Like walking into The Matrix, that’s how I felt when I first stepped foot in the data center that houses our main CloudGate servers. It’s a strangely eerie place, requiring visitors to make a lengthy walk through the forbidding hallway pictured above, all the way up to the reception desk in the distance. Gaining access to the data center’s innards requires biometric authentication and the possession of a key card, verified both by the data center’s systems and a somewhat stern-looking security guard. The message is clear: the data center takes security very seriously, and so should you. In
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Over the last decade, enterprise users have increasingly come to rely on a growing number of cloud services to perform their daily tasks. The strategic use of cloud services offers a number of immediate benefits to the enterprise, both in terms of required infrastructure, and in providing the necessary tools to a more mobile and geographically distributed workforce. The drawbacks, however, might be a little less obvious. As more and more sensitive and other data finds its way into various cloud services, it becomes harder and harder for administrators to manage their user accounts, and safeguard the organization’s data against
By Robby Cornelissen With more organizations moving their servers to the cloud, managing SSH keys that are used to access these servers is fast becoming a critical identity and access management issue. Continue reading to gain a better understanding of the risks underlying poor SSH key management, and what to look for in a key management solution. Where did the server go? Not all that long ago, it was not uncommon to find a server sitting under the company’s reception desk. The server in question would typically be a repurposed desktop, its case rendered a grungy beige by
By Robby Robbins A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas as a representative of ISR, along with several of my colleagues. It was the first event of its kind for some of us, so the excitement was palpable–heading to a prestigious event like AWS re:Invent to publically unveil a product to the American market that we had been incubating for quite some time at our nest in Tokyo, felt like a big responsibility and I felt honored to be entrusted with the mission. It was time to show our
By Ellie Hsieh Marketing Associate As AWS re:Invent came to a close and I packed the last promotional item into the box, I looked around the empty booth and thought, “We’ve made it”. We had come a long way to get to AWS re:Invent. I started this project six months ago when we decided to expand the sales of our products CloudGate UNO and CloudGate Key Manager to the US market. It was a huge challenge for me since we did not have much brand awareness in the US market nor promotional materials, despite the number of clients we had
By Robby Robbins Software Engineer As we make the long trek from our office in Tokyo to Google’s new campus in Sunnyvale, California, there is a familiarity to the experience that is simultaneously exciting and humbling. Nearly ten years ago, in 2008, ISR became the first company in Japan to be recognized as a Google Standard Partner. Since that time, our CloudGate service (now CloudGate UNO), has become the market leader in Japan in the SSO market with over 680,000 users across more than 1,500 companies. Our success was driven by our confidence in G Suite and our
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