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Netwrix Auditor is now available on Amazon Marketplace and can be effortlessly deployed in сloud-based infrastructures to ensure data security and continuous compliance

IRVINE, Calif. – Netwrix Corporation, the first to introduce a visibility and governance platform that supports both on-premises and hybrid cloud IT environments, announced today that Netwrix Auditor is now available for Amazon Web Services customers on AWS Marketplace. AWS customers can deploy Netwrix Auditor to strengthen data security and ensure compliance while at the same time taking full advantage of the Amazon Cloud by reducing costs and optimizing IT operations.

According to the Netwrix 2015 Cloud Security Survey, 65% of companies are concerned about security, and 40% are worried about loss of physical control over data in the cloud. Netwrix Auditor is designed for organizations that want to regain control over data stored in the cloud and track user activities to detect and prevent cyber threats. It offers the following benefits for AWS customers:

  • Visibility into entire IT environment. Whether organizations choose to adopt a completely cloud-based IT infrastructure or opt for a hybrid IT environment, they will benefit from the visibility provided by Netwrix Auditor into business-critical IT systems. The platform offers a single point of access for data collected across the entire hybrid IT infrastructure, empowering organizations to ensure security, compliance and IT productivity.

  • Licensing flexibility. Netwrix Auditor on AWS allows two licensing models: bring your own license (BYOL) and on-demand through an hourly subscription.

  • Easy deployment. The Netwrix Auditor virtual appliance includes all prerequisites (Windows Server 2012 R2, SQL Server Express, .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 and GPMC). Deployment takes only 15 minutes and doesn’t require installation or manual provisioning.

  • Technical support. Customers with Netwrix Auditor deployments in the AWS cloud qualify for Netwrix technical support services via email, phone or web 24/7/365.

  • Global availability. Netwrix Auditor is available for any geographical region.

Netwrix Auditor is a visibility and governance platform that enablescontrol over changes, configurations and access in hybrid-cloud IT environments in order to protect data at rest, regardless of its location. It supports a wide range of systems and is empowered with RESTful API to deliver visibility and control across the entire hybrid IT infrastructure in a unified way. The platform provides cross-system security analytics to detect anomalies in user behavior and investigate threat patterns before a data breach occurs.

The need to ensure data integrity encourages organizations to gain deeper visibility into user behavior,” said Michael Fimin, CEO and co-founder of Netwrix. “However mixed IT environments set another challenge to have an integrated view of user activities both in the hybrid and cloud environments. Complete visibility and comprehensive analytics will ensure data security and allow companies to benefit from cloud migration providing full control of user activities and data access in the cloud.”

Learn more about Netwrix Auditor on AWS Marketplace: www.netwrix.com/go/aws

About Netwrix Corporation

Netwrix Corporation was the first to introduce a visibility and governance platform that supports both on-premises and hybrid cloud IT environments. More than 150,000 IT departments worldwide rely on Netwrix to detect insider threats on premises and in the cloud, pass compliance audits with less expense and increase productivity of IT security and operations teams. Founded in 2006, Netwrix has earned more than 90 industry awards and been named to both the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. For more information, visithttp://www.netwrix.com/

New SIOS iQ Release Adds SQL Sentry Integration, Powerful Information Visualization, and Performance Forecasting to Machine Learning Analytics Software

 

SAN MATEO, Calif. SIOS Technology Corp. (http://us.sios.com),the industry’s leading provider of software products that help IT optimize and protect business critical application environments, todayannounced the newest release of SIOS iQmachine learning analytics software for VM environments.

The new release integrates SIOS iQ with SQL Sentry Performance Advisor, bridging a critical gap between IT infrastructure administrators and SQL Server administrators. For the first time, IT staff can instantaneously identify and resolve the root causes of performance issues based on a comprehensive analysis of both the VMware infrastructure and the SQL Server application environment.

Other advancesenable users to accurately predict and forecast performance and capacity utilization; improve efficiency by identifying and resizing under- and over-provisioned VMs; and save datastore capacity by instantly identifying rogue VMDKs. Powerful new information visualization in the new release enables IT to instantly see thehealthof operations across their infrastructureso they can correct issues immediately.

The new offering is the first in the industry to enable IT to leverage the combined power of machine learning based infrastructure analytics in SIOS iQ and deep database performance analytics in SQL Sentry Performance Advisor, to correlate SQL Sentry events from application to infrastructureto solve complex performance problems.

“Today, when an application user calls with a performance complaint, IT staff struggle to understand whether the cause is in the application, network, storage, or virtualization layer of the infrastructure. With the new release, SIOS iQ instantaneously correlates infrastructure behavior with the SQL Server performance issues identified by SQL Sentry Performance Advisor to immediately and accurately identify the layer causing the issue and to providespecific recommendations to IT administrators and database administrators to resolvethe issue,” said Jerry Melnick, president and CEO, SIOS Technology.

