Cloud App Development, Cloud Security
Businesswire | July 17, 2023
Ideal Integrations, a leading provider of cloud computing and cybersecurity solutions, is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of thinkCSC, a Columbus, Ohio-based prominent cloud computing company. This strategic move is set to significantly strengthen Ideal Integrations' market position and ensure that organizations can leverage cutting-edge technologies while receiving unparalleled support.
The acquisition of thinkCSC represents a significant milestone in Ideal Integrations' growth strategy, as it further expands its range of cutting-edge technology services. With a specific focus on customer service, thinkCSC has earned a stellar reputation for delivering customized cloud computing solutions to a diverse clientele. By bringing their expertise and customer-centric approach under the Ideal Integrations umbrella, the company aims to elevate its service offerings and deliver enhanced value to its clients.
"Today's acquisition of thinkCSC is an exciting development for Ideal Integrations and our customers," said Michael Stratos, CEO of Ideal Integrations. "We have always placed great emphasis on delivering innovative, secure, and reliable cloud computing solutions. With this acquisition, we not only expand our capabilities but also deepen our commitment to providing exceptional customer service."
Through this acquisition, Ideal Integrations will leverage thinkCSC's talented team of professionals, who possess in-depth expertise and a passion for delivering personalized solutions. This integration will facilitate the seamless transition of thinkCSC's existing customer base into the broader Ideal Integrations ecosystem, ensuring uninterrupted service and providing access to an even wider array of resources.
"We are thrilled to have thinkCSC merge with Ideal Integrations," said Stratos. "Our shared commitment to customer service and passion for innovation makes this partnership a natural fit. By combining our respective strengths, we will continue to drive positive outcomes for our clients and help them achieve their cloud computing goals."
The expanded portfolio resulting from this acquisition will offer an array of scalable, secure, and customizable solutions, enabling businesses to achieve operational efficiency, enhance data security, and accelerate their digital transformation journeys. Additionally, customers will benefit from Ideal Integrations' robust suite of cybersecurity solutions, safeguarding their cloud infrastructure from evolving threats and ensuring data integrity.
About Ideal Integrations
Ideal Integrations is a leading provider of cloud computing and cybersecurity solutions. With a strong commitment to innovation, reliability, and customer satisfaction, the company offers a comprehensive suite of services, including data security, cybersecurity, virtual infrastructure, network design, managed services, and fiber connectivity. With a global presence and a team of highly skilled professionals, Ideal Integrations delivers secure, scalable, and tailored solutions that empower organizations to achieve their goals. For more information, visit idealintegrations.net.
GlobeNewswire | August 29, 2023
Axcient, a leader in business availability software for Managed Service Providers (MSPs), today announced its Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) solution x360Recover received the 2023 Cloud Security Excellence Award by Cloud Computing Magazine. Axcient x360Recover is the most comprehensive and cost-effective BCDR solution made specifically for MSPs and their clients.
“Managed Service Providers choose x360Recover because it offers peace of mind knowing their clients’ data is protected end-to-end,” said Rod Mathews, Chief Executive Officer at Axcient. “The way we build x360Recover automates processes, is easy to use, offers faster RTO and RPO, and reduces the time techs need to spend managing the solution. We continue to innovate so that partners can be assured their client data is secure. Thanks to Cloud Computing Magazine for recognizing Axcient as the leading BCDR solution for MSPs.”
Axcient helps MSPs improve data protection and reduce business downtime with x360Recover—an innovative solution that is easy to purchase, install, configure, and manage. With Axcient’s award-winning BCDR solutions, MSPs can simplify their operations with the option of appliance- or cloud-based BCDR from a single vendor. The self-managed Virtual Office cloud disaster recovery technology provides MSPs with flexibility, optimization, and peace of mind that their clients’ businesses will always be on.
The Cloud Computing Security Excellence Awards, presented by Cloud Computing magazine, honor solutions that either leverage cloud platforms to deliver security solutions or provide security for cloud applications.
“Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 Cloud Computing Security Excellence Award,” said Rich Tehrani (News - Alert), CEO, TMC. “We’ve seen remarkable progress as security continues to be perhaps the leading consideration in cloud deployments, making this a very competitive process. There are literally hundreds of new players in the market than just a few years ago. It’s our pleasure to recognize such impressive and important contributions to the cloud marketplace.”
Axcient is an award-winning leader in business availability software for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Axcient x360 empowers MSPs to Protect Everything™ by combining SaaS Backup, BCDR, and secure File Sync & Share into one platform and experience for MSPs. Trusted by MSPs worldwide, Axcient protects businesses data and continuity in the event of security breaches, ransomware, human error, and natural disasters. For more information, visit www.axcient.com.
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IBM | September 07, 2023
IBM announces new capabilities for its Cloud Security and Compliance Center platform, which helps enterprises secure and protect sensitive data across hybrid multi-cloud environments.
The platform introduces the Data Security Broker, developed with Baffle, which provides encryption and anonymization technology for data in applications and AI workloads.
The platform enhances cloud security posture management, cloud workload protection, infrastructure entitlement management, and compliance automation with intelligent automation and deployable architectures.
In a move aimed at bolstering data security across hybrid and multi-cloud environments, IBM has unveiled a suite of new features for its Cloud Security and Compliance Center platform. The updated offering delivers advanced security and compliance capabilities. These aim to tackle the organizations' complex challenges as they increasingly embrace hybrid cloud strategies.
One of the standout additions is the IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center Data Security Broker, a product developed in collaboration with Baffle. This innovative tool employs a multi-layered approach, incorporating encryption and anonymization technologies to safeguard sensitive data in business applications and artificial intelligence workloads.
Beyond this, the platform enhancements encompass improved cloud security posture management (CSPM), cloud workload protection, infrastructure entitlement management, and compliance automation.
Significantly, these updates extend beyond the confines of IBM Cloud, embracing a broader multi-cloud and hybrid cloud landscape.
Nataraj Nagaratnam, IBM Fellow and CTO for cloud security, said that the platform supports several cloud environments, including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, IBM LinuxOne servers, and soon IBM Power.
He stated that the platform update adds data protection to its current infrastructure and workload protection capabilities by using Baffle's technology to provide application-level tokenization and granular encryption of sensitive fields in databases.
He commented that disk- or file-level encryption left a protection and flexibility gap at the application level. The Data Security Broker protects application-sensitive data stored in databases like PostgreSQL without requiring code changes.
He highlighted that the platform is designed for clients in any industry, but especially for clients in regulated industries like financial services, telcos, and health care, which have stringent requirements for security and compliance as well as data sovereignty laws.
He elaborated that the new Data Security Broker offering addresses the evolving data privacy requirements around protecting personally identifiable information (PII) and the complexities of hybrid, multi-cloud environments.
Finally, he explained that the platform also adds new automation capabilities, such as deployable architectures prebuilt with security and compliance controls and intelligent automation technology integrating security and compliance throughout the development lifecycle.
The recent update augments IBM's infrastructure and workload protection capabilities by introducing data protection. This entails the introduction of a transparent layer of data encryption featuring format-preserving encryption and anonymization technologies to safeguard sensitive data.
This expansion in data protection is instrumental in ensuring compliance, especially for clients operating in regulated industries like finance, telecommunications, and healthcare. These sectors often contend with stringent security and compliance requirements and intricate data sovereignty regulations on both national and international levels.
As part of the IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center updates, the company is also introducing new automation capabilities. These include ‘deployable architectures,’ prebuilt with security and compliance controls that customers can readily deploy to meet specific security requirements.
Moreover, organizations can implement policies to ensure compliance checks before deploying workloads to production, facilitating a shift-left approach to security and compliance throughout the development lifecycle.
This data security broker may face some challenges, such as compatibility issues with different cloud platforms and applications, performance degradation due to encryption and anonymization, training and configuration needs for data protection and compliance, and vulnerability to data breaches or attacks if the data or keys are compromised. However, it aims to enhance data security and compliance across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
IBM's intelligent automation technology is set to play a central role in integrating security and compliance seamlessly into the development process, ultimately enhancing data protection across diverse cloud environments.