Kubernetes is your future, because your suppliers want you there

IT News | September 11, 2019

Kubernetes is your future, because your suppliers want you there
At its VMworld conference two weeks ago, VMware’s big news was “Project Pacific”, a plan to fully integrate container and infrastructure orchestration tool Kubernetes with its core server virtualisation and hybrid cloud management suite vSphere.vSphere is a staple of enterprise IT so Project Pacific matters.But not just for the reason that VMware recited most often, namely that developers are all-but-defaulting to containers, software is critical to business today and nobody dares do anything that makes developers less productive. That all means you’ll need to manage Kubernetes sooner rather than later. VMware has built its business knocking down silos of tightly-coupled applications and hardware, so it’s natural the company is offering one tool to manage infrastructure for both containers and the virtual machines that you know, love, and won’t be able to toss out any time soon (but which totally aren’t legacy tech).

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This document provides a general overview of the security controls implemented in various VMware Cloud™ Services offerings that run on the Amazon Web Services infrastructure as a service (IaaS). The intent is to provide readers with an understanding of how VMware approaches security for its cloud offerings, the key mechanisms and processes VMware uses to manage information security, and insight into the shared responsibility for providing security in a modern cloud computing environment.

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Independent Research Firm Names VMware a Leader in Unified Endpoint Management

VMware | December 02, 2021

VMware, Inc., a leading innovator in enterprise software, announced it has been positioned as a leader in The Forrester Wave: Unified Endpoint Management, Q4 2021, which evaluated 11 unified endpoint management (UEM) vendors. The evaluated solution, VMware Workspace ONE, was the top ranked solution in the current offering category and tied for the highest score in the strategy category. According to the Forrester Wave report, “VMware continues to balance EX [employee experience], management, and security exceptionally well… In the past year, VMware has released multiple new market-leading capabilities, such as Digital Employee Experience Management (DEEM), Freestyle Orchestrator for low-code automation, and Anywhere Workspace, a remote work solution that combines endpoint management, security, virtualization, and SD-WAN into a single package.” The report continues, “VMware supports a wide array of operating systems, delivers a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) experience, and has some unique integrations with human capital management (HCM) tools like Workday to enable day-zero onboarding for employees. Workspace ONE’s DEEM feature is one of the most advanced EUEM capabilities in this evaluation, and its endpoint management has some unique differentiators, such as Workspace ONE Assist for remote support… VMware is an excellent choice for large enterprises with heterogeneous computing needs, particularly in regulated or frontline-worker-oriented industries.” Workspace ONE is one of the core technologies that comprise VMware Anywhere Workspace, an integrated solution that enables employees to work from anywhere with more secure, frictionless experiences. It brings together Workspace ONE with VMware Carbon Black Cloud and VMware SASE. Workspace ONE UEM, part of the Workspace ONE platform, provides a comprehensive solution that enables companies to manage and better secure any device across all platforms. It incorporates modern device management, application management, and security that’s effective outside the corporate perimeter. It empowers IT to: Intelligently manage every device on every platform Automate the device onboarding and update process over the air Flexibly support all use cases – BYOD, corporate-owned, frontline, or purpose-built Easily manage apps and provide a consistently positive self-service employee experience Make data-driven decisions and automate important repetitive IT processes Better secure devices, apps, and data at rest and in transit VMware continues to deliver on new innovations that make Workspace ONE the industry’s digital workspace platform of choice for IT and employees. Recent innovations added to the Workspace ONE platform, announced at VMworld 2021, include: Enhancements in Digital Employee Experience Management: With DEEM, customers can monitor metrics like login failures, boot up and shutdown times, app usage and performance, device health, and crashes, among many others. DEEM is an integral part of VMware’s Digital Employee Experience (DEX) solution that brings together Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub, DEEM and Workspace ONE Assist. New DEX capabilities include unified user experience scores, employee sentiment scoring/surveying, machine learning-enabled anomaly detection and root cause analysis and remediation. Workspace ONE XR Hub: XR devices (Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality devices) are now being deployed to deliver remote training to frontline workers, augment designers and engineers and connect the anywhere workforce in more immersive ways. VMware Workspace ONE XR Hub, now in beta, delivers the digital workspace to VR devices, providing a simple yet more secure enterprise employee experience. Continuous Compliance Supports Zero Trust: A new compliance engine at the heart of Workspace ONE will enable richer posture checks with more attributes, using real-time data instead of fixed intervals and leveraging on-device capabilities to directly remediate any compliance drift in state. Integration of Intel vPro with Workspace ONE: With this partnership, customers will be able to manage endpoints independent of the operating system. Key capabilities include the ability to remotely wake a device, patch it and place it back into sleep; remotely wipe a device out-of-band for device recovery; and gain better insights into experiences such as Wi-Fi performance and battery health. VMware SaaS App Management by BetterCloud: VMware SaaS App Management by BetterCloud extends Workspace ONE’s visibility and management of SaaS apps, enabling IT admins to have broader control over the end user computing environment. Hybrid work is here, and it’s here to stay. With employees, including those at the frontline, accessing apps from the home, office and everywhere in between, IT teams are challenged to provide a great experience while providing rock solid security. We continue to bring industry-leading innovations to Workspace ONE to provide the broadest platform support, deepest management and security capabilities, and an expansive partner ecosystem. It’s this pace of innovation and ability to execute that, we believe, has earned us recognition from today’s leading analyst firms.” Shankar Iyer, Senior Vice President and General Manager, End User Computing, VMware About VMware VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s cloud, app modernization, networking, security, and digital workspace offerings help customers deliver any application on any cloud across any device. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to being a force for good, from its breakthrough technology innovations to its global impact.

