Investec Bank selects Nastel from Blue Turtle Technologies for application performance monitoring

Issued by: Anti-Clockwise Consulting
[Johannesburg, 28 May 2018]

Enterprise technology solutions provider Blue Turtle Technologies recently worked with vendor partner Nastel Technologies, a premier global provider of enterprise-grade middleware and application performance monitoring (APM) solutions, to deliver Nastel AutoPilot at specialist bank and asset manager Investec. The solution is being used in the company’s corporate and institutional banking (ICIB) business units in South Africa and the UK.

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Anomali and Blue Turtle partner to deliver advanced threat detection and response capabilities in South Africa

Anomali hosting South Africa Threat Day event showcasing cyber threat intelligence solutions, 13 June at Sandton Sun.

Issued by: Blue Turtle Technologies

[Johannesburg, 6 June 2018]

Blue Turtle today announced an alliance with Anomali, an industry-leading threat-intelligence management and collaboration provider. Through this partnership Blue Turtle will provide its customers with a suite of threat-intelligence capabilities, providing earlier detection of attacks from adversaries, helping security teams better prepare for intrusions and share threat assessments with key partners.

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Blue Turtle Technologies maintains BMC Platinum partner status

Issued by: Anti-Clockwise Consulting

[Johannesburg, 29 May 2018]

Enterprise technology solutions provider Blue Turtle Technologies recently worked with vendor partner Nastel Technologies, a premier global provider of enterprise-grade middleware and application performance monitoring (APM) solutions, to deliver Nastel AutoPilot at specialist bank and asset manager Investec. The solution is being used in the company’s corporate and institutional banking (ICIB) business units in South Africa and the UK.

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Awards confirm Blue Turtle Technologies is still top BMC partner in Africa

Local partner clinches Emerging Markets DBA Partner of the Year and Emerging Markets DSM Partner of the Year awards.
Issued by: Anti-Clockwise

[Johannesburg, 3 October 2017]

Local enterprise technology solutions provider, Blue Turtle Technologies, is pleased to announce it has once again managed to clinch two premier BMCaccolades in the 2017 BMC Partner of the Year awards for EMEA.

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Blue Turtle Technologies announces Delphix support for Microsoft Azure

[Johannesburg, 26 September 2017] –

Blue Turtle Technologies is pleased to announce that with the Delphix Dynamic Data Platform’s recent announcement for support of Microsoft Azure, local Delphix customers will be able to better manage their cloud and hybrid environments when the local Microsoft Azure data centres open in South Africa in 2018.

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Blue Turtle Partners with Tableau to deliver Business Intelligence Analytics and Data Visualization

Visual analytics platform Tableau and Blue Turtle partner to offer industry-leading integrated software data systems in the Southern Africa region

Blue Turtle Technologies, South Africa’s leading enterprise technology management company has partnered with Tableau Software, a global leader in visual analytics software.

The partnership will combine the overall talent pool and client reach of Blue Turtle with Tableau’s breakthrough visual analytics technology. As a Reseller Partner, Blue Turtle will integrate Tableau’s software into its Application & Data Management solutions suite which helps clients unlock the power of big data.

“In an ever changing and competitive business environment, it has never been more important for organisations to have information that allows them to optimise processes, identify risks and drive decision-making.” says Justin Arnoldi, Application & Data Management Business Manager, Blue Turtle. “Analytics is changing the Business Intelligence market and we have seen significant interest from our clients in Tableau as a great way to bring the power of data visualization to organisations. With this partnership, we have cemented a solid reputation and become a trusted BI solution advisor.”

Business Intelligence (BI) refers to a broad category of applications and technologies that provide responses to business questions by translating huge volumes of data insight. BI allows management to measure key operations and existing data for hidden patterns, thereby identifying business improvement opportunities.

