Micro Focus recognised as a Leader in 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing

CyberRes, a Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO; NYSE: MFGP) line of business, has announced that it has been recognised as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing (AST) report. This is the eighth time that Micro Focus has been recognised as a Leader in this report. 

In its evaluation of Micro Focus, Gartner has reviewed several Micro Focus AST products and services within the CyberRes Fortify portfolio, including: Static Code Analyzer (SAST), WebInspect (DAST), Software Security Center, Fortify on Demand (SaaS) and Fortify with Sonatype (SCA). 

Micro Focus believes the company’s Leader position in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for AST validates the major investment by Micro Focus in CyberRes, the company’s security line of business, to support the cyber resilience of organisations during digital transformations. Fortify continues to innovate and adapt to the market needs to help build secure software fast. 

Dylan Thomas, head of Fortify product management for CyberRes, said, “Developing secure software has become an imperative over the past year as organisations have rapidly adopted and embraced new ways of doing business digitally. We appreciate continued recognition of Fortify’s application security leadership as we charge forward in our mission to deliver comprehensive DevSecOps solutions that enable our customers to prioritise action, and manage organisational-wide risk of their applications.” 

Fortify delivers complete solutions for both on-premises and as-a-service offerings that enable customers the flexibility of choice based on their application security needs. This complete portfolio automates testing throughout the CI/CD pipeline so developers can quickly resolve issues and key stakeholders have visibility of their applications security posture. 

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Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Application Security Testing, Dale Gardner, Mark Horvath, Dionisio Zumerle, May 27, 2021 

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About CyberRes 

CyberRes is a Micro Focus line of business. We bring the expertise of one of the world’s largest security portfolios to help our customers navigate the changing threat landscape by building both cyber and business resiliency within their teams and organisations. CyberRes is part of a larger set of digital transformation solutions that fight adverse conditions so businesses can continue to run today, keep the lights on, and transform to grow and take advantage of tomorrow’s opportunities. 

Micro Focus launches Inspire a Million Lives

To help communities around the world impacted by COVID-19, Micro Focus unveils a number of partnerships with non-profits and charities to support people in need and eliminate digital exclusion

Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO; NYSE: MFGP) has introduced its goal to Inspire a Million Lives as part of its ongoing commitment to Micro Focus INSPIRE, a global environmental, social and governance (ESG) program designed to cover multiple aspects of what it means to be a socially and environmentally responsible global enterprise.

Micro Focus is focused on assisting people affected by COVID-19 by supporting a variety of charities and non-profits, as well as building long-term and sustainable partnerships that deliver measurable impact. As an indication of its commitment to Inspire a Million Lives, Micro Focus is collaborating with a number of organisations including:

  • UNICEF, The United Nations Children’s Fund: Micro Focus is partnering with UNICEF to ensure that children everywhere can access their right to learn. Together we are reimagining education by strengthening national education systems, improving the quality of learning and helping children and young people around the world to thrive in a digital future.
  • The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC): Micro Focus will help vulnerable people by supporting ICRC in delivering economic aid, repairing or constructing water and sanitation facilities, and continuing its efforts to mitigate the immediate effects of COVID-19.
  • Feeding America®: As a national partner,Micro Focus will supporttheFeeding America national organisation’s hunger-relief initiatives.
  • Resurgent Communities: Micro Focus will support the NASSCOM Foundation to deliver a program combining relief and the upskilling of communities. Also in India, it will sponsor students to acquire skills and find meaningful employment through The Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled.  

For more details on the program and the full list of charities and non-profits, which the company will be supporting as part of its Inspire a Million Lives program, please visit Micro Focus’ Corporate Responsibility page.

Micro Focus helps organisations around the world successfully run and transform their businesses. When it launched the Micro Focus INSPIRE program in December 2019, it conducted detailed research to identify the biggest challenges relating to the tech industry and society more broadly. At that time, digital exclusion was identified as a significant problem affecting children everywhere. Inspire a Million Lives is a goal that authentically aligns to Micro Focus’ business and, with the support of its employees, is a cause in which, we are uniquely positioned to make a difference.

