Cloud Pricing Tips to Help Clear Up Confusion About Cloud Costs
Mar14

Cloud Pricing Tips to Help Clear Up Confusion About Cloud Costs

If you are using multiple cloud services from multiple providers and have looked at ways to reduce cloud costs, you will no doubt have been confused by the different terminology used by each provider and differences in cloud pricing models, so here are some cloud pricing tips to help you get a better return on your investment in the cloud and shave money off your bills. Cloud Pricing Tips to Help You Save Money Various surveys on...

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Groupware Technology Partners with CloudHealth Technologies to Provide Managed Cloud Optimization Services
Mar10

Groupware Technology Partners with CloudHealth Technologies to Provide Managed Cloud Optimization Services

One of the most common problems faced by organizations as they transition to the cloud is managing cloud costs. All too often, at the end of the month after the first cloud deployment, a massive and confusing bill is received. While budgets are carefully calculated, sticking to those budgets is difficult. Most organizations have little insight into how costs are mounting throughout the month. In order to determine where things have...

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Popcorn Training Acquired by KnowBe4
Mar09

Popcorn Training Acquired by KnowBe4

Security awareness training and phishing simulation platform provider KnowBe4 has announced it has acquired the South African training company Popcorn Training. The acquisition will see the South African company’s 52 training modules incorporated into the KnowBe4 training library. Popcorn Training is an award-winning training firm with a global customer base. The firm is known for developing engaging training content and has developed...

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Future of Cybersecurity Scholarship Program Launched by PhishLabs
Mar07

Future of Cybersecurity Scholarship Program Launched by PhishLabs

PhishLabs, a leading provider of security awareness training and anti-phishing solutions for enterprises, has announced the launch of a new ‘Future of Cybersecurity’ Scholarship Program. The aim of the scholarship program is to help talented individuals further their studies in the field of cybersecurity, one of the most in demand areas of the IT industry. There is currently a major shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals and...

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Cyberattacks Becoming the Number 1 Business Risk, Says SonicWall
Mar07

Cyberattacks Becoming the Number 1 Business Risk, Says SonicWall

The latest Cyber Threat Report from SonicWall shows more than 9.32 billion malware attacks were blocked by the company in the past 12 months – a rise of 18.4% over the previous year. While malware attacks are on the rise, ransomware attacks have fallen from 638 million in 2016 to 184 million in 2017 – a fall of more than 71%. While ransomware attacks have fallen, the number of ransomware variants in use has more than doubled,...

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InfoSec Institute Launches Security Awareness Training Program for Healthcare
Mar06

InfoSec Institute Launches Security Awareness Training Program for Healthcare

The cybersecurity awareness training solution provider the InfoSec Institute has announced it has launched a new security awareness training program for healthcare teams – the first such program to be developed specifically for the healthcare industry in the United States. The training material is available through the company’s SecurityIQ AwareEd training platform, which now contains the largest interactive security awareness...

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AppRiver and Datto Help MSPs Protect Clients from Ransomware Attacks
Mar06

AppRiver and Datto Help MSPs Protect Clients from Ransomware Attacks

There has been a massive increase in the use of ransomware by cybercriminal gangs over the past two years. The ease of conducting campaigns and the high percentage of businesses that pay the ransom demands to regain access to their data has made attacks highly profitable. Further, ransomware-as-a-service has allowed campaigns to be conducted quickly and cheaply by would-be cybercriminals with little to no programming skills. The...

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TitanHQ Adds BitDefender AV Engine in SpamTitan v7.00
Mar05

TitanHQ Adds BitDefender AV Engine in SpamTitan v7.00

TitanHQ, the leading the leading anti-spam solution provider, has released a new version of its award-winning spam filtering solution SpamTitan. One major change to its anti-spam software in SpamTitan v7.00 is the addition Bitdefender AV engine, which is now the primary AV engine providing malware and virus protection for users. The solution still offers dual AV protection with ClamAV serving as the secondary AV engine. The update to...

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Cofense Wins Multiple 2018 Info Security PG Global Excellence Awards
Mar05

Cofense Wins Multiple 2018 Info Security PG Global Excellence Awards

Cofense (formerly PhishMe) has been recognized once again for its anti-phishing solutions and will collect multiple Info Security PG Global Excellence Awards next month. Info Security PG is the leading information security research and advisory guide for the IT industry. The Info Security PG Global Excellence Awards recognize the best products and services in the field of IT security. Now in their 14th year, the awards not only...

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CloudHealth Technologies Publishes Results of Its Secrets of the Cloud Leaders Study
Mar04

CloudHealth Technologies Publishes Results of Its Secrets of the Cloud Leaders Study

CloudHealth Technologies, the leading cloud management platform provider, and Cloud Technology Partners (CTP), a HP Enterprise Company, have announced the results of their annual ‘Secrets of the Cloud Leaders’ study which highlights the benefits to be gained from adopting an optimal cloud strategy and the problems faced by organizations that fail to get the formula right. The first part of the study was conducted on 550 senior...

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KnowBe4 Announces Partnership with Abacode Cybersecurity
Mar04

KnowBe4 Announces Partnership with Abacode Cybersecurity

Abacode Cybersecurity is a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) solely focused on providing cybersecurity solutions for its clients. Abacode Cybersecurity already offers its clients a full suite of cybersecurity solutions to help them protect against the full range of threats to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data and the security of systems and networks. The increase in ransomware attacks on businesses calls...

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Proofpoint’s Acquisition of Wombat Security Technologies has now been Completed
Mar01

Proofpoint’s Acquisition of Wombat Security Technologies has now been Completed

In early February, Proofpoint announced it was to acquire the security awareness and phishing simulation platform provider Wombat Security Technologies for $225 million in cash. Today, Proofpoint has confirmed that the acquisition has now been completed. The acquisition will see Wombat Security’s phishing simulation platform, its security awareness computer-based training content, and its phishing reporting tool incorporated into the...

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AppRiver Named Winner of 2018 Silver Stevie Award for Customer Service
Feb25

AppRiver Named Winner of 2018 Silver Stevie Award for Customer Service

Each year, more than 10,000 organizations compete for Stevie Awards across seven programs, with companies and individuals from more than 60 nations vying for a prestigious award. The Steve Awards recognize excellence and outstanding performance not just by companies, but also the individuals within those organizations that play a major role in the success of the company. The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service in the...

