CLOUD APP DEVELOPMENT
Guidewire | January 13, 2022
Guidewire announced that SGI CANADA has subscribed to Guidewire InsuranceSuite and Guidewire Live Predict on Guidewire Cloud to power its core operations.
SGI CANADA will use the cloud-based InsuranceSuite application to house their corporation’s insurance products. As a cloud-based solution, Guidewire provides increased flexibility and configurability to adapt to changing market needs and customer expectations. In addition, Guidewire Live Predict will provide SGI CANADA actuaries build insights into the company’s business, providing SGI CANADA with a competitive advantage in the market.
“By moving to Guidewire, we’re taking a giant step toward a technology solution that will enable SGI to become a true digital insurer. In the competitive market, we sell our products exclusively through our network of broker partners. Our partnership with Guidewire will allow us to best support our brokers in meeting customer expectations and responding to their changing needs.”
SGI CANADA Vice President of Digital and Corporate Projects Darlene Schultz
Schultz continued, “A cloud-first approach has always been paramount for our digital strategy. What sets SGI CANADA apart from our competitors is our commitment to our broker partners and our strong customer focus. The customer truly is at the center of our business. We see great opportunities to improve and enhance the customer experience.”
“We are pleased to welcome SGI CANADA to the Guidewire customer community and Guidewire Cloud,” said Guidewire Group Vice President of Americas Sales Ken Shapiro. “We are humbled by the company’s confidence in our cloud services capabilities to help it adapt to the demands of a rapidly changing marketplace in order to pursue their vision of transforming the insurance experience to promote peace of mind and safer communities.”
Guidewire PartnerConnect Consulting member Deloitte is leading the implementation project, leveraging its InsurCloud platform accelerator to implement InsuranceSuite and Live Predict in Guidewire Cloud. Deloitte Canada Industry Solutions partner David Kerr said, “We are honored that SGI CANADA is putting its trust in Deloitte and Guidewire as the foundation for the next phase of their business transformation.”
InsurCloud is pre-configured for the Canadian insurance industry and is built to improve speed to market in personal lines, farm, and small commercial product lines, while reducing costs and risk.
About SGI CANADA
SGI CANADA is the trade name of the property and casualty insurance division of SGI, which offers products in five of Canada's provinces. It operates as SGI CANADA in Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario, and also as Coachman Insurance Company in Ontario. Products are sold through a network of independent insurance brokers.
About Guidewire Software
Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently. We combine digital, core, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 450 insurers, from new ventures to the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.
As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record, with 1,000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our marketplace provides hundreds of applications that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.
CLOUD DEPLOYMENT MODELS
Five9 | April 22, 2022
Five9, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIVN), a leading provider of the intelligent cloud contact center, announced an enhanced strategic agreement with Deloitte Canada, an independent firm under the Deloitte brand that provides a broad range of integrated services and world-class capabilities to public and private clients spanning multiple industries.
The expanded collaboration will drive customer experience transformation, as Five9 continues to expand its international footprint, and closely aligns Five9 and Deloitte Canada’s proven success in partnering with Canadian companies to meet the growing demand for digital age networking and Cloud Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS).
Deloitte Canada will feature the Five9 Intelligent Cloud Contact Center as part of its Future of Service Practice, providing end-to-end contact center solutions and services across strategy, architecture, and implementation. The Five9 platform will provide Deloitte Canada’s clients access to digital channels, contact center analytics, workflow automation, workforce optimization, and practical AI to help create more human customer experiences, engaged and empowered contact center agents, and ultimately help deliver tangible business results.
Deloitte Canada is a leader in customer experience implementation, and Five9 is highly rated by customers for its solutions and superior after sales quality of service and customer satisfaction. This strategic agreement will amplify existing sales and solutions enablement resources in the Canadian market, and Deloitte Canada will invest in building a Five9 Center of Excellence within Canada focused on leveraging the Five9 platform to drive innovation for the contact center of the future.
“Contact centers have become a vital channel for organizations to strengthen their customer relationships and accelerate business transformation,” said Bruce Derraugh, Canadian Practice Leader, Deloitte. “We are expanding our Canadian Future of Service Consulting team that is dedicated to helping our clients leverage modern CCaaS solutions, and we look forward to working closely with Five9 to help our clients maximize the value of their CX solutions and drive successful transformation outcomes to meet their business objectives.”
There is a growing demand for CCaaS solutions, and this strategic agreement builds on recent investments Five9 has made to support its rapidly growing Canadian customer base. In 2020, Five9 rolled out two new Canadian data centers that support local data privacy regulations and augment the already available data centers in North America and EMEA. The Five9 field services teams have expanded to include additional Canadian-based Sales, Support, Professional Services, Cloud Infrastructure, Partner Ecosystem, and Customer Success teams that are helping Canadian companies embrace cloud innovation and meet the increased demand to deliver exceptional customer service.
“Canadian businesses have more choice than ever when it comes to cloud-based contact center services, and our partnership with Deloitte Canada will extend our ability to deliver a differentiated, secure, world-class experience for our customers,” said Steve Plunkett, Vice President, Global Systems Integrators, Five9. “We are excited about our partnership with Deloitte Canada and the business outcomes we will jointly drive for local enterprises’ ongoing success.”
Five9 is an industry-leading provider of cloud contact center solutions, bringing the power of cloud innovation to more than 2,500 customers worldwide and facilitating billions of call minutes annually. The Five9 Intelligent Cloud Contact Center provides digital engagement, analytics, workflow automation, workforce optimization, and practical AI to create more human customer experiences, to engage and empower agents, and deliver tangible business results. Designed to be reliable, secure, compliant, and scalable, the Five9 platform helps contact centers increase productivity, be agile, boost revenue, and create customer trust and loyalty.
