Fortinet upgrades for better cloud, SD-WAN protection

Fortinet has rolled out a new version of its FortiOS operating system that gives customers the ability to manage security capabilities across their cloud assets and software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) environments.

With FortiOS 5.6, the company’s Fortinet Security Fabric gives a view of customers’ public and private clouds – including Amazon Web Services and Azure – as well as assets on and their software-defined WANs, says John Maddison, Fortinet’s senior vice president of products.

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InfoWorld Cloud Computing

Skyhigh Networks adds threat protection and data loss prevention capabilities to the cloud  

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Every time I read the quarterly Cloud Adoption & Risk Report published by Skyhigh Networks, I come across some tidbit of information that truly surprises me. What is it in the Q4 2016 report that has me so astounded? Consider this: Fewer than half (42%) of cloud providers explicitly specify that customers own the data they upload to the service. The rest of the providers either claim ownership over all data uploaded, or don’t refer to data ownership at all in their terms and conditions, leaving it open to controversy if service is discontinued.

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Network World Cloud Computing

Microsoft to acquire data protection firm Secure Islands

Microsoft announced Monday that it has made a deal to acquire Secure Islands, an Israeli company that focuses on protecting companies’ data. Neither company disclosed the terms of the deal.

The acquisition will help Microsoft level up its Azure Rights Management Service, which lets companies protect files individually and in bulk with tools that ensure they aren’t opened or modified by people who are unauthorized to do so. Secure Islands’s services include data classification technology that automatically detects the creation of new files from a variety of sources and then applies a protection policy to it.  

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Computerworld Cloud Computing

Microsoft to acquire data protection firm Secure Islands

Microsoft announced Monday that it has made a deal to acquire Secure Islands, an Israeli company that focuses on protecting companies’ data. Neither company disclosed the terms of the deal.

The acquisition will help Microsoft level up its Azure Rights Management Service, which lets companies protect files individually and in bulk with tools that ensure they aren’t opened or modified by people who are unauthorized to do so. Secure Islands’s services include data classification technology that automatically detects the creation of new files from a variety of sources and then applies a protection policy to it.  

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CIO Cloud Computing