Endace Joins IBM Security App Exchange Community

EndaceProbe™ part of collaborative development to stay ahead of evolving threats

London, UK – January 15, 2019 – Endace, specialists in high speed network recording and analytics hosting, today launched the EndaceProbe™ integration with IBM Security to enable customers to retrace the detailed, step-by-step actions of an attacker to accelerate forensic investigation. EndaceProbe Network Analytics Platform captures, indexes, and stores network traffic with 100% accuracy while simultaneously hosting a wide variety of network security and performance monitoring applications in Application Dock, EndaceProbe’s built-in hosting environment.

The new application is freely available to the security community through IBM Security App Exchange, a marketplace where developers across the industry can create applications based on IBM Security technologies. As threats are evolving faster than ever, collaborative development amongst the security community will help organizations adapt quickly and speed innovation in the fight against cybercrime.

EndaceProbe leverages IBM Security QRadar, the company’s security intelligence platform, which analyzes data across an organization’s IT infrastructure in real-time to identify potential security threats. Leveraging QRadar’s open application programming interfaces (API), EndaceProbe allows Endace and IBM customers to better understand and respond to, network events, including everything from anomalous behavior to insider and advanced threats.

“Corporate networks are more vulnerable than ever to an accelerating volume of threats, and security analysts need to understand what’s happened with a threat to accelerate security investigation and response,” said Stuart Wilson, CEO, Endace.

“Leveraging the Pivot-to-Vision API integration of EndaceProbes, analysts can click on an alert in QRadar to go directly to view the related packets in EndaceVision, the EndaceProbe’s built-in investigation tool, to see precisely what’s happened so they can respond appropriately.”

More information on the integration can be found at www.endace.com/ibm. The application is available for download now from IBM’s Security App Exchange.

About Endace
Endace’s multifunctional Analytics Platform can host 3rd-party network analytics applications while simultaneously recoding a 100% accurate Network History, providing definitive evidence for investigating cybersecurity threats, quantifying data breaches and analyzing network or application performance problems.

Deploying a dedicated Analytics Platform enables agile deployment of analytics functions on-demand and dramatically reduces OPEX and CAPEX costs by consolidating datacenter hardware. Hosted analytics applications can analyze live traffic at full line rate, or use Playback to analyze historical traffic for powerful, back-in-time analysis.

Global customers include banks, hospitals, telcos, broadcasters, retailers, web giants, governments, and military. www.endace.com

About IBM Security
IBM’s security platform provides the security intelligence to help organizations holistically protect their people, data, applications, and infrastructure. IBM offers solutions for identity and access management, security information and event management, database security, application development, risk management, endpoint management, next-generation intrusion protection and more. IBM operates one of the world’s broadest security research and development, and delivery organizations. For more information, please visit www.ibm.com/security, follow @IBMSecurity on Twitter or visit the IBM Security Intelligence blog.

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Dux-Soup launches Turbo Edition for smarter, streamlined online lead generation

Holland, 14th January, 2019: Dux-Soup (www.dux-soup.com), developer of the popular Chrome-based LinkedIn extension, has today announced the launch of a Turbo Edition. The new version provides integration with common third-party CRM and lead management platforms such as HubSpotMarketoEloquaSalesforcePipedriveZohoSalesflare and Mailchimp, as well as recruitment ATS systems. It enables customers to deploy integrated online lead generation campaigns using LinkedIn, lowering costs, improving response rates and enabling easier communication with the chosen target audience.

The Dux-Soup LinkedIn automation tool was launched three years ago and has already amassed over 40,000 downloads from the Chrome store. It is the most established LinkedIn automation tool available and when used alongside LinkedIn Sales Navigator or Recruiter, enables customers to automate common activities to help grow networks, find and engage with potential prospects, freeing time to begin meaningful and mutually productive conversations that ultimately lead to more sales.

Will van der Sanden, Founder and CEO of Dux-Soup said, “We invest in continually improving our automation platform and one area customers were asking about was integration with CRM systems. The Turbo Edition offers support for major systems such as HubSpot, Marketo, Eloqua, Salesforce, Zoho, Pipedrive, Salesflare and SugarCRM, as well as ATS systems used in recruitment. This enables a more streamlined approach to lead generation that eliminates unnecessary manual effort and provides greater scalability for campaigns. The ability to quickly integrate with a CRM system means that anyone involved in lead generation can improve efficiency and ultimately boost response rates that can lead to rapid sales and pipeline growth.”

