first_imgWhen Micro Focus completed its spin-merger with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, the company claims it created the seventh-largest pure-play software company in the world. It also is now among the largest security companies.At its Protect 2017 user conference this week, Micro Focus is making a number of announcements regarding its security portfolio, to address security issues coming from a shift to hybrid IT, identity management and the growing sophistication of hackers.The company announced that analytics from the HPE Vertica embedded database will be built in to ArcSight, the company’s security console that is built on an open architecture to enable data sharing through the enterprise. Also, a new partnership with logging and analytics software provider Elastic will empower security teams to gain deeper insights from data exploration to threats.“Analytics is a big area for us” in the near future, Travis Grandpre, director of enterprise security at Micro Focus, told SD Times. “There is tremendous value in broader security platforms.” For companies struggling with securing data in the cloud, Micro Focus is releasing NetIQ Change Guardian 5.0, a tool that monitors user privileges and context to ensure data security. “If someone’s changing user access rights where they shouldn’t, that information can now be correlated with ArcSight,” Grandpre said.The company today also is launching SecureData Cloud for AWS, taking its on-premises data security solution and shifting it into a PaaS model, he said. This will enable enterprises to work in hybrid environments without risking exposure of sensitive data, he explained.Finally, Micro Focus is enhancing its Fortify static code analysis solution for speed. Grandpre said the company has increased scan rates by 10-15x and remediation is now 10 times faster.The ArcSight, Fortify and Vertica tools are heritage HPE tools, Grandpre said, while the NetIQ identity and access management solution is heritage Micro Focus.“We have these collective technologies now in one business,” he said, to provide data security, application security, identity management and continual monitoring.last_img read more

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first_imgSamsung wants to make things smarter and the world more connected with new strategies, software and services announced at its Samsung Developer Conference this week. The company announced SmartThings Cloud, Bixby 2.0, new ARTIK secure IoT modules, and a new vision for an open and connected IoT experience. “At Samsung, we’re constantly innovating to deliver smarter, connected experiences for our consumers. Now we’re taking a big step forward with our open IoT platform, intelligent ecosystem and AR capabilities,” said DJ Koh, president of mobile communications business at Samsung Electronics. “Through an extensive open collaboration with our business partners and developers, we are unlocking a gateway to an expanded ecosystem of interconnected and intelligent services that will simplify and enrich everyday life for our consumers.”The announced SmartThings Cloud is a new solution that will unite SmartThings, Samsung Connect and ARTIK into one Internet of Things platform. With the SmartThings Cloud, developers can build connected solutions across all SmartThings compatible products, and provide interoperability between IoT solutions, Samsung explained. “The newly united SmartThings will be an open ecosystem, ready to work with not only Samsung devices, but a wide range of connected devices. From early next year, consumers will have the freedom to choose from the world’s broadest range of IoT devices and control them using just a single app,” the company wrote. “With the new and – most importantly – open SmartThings Cloud, Samsung is connecting the fabric of the IoT experience and leading the democratization of the Internet of Things.” In addition, the company announced new ARTIK secure IoT modules to add performance and security features to the company’s IoT appliances. Bixby 2.0 is Samsung’s latest intelligent assistant platform designed to make connected experiences more personal and open. Bixby features deep linking capabilities and improved natural language abilities for recognizing users and anticipating needs. Samsung is also announcing the first private beta program for the Bixby SDK. “Today’s assistants are useful, but ultimately still play a limited role in people’s lives. People use them to set timers and reminders, answer trivial questions, etc. We see a world where digital assistant play a bigger role, an intelligent role, where one day everything from our phones, to our fridge, to our sprinkler system will have some sort of intelligence to help us seamlessly interact with all the technology we use each day,” Eui-Suk Chung, executive vice president and head of service intelligence of mobile communications business at Samsung Electronics, wrote in a post.The company also announced a new partnership with Google to extend the AR core platform to Galaxy devices as well as new virtual reality services such as Samsung VR, Samsung Internet VR, and Samsung PhoneCast VR.last_img read more

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