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Micro Focus' CyberRes Partners with Google Cloud to Enable High-Scale Secure Cloud Analytics with Data Privacy

CyberRes | August 08, 2022 | Read time : 03:00 min

Micro Focus' CyberRes Partners with Google Cloud to Enable
CyberRes, a Micro Focus line of business, today announced a partnership with Google Cloud to support the upcoming release of BigQuery remote functions. The partnership will see CyberRes' end-to-end enterprise data protection solution, Voltage SecureData, integrate with Google's BigQuery data warehouse to accelerate and expand organizations' data science initiatives and help companies comply with ever-evolving privacy regulations.

The integration will enable CyberRes Voltage customers to persistently protect data in use, in motion, and at rest in Google BigQuery. The support for remote functions also enables Google Cloud's BigQuery customers to take advantage of Voltage's privacy-enabling technologies. Mutual customers can use Voltage's format-preserving encryption, hashing, and tokenization services within BigQuery in conjunction with Google BigQuery's native security to address strict privacy compliance controls. Voltage's cloud-agnostic and consistent data protection allows all customers to safely use regulated data for analytics across hybrid clouds.

"The availability of remote functions from BigQuery is an exciting and critical evolution of Google Cloud's platform for our customers. "The integration with Voltage SecureData means BigQuery will allow customers to utilize and support the Voltage data-centric protection approach for secure analytics, enabling enterprises to accelerate and expand their data science initiatives with privacy by default."

Tony de la Lama, Vice President of Product Management, CyberRes

BigQuery, Google Cloud's highly scalable multi-cloud data warehouse, is designed for business agility and allows customers to gain insights with real-time and predictive analytics, access data and securely share insights with ease. This new partnership adds to Voltage SecureData's deep capabilities in securing analytics across data warehouses, databases and data lakes and enables customers to shift workloads seamlessly and securely to BigQuery.

"Emerging threats and evolving technology needs are at the forefront of challenges in cyber security. By making its Voltage SecureData solution available to Google Cloud customers from within their BigQuery data warehouse, CyberRes is enabling customers with the technologies needed to protect their sensitive data while addressing and adhering to current data privacy regulations," said Ritika Suri, Director, Technology Partnerships, Google Cloud.

The CyberRes Voltage portfolio helps secure organizations with continuous data discovery, insight, and protection to reduce risk and enable privacy by design. Organizations can work with high-value, sensitive customer data in its protected state to derive business intelligence without the risk of data exposure in Google BigQuery. The data protection technologies in Voltage SecureData provide flexible implementation and data-centric protection for a virtually unlimited number of structured data types in any language, and in any region, with proven performance, reliability, and scalability.

About CyberRes
CyberRes is a Micro Focus line of business. We bring the expertise of one of the world's largest security portfolios to help our customers navigate the changing threat landscape by building both cyber and business resiliency within their teams and organizations. CyberRes is part of a larger set of digital transformation solutions that fight adverse conditions so businesses can continue to run today, keep the lights on, and transform to grow and take advantage of tomorrow's opportunities.

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Alation Named Market Leader in BARC Score Data Intelligence Platforms Report

