EMC Embracing Freemium and Open Source with ScaleIo and ViPR

EMC is dipping their toes into the software “freemium” and open source waters. Today at EMC World 2015, Jeremy Burton, President of EMC Products and Marketing, and CJ Desai, President of EMC’s Emerging Technologies Division, jointly announced that ScaleIO will be made freely available to developers for test and development environments and ViPR will go fully open source. 

Topics: Networking freeware ScaleIO open source EMC ViPR Hyper-converged

Are Enterprise Organizations Ready to Use Free AV Software?

Last year, ESG published a research report titled, Advanced Malware Detection and Protection Trends, based upon a survey of 315 security professionals working at enterprise organizations (i.e., more than 1,000 employees). In one question, ESG asked security professionals whether they agreed or disagreed with the following statement: “Commercial host-based security software (i.e., AV) is more or less the same as free security software.”

It turns out that 36% of security professionals either “strongly agree” or “agree" with this statement, while another 25% are sitting on the fence (i.e., they neither agree nor disagree with the statement).

Topics: Microsoft Endpoint & Application Virtualization Cisco Information and Risk Management Sourcefire McAfee Security and Privacy Security Bradford Networks Malwarebytes Kaspersky Lab Juniper Networks freeware ForeScout Avast trend micro bromium Symantec security intelligence Great Bay Software antivirus Cylance Bit9 Anti-malware APT