Topic: gemalto

Apache Kafka

Confluent’s annual Apache Kafka report, Gemalto finalizes 3M product acquisition, and ASCI’s ActiveBatch Extension for Hadoop — SD Times news digest: May 5, 2017

Confluent shared its second annual Apache Kafka report this week, which demonstrates a surge in the use of Kafka. The survey also reveals that companies are implementing Kafka for “more accurate and faster decision making, reduced operating costs, improved customer experiences, and reduced risks,” according to the survey. “The results from this year’s Apache Kafka … continue reading

Gemalto’s HSM enables Microsoft Azure Information Protection customers to maintain full control of encryption keys

Amsterdam – March 21, 2017 – Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today announced that Microsoft Azure Information Protection customers can now take advantage of the new “Hold Your Own Key” (HYOK) functionality using Gemalto’s SafeNet Luna Hardware Security Modules (HSMs). The integration allows organizations in highly regulated scenarios to manage, own and store their … continue reading

Gemalto acquires 3M, enters commercial biometrics market

Gemalto announced today that it will acquire 3M’s identity-management business, which will become a part of the Gemalto Government Programs business. The agreement to acquire 3M’s identity-management business totaled US$850 million, and it includes 3M subsidiary Cogent. The closing of this transaction is expected to start in the first half of 2017. When the acquisition … continue reading

EFF hands out free certs for all

For years, securing your website meant paying a certificate authority for the privilege. But last summer, the Let’s Encrypt Project kicked off, led by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It sought to provide a free source of SSL certificates, and as of yesterday, that goal has been met. In the time since Let’s Encrypt began its … continue reading

Software licensing flexibility is key

Today’s businesses run on software, but the ways they want to license it are changing. To keep pace with end users’ expectations and to stay competitive, software companies are embracing more types of licensing models, including perpetual, subscription, pay-per-use, hybrid and others. On-premise licenses are being supplemented with or replaced by SaaS alternatives, and more … continue reading

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