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PhishLabs Research Reveals Extent of Cybercriminals’ Abuse of HTTPS
Feb23

PhishLabs Research Reveals Extent of Cybercriminals’ Abuse of HTTPS

The Q3 2017 phishing Activity Trends Report from the Anti Phishing Working Group has revealed the extent to which cybercriminals are abusing the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) protocol in phishing campaigns. Websites using HTTPS encrypt the connection between the website and browser to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks. There has been a major transition from HTTP to HTTPS by online retailers and other businesses to provide...

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Sophos Launches Phish Threat 2.0
Feb22

Sophos Launches Phish Threat 2.0

Sophos has launched a new version of its Phish Threat simulator. Phish Threat 2.0 is an enterprise-class phishing simulation platform that allows businesses to run their own internal phishing campaigns to test the effectiveness of their security awareness programs and discover how susceptible their employees are to phishing threats. Training employees to be more security aware is now an essential element of any cybersecurity strategy....

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Ironscales Phishing Threat Technology Recognized for Spear Phishing Protection Capabilities
Feb22

Ironscales Phishing Threat Technology Recognized for Spear Phishing Protection Capabilities

Ironscales, a provider of an automated phishing protection, detection and response platform has had its advanced spear phishing threat technology recognized as a key innovation in the spear phishing market by the global market research and consulting firm Markets&Market in its recent spear phishing market report. The company’s technology was developed specifically to identify and block advanced spear phishing threats that often...

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Cloudability Launches Rightsizing Recommendations for Microsoft Azure
Feb22

Cloudability Launches Rightsizing Recommendations for Microsoft Azure

Last year, Cloudability launched its rightsizing recommendations for AWS – a feature that has now been adopted by many of its customers. The Portland-based firm has now announced the release of Rightsizing Recommendations for Microsoft Azure. The Rightsizing Recommendations feature can be used to help with cost optimization. Organizations are provided with recommendations on how they can build and scale their cloud infrastructure to...

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TIG Partners with CloudHealth Technologies to Offer Cloud Cost Management to its Customers
Feb19

TIG Partners with CloudHealth Technologies to Offer Cloud Cost Management to its Customers

The leading cloud service management company, CloudHealth Technologies, has announced a new partnership with the award-winning digital transformation company TIG. TIG helps businesses become leaders in their markets through the use of new technologies. The company helps its customers improve their level of innovation and become more agile through its technology solutions and managed services. The London-based company has worked with...

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2018 State of the Cloud Report Released by RightScale
Feb14

2018 State of the Cloud Report Released by RightScale

RightScale has released its 2018 State of the Cloud Report. This is the seventh year that the cloud management firm has produced the report, which is based on the results of the largest survey of businesses on use of the cloud. This year the survey was conducted on 997 tech professionals from large enterprises and small enterprises, operating in a broad range of industries. The report reveals average cloud spending by enterprises, how...

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Agari Reveals 90% of Brands Extremely Vulnerable to Phishing and Fraud
Feb12

Agari Reveals 90% of Brands Extremely Vulnerable to Phishing and Fraud

A joint research study conducted by Agari and Farsight Security has been published this month that shows almost every domain is vulnerable to phishing and domain name spoofing due to the failure to adopt the Domain Message Authentication Reporting & Conformance (DMARC) email authentication standard. Globally, fewer than 1% of domains are protected by DMARC, which helps domain owners prevent abuse of their brands. An analysis of...

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FittedCloud Launches Amazon Relational Database Services Cost Optimization Solution
Feb08

FittedCloud Launches Amazon Relational Database Services Cost Optimization Solution

Acton, MA-based FittedCloud has announced it has launched an Amazon Relational Database Services cost optimization solution that allows customers to carefully control their RDS costs. FittedCloud already offers its cost optimization solution for a range of AWS services, with the latest addition allowing customers to shave off even more from their cloud bills.  FittedCloud’s machine learning optimization solution allows customers to...

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TitanHQ Joins HTG Peer Groups as Gold Vendor
Feb08

TitanHQ Joins HTG Peer Groups as Gold Vendor

Irish anti-spam, web filtering, and email archiving solution provider TitanHQ has announced that 2018 will see the company become a Gold Vendor member of HTG Peer Groups.  The new partnership was announced at the HTG Peer Groups Q1, 2018 meeting at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, Phoenix, Arizona. HTG is an international consultancy, coaching, and peer group organization that helps businesses develop strong leadership and undergo...

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Proofpoint Acquires Wombat Security Technologies for $225 Million
Feb07

Proofpoint Acquires Wombat Security Technologies for $225 Million

Sunnyvale, CA-based cybersecurity firm Proofpoint has announced it has acquired the phishing simulation and security awareness company Wombat Security Technologies. The deal is for $225 million in cash and is expected to close in Q1, 2018. Proofpoint is already a major player in the cybersecurity market providing advanced threat protection, encryption, data loss prevention, email security and many other digital security services to...

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KnowBe4 Enhances Anti-Phishing and Security Awareness Training Library
Feb07

KnowBe4 Enhances Anti-Phishing and Security Awareness Training Library

Anti-phishing and security awareness training company KnowBe4 has updated its library of training content, available through the KnowBe4 ModStore. The update sees its 26-language 15-minute Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training (KMSAT) course refreshed, and a new 25-minute KMSAT training course released. The 15-minute KMSAT course has been developed to give maximum benefit in the shortest possible time frame. Not only is the short...

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CloudRanger Adds Automated Disaster Recovery Testing for AWS Cloud
Feb05

CloudRanger Adds Automated Disaster Recovery Testing for AWS Cloud

CloudRanger has announced that automated disaster recovery testing for AWS cloud is now available through its platform. Backups are essential, but businesses need to make sure that those backups are viable.  When disaster strikes and data needs to be recovered, businesses must be able to rely on their backups. By testing backups, businesses can be confident that file recovery is possible in practice. The new feature is accessible via...

