prnewswire | April 19, 2023
Balbix, the leader in cybersecurity posture automation, today announced the addition of advanced Application Security and risk management capabilities to the Balbix Security Cloud platform. Enterprise cybersecurity teams can now efficiently identify, prioritize, and mitigate application vulnerabilities while accurately quantifying application risks in monetary terms. As with all other Balbix platform features, these capabilities work in a unified way uniformly across cloud-based and traditional applications. These new features demonstrate Balbix's focus on providing the most comprehensive attack surface visibility and automation for cyber risk management.
In digital landscape, businesses rely heavily on software applications to engage with customers and manage operations. The recent increase in application component vulnerabilities, such as Log4j, Spring4Shell, and OpenSSL, emphasize the importance of robust application security measures. Balbix's AppSec and risk management capabilities are vital to securing applications, minimizing business risk and protecting customer data.
Balbix's new AppSec module provides deep visibility into an organization's application inventory by automatically deduplicating, normalizing, and unifying application vulnerability data from multiple cybersecurity, IT and business tools. Balbix's unified risk model now incorporates application risk in monetary terms, providing organizations with an enhanced view of their cyber risk posture in business language. This enables security teams to prioritize and remediate application security vulnerabilities based on risk, in near real-time. Balbix's advanced AI capabilities provide for unparalleled automation, which eliminates numerous manual tasks and allows security teams to focus on high-priority issues.
With its unified risk model, Balbix goes beyond traditional AppSec vendors to offer security teams comprehensive Cyber Asset Attack Surface Management (CAASM) capabilities, advanced Risk-Based Vulnerability Management (RBVM), and Cyber Risk Quantification (CRQ) use cases. Unlike other AppSec solutions, Balbix's approach provides a holistic view of cyber risk that enables organizations to prioritize and address the most critical risks.
"Software application vulnerabilities are a growing concern for organizations, as the risk of data breaches and cyber-attacks continues to rise," said Ed Amoroso, Founder and CEO of research and advisory firm TAG Cyber. "Balbix's new AppSec capabilities help organizations identify potential vulnerabilities and implement effective security measures to prevent adversaries from exploiting them. By providing a normalized source of truth for application inventory and vulnerabilities, Balbix enables businesses to gain a comprehensive understanding of their security posture and make informed decisions regarding risk management and resource allocation."
Balbix's AppSec features not only stand-out at discovering and prioritizing application vulnerabilities and quantifying application risk, but they also provide a crucial link between the application layer and the underlying infrastructure. This is achieved through an industry-first application-to-infrastructure mapping capability, which allows businesses to visualize the relationships between their applications and the infrastructure on which they depend.
Gaurav Banga, Founder and CEO of Balbix, underscores the critical nature of effective application security in today's rapidly evolving threat landscape. "Our mission at Balbix is to help organizations enhance their cybersecurity posture through maximal automation and AI. By introducing our new AppSec capabilities, we're advancing that mission, equipping security teams with the tools necessary to swiftly and accurately identify, prioritize and fix vulnerabilities in their applications."
Balbix enables businesses to reduce cyber risk by quickly identifying and mitigating their riskiest cybersecurity issues. Our SaaS platform, the Balbix Security Cloud™, ingests data from businesses' security and IT tools so they can understand every aspect of their cybersecurity posture, build a unified cyber risk model and obtain actionable insights for risk reduction. With Balbix, businesses can automate and unify their cloud and on-prem asset inventory, conduct continuous risk-based vulnerability management and quantify cyber risk in dollars. Executives and operational teams can make cybersecurity decisions based on data, not opinions.
APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, WINDOWS SYSTEMS AND NETWORK
businesswire | April 10, 2023
Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to form an Investment Partnership with a consortium of investors led by funds affiliated with the investment management platform of DigitalBridge Group, Inc., MEAG and Infranity (together with other investors, the “Investor Consortium”).
The transaction values the Investment Partnership, which is related to certain stabilized European assets, at approximately €2.5 billion (approximately $2.7 billion), including Vantage’s stake. The additional capital raised by the Investor Consortium will be used to support the continued growth of Vantage’s EMEA data center platform. The Investment Partnership is expected to be finalized in the second quarter of 2023, subject to satisfaction of certain closing conditions, including the receipt of certain regulatory approvals.
About Vantage Data Centers
Vantage Data Centers powers, cools, protects and connects the technology of the world’s well-known hyperscalers, cloud providers and large enterprises. Developing and operating across five continents in North America, EMEA and Asia Pacific, Vantage has evolved data center design in innovative ways to deliver dramatic gains in reliability, efficiency and sustainability in flexible environments that can scale as quickly as the market demands.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
businesswire | April 13, 2023
Hewlett Packard Enterprise today announced that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), a combat support agency of the United State Department of Defense (DoD) headquartered in Fort Meade, MD, is modernizing and securing multi-class wireless networks with HPE Aruba Networking ESP (Edge Services Platform) solutions. As part of DISA’s digital transformation strategy under the Fourth Estate Network Optimization (4ENO) initiative, the deployment will include HPE Aruba Networking Wi-Fi 6 Access Points (APs) and HPE Aruba Networking ClearPass in support of approximately 400,000 DoD users and warfighters worldwide.
The 4ENO initiative includes an upgrade to a unified HPE Aruba Networking wireless infrastructure and new security capabilities at DISA Headquarters, for 4th Estate Agencies, and across DISA’s new DoDNet. The 4th Estate is a group of approximately two dozen DoD agencies that support the armed services and intelligence communities. DoDNet will provide secure as-a-service networking, IT systems, and business applications to participating 4th Estate agencies in support of DISA’s vision for establishing a single digital enterprise.
To enable its desired outcomes for reducing complexity and increasing interoperability with open standards-based technologies, DISA selected HPE Aruba Networking Wi-Fi 6 APs to be deployed at its Headquarters. HPE Aruba Networking’s advanced Wi-Fi 6 capabilities will provide DISA employees, mission partners, and guests with secure, high-performance connectivity. The deployment also supplies an enterprise-wide unified user experience for mobile, IoT, and operational technology (OT) devices across numerous business applications, including Microsoft 365 and other information systems.
Adopting Wi-Fi 6 enables DISA to fortify a Zero-Trust posture with built-in security capabilities such as Wi-Fi Protected Access 3 (WPA3) for improved password and guest access protections. Looking ahead, DISA also gains the future capability to establish seamless and secure transitions from 5G cellular networks onto internal classified and unclassified networks.
As the DoD’s information services provider, DISA is also deploying a secure HPE Aruba Networking WLAN for DoDNet, including HPE Aruba Networking Wi-Fi 6 and HPE Aruba Networking ClearPass. This will enable DoDNet to provide unified, streamlined, and secure wireless access for government furnished equipment (GFE) across all classification levels. The HPE Aruba Networking technology delivers device visibility, policy control, workflow automation, and cybersecurity threat response, all in one cohesive solution that provides built-in Zero Trust security.
About Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) is the global edge-to-cloud company that helps organizations accelerate outcomes by unlocking value from all of their data, everywhere. Built on decades of reimagining the future and innovating to advance the way people live and work, HPE delivers unique, open, and intelligent technology solutions as a service. With offerings spanning Cloud Services, Compute, High Performance Computing & AI, Intelligent Edge, Software, and Storage, HPE provides a consistent experience across all clouds and edges, helping customers develop new business models, engage in new ways, and increase operational performance.