Azaleos Announces MDM Service
Azaleos Corporation has announced the new Azaleos Mobile Device Management (MDM) service to help enterprises centrally secure and control all leading mobile devices, including employee-owned smartphones and tablets.
This cloud-based service, which is offered in both private and public cloud options, addresses the security, compliance, and cost challenges of managing mobile devices. The Azaleos Managed MDM service is based on technology from MDM provider AirWatch and provides proactive 24/7 monitoring and management of company-issued and employee-owned mobile devices.
The cost and complexity of managed mobile devices is being compounded by the growing number of devices supplied and owned by users – also known as "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD). The announcement states, "This phenomenon is forcing IT to support a wide array of mobile hardware platforms and operating systems – and stretching resources to their limit. In fact, full-time employee staff required to manage smartphone users, which was 2.9 per 1,000 smartphone users in 2011, is expected to climb to 4.0 in 2013."
The Azaleos Managed MDM service provides device security management for lost, non-compliant, offline, and jail-broken devices, as well as data leakage protection for sensitive corporate information. It provides AirWatch MDM server architecture activation, configuration, monitoring, management, tuning, and service interruption detection. The service also provides continuous monitoring by Azaleos experts for all leading device platforms, including iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone.
The Azaleos Managed MDM Service is available now. Pricing starts at US$ 5 per user/month. For more information, see: http://www.azaleos.com/.
CumuLogic Cloud Application Platform v1.0
CumuLogic today announced the general availability of CumuLogic Cloud Application Platform v1.0. According to the announcement, the enterprise-ready platform transforms virtualized environments and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds, such as Citrix CloudStack, OpenStack, and VMware vSphere, to high-value Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) clouds.
The announcement states that CumuLogic Cloud Application Platform v1.0 improves developer productivity, lowers the cost of managing applications on clouds, enables DevOps collaboration, and streamlines the migration of applications to clouds – public or private.
With the platform, developers can create a new cloud-based application using their preferred IDE and deploy the application with a single-click deployment in any cloud. Existing Java applications can be migrated from physical or virtual environments with little or no code rewrite.
The application management function includes enterprise-ready features such as high availability, self-healing, monitoring, and real-time application-level usage metering. For more information, please visit: http://www.cumulogic.com.
Sophos Releases UTM 9
Sophos has announced Sophos UTM 9, the first UTM specifically designed to integrate gateway security and endpoint security in a single hardware or virtual box. According to the company, Sophos UTM 9 provides complete security protection, regardless of location. It combines endpoint protection and unified threat management solutions into a single management console.
Sophos's approach to endpoint protection uses its LiveConnect cloud service; thus, users can always manage all of their endpoints, no matter where they are or how they're connected. Computers are kept up to date with antivirus protection and new policies that can be rolled out at any time.
UTM 9 enables secure remote application access without installing any software on the desktop. The HTML5 VPN portal lets users connect to internal resources regardless of location or device. Sophos UTM also manages Internet access for guests and visitors with customizable wireless hotspots. It scans email and web traffic with Sophos's antivirus technology, as well as a second commercial engine (from Avira). Sophos scans viruses, spyware, worms, trojans, and adware in single scan, and protects against zero-day attacks.
Additional information on Sophos's Unified solutions can be found at: http://www.sophos.com/networksecurity.
Perimeter E-Security Announces Archive Anywhere
Perimeter E-Security, a provider of secure cloud services, has announced Archive Anywhere, which "enables email users to easily access and search their entire mailbox archive on virtually any device, whether they are in the office, at home, or on-the-go."
According to the company, the cloud-based Archive Anywhere service provides an easy alternative to remote Web portal access, helping organizations of all sizes provide easy, safe and secure messaging for their employees while reducing legal liability and ensuring business continuity.
The announcement says that Archive Anywhere can be up and running in less than 30 minutes, for 100 or 100,000 users, without the need for additional software, costly on-premise hardware, or technical support. The tool provides easy message identification, and message recovery speeds are greatly improved through advanced search and filtering controls. Archive Anywhere supports archive browsing and search across all desktop computing platforms, including Windows, Apple, and Linux, and email-enabled mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Android, and Windows phones.
Archive Anywhere's flexible sync options allow users to take control of what is synchronized to local storage – such as which folders and for how long. Users can choose Perimeter's recommended out-of-the-box defaults or select specific folders. The instant message recovery feature prevents Exchange users from having to export and store email to PST files.
Archive Anywhere enhances its existing Messaging Continuity and Messaging Compliance Manager services and is available as a feature to all existing customers, as well as customers of other hosted mail solutions and in-house email.
Additionally, Perimeter's 24/7/365 network operations center provides constant monitoring and support. The service is also available as part of Perimeter's comprehensive suite of secure cloud messaging solutions. For more information on Archive Anywhere, please visit http://www.perimeterusa.com/services/messaging/archive-anywhere/.