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ParkMyCloud Reports $12.9 Billion A Year Lost on Wasted Cloud Spend
Jan31

ParkMyCloud Reports $12.9 Billion A Year Lost on Wasted Cloud Spend

Use of the cloud has increased considerably in recent years and that trend is likely to continue as more enterprises realize the benefits that can be gained from shifting from in house resources to the cloud. The cloud means greater flexibility, improved scalability, and less expenditure on hardware and hardware maintenance. Even the physical space devoted to housing that hardware can be devoted to profit-making activities. While...

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Spotinst Announces Partnership with Samsung SDS to Increase Footprint in South Korea
Jan29

Spotinst Announces Partnership with Samsung SDS to Increase Footprint in South Korea

Samsung SDS, the enterprise IT solution provider, has partnered with Spotinst to provide its customers with a platform that allows them to make significant saving on their cloud computing costs. The partnership will allow Samsung and other companies in South Korea to utilize excess cloud capacity and enjoy savings on their compute bills of up to 80% using the Spotinst’s Elastigroup, Spectrum, and Multai services, as well as the firm’s...

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PhishMe (now Cofense) Report Shows How Phishing Susceptibility Rates Can be Deceiving
Jan26

PhishMe (now Cofense) Report Shows How Phishing Susceptibility Rates Can be Deceiving

A new enterprise phishing resiliency and defense report from PhishMe confirms phishing campaigns increased by 65% in 2017. As PhishMe  (now Cofense) explains in the report, the rise in phishing attacks is easy to explain. Phishing attacks are an easy and low-cost way for hackers to make money. For businesses, the danger of phishing is clear. A typical phishing attack on a mid-sized company costs $1.6 million to resolve, according to...

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CloudHealth Technologies Appoints Chief Product Officer
Jan25

CloudHealth Technologies Appoints Chief Product Officer

CloudHealth Technologies has announced the appointment of Greg Nicastro as its Chief Product Officer. CloudHealth Technologies has been experiencing impressive growth and is now the leading cloud service management company, with its platform helping businesses to plan their cloud capacity, optimize and automate their resources, and improve performance and drive value through their cloud ecosystems. The position of Chief Product...

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Knowbe4 Identifies Industry Most Susceptible to Phishing Attacks
Jan25

Knowbe4 Identifies Industry Most Susceptible to Phishing Attacks

Security awareness and phishing training firm Knowbe4 has published a new report that identifies the industry most susceptible to phishing attacks. For the report, Knowbe4 analyzed data from more than 6 million users and 11,000 organizations using its phishing email simulation service. Figures include a baseline taken prior to the provision of security awareness training, 90 days following training and phishing email simulations, and...

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Sophos Warns Users About Fake Antivirus Apps
Jan20

Sophos Warns Users About Fake Antivirus Apps

Sophos has alerted users to the risk of downloading fake antivirus apps. The firm has also released a new white paper on a specific antivirus app called Super Antivirus 2018. According to the report, the app has been downloaded 50,000 times, presumably by users who are concerned about security. While the app does appear to be scanning the mobile device on which it is installed, all the app really offers is the illusion of security....

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Cofense PhishMe Simulator Named 2018 SC Media Award Finalist for Third Consecutive Year
Jan19

Cofense PhishMe Simulator Named 2018 SC Media Award Finalist for Third Consecutive Year

The finalists for the 2018 SC Media Awards have been announced, and for the third successive year, PhishMe has been recognized. Cofense PhishMe Simulator, a phishing email simulation platform that can be used to test resilience to phishing attacks, has been named a finalist in the Best IT Security-Related Training Program category. SC Media one of the most well-respected cybersecurity news outlets in the world. For the past 25 years,...

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API Access for AWS and Azure Launched by Botmetric to Simplify Cloud Management
Jan18

API Access for AWS and Azure Launched by Botmetric to Simplify Cloud Management

Botmetric has announced it has released APIs for public cloud consumption for AWS and Microsoft Azure. The Botmetric platform is already API-centric with microservices architecture; however, the new release now gives enterprises and customers easier access to their data allowing them to gain specific insights into cloud use in less time. Customers are able to use the APIs to build custom dashboards and generate custom reports, placing...

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ParkMyCloud Launches Innovative SmartParking Automated Cloud Cost Optimization Service
Jan16

ParkMyCloud Launches Innovative SmartParking Automated Cloud Cost Optimization Service

ParkMyCloud has announced the launch of a new service to help businesses cut back on their cloud costs and avoid paying for cloud instances that are not in use. The latest release of the ParkMyCloud platform, termed SmartParking, is an automated cloud cost optimization tool that helps businesses turn off cloud instances – and avoid paying for them – when they are not being used. SmartParking looks at cloud utilization data drawn from...

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KnowBe4 Records Impressive 255% Q4 2017 Growth
Jan15

KnowBe4 Records Impressive 255% Q4 2017 Growth

Knowbe4 is a leading provider of anti-phishing services, offering its customers a wide range of solutions to help them tackle the ever-present threat from phishing. The company, led by CEO Stu Sjouwerman, has been going from strength to strength, with the past quarter’s figures showing impressive company growth. Knowbe4 has enjoyed 19 consecutive months of growth, and Q4, 2017 was particularly impressive. The company secured a record...

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CloudHealth Partners with ParkMyCloud to Simplify Cloud Management and Cost Control
Jan11

CloudHealth Partners with ParkMyCloud to Simplify Cloud Management and Cost Control

The leading cloud service management firm CloudHealth has partnered with ParkMyCloud to combine cloud management with cost control. CloudHealth simplifies the management of hybrid cloud governance, while ParkMyCloud cuts out wastage by automatically switching off cloud resources when they are not in use. One of the problems that organizations face when they migrate to the cloud is their level of consumption increases overtime, and...

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KnowBe4 Announces New Partnership With Security Training Firm AwareGo
Jan09

KnowBe4 Announces New Partnership With Security Training Firm AwareGo

KnowBe4, a leading provider of security awareness training for enterprises, has announced a new partnership that has seen it expand its portfolio of training videos to help organizations improve the security awareness of their employees. KnowBe4 already has an extensive library of security awareness training material, which can be used by customers to develop training programs to help reduce the risk from phishing attacks. The company...

