Intelligent CIO North America Issue 15 - Page 12


phoenixNAP data center to bring DE-cix multiservice interconnection to West Coast

This deployment will make phoenixNAP a part of DE-CIX ’ s global interconnection ecosystem , the largest carrier and data center neutral ecosystem in North America . DE-CIX is the world ’ s leading carrier and data center neutral Internet Exchange ( IX ) operator headquartered in Frankfurt , Germany .
Operating multiple IXs in Europe , the Middle East , North America and Asia , DE-CIX provides state-of-the-art interconnection services to global organizations . Its extensive network footprint , advanced Layer 2 switching platforms and technical quality enable businesses to establish consistent connectivity to different cloud and Internet Service Providers .

phoenixNAP has announced that its flagship data center in Phoenix , Arizona , is to become a strategic point of presence for DE-CIX ’ s newest Internet Exchange DE-CIX Phoenix .

Through a local point of presence ( PoP ) in Phoenix , DE-CIX will bring its low-cost and low-latency connectivity options closer to businesses in the southwest of the United States . phoenixNAP is currently building a data center campus , which will increase the company ’ s capacity to offer flexible and reliable Infrastructure-as-a- Service solutions .
phoenixNAP is a leader in the ecosystem , providing diverse carrier connectivity options and delivering unmatched network redundancy through its global network of 17 data center locations worldwide .

Qualys introduces Zero-Touch Patching for proactive vulnerability remediation

Qualys has announced it is integrating Zero-Touch Patching capabilities into

Qualys Patch Management .
Zero-Touch Patch ensures that companies ’ endpoints and servers are proactively updated as soon as patches are available , reducing their overall attack surface .
“ Endpoint security needs to concentrate on taking intelligence from detection and response workflows for better prevention and Qualys is uniquely positioned to leverage both vulnerability and threat intelligence insights in its patching solution ,” said Chris Kissel , Research Director , IDC ’ s Security and Trust Products Group .
“ Cleverly , Qualys ’ approach of taking patch remediation a step further with the addition of zero-touch automation eliminates noncaustic threats like always patching Chrome or iTunes .”
Most vulnerability remediation involves multiple teams and processes – first , a scanning tool identifies vulnerabilities and then they are passed to the patching team for remediation .
This is a pain point for organizations and leads to extra resources , costs and longer exposure times . A lack of alignment between vulnerability and patch processes and the manual efforts required for vulnerability remediation are among the key causes of delayed patching .
Qualys Patch Management leverages the Qualys Cloud Platform and cloud agents to help IT and security teams quickly and efficiently remediate vulnerabilities and patch systems .
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