The Dux-Soup Turbo Edition uses Zapier, the widely used automation and workflow engine. Thanks to Zapier’s built in integration to over 1,000 systems, users can connect Dux-Soup to their CRM or marketing platform of choice, enabling the automated workflows that underpin modern online marketing campaign management.

“Customers can build end to end lead generation campaigns that leverage targeted LinkedIn data for more accurate, efficient and effective marketing campaigns. The Dux-Soup Turbo Edition uniquely delivers integration with CRM systems enabling marketeers to elevate their lead generation campaigns,” concluded Will.

The Turbo Edition adds to the significant features available in the Free and Professional Editions of Dux-Soup. All three products are easy to use and offer superior functionality along with world class customer support at a fraction of the cost of other offerings in the market. Dux-Soup’s built in intelligence supports natural user behaviour on LinkedIn and ensures usage remains within acceptable limits.

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About Dux-Soup
Dux-Soup is the most established LinkedIn automation tool available on the market. It was created in 2015 to automate time consuming but necessary activities such as obtaining, compiling and managing qualified contacts from LinkedIn. Dux-Soup has been downloaded more than 40,000 times and customers benefit from smarter lead generation leading to rapid ROI, more efficient lead generation and significant time savings. It enables customers to focus on finding and nurturing prospects through the sales process and ultimately winning more business. Visit www.dux-soup.com for more information.

Maturing DevOps adoption increasingly embraces the database, new Redgate research finds

Third annual State of Database DevOps Survey sees closer collaboration between teams, enabling compliance and faster code deployment, and the wider use of DevOps practices across both database and application development

Cambridge UK, Wednesday 9 January 2019 – DevOps adoption is increasing and spreading across organizations, bringing together application and database development, driving business benefits, and having a positive impact on compliance with data privacy regulations. These are the key findings of the third annual State of Database DevOps Survey, carried out by Redgate Software.

The 2019 survey reveals that 85% of the 1,000+ organizations surveyed have either adopted DevOps, or have plans to do so in the next two years, up from 82% in 2018. Standard DevOps practices, such as version control, continuous integration and automated provisioning are being rolled out across both application and database teams, helping speed development and avoiding the database becoming a bottleneck. Overall, 57% of organizations surveyed have already adopted DevOps across some or all of their projects, a rise of over 20% since the first study, published in 2017.

This progress over the past three years backs up other research like the 2018 Accelerate State of DevOps Report, which called out database development for the first time as key to high performance in DevOps. Leading organizations in the Redgate survey understand this, with 23% seeing traditional database practices increasing the risk of failed deployments, and 20% citing slow development and release cycles as major issues with non-DevOps approaches.

Showing the increased appetite for change, over half of organizations (52%) believe they can move to fully automated database DevOps within a year, a figure that rises to 83% for those that have already adopted DevOps across all their other projects.

However, a hardcore of organizations are failing to move forward with DevOps. 15% of those surveyed have no plans to introduce DevOps within the next two years, with 40% of these citing lack of awareness of the business benefits as the main obstacle to adoption. For those who have already embarked on their DevOps journey, the main challenge is disruption to existing workflows. Across all respondents, a lack of skills (22%) and disruption to business (21%) are highlighted as the largest obstacles to success.

The importance of meeting increasingly strict compliance requirements is also a key driver for database DevOps. 61% of organizations think it has a positive impact on meeting regulatory requirements, rising to 66% amongst those who have already adopted it.

Commenting on the findings, Mary Robbins, Redgate Product Marketing Manager, says: “Our third annual survey finds that DevOps adoption is maturing across many leading organizations, with developers, DBAs and other stakeholders working together and adopting common DevOps practices to drive business benefits. However, the picture is also becoming more nuanced – some organizations and sectors seem to be turning their back on the advantages of DevOps, affecting their competitiveness and productivity.”

This is disappointing because those organizations which are adopting DevOps are seeing the introduction of common practices across both application and database development. Version control is now used by 83% of respondents for application development, and 55% for database development, rising steadily from 81% and 53% respectively in 2018. And the use of continuous integration in development has increased even more, from 40% (application) and 21% (database) to 53% and 27%. This in turn is leading to increased usage of third party tools across DevOps processes.

This closer collaboration between developers and DBAs is essential to successful DevOps, and the survey found that traditional barriers are continuing to break down. 62% of respondents said that collaboration between DBAs and developers was ‘Great’ or ‘Good’, rising to 76% amongst those that have adopted DevOps across all projects. 77% of organizations have developers responsible for both database and application development, although this varies by industry and company size, with larger businesses and those in financial services, healthcare and government more likely to have dedicated database developers.

