Jul 6, 2020

Top Ten Cybersecurity Companies: One Identity

Kayleigh Shooter
2 min
We take a look at One Identity, a leading cybersecurity company who was featured in our list of the top ten cybersecurity companies...

Business Overview:

Cybersecurity giant, One Identity helps organizations establish an identity-centric security strategy. With a unique identity and access management (IAM) portfolio as its USP, their award-winning offering includes identity governance, AD-centered IAM, privileged access management and identity SaaS solutions, One Identity helps organizations secure their enterprise end to end, smoothly digitally transform, eliminate identity challenges and reduce their attack surface from internal and external threats. The company's 7,500 customers worldwide that rely on and trust the company to manage more than 125 million identities.

The innovative technology giant's goal is to transform businesses to thrive in the ever-evolving digital world and keep the business and its clients' sensitive data secure. Its thousands of pleased clients speak for itself.

Cloud Infrastructure:

Cybersecurity giant, One Identity integrates with hundreds of the most popular and widely deployed systems enabling organizations to secure and manage identity processes across multiple on-prem and cloud-based applications and platforms. Through the use of open APIs and support for industry standards, its solutions provide identity governance and administration (IGA), privileged access management (PAM) and AD Account Lifecycle Management.

With One Identity, you can protect your applications, data and DevOps environments and control access. Cloud-based resources are central to how you do business and you must ensure access and security for all levels of users. 

Did you know that One Identity was named as a leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Identity Governance and Administration? 

What is cybersecurity?

Simply put, cybersecurity is protection against threats in computer systems and networks that aim to steal sensitive data or damage hardware. In an ever-changing digital world, cybersecurity is at the heart of every business and at the front of everybody's mind. Cybersecurity threats arise every day and companies and people have to continuously adapt to overcome these dangers and not fall victim to the threats.

One Identity has cybersecurity at the heart of the business and its clients. Do you want next-level protection against cyber threats? Find out more about the company below. 

Do you want to find out who we chose for our comprehensive list of the top ten cybersecurity companies? Read here and tweet us at @TechnologyMagBC letting us know if you agree. 

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Jun 18, 2021

GfK and VMware: Innovating together on hybrid cloud

3 min
VMware has been walking GfK along its path through digital transformation to the cloud for over a decade.

GfK has been the global leader in data and analytics for more than 85 years, supplying its clients with optimised decision inputs.  

In its capacity as a strategic and technical partner, VMware has been walking GfK along its digital transformation path for over a decade. 

“We are a demanding and singularly dynamic customer, which is why a close partnership with VMware is integral to the success of everyone involved,” said Joerg Hesselink, Global Head of Infrastructure, GfK IT Services.

Four years ago, the Nuremberg-based researcher expanded its on-premises infrastructure by introducing VMware vRealize Automation. In doing so, it laid a solid foundation, resulting in a self-service hybrid-cloud environment.

By expanding on the basis of VMware Cloud on AWS and VMware Cloud Foundation with vRealize Cloud Management, GfK has given itself a secure infrastructure and reliable operations by efficiently operating processes, policies, people and tools in both private and public cloud environments.

One important step for GfK involved migrating from multiple cloud providers to just a single one. The team chose VMware.

“VMware is the market leader for on-premises virtualisation and hybrid-cloud solutions, so it was only logical to tackle the next project for the future together,” says Hesselink.

Migration to the VMware-based environment was integrated into existing hardware simply and smoothly in April 2020. Going forward, GfK’s new hybrid cloud model will establish a harmonised core system complete with VMware Cloud on AWS, VMware Cloud Foundation with vRealize Cloud Management and a volume rising from an initial 500 VMs to a total of 4,000 VMs. 

“We are modernising, protecting and scaling our applications with the world’s leading hybrid cloud solution: VMware Cloud on AWS, following VMware on Google Cloud Platform,” adds Hesselink.

The hybrid cloud-based infrastructure also empowers GfK to respond to new and future projects with astonishing agility: Resources can now be shifted quickly and easily from the private to the public cloud – without modifying the nature of interaction with the environment. 

The gfknewron project is a good example – the company’s latest AI-powered product is based exclusively on public cloud technology. The consistency guaranteed by VMware Cloud on AWS eases the burden on both regular staff and the IT team. Better still, since the teams are already familiar with the VMware environment, the learning curve for upskilling is short.

One very important factor for the GfK was that VMware Cloud on AWS constituted an investment in future-proof technology that will stay relevant.

“The new cloud-based infrastructure comprising VMware Cloud on AWS and VMware Cloud Foundation forges a successful link between on-premises and cloud-based solutions,” says Hesselink. “That in turn enables GfK to efficiently develop its own modern applications and solutions.

“In market research, everything is data-driven. So, we need the best technological basis to efficiently process large volumes of data and consistently distill them into logical insights that genuinely benefit the client. 

“We transform data and information into actionable knowledge that serves as a sustainable driver of business growth. VMware Cloud on AWS is an investment in a platform that helps us be well prepared for whatever the future may hold.”

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