TechTarget News - Week of May 15, 2022

Kasten backup adds Kubernetes ransomware detection, security

As ransomware becomes a bigger concern for container admins, updates to the Kasten backup and disaster recovery platform for Kubernetes take a proactive security stance.

Cisco enhances Webex for hybrid with ChomeOS, wellbeing support

Network and collaboration technology provider enters into partnership with IT giant to build the Webex Meetings PWA for all Chrome OS devices, and introduces collaboration services that support wellbeing

Sapphire 2022 provided scaled-down value

Rise with SAP took a backseat to sustainability at SAP Sapphire 2022, which returned as a live event. There were no big products announcements, just a flurry of updates.

IXsystems aims for the enterprise with latest OS updates

IXsystems brought performance and feature updates to TrueNAS and TrueNAS Scale in a major update that the vendor hopes will make it more attractive to the enterprise.

Partners become central to SAP industry cloud business

At SAP Sapphire 2022, the software company highlighted partnerships with consulting firms that emphasized their vertical market acumen; more IT channel news.

Customer experience technology's next phase as teams regroup

In this Q&A, Eastern Bank CX head Rich Dorfman discusses how the pandemic shifted approaches to tech, transformation, and measurement of customer and employee experience.

Catalogic updates CloudCasa for Azure Kubernetes Service

Catalogic's CloudCasa software now includes backups for Azure Kubernetes Service along with other enterprise functionality such as role-based access control and multi-tenancy.

Tableau adding new storytelling tool to analytics platform

During its user conference, the vendor unveiled automated data storytelling capabilities, a new cloud version of its platform and more self-service data science tools.

Nokia and University of Technology Sydney unveil 5G-connected microbrewery

5G-connected microbrewery located in the Tech Lab of leading Australian educational establishment, which forms part of Industry 4.0 research facility, uses comms tech provider’s 5G backhaul connectivity solution and digital twin technology to optimise brewing process

Australian CISOs least prepared for cyber attacks

Australian CISOs are under pressure and feel the least prepared globally to deal with the consequences of a cyber attack, study finds

Cato Networks beefs up SASE offer with Marseilles point of presence

Point of presence in South of France port city joins SASE provider’s global private network of more than 70 PoPs worldwide, extending converged security and networking to the region while expanding in-country resiliency across key territory

Imply raises $100M for analytics database technology

The lead vendor behind the open source Apache Druid database raises new money to help grow its go-to-market efforts and build out new technology as it heads toward a possible IPO.

Rubrik enhances data protection with machine learning

In a repackaging of its primary data protection platform, Rubrik Security Cloud includes new features such as machine learning to better predict cyber attacks and recover faster.

Percona Platform aims to boost open source database support

The open source database services provider is out with a new integrated offering that provides automated capabilities for organizations to manage and optimize database operations.

DataCore Bolt strikes at enterprise Kubernetes

DataCore brings an enterprise-ready version of OpenEBS' Kubernetes storage management with DataCore Bolt, the company's first software release since acquiring MayaData.

North Korean IT workers targeting US enterprises

North Korean nationals are looking to land jobs at U.S. and European companies to collect sensitive data that could help the reclusive government's military programs.

Veeam outlines data protection vision

Veeam is looking to achieve an “outsized market leading position” by tapping its strengths in data protection and doubling down on innovation to help enterprises secure emerging workloads

Virgin Media O2 Business launches tech fund for medium businesses

UK-based cableco launches tech fund for new and existing medium business customers, as well as a free digital review to ensure businesses are set up for the future of hybrid working

Openreach, CityFibre further full-fibre roll-out pace

As part of its regular programme of build updates, BT-owned broadband provision firm adds just under half a million homes and businesses, including both rural and urban areas, to its fibre network

Veeam Backup & Replication v12 focuses on security, cloud

At the first in-person VeeamON since 2019, Veeam reveals updates to its Backup & Replication and Microsoft 365 protection products. Backup for Salesforce is also on the horizon.

Cisco adds automated testing to ThousandEyes

Cisco added automated testing for video conferences and a troubleshooting dashboard to the ThousandEyes internet intelligence platform.

