ShieldIO Developer Shield™ is Powered by Oracle Cloud and Now Available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace

ShieldIO, a leading provider of Real-Time Homomorphic Encryption™ for today’s data-centric applications and a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced today that its Developer Shield™ solution has achieved Powered by Oracle Cloud status and is now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace, offering added value to Oracle Cloud customers.

Developer Shield™ is an innovative solution that allows developers and testers to access and use real data while sensitive data remains encrypted at rest, in-transit and in-use. ShieldIO has delivered its cyber resilience solution built on ShieldIO Secure Autonomous Drivers™ to enable secure testing, development and analysis of full or partial data sets within Oracle Database running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

ShieldIO ensures that data throughout its lifecycle of use, development and testing, is kept secure, yet easy to use. This removes one of the biggest barriers to cloud adoption: access to sensitive data used by developers and testers in the cloud.

The Oracle Cloud Marketplace is a one-stop shop for Oracle customers seeking trusted business applications and service providers offering unique business solutions, including those that extend Oracle Cloud Applications. Oracle Cloud is the industry’s broadest and most complete public cloud, delivering enterprise-grade services at every level of the cloud technology stack including software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS).

“Developers and testers using Oracle Database must have access to data for the application development process to work,” said Simon Bain, Founder and CTO at ShieldIO. “They can develop against real data or create false data that approximates real data. The surge of data compliance and regulation has moved real data out of reach of developers. False data can be expensive to create and maintain and can produce skewed results. ShieldIO has addressed this issue by building our solution on ShieldIO Secure Autonomous Drivers™, with an AES 256 encryption process without a KeyStore, eliminating back-door hack attacks.”

“ShieldIO’s participation in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace further extends our commitment to the Oracle community and enables customers to easily realize the benefits of Developer Shield™. We look forward to leveraging the power of the Oracle Cloud to help us achieve our business goals,” added Bain.

“Oracle Cloud ISV growth is accelerated by partners like ShieldIO who adopt Oracle Cloud and Oracle Database for their development, deployment and GTM,” said David Hicks, vice president, Worldwide ISV Cloud Business Development, Oracle. ShieldIO is designed to enable organizations to remove one of the biggest obstacles to cloud adoption – access to sensitive and regulated data used by developers and testers in the cloud.

“We are delighted that ShieldIO has been selected to deliver two Hands-on Lab sessions at Oracle Code One for attendees on the subject of ‘Testing on Oracle Autonomous Database with Homomorphic Encryption, Using NetBeans and Java’, on 9/17 and 9/19,” added Hicks.

Developer Shield™ enables organizations to minimize the risk of data loss, stay ahead of data changes, face minimal implementation and operational costs, and meet the increasing challenges of regulation driven by CCPA, NYCRR500 and GDPR.

Powered by Oracle Cloud status recognizes OPN member solutions that have been tested or verified to run on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. This achievement offers customers confidence that the partner’s application is supported by the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure SLA, enabling full access and control over their cloud infrastructure services as well as consistent performance.

The Oracle Cloud Marketplace offers an intuitive user interface to browse and search for available applications and services, as well as user ratings and reviews to help customers determine the best business solutions for their organization. With its new automated application installation features, customers can easily deploy provider business applications from a centralized cloud interface.

Visit ShieldIO at Oracle Open World in OCI-P5 Moscone South Level 1. Join us in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Experience on Monday, Sept 16 1:15-1:35 in the OCI Theater in Moscone South to hear our CTO speak about Cyber Resilience for Today’s Data in Oracle Cloud. For a Hands on experience join our CTO and VP of Engineering in one of our Oracle Code Labs Testing on Oracle Autonomous Database with Homomorphic Encryption, Using NetBeans and Java, either on Sept 17 12:30-2:30 or Sept 19 9:00-11:00 Moscone West – Room 3024C.

About ShieldIO
ShieldIO was established in 2018 and is based in Reno, NV with offices in San Jose, CA and Atlanta, GA. Among data security companies, ShieldIO defies legacy industry conventions compelling people to think in a Data-Centric and Data-First method. By pairing our partners and customers with our elegantly simple and innovative solutions we will forever change expectations of what’s possible from a data security company.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners .