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ParkMyCloud Named 2018 Channel Influencer by Channel Partners
Jan08

ParkMyCloud Named 2018 Channel Influencer by Channel Partners

ParkMyCloud has received a Channel Influencer Award and was named one of the top 25 companies to watch in 2018. The awards program was launched this year by Channel Partners and Channel Futures. Channel Partners is the leading provider of news, education and analysis to indirect sales channels serving the business technology and communications industry. Channel Futures helps the architects of the digital revolution manage their...

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Ironscales Hires New VP of Sales for the Americas
Jan04

Ironscales Hires New VP of Sales for the Americas

The automated phishing prevention firm Ironscales is on a mission to expand sales in the Americas. The Tel Aviv-based firm has already expanded significantly and grown its customer base in Europe, and a new office in Atlanta and skilled sales team will help drive forward sales on the other side of the Atlantic. Ironscales has developed a suite of anti-phishing solutions based around its AI-assisted IronSights phishing detection...

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PhishLine Bought by Barracuda Networks
Jan03

PhishLine Bought by Barracuda Networks

The phishing simulation and security awareness training company PhishLine has been bought by Barracuda Networks. Barracuda Networks is expanding its phishing defense solutions and is planning on creating a comprehensive anti-phishing platform that includes data protection, gateway security, AI-based threat intelligence, security awareness training and phishing simulation exercises. Barracuda already offers its customers a broad range...

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CloudCheckr Makes Cloud Computing Predictions for 2018
Dec28

CloudCheckr Makes Cloud Computing Predictions for 2018

CloudCheckr has assessed the cloud computing trends over the past 12 months and has made several cloud computing predictions for 2018. It has now been 10 years since Amazon released its AWS public cloud, and while in the early years adoption of the cloud was relatively slow, now the benefits of the public cloud have been made apparent and many businesses are now migrating to the cloud. By 2020, the cloud is expected to generate more...

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PhishMe’s Phishing Incident Response Platform Update Improves Usability for SOCs and IRs
Dec27

PhishMe’s Phishing Incident Response Platform Update Improves Usability for SOCs and IRs

PhishMe has made several updates to its phishing incident response platform, PhishMe Triage. PhishMe Triage is a phishing incident response management solution for security operations and incident responders that automates the identification, remediation, and sharing of new phishing threats. The solution provides visibility into email-based phishing attacks in near real-time, and analyzes and prioritizes threats reported by employees...

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SpamTitan Anti-Spam Solution Receives Glowing Review on Business Software Review Site
Dec23

SpamTitan Anti-Spam Solution Receives Glowing Review on Business Software Review Site

Cyberattacks are coming from all angles, although the main vector for attack is email. Research conducted by the security awareness and phishing simulation platform provider PhishMe suggests 91% of all cyberattacks starts with a phishing email. Phishing is also the primary method of distributing malware and ransomware. The problem for businesses is they can implement advanced, layered cybersecurity defenses to protect the perimeter...

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Skeddly Releases New EBS Snapshot Cost Calculator
Dec21

Skeddly Releases New EBS Snapshot Cost Calculator

Skeddly has announced it has launched a new EBS Snapshot Cost Calculator that allows users to estimate the amount they will be spending on EBS backups. Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) backups are now essential, as they allow users to restore their EBS volumes in the event of disaster to prevent data loss. Many organizations have incorporated Amazon EBS backups into their disaster recovery strategies, and as with email and file...

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PhishMe Reaches 10 Million User Milestone
Dec17

PhishMe Reaches 10 Million User Milestone

Anti-phishing solution provider PhishMe has announced it has reached another impressive milestone. Its PhishMe Reporter solution has now been installed on more than 10 million workstations. Organizations can deploy a host of phishing defenses to prevent malicious emails from reaching inboxes; however, even advanced spam filters will not block 100% of phishing emails. There will always be some malicious emails that slip through the...

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Mimecast Survey Reveals Healthcare Providers See Email as a Major Attack Vector
Dec13

Mimecast Survey Reveals Healthcare Providers See Email as a Major Attack Vector

A recent Mimecast-sponsored survey conducted by HIMSS Analytics has shown that healthcare providers believe email to be a main attack vector used by cybercriminals to gain access to data and healthcare networks. Email was rated as the most likely attack vector that would lead to a data breach, and such attacks are not just theoretical. 78% of survey respondents said they had experienced an email-based cyberattack in the past 12...

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Skeddly Announces DynamoDB Backups Are Supported
Dec07

Skeddly Announces DynamoDB Backups Are Supported

Amazon is now supporting DynamoDB Backups and restore, although currently only in limited regions. Over the next few weeks the areas covered will be expanded in the United States and beyond. Skeddly has also announced that its platform now supports DynamoDB backups. The announcement about the new feature was made by Amazon at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas. While Amazon has made it possible to create full backups of DynamoDB tables, the...

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CloudHealth Technologies Now Certified as SOC 2 Compliant
Dec06

CloudHealth Technologies Now Certified as SOC 2 Compliant

CloudHealth Technologies has announced it has completed its Service Organization Controls 2 (SOC 2) examination – A formal evaluation of processes, procedures, and controls related to the Trust Services Principles and Criteria of Security and Availability. SOC 2 was developed by the American Institute of CPAs to ensure companies are managing customer data and can protect the privacy of their clients. SOC 2 defines the criteria for...

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Cybercriminals Increasingly Targeting Employees by Impersonating Businesses
Dec06

Cybercriminals Increasingly Targeting Employees by Impersonating Businesses

At the Black Hat Europe Conference in London, Mimecast announced the findings of its latest study of its Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA) test results. The ESRA tests are conducted on thousands of businesses to assess their current security solutions and how effective they are at blocking email-based threats such as phishing attacks and malware and ransomware-laced emails. While businesses have email gateway security solutions in...

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CloudHealth Technologies Wins 2017 Red Herring Top 100 Global Award
Dec04

CloudHealth Technologies Wins 2017 Red Herring Top 100 Global Award

Red Herring has recognized the achievements of CloudHealth Technologies and has named the company winner of a prestigious 2017 Red Herring Top 100 Global Award. The awards program celebrates the achievements of the top private companies in the North America, Europa and Asia. The Red Herring Top 100 Global list includes the most promising and innovative companies and entrepreneurs that have proven their ability to execute in a highly...

