VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES, SERVER VIRTUALIZATION, DESKTOP
PR Newswire | May 15, 2023
Parasoft, a global leader in automated software testing solutions, is expanding its presence in the financial software testing space with its service virtualization solution, which delivers significant risk and cost reduction to financial services organizations by optimizing application testing. This is crucial for businesses such as insurance companies and credit unions that want to deliver high-quality applications to their users and achieve business goals.
To showcase the benefits of service virtualization, Parasoft is sponsoring the QA Financial event in New York on May 24, 2023. The event will feature a panel session, "How to Deliver Software On Time & Under Budget With Service Virtualization," with the following experts who will share software testing strategies to achieve testing and delivery goals using service virtualization.
Roya Montazeri, Senior Director of Quality at Cox Automotive
Rolando Martinez, Software Engineer at FIS
Matthew Crabbe, CEO at QA Media
Kenny Austin, Chief Customer Officer at Parasoft
Implementing service virtualization for financial software testing is especially important in today's competitive landscape where failing to deliver high-quality applications can result in lost business.
Cox Automotive offers a variety of financial services for the automotive industry, including Dealertrack, which handles retail transactions for vehicle financing and contracting.
"Virtualization was the best thing that could happen to us in the way that it enables us to test the right thing at the right time. We already had many automation tools and could have some ability to mimic component behavior, but it wasn't what we needed. We needed our virtualization services fast, because our problem was here and now, right in our lap," said Roya Montazeri.
The Parasoft Continuous Quality Platform supports the end-to-end testing needs of many industries, including financial services, and provides superior mocking of APIs and virtualizing of a broad range of message behaviors. In The Forrester Wave™: Continuous Automation Testing Platforms, Q4 2022 report, Parasoft was named a leader for the creation and execution of API tests integrated with service virtualization.
Forrester Vice President and Principal Analyst Diego Lo Giudice wrote, "Organizations from any market can partner with Parasoft, but technical scientific and high-compliance markets will find the ideal platform for their use cases. Parasoft is already present in these markets and in the large-logo financial technology market."
Parasoft helps organizations continuously deliver quality software with its market-proven, integrated suite of automated software testing tools. Supporting the embedded, enterprise, and IoT markets, Parasoft's technologies reduce the time, effort, and cost of delivering secure, reliable, and compliant software by integrating everything from deep code analysis and unit testing to web UI and API testing, plus service virtualization and complete code coverage, into the delivery pipeline. Bringing all this together, Parasoft's award winning reporting and analytics dashboard delivers a centralized view of quality enabling organizations to deliver with confidence and succeed in today's most strategic ecosystems and development initiatives — security, safety-critical, Agile, DevOps, and continuous testing.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, SERVER HYPERVISORS
prweb | April 28, 2023
Wanclouds, a leading multi-cloud SaaS and managed service provider, today expanded the availability of its Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution across all Virtual Machines (VMs). By expanding beyond Kubernetes and Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) resources, Wanclouds now offers all-inclusive backup and recovery for Linux and Windows-based virtual servers and user data. With the new capabilities, Wanclouds provides comprehensive multi-cloud backup and restore solutions across regions and clouds.
The Wanclouds DRaaS agent works within KVM, VMware vSphere, and Microsoft Hyper-V environments to provide live snapshot backups without disrupting the production environment. Developers don’t have to put environments into rescue mode or stop services; the agent simply works behind the scenes to take a hard snapshot. The snapshot captures a point-in-time copy of the VM, which is a much quicker process than a full backup. Moreover, the user has the flexibility to take a backup of the data without the full image of the VM and restore it on-demand across regions. All backups are performed securely and stored in an encrypted format in the customer’s object store.
“Regulations such as GDPR, PCI, and HIPAA are making it increasingly important for organizations to back up data that is vulnerable to cyber threats, hardware failures, or human error,” said Faiz Khan, CEO of Wanclouds. “Unfortunately, small and midsize enterprises looking to stay compliant have been historically underserved by legacy disaster recovery options that are cost-prohibitive and resource-intensive. Wanclouds disaster recovery as a service gives every organization a simple and effective disaster recovery option to protect mission-critical data, ensure business continuity, and provide instant scalability across hybrid clouds.”
Wanclouds’ DRaaS is enabled through its SaaS-based automation suite VPC+, which provides a single pane of glass for managing and protecting hybrid cloud environments through a centralized cross-cloud solution. Wanclouds customers can leverage VPC+ for disaster recovery to back up all their VM and Kubernetes resources. They can restore it across different regions, physical servers, and clouds such as AWS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and IBM Cloud.
DRaaS is a reimagined approach to traditional disaster recovery strategies and eliminates the barriers for businesses seeking affordable, reliable, and compliant disaster recovery approaches. By offering disaster recovery ‘as a service’, Wanclouds manages on-demand backups for the servers or clusters businesses need and restores them instantly when needed. Instead of needing to allocate millions upfront to build and sustain disaster recovery infrastructure, companies can pay a fraction of the monthly cost for protecting their current servers and clusters.
Specific features of Wanclouds Multi-Cloud Disaster Recovery as a Service include:
Sign up and create backups via a few simple clicks
Infrastrastructure-wide snapshots that can be restored on-demand - VPC Configurations, Design, Kubernetes, Data, Virtual Machines
Flexibility to schedule backups on any timeline
Restore on-demand across clouds and regions from backed-ups
Backups are stored within the customer cloud-object store and are fully encrypted
Visualize infrastructure design and track consumption
On-demand views of disaster recovery spending with detailed consumption reports
Subscribers can take advantage of this new comprehensive backup and recovery option alongside Wanclouds' Cost Optimization as a Service (COaaS) solution for just $9.99 per resource. The offer is all-inclusive of DRaaS VMs, VPCs, and Kubernetes for one year, enabling users to unlimited backup configurations and restore them on demand.