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Ericom Software Launch New Ericom Application Isolator Gives Existing VPNs and Networks a Simple, Cost-Effective Zero Trust Security Boost

Ericom Software | August 11, 2020

Ericom Software, a leader in secure web and application access solutions, announced today the introduction of Ericom Application Isolator, a new solution that integrates with existing remote access VPNs and Next Generation Firewalls to secure corporate applications and data from the security risks associated with excessive access rights inside a network. The Standard Edition of the software is available for free and can be downloaded from Ericom’s website.

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Neon Labs Integrates with the Pyth Network to Unlock HiFi Price Feeds for Developers

Neon Labs | December 30, 2021

Neon, an Ethereum virtual machine (EVM) on Solana that enables dApps on Ethereum to scale and access liquidity on Solana, announced that it has integrated the Pyth network, a next-generation oracle platform designed to provide trusted and verifiable market data to decentralized applications, enabling all EVM dApps running on Solana to access Pyth’s HiFi data. The partnership between Pyth and Neon Labs allows data from the Pyth oracle to be instantly accessible and easily readable to Solidity developers and dApp users alike via the Neon EVM on the Solana network. In addition to Pyth pricing information, EVM developers will have the opportunity to discover a new type of oracle that provides a confidence interval alongside its price. The confidence interval specifies how much precision or uncertainty there is in a single observation and thus enables developers to further customize their applications for better and safer operations. dApps have long been seeking a high-quality oracle like Pyth to consume data sources necessary to function and this partnership gives them just that. We are excited to deliver a data oracle solution to developers, and one that is easy and quick for them to use.” Andrey Falaleev, Chief Technology Officer of Neon Labs The Pyth network is a next generation oracle specifically designed to publish high fidelity financial market data on the Solana blockchain and republish that data to other blockchains through Wormhole. Using the Pyth network, data owners will be able to contribute their data, and consumers of data will be able to acquire that aggregated market data and consume it directly from a blockchain. Neon is a tool that allows any Ethereum dApps – from lending protocols and AMMs – to be processed with the low gas fees, high transaction speed, and high throughput of Solana, while also offering access to the growing Solana market. Over the past several months, the company has experienced significant milestones. Last month, Neon announced a $40 million fundraising round to bring Ethereum virtual machine functionality to the Solana blockchain and is preparing to launch its mainnet alpha imminently. Many prominent protocols like Aave and SushiSwap have announced that they will port their protocols to Solana through Neon Labs. "I know I speak for dApps everywhere when I say that this is partnership is a real game changer,” said Marco Qiu, BD of Yin Finance. “We are especially excited to access high-quality data on Solana without having to modify or alter our existing code." "This integration is a huge step for Ethereum and Solana interoperability,” said Sidney Powell, Co-founder of Maple Finance. “Data oracles like the Pyth network serve as the connection between blockchains and the data sources necessary for dApps like us.” “Neon is bridging the divide between two leading blockchains,” said Mike Cahill, Director of the Pyth Data Association. “We look forward to working with them as their first oracle integration to increase access of Pyth data to dApps while offering them a seamless user experience in the process.” The Pyth network has gathered more than 40 prominent financial actors as data publishers for various asset classes. Pyth price feeds have been available on the Solana mainnet since August 2021 and leading Solana dApps like Bonfida, Drift, Hxro, Mango Markets, Saber Labs, Solend, Synthetify, Port, and Zeta Markets have integrated with Pyth network to strengthen their protocols' uptime guarantees and automate critical on-chain functions in a highly reliable, fully decentralized, and cost-efficient manner. About the Pyth Network The Pyth network is a specialized oracle solution for latency-sensitive financial data that is typically kept behind the “walled gardens’’ of centralized institutions. The Pyth network is focused on finding a new and inexpensive way to bring this unique data on-chain and aggregating it securely. About the Pyth Data Association The Pyth Data Association was created in support of the Pyth network, a specialized oracle solution for latency-sensitive financial data that is typically kept behind the “walled gardens’’ of centralized institutions. The Pyth Data Association is overseen by a board of directors elected by members of the Pyth network. About Neon Neon lets users run any Ethereum protocol on Solana, without any changes to its codebase. In other words, Ethereum developers can soon deploy their apps to Solana, a blockchain that can process 50K transactions per second at $0.0025 a piece.

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This document provides a general overview of the security controls implemented in various VMware Cloud™ Services offerings that run on the Amazon Web Services infrastructure as a service (IaaS). The intent is to provide readers with an understanding of how VMware approaches security for its cloud offerings, the key mechanisms and processes VMware uses to manage information security, and insight into the shared responsibility for providing security in a modern cloud computing environment.