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Nagarro expands local presence in Austria with the acquisition of ANECON GmbH

VIENNA, Jan-25-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Vienna, January 8, 2018: Exactly 20 years after the formation of ANECON GmbH, founders Johannes AdlerHannes Färberböck and Hans Schmittake the next step towards securing the future of their company with the integration of ANECON into Nagarro. While Nagarro expands local presence in Austria with this acquisition, ANECON strengthens its expertise and service portfolio.

According to the agreement, the successful Austrian IT company will be incorporated under the Nagarro umbrella. The founders have set the course not only for further growth in terms services and size, but also for the company’s future. ANECON is an owner-operated company, but is not a family business. “The question of how we can make ANECON future-proof has been on our minds for years. With our integration with Nagarro, we have found an optimal solution for our life’s work in terms of content, structure and mindset,” says Hannes Färberböck, ANECON co-founder and management board member.

With effect from January 1, 2018, Nagarro Austria will hold 100 percent of the company’s shares, subject to merger control approval. The founders and current shareholders will actively participate in the management of the company. All ANECON employees will become part of Nagarro, adding to the manpower that can cater to increasing market demands.

Damianos Soumelidis, Managing Director of Nagarro Austria, is convinced: “The merger catapults both companies into a new league. With more than 200 top people in Austria, plus 4,500 Nagarro experts worldwide, we can deliver scalable IT services and innovation at a consistently high level. This combined model of local strength and international shoring is unique in Austria.”

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Axiomatics named as a Sample Vendor in the dynamic data masking category in the Gartner “Hype Cycle for Application Security, 2017” report

STOCKHOLM, Nov-29-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Axiomatics, the leader in fine-grained dynamic authorization, today announced the availability of SmartGuard™ for Big Data 1.2, the only authorization solution that fully supports Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) for Big Data. Key enhancements include support for the SQL-on-Hadoop engine Apache Impala, as well as a new user graphical user interface (GUI) and an improved Configuration API.

“SmartGuard protects data at the source with centrally managed policies that filter and mask content according to business, security and compliance objectives for SQL-on-Hadoop engines Impala, Hive and HAWQ,” said Roger Åström, vice president of product management at Axiomatics. “The use of dynamic authorization to protect Big Data stores provides efficiency, visibility and control of user access, and ensures a streamlined approach to securing Big Data, while also sharing it with authorized users.”

In addition to Impala capabilities, Axiomatics has enhanced the user experience with a redesigned user GUI, and added a new Configuration REST API, that features fine-grained access control for API users. This usability upgrade provides an easy-to-use configuration set-up, with separate tabs for authors and administrators, and organizations now can define these user views with policies.

“SmartGuard for Big Data provides our clients an improved user experience,” said Pablo Giambiagi, vice president of strategic research at Axiomatics. “Users now have much more flexibility when it comes to protecting Big Data systems against unauthorized access and exfiltration of data.”

SmartGuard for Big Data protects Big Data at the data layer, by enforcing user access based on multiple categories of attributes, and the relationship between them. Attributes could include data classification, the purpose of use, time of day, user location, the device in use, and the user’s role or group. Complex privacy requirements, such as protecting Personally Identifiable Information (PII) or helping to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation are supported with SmartGuard for Big Data. Dynamic authorization ensures not just the protection of critical assets and sensitive data, but it allows sharing the right data with authorized users. SmartGuard features the graphical policy editor from the flagship Axiomatics Policy Server, as well as the ability to dynamically mask, filter and redact sensitive data within policy settings. Axiomatics was named as a Sample Vendor in the dynamic data masking category in the Gartner “Hype Cycle for Application Security, 2017” report[1].


[1] Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Application Security, 2017” by Ayal Tirosh, 28 July 2017.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Hazelcast Hires Silicon Valley Management Team Members for Next Phase of Growth

Silicon Valley veterans join founders to form management team in Palo Alto to help build Sales, Marketing and Operations

Palo Alto, CA, 2013-10-15 — /EPRSoftwareNews.com/ —  On the heels of raising 2.5M in Venture Capital financing, Hazelcast (http://www.hazelcast.com) today announced that it has hired two executives to grow sales and marketing.  Hazelcast also recently moved its headquarters to Palo Alto California. Paul Salazar was appointed as VP of Sales and Operations and Miko Matsumura as VP of Marketing and Developer Relations. These changes round out the executive management team reporting to CEO founder Talip Ozturk.

Miko Matsumura is a 20 year veteran of Silicon Valley and was the original Java Evangelist at Sun Microsystems. Most recently he served as SVP of Platform Marketing and Developer Relations at Kii Corporation. He served as a CTO for Software AG and a VP at webMethods, which acquired his startup company INFRAVO for $38M. He is a Limited Partner at Focus Ventures, which manages over a half a billion dollars. He holds an MBA from SFSU as well a Master’s degree in Neuroscience from Yale University.

Paul Salazar is a veteran of the technology business having worked in high tech for over 25 years, as an engineer, product manager, marketing and sales executive, and general manager. He has extensive open source software experience including Red Hat, Cygnus Solutions and OTRS, and also in executive roles at Greenplum (now EMC) and Skytree. Paul attended Stanford University and has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB). He is an avid amateur astronomer.

We are increasingly being used in mission-critical applications by huge global organizations. I’m committed to building the world class infrastructure and processes around the globe to provide 24×7 mission-critical support to these customers in Banking, Telecommunications, Government, eCommerce and many other industries.” Talip Ozturk, founder and CEO  said “By adding seasoned executives in sales and marketing, we now have the core team that will help the company through the next stage of growth. Our board already includes seasoned executives such as Ali Kutay (former CEO of Weblogic), Rod Johnson (founder of SpringSource) and Salil Deshpande (successful open source venture capitalist). The formation of this new team enables us to drive this experience into day-to-day operations.”

Mr Salazar said “The volume of downloads of Hazelcast and inbound requests coming from Fortune 500 class companies is amazing, and speaks to the quality of the product and its reliability in mission-critical data centers. I’m excited to help build what will become a world-class software company.”

Mr Matsumura said “Programmers liked Java because they could write a single program that could run on many different kinds of machines. They love hazelcast because they can now run a single java program on top of a cluster of hundreds of machines using plain-old-java objects.”


About Hazelcast

Hazelcast (www.hazelcast.com) develops, distributes and supports the leading open source in-memory data grid. The product, also called Hazelcast, is a free open source download under the Apache license that any developer can include in minutes to enable them to build elegantly simple mission-critical, transactional, and terascale in-memory applications. The company provides commercially licensed Enterprise editions, Hazelcast Management Console and professional open source training, development support and deployment support. The company is privately held and headquartered in Palo Alto, California.






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Hazelcast Hires Silicon Valley Management Team Members for Next Phase of Growth
Hazelcast Hires Silicon Valley Management Team Members for Next Phase of Growth