BI as a strategic tool is a critical element of a successful business. Blue Turtle’s mission is to help clients draw meaningful and actionable insights from their operational data by helping them to transform their data into timely, valuable knowledge through effective analytics solutions that enable smart decision making.

Blue Turtle can facilitate the implementation of Tableau’s visual analytics software. Try a free trial of Tableau 10. More information can be found at info@blueturtle.co.za

Blue Turtle extends Imperva Partnership

Blue Turtle extends its Enterprise Security Solutions portfolio with Imperva’s market leading Security Product Suite. Their partnership helps address increased demand for cyber-security in South Africa.

Blue Turtle, has extended its partnership with Imperva, with the introduction of Imperva’s Cloud solutions meeting the need for security aimed at cloud applications.

The partnership provides Blue Turtle’s customers with market-leading cloud and on-premises security design to protect business critical data and applications. Imperva, recognised leader in Web Application Firewall’s and Database Security has extended these capabilities to Cloud and SaaS, including Microsoft 365; whilst introducing the new Skyfence CASB (Cloud Access Security Broker) to deliver an ‘all-round’ cloud security suite.

Enterprises around the world are battling with cybercriminal activities. Various studies have shown that cybercriminals have breached almost every major corporation and government department. For all the defenses deployed today, cybercriminals are not just getting through, they are able to stay within the network undetected longer than ever before.

The reality is that many organisations need to establish more holistic security programs that reduce risk while meeting business objectives. With traditional endpoint and network security no longer enough to prevent breaches protecting your data and applications is paramount. Whether in the cloud or on-premises, Imperva delivers cyber security which has the ability to effectively identify and mitigate threats to critical business assets, resulting in faster time to detection and response.

Comments Willem Barnard, IT Risk & Security Business Unit Manager at Blue Turtle,“Protecting our customers’ information requires us to be at the top of our game, as we’ve seen in recent months, business impact through cyber-threats is a reality and is here to stay.” “We are excited to be able to offer Imperva’s latest cyber-security technology to our customers bringing industry leading data and application security to Cloud and SaaS applications, file-systems and databases.”

Blue Turtle and Cybereason Announce Strategic Partnership to Meet Increased Demand for Endpoint Protection in South Africa

This partnership strengthens Blue Turtle’s IT Risk & Security Solutions by leveraging the Cybereason Military-Grade, Real-Time Detection and Response Platform. This partnership helps fuel increased demand for cyber based network security in Sub Saharan Africa.

Blue Turtle and Cybereason, are pleased to announce their strategic partnership. The partnership helps solidify Cybereasons’ growth in Sub Saharan Africa by providing Blue Turtle’s client base with Cybereason’s market-leading Military-Grade, Real-Time Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Platform.

The reality is that hackers are getting better at exploiting various organization’s IT environment. Cybereason offers a real-time attack detection and response platform that uses endpoint data to detect and remediate simple and complex threats. This world class technology will further assist in protection against advanced cyber threats, for instance cybercriminals have long considered the African region as opportune to commit their criminal acts.

Statistics from various sources indicate that Africa is very prone to cyber-related threats due to the high number of domains coupled with very weak network and information security. According to the Norton Cyber-Crime Report, “every second, 18 adults are victims of cybercrime, resulting in more than 1.5 million victims globally per day.”[1]

Cybereason provides unmatched visibility and detection of adversarial activity on enterprise endpoints. Silent Sensors, agents placed on all endpoints within an enterprise, continuously collect and transparently communicate to the Cybereason Malop Hunting Engine, a big data, behavioral analytics platform designed to reveal malicious operations, known as Malops.  Malops are intuitively presented on the Incident and Response Console.

“It is critical that organisations take a proactive, layered approach to protecting their most valuable assets – making endpoint detection and response the first thing organizations should focus on when prioritizing their cyber attack risk & security strategies,” said Willem Barnard, IT Risk & Security Business Unit Manager at Blue Turtle. “We are excited to have Cybereason as a partner, as their renowned technology will enable us to further capitalize on business opportunities which help our  clients to take advantage of Cybereasons’ global reach and security expertise, as well as their understanding of risk detection in delivering crucial protection against evolving threats.”

