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89% of security leaders think traditional security approaches are failing in the face of modern threats

Research shows ‘game needs to be changed,’ with security innovation years behind that of the attackers, the board a decade behind security discussions and regulation needing more industry input.

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Lack of automated patch management a remote security risk

73% of organizations lack automated patch management, and 62% experienced incidents involving exploitation of a vulnerability for which a patch was available but had not yet been deployed.

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Clearlake Capital to acquire Quest Software

Quest Software has signed a definitive agreement with Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with certain of its affiliates, “Clearlake”) to acquire the Company from Francisco Partners. Patrick Nichols, current CEO of Quest, will continue to lead the Company supported by the existing executive management team. Upon closing of the transaction, Clearlake will become the majority shareholder in Quest. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Dell Technologies and AWS collaborate

Dell EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for AWS provides a fast, easy-to-deploy public cloud vault to help secure, isolate and recover data from a ransomware attack.

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Aqua Security acquires Argon

Aqua’s cloud native application protection platform becomes the only solution that protects cloud applications, their code, and their CI/CD infrastructure.

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79% of European businesses already seeing savings from shift to cloud security

54% of organisations working on a security transformation project now or in the next 12 months.

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Costs, cyberattacks and compliance - cause for concern

Node4 has released its Mid-Market IT Priorities Report 2021. The independent report reveals that the UK’s Mid-Market IT Leadership expects to see a shortfall in IT spend in 2022. While 52% of IT decision-makers believe their 2021 budget met the ambitions of their team, there seems to be less certainty and confidence about future finances — 61% think their budget will need to increase in 2022, but only 13% expect it to.

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Renewable energy powers Zscaler

Zscaler Zero Trust exchange cloud-based architecture enables superior green security capabilities compared to legacy on-premises hardware and appliance-based models.

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Nuvias Group acquires Deltalink

Nuvias Group, the European high value distributor, is further accelerating its growth through a second investment this year, by acquiring Deltalink, the Value-Add Distributor (VAD) of cyber security and networking solutions, based in Belgium.

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Westcon-Comstor expands Zscaler distribution agreement

New distribution agreement set to bolster Westcon-Comstor’s Zero Trust offering in more markets across Europe with further expansion into APAC planned.

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Netwrix releases new version of StealthAUDIT strengthening cloud security

StealthAUDIT 11.5 helps organisations further minimise the risk of a data breach by delivering enhanced visibility into sensitive data regardless of where it resides.

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Avast research finds growing security challenges for SMBs

Research from Avast has found that employees in almost a third (31%) of Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) in the UK are connecting to the corporate network using personal devices that do not have any security controls in place, according to IT Decision Makers (ITDMs) within SMBs.

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Alter Domus enhances digital transformation journey

NTT to enable Alter Domus’ digital transformation journey, supporting across cloud and security.

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Security and governance among top IT needs

This year, over half of MSPs or their end customers have been attacked by ransomware but only 53% offer backup services.

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Palo Alto Networks shifts left with Prisma Cloud 3.0

Palo Alto Networks has introduced Prisma® Cloud 3.0, said to be the industry’s first integrated platform to shift security left—significantly improving organizations’ entire cloud security posture by reducing security risk at runtime.

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Videos

Thor Johnsen, Head of Triple Point's Digital 9 Infrastructure plc., discusses the organisation’s recent data centre acquisitions in London and Finland, as it seeks to develop a multi-site, multi-location strategy with sustainability as a central focus.
Mike McAdam, Data Centre Director EMEA, and Simon Prichard, Product Strategy Manager, both at Mitsubishi Electric Europe, explain how real-time data visualisation and smart insights can help to optimise data centre power and cooling infrastructure, before discussing the wider sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the industry into the future. They also share the company’s plans to leverage its critical infrastructure expertise to expand its presence within the data centre sector.
Mickey Bresman, Co-Founder and CEO and Ran Harel, Senior Security Product Manager, both at Semperis, discuss the findings of the company’s recent Microsoft Active Directory security survey, and also explain how the Semperis Purple Knight security assessment tool not only highlights AD security gaps, but also provides recommended fixes.
Conference Chair Ian Luckett outlines the content of the second virtual SDC Channel Summit event, taking place 10-11 May. A mixture of keynote presentations, roundtables and panel discussions promise to produce plenty of valuable insights for Channel companies dealing with the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.

Expert Opinions

Balancing the needs of employees in both the virtual and physical workplace. By Chris Lorigan, Surface Portfolio Product Manager, Microsoft UK.
By Bengt Johannes Lundberg , CEO of Disruptive Technologies.
By Davide Villa, Director of Business Development EMEAI, Western Digital.
By David Watkins, solutions director for VIRTUS Data Centres.