CLOUD APP MANAGEMENT
Thales | June 08, 2022
The 2022 Thales Cloud Security Report, conducted by 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, reports that 45% of businesses have experienced a cloud-based data breach or failed audit in the past 12 months, up 5% from the previous year1, raising even greater concerns regarding to protecting sensitive data from cybercriminals.
Globally, cloud adoption and notably multicloud adoption, remains on the rise. In 2021, organisations worldwide were using an average amount of 110 software as a service (SaaS) applications2, compared with just eight in 2015, showcasing a startlingly rapid increase. There has been a notable expansion in the use of multiple IaaS providers, with almost three-quarters (72%) of businesses using multiple IaaS providers, up from 57% the year before. The use of multiple providers has almost doubled in the last year, with one in five (20%) of respondents reporting using three or more providers.
Despite their increasing prevalence and use, businesses share common concerns about the increasing complexity of cloud services with the majority (51%) of IT professionals agreeing that it is more complex to manage privacy and data protection in the cloud. Additionally, the journey to the cloud is also becoming more complex, with the percentage of respondents reporting that they’re expecting to lift and shift, the simplest of migration tactics, dropping from 55% in 2021 to 24% currently.
Security Challenges of Multicloud Complexity
With increasing complexity comes an even greater need for robust cybersecurity. When asked what percentage of their sensitive data is stored in the cloud, a solid majority (66%) said between 21-60%. However, only a quarter (25%) said they could fully classify all data.
Additionally, nearly a third (32%) of respondents admitted to having to issue a breach notification to a government agency, customer, partner or employees. This should be a cause for concern among enterprises with sensitive data, particularly in highly regulated industries.
Cyber-attacks also present an ongoing risk to cloud applications and data. Respondents reported an increasing prevalence of attacks, with a quarter (26%) citing an increase in malware, 25% in ransomware and one-fifth (19%) reporting seeing an increase in phishing/ whaling.
Protecting Sensitive Data
When it comes to securing data in multicloud environments, IT professionals view encryption as a critical security control. The majority of respondents cited encryption (59%) and key management (52%) as the security technologies they currently use to protect sensitive data in the cloud.
However, when asked what percentage of their data in the cloud is encrypted, only one in ten (11%) of respondents said between 81-100% is encrypted. Additionally, key management platform sprawl may be an issue for enterprises. Only 10% of respondents use one to two platforms, 90% use three or more, and almost one in five (17%) admitted using eight or more platforms.
Encryption should be a priority area for enterprises to focus on when it comes to securing data in the cloud. In fact, 40% of respondents stated that they were able to avoid the breach notification process because the stolen or leaked data was encrypted or tokenised, showcasing the tangible value of encryption platforms.
Additionally, it is encouraging to see signs enterprises embrace Zero Trust and investing accordingly. Nearly a third of respondents (29%) said they are already executing a Zero Trust strategy, a quarter (27%) said they are evaluating and planning one and, 23% said they are considering it. This is a positive result, but there is certainly still room to grow.
“The complexity of managing multicloud environments cannot be overstated. Additionally, the growing importance of data sovereignty is increasingly raising questions for CISOs and Data Protection Officers when considering their cloud strategy, governance, and risk management. The challenge is not only where the sensitive data resides geographically, but even who has access to sensitive data inside the organisation. There are various solutions such as encryption and key management. Last but not least, continuing to embrace a Zero Trust strategy will be essential in securing these complex environments, helping to ensure organisations can support their data and manage future challenges.”
Sebastien Cano, Senior Vice President for Cloud Protection and Licensing activities at Thales
Thales and 451 Research will discuss the findings in more detail during a webinar on 23 June 2022. To join, please visit the registration page.
About the 2022 Thales Global Cloud Security Study
As organizations step beyond the urgent actions of the last two years, they’re grappling with securing the more complex environments in which they now operate. The global edition of the 2022 Thales Cloud Security Study looked at various aspects of those impacts in a wide-ranging survey of security professionals and executive leadership that touched on issues including accelerated digital transformation, cloud migration, and the complexities of managing security in a multicloud world. The 2022 Thales Cloud Security Study is based on data from a survey of almost 2,800 security professionals and executive leaders. This research was conducted as an observational study and makes no causal claims.
Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global leader in advanced technologies, investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations – connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum computing – to build a confident future crucial for the development of our societies. The Group provides its customers – businesses, organisations and governments – in the defense, aeronautics, space, transport, and digital identity and security domains with solutions, services and products that help them fulfil their critical role, consideration for the individual being the driving force behind all decisions.
