Microsoft Azure

Elastic Announces the General Availability of Elastic Agent, General Availability of Support for Microsoft Azure Private Link, and New Visualization Capabilities in Kibana

Friday, August 6, 2021 - 12:24am

The general availability of Elastic Agent, centrally managed by Fleet, enables users and customers to integrate data across multiple data sources while also providing endpoint security.

Key Points: 
  • The general availability of Elastic Agent, centrally managed by Fleet, enables users and customers to integrate data across multiple data sources while also providing endpoint security.
  • Additionally, Elastic introduces new visualization capabilities for ad hoc analytics in Kibana to speed the analysis of dense and complex data.
  • Support for Microsoft Azure Private Link, now generally available, makes it easy for customers to protect their data by providing private connectivity from Azure virtual networks to Elastic Cloud deployments.
  • Private Link simplifies cloud network architecture and eliminates data exposure to the public internet by routing data to private Azure service endpoints.

Contrast Security and Microsoft Drive Commitment to Institute Zero-Trust Architectures at the Application Layer

Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 2:00pm

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Aug. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Contrast Security, a leader in modernizing application security and long-time member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), today announced it is available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace and is the only runtime application protection offering in the newly announced Microsoft Azure Sentinel Solutions. The strong integration between Contrast Protect and Azure Sentinel, a scalable, cloud-native, security information and event management (SIEM), and security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) solution, enables an easy-to-deploy and easy-to-operate joint zero-trust security solution. The solution delivers a perimeter-less or inside-out view of application and application programming interface (API) security threats and attacks with enhanced insights and protection coupled with enterprise security intelligence to Azure Sentinel users.

Key Points: 
  • "We are operating in the most complex cybersecurity landscape that we've ever seen," said Nikesh Shah, Sr. Director, Strategic Alliances at Contrast Security.
  • "We are pleased to have Contrast Protect as an Azure Sentinel Solutions launch partner in the Microsoft Azure Sentinel Solutions gallery.
  • The Contrast Protect Azure Sentinel Solution is free with an existing license of Contrast Protect or Contrast Community Edition and Azure Sentinel.
  • Contrast Security provides the industry's most modern and comprehensive Application Security Platform, removing security roadblock inefficiencies and empowering enterprises to write and release secure application code faster.

Contrast Security and Microsoft Drive Commitment to Institute Zero-Trust Architectures at the Application Layer

Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 2:00pm

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Aug. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Contrast Security, a leader in modernizing application security and long-time member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), today announced it is available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace and is the only runtime application protection offering in the newly announced Microsoft Azure Sentinel Solutions. The strong integration between Contrast Protect and Azure Sentinel, a scalable, cloud-native, security information and event management (SIEM), and security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) solution, enables an easy-to-deploy and easy-to-operate joint zero-trust security solution. The solution delivers a perimeter-less or inside-out view of application and application programming interface (API) security threats and attacks with enhanced insights and protection coupled with enterprise security intelligence to Azure Sentinel users.

Key Points: 
  • "We are operating in the most complex cybersecurity landscape that we've ever seen," said Nikesh Shah, Sr. Director, Strategic Alliances at Contrast Security.
  • "We are pleased to have Contrast Protect as an Azure Sentinel Solutions launch partner in the Microsoft Azure Sentinel Solutions gallery.
  • The Contrast Protect Azure Sentinel Solution is free with an existing license of Contrast Protect or Contrast Community Edition and Azure Sentinel.
  • Contrast Security provides the industry's most modern and comprehensive Application Security Platform, removing security roadblock inefficiencies and empowering enterprises to write and release secure application code faster.

ACI Worldwide Strengthens Strategic Alliance with Microsoft to Deliver Payments Platform in the Cloud

Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 11:02am

ACI Worldwide , a leading global provider of real-time payments and digital payment software solutions , today announced an expanded multi-year strategic alliance with Microsoft to deliver payments solutions in the cloud.

Key Points: 
  • ACI Worldwide , a leading global provider of real-time payments and digital payment software solutions , today announced an expanded multi-year strategic alliance with Microsoft to deliver payments solutions in the cloud.
  • The alliance will accelerate and expand ACIs cloud payments offerings in Microsoft Azure as more financial institutions (FIs) embrace digital transformation.
  • This alliance between ACI and Microsoft can support banks in their quest for payments modernization.
  • ACI, ACI Worldwide, ACI Payments, Inc., ACI Pay, Speedpay and all ACI product/solution names are trademarks or registered trademarks of ACI Worldwide, Inc., or one of its subsidiaries, in the United States, other countries or both.

Malaysia Airlines Partners with GE Digital to Modernize the Airline’s Fuel Analytics Platform

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 3:00pm

Malaysia Airlines and GE Digital are pleased to announce a collaboration to transform and modernize the airlines fuel efficiency program by adopting GE Digitals Fuel Insight and FlightPulse aviation software as part of the airlines on-going initiative to meet its sustainability goals.

