Cloud App Development
Business Wire | October 04, 2023
LogRhythm, the company helping security teams stop breaches by turning disconnected data and signals into trustworthy insights, today announced its 6th consecutive quarterly release and the one-year anniversary of its groundbreaking cloud-native SaaS SIEM platform, LogRhythm Axon. This quarterly release introduces significant enhancements and expansion to Axon and the full suite of LogRhythm solutions, underscoring the company's commitment to continuous innovation in the global cybersecurity landscape.
"In a dynamic and ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape, LogRhythm is obsessed with delivering value our customers care about,” said Chris O’Malley, CEO of LogRhythm. “As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of Axon's launch, customer satisfaction is our first priority, guiding every decision we make. We believe that by driving continuous improvements in innovation delivery rooted in well understood customer needs, we can empower our product users to navigate the complex world of cybersecurity with confidence and efficiency."
SOC Efficiency and Streamlined Analyst Workflows
LogRhythm’s latest Axon release rounds out the ability to seamlessly detect, investigate, and respond to potential threats within a security operations center. With the foundation of incident response, security teams can now leverage Axon to automate team workflows through case management. Case management enables analysts to automatically create cases that enable investigative workflows to track responses to threats, thus mitigating duplication of efforts and optimizing threat mitigation strategies. In addition, Axon’s new Signal Replay feature enables SOC teams to test analytics rules to ensure detections are optimized for their environment.
Continuing the effort to advance SOC efficiency, LogRhythm SIEM now provides seamless integration of log source onboarding through centralized management. This enhanced SIEM capability eliminates the need for administrators to navigate several servers and UIs to complete onboarding, thereby streamlining workflows through a single interface, increasing productivity, and reducing the administrative process in half.
Bridging the Skills Gap
LogRhythm continues to address the industry-wide skills gap by providing features that enhance the productivity and onboarding processes for security analysts. The new in-product resource centers for both LogRhythm SIEM and LogRhythm Axon equip security teams with tools they need to quickly understand how to best utilize the platforms and realize a faster time to value. This comprehensive resource hub provides quick access to tutorials, documentation, release information, and the LogRhythm Community for support from the security community.
LogRhythm Expands Cloud-Native SIEM Platform to APAC
LogRhythm is also pleased to announce the successful expansion of their LogRhythm Axon SIEM platform to the APAC region. With a new instance in Australia, LogRhythm Axon’s cloud-native SIEM will be available to provide customers with a flexible solution to strengthen security operations and ensure comprehensive protection.
In partnership with Seamless Intelligence, LogRhythm’s partner of the year in Australia, a managed services layer will also be available for LogRhythm Axon customers. “LogRhythm Axon significantly advances what customers can and should expect from a cloud-native SaaS SIEM platform. We’ve been impressed with its platform design and architecture, as well as the continuous pace of innovation,” said Chris Bolan, Managing Director of Seamless Intelligence. “Our Axon managed services are being developed to take advantage of the platform’s capabilities and to provide our clients with the world-class cybersecurity solution and services needed to keep their organizations safe.”
Additional enhancements with LogRhythm SIEM, LogRhythm NDR and LogRhythm Axon solutions released in this quarterly rollout include:
User anomaly detection for improbable travel allows protection against abnormal access attempts into an organization's environment.
New case management feature automates incident response and investigative workflows, helping SOC teams delegate resources, prioritize their work and improve efficiency. Cases and email notifications can be automatically created or sent when an analytic rule is triggered, indicating an event requires immediate attention.
Ability to search common events allows analysts to find relevant security events across different vendors’ log sources without having prior knowledge of the underlying log structure.
New signal replay enhances threat detection development process by allowing testing for analytics rules to ensure they are fine-tuned and optimized for their environment.
Streamlined onboarding of Beats and Open Collectors, a collection of LogRhythm services that gather and normalize data from various cloud providers, in a single location to cut the workflow in half.
Enhanced API log source onboarding for easier management of Open Collectors and Beats.
Expanded library of supported log sources and parsing for improved correlation and analysis.
In-product Resource Center for access to tutorials, announcements, docs, and support.
IP Behind Load Balancer Tracking for faster triage capabilities when responding to incidents.
Enhanced model output contextualization to empower quicker action to threats as relevant information is readily available.
In addition to LogRhythm's commitment to innovation and seamless cybersecurity solutions, Novacoast has also emerged as the first Axon services provider for LogRhythm's customer base. Novacoast's expertise in delivering innovative cybersecurity services adds a new layer of value to the already impressive suite of LogRhythm Axon capabilities.
“This strategic partnership reflects the platform's efficacy and flexibility in enhancing security programs across diverse environments,” said Jonathan Poon, CISO at Novacoast. “As LogRhythm continues to adapt its Axon offerings to address customer requirements, we are proud to be part of this evolution, propelling the cybersecurity landscape forward. Together, we are addressing industry needs and setting the standard for security services.”
