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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)

Governments Waltzing on OSS, Trusting Your Search Engine for Privacy, GPL Houses and Apache Cars

…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 Secures $10 Million Funding Round

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)

IBM & Cloud Computing: Getting Ready for the Zettabyte Age

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 application, duh? 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)

Google vs. China, Our First Cyber War

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 and the Death of the DMZ

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 Macs. It's here, it's now, and it's in the data center. The question is no longer "will you allow it" ... (more)

OneLogin Raises $13M to Power Expansion

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 2014 Adds Leading Global Experts to List of Speakers

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)

Interop Las Vegas Previews Announcements From More Than 100 Exhibitors and Sponsors

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)

Secunia Appoints Jack Wilson as Vice President and General Manager of North America

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 South America. "Jack brings to Secunia a proven capability to quickly build cus... (more)

IBM Readies Cloud for Business

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)