches Beta Release of Cloud Vision API February 22, 2016 - 10:54 AM Google has just released the beta version of Google Cloud Vision API, an application programming interface that grants developers the ability to implement image recognition and classification features into their applications.
Top 3 Tips for Better Password Security February 22, 2016 - 9:48 AM Thanks to massive, headline-making data breaches that compromised hundreds of millions of passwords and username combinations, nearly half of adults in the U.S. have now had their personal information exposed to hackers. Today, consumers are more likely to experience a hacked email account than a home burglary.
Top 3 Tips for Better Password Security February 17, 2016 - 2:54 PM Cybercrime is more than a mere inconvenience for consumers who lose sensitive information to hackers and companies that have to deal with the fallout of an embarrassing and costly data breach. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, cybercrime is an enormous and growing threat that puts economic prosperity, public safety and national security at risk.
Solekai Speeds Software Development in Digital Media, Smart Grid, Connected Health and Cloud February 16, 2016 - 2:29 PM It is no secret that in our digital, software-centric and connected world, being fast-to-market and fast in the market are now critical success factors. In addition, it is also no secret that in order to literally and figuratively speed things along, companies are outsourcing more and more capabilities to others with deep expertise so that they can concentrate on their core competencies.
NetGen Communications Helping SMBs Go All-IP February 16, 2016 - 2:22 PM At the recent ITEXPO East event in Ft. Lauderdale, the buzz around the acceleration of enterprises around the world transforming their communications capabilities to being all IP was palpable. This was true regardless of company size, location and vertical market. It was also evident in every aspect of business and even residential new functionality ranging from personal and premises devices, to and through wired and wireless service provider networks and of course all variations of cloud implementations, i.e., public, private and hybrid.
Getting More Out of Big Data by Leveraging Metadata February 16, 2016 - 11:27 AM Every business manager appreciates the need to capitalize on Big Data, and harnessing its power across various lines of business has become the Holy Grail for information technologists. As Big Data repositories continue to scale both in number and size, so does the game-changing potential for organizations to effectively tap into and manage them.
Allot Releases SG-9500 Appliance with Powerful Features for Providers and Enterprises February 12, 2016 - 9:56 AM Allot has announced the Service Gateway 9500 (SG-9500) appliance for customers using large traffic networks like enterprises, cloud data centers, and service providers. It will allow such operations the scalability needed for increases in traffic, several powerful security features, and the ability to use analytics for personalization and improved productivity.
DB Networks Enables Advanced Cybersecurity for OEMs February 11, 2016 - 4:44 PM There can be little doubt that security is top of mind for C-levels around the world. This pertains to the protection of physical as well as digital/electronic assets. Indeed, in digital domains there has been acceleration in innovative security solutions coming to market. They touch "E"verything-devices, local and wide area networks, data centers, applications and business processes. The goal is to assure that data is protected when it is at rest, on the move and being processed.
VerifyMe's Developer Portal Gets a Version 2.0 Release February 11, 2016 - 4:27 PM For communications developers, identity theft, fraud and counterfeiting can be three of the biggest problems on a list that never seems to stop growing. VerifyMe has its finger squarely on that particular pulse, as it's recently released the VerifyMe Developer Portal version 2.0, a system that will readily provide access to VerifyMe's application programming interfaces (APIs).
Hitachi, Pentaho Combine in Huge New Data Center Push February 11, 2016 - 4:22 PM The data center is increasingly becoming a company's most valuable chunk of real estate. Providing the infrastructure for network operations, for access to an ever-increasing array of cloud-based services and other functions, it's hard to find more valuable parts of an organization than its data center. Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) and Pentaho have come together once again to light a new spark in the data center.
U.S., U.K. Preparing to Tap British Citizens February 11, 2016 - 9:53 AM Edward Snowden and his disclosures have raised the level of awareness about government surveillance in the digital age. The stories that used to get unnoticed or very little press are being highlighted, and most people around the world now have a keen interest to what extent their government will go to violate their privacy, with or without consent.
The '80/20 Rule' for Standardizing Software February 9, 2016 - 4:20 PM When Enterprise Resource Planning software was first introduced to help integrate and streamline the key business functions of an organization, many large companies adopted and licensed the sophisticated software new to this space. They understood that standardizing processes and the software that drives their back-end operations would result in economies of scale, efficiency, and the ability to grow more rapidly. By limiting customization and adopting best practices they could also speed innovation, reduce costly reconfiguration expenses and more rapidly develop markets and their customer base.
