Category Archives: Cloud and Data Center

Why Stand-Alone IDPS Matters More Than Ever, and the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant

First, What is IDPS and Why Do We Care? 

Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) emerged as an improvement on Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS).  IDS are out-of-band collectors of network traffic that analyze the information and provide alerts.  Continue reading

Randstad Group Selects Trend Micro to Protect its Public Cloud Infrastructure

The Randstad Group is currently in the process of consolidating and centralizing its IT infrastructure across 30 IT departments, and will be providing service to more than 40 operating countries across four continents. To ensure the new infrastructure will have optimal security the company selected Trend Micro as its cloud security solution partner for the next five years.  Continue reading

Hybrid cloud security: it’s your responsibility!

schermafbeelding-2016-11-29-om-09-42-24The last few years, whenever VMware holds its annual user event VMworld, the concept of hybrid cloud is discussed at length. The topic is still the same but the questions have gradually shifted, from ‘how do I prepare for the hybrid cloud when it arrives?’ to ‘the hybrid cloud is already here. How do I deal with it?’. Continue reading

Ransomware infects the cloud: What you need to know

Cloud security is critical, because hackers have set their sights on the virtual realm.Enterprises, small companies and everyone in between is adopting cloud-based tools and environments for their business and personal needs. RightScale’s 2016 State of the Cloud report found that 82 percent of enterprises were using a multi-cloud strategy, meaning they are using the infrastructure services of more than one cloud provider. In addition, according to projections made last year by Intuit, 78 percent of small businesses will be fully in the cloud by 2020. By saving data in virtual environments, companies are becoming more flexible and saving money on their IT infrastructure, allowing them to do better business and enhance revenues in the long run. Continue reading

Dealing with ransomware in Office 365

pastedgraphic-1-kopieGoogle Docs, iWork, Office 365, … The number of organizations that has made the switch from local mail servers to a cloud-based collaboration offering, is growing at an increasing pace.

The reasons for switching are clear: no investments upfront because you pay as you add users, no personnel required for imaging your infrastructure, easier access from anywhere, … you can probably come up with some extra reasons as well. Continue reading

Keeping Your Sanity Securing IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS Cloud Services – Part I 

Defending multiple cloud service types as one

In most organizations today, cloud services are a fact of life. Whether you’re deploying and managing servers in the cloud, building on top of a globally distributed platform, or consuming constantly updated services, the cloud is a fundamental part of your IT service delivery…whether you know it or not.

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VMworld Europe 2015: Bridging the Gap between Infrastructure and Security

VMworld-2015As IT-savvy readers surely have noticed already: VMworld Europe starts today! From 12 to 15 October, Barcelona will be buzzing with animated conversations around virtualization, cloud, software-defined datacenter and related topics.  Continue reading