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Next Generation Reflex @ VIRTU-NUG

David Shields

Yikes! My very first video presentation.

I have been presenting, training, and pronouncing on the advantages of Insider Technologies product set for over 20 years, across various User Groups, customer installations, and training sessions but not one of them has involved the use of video. So why now?

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Considerations for a Modern Enterprise Backup Solution

Glenn Garrahan

The need to backup, replicate, and recover data has always been historically imperative; today it has become a prioritized concern across all enterprises. Over a span of four decades, storage and backup technologies have had an evolutionary progress; one that has traversed all the way from the traditional reel-to-reel tapes, through disk drives, and their virtual avatars and ultimately, to breakthrough technologies like data deduplication and object storage that has massively reduced data redundancy and overheads…

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Security Spotlight

comforte

Holistic security means more than just implementing one tool, one method, one solution, or one process to protect your business’s data. It means exploring every avenue to implement a multi-pronged defensive strategy and never depending on just a single security tool or solution. Organizations that follow more holistic approaches to security are the ones best positioned to remain in compliance with internal and regulatory mandates and to prevent breaches or unauthorized access to sensitive data. They’re the ones who can best protect their intellectual property, their brand reputation, and their customers’ most sensitive data.

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The Latest on LightWave ServerTM and LightWave ClientTM

Dave Belliveau

The LightWave solution suite, LightWave ServerTM and LightWave ClientTM, have been helping NonStop users quickly and easily integrate their NonStop applications with REST environments for a number of years now.

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Integrate Your HPE NonStop Servers With CyberArk

Steve Tcherchian

CyberArk’s Brian Carpenter, Director of Business Development for CyberArk the global leader in privileged access management, and Steve Tcherchian, Chief Product Officer and Chief Information Security Officer for XYPRO Technology Corporation, a leading cybersecurity solutions company Co-presented on the topic of integrating HPE NonStop servers with CyberArk.

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NonStop Pride in the Great State of Texas

Diane Funkhouser

The maximum speed limit in Texas is 85 mph.  Maybe not everything moves fast in Texas, but cars and trucks certainly do.  Perhaps it is just due to the geography.  There is a lot of area to cover in the vast state of Texas. It is the largest state in the Continental US, although Alaska is 2.2 times larger by area, and Texas is second to California by population.  The GDP of Texas is $1.6 trillion, comparable to Russia, South Korea, Tokyo or New York City.

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A Successful NonStop Webinar on SQL/MX for Japanese customers

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

In Japan, a lot of companies are working from home since the end of March when COVID-19 became more serious, and sales activities have been restricted. Under such circumstances, we held a Webinar on April 22nd promoting the NonStop database “SQL/ MX” so customers could participate from home. The Seminar title is “A recipe of system construction that never stops business”, and introduced how to build a system that cannot be stopped by using the NonStop Database.

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Data Replication and Integration – Applications in Financial Services

Gravic, Inc.

A major U.S. merchant provider operates a major payments transaction authorization switch – to several million small to medium-size businesses throughout the world. The merchant processes payment authorization for Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and other major credit and debit card client companies. The cards are issued by banks and other financial institutions for consumer purchasing at brick-and-mortar and online stores, and for withdrawing cash from ATMs. Each card transaction must be approved by the issuing bank before it can be accepted by a merchant or an ATM.

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New Reflex UI: LightWave ServerTM Advantages – The Simple Way

NuWave Insider Technologies

Insider Technologies recently went through a significant technology refresh of one of our core products, Reflex.  This article explains the reasoning behind that refresh, the steps that we went through to develop the refreshed solution, and the benefits we are enjoying as a result of the updates.

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COVID-19: Now is the time for Multi-Factor Authentication

Steve Tcherchian

During this time of unprecedented uncertainty, we at XYPRO are concerned about the safety and health of our employees, their families, our customers and everyone who makes up our global community.

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NonStop Middleware: New offerings in L20.05

Sridhar Neelakantan

The L20.05 RVU is a significant release for NonStop middleware. It carries one new product and a major version upgrade of an existing product along with appropriate enhancements in others to support these two. The new product is HPE NonStop HTTP Server 2.4, a new web server, ported from the open source Apache HTTPD Server. The major version upgrade in L20.05 RVU is that of the Ported Binaries on HPE NonStop Servers, Java SE 11, called in short as NSJ 11. Both products are delivered via the commercial and telco SUTs upon ordering the RVU.

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Single Sign-On and Identity and Access Management Integration on NonStop Systems – A Feasibility Study –

comforte

Every day, employees log in to many different software programs, from email to payment systems, and a myriad of other applications designed to help accomplish their daily tasks. Remembering all of the usernames and passwords associated with these products can be a real challenge with some users storing passwords insecurely, leading to serious data breaches. Single sign-on systems (SSO), i.e. moving to standardized services for digital identity, are crucial in alleviating the need for — and stress of — recalling a multitude of credentials. Providing a good SSO user experience has become more complex because the technical professionals responsible for implementing identity and access management (IAM) systems must balance user convenience against enterprise security risks.

