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PRO Unlimited Inc. Joins Cloud Security Alliance

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PRO Unlimited Inc., a global leader in the contingent workforce management software and services solutions industry today announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world's premier organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment.
For over 26 years, PRO has been recognized as the leading innovator delivering purely vendor-neutral Vendor Management Software (VMS) and Managed Services Programs (MSP) helping highly visible companies safely source, manage and track contingent workers/indirect services providers (SOW engagements) in over 80 countries. Having delivered the industry's first omni channel secure cloud based Wand VMS with fully native mobile apps for iPhone, Android, Tablets and the Apple Watch, PRO is aligned with CSA members who are committed to assuring the protection of critical client data.
"PRO is very pleased to be the first VMS provider to join the CSA, and we stand fully aligned with this esteemed group of well respected member companies," said Ted Sergott, PRO Unlimited EVP of Product Development. "There is natural synergy since a number of CSA members are also current PRO clients who deploy the Wand VMS and are already familiar with the high standards we place on security."
"We welcome PRO Unlimited as our first cloud based VMS provider and are looking forward to the unique perspectives they will bring as it relates to managing a secure global contingent workforce." said Jim Reavis CEO of the Cloud Security Alliance.
About the Cloud Security AllianceThe Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world's leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. CSA harnesses the subject matter expertise of industry practitioners, associations, governments, and its corporate and individual members to offer cloud security-specific research, education, certification, events and products. CSA's activities, knowledge and extensive network benefit the entire community impacted by cloud — from providers and customers, to governments, entrepreneurs and the assurance industry — and provide a forum through which diverse parties can work together to create and maintain a trusted cloud ecosystem.
For further information, visit us at www.cloudsecurityalliance.org, and follow us on Twitter @cloudsa.
About PROPRO Unlimited, through its purely vendor-neutral Managed Services Program (MSP) and Vendor Management Software (VMS) solutions, helps organizations address the costs, risks, and quality issues associated with managing a contingent workforce. A pioneer and innovator in the VMS and MSP space, PRO offers solutions for e-procurement and management of contingent labor, 1099/co-employment risk management, and third-party payroll for client-sourced contract talent.

Symantec Unveils New Solutions for Total Cloud Security

As enterprises embrace cloud applications and infrastructure, leading cyber security company Symantec Corporation on Wednesday unveiled new innovations to its Symantec Cloud Security Platform, offering a comprehensive cloud security.
The Symantec Cloud Security Platform provides a complete package for the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at enterprises to securely enable cloud adoption while unifying both cloud and traditional on-premise environments for security.
"The value to the enterprise of shifting to cloud applications and services is undeniable. At the same time, cyber criminals look at this new, borderless infrastructure as a potential goldmine," Mike Fey, President and Chief Operating Officer at Symantec, said in a statement.
Symantec has integrated its "Data Loss Prevention (DLP)" with its cloud-delivered "Web Security Service (WSS)" that will ensure safety for mobile users and remote offices, simultaneously protecting organizational data as it is in transit.
When combined with existing integrations across Symantec Email.cloud and Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Symantec can now deliver DLP across web, email and cloud applications, providing a secure transition to the cloud generation.
Symantec`s new Malware Analysis Advanced Service (MAAS) delivers full behavioral sandbox detonation of files within WSS to help protect users from the world`s most advanced threats.
To address the visibility issue, Symantec has announced "Cloud Workload Protection" to deliver automated security policy enforcement and protect applications from unknown exploits inside of both Amazon Web Service (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.
Symantec also announced support for AWS with its Web Application Firewall and extended CASB portfolio to gain visibility and control over Microsoft Azure.
"Symantec is the only cyber security provider in the industry that can address the challenges of the Cloud Generation holistically, enabling our customers to take full advantage of the cloud while helping to ensure their critical information is secure and protected," Fey added.
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Linking the strengths of cloud security providers to stop data incursions

As more organizations choose cloud solutions to meet their IT needs, they are also looking to cloud-based security to keep information secure. Organizations are seeking security that is flexible, providing on-demand scalability up and down; visible, providing a simple way to make all of the different cloud components mesh well and work together; and ease of use, providing plug-and-play capabilities, as well as automating non-essential tasks, according to Ajay Gupta, director of product marketing and management at Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
“From a security perspective, no single vendor can offer best-of-the-breed security to their customers,” said Gupta, who joined spoke to Jeff Frick (@JeffFrick), co-host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio, during the RSA Conference in San Francisco, CA.
Frick and Gupta discussed how Huawei Technologies is working to keep data secure in the cloud.
Gupta explained that for cloud security, different partners must bring their different strengths together to provide the pieces of the security puzzle. Huawei announced its new security gateway, USG9000V, at the RSA Conference. It is the industry’s first terabit-level cloud integrated security gateway, combating security threats in the cloud, he explained.
Demonstrating the power of partnerships in cloud security, Huawei recently teamed with Aviria, a security and performance applications provider, to bring in its AV engine as part of the USG9000V, providing additional performance and accuracy.
“Hackers are getting smarter and smarter, so how do you stay ahead of the hackers who are one step ahead of you?” asked Gupta.
He noted that phishing attacks are back, ransomware attacks have been increasing, and there’s almost always one person in a company that will click on any email link, no matter how suspicious. Everybody should know by now that a Nigerian king is not going to send a million dollars, but apparently, some people still do, Gupta said.
Watch the complete video interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE and theCUBE’s on-the-ground coverage of the RSA Conference 2017.
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