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PhishMe and Wombat Security Technologies Settle Patent Dispute
Dec01

PhishMe and Wombat Security Technologies Settle Patent Dispute

The long running legal dispute between PhishMe and Wombat Security Technologies over alleged patent infringements has now been resolved. PhishMe had filed multiple complaints against Wombat Security Technologies over alleged patent infringements due to the similarities between the latter’s technology and those developed and protected by patents held by PhishMe. Litigation was taking place in the United States District Court for the...

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CloudHealth Technologies Recognized with 2017 Red Herring Top 100 Global Award
Nov30

CloudHealth Technologies Recognized with 2017 Red Herring Top 100 Global Award

Each year, the leading private companies from the United States, Europe, and Asia are recognized by Red Herring. Thousands of privately owned companies are assessed with the most promising companies with the greatest potential included in the Red Herring Top 100 list. To be considered for inclusion, a company cannot be listed on any exchanges anywhere in the world, the company must be headquartered in the region of the corresponding...

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Botmetric Releases 2017 Public Cloud Usage Report
Nov30

Botmetric Releases 2017 Public Cloud Usage Report

Botmetric has released its annual 2017 public cloud usage report. The report includes detailed statistics on cloud adoption and usage by businesses of all sizes, including SMBs, midmarket organizations, and large enterprises. Botmetric based its report on businesses that have already signed up to use its cloud management and optimization platform. Today, the Botmetric platform is being used to manage more than $1 billion of cloud...

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Botmetric Releases Beta Version of Cloud Savings Tool with Amazon Alexa Integration
Nov28

Botmetric Releases Beta Version of Cloud Savings Tool with Amazon Alexa Integration

Cloud management has just got easier with Botmetric, following the release of a new beta version that integrates the firm’s cloud cost saving tool with Amazon Alexa. Botmetric is the first cloud management and optimization platform that is capable of processing voice commands to access cloud usage data and generate reports. Botmetric announced the release of the new closed beta version of its platform at the recent AWS Re:invent...

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MediaPro Launches New Travel Security Awareness Training Course
Nov28

MediaPro Launches New Travel Security Awareness Training Course

Organizations can train their employees to be more security aware in the office, but when it comes to business trips, employees face additional security risks. Training employees to be more security aware when travelling can help them to avoid risky behaviors that could potentially lead to malware infections or the accidental disclosure of sensitive information. To help businesses deal with the added risks that come from business...

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CloudCheckr Update Adds Support for More Instance Types
Nov22

CloudCheckr Update Adds Support for More Instance Types

CloudCheckr has announced an update to its cloud management platform has been made which enhances usability and makes improvements to make the management of Azure and AWS resources more straightforward. Managed Service Providers who use CloudCheckr to monitor their clients’ cloud usage will no doubt be aware that when they on-board a new client, that client’s data will not appear on the Detailed Billing Report until the client incurs...

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CloudHealth Technologies Launches Next-Generation Policy Engine That Simplifies Cloud Governance
Nov17

CloudHealth Technologies Launches Next-Generation Policy Engine That Simplifies Cloud Governance

CloudHealth Technologies has launched its next-generation policy engine which the Boston-based firm claims strengthens cloud governance as well as simplifying the management, allowing businesses to spend less time on managing their cloud resources and put that time to much better use. The new policy engine governs cloud infrastructure in a totally new way. While a policy-driven method is an efficient way to manage hybrid cloud...

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RightScale Predicts $10 Billion Will be Wasted on Cloud Resources in 2018
Nov15

RightScale Predicts $10 Billion Will be Wasted on Cloud Resources in 2018

Enterprises are investing more money in the cloud, but a large percentage of cloud spending is wasted on unused and underutilized cloud resources. RightScale predicts that more than $10 billion will be wasted on unused/underutilized cloud resources in the next 12 months. Part of the problem has been a lack of support from cloud providers who have failed to help their customers reduce unnecessary cloud spending. The situation is...

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Skeddly Supports Multiple DynamoDB Table Exports to AWS S3
Nov15

Skeddly Supports Multiple DynamoDB Table Exports to AWS S3

Amazon DynamoDB is a NoSQL fully cloud-managed database solution for non-relational data with single-digit millisecond latency. The database solution is flexible and has reliable performance; however, it does not include an in-built option for exporting data stored in tables to S3. Amazon does allow DynamoDB items to be exported to S3 using AWS Data Pipeline, although not without the use of additional AWS services. Further, even with...

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CloudHealth Technologies Rated One of the Hottest Companies in Boston
Nov14

CloudHealth Technologies Rated One of the Hottest Companies in Boston

CloudHealth Technologies has been included in the BostInno 50 on Fire list – A list of the 50 hottest companies in Boston – and was named the winner in the Technology category. The BostInno 50 on Fire list recognizes the top companies, organizations, and people based in Boston or doing business within or around Boston’s innovation economy. To be included in the list, companies and individuals must have achieved significant growth...

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Cloud Vendors to Watch in 2018
Nov13

Cloud Vendors to Watch in 2018

Businesses in all industry verticals are now taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the cloud, whether for IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS. The cloud allows businesses to develop software and applications much more quickly and gain a technical edge over competitors. Over the past 12 months, Infrastructure-as-a-Service has seen tremendous growth, with the InformationWeek 2017 State of the Cloud survey indicating IaaS use has risen from...

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MediaPro Included in 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness
Nov09

MediaPro Included in 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness

Bothell, WA-based learning services company MediaPro has been named one of the leaders in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training. The company has been recognized for completeness of vision and ability to execute. This is the fourth consecutive year that the firm has earned the accolade and has made the Leaders Quadrant. Gartner explained that the company offers “one of the most flexible...

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Software Update Will Help to Prevent MongoDB Cyberattacks
Nov09

Software Update Will Help to Prevent MongoDB Cyberattacks

This year has seen tens of thousands of MongoDB cyberattacks, resulting in the theft of millions of records. While MongoDB is secure and incorporates appropriate security controls to prevent unauthorized access, many users had failed to apply security controls and inadvertently left their databases exposed and accessible over the Internet. The exposed databases could be freely accessed by anyone over the Internet without any need for...

