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Observian Achieves AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency Status

Posted by Archie Horton on Aug 19, 2021 3:01:05 PM

Observian, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Level 1 Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) Competency status. This designation recognizes that Observian has successfully met AWS’s requirements for a baseline of managed security services to protect and monitor essential AWS resources 24/7, known as Level 1 Managed Security Services. This new baseline standard of quality for managed security services was introduced by AWS to benefit cloud environments of any size and it spans six security domains: vulnerability management, cloud security best practices and compliance, threat detection and response, network security, host and endpoint security, and application security. The six domains contain multiple MSSP services, each with technical skillset and operational process requirements specific to AWS.

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Tags: AWS, Security, Managed Security, MSSP

What are GCC High, GCC, DOD, and Commercial Microsoft 365?

Posted by Carter Howell on Aug 3, 2021 2:27:44 PM

Are you an IT leader in your organization, needing to choose the right Microsoft cloud platform for your company? Your security and compliance requirements play a key part here. Which of the available options, Microsoft 365 Commercial, Microsoft GCC, Microsoft 365 DOD, and Microsoft GCC High— meet your requirements? How do the security and compliance requirements vary for them? How can Observian help you to choose the right platform to get started? Read on, as we answer these questions below.

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Tags: Security, 365, Microsoft, Microsoft 365, Office 365

Microsoft 365 Licenses: Which Option is Best?

Posted by Carter Howell on Apr 30, 2021 11:05:38 AM

Microsoft Office 365 License Comparison: Which Option is Best for You?

Microsoft recently changed the name from Office 365 to Microsoft 365 to better reflect the features and benefits the subscription offers to users. Choosing the proper Microsoft Office 365 license is a critical step before your business can migrate to the cloud. There are multiple options for businesses of all sizes, making finding the right plan for your organization extremely challenging. 

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Tags: 365, Microsoft 365, Office 365

How are you using Microsoft Teams? Part 1

Posted by Carter Howell on Mar 26, 2021 3:09:49 PM

Microsoft Teams is a great platform many of us are using to collaborate within our organizations and departments to stay productive and work efficiently while many of us continue to work remotely. Microsoft continues to invest in the utility belt of features available; many have had big announcements, others have been released quietly. This first blog post will be about what features you can use when you're participating in a meeting. Stay tuned for future posts about other areas within Teams you can use.

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Tags: Collaboration, Office 365, Microsoft Teams

Secure Azure Deployment's with CheckPoint

Posted by Scott Plamondon on Nov 24, 2020 10:55:06 AM
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Cognito Vulnerability Detection Tool Demo with Lacework

Posted by Brad Woodward on Nov 2, 2020 1:36:50 PM
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Tags: AWS, Tools, Security, Webinar, Cloud

Google Workspace: More than new logos

Posted by Ryan Allred on Oct 14, 2020 9:58:58 AM

 

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Tags: Google Cloud, G Suite, Google Workspace

4 G Suite Account Management (GAM) Commands for Simple Administration

Posted by Ryan Allred on Aug 21, 2020 3:30:50 PM

To say every G Suite admin should be familiar with G Suite Account Management (GAM) is an understatement. The admin portal provides G Suite admins with tons of capability out of the gate, however, many of these features are applied at the user level. Without GAM, customizing and updating G Suite environments can be tedious and error prone. In this article you will see some of my favorite GAM features ranging from basic Mailbox user settings to OU Management. The idea is to help G Suite admins become familiar with the unique tools provided by GAM.

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Tags: G Suite

4 Serverless Patterns Everyone Should Know About

Posted by Justin Donohoo on Aug 17, 2020 1:11:12 PM

Here's a recent podcast I did with PurePerformance around serverless patterns that I think everyone should know about.  Feel free to ask questions in the comment section below.

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Tags: Serverless

63% of users will discourage others from using your app from one bad experience.

Posted by Steffen Campbell on Jul 7, 2020 1:18:55 PM

The digital experience is critical for your customers. How your customers view your brand is now tied to your applications and digital storefront, meaning a poor digital experience in that environment could push them away forever.

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Tags: APM, AppDynamics, Digital Experience