VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, SERVER HYPERVISORS
Datometry | April 28, 2023
Datometry, the database virtualization company, announced today that the third-largest Dutch bank, ABN AMRO, has completed the transition of their central data warehouse to Azure Synapse using the Datometry platform.
ABN AMRO was looking to replatform their business-critical workloads from a legacy data warehouse to Azure Synapse. Yet, a conventional migration approach would take years and expose the bank to considerable risk. Specifically, modifying application code would trigger regulatory processes and require a lengthy re-certification of the models these applications implement.
With Datometry Hyper-Q™, ABN AMRO was able to move all workloads—including data ingest, analysis, and reporting—from their legacy system to Azure Synapse within only 10 months. Keeping their applications intact, ABN AMRO was able to eliminate the need for a re-certification of their models.
Using Datometry, ABN AMRO outperformed a state-of-the-art migration approach. First, they completed the project in under 25% of the time. Second, they avoided the need for costly staff augmentation. And third, switching over to the new system was completely seamless without downtime for the business. These accomplishments translated into substantial savings on the 5-year TCO.
"With Datometry we have delivered a successful transformation. We moved our mission-critical workloads from Teradata to Azure Synapse seamlessly," said Marcel Kramer, Head of Data Engineering at ABN AMRO. "With a legacy of more than 15 years of business logic, this is a remarkable result."
"We are excited to see ABN AMRO join the rapidly growing cohort of thought leaders that break free from the lock-in of legacy database vendors," said Mike Waas, CEO of Datometry. "For our customers, the rewriting of applications, which has long been the bane of the industry, is a thing of the past."
Datometry is the leader in database system virtualization. Datometry's technology frees enterprises from legacy database technology and accelerates any enterprise's transition to the cloud. With Datometry Hyper-Q, enterprises can run their existing applications directly on a cloud database without the need for costly and risk-laden database migrations. Datometry counts leading enterprises worldwide among their customers.
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.
Prnewswire | April 25, 2023
Lookout, Inc., the endpoint-to-cloud security company, today announced the integration of the Lookout Cloud Security Platform with VMware SD-WAN™. The Lookout platform with VMware SD-WAN provides customers with a best-of-breed secure access service edge (SASE) solution that delivers optimized network connectivity and data protection from any device and any location.
The increase in remote work and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies has amplified the need for organizations to protect any user, any device, from any location. This transformation has forced an evolution of how network and security services are delivered, ensuring the most direct and secure access to cloud applications. It no longer makes sense to backhaul traffic across expensive networks to a centralized data center for security enforcement. A SASE solution transforms legacy security into a set of cloud-delivered, converged network and security services that are available when and where they are needed.
The Lookout Cloud Security Platform provides customers with more secure and reliable access to cloud applications from any device and location. VMware SD-WAN ensures reliable, efficient, and optimal access paths to these applications from any location under varying network conditions. The integrated Lookout and VMware solution, which combines cloud security and cloud network connectivity, provides customers with improved network performance, centralized management of security policies and enhanced visibility and monitoring of all end-user activity between branch offices. Enterprises gain full cloud and data security across internet, SaaS, and private applications for any user and branch office regardless of location.
"Lookout and VMware are enabling customers to implement a SASE architecture that delivers zero trust outcomes that uniquely address the evolving business needs faced by cloud-first enterprises today," said Zeus Kerravala, principal analyst, ZK Research. "By integrating the Lookout Cloud Security Platform with VMware SD-WAN, they're providing customers with a more reliable and efficient way to secure remote access to data and applications, simplify management of branch office connectivity and have enhanced visibility of all end user activity. This new partnership will help enterprises protect their data and optimize their network performance."
"VMware and Lookout are collaborating to enable users to connect to their cloud applications in an optimal and more secure manner," said Sashi Annaluru, head of SASE Engineering, VMware. "The integration of VMware SD-WAN and Lookout Cloud Security Platform will give customers the choice and flexibility to transform their networking and security infrastructure and accelerate SASE adoption. Together, our solution will help customers with reliable and efficient connectivity to stay productive while protecting their infrastructure and data."
"Protecting data in the new norm of a hybrid workforce is challenging. Our partnership with VMware provides our joint customers with an architecture based on SASE, and that is unique and focused on protecting our customer's data along with delivering an industry leading solution to optimize network connectivity," said Sundaram Lakshmanan, chief technology officer, Lookout. "With the Lookout Cloud Security Platform and VMware SD-WAN, customers will experience reliable, efficient, and secure access to all applications, and more importantly protect the data stored in these applications when accessed from any location and any device."
Lookout, Inc. is the endpoint-to-cloud security company purpose-built for the intersection of enterprise and personal data. We safeguard data across devices, apps, networks and clouds through our unified, cloud-native security platform — a solution that's as fluid and flexible as the modern digital world. By giving organizations and individuals greater control over their data, we enable them to unleash its value and thrive. Lookout is trusted by enterprises of all sizes, government agencies and millions of consumers to protect sensitive data, enabling them to live, work and connect — freely and safely. To learn more about the Lookout Cloud Security Platform, visit www.lookout.com