Susan Ferguson, chief human resources officer and SVP business operations, Micro Focus, said, “We are honoured to join forces with these important charity partners to help make a difference particularly to those whose lives have been impacted by the effects of the global pandemic. Digital exclusion remains a growing issue all around the world; it creates additional layers of social exclusion and exacerbates social and economic problems for communities. Additionally, there is a critical lack of science, technology, engineering and Maths (STEM) skills, which is affecting our industry and society more broadly. We believe that working alongside with these organisations, we can play a positive role by helping inspire and upskill communities as well as equipping them with the ability to be successful in their digital lives.”

Micro Focus employees will be involved in many ways with the Inspire a Million Lives campaign. Many of the partnerships will include volunteering opportunities for employees who are each eligible to four days a year for volunteering activities, one for a charity or cause of their choice, one to support the company’s social impact goal of helping equip communities with the skills needed to be successful in their digital lives and two days to volunteer time to help those in need of help due to COVID-19.

Micro Focus INSPIRE is a clear signal that the company is committed to improving the welfare of its extended communities. Micro Focus intends to continue to embed the program into the culture of the company by empowering employees and helping them understand the role we can all play individually and collectively at Micro Focus to help ensure social responsibility and drive change. 

More information

For more information on Micro Focus INSPIRE visit here.

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About Micro Focus

Micro Focus delivers enterprise software to empower 40,000 customers worldwide to run, transform, and adapt. With a comprehensive portfolio, underpinned by a robust analytics ecosystem, Micro Focus delivers pragmatic, customer-centric solutions to bridge the gap between existing and emerging technologies and enable organisations to achieve Smart Digital Transformation. That’s High Tech, Low Drama. 

Vertica and TCS announce strategic partnership to accelerate enterprise data warehouse modernisation initiatives

Partnership combines proven experience and broad reach of TCS with Vertica’s unified analytics platform featuring built-in machine learning 

Vertica and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organisation, has announced a strategic partnership to rapidly accelerate the modernisation of enterprise data warehouses for data-driven organisations. The partnership combines Vertica’s unified analytics platform with the strengths of TCS’ Machine First™ approach and artificial intelligence (AI)-driven accelerators and services. 

Nearly every enterprise is embarking on a transformation journey toward a unified analytics platform with built-in machine learning, the highest levels of performance, and massive scale to unlock the inherent value of data as a strategic asset. Traditional data warehouses are ill-equipped to manage the massive data explosion enterprises face and require real-time actionable insights before their competition.  

As part of this partnership, TCS will employ TCS DAEzMo™ to help customers migrate data from legacy enterprise data warehouses to Vertica quickly and at a lower total cost of ownership. Enterprises will realise the full benefit from their modernisation journeys and experience richer customer experience via real-time data insights. With Vertica as the unified analytical platform, enterprises will be “future ready” to manage and analyse the largest volumes of data at scale with built-in machine learning and support for hybrid and multi-cloud strategies. 

Colin Mahony, GM and SVP of Vertica, Micro Focus, said, “There’s a race underway for enterprises to transform and create new analytic applications so that they can uncover insights in the moment and predict and capitalise on key market opportunities. By partnering with TCS, Vertica will enable more enterprises to get to market faster with their business-critical analytical products and services to obtain fast and accurate predictive insights.” 

TCS Analytics and Insights services have enabled thousands of leading enterprises in financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, and other industries to modernise their data warehouses in harnessing the power of big data. By partnering with Vertica, TCS will enable organisations to achieve the real-time predictive insights with a unified analytics platform that evolves with them. 

Dinanath Kholkar, global head, analytics & insights, TCS, said “TCS’ DAEzMo™ suite of solutions and accelerators, in combination with Vertica’s unified analytical warehouse platform, is a pivotal enabler for businesses to modernise their data landscapes and democratise actionable insights across the enterprise. This lays the foundation for them to harness the power of AI to deliver superior customer experiences and build competitive differentiation.” .  

