Assured Data Protection launches new XDR Service

22 April 2021

Assured Data Protection (ADP) has launched its eXtended Detection and Response (XDR) service, providing enterprises and MSPs with a fully automated and managed XDR solution powered by Confluera. 

The service delivers XDR across multiple data streams and complements existing cloud data backup and recovery systems to provide pervasive cloud data management.

ADP already delivers enterprise-grade data backup, disaster recovery and business continuity as a service. Having signed a partnership agreement with Confluera, it has added advanced threat detection and remediation to its extensive data protection portfolio. 

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It’s all just data over the bridge

09 March 2021

As 2020 came to a close, the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) thrashed out a deal – as part of the long-drawn-out Brexit negotiations – to facilitate the movement and security of data between the exiting country and the 27-member bloc. Well, they agreed to a deal under which the EU will continue to treat the UK as an adequate jurisdiction for up to six months pending any full adequacy finding for the UK.

This means that, for now, personal data can continue to flow from the EU to the UK without the need for millions of contracts and impact assessments. Does that mean that there is no change on the privacy front post-Brexit? Not quite.

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UK-EU agree six-month ‘data adequacy’ bridge

18 February 2021

Enterprises can keep data flowing to and from the European Union (EU) as normal post Brexit, thanks to a temporary solution that will keep the current rules in place for several months.

The bridging period of up to six months has been agreed to ratify a data “adequacy” agreement to allow for the continued free flow of personal data between the UK and the bloc.

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South East Water signs cloud and machine learning deal with CTS

18 February 2021

Cloud Technology Solutions (CTS), a Google Cloud Premier partner, has secured a contract with South East Water to digitally transform its CRM system, My Account, as part of the organisation’s five-year strategic plan. The project will see the former migrate My Account to Google Cloud, to improve customer service operations by teaming with CTS’s developers and platform engineers. 

This migration will allow South East Water to make use of Firebase – a Google platform that enables businesses to build their own apps – improving communication and interaction with its 2.2 million customers. 

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