Splunk | June 20, 2022
Splunk Inc. the data platform leader for security and observability, today announced the next generation of the Splunk Platform. New enhancements to Splunk Cloud Platform and the general availability of Splunk Enterprise 9.0 empowers customers to make business decisions on full fidelity data, act faster on data insights, and customize how those insights are operationalized across their organization in the hybrid cloud.
At its annual user-conference, .conf22, Splunk introduced new capabilities and feature enhancements to the Splunk Cloud Platform and Splunk Enterprise 9.0 that help customers access more data sources easily, find and operationalize insights even faster, secure and scale deployments and streamline administration:
End-to-end visibility through expanded data access and optimized storage for greater customer choice, control, and cost savings:
Data Manager for Splunk Cloud Platform delivers a scalable data onboarding experience across Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure today, with Google Cloud Platform support available later this summer, providing an easy-to-manage hybrid cloud control plane of data flowing into Splunk within minutes.
Ingest Actions helps customers get data to the right places, in the right shape, and at the right time with granular controls to take action on data through filtering, masking, and routing of data in motion within the Splunk Platform or to external AWS S3 storage.
Splunk Enterprise 9.0 extends cost effective cold storage beyond Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform, to now include Microsoft Azure with SmartStore for Azure helping self-managed Splunk Enterprise customers reduce operating costs by up to 70%.
Rapid time to action through deeper investigation and an optimized administrative experience to address outages and security attacks without business disruption:
With the expansion of Federated Search, Splunk enhances and simplifies investigation and search across hybrid cloud environments by providing users and administrators of the Splunk Platform a unified, single pane view of their entire Splunk ecosystem to enable quicker actionable insights.
Splunk Assist is a new fully managed cloud service within Splunk Enterprise 9.0 that provides customers with deep insights into their security environment, leveraging insights from cloud deployments for a richer administrative experience.
Expanding the power of the Splunk platform with more ways to build and customize applications to extract greater business value from data insights:
With the enhanced Splunkbase experience offering curated collections over 2,500 purpose-built apps and integrations, customers can easily apply the power of the Splunk portfolio to a large variety of data-centric use cases. Combined with our partner ecosystem of over 2,400 partner organizations can integrate third-party data sources to discover, deploy, and manage apps built to help customers turn data into doing.
Now in preview, the Splunk Cloud Developer Edition lets developers easily create and test their applications, reducing time-to-value for enterprises building on, for, and with the Splunk Cloud Platform.
“Forward-thinking organizations demand full stack integration across business processes to unlock innovation, improve security and drive business resilience despite the complexity of technology environments, The latest innovations in the Splunk Platform enable customers to address the complexities of multi-cloud and hybrid environments, rapidly identify signals from noise, and turn data insights into business outcomes.”
Garth Fort, Chief Product Officer, Splunk
About Splunk Inc.
Splunk Inc. helps organizations around the world turn data into doing. Splunk technology is designed to investigate, monitor, analyze and act on data at any scale.
Otava | March 30, 2021
ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Otava, a global leader in secure, compliant cloud solutions, has achieved Gold status in the Veeam® Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) program and is pleased to offer its customers an expanding portfolio of data protection and backup solutions. As a Veeam Gold partner, Otava's team of Veeam Certified Engineers (VMCE) oversee a growing number of Veeam backup client workloads.
Veeam is the leader in Backup Solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management™ for cloud, virtual and physical backup and intelligent recovery, orchestration, cloud mobility, copy data management, monitoring and analytics. Otava's Veeam Gold partnership status represents its commitment to providing clients world class cloud solutions based upon these leading technologies. Otava's Veeam-powered solutions provide businesses peace of mind with regard to off-site data protection, ransomware protection, risk mitigation and cloud data management. Solutions are available as self-managed or fully-managed to address the unique needs of both service providers, ISVs and enterprise organizations.
"In addition to our current hybrid cloud, colocation, data protection, managed security solutions, we're pleased to offer IaaS cloud backup, protection for Microsoft 365 and Veeam cloud connect backup data repositories fully integrated into our cloud infrastructure," said Brad Cheedle, CEO at Otava. "Veeam is one of Otava's top strategic partners due to their ongoing investment and commitment to our mutual success. As a market leader in secure and compliant cloud, our customers benefit from the added security and protection these solutions afford Otava clients.”
"As a Veeam Gold partner, Otava has demonstrated proficient knowledge of Veeam products at scale, and we are confident in Otava's ability to recommend and deliver Veeam-powered solutions to enable their customers to achieve Cloud Data Management," said Matt Kalmenson, vice president of Americas Cloud at Veeam.
