This Week in Technology

This Week in Technology

By Eric Corcoran
Posted in Technology Week in Review
On August 23, 2019

Monday 8/19

Carbon Black Delivers New API Capabilities and Access Control on Its Cloud-Native Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP)

Carbon Black’s latest innovation in the cloud gives security and IT teams granular control over the actions and data that individuals can access, providing administrators with greater control of data access and management within their security environments.

Citrix a Leader in Unified Endpoint Management

Citrix today announced that it has been positioned as a Leader in the August 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) Tools based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision.

Phishing attacks: Why we're still losing the battle against phoney emails

Just one person falling victim can be enough to provide hackers with the foothold they need to gain access to the whole corporate network and the confidential information stored within.

Tuesday 8/20

CyberArk Privileged Cloud Reduces Risk with PAM SaaS

The CyberArk Privilege Cloud is delivered via software-as-a-service (SaaS) to simplify customer’s management efforts, removing the need to worry about upgrades or deploying infrastructure.

Citrix Managed Desktops moves into general availability

Citrix Managed Desktops will be generally available on August 26, Citrix said Tuesday. The desktop-as-a-service offering simplifies the delivery of Microsoft Windows apps and desktops from Microsoft Azure to devices.

Wednesday 8/21

Microsoft Buys jClarity to Strengthen Azure Java Capabilities

Microsoft recently announced the acquisition of jClarity, in a bid to accelerate performance of workloads of Java applications deployed on the company’s cloud computing platform, Azure.

VMware acquires security start-up Intrinsic in ongoing cloud push

The acquisition represents another step in VMware’s embrace of cloud technologies, despite VMware’s legacy of providing products that companies can use to deploy software in their own data centers.

Cybersecurity: This trojan malware being offered for free could cause hacking spike

Criminals could buy NanoCore RAT for as little as $25, but versions of the software have also been leaked online throughout its development and now a new variant with additional, more dangerous, capabilities is being shared for free on a dark web forum.

Thursday 8/22

Cloud Security: Citadel or Straw House, It's Your Call

The question of whether the cloud is good or bad for security is irrelevant, because businesses are going to the cloud either way.

Friday 8/23

Collaboration is key. Power it with Citrix.

With Citrix Content Collaboration within the Citrix Workspace, for example, you can give your end users freedom to access, sync, and share files securely and easily from anywhere using any device in a consumer-like manner.

Open-source spyware makes it on the Google Play Store

Nothing special was used to bypass either Google's IP or postpone the malicious function. I think it wasn't detected because users first had to set up the app - set the language, allow permissions, go through a couple of 'next' buttons, for an app overview and only then would the malicious code be launched.

VMware To Acquire Carbon Black And Pivotal Software For Nearly $5 Billion

Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, in a statement. “These acquisitions address two critical technology priorities of all businesses today—building modern, enterprise-grade applications and protecting enterprise workloads and clients. With these actions we meaningfully accelerate our subscription and SaaS offerings and expand our ability to enable our customers’ digital transformation.”