Redgate cements its position as the leading vendor of database DevOps solutions with Flyway acquisition

Cambridge UK, Wednesday, 24 July 2019 – Redgate, the Cambridge UK based vendor of database development solutions, is investing US$10 million in the acquisition and ongoing development of the biggest cross-platform database migrations tool, Flyway. Already widely known for its SQL Server expertise, the move will accelerate Redgate’s plans to enable the database to be included in DevOps, whatever database its customers are working on.DevOps is increasingly being adopted by software development teams because the collaboration and cooperation between development and operations that it encourages enables organizations to improve the speed and reliability of software delivery so that they can get value to market quicker. Database development is often a stumbling block in the process and hence the interest in solutions that allow it to be included.

One such solution is Flyway which was originally developed as an open source project by Axel Fontaine to make database migrations easy on multiple platforms, and which has seen an estimated 23 million downloads of its free community edition. It also has a growing list of commercial customers using its paid-for editions, leading to a significant growth in revenue over the last 12 to 18 months.

Flyway supports a wide range of databases, from Oracle to MySQL, PostgreSQL to Amazon Redshift, and the acquisition will enable Redgate to extend its product roadmap beyond database DevOps for SQL Server to new database platforms. Redgate wants its ambitious plans to reinforce Flyway’s place as the open source database migrations tool of choice.

As Simon Galbraith, CEO and Co-Founder of Redgate, comments: “We’ve spent the last five years developing a portfolio of SQL Server tools that enable developers to include the database in DevOps, and we want to give those same advantages to every developer on any platform. With Flyway, we’ve just taken a huge leap forward in that direction.”

Axel Fontaine will now work on Flyway alongside a development team at Redgate and he sees the move as the next natural step. “Redgate has years of experience in the database market and also has the resources to further develop and enhance Flyway many times faster than I can. This will make both the community and the commercial editions better for everyone.”

Redgate will continue to maintain a free version of Flyway, available under the open source Apache v2 license, and is committed to supporting and growing the open source community that has helped in its development. It already offers free versions of tools that work with open source software, like MySQL Compare, and was instrumental in backing the development of Glimpse, the open source diagnostic platform for the web.

It also provides financial and development backing for other tools that help in database development. These include tSQLt, the database unit testing framework, SQL Cover, the code coverage tool for T-SQL, and tSQLt Test Adapter, the Visual Studio tool for discovering and executing tSQLt tests.

While the acquisition of Flyway is a major move by Redgate, the company will retain its focus on strengthening and extending its portfolio of SQL Server tools, which are used by 91% of businesses in the Fortune 100. As Simon Galbraith explains: “Our work on the SQL Server platform is the foundation for everything we do. The Flyway acquisition now opens the door to seeing where that knowledge can be used to develop tools for other database platforms, based on what works best with SQL Server first.”

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For further information, please contact:
Kate Duggan, Product Marketing Manager, Redgate Software
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About Redgate Software
Redgate makes ingeniously simple software used by over 800,000 IT professionals and is the leading Microsoft SQL Server tools vendor. Redgate’s philosophy is to design highly usable, reliable tools which elegantly solve the problems developers and DBAs face every day, and help them to adopt compliant database DevOps. As well as streamlining database development and preventing the database being a bottleneck, this helps organizations introduce data protection by design and by default. As a result, more than 100,000 companies use Redgate tools, including 91% of those in the Fortune 100.

Endace and Micro Focus Partnership Delivers New Security Insights for Threat Hunting and Investigation

Micro Focus joins Endace Fusion Partner Program to accelerate cybersecurity threat investigation and response

London, UK – July 24, 2019 – Endace, specialists in high speed network recording and analytics hosting, today announced a new partnership with Micro Focus®.

Alongside the partnership announcement, Endace and Micro Focus also announced new integration between ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager and the EndaceProbe™ Analytics Platform to deliver faster, more accurate response to cybersecurity threats. This integration dramatically reduces the time required for security analysts to respond to cybersecurity threats, at scale.

Micro Focus ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager is a comprehensive real-time threat detection, analysis, workflow, and compliance management platform with powerful data enrichment capabilities. It detects and directs analysts to cybersecurity threats, in real time, helping security operations teams respond quickly to indicators of compromise.