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Gresham accelerates digital transformation with Clareti Integration Studio enhancements

Latest release of popular messaging integration product extends competitive advantage

London – 12 September, 2019 – Gresham Technologies plc, the leading software and services company that specialises in providing real-time solutions for data integrity and control, banking integration, payments and cash management, today announced Clareti Integration Studio (CIS) is available with new features designed to accelerate digital transformation projects.

Clareti Integration Studio simplifies the implementation, testing and maintenance of integrations using a model-driven architecture, a rich set of graphical tools and pre-built standards libraries for on-premise or cloud deployment. Clareti Integration Studio provides access to a library of over 40 industry messaging standards including SWIFT, SEPA, FpML, FIX as well as the ability to develop, and manage the deployment of, custom integrations across an enterprise.

The technology has been deployed by many of the world largest financial institutions, market infrastructures and solution providers due to its rich functionality and trusted processing performance. Organisations can benefit from reduced time to market and lower maintenance costs of building new financial products, messaging data services and application integrations.

The latest release provides:

  • Full support for SWIFT Standards MT Release 2019 changes
  • Certification to run within Spring Cloud Data Flow – the de-facto open source integration engine to provide a full service integration engine for the Clareti platform
  • Certification by Mulesoft against Mule 4, the latest release of the most extensive commercially available integration platform.
  • New graphical capabilities for managing message schema evolution

Ian Manocha, Gresham CEO, commented:
“Gresham understand the challenges faced by customers who need trusted integration capabilities to support their digital programmes, new product or regulatory initiatives, and business connectivity needs. Initiatives such as PSD2 are driving new payments and digital services and for organisations to be competitive they need to be able to move fast without creating a technical debt and maintenance burden. Clareti Integration Studio enables organisations to accelerate their integration projects, from the simplest to the most complex, and to be in control.”

Neil Vernon, Gresham CTO, commented:
“The ability to capture, manipulate and push data in multiple formats, in real-time when needed, can be a real headache for project leaders. Clareti provides access to reusable, trusted messaging that is fully maintained and readily available for fast, efficient and reliable data modelling and integration requirements. As an example, it was recently licensed by one of the world’s largest clearing houses for the transformation of FpML and FIXML messages. Clareti Integration Studio enables organisations to put the power of the platform to work for virtually any type of custom integration with complete confidence.”

Gresham (Stand F107) is an exhibitor at the SWIFT Sibos 2019 event in London, 23 to 26 September.

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Further information can be found on the Gresham website greshamtech.com or on Twitter @GreshamTech

About Gresham Technologies plc
“Gresham is a leading software and services company that specialises in providing real-time solutions for data integrity and control, banking integration, payments and cash management. Listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange (GHT.L) and headquartered in the City of London, its customers include some of the world’s largest financial institutions and corporates, all of whom are served locally from offices located in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.

Gresham’s award-winning Clareti software platform is a highly flexible and scalable platform, available on-site or in the cloud, designed to address today’s most challenging financial control, risk management, data governance and regulatory compliance problems.”

Media Contact
Gresham Technologies plc
Jenny Swift
jswift@greshamtech.com

Parasoft Wins Best Solution for Microservices with API Awards 2019

The new award recognizes Parasoft SOAtest’s innovative and leading API testing technology

September 10, 2019

Monrovia, CA – Parasoft, the leader in automated software testing, is excited to announce that Parasoft SOAtest, the industry’s gold standard for API and UI functional testing solution, has won a 2019 API Award in the Best in Microservices Infrastructure category. The 2019 API Awards celebrate technical innovation, adoption, and reception of API and microservices by the global developer community. The 2019 API Awards will be presented at the 2019 API Awards Ceremony during the first day of API World 2019 (Oct 8-10, 2019, San Jose Convention Center).

To learn more about Parasoft SOAtest’s solution for microservices, please visit: https://www.parasoft.com/soatest/microservices-testing.

