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Sourcefire, the cyber security house famous for Snort, the open source network intrusion prevention and detection system, has set up a Virtual 3D Partner Program so cloud computing companies and OEMs can leverage its new Virtual 3D Sensor and Virtual Defense Center appliances. The Sensor appliance, for instance, lets cloud vendors protect customer information residing in the cloud. Sourcefire says the appliances can inspect traffic between virtual machines, while making it easier to deploy and manage sensors at remote sites where resource may be limited. Partners can implement Sourcefire’s solutions on existing customer hardware or within a cloud infrastructure for increased protection. Sourcefire VP of biz dev Matt McCormick says that “While security is a top concern for every organization, many require solutions that can be placed on existing hardware or in the c... (more)

Five Reasons to Choose a Private Cloud

As enterprise interest in cloud computing offerings and concepts continues to increase, the number of solutions in both the public and private cloud spaces increases as well. There's been much debate over public versus private cloud, even to the point of debating whether there can be such a thing as a private cloud. I'm not here to debate the latter (in my opinion the location of the service has nothing to do with whether or not it is a cloud), but rather I want to take a look into why consumers would choose private clouds over their public counterparts. During the last several months, Ive been lucky enough to chat with numerous enterprise users about their thoughts on cloud computing. Quite a few of these users are already utilizing the cloud on some level, and they are doing this by leveraging both public and private clouds. In my experience, enterprises have bee... (more)

CCB, Inc. and 3X Systems Announce Elite Partnership to Benefit Nonprofits

Consistent Computer Bargains, Inc. (CCB, Inc.), a leading provider of affordable technology solutions to nonprofit organizations, and 3X Systems, the automatic offsite backup company for SMBs, today announced that they have signed a strategic partnership giving CCB a unique position to help the nonprofit community address their backup and recovery challenges remotely and affordably. 3X Remote Backup Appliances (RBA) enable businesses to easily deploy a private backup cloud that combines the benefits of high speed on-premise backup with the convenience of online remote backup for disaster recovery – without monthly recurring fees. The 3X RBA® enables small and medium businesses (SMB) to perform their initial backup on premise using the local high speed network, then move the device offsite for continuous remote data protection and disaster recovery. Using its patent... (more)

Arkeia Software Delivers Arkeia Network Backup Version 10 Release Candidate

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Arkeia Software, a leading provider of fast, easy-to-use and affordable network backup solutions, has delivered a release candidate for Arkeia Network Backup v10.0.  Version 10.0  enables "hybrid cloud" backups by allowing administrators to combine physical media and internet transport to replicate backup sets on a LAN to or from remote cloud storage. (Logo: Leveraging Arkeia's advanced Progressive Deduplication data compression technology, Arkeia Network Backup v10 provides organizations with the ability to protect large data volumes in the cloud without incurring high monthly bandwidth charges.  By allowing large backup sets, like full backups, to be moved on physical media and small backup sets, like incremental backups, to be sent over the wire, Arkeia makes it prac... (more) Adds BitCoin, the World's First Startup Digital Currency, to Available Transaction Methods

LUXEMBOURG, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --, the UK-based web hosting provider, has announced the addition of BitCoin as an eligible payment method for its services. BitCoin offers numerous advantages over traditional bank transfers or credit card transactions, security and privacy being the most noteworthy. The BitCoin network also simplifies the processing of international sales. hopes to reach even more new clients with this foray into the startup digital economy of digital coins. BitCoin is a decentralized, person-to-person economy of digital coins. The code that makes the BitCoin network possible is open source, meaning anyone can look behind the scenes and see how everything functions. For users of BitCoin, there are no fees or other hidden costs, as is typical of many other payment methods. From a functionality standpoint, BitCoin tra... (more)

Ensure Your IT Backups Actually Work, Warns the Remark Group

LONDON, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Businesses should pay careful attention to IT backup equipment and ensure regular maintenance checks are performed to guarantee data is being effectively captured regularly, urges intelligent business solutions provider, the Remark Group. (Logo: The majority of all businesses now require computer systems, but regardless of whether they are only required to accumulate employee information, sales records or customer data, businesses should regularly monitor backup performances as faults in data capture could result in permanent loss of information. To prevent this from happening, regular maintenance checks should be made on existing equipment and businesses might also consider investing in quality backup devices, either on or offsite, to protect and even encrypt records to the... (more)

Covertix Wins Global Excellence Award for the Best Data Leakage Prevention Solution

KFAR SAVA, Israel, February 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Covertix, the leading company in transparent file security and compliance, announced today that the company has received the silver award in the Database Security, Data Leakage Protection and Extrusion Prevention category at the 10th Annual 2014 Global Excellence Awards ceremony. Covertix's SmartCipher solution was also recognized with the bronze award in the Awesome Product of the Year category. The Global Excellence Awards recognize security and IT vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products and solutions that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of security and technologies. Covertix provides seamless control and transparent protection of sensitive data found in any type of file, inside or outside of the organization and on any type of device.  Our solutions enable our customers to control ... (more)

OneBigDrive Tests Integration with, Extending Capacity to 49 Gigabytes of FREE Cloud Storage

All Marketing Solutions, Inc. (the "Company", "AMS") (OTCBB: PTPF), today announced its final round of internal testing with cloud storage services for its application. Full commercial release of integration is expected to be later this month. OneBigDrive’s advanced consolidation and distribution technology allows its customers to seamlessly merge and manage multiple free or paid OneBigDrive supported cloud storage accounts as a single folder on their desktop. OneBigDrive currently consolidates 34 gigabytes of free cloud storage provided by Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive. The imminent addition of to our list of supported cloud storage service providers increases OneBigDrive’s free consolidated cloud storage offering from 34 to 49 gigabytes. “The cloud storage landscape is about to change dramatically,”... (more)

The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony, if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites cited. As ever we encourage software engineers, developers, IT operations managers, and new/growing companies in every case to "suck it and see" by downloading or otherwise sampling the offering in question for themselves. (Omissions to this Top 150 list sh... (more)

The Top 250 Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem

In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1–4, 2010) being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time to give my earlier list a complete overhaul. Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the Cloud Ecosystem. I have increased it from the 'mere' 150 I identified back in January of this year, to 250, testimony – as if any were needed! – to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites of the companies themselves. Omissions to this Top 250 list should be sent to me via Twitter ( and I will endeavor to include them in any future revision of this newly expanded rou... (more)

Cloud People: A Who's Who of Cloud Computing

Behind every cloud service or cloud-based solution, there are real people... A robust ecosystem of solutions providers has emerged around cloud computing. But who are the CEOs & CTOs behind those providers, who are the internal and external entrepreneurs driving companies involved in the Cloud, who are the leading engineers, developers, analysts, researchers, marketing professionals, authors...who, in short, are the people behind the cloud? This list will be updated weekly between now and November 4-7, 2013, when 13th Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo Silicon Valley opens its doors in the Santa Clara Convention Center, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. Here are some highly prominent "Cloud People" to kick off with... RANDY BIAS | @randybias "Randy Bias is visionary. He sees things others don't." [Emphasis added.] That is how Mårten Mickos puts it, as succinctly as ever.... (more)