Topic: security

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

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ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: pfSense

This week’s featured project of the week is pfSense, a free network firewall distribution. It is based on the FreeBSD operating system, includes a custom kernel and provides the same or more functionality of common commercial firewalls with no artificial limitations.  It is currently used around the world from companies like Check Point, Cisco PIX, … 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

Red Hat to acquire Kubernetes and container security company StackRox

Red Hat has entered into an agreement to acquire StackRox for its container and Kubernetes-native security capabilities. According to Red Hat, bringing StackRox to its container application platform OpenShift will help users build, deploy and securely run apps across the hybrid cloud from a single platform.  In addition, Red Hat plans to use StackRox to … continue reading

4 ways to optimize your network security posture for the remote workplace

The new reality of remote working is driving businesses to re-examine their network security posture. Let’s face it: these networks were originally architected to support a dramatically different work environment. IT now must secure the network by bringing into the fold a myriad of remote, mobile and digital workspace devices, some of which were previously … continue reading

Cohesity introduces DataProtect and SiteContinuity as a service for backup and disaster recovery

Cohesity is on a mission to simplify data management with the announcement of its new SaaS offerings. The general availability of Cohesity DataProtect and SiteContinuity as a service tackles backup and disaster recovery by making sure on-premises and cloud-based data is safe and secure. According to a recent survey from the company, 94% of respondents … continue reading

The Cloud Security Alliance announces new risks, threats and vulnerabilities for migrating to the hybrid cloud

With hybrid clouds now often the starting point for organizations in their cloud journey, management, access control, data use, and service contracts become more difficult with multi-cloud convergence, according to the Cloud Security Alliance in a whitepaper. “Although the hybrid cloud environment seamlessly integrates private and public cloud, bringing onboard new IT capabilities to the … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of Week: SPIFFE

SPIFFE stands for the Secure Production Identity Framework For Everyone. The project aims to define a framework and standards for identifying and securing communications between app services.  According to its GitHub page, SPIFFE includes SPIFFE IDs implemented as Uniform Resource Identifiers. This defines how services services identify themselves to one another SPIFFE Verifiable Identity Document … continue reading

Report finds nearly half of respondents delay rolling out applications because of container security concerns

Security continues to be a concern for container strategies. A recent report by the container security company StackRox found that 44% of respondents delayed rolling out applications into production because of security concerns and that security incidents among respondents remain high at 90%.  “Rolling out an application that hasn’t passed a security assessment puts the business … continue reading

The Cloud Security Alliance releases new insights into the top cloud computing threats

In an effort to help secure cloud computing environments, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has released the Top‌ ‌Threats‌ ‌to‌ ‌Cloud‌ ‌Computing:‌ ‌Egregious‌ 11‌ Deep‌ ‌Dive‌ report. The report takes a deep look at the challenges of cloud computing as well as looks into nine recent cybersecurity attacks and breaches.  “These anecdotes will let cybersecurity … continue reading

FireMon announces new agile network security policy management platform

FireMon’s new agile network security policy management platform offers security capabilities to enable cloud and digital transformation initiatives.  “Our customers have told us that traditional approaches to managing network security policy are too cumbersome for their dynamic cloud and hybrid environments,” said Satin H. Mirchandani, the president and CEO of FireMon. “Our agile approach to … continue reading

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