GUEST RESEARCH: Kong, a leading provider of full lifecycle API management and cloud connectivity solutions, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner in the Leaders quadrant of the 2021 Gartner Full Lifecycle API Management Magic Quadrant. This is the second consecutive year Kong has been named a Leader on the quadrant, and Kong again ranked highest for its completeness of vision.
Digital infrastructure provider Equinix has announced expanded support for Kubernetes on Equinix Metal.
COMPANY NEWS: Kong, the cloud connectivity company, today announced the winners of its inaugural Cloud Connectivity Innovator Awards program at Kong Summit 2021. The awards recognise individuals and teams who have accelerated digital transformation during the past five years using Kong products, including Kong Konnect, Kong Enterprise, Kong Gateway, Kuma or Insomnia.
API and microservices specialist Kong has announced upgrades to all its major products, with new plug-and-play products and capabilities for managing, connecting and securing APIs and microservices.
Payments operator eftpos has opened a sandbox allowing FinTechs and other developers to test the use of its eQR and eComm APIs.
COMPANY NEWS: Kong, the cloud connectivity company, today announced a collaboration with Red Hat to deliver the Kong Konnect service connectivity platform on the industry's leading enterprise Kubernetes platform, Red Hat OpenShift. As part of this collaboration, Kong has achieved Red Hat Operator Certification for Kong Konnect on Red Hat OpenShift. Kong is among the first Red Hat partners in API management to establish a technology collaboration and Operator certification for Red Hat OpenShift. The Kong Konnect solution can enable enterprises to accelerate time to market for new cloud native applications as the adoption of containers and Kubernetes soars.
Debit card system provider eftpos says it is on track to bring large-scale payments competition to Australia’s online retailer sector in November, with a range of additional security features now available to the payments industry.
Cloud accounting software provider Xero has opened the Xero App Store where users can find, buy and connect Xero-compatible apps.
COMPANY NEWS: Fastly, a global edge cloud platform provider, today announced beta availability of the Signal Sciences agent on the Fastly edge cloud platform. This represents a critical milestone toward Fastly's vision of empowering developers to protect apps and APIs in every environment—cloud, on-premise, hybrid and now at the network edge. With this integration, customers will be able to leverage the powerful signal technology to write and push out rules in real-time to track suspicious requests and block attacks sooner.
Adobe has announced two more APIs within Adobe Document Services.
GUEST RESEARCH: Fastly, a global edge cloud platform provider, today released new research in partnership with Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) that uncovers a crucial need for a unified, modern, and simplified approach to security. The study, based on insights from information security and IT professionals in Australia and globally, revealed growing concerns around adequately securing the rapidly rising number of mission-critical cloud services and API-centric applications introduced as part of ongoing digital transformations.
Payments provider Square has announced three new developer tools: Web Payments API, Loyalty API, and early access to the Snippets API for Square Online.
Business software provider Pegasystems has released a new version of its Pega Infinity suite with features to support digital transformation initiatives. This includes low-code capabilities allowing citizen developers to create user interfaces.
Company News: Zscaler, the leader in cloud security, today announced innovations for the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange platform and new programs designed to secure digital businesses. New security solutions, resources for IT execs and practitioners, and deployment guides to expedite zero trust adoption are redefining the rules of IT security for today's internet-driven, cloud-first businesses. The combination of these offerings provides digital businesses a holistic approach to securing modern organisations and the pragmatic skills and blueprints needed to be competitive.
Australian mainframe users face a lengthy journey to the cloud, according to Accenture, but it seems that just dipping a toe into the water can be counterproductive.
The US Supreme Court has come down on the side of Google in its long-running battle against Oracle, ruling on Monday that the copying of code from the Java API was a fair use of that material.
Debit card processor eftpos hasn't given up the fight against its multinational rivals. Its Product Roadmap 2021 Update outlines plans for mobile wallets, ecommerce, digital identity, APIs and fintech access, and QR codes.
Debit card provider eftpos has launched a FinTech advisory committee in collaboration with FinTech Australia, designed to give fintechs a direct say in how they can access and leverage the eftpos payments network for the “betterment” of Australia’s digital economy.
Global organisations are struggling to maintain consistent application security across multiple platforms, and they are also losing visibility with the emergence of new architectures and the adoption of application program interfaces (APIs), according to one security solutions vendor.
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