DATA SECURITY

Dataprise Expands its DRaaS and Data Protection Offerings with Acquisition of Industry Leader Global Data Vault

Dataprise | January 18, 2022

Dataprise, a leading strategic IT managed service provider, today announced the acquisition of Global Data Vault, a leader in Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS), Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) and modern data protection solutions. The addition of Global Data Vault creates one of the industry's broadest portfolios of integrated data protection and cybersecurity offerings to solve client's toughest business resilience, risk mitigation and compliance challenges.

"Clients turn to Dataprise to be their one strategic IT partner, which requires we bring the broadest portfolio of services powered by the best technology and deepest expertise. Today, the mandate for a holistic cybersecurity and data protection strategy is a top priority for our clients, Global Data Vault is a powerful addition as they bring industry leading cloud-based data protection solutions that bolster our premier cybersecurity portfolio, top-notch employees, a strong Veeam partnership, and relentless focus on client success."

Steve Lewis, CEO of Dataprise

Founded in 2004, Global Data Vault is a recognized leader in the BaaS and DRaaS industry and holds the distinction of being a Platinum Veeam Cloud & Service Provider. Global Data Vault's mission is to protect organizations' critical data with modern data protection strategies to ensure business continuity and eliminate downtime. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, Global Data Vault protects hundreds of clients across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

"Our clients are facing new challenges driven by dramatic changes in the cybersecurity threat landscape and evolution of IT strategies including cloud adoption," said Anthony Galley, Chairman of Global Data Vault. "Dataprise has an enviable portfolio of cybersecurity, managed IT services, and cloud services that enhance the value of our modern data protection and DRaaS offerings. Together with Dataprise we are perfectly positioned to provide our clients even greater value."

"We're excited for the opportunity that joining Dataprise presents for our clients, employees and partners. We now have a much broader set of services, capabilities and resources all aimed at protecting client data and ensuring business continuity," said Will Baccich, CEO of Global Data Vault.

This marks Dataprise's second acquisition as the company executes on its strategy to build the broadest managed services portfolio and give clients one strategic IT partner to solve it all. The recent acquisition of Wireless Watchdogs added a comprehensive Mobility Managed Services (MMS) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) portfolio aimed at solving mobile device, Internet of Things (IoT) and endpoint management challenges.

About Dataprise
Founded in 1995, Dataprise believes that technology should enable our clients to be the absolute best at what they do. This commitment to client success is why Dataprise is recognized as the premier strategic managed service and security partner to strategic CIOs and IT leaders across the United States. Dataprise delivers best-in-class managed cybersecurity, disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), managed infrastructure and managed end-user services that transform business, enhance user experiences, and eliminate risks.

Spotlight

Mobile devices are rapidly becoming the primary end-user computing platform in enterprises. The intuitive user-experience, robust computing capabilities, extensive catalog of apps, and always-on connectivity combined with portability make mobile
devices very compelling PC replacements. However, the shift to mobile is a major transition from the PC era, requiring enterprise IT to consider a new approach to securing corporate data and minimizing risk. Securing enterprise content on mobile requires IT to adopt new management tools and security strategies given the differences in the way mobile operates compared to PCs. However, those organizations that take a mobile first approach and address new requirements will
enjoy the benefits that result, which include marked competitive differentiation and heightened innovation.

Spotlight

Mobile devices are rapidly becoming the primary end-user computing platform in enterprises. The intuitive user-experience, robust computing capabilities, extensive catalog of apps, and always-on connectivity combined with portability make mobile
devices very compelling PC replacements. However, the shift to mobile is a major transition from the PC era, requiring enterprise IT to consider a new approach to securing corporate data and minimizing risk. Securing enterprise content on mobile requires IT to adopt new management tools and security strategies given the differences in the way mobile operates compared to PCs. However, those organizations that take a mobile first approach and address new requirements will
enjoy the benefits that result, which include marked competitive differentiation and heightened innovation.