Additional information 

For more information about Vertica, please visit www.vertica.com

To learn more about Vertica on Twitter, please follow @VerticaUnified and join Vertica on LinkedIn and Facebook. For more information about TCS, visit www.tcs.com and join TCS on LinkedIn

About Vertica  

The core analytical platform within the Micro Focus software portfolio, Vertica is the unified analytics platform, based on a massively scalable architecture with the broadest set of analytical capabilities and end-to-end in-database machine learning. Vertica enables many customers – from Philips to The Trade Desk to MassMutual to many others – to easily apply these powerful functions to the largest and most demanding analytical workloads, arming businesses and its customers with predictive business insights faster than any data analytical platform in the market. Vertica provides its unified analytics platform across all major public clouds and on-premises data centres and integrates data in cloud object storage. 

About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS) 

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for over 50 years. TCS offers a consulting-led, cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of business, technology and engineering services and solutions. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile™ delivery model, recognised as a benchmark of excellence in software development. 

A part of the Tata group, India’s largest multinational business group, TCS has over 488,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $22.2 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. TCS’ proactive stance on climate change and award-winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. For more information, visit www.tcs.com and follow TCS news at @TCS_News. 

Micro Focus recognised as the global leader in enterprise service management by Research in Action (RIA)

Service Management Automation X earns the top spot in the 2021 RIA Vendor Selection Matrix™ report  

Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO; NYSE: MFGP) has announced that Service Management Automation X (SMAX) has been recognised as the global leader in the Research in Action (RIA) Vendor Selection Matrix™: Enterprise Management, 2021, and Research in Action (RIA) Vendor Selection Matrix for Enterprises in DACH region. Reinforcing its place as a trusted enterprise service management (ESM) solution, Micro Focus SMAX was also recently named a leader in the ISG Provider Lens Quadrant Report, March 2021, for ESM Tools Providers, as well as a leader in the KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for IT Service Management (ITSM). SMAX is also SOC2 certified, which demonstrates the implementation and maintenance of the highest security standards of SMAX SaaS. 

Available as a service (SaaS) from Micro Focus in North America, Europe, South America, and now Australia with data hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Sydney, customers have the broadest choice of deployment options, including consuming SMAX as a service, deploying in the cloud with AWS, Azure or Google Cloud Platform, or using it on premises.  

Eveline Oehrlich, Research in Action, said, “The Micro Focus SMAX solution leads the category of ESM, as well as customer satisfaction and breadth and depth of solution offering, with its platform engineered for scale, productivity improvements and continuous improvement through automation and analysis of IT and business processes. The Micro Focus solution enables efficient service delivery and intelligent automation providing contextual experiences to meet the unique needs of the individual user based on specific situations or context of use. This will enable a dynamic way of working and will foster end-to-end service delivery putting the employee or customer first.”  

Travis Greene, senior director of ITOM product marketing, Micro Focus, said, “As the world’s first enterprise service management solution built on machine-learning and analytics with the user’s choice of delivery, we are honoured to have Micro Focus SMAX named a global leader in this Research in Action report. The excellent customer satisfaction scores and the awarded top marks for the breadth and depth of SMAX’s offerings in the RIA Vendor Selection Matrix for ESM demonstrates our commitment to customer-centric innovation and shows that we are meeting the needs of our ESM clients.”  

SMAX is a single solution for ITSM, ESM and IT asset management (ITAM) that accelerates time to value and drives down total cost of ownership (TCO) with the following capabilities:  

  • machine learning built-in and configured into the core of the product without additional charge 
  • auto-categorisation of tickets and automated analysis of incident patterns to speed up issue resolution and reduce service disruptions 
  • a smart virtual agent that understands natural language to reduce service desk cost and provide end-users with instant resolutions  
  • smart change analytics which improves change success rate and minimises unplanned service outages 
  • entirely codeless configurations that drastically speed up implementation times and upgrades – SaaS customers will always be updated to the latest version  
  • a simple subscription model that allows transparent, flexible, and scalable payments.  