“Data is the foundation on which critical business applications are built. The need to continuously monitor, diagnose, and optimize the SQL Server platform is fundamental to meeting service level requirements.” said Greg Gonzalez, president and CEO, SQL Sentry. “Integrating SQL Sentry Performance Advisor with SIOS iQ allows IT operations to access actionable event details from the SQL Server platform in the context of the virtual infrastructure. This greatly reduces time spent on problem resolution, and promotes effective cross team collaboration between operations and database administrators.”

SIOS iQ features are released on an ongoing basis. Version 3.7 is available June 10, 2016 and includes:

SIOS iQ and SQL Sentry Event Correlation – Use SIOS iQ to check the status of the entire VMware operating environment. Link in context from a SQL performance alert within SIOS iQ to SQL Sentryfordeep SQL Server application-level troubleshooting analyticscapabilities. SQL Sentry database performance and custom events for SQL Server are presented in SIOS iQ and correlated to anomalous behavior across compute, storage, network and application. SIOS iQ and SQL Sentry greatly reduce time IT spends resolving operational issues and optimizing their SQL server operating environments by providing automatic, instantaneous root cause analytics and recommendations for issue resolution and improvement.

Performance Forecasting – Accurately forecasts compute performance issues leveraging the principles of machine learning to identify anomalies, workload impact, root cause and provide guided remediation to resolve them in the form of a seven-day forecast. Gives IT a view into future to anticipate performance issues and make corrections (i.e., place the workload in a right-sized VM, add more compute capacity, etc.) toprevent issuesproactively.

Environmental Topology View – SIOS PERC Dashboard™ in SIOS iQ uses powerful information visualization to render complex information into a form that enables users to easily understand the overall and specific health of the environments and clusters. It gives IT an instantaneous view of operating status across four key service dimensions: performance, efficiency, reliability and capacity utilization. The new environmental topology view is segmented by environment, color coded by issue severity.

The next release of SIOS iQ, version 3.8, will be availableJuly 29, 2016and will include:

Cluster Topology View– Extends the SIOS iQ Environment Topology view to provide a dense visualization of the entire VMware environment. Enables users to instantaneously identify and explore portions of the infrastructure that are experiencing abnormal behavior and to access recommendations to resolve issues immediately. In a single view IT can see quality-of-service issues related to performance, efficiency, reliability, or capacity. Enables IT to touch a topology element representing a composite of critical issues at the Data Center level to drill down to the VMware vCenter environment level, cluster environment, and the deepest level topology representation of objects participating in a critical issue.

Rogue VMDK Generate a report identifying rogue VMDKs that are idly consuming storage. Datastores are filling up and customers need to find and eliminate unneeded VMDKs that are wasting gigabytes of storage resources on the data stores. Finding VMDKs can be a time consuming housecleaning process that wastes valuable resources. SIOS iQ instantly identifies underutilized VMDKs to free up resources.

Efficiency Reports – Create a consolidated report of undersized/oversized VMs, snapshot sprawl, rogue VMDKs in order to view and manage the environment in its entirety.

 

SUPPORTING QUOTES

Jordan’s Furniture (Ethan Peterson, Network Engineer): “SIOS iQ is the first place we look to see if there are any problems in our VMware environment and how to solve them. It instantly identified the root cause of latencies on one of our datastores and told us how to remedy it. The new features will only add to its value to us.”

Kusnetzky Group (Dan Kusnetzky, Chief Research Officer): "Virtual environments can be very complex. Most data centers have as many as seven different layers of virtualization technology in use, making it challenging to understand in detail what is happening and where the root cause of problems lie. Technologies such as SIOS iQ, enable enterprises to leverage the power of machine learning technology to analyze operational data and to get recommendations to optimize operations and resolve issues before they cause significant problems for critical applications.”

 

SUPPORTING RESOURCES

Buy SIOS iQ:  http://us.sios.com/iq/cta/how-to-buy

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Read what analysts are saying about SIOS iQ here: http://us.sios.com/about-us

Read the SIOS iQ white paper: http://discover.us.sios.com/asset-reg-whitepaper-freeview-overview.html?leadsource=Content%20Syndication%20-%20vmblog%20iQ

 

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

SIOS iQ is a host-license based product that is sold as either a renewable subscription for a list price of $100/month/host (paid annually) or as a perpetual license for $1600/host plus $400/year for update and maintenance service. During the valid subscription period SIOS iQ subscribers are entitled to support 24 hours/day, 5 days/week and to receive new features and updates that will be delivered through the built-in automatic product update feature.

