eCommerce News Asia logo
The latest digital commerce news for Asian businesses
Story image

Ordr improves security and management of connected devices

Ordr, the firm providing connected device security, has announced new capabilities and enhancements to its AI-powered platform to help organisations discover, gain essential context, and secure their connected devices everywhere.

These new integrations expand over 80 integrations within the Ordr Data Lake. 

This empowers organisations with a single source of truth about connected devices and assets in their on-prem, remote, data centre, private, public, and hybrid cloud environments. 

It helps gain a much more complete picture of networks, devices, and the context required to identify risk, quickly respond to threats, and stop attacks.

In addition, enhancements have been made to Ordr's automated segmentation capabilities that help organisations accelerate and scale the adoption of a true Zero Trust security posture to protect every connected device.

"Gaining visibility and control across an organisation's entire attack surface of connected assets is one of the most fundamentally important tasks facing IT and security teams today," says Pandian Gnanaprakasam, Chief Product Officer and Co-founder, Ordr. 

"The latest additions to our platform will deliver complete ground to cloud visibility – from assets in remote sites, and campus devices, all the way to assets in the cloud. This approach to security ensures ensures no device or connection remains unknown. We've also added the ability to more efficiently define and enforce segmentation to accelerate Zero Trust initiatives."

The increasing growth of cloud adoption adds a visibility black hole, making it difficult to fully understand how devices connect and what those devices communicate within the cloud. This increases the risk factors of connected devices exponentially. 

Ordr 8.1 gives organisations comprehensive visibility into their entire attack surface, from ground to cloud.

"Ordr's coverage from day one has been excellent, being able to see all connected devices with their whole enterprise and whole hospital approach. Cloud coverage adds a critical new layer of visibility and protection for all organisations," says Michael Grall, President and CEO, Talus Solutions. 

"Ordr works closely with its customers, who are some of the largest enterprises and healthcare providers in the country, so you know this solves a real problem. The new integrations are a good leading indicator of challenges organisations face, and Ordr is defining how connected device security needs to continue to evolve."

New partnerships and technology integrations announced in Ordr 8.1 enable asset discovery and visibility in public and private clouds. 

Workloads running in Amazon Web Services (AWS) environments are now visible to organisations using Ordr. 

In addition, Ordr AMI sensor support is also available as part of this release to provide additional insights into AWS workloads.

Ordr 8.1 also automatically discover, classify, and gain context for every connected device on the network. Granular device insights are combined with network details to ensure every discovered device is accurately identified, mapped to its current location, and properly secured.

Other recently announced capabilities that enrich the Ordr Data Lake include Ordr's Software Inventory Collector, which simplifies device context collection, particularly installed software and patch data.

"Software Inventory Collector gives us a view of devices and potential threats that has been nearly impossible to keep current," says Christina Cucchetti, IS&P Operations Specialist from Nexteer Automotive. 

"We now have a centralised, real-time view of risk for devices across all our sites, while team members that previously spent hours manually collecting device details can focus on patching critical vulnerabilities and protecting our operations."

Organisations have struggled to achieve a true Zero Trust security posture because they lack the insights needed to understand their connected devices and create appropriate security policies. 

Many connected devices are unmanaged or un-agentable, and have unique communication requirements. 

To truly achieve Zero Trust, organisations need deep visibility into connected devices – to understand how and what they're communicating with – in order to define, manage, and enforce segmentation.

Ordr collects and learns details needed to provide insights and automate policy creation in support of Zero Trust efforts. 

This includes discovering and automatically classifying each connected device and analysing device communications to establish a baseline for normal activity. With these insights, Ordr automatically creates reactive policies to stop attacks and proactive segmentation policies to improve security.

"Ordr provides the visibility and context into all connected devices to advance our segmentation journey with Cisco ISE," says Shawn Fletcher, Senior Systems Administrator, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. 

"Ordr greatly simplifies policy administration by providing accurate device baselines that can be generated, tuned, and enforced on groups or individual devices. Ordr responded to our compliance needs with the enhanced Policy Editor and new capabilities such as the Ordr Policy Optimizer, which are making it easier to automate and expand Zero Trust across our environment."

