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Gee, and Symantec and McAfee felt squeezed when Microsoft wandered into their space. Now Google has a toehold too. Talk about being between a rock and a hard place. On May 11 Google quietly bought an outfit, a Mountain View neighbor actually, called GreenBorder Technologies Inc, and never said a word about it. The acquisition is provocative because GreenBorder is in the Internet security business, a space new to the omnivorous Google, and nobody knows how Google is going to use this widgetry; and not knowing, when you think about it, is scarier for McAfee and Symantec than knowing. Given the dismal state of security - and the increasing hostility of the Internet, even if GreenBorder is only half the end-all it's cracked up to be - and depending on how it's packaged - Google could have trouble stopping people from throwing money at it. What price your security? Anyw... (more)

McAfee’s Content & Cloud CTO to Present at Cloud Expo Silicon Valley

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley $800 Savings here! How can organizations leverage the cloud to save costs and increase security today? What do they need to be thinking about and doing to plan for the future? In his session at the 7th International Cloud Expo, Scott Chasin, CTO McAfee Content & Cloud, will discuss how the cloud is changing the security game - for both good and evil. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bio: Scott Chasin is CTO McAfee Content & Cloud. He is widely recognized as a pioneer and leading visionary in the cloud security industry, having pioneered the development and marketing of several SaaS-based messaging, collaboration and security-focused technologies. He is credited with the launch of the first Web-based email consumer service, and delivered the first IP-based commercially hosted messaging service supporting thou... (more)

Sharepoint Private Cloud – Socializing Enterprise Applications

The reason I think the Cloud market will experience such a huge boom is that it will be accompanied by other equally powerful IT trends. Indeed they will magnify the benefit of one another, and these overlaps are the ideal sweet spots to provide the context and opportunity for new start-ups. The overlap between Cloud Computing and an Enterprise 2.0 strategy of ‘socializing enterprise apps’ is this type of focus for our ‘LiveWIRE’ Cloud Venture, a new toolset that overlays across Microsoft Sharepoint and offers the secret sauce potential to dramatically increase sales of hosted Sharepoint offerings. Mastering Enterprise 2.0 – Socializing enterprise applications On their own, Cloud technologies are still very hot, but ultimately a technical proposition. Yes virtualization can improve the efficiencies of IT operations, but this is an underlying technical improvement,... (more)

Intel, Videx, Wave Systems, and Joel Achramowicz, Managing Director, Equity Research, Merriman Capital Discuss Security Solutions in Thought Leadership Interviews

RYE BROOK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 08/22/12 -- Intel Mr. Jason Waxman, General Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Group, Intel, said, "With cloud infrastructure, servers are typically virtualized and shared across multiple lines of business or even among multiple organizations rather than dedicated to specific lines of business. When IT wants to link multiple cloud data centers together to gain efficiencies -- the tools to secure this far-reaching infrastructure are still evolving. This lack of visibility -- even in private clouds that are behind a company's firewall -- have people concerned because they no longer have dedicated equipment for their line of business and instead are using shared, multi-tenant resources. This is why 61% of IT that were surveyed are concerned about having less control and visibility over these shared resources, even in a private cloud. Intel a... (more)

How to Harden Your APIs by Andy Thurai

The market for APIs has experienced explosive growth in recent years, yet one of the major issues that providers still face is the protection and hardening of the APIs that they expose to users. In particular, when you are exposing APIs from a cloud based platform, this becomes very difficult to achieve given the various cloud provider constraints. In order to achieve this you would need a solution that can provide the hardening capabilities out of the box, but that still permits for customization of the granular settings to meet the solution need. Intel has such a solution and it has been well thought out. If this is something you desire this article might help you foresee the many uses and versatility. Identify sensitive data and sensitivity of your API The first step in protecting sensitive data is identifying it as such. This could be anything like PII, PHI and ... (more)

