OpenAI | September 07, 2023
OpenAI unveils ChatGPT Enterprise, which provides businesses with enterprise-grade advanced capabilities.
ChatGPT Enterprise offers a brand-new administrator portal with tools to manage how employees utilize ChatGPT within an organization.
The launch of ChatGPT Enterprise coincides with intensifying competition in the chatbot domain with companies such as OpenAI, Google, Microsoft, and Anthropic.
According to OpenAI, artificial intelligence can enhance numerous aspects of professional lives and increase team creativity and productivity. This represents an important milestone in the development of an AI assistant for the workplace that can help with any task, which is tailored to business needs and protects sensitive information.
OpenAI, an industry-leading AI research and deployment organization that conducts research and implements machine learning (ML), announced the introduction of ChatGPT Enterprise. The latest product offers enterprise-grade protection and privacy, extended context windows for processing longer inputs, limitless higher-speed GPT-4 access, customization possibilities, additional data analysis capabilities, and much more.
ChatGPT Enterprise introduces an all-new admin portal equipped with essential tools for managing and controlling ChatGPT's usage within a company. These tools include domain verification integrations, single sign-on integrations, and a user-friendly dashboard packed with usage statistics. Employees can leverage ChatGPT to streamline internal processes and construct internal workflow through easily shareable discussion templates. Additionally, businesses have the option to tailor ChatGPT-powered solutions to their specific needs by utilizing credits on OpenAI's API platform.
OpenAI’s latest product grants users unrestricted access to an advanced data analysis feature previously known as Code Interpreter. This capability empowers ChatGPT to proficiently analyze data, solve mathematical problems, create charts, and perform a range of other tasks.
Both ChatGPT Plus and ChatGPT Enterprise operate on the powerful GPT-4, OpenAI's cutting-edge AI model. However, ChatGPT Enterprise customers enjoy priority access to GPT-4, which boasts twice the speed of the standard GPT-4 model and an expanded context window that accommodates up to 32,000 tokens, equivalent to approximately 25,000 words.
The introduction of ChatGPT Enterprise overlaps with intensifying competition in the chatbot sector. OpenAI, Google, Microsoft, and Anthropic are engaged in an intense AI arms competition. In addition to releasing new chatbot applications, their objective is to introduce innovative features that encourage the widespread adoption of generative AI in daily operations.
Google and Microsoft, for example, are continuously refining their respective Bard and Bing chatbots with innovative features such as visual search. In the meantime, Anthropic, an AI startup founded by former OpenAI executives, has made a splash with its AI chatbot, Claude 2.
Security Audit and Compliance
Lumen Technologies | September 13, 2023
Lumen Technologies announces the launch of key security enhancements to its industry-leading secure access service edge product.
The company’s SASE Solutions represents a first-of-its-kind, fully digital experience for purchasing, configuring, and overseeing enterprise SASE.
The latest features incorporated into Lumen SASE Solutions are security service edge and cloud-hosted gateways.
On September 12, 2023, Lumen Technologies, a leading provider of Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solutions, committed to advancing human progress through technology facilitating the connection of people, data, and applications, announced the addition of key enhancements to its landmark SASE product. The addition of new features makes lumen SASE solutions even more simplified and flexible for customers.
Lumen SASE Solutions represents a pioneering, entirely digital experience for purchasing, configuring, and managing enterprise SASE. This is a significant step in Lumen's ongoing efforts to drive innovation and foster growth. Notably, the SASE product improvements launch are a direct outcome of valuable customer feedback.
The Lumen SASE approach focuses on simplification in order to deliver flexible, secure, and scalable SASE solutions to organizations of all sizes and industries.
Senior Director of SASE Product Management at Lumen, Darren Wolner, said,
There has been a rapid adoption of cloud-based services as more organizations implement hybrid work, but security is paramount to any cloud-based experience. This means savvy organizations soon realized a whole new set of requirements and challenges. We quickly enhanced the product to fit their requirements.
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Darren mentioned that Lumen has a strong focus on meeting customer wants and needs. He cited the latest SASE updates as a prime illustration of this commitment.
The new capabilities added to Lumen SASE Solutions include:
Security Service Edge (SSE)
SSE encompasses a suite of integrated, cloud-centric security capabilities, which feature cloud-hosted gateways. These capabilities are designed to ensure secure access to websites, facilitate the safe sharing of sensitive data, and manage user permissions for software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. These solutions are delivered in partnership with prominent SD-WAN and security providers.
Cloud-hosted gateways offer organizations the flexibility to adopt 'grow as they go' network and security management features as they scale without the necessity of on-premises equipment.
In addition to the global expansion of Lumen technologies, customers based in the US can now deploy premise-based SASE services to locations in EMEA and Canada.
Pete Finalle, Research Manager with IDC, stated,
The new, hybrid perimeter – encompassing the main office down to the remote workforce – has collided with multi-cloud resources. This has created numerous networking and security complexities that are difficult to solve without a customer outcomes-based approach, which few companies can provide.
