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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
March 5, 2019

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: March 5, 2019. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

BMC has released the Control-M 19 solution, the next evolution of the company's application workflow orchestration product. The new update of Control-M is aimed at helping customers release critical business services and achieve data-driven outcomes faster, and streamline workflows across diverse infrastructures.

dcVAST, an IT infrastructure management and support services firm, is rebranding and launching new information technology and cloud management services. Effective immediately, dcVAST is now VAST, an IT services firm that continues to provide managed IT services, along with enterprise hardware and software solutions, and a new cloud management platform, VAST View.

This, in turn, offers different attack vectors than traditional applications and creates opportunities for cybercriminals seeking to manipulate or monetize the data being shared on the blockchain. X-Force Red is comprised of hackers who can break into blockchain networks using the same tools, techniques, practices and mindsets as criminals would use. Through vulnerability assessments, vulnerability management programs, adversary simulation exercises, and manual penetration testing, X-Force Red can help organizations identify and fix vulnerabilities before criminals find them. 

Qlik, a provider of data analytics, and Attunity, a provider of data integration and big data management software solutions, recently signed a definitive agreement under which Qlik will acquire Attunity. The acquisition of Attunity for approximately $560 million is expected to close in the second quarter.

RackTop Systems, the provider of CyberConverged data security, has closed $15 million in Series A funding, enabling the company to accelerate near-term sales channel and product development expansion. RackTop's secure, high-performance Network-Attached Storage (NAS) platform with embedded access controls, encryption, and compliance can optimize business operations, improve productivity, reduce cost, and strengthen security.

SQream, developer of SQream DB, a GPU-accelerated data warehouse, has formed a new agreement with LG Uplus, a mobile carrier owned by LG Corporation. The collaboration will leverage the IBM POWER9-based IBM Power Systems AC922 server with NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs and IBM FlashSystem 9100 storage.

VMware has launched the new VMware Service-defined Firewall, an approach to internal firewalling that reduces the attack surface for on-premise and cloud environments with security that, the company says, is an intrinsic part of the infrastructure. "Intrinsic security is different than integrated security," explained Tom Gillis, senior vice president and general manager, networking and security business unit, VMware. "Intrinsic security takes advantage of the unique attributes that are built in to the virtualization platform, allowing us to create very new and unique security services.