vSAN Becomes More Affordable for Cloud Providers

VMware | August 05, 2019

Today, we are excited to announce that VMware vSAN, the key technology behind the industry’s #1 HCI solution, is more affordable than ever for VMware Cloud Providers! Effective August 1, 2019, the VMware Cloud Provider Program (VCPP) list price for the datacenter versions of vSAN has been lowered up to 50%. For partners looking to deploy vSAN as the final step to achieve Cloud Verified status, then that path now becomes even easier. Launched in 2013, VMware vSAN is a hyperconverged software-defined storage product that’s optimized for VMware vSphere infrastructure. The industry-leading HCI solution allows you to leverage existing vSphere expertise to simplify and accelerate storage management from a single, natively-integrated virtualization platform.

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VMware’s Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) vision leverages core data center virtualization technologies to transform data center economics and business agility through automation and non-disruptive deployment that embraces and extends existing compute, network and storage infrastructure investments. Enterprise data centers are already realizing the tremendous benefits of server and storage virtualization solutions to consolidate and repurpose infrastructure resources, reduce operational complexity and dynamically align and scale their application infrastructure in response to business priorities. However, the data center network has not kept pace and remains rigid, complex, proprietary and closed to innovation – a barrier to realizing the full potential of the virtualization and the SDDCs.

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VMware’s Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) vision leverages core data center virtualization technologies to transform data center economics and business agility through automation and non-disruptive deployment that embraces and extends existing compute, network and storage infrastructure investments. Enterprise data centers are already realizing the tremendous benefits of server and storage virtualization solutions to consolidate and repurpose infrastructure resources, reduce operational complexity and dynamically align and scale their application infrastructure in response to business priorities. However, the data center network has not kept pace and remains rigid, complex, proprietary and closed to innovation – a barrier to realizing the full potential of the virtualization and the SDDCs.

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Cog Systems and the US DOD collaborate to build an Enhanced Retransmission Device (ERD)

Cog Systems | February 09, 2022

Connected devices make life easier for millions of people worldwide. They also make it easier for malicious hackers to get their hands on sensitive data, or worse. Together Cog Systems and the US DOD have built a commercial, easy to use Enhanced Retransmission Device (ERD) that adds two layers of security for end user devices to improve their Defense in Depth security posture. The ERD works with any wireless carrier or Wi-Fi network and with mobile phones, tablets, or laptops. Cog Systems and the US DOD have collaborated to build the only fully compliant device available today, per the latest guidelines for Commercial Solutions for Classified from NIST (specifically from Mobile Access Capability Package 2.5), for use by the US Government. The added security of a VPN has become a minimum requirement for protecting networked devices from cyberthreats. However, for government and enterprise-focused applications, the bare minimum just won't do. Layered security systems are much more effective at protecting networked devices from unwanted intrusion. On top of the VPN, the ERD enables the local user to add the following to their end user devices: A Protocol Break that sanitizes the dataflow going in, reducing the threat from malicious attachments, and ensuring only clean data reaches your connected device; A Firewall that can be tuned to only accept data from known IP addresses, and block data from any other addresses before it gets to your connected device. The increased use of connected devices by employees to connect to their government or enterprise applications has long been a quandary for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). It is a distinct honor for all of the employees of Cog to work with the US DOD to develop a device that makes layered security available to the market and building a world-class, ultra-secure, commercial device that makes all of us more secure is a giant step forward for the entire market." Carl L. Nerup, CEO of Cog Systems The ERD adds that necessary addition of two additional layers of security with an easy and portable solution that CISOs can immediately deploy for their employees, especially for work from home employees. The ERD is built on an isolated and modular architecture, using Cog Systems' Virtual Mobile Device SDK, and the formally verified type-1 virtualization. Discrete Virtual Machines running on the Type-1 Hypervisor keep critical processes secure, enabling MILS architectures that support applications with privacy and mutual distrust. Cog Systems has partnered with Aegis Secure for the commercialization and distribution of the ERD, branded as the Aegis R51. The Aegis R51 is the world's most secure Enhanced Retransmission Device (ERD) available to the commercial market today. About Cog Systems Cog Systems has been preparing for the revolution in connected device architecture since 2014. The traditional architecture of IoT and smart devices creates a massive attack surface, forcing security policy to accept high risk, restricted access, which poses a burden on users. By coupling the same modularity techniques used in cloud computing with the fundamentals of security, trustworthiness, and adaptability to enable highly secure connected devices, Cog proactively delivers the assurance of defense-grade security for world governments and corporate enterprises. About Aegis Secure Aegis Secure has been building bespoke Ultra-Secure Mobile devices since 2014 for a discriminating set of customers in the public and private sectors. With that industry leading experience building real products for the Ultra-Secure Mobility market in collaboration with Cog Systems, Inc, it became a logical to take the lessons from those bespoke projects and use them to develop products that we could commercialize and make available to the global marketplace.