The recent SMAX 2021.02 update introduced integration with Microsoft Teams along with new asset management capabilities to better control costs, and extended software asset management with out-of-the-box VMware licence management including compliance calculation, rules, and metrics. The upcoming 2021.05 product update will include support for OpenShift for more deployment flexibility and multiple dashboards for more consistency within service management teams and increased agent productivity. 

The SMAX SaaS model lets organisations and government bodies leverage enterprise-grade service management capabilities at an affordable price. With data hosted locally, SMAX as a service opens up new possibilities for customers who are looking to shift to service management in the cloud. SMAX delivers connected, automated, informed experiences—powered by embedded machine learning. It’s just one of the ways Micro Focus helps customers bridge existing and emerging technologies in the race for digital transformation. 

More information 

For more information on SMAX, visit us on the web.  

Please also visit the Micro Focus pages for The Research in Action (RIA) Vendor Selection Matrix: Enterprise Service Management  

About Micro Focus 
Micro Focus delivers enterprise software to empower 40,000 customers worldwide to run, transform, and adapt. With a comprehensive portfolio, underpinned by a robust analytics ecosystem, Micro Focus delivers pragmatic, customer-centric solutions to bridge the gap between existing and emerging technologies and enable organisations to achieve Smart Digital Transformation. That’s High Tech, Low Drama.  

Join Micro Focus on LinkedIn and follow @MicroFocus Twitter.  

Micro Focus partners with Citadel to deliver SaaS-based content management solution

Micro Focus Content Manager is in the cloud, offering customers flexible compliance at lower cost of ownership 

Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO; NYSE: MFGP) has announced it has partnered globally with Citadel, to expand its Content Management product line to now provide Content Manager Select Software as a Service, an innovative managed service solution. The new service provides customers a one-stop cloud-based managed solution for content management that combines the strengths of Citadel’s longstanding Citadel-IXTM market presence for managed Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions and Micro Focus’ longstanding market and technical expertise with Content Manager. The new offering provides robust, innovative content management software in a SaaS model that lowers the total cost of ownership and offers unrivalled customer flexibility.  

Rick Carlson, vice president of product management, Micro Focus, said, “In collaboration with our partner, Citadel, Micro Focus is excited to take this next step in supporting customers’ digital transformation by introducing Content Manager Select Software as a Service. This offering provides a modern, SaaS-based solution to customers worldwide and enables us to deliver our industry-leading Content Manager solution as a fully managed service to address the ever-increasing shift to the cloud.”  

Mark McConnell, CEO, Citadel, said, “Today’s announcement is the culmination of three years of innovation with Micro Focus to deploy Content Manager Select Software as a Service in the cloud on our Citadel-IXTM Platform. As a platinum Micro Focus partner, Citadel’s strong security and managed services history has enabled the rapid adoption of Citadel-IX in the market, and this agreement takes the platform globally to those Content Manager users looking to adopt a managed service model.”  

Brandon Voight, Regional Director of Sales, Information Management, Micro Focus, said, “Micro Focus Content Manager is now in the cloud. Content Manager (also known as TRIM and RM) has been the foundation of electronic document and records management for more than 30 years. In that time, most governments and universities in Australia and New Zealand have come to rely upon Content Manager to capture, manage, and secure their information and meet compliance requirements. 

“The new Micro Focus Content Manager Select Software as a Service provides a modern alternative to the traditional, standard software installation on a customer’s infrastructure. In recent years, an increasing number of tech-savvy government agencies and universities are recognising the many benefits of cloud. More than that, they are using this technology to manage their information more efficiently, better serve their customers and citizens, and reduce their costs and risks. All of this seems to indicate that given the direction in which the electronic document and records management system industry is moving, there’s never been a better time to embrace the cloud.” 

Micro Focus Content Manager is a governance-based enterprise content management (ECM) system that enables a diverse array of global organisations and government agencies to manage their business content from creation to disposal. The new offering provides a secure cloud-based content management solution that accelerates digital transformation while addressing data sovereignty concerns.  