Private Cloud 2.0 – Enterprise Cloud Search

In the Enterprise 2.0 white paper I wrote a few years ago, I built on the core concepts of what Andrew McAfee had introduced, primarily the integrated role of Cloud Computing and also the overlap with BPM (Business Process Management). I have started bringing this up to date for 2012 through the concept of ‘Private Cloud 2.0‘, simply meaning that the interest and momentum for deploying internal Cloud platforms can go hand in hand with expanding the successful use of social media within the enterprise too. I emphasize successful because many corporations have tried to adopt social media only to find it falls somewhat flat on its face. As described in this article McKinsey has reported that despite social media having been around for over a decade now it`s still a bit of a mystery in terms of how to apply it within a business context in a practical ROI-generating man... (more)

Virus Protection and Content Security Solution from BowBridge Achieves SAP Certification

Walldorf, Germany, June 19, 2013 --( For the third time already, SAP certified the virus protection and content security solution “AntiVirus Bridge,” making its manufacturer, Walldorf, Germany based BowBridge Software, the only vendor to support the latest and enhanced content security functionality in the SAP NetWeaver Application Server. While earlier versions of the SAP Virus Scan Interface (VSI) were focused mainly on virus detection in files stored in the SAP database, the current version of the API also helps directly protect SAP applications from MIME attacks and Cross Site Scripting. The latter is being perpetually listed by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) as among the Top-10 critical vulnerabilities that web-based applications need to address. “Mission-critical enterprise applications can no longer assume an inherently safe operat... (more)

AppDirect Acquires Standing Cloud

AppDirect, the leading cloud service marketplace company, announced that it has acquired Standing Cloud, a leading provider of cloud management services, such as automated software packaging and orchestration that enable fast, seamless application deployment and management. Together, AppDirect and Standing Cloud provide an unparalleled cloud marketplace and management solution that offers more features and functionalities than any other competitor, technology that can be used by almost any provider for any type of use case, from public app marketplaces to internal enterprise application stores. "Both AppDirect and Standing Cloud have worked to develop technologies that make the cloud easier to use. With this acquisition, we can join forces to accelerate the speed of innovation and move faster than ever before," said Daniel Saks, president and co-CEO of AppDirect. "... (more)

Summit Partners Opens India Office

MUMBAI, INDIA and BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/12 -- Growth equity investor Summit Partners today announced that it has established a new office in Mumbai. Summit is opening the office to increase investment activity in India and to support its North American and European-based portfolio companies with their expansion efforts the region. The office is being managed by Amit Chaturvedy, Director-India, and joining him are Associates Gaurav Prakash and Miloni Shah. Summit Partners will apply the same investment strategy that Summit Partners has successfully executed since 1984 -- to focus on high-growth businesses run by strong management teams. "As growth equity investors with a 28-year track record, we see a significant opportunity in the Indian market. India's strong entrepreneurial tradition, combined with a fast-growing economy, means there are many compani... (more)

Global Networking Hardware and Software (IT) Industry

NEW YORK, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Networking Hardware and Software (IT) Industry The global outlook series on the Networking Hardware and Software Industry provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. Illustrated with 43 fact-rich market data tables, the report offers a rudimentary overview of the industry, and highlights latest trends and demand drivers. Regional markets briefly abstracted and covered include United States, Europe (Spain, United Kingdom, France, Germany). Asia Pacific (China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Taiwan) Middle East (UAE) and Latin A... (more)

National STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ Campaign Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary and Achieves Rapid Growth Since Launch

Expands Beyond U.S. Borders with Public Safety Canada Partnership for "Get Cyber Safe" Campaign WASHINGTON, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As leaders of the national STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ Campaign on cybersecurity awareness, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) along with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which leads the effort in the Federal Government, today announced that the public-private partnership has achieved significant growth since its launch on October 4, 2010 in conjunction with National Cyber Security Awareness Month. (Logo: (Logo: (Logo: (Logo: Among many cele... (more)