Aug 18, 2020

Keeper Security’s access management cybersecurity platform

Keeper Security
App
Cybersecurity
Cloud
William Smith
2 min
Keeper Security is a Chicago, Illinois-based startup offering a cybersecurity platform for password management
Keeper Security is a Chicago, Illinois-based startup offering a cybersecurity platform for password management...

Keeper Security is a Chicago, Illinois-based startup offering a cybersecurity platform for password management.

As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forces workers back into their homes, cybersecurity is becoming ever more essential for organisations. Passwords in particular are a point of extreme vulnerability, thanks to threats such as social engineering.

It is precisely this area in which Keeper Security specialises, providing encryption software that keeps passwords secure, targeted at both businesses and individuals.

Keeper said it had experienced growth despite the COVID-19-caused economic downturn, with thousands of businesses relying on its services worldwide. It maintains a 4.9/5 and a 4.6/5 rating for its app on the Apple App and Google Play stores respectively.

Founded in 2011, the company yesterday announced its first ever equity raise in a $60mn venture round led by Insight Partners.

In a press release, Darren Guccione, CEO and Co-founder of Keeper Security, said: "The past four months have resulted in history's most pervasive cybersecurity challenge. As businesses have shifted their operations online and people have adapted to remote work and social distancing, cybercriminals have executed their attacks at record rates. It's forcing a rapid transformation and growth in the cybersecurity industry – one that is essential to safeguard people and businesses.”

The company said it would use the funding to accelerate product innovation and global sales.

"As the lines blur between where we live and where we work, businesses and consumers look to Keeper for critical cybersecurity protection. The value that Keeper provides to its customer base has never been clearer," said Thomas Krane, Principal at Insight Partners. "Keeper's impressive growth and business stability, despite the global pandemic, is driven by its ability to deliver products that exceed their customers' needs and expectations. We look forward to supporting Keeper in its continued growth."

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May 12, 2021

Confluent announces new private cloud building platform

Cloud
Data
Technology
Digital
2 min
Confluent launches its Kubernetes platform, providing developers a cloud-native data streaming experience within private cloud infrastructure

Confluent, a platform that sets data in motion, today announced Confluent for Kubernetes, the first platform purpose-built to bring cloud-native capabilities to data streams in private infrastructures.

Confluent for Kubernetes allows platform teams to bring much of the same cloud-native experience found within Confluent Cloud to their self-managed environments while enabling operations teams to retain control of their data and infrastructure. As a cloud-native solution, Confluent for Kubernetes helps achieve faster time-to-value and reduce operational burdens with a fully elastic and scalable cloud-native experience in private infrastructure.

“To compete in the digital realm, organisations need to quickly deliver personalised customer experiences and real-time operations, which are only possible with access to data from all environments and cloud-native advantages,” said Ganesh Srinivasan, Chief Product and Engineering Officer, Confluent.

“For organisations that need to operate on-premises, we’re bringing the benefits of cloud computing to their private infrastructure with Confluent for Kubernetes. Now, any company can build a private cloud service to move data across their business regardless of its environment.”

 

How can Confluent for Kubernetes help?

Organisations who are transitioning to the cloud or who need to keep workloads on-premises can use Confluent for Kubernetes’ cloud-native capabilities, including a declarative API to deploy and operate Confluent. According to the company, the platform also makes moving applications to the public cloud easier by ‘seamlessly migrating workloads to wherever your business needs them with the ability to connect and share data with Confluent Cloud’.

  • Enhanced reliability – As a cloud-native system, Confluent for Kubernetes detects if a process fails and will automatically restart processes or reschedule as necessary. Automated rack awareness spreads replicas of a partition across different racks, improving the availability of your brokers and limiting the risk of data loss.

  • Automated elasticity – Meet changing business demands with the ability to scale up using API-driven operations. The platform will automatically generate configurations, schedule and run new broker processes, and ensure data is balanced across brokers so that clusters can be efficiently utilised.

  • Simplified infrastructure management – Confluent for Kubernetes extends the Kubernetes API, enabling organisations to define the desired high-level state of clusters rather than manage all the low-level details. This infrastructure-as-code approach reduces the operational burden and achieves a faster time to value, while enhancing security with standards that can be easily and consistently deployed across an organisation.

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