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Control4 Buys Ihiji

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Control4 announces the acquisition of a remote management services provider-- Ihiji, providing Control4 with a one-stop shop for remote IP network and IoT ecosystem management when paired with the Pakedge BakBak portfolio.

Control4 IhijiThe deal covers certain Ihiji IP, development and support teams, and inventory. Financial details are not available.

“Connected home opportunities are emerging globally, and their individual performance, reliability, and resilience are foundational to all successful installations," Control4 says. "By combining Control4’s BakPak, with its strong network management capabilities, and Ihiji’s Invision, with its industry-leading device monitoring and management capabilities, Control4 can provide a set of unified cloud-based services to our dealers to securely and efficiently monitor end-customer systems."

The Top eSP Stories for 2017

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2017As 2017-- a most tumultuous of years, by any standard-- comes to a close, it is as good a time as any to reflect on the times that have been, be it with major acquisitions, giants getting fined and surprise returns...

Gartner: 2018 Security Spending to Reach $96bn

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According to Gartner global security spending will reach $96.3 billion in 2018-- an 8% increase over 2017, driven by regulations, shifting buyer mindset, emerging threats and the evolution to a digital business strategy.

"Overall, a large portion of security spending is driven by an organisation's reaction toward security breaches as more high profile cyberattacks and data breaches affect organisations worldwide," the analyst says. "Cyberattacks such as WannaCry and NotPetya, and most recently the Equifax breach, have a direct effect on security spend, because these types of attacks last up to 3 years."

Gartner 2018 security spending

A 2016 Gartner survey valadates current security buyer behaviour. Of the 53% of organisations citing security risks as the top driver for overall security spending, the highest percentage of respondents say security breaches are the main security risk influencing their security spending. As a result, security testing, outsourcing and security information and event management (SIEM) are the fastest growing security subsegments driving the infrastructure protection and security services segments.

HashiCorp Updates Terraform Enterprise

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Cloud infrastructure and DevOps tool maker HashiCorp presents the next generation of the Terraform Enterprise cloud-based and on-premises infrastructure provisioning application.

HashicorpReleased after a beta period, Terraform Enterprise allows developers to collaborate in the management of infrastructure, without need for programming know how from administrators via HasiCorp Terraform. It uses the HashiCorp Sentinel policy as code framework for governance and policy management, while a redesigned Workspaces UI allows organisations to decompose infrastructure into modular components.

Informatica Updates iPaaS

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Data management vendor Informatica announces an update of the integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) solution-- Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services, built on a modular microservices architecture.

cloud servicesAccording to the company, Intelligent Cloud Services offers a unified user experience across iPaaS integration patterns. The modular architecture is customisable and easy to navigate, while the CLAIRE engine provides AI metadata-driven recommendations to automation and accelerate integration and data management work.

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