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Interview: @Bitium Brings Unified Security to Cloud | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Java Developer's Journal - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 18:30
Bitium, based in Santa Monica, CA, works in the cloud to provide secure management of an enterprise's applications, users, and passwords in one place. We asked company Co-founder and CEO Scott Kriz a few questions about the company's vision and strategy. Cloud Computing Journal: What was the inspiration behind starting the company? Scott Kriz: Both Erik Gustavson, Bitium Co-founder and CTO, and I have started and worked for multiple tech companies throughout our professional careers. Most recently we ran product and engineering at a company called Fastpoint Games. We used a ton of SaaS and web-based applications to get our work done and continuously grappled with how to manage our own internal tools. We had a revolving door of seasonal or contract employees and the onboarding/off-boarding process became cumbersome and inhibited us from focusing on our core business. As we looked for solutions we realized that no one in the industry was solving this problem well, which is when we first came up with the idea for Bitium. With the proliferation of enterprise SaaS, we knew that there were countless companies having the same problems. We created Bitium because we want to empower companies and people to realize the full potential of web-based software. This would enable those companies to focus on their core business and not get bogged down managing software.” CCJ: You provide what could be called a "SaaS Operating System." Could you elaborate on that? Scott: We look at it more like a Unified Cloud Management System. Bitium is the centralized system, or tool, for managing a company’s SaaS, web, and mobile applications. With Bitium, IT can automate workflows, control and monitor SaaS usage, and manage employees all in one place. Bitium provides single sign-on, password and application security monitoring, auto-provisioning, HRMS synching, directory integration, industrial-grade security, and much more. CCJ: What advantages do your customers see once they've centralized management of their apps? Scott: Once everything is centralized in Bitium, IT can effectively and efficiently monitor organizational health in terms of application security, password strength and compliance through our Insights. Bitium centralizes the management of an organization’s applications and employees. Administrators can use Bitium’s Reports to monitor app utilization and see user activity. The Audit Log allows admins to track who is logging into apps, at what time, and their IP address in addition to deeper metrics on who grants and revokes access to applications. Bitium’s features help companies optimize SaaS and web-app usage. While there are many benefits to using web based software, including efficiency and cost, we have recognized inefficiencies that have been created with the shift to the cloud and have created a solution to those solve those inefficiencies.

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Categories: Java, Media

Apple Pay, Ahead of Schedule, Goes Prime Time Oct. 20

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 18:29
If Apple Pay's touch-and-pay system is reliable and continues to get adoption momentum, it can be a major game-changer in the U.S. economy.
Categories: Media

Apple iOS Apps to Improve iOS Mobile Device Security

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 16:47
A number of tools and apps are available to enhance mobile device security. eWEEK looks at some of the available security apps for Apple iOS devices.
Categories: Media

Mimosa Unveils Wireless Broadband Products

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 16:25
The startup is looking to bring gigabit speeds to WiFi networks, giving rise to more competition and more options for communities.
Categories: Media

Apple Patches OS X Mavericks for POODLE SSL Flaw

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:40
Apple isn't entirely blocking support for SSL 3.0 in its POODLE fix.
Categories: Media

IBM, SAP Cloud Deal a Major Step for Enterprise Cloud Adoption

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 14:30
IBM's new cloud deal with SAP will not only connect IBM's fast-growing cloud with SAP's HANA in-memory computing capabilities, but also will tap IBM's large consulting arm to benefit customers of both companies.
Categories: Media

OpenStack Juno Adds Hadoop Support

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 14:15
The open source cloud computing platform is now in its tenth release.
Categories: Media

Apache Storm Comes to Azure

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 14:10
Microsoft's cloud computing service is getting some noteworthy improvements.
Categories: Media

Code42 Introduces Private-Cloud File Sharing

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 14:00
Code42 IT admins rely on a centralized platform to manage all endpoint data backup and file sync and share across the organization.
Categories: Media

When Will IT Vendor Marketing Get with the Digital Program?

