Cloud Security, Cloud App Management, Cloud Deployment Models
Newswire | August 07, 2023
Armor, a leading cybersecurity company providing cloud and hybrid cloud security solutions to businesses globally, today announced its acquisition of Quantum Security, a Singapore-based cybersecurity firm that specializes in cloud automation and services. The acquisition is aimed at enhancing Armor's capabilities in cloud security and IT risk, delivering advanced solutions to its customers across US, EMEA, and Asia Pacific.
As businesses continue to move to the cloud, accelerate adoption of IoT and with the continuous advancement of AI, the traditional security measures are no longer sufficient to safeguard organizations. Armor, as a cloud-native cybersecurity company, understands the unique challenges of securing hybrid cloud and offers comprehensive and scalable security solutions to protect critical data and applications while ensuring compliance with security standards such as PCI, HIPAA, GDPR and many more. Quantum Security's expertise in cloud automation and services will complement Armor's existing capabilities and help the company deliver more comprehensive solutions to its customers.
Chris Drake, Founder and CEO of Armor, said, "We are thrilled to welcome Quantum Security to the Armor family. Their deep expertise in cloud automation and services, coupled with Armor's proven track record of providing secure cloud solutions, will enable us to offer more value to our customers and further strengthen our position in the cloud security market."
Luke Fritz, Head of Product and Engineering at Quantum Security, said, "We're excited to join the Armor team and for the opportunity to bring the cloud-native, customer-centric solutions we've built to a broader audience. We're equally excited for the technological opportunities and what we can build together - leveraging both companies' extensive experience developing solutions that simplify security and compliance."
The acquisition marks a significant milestone for Armor, as the company continues to expand its capabilities and reach in the cloud security market. Armor's acquisition of Quantum Security expands its global footprint of clients and personnel and underlines its commitment to invest in research and development, as well as strategic acquisitions, to deliver advanced cloud security solutions to its customers.
Armor is a cloud-native cybersecurity company providing cloud security & risk solutions to businesses globally. With over 2,000 businesses secured, Armor's cloud security platform offers comprehensive and scalable security solutions to protect critical data and applications. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has offices in the United States, Europe, and now Singapore. For more information, visit www.armor.com.
Cloud Security, Cloud App Management
PR Newswire | August 25, 2023
Zone & Co, an Oracle NetSuite SuiteCloud Developer Network partner that specializes in cloud-native, financial services software, has acquired Infinet Cloud, another NetSuite SuiteCloud Developer Network partner that specializes in the development of international payroll and employee services software.
The move expands Zone's geographic footprint across the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, and bolsters its existing portfolio of Zone Apps to now include payroll and HR capabilities alongside its finance solutions. This will further advance its ability to help the office of the CFO and adjacent teams work smarter, faster, and more securely while maximizing platform value.
"HR and finance are closely connected by nature. The addition of Infinet Cloud's highly sought-after payroll solutions to our portfolio, therefore, makes a lot of sense for us and our customers," said Thomas Kim, CEO at Zone & Co. "By combining these fin-ops and adjacent automation needs, Zone helps customers get the most out of their NetSuite environments and support growth."
Anton Selfe, General Manager at Infinet Cloud, adds: "Joining Zone & Co — a company with the same beginnings, values, and ethos — is the perfect opportunity for us to accelerate our ambitious plans. In recent years we have seen rapid growth in our markets (Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom), with more and more customers wanting to bring accounting and payroll functions together. This, combined with the upcoming rollout of Canadian Payroll, presents an awesome opportunity that we can now realize to its full potential under the Zone Apps umbrella."
Infinet Cloud's global team, it's three founding partners, and existing clients, will migrate to Zone & Co as part of the acquisition. The integration of both companies will take a phased approach and is expected to be completed before the end of 2023.
About Zone & Co
Zone & Co is a leading provider of cloud-native software solutions and an Oracle NetSuite SuiteCloud Developer partner. Developed by and for finance and accounting professionals, its portfolio of apps — Zone Apps — simplifies and automates critical financial data and workflows across business entities. Delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS), it includes solutions for complex billing & revenue recognition, advanced reporting, AP automation, payments, reconciliations, and approvals that help over 1,500+ customers worldwide work smarter, faster, and more securely while maximizing platform value.
Microsoft | September 08, 2023
Microsoft is preparing to modify how it manages photos within OneDrive, potentially leading to increased cloud storage expenses, according to reports from DrWindows.
In the near future, OneDrive will begin counting photos stored in albums as separate items, no longer excluding them from the total cloud storage allocation.
Microsoft plans to provide users with a one-time complimentary storage upgrade lasting a full year in case of overage. Users can assess their OneDrive account to ascertain the quantity of storage they will be granted.
Microsoft, known for its Windows integration and cost-effectiveness, is reportedly planning to change the way it manages photos within OneDrive. This could potentially lead to increased cloud storage costs, according to DrWindows. The upcoming update, which will also introduce AI features, is set to transform the handling of photos.
In the near future, OneDrive will start counting photos stored in albums as separate items. These will no longer be excluded from the total cloud storage allocation. As a result, duplicate photos, whether they are inside or outside albums, will be counted multiple times. This could lead to increased storage consumption in the cloud, increasing storage costs. To tackle this issue, users will need to manually remove duplicate photos, which could be a time-consuming task depending on the size of their photo collection.
It's important to note that any excess cloud storage consumption on OneDrive could have implications for interconnected systems like Outlook. However, Microsoft plans to offer users a one-time complimentary storage upgrade that will last for a full year in case of overage. Users can check their OneDrive account to determine the amount of storage they will be allocated.
As Microsoft continues to improve OneDrive and its online services, further changes are expected, particularly with an emphasis on AI systems. In anticipation of the upcoming OneDrive update, users are advised to spend time efficiently organizing their image libraries to prevent the loss of valuable storage space.
On one hand, the change in the way OneDrive manages photos could lead to increased cloud storage expenses for some users. On the other hand, Microsoft plans to offer users a one-time complimentary storage upgrade that will last for a full year in case of overage, which could be beneficial for some users. Additionally, the upcoming update is set to introduce AI features, which could improve the user experience. Ultimately, it is up to individual users to determine whether the changes are good or bad for them based on their specific needs and usage patterns.