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PhishLine Partners with Pipeline Security and Moves into the Japanese Market
Nov06

PhishLine Partners with Pipeline Security and Moves into the Japanese Market

Milwaukee-based security awareness training and anti-phishing vendor PhishLine has announced a new partnership with the Tokyo-based firm Pipeline Security. It is hoped that this new partnership will help PhishLine improve its footprint in east Asia and fortify its presence in the Japanese security market. Pipeline Security is a well-respected security firm that serves many top-tier businesses in Japan, offering a range of security...

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SophosLabs Publishes 2018 Malware Forecast
Nov03

SophosLabs Publishes 2018 Malware Forecast

The Oxford, UK-based cybersecurity firm Sophos has published its 2018 Malware Forecast. The report, produced by SophosLabs, is based on an analysis of threat information from Sophos customers gathered between April 1, and October 3, 2017. In the report, key malware and ransomware attack trends are identified, allowing Sophos to make predictions about the main threats that can be expected in the coming year. One of the main trends...

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CloudHealth Technologies Named Finalist in TechTarget Modern Infrastructure 2018 Impact Awards
Nov01

CloudHealth Technologies Named Finalist in TechTarget Modern Infrastructure 2018 Impact Awards

CloudHealth Technologies has been named a finalist in TechTarget Modern Infrastructure 2018 Impact Awards in the Public Cloud Migration and Optimization category. The awards recognize the achievements of companies and their innovative technologies, products and services. Many products and services are nominated for the awards, with a panel of expert judges whittling down all the nominees into a handful of innovative tools that help...

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Inky Awarded Cyber Start-Up Company of the Year Award
Nov01

Inky Awarded Cyber Start-Up Company of the Year Award

A new player in the anti-phishing arena, Inky, has received a Cyber Start-up Company of the Year Award at the inaugural Infosecurity North America conference in Boston. Inky was one of four start-ups pitching a panel of four venture capitalist judges for the award. The company and its innovative anti-phishing solution won over the judges. Inky has developed a new phishing defense solution called Phish Fence. Phish Fence is a platform...

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CloudRanger Launches Managed Service Provider Partner Program
Oct31

CloudRanger Launches Managed Service Provider Partner Program

CloudRanger has announced it has launched a new managed service provider (MSP) partner program to make it easier for MSPs to offer server management and backup services to their clients. Through the partner program, MSPs can use the CloudRanger platform to automate backups, schedule cloud resources, and save their clients time and money. CloudRanger has developed its platform to be quick and easy to use, giving users a complete view...

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PhishMe Recognized as Leader by Gartner: Added to Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness CBT
Oct31

PhishMe Recognized as Leader by Gartner: Added to Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness CBT

For the second consecutive year, PhishMe has been included in the Leader’s Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness CBT by Gartner, recognizing the commitment and capabilities of the company and the excellence of its anti-phishing solution and security awareness training program. 12 vendors were assessed for the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness CBT for the ability to execute and for completeness of vision. PhishMe was ranked...

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KnowBe4 Secures $30 Million Investment in Series B Funding Round
Oct31

KnowBe4 Secures $30 Million Investment in Series B Funding Round

Anti-phishing solution provider KnowBe4 has secured $30 million of growth capital in its latest series B funding round, bringing its total financing up to $44 million. The latest round of funding was led by a new investor – Goldman Sachs Growth Equity. The additional capital will primarily be used to fuel growth in international markets, with some funds used for product development. The new investment comes after impressive third...

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SpamTitan Reviews
Oct30

SpamTitan Reviews

SpamTitan is an advanced spam filtering solution developed by Galway, Ireland-based TitanHQ. Listed below are some of the recent SpamTitan reviews and awards received for the enterprise spam filtering solution. SpamTitan is available as an ISO solution that can be run on existing equipment or in a virtual environment, or as a cloud-based solution with multiple hosting options. The solution is also provided to MSPs and ISPs and other...

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Spotinst Functions Launched:  Spot Instances with Guaranteed Availability at the Lowest Price
Oct25

Spotinst Functions Launched: Spot Instances with Guaranteed Availability at the Lowest Price

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud can bring in extra revenue by selling off excess cloud capacity. However, while this extra capacity can be sold, in the event that a customer pays for full priced servers, companies that use the excess capacity will be kicked off. Cloud providers only give customers 2 minutes notice when that happens. Naturally, such an unpredictable service must have a significant advantage...

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Most Effective Phishing Emails Revealed
Oct13

Most Effective Phishing Emails Revealed

Phishing is an effective method of obtaining login credentials and installing malware and ransomware, and email is the most common vector used for these scams, but what are the most effective phishing emails? What types of emails are most likely to fool your employees into installing malware or disclosing their login credentials? This week, security awareness training company KnowBe4 has released its Q3 phishing report, detailing the...

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AppRiver Acquired by Marlin Equity Partners
Oct10

AppRiver Acquired by Marlin Equity Partners

The private equity firm Marlin Equity Partners has security a majority stake in the Florida-based cybersecurity firm AppRiver for an undisclosed sum. Marlin Equity Partners manages $6.7 billion of capital and invests in businesses across a wide range of industries. Through its industry relationships and access to operational resources, the private equity firm strengthens companies, enhances their value, and helps them grow and realize...

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GFI Software Improves Email Security with GFI MailEssentials v.21
Oct06

GFI Software Improves Email Security with GFI MailEssentials v.21

GFI Software has released a new version of GFI MailEssentials – Its award-winning spam filtering solution for small and medium sized businesses. Version 21 of the email security gateway includes several updates that GFI Software claim will improve protection for SMBs, helping to keep their inboxes free from spam and malicious emails. The main update in the latest version of the email security gateway is the inclusion of two new...

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SonicWall Announces its Capture APT Service Now Blocking More than 1,000 Unique Malware Variants Each Day
Oct05

SonicWall Announces its Capture APT Service Now Blocking More than 1,000 Unique Malware Variants Each Day

San Jose, CA-based cybersecurity firm SonicWall is now blocking more than 1,000 new, unique malware variants each day and has seen 524% growth in the number of unique malware variants identified in the past six months across the 1 million+ networks that the company protects. SonicWall has helped protect its customers from these new malware threats, ransomware attacks, and zero-day exploits. SonicWall also helped protect its clients...