Larry Smith, Manager, Cybersecurity Architecture and Engineering, El Camino Health, adds, "The power of the Ordr platform has always been its ability to automate device classification and behavioural modelling using AI. This is foundational to our Zero Trust and segmentation strategy. The feature enhancements in Ordr 8.1 will further simplify and optimise how we create and enforce segmentation policies for every connected device." 

Related stories
Top stories
Story image
Sustainable IT
Adobe surveys sustainability at work in Hong Kong employees
The top three sustainability practices are reducing paper usage (46%), digital document storage and management (43%), and curbing electricity consumption (37%).
Story image
Customer Relationship Management
NetSuite helps Australian bridal boutique to scale operations globally
Grace Loves Lace is now using Oracle NetSuite to create enhanced experiences for brides from Queensland, Australia, to locations worldwide. 
Story image
Artificial Intelligence
Exclusive: Uniphore shares how Conversational AI can be the key to business success
Conversational AI and Automation are vital tools to help further promote organisational cohesion and communication, and Uniphore is leading the charge.
Story image
Customer Relationship Management
NetSuite introduces CPQ to help organisations simplify sales process
NetSuite CPQ is the only native configure, price and quote solution built on the NetSuite platform. It works with NetSuite ERP, CRM, and eCommerce solutions
Story image
Mobile Device Management
How to easily scale your mobile workforce and devices for the peak shopping season
Retailers are under constant pressure to streamline processes and become more efficient while looking for ways to improve customer satisfaction levels.
Story image
Payment gateways
PXP Financial partners DisputeHelp management platform
The partnership will provide an end-to-end dispute management platform across all payment schemes for their merchant portfolio.
Story image
Customer Relationship Management
Salesforce launches the first carbon credit marketplace
Salesforce has introduced the Net Zero Marketplace to make carbon credit purchases simple and transparent, aiming to scale the climate-positive impact.
Story image
Data analytics
Cross-team partnerships: The foundation for seamless digital experiences for customers
The region’s digital consumer population will continue to grow exponentially, reaching 370 million by the end of 2022.
Story image
Marketing Automation
Marketplacer recognised in Gartner Hype Cycle for eCommerce
Marketplacer has been recognised in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Digital Commerce 2022 as a sample vendor in the enterprise marketplaces category.
Story image
Artificial Intelligence
Salesforce introduces new Customer 360 innovations
Salesforce has introduced new Customer 360 innovations, which are set to provide companies with better automation and intelligence technologies.
Story image
Marketplacer available on Salesforce AppExchange now
Marketplacer is now available on Salesforce AppExchange, an enterprise cloud marketplace, as the Marketplacer Salesforce Commerce Cloud Cartridge.
Story image
Digital commerce
VTEX and Adyen partner to extend unified commerce experience
"Through our partnership we are creating an all-in-one place that allows sellers to meet customers where they are in the buying process and unlock opportunities."
Story image
Customer Relationship Management
Digitally evolve the smart way – federated content
Digital transformation became the ‘buzz word’ for many companies. Time to re-evaluate those old legacy systems, move to new and better ways of doing things
Story image
Business Intelligence
IDC finds the majority of executives expecting a recession
59% of respondents believe 2023 will be a recession year. Of these, nearly 30% believe we are amidst a recession. Another 26% expect a recession in later 2022.
Story image
Artificial Intelligence
CUE Group expands operations at its Singapore hub
The Singapore-headquartered digital technology group has doubled down on its expansion into the Southeast Asian region.
Story image
Cybersecurity threats finance sector facing more cunning
The financial sector continues to be victimised by motivated organised crime, with servers being involved in 90% of financial breaches.
Story image
Zai announces partnership with TerraPay to accelerate global payments
This partnership supports both Zai and CurrencyFair's product suite, with better coverage across the global payments ecosystem
Story image
Online shopping
FedEx expands international day-definite delivery services across AMEA
The company says the continuous expansion of the FedEx International Connect Plus (FICP) is also set to fuel cross-border eCommerce growth within the APAC region.
Story image
Future Tech
Top seven CIO disruptions highlighted by Gartner
CIOs need to consider “what if” scenarios to avoid being blindsided by social, behavioural and technological disruptions, according to Gartner.
Story image
Employees unsure who to go to to report security incident