SIOS iQ version 3.7 is available June 10, 2016. SIOS iQ version 3.8 will be available July 29, 2016.

 

About SIOS Technology Corp.

SIOS Technology Corp. makes software products that provide the insights and guidance IT managers need to optimize and protect business critical applications in complex data centers. SIOS iQ is a machine learning analytics software that helps IT managers optimize performance, efficiency, reliability, and capacity utilization in virtualized environments. SIOS SAN and SANLess software is an essential part of any cluster solution that provides the flexibility to build Clusters Your Way™ to protect your choice of Windows or Linux environment in any configuration (or combination) of physical, virtual and cloud (public, private, and hybrid) without sacrificing performance or availability. Founded in 1999, SIOS Technology Corp. (http://us.sios.com) is headquartered in San Mateo, California, and has offices throughout the United States and in the United Kingdom, Singapore and Japan.

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SIOS, SIOS Technology, SIOS iQ, SIOS DataKeeper, SIOS Protection Suite, Clusters Your Way, SIOS PERC Dashboard, and associated logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of SIOS Technology Corp. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

VCAMP™ Platform Takes JD Edwards to the Cloud, Adding Analytics and Proactive Alerting to Increase Agility and Reduce Risk

CHARLOTTE, NC – Access to analytics can bring great benefit to organizations seeking to improve their business processes and end user experience. Velocity Zoom™ data analytics software, one tier of Velocity's Cloud Application Management Platform™ (VCAMP™), enables Phibro Animal Health Corporation to proactively manage its JD Edwards ERP system, improving responsiveness by predicting system usage. Zoom Notify™, the event notification module within Velocity Zoom, allows Phibro to manage changes in the system, as well as quickly respond to risky patterns of behavior.

Phibro Animal Health initially turned to Velocity Technology Solutions for its cloud hosting capabilities and managed application services, but soon realized the additional benefits of its management platform and Velocity Zoom business analytics software. Since it was implemented, Phibro has been able to balance the load on its systems due to the interactive batch and transaction heat maps available in the Velocity Zoom application. They now have visibility into peak load periods for any period of time, allowing them to leverage off peak periods in any time zone. The IT team at Phibro is also able to analyze its business process flows from various departments to identify consistencies, trends, and training opportunities it could not see previously and reduce the time to resolve issues by 50 percent.

Zoom Notify has been especially useful to the company. "We created an alert using Zoom Notify for our product managers when new products are added," says Vince Kelly, Sr. Manager, Operational System for Phibro Animal Health. "With this capability, we can now ensure that safety data sheets are ready to go, with the latest pricing and ingredient lists in place. This has helped us dramatically improve our global communication and become a more proactive, rather than reactive, organization."

"The metadata collected and presented in Velocity Zoom offers the transparency into the applications, systems and processes that enables organizations to take their enterprise application functionality further," says Paul Mockenhaupt, Senior Vice President of Innovation and Development at Velocity. "We host more JD Edwards implementations than anyone else, and we are pleased that Phibro is able to leverage that experience to their benefit."

Velocity provides expertise surrounding ERP configurations that supports business requirements as well as manages connectivity for all Phibro users around the globe. "Velocity's application expertise for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne has enabled me to maximize my resources internally, so we can focus our time and effort on the end user experience on a global scale," says Mr. Kelly.

To learn more about VCAMP and Velocity Zoom data analytics software, please visit www.velocitycloud.com.

About Velocity Technology Solutions

Velocity Technology Solutions (www.VelocityCloud.com), a global enterprise application cloud services leader since 2003, delivers secure, fully managed environments spanning virtual private, public and hybrid clouds. The company's portfolio includes application-focused cloud managed services, professional services, with data analytics and optimization solutions. Velocity's expertise in managing leading ERP applications, leveraging the patent pending Velocity Cloud Application Management Platform, gives customers required availability, security, visibility and control at a reduced total cost of ownership. Velocity is headquartered in Charlotte, NC, with facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. Velocity is a portfolio company of Silver Lake Sumeru, a global leader with private equity investments in leading, growth-oriented technology companies. For additional information on the firm and its entire portfolio, visit www.silverlake.com.

About Phibro Animal Health Corporation

Phibro Animal Health Corporation is one of the leading animal health companies in the world and is dedicated to helping meet the growing demand for animal protein. We are a global diversified animal health and mineral nutrition company. We develop, manufacture and market a broad range of products for food animals including poultry, swine, beef and dairy cattle and aquaculture. Our products help prevent, control and treat diseases, enhance nutrition to help improve health and contribute to balanced mineral nutrition. With annual net sales are more than $650 million, its more than 1,100 employees are proud to manufacture and market our products for more than 2,850 customers around the world. We are headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey, and have offices across the United States and around the world.