Content Manager Select Software as a Service is available in three levels, representing different scales of required service. Gold, Platinum and Titanium levels provide a flexible choice of service provision in terms of supported users and service level commitments on response time and up-time. 


More information 

Learn more about Content Manager Select Software as a Service

Join Micro Focus on LinkedIn and follow @MicroFocusIMG on Twitter.  

About Micro Focus 

Micro Focus is one of the world’s largest enterprise software providers, delivering mission-critical technology to 40,000 customers around the globe. With a broad portfolio, underpinned by a deep inventory of advanced analytics, the company helps customers run and transform their business so they can adapt to evolving market conditions and compete in the digital economy over the long term. Micro Focus does this by delivering solutions that bridge the gap between existing and emerging technologies to protect IT investments. That is High Tech, Low Drama. 

About Citadel 
Citadel is an enterprise software and services company. We specialise in managing information in complex environments through integrating know-how, systems and people to provide information on an anywhere-anytime basis. We are a leader in the development and delivery of managed technology solutions 

Micro Focus introduces OPTIC, transforming IT at lower risk and cost

New IT platform unifies the business user experience and improves operational efficiency by building on existing systems and tools 

Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO; NYSE: MFGP) has announced the release of Operations Platform for Transformation, Intelligence and Cloud (OPTIC), empowering IT operations with built-in, unlimited-use intelligence at the core and the ability to optimise the cloud as a full partner. As companies navigate the shifting demands of the digital economy and seek to improve productivity for a dispersed workforce, Micro Focus OPTIC simplifies the complexity of transforming IT to meet changing expectations.  

Travis Greene, senior director of ITOM product marketing, Micro Focus, said, “An ideal IT platform should not compound complexity by creating technical debt for future maintenance, incurring extra cost for artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML) or limiting your ability to manage across cloud and traditional environments. With Micro Focus OPTIC, companies can transform without any drama by harnessing the platform’s embedded intelligence and extending operational best practices while retaining cloud agility.” 

Key capabilities of Micro Focus OPTIC include: 

  • Unified process automation with embedded ‘best-practice’ content that improves productivity without requiring brittle custom code. 
  • Discovery and topology mapping for both cloud and on-premises environments that enable efficient management based on current configurations. 
  • A single interface for user self-service backed by smart virtual agents, that reduces user frustration while improving response times and staff efficiency. 
  • Flexible deployment options in the cloud, in containers, as a service, or on-premises, and the ability to switch as needed. 
  • Modular building blocks and flexible licensing for on-demand functionality without unexpected costs. 

The embedded intelligence at the core of Micro Focus OPTIC provides broad analysis as it normalises, stores, and makes sense of all data produced by the variety of solutions found across IT environments – including most third-party monitoring tools. OPTIC also lets teams discover, monitor, manage, and govern cloud services in tandem with an on-premises approach, maximising the customer experience and business return. With the cloud as a full partner, companies can unify performance and availability management while staying open to new possibilities with multi-cloud deployment options. 

As digital transformation continues to drive strategic business change, Micro Focus OPTIC is one of the ways Micro Focus helps customers build on what already works and take a high tech, low drama approach to transformation. OPTIC components are licenced and install with Micro Focus ITOM products, providing incremental value to customers as they expand their use. 

Additional information 

Learn more about Micro Focus OPTIC with this blog post.  

About Micro Focus 
Micro Focus delivers enterprise software to empower 40,000 customers worldwide to run, transform, and adapt. With a comprehensive portfolio, underpinned by a robust analytics ecosystem, Micro Focus delivers pragmatic, customer-centric solutions to bridge the gap between existing and emerging technologies and enable organisations to achieve Smart Digital Transformation. That’s High Tech, Low Drama.  

Join Micro Focus on LinkedIn and follow @MicroFocus Twitter.  

Micro Focus recognises Kmart Australia for APJ Digital Transformation Innovation Award

Kmart launched a multi-year effort to modernise business-critical applications and virtualise the six million lines of code operating on its mainframes 

Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO; NYSE: MFGP) has announced that Kmart Australia, the Australian retail giant, has received its Digital Transformation Innovation Award in recognition of its exceptional creativity in leveraging technology to win in today’s digital economy. The award will be announced this week at Micro Focus Universe 2021, the company’s flagship customer event. 

