Cloud Computing: Predictions for 2017…

In this video, I interview Edwin Yuen and Terri McClure on their thoughts on cloud computing for 2017. Edwin covers systems management – including on-premises and on public clouds. Terri covers cloud infrastructure – including converged and hyperconverged systems. If you are wondering about these burning questions, our experts proffer their opinions. Systems Management: What will be the positioning between the traditional system management vendors and cloud born vendors? Or can any company meet the needs of managing both traditional apps and the new approaches — and provide a full solution? Watch Edwin give his answer on whether convergence can exist! Hyperconvergence: Is there a tension between public cloud and hyperconverged systems? Is this a zero-sum game, or will hybrid approaches win over? Battle or peace? Terri shares her views! To read the complete article, CLICK...

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Endpoint Security in 2017

Just a few years ago, there were about 6 to 10 well regarded AV vendors that dominated the market. Fast forward to 2017 and my colleague Doug Cahill and I are currently tracking around 50 endpoint security vendors. Why has this market changed so much in such a short timeframe? New types of targeted threats regularly circumvented signature-based AV software over the past few years. This weakness led to system compromises, data breaches, and panicky CISOs in search of AV alternatives. This in turn persuaded the fat cats on Sand Hill Rd. to throw VC dollars at anything that hinted at endpoint security innovation. Okay, I get the need for more than signature-based AV but there simply isn’t room in the market for 50 endpoint security vendors. Thus, it’s safe to assume a lot of M&A activity and outright business failures this year. To read the complete article, CLICK...

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HPE Acquires SimpliVity as the Market (Hyper)Converges

As you’ve probably heard by now, HPE announced this week that it intends to acquire hyperconverged infrastructure vendor SimpliVity. While the deal certainly isn’t as big as Dell EMC, but it does have far reaching portfolio implications for HPE and its customers. Here are some of the basics as provided by HPE: To read the complete article, CLICK...

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Goodbye SIEM, Hello SOAPA

Security information and event management (SIEM) systems have been around for a dozen years or so. During that timeframe, SIEMs evolved from perimeter security event correlation tools, to GRC platforms, to security analytics systems. Early vendors like eSecurity, GuardedNet, Intellitactics, and NetForensics, are distant memories; today’s SIEM market is now dominated by a few leaders: LogRhythm, McAfee (aka: Nitro Security), HP (aka: ArcSight), IBM (aka: QRadar), and Splunk. Of course, there is a community of innovative upstarts that believe that SIEM is a legacy technology. They proclaim that log management and event correlation can’t keep up with the pace of cybersecurity today, thus you need new technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning algorithms, and neural networks to consume, process, and analyze security data in real-time. To read the complete article, CLICK...

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Goodbye NAC, Hello Software-defined Perimeter (SDP)

Those of us who’ve been around security technology for a while will remember the prodigious rise of network access control (NAC) around 2006. Now the ideas around NAC had been around for several years beforehand, but 2006 gave us Cisco’s network admission control (a.k.a. Cisco NAC), Microsoft’s network access protection (NAP), and then a whole bunch of venture-backed NAC startups (ConSentry, Lockdown Networks, Mirage Networks, etc.). To read the complete article, CLICK...

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