Distributor to Offer Egenera's Xterity Cloud Services to the Benelux Region

BOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Egenera, a leading provider of wholesale cloud services and cloud management software to the channel, today announced it has signed a strategic partnership with Portland Europe, a leader in providing high-quality, easy-to-use software and cloud solutions for business use. Portland will deliver Egenera's Xterity wholesale managed cloud services to its SME customers in the Benelux region.

Portland Europe is one of the leading distributors for value-added resellers and IT managed services providers in the Benelux countries and specializes in delivering IT services, and cloud and managed services. Portland provides an extensive toolbox of on-premise and cloud solutions to partners with thousands of end users. The distribution partnership with Egenera comes as Portland Europe continues to help companies embrace the full potential of the cloud.

"The cloud is the way forward for SMEs to take advantage of hosting applications, disaster recovery, backup, and more," said Kim van Brugge, managing director, Portland Europe. "We are happy to be teaming with Egenera and to continue to strengthen our network of suppliers to ensure we provide the most state-of-the-art technology to enable seamless cloud migrations."

Egenera's Xterity Cloud Services deliver a full range of dedicated, managed, private and public cloud services, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), Backup as a Service (BaaS), and CloudMigrate(SM) exclusively through the channel. Xterity's business continuity services deliver on-premise server-to-cloud or cloud-to-cloud backup and disaster recovery. With Xterity, resellers can quickly enter the cloud services market with no up-front capital or ongoing maintenance costs. Unlike reselling cloud services from large, commodity cloud vendors, Xterity delivers the margins resellers need to develop a profitable cloud services business.

"To say that we are happy to see Xterity offered in the Benelux region is an understatement. Our new partnership with Portland is a key milestone in the adoption of Xterity worldwide," said Till Brennan, vice president, EMEA, Egenera. "We're excited about working with Portland to deliver our full range of cloud services to its SME customers."

Information about Xterity Cloud Services can be found at: http://www.egenera.com/xterity-cloud-services/.

About Egenera
Egenera is a leading provider of wholesale cloud services to the channel and data center infrastructure management software. Xterity, the company's white label cloud service, offers revenue generating Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Backup as a Service (BaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) to managed service providers (MSPs) and independent software vendors (ISVs) seeking to deliver cloud services with no upfront costs and with higher margins than competing solutions. Headquartered in Boxborough, Mass., Egenera has thousands of production installations globally, including premier enterprise data centers, service providers and government agencies. For more information on the company, please visit egenera.com. Follow Egenera on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Comprehensive Cyber Security Defense Center Delivers New Levels of Protection for Symmetry's Managed SAP and Enterprise Cloud Services Platform

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Responding to the increasing demand for secure and compliant IT infrastructure services, Symmetry, a leading enterprise application management and cloud hosting solutions provider, today announced an expansion to its Managed Cyber Security Services (MCSS) platform -- particularly in the key areas of security information event management (SIEM) and vulnerability management. The new solution is designed to holistically address enterprise risk and compliance challenges faced by enterprises and industry regulated organizations.

Partnering with Alchemy Security, a leading information security solutions provider with award-winning expertise in SIEM deployment and operations, and leveraging leading SIEM Solutions including Splunk and AlienVault, Symmetry's MCSS provides critical security visibility and controls to enterprises who use Symmetry's SAP cloud hosting and managed IT infrastructure services.

Symmetry's MCSS establishes a vital consolidation point for an organization's security monitoring, enabling enterprises to continuously evaluate the risk profile of their IT assets. The MCSS intelligently detects, analyzes, prioritizes, and alerts on new and emerging threats and vulnerabilities as they arise. This addresses a variety of core IT security components required for enterprises that must both protect technology assets and as well as verify that the proper mix of people, process and technologies are in working in harmony to support complex regulatory compliance regimes.

Symmetry's comprehensive security solutions portfolio is designed to meet these compliance requirements for a range of industries (including 21CFR Part11, HIPAA, PCI and SOX). Symmetry MCSS now encompasses:

  • Real-Time monitoring and correlation
  • Log management and log analysis
  • Kill chain analysis and hunt team activities
  • Incident response management & support
  • Audit support and compliance reporting
  • Vulnerability scanning
  • Network and web application penetration testing
  • File Integrity Monitoring
  • Host Based IDS
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Compliance Reporting
  • Auditor Response Support
  • Source code analysis
  • PCI DSS ASV scanning
  • Compliance Gap Analysis
  • Risk Assessments
  • Policy Development

The cost of data breaches continues to escalate and security is now a top priority globally. According to data breach analysis conducted by the Ponemon Institute, in 2015 the average data breach cost the affected company $6.5 million, or $217 per record lost or stolen -- up 11% from the previous two years. Companies are reporting that shoring up cyber security ranks among the top personal mandates from CEOs.