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Where has all the cash gone?

Craig Lawrance

Cash has been having a hard time lately.  With social distancing, retailers no longer appear to want your cash, they want you to keep a safe distance, but they still want your money in other ways.  In the most developed countries, payment by card is well established, and there’s generally a good infrastructure to accept card payments.  Globally, card schemes like Visa and MasterCard have reported a huge increase in the use of contactless payment in the stores where cards can be used, and many consumers have adopted cards in ways new to them…

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Preparing Your Workplace for Uncertainty

Melodie Bond-Hillman

As a cybersecurity company in Southern California, fueled by a culture of transparency and caring for our employees and customers, we live and operate by our mission: “We protect your data as if it’s our own.” We approached the Covid-19 threat the same way we approach cybersecurity threats, with extreme vigilance and seriousness.

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Modern Databases – Navigating through choice

Iain Liston-Brown

For application developers and architects then the development landscape is more complex and pressured today than ever before. On premise, off premise, public cloud, private cloud, agility, DevOps all add pressure to decisions whilst none take away the need to bring solutions to market quickly and, of course, minimise costs.

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Integration of enterprise messaging infrastructure on NonStop

Thomas Gloerfeld

Business today is a world of connected systems. Every application, every piece of data, and every machine is connected and exchanges data at huge volumes at ever-increasing speeds. This flow of information moves throughout every data center and out to remote locations. The data might move between applications within the business or be shared between companies. All this is, of course, also true for users of HPE NonStop systems running mission-critical applications, which need to communicate with other systems and applications in the enterprise.

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REST @ RedLink: Using APIs to modernize BASE24 and the NonStop Ecosystem

Andrew Price

RedLink is the biggest national switch for Argentina, owned by the major banks here (Banco Nacion, Banco Provincia de Buenos Aires, Banco Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Grupo Petersen and other important institutions).  We work mainly with public banks (the largest being here in Argentina). RedLink processes more than 27+ million transactions on peak days, driving more than 10,000 ATMs all around the country. We work with more than 60 financial institutions and have more than 1,000 employees.

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Top Financial Institution Standardizes HPE NonStop Database Management

Steve Tcherchian

The client, a large US-headquartered financial institution, is a multinational, independent investment bank and financial services company assisting individuals, corporations, and municipalities. With more than 8,100 financial advisors serving approximately 3 million accounts in more than 2,600 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas, total client assets approach $1 trillion.

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SunTUG and the HPE NonStop Salt Life

Joe Androlowicz

It’s a long way to the next NonStop TBC this fall, but it’s not too far away for most of us in the middle of a cold winter to SunTUG this February 28-29th in Tampa, Florida. In fact, it’s quite inviting right now.

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TBC 2019 Recap – REST with Payments

Andrew Price

The 2019 Connect NonStop Technical Boot Camp (TBC) was a brilliant event as usual.  Great presentation content from HPE and customers and some really good times catching up with and making new friends at the various networking events.

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Multi-Factor Authentication Saves Time, Money, Reputation

Steve Tcherchian

Before utilizing XYPRO software solutions and services, one prominent bank depended on non-standard, less secure processes for logging onto their HPE NonStop systems and applications. Relying on a single set of credentials that was managed separately from their corporate Active Directory was both difficult to integrate with enterprise infrastructure and gave poor user experience…

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California Consumer Privacy Act: The Need for Data-Centric Security

Martin Kuppinger

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is the latest in a series of global privacy regulations. It comes with new requirements for dealing with personal data and is accompanied by severe penalties. Consequently, businesses must take appropriate action to comply with CCPA. While handling consent and opt-outs are at the forefront, successful mitigation of risks starts with data-centric security – it is about understanding where personal data resides and encrypting or anonymizing that data whenever possible. This is where technology, such as data tokenization becomes an essential element for every business.

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XYPRO’s 2020 Cybersecurity Predictions – Add 2 Factor Authentication and Machine Learning to Your Plans!

Steve Tcherchian

As 2020 approaches, it’s time to discuss cybersecurity predictions that will impact the industry in the upcoming year. As a CISSP and Chief Information Security Officer for XYPRO, I thought long and hard about what I could say that would be impactful and hasn’t been said before – that’s a tall order! The reality is, what we predicted would be important in 2019, 2018 and even 2017 – is still applicable. A lot of what we predicted back then was never properly addressed and remains a risk today – credential theft and attacks targeting privileged user logins are more prevalent than ever. Currently, the best way to combat these types of attacks is to use 2-factor authentication.

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NuWave’s Year in Review

Gabrielle Guerrera

We’ve had a busy year here at NuWave, and as of this writing, NonStop TBC hasn’t even happened yet! This year was NuWave’s 20th anniversary, as you may have read about in the July/August issue of The Connection, and it was also the 15th anniversary of our partnership with TIC Software, NuWave’s primary reseller in the United States and Canada. This year, we’ve also been doing a lot of traveling to meet all of you lovely NonStoppers and to spread the word about Web services!