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You, Us, and the Amazon Cloud

As several customers and partners have expressed their interest in our current Amazon capabilities, I'd like to take the chance to summarize our integration with Amazon and their excellent cloud services. In ASG 8.300, we added two different areas of support with Amazon Web Services (AWS) products; our solution can be run within the Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2)using a pre-built machine image provided by us, along with a dedicated Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) connector to join your ASG to your VPC with a level of ease never before possible. As a result, you then saw the business case possibilities around using RED appliances and WIFI Access Points for connecting branch offices back to products hosted within Amazon; we have shipped thousands of units in response

Massachusetts’ MA 201 CMR 17.00

Massachusetts' MA 201 CMR 17.00 data protection regulations go into effect on Monday, March 1, and that is a huge step forward for the protection of personal information. Breach disclosure laws are old news, but 201 CMR 17.00 is different, it prescribes data protection specifics, and it is not limited to those in Massachusetts: “201 CMR 17.01 (2) Scope The provisions of this regulation apply to all persons that own or license personal information about a resident of the Commonwealth.” Yes, all persons (which includes companies and organizations), regardless of where they are located, are covered if they: “Owns or licenses, receives stores, maintains, processes, or otherwise has access to personal information in connection with the provision of goods or services or in connection with employment.” This is a big deal, for two key reasons. First, it is leading the way in state regulation of the protection of data

Bank Sues Customer Over Intrusion That Led to Theft

Brian Krebs is reporting that Texas bank PlainsCapital is suing Hillary Machinery, a customer of PlainsCapital. This is significant because to this point it is common for customers to bring suit against a bank over lax security, but this is a rare case of a bank bringing suit against a customer. Details can be found at Krebs' blog.

Astaro’s Regina Grieco Recognized as One of the Top 100 Women in the Channel

Astaro's Regina Grieco was named one of Everything Channel's CRN Magazine Top 100 Women in the Channel. Astaro's Regina Grieco was named one of Everything Channel's CRN Magazine Top 100 Women in the Channel. This award honors women in the channel who were able to achieve great results as executives and the amount of influence they wield over the technology channel.