[Source – Cision PR Newswire]
Finalle pointed out that Lumen has a distinctive position to deliver real business outcomes through a comprehensive, cloud-based network security stack. This stack significantly benefits from Lumen's presence in both network and cloud infrastructure. Additionally, he mentioned that the company's digital customer experience and managed approach to resolving the intricate security and networking challenges allow them to mitigate the deployment and management difficulties that frequently hinder the adoption of SASE.
Data Security, Platform Security, Software Security
Businesswire | June 29, 2023
Skyhigh Security today announced it’s enabling organizations to adopt artificial intelligence applications in a secure manner that protects sensitive, confidential, and business critical information through its leading Security Service Edge (SSE) portfolio. Skyhigh Security’s technology protects data and stops threats in the cloud across all websites, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) environments and Shadow IT, from a single, cloud-native enforcement point.
Skyhigh Security’s purpose-built SSE platform is future-proofed with advanced data protection controls that directly apply to AI apps to protect customers’ business critical data. The same controls will apply to all new and emerging cloud applications in the future to protect against the risks of data loss. Skyhigh Security also delivers the largest and most accurate cloud registry of over 40K+ cloud services, based on a detailed security assessment across more than 75 objective criteria. The Skyhigh Cloud Registry quickly identifies new generative AI apps and the corresponding risk level for each app.
According to Skyhigh Security’s global telemetry data from the first half of 2023, close to a million of its users have accessed ChatGPT through corporate infrastructures. The volume of users has increased by 1500 percent from January to June, demonstrating the unprecedented momentum and adoption of generative AI applications across organizations and industries. Because of the risks associated with ChatGPT and similar AI applications, many organizations are seeking ways to ensure data is protected while allowing for productive use of the technology.
“Securing corporate data in SaaS applications, like ChatGPT and other generative AI applications, is what Skyhigh Security was built to do,” said Anand Ramanathan, chief product officer, Skyhigh Security. “We currently track more than 500 different AI cloud service providers as part of our registry—a 130 percent increase since January. Through the Skyhigh SSE portfolio, organizations already enjoy granular visibility and control of these apps, protect sensitive data, and meet compliance regulations such as PCIDSS, HIPAA, and GDPR, all in one comprehensive solution. We ensure our customers have the appropriate guardrails in place.”
“Skyhigh Security is paving the way forward for organizations to drive productivity and innovation by adopting AI technologies, while reducing risk and protecting critical business data,” said Dan Meacham, CISO, Legendary Entertainment. “At Legendary Entertainment, we use the Skyhigh Cloud Platform to help us monitor our generative AI traffic and prevent inadvertent uploads of regulated data, such as PII or trade secrets, or downloads of fake or malicious apps. It provides crucial insight into the corresponding risk levels of workflows pertaining to different AI tools and applications, along with the amount of data being posted within them. This visibility is essential for us to accelerate business productivity, while ensuring our risk is efficiently mitigated.”
The Skyhigh SSE portfolio includes Skyhigh Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Skyhigh Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Skyhigh Private Access and other products, integrated into its comprehensive Skyhigh Cloud Platform, with Data Loss Prevention (DLP) as a core capability. Through its CASB for Shadow IT and SWG capabilities, it provides advanced data protection for organizations that allows the use of AI applications, including:
Visibility into AI applications in use, as well as their corresponding risk levels. With insights into usage trends, businesses can exercise greater control over their data.
Control over the amount of data uploads/in posts, lowering the risk of unintentional access to sensitive data.
Flexibility in giving access to AI applications. Block complete access to AI applications for all users or simply block just risky/specific AI applications.Restrict AI applications used within your organization by providing access only to users with a business justification.
Improved security awareness across the organization by coaching users on the risks of utilizing AI applications. Add pop ups whenever users access these sites, which direct them to not input any sensitive info in the application and note that it will be monitored by DLP.
Reduced risk by automatically disabling and deleting the conversation history within AI applications, like ChatGPT, so that corporate data cannot be used to train the system.
Prevent copy/paste of sensitive content into AI applications, like ChatGPT, by leveraging Skyhigh Security’s Web Isolation capabilities.
Protect sensitive data from being uploaded to AI applications like ChatGPT. Apply DLP policies to block sensitive data from being posted, including social security numbers, bank account numbers, proprietary IP such as source code, employee and customer names.
On July 11 and 13, Skyhigh Security will host a special webinar titled, ChatGPT and AI: Embrace It or Fear It, with Skyhigh Security’s Cloud Security Architect, Nate Brady. Register here to attend the webinar and learn more about how to harness AI and cloud services effectively and responsibly.
About Skyhigh Security
Skyhigh Security is focused on helping customers secure the world’s data. It protects organizations with cloud-native security solutions that are both data-aware and simple to use. Its market-leading Security Service Edge (SSE) Portfolio goes beyond data access and focuses on data use, allowing organizations to collaborate from any device and from anywhere without sacrificing security. For more information, visit www.skyhighsecurity.com.