London, United Kingdom, August 07, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The Storage Made Easy
Private Enterprise File Sync and Share Solution is an on-premise solution
that is completely private and can be deployed by enterprises as well as
being available as a white-label OEM solution for service providers and
companies that want to embed file share and sync into their own products.
The new version of the EFSS solution adds support for CleverSafe, Cloudian,
AmpliData, CMIS, and Jive as well as strengthening integration support for
LDAP Identity Management. Governance and Audit controls have also been
strengthened with the introduction of ‘Audit Watch’ a service that
provides real time update on files that have been nominated to track. The
events auditor has also been enhanced to support the output of file event
data in SysLog format for use with solutions such as Splunk.
The Storage Ma... (more)
…all this and more in this week’s compendium of open source news!
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
Sounds like a Strauss Waltz? Almost. After 10 years the city of Munich’s
love affair with open source may be coming to an end. Despite saving $16
million by using the custom Linux distribution LiMux, the city is considering
switching back to Windows due to user complaints. Read more about the
motives surrounding the discussion at Network World.
Governments on GitHub
Governments across the globe have long been dabbling with open source
software. Use of Open Source products like OpenOffice, Linux and Drupal are
becoming commonplace. To further this trend, many governments are beginning
to open source their own code as illustrated by the 10,000 active government
users on GitHub. You could argue that since it is our taxes, then the code
should be open. Read more abo... (more)
Lastline, an advanced malware defense platform provider, has raised $10
million from new investors Dell Ventures and Presidio Ventures, as well as
existing investors Redpoint Ventures and e.ventures. With the new round of
funding, Lastline will continue to focus on serving its rapidly growing,
global enterprise customer base as well as new and existing partnerships to
improve information security and threat intelligence worldwide.
This round of funding adds to the $13.7 million raised in earlier rounds to
bring total funding raised to nearly $24 million since the company’s
founding in 2011.
“Today's strategic investment in Lastline expands our commitment to bring
innovation and breakthrough technology to our customers,” said Victor
Chang, Director of Dell Ventures. “Combining Dell IP with Lastline
technology positions us to deliver differentiating solutions to help ... (more)
Well IBM has gone and done it, they've announced a cloud offering yet again.
Actually what's interesting about this go, is not that they're getting into
the cloud business (again) but instead this time they're serious about it.
And like it or not, they're approach actually does kind of make sense for,
assuming you're within their target demographic (the large enterprise looking
to save a few bucks).
My summary of the "Big Blue Cloud" is as follows: It's not what you can do
for the cloud, but what the cloud can do for you. Or simply, it's about the
In a statement earlier today in the New York Times, IBM CEO Sam Palmisano
said, “The information technology infrastructure is under stress --- and
the data flood is just accelerating.”
Palmisano isn't alone in this thinking, earlier this week Cisco Systems, the
mobile networking giant, released a report sug... (more)
Last week we witnessed the first Cyber War, but it didn’t go down quite as
many of us expected. Instead of a group of anonymous hackers trying to take
over thousands of infected PCs or trying to cut off access to critical
infrastructure, we saw Google declare the first salvo in its war against
Chinese censorship by moving its servers to Hong Kong.
The more I thought about this, the more I realized that this was war,
declared by a private company on a nation state. Just because Google
doesn’t have its own army (yet), or that no actual physical weapons were
fired doesn’t make it any less of a battle. And it is only going to get
worse for all of us as other private firms realize that they need to take
control over their servers and intellectual property. What is curious is how
few companies signed up for the cyber equivalent of the coalition of the
willing – GoDaddy w... (more)
BYOD remains a topic of interest as organizations grapple not only
technologically with the trend but politically, as well. There are dire
warnings that refusing to support BYOD will result in an inability to attract
and retain up and coming technologists, that ignoring the problems associated
with BYOD will eventually result in some sort of karmic IT event that will be
painful for all involved.
