Accenture forms alliance and invests in Ripjar

Accenture has formed an alliance with Ripjar, and has made an investment in Ripjar through Accenture Ventures. The move will expand Accenture Security’s capability in data fusion, automated analytics, and machine learning to help organizations improve the way they tackle security challenges. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. As part of the alliance, Accenture Security will leverage Ripjar’s intelligence platform, Labyrinth, which gives Accenture the ability to fuse, analyse and orchestrate data to help … More

F5 Networks appoints Michel Combes to board of directors

F5 Networks announced the appointment of Michel Combes, CEO of Sprint, to its board of directors. Combes joins F5’s board as a leader with 30 years of experience in the telecommunications and technology industries. “The service provider market has long been a core area of F5’s business, and we’re gratified to add an individual of Michel’s industry stature and expertise to our board,” said François Locoh-Donou, president and CEO of F5. “Service providers and their … More

Aerohive Networks announces availability plans for its pluggable access point

Aerohive Networks released worldwide availability plans for its pluggable Wi-Fi access point, the Aerohive Atom AP30. Currently shipping with a Type A/B plug, Aerohive has now announced Type C and G plugs availability for Q3 2018, enabling customers who use the EU or UK-plug type to benefit from Wi-Fi connectivity that can be both deployed, and re-deployed, in a matter of minutes. Aerohive Atom AP30 is designed to augment or replace traditional ceiling and wall-mounted … More

Socure’s Aida establishes trust and certainty for online financial transactions

Socure announced Aida (Authentic Identity Agent), the bot for establishing trust in online transactions. Named in honor of Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer scientist, Aida uses artificial intelligence to process billions of multi-dimensional online and offline data points per second to validate the authenticity of digital identities in real-time. According to the Javelin Strategy & Research 2017 Identity Fraud Study, due to the increasing adoption in the US of EMV (chip) cards and terminals … More

Windstream Enterprise announces SD-WAN Cloud Connect to enhance enterprise cloud migration

Windstream Enterprise announced that it has launched SD-WAN Cloud Connect, a way for enterprises to connect all their network locations to their cloud-based applications. Offered in collaboration with VeloCloud, now part of VMware, SD-WAN Cloud Connect is the answer to the enterprise need for agility, affordability, visibility and control with secure, private, dedicated access to leading third-party cloud service providers. “The introduction of SD-WAN Cloud Connect represents a significant milestone in our SD-WAN journey,” says … More

Utimaco HSM protects digital wallets and cryptocurrencies

Utimaco partners with ThothTrust to protect digital wallets and their cryptocurrency assets with Utimaco HSMs and the CryptoScript Software Development Kit (SDK). The Customizable Secure Cryptography (CSC) product offers different security levels and customization options to create a secure environment corresponding to the customer’s requirements. In the case of digital wallets, a Wallet Security Module (WSM) ensures cryptocurrency asset security based on a Utimaco HSM as its hardware root of trust. The Utimaco HSM equipped … More

Okta acquires ScaleFT to bring Zero Trust to the enterprise

Okta announced it has acquired ScaleFT. Together, Okta and ScaleFT will bring Zero Trust to the enterprise by providing organizations with a framework to protect data, without compromising on experience. As the proliferation of applications and devices continues, the network perimeter is disappearing and organizations must rethink how they secure their extended enterprises — employees, contractors and partners. Organizations of every size are realizing the criticality of moving to a Zero Trust framework by building … More

Unitrends Gen 8 includes self-healing storage and disk density

Unitrends announced the new “Gen 8” release of its Recovery Series backup appliances. New efficiency built into the hardware appliances includes self-healing storage and disk density that stores more data in less space, saving up to 60 percent on power and cooling. The Recovery Series appliances also come pre-integrated with new Unitrends Backup version 10.2 software that optimizes cloud replication performance and features a redesigned Backup Catalog that reduces the time IT administrators spend on … More

Change Healthcare gives payers and providers the keys to cloud security

Change Healthcare is providing healthcare leaders the keys to cloud security with Change Healthcare Security Management, which includes a “Bring Your Own Key” (BYOK) service now offered as part of the company’s cloud-based HealthQx value-based care analytics suite. “Hospitals, payers, and providers are under constant attack from a global network of cybercriminals using advanced and evasive techniques to penetrate networks, steal data, extort healthcare organizations, and capitalize on the personal health information of patients,” said … More

Aporeto simplifies service mesh security operations with Istio integration

Aporeto announced its integration with Istio, the open source service mesh platform that connects, manages and secures microservices at scale. Istio’s service mesh is an open-source effort led by Google, IBM and Lyft that is designed to address the operational needs – observability, load-balancing and canary deployments – of deploying microservices at scale. Istio introduces security potential into containerized environments that are expensive and complex to develop from scratch, with the promise of enabling encryption … More