The EndaceProbe Analytics Platform captures, indexes and stores network traffic with 100% accuracy while simultaneously hosting a wide variety of network security and performance monitoring applications in Application Dock™, the EndaceProbe’s built-in hosting environment. Hosted applications can analyze recorded traffic in real-time at full line-rate or analyze recorded Network History for back-in-time investigation.

Now, security analysts can go directly from a threat alert in ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager console to the related packet history with a single click, which gives them access to definitive evidence and enables them to prioritize, investigate and respond to the threat quickly and accurately.

Centralizing the management, analysis and reporting of all enterprise security events using ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager reduces threat exposure and gives customers much greater visibility into the threats that their security monitoring solutions detect. Combining this rich security intelligence with the ability to quickly connect threat alerts to the related Network History dramatically increases analyst productivity. This enables faster, more accurate threat response and provides the basis for powerful, proactive threat hunting.

“We’re thrilled to have Micro Focus as an Endace Fusion Partner. The integration means Micro Focus customers can establish a consistent, optimized investigation and resolution workflow. Analysts can follow the same triage and investigation process regardless of where a threat was detected or which of the customer’s monitoring solutions detected it,” said Stuart Wilson, CEO, Endace.

“Organizations are continually expressing the need for increased agility when it comes to incident investigation and threat hunting. By bringing our two powerful solutions together, Micro Focus and Endace give customers the capabilities they need to respond quickly and accurately to threats to reduce the risk of serious security breaches,” says Cary Wright, VP Product Management at Endace.

The integration is provided by an easy-to-deploy package which can be downloaded from the Endace Support Portal and is free for Endace and Micro Focus customers. More information about the integration, including a demonstration, is available at endace.com/micro-focus.

The Endace Fusion Program enables market-leading, cybersecurity and network monitoring partners to use EndaceProbe’s API integration and Application Dock VM hosting to connect their solutions directly to Network History. This allows network and security analysts to streamline and automate detection and investigation, choose from industry-leading security and performance solutions, and deliver shared access to a common, authoritative source of network history to all applications and teams that need it.

Visit Endace at Black Hat USA, August 7-8, at booth # 1102.

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Contacts
North America: Kelly Dorsey
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EMEA: Leah Jones (CommsCo)
+44 203 697 6680

Asia Pacific: Mark Evans
mobile +64-21-494 850

About Endace
Endace’s multifunctional Analytics Platform can host 3rd-party network analytics applications while simultaneously recoding a 100% accurate Network History, providing definitive evidence for investigating cybersecurity threats, quantifying data breaches and analyzing network or application performance problems.

Deploying a dedicated Analytics Platform enables agile deployment of analytics functions on-demand and dramatically reduces OPEX and CAPEX costs by consolidating datacenter hardware. Hosted analytics applications can analyze live traffic at full line rate, or use Playback to analyze historical traffic for powerful, back-in-time analysis.

Global customers include banks, hospitals, telcos, broadcasters, retailers, web giants, governments, and military. www.endace.com

About Micro Focus
Micro Focus is a leading global enterprise software company uniquely positioned to help customers extend existing investments while embracing new technologies in a world of Hybrid IT. Providing customers with a world-class portfolio of enterprise-grade scalable solutions with analytics built-in, Micro Focus delivers customer-centered innovation across DevOpsHybrid IT ManagementSecurity & Data Management, and Predictive Analytics.

Driving Business Innovation: OutSystems Announces Agenda for NextStep Conferences in Denver and Amsterdam

Customers, Analysts, OutSystems Leader to Share Insights at Industry’s Top Event for Low-Code and Digital Transformation

London – 23rd July 2019 – OutSystems today announced the keynote and customer speakers for NextStep 2019, the world’s largest and most comprehensive event series showcasing the best in low-code and digital transformation. This year’s conferences will take place in Denver, on 2nd – 3rd October, and in Amsterdam, on 29th -30th October with more than 3000 people expected to attend the events.

Attendees will hear from OutSystems customers about ways they have broken the barriers of innovation using the OutSystems low-code development platform. World-class customers speaking at NextStep 2019 include Deloitte, Microsoft, The Pokemon Company, GM Financial, Humana, Kent State University, Mednax, Medtronic, Randstad, Aetna, Prosegur, Burton Snowboards, and many more.

