globenewswire | September 21, 2023
Automox, the leader in AI-powered IT automation, is proud to announce two new capabilities, FixNow and PowerShell Signing. Combined, these new features further extend Automox’s industry-leading automation, speed, and security to enable organizations to act immediately to enforce and audit configuration, remediate vulnerabilities, install or remove software, query devices, and more.
According to a 2019 IT Outage Impact Study, human error was the #1 cause of IT outages in the United States and Canada, and the #3 cause globally. Using FixNow for immediate testing and validation enables IT professionals to confidently automate configuration changes at scale and to minimize the potential for human error.
FixNow runs Automox WorkletsTM immediately at scale across IT environments without a VPN or servers. With a catalog of over 300 automations that span Windows, macOS, and Linux systems, FixNow runs securely in real-time on the devices you choose.
Early-access Automox customers are already confirming the value of FixNow. Matthew Rehm, Director of Information Systems at Methodist Theological School in Ohio said, “[FixNow] made updating some machines so much easier than having to schedule.” And David Thomson, IT Manager, St Andrew's First Aid in the UK said, “I use FixNow when evaluating new Worklets. The capability to execute instantly allows me to see instant results without cluttering up my existing policies.”
“The value of immediate and secure action at scale cannot be overstated. We know time is of the essence, and FixNow lets our users remediate fast,” said Tim Lucas, CEO of Automox. “FixNow is the fastest and most secure way to audit and fix hundreds or even thousands of devices immediately.”
According to a 2020 study by Cisco, PowerShell accounted for more than 33% of critical threats detected on endpoints. Automox PowerShell Signing will ensure script integrity and adherence to security best practices by enabling remote or all script signing to further reduce potential attack surfaces. Whether you automate or immediately execute PowerShell with FixNow, tasks like configuration, software deployment, and patching will be signed.
To ensure the integrity of scripts from Automox and enable IT teams to adhere to security best practices, all PowerShell commands and automations will be self-signed by Automox. Once enabled, organizations can enhance their security posture by disallowing unsigned and potentially malicious PowerShell from running in their environment.
“All Automox customers will be able to opt-in to sign every PowerShell command sent through Automox, so they can be confident that critical endpoint management tasks like configuration updates were unchanged in transit to managed devices,” said Jason Kikta, Automox CISO. “This is a major advance in security for IT teams. Dual-use and fileless PowerShell scripts comprise nearly half of the critical security threats on endpoints.”
FixNow is available to Automox customers today as a free preview, Secure Signing will be made available to all Automox customers shortly.
Automox is the IT automation platform for modern organizations. It makes it easy to keep Windows, macOS, and Linux endpoints patched, configured, controlled, and secured – without servers or VPNs. Using AI-powered automation, IT professionals can fix critical vulnerabilities faster, slash cost and complexity, and win back hours in their days. Join thousands of companies transforming IT operations into a strategic business driver with Automox.
Server Hypervisors, Security
businesswire | August 08, 2023
Gigamon, the leading deep observability company, today announced its participation at VMware Explore, VMware’s flagship multi-cloud event being held Aug. 21-24 in Las Vegas. More than 10,000 attendees are expected to attend the conference and can visit Gigamon at booth #319 to learn how GigaVUE Cloud Suite™, a VMware-certified deep observability pipeline, acquires, optimizes, and distributes traffic and network-derived intelligence from any virtual machine or container across leading cloud platforms to monitoring and security tools.
As the complexity of hybrid cloud infrastructure continues to grow and organizations look to get the most out of their cloud investments, the deep observability market is forecasted to grow at a 52 percent CAGR and reach $1.9B by 2027. This growth is supported by the recentGigamon 2023 Hybrid Cloud Security Survey, in which nearly all respondents agree that today cloud security is dependent on gaining visibility across all data-in-motion (96%) and believe that deep observability is an important element of their cloud security (97%).
By visiting Gigamon at booth #319, attendees will gain access to:
Expertswho can highlight how theGigamon Deep Observability Pipelineworks within the VMware environment to harness actionable network-level intelligence to amplify the power of security and observability tools. Gigamon is scheduling live onsite demos in advance, and attendees can book a meeting using thislink.
Daily rafflesfor a chance to win an Apple Watch or a Meta Data Quest 2 Virtual Reality Headset. Drawings will take place one hour before the Expo closes each day (Monday, Aug. 21 - Wednesday, Aug. 23).
“As network blind spots continue to grow with increasing lateral and container communications, deep observability has emerged as the foundation for today’s effective security posture,” said Bassam Khan, vice president of product and technical marketing at Gigamon. “Working with VMware, we’ve certified our Gigamon Deep Observability Pipeline so mutual customers can gain visibility into all hybrid cloud traffic, regardless whether virtual, container, or multi-cloud, and better leverage their current tooling to secure their hybrid cloud infrastructure.”