Devx: Latest Published Articles - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:42
The digital technology buyer is every bit as likely to be a marketing person as a techie, if not more so.
Categories: Media

A10 Networks Forms Alliance for Security Solutions

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:30
A10 Networks has partnered with Symantec and Venafi to secure and automate the management of SSL certificates and keys.
Categories: Media

Barracuda NG Firewall 6.0 Offers Advanced Malware Detection

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:00
The F1000 model doubles the throughput rate achieved by the previous NG Firewall models to support data center deployments.
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Recursive Browser Redirect Loops By @GrabnerAndi | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:00
I just recently wrote a blog about BOTs causing unwanted traffic on our servers. Right after I wrote this blog I was notified about yet another “interesting” and unusual load behavior on our download page which is used by customers to download latest product versions and updates. If you see such a load behavior you typically assume that you just released a new product version or maybe an update to our agents and many people are downloading it like crazy. Unfortunately that was not the case. The spike in traffic was caused by an implementation issue between our authentication service and our download role-check logic. It resulted in a browser of one of our customers to go into an endless redirect loop between these different authentications and download pages, which caused several thousand HTTP Requests per minute.

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Categories: Media, RIA

Interview: @Bitium Brings Unified Security to Cloud | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Latest News from AJAX & RIA Journal - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:30
Bitium, based in Santa Monica, CA, works in the cloud to provide secure management of an enterprise's applications, users, and passwords in one place. We asked company Co-founder and CEO Scott Kriz a few questions about the company's vision and strategy. Cloud Computing Journal: What was the inspiration behind starting the company? Scott Kriz: Both Erik Gustavson, Bitium Co-founder and CTO, and I have started and worked for multiple tech companies throughout our professional careers. Most recently we ran product and engineering at a company called Fastpoint Games. We used a ton of SaaS and web-based applications to get our work done and continuously grappled with how to manage our own internal tools. We had a revolving door of seasonal or contract employees and the onboarding/off-boarding process became cumbersome and inhibited us from focusing on our core business. As we looked for solutions we realized that no one in the industry was solving this problem well, which is when we first came up with the idea for Bitium. With the proliferation of enterprise SaaS, we knew that there were countless companies having the same problems. We created Bitium because we want to empower companies and people to realize the full potential of web-based software. This would enable those companies to focus on their core business and not get bogged down managing software.” CCJ: You provide what could be called a "SaaS Operating System." Could you elaborate on that? Scott: We look at it more like a Unified Cloud Management System. Bitium is the centralized system, or tool, for managing a company’s SaaS, web, and mobile applications. With Bitium, IT can automate workflows, control and monitor SaaS usage, and manage employees all in one place. Bitium provides single sign-on, password and application security monitoring, auto-provisioning, HRMS synching, directory integration, industrial-grade security, and much more. CCJ: What advantages do your customers see once they've centralized management of their apps? Scott: Once everything is centralized in Bitium, IT can effectively and efficiently monitor organizational health in terms of application security, password strength and compliance through our Insights. Bitium centralizes the management of an organization’s applications and employees. Administrators can use Bitium’s Reports to monitor app utilization and see user activity. The Audit Log allows admins to track who is logging into apps, at what time, and their IP address in addition to deeper metrics on who grants and revokes access to applications. Bitium’s features help companies optimize SaaS and web-app usage. While there are many benefits to using web based software, including efficiency and cost, we have recognized inefficiencies that have been created with the shift to the cloud and have created a solution to those solve those inefficiencies.

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Categories: Media, RIA

AMD Cutting 7 Percent of Jobs After Poor Q3

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:20
The 700 or so layoffs come a week after Lisa Su takes over as CEO of the world's second-largest chip maker.
Categories: Media

Apple Pokes Fun at Itself While Launching Updated Devices

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:20
NEWS ANALYSIS: Apple, in a jovial mood and sporting excellent sales numbers, has fun with its latest product launch event.
Categories: Media

FBI Director Ignores 4th Amendment in Call for Encryption 'Back Doors'

eWeek - Application Development - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:17
NEWS ANALYSIS: FBI Director James Comey rails against encryption while calling for laws abrogating Constitutional protections and effectively instituting "Writs of Assistance" for tech companies.
Categories: Media

Microsoft Blocks 10 Million Spam Messages a Minute

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:55
Microsoft's cloud-based Exchange Online Protection service is the company's weapon in an escalating arms race with spammers.
Categories: Media

Apple Unveils New iPad Air 2, Mac Mini, 27-Inch iMac With 5K Display

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:44
Also highlighting today's Apple product launch are the availability of the new iPad mini 3, the latest OS X Yosemite operating system and the Oct. 20 debut of Apple Pay.
Categories: Media

Facebook and Yahoo Boost Bug Bounty Programs

eWeek - Application Development - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:17
One year ago, Yahoo was only giving security researchers T-shirts; now it's doing a lot more.
Categories: Media