PRnewswire | July 11, 2023
Netskope, a leader in Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) today announced a new partnership with Wipro Limited to deliver robust cloud-native Managed Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) and Managed Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) services to Wipro's extensive global enterprise client portfolio.
"As the global work environment transforms, our Security Cloud platform continues to serve as a critical component for remote workforces, and we are well-positioned to continue to support enterprises as their security needs evolve," said Dave Rogers, SVP of Global Alliances and Channel Sales, Netskope. "By pairing Wipro's deep cybersecurity managed services expertise with Netskope's advanced, full-stack SASE platform, this partnership will build on our shared goal of providing customers an efficient and robust integrated managed cloud security offering to secure and accelerate their digital transformation projects."
Wipro provides best-in-class, end-to-end transformative cybersecurity solutions. Wipro CyberTransform® delivers cyber resilience to clients through an integrated suite of business-aligned strategy-first cybersecurity advisory and implementation services. Wipro CyberShieldSM offers proactive, on-demand cyber defense and comprehensive managed security services.
"Wipro and Netskope support many Fortune 2000 companies that have successfully navigated significant digital transformation journeys," said Tony Buffomante, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Cybersecurity and Risk Services, Wipro Limited. "As our clients move forward, they understand the need to have a strong cloud-based security posture that's smart enough to protect data, applications and users no matter where they are located. That's now possible through this new partnership with Netskope, which extends Wipro CyberTransform® and Wipro CyberShieldSM capabilities."
Managed Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) powered by Netskope delivers security services to protect employees and applications in the cloud as well as existing on-premises applications and infrastructure. The solution helps users:
• Eliminate blind spots across thousands of cloud services (SaaS and IaaS) and millions of websites
• Secure managed cloud services like Microsoft 365, Google Workspace and AWS, as well as unmanaged cloud services, without the need for blocking
• Guard sensitive data with award-winning data loss prevention (DLP), including pre-defined profiles for compliance
• Stop elusive cloud threats with anti-malware, sandboxing, machine learning (ML) analysis, Cloud Threat Exchange for IOC sharing, plus behavior analytics or targeted remote browser isolation (RBI)
The managed SASE package offers clients unparalleled service coverage, performance and resilience, by leveraging Wipro's strategy-first design and Netskope's NewEdge Network, the world's largest, highest-performing security private cloud.
Access to key enterprise applications and data must be controlled no matter where the resources are located. Wipro's Managed Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) powered by Netskope allows users to retire legacy connections and gain direct access to applications based on user identity and behavioral context, providing: • Superior user experience with consistent and secure policy controls • Application-level access control that reduces threats by eliminating lateral movement within the network • Reduced deployment complexity and higher visibility and control, lowering the risk of data loss associated with multiple vendor solutions • Improved efficiency in security operations leveraging platforms • Simplified security and lower total cost of ownership
Netskope, a global SASE leader, is redefining cloud, data, and network security to help organizations apply zero trust principles to protect data. Fast and easy to use, the Netskope platform provides optimized access and real-time security for people, devices, and data anywhere they go. Netskope helps customers reduce risk, accelerate performance, and get unrivaled visibility into any cloud, web, and private application activity. Thousands of customers, including more than 25 of the Fortune 100, trust Netskope and its powerful NewEdge network to address evolving threats, new risks, technology shifts, organizational and network changes, and new regulatory requirements.
Data Security, Platform Security, Software Security
Businesswire | July 20, 2023
Laminar, the leading agile data security platform provider, today announced it has added Microsoft SharePoint Online and Google BigQuery to its existing support for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Microsoft Azure, and Snowflake. The additions make the Laminar Data Security Platform the first and only cloud-native data security solution to support all major cloud service providers (CSPs), leading data warehouses, and common software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications used by today’s top enterprises.
The cloud’s limitless potential is rooted in the data that an organization has, and what they do with it. To power innovation, 94% of enterprises use cloud services and applications. Microsoft SharePoint is the third most popular enterprise application, with 65% of its users adopting the cloud version, SharePoint Online. Employees routinely collaborate on shared content, and developers work with it as well to automate business processes, track progress, and share information across departments or with partners.
Similarly, Google BigQuery is one of the top three data warehouse solutions. It is a powerful analytics platform that excels at processing and analyzing massive volumes of data quickly and efficiently. With its scalable architecture and advanced querying capabilities, BigQuery enables organizations to gain valuable insights from their data in real time, empowering data-driven decision-making and accelerating business growth.
