Veeam Reports Biggest Second Quarter in Company History

veeam | July 29, 2020

Veeam® Software, the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management™, today announced an annual recurring revenue (ARR) increase of 20 percent year-over-year (YoY) for Q2’20 – the biggest second quarter in the company’s 14-year history. In addition, Veeam reported its largest ever quarter for total bookings of its fastest growing product, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, with an 89 percent YoY increase and a 75 percent YoY gain in overall subscription bookings. As further testament to Veeam’s continued performance, Gartner recently published its 2019 Market Share: All Software Markets, Worldwide research, and with sustained multiyear revenue gains, Veeam has increased in market share to become the third largest provider of backup and recovery software.

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Absolute Software Announces New Partnerships with Leading ISVs Leveraging Absolute Application Persistence-as-a-Service

Absolute Software | June 07, 2022

Absolute Software™ , a leader in self-healing endpoint and secure access solutions, today announced new partnerships with leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to strengthen resiliency of their endpoint applications with Absolute Application Persistence-as-a-Service (APaaS). As APaaS partners, Ericom, Utopic, and WinMagic® are leveraging Absolute’s firmware-embedded technology to monitor and automatically heal their mission-critical security solutions - ensuring they remain healthy, installed, and working effectively across their customer bases. Through APaaS, ISVs have the ability to embed Absolute’s Application Persistence™ capabilities directly into their software packages to continuously maintain the integrity of their endpoint applications with lower development costs and no ongoing code maintenance. APaaS partners also have access to rich application health telemetry data that offers valuable insights into application health and performance, allowing for continuous optimization and improvement. “As APaaS partners, Ericom, Utopic, and WinMagic have taken the critical steps needed to harden and self-heal their mission-critical applications at the firmware level. “Our unique device intelligence consistently shows that the complexity of today’s endpoint environments has left endpoint agents under constant threat of decaying, colliding with other applications, or being disabled by malicious or negligent users. By ensuring their endpoint agents remain healthy and working effectively, these leading ISVs are delivering a higher return on software investments and strengthening security posture for their end customers.” Edward Choi, SVP of Global Alliances at Absolute Software “Hardening our ZTEdge platform has been a top priority for Ericom, and with Absolute, we’ve found the right partnership to put our vision into motion,” said John Peterson, CPO at Ericom. “Adding Absolute’s undeletable firmware-based self-healing to our mission-critical endpoint application gives us the confidence that we are delivering on our promise of enabling our customers to strengthen their security defenses in today’s perimeter-less digital environments.” “Our customers depend on our leading self-healing automation capabilities to enforce policies, ensure compliance issues, improve asset performance, and reduce operational support costs as part of their NIST Cybersecurity Response and Recovery journey,” said Bob Whirley, CEO at Utopic. “By partnering with Absolute to harden our endpoint agent with APaaS, we have even more confidence that we are enabling seamless workplace transformation and modernization.” “Some of the world's largest organizations rely on SecureDoc everyday to protect their sensitive data from falling into the wrong hands,” said Thi Nguyen-Huu, CEO at WinMagic. “To complement our encryption offering, we are thrilled to add authentication to our comprehensive security product suite with MagicEndpoint. The ability to leverage Absolute’s firmware-embedded, self-healing capabilities to our leading authentication and encryption suite through APaaS gives us even more assurance that we are delivering on our promise to offer security solutions that free our customers to think, share and achieve their goals, knowing their employees and data are protected.” About Absolute Software Absolute Software is a leading provider of self-healing endpoint and secure access solutions, delivering truly resilient zero trust security for today’s distributed workforces. Absolute is the only endpoint platform embedded in more than half a billion devices, offering a permanent digital connection that intelligently and dynamically applies visibility, control and self-healing capabilities to endpoints, applications, and network connections - enabling customers to strengthen cyber resilience against the escalating threat of ransomware and malicious attacks. Trusted by nearly 16,000 customers, G2 recognized Absolute as a leader in Zero Trust Networking and Endpoint Management in the Winter of 2022.