CLOUD APP MANAGEMENT
Deepfence | May 18, 2022
Deepfence, a pioneer in the emerging security observability and protection space, today announced at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022 the launch of Deepfence Cloud, a fully managed offering that enables customers to deploy Deepfence’s security observability solution across multiple cloud platforms. With Deepfence Cloud, enterprise security teams can now gain comprehensive visibility across their entire cloud native infrastructure in minutes, without the administrative burden of deploying and managing on-premises resources.
Modern applications are cloud based, highly distributed, and constantly changing, which makes intelligent and timely security observability essential for organizations striving to protect their customers and themselves while staying ahead of attackers. Deepfence Cloud, built on the ThreatStryker offering from Deepfence, observes runtime indicators of attack (IoA) and indicators of compromise (IoC) and correlates events to tell the story of each attack as it evolves. With Deepfence Cloud, enterprises can easily tap into ThreatStryker to provide targeted security for their applications against known and unknown threats, in real time, with faster deployment and lower overhead.
“At Deepfence, we’re on a mission to help enterprises secure all their cloud native applications and infrastructure against the increasing onslaught of cybersecurity threats. With the launch of Deepfence Cloud, we’re making the product more flexible and accessible, so customers at any stage of their security journey will be better protected by our powerful suite of security observability technologies. Better, more accessible protection will empower security teams to do what they do best—focus on protecting their applications, businesses, and customers.”
Shyam Krishnaswamy, Co-Founder and CTO at Deepfence.
Deepfence Cloud is a fully-managed security solution for users who need to integrate Deepfence’s powerful security solutions across multiple cloud platforms, with simple user management, access control, scaling, and integration. From a single Deepfence Cloud dashboard, customers can view their entire cloud estate and drill down to individual applications and functions, with SSO and integration with enterprise identity platforms.
Deepfence Cloud comes with a free trial that makes it easy for security professionals to evaluate Deepfence as the cloud native security observability platform for their production workloads. To learn more and sign up for free, visit deepfence.io/cloud.
Deepfence is an essential security observability platform for cloud and container native environments. Based on a “security as a microservice” model, Deepfence measures and maps runtime attack surfaces, and provides full-stack protection from known and unknown threats. Deepfence ThreatMapper helps protect the increasingly vulnerable software supply chain by automatically scanning, mapping and ranking application vulnerabilities and sensitive secrets in running containers, images, hosts and repositories—from development through production. Deepfence ThreatStryker uses industry attack heuristics to interpret ThreatMapper intelligence and telemetry, identifying attacks-in-progress and deploying mitigating firewall and quarantine measures.
Codenotary | March 16, 2022
Codenotary, leaders in software supply chain security, today announced new features in Codenotary Cloud that provide the first all-in-one, end-to-end software supply chain security and DevSecOps.
This latest version includes Codenotary’s own vulnerability scanning, in addition to the ability to integrate with other vulnerability scanners, which means Codenotary Cloud now provides assurance of a fully-trusted, tamper-proof software supply chain – from checking for vulnerabilities to cryptographic verification and ensuring the provenance of software artifacts and then tracking those in inventory in a Software Bill of Materials (SBOM). In addition, further enhancements have been made to Codenotary Cloud capabilities including extending the existing trust/untrust functionality to now allow policy enforcement that provides full protection in DevOps deployments.
Codenotary Cloud, first announced last month, reduces the cost to almost instantly identify and remove unwanted artifacts by up to 80% and delivers compliance with the U.S. Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity.
Our cloud service delivers simplicity combined with the industry’s most sophisticated capabilities for assuring a secure software supply chain. It is immutable and tamper-proof providing users with full trust in the essential software they rely on to run their businesses. That is not trivial in today’s world where software supply chain attacks like log4j and SolarWinds have had far-reaching consequences.”
Moshe Bar, co-founder and CEO, Codenotary.
Codenotary Cloud provides an end-to-end trusted software supply chain with integrity and authenticity. It can be scaled to millions of integrity verifications per second and gives developers a way to attach a tamper-proof SBOM for development artifacts that include source code, builds, repositories, and more, plus Docker container images for their software and Kubernetes deployments. The SBOM can make those instantly visible to customers, auditors and compliance professionals. It is built without uploading any data to the service, instead notarizing these artifacts using tamper-proof cryptographic verification to uniquely identify development artifacts. Each artifact retains a cryptographically strong identity stored inside immudb the open source immutable database developed by Codenotary.
With Codenotary Cloud it’s possible to maintain trust status at the level of each individual artifact at scale. Codenotary Cloud provides tools for notarization and verification of the software development lifecycle attesting to the provenance and safety of the code.
Codenotary Cloud can be integrated with popular cloud-native continuous integration / continuous delivery (CI/CD) systems. The DevOps attestation service runs on any cloud or host as a managed service or customers can host themselves. Pricing starts at $5,500 for a workgroup of 10 developers.
Codenotary brings easy to use trust and integrity into the software lifecycle by providing end-to-end cryptographically verifiable tracking and provenance for all artifacts, actions, and dependencies. Codenotary can be set up in minutes and can be fully integrated with modern CI/CD platforms. It is the only immutable and client-verifiable solution available that is capable of processing millions of transactions a second. With the Codenotary tamper-proof bill of materials, users can instantly identify untrusted components in their software builds.