Both solutions enable developers, data scientists, and other innovators to be creative and extract the maximum value from their operational data. For instance, business intelligence staff may use these tools to analyze customer purchase patterns or sales trends, while data scientists may look out for hidden associations within the data to inform new strategies. Unfortunately, these same activities also open organizations up to significant risk by generating unknown or “shadow” data — a top concern for 93% of data security and governance professionals.
Data security needs to be agnostic to the infrastructure in which data resides. Security posture must also travel with the data, as it moves through the cloud and the related data warehouses and applications. By adding support for Microsoft SharePoint Online and Google BigQuery, customers using the Laminar Data Security Platform can now discover, classify, and secure data in even more environments. Thus, data security and governance teams can see and secure their organizations’ data consistently across the entire digital landscape.
"Data security is different, and more challenging in the cloud. Shadow data is everywhere and data security pros want to know where their sensitive data is, how it is accessed, used, and protected. Whether its structured, unstructured, managed, in SaaS, data warehouse, or embedded database” said Amit Shaked, CEO and Co-Founder, Laminar. “They are not experts in SaaS/PaaS/IaaS and certainly not individual data storage services. They want visibility into all their cloud data from a single source. Our continued support for the diversity of cloud environments, including now SaaS, means customers can have a unified, consistent approach to data security.”
The news continues Laminar’s ongoing product innovation, following the announcement of support for GCP and Snowflake, as well as data detection and response (DDR) and data access governance (DAG) capabilities.
Laminar is the leading agile data security platform and provides organizations with the visibility and control they need to achieve data security, governance, and privacy in the cloud. Our cloud-native data security solution continuously discovers and classifies all cloud data, structured and unstructured, across managed and self-hosted data stores, including unknown shadow data, without the data ever leaving your environment. It analyzes access, usage patterns, and security posture, and provides actionable, guided remediation for data security risk. Laminar connects to your multi-cloud environment including AWS, Azure, GCP, Snowflake, BigQuery and SaaS applications via APIs and is agentless, asynchronous, and completely autonomous.
IBM | September 08, 2023
IBM has announced the expansion of its Cloud Security and Compliance Center to help enterprises protect data and mitigate risk across their hybrid, multi-cloud environments and workloads.
With the addition of the latest solutions, IBM's solution suite now goes beyond compliance posture management and workload protection. It now includes application-level security capabilities.
IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center suite offers benefits, including intelligent automation technology, expanded compliance, and visibility into third- and fourth-party risk posture, among others.
IBM, a global technology innovator at the forefront of automation, AI, and hybrid cloud solutions, has unveiled the expansion of the IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center. This suite offers a range of updated cloud security and compliance solutions carefully designed to aid enterprises in mitigating risk and safeguarding data within their hybrid, multi-cloud environments and workloads.
As organizations grapple with emerging threats along the supply chain and navigate evolving global regulations, this solution suite stands as a pillar of support for their resilience, performance, security, and compliance requirements, all while aiding in the reduction of operational costs.
IBM's newly introduced Cloud Security and Compliance Center Data Security Broker solution offers a transparent data encryption layer. It utilizes format-preserving encryption and anonymization technology to safeguard sensitive data used in business applications and AI workloads.
Rohit Badlaney, General Manager at IBM Cloud Product and Industry Platform, said,
The expansion of the IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center displays our continued focus on industry-specific capabilities that assist in addressing real world business challenges for our clients. For ex., clients have the ability to employ the IBM Cloud Framework for Financial Services, which can enable them to address evolving rules, laws and regulations surrounding cloud risk. The new capabilities demonstrate our commitment to supporting clients on their hybrid cloud modernization journeys, designed for security, privacy, compliance, and trust at the forefront of our product roadmap.
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IBM Cloud has a long history of working with client companies in financial services and other highly regulated sectors, especially when it comes to assisting them to drive innovation while securing their sensitive data, added Badlaney.
In combination with the IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center Data Security Broker, the upgraded suite of the IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center will introduce a number of new features. These additions are intended to aid clients, especially those operating in regulated industries, in meeting security, compliance, and data residency requirements specific to their industry.
Key features due to the expansion of IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center:
Intelligent automation technology
Enhanced Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM)
Optimized Cloud Workload Protection Platform (CWPP)
Improved Cloud Infrastructure Entitlements Management (CIEM)
Enhanced visibility into third- and fourth-party risk posture
Frank Dickson, VP of Security and Trust at IDC, said,
As more companies adopt a hybrid, multi-cloud approach to managing applications of all sorts across PaaS, SaaS, IaaS and on-premises, centrally automated and managed technologies that can execute security and compliance capabilities at scale are required. The IBM Security and Compliance Center addresses this requirement for holistic protection – which is especially crucial for organizations in highly regulated sectors that manage sensitive data, such as financial services – regardless of the application within which the data may live.
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