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MediaPro Report Reveals 7 Out of 10 Employees Lack Appropriate Level of Security Awareness
Oct04

MediaPro Report Reveals 7 Out of 10 Employees Lack Appropriate Level of Security Awareness

The phishing simulation and security awareness training firm MediaPro has released its second annual State of Privacy and Security Awareness Report, which reveals 7 out of 10 employees do not have sufficient security awareness to prevent cyberattacks on their organization. Even though the risk of phishing attacks has been widely publicized in the media over the past few years, and data breaches and cyberattacks have increased...

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Skeddly Introduces Option of Deleting/Recreating Aurora RDS Clusters to Lower Cloud Costs
Sep27

Skeddly Introduces Option of Deleting/Recreating Aurora RDS Clusters to Lower Cloud Costs

RDS instances used for staging and development do not need to run around the clock, yet many companies are not turning the lights off when they leave and are paying for RDS instances when they are not required. Since Amazon introduced the option of turning off Amazon RDS instances, companies have been able to make considerable cost savings on their RDS spending. Skeddly introduced the option of automating the switching off and...

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CloudHealth Technologies Now Provides Support for Azure Cloud Solution Providers
Sep20

CloudHealth Technologies Now Provides Support for Azure Cloud Solution Providers

The Boston-based cloud service management company CloudHealth Technologies has announced it is now providing support for the Microsoft Azure Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. Now Azure CPSs can use the CloudHealth platform to provide even greater levels of support for their customers and obtain real-time visibility into their customers’ cloud environments to identify areas for optimization and cost reduction. Through the...

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CyberSecurity Breakthrough Names SonicWall 2017 Cybersecurity Company of the Year
Sep20

CyberSecurity Breakthrough Names SonicWall 2017 Cybersecurity Company of the Year

SonicWall has collected a prestigious Cybersecurity Breakthrough Award and was named ‘Overall CyberSecurity Company of the Year, 2017. CyberSecurity Breakthrough is an independent organization that recognizes the hard work of cybersecurity firms through its annual awards program. Cybersecurity firms can submit their solutions for consideration, with each assessed by a panel of independent industry experts across a range of different...

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ParkMyCloud Launches AWS Start/Stop Scheduler
Sep15

ParkMyCloud Launches AWS Start/Stop Scheduler

The Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) was launched in 2009, although almost as soon as users started adopting the PaaS, complaints started flooding in from users about the lack of functionality for on/off scheduling. Rather than paying for the service when it was required for development and testing purposes, RDS had to run continuously, with enterprises incurring considerable and unnecessary costs. It took until June 2017 for...

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GorillaStack Named Startup Specialist of the Year at the 2017 ARN ICT Awards
Sep14

GorillaStack Named Startup Specialist of the Year at the 2017 ARN ICT Awards

GorillaStack, the Sydney-based provider of cloud cost optimization tools, was only formed in 2015 but the firm has certainly hit the ground running. The company has already launched tools to help businesses cut back on spiraling cloud expenditure by providing visibility into where money is being spent in the cloud and helping them to cut back on unnecessary costs. Businesses are now embracing the cloud and taking advantage of the...

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DivvyCloud Secures $6 Million in Series A Funding
Sep07

DivvyCloud Secures $6 Million in Series A Funding

The cloud automation and cost management platform provider DivvyCloud has secured $6 million in Series A Funding with the latest funding round led by RTP Ventures. The Arlington, VA-based company plans to use the funding to accelerate development of its cloud infrastructure governance and security platform and scale up its sales and marketing operations. DivvyCloud was formed in 2012 by co-founders Brian Johnson and Chris DeRanus, who...

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SpamTitan Shortlisted for 2017 Computing Security Award
Sep06

SpamTitan Shortlisted for 2017 Computing Security Award

TitanHQ’s anti-spam solution SpamTitan has been shortlisted for a 2017 Computing Security Award. The product was included in the list of finalists in the Best Anti-Spam Solution category. The winners of the prestigious awards are due to be announced at a gala event in London on October 12. Computing Security is a bimonthly business-to-business end user focused publication with more than 12,500 UK subscribers to the hard copy and a...

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DivvyCloud Platform Now Available for VMware Cloud on AWS
Aug28

DivvyCloud Platform Now Available for VMware Cloud on AWS

The DivvyCloud platform allows customers to consistently enforce policies across hybrid public and private cloud environments and ensure compliance and security of their cloud environments and keep tight control of costs. The DivvyCloud platform allows customers to find and fix some of the most common cloud problems in real time. By leveraging DivvyCloud programmatic Bots, cloud management is streamlined, efficiency is improved, and...

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Proofpoint Incorporates Return Path’s DMARC-Based Anti-BEC Solution into Email
Aug25

Proofpoint Incorporates Return Path’s DMARC-Based Anti-BEC Solution into Email

Return Path’s Email Fraud Protection business unit has been acquired by Proofpoint and its technology will be incorporated into Proofpoint’s range of email security products to offer even greater protection against business email compromise (BEC) attacks. BEC attacks typically impersonate the CEO or CFO and target employees in the payroll and HR departments. The attackers attempt to obtain sensitive information by deception or fool...

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Skeddly Develops Easy Workaround to Allow Cost Saving on Multi-AZ RDS Instances
Aug16

Skeddly Develops Easy Workaround to Allow Cost Saving on Multi-AZ RDS Instances

Amazon permits users to start and stop RDS instances to save costs when those instances are not in use. Stopping RDS instances when they are not in use can help companies reduce their cloud costs. RDS instances may need to remain on, but typically staging and development is not a 24/7 process. It therefore makes sense to turn off RDS instances overnight, at weekends, on public holidays, and during the working week when they are not...

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Botmetric Raises $3 Million in Series A Funding
Aug01

Botmetric Raises $3 Million in Series A Funding

Santa Clara, CA-based cloud management and optimization firm Botmetric has raised $3 million in Series A funding. The funding round was led by the Draper Venture Network Fund, Blume Ventures. Botmetric plans to use the investment to expand its operations in North America and the Asia-Pacific regions and enhance its intelligent cloud automation and management tools. There is a major trend that is seeing organizations shift their...