Both events will feature keynote addresses by OutSystems CEO and founder Paulo Rosado. Rosado will share his insights on how low-code is helping world-class companies solve business problems and achieve unprecedented levels of transformation and ROI. He also will show how OutSystems continues to set the pace as the global leader in the low-code sector by demonstrating new product capabilities.

At NextStep in Denver, Gartner vice president and principal analyst Mark Driver will deliver a keynote about low-code’s prospects for more widespread industry adoption. Driver, the co-author of the Gartner Low-Code Evaluation Guide, is an expert on companies’ development of new, more flexible architectures for next-gen digital transformation leveraging technologies such as IoT, business rules management, and artificial intelligence.

John Rymer, Forrester vice president and principal analyst serving application development & delivery professionals, will co-headline the Amsterdam event. He will speak about how low-code is spreading throughout the enterprise. Rymer, winner of the prestigious Bill Bluestein Research Award, leads Forrester’s Application Development and Delivery research on cloud platforms and low-code development.

The conferences will also feature more than 50 deep-dive tech sessions covering topics such as AI, IoT, RPA, and DevOps. Tech sessions will explore a wide variety of topics, including: “Branching Your Way to Low-Code Perfection,” “Mobile Game Development with OutSystems,” and “Mobile Synchronisation Patterns for Large Volumes of Data.”

The events will offer a full schedule of product demos, networking breaks, and the highly anticipated OutSystems Innovation Awards program, which recognises OutSystems customers who are delivering in truly innovative ways.

NextStep 2019 is sponsored by OutSystems partners and customers, including DeloittePersistentNetlinkTruewindProduct LeagueDo iT LeanValugaNoesisIG&HRoffCoolprofsADADigital AlchimiaOS QuayStormyBTransfer SolutionsaskblueMotion10OutfitIncentroHi Interactive, and ITUp.

The U.S. event will take place at the Denver Marriott Tech Centre in Denver. The European event will be housed at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam.

Register Today! Last year’s events sold out, so be sure to register soon. Learn more about this year’s sessions, get venue and travel information, or learn more about this year’s sponsors on the website.

About OutSystems
Thousands of customers worldwide trust OutSystems, the number one low-code platform for rapid application development. Engineers with an obsessive attention to detail crafted every aspect of the OutSystems platform to help organisations build enterprise-grade apps and transform their business faster. OutSystems is the only solution that combines the power of low-code development with advanced mobile capabilities, enabling visual development of entire applications that easily integrate with existing systems.

Visit us at www.outsystems.com, or follow us on Twitter @OutSystems or LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/outsystems/

 

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WatchGuard Blocks 100% of Evasions and Earns Recommended Rating from NSS Labs’ Next Generation Firewall Test for Third Straight Year

Company believes continued focus on the evasion resiliency of its IPS engine and other security controls serves as major differentiator as just two vendors achieve the zero-evasion benchmark

18 July 2019 – For the third consecutive year, WatchGuard® Technologies’ firewall product has achieved a ‘Recommended Rating’ with the release of the 2019 NSS Labs Next Generation Firewall Group Test. WatchGuard’s Firebox M670 earned high security effectiveness and low total cost of ownership and is identified as one of the only two products to observe zero evasions. The Firebox M670 successfully blocked all 406 of the evasion attempts and it also blocked 96.69% of 1,784 attacks that were tested by NSS Labs.

“The firewall market is one of the largest and most mature security markets. However, it’s evolving quickly as trends like Web 3.0 push critical applications through the firewall,” said Vikram Phatak, Founder at NSS Labs. “With a Recommended rating for three consecutive years, WatchGuard’s security products and services are a strong option for any business looking to bolster their security architectures.”

NSS Labs testing focuses on the main differentiators for next generation firewall (NGFW) products: security, performance/functionality and cost. For security effectiveness, NSS Labs engineers with deep expertise use multiple commercial, open-source and proprietary tools, including NSS Labs’ network live stack test environment. The testing goes beyond simple delivery of attacks to incorporate evasion techniques, which are a means of disguising and modifying attacks at the point of delivery to avoid blocking by security products.

“Often times, customers view security services as simple check boxes that are relatively identical across vendors throughout the industry. But there are many important technical differentiators that make certain security services more effective than others,” said Jack Waters, SVP of Engineering at WatchGuard Technologies. “We believe our NSS Labs results prove that WatchGuard’s focus on improving evasion resiliency on the NGFW serves as a substantial differentiator in the market and has bolstered the level of network protection our customers enjoy.”

