Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Unisys Unveils Unisys Stealth® 5.0 Software Extending Protection

Unisys Unveils Unisys Stealth® 5.0 Software Extending Protection to Container and Kubernetes Environments to Secure New Workloads and Enhance Data Center Security

New version supports cloud workloads and application modernisation efforts with one consistent set of security policies that spans traditional and emerging environments

WELLINGTON, 25 February 2020Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced the availability of Unisys Stealth® 5.0, the latest version of its award-winning security software which now provides protection for data in container and Kubernetes environments, improving data center security and securing new workloads.

Stealth brings clients “always on” security and resilience, stopping even sponsored, sophisticated cyber attacks in their tracks. And should an attacker get inside, Stealth prevents data exfiltration so that the breach is a minor hiccup – not a major headline. And because Stealth can be implemented with no impact on an organisation’s existing infrastructure, it helps clients avoid the cost and disruption of “rip and replace” efforts, permitting them to continue to use their current security tools while strengthening their security posture.

Containers are environments in which microservices – functional components of applications used by developers – reside. Docker containers and Kubernetes – a tool for management of those containers – are quickly becoming the accepted standards to optimise workload deployment in enterprise environments and to make their data centers more efficient and agile. According to Gartner, “By 2022, more than 75% of global organisations will be running containerised applications in production, which is a significant increase from fewer than 30% today.” (Best Practices for Running Containers and Kubernetes in Production, February 2019)

By incorporating Stealth protection into these environments, organisations will be able to implement these technologies in a way that does not compromise their security or increase their attack surface.

Stealth 5.0 – generally available beginning today – can help enterprises streamline their security by deploying one set of consistent security policies that works across the client’s entire digital infrastructure, including desktops, servers, the cloud, Internet of Things devices and other legacy or modern infrastructure such as containers, virtual machines and physical servers. As workloads move from traditional environments to containerised deployments, and from on-premise to the cloud, Stealth accommodates these moves.

“Our clients are increasingly embracing the use of containers and Kubernetes as a means for more efficient applications development,” said Sudhir Mehta, global vice president, product management, Unisys. “With Stealth 5.0, we make the use of these technologies seamless from a security standpoint, so clients can realise the agility, availability, manageability and scalability advantages offered by containerised microservices – while minimising risk.”

Stealth reduces attack surfaces in these environments by creating dynamic, identity-driven microsegments called communities of interest (COIs). Through secure COIs, Stealth separates trusted systems, users and data from the untrusted. It further reduces attack surfaces by encrypting all communication between Stealth-protected assets and cloaking the assets from unauthorised users.

Stealth 5.0 also expands upon previous versions with the following additional capabilities:

  • Enhanced secure virtual gateway (SVG) capabilities: Stealth 5.0 expands next-generation SVG capabilities to include deployment in public clouds, so clients can extend security for diverse enterprise deployments while continuing support for a broad array of non-standard endpoints or endpoints they don’t control.
  • Expanded application program interface (API) and automation capabilities: Stealth 5.0 automates all Stealth management activities to enable rapid deployment, configuration and management for quick response to changing business needs while minimising manual work.
  • Enhanced Dynamic Isolation: Stealth 5.0 can reduce isolation time to 10 seconds or less to improve clients’ security postures with less opportunity for malware to propagate throughout their environments.

For more information on Unisys Stealth 5.0, go to www.unisys.com/stealth.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Paymark: Lockdown Equals Slowdown For Some

The three days of lockdown for Auckland earlier this month made a clear impression on our retail spending figures. While only Auckland moved into Level 3 lockdown, the impact was felt across the country, albeit at different levels. Looking at the ... More>>

Infrastructure Commission: Te Waihanga Releases Report On Water Infrastructure

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga’s latest discussion document highlights the importance of current reforms in the water sector. Its State of Play discussion document about water infrastructure is one of a series looking at the ... More>>

Sci-Tech: Perseverance Rover Lands On Mars – Expert Reaction

NASA has landed a car-sized rover on the red planet to search for signs of past life. The vehicle has more instruments than the four rovers preceding it, and it’s also carrying gear that could help pave the way for human exploration of Mars. The ... More>>

ALSO:


ASB: Quarterly Economic Forecast Predicts OCR Hike As Early As August 2022

Predictions of interest rate rises have been brought forward 12 months in ASB’s latest Quarterly Economic Forecast. Chief Economist Nick Tuffley now expects the RBNZ to begin raising the OCR from its current level of 0.25% as early as August ... More>>

ACT: Matariki Almost A Half Billion Dollar Tax On Business

“Official advice to the Government says an extra public holiday at Matariki could cost almost $450 million,” ACT Leader David Seymour can reveal. “This is a perfect example of the Prime Minister doing what’s popular versus what’s responsible. ... More>>

Genesis: Assessing 6,000 GWh Of Renewable Generation Options For Development By 2025

Genesis is assessing 6,000 GWh of renewable generation options for development after starting a closed RFP process with 11 partners. Those invited to participate offer a range of technologies as Genesis continues to execute its Future-gen strategy to ... More>>

OECD: Unemployment Rate Stable At 6.9% In December 2020, 1.7 Percentage Points Higher Than In February 2020

The OECD area unemployment rate was stable at 6.9% in December 2020, remaining 1.7 percentage points above the level observed in February 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the labour market. [1] In December, the unemployment rate was also stable ... More>>

Stats NZ: Unemployment Drops To 4.9 Percent As Employment Picks Up

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent in the December 2020 quarter, from 5.3 percent in the September 2020 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Last quarter’s unemployment rate of 5.3 percent followed the largest increase observed ... More>>