cloud security

  • Border agents can’t lawfully search data stored in the cloud

    Border agents can’t lawfully search data stored in the cloud

    Storing dating in the cloud isn’t always the safest means of locking it down, but avoiding local storage could benefit anyone concerned for their privacy while crossing U.S. borders. In a letter addressed to Senator Ron Wyden, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency clarified that its policy allowing warrantless border searches is restricted to locally stored data only. Read More

  • Okta IPO filing marks public market tipping point for SaaS Vendors

    Okta IPO filing marks public market tipping point for SaaS Vendors

    When Okta, the unicorn cloud identity management company, filed its S-1 IPO paperwork yesterday, it was the latest pure-cloud subscription-based company to go public. Wall Street could finally be ready to accept that model and the long path to profitability that tends to be part and parcel of this approach. Read More

  • Multi-cloud security startup vArmour raises $41M more, led in part by Telstra

    Multi-cloud security startup vArmour raises $41M more, led in part by Telstra

    Cybercrime is a rising problem — expected to cost organizations between $500 billion and $2 trillion by 2019. Now a startup that has built what it markets as an economical tool to fight cybercrime has raised some money to help it grow. vArmour — a startup that offers security solutions specifically aimed at enterprises that run services and apps across multiple clouds —… Read More

  • Microsoft Begins Making Progress On Nadella’s Broad Security Vision

    Microsoft Begins Making Progress On Nadella’s Broad Security Vision

    Last fall, Mr. Nadella came to Washington and in a comprehensive speech the Microsoft CEO laid out Microsoft’s broad vision for security in the enterprise. Today, the company made a series of announcements in a lengthy blog post from Microsoft Chief Information Security Officer Bret Arsenault that starts to bring that vision into clearer focus. It’s probably not a coincidence… Read More

  • Cisco To Buy Cloud Security Company OpenDNS for $635M In Cash

    Cisco To Buy Cloud Security Company OpenDNS for $635M In Cash

    Cisco announced its intent to buy cloud security company OpenDNS for $635 million this morning. It’s probably not a coincidence that Cisco was one of its investors in a $35 million round in May, 2014. The $635 million will be paid in cash and assumed equity awards, plus retention based incentives for OpenDNS, according to information supplied by Cisco. OpenDNS gives Cisco, a network… Read More

  • Netskope Brings In $35 Million More As Cloud Security Competition Heats Up

    Netskope Brings In $35 Million More As Cloud Security Competition Heats Up

    When it comes to understanding the profusion of applications employees are using to conduct business, IT departments are increasingly lost in the cloud. Over the past several years a number of startups have cut through the fog created by this proliferation of tools to help workers do their jobs more efficiently — and leading the charge is Netskope, which just raised another $35 million. Read More

  • The New Age Of The Security Startup

    The New Age Of The Security Startup

    Last month Apple disclosed and fixed a massive bug in its operating system that left users’ information exposed to theft; faith in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin is eroding; and revenues at the retailing giant Target fell 46% on a quarterly basis over the Christmas season last year, all because of security breaches. There is no doubt that the profusion of technology designed to make… Read More

  • CloudLock Launches A Fully Cloud-Based Selective Encryption Product

    CloudLock Launches A Fully Cloud-Based Selective Encryption Product

    Cloud security startup CloudLock will launch new encryption product to make it easier for software-as-a-service and cloud platforms to protect sensitive data. Called CloudLock Selective Encryption, the product’s launch comes a few weeks after CloudLock announced that it had raised $16.5 million in Series C funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners, bringing its total funding to $28.2 million. Read More

  • Skyhigh Debuts CloudRisk, A Tool To Help Large Companies Track Their Cloud Exposure

    Skyhigh Debuts CloudRisk, A Tool To Help Large Companies Track Their Cloud Exposure

    Skyhigh Networks today debuted CloudRisk, a new tool to help corporations track and manage their potential risk due to use of cloud services. CloudRisk is a dashboard that tracks a firm’s current surface area with cloud services, providing the company with a number — on a scale of one through 10 — regarding their current exposure and a comparable figure for their industry. Read More