Try Otava's Cloud Connect backup, IaaS Backup, or Backup for Microsoft 365 solutions powered by Veeam, free for 30 days. Contact email@example.com for a free demonstration or to learn more.
Otava provides the secure, compliant hybrid cloud solutions demanded by service providers, channel partners and enterprise clients in compliance-sensitive industries. By actively aggregating best-of-breed cloud companies and investing in people, tools, and processes, Otava's global footprint continues to expand. The company provides its customers in highly regulated disciplines with a clear path to transformation through its effective solutions and broad portfolio of hybrid cloud, data protection, disaster recovery, security and colocation services, all championed by an exceptional support team. Learn more at www.otava.com.
Dahlia Public Relations for Otava
Made4net | June 13, 2022
Made4net, a global leader in cloud-based supply chain execution and warehouse management system (WMS) software, today announced that Zethcon, a leading North American WMS software company with a robust cloud-based product platform designed specifically for the unique requirements of the third-party logistics (3PL) market, has agreed to be acquired by Made4net. Combining Zethcon’s multi-decade track record of delivering premier 3PL WMS solutions with Made4net’s WMS product leadership across a broad diversity of end markets that extend beyond 3PL, creates a best-of-breed warehouse software company serving an impressive global footprint of blue-chip 3PL and non-3PL customers, spanning virtually all industries.
For nearly 20 years, Zethcon’s flagship product, Synapse WMS, has enabled 3PL and cold-chain customers to improve the speed, accuracy, and efficiency of their warehouse operations. The Synapse platform offers real-time inventory visibility, extensive ecommerce and order management capabilities, and deep, purpose-built WMS functionality for 3PL and cold chain operators and their customers. “One of the most important factors in our track record of success, is our people,” said Chris Oechsel, President and CEO of Zethcon. “This partnership with Made4net allows for our leadership, culture, and customer focus to continue on their same trajectory, while now leveraging the resources that come with a larger company and experienced private equity firm.”
"The continued growth of ecommerce and omnichannel is massively disrupting in-house supply chain operations and distribution requirements for outsourced 3PL operators,” said Tom St. Geme, Vice President, Thompson Street Capital Partners and Made4net investor. "The combination of Zethcon and Made4net creates a world-class WMS software provider with innovative solutions tailored to the needs of the mid-market; it now further enables both 3PL and non-3PL customers to modernize their supply chains through automation and real-time visibility.”
"We are excited to welcome Zethcon’s team and customers to Made4net, The Synapse WMS is recognized for offering rich 3PL functionality on a versatile platform, which is a natural match for Made4net’s configurable supply chain solutions. The combination of our companies and pooled resources will propel us into the forefront of innovative and powerful supply chain software solutions and first-class customer support.”
Duff Davidson, CEO of Made4net
"Over the 20 years Synapse WMS has been in market, we have developed a reputation as 3PL distribution experts as our depth of functionality evolved with the more than 100 3PL companies adopting the solution,” said Oechsel. “The ability for Zethcon to continue its commitment to outstanding customer support and focus on being the best 3PL WMS platform available, is what made this partnership with Made4net so attractive.” In parallel with the transaction, Chris Oechsel will be joining Made4net as President of 3PL.
Made4net is a leading global provider of best-in-class, cloud-based supply chain execution and warehouse management solutions for organizations of all sizes to improve the speed and efficiency of their supply chain. The company’s end-to-end SCExpertTM platform offers a robust WMS solution that enables real-time inventory visibility, labor management, and equipment productivity with performance analytics that drive faster, more accurate order fulfillment and improved supply chain efficiency. In addition to the best-of-breed WMS, the platform offers integrated yard management, dynamic route management, proof of delivery and warehouse automation solutions that deliver a true supply chain convergence. Made4net is proud to be recognized by industry experts as a global leader in warehouse management software, including Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for WMS.
Zethcon is a provider of modern WMS software designed to drive growth, revenue and reliability for the 3PL, cold chain, and distribution markets. The company’s flagship product, Synapse WMS, offers broad and deep functionality in a highly configurable package, capable of matching unique customer requirements. With 50 years of experience solving customer problems with innovative technology, Zethcon is dedicated to highly responsive service and long-term partnerships.
About Thompson Street Capital Partners
Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP) is a St. Louis-based private equity firm focused on investing in founder-led middle market businesses. We have acquired more than 150 companies in the Healthcare & Life Science Services, Software & Technology Services and Business Services & Engineered Products sectors and have managed more than $3.6 billion since being founded in 2000. TSCP partners with management teams to increase value by accelerating growth, both organically and via complementary acquisitions.