“Cybereason is thrilled to be increasing its presence in South Africa and our partnership with Blue Turtle further validates a demand corporations have for endpoint protection. Cybereason has developed an award-winning threat hunting platform that will help corporations and organizations across South Africa root out malicious activity and provide real time intelligence across the entire network, notifying them that they are under attack and then stopping it,” said Simon Sharp, vice president, EMEA, Cybereason.

[1] United Nations Policy Brief, Tackling the challenges of cybersecurity in Africa, NTIS/002/2014, http://www.uneca.org/sites/default/files/PublicationFiles/ntis_policy_brief_1.pdf

 

Blue Turtle acknowledges Nastel as a Strong Performer in the APM market space

Blue Turtle’s partnership with Nastel reinforces our view on Middleware Management covering transaction based end-user, application flow analytics and business process mapping, which further combines to provide a holistic situational, statistical, and predictive image of the middleware intergration layer

Nastel, leader in Application Performance Management (APM) was named a strong performer by Forrester in a recent APM Research Report.  Nastel, provides real-time APM and IT Operations Analytics for middleware and applications, specifically the IBM Websphere, MQ, Database environments. In the Forrester Wave™ Application Performance Management, (Q3 2016) Nastel achieved the highest score possible in APM Analytics criterion. It evaluates vendors across 28 distinct criteria, aggregated into three general groupings: current offering, strategy, and market presence.

Forrester notes in the report that, along with other key customer considerations, APM solutions compete on their ability to “not only get to the root cause of downtime and performance issues more quickly, but also anticipate these problems so I&O pros can resolve them before they become issues at all.”

This is still the number one concern, according to Charley Rich, VP-Product Management at Nastel. But he notes there are other major business drivers of Nastel’s product roadmap. “Our customers must be ready to handle the swell of digital transformation sweeping their organizations. So we’re expanding their capacity for seamless, end-to-end visibility and analytics across their enterprise assets, cloud services, microservices, mobile apps, and the IoT—all must be included in a holistic solution. The tangible business outcomes are more productivity, better business service reliability, real-time customer experience, knowledge, and explicit knowledge of how IT activities are tied to the 24/7 delivery of business services.”

As the usage model for analytics accelerates its shift from reactive to proactive, Nastel is expanding clients’ ability to take advantage of fast data—characterized as high-volume, time-sensitive streaming metrics and unstructured data. Rich says, “Use cases range from compliance, security, on-line order processing, mobile apps—the list is almost endless. If you can process and analyze massive amounts of short-lived data regardless of source, and link that ability to natural language query and visualization tools, then you have the foundation for identifying trends and taking corrective actions in real-time. Not an easy feat by any means, but absolutely necessary to enable an ever expanding set of digital business services.”

“In an era when business functions are more sophisticated, diverse, integrated and immediate than ever, analytical Application Performance Management plays an essential role for our clients and IT professionals,” says Andrew Parsons, Business Product Manager at Blue Turtle. “To properly manage today’s application environment, organizations must be able to analyze the entire application chain from end to end, understanding the dependencies between the links in the chain. It must also be able to focus on early detection of abnormalities, differentiating symptom from cause rather than simply reacting to an outage.” “We are confident in Nastel’s APM technology ability to combine these two factors providing the level of assurance, IT needs in its key mission: to reduce the frequency and duration of outages and we commend them on their continuous growth and award recognition.”

 

Four ways Software License Management Can Transform your Business

Software License Management (SLM) is often misunderstood as it refers to the processes and/or tools used to help you document and control the usage and distribution of your software. SLM also helps ensure the compliance of your software licences. “SLM concerns itself with tracking, monitoring, and managing where and how software products are able to run within an organization.” [1] Read more