Tigera | November 07, 2023
Tigera, a provider of an active security platform for containers and Kubernetes, has announced significant upgrades to its Calico Open Source and Calico Cloud. These improvements focus on enhancing the security, scalability, and performance of Kubernetes deployments for enterprises, providing a comprehensive solution for containerized environments.
Given the increased utilization of Windows containers in production, Tigera has introduced the Calico Open Source Windows HostProcess Container feature. It streamlines node pool deployment, eliminating the need for manual node initialization and enhancing Kubernetes administrators' ability to manage Windows container-based applications efficiently. Calico Cloud now introduces a Security Score and Recommended Actions feature, addressing the paramount importance of security in Kubernetes clusters. This feature offers administrators an at-a-glance view of their organization's security posture by monitoring historical trends and risks by namespace. Moreover, it provides actionable recommendations tailored to each workload, fortifying the security of individual workloads and the entire cluster.
It supports IPv6 for the eBPF dataplane, meeting the demands of enterprise-class applications by providing scalable, high-performance networking. This innovation ensures optimal performance for latency-sensitive applications and addresses IP shortages. Multi-cluster Kubernetes deployments over VxLAN are on the rise, requiring enhanced application layer observability and security. Calico introduces Kubernetes Cluster Mesh for VxLAN, offering a scalable solution for workload communication and security policy enforcement across Kubernetes clusters. This simplifies complex multi-cluster environments and ensures enterprise infrastructure can run efficiently, securely, and compliantly.
These Calico enhancements redefine container networking and security, enabling enterprises to secure, scale, and optimize their Kubernetes clusters with unparalleled confidence. Tigera's Chief Product Officer, Amit Gupta, emphasized the importance of these updates, stating that Calico provides the industry's most complete solution for securing and observing Kubernetes environments.
Tigera provides the industry's sole active security platform, complemented by comprehensive observability capabilities tailored for containers and Kubernetes. The company's platform operates on a multifaceted front, effectively thwarting, identifying, troubleshooting, and autonomously mitigating potential security breach risks. It offers its platform through two distinct avenues: a fully managed SaaS solution, Calico Cloud, or a self-managed service, Calico Enterprise. Its open-source offering, Calico Open Source, is the most widely adopted solution for container networking and security, shaping the landscape of secure container environments.
Keeper Security, Inc. | September 25, 2023
Keeper Security, a prominent cybersecurity software provider specializing in zero-trust and zero-knowledge solutions safeguarding credentials, privileged access, secrets, and remote connections, has announced the unveiling of a new, contemporary User Interface (UI) for the Keeper Password Manager application on Android. This awaited release introduces enhanced usability, intelligent search capabilities, and quicker synchronization times. With a focus on a polished appearance and user-friendly interactions, these enhancements are designed to simplify the utilization of Keeper's robust password and passkey management features, offering improved clarity and search functionality.
Keeper has adopted an incremental approach to enhancing the user experience, consistently refining the appearance, usability, and overall feel of its applications while staying mindful of the importance of consistency, familiarity and the world-class security and functionality that Keeper users have come to expect. With this update, Keeper's new user experience has been effectively implemented across all platforms, encompassing desktop, web browsers, and iOS. Android users can also anticipate an upcoming dark mode experience soon.
Android users of Keeper will encounter refreshed themes, including a default Light Mode and improved user-selectable themes. Additionally, new features include:
Accessibility and Inclusion
Craig Lurey, CTO and Co-Founder of Keeper Security, said,
We are excited to introduce these enhancements to our Android app, completing the rollout of our stunning new user interface (UI) to every Keeper user.
[Source – Cision PR Newswire]
Lurey stated that the update represented their ongoing commitment to delivering the best possible user experience while maintaining the highest security standards. He mentioned that with the improved usability, modernized interface, and lightning-fast sync times, Keeper Password Manager for Android continued to be a go-to solution for organizations and individuals looking to secure their digital identities.
About Keeper Security
Keeper Security is revolutionizing the way to secure passwords, confidential data, and secrets for individuals and organizations worldwide. The company's user-friendly cybersecurity platform is built on the foundation of zero-trust and zero-knowledge security, providing protection for users on all devices. Its solution is quick to deploy and seamlessly integrates with any technology stack, effectively preventing breaches, lowering help desk expenses, and ensuring compliance. Trusted by millions of individuals and numerous global organizations, Keeper leads in top-tier password management, privileged access, secrets management, secure remote access, and encrypted messaging solutions.
Netskope | September 11, 2023
Netskope, an industry-leading secure access service edge (SASE) provider, has announced that it has been chosen as the preferred cloud access security broker vendor for the Canadian Federal Government under the cybersecurity procurement vehicle (CSPV) of Shared Services Canada (SSC). The objective of the SSC cloud access security broker CSPV is to provide government users with secure access to cloud-based applications, including all software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, regardless of their location.
The Government of Canada (GC) selected Netskope after a competitive bidding process for a commercially available cloud access security broker service to fulfill its business requirements across various government organizations and agencies.
