ITOps Times news digest: McAfee ESM Cloud, xMatters’ incident analytics, and RiskSense updates

McAfee is launching a new security and information event management (SIEM) system called McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) Cloud. This new solution supports security team activities like detection, incident response, and threat hunting.  “Today’s SecOps teams face a multitude of issues, including the need to take on new efforts such as digital transformation, the convergence … continue reading

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

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Tsunami

Google is open-sourcing its network security scanning engine in the hopes of helping organizations protect data. Tsunami is designed to detect high severity vulnerabilities with high confidence.  “When an attacker begins to exploit security vulnerabilities or security misconfigurations, such as weak passwords, an organization needs to react quickly in order to protect potentially vulnerable assets. … continue reading

Operator Framework joins CNCF as incubation-level project

The CNCF has announced that it will be bringing on the Operator Framework as an incubation-level project. The Operator Framework is a toolkit for managing Kubernetes Operators, which are extensions of Kubernetes that make it easier to package, deploy, and manage Kubernetes applications.  The Operator Framework, first developed in 2016 by CoreOS which is now … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: LogDNA funding, Oracle’s fully-managed cloud region, and Aryaka and 8×8’s partnership

LogDNA has announced it closed a Series C funding round totaling $25 million, bringing the company’s funding to date to $60 million. The round was led by Emergence Capital with participation from Initialized Capital, Providence Equity, TI Platform Management, Radianx Capital, Top Tier Capital Partners, and Trend Forward Capital.  The company also announced that it … continue reading

IBM to acquire RPA company WDG Automation

IBM has announced that it will be acquiring Brazilian robotic process automation (RPA) company WDG Automation. IBM plans to use WDG Automation’s RPA capabilities to bolster its own AI-enabled offerings.  According to IBM, COVID-19 has placed a lot of pressure on organizations to drastically transform their operations. RPA can help with that digital transformation by … 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

ITOps Times news digest: ServiceNow and Zoom, Exabeam and Armis, and Avaya’s subscription program

ServiceNow and Zoom have entered into a partnership to improve work-from-home experiences. Zoom will deploy ServiceNow’s Now Platform, which includes new AIOps capabilities. In addition, Zoom will expand its implementation of ServiceNow’s Customer Service Management (CSM), which it deployed in April.  “Zoom has enabled employees across industries around the world to stay connected, and it’s … 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

Algorithmia bolsters MLOps platform with security enhancements and improved developer experience

Algorithmia has announced a number of updates to its Enterprise product. Algorithmia is a machine learning (ML) operations and management company.  The updates include security enhancements, support for the latest AWS and Azure GPU hardware, local debugging improvements, and integration with PyCharm. According to Algorithmia, machine learning has the potential for the greatest impact on … continue reading

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ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: ODL

This week’s Open-Source Project of the Week is OpenDaylight (ODL). ODL is a Linux Foundation project that offers a modular way of customizing and automating networks. According to the project’s website, ODL was inspired by the SDN movement. It was designed with its main focus being on network programmability.  Some use cases for the project … 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

ITOps Times news digest: Project Metamorphosis Infinite release, EdgeX Foundry course, and LXD 4.3

Confluent has announced the next stage of its Project Metamorphosis initiative. The goal of Project Metamorphosis is to build a next-generation event streaming platform. This new release, the Infinite release, adds infinite retention, providing a platform for current and historic event streams that can be retained as long as wanted.  According to Confluent, companies can … 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

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