Surveys continue to tell us organizations cannot ignore BYOD. A recent ITIC
survey indicated a high level of BYOD across the global 550 companies polled.
51% of workers utilize smart phones as their BYOD devices; another 44% use
notebooks and ultra books, while 31% of respondents indicated they use
tablets (most notably the Apple iPad) and 23% use home-based desktop PCs or
It's here, it's now, and it's in the data center. The question is no longer
"will you allow it" ... (more)
OneLogin, the innovator in enterprise identity management, today announced it
has secured a $13 million round of Series B venture capital from lead
investor The Social+Capital Partnership alongside returning investor Charles
River Ventures. OneLogin will use the funds to continue its expansion in the
United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific and to accelerate talent acquisition
in these markets.
OneLogin provides a modern identity and access management (IAM) solution,
which enables enterprises to easily manage employee and external user
identities and control their access to applications in the cloud and behind
the firewall. OneLogin’s comprehensive turnkey solution includes strong
authentication, single sign-on, federation, directory integration, user
provisioning and reporting.
OneLogin has seen rapid adoption among companies, ranging from fast-growing
start-ups li... (more)
OWASP AppSec USA, the premier software security conference for developers,
auditors, risk managers, technologists and entrepreneurs, today announced
their keynote speakers. The conference will take place at the Denver Marriott
City Center, Sept. 16-19.
AppSec USA 2014 attendees will be able to learn more about software security
in several informed sessions:
Sept. 18, 8 a.m.: Bruce Schneier, CIO, Co3 Systems, Inc. is an American
cryptographer, computer security and privacy specialist, and writer. He is
the author of several books on general security topics, computer security and
cryptography. Sept. 18, 4:30 p.m.: Renee Guttmann, VP, Accuvant Office of the
CISO is an accomplished global information security and privacy executive
with a proven track record of establishing internationally recognized
information security programs for Fortune 500 companies. Sept. 19, 8 a.... (more)
SAN FRANCISCO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Interop previews the
latest innovations and news from more than 100 exhibitors who will make
announcements at Interop Las Vegas, happening next week, March 31-April 4 at
the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. As the leading independent technology
conference and expo series, Interop will highlight the latest advancements in
networking, virtualization, cloud, mobility, data centers and everything in
between. For more information and to register, please visit: interop.com.
"Interop continues to inspire and inform the world's foremost IT decision
makers, serving as a place to find actionable solutions for pain points and
future developments in the enterprise," explained Jennifer Jessup, Interop
General Manager. "Now more than ever it is critical for businesses to have
the opportunity to evaluate products and services side... (more)
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Secunia, the leading
provider of IT security solutions for vulnerability management, today
announced the appointment of technology industry veteran Jack Wilson as Vice
President and General Manager of North America. Wilson will drive Secunia's
North American sales strategy, execution and expansion.
Wilson brings more than 25 years of experience and leadership to Secunia. He
was most recently with cloud platform provider Covisint where he served as
Vice President of Global Sales. He was also part of the executive team that
successfully took the company public in August 2013. Prior to Covisint,
Wilson was Vice President, EMEA at Oracle where he was responsible for all
Oracle SaaS products throughout Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific and
"Jack brings to Secunia a proven capability to quickly build cus... (more)
IBM (NYSE: IBM) introduced the industry's first set of commercial "cloud"
services and integrated products for the enterprise. This will give clients a
reliable way to standardize IT functions that are rapidly becoming too costly
or difficult to use.
Based on nearly two years of research and hundreds of client engagements, the
IBM Smart Business cloud portfolio is meant to help clients turn complex
business processes into simple services. To accomplish this, Smart Business
brings sophisticated automation technology and self-service to specific
digital tasks as diverse as software development and testing; desktop and
device management; and collaboration.
From utility grids to roadways, water systems and financial instruments, the
world's physical infrastructure is rapidly becoming more instrumented and
IT-enabled, and corporate data centers will have to deal with a ne... (more)