The 2019 State of Database DevOps Survey was based on a survey of over 1,000 IT professionals from around the world. 59% were based in North America, with 24% in Europe and Russia. 48% worked for organizations employing up to 500 staff, with 10% of respondents working for companies with 1,000+ employees.

To download the full 2019 State of Database DevOps Survey, which includes a foreword from Donovan Brown, Principal DevOps Manager at Microsoft, please visit Redgate online. Donovan Brown will also be discussing the findings of the survey in a special webinar on Tuesday 19 February at 4pm GMT. More details can found on the GoToWebinar page.

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For further information, please contact:
Mary Robbins, Product Marketing Manager, Redgate Software
Mary.Robbins@red-gate.com

Matt Hilbert, Technology Writer, Redgate Software
Matt.Hilbert@red-gate.com
07564 778274

About Redgate
Redgate makes ingeniously simple software used by over 800,000 IT professionals, and is the leading Microsoft SQL Server tools vendor. Redgate’s philosophy is to design highly usable, reliable tools which elegantly solve the problems developers and DBAs face every day, and help them to adopt compliant database DevOps. As well as streamlining database development and preventing the database being a bottleneck, this helps organizations introduce data protection by design and by default. As a result, more than 100,000 companies use Redgate tools, including 91% of those in the Fortune 100.

USU Knowledge Center now available on Salesforce AppExchange, the world’s leading business app marketplace

New USU app offers a powerful knowledge base with graphical decision trees

Möglingen, December 19, 2018. USU is announcing the publication of Knowledge Center on Salesforce AppExchange. As a result, companies have a whole new way of connecting with their customers, partners and employees. The active knowledge base Knowledge Center supports all aspects of digital communication with customers. All service employees have fast access to up-to-date, quality-assured knowledge they need – over all communication channels. USU’s unymira division and its portfolio focus on professional Customer First solutions.

Knowledge Center is currently available on the Salesforce platform at: https://appexchange.salesforce.com/appxListingDetail?listingId=a0N3A00000FOmbhUAD

Numerous wizards and integrated workflows make Knowledge Center a key work and process platform for core knowledge-intensive tasks at service organizations. The result is not only a clear and demonstrable improvement in KPIs such as the call handling time, first call resolution rate or familiarization period for new employees, but also in the customer experience and quality of service. A further highlight are integrated graphical decision trees that offer interactive, step-by-step guidance to the right solution.

“Customers in particular will benefit from our partnership with Salesforce and global certification of Knowledge Center. They will gain new ways of mapping complex interrelationships quickly and easily. Together, we are thus setting new standards in service excellence,” says Sven Kolb, Managing Director of USU GmbH.

This press release is also available at https://www.unymira.com/en/ and https://www.usu.de/en/

About Salesforce AppExchange
Salesforce AppExchange is the world’s leading business app marketplace that enables companies to sell, provide and market services in a whole new way. With 3,000 partner apps and more than 4 million installs, it is the most comprehensive source of cloud, mobile, social, IoT, analytics and artificial intelligence technologies for companies.

Additional resources
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• Salesforce on Twitter: https://twitter.com/salesforce

Salesforce, AppExchange and others are trademarks of salesforce.com, inc.

USU GmbH
Founded in 1977, USU GmbH is one of the biggest European providers of IT and Knowledge Management Software. Market leaders from every sector of the international economy create transparency with USU applications, while also increasing flexibility, decreasing risks and cutting costs.

With intelligent solutions and expertise in digital interaction, Unymira is a prime mover in the digitization of business processes. Standard software and consulting services help to automate service processes and actively provide knowledge for all communication channels and customer contact points in sales, marketing, and customer service. The customer-first portfolio in this area is complemented by customized applications, portal and CMS solutions, UX design and social media management.

USU GmbH is a subsidiary of USU Software AG (ISIN DE 000A0BVU28), which is listed in the Prime Standard Segment of the German Stock Exchange (DAX) in Frankfurt. For further information, please go to: https://www.usu.de/en/

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Harrison Memorial Hospital creates an Enterprise patient record with BridgeHead Software

Data from six acquired EHRs consolidated into a single, accessible repository and made part of the longitudinal patient record

Woburn, MA – 18 December 2018 – Harrison Memorial Hospital (HMH), a provider of health and care services in Kentucky, recently completed a significant project to consolidate patient data from six acquired primary physician practices by implementing BridgeHead Software’s Independent Clinical Archive (ICA), HealthStore™.