"Managing information security risk, particularly when hosting critical applications and data, has become the top priority for nearly every enterprise," said Pete Stevenson, Chairman & CEO of Symmetry. "Vulnerabilities continue to be exploited and sophisticated attacks are increasing in frequency, severity, and financial impact. Our commitment to operate as a true extension of our customer's IT organization drives us to innovate and deliver pro-active, leading-edge IT solutions, so our customers can focus on running their business."

"As a certified provider of SAP Hosting, Cloud and SAP HANA® Operations, Symmetry recognizes the importance of offering a comprehensive array of managed security and professional services to protect those applications and related data," said Joe Bonnell, Founder & CEO of Alchemy Security. "We are pleased to partner with Symmetry to provide these mission critical capabilities. Symmetry customers can take great comfort from the fact that together we are putting Alchemy's deep expertise in IT security solutions to work so they can both protect vital assets and validate that they are doing it the right way."

About Alchemy Security
Alchemy Security provides strategic and enduring information security solutions for compliance, security intelligence, and business imperative initiatives. A holistic and cost effective approach to IT asset protection delivers the right balance of support, service and consultation to global retail, banking, technology, and health care organizations. For more information on how Alchemy Security can help secure your organization, call us at 970-453-2827 or visit us at www.alchemysecurity.com.

About Symmetry
Symmetry™ is a leading applications management and hybrid cloud hosting solution provider with deep expertise in SAP application management. An SAP partner since 2005, Symmetry is certified in SAP Hosting, Cloud and SAP HANA® Operations. As a true extension of your IT team, Symmetry places a laser focus on the customer's experience and offers highly flexible, tailored solutions to the meet the unique business needs of enterprise clients. Symmetry supports global enterprises across all industries through a customer centric high-touch approach that delivers deep technical expertise combined with scalable, redundant, high availability cloud infrastructure supported by a 24x7x365 operations support model. With a long history and proven methodology for delivering hybrid solutions comprised of managed private cloud hosting infrastructure with enterprise application management services, Symmetry delivers IT solutions that help reduce the total cost of ownership and maximize the performance and security of our customers' most mission critical systems. Learn more at www.symmetrycorp.com

 

New Detection Identifies the Fundamental Behaviors at the Heart of Enterprise Ransomware Attacks

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Vectra® Networks, the leader in automated threat management, today announced it has successfully enabled enterprise customers to halt ransomware attacks with a new class of threat detection capabilities available in its X-series platform, designed for real-time detection of in-progress cyber attacks.

Ransomware is a type of malware that is installed on one or more computers in a network that encrypts data and demands that the user or organization pay a ransom to the malware operators to decrypt the data.

The FBI reported nearly 7,600 ransomware complaints between 2005 and 2015, almost one-third of which were received in 2015 and cost victim organizations roughly $57 million.

"With ransomware, everyone's data is fair game and this makes it a very insidious attack," said Oliver Tavakoli, CTO of Vectra Networks. "Unlike other crimeware models, attackers don't need to worry about exfiltrating and reselling stolen data on the black market; they just need the data to be valuable to the victim."

"For organizations that have not implemented a perfect data backup strategy, this means they must pay up to get their data back or face the consequences, which could very well include risk to the operational livelihood of their business," he added.

As ransomware has evolved in the enterprise, the malware has moved beyond targeting an individual machine to systematically encrypting files on networked file shares that can have broad impact across an organization.

The new Vectra detection can identify ransomware within seconds of it encrypting files on networked file shares by recognizing patterns of behavior typically associated with ransomware.

"Ransomware's objective is to get inside a network and work quickly at encrypting as much data as possible to increase the likelihood of the ransom being paid," said Tavakoli. "Our ransomware detection coupled with a simple defensive canary file share measure can significantly limit the damage of an attack.

"With the new Vectra detection for ransomware activity, organizations can identify the early signs of a ransomware attack within moments of infection and help to shut it down before it has a chance to take hold on a customer's network and cause significant damage."

The ransomware detection spots encryption across the network along with potential pre-cursor behaviors such as command-and-control (C&C) encryption key transmissions and network reconnaissance scans. Vectra then automatically identifies, prioritizes and alerts on these early signs within moments of infection, enabling timely remediation before the ransomware has a chance to take critical assets and files hostage.

The new Vectra detection provides coverage against HydraCrypt, CTB Locker, CryptoWall, CryptoLocker, Locky, and many other ransomware variants. The new ransomware detection is available in the Vectra X-series version 2.5 and later. Current customers have already been automatically updated to this latest version.

For more information on the ransomware pandemic, visit the Vectra Networks ransomware resource page.

About Vectra Networks
Vectra® Networks is the leader in automated threat management solutions for real-time detection of in-progress cyber attacks. The company's solution automatically correlates threats against hosts that are under attack and provides unique context about what attackers are doing so organizations can quickly prevent or mitigate loss. Vectra prioritizes attacks that pose the greatest business risk, enabling organizations to make rapid decisions on where to focus time and resources. In 2015, Gartner named Vectra a Cool Vendor in Security Intelligence for addressing the challenges of post-breach threat detection. The American Business Awards also selected Vectra as the Gold Award winner for Tech Startup of 2015. Vectra investors include Khosla Ventures, Accel Partners, IA Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures and DAG Ventures. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., and it has European regional headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. More information can be found at www.vectranetworks.com.

Vectra and the Vectra Networks logo are registered trademarks and Security that thinks, the Vectra Threat Labs, and the Threat Certainty Index are trademarks of Vectra Networks. Other brand, product and service names are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective holders.

 

Integration Combines VMware AirWatch Device Security and VMware Identity Manager With CloudLock Cloud Security, Providing End-to-End Visibility and Controls for Organizations Worldwide

LONDON – CloudLock®, a leading provider of Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) and Cybersecurity-as-a-Service solutions, today announced the company joined the VMware Mobile Security Alliance. CloudLock's CASB and cybersecurity platform integrates with VMware AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management™ and VMware Identity Manager™ to provide customers with extensive visibility into user behavior and complement AirWatch's powerful controls through automated risk-based policy enforcement.

"We're very excited to announce the expansion of our initial collaboration with VMware on EMM and identity, enabling mutual customers to benefit from end-to-end security visibility across their cloud and mobile infrastructure. Through the combination of our technologies -- VMware AirWatch, VMware Identity Manager and CloudLock's CASB and cybersecurity platform -- we enable unified remediation of risks with zero impact on users and without requiring agents," said Manolo Gonzalez, VP Platform and Technology Alliances at CloudLock.

The expanded integration of the CloudLock CASB and cloud cybersecurity platform with VMware AirWatch and VMware Identity Manager delivers four primary benefits:

  • Privileged User Monitoring: CloudLock notifies AirWatch of suspicious privileged user behavior to enable device level reporting.
  • End-User Activity Intelligence: CloudLock provides AirWatch with insight into users that have access to sensitive data and risky cloud applications, are exposed to malware, and/or exhibit suspicious behavior.
  • Aggregated Device Posture and Cloud Activity Insight: The integration combines CloudLock's and AirWatch's intelligence, aggregating device posture and user cloud activity.
  • Automated Cross-Platform CASB + EMM Remediation: Organizations gain targeted, automatic, and escalating remediation options.

"For our users, and our cloud and security initiatives, the CloudLock and AirWatch integration opens up a whole new vantage point, enabling us to be proactive and automate actions across cloud environments and devices for increased incident response time and superior security," said Yaron Slutzky, Head of Security and Cyber at Numark Innovations.

For more information, visit https://www.cloudlock.com/partners/airwatch-vmware/ or the CloudLock listing on the AirWatch marketplace. CloudLock can be accessed using VMware Identity Manager via SAML, enabling security professionals to easily manage user access.

About CloudLock
CloudLock is the cloud-native CASB and Cloud Cybersecurity Platform that helps organizations securely leverage cloud apps they buy and build. CloudLock delivers security visibility and control for SaaS, IaaS, PaaS and IDaaS environments across the entire enterprise in seconds. Founded by Israeli Elite Cybersecurity Military Intelligence experts, the company delivers actionable cybersecurity intelligence through its data scientist-led CyberLab and crowdsourced security analytics across billions of data points daily. CloudLock has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as the fastest growing security product company in the U.S. and by Glassdoor as one of the top 3 best places to work in the U.S. Learn more at www.cloudlock.com.

CloudLock is registered trademark of Cloudlock, Inc. VMware, VMware Identity Manager, VMware AirWatch, VMware AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management and AirWatch are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks or other third party brand or product names included herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or organizations and are used only for identification or explanation. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

NAPLES, Fla. – Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (OTC PINK: INTK), a global leader in nanotechnology-based energy saving solutions, today announced that the Company has signed an agreement with and received the first purchase order from a major new customer in the Chinese province of Sichuan, one of the China's most important economic, financial, commercial, cultural, transportation, and communication regions.

The initial purchase order is for $369,876.84 US of the Company's patented industrial products and annual revenue to the Company from this customer is anticipated to be between $5 million and $10 million dollars US, depending on economic conditions.

About Industrial Nanotech, Inc.

Industrial Nanotech Inc. is a global nanoscience solutions and research leader. The Company develops and commercializes new and innovative applications for sustainable manufacturing and buildings which are sold worldwide, including patented thermal insulation and asset protection coatings, which provide energy savings, thermal insulation, corrosion resistance, prevention of CUI, moisture resistance, UV resistance, chemical resistance, and other protective benefits. The coatings are low VOC, water-based, and sustainable.

Additional information about the Company and its products can be found at www.industrial-nanotech.com.

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Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release includes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the impact of competitive products, the ability to meet customer demand, the ability to manage growth, acquisitions of technology, equipment, or human resources, the effect of economic and business conditions, and the ability to attract and retain skilled personnel. The Company is not obligated to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

Growth Driven by More Than One Billion New Internet Users and 10 Billion New Devices and Connections Over the Next Five Years

SAN JOSE, Calif. – According to today's release of the Cisco Visual Networking Index™ (VNI) Complete Forecast for 2015 to 2020, global IP traffic will nearly triple at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22 percent over the next five years. More than one billion new Internet users are expected to join the global Internet community, growing from three billion in 2015 to 4.1 billion by 2020. The global digitization transformation, based on the adoption of personal devices and deployment of machine-to-machine (M2M) connections will have an even greater impact on traffic growth. Over the next five years, global IP networks will support up to 10 billion new devices and connections, increasing from 16.3 billion in 2015 to 26.3 billion by 2020. There are projected to be 3.4 devices and connections per capita by 2020 -- up from 2.2 per capita in 2015.

Advancements in the Internet of Things (IoT) are continuing to drive IP traffic and tangible growth in the market. Applications such as video surveillance, smart meters, digital health monitors and a host of other M2M services are creating new network requirements and incremental traffic increases. Globally, M2M connections are calculated to grow nearly three-fold from 4.9 billion in 2015 to 12.2 billion by 2020, representing nearly half (46 percent) of total connected devices. The connected health consumer segment will have the fastest growth (five-fold) of M2M connections from 2015 (144 million) to 2020 (729 million). The connected home segment will have the largest volume of M2M connections over the forecast period with 2.4 billion in 2015, growing to 5.8 billion by 2020 -- nearly half of all M2M connections.

Video services and content continue to be the dominant leader compared with all other applications. Internet video will account for 79 percent of global Internet traffic by 2020 -- up from 63 percent in 2015. The world will reach three trillion Internet video minutes per month by 2020, which is five million years of video per month, or about one million video minutes every second. HD and Ultra HD Internet video will make up 82 percent of Internet video traffic by 2020 -- up from 53 percent in 2015.

With the growing dependence on mobile and fixed broadband networks, security concerns are increasingly becoming top of mind for service providers, governments, businesses and consumers. For the first time in this forecast, Cisco collaborated with Arbor Networks to help quantify the current and future threats of DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks. DDoS incidents can paralyze networks by flooding servers and network devices with traffic from multiple IP sources. The new DDoS analysis suggests that these types of breaches can represent up to 10 percent of a country's total Internet traffic while they are occurring. Over the next five years, DDoS attacks are projected to increase from 6.6 million to 17 million attacks. These initial findings underscore the need for more comprehensive security measures to protect data and reduce network exposure to such risks.

"The digital transformation is happening now for billions of consumers and businesses users across the globe," said Doug Webster, vice president of service provider marketing, Cisco. "Innovation is imperative for Cisco and its service provider customers to deliver scalable, secure, high-quality services and experiences over all types of broadband network infrastructures."

Key Findings & Milestones from Global Traffic Projections and Service Adoption Trends

1.) Stable growth in IP and Internet Traffic

  • Global IP traffic is expected to reach 194.4 exabytes per month by 2020, up from 72.5 exabytes per month in 2015. The global annual run rate will reach 2.3 zettabytes by 2020 -- up from 870 exabytes in 2015.
    • 2.3 zettabytes is equivalent to 12 hours of streaming music per day of the year per capita or 33 hours of Ultra HD video streaming for each person on earth.
  • Busy-hour Internet traffic is increasing faster than average Internet traffic. Busy-hour Internet traffic will grow nearly 5-fold (4.7-fold) from 2015 to 2020, reaching 2.6 Pbps by 2020, compared with average Internet traffic that will grow three-fold over the same period reaching.
    • Across all time zones, "Internet primetime" generally occurs between 9 p.m. and midnight.

