As you all know SOLIDWORKS 2018 added significant new functionality as well as many new products to our product development ecosystem to fully support your ability to quickly take your good ideas and transform them into innovative, great new products. We introduced tools that facilitated the design of smart, connected products as well as new CAM tools to help you jump start your smart manufacturing initiatives.
With all these very important pieces of the extended product portfolio in place, this year’s release focuses on what’s most important to you: improving your day-to-day productivity. Of course, we’ve added some amazing new functionality, in fact way too many to include in this blog. Let’s take a look at some of them, but first let’s talk about some of the improvements made in SOLIDWORKS 2019 that will help you get your job done faster on a day-to-day basis.
Over the last year, the IT Central Station team reached out to LogRhythm customers with one goal: to find out what made them choose LogRhythm as their SIEM solution.
As we looked into this customer feedback, we discovered that many LogRhythm users provided reviews that highlighted four particular benefits (among others) that made the LogRhythm NextGen SIEM Platform a strong contender in the SIEM market. In this post, we will highlight these features in more detail through the lens of unbiased reviews from LogRhythm customers.
With cryptomining taking the spotlight in recent months, ransomware has been out of the news. That doesn’t mean ransomware has gone away, however; it just means that crypto-based threats are a hot topic. Ransomware is still one of the largest methods of cybercrime and one of the biggest threats that business owners will encounter today. Compared to cryptomining, the threat of ransomware can be far greater.
Fortinet just announced FortiNAC, the latest addition to its growing portfolio of integrated security solutions designed to protect today’s evolving networks. As organizations embrace digital transformation to improve operational efficiency, they have to support and secure a growing number of IoT devices. In fact, the rapid adoption of both stationary and highly mobile IoT solutions is one of the primary reasons why today’s networks are in constant flux.
According to Gartner, “Internet of Things endpoints will grow at a 32% CAGR from 2016 through 2021, reaching an installed base of 25.1 billion units.”(1) While most people envision digital cameras, printers, and smart appliances, IoT today also includes Industrial IoT (IIoT), Medical IoT (MIoT), and similar IoT solutions being developed across every vertical market. And to complicate matters further, these devices are increasingly interconnected and interdependent. They generate huge volumes of data, operate using applications that are constantly being updated, and often require access to critical resources. As a result, IT teams are struggling to identify, track, monitor, and secure them.
This trend hasn’t gone unnoticed by the cybercriminal community. The volume and sophistication of attacks targeting IoT devices continues to grow as well, as evidenced by the recent Triton and VPNFilter malware attacks.
SOLIDWORKS 2019 contains many exciting improvements and new capabilities that help you design, present, and communicate your ideas faster and easier. Here are some of the key improvements:
The concept of smart cities holds great promise: city officials harnessing the power of technology to crack down on crime, improve traffic, react to emergencies, conserve natural resources and improve the lives of citizens.
This customer was protecting over 70TB of VMs, physical clusters, and SAP HANA. The SAP HANA environment was over 300GB and growing rapidly. The customer was using IBM TSM for data protection and struggled with high RPO and RTO. Backups took too long and they were unable to deliver timely data recovery, which lowered confidence and increased data risk.
The customer was also using multiple point tools which increased complexity. Since the environment was expected to grow rapidly, this organization wanted a solution that would simplify their data protection strategy, lower capital and operational costs while reducing data risk by improving RPO and RTO.
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Atrius Health relies on electronic medical records (EMR) to provide instant access to patient data, ensuring seamless service across a wide range of providers and departments. While Atrius Health had multiple layers of network security, a reliable barrier for physical network connections was missing. If an unauthorized individual slipped into a room at a facility, they could connect a computer, get an IP address and access the network. As with any medical group, preventing data loss and ensuring HIPAA compliance is a major concern for the organization. Lack of complete visibility across the network could result in an easy path for data loss.
The second key challenge involved operational issues. Its many locations often acted as individual business centers, introducing new technology without consulting the IT group whose team was then tasked with supporting unfamiliar devices. This behavior also led to duplicate purchasing of networked equipment. The organization needed to gain visibility into the entire network to ensure efficient, centralized management.
Apotex, a global pharmaceutical company, had no toleration for downtime. Applications needed to be up and running, data protected. Rapid recovery from any system failure was essential. But they were encountering unacceptable data backup and recovery times - as much as 14 hours for backups and equal time to recover if a problem occurred. A broad search for solutions proved that Actifio was the “disruptor” that could deliver backups and recovery in 30 minutes or less. And it provided extensive additional capabilities in support of DevOps, analytics and cloud services.