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Insufficient SMB security among major issues highlighted by reports – TechTarget

Posted on Apr 17, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Over the past week, three vendors released security reports that together paint an unsettling picture of the security landscape, giving partners food for thought when thinking about building out their security practices, including those for SMB security.While it's clear that security attacks show ongoing inventiveness and cunning, one of the more disturbing conclusions from the new reports is that many security breaches could have been avoided had companies been more diligent about their security plans.For example, Dell observed that businesses overlooked some basic threat points: outdated or unpatched software, under-restricted contractor access to networks, under-secured network access for mobile or distributed workers and under-regulated Internet access. Verizon reported that many cybercriminals still rely on decades-old techniques such as phishing and hacking and that many existing vulnerabilities remain open.More SMB security attacks In addition, the Symantec report pointed out that 60% of all targeted attacks struck small and medium-sized businesses (SMB), many of which haven't invested in security or adopted security practices

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‘Cloud’ Driving Enterprise Cyber Security Market Growth to 2019 – IT News Online

Posted on Apr 17, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

'Cloud' Driving Enterprise Cyber Security Market Growth to 2019Copyright 2015 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved2015-04-17 DALLAS, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RnRMarketResearch.com adds Global Enterprise Cyber Security Market 2015-2019 report that forecasts an 11.84% CAGR for enterprise cyber security industry, globally during 2014 to 2019, based on the increasing demand for cloud-based cyber security solutions

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VMware boosts hybrid cloud security – ITWeb

Posted on Apr 17, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

The new solution is all about addressing individual security requirements at a personal level, says VMware's Nick Black. Cloud infrastructure and virtualisation company, VMware, is bundling its solutions together in a move it believes will transform hybrid cloud security for mobile end-users. The company is combining VMware NSX network virtualisation and the company's business mobility solutions, AirWatch and VMware Horizon solutions.

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David Cotton: Commercial Cloud, Mobile Tech Key to DoD IT Modernization Efforts – ExecutiveGov

Posted on Apr 13, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

David Cotton David Cotton, acting deputy chief information officer for information enterprise at the Defense Department, said that DoD is utilizing commercial information technology in its efforts to modernize its information environment. Cheryl Pellerin reports Friday for DoD News that Cotton told an audience at FedScoop’s 2015 Mobile Gov Summit that DoD CIO Terry Halvorsen is heading the IT-cyber modernization to connect personnel spread across various domestic and international locations

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Top 10 Mobile Skills Today’s IT Pros Need To Master – Top Tech News

Posted on Apr 12, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

In a recent blog post, Gartner distinguished analyst Nick Jones outlined 10 mobile technologies and skills that organizations need to master over the next two to three years.

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Niara Lands $20M in New Funding for Security Analytics – eWeek

Posted on Apr 12, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Niara plans to emerge from stealth and launch its security analytics platform for general availability in the second quarter of 2015. Security analytics vendor Niara has raised $20 million in a Series B round of financing, bringing its total funding to date up to $29.4 million

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Why hybrid cloud is the way forward for IT leaders – and how to get there – CloudTech

Posted on Apr 11, 2015 in Hybrid Cloud

(c)iStock.com/Erikona Updated As cloud continues to be mainstream, the question amongst progressive IT departments when rolling out new applications is shifting from “why cloud?” to “which cloud?” Currently, the public cloud is dwarfed by private and on-premise solutions, with VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger stating that the latter represents over 90 per cent of the total business. Furthermore, Gartner has estimated that by 2020, on-premise cloud will account for 70 per cent of the total market. There are many good reasons for organisations still opting to host their applications on hardware owned and managed in-house

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Imperva Announces Enhancements to Its Incapsula Cloud Service to Extend … – CNNMoney

Posted on Apr 10, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Imperva Announces Enhancements to Its Incapsula Cloud Service to Extend Enterprise Capabilities to Organizations of All SizesNew Features Allow Advanced Security Reporting and Simplified Network Infrastructure Protection Imperva Inc. (NYSE: IMPV), committed to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, today announced updates to Imperva Incapsula, its cloud-based application delivery service. These additions include a turnkey integration with leading security information and event management (SIEM) tools, external monitoring of network infrastructures, and multi-protocol DDoS protection for dedicated customer IP addresses.

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Pertino Brings Zero-Trust Networking To The Wide Area Network (WAN) – Business Solutions Magazine

Posted on Apr 10, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Pertino Combines Secure Overlays, Network Virtualization And Multi-Layer Authentication To Address The Network Security Challenges Of Distributed Workforces And Workloads Pertino, a company reinventing networking for the mobile and cloud era, recently announced an extension of its Cloud Network Engine security foundation that brings zero-trust networking to the WAN and addresses the network security challenges of distributed workforces and workloads within the enterprise. Pertino combines secure overlays, virtualization and new Multi-Layer Authentication (MLA) capabilities to enable enterprises to extend zero-trust networking over the Internet to remote and mobile devices, virtual machines (VMs), Docker containers, and even IP-connected devices like kiosks and industrial controls. According to Cisco’s 2014 Global Cloud Index, enterprise cloud IP traffic will more than triple from 2013 to 2018 to reach 2.2 zettabytes annually

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Imperva Announces Enhancements to Its Incapsula Cloud Service to Extend … – MarketWatch

Posted on Apr 10, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

REDWOOD SHORES, CA, Apr 09, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Imperva Inc. IMPV, +0.97% committed to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, today announced updates to Imperva Incapsula, its cloud-based application delivery service.

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Army releases cloud computing strategy – Federal Times (blog)

Posted on Apr 9, 2015 in Cloud News

Gary Wang, Army Deputy CIO/G-6 2:44 p.m. EDT April 9, 2015 Gary Wang, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command's director of Corporate Operations and chief information officer(Photo: Andrea Houck, U.S. Navy) I am pleased to announce the publication of the Army Cloud Computing Strategy

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Gary Wang: Army Unveils New Cloud Computing Strategy – ExecutiveGov

Posted on Apr 8, 2015 in Cloud News

Gary Wang Gary Wang, deputy chief information officer of G-6, has announced the release of the U.S. Army’s new cloud computing strategy to schedule resources in order to fulfill mission requirements.

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Army’s cloud strategy outlines long-range goals, security precautions – Defense Systems

Posted on Apr 8, 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Defense IT Army's cloud strategy outlines long-range goals, security precautions By Mark Pomerleau Apr 08, 2015 In the latest of its steady, if cautious, steps toward the cloud, the Army recently released its Cloud Computing Strategy, outlining its goals for the next 10 years while acknowledging the security concerns that have prevented the service, and the defense Department in general, from making a move quickly. The Army has clear reasons for moving to the cloud.

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Why MSPs and SMBs see potential in hosted virtual desktops – TechTarget

Posted on Apr 8, 2015 in SMB Cloud

Managed services providers rank hosted virtual desktops, or desktop as a service, as their top planned virtualization offering -- beating out network, storage, datacenter, application and server virtualization -- according to a 2014 report by market research company Techaisle. Hosted virtual desktops and desktop as a service (DaaS) also outpaced virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) in the survey.

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Soha Systems Unfurls Cloud Security Service – Talkin’ Cloud

Posted on Apr 8, 2015 in Cloud News

Soha Systems CEO Haseeb Budhani. Fresh off of raising another $9.8 million in funding, Soha Systems this week took the wraps off a cloud security service that can not only be configured in a minutes; it eliminates the need to remotely manage multiple distributed instances of firewalls on their own

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