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Codefresh Makes GitOps Software Delivery With Argo Accessible to Everyone

Codefresh | July 27, 2022

Beginning today, Codefresh is democratizing GitOps with Argo for all users – individuals and DevOps teams of all sizes – with the immediate availability of its hosted continuous delivery (CD) platform providing Argo CD as a Service. The Codefresh hosted Argo platform is accessible at no cost for community projects, individuals and small DevOps teams seeking unfettered access to GitOps best practices for fast, reliable, and secure software delivery in the cloud. Codefresh’s managed Argo CD platform is a feature-complete GitOps software delivery solution eliminating the need for installation, maintenance, or home-grown custom integrations to work with popular DevOps tools. In addition, the managed instances are ready for deployments in seconds, making it the logical way to get started with continuous delivery with Argo CD. Available today in hosted, on-premise, and hybrid deployment options for enterprise environments, Codefresh leverages open-source Argo in a code-to-cloud solution enabling unrivaled visibility into CI/CD deployments. It provides an easy-to-use framework for implementing GitOps and a scalable solution for large teams targeting multi-cluster, multi-application deployments. The Codefresh platform features intuitive, comprehensive dashboards that provide detailed insights spanning DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) metrics, change history, and issue tracking across all projects and applications, with deep integrations into Git, CI pipelines, and artifact repositories. The platform is fully compatible with continuous integration (CI) offerings like Jenkins and Github Actions, as well as Codefresh CI. “Codefresh has demonstrated to enterprises of all sizes the value inherent to Argo CD, and this value is built atop a sustained commitment from Codefresh and the community to cultivate Argo and GitOps for the future. “To empower everyone with this capability is the fullest expression of our commitment to open-source innovation.” Raziel Tabib, Co-Founder and CEO, Codefresh About Codefresh Codefresh is the most trusted continuous delivery platform for cloud-native apps. Its mission is to give enterprise teams the control, stability, and confidence they need to release more frequently and enable smoother deployments to the cloud, on-prem, or at the edge. Codefresh is built on an enterprise distribution of Argo, the industry's leading declarative continuous delivery tool. Codefresh is trusted by companies like GoodRx, Skillshare, Monday.com, TBS, and financial services companies and backed by world-class investors such as M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, Red Dot Capital Partners, Shasta Ventures, and more.

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Immuta and Wipro Expand Partnership to Advance Snowflake Solutions

Immuta | June 16, 2022

Immuta, the leader in data access and data security, today announced an expanded partnership with leading global information technology, consulting, and business process services company, Wipro Limited. The expanded partnership advances Wipro’s solutioning capabilities for Snowflake to also deliver Immuta’s data access and security offerings to joint customers. Through this partnership, Wipro customers get access to its expertise on Immuta through Wipro’s “Secure Data Analytics” solution, receiving heightened data security when moving their data to the cloud. The inclusion of Immuta in Wipro’s current Center of Excellence (CoE) program for Snowflake gives customers access to Immuta-trained and partner-certified architects and engineers. This enables Wipro to deliver successful data modernization projects to their customers by leveraging the automated access and privacy controls of the Immuta Data Access Platform. By enforcing data policies across cloud data sources, Immuta accelerates secure data access at scale. Immuta discovers, secures, and monitors organizations’ data to ensure that users have access to the right data at the right time – as long as they have the rights. “Immuta has established itself as one of the leading secure data access solutions for global businesses by enabling them to secure data access at scale, on any cloud service. “Immuta goes beyond role-based access control to deliver fine-grained access control with an attribute-based control plane, managing access for all users, services, and tools into data stores. Combined with Wipro’s powerful technology and 4M framework – Model, Method, Machinery, and Mindset – this partnership further strengthens Snowflake’s offering by ensuring seamless implementation and data security while migrating to the cloud.” Sriram Narasimhan, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Data & Analytics Practice, Wipro Limited “We’re thrilled to continue building upon our partnership with Wipro with this first-of-its-kind extension of their CoE program for Snowflake,” said Michael Dooley, Senior Vice President of Alliances at Immuta. “In support of their data analytics vision, this enhanced partnership will give joint Snowflake customers peace of mind and the tools and resources they need to ensure secure data access as they migrate data to the cloud.” About Wipro Ltd. Wipro Limited is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics, and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability, and good corporate citizenship, we have over 240,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future. About Immuta Immuta is the market leader in Data Access, providing data teams one universal platform to control access to analytical data sets in the cloud. Only Immuta can automate access to data by discovering, protecting, and monitoring data on any cloud service. Data-driven organizations around the world trust Immuta to speed time to data, safely share more data with more users, and mitigate the risk of data leaks and breaches. Founded in 2015, Immuta is headquartered in Boston, MA.

