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Flash Out of the Pan – Adobe Connect 10.5 Upgrades to Fully Featured HTML Web Conferencing
When even Adobe is phasing Flash out of its products, you know it’s a dead format. With the release of Adobe Connect 10 last year, the Santa Clara, California-based software firm moved its web conferencing software onto an entirely new, HTML-based platform. Now Adobe is announcing that version 10.5, anticipated for this summer, will see even more features from the desktop version available in the download-free web browser version.
The new features will upgrade Connect’s HTML-only client to allow more files to be natively shared between users. Adobe makes a point that its collaboration capabilities go beyond screen sharing. It can natively support slide decks (PPT), PDF documents, video (MP4), audio (MP3), and whiteboard files so all users see the most-high-quality view possible and have more control over their experience.
Connect is one of the most expensive web conferencing solutions on the market, so it needs rich features like native file sharing to justify its fee. Unlike budget solutions that seek to simply connect screens as quickly as possible, Adobe lets professionals that rely on web presentations have more control over the experience they offer and ensures high fidelity. With the impending 10.5 upgrade later this summer, Connect users will see those high-end features included in an experience that begins with the simple sharing of a link.
The ability to pre-populate virtual conference rooms with content and then re-arrange the application windows around it and offer a custom experience is a big time-save for some users. Those who benefit from it will happily pay the higher price tag.
As for the fact that Connect has moved beyond Flash, with so many rich features available, the user will never miss it.
Source: Announcing Adobe Connect 10.5
Source: SoftwareReviews Web Conferencing Data Quadrant published April 10, 2019
Offering a one-click experience to join a web conference is a must-have feature in this category. Users often won’t put up with having to download a client or may even be blocked from doing so by IT policies. With Adobe Connect 10.5, Adobe looks ready to continue delivering that experience in its new, post-Flash paradigm, and now with even more of the rich features that make Connect well-rated among its users.
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Spoofing Be Gone: Abnormal Security Says Hasta la Vista, Baby, to Business and Vendor Email Compromise Scams
The conversation around security awareness training and phishing simulations has changed in the past year. The training and tools of the past simply aren’t working against today’s more sophisticated attackers. Abnormal Security can mitigate an assortment of the most common types of business and vendor email compromise.
This analysis examines Zscaler's cloud-based security platform, with a focus on its Zero Trust Exchange (ZTE), Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), and broader suite of security solutions. It explores Zscaler's approach to overcoming the limitations of traditional VPN architectures, using artificial intelligence (AI) for threat detection, and integrating various security functionalities within a unified platform. Drawing insights from analyst demo notes, vendor information, and independent research, this analysis aims to provide a comprehensive and unbiased assessment of Zscaler's value proposition for security professionals.
In today's cybersecurity landscape, managing machine identities and digital certificates across complex, hybrid multi-cloud environments is a growing challenge. As the volume of digital certificates used to secure machines, applications, workloads, services, and devices continues to grow exponentially, organizations often struggle with a lack of visibility and manual processes, resulting in critical service outages and security vulnerabilities. AppViewX CERT+ is a next-generation automated certificate lifecycle management (CLM) solution that simplifies PKI and certificate management. It combines the best of automation, security, and insights to meet enterprise machine identity and digital trust requirements. AppViewX CERT+ features are purpose-built to address both the operational and security challenges of certificate management to, in turn, help organizations prevent application outages and security breaches. By enabling enterprise-wide crypto-agility, AppViewX CERT+ enhances machine identity trust, eliminates security gaps, promotes compliance, and supports post-quantum cryptography readiness.
In the digital realm, trust is currency. Without robust identity verification, online interactions become a breeding ground for fraud and exploitation.
In the ever-evolving landscape of SaaS Security, one company has quietly forged its path, becoming a beacon of protection for large enterprises grappling with the growing complexity of SaaS applications. This is the story of Adaptive Shield, a rising star in the SaaS Security space, whose journey from a nimble startup to a recognized industry leader is as remarkable as the solutions it offers. Founded in 2019 by cybersecurity veterans Maor Bin and Jony Shlomoff, Adaptive Shield entered the scene with a bold vision: to address the growing blind spot in the SaaS ecosystem regarding enterprise security – including the dangers deriving from misconfigured security controls, lack of management regarding human and non-human identities, interconnected apps, and the detection of threats within these business-critical apps. Recognizing the exponential adoption of SaaS and the inherent risks it posed, the company set out to build a comprehensive shield, not just for individual applications, but for the entire interconnected SaaS ecosystem.
LoginRadius started as a simple social login provider but pivoted to create a comprehensive CIAM platform that now reaches over a billion consumers worldwide. My analyst demo with LoginRadius confirmed what they pride themselves on: delivering a user-friendly platform that simplifies CIAM implementation and management.
Qwiet AI is a San Jose, California-based company that develops an AI-powered application security platform. The company's flagship product, preZero, uses machine learning to automate and accelerate application security testing, enabling developers to identify and remediate vulnerabilities early in the software development lifecycle (SDLC). Qwiet AI was founded in 2016 by a team of experienced cybersecurity professionals with a shared vision of empowering developers to build secure software. The company's mission is to "Prevent the Unpreventable" by providing a comprehensive and AI-driven solution that helps organizations of all sizes secure their applications from the very beginning.
We should start by defining what a secret is. It’s really any piece of confidential information used to authenticate access to sensitive resources. This includes passwords, API keys, encryption keys, SSH keys, and other digital credentials. Many of the organizations I talk to have an application security program with some OWASP checks in the pipeline, some SAST, but rarely SCA or DAST testing. GitGuardian believes secrets detection and remediation is crucial for maintaining security and preventing unauthorized individuals from accessing sensitive information or disrupting critical systems. I agree and believe the value it can bring to an application security program is significant.
Q headlines a bevy of announcements at AWS re:Invent 2023 in Las Vegas that shed more light on the cloud service provider’s AI strategy and where its differentiation from other vendors lies.