Kmart earned the coveted Digital Transformation Innovation Award by leveraging technology with the customer in mind. Kmart’s main objective was to improve the customer experience and reduce their shoppers’ costs while also gaining a competitive advantage. As part of this, Kmart underwent a significant modernisation strategy that resulted in an increase on the overall speed of decision-making. Additionally, by leveraging and investing in cloud skills, Kmart has been able to help improve the management of online transactions and the in-store experience. 

Stephen McNulty, APAC president, Micro Focus, said, “Kmart is at the leading edge of applying technology to help deliver even greater value to their customers and we are excited to play a part in that. Micro Focus has delivered more than 1,000 mainframe application, process and infrastructure modernisation projects across the globe. Kmart Group is the first Australian retailer to modernise its core production operations using the cloud with AWS. This is a groundbreaking project for the retail sector. Micro Focus, with Infosys and AWS has proven its capability in delivering predictable, certain outcomes in the re-platforming of business-critical IT systems, letting Kmart Group leverage cost reductions and technology innovation so critical in the competitive retail sector.” 

Tasked with the challenge of undergoing a significant IT transformation to support its new business strategy, Kmart needed to free up budget by identifying new ways to save on operating costs that they could then use to invest in their digital future. They found this opportunity to reduce costs by moving their merchandise environment and systems into a new cloud-based technology environment – entirely remotely. The projected savings from this move, reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) by 54 per cent, would then fuel the next round of transformations. 

Nominations for the Digital Transformation Innovation Award started earlier this year with a competitive selection process. Companies considered for the award showcased remarkable digital transformation projects that resulted in critical outcomes, including accelerating application delivery, simplifying IT transformation, strengthening their cyber resilience, and analysing in time to act. The nominations were reviewed by Micro Focus’ executive committee who evaluated prospective winners on a number of key metrics, including scope, scale, and overall impact to the business.  

Winners of last year’s award included General Motors and the Carrefour Group


About Micro Focus Universe 

Micro Focus Universe is the company’s flagship customer event. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about what it takes to win in a digital economy from Micro Focus experts. Attendees will also see, and experience use cases, and hear best practices from Micro Focus customers and partners around the world. 

With more than 1,000 product releases in the last 24 months and one of the world’s largest patent portfolios, Micro Focus is already in a strong position to deliver on its vision of providing high tech with low drama – bringing together the product breadth, customer-centric technology and expertise necessary to help customers run and transform at the same time without surprises. Those interested can register for the regional agenda of your choice (EMEA, AMERICAS, or APJ). 

Other key presentations include speaker James Barclay, Team Director at Jaguar Racing, as well as presentations from product experts, thought leaders, and partners such PWC and DXC.  

More information 

For more information or to register for Micro Focus Universe 2021 visit here

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About Micro Focus 

Micro Focus delivers enterprise software to empower 40,000 customers worldwide to run, transform, and adapt. With a comprehensive portfolio, underpinned by a robust analytics ecosystem, Micro Focus delivers pragmatic, customer-centric solutions to bridge the gap between existing and emerging technologies and enable organisations to achieve Smart Digital Transformation. That’s High Tech, Low Drama.  

About Kmart Group 

Owned by Wesfarmers Limited, the Kmart Group family comprises of Kmart Australia and New Zealand, Target Australia, Catch Australia and KAS Group Asia. The Group operates 520 stores across Australia and New Zealand, has offices in Australia and around the world, and employs more than 45,000 team members all focused on delivering products that our customers love. Together, the Kmart Group is creating an even more satisfying shopping experience for all of our customers, no matter where they are in the world.   

