Freshworks acquires IT orchestration company Flint

Freshworks completed its key acquisition with Flint to bring advanced automation and cloud management capabilities for IT teams in the remote work era. With the acquisition, Freshworks can now leverage intelligent automations to provision IT resources, rapidly remediate business-critical incidents and automate workloads using out-of-the-box connectors to popular service providers including Microsoft, VMware, Amazon, Google, … continue reading

CNCF accepts Contour as an incubation-level project

Contour, an ingress controller for Kubernetes that provides a control plane for Envoy, was accepted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as an incubation-level hosted project. “One of the most critical needs in running workloads at scale with Kubernetes is efficient and smooth traffic ingress management at the Layer 7 level. Getting an application … continue reading

VMware announces intent to acquire Blue Medora true visibility suite

VMware announced its intent to acquire the True Visibility Suite team and technology from Blue Medora to further VMware’s self-driving operations capabilities. The acquisition would expand VMware’s existing operations management solution, VMware vRealize Operations, with Blue Medora’s integration solutions for vRealize Operations which are available via management packs. The integrations enable vRealize Operations to provide … continue reading

New features added to the ServiceNow and TeamViewer integration

TeamViewer announced new integration capabilities with ServiceNow aimed at improving IT asset and operational management for larger or complex organizations. The TeamViewer Remote Support Integration with ServiceNow enables IT departments and support agents to optimize communication with internal or external users to improve efficiency and increase customer satisfaction, according to the company. The integrations provide … continue reading

Tripwire releases Configuration Manager to help manage security across complex cloud environments

Tripwire Configuration Manager presents an integrated view of cloud assets, offers automated remediation, and monitors misconfigurations in the cloud.  With these capabilities the offering centralizes the configuration monitoring of cloud assets with a single SaaS-based console and helps to alleviate pressures on security temas with an option for automated remediation, according to the company. “As … continue reading

OpsRamp expanded hybrid discovery and monitoring to improve its digital customer experience in summer release

OpsRamp announced new synthetic and cloud monitoring capabilities for identifying and resolving user performance issues across business-critical applications and services. The OpsRamp Summer 2020 Release also introduces 22 new cloud monitoring integrations for AWS and visualizations for machine learning-powered event correlation. “As IT organizations adjust to remote infrastructure operations, OpsRamp now combines user experience metrics … continue reading

Puppet announces Relay for cloud-native, event driven automation

Puppet introduced the public beta of Relay, an event-driven automation platform that automates across any cloud infrastructure, tools and APIs that developers, DevOps engineers, and SREs are managing manually currently. “Without a way to manage and automate the flood of events and hundreds of APIs developers use – time, money and mental capital are being … continue reading

Zigbee Alliance on-course for IP-based smart home standard this year

The Zigbee Alliance is racking up partnerships and support for its efforts to create a new, royalty-free connectivity standard to increase compatibility among smart home products and to make them more secure. The project, called Connected Home over IP (Project CHIP) , was announced in December 2019 when the Zigbee Alliance announced partnerships with Amazon, … continue reading

Google Cloud sets up advanced network threat detection with Packet Mirroring

Packet Mirroring, Google’s solution to enhance threat detection in public cloud environments, is now generally available.  The feature offers full packet capture, which allows users to identify network anomalies within and across VPCs, internal traffic from VMs to VMs, traffic between end locations on the internet and VMs, and also traffic between VMs to Google … continue reading

Veeam Availability Orchestrator v3 now available

Veeam has announced the latest release of the Veeam Availability Orchestrator. Veeam Availability Orchestrator v3 adds full recovery orchestration support for NetApp ONTAP snapshots. With this addition, organizations are able to ensure the continuity of their IT services at any scale from Veeam-powered backups and array-based replication. It also offers capabilities such as automatic testing, … continue reading

Bitglass strengthens integration with Duo Security

Bitglass announced a deepened integration with Duo Security to balance enterprise-grade access control and data protection with a user experience designed to support a global, remote, and multi-device workforce, according to the companies in a post. Bitglass’ Next-Gen Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) provides end-to-end security and comprehensive visibility over corporate data, limits sharing, prevents data … continue reading

Palo Alto Networks launches ML-powered firewall

Palo Alto Networks launched an ML-powered Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) with PAN-OS 10.0, which embeds machine learning in the core of the firewall to proactively assist in intelligently stopping threats, securing IoT devices, and recommending security policies. Palo Alto Networks stated that by bringing these industry firsts into a single system, organizations can protect against up … continue reading

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