Alation | September 02, 2022

Alation Inc., the leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions, has been named a Market Leader in the inaugural BARC Score Data Intelligence Platforms report, recognizing the company’s convincing market execution and strong year-over-year global growth trajectory. The report underscores Alation’s demonstrated ability to help enterprises create a data culture where anyone can find, understand, and trust data. The BARC Score Data Intelligence Platforms report evaluates the most important international vendors of modern data intelligence platforms based on an extensive criteria catalog and customer evaluations. As a pioneer in categories including Metadata Management, Data Governance, and Data Cataloging, Alation is now a forerunner in Data Intelligence, a category that combines a range of different data components in a broader market space. Similar to how data fabric helps stitch together an organization’s business data landscape, BARC defines Agile Data Intelligence as the corresponding fabric for metadata. The report assesses vendors via comprehensive scores based on a detailed set of criteria, including the product’s global reach, the company’s total revenue, the product’s functionality as an independent data catalog, and data governance capabilities. As reported in the BARC Data Intelligence Platforms report, Alation: Has experienced a strong year-over-year global growth trajectory, particularly in EMEA and APAC, where the company is expected to continue expanding its partner network. Delivers a strong product strategy and roadmap, evidenced by the launch of Alation Cloud Service for Snowflake, a new offering that enables organizations of all sizes to catalog and govern data on Snowflake’s platform. Demonstrates a clear ability to share crowd-sourced wisdom, driving greater confidence in analytics and AI/ML by connecting every individual to governed, high-quality data and each other. Provides support for behavioral metadata, which offers an additional valuable resource on how metadata is handled across an organization. “A data intelligence platform lays the foundation for organizations creating a data culture, and empowering anyone in the business to find, understand, and trust data. “We’re proud to be recognized as a market leader by the BARC Score Data Intelligence Platforms report. Alation helps more than 400 enterprises get the most value from their data, and that’s why we are consistently recognized by top industry analyst firms. As Alation continues to expand globally, we’re excited to support organizations as they overcome their data challenges and drive widespread engagement and adoption of trusted data.” Satyen Sangani, CEO and co-founder at Alation “Organizations are understanding the significant value and benefits that data intelligence platforms provide,” said Timm Grosser, Senior Analyst Data and Analytics at BARC. “Upon analyzing the market, Alation was selected as a clear leader in the Data Intelligence Platforms report for their demonstrated ability to help customers accelerate data governance, organize business-valuable data, and choose from the data that meets their needs. Alation has refined and mastered catalog capabilities while expanding to support data collaboration, data governance, and automation offerings, catalyzing the shift toward a data-driven approach to business.” BARC describes data intelligence as “a smart and automated approach to extract, collect, and connect expert knowledge to get business value,” of which Alation expertly executes through the marriage of data intelligence and human brilliance. The report explicitly addresses data intelligence platforms, covering three main areas of focus: smart and automated extraction, collection and cross-linking of siloed, disparate metadata sources; smart support of human and machine-driven metadata curation and crowdsourcing; and smart and flexible metadata analysis to provide augmented and automated support for the needs of diverse user roles. This report follows Alation recently being named to the Constellation ShortList™ for Metadata Management, Data Cataloging, and Data Governance in Q3 2022 for the third consecutive year; recognized as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Data Catalog Software 2022 Vendor Assessment for the second successive year; named a top vendor in the Dresner Advisory Services’ 2022 Wisdom of Crowds Data Catalog Market Study for the sixth consecutive year; and recognized as Data Governance Partner of the Year by Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, for the second consecutive year. About Alation Alation is the leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions, including data search & discovery, data governance, data stewardship, analytics, and digital transformation. Alation’s initial offering dominates the data catalog market. Thanks to its powerful Behavioral Analysis Engine, inbuilt collaboration capabilities, and open interfaces, Alation combines machine learning with human insight to successfully tackle even the most demanding challenges in data and metadata management. More than 400 enterprises drive data culture, improve decision making, and realize business outcomes with Alation, including AbbVie, Allianz Global Investors, American Family Insurance, Autozone, Cisco, Draft Kings, Exelon, Fifth Third Bank, Finnair, General Mills, Munich Re, NASDAQ, Parexel, Pfizer, Salesforce, Virgin Australia, and Vistaprint.

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TimeXtender Announces Release of Next-Generation Data Estate Builder