Micro Focus announces Voltage SecureData integration with Snowflake to provide secure analytics with data privacy and protection

Integration enables 100 per cent cloud-native solution for high-scale secure cloud analytics 

Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO; NYSE: MFGP) has announced that it has partnered with Snowflake, the data cloud company, to deliver data-centric protection to organisations worldwide. The integration of Micro Focus Voltage SecureData with Snowflake enables Voltage customers to seamlessly and securely shift workloads to Snowflake’s platform without the risk of compromising business-sensitive data, while adhering to privacy regulations. The integration also helps customers of Snowflake acquire secure data analytics capabilities offered by Voltage SecureData.  

Snowflake’s data cloud lets customers unify, integrate, analyse, and share previously siloed data with a near-zero management platform that delivers virtually unlimited scale, concurrency, and performance. The Voltage SecureData integration, paired with Snowflake’s platform, enables a complete cloud-native solution for high scale secure cloud analytics. This powerful solution adds to Voltage SecureData’s deep capabilities in secure analytics across databases, data lakes, and other siloed data. 

Vikas Jain, head of security product management, Snowflake, said, “We are excited to partner with Micro Focus to bring Voltage format-preserving encryption to the Snowflake customer community. Snowflake’s mission is to help organisations mobilise their data, and Micro Focus can help our customers on the journey to secure cloud analytics on Snowflake’s platform.”  

Micro Focus Voltage SecureData mitigates the risk of data breach and enables regulatory compliance. 

Customers can now protect sensitive data in Snowflake using NIST-standard format-preserving encryption, as well as format-preserving hash, stateless tokenisation, and stateless key management, all of which enable data privacy compliance. Micro Focus Voltage SecureData provides all of these capabilities without impacting investments in analytics, data science, or business intelligence infrastructure. 

John Delk, general manager and senior vice president, security, Micro Focus, said, “Our global customers deserve best-in-class data security across all major platforms on-premises and in the cloud. The partnership between Micro Focus and Snowflake extends our leadership in secure analytics and provides our customers with additional options in their journey to cyber resilience. We look forward to expanding our addressable markets and delighting customers with this new integration with the Snowflake Data Cloud.”  

Voltage SecureData helps organisations strengthen their cyber resilience by providing an end-to-end data-centric approach to enterprise data protection. The protection technologies in Voltage SecureData provide flexible implementation and data-centric protection for a virtually unlimited number of structured data types in any language, and any region, with proven performance, reliability, and scalability.  

More information  
Voltage SecureData for Snowflake will be available to customers worldwide in the first half of 2021 for trial or purchase.  

Join Micro Focus on LinkedIn and follow @MicroFocusSec Twitter.  

About Micro Focus 

Micro Focus is one of the world’s largest enterprise software providers, delivering mission-critical technology to 40,000 customers around the globe. With a broad portfolio, underpinned by a deep inventory of advanced analytics, the company helps customers run and transform their business so they can adapt to evolving market conditions and compete in the digital economy over the long term. Micro Focus does this by delivering solutions that bridge the gap between existing and emerging technologies to protect IT investments. That is High Tech, Low Drama. 

Micro Focus makes significant channel investment in application, process and infrastructure modernisation

Micro Focus has announced that it is making a significant investment in the channel for its Application Modernisation and Connectivity (AMC) portfolio. The investment supports the preferred modernisation route of each customer, whether that is mainframe-centric, cloud-first, DevOps-driven, or service-oriented, as Micro Focus maps their journey against a balance of cost, risk, and speed. 

Brent Butchard, sales director – AMC, Australia and New Zealand, Micro Focus, said, “With the continuing year-on-year growth of Micro Focus’ AMC portfolio coupled with the rapid increase in demand, Micro Focus has made the decision to invest heavily in the channel, funding resources at multiple partners in Australia and New Zealand. This investment will help partners scale rapidly and serve the latent demand in the market.” 

Davinder Sachdeva – head of alliances, APJ, Micro Focus, said, “The service integrator (SI) community has long been supporting clients with mainframe applications. With the rapid growth in demand, it made sense to help partners build in-country capacity as quickly as possible by funding resources to deliver the focus they require and demonstrate we are on this journey together. The program has received co-investment from partners and is already seeing success.” 