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Balbix Announces Cybersecurity Posture Automation for Microsoft Azure

Balbix | December 19, 2022

Balbix, the leader in cybersecurity posture automation, announced its support for Microsoft Azure today. With these new capabilities, Balbix now supports the three top cloud service providers – Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform – as well as traditional environments. Balbix also announced enhanced platform support for the Microsoft ecosystem, including Azure services, Windows, Microsoft Store apps and Azure Active Directory single sign-on. McKinsey estimates that by 2025, organizations aspire to have 60 percent of their IT environments in the cloud. Yet, according to the Cybersecurity Insiders State of Security Posture Report, 62 percent of organizations lack confidence in their security posture. These findings highlight the growing need for effective cloud security solutions. Balbix's support for Azure cloud services includes Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Service Bus Messaging, Azure Key Vault, Azure Blob Storage, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Azure SQL Database, Azure AKS Deployments, and Azure Functions. A new API-based Balbix Connector for Microsoft Azure and optional sensors for virtual machines capture data from Azure for analysis by the Balbix brain. Cybersecurity teams can now: Get comprehensive, real-time visibility of Azure assets, categorized into compute, storage, network, containers, database, security, and identity. Capture system details for virtual machines, including network, storage, open ports, users, software bill of materials (SBOM) and security controls. Combine Azure cloud data with data from other tools to map over 400 cybersecurity, IT and business attributes to assets. Obtain visibility into misconfigurations – the most commonly exploited attack vector in cloud-hosted environments. Leverage (optional) Balbix host sensors to gain visibility into additional types of vulnerabilities, such as unpatched software vulnerabilities, weak credentials, and trust issues. Unified Visibility for Multi-Cloud Environments Balbix's new support for Azure means that organizations now have access to an integrated Cyber Asset Attack Surface Management (CAASM) solution that works across the top three cloud providers, traditional data center and office environments, and mobile employee devices. Cybersecurity practitioners get a single tool to automatically combine data from disparate solutions into a unified view of their assets. Balbix provides more than just visibility. Unlike other solutions, Balbix combines CAASM with Risk-Based Vulnerability Management (RBVM) and Cyber Risk Qualification (CRQ) capabilities. This tight integration enables maximally automated identification, prioritization and mitigation of security issues. Gaps in security controls are identified and rectified quickly. CISOs and their teams can calculate cyber risk for the entire enterprise, across cloud and non-cloud assets, in dollars, and make cybersecurity decisions, informed by real-time data and insights. "Multi-cloud deployments have added additional complexity for cybersecurity practitioners. These challenges include fragmented visibility across cloud and non-cloud environments and an inability to prioritize vulnerabilities enterprise-wide," said Ed Amoroso, Founder and CEO of research and advisory firm TAG Cyber. "With support for Microsoft Azure, Balbix now helps users address these challenges across the top three cloud providers." Broad Support for the Microsoft Ecosystem Balbix's support for Microsoft Azure also adds to its broader support for the Microsoft ecosystem. These capabilities include security posture automation for assets running Windows and other Microsoft software, and third-party software products running on those assets. For Windows OS, Balbix provides a consolidated view of patch status and compliance across all assets with recommended fixes based on patch precedence. "I'm very excited to announce our support for Microsoft Azure cloud services. Organizations can manage their cyber risk for Microsoft Azure, multi-cloud and hybrid environments using a single integrated and maximally automated paradigm. "With this software release, we've also enhanced our support for Windows to help Microsoft customers better protect their infrastructure." Gaurav Banga, Founder and CEO of Balbix In addition, Balbix now allows security teams to manage the security posture of applications downloaded from the Microsoft Store. Balbix is also announcing a new integration with Microsoft Azure Active Directory single sign-on. About Balbix Balbix enables businesses to reduce cyber risk by quickly identifying and mitigating their riskiest cybersecurity issues. Our SaaS platform, the Balbix Security Cloud™, ingests data from businesses' security and IT tools so they can understand every aspect of their cybersecurity posture, build a unified cyber risk model and obtain actionable insights for risk reduction. With Balbix, businesses can automate their cloud and on-premise asset inventory, conduct continuous risk-based vulnerability management and quantify cyber risk in dollars. Executives and operational teams can make cybersecurity decisions based on data, not opinions.