As part of its ambitious plans to expand its facility to a regional medical center, HMH not only made the decision to upgrade its primary MEDITECH EHR to version 6.15, it also acquired six regional physician practices. As part of those acquisitions, HMH also inherited six independent eClinicalWorks EHRs, each containing valuable, current and historic clinical information.

HMH’s goal was to make all of the data from these systems available to clinicians and support staff as part of an enterprise patient record, through its primary Electronic Health Record (EHR), allowing it to standardize on the MEDITECH platform across the organization. The challenge was how to extract the data from the six eClinicalWorks databases and make it available as part of the longitudinal patient record easily accessible to clinicians and support staff through its MEDITECH EHR.

Creating one centralized clinical repository for all patient information
HMH had been a longstanding customer of BridgeHead Software, utilizing its backup and recovery solutions to protect the hospital’s primary healthcare applications. However, after seeing a demonstration at MUSE International 2017 in Dallas, Texas, HMH was convinced that HealthStore would provide the solution it was looking for: namely, a centralized clinical repository to house data that was extracted, migrated and indexed from its inherited EHRs. The project was completed within six months and resulted in a single, enterprise-wide patient record offering a complete 360-degree view of vital patient information, as well as allowing HMH to retire the six inherited eClinicalWorks systems saving significant time, resources and money.

David Asher, Physician Practice Support Manager, at Harrison Memorial Hospital explains: “Having just updated our current MEDITECH system, we were keen to consolidate the patient information from our six inherited eClinicalWorks systems and integrate it into our primary EHR. We have a responsibility to ensure the efficient and safe delivery of care to patients and part of that is giving our physicians access to a complete record containing both current and historic data from across our health system.”

Overcoming conflicting and duplicate patient IDs
The specialists at BridgeHead intelligently extracted, migrated and indexed 1.2 million documents from the existing eClinicalWorks databases in order to create a complete patient record. But, before the data could be fully ingested, BridgeHead worked with HMH to create rules to reconcile and resolve data issues, primarily where there were conflicting and duplicate patient IDs, by utilizing the patient database within HealthStore. Not only did this eliminate the laborious and time-consuming process of manually translating the records into the hospital’s EHR, it guaranteed that the extracted data corresponded with the correct patients.

At the end of the process, 100% of the data was positively reconciled into HealthStore and made easily available ‘in patient context’ through the newly upgraded MEDITECH 6.15 environment.

Martha Sullivan, CIO at Harrison Memorial Hospital continues: “Running duplicate applications across our new regional care center was never an option for us – it’s costly, inefficient, resource intensive – and, had we not faced the issue head on, the situation would have grown more complicated over time. Yet, the consolidation of multiple systems was not something we took on lightly.

“However, after working with BridgeHead to retire the eClinicalWorks applications, we no longer have to worry about where this patient information resides – it’s housed in a central repository out of direct ownership of the originating application. What this means for us, as we continue to expand and potentially acquire other practices, is that we don’t have to be concerned with how we handle inherited systems and their data. HealthStore is now in place to ingest any patient or administrative information we need that will best serve our physicians and patients: from consultation to diagnosis and treatment; inpatient or outpatient services.”

Jim Beagle, President and CEO of BridgeHead Software comments: “Tackling duplicate and legacy systems, and the data silos they create, is a vital part of the digital transformation taking place in healthcare today. By consolidating inherited data, the physicians at HMH are now able to easily access the full patient history, all available through their primary EHR, and reap the benefits of an improved clinical workflow. This ultimately enables the hospital to focus on its mission of providing high-quality health and care services to residents in Harrison County and the wider community.”

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About BridgeHead Software
With 20 years’ experience in data and storage management, BridgeHead Software is trusted by over 1,200 hospitals worldwide. Today, BridgeHead Software helps healthcare facilities overcome challenges stemming from rising data volumes and increasing storage costs while delivering peace of mind around how to store, protect and share clinical and administrative information.

BridgeHead’s Healthcare Data Management solutions are designed to work with any hospital’s chosen applications and storage hardware, regardless of vendor, providing greater choice, flexibility and control over the way data is managed, now and in the future. For more information, visit http://www.bridgeheadsoftware.com or follow on Twitter at @BridgeHeadHDM.

About Harrison Memorial Hospital
Harrison Memorial Hospital, located in Cynthiana, KY, is a community-owned, not-for-profit, 61-bed hospital, established in 1906. It offers a full range of services and an exceptional staff. HMH has an outstanding 19-member active medical staff, with more than 100 physicians on its consulting medical staff. Harrison Memorial is considered by its peers as a progressive entity in rural health.