Key Points: 
  • Malaysia Airlines and GE Digital are pleased to announce a collaboration to transform and modernize the airlines fuel efficiency program by adopting GE Digitals Fuel Insight and FlightPulse aviation software as part of the airlines on-going initiative to meet its sustainability goals.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210804005563/en/
    Malaysia Airlines modernizes its fuel analytics platform with GE Digital's Fuel Insight and FlightPulse aviation software.
  • Additionally, GE Digital provides the tools for Malaysia Airlines to build their own big data analytics and leverage modern tools for data analysis including AI/Machine Learning.
  • Malaysia Airlines is the national carrier of Malaysia, offering the best way to fly to, from and around Malaysia.

IronNet Announces Expanded Support for Cyber Threat Detection and Management in Microsoft Azure Environments

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 1:30pm

IronNet Cybersecurity , in its mission to transform cybersecurity through Collective Defense, announced today expanded support for detecting and preventing cyber attacks in Microsoft Azure.

Key Points: 
  • IronNet Cybersecurity , in its mission to transform cybersecurity through Collective Defense, announced today expanded support for detecting and preventing cyber attacks in Microsoft Azure.
  • IronNet also released its Azure cloud sensor, which brings enhanced NDR capabilities to Azure IaaS environments.
  • IronNet recognizes the importance of providing best-in-class cyber defense resources for Microsoft Azure users, said Bill Welch, Co-CEO of IronNet.
  • We are pleased to see companies like IronNet add value by integrating their solutions with Microsoft Azure, said Scott Woodgate, senior director of marketing, Azure Security, Microsoft.

Kin + Carta implements Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Insights for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 3:00pm

CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Edit Kin + Carta, a leading data, customer acquisition, and retention specialist within Kin + Carta plc, has been appointed by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to implement Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Insights.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Edit Kin + Carta, a leading data, customer acquisition, and retention specialist within Kin + Carta plc, has been appointed by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to implement Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Insights.
  • Dynamics 365 Customer Insights is Microsoft's leading enterprise customer data platform.
  • Dynamics 365 Customer Insights already has a well-established client base, including Tivoli, UNICEF Netherlands and Campari, and Edit have completed numerous engagements.
  • Dynamics 365 Customer Insights offers all the features of a class-leading customer data platform whilst natively integrating with the wider Microsoft tech stack.

Akash Launches Developer Grant Program to Support Open-Source Projects and Decentralized Web Development

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 2:04pm

Akash's Developer Grant Program is offering grants up to $100,000 in Akash Tokens (AKT) to develop open-source projects and support the evolution of the decentralized web (dWeb).

Key Points: 
  • Akash's Developer Grant Program is offering grants up to $100,000 in Akash Tokens (AKT) to develop open-source projects and support the evolution of the decentralized web (dWeb).
  • "We hope to see submissions for developer tooling, creator platforms, decentralized web services, and desktop deployment interface."
  • The Developer Grant Program has tiers ranging from $100 to $100,000 paid in AKT.
  • Award tiers include:
    Initiate Grant, $100: Will be awarded to any developer who is working to deploy and run their first application on Akash.

Collibra Data Intelligence Cloud Now Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 2:00pm

NEW YORK and BRUSSELS, Aug. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Collibra , the Data Intelligence company, announced the availability of the Collibra Data Intelligence Cloud in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace , an online store providing applications and services.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK and BRUSSELS, Aug. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Collibra , the Data Intelligence company, announced the availability of the Collibra Data Intelligence Cloud in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace , an online store providing applications and services.
  • The Collibra Data Intelligence Cloud gives business and IT teams governed, self-service access to high-quality, trusted data assets.
  • Collibra delivers one of the only end-to-end integrated platforms to help organizations discover, govern and trust data through integrated data governance, data catalog, data privacy, data quality and data lineage solutions.
  • With Collibra's availability on Azure, the company is now one of the only Data Intelligence platforms available across AWS, Google Cloud and Azure marketplaces.

Teachers Building Society selects Finastra's Fusion Essence Cloud to digitally enhance customer journey

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 10:13am

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Finastra today announced that UK-based specialist building society, Teachers Building Society, has selected Fusion Essence Cloud, its next-generation Software as a Service (SaaS) core banking solution, to deliver a new core and digital banking service. Fusion Essence Cloud will help Teachers Building Society (Teachers BS), the first-ever UK building society customer to invest in the solution, process significantly higher volumes of mortgages, savings applications, and money transfers; enabling the firm to continue to grow its member base through an enhanced customer experience.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, Aug. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Finastra today announced that UK-based specialist building society, Teachers Building Society , has selected Fusion Essence Cloud, its next-generation Software as a Service (SaaS) core banking solution, to deliver a new core and digital banking service.
  • Fusion Essence Cloud will help Teachers Building Society (Teachers BS), the first-ever UK building society customer to invest in the solution, process significantly higher volumes of mortgages, savings applications, and money transfers; enabling the firm to continue to grow its member base through an enhanced customer experience.
  • Simon Beresford, CEO of Teachers Building Society, said, "After a rigorous global selection process, Finastra is the standout partner for us.
  • Teachers BS is the first UK building society to invest in Fusion Essence SaaS to serve its core audiences more effectively.