All WatchGuard Firebox appliances in the UTM and NGFW family run the same Fireware operating system and security services as the M670, and thus benefit from the same efficacy, stability, performance and total cost of ownership strengths. Engineered for midsize and distributed enterprises that are struggling to effectively and affordably secure networks in the face of explosive bandwidth rates, encryption traffic, video use and connection speeds, the M670 delivers total protection and visibility in an easy-to-deploy and manage appliance. The Firebox family of products is available through WatchGuard’s global community of channel partners.

For more detailed information, view the Security Value Map (SVM) or download the full report here: https://www.watchguard.com/wgrd-resource-center/2019-nss-labs-ngfw-group-test

About WatchGuard Technologies
WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in network security, secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, and network intelligence. The company’s award-winning products and services are trusted around the world by nearly 10,000 security resellers and service providers to protect more than 80,000 customers. WatchGuard’s mission is to make enterprise-grade security accessible to companies of all types and sizes through simplicity, making WatchGuard an ideal solution for distributed enterprises and SMBs. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit WatchGuard.com.

For additional information, promotions and updates, follow WatchGuard on Twitter @WatchGuard on Facebook or on the LinkedIn Company page. Also, visit our InfoSec blog, Secplicity, for real-time information about the latest threats and how to cope with them at www.secplicity.orgSubscribe to The 443 – Security Simplified podcast at Secplicity.org, or wherever you find your favourite podcasts.

WatchGuard is a registered trademark of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. All other marks are property of their respective owners.

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206.876.8380, chris.warfield@watchguard.com

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IGEL and CloudJumper Partner to Simplify the Deployment and Management of Cloud Workspaces Delivered on Azure

Companies Collaborate in Support of Scalable, Secure Cloud Workspaces Across Any Cloud, Including Azure, Google, AWS or Private Cloud Environments

Reading, UK. July 18, 2019 – IGEL, provider of the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces, and CloudJumper, a Microsoft named leading partner for Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD), has announced a partnership to simplify the deployment and management of cloud workspaces, including WVD workspaces delivered on Microsoft Azure. By leveraging the secure and adaptive Linux-based IGEL OS, the companies are making it easier to adopt multi-session Windows 10 desktops and applications.

“CloudJumper offers a remarkably simple and cost-effective path to implement WVD cloud workspaces,” said Casey Cheyne, Vice President, Cloud Partnerships, IGEL. “By matching their simple pricing model with technology and services that optimise costs by dynamically scaling server resources, they are able to deliver cloud workspaces that are secure, enterprise-grade and WVD ready. CloudJumper is an ideal partner for IGEL as we move to support any cloud, any device, anywhere.”

“Like CloudJumper, IGEL is focused on future-proofing today’s cloud workspaces,” said Robin Brandl, Vice President of Strategic Alliances, CloudJumper. “IGEL delivers end user computing solutions that are simple, smart and secure so that today’s dynamic workplaces can embrace any cloud technology that best supports their business demands. We are eager to collaborate on further integrations between our technologies, especially in support of the simplified adoption of WVD.”

The CloudJumper Cloud Workspace® Management Suite (CWMS) is a simple software platform for managing all technology layers of a RDS/WaaS/VDI deployment. The solution was designed to easily provision and manage cloud workspace solutions using existing infrastructure, hypervisors and other technology investments. CWMS aggregates all the layers of the cloud workspace stack, whether Azure, Google, AWS or private cloud, and delivers a centralised location to simply oversee, manage and control every aspect of the entire cloud workspace deployment.

By combining CloudJumper’s CWMS and IGEL’s Workspace Edition and Enterprise Management Pack software which includes IGEL OS and IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS), enterprises can access a highly optimised Cloud DaaS solution ideal for all types of use cases. IGEL OS is a highly secure Linux distribution with a minimal attack surface to fortify your enterprise against malware. It can run on any compatible 64-bit x86 device to extend your endpoint hardware investments. Supporting more than 17 different remote display protocols, IGEL OS is purpose-built for enterprise access to virtual environments of all types. IGEL UMS is built for security and ease of administration, featuring a drag-and-drop interface with policy driven controls as well as role-based access control, enabling easy management of tens of thousands of users with one full-time employee.

