Topic: security

NanoVMs: Containers are a fad that is eventually going to run its course

While containers gain in popularity for software deployments, one company is still betting on virtual machines — or more specifically, tiny virtual machines. NanoVMs is a unikernel platform designed to remove the operating system and prevent other programs from running on them — unlike containers that need to be placed on top of generic operating … continue reading

The IT security challenges of distributed architectures

One of the prevailing trends in IT today is distributed architectures. More likely than not, your file systems, virtual server instances, and applications are spread across a variety of host nodes or environments. From a scalability and reliability standpoint, this is a great thing. Distributed architectures help to meet fluctuating demand for services, while also … continue reading

Aqua Security open sources Kubernetes penetration testing solution

Aqua Security is probing for Kubernetes cluster security issues with the release of kube-hunter. The newly announced solution is an open-source tool designed to increase security awareness and provide visibility into security within Kubernetes environments. According to the company, the solution performs automated penetration testing and is intended to test only your own deployments, not … continue reading

Living on the edge: IoT is the future, and security is playing catch-up

Smart homes. Smart cities. Smart factories. Intelligent cloud. Intelligent edge. While many still believe the Internet of Things has a way to go before we see widespread adoption, there is no questioning that it is here today. Some things are prototypes upon which larger deployments can be built, and some are already in wide use, … continue reading

Aqua Container Security Platform 3.2 released with “zero day” vulnerability protection

Cloud-native and containerized application security provider Aqua Security is introducing 3.2 of its Aqua Container Security Platform this week. The latest release comes with new capabilities for full-stack and serverless security, updated compliance features, and an OS-level security profile automation tool. “Sophisticated attacks often exploit unknown vulnerabilities in the application or operating system, also known … continue reading

StackRox Container Security Platform expands its scope to the orchestration level

Containerized and cloud-native application security company StackRox announced the latest release of its Container Security Platform today. The updated platform aims to provide an all-in-one solution for securing containers through runtime threat detection as well as actionable feedback at every stage of the container lifecycle. “The StackRox Container Security Platform’s integrated approach streamlines decision making … continue reading

DockerCon: Building and managing containers

Several companies announced new products and functionality at this week’s DockerCon18 conference in San Francisco. Among the announcements were: Red Hat was talking about the initial public release of its Buildah command-line utility for creating or changing Linux container images. Buildah, according to the company, makes the images easier to integrate into build pipelines. Buildah … continue reading

Report: Security Operations Centers are understaffed

A large amount of Security Operations Centers (SOCs) are understaffed, a newly released report finds. The 2018 State of the SOC Report by Exabeam revealed 55 percent of SOC professionals feel that their SOC is correctly staffed, 45 percent believe that their SOC is understaffed and 63 percent believe that they could use two to 10 … continue reading

OutSystems Sentry brings “Trust but Verify” to the cloud

OutSystems today released a new security service for its low-code portfolio called OutSystems Sentry, enabling organizations to be more proactive about security. The new solution brings the notion of “trust but verify” to the cloud. OutSystems Sentry will provide advanced intrusion detection as well as internal monitoring for potential access control issues and advanced persistent … continue reading

MarkLogic 9.0-5 further enhances automation and secure data integration

MarkLogic Corporation, the leading operational and transactional enterprise NoSQL database provider, today announced the release of MarkLogic 9.0-5, the latest version of the world’s leading multi-model database platform for securing, sharing and integrating data. MarkLogic 9.0-5 represents a major step forward in automated, secure workload management for data integration projects in the cloud, and in … continue reading

NAKIVO releases v7.4 with automated VM failover for near-instant disaster recovery

NAKIVO, Inc., a fast-growing virtualization and cloud backup software company, announced today the release of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.4. The newest version adds 11 new features designed to simplify disaster recovery and increase convenience. Automated VM Failover: NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.4 can help restore business activities in case of disaster without unnecessary delays. … continue reading

Everbridge announces integration of its IT incident response automation solution with Cherwell Service Management

Everbridge, Inc., the global leader in critical event management and incident response automation, today announced the integration of its IT Alerting solution with Cherwell Software, a global leader in enterprise service management. The combined solution provides Cherwell Service Management (CSM) users with a full end-to-end Incident Response Management platform to enable significant and measurable reduction of IT response … continue reading

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