Data Science to Benefit from Huge New API Availability February 9, 2016 - 2:45 PM Who can doubt the impact that big data projects are having on society? Taking advantage of the rapidly growing heaps of data currently available, big data in all its forms is taking that data and helping businesses and others turn it into actionable insight. Several new applications programming interfaces (APIs) have emerged to help make that a little smoother, and a recent look at the field suggests some of the best ones.
Conjur Launches Version 4.6 of Security Orchestration Software February 9, 2016 - 12:12 PM Conjur, Inc. recently announced some new enhancements to its popular security orchestration software, focused primarily on helping businesses transition their infrastructure to the cloud while maintaining integrity and security.
Amazon Web Services Gives Game Developers New Slate of Integrated Services February 9, 2016 - 12:07 PM ame development has never had such potential for reward before; today, it's possible for a developer to hit on a concept that could be the next big revolution, and generate huge amounts of revenue. Angry Birds was sufficient for not only a cartoon series but its own amusement park. Minecraft meant $2.5 billion to Microsoft. So game developers are eager to get behind new tools that might help them make the next big game. That's where Amazon Web Services comes in, with a slate of new tools designed to improve performance and help game makers succeed.
Infoblox Combines Threat Intelligence, Network Context with IID Acquisition February 9, 2016 - 11:32 AM Network control company Infoblox has enhanced its capabilities through the acquisition of IID, a privately held global cyber threat intelligence company. According to Infoblox, the acquisition of IID is a synergistic move that makes Infoblox the first enterprise-grade DDI (DNS, DHCP and IP address management) vendor that combines contextual network data with federated threat intelligence, along with a dedicated threat research team, to provide context-aware security that uses infrastructure customers already have in place.
Absolute Logic Acquires Cloud9-IT February 8, 2016 - 3:21 PM Technical support and consulting firm Absolute Logic has announced that it has acquired Cloud9-IT. The financial terms of the deal for the firm that specializes in serving accounting, dentistry and manufacturing terms in Connecticut and New York.
Cybersecurity Training Center Opens in Boise February 8, 2016 - 2:22 PM Crime in the 21st century has transformed as criminal operations have moved into the realm of the digital world. With each passing year, the stakes get higher while the challenge of cyber security gets harder. Cyber Crime Forensics, LLC (CCFTC) has launched the Cybercrime Forensics Training Center in Boise Idaho, to meet the growing need for skilled practitioners in this continuously threatened computing environment.
Protection from Hidden Threats at the Heart of New LGS Innovations Service February 8, 2016 - 11:54 AM Data network products are all around us, carrying and often helping to shape network traffic that travels from point to point. Security measures in this widespread base of technologies cover the spectrum, and few even consider the element of device-based source code, much less do anything about it. That has changed with a new product from LGS Innovations. CodeGuardian is the company's product, and it is designed to protect the millions of lines of source code that are found in network switches and routers around the world.
Tackling the SSL Encrypted Traffic Blindside February 5, 2016 - 2:21 PM SSL/TLS encrypted network traffic needs to be managed much like an NFL pass rusher. SSL/TLS encryption is widely used to secure communications to internal and external servers, but can blind security mechanisms by preventing inspection of network traffic, increasing risk.
Amdocs Updates Kenan and C1 Solutions February 5, 2016 - 10:56 AM For businesses, a lot of the time choosing the right solution means choosing a solution that will receive long term support from the solution's provider. After all, putting the time and effort into choosing a solution only to have to replace it entirely in only a handful of years effectively makes that solution a bad investment. Fortunately for Amdocs customers, the company knows this well.
Synoptek Purchases EarthLink IT Services Division February 4, 2016 - 3:54 PM Telecommunications company EarthLink, in an attempt to pare down its business and focus its efforts as an organization, has sold its information technology division to Synoptek.
Greentree Logistics Streamlines Accounts Receivable with VersaPay Automation Solution February 3, 2016 - 2:07 PM Greentree Logistics, the brokerage division of the diversified for-hire transportation company Greentree Transportation, recently announced its plan to implement an accounts receivable automation solution from VersaPay Corporation, a company specializing in cloud-based invoicing, accounts receivable management and payment solutions.