DataExpress – taking security knowledge to a bigger play at Data443

Looking back on 2019 it would be safe to say it was a year of dramatic changes for DataExpress. Being acquired was one thing but joining an organization focused as solidly as Data443 is on security represents an opportunity to build on what we have learnt to date. As the year came to a close, Data443 began trading with its new symbol – ATDS: All Things Data Security.

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DataExpress: Observations and requests following TBC 2019

It was a packed house for the opening keynote at this year’s HPE NonStop Technical Boot Camp (TBC). Held once again at the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, California, it proved to be a visible reinforcement of the popularity of HPE NonStop systems. At a time when so much attention is being given to the importance of data it’s good to know that it is this community that is running mission critical applications on NonStop where data is created. It’s also a time when the NonStop community hears firsthand of how many industries are being served by NonStop, but perhaps best of all, it proved to be a time when 100+ attendees stood up to let us all know that they were first time participants. For many who have been present at NonStop events through the decades it was a reminder of ITUG Summits of years past.

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DataExpress: acquisition by Data443 brings benefits to customers

DataExpress: acquisition by Data443 brings benefits to customers

The world of IT is always changing and acquisitions are a fact of business life today. Whether it’s a traditional merger of equals or simply an opportunity to leverage skills or products otherwise absent from an existing portfolio, there is no escaping the constantly evolving technology landscape. This has been the major event of the year for DataExpress with it being acquired by LandStar, Inc., the parent company of Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc.

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Security – even as demands evolve, DataExpress meets the challenges that arise!

Security affects all vendors in many ways and it is perhaps the most talked about priority amongst the biggest enterprises on the planet. It’s good to know how serious these enterprises are treating security in its many guises – privacy, protection, compliance, integrity, etc. – and that the exchanges between enterprises and vendors represent an never-ending loop of requirements creation and product development. However, there are times when the need to keep secret how a vendor’s product has been deployed and put to use not only hides specifics from that vendor but also can marginalize the effectiveness of requirements exchanges where information provided may not fully qualify the opportunity.

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NONSTOP – KEEPING OUR DATA SAFE!

Those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere are living through the dog days of summer fully aware that fall is just around the corner. Indeed, the further north you travel, the more inclined you will be to look for the initial sighting of fall colors, as the leaves begin to turn. With the coming of fall, there are two major events for the NonStop community – the NonStop Partner Symposium for the NonStop vendor community, followed by the NonStop Technical Boot Camp (TBC) that is open to every member of the NonStop community. As an indication what a theme will be at these events look at the many recent publications of the hacks of enterprise data centers! The theme is clearly going to include many discussions and presentations on the topic of security.

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FOR NONSTOP COMMUNITY, DATAEXPRESS SUPPORT OF OPEN PLATFORMS OPENS DOORS TO GREATER INTEGRATION IN HYBRID IT

Coming as soon as it did after HPE Discover 2019, the N2TUG RUG event in Grapevine, Texas, gave the NonStop community the opportunity to hear first-hand about recent announcements made by HPE. Numerous presenters at N2TUG had attended HPE Discover 2019 and some of the feedback not only has some scratching their heads, as we recently suggested, but also has them rethinking their product portfolios. Could the news coming from HPE that is focused on Hybrid IT come to fruition, does this open the doors to greater opportunities for them?

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CLOUDLESS SKIES ARE BEING PREDICTED, BUT FOR DATAEXPRESS IT DOESN’T MATTER – FILES STILL NEED TO BE MOVED!

There was a lot of information provided at this year’s HPE Discover event. While the event wrapped up some time ago, for the NonStop vendor community there were numerous topics that aroused our interest and of course, as best as we can determine at this time, there were some interesting developments for the NonStop community as the HPE team unveiled a working NonStop system running at the edge on an Edgeline 4000. Whether this demo develops into a product line or not remains to be seen, but initial feedback suggests any go to market plan of HPE will see such a product addressing markets left mostly underserved.

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Airports, plane rides and schedules – it does remind NonStop users of the need for DataExpress to move files

For many members of the NonStop community the biggest event of the year to date just wrapped up in Edinburgh, Scotland. This year’s European Technical Boot Camp (ETBC), hosted by BITUG, attracted attendees from all across Europe and from the news we have received, there were more than 230 participants. Always encouraging news as there are occasions when the thought of travelling half way around the world isn’t as exciting as it once was – how many of us truly look forward to heading to the airport for that quick trip to somewhere far away?

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THE DANGERS OF SHADOW IT

With the focus on security one would think that Shadow IT would be an easy target to eliminate as a threat to the organization, and yet according to a recent industry study the average enterprise is unwittingly exposed to thousands of shadow IT ‘instances’.

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HYBRIDS, HIGHWAYS AND JUST GETTING THERE…

It would be hard to ignore just how much attention hybrid cars continue to get whenever there is a car show. At the most recent car show that was held in New York City, it was Toyota’s turn to unveil yet more hybrid cars – this time, attention was being directed to hybrid versions of its venerable Toyota Highlander that is being updated with “smart hybrid tech” joining announcements from other vendors, including Ford with a reference to hybrids for both the Lincoln Aviator and the Ford Escape and Porsche with its updated plug-in Panamera hybrid. While all electric cars still gain a lot of media attention, when it comes to America, many families prefer the hybrid with its backup combustion engine.

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DATAEXPRESS – YOUR PARTNER IN SECURE FILE DISTRIBUTION!

“In former times, it was routinely suggested by software vendors that sales may land the initial deal but it is the support team that keeps the deal going and will lead to growth from within. Perhaps a little too glib but it does highlight a basic truth. Whenever successful software vendors sell a product or solution, a bond or partnership quickly forms between the team of users and the vendor. Whether it’s a simple phone inquiry or a request for a full roadmap disclosure, the relationship that develops over time becomes more a partnership than anything close to the adversarial role that permeated much of IT when computing first appeared as a tool for business. Today, these partnerships can be seen at work whenever there are gatherings of the NonStop community at Regional User Group (RUG) meetings or at HPE sponsored big tent events like HPE Discover and the NonStop Technical Boot Camp (TBC).”

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DATAEXPRESS – YOUR DATA IS BEING SERVED!

All too often it becomes easy to assume data is where you need it and that our commitment to others to provide them with the files they require has been completed as scheduled, on time, with no loss of integrity. And yet, just as often, something in the environment has changed and those long-serving scripts begin to fail – you only find this out when your customer calls you and wants to know where their data is. As the world of IT talks incessantly about data the need to be certain your data is moved to where it’s supposed to be is not only a service to your business partners and clients, but is a reminder that in today’s highly automated world there are still tasks that mandate some level of intervention and where our dependence on scripts and the talents of individuals can leave us terribly exposed.

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