With this investment in partners combined with the many years of technical investment locally to modernise existing mainframe applications while leveraging the agility of the cloud, Micro Focus expects a dramatic improvement in the region. 

Davinder Sachdeva said, “”This includes the breadth of skills available to the market and speed of cloud delivery, honouring its commitment to assist organisations with their modernisation journeys.” 

Micro Focus provides modernisation by updating core systems based on need, so its clients gain speed and flexibility as well as a greater return on value. Micro Focus, alongside its partners, helps businesses get the most out of their existing technology, modernising continuously and incrementally, and striking a balance between business operations and innovations. 


About Micro Focus  

Micro Focus is one of the world’s largest enterprise software providers, delivering mission-critical technology to our 40,000 customers around the globe. With a broad portfolio, underpinned by a deep inventory of advanced analytics, the company helps customers run and transform, so they can adapt to evolving market conditions and effectively compete in the digital economy over the long term. We do this by delivering solutions that bridge the gap between existing and emerging technologies and future-proof IT investments. We call this High Tech, Low Drama. 

Protégé and Micro Focus partner for second cohort of highly successful mentoring program in Australia

Second year of the program matches mentors and mentees to advance women in leadership

Protégé has partnered with Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO; NYSE: MFGP) for a second consecutive year to run its mentoring program in Australia to support the advancement of women in leadership and help empower women to be leaders.

The Protégé development program matches talented and motivated women with senior executives of any gender. To date across the world, it has seen more than 1,200 young women leaders receive one-to-one mentoring, skills building, and networking opportunities with 600 senior executive mentors. In 2021, the program will match 40 high-potential female mentees with 40 experienced mentors sourced from among Australia’s most successful corporate leaders, academics, entrepreneurs, and industry trailblazers.

The partnership with Protégé cements Micro Focus as a business that is passionate about advancing women leaders. Companies nominate potential mentors of any gender and women mentees. Protégé then matches mentees with mentors, then manages the framework of the mentoring program. Mentors volunteer their time to further advance women leaders.

Sara Evans, marketing director, Asia Pacific & Japan, Micro Focus said, “Micro Focus helped bring this program to Australia in 2020 and the feedback was phenomenal. This program is unique, matching mentors and mentees from across various industries and organisations. Last year, the disruption of COVID-19 made it difficult for people working remotely to have the same opportunities to network and meet new people. This program is an innovative way to help people create and maintain connections in new ways, while supporting diversity and inclusion initiatives.”

Mentoring is crucial for personal and career development. Creating a framework and formalising the mentoring program benefits both mentors and mentees. Providing support for participants with interactive development workshops and networking events encourages innovation and offers opportunities for personal and career advancement. Importantly, this program supports organisations that don’t necessarily have the in-house resources available to provide comprehensive mentoring systems.

Mentees benefit from the program in that they learn leadership and business skills, enhancing their self-confidence and resilience. Throughout the program, they will have opportunities to build their own support network of peers and senior executives who will be able to advise them on how to manage their personal and business challenges. Meanwhile, mentors will become practised at mentoring and will be able to open doors for their mentees, giving back to the community.

Applications to the Protégé Sydney Women Leaders 2021 Mentoring Program are open until 28 February and the program runs until November 2021. Further information about the program is available here.


About Micro Focus
Micro Focus is one of the world’s largest enterprise software providers, delivering mission-critical technology to 40,000 customers around the globe. With a broad portfolio, underpinned by a deep inventory of advanced analytics, the company helps customers run and transform their business so they can adapt to evolving market conditions and compete in the digital economy over the long term. Micro Focus does this by delivering solutions that bridge the gap between existing and emerging technologies to protect IT investments. That is High Tech, Low Drama.

About Protégé
Protégé is a leading mentoring program focused on the professional development of women in Singapore, Australia, and Dubai. Working across all industry sectors, Protégé offers professional women the opportunity to be mentored by some of the country’s top executives. Through shared knowledge, experience and invaluable connections we provide women critical support in the early stages of her career.