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OpenDNS raises $35m to grow cloud-based network security

OpenDNS said it plans to use the $35m to hire more engineering and sales staff

OpenDNS, a company which provides a cloud-based network security service for enterprises announced Thursday that it has raised $35m in funding from Cisco, Sequoia Capital and Greylock Partners among others. It plans to use the cash to grow its security as a service solution.

Dark fibre to inspire more confidence in cloud, says Verizon

Verizon announced the launch of its Secure Cloud Interconnect service (SCI) this week, which will use private IPs to connect its cloud and multiple cloud platforms together

American telco Verizon announced the launch of a Secure Cloud Interconnect service (SCI) this week, using private IP addresses to connect its cloud and multiple cloud platforms together, beginning initially with Microsoft Azure. Michael Palmer, vice president of product development for Verizon said linking cloud platforms with private links will help inspire confidence in cloud service once again, which has waxed and waned over the past year.

AlephCloud boosts in-cloud security with encryption tech

AlephCloud has secured a patent for an encryption technology that allows content to be shared with multiple parties while keeping it private, even from the application itself and the underlying infrastructure

Storage security solutions provider AlephCloud announced Thursday that the company has secured a patent for an encryption technology that allows content to be shared with multiple parties while keeping it private, even from the application itself and the underlying infrastructure.

Deutsche Telekom partners with CipherCloud on enterprise cloud security

Deutsche Telekom said its partnership with CipherCloud will improve the security posture of its corporate customers

Deutsche Telekom and cloud security firm CipherCloud announced a partnership Wednesday that will see the German telco move to deploy servers running the CipherCloud encryption gateway, which will be offered as a service to enterprise cloud customers through its IT-focused subsidiary T-Systems.

Securing the cloud in a BYOD world: “No one really has this figured out”

Recently published research reveals enterprise IT pros are struggling with cloud security, and intend to spend more in 2014 on technology and training to address it

Research published this week by enterprise IT incumbent Dell reveal significant increases in IT spending on security solutions as traditional workplaces to transform into cloud-focused BYOD cultures. And while a slew of SaaS-focused cloud security solutions seem to be hitting the market at record pace, for most CIOs, technology can only do so much.

SaaS security firm Elastica exits stealth mode, announces funding

Elastica is the latest SaaS security firm to double down on expansion. Recent notables include Adallom and Bitglass.

Elastica, a cloud security firm founded in 2012 to solve an increasingly acute headache for enterprise SaaS and BYOD adopters, has existed stealth mode this morning and announced that it has secured $6.3m in venture funding from Mayfield Fund. The company said it will use the cash to take its CloudSOC (security operations centres) offering to ‘elastic enterprises’ everywhere.

Bitglass scores $10m for cloud-based mobile security solution

Bitglass secured $10m in series B funding Wednesday, which the company plans to use to bolster development and marketing efforts for its cloud-based mobile security management service

Bitglass, a startup that just emerged from stealth mode Wednesday announced that it has secured $10m in a series B funding round led by Norwest Venture Partners. The company plans to bolster sales and development efforts for its flagship cloud-based mobile security solution, which claims to enable businesses to ensure corporate mobile security without trading off employee privacy.

Amazon, GoDaddy, Google, Leaseweb host half of all malware

Amazon, GoDaddy, LeaseWeb and Google's clouds host nearly half of the world's malware attacks

According to a recently published study on malware distribution, GoDaddy, Amazon, Google and Leaseweb host nearly half of all malware in the world. NTT Group Security, the organisation behind the study, said malware distributors are attracted to the cloud because of the speed with which they can mount their attacks.

Orange Business Services bolsters security services with Atheos acquisition

Orange Business Services acquired Atheos Monday for an undisclosed sum

Orange Business Services, the enterprise-focused subsidiary of telecoms operator Orange has acquired French cybersecurity firm Atheos for an undisclosed sum. As part of the deal Orange Business Services will integrate Atheos’ 130 cybersecurity experts and personnel, and consolidate its security services under a new brand.

Google ‘outraged’ over NSA datacentre hack

A leaked NSA slide detailing the "Google Cloud Exploitation"

According to National Security Agency documents recently leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, the US intelligence agency has hacked the main communications links between the public internet and Google and Yahoo’s datacentres globally. Google is ‘outraged’ by the reports, saying it underscores the need for urgent reform.