The cloud access security broker service aims to facilitate the continued adoption, utilization, and delivery of SaaS cloud services by GC departments. The cloud access security broker service will improve the security posture of GC applications, services, and data as they are migrated to public cloud environments, permitting complete visibility and monitoring of GC cloud environments to detect, prevent, and respond rapidly to cyber threats; and ensuring the privacy, confidentiality, and protection of GC data in accordance with GC policies.
As an integral part of Netskope Intelligent Security Service Edge (SSE), Netskope's market-leading cloud access security broker enables agencies to detect and manage the usage of cloud applications rapidly, irrespective of whether they are managed or unmanaged, and safeguard sensitive data from being stolen by malicious cybercriminals or risky insiders who have compromised the technology environment.
A cloud access security broker is a cloud-based or on-premises security policy enforcement point situated between cloud service providers and consumers to combine and insert enterprise security policies when cloud-based resources are accessed. With a cloud access security broker solution, agencies can manage the unintentional or unauthorized transfer of sensitive data between cloud application instances while expediting security workflows with simple policy controls and incident response management.
Paul Tanasi, Federal Regional Manager, Netskope, said,
With the hybrid workforce becoming the new normal, Canadian government departments and agencies are relying more and more on giving their users direct-to-cloud access to SaaS applications and to web applications in general.
[Source – Cision PR Newswire]
Paul Tanasi further mentioned that there is a requirement to ensure these users' security and regain some of the visibility and control they were accustomed to when everyone worked from the office. A solution is required to tackle risks associated with cloud services, enforce security policies, and adhere to regulations, mainly when dealing with cloud services that are located outside their network perimeter and beyond their direct control. Netskope's CASB solution would offer the capability to adopt cloud applications and services confidently without compromising security or performance.
Netskope, an industry leader in SASE, assists organizations in implementing zero trust principles and AI/ML innovations to safeguard data and defend against cyber threats. The company's platform offers optimized access and real-time security for devices, people, and data, regardless of their location. Netskope assists customers in mitigating risk, accelerating application performance, and gaining unparalleled visibility into cloud, web, and private application activity. Thousands of clients rely on Netskope and its robust NewEdge network to combat evolving threats, technology shifts, new risks, organizational and network changes, and others.
Cohesity | September 07, 2023
Cohesity, an industry leader in data security and management, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., a provider of trusted government IT solutions, announced entering into a partnership. Under the agreement, Carahsoft plans to act as a distributor for Cohesity, making Cohesity's data cloud platform accessible to the Public Sector via Carahsoft's reseller partners, Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2), NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V, National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint, OMNIA Partners, National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance (NCPA), and E&I Cooperative service contract.
The extensive data cloud platform from Cohesity consolidates data sources, assists in the elimination of infrastructure silos, and automates data management tasks. The platform streamlines data management by offering a single, user-friendly interface for managing data in cloud, on-premises, and edge environments. Cohesity's data security and management solutions offer the public sector with granular control over their data, enabling them to comply with legal and regulatory requirements and protect sensitive data.
The Cohesity Data Cloud’s key capabilities include:
Data Protection: Captures backup copies of data that are preserved inalterably and are instantaneously recoverable in an instance of a ransomware attack or other business disruptions.
Data Security: Provides enhanced resilience to cyber threats via cyber vaulting, data classification, threat intelligence and scanning, and bidirectional integration with the security operations center of agencies.
Data Mobility: Enables agencies to transfer data across hybrid multi-cloud environments in a secure and efficient manner, thereby reducing costs and increasing flexibility.
Data Access: Eliminates unnecessary copies and efficiently manages files and objects at scale.
Data Insight: Enables agencies to search, classify, and analyze data worldwide across their entire infrastructure in order to provide business value or pinpoint sensitive data for compliance.
Kit Beall, Chief Revenue Officer at Cohesity, said,
We are pleased to partner with Carahsoft and its resellers to provide U.S. government agencies with powerful novel capabilities based on our leadership position in data security and management.
[Source – GlobeNewswire]
Beall also added that they look forward to expanding their strategic partnership with Carahsoft to assist public sector customers in strengthening their cyberspace resilience in the face of evolving advanced adversaries.
Cohesity is an industry leader in AI-powered data management and security. The company makes it simple to secure, protect, manage, and extract value from data — across the data center, cloud, and edge. It provides organizations with comprehensive data security and management capabilities, such as AI-based threat detection, immutable backup snapshots, and monitoring malicious behavior, among others, to defend against cybersecurity threats.
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is a trusted government IT solutions provider serving public sector organizations across local, state, and federal government agencies and healthcare and education markets. As the master government aggregator for vendor partners, the company provides solutions for multicloud, DevSecOps, cybersecurity, Big Data, AI, customer experience and engagement, open source, and other domains. Working with resellers, systems integrators, and consultants, Carahsoft's sales and marketing teams provide hundreds of contract vehicles with industry-leading IT products, services, and training.