Virtual Desktop Strategies, Virtual Server Management
prnewswire | July 31, 2023
BCN, a New Jersey-based communications technology solution provider focused on multi-location enterprise businesses, announced today the formation of a new partnership with Cato Networks, provider of the world's leading SASE platform. The partnership allows BCN's nationwide network of sales partners to offer enterprises the Cato SASE Cloud platform to address today's key networking and security requirements.
The transition to remote work and the emergence of a cloud-first culture have had a major impact on enterprise networks and information security. Networking patterns have changed, and organizations must deploy new services and cater to new requirements faster than ever. A SASE architecture provides the agility and flexibility needed in this new environment. SASE makes it possible to deploy new branches remotely with low overhead. It also provides the security stack to ensure employees and contractors can access systems securely from anywhere.
Enterprises in healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, and other vertical markets are actively engaged in branch modernization and branch transformation projects. BCN's ability to offer a Cato SASE Cloud solution empowers them to do so with confidence. With BCN's deep portfolio of connectivity services, these businesses now have access to a fully managed and connected SASE-driven solution from one technology provider, on one invoice, with one point of contact for service and support.
Cato SASE Cloud is the world's most robust single-vendor SASE platform converging Cato SD-WAN and a cloud-native security service edge, Cato SSE 360, into a global cloud service. Cato enables enterprises to move away from rigid and disjointed connectivity and security architecture to Cato SASE Cloud, a modern secure network delivered as a service. Cato enables IT to rapidly address new business requirements, such as global expansion, M&A, cloud migration, and the hybrid workforce. Cato's converged architecture reduces cost and complexity with simple management, self-healing infrastructure, and automatically evolving defense that seamlessly mitigates emerging threats.
Frank Rauch, Global Channel Chief of Cato Networks, said, "We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with BCN. The shift to hybrid work is proving challenging to enterprises everywhere. Effective network security is more challenging than ever. With BCN's expertise and resourcefulness, enterprises will benefit strongly from this partnership."
Julian Jacquez, President, and COO of BCN, said, "Our sales partners and enterprise customers will benefit tremendously from the partnership BCN and Cato have forged. Cato's SASE technology platform, integrated with BCN's robust connectivity services portfolio means our partners and customers can address a host of security and networking challenges and take advantage of opportunities that yield cost-efficiency through our collaborative and transparent service delivery architecture."
BCN is a closely held and operated communications technology solutions provider with the flexibility and experience to address every customer need uniquely, creating tailored solutions based on the portfolios of over 100 wholesale network and technology partners. In addition, BCN provides customers with one monthly invoice for all services and a state-of-the-art portal to manage their BCN business. For almost three decades, BCN has delivered best-in-class solutions domestically and internationally to business customers.
Virtual Desktop Strategies, Backup and Disaster Recovery
prnewswire | August 17, 2023
Palo Alto Networks,the global cybersecurity leader, announced today it has been positioned as a leader in the inaugural Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust Edge Solutions, Q3 2023 report. According to Forrester, Zero Trust Edge (ZTE), also known as secure access service edge (SASE), centralizes multiple networking and security capabilities — such as software-defined WAN (SD-WAN), cloud access security broker (CASB), Zero Trust network access (ZTNA), and secure web gateway (SWG) — into a unified solution.
According to the evaluation: "[Palo Alto Networks'] outstanding strategy aligns strongly to ZTE and features AI and AIOps to increase detection and decrease the chance of misconfiguration. While its peers have digital experience management on their forward roadmaps, Palo Alto Networks delivers it now." The Forrester evaluation asserts the company "has one of the few unified, integrated management portals for both networking and security in this evaluation" and "has strong ZTNA capabilities and recently refactored its SWG to include an AI inspection layer."
To learn more about Palo Alto Networks recognition in the 2023 Forrester Wave™for Zero Trust Edge Solutions, read ourblog.
Palo Alto Networks was among 10 vendors Forrester evaluated for the report, based on 32 criteria. Palo Alto NetworksPrisma SASEreceived the highest possible scores in 19 criteria, including Vision, Innovation, Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), Secure Web Gateway (SWG) and more.