TimeXtender | September 07, 2022

TimeXtender today announced the next generation of its data estate builder, a low-code data management tool that empowers organizations to ingest and prepare their data for analytics, AI, and machine learning 10x faster than standard methods. TimeXtender’s data estate builder allows organizations to quickly integrate their siloed data into a data lake, model their data warehouse, and define data marts for multiple BI tools & endpoints – all within a simple, drag-and-drop user interface. With 16+ years of experience optimizing best practices and building modern data estates for top-performing organizations, TimeXtender maintains an unprecedented 95% retention rate with over 3,300 customers by continuing to deliver a trusted, reliable, and secure data management solution. Simplicity and automation have always been core to TimeXtender’s mission to empower the world with data, mind, and heart. With the release of the next generation of its data estate builder, TimeXtender makes it easier than ever for everyone, regardless of skill level, to get access to reliable data, without writing a single line of code. Traditionally, the data preparation process has relied on a highly complex stack of tools, a growing list of data sources and systems, and months spent hand-coding each piece together to form fragile data “pipelines.” Then came data management “platforms” that promised to reduce complexity by combining everything into a single, unified, end-to-end solution. In reality, these platforms impose strict controls and lock you into a proprietary ecosystem that won’t allow you to truly own, store, or move your own data. “It’s clear that these old approaches to data management simply cannot meet the needs of modern data teams. The rapid pace of innovation does not allow for the bottlenecks, slowdowns, and limitations these approaches bring. The entire status quo of the data management industry is archaic and burdensome, and we believe it should be abolished. “By making the complex simple, and automating all that can be automated, our goal is to free up millions of human hours that can be used to execute on what matters most and change the world.” Heine Krog Iversen, TimeXtender’s founder and CEO “Just as low-code Content Management Systems and drag-and-drop website builders have led to a dramatic decrease in the amount of time and effort required to build a website, TimeXtender’s low-code data management solution now enables data professionals to build data infrastructure and pipelines very quickly using a drag-and-drop interface,” said Micah Horner, TimeXtender’s Product Marketing Manager. “In other words, we help businesses get the data they need faster so they can do what they need to do faster. Because time matters, after all.” Key Features Simple, drag-and-drop interface for data ingestion and preparation Support for 250+ data sources, along with custom connectors for any proprietary sources Deliver data to the visualization tool of your choice (such as Power BI, Qlik, or Tableau) Automatically generate full, end-to-end documentation of your entire data estate Visual data lineage, impact analysis, quality rules, and alerts Our metadata-driven approach never requires any access or control over your actual data Decouple your business logic from the underlying data storage technology to future-proof your investment Easily set up roles and restrict access to sensitive data with enterprise-grade security What’s New Easier-to-navigate, more user-friendly experience Online portal allows you to manage instances, data sources, and user access from any device, anywhere TimeXtender Desktop now authenticates and configures directly from the portal – no more license keys and client secrets Selecting individual tables and fields from a data source has been significantly improved Incremental Subtraction allows your scheduled loads to automatically take into account the data that may have changed since your previous execution Mapping Sets allow you to define a search criteria, then TimeXtender will automatically map any source table that fits the criteria into that destination Execute and schedule PowerShell scripts from within TimeXtender Execute semantic models directly to the Power BI Premium endpoint Data profiling makes it faster than ever to analyze data to begin modelling About TimeXtender TimeXtender, through its data estate builder, empowers you to implement a modern data estate 10x faster with a simple, drag-and-drop user interface for ingesting and preparing data for analysis. It seamlessly overlays and unifies your data infrastructure, connects to 250+ data sources, and provides all the powerful data preparation capabilities you need in a unified, secure, future-proof solution. The underlying code is generated automatically, which reduces build costs by 70%, frees data engineers from tedious, repetitive tasks, and provides less-technical business users with a no-code experience for creating their own data products. We do this for one simple reason: because time matters.

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Data Complexity Untangled by Rowbot.io and Geeq’s Newly Announced Strategic Partnership

Geeq | August 29, 2022

Layer 0 blockchain innovator Geeq has signed a strategic partnership with data management platform Rowbot, enabling easier, safer solutions for enterprise data. New strategic partnership combines data validation with automated data management Blockchain-based data integrity layer to be built into Rowbot’s self-service platform Geeq Data provides a robust, lightweight, flexible and highly secure mechanism to enable timely attestations for company data. Geeq uses its proprietary blockchain protocols to ensure industry-beating security on a platform that blends seamlessly with existing systems. The benefits range from ensuring that multiple stakeholders are working with the same information, to maintaining efficient, auditable data trails with fully permissioned access. The tool is a standalone solution that can be simply integrated into companies’ own systems at low cost and without disrupting workflows. The new partnership will see Geeq Data integrated into Rowbot’s self-service enterprise data management platform, bringing Geeq efficiency to its corporate client base and streamlining implementation with a no-code interface. “The formation of this exciting relationship signals a state change for Geeq, from pure R&D to early commercialization. By offering new infrastructure to power the next generation of blockchain applications, the potential forms to leapfrog incumbent layer-zero providers – whether proof-of-work, proof-of-stake or other – as we drive straight to end-user adoption. Leveraging the power of Geeq Data with Rowbot’s sophisticated data management will accelerate transformation.” Geeq CEO Ric Asselstine Rowbot CEO Matthew Linton said: “Geeq’s pioneering protocol provides trust minimization and decentralization. This additional layer of assurance will be at the core of how assets and information are handled in future, whether in motion or at rest. We believe Geeq’s private and public blockchain solution is unmatched in this regard. Geeq overcomes the scalability barriers of time, cost and complexity while achieving public/private chain symbiosis. We are thrilled to work closely with the Geeq team, starting with their attestation capability.” About the Geeq Project Geeq is a multi-blockchain platform secured by an entirely new, patent-pending blockchain consensus mechanism, which radically reduces the cost of securely transacting value at scale. It is safe enough for highly valuable data, fast and cheap enough for IoT, and flexible enough for any use. Geeq was founded by a team of expert economists and technologists who see unrealized opportunity in decentralized technology, as existing blockchains are caught in a trade-off between scalability and security. Geeq resolves the dilemma, enabling an entirely new category of solutions that unlock blockchain’s real potential for the real world. For all inquiries please contact press@geeq.io. About Rowbot Rowbot provides powerful self-service enterprise data management that emphasizes utility and accessibility. Its automated, no-code, machine learning-enabled data management platform complements your existing IT infrastructure. The Rowbot platform democratizes access to sophisticated data management tools, enabling discoverable, interoperable, and self-describing data for non-technical domain experts to release deeper business value.