The 2019 API Awards received hundreds of nominations, and the Advisory Board to the API Awards selected Parasoft SOAtest based on three criteria: (1) attracting notable attention and awareness in the API industry; (2) general regard and use by the developer and engineering community; and (3) being a leader in its sector for innovation.

Parasoft SOAtest’s unbeatable support for 120+ message formats/protocols and industry-shaping innovations enable organizations to deliver high-quality software at speed. SOAtest’s AI and machine learning make API testing easier, empowering enterprises to reap the benefits of Agile and DevOps initiatives.

Parasoft addresses the fundamental challenges that come with new architecture styles that organizations have adopted to deliver their microservices. Especially prevalent in choreographed or reactive environments, Parasoft enables service isolation and testing through support for new and emerging protocol technologies, such as Kafka, MQTT, and AMQP/RabbitMQ. These asynchronous messaging techniques require a different approach to testing. Parasoft’s plug-and-play tooling system supports the gamut of testing techniques by allowing users to build test clients that are customized to their organization’s technology stack. Additionally, through behavior virtualization, Parasoft enables users to simulate microservices environments for early-stage testing.

“Parasoft is a shining example of the API technologies that empower developers and engineers to build upon the backbone of the multi-trillion-dollar market for API-driven products and services. Today’s cloud-based software and hardware increasingly runs on an open ecosystem of API-centric architecture, and Parasoft’s win here at the 2019 API Awards is evidence of their leading role in the growth of the API Economy,” said Jonathan Pasky, Executive Producer & Co-Founder of DevNetwork, producer of API World and the 2019 API Awards.

About Parasoft

Parasoft provides innovative tools that automate time-consuming testing tasks and provide management with intelligent analytics necessary to focus on what matters. Parasoft’s technologies reduce the time, effort, and cost of delivering secure, reliable, and compliant software, by integrating static and runtime analysis; unit, functional, and API testing; and service virtualization. Parasoft supports software organizations as they develop and deploy applications in the embedded, enterprise, and IoT markets. With developer testing tools, manager reporting/analytics, and executive dashboarding, Parasoft enables organizations to succeed in today’s most strategic development initiatives — agile, continuous testing, DevOps, and security.

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For US inquiries:
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Aspera’s Cloud Solution Prevents Cost Overruns and Optimizes SaaS Subscriptions

LicenseControl for Cloud includes Adobe Creative Cloud support to manage all essential SaaS vendors

Aachen, Germany, September 10, 2019 – Aspera, the industry-leading provider of Software Asset Management solutions, today announced the latest release of LicenseControl for Cloud, a powerful platform for managing all SaaS vendors together, knowing their data, and saving on licensing costs. LicenseControl automatically recommends how to control increasing IT costs while finding the best SaaS subscriptions for every user.

The ITAM Review reports, “Software-as-a-Service expenditure will overtake perpetually-licensed software spend in 2019”. LicenseControl shows companies exactly how to control these expanding costs and optimize their cloud investment, making the transition to the cloud easier and more cost-effective.

The platform includes features for managing Adobe Creative Cloud, along with Salesforce and Microsoft Office 365, so customers can track usage and find the right subscription configurations for their creative needs.

LicenseControl has powerful features that include:

  • See all SaaS usage in one platform. Get instant usage reports about the most important vendors, make licensing changes across all vendors, and store all purchase and contract information.
  • Manage your cloud costs. Effectively plan and forecast license demand, re-harvest unused and underused licenses, and set up infrastructure to keep costs down.
  • Get deep data insights. Connect directly to vendor APIs to access the information needed to control SaaS costs.
  • Get started in minutes. Skip long roll-out and implementation phases by taking advantage of this cloud-based solution.
  • Customize your workflows. Ensure that automated workflows are driven by business needs and not development quirks.

“We worked to develop a solution that would meet customers’ current software management needs, but one that also looked ahead to future concerns,” said Olaf Diehl, Senior Director at Aspera. “LicenseControl uses sophisticated analytics to produce accurate compliance reports and to provide customers with the tools they need to optimize their SaaS environments and prevent cost overruns.”