Kumar Ramachandran, senior vice president of Products, SASE, Palo Alto Networks said:
"We are proud to be recognized. To us, this acknowledgement is for our superior cloud-delivered ZTNA 2.0 security, next-generation SD-WAN, and AI-powered IT operations from a single unified platform. We believe this recognition is a testament to our comprehensive approach to SASE and Zero Trust, ensuring our customers are prepared to meet the scale, complexity, and speed of a highly distributed and cloud-first world."
Organizations can lower their risk of a breach with an integrated SASE solution that protects against the latest network threats, while enabling full employee productivity and cloud adoption. Palo Alto Networks Prisma SASE consolidates multiple capabilities, including ZTNA 2.0, Cloud SWG, NG-CASB, FWaaS, SD-WAN and ADEM, into a single integrated service, reducing network and security complexity while increasing organizational agility. Moreover it empowers organizations to harness the power of AI and unlock the full potential of data with a unified platform approach.
In March, Palo Alto Networks announcedAI-powered SASE innovationsto enable organizations to automate their increasingly complex IT and network operations center (NOC) functions, including:
AI-powered Autonomous Digital Experience Management (ADEM)to help organizations proactively remediate issues that can cause service interruption, through AI-based problem detection and predictive analytics, by discovering network anomalies and isolating issues simply and quickly through an easy-to-use query interface and single dashboard.
SD-WAN innovations to extend Zero Trust to the branch of the future, like Prisma SD-WAN Command Center, enabling organizations to simplify management, get consistent visibility and leverage AI/ML for smarter decision-making.
AI-powered phishing preventionwith Cloud Secure Web Gateway (SWG), leveraging agent-based explicit proxy support and first-of-its-kind phishing detections to help organizations stay ahead of threats.
About Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks is the world's cybersecurity leader. We innovate to outpace cyberthreats, so organizations can embrace technology with confidence. We provide next-gen cybersecurity to thousands of customers globally, across all sectors. Our best-in-class cybersecurity platforms and services are backed by industry-leading threat intelligence and strengthened by state-of-the-art automation. Whether deploying our products to enable the Zero Trust Enterprise, responding to a security incident, or partnering to deliver better security outcomes through a world-class partner ecosystem, we're committed to helping ensure each day is safer than the one before. It's what makes us the cybersecurity partner of choice.
Virtual Desktop Tools, Server Hypervisors
businesswire | July 10, 2023
Opvizor, the leader for independent operational insight and monitoring solutions, has launched a GenAI-based cloud monitoring platform, named Opvizor/Cloud. The new version supports VMware vSphere, Google Cloud, AWS, Azure infrastructure including operating systems along with databases, storage, and network. Opvizor/Cloud, provides users with a single pane of glass to monitor performance, compliance and bottlenecks of their virtualized and multi-cloud environments.
With Opvizor/Cloud, administrators can gain operational insight and with this new understanding optimize their infrastructure and applications, and reduce operational overhead.
With hundreds of customers around the world including Motorola, Porsche, DZ Bank, the State of New Jersey, the Canton of Schaffhausen (Switzerland), and many others, Opvizor has become an industry standard for operational insight and monitoring of virtualized/cloud environments.
The new GenAI capability will use insight and knowledge learned from all existing Opvizor/Cloud customers, as well as public sources to recognize trends, exceptions and faults within the customers' environment. This new GenAI facility supports operation specialists in increasing their understanding of their own environment and make decisions quicker.
"The launch of Opvizor/Cloud provides our customers with a powerful, scalable, and flexible monitoring solution, without the need to provide in-house resources," said Dennis Zimmer, founder and chief technology officer, Opvizor. "Our hosted solution not only reduces the need for investment in physical hardware and associated maintenance costs, but also allows businesses to adapt easily to their changing IT needs. Additionally, new features and early previews are available instantly without the need to redeploy or install patches."
Opvizor has been a leader in operational insight and performance monitoring for over 10 years, serving hundreds of customers on all continents. Opvizor specializes in performance monitoring, operational insight, log analysis, wasted resource detection, resource forecasting, root/cause analysis, and change configuration management for platforms such as VMware vSphere, VMware Tanzu, VMware Horizon, VMware vSAN, Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, Huawei, HPE, NVIDIA, Cisco, Brocade, NetApp, Dell, RedHat, Ubuntu, Debian, Microsoft Windows, FreeBSD, Microsoft SQL, Oracle, and PostgreSQL.