“We understand that IT leaders are being asked to do more with less in the current market,” added Khan. “This blended solution enables them to address two of their top concerns for 2023 – cloud cost optimization and fully compliant backup – at an unbeatable price.”
Wanclouds is a leading multi-cloud SaaS solution and managed service provider. It helps enterprises with cloud deployments, migrations, backups, and cost-efficient cloud infrastructure optimization. The company’s Cloud Cost Optimization as a service (COaaS), Multi-Cloud Migration as a Service (MaaS), and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) cloud offerings reduce the financial investment and remove the technical complexities that halt or delay businesses from migrating on-premise to the cloud, moving across clouds, or setting up backup and restore protection. Its SaaS-based automation suite VPC+ provides a single pane of glass for managing and protecting multi-cloud environments through a centralized cross-cloud solution. Wanclouds is an AWS, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud partner headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.
SERVER VIRTUALIZATION, VIRTUAL SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE
prweb | April 11, 2023
Recognizing that no company is too small to be a target of cyberattacks, cloud pioneer Infinitely Virtual today introduced a series of layered security tools and technologies. Newly packaged from IV are three integrated components: IV Host, IV Manage, and the ostensible flagship in the lineup, IV Protect.
IV Protect goes beyond the built-in security within E.V.E., IV’s Cloud Platform, to provide additional protection against established and emerging cyberthreats. These solutions help address various threat vectors — from weak passwords and phishing to malicious websites and uninformed users — to keep systems and data as safe as possible. IV Protect strengthens security with targeted solutions to meet any SMB’s specific cybersecurity requirements.
“Where alien code is concerned, the science of acting, reacting, anticipating, eradicating and managing has evolved,” said Adam Stern, IV Founder and CEO. “The world that anti-virus/anti-malware products inhabit has morphed as well, transformed by nefarious external forces and broader, smarter responses -- digital signatures, heuristics, memory management, etc.”
In concept, the products are organized like a Venn diagram, with overlapping ala carte offerings, pegged to an organization’s discrete needs. Collectively, the various elements combine technology and human experience to perform highly accurate threat hunting, monitoring, and response at scale, among other capabilities. The IV Protect suite helps rapidly identify threats -- and limit their impact -- without the need for additional staffing.
Given the length of time traditional solutions have been available, bad actors have learned how to evade them, he said. With the number and intensity of high-value cyberattacks growing, technology is increasingly scrutinizing behaviors, sketching on a wider canvas and examining more variables. “IV Protect, which integrates MDR with capabilities like DNS filtering, is both an advance and a throwback: automated and high touch,” Stern said, noting that security awareness training and compliance are central to the offering.
IV Protect: Drilling Down
Among the capabilities integrated into IV Protect:
Multifactor Authentication Technology (MFA) - Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an access security solution used to verify a user's identity at login. It adds two or more identity-checking steps to user logins by use of secure authentication tools, providing a fast, simple, and non-disruptive authentication experience.
Managed Detection and Response (MDR) - Traditional antivirus solutions are no longer sufficient to protect servers and endpoints. IV Managed Detection & Response (MDR) provides AI-powered prevention, detection, response, and threat hunting across IV- hosted servers and local user endpoints, to protect against potentially harmful threat attacks that can put data —and the business itself— at risk.
DNS Filtering - IV’s DNS Filter is a cloud-based, AI-driven content filtering and threat protection service that blocks malicious websites and filters out harmful or inappropriate content. It prevents users from unknowingly accessing unsafe websites via links in an email, while giving the organization the ability to restrict access to specific websites within a local network.
Email Security - IV Email Security is an integrated cloud email security solution that is fast to deploy, easy to use, and protects the organization against today’s most dangerous phishing threats. The capability delivers email security in the mailbox using anomaly detection to stop advanced phishing threats such as Business Email Compromise (BEC), ransomware, credential harvesting and more.
Security Awareness Training - IV SAT helps ensure that employees serve as a strong line of defense against the latest methods of attack. A critical piece of a strong security program, this solution makes it easy to send and track training videos on a wide range of security-related topics to the people within the organization who need them most.
According to ISACA expert Tan Soon Chew, “a comprehensive cybersecurity awareness program should be established and implemented to educate every person (including external vendors and their personnel) who uses, operates and manages the enterprise’s assets or data… the program’s effectiveness should be measured at regular intervals (e.g., annually).”
“We at IV are taking a refreshingly honest step forward by acknowledging that AI can’t yet be trusted to protect organizations definitively,” Stern said. “IV Protect in particular argues in favor of including actual human beings to take a closer look and to parse a timeline of events. MDR includes a SOC where threat hunters -- folks in a digital war room who get these alerts -- seek to determine if they are harmless or nefarious.”
About Infinitely Virtual
The World's Most Advanced Hosting Environment.
Infinitely Virtual is a leading provider of high-quality and affordable Cloud Server technology, capable of delivering services to any type of business, via terminal servers, SharePoint servers and SQL servers – all based on Cloud Servers. Infinitely Virtual has earned the highest rating of "Enterprise-Ready" in Skyhigh Networks’ CloudTrust™ Program for four of its offerings -- Cloud Server Hosting, InfiniteVault, InfiniteProtect and Virtual Terminal Server. Founder and CEO Adam Stern is a member of the Forbes Technology Council. Infinitely Virtual was established as a subsidiary of Altay Corporation, and through this partnership, the company provides customers with expert 24×7 technical support.