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Mendix and Software Improvement Group Introduced a New Cybersecurity Solution

Mendix | January 24, 2023

Mendix, a Siemens business and world leader in modern enterprise app development, and Software Improvement Group (SIG), a unique technology and advisory firm for software quality, security, and improvement, have announced the launch of Mendix Quality & Security Management (QSM), a new cybersecurity solution that provides continuous deep-dive insights into security and code quality to address risks and vulnerabilities immediately. Sigrid®, SIG's software assurance guidance platform, powers Mendix QSM. It delivers a complete perspective on the effect of security findings on business goals by combining more than 20 top-tier security scanning technologies. With Mendix QSM, the users can scan their Mendix apps, including third-party libraries, for security flaws and incorrectly configured security models, rank for compliance with major industry standards such as OWASP, ISO 5055, and PCI, and receive risk mitigation recommendations and clear guidance. Mendix QSM is based on application model static analysis. SIG experts have mapped Mendix models to the ISO 25010 maintainability model using Mendix model metadata. This enables its applications to be compared against a database of thousands of projects, including open-source initiatives. Mendix QSM also presents a five-star rating of the quality of the software. About Mendix Mendix is an industry-leading low-code application development platform for enterprises. With Mendix, you can transform a spreadsheet into an app, establish a portfolio of enterprise-wide apps, and upgrade a core system, among other things. In addition, the platform provides continuous collaboration between software developers and users, speeds up the application development lifecycle, and enables iterative deployment at scale. As a result, businesses can rapidly develop modern, adaptable applications with a tool that maintains the highest levels of security, quality, and governance. The platform has been used by over 4,000 of the world's leading enterprises. Mendix is a division of Siemens. About Software Improvement Group (SIG) Software Improvement Group (SIG) assists companies in gaining confidence in the technology they trust. Its mission is to get the software right for a healthier digital world by combining intelligent technology with human expertise. It drills into the build quality of enterprise software and architecture by monitoring, measuring, and benchmarking it against the world's largest software analysis database. As a result, organizations can use software assurance to uncover the variables driving the total cost of ownership of the software and make fact-based decisions to lower costs, reduce risk, improve time to market, and accelerate digital transformation.

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Living Security Announces Partnership Agreement with GuidePoint Security

Living Security | January 02, 2023

Living Security, the pioneer in human risk management, announced entering into a strategic partnership with GuidePoint Security, a renowned value-added reseller (VAR) that enables enterprises to make more informed cybersecurity decisions and reduce their risk exposure. The partnership will combine GuidePoint Security's ecosystem with Living Security's industry-leading human risk management products and security awareness training. "According to the Computer Emergency Response, cyberattacks have been ranked as the fifth most significant danger for the year 2020 and have become the standard in both the public and private sectors." Each day, the number of cybersecurity events continues to rise, and the vast majority of these problems can be traced back to human action. Using a data-driven methodology, Living Security enables security directors to identify the most vulnerable elements of their workforce in order to decrease human risk exposure, control the contribution to overall risk over time, and alter organizational behavior. About Living Security Living Security's objective is to transform human risk in order to generate a dramatic increase in human behavior, organizational security culture, and information security program efficacy. With the company's Human Risk Management platform, Living Security connects each employee with creative and pertinent context and content while simultaneously enabling management to recognize, report on, and proactively mitigate the risk posed by human behavior. Living Security is trusted by security-conscious firms such as MasterCard, MassMutual, Verizon, Biogen, Hewlett Packard, AmerisourceBergen, and Target. About GuidePoint Security GuidePoint Security offers dependable cybersecurity insights, solutions, and services that enable businesses to make risk-averse decisions. The company's specialists serve as trusted advisors by evaluating the cybersecurity posture and ecosystem in order to identify risks, maximize resources, and deploy the most appropriate solutions. GuidePoint's unparalleled knowledge has enabled a third of Fortune 500 organizations and over half of U.S. cabinet-level agencies to enhance their security posture and decrease risk.

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