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Cloudflare Launches Data Localization Suite in Asia to Help Customers Achieve Data Sovereignty

Cloudflare | September 22, 2022

Cloudflare, Inc., the security, performance, and reliability company helping to build a better Internet, today announced that Cloudflare’s Data Localization Suite (DLS) is now available in three new countries in the Asia Pacific region: Australia, India, and Japan. The Data Localization Suite will help businesses based in these countries, as well as global companies who do business in these countries, to comply with their data localization obligations by using Cloudflare to easily set rules and controls on where their domestic data goes and who has access to it. This ultimately allows any business with customers in these countries to service their data locally while benefiting from the speed, security, and scalability of Cloudflare’s global network. Nearly 70% of countries in Asia have passed or drafted new data protection and privacy legislation. This often makes it difficult for regional companies to use foreign-based vendors to handle domestic traffic. Without regional support, many businesses are under pressure to use only in-country run vendors and may be required to restrict their application to one data center or one cloud provider’s region. This creates a trade-off between compliance and fast, secure experiences for end users. With the Data Localization Suite, businesses of any size or industry can now use Cloudflare to get more choice and control over how to meet their data locality needs, without sacrificing security or performance. “No business should have to choose between compliance with local data regulation and a superior experience for their customers. And yet, we hear time and again that companies are forced to do so in the face of a complex and ever-changing landscape of regional legislation,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO, Cloudflare. "By expanding our Data Localization Suite to our customers in Australia, India, and Japan, we're ensuring data locality doesn't have to come at the expense of the speed, security, and privacy users expect and deserve online." Now, businesses in Australia, India, and Japan can use Cloudflare’s Data Localization Suite to: Control where traffic is serviced: Companies can choose the data center locations where their traffic is inspected. Businesses can also use Cloudflare’s Geo Key Manager to choose where private keys are held. Build and deploy serverless code, with regional control: Build applications that allow developers to combine global performance with local compliance regulations. Jurisdiction Restrictions for Workers Durable Objects makes it easy to build serverless applications that are confined to a specific region. Use Cloudflare’s security features to protect their web properties: Customers can use WAF, Bot Management, DDoS protection and more to ensure their websites are safe and stay online. Align with global and regional security certifications: Businesses can trust that they are compliant with global privacy and security certifications like ISO 27001, 27701, and 27018 while still offering performance and speed at scale. “Asia Pacific has over 2.5 billion Internet users, representing more than half of the total Internet users in the world, and data protection and privacy have become increasingly important in this region. Preserving end-user privacy is core to Cloudflare’s mission of helping to build a better Internet, and we look forward to working with businesses across Australia, India, and Japan to enable them to provide fast, private, reliable, and secure services to their end-users.” Jonathon Dixon, VP and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Japan, and China, Cloudflare Data Localization Suite has supported Cloudflare customers in alignment with European localization requirements and regulations since 2020. “We're thrilled to extend Cloudflare's localization benefits to our customers providing them greater control as they manage international data transfer requirements,” said Blake Brannon, Chief Strategy Officer, OneTrust. “Our partnership with Cloudflare supports our mission to empower our customers to navigate the evolving regulatory landscape with ease.” Today, Cloudflare’s global network spans more than 275 cities in over 100 countries including more than 100 points of presence across Asia Pacific to bring its security, performance, and reliability solutions to as close to its regional customers as possible. Cloudflare continues to invest in the region, with offices in Beijing, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo. In March, Cloudflare also announced 18 new cities added to their global network, including Bhubaneshwar, India; Fukuoka, Japan; Kanpur, India; and Naha, Japan. About Cloudflare Cloudflare, Inc. is on a mission to help build a better Internet. Cloudflare’s suite of products protect and accelerate any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures 2018 list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company in 2019. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Cloudflare has offices in Austin, TX, Champaign, IL, New York, NY, San Jose, CA, Seattle, WA, Washington, D.C., Toronto, Lisbon, London, Munich, Paris, Beijing, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo.

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