Banyan and Unusual Ventures to provide unified Zero Trust architecture for cloud-first companies

Banyan, the industry’s first unified Zero Trust platform, announced that it is emerging from stealth and has entered a partnership with Unusual Ventures, a growth-focused investment firm. With Banyan’s goal of providing a unified Zero Trust architecture for cloud-first companies and Unusual’s focus on partnering with market disruptors, the strategic relationship brings to market the first approach to Zero Trust that provides continuous authorization for any application or service hosted in the cloud. “In Banyan, … More

CenturyLink Private Cloud is now available on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers

In a move that gives customers more choice and hybrid-cloud flexibility, CenturyLink announced that CenturyLink Private Cloud on VMware Cloud Foundation is now available on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, a scalable platform that delivers the flexibility and performance enterprises demand. CenturyLink’s comprehensive private cloud offering meets the agile demands of today’s digital businesses. This expansion results in a complete software-defined data center (SDDC) solution based on the Dell Technologies stack – combining Dell EMC PowerEdge … More

Dorsey & Whitney offers three levels of CCPA assessment and compliance packages

International law firm Dorsey & Whitney announced that it is offering three levels of assessment and compliance packages to help businesses comply with the enacted California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The packages, called BASIC, BASIC+ and READY, provide options for legal services based on clients’ particular needs in preparing for the CCPA, which goes into effect on January 1, 2020. This new law marks a dramatic sea change in American privacy law as it imposes … More

Accenture, Splunk and UTC join SAFECode, Veracode rejoins the organization

The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode) announced that Accenture, Splunk and United Technologies joined SAFECode as new Associate Members, and Veracode rejoined the organization as an Associate Member. SAFECode is a non-profit, global industry forum where business leaders and technical experts come together to exchange insights and ideas on creating, improving and promoting scalable and effective software security programs. The addition of these companies as SAFECode members is significant because they bring … More

Lares appoints Andrew Hay as COO

Lares, a global leader in security assessment, testing, and coaching, announced that veteran technology executive Andrew Hay has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer (COO). He is the author of multiple books on advanced security topics and is frequently approached to provide expert commentary on industry developments and asked to present at conferences around the globe. He has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Bloomberg, Wired, USA Today, and CSO Magazine. Hay was … More

CompTIA unveils a beta exam for its Cloud Essentials+ credential

CompTIA, the leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications for the global technology workforce, launched a beta exam for its CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ credential. CompTIA Cloud Essentials+ validates the knowledge and skills required to make business decisions about cloud products and services. The certification is intended for both business and technology professionals responsible for evaluating the business value of cloud technologies and making informed decisions and recommendations for their organization. “The cloud has sparked an evolution … More

BioCatch launches a behavioral biometrics-based digital identity solution

BioCatch, the global leader in AI-driven behavioral biometrics, announced at the annual ForgeRock Identity Summit Americas that its behavioral biometrics-based digital identity solution is now available on the ForgeRock Marketplace. Combining BioCatch’s industry-leading solution with ForgeRock’s Intelligent Authentication technology makes it easy for ForgeRock clients to implement passive authentication and prevent account takeover attacks for a better customer identity and access management experience. Unlike one-time passwords and other static means of authentication that are easily … More

Verint adds Anomaly Detection to its VoC solutions

Verint Systems, The Customer Engagement Company, announced the addition of Anomaly Detection as a powerful new capability to its expanding Voice of Customer (VoC) solutions. Anomaly Detection is part of Verint’s analytics-rich solution that helps companies automate insights and prioritize improvements to customer experience (CX) that will drive the greatest business impact. According to an August 2018 report from Forrester Research, AI technologies have the potential to make customer experience (CX) measurement programs more effective … More

Virtustream partners with Equinix Cloud Exchange and updates its platform

Virtustream, an enterprise-class cloud company and Dell Technologies business, announced a major expansion of its partnership with Equinix Cloud Exchange (ECX) and new platform updates to increase functionality, automation, speed-to-deployment and customer choice. These enhancements cover all workloads, including mission-critical applications typically used for managing sensitive data like customer and financial details or patient information in the healthcare industry. New connectivity options Virtustream’s expanded partnership with ECX further extends network connectivity options to accelerate time-to-market … More

ZeroNorth raises $10M to accelerate its focus on software and infrastructure risk management

ZeroNorth, the security industry’s first provider of orchestrated risk management, launched with a $10 million Series A investment led by ClearSky Ventures with participation from Crosslink Capital, Rally Ventures and existing investor Petrillo Capital. The funding will enable ZeroNorth, formerly known as CYBRIC, to accelerate its newly-extended focus on software and infrastructure risk management by strengthening research and development, and investing in sales, marketing and services to meet growing demand for its platform. This round … More

CyberX’s first Cortex app to enable zero-trust strategies for OT networks

CyberX, the IIoT and industrial control system (ICS) security company, announced the availability of its “IIoT/ICS Asset Visibility & Threat Monitoring App” on Cortex – the industry’s only open and integrated AI-based continuous security platform. Building on Cortex allows Palo Alto Networks Cortex partners to use normalized and stitched together data from customers’ entire enterprises to build cloud-based apps that constantly deliver innovative cybersecurity capabilities to joint customers. As digitalization drives the deployment of billions … More

Cyleron launches a new user authentication and behavioral biometrics ML software platform

Cyleron, an artificial intelligence enabled software and services company announced the launch of its flagship cybersecurity software solution, CyleronCentry. CyleronCentry is a continuous user authentication & behavioral biometrics machine learning software platform. Companies are under continuous digital assault by cybercriminals seeking to exploit any and all possible weaknesses whether in hardware, software, or end-user behavior. Unfortunately, the vast majority of data breaches are due to weak or stolen authentication credentials. The concept of the password … More