Availability
The CloudJumper CWMS is integrated with the IGEL UMS today via a custom partition. The companies plan to co-develop full integration between CloudJumper CWMS and IGEL’s OS firmware in the coming months.

CloudJumper Resources and Social Media:
Contact CloudJumper today to schedule a product demonstration at: http://cloudjumper.com/contact/
Follow CloudJumper on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/CloudJumperWaaS
Visit CloudJumper at: http://www.cloudjumper.com

IGEL on Social Media
Twitter: www.twitter.com/IGEL_Technology
Facebook: www.facebook.com/igel.technology
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/igel-technology
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/IGELTechnologyTV
IGEL Community: www.igel.com/community

About IGEL
IGEL provides the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces. The company’s world-leading software products include IGEL OS™, IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP) and IGEL Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). These solutions comprise a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint management and control platform across nearly any x86 device. Easily acquired via just two feature-rich software offerings, — Workspace Edition and Enterprise Management Pack — IGEL software presents outstanding value per investment. Additionally, IGEL’s German engineered endpoint solutions deliver the industry’s best hardware warranty (5 years), software maintenance (3 years after end of life) and management functionality. IGEL enables enterprises to save vast amounts of money by extending the useful life of their existing endpoint devices while precisely controlling all devices running IGEL OS from a single dashboard interface. IGEL has offices worldwide and is represented by partners in over 50 countries. For more information on IGEL, visit www.igel.com.

About CloudJumper
CloudJumper is a leading software and services company in the Cloud Workspace and RDS enablement markets. Cloud Workspace® Management Suite (CWMS) is a super-simple SaaS solution for interfacing with the technology layers needed to deploy a Cloud Workspace® using RDS, VDI or Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD). CWMS automates delivery of hosted Windows desktops, application services and Microsoft workloads. It allows IT service managers to deliver Cloud Workspaces with minimal labor, lower costs and faster delivery times. CWMS is supported in Azure, Google Compute, AWS and most private clouds. In 2018, Microsoft introduced Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) and recognized CloudJumper as one of only two “leading platform partners.” For more information, visit About CloudJumper or call us at 844.645.6789.

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IGEL Media Contact:
Tom Herbst
Tel: +44 (0)7768 145571
Email: tom@ambergroup.net

ASC announces Agreements for Recording and Analytics for Microsoft Teams

Hösbach, July 16, 2019 – Microsoft has selected ASC Technologies AG as a partner for compliance recording and analytics for Microsoft Teams. Mutual customers such as financial institutions will benefit from this collaboration as they are facing a number of strict regulations including the obligation to record all consultation calls. By beginning of 2020 users will benefit from the ASC Recording Insights app in Teams offering the possibility to record audio, video or chat communication. The ASC app allows users to document calls and archive recordings in compliance with the respective legal requirements.

“For us, Microsoft Teams is a real game changer which is bound to replace classic corporate communication by bringing together all channels on one user-friendly platform. We are actively shaping compliance in the cloud and are therefore excited to integrate our ASC Recording Insights solutions with Microsoft 365”, said ASC’s CEO Dr. Gerald Kromer.

Comprehensive cloud and analytics experience
ASC has experience working with Microsoft Cloud Products as it selected Microsoft Azure Cloud as the platform to host its global neo recording and analytics services. Already, an ASC app is available in Teams offering users analytics tools to evaluate previously recorded audio and video data.

ASC is now taking the next step by joining the pre-release API program to integrate the ASC recording and analytics capabilities with Microsoft Teams. ASC will additionally harness Microsoft’s cognitive services to analyze communication using transcription and emotion detection.

For more information about ASC’s portfolio please visit www.asctechnologies.com

About ASC
ASC is a worldwide leading software provider in the field of omni-channel recording, quality management, and analytics. Among our target groups are all companies that record their communication, especially contact centers, financial institutions, and public-safety organizations. ASC offers solutions to record, analyze, and evaluate multimedia interactions – as a service from the cloud as well as on-premise. With its headquarters in Germany and subsidiaries in Great Britain, France, Switzerland, Rumania, Dubai, the USA, Brazil, Mexico, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore as well as a global service network, ASC is one of the global players of the industry.

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