Virtual Desktop Strategies, Backup and Disaster Recovery
businesswire | August 10, 2023
eSentire, Inc., the Authority in Managed Detection and Response (MDR), today announced the expansion of its proprietary software and services portfolio with the introduction of its new MDR Agent. The eSentire Agent is the latest innovation of the firm's SaaS-based Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Platform, developed specifically for small and medium businesses (SMBs) seeking affordable prevention, detection, investigation, and response capabilities as part of an all-in-one 24/7 solution. eSentire will be elevating the eSentire Agent’s differentiated capabilities this week at Black Hat USA in Las Vegas and will begin offering its Agent as part of eSentire’s value-rich MDR service bundles, including endpoint, log, and network protection, in October 2023.
eSentire created the category ofManaged Detection and Responsewith the vision of arming 24/7 Security Operations Center (SOC) Analysts with the tools to perform digital forensic-grade investigations to rapidly contain attacks before they spread. As the firm has scaled to protect over 2000 leading organizations across 35 industries globally, its focus on deep investigation to drive proactive threat response and remediation has never wavered. In 2021, eSentire acquired state-of-the-art, digital forensics and investigative software, CyFIR, transforming its Incident Response practice and disrupting the industry with a 4-hour threat suppression SLA commitment as part of its24/7 On-Demand IR Retaineroffering. Over the last 24 months, eSentire has scaled its digital forensics software to also power MDR outcomes – delivering unmatched time to value and choice for SMBs.
eSentire Agent’s Prevention, Detection, Investigation, and Response Capabilities
eSentire’s MDR Agent begins with a prevention-first approach, stopping malware and ransomware using deep learning technology with incredible efficacy:
Blocking 99% of known and unknown threats
<0.1% false positive rate
<20 millisecond time to prevent
Delivering on eSentire’s service promise of world-class threat response that prevents business disruption, the Agent acts as a protective presence across customer endpoints, extracting unfiltered, rich telemetry data. These insights into potential threats are processed by eSentire’s XDR Platform and investigated by its SOC, driving improved security outcomes, including the containment of lateral movement and data exfiltration efforts.
As SMBs grapple with a significant shortage of cybersecurity experts and the need to prioritize security investments, eSentire is delivering unmatched cybersecurity value with its XDR Platform and Agent as part of its MDR service, including:
Rapid time to value with expert onboarding and one-push install
24/7 security monitoring and expertise to offset resource constraints
Operationalized threat intelligence from eSentire’sThreat Response Unit (TRU)
150+ novel detections added per quarter to augment security threat detection
Automated blocking of 99% of known and unknown threats
Full-scale detection, prevention, investigation, and response
Mean Time to Contain active security threats of 15 minutes
The introduction of the eSentire Agent complements eSentire’s robust, best-of-breed ecosystem of endpoint partners, including CrowdStrike, Microsoft, SentinelOne, and VMWare Carbon Black, which can all be managed within eSentire’s MDR offering as a fully licensed solution or in a Bring Your Own Subscription model.
“As the cybersecurity landscape continues to evolve and grow more complex, service providers everywhere have to remember the customer always gets a vote,” said Rahul Bakshi, Chief Product Officer, eSentire. “eSentire believes they will choose value, every time. That’s why we are bringing the eSentire MDR Agent to market as part of full-service bundles that offer enterprise-grade security at a fraction of the price. We have made great strides in advancing the Agent from a digital forensics tool to a MDR force multiplier and plan to leverage its innovative capabilities as a universal investigation and response enabler across all technology types in the near future.”
eSentire will showcase its MDR Agent and full-service offering with demonstrations on the Black Hat USA show floor at booth #2823 from August 9-10, 2023.
eSentire, Inc., the Authority in Managed Detection and Response (MDR), protects the critical data and applications of 2000+ organizations in 80+ countries, across 35 industries from known and unknown cyber threats by providing Exposure Management, Managed Detection and Response and Incident Response services designed to build an organization's cyber resilience & prevent business disruption. Founded in 2001, eSentire protects the world's most targeted organizations with 65% of its global base recognized as critical infrastructure, vital to economic health and stability. By combining open XDR platform technology, 24/7 threat hunting, and proven security operations leadership, eSentire's award-winning MDR services and team of experts help organizations anticipate, withstand and recover from cyberattacks