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RightScale Announces General Availability of its Optima Cloud Cost Management and Optimization Solution
Jul25

RightScale Announces General Availability of its Optima Cloud Cost Management and Optimization Solution

RightScale Optima, the collaborative cloud cost management and optimization platform for enterprises, has now been released and is generally available. The solution allows enterprises to manage their cloud spend in a deeper and more predictive way than was previously possible. The new collaborative cost management and optimization solution incorporates existing analysis, reporting, and forecasting functionality for AWS, Azure, Google...

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CloudHealth Technologies Sets is Sights on Europe with Major Expansion of EMEA Presence
Jul21

CloudHealth Technologies Sets is Sights on Europe with Major Expansion of EMEA Presence

Last month, the Boston-based cloud service management company CloudHealth Technologies completed its series D funding round and raised $46 million. This month the firm has announced that money will, in part, be used to expand its presence in Europe and cater to the growing number of companies in the region that are taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the cloud. Enterprises in the EMEA region are increasingly choosing...

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Cisco Reports Fall in Exploit Kit Activity but Increase in Malware Delivery Via Email
Jul21

Cisco Reports Fall in Exploit Kit Activity but Increase in Malware Delivery Via Email

Exploit kit activity has fallen, but there has been a notable rise in the use of email as a vector for delivering malware, according to Cisco’s mid-year cybersecurity report.  The report also notes that IoT botnet activity has risen, as have Destruction of Services (DeoS) and Ransom Denial of Service (RDoS) attacks. Exploit kits were a major attack vector are have been extensively used to deliver malware. Exploit kits are installed on...

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Cloud Resource Management Solution Provider Spotinst Raises $15 Million in Series A Funding
Jul13

Cloud Resource Management Solution Provider Spotinst Raises $15 Million in Series A Funding

Cloud resource management solution provider Spotinst has raised more than $15 million in Series A funding, with Intel Capital leading the latest funding round.  Springtime Ventures and Vertex Ventures both participated, and together bring the total investment in the firm up to $17 million. The funding from the latest round of investment will be used to increase the firm’s business reach and grow its operations. Spotinst is an Israeli...

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Fortinet FortiMail Receives VBSpam+ Certification Topping List for Malware Detection
Jul13

Fortinet FortiMail Receives VBSpam+ Certification Topping List for Malware Detection

For the eighth consecutive time, Fortinet’s FortiMail spam filtering solution as passed the Virus Bulletin test and has been awarded VBSpam+ Certification. The test confirms that the solution is highly effective at blocking malicious messages and ensuring they are not delivered to end users’ inboxes. Over the 19 days, 218,231 messages were sent, out of which 209,468 were spam. The remainder consisted of newsletters and legitimate...

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Skeddly Adds New Report Showing Health of EBS Snapshots
Jul12

Skeddly Adds New Report Showing Health of EBS Snapshots

Skeddly has added a new report that gives users visibility into their disaster recovery efforts and helps them check they are meeting their backup requirements. The new report helps users gauge the state of their disaster recovery plans by reporting on the state of their EBS snapshots. While companies can implement policies that require EBS snapshots to be taken to ensure EBS volumes can be recovered in the event of a disaster,...

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GorillaStack Helps Firms Manage EBS Snapshots and Save on Cloud Storage Costs
Jul10

GorillaStack Helps Firms Manage EBS Snapshots and Save on Cloud Storage Costs

GorillaStack has announced it has introduced new AWS cost allocation functionality for Elastic Block Store (EBS) snapshots. Amazon EBS is a block storage system that has been developed to allow persistent storage of data. When AWS EC2 instances require additional storage, new storage blocks are created that are tied to EC2 instances. EBS blocks can only be attacked to a single EC2 instance, although it is possible to create multiple...

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CloudRanger Releases Version 2.0 of its AWS Cloud Management Platform
Jul07

CloudRanger Releases Version 2.0 of its AWS Cloud Management Platform

CloudRanger has announced that version 2.0 of its award-winning cloud management platform has now been released. The new version includes several key updates and new functions that make it easier for businesses to save on their cloud bills and reduce the time they spend managing their cloud environments. The latest version of the cloud management platform allows users to automate cloud backups – snapshots and AMIs – to ensure...

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Spotinst Launches Spectrum: A Cloud Agnostic, Cross Platform Monitoring and Analytics Service
Jul03

Spotinst Launches Spectrum: A Cloud Agnostic, Cross Platform Monitoring and Analytics Service

Spotinst, the leading cloud workload management platform provider, has developed a platform that allows businesses to take advantage of the low cost of spot instances without the risk. The platform allows users to reduce their cloud compute costs by up to 90%. Today, the Tel Aviv-based firm has announced the launch of a new service: Spotinst Spectrum. Spectrum is a cross-platform monitoring and analytics service that gives users...

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Microsoft Confirms Acquisition of Cloudyn
Jun29

Microsoft Confirms Acquisition of Cloudyn

The first rumors that Microsoft was attempting to purchase the Israeli cloud cost management firm Cloudyn surfaced in April, although it has been relatively quiet on the Cloudyn front over the past few months as talks have continued over the deal. This week, Microsoft has confirmed that the deal is going through and a definitive agreement to purchase the firm has now been signed. It is not clear exactly how much Microsoft has had to...

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Series D Funding Round Raises $46 Million for CloudHealth Technologies
Jun28

Series D Funding Round Raises $46 Million for CloudHealth Technologies

The leading cloud service management company CloudHealth Technologies has announced the completion of its series D funding round which raised a further $46 million for the Boston-based company. The funds will be used to scale up its international operations, which will see its workforce almost double in 2017. The latest funding round was led by a new investor – the Silicon Valley based venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins. Kleiner...

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Visual Server Management Platform Launched by CloudRanger
Jun28

Visual Server Management Platform Launched by CloudRanger

CloudRanger, a provider of simple backup solutions for AWS, has announced the launch of a new visual server management platform that gives users control over their cloud environments and makes management a quick and easy process. The new version of the platform gives users an overall view of their entire server system, showing when backups have been performed, how long those backups have been stored, and which servers are switched on....

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