Gigamon®offers a deep observability pipeline that harnesses actionable network-level intelligence to amplify the power of observability tools. This powerful combination helps enable IT organizations to assure security and compliance governance, speed root-cause analysis of performance bottlenecks, and lower operational overhead associated with managing hybrid and multi-cloud IT infrastructure. The result: modern enterprises realize the full transformational promise of the cloud. Gigamon serves more than 4,000 customers worldwide, including over 80 percent of Fortune 100 enterprises, 9 of the 10 largest mobile network providers, and hundreds of governments and educational organizations worldwide.
Virtual Desktop Strategies, Virtual Server Infrastructure
Businesswire | July 07, 2023
Denodo, a leader in data management, and Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, are excited to announce Denodo as a Technology Partner of Alibaba Cloud to deliver the Denodo Platform on the Alibaba Cloud global Marketplace. This partnership enables businesses to leverage the power of data virtualization for logical data integration and management, and real-time analytics in a hybrid cloud environment.
The Denodo Platform, renowned for its logical data integration and management capabilities, offers multiple subscription options on Alibaba Cloud tailored to meet the budgetary needs and functional requirements of medium and large businesses enabling them to start small with departmental projects for faster decision-making and scale to enterprise level as the business needs evolve for simplified data integration and management.
“Denodo’s partnership with Alibaba Cloud allows enterprises to use a logical approach to rapidly access and deliver data siloed across multiple sources in any multi or hybrid cloud environments,” said Selina Yuan, Vice President of Alibaba Group and President of International Business for Alibaba Cloud Intelligence. “By leveraging data virtualization technology, a fast-growing data integration approach for modern data and analytics, Alibaba Cloud customers can accelerate the time to decisions and at the same time simplify data management and integration processes.”
The Denodo Platform for Alibaba Cloud offers a unified web-based user interface with single-sign-on, an AI-powered data catalogue, ML-enhanced smart query optimization, Apache Zeppelin-based Denodo Notebook, and numerous other cutting-edge features. It brings the same full-featured capabilities as the award-winning Denodo Platform deployed in on-premises environments to the Alibaba Cloud ecosystem. With Denodo Platform for Alibaba Cloud, organizations can easily build their logical data fabric or logical data mesh architecture for enterprise wide data democratization.
“Many of Alibaba Cloud customers have global footprint and their data and analytics efforts depend on creating a real-time view of all of their data, in multi or hybrid cloud environments,” said Angel Viña, CEO and Founder of Denodo. “This partnership reflects our commitment to delivering innovative solutions and empowering businesses with the tools and technologies they need to succeed in the digital era where data remains distributed across regional and cloud boundaries.”
Denodo and Alibaba Cloud’s product teams are working closely together to introduce new capabilities, including a free trial on the Marketplace. Both companies are also collaborating on various go-to-market efforts, such as co-selling initiatives in local markets.
“With native support for Alibaba Cloud Storage Services and MaxCompute coming soon and the ability to integrate data across ApsaraDB for Oceanbase, PolarDB, and AnalyticDB, the Denodo Platform enables superior analytics capabilities in the Alibaba Cloud,” added Viña. “Looking ahead, Denodo and Alibaba Cloud have ambitious plans for our partnership and the value it will bring to our joint customers.”
Alibaba Cloud and Denodo are united in their commitment to empowering enterprises to thrive in the digital age through data-driven insights and seamless integration. This partnership marks the beginning of an exciting journey towards unlocking the full potential of data virtualization in the Alibaba Cloud ecosystem.
The Denodo Platform for Alibaba Cloud will be featured in its full glory at Denodo’s annual user conference – DataFest – in Singapore on July 13, in which Yuan will address the Denodo customers in a keynote presentation about the product offering along with Denodo’s Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Alberto Pan.
Denodo is a leader in data management. The award-winning Denodo Platform is the leading data integration, management, and delivery platform using a logical approach to enable self-service BI, data science, hybrid/multi-cloud data integration, and enterprise data services. Realizing more than 400% ROI and millions of dollars in benefits, Denodo’s customers across large enterprises and mid-market companies in 30+ industries have received payback in less than 6 months.
About Alibaba Cloud
Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud (www.alibabacloud.com) is the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group. It offers a complete suite of cloud services to customers worldwide, including elastic computing, database, storage, network virtualization services, large-scale computing, security, management and application services, big data analytics, a machine learning platform and IoT services. Alibaba maintained its position as the third leading public cloud IaaS service provider globally since 2018, according to IDC. Alibaba is the world’s third leading and Asia Pacific’s leading IaaS provider by revenue in U.S. dollars since 2018, according to Gartner.
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.