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Equifax Launches Second Annual Developer Challenge and Accelerator Program

Equifax | July 08, 2022

Today, Equifax® announced that applications are open for its second annual developer challenge and accelerator program in partnership with 1871, a Chicago-based business incubator that supports early stage tech start-ups, growth stage tech leaders and corporate innovators. Following the success of the inaugural Equifax Accelerate in 2021, Equifax is continuing the program to challenge U.S.-based software developers to create transformative solutions designed to foster financial inclusion and improve access to services with the powerful suite of Equifax Cloud™-enabled Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). "Data, analytics and technology provide a powerful force in addressing some of the most pressing issues facing the world around us. "Equifax is committed to accelerating innovation across the developer ecosystem to bring more consumers into the mainstream credit economy. We look forward to working with the 2022 Equifax Accelerate program cohorts in building data-driven solutions that help tackle the challenges of consumer financial inclusion and small business access to capital." Bryson Koehler, Chief Product, Data & Analytics and Technology Officer at Equifax Equifax Accelerate program participants will have simplified access to data assets and API products so that developers can easily explore and access technical documentation, create apps, experiment, and innovate faster than ever before. These data assets will include APIs available from the Equifax for Developers API Portal as well as data assets available on AWS Data Exchange and Snowflake Data Marketplace. "In our data-driven world, it's never been more important for businesses to have access to the technological resources and mentorship they need to thrive," said Betsy Ziegler, CEO of 1871. "We're proud to work side-by-side with Equifax to continue to expand the Equifax Accelerate product studio, which empowers the innovators and leaders that are disrupting their industries with new and necessary solutions." The top 50 2022 Equifax Accelerate entries will be accepted into a Design Sprint Challenge in August. All Design Sprint Challenge participants will receive mentorship from both Equifax and 1871 subject matter experts to assist in the creation of prototype solutions. They will also compete for a chance to access the 12-week Product Studio, a custom accelerator program powered by Equifax and 1871. This year's Design Sprint Challenge will be judged by Equifax executive leadership and a panel of experts, including: Noah Schwartz, General Manager, AWS Data Exchange at Amazon Web Services (AWS); Amit Maheshwari, Senior Vice President, Business Development at Tekion Corp.; and Laura Ritz, Chief Operating Officer at numo, a PNC company. Participants chosen by the panel of judges to participate in the Product Studio will receive unlimited access to all 1871 products and services, including dozens of workshops, 300+ mentors, and 400+ other tech founders from idea stage companies to series C+. They will also have an opportunity to present their prototype to an audience of leaders from Equifax, including digital and fintech partners, at the Product Showcase. Qualifying participants will also be eligible for up to $5,000 in AWS Activate credits, which can be applied to more than 200 AWS services. ABOUT EQUIFAX INC. At Equifax , we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics, and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping financial institutions, companies, employers, and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. Our unique blend of differentiated data, analytics, and cloud technology drives insights to power decisions to move people forward. Headquartered in Atlanta and supported by more than 13,000 employees worldwide, Equifax operates or has investments in 25 countries in North America, Central and South America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region.

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