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TIBCO 2021 Partner Awards Showcase Depth of Channel Vision and Expertise

TIBCO | September 29, 2021

TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in enterprise data, empowers its customers to connect, unify, and confidently predict business outcomes, solving the world's most complex data-driven challenges., TIBCO announced the global 2021 Partner Excellence Awards winners at its annual TIBCO NOW™ conference, showcasing how partners bring to market limitless agility and innovation to drive greater impact on customer success. The awards acknowledge members of the TIBCO Partner Program who consistently excel in developing, marketing, and delivering advanced technology to customers in today’s digital economy. The award winners are selected based on revenue, year-over-year growth, and participation in TIBCO programs that help generate demand and drive pipeline. “As a channel-led organization, every partner in our ecosystem plays an essential role in driving and delivering superior customer experiences, Today's winners have shown that with the right approach, resources, and by taking advantage of the programs and resources at their disposal, they succeed. These organizations and the teams behind them exemplify and echo our partner mantra that we are always better together." said Tony Beller, senior vice president of worldwide partner ecosystems and OEM sales, TIBCO. Enterprise Partner of the Year Cognizant, winner of the Enterprise Partner of the Year Award, is one of the world’s leading professional services companies. The company’s unique, industry-based, consultative approach transforms clients’ business, operating, and technology models for the digital era. A TIBCO partner for 15+ years, Cognizant delivers digital transformation success to more than 400 customers, with a team of over 5,000 integration consultants to meet industry demands. Cognizant’s Integration and Process Management practice brings together the best of TIBCO’s product portfolio, such as TIBCO Cloud™ Mashery, TIBCO Cloud™ Integration, TIBCO® Data Virtualization, TIBCO Spotfire®, and more. These solutions come together to deliver a Cloud-first and API-first model for sustained value creation across industries. SMB Sales Partner of the Year Genware Computer Systems Inc, winner of the SMB Sales Partner of the Year Award, works with clients to implement solutions that deliver the right information to the right people at the right time. Adaptive to customers’ needs, Genware provides companies with the systems and services required to enable better decision-making, powered by TIBCO. Genware develops solutions that source and integrate data, leveraging data virtualization to create federated data sources and drive information through visual and streaming analytics. The company’s data science practice applies advanced TIBCO solutions to better understand and predict outcomes. Genware has three solutions featured in the TIBCO Solution Showcase, including Presentation Studio, The Connected Production Platform, and Gi-Dental. All three solutions have received formal validation through the TIBCO Partner Validation Program. OEM Partner of the Year Cerner, winner of the OEM Partner of the Year Award, is a global healthcare technology company. The Cerner Healthcare Extensibility Platform (HEP) provides solutions that enable writing cross-application workflows with Cerner and non-Cerner applications, orchestrating care and financial processes throughout the hospital enterprise. HEP employs TIBCO BusinessEvents® to write complex event processing rules and TIBCO BusinessWorks™ for service orchestration, which empower customers to easily automate, streamline, and connect applications. Asia Pacific and Japan Partner of the Year Ascention PTY Ltd., winner of the Asia Pacific and Japan Partner of the Year Award, continues to lead as clean data experts with in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in data governance, data management, shared data assets, and pursuing quality data-driven solutions for APJ customers. By combining TIBCO products, such as TIBCO Data Virtualization, TIBCO EBX®, TIBCO Spotfire, and TIBCO® Messaging, Ascention launched its Citizen360™ offering in July 2020. Citizen360™ enables users to create the best citizen experience across all channels through a unified view of all touchpoints. As a TIBCO Gold Partner in 2021, Ascention expanded its footprint in APJ with the acquisition of the Information Builders (ibi) client base in APJ. 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XDR Alliance Welcomes New Member VMware

EXABEAM | June 07, 2022

Today, the XDR Alliance welcomed VMware as a new member. This is the alliance's newest cybersecurity innovator to join and proclaim a commitment to an open, inclusive, and collaborative extended detection and response (XDR) architecture. By bringing expertise in endpoint, workload, and network security efficacy, as well as developing threat detection capabilities, VMware expands the alliance's technological reach. Gorka Sadowski, chief strategy officer, Exabeam and founder of the XDR Alliance said that “We are thrilled to add VMware to the XDR Alliance as we continuously work towards improving security for the industry at large. Most of today’s cyber attacks feature advanced tactics such as lateral movement that target legitimate tools to inflict damage. By welcoming VMware to the XDR Alliance, we can utilize its endpoint, workload, and network security expertise to drive the open XDR mission forward and ensure it is addressing these sophisticated threats.” “Carbon Black was one of the earliest pioneers of endpoint detection and response (EDR) which fundamentally transformed security by acknowledging comprehensive telemetry is essential to defending against evolving attacks. XDR expands this concept beyond the endpoint to enable better detection, investigation, and response. Rather than building walled gardens that lock customers in, VMware believes in aligning to how customers buy and use security solutions today to enable a multi-vendor XDR solution that is far better than what any one company or closed partner program can provide.” Jason Rolleston, VP, Product Management, VMware The Charter of the XDR Alliance The XDR Alliance's charter is to define and encourage an open XDR framework and architecture that works best for end users; to assist SecOps teams in better integrating new and evolving applications and technologies; to make it easier for SecOps teams to deliver on the value-add use cases that their organizations need; to ensure interoperability across the XDR security vendor solutions set; and to join forces on XDR market education and awareness. Members of the XDR Alliance represent complementary technologies in security analytics, security information and event management (SIEM), endpoint, email, identity, cloud, network, and OT/IoT security and threat intelligence, and they work together to provide open XDR and threat detection, investigation, and response (TDIR). Managed security service providers (MSSPs), managed detection and response services (MDRs), and systems integrators are also alliance subcategories (SIs). Armis, CyberArk, Exabeam, Expel, ExtraHop, Google Cloud Security, Mimecast, Netskope, Recorded Future, SentinelOne, and VMware are among the founding and new members of the XDR Alliance.

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