ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Foreman

Foreman is a complete lifecycle management tool that gives administrators the power to easily automate repetitive tasks, quickly deploy applications, and proactively manage servers, on-premise or in the cloud.  These automated repetitive tasks can include registering hosts or assigning roles to users.  Users have the ability to provision from anywhere whether that’s from Amazon EC2, … continue reading

Microsoft announces Azure Arc updates

Microsoft added new innovations to Azure Arc, a set of technologies that extends Azure management and services to any infrastructure, including on-premises, multicloud, or at the edge.  Users now have access to Azure Machine Learning, which enables data scientists and developers to build, deploy and manage machine learning (ML) models. Customers can train ML models … continue reading

Sequitur Labs expands EmSPARK Security Suite with Base and Advanced packages

Sequitur Labs announced two new options for its EmSPARK Security Solutions with both Base and Advanced packages that allows manufacturers to secure embedded designs for IoT protection. The Sequitur Labs product was essentially broken into two different offerings for people at different stages of their embedded security development.  The Base package provides the essential security … continue reading

Red Hat software now available on IBM Power Systems

IBM announced the availability of Red Hat software on IBM Power Systems and new IBM Power Systems hardware. Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Power Virtual Server leverages OpenShift’s bare metal installer, Red Hat Runtimes, and newly certified Red Hat Ansible Content Collections. Also, the new IBM Private Cloud Rack Solution provides clients with an optimized, … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: ClusterDuck Protocol

ClusterDuck Protocol is an open-source firmware for wireless IoT devices to build communications, sensors, and custom networks.  The ClusterDuck Protocol (CDP) was created by Project OWL in response to the breakdown of communication following Hurricane Maria which destroyed cell towers and generators. The project was built to restore the 1% of communication that is essential … continue reading

Rapid7 acquires Kubernetes security provider Alcide

Rapid7 acquired the Kubernetes provider Alcide to help its customers rapidly adopt and secure cloud environments.  Alcide provides Kubernetes security fully integrated into the DevOps lifecycle and processes so that business applications can be rapidly deployed while also protecting cloud environments from malicious attacks, according to Brian Johnson, the SVP of Cloud Security Practice at … continue reading

Google announces BeyondCorp Enterprise, its new zero trust product offering

Google announced the release of BeyondCorp Enterprise which extends and replaces BeyondCorp Remote Access for companies to start their own zero-trust implementation.  The solution includes non-disruptive, agentless support through the Chrome Browser, access to Google’s global network, and the entire surface area is protected by Google’s scalable DDoS protection service, which has been proven to … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Podman

Podman is a tool for managing OCI containers and pods that are made from groups of containers. It provides APIs for managing containers, pods, container images, and more.  Podman’s GitHub documentation states that the project is based on libpod, a library for container lifecycle management that is also contained in this repository.  The latest 2.2.1 … continue reading

Qualys identifies 7 million vulnerabilities associated with SolarWinds and FireEye breach

The cloud-based security and compliance company Qualys stated that it identified 7.54 million vulnerabilities related related to FireEye Red Team assessment tools and compromised versions of SolarWinds Orion. Most of these vulnerabilities, 5.29 million, were related to the FireEye Red Team tools. Additionally, the vast majority of the vulnerabilities at 99.84% were from eight vulnerabilities in Microsoft … continue reading

Bugcrowd report reveals 65% increase in discovery of high-risk vulnerabilities this year

Crowdsourced security has seen a boom this year as Bugcrowd saw a 50% increase in submissions on its platform in the last 12 months, according to its latest Priority One report.  Bugcrowd provides a platform for ethical hackers around the world to help organizations maximize their security.  The study revealed a 65% increase from the … continue reading

xMatters announces new adaptive incident management features

xMatters’ new adaptive incident management feature advancements provide increased automation across each stage of the incident management lifecycle – diagnosis and collaboration, resolution and post-incident learning.  An increase in the number of change-related incidents and the furious speed of new software releases demand more automation be applied across the incident management lifecycle to accelerate actions.  … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Contour

Contour is a high-performance ingress controller for Kubernetes which provides the control plane for the Envoy edge and service proxy.​ Contour is currently listed as a Cloud Native Computing Foundation Incubating project meaning it has to cross over from being used by the early majority to the late majority before graduating.  The project supports dynamic … continue reading

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