LogRhythm helps security teams stop breaches by turning disconnected data and signals into trustworthy insights. From connecting the dots across diverse log and threat intelligence sources to using sophisticated machine learning that spots suspicious anomalies in network traffic and user behavior, LogRhythm accurately pinpoints cyberthreats and empowers professionals to respond with speed and efficiency.
With cloud-native and self-hosted deployment flexibility, out-of-the-box integrations, and advisory services, LogRhythm makes it easy to realize value quickly and adapt to an ever-evolving threat landscape. Together, LogRhythm and our customers confidently monitor, detect, investigate, and respond to cyberattacks. Learn more at logrhythm.com.
Cloud App Management
GlobeNewswire | October 20, 2023
Webscale, the industry leader in Intelligent CloudOps, proudly announces its acquisition of Section.io, a trailblazer in edge-native computing. This strategic acquisition has paved the way for the launch of CloudFlow, a revolutionary Kubernetes orchestration platform with patented Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) automation at its core. This unprecedented level of smart automation allows organizations to take a zero-ops approach to enhancing operational efficiency, optimizing compute resources, and delivering ultra low-latency performance.
In today's economic landscape, where organizations face the constant challenge of balancing cloud cost optimization and surging compute demands driven by increasing user experience expectations, Webscale is pioneering a new course. CloudFlow empowers businesses, from Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to enterprise organizations, to harness the full potential of AI to drive deep levels of efficiency into their distributed cloud computing strategies.
Key Features of CloudFlow:
AI-driven Adaptive Edge Engine: CloudFlow enlists patented AI/ML capabilities to ensure efficient resource allocation, dynamic scaling, and cost optimization, reducing cloud infrastructure costs while maximizing performance.
One-click Multi-cloud: CloudFlow’s Composable Edge Cloud (CEC) enables one-click multi-cloud integration, allowing users to operate seamlessly across various cloud providers, liberating them from vendor lock-in and providing unparalleled least cost routing.
Dynamic Cost Management: CloudFlow continuously monitors all environments, adjusting resource allocation and cluster size in real-time through coordination with Endpoint Controller, HPA, VPA, and HCA. This ensures judicious resource usage, resulting in cost savings without performance compromise.
Ironclad Security: The CloudFlow platform is SOC2 Type II, PCI-DSS and HIPAA compliant, ensuring the safety of your customers’ personal and financial data.
Zero-Ops Simplicity: By utilizing CloudFlow, zero-ops distributed cloud computing becomes an immediate reality, saving organizations time, effort, and resources.
A Seamless Collaboration
The acquisition of Section.io by Webscale signifies a pivotal moment in cloud-native computing, said Gary Schofield, CEO of Webscale. Our shared vision led us to create CloudFlow, a platform designed to simplify Kubernetes operations while using AI to efficiently manage workload placement and resource allocation across our clients’ networks. It's a game-changer for businesses seeking control over their margins by keeping inflated cloud infrastructure costs in check without sacrificing performance or security posture.
Gary added, "CloudFlow embodies the essence of innovation and is set to revolutionize cloud-agnostic operations for our customers across diverse sectors, including e-commerce, digital experience, ISVs, and enterprises."
Former Section.io CTO, Dan Bartholomew, has embarked on an exciting journey as Chief Product Officer within the expansive Webscale organization. In his new role, Dan is leading the Product Development organization, steering the innovation and integration roadmap of cutting-edge technology solutions from Section and Webscale. Under the united Webscale banner, we're poised to redefine the future of digital experiences, setting new standards for smart distributed computing and cloud infrastructure cost control.
CloudFlow represents a significant milestone in the cloud edge-native computing landscape. To explore how CloudFlow's AI-based technology can transform your cloud operations, visit www.webscale.com.
At Webscale, we understand the evolving cloud technology landscape and the challenges that organizations face in harnessing its full potential. That's why we've embarked on a mission to provide ecommerce businesses, digital experience providers, and SaaS vendors AI-rich tooling through our revolutionary CloudFlow platform, powered by the recent acquisition of Section.io. CloudFlow enables businesses to inject intelligence into their Kubernetes operations like never before and reimagine their distributed computing and cloud cost optimization strategies.
We believe that intelligence is the future of cloud computing, and CloudFlow represents our vision to empower organizations with the tools they need to thrive in the digital age. The CloudFlow platform has been designed to deeply integrate AI into multiple aspects of cloud management, from optimizing resource allocation to scaling Kubernetes architecture efficiently to meet minute-by-minute demand.
Cloud App Management
Spectro Cloud | November 07, 2023
Spectro Cloud has unveiled its third annual ‘State of Production Kubernetes’ report, providing unique insights into the highly dynamic Kubernetes industry. The report, based on a comprehensive survey of 333 Kubernetes practitioners and decision-makers, reveals key trends and challenges facing the industry.