Companies interested in evaluating LicenseControl for Cloud should contact an Aspera representative.

This press release is available at https://www.aspera.com as well as https://www.usu.de/en/

About Aspera
At Aspera, we simplify the complexity of your software licenses. For nearly two decades, we have helped hundreds of enterprises and over 50 Fortune 500s to assess cost and risk within their IT environments. Our solutions for Software Asset Management track all the big vendors, such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP to cover every environment from servers and desktops to cloud and mobile. With the largest in-house consultant and service team in the industry, we provide the best strategy for data discovery, easy system integration, and a cost-effective way to purchase, use and optimize licenses.

Aspera is part of USU Software AG (ISIN DE 000A0BVU28), which is listed in the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

For more information, please visit http://www.aspera.com.

Contact
Nicole Panas
Marketing Director
Email: nicole.panas@aspera.com

USU Software AG
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Dr. Thomas Gerick
E-Mail: t.gerick@usu-software.de

Confirmit accelerates evolution and revolution in Market Research with new platform capabilities

Latest release of Confirmit Horizons drives research management efficiency and usability

London, UK, New York, NY and Oslo, Norway: 5th Sept 2019Confirmit is giving Market Research organisations greater reporting, management and usability capabilities with the latest release of its comprehensive software platform, Confirmit Horizons.

Terry Lawlor, EVP Product Management at Confirmit, said: “Market Research businesses are constantly evolving and need evolutionary technology to support them in their day-to-day activities. Our agile development combined with continuous deployment ensures we’re able to rapidly meet our customers’ evolving needs for faster, deeper, more actionable insight.

“At the same time, changing market demands and ever-increasing disruption are driving greater need for a revolutionary approach to research. That’s why, in addition to our continual evolution of the Confirmit Horizons platform, we’re also focusing on significant step-changes in the technologies, capabilities and solutions we offer.”

A new introduction to Confirmit Horizons 2019 is free “Fieldwork Reporting”, a highly visual, out-of-the box reporting capability. Free to use and available in one click from Confirmit’s Survey Designer module, the report automates processes for simple and quick review and analysis of survey results.

Wale Omiyale, SVP Market Research at Confirmit explained: “Researchers in both agencies and corporates are under increasing time pressure and need faster access to top level survey results for projects in field. This new reporting capability makes it even easier for them to gain instant access to the key information they need to understand the progress and success of their survey projects.”

Fieldwork Reporting is available immediately and includes key survey performance measures, key metrics, top line results, cross tabs, quota details and survey verbatims – all generated through one click.

Further enhancements delivered by Confirmit Horizons include a range of CATI improvements designed to make call handling and management easier. These include:

  • Break classification, allowing managers to more accurately monitor staff breaks for payroll and workload management
  • Enhanced filtering and quota balancing, for better workload sharing
  • More efficient internal and external call transfer for improved completion rates
  • Improved inbound call handling and IVR support, for greater efficiency.

Confirmit has introduced support for its customers to more easily deliver survey respondent rewards. Through the strategic partnership with Virtual Incentives, a leading platform for delivering modern rewards, Confirmit enables real-time, automated reward delivery. The integrated offering is designed to attract respondents, increase response rates and eliminate the inefficiencies of manual rewards processes.

“We’ve seen growing consumer demand for immediate online reward delivery following the completion of surveys, and this integration follows through on that need. As a bonus, automating this process is a great way to improve respondent satisfaction while also saving market research organisations valuable time,” explained Jonathan Price, Chief Commercial Officer at Virtual Incentives.

Ann-Marie Raposo, Product Manager at Virtual Incentives, added: “The system is incredibly easy to use. Confirmit Horizons users simply add the Virtual Incentives Extension into a survey to allow respondents to receive their reward immediately via the survey thank you page or an email.”

