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Today we released version 2.15 of the Porticor VPD product. The main benefit of this new version is highly visible: the graphical user interface (GUI) was enhanced in all areas of the product. Login Page The main goals of the new user interface are: Maintain (or slightly improve) the product’s functionality. Maintain full backward compatibility with existing deployed appliances. Align the product’s visual “language” with Porticor’s Web presence. Improve in-product navigation. Portal Page – PVKM Other than the new colors and the modernized user interaction, the last bullet is the most noticeable. Each page on the new appliance improves the user’s navigation experience by providing a pair of menus: a top menu for in-appliance navigation, and a left-hand menu for out-of-appliance navigation. In addition, each page displays the project name, the name of the appliance ... (more)

Database Security in the Cloud

We often get requests for best practices related to relational database security in the context of cloud computing. People want to install their database of choice, whether it be Oracle, MySQL, MS SQL, or IBM DB2… This is a complex question but it can be broken down by asking “what’s new in the cloud?” Many techniques that have existed for ages remain important, so let’s briefly review database security in general. Database Security in Context A database usually does not stand alone; it needs to be regarded in the light of the environment it inhabits. From the security perspective,... (more)

Disruptive Innovations and the 'Internet of Things' | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Disruptive Innovations in Cloud Computing The global village, mobile devices, online marketplaces, social networks, and on-demand entertainment all have a part to play. People all over the world are increasing the time they spend in the virtual world. They’re buying, selling, sharing, studying, developing apps, hanging out in social networks, and starting to use digital currencies that bypass traditional banking. Alongside these community-driven ideas, we are also seeing enormous change in business to business relationships. Cloud computing enables any size business to obtain and... (more)

Cloud Computing Security Issues and Challenges By @GiladPN | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

The US Federal Communications Commission has recently reported that "theft of digital information has become the most commonly reported fraud, surpassing physical theft." Businesses can do a lot to protect themselves. The FCC issued a Tip Sheet for small businesses to promote employee security training, firewalls, securing of WiFis, and more. But for business operating in (or migrating to) cloud environments; data security, cloud computing security issues, and challenges take on  new meanings and require new strategies. Security in the Cloud: Unique Challenges In the cloud, data... (more)

Securing Cloud Data from Cybercrime, Intrusion and Surveillance

By John Sotiropoulos - In my previous post  (Cloud Data, Security, Privacy & Confidentiality/ The ISV Perspective) I talked about the increasing exposure of data, the changing landscape of data confidentiality and the need to shield data rather than retreat into – largely mythical  -“safe heavens” of on premise.  When storing data in the cloud, key management becomes a critical aspect of data confidentiality and a new crop of vendors are beginning to emerge simplifying encryption and key management. Having looked at most of the new crop of cloud encryption vendors, we liked Port... (more)