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Virtustream Launches Industry-Leading Cloud Automation and Security Capabilities for Enterprise Customers

Virtustream Enterprise Cloud enhancements accelerate time-to-value for enterprises moving mission critical apps to the cloud

LONDON, UK – Tuesday 18th December 2018 – Virtustream, an enterprise-class cloud company and a Dell Technologies business, today announced a major upgrade to Virtustream Enterprise Cloud that includes significant cloud automation and security enhancements, which enable enterprises the unprecedented ability to automate key tasks while maintaining security levels – a multi-part process that previously required manual oversight. This technology evolution builds on Virtustream’s expertise in delivering highly scalable, secure and high-performance cloud services for mission critical enterprise applications.

The enhancements also feature a foundationally new version of the xStream cloud management software platform including an enhanced architecture and application programming interface (API), in addition to the ability to address many of the specific challenges presented when migrating and managing enterprise applications in the cloud.

“Enterprise applications and workloads require special handling and care,” said Deepak Patil, SVP, Product and Technology, Virtustream. “Historically, enterprise cloud customers had constraints that precluded them from flexibility and conveniences— such as quick provisioning—that are leveraged by cloud consumers with less complex use cases. This was primarily due to concerns about security, backups, monitoring and other issues. Virtustream’s new enhancements simplify and automate the most complex actions delivering immediate value to customers.”

This new upgrade extends automation deeper into previously manual cloud migration and management processes without compromising security or requiring onerous coordination of related operations. The new Virtustream Enterprise Cloudenhancements include the following capabilities:

• Cloud Management: Enhanced cloud management capabilities deliver increased levels of integration through APIs and automation from infrastructure to platform services, reducing time-to-cloud for historically difficult to migrate applications. These enhancements allow enterprise-level customers the ability to self-provision virtual machines (VMs) with host-based automated configuration of security services including anti-malware, intrusion detection, file-integrity monitoring as well as the automated coordination of backup and monitoring in minutes.

This cloud management not only shaves significant time off of the normal process for configuring VMs in an enterprise context, but also reduces the possibility of manual errors during configuration. Additionally, customers can now create, manage and report on VM profiles that pre-define VM parameters, making the self-provisioning process even faster.

• Application Automation: With these upgrades, Virtustream is driving automation capabilities into the application layer. These capabilities include APIs, tools and application specific automation tasks designed to reduce operational processes, reduce the total cost of ownership, and dramatically improve the agility and flexibility of applications running in Virtustream Enterprise Cloud.

For example, with this new release, customers running SAP applications in Virtustream Enterprise Cloud can now automate start/stop operations in the applications within minutes through a self-service portal with automated coordination of the adjacent processes such as monitoring suppression/enablement, backup disabling/enabling and security vulnerability scanning. This allows Virtustream customers the ability to optimise costs by automatically shutting down applications during weekends and maintenance periods without creating custom tooling or management scripts.

• Expanded Reporting, Manageability and Visibility: Also in this release, Virtustream Enterprise Cloud’s self-service management portal offers important new features that provide customers tools for viewing application resource consumption and the ability to group and categorise applications for improved billing transparency. Virtustream helps customers to optimise their usage and create cost efficiencies through its industry-leading MicroVM technology, which provides the ability to avoid the use of pre-sized instances and achieve cost savings through a combination of aggregation and pay-as-you-go, usage-based billing.

In addition to these enhancements, Virtustream Enterprise Cloud, a VMware Cloud Verified service, will leverage the power of the latest Dell Technologies portfolio through the use of VMware’s hybrid cloud technologies and the latest Dell Technologies infrastructure.

“Enterprises no longer need to be held back by mission critical workloads,” said Patil. “There is a place to move them using new cloud operating models that compress processes and provide automation and efficiencies that clear space for new innovations, capabilities and businesses. As a long-standing industry expert in moving mission critical applications to the cloud, Virtustream understands the pressure that enterprise IT leaders are under and is designing solutions that will not only solve these pain points, but also will substantively improve time-to-value for cloud projects and empower our customers to confidently embrace the future.”

About Virtustream
Virtustream, a Dell Technologies business, is the enterprise-class cloud company that is trusted by organisations worldwide to migrate and run their mission-critical applications in the cloud. For enterprises, service providers and government agencies, Virtustream’s xStream® Management Platform and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) meets the security, compliance, performance, efficiency and consumption-based billing requirements of complex production applications in the cloud – whether private, public or hybrid.

*Virtustream and xStream are trademarks or registered trademarks of Virtustream, Inc. in the United States or in other countries. All other trademarks used are the property of the respective owners.

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