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Open for the MATUG Fall Users Meeting
Please register via EventBrite
for the Mid-Atlantic Tandem User Group (MATUG) meeting scheduled for
8am-5pm on Friday, September 28, 2018 at the
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore-BWI
Airport near Baltimore,
MD, USA. (Click
for more information.) Expect HPE presentations on the NonStop HW/SW
product roadmap and new technology with blockchain, as well as several
informative vendor presentations.
Calling all VENDORS, ISV’s, and SOFTWARE PROVIDERS: There are only four
25-minute vendor presentation slots still available, for a reasonable
sponsorship fee (TBD based on overall meeting expenses, including meals
and estimated to be around $500). These slots will be filled on a
“first-come first-serve” basis, based on the time of your email response
MATUG Secretary/Treasurer. (User presentations take preference and are
To assist with travel plans, please note that the CTUG Fall Conference
will be held two days prior to MATUG on Wednesday, September 26 in
The MATUG meeting is open to
all HPE NonStop customers, partners, users, consultants, or interested
parties. Members are usually from the following states: Pennsylvania,
New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West
Virginia, although anyone can attend. MATUG provides members with the
opportunity to participate in quality informational sessions, learn
about new HPE products and services, and interact with fellow HPE
Please forward this announcement to others in your organization who may
be interested in attending.
XYPRO partners with CyberArk and
SailPoint to maximize enterprise identity governance and security
investments for HPE NonStop servers.
Expanding on the
recent strategic SailPoint partnership and integration for the HPE
NonStop Server, XYPRO is thrilled to announce our partnership with
CyberArk, the leader in privileged access security.
Why integrate your HPE NonStop servers with
XYPRO has worked closely with CyberArk and our mutual
customer base to deliver the only CyberArk integration for the HPE
NonStop server. XYPRO’s XYGATE
Identity Connector for
CyberArk bridges the existing gap on HPE NonStop servers between
identity governance and enterprise password management.
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Ready Player None: Protecting What You Can’t See
Protection/prevention is the first and most critical layer of any
security framework. Without a proper protection layer in place, none of
the other layers can be relied upon. Think of the protection layer as
the traditional defensive strategy – “the wall built around assets”.
This includes defining and implementing a security policy as well as
hardening of the network, the system and applications. The protection
layer is also where users, roles, access control and audits are set up.
Key fundamentals to consider as part of the protection layer:
Allows a system to verify that someone is who they claim to be. In a
HPE NonStop server environment, this can be done using Safeguard, XYGATE
User Authentication, or through application authentication.
Determines what a user can and cannot do on a system. Authorization
defines roles and access to resources.
Access Control –
Enforces the required security for a resource or object.
Logging and Auditing –
Ensures that all security events are captured for analysis,
reporting and forensics
Encryption and Tokenization –
Secures communication and data both in flight and at rest. Examples
of products which protect data include VLE, TLS, SSH, Tokenization
Vulnerability and Patch Management –
Ensure timely installation of all RVUs, SPRs and application
updates. Prioritize and take recommended action on HPE Hotstuff
These types of preventative controls are necessary and intended to
prevent unauthorized access to resources and data, but they cannot
solely be relied on as a sustainable security strategy. Attackers’
motivations and sophistication are evolving, therefore when prevention
fails, detection should kick in while there is still time to respond and
PSD2 - INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
It is in this year, 2018, that the PSD2 (Revised Payment Service
Directive) will be implemented. Instructions from the European Union
(EU), banks’ monopolies on their customers’ account information and
payment services will no longer be permitted.
PSD2 will enable bank clients to use third-party vendors to provide
financial services on their behalf. In the near future, clients will
have the option of using any provider to pay their bills via
person-to-person (P2P) transfers, while still having their money assets
secured in their current bank account. Banks will be obliged to ensure
that these third-party providers are given access to “their” customers’
accounts through open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). This
will enable third-parties to build financial services on top of banks’
data and infrastructure.
All of this will significantly change a bank’s competition model. It
will not be about changing account location; rather, it will be about
the services that customers use. No longer will banks be competing
against their peers. Instead, they will be competing against one
another. PSD2 will change customer expectations; payments’ value
chains; and determine what business models are profitable.
The Payment Initiation Service Provider (PISP) and the Account
Information Service Provider (AISP), are two entries into the EU’s
changing financial system. Because of PSD2, they are service providers
which will have access to the account information of bank customers.
The fact is that such services could look at a user’s spending behavior
and provide analysis, or even aggregate a user’s account information
from several banks, looking at that as well. A PISP provider initiates
a payment on behalf of the user, with P2P transfer and bill payment as
component parts sure to be seen when PSD2 is enacted.
A More International Perspective
It is well understood that the EU evidences great ambition and in so
doing it issues laws or directives to realize its goals. The EU ‘s
involvement in the deregulation of telcos has produced spectacular
outcomes. Huge operators have transformed old national monopolies in
national amphi-polies, tri-polies or tetra-polies. In the meantime,
the telco industry itself has been badly damaged and is now dying.
Today, Europeans buy phones via the United States (US) or Korea and
network switches in China or the US.
As to bank services, and with no directives, it is very possible that
Citibank, Bank of America Corporation (BAC), and Chase Bank will do
better more quickly if they may take advantage of the frantic activity
Europeans are going to create in their homelands.
No matter what, it is clear that the mandate is for creation of a more
competitive bank environment, thereby creating a global marketplace for
European bank services.
CLICK TO READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE BY PHILIPPE PREVAL
Lusis Payments, North America
GDPR & TW
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Title: Digital Onboarding is getting
much easier with e-KYC on the OmniPayments Blockchain
Ever wondered why the banks and Financial
Institutions make it so painful for you to sign up as a new customer? If
you want a financial institution to hold money and investments in your
name, then you have to go through a Customer Identification Process
known as KYC or Know Your Customer. The Bank must meet
Anti-Money-Laundering legislation to show that you are a bone fide
customer, and not somebody’s pet parrot. This procedure has been with us
for a long time, and it is burdensome on both the institution and the
This is costs money and time, and with the march of
digital only banks, this process now has to go digital too. With the
growing wealth of information about us held digitally, banks can now go
through a e-KYC process, which is much more customer-friendly, more
streamlined, quicker and cheaper. Better for everyone actually.
No longer will you have to produce utility bills,
proof-of-address, birth certificates or other documents that you
struggle to find.
e-KYC is coming much faster than you realise.
Today signing up for a bank such as Atom, Monzo or Starling now takes
minutes instead of days. These banks are IT companies who just happen
to have a Banking license.
OmniPayments has partnered with R3 Corda and HPE
NonStop to build the e-KYC Blockchain solution. OmniPayments e-KYC can
be accessed via OpenAPIs, quickly and reliably 24x7. It can be
integrated with your core enterprise applications either in the data
centre or in the cloud. OmniPayments e-KYC Blockchain projects are
developing rapidly and helping customers to vastly reduce their cost of
customer acquisition, while increasing their success rate of completion.
Reach out to us to learn more.
to see where we will be and sign up for free webinars
HPE KOREA Nonstop Technology Day 2018July
Seoul, South Korea - Conrad Hotel Seoul
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City, Taiwan - Marriott TaipeiEvent
26, 2018 September 27, 2018Hewlett–Packard
Enterprise Canada, 5150 Spectrum Way, Mississauga, OntarioEvent
Maryland - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore-BWI AirportEvent
Maria Isabel Hotel and Towers - MexicoEvent
Registration is open for the 2018 NonStop Technical Boot Camp!
Make plans to join the global NