CLOUD APP DEVELOPMENT, CLOUD SECURITY, CLOUD DEPLOYMENT MODELS
Globenewswire | June 06, 2023
Wiz, the leading cloud security platform, today announced the public preview for the Wiz Runtime Sensor, which helps organizations further protect cloud workloads by detecting and responding to potential threats in real-time. The Runtime Sensor deepens the value of Wiz’s top-ranked Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP) by eliminating blind spots and siloes to provide better visibility, risk assessment and protection.
To best secure cloud environments, security teams need to both proactively remove exploitable attack paths into their cloud and have a last line of defense in the event of an incident. By extending its platform with the Wiz Runtime Sensor, Wiz gives organizations a way to do this without having to rely on multiple, fragmented tools. Furthermore, organizations that rely exclusively on an agent-based workload protection approach leave as many as 80% of workloads unprotected with undiscovered vulnerabilities and attack paths, according to Wiz research1. The new Runtime Sensor extends Wiz’s existing agentless visibility with agent-based real-time detection, for the best of both worlds.
"We promised the board world-class Cloud Security Posture Management and real time threat detections,” said Joel Bork, CISO at DoubleVerify. “Between what Wiz already brought to the table with agentless visibility, risk assessment and the rollout of the new Sensor, Wiz exceeds that promise and delivers additional forensics features as well. After months of robust review, it is by far the best offering on the market and enables us to drive our hybrid and multi-cloud security strategy from a single platform."
“Wiz enables us to combine the reactive and proactive aspects of cloud security in a single source of truth,” said Joel Cardella, Director, Cybersecurity Engineering at Dexcom. “We rely on the visibility that Wiz provides to surface the unknowns and provide actionable signals from noise. With the Wiz Runtime Sensor, we are adding active, real-time telemetry that gives my team intelligent insight to drive better actions. Dexcom has a strategic goal of pushing hard and fast to scale our business. By leveraging Wiz, we can support and accelerate our cloud transformation without doubling the security team. My team is more efficient and able to focus on strategic work. Wiz simplifies our security challenges and will allow us to more than double our cloud environment over the coming years without scaling complexity.”
The Wiz Runtime Sensor is a lightweight eBPF-based agent that can be deployed within Kubernetes clusters. It provides real-time visibility into cloud-native environments, full detection and threat mapping, enhanced remediation and prioritization, and helps organizations chase down the threats that matter to minimize disruptions to the business. Key benefits include:
Real-time monitoring and detection of threats and malicious behavior: Wiz detects known and unknown threats including remote code execution, malware, cryptomining and other forms of resource theft, lateral movement or worms, rootkits seeking persistence or privilege escalation and container escape.
Full end-to-end visibility into attacks for faster, more efficient response: Wiz extends its Cloud Detection & Response capabilities by correlating threats across real-time signals, cloud activit, and audit logs in a unified, contextual view to uncover attacker movement within a cloud environment so cloud defenders can rapidly respond to limit the impact of a potential incident.
Extended attack path analysis for better risk prioritization: Enriches Wiz’s agentless vulnerability assessment using runtime workload signals to identify vulnerabilities affecting active packages that are being used by the workload, so security teams can focus remediation efforts on vulnerable active packages.
Out-of-the-box detections to ensure readiness for the latest attacks: The Wiz Threat Research team constantly adds coverage for the latest cloud and Kubernetes attacks seen in the wild. The Wiz detection engine is updated with heuristics-based rulesets that provide transparent and consistent detections, including complex detections that require correlation across cloud layers.
“Today’s launch is instrumental in our quest to simplify cloud security” said Yinon Costica, Co-Founder and VP Product, Wiz. “The Wiz Runtime Sensor expands Wiz to a ‘defense in depth’ approach, which spans prevention to real-time detection and response. We are committed to continue to innovate our CNAPP so that it supports customers across their cloud security journey, particularly as they look to consolidate and optimize value from technology investments."
Read our blog to learn more about the Wiz Runtime Sensor.
Wiz secures everything organizations build and run in the cloud. Founded in 2020, Wiz is the fastest-growing software company in the world, scaling from $1M to $100M ARR in 18 months. Wiz enables hundreds of organizations worldwide, including 35 percent of the Fortune 100, to rapidly identify and remove critical risks in cloud environments. Its customers include Salesforce, Slack, Mars, BMW, Avery Dennison, Priceline, Cushman & Wakefield, DocuSign, Plaid, and Agoda, among others. Wiz is backed by Sequoia, Index Ventures, Insight Partners, Salesforce, Blackstone, Advent, Greenoaks, Lightspeed and Aglaé. Visit https://www.wiz.io/ for more information.
CLOUD APP DEVELOPMENT, CLOUD APP MANAGEMENT, CLOUD DEPLOYMENT MODELS
Prnewswire | May 17, 2023
Virtana, a leading technology provider accelerating hybrid infrastructure innovation with artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps), announced today the release of Virtana CloudMonitor. This new product capability reduces the complexity of monitoring and managing hybrid IT environments across on-premises, colocation, and public cloud workloads. This offering further expands Virtana's leadership presence in a new segment defined by Gartner called Digital Platform Conductor (DPC) tools1. DPC tools are core to IT operations management (ITOM), a market Gartner estimates to be approximately $39 billion2.
Virtana CloudMonitor revolutionizes how businesses obtain an end-to-end SaaS-based global panoramic view of their hybrid infrastructure, enabling them to get the most out of their multi-vendor computing, networking, storage, cloud, virtual machines (VM), containers, databases, and more in hybrid and multi-cloud IT infrastructure environments.
With CloudMonitor, customers realize rapid improvements to mean-time-to-detect (MTTD), decreasing their mean-time-to-resolution (MTTR) by an average of 90%. CloudMonitor also helps organizations make better decisions about their infrastructure investments and ensure they have adequate capacity to support growth and performance without sacrificing IT budgets.
As more organizations adopt a hybrid infrastructure approach to their IT infrastructure, managing performance and capacity requirements in the silo of a specific workload is no longer feasible. IT leaders want a single platform that automatically discovers what is within their global estate, allowing them to gain accurate and real-time insights into the health of their overall environment.
Given the multiple vendors that IT leaders work with to develop their infrastructure, they also look to implement a streamlined IT operational model and reduce the number of tools they use to manage that infrastructure. In addition, organizations are focused on proactively planning capacity requirements that empower them to invest in what they need to accelerate business growth while staying within budget.
CloudMonitor addresses these needs by providing organizations with a global view of their estate, including the leading hyperscalers, and delivers insights as a part of the Virtana SaaS platform. With CloudMonitor, organizations can now stream data, including usage rates and alarm occurrences for applications, from multiple infrastructure types, eliminating individual data silos and simplifying how IT leaders monitor their hybrid environment.
With Virtana's unified CloudMonitor solution, IT leaders can:
Detect which parts of their infrastructure support their mission-critical applications, thereby identifying their most critical infrastructure.
Proactively plan for capacity needs and avoid overprovisioning hardware infrastructure by purchasing what they need, reducing infrastructure spend by approximately 15%.
Provide centralized visibility and management of an organization's entire on-premises infrastructure.
Reduce mean-time-to-detect (MTTD) by an average of 95%, empowering IT to discover and correct anomalies before they become issues.
Up-level alarm occurrence data for each application and components related to an application.
Enable faster mean-time-to-resolution (MTTR) by an average of 90%, so critical applications can stay available for longer periods of time.
"The extension of Virtana Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) with CloudMonitor provides our customers with an unmatched solution that delivers a centralized, panoramic view of their hybrid, multi-vendor, and multi-cloud infrastructure. With CloudMonitor, our technology partners and channels can accelerate their as-a-service offerings as enterprise customers strive to innovate and succeed in highly complex multi-vendor and multi-cloud environments," said Kash Shaikh, President and CEO of Virtana.
Kash added, "CloudMonitor accelerates the rate businesses can innovate within their competitive industries and helps simplify and optimize their hybrid-platform environment. This new capability gives our customers unparalleled panoramic observability across on-premises and public clouds, making it easier than ever to get more from their existing infrastructure."
In addition to the release of CloudMonitor, Virtana continues to demonstrate its expertise in Kubernetes management. Virtana helps organizations more effectively manage Kubernetes with a suite of tools designed to provide visibility, control, and cost optimization over their Kubernetes and container environments. This allows businesses to optimize their hybrid cloud environments and achieve better performance, costs, reliability, and security.
Companies can experience CloudMonitor now through a 30-day trial of Virtana Platform at: virtana.com/request-ipm-trial/.
Virtana accelerates hybrid infrastructure innovation through deep-system data and centralized visibility. Its unified multi-cloud management solution, Virtana Platform, simplifies the optimization, migration, and monitoring of application workloads across public, private, and hybrid cloud environments. The cloud-agnostic SaaS platform allows enterprises to efficiently plan their cloud migrations and then right size workloads across their hybrid cloud infrastructure for performance, capacity, and cost—most customers see 25% cloud cost savings or more within the first 10 days of use. Get a free 14-day trial of Virtana's optimization solution at virtana.com/optimize-free-trial.
Virtana was named Coolest Cloud Company by CRN, Top Cloud Leader Reducing Public Cloud Costs by Business Insider, Best Company Culture by Comparably, and a Customer First company by Gartner.
CLOUD APP DEVELOPMENT, CLOUD DEPLOYMENT MODELS, CLOUD COMPLIANCE AND AUDIT
Businesswire | April 03, 2023
Digitate, a leading provider of SaaS-based enterprise software for IT and business operations, today unveiled the general availability of its latest release to help advance greater agility and resiliency in digital enterprises. With artificial intelligence (AI) at its core, Digitate expands its integrated SaaS-based AIOps platform with closed-loop automation, advanced observability, and a single-pane cloud management console that gives organizations a comprehensive, unified software suite to simplify their operations and increase business velocity.
The new release – Eagle – advances AI and machine learning (ML) capabilities across the entire ignio™ product line, solving key business challenges with better enterprise risk management, intelligent patching and compliance, automation of advanced SAP operations, and streamlined change management process. The Eagle release significantly enhances the overall user experience with customizable dashboards, proactive health checks, and centralized control with increased visibility for faster isolation and remediation of issues that have proven to cause enterprise-wide disruptions.
“Our core belief is that an autonomous enterprise driving agility and resiliency through intelligence and predictability is critical in delivering business outcomes and providing an unrivaled customer experience. This new release is advancing the autonomous enterprise by equipping our customers with an integrated SaaS platform that increases digital resiliency through advanced AI and analytics as well as better visibility across the tech stack,” said Akhilesh Tripathi, CEO of Digitate. “This latest release also expands our multi-cloud offerings to deliver seamless cloud operations with improved security and compliance, enabling customers to manage complex multi-cloud environments with greater consistency and resilience.”
“We are taking a substantial leap toward the goal of zero-touch operations together with Digitate,” said Zakir Mohammed, Automation Leader at Toyota Motor North America, Inc. “ignio's intelligent enterprise automation platform with built-in AI/ML capabilities enables our team members to identify issues faster, wherever they are. We look forward to taking our approach to proactive and predictive problem-solving to the next level and enhancing the resiliency of our business."
ignio™ CloudOps delivers multi-cloud optimization
As enterprises move deeper into multi-cloud operating environments, complete visibility of every IT asset and business transaction, regardless of location, is essential to reduce cloud waste and sprawl. ignio™ CloudOps brings state-of-the-art cloud operations to multi-cloud and hybrid environments, integrating and streamlining cloud management to deliver uniform vendor-agnostic monitoring, security, reporting, and remediation recommendations via a single source of truth.
Digitate’s cloud offering is both strengthened with the addition of a cloud console, a convenient interface to manage hybrid multi-cloud environments, optimize cloud costs, and the expansion across major platforms – AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
ignio™ CloudOps provides deep understanding of the usage of all cloud resources and services. This granular visibility enables detailed reporting and proactive recommendations to optimize both cloud resources and cost, accelerating business value realization via more efficient cloud deployment. The solution also enables proactive and automated cloud life-cycle operations, minimizing service disruptions for scheduled upgrades and patching, meaning less down time and mean-time-to-resolve (MTTR), freeing up resources and assets through routine task automation.
Driving the autonomous enterprise economy through AI
Digital transformation of enterprises continues at pace, amplified by AI and automation. However, many enterprises still struggle to find resiliency and reliability. The new release advances the autonomous enterprise, leveraging AI, ML, and automation to eliminate the need for most human intervention in technology operations. For customers, that means increased agility, resiliency, assurance, and a superior end-user experience.
The Eagle release version enables key applications, including:
Autonomous IT risk management – Context-driven risk assessment across IT processes and intelligent automation to reduce risk and improve compliance.
Autonomous SAP operations – Automated monitoring identifies issues and improves the health of SAP, systems, and networks, enabling rapid issue remediation before they impact businesses and optimizing supply chain operations.
“With Digitate, we are moving towards 100% critical business application availability. ignio autonomously conducts health checks of our critical SAP and non-SAP applications and provides in-depth observability of our servers and network devices. It detects more than 20 million events daily, intelligently eliminates noise, and resolves business-critical issues. It also completes service requests autonomously while improving IT security and compliance. ignio™ has enabled us to transform from reactive to proactive and predictive, managing a complex IT environment of distributed IT applications across multiple regional data centers in more than 10 countries,” said Bala Puvitharan, CIO of Multimatic.
Additionally, the Eagle release incorporates explainable AI to accelerate a user’s ability to understand the predictions of AI, facilitating insights that can quickly be adopted for business-critical decisions. Starting with ignio™ AI.Workload Management, Digitate’s unique approach draws on complex black-box algorithms to make accurate predictions, then explains these predictions with the post-hoc explanation methods.
The release also adds change management capabilities as part of proactive problem management to reduce change-induced risks for customers, enhancing agility and improving the reliability of their operations by providing impact analyses of change events.
Additional product and portfolio enhancements
The release of the Eagle version introduces several improvements to the ignio™ product portfolio:
Amplified intelligence through features such as learning user behavior to suppress alerts, automatic context creation from logs, explainable intelligence, and process flow mining.
Simplified user experience through an intuitive user interface, effectiveness reports, and remote execution of remediation actions on end-user devices.
Digitate is a leading software provider bringing agility, assurance, and resiliency to IT and business operations. Digitate’s flagship product, ignio™, is an award-winning AIOps solution that reimagines the enterprise business landscape with its distinctive closed-loop approach. It combines context, insights, and intelligent automation to resolve and prevent issues autonomously. Our customers span multiple industries and include global enterprises that are leaders and innovators.