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About Confirmit
Confirmit is the world’s leading SaaS vendor for multi-channel Customer Experience, Employee Engagement, and Market Research solutions. The company has offices in Oslo (headquarters), Grimstad, London, Moscow, New York, San Francisco, Sydney, Vancouver, and Yaroslavl. Confirmit’s software is also distributed through partner resellers in Madrid, Milan, Salvador, and Tokyo.

Confirmit powers Global 5000 companies and Market Research agencies worldwide with a wide range of software products for feedback / data collection, panel management, data processing, analysis, and reporting. Customers include Aurora, British Standards Institution, Cross-Tab, Dow Chemical, GfK, GlaxoSmithKline, GMO Research, KeepFactor, Nielsen, Research Now, RS Components, QRS, SSI, and Swisscom. Visit www.confirmit.com for more information.

About Virtual Incentives
Virtual Incentives is the first virtual rewards platform of its kind, powered by one simple, customisable solution. They’ve perfected their full-service platform and API technology so you can deliver digital gift cards instantly to anyone, at any time. You can choose from endless bulk reward options – including virtual Visa®, MasterCard® and global eGiftCards – to give employees, research respondents and customers exactly what they want, when they want it.

Virtual Incentives has quickly become one of the most trusted partners across the world. Their platform provides millions of rewards each year to industry-leading, global brands — including more than 40 Fortune 100 companies. Learn more at: https://www.virtualincentives.com

Media Contact
Melanie Oxford
Indigo River
M: 07515 632065
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New Redgate SQL Monitor 9.1 enhances alerting and improves compliance for database administrators

Cambridge UK, Thursday 5 September 2019 – Redgate today launched SQL Monitor 9.1, the latest version of the world’s most popular tool for monitoring SQL Server estates. New features include an expanded API to help fine-tune alerting through Microsoft PowerShell, and a unique permissions function. This supports tightened security and compliance by providing a drill-down view of who has access to monitored databases and servers, and their permissions level.

SQL Monitor provides real-time SQL Server performance monitoring, scalable across even the largest estates. It delivers instant problem diagnosis and intelligent and customizable monitoring, enabling database administrators (DBAs) to proactively find and fix issues before they impact business performance.

Developed and introduced based on customer feedback, the SQL Monitor PowerShell API allows users to write PowerShell scripts to configure what areas and parameters the tool should monitor and to specify how they are alerted to issues. This ensures that DBAs can be alerted to what really concerns them in a way that best suits their needs, with the ability to instantly replicate these settings across their entire database estate.

Data compliance is a key business imperative in the age of regulations such as the GDPR, HIPAA and the forthcoming California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). SQL Monitor’s new permissions table aids auditing and compliance by providing an instant overview of who has access, and at what level, to specific servers and databases. DBAs can then drill down to see more details, such as when a user last logged in, as well as delivering a count of Windows Logins, Active Directory Accounts and SQL Server logins.

SQL Monitor 9.1 follows the release of version 9.0 in February 2019. This introduced the ability to seamlessly monitor hybrid and cloud SQL server estates, including both Azure Managed Instances and SQL Database Elastic Pools. Users can monitor their entire SQL Server estate, whether on-premises or in Azure, from a single dashboard and know instantly when any problem on any server arises.

As Jamie Wallis, Product Marketing Manager, Redgate Software, comments: “We’re continually listening to users to ensure that SQL Monitor is both simple to use and delivers the functionality they need to do their jobs in the most efficient way possible. The new PowerShell API has been introduced directly due to user feedback, and along with the permissions table feature shows our commitment to developing the tool. I’d encourage all our users to keep engaging with us through our user forums to ensure we are always delivering on their changing requirements.”

SQL Monitor customers can quickly share feedback through Redgate’s UserVoice forum, logging on at https://redgate.uservoice.com/forums/602209-redgate

To give users an opportunity to assess how useful SQL Monitor is compared to their current monitoring solution, a 14-day, fully-functional free trial of the tool is available.

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For further information, please contact:
Jamie Wallis, Product Marketing Manager, Redgate Software
Jamie.Wallis@red-gate.com

Matt Hilbert, Technology Writer, Redgate Software
Matt.Hilbert@red-gate.com
07564 778274

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.

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