Regional IP Traffic Growth Details

  • APAC: 67.8 exabytes/month by 2020, 22 percent CAGR, three-fold growth
  • North America: 59.1 exabytes/month by 2020, 19 percent CAGR, two-fold growth
  • Western Europe: 28.0 exabytes/month by 2020, 20 percent CAGR, two-fold growth
  • Central Europe: 17.0 exabytes/month by 2020, 27 percent CAGR, three-fold growth
  • Latin America: 11.6 exabytes/month by 2020, 21 percent CAGR, two-fold growth
  • Middle East and Africa: 10.9 exabytes/month by 2020, 41 percent CAGR, six-fold growth

2.) IPv6 Adoption Supports Global Digitization

  • Globally, 48.2 percent of all fixed and mobile networked devices and connections will be IPv6-capable by 2020 -- up from 23.3 percent in 2015.
  • Globally, 34 percent of total Internet traffic will be IPv6 driven by 2020. Globally, IPv6 traffic will grow 16-fold from 2015 to 2020, a CAGR of 74 percent.

3.) Fixed Broadband Speeds Nearly Double

  • Global broadband speeds will nearly double from 24.7 Mbps in 2015 to 47.7 Mbps by 2020.

4.) Smartphone Traffic Will Surpass PC Traffic

  • The way consumers and business users access IP networks and the Internet is shifting from PCs to mobile devices. By 2020, 71 percent of total IP traffic will originate with non-PC devices including tablets, smartphones, and televisions, compared to 47 percent in 2015.
  • By 2020, smartphones will generate 30 percent of total IP traffic, while PC's total IP traffic contribution will fall to 29 percent.

5.) Video Continues to Dominate Internet Traffic (with New Emerging Trends)

  • Internet video will increase four-fold between 2015 and 2020.
  • Consumer Internet video traffic will be 82 percent of consumer Internet traffic by 2020 -- up from 68 percent in 2015.
  • Business Internet video traffic will be 66 percent of business Internet traffic by 2020 -- up from 44 percent in 2015.
  • Video surveillance traffic nearly doubled in the past year and will grow 10-fold by 2020.
  • Virtual reality traffic quadrupled in the past year and will increase 61-fold by 2020.

6.) Service Adoption Trends: Residential, Consumer Mobile and Business

  • Online gaming will be the fastest growing residential Internet service, growing from 1.1 billion users in 2015 to 1.4 billion users by 2020.
  • Mobile location-based service (LBS) will be the fastest growing consumer mobile service, growing from 807 million users in 2015 to over 2.3 billion users by 2020.
  • Desktop /personal videoconferencing will be the fastest growing business Internet service, growing from 95 million users in 2015 to 248 million users by 2020.

7.) Global Wi-Fi Expansion

  • Globally, total public Wi-Fi hotspots including home spots will grow 7X from 2015 (64 million) to 2020 (432 million).
  • Globally, home spots will grow from 57 million (2015) to 423 million by 2020.
  • Expanded Wi-Fi access will enable a variety of scaling and optimization opportunities for network operators (more mobile offload, ubiquitous VoWiFi, smart cities, connected transportation and related IoT strategies). This trend also enhances quad play capabilities and provides additional access for TV everywhere services.

8.) Consumer and Business Users Prefer Mobile Over Fixed Networks

  • In 2015, Wi-Fi and mobile-connected devices generated 62 percent of Internet traffic (Wi-Fi: 55 percent; cellular: 7 percent; fixed: 38 percent). By 2020, Wi-Fi and mobile-connected devices will generate 78 percent of Internet traffic (Wi-Fi: 59 percent; cellular: 19 percent; fixed: 22 percent).

Cisco VNI Methodology
The Cisco VNI™ Global IP Traffic and Service Adoption Forecasts for 2015 to 2020 rely upon independent analyst forecasts and real-world network usage data. Upon this foundation are layered Cisco's own estimates for global IP traffic and service adoption. A detailed methodology description is included in the complete report. Over its 11-year history, Cisco® VNI research has become a highly regarded measure of the Internet's growth. National governments, network regulators, academic researchers, telecommunications companies, technology experts and industry/business press and analysts rely on the annual study to help plan for the digital future.

Cisco VNI Global Traffic Forecast Update Webcast
Cisco invites press, analysts and bloggers to attend a webcast featuring the Cisco VNI team reviewing the global impact of traffic growth for service providers and their consumer and business subscribers. The session is scheduled for Tuesday, June 14 at 8:00 a.m. (PDT) and can be accessed via the Cisco Knowledge Network registration site.

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