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Secure Your Azure Environment

Are you using or considering using Microsoft Azure? If so, join our session with cyber security partner, Trend Micro, to provide an overview of the threat landscape your environment is facing and how to address it.

SoftwareONE’s Security Practice Lead, Eric Kim, and Trend Micro’s Gautam Bharti will discuss the following:

-CISO’s top priorities
-Current and future landscape of threats
-Security considerations for cloud
-Reducing vulnerabilities and protect against malicious activity
-Leveraging automation to accelerate compliance
Recorded Oct 25 2018 39 mins
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  • Part 3 SQL & Win Server End of Support : Licensing and Commercial Options Apr 4 2019 9:00 am UTC 45 mins
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    Microsoft has announced the integration of Skype for Business Online into Microsoft Teams.

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  • Secure Your Azure Environment Recorded: Oct 25 2018 39 mins
    Eric Kim, SoftwareONE and Gautam Bharti, Trend Micro
    Are you using or considering using Microsoft Azure? If so, join our session with cyber security partner, Trend Micro, to provide an overview of the threat landscape your environment is facing and how to address it.

    SoftwareONE’s Security Practice Lead, Eric Kim, and Trend Micro’s Gautam Bharti will discuss the following:

    -CISO’s top priorities
    -Current and future landscape of threats
    -Security considerations for cloud
    -Reducing vulnerabilities and protect against malicious activity
    -Leveraging automation to accelerate compliance
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    Jonathan Cree, Jonathan McGall and Abhishek Gupta
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SoftwareONE, a global leader in software and cloud portfolio management, is modernizing the way customers budget and utilize their global IT spend, on-premises and in the cloud.

Our PyraCloud platform applies machine learning to deliver visibility, insight, automation, and control so customers can maximize their software investments. In tandem, our Software Portfolio Management (SPM) and Software Asset Management (SAM) services provide the methodology and framework to optimize the underlying IT infrastructure.

We help accelerate business transformation, cloud adoption and minimize compliance risk.

Privately owned since 1985, with over 3,000 technology experts located across 80+ countries, SoftwareONE is one of the fastest growing technology solution providers in the world. We support our customers through elite partnerships with Microsoft, AWS, VMware, Red Hat, Oracle, Citrix, Trend Micro, Flexera, Snow, IBM, SAP, Adobe and many more.

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