The research highlights that operations teams are grappling with increasing complexity as their Kubernetes environments expand. A significant 56% of businesses have more than 10 Kubernetes clusters, and 69% run Kubernetes in multiple clouds or other environments. Furthermore, 75% report issues affecting the running of their clusters, an increase from 66% in 2022.
The report also underscores the need for greater support for application developers. Despite the rise of platform engineering, 82% of operations teams struggle to provide developers with access to tailored clusters. Additionally, 37% report inconsistencies between development, staging, and production environments.
The study also points to application modernization as a pressing issue for cloud-native organizations. While all interviewees reported a ‘container first’ approach, they agreed that virtual machines (VMs) are here to stay. A significant 85% are migrating existing VM workloads to Kubernetes, and 86% aim to unify containerized and VM workloads on a single infrastructure platform.
The Spectro Cloud's report reveals challenges in Kubernetes, with 75% of operations teams facing issues with cluster management and 82% struggling to provide developers with tailored clusters. The report also highlights the persistence of VMs and security, compliance, and cost issues in edge computing. However, it also shows a growing trend towards Kubernetes, with a majority of businesses operating multiple clusters across various environments. The rise of platform engineering, migration of VM workloads to Kubernetes, and increasing adoption of Kubernetes in edge computing environments suggest a shift towards modernization and promising advancements.
Finally, the report indicates that edge computing is gaining momentum, with 49% actively piloting or using Kubernetes in edge computing environments. AI is a key driver for edge adoption, with investment expected to improve business processes and enable new connected solutions. However, significant challenges remain, particularly around security, compliance, and the costs of field engineering.
Spectro Cloud's third annual ‘State of Kubernetes’ report highlights these trends and challenges. The report aims to inspire new dialogue in the industry, particularly at events like KubeCon. The report is available for download and will be discussed in a webinar on November 30.
About Spectro Cloud
Spectro Cloud is a leading provider of Kubernetes management solutions. Its comprehensive platform allows organizations to manage the full lifecycle of diverse Kubernetes environments, whether small or large, new or existing, simple or complex, in data centers or the cloud. The company's unique approach offers IT teams complete control and visibility, enabling them to provide developers with flexible Kubernetes stacks and tools tailored to their specific needs, all while ensuring granular governance and enterprise-grade security.
Cloud App Management
Business Wire | November 01, 2023
Cohesity, a leader in AI-powered data security and management, today announced the launch of Cohesity SmartFiles on the Snowflake Data Cloud. This new integration enables businesses to derive analytical insights from their on-premises and cloud data while maintaining data sovereignty and meeting compliance requirements.
Snowflake recognizes the critical importance of providing customers with advanced data security and management while mining their data for strategic insights, said Kit Beall, Chief Revenue Officer, Cohesity. As a leader in AI-powered enterprise data security and management, we seek partners equally dedicated to the secure storage and management of customer data. That is why we are delighted to partner with Snowflake to continue delivering innovative and secure solutions that our customers can confidently rely on.
By leveraging the Snowflake Data Cloud, Cohesity is joining Snowflake in mobilizing the world’s data to help organizations reap the benefits of their analytics capabilities without having to move their data to the cloud for analysis. With Cohesity SmartFiles, joint customers can store their data locally in SmartFiles and leverage Snowflake’s analytics capabilities with the flexibility to keep data either on-premises or in the cloud. This integration provides customers with broader access and choice while allowing them to adhere to strict internal policies.
Cohesity SmartFiles augments customers’ cloud-native Snowflake Data Cloud to include on-premises repositories and extends secure access to sensitive local data records. Cohesity SmartFiles also provides a secure platform for consolidating application data that is designed to improve storage efficiency and reduce overall cost of ownership for local Snowflake repositories.
“Cohesity’s commitment to helping Snowflake mobilize the world’s data can be seen through the launch of the SmartFiles integration,” said Tarik Dwiek, Head of Technology Alliances, Snowflake. “We look forward to partnering with Cohesity to allow access to SmartFiles in the cloud or on-premises through Snowflake’s single, integrated platform.”
This collaboration with Snowflake and Cohesity enables joint customers to gain more value from their data while optimizing cost, scale, and efficiency for their Snowflake data.
Cohesity is a leader in AI-powered data security and management. Aided by an extensive ecosystem of partners, Cohesity makes it easier to protect, manage, and get value from data – across the data center, edge, and cloud. Cohesity helps organizations defend against cybersecurity threats with comprehensive data security and management capabilities, including immutable backup snapshots, AI-based threat detection, monitoring for malicious behavior, and rapid recovery at scale. Cohesity solutions can be delivered as a service, self-managed, or provided by a Cohesity-powered partner. Cohesity is headquartered in San Jose, CA, and is trusted by the world’s largest enterprises, including six of the Fortune 10 and 42 of the Fortune 100.