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Amazon RDS for SQL Server supports forced SSL to enhance data protection for database instances

Amazon Web Services (AWS) added on Monday Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to enforce encrypted connections between client applications and Amazon RDS DB instances running Microsoft SQL Server. SSL support is available in all AWS regions for all supported SQL Server editions. With Amazon RDS, users can create DB instances and DB snapshots, point-in-time restores, and automated or manual backups. DB instances running SQL Server can be used inside a VPC. […]

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Avnet debuts security assessments to deliver cybersecurity threat analyses for healthcare, retail sector

Avnet unveiled Monday two new security assessment services tailored to the unique needs of the healthcare and retail industries. Partners in the U.S. and Canada can leverage these services to determine the strength of their customers’ security postures and measure customers’ security approaches compared to the overall healthcare or retail industry. The assessment services also provide partners with the critical information needed to create an action plan to improve their […]

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IBM delivers machine learning to private cloud to automate creation, training of learning analytic models

IBM announced Wednesday IBM Machine Learning, its cognitive platform for continuously creating, training and deploying a high volume of analytic models in the private cloud at the source of vast corporate data stores. Even using advanced techniques, data scientists – in shortest supply among IT skills – might spend days or weeks developing, testing and retooling even a single analytic model one step at a time. IBM Machine Learning allows data […]

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Seagate unveils new data encryption capabilities to strengthen federal cybersecurity

Seagate Technology integrated on Monday with Fornetix Advanced Encryption Key Management technology to authorize federal agencies to cost-effectively defend against evolving cybersecurity threats. The storage company announced that its portfolio hard drives and solid-state drives designed to meet stringent federal security standards now integrate with advanced encryption key management software and services from Fornetix. The integration gives federal government agencies another line of defense against external and internal cybersecurity threats […]

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Palo Alto Networks debuts security platform to prevent credential theft and abuse

Palo Alto Networks announced on Tuesday advancements to its Next-Generation Security Platform that provide customer organizations with the ability to prevent the theft and abuse of stolen credentials, one of the most common methods cyber adversaries use to compromise and maneuver within an organization to steal valuable assets. Traditional approaches to stopping credential phishing are rudimentary, manual, limited, and rely primarily on educating employees and classifying a phishing site before […]

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Trend Micro adds XGen security capabilities across its offerings for smart, connected threat defense

Trend Micro Inc. announced Tuesday that it is leveraging its newest capabilities of XGen security, including machine learning, to better protect networks and hybrid cloud environments. XGen security, which powers all of Trend Micro’s solutions, is a unique blend of cross-generational threat defense techniques that is continually evolving and optimized for each layer of security – user environments, networks and hybrid clouds – to best protect against the full range […]

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Carbonite enhances its data protection offerings with Double-Take Software acquisition

Carbonite, vendor of data protection solutions for small and midsize businesses, announced Tuesday that it has acquired Double-Take Software, an affiliate of Vision Solutions, and Clearlake Capital. The acquisition enhances Carbonite’s existing suite of data protection solutions for small and midsize businesses (SMB) with high availability technology that significantly minimizes downtime. Carbonite also announced preliminary fourth quarter and full year 2016 financial results. As part of the acquisition, Double-Take Software […]

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NeuVector improves continuous Docker container security for enterprise DevOps and security teams

NeuVector launched Tuesday a new approach to securing Docker containers. With constant behavioral learning automatically applied to security policies for containers, NeuVector secures containers where they have been most vulnerable: in production environments where they are constantly being deployed, updated, moved, and scaled across hosts and data centers. Companies with production Docker deployments (or who are evaluating container-based applications) can test-drive NeuVector’s answer to stronger and faster container security online. […]

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Nimbix expands cloud product offering with MaterialCompute for enterprises and developers

Nimbix, vendor of high-performance and cloud supercomputing services, announced recently enhancements to its combined product strategy for enterprise computing, end users and developers.  This new strategy will focus on three key capabilities – JARVICE Compute for high-performance processing, including machine learning, AI and HPC workloads; PushToCompute for application developers creating and monetizing high performance workflows; and MaterialCompute, an intuitive user interface, featuring high performance application marketplace available from a cloud […]

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