DATA SECURITY

Untangle Taps Brigantia Partners To Grow SMB Security Distribution in the UK

Untangle | August 10, 2021

Untangle Inc., a leader in comprehensive network security for small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises, today announced a partnership with Brigantia Partners to support its successful award-winning SMB security solutions in the United Kingdom.

According to the latest Untangle SMB IT Security Report, 45% of businesses indicated that they have adjusted or reevaluated their IT security roadmap based on recent security breaches and ransomware attacks. As the threat of cyberattack continues to grow, SMBs demands require a multi-layer approach to security which includes comprehensive support and services. This strategic partnership with Brigantia empowers a new market of SMBs with protection, visibility and control across their entire digital attack surface.

"Our partnership with Brigantia will enable us to reach MSPs with specific needs that Brigantia understands," said Scott Devens, CEO at Untangle. "Brigantia has a deep understanding of IT Managed Services within the UK, and together with Untangle, will be able to provide the best in class products, support and services. Untangle is energized by Brigantia's approach to building their UK business and we look forward to a successful partnership where we grow together."

Brigantia is an award-winning, value-added managed services distributor providing comprehensive, cost-effective IT solutions. The company has three distinct business areas designed to add maximum value to its reseller, MSP, MSSP and consultant partners' businesses: Brigantia Distribution, Brigantia Consulting, and Brigantia Enhance. Through its partnership with Untangle, customers now benefit from a robust product stack that offers comprehensive security with deep analysis and insights, network orchestration, reliable connectivity and network performance.

"After years of searching for a next-generation firewall solution that is clearly aimed at the SME and MSP marketspace, Brigantia Partners is excited to be launching the award-winning range from Untangle." said Martin Wright, Managing Director at Brigantia Partners Limited. "With this new addition to our portfolio, we are providing our partners with an enterprise-level firewall and VPN solution that is simple to deploy and manage, while also fitting into SME budgets."

Untangle leverages a fully cloud supported console which provides day to day analysis and alert system to ensure that customers are alerted of any malicious activity. With MSPs now empowered by NG Firewall, which offers highly customizable protection and robust filtering capabilities, customers can now ensure they receive the full advanced protection of the Untangle Network Security Framework.

Brigantia and Untangle share the same commitment to supporting SMBs and distributed organizations against cyber attacks. Working in tandem with the Untangle SD-WAN product line, Brigantia can offer end users a homogeneous, professional solution for SMEs with multiple locations. To learn more, please visit www.brigantia.com.

About Untangle

Untangle is an innovator in cybersecurity designed specifically for the below-enterprise market, safeguarding businesses, home offices, nonprofits, schools and governmental organizations. Untangle's integrated suite of software and appliances provides enterprise-grade capabilities and consumer-oriented simplicity to organizations with limited IT resources. Untangle's award-winning network security solutions are trusted by over 40,000 customers around the world. Untangle is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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Information Management Leader Archive360 Launches Developer Program to Extend Business Users’ Access to Archived Data with Zero-Trust APIs

Archive360 | August 29, 2022

Archive360™, the archiving and information management leader trusted by enterprises and government agencies worldwide, today announced its Archive360 Extend developer program, giving customers and partners access to the company’s unique APIs (application programming interfaces) so they can leverage the market-leading information governance capabilities of the Archive360 Open Archiving Platform, extending capabilities of customer in-house developed applications as well as third party applications. As the only true Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution provider, Archive360 enables organizations to migrate and onboard massive volumes of data to the cloud, with full control over data security, privacy, access, and compliance. With Archive360 Extend, users can now benefit from one search to directly access, manage and extract relevant data from the Archive360 archive in the comfort and familiarity of their preferred applications, while professionals in the legal, IT and compliance units are assured that all data is being appropriately managed. “Companies offering vital services such as eDiscovery, internal and external audits and core business applications are not in the business of archiving and managing information - that’s our specialty,” said Robert DeSteno, co-founder and CEO of Archive360. “In today’s operating environment, skilled professionals prioritize working from the applications they access daily. Archive360 now makes it possible for these users to access and leverage data in Archive360’s repository from those apps with one search - in most cases, they won’t even know where the data is, only that their access is fully authorized and secure. More than a dozen partners have already joined this program, and over the next few weeks we’ll be announcing key partnerships with specific companies. Archive360 Extend represents a new advance in archiving and information management, and we’re just getting started.” The new program enables a seamless, secure and compliant connection between two complementary forces: the Archive360 information management platform’s ability to onboard, manage and store massive volumes of business data - including files, videos, audio, CRM, ERP, emails/electronic communication, social media and more - and companies specializing in complex disciplines such as eDiscovery and data analytics, serving business users who need immediate, authorized, and secure access to all relevant data resources without having to switch between applications. Archive360 enables participating companies to promote their offerings to a much broader market, including large and heavily regulated enterprises with massive amounts of data that need to be retained and managed securely in compliance with internal and external mandates. One Search User Access Archive360 APIs enable end users, with one search, to quickly, easily, and cost-effectively access, review and act on data from any system across their organization. And while the company leads the market with a unified platform - massive data volumes offering enhanced flexibility for easy and secure access - its APIs also come with major advantages. The collective benefits include: One Search: Greater visibility into any data source connected to the Archive360 archive, and greater control over that data: how it’s processed, stored, protected and managed, with performance tailored to meet specific business needs Scalability: Process and manage petabytes of data, rapidly, cost-effectively and dynamically scale horizontally and vertically to meet any workload Security: True Zero Trust data security with unparalleled PII protection - even system administrators can’t access the data without explicit approval Defensible Compliance: Ensuring data accuracy, compliance and reliability through immutable storage, data localization, and an audit trail to capture the complete chain of custody. Separate micro-APIs run in the right place across on-premises, in-country or overseas cloud infrastructures ensuring compliance with data localization requirements Risk Management: eliminating redundant, obsolete and trivial (ROT) information; replacing legacy systems; and optimizing storage Comprehensive Functionality: There’s one front-end API for ingestion, operations, monitoring, admin, records, discovery, machine learning and analytics, along with micro-APIs Open Framework: The APIs are extensible - for example, Archive360’s archive functionality can be seamlessly embedded into independent software vendors’ applications and customer portals Archive360 APIs are managed with a Zero-Trust framework that encompasses data threat surfaces, lifecycles, governance and more - a critical advantage in today’s operating environment. 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Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 Helps Customers Better Address Cybersecurity Threats Through New Managed Detection and Response Service

Palo Alto Networks | August 05, 2022

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Veza, the Data Security Platform Built on the Power of Authorization, Announces Partnership with Google Cloud

Veza | July 20, 2022

Veza, the data security platform built on the power of authorization, announces today that the company has entered a partnership with Google Cloud, including product integration that enables Google Cloud customers to harness the capabilities of Veza’s data security platform across their multi-cloud ecosystem. Veza, which recently launched in April 2022 after two years of building in stealth, makes it easy to understand, manage, and control who can and should take what action on what data. With this new integration, Google Cloud customers can now directly access the capabilities of Veza’s authorization-based data security platform integrated with Google Cloud Policy Analyzer to identify, manage, and control external identities and service accounts to Google Cloud services (Looker, BigQuery, and more). 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