In today’s digital economy, the pressure to develop and release new software has become paramount to deliver great customer experiences and create a competitive advantage. Unfortunately, the process by which to deliver this software is increasingly complex and highly fragmented across various tools and teams. While this complexity increases, there is also no easy way to centrally measure, monitor and secure the overall performance of the software delivery pipeline in real-time.
The tectonic shift happening within the public sector is seeing more and more federal organizations transitioning from legacy, on-premises systems to more scalable and secure cloud-based architectures. Sumo Logic’s cloud-first approach is a perfect fit for this so we’re excited to announce Sumo Logic has been prioritized by FedRAMP to work with the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) to achieve a Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO).
My role as a Chief Security Officer (CSO) has dramatically changed as we work to understand and adapt to COVID-19. It’s hard to believe that just a few weeks ago, my mind was focused on things such as FedRamp and the California Privacy Act (CCPA), now the majority of my time is focused on ensuring our employees safety and productivity, so they can continue to deliver products and support our customers and partners.
The first means to collect security-relevant information at Cloud SIEM Enterprise (CSE) was our Network Sensor. It was built to analyze network traffic and provide visibility beyond traditional SIEM's down to the network-level. Beyond organizing packets into flows, the sensor supports more advanced features such as decoding of common protocols, file carving, SSL certificate validation, OS fingerprinting, clustered deployment and more.
Many companies are moving their infrastructure and web applications to the cloud. Along with moving to the cloud, organizations are finding new ways to remain agile and nimble, especially when it comes to software. By utilizing Amazon AWS and Amazon ECS, companies are decoupling their monolithic applications and taking advantage of microservice architecture.
As businesses transform their traditional business models into new digital ones, and aggressively compete for turf within the digital economy, their constant pursuit of competitive edge drives technology, process, and architectural innovations. As a result, it seems that every 18 months a technology paradigm shift comes about that enables better agility, lower cost, improved quality of service, better intelligence and more.
The main theme for this year’s RSA event focused on the human element in addressing the behaviors and activities of users and analysts. This is something that was echoed in our Cloud SIEM Enterprise announcement the previous week and we demonstrated in our booth with our truly modernized security analyst experience. Actually, when attendees spotted our Cloud SIEM Enterprise user interface they immediately requested to see a live demo and witness this new security analyst experience.
As the cloud continues to expand with no end in sight, it’s only wise to invest in it. Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service and Software-as-a-Service bring significant cost savings (personnel and ownership), improved performance, better reliability, freedom to scale and - above all - significant security benefits. It’s no wonder that so many businesses have already adopted all three of these models.
The tongue-in-cheek named malware detection tool, Yet Another Recursive Acronym (YARA) is described as “the pattern-matching Swiss Army knife for malware researchers (and everyone else)”. The Sumo Logic Cloud SIEM Enterprise platform is one of the first SIEM solutions to incorporate it as a built-in feature.
SaaS adoption is continuously on the rise and so is the number of companies migrating their email services to Microsoft Office365. It’s the most popular SaaS service and while over 90% of enterprises use it, only less than a quarter of them have already migrated to the cloud-based suite. Nonetheless, this number is growing steadily, as cloud adoption rates are increasing.
In 2010, cloud computing just started to lead the IT revolution. It’s 2020 and the cloud is already mainstream. If you’re not running your business in virtual yet, you’re missing out on huge profit opportunities and capabilities that the cloud has to offer. Adopting a cloud strategy brings better security, increased stability and overall greater flexibility for your organization.