A new study shows more than 20% of the untrained global workforce do not know who to contact during a security breach.
Story image
Artificial Intelligence
The App Edit: why conversational commerce is overtaking the app
Consumers appear to be suffering choice fatigue and are reducing the time spent across different apps. People favour a small selection of quality items in their wardrobe, and they’re taking the same approach with their apps.
Story image
Satellite technologies
Kacific wins big at the World Business Outlook Awards
The Kacific Group has been recognised in the World Business Outlook Awards for providing high-quality broadband services and infrastructure throughout APAC.
Story image
Banking-as-a-Service to hit mainstream within two years
Some 30% of banks with greater than $1bn in assets will launch BaaS for new revenue by the end of 2024, but half will not meet revenue expectations.
Story image
Cloud platforms
Salesforce partners with Snowflake and introduces ‘Hire Me’ button
According to a recent Salesforce report, 73% of customers expect companies to understand their unique needs and expectations
Story image
The metaverse, cryptocurrency and NFTs set to revolutionise retail
BigCommerce has released its consumer survey designed to give retailers insight into current and emerging trends shaping the way consumers buy from brands.
Story image
Customer experience
Loyalty, pricing and service are D2Cs biggest shortfalls
There is a key gap between brand manufacturer drivers for D2C deployment and their executional shortfalls, a new report reveals.
Story image
Digital Marketing
Optimizely and Orchard partner to scale marketing experimentation
Optimizely has announced a partnership with Orchard to help marketers and organisations scale experimentation through a mix of strategy and platform.
Story image
Entrust advances Sigma Instant Issuance Platform for cards
Unique light curing module for Entrust Sigma instant issuance systems brings new financial card durability and personalization to card issuers.
Story image
Jabra launches AI-powered SaaS solution for contact centres
Engineered to transform contact centre call experiences, the solution employs AI technology that provides real-time insights to improve customer calls.
Story image
Data management
Talend Data Health Barometer reveals ability to manage data is worsening
Most respondents believe data is important, 97% face challenges in using it effectively, and nearly half say it’s not easy to use data to drive business impact
Story image
Digital Transformation
L’Occitane Japon reduces fraud with Forter’s platform
L’Occitane Japon increases revenue, reduces chargebacks and fraud, and creates a seamless customer experience with Forter’s fully automated platform.
Story image
Exclusive: Corpay plans to provide more hedging features
Corpay addresses border payments and currency risk management. Offering hedging, payment technology, cash flow solutions and exotic currency capabilities
Story image
Artificial Intelligence
WyreStorm unveils new video bars and an HD video system
WyreStorm has released new products, including two video bars and a high-definition (HD) video system, to improve customers' audio and video experience.
Story image
Customer Relationship Management
Diagnostic: Does your tech stack up for growth?
It’s common for tech companies to encounter limitations in their tech stack as they experience growth. After all, at first, you only need to invest in systems to support the needs of an early-stage or single-entity business.
Story image
Ready, set, flop: four reasons why your online marketplace could struggle to gain traction
There’s a saying that ‘you have to spend money to make money’. That’s not always the case but the old maxim certainly holds true when it comes to online marketplaces.
Story image
Springboard, Cataleya to offer switching infrastructure solutions
The partnership bundles Springboard's business intelligence platform with Cataleya's switching solutions to rapidly transform voice and messaging.
Story image
Customer Relationship Management
New kid on the block: How your business can build up its online marketplace expertise
Without the support of a skilled team, it’s impossible to realise the benefits of an online marketplace in full, observes Marketplacer executive Anna Trifonopoulos, VP of Customer Delivery, Marketplacer.
Story image
Demand for Australian brands grows in China despite tension
67% of China’s cross-border online shoppers expecting to increase their online spending for western and Australian goods in the coming year
Story image
Artificial Intelligence
Ordr improves security and management of connected devices
It has implemented more than 80 integrations within the Ordr Data Lake while adding security enhancements to accelerate zero trust segmentation.
Story image
Payroll systems
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from UKG
Charlie DeWitt and Greg McManus join us today to discuss the importance of payroll in todays operating environments, and why automated processes can often be a key driver of success.