Embattled New Relic cuts Kubernetes observability overhead

New Relic made its Kubernetes observability agent more efficient and added vulnerability management to its APM tool but is struggling financially as open source tools proliferate.

Qlik unveils 2022 roadmap for its analytics platform

Included in the vendor's product development plans are a new in-database query tool, stronger machine learning capabilities and enriched security and compliance features.

Veeam to continue growth momentum in APAC

Veeam expects its backup offerings that protect ‘strategic workloads’ such as Microsoft 365 and Salesforce to continue driving its growth momentum in the region

Axie Infinity hack highlights DPRK cryptocurrency heists

The $620 million hack of developer Sky Mavis earlier this year is only the latest in a long line of cryptocurrency platform attacks conducted by North Korean nation-state actors.

Singapore opens security testing centre

Joint centre set up by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore and a local university will facilitate security testing and train security evaluation talent

AMD, Qualcomm collaborate to optimise business connectivity

Joint effort between chip firm and processor platform provider brings remote Wi-Fi management capabilities to IT administrators through AMD PRO technologies suite of enterprise technology offerings

Red teaming will be standard in Dutch governmental organisations by 2025

The Dutch government wants to include the testing of the digital security of systems, processes and people – also known as red teaming – in all of its governmental organisations’ test planning and budgeting by 2025 at the latest

Citi gives software supply chain security kit to OpenSSF

The financial services company's prototype system based on CNCF's software supply chain security guidelines joins OpenSSF's $150 million open source standards campaign.

Three UK boosts business offer with Currys partnership

Telco claims game-changer in long-term partnership with technology retail chain in plans to reshape the business connectivity market with business services offered across all B2B sales channels and via retail referral programme

Rubrik expands protection for Microsoft 365 backups

Microsoft 365 users can tap Rubrik to secure their backups in an air-gapped vault with multi-user authentication for security, but experts warn a more proactive approach is needed.

BT strengthens push into enterprise and public sector

UK’s incumbent telco unveils charter to provide enterprise customers with springboard for growth by fuelling innovation through new investment in Division X unit, combining innovation and expertise with customer service and purpose-driven improvements

VeeamON 2022: Backup and security union emerges as top trend

Veeam has seized an opportunity to make its products more secure amid the prevalence of cyber attacks. The vendor is also looking to expand its reach, potentially through acquisitions.

Small businesses under fire from password stealers

Kaspersky researchers tracked notable increases in password-stealing Trojans, RDP attacks and other cyberthreats against small businesses in various countries.

VMware vulnerabilities under attack, CISA urges action

Administrators are grappling with four VMware vulnerabilities -- two older flaws that are under active exploitation and two new bugs that CISA believes will be exploited soon.

QNAP devices hit by DeadBolt ransomware again

DeadBolt ransomware is once again targeting QNAP's NAS devices, and the vendor is urging customers to patch immediately.

Chinese cyber spooks exploit western sanctions on Russia

The actor behind an ongoing Chinese espionage campaign targeting Russian defence research bodies is taking advantage of the Ukraine war in their phishing lures

DCC Technology upbeat after strong fiscal year numbers

Channel player DCC Technology has yet to see the long-term impact of its largest acquisition and is already successfully navigating through challenging times

Alteryx adds augmented analytics, more cloud capabilities

The vendor's latest update includes increased connectivity to cloud data storage repositories and enhanced augmented intelligence features designed to increase speed-to-insight.

Cisco, CNCF leader urges corporate open source contributions

Critical problems in open source security require major increases in open source contributions from enterprises -- and not just in code, according to Cisco's head of open source.

MSP Day: Growth expected but security concerns rising

Research around the annual MSP Day event indicates there are a lot of positives in the managed services world, but fears of security regulations are widespread

Microsoft urged to do more to address European cloud antitrust complaints

In the wake of Microsoft setting out its first steps towards addressing the antitrust complaints directed at it by some European cloud providers, one complainant said the firm needs to go further by making more of its off-premise portfolio open source

Ukrainian startup offers financial cloud, business advice

Fuel offers early-stage companies a mix of cloud-based financial products, working with domestic clients and diversifying into European and U.S. markets.

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