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Secure person-to-person File Transfer solution recognised for its value to small enterprises as a finalist in 'Best SME Security Solution' category London, UK - 22 February 2013 - Ipswitch File Transfer's MOVEit Ad Hoc is shortlisted for SC Magazine Europe's 'Best SME Security Solution' Technology Award. MOVEit Ad Hoc ensures secure sending and receiving of sensitive files and messages between individuals and groups. MOVEit Ad Hoc technology provides peace of mind for businesses sharing mission critical digital information with their employees, partners and customers using Outlook or any simple browser interface. A recent Ipswitch study reveals that more than a third of people sharing information are doing so insecurely, through personal email or consumer file-sharing sites. MOVEit Ad Hoc provides a simple yet secure solution to sharing files which avoids this incre... (more)

HSBC Bank Brazil Provides Full Integration Between Its Electronic Channels with m-banking and VASCO DIGIPASS for Mobile

It's the first bank in Brazil to offer integrated m-banking services based on VASCO's DIGIPASS for Mobile(R) and social security number. DIGIPASS for Mobile enables among others cash withdrawals from ATM using social security number and mobile phone as authentication device. OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. and ZURICH, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI) (www.vasco.com), a leading software security company specializing in authentication products enabled HSBC Bank Brazil to roll out fully integrated m-banking services for its retail customer base thanks to VASCO's DIGIPASS for Mobile. Through HSBC Direct, its recently launched virtual bank, HSBC Bank Brazil is the first bank to offer fully integrated m-banking services to its retail customers by using DIGIPASS for Mobile, allowing them to withdraw cash from ATMs; conduct tr... (more)

Citrix NetScaler and Citrix CloudBridge Now Available on Amazon Web Services and the AWS Marketplace

Today, at the AWS Re: Invent conference, Citrix announced the immediate availability of Citrix NetScaler®, the company’s advanced cloud networking platform, and Citrix CloudBridge™, an innovative solution for enterprises to connect securely, transparently, and with high-performance to Amazon Web Services (AWS), via both “bring your own license” and pay-as-you-use on the AWS Marketplace. Both solutions come in a virtual form factor that can be deployed directly on AWS. Together, they make it easier and more cost effective for enterprises to seamlessly extend their enterprise network to AWS, deploy the same L4-7 network stack on AWS that they use on-premise, ultimately making AWS a natural extension of their own IT infrastructure or optimizing production deployments that are solely on the cloud. Companies everywhere are looking for effective strategies to harness the ... (more)

Aveksa Continues Explosive Growth in 2012

Aveksa, Inc., the provider of the industry’s most comprehensive Business-Driven Identity and Access Management platform, today announced results for 2012, a year in which the company continued to experience rapid growth in all operational areas. Highlights for the year include record revenue bookings, a rapid increase in headcount and significant expansion of the Aveksa IAM product line. Additionally, for the second year in a row, Aveksa was named a leader in the Identity and Access Governance market by leading technology research and advisory firm Gartner. Aveksa had an outstanding 2012 exceeding all company goals set at the beginning of the year. In fiscal 2012 Aveksa bookings increased substantially over fiscal 2011 with the number of deals closed more than doubling over the previous year. 45% of this business came from new customers and 55% from existing custom... (more)

Qualys Wins Best Security Company at the 2014 SC Magazine Awards

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/27/14 -- Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions, today announced that it was named Best Security Company by SC Magazine. The SC Magazine Awards acknowledge companies with superior security products that help customers tackle today's most pressing information-technology (IT) challenges. The announcement was made on February 25, 2014 at the 17th annual SC Awards U.S. Gala in San Francisco, in conjunction with the annual RSA Conference. "The SC Awards are the security industry's most prestigious accolade, bestowed only to the most impressive companies in the security industry," said Illena Armstrong, VP of editorial, SC Magazine. "Qualys can be very proud of this achievement and the many long hours of dedicated service that it represents." The criteria for the judg... (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)

Security and the Cloud

I was talking with Avanade’s Senior Director for Enterprise Security, Ace Swerling, earlier today. The conversation touched on a wide range of security and identity management issues that I’ll probably return to, but one of Ace’s comments brought my attention back to an issue that has been nagging at me for a while. As I’m sure we all know, security concerns often figure highly in discussions about moving Enterprise applications and data to the Cloud. Indeed, I spoke with other Avanade executives earlier this year to report on a survey they had commissioned that suggested just how significant these concerns can be for potential customers. In today’s conversation, Ace appeared to agree (as do I) with the frequent assertion that Cloud providers’ own systems will tend to be more secure than those that the majority of potential customers have in-house today. These ser... (more)

BusinessWeek Piece on Cloud Computing Misses The Point

Steve Hamm (@stevehamm31) of BusinessWeek - pictured below -got a big article on #cloudcomputing into last week’s issue.  It rightly points out that cloud computing is the big thing and will keep us busy for the next 10 years.  Unfortunately, a lot of the article is misleading or missing key context. His first example cited is Avon’s use of a smartphone- and PC-accessible system for connecting Avon’s 150,000 “sales leaders” with their reps (sales leaders are the consultants who recruit and run other consultants/reps and get a cut of the “upline” commission).  Nothing in the article explains how this is a “cloud computing” solution.  Remote/mobile accessible applications have been around almost as long as the Internet.  The article doesn’t say, but I suspect that the system serving up all this info is a traditionally developed and deployed one sitting inside the Avo... (more)

Show Report: Reality Check at 4th Cloud Expo

Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer The talk at the 4th Cloud Expo this week in Santa Clara was all about enterprise cloud adoption. Is it real? Is it already happening? If so, who’s doing it, which applications are they running and which clouds are being tested? To a large extent, cloud computing is a victim of its own somewhat out-of-control hype cycle. Since so much has been written and discussed about the cloud in 2009, there is now a growing impatience for actual results. The fact that 2000 people showed up at the Cloud Expo in Santa Clara this week (double the number from last year’s show) suggests that at the very least, interest in enterprise cloud computing remains very real, and the need for practical solutions and use cases is growing more urgent. There was a growing concensus about a number of issues: 1. The hybrid model of on-prem data centers combined wit... (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)

Technology Heroes Also Serve in Government

Great American technologists from academia and industry have always ensured our national security has the edge it needs, in peace, crisis and war. Academic Fredrick Terman (pictured) brought us radar and Silicon Valley. Edwin Land brought us overhead ISR. Gordon Moore ensured integrated circuits were accelerated into our community first. Scott McNealy drove security into Operating Systems. Bill Gates and Larry Ellison and a long list of other great IT leaders have also dedicated significant effort to the national security community in ways many will never know. Great technology heroes also serve in government.  Thanks to them government has been pioneering advances in secure cloud computing, biometrics, IT security, collaboration, geospatial, visualization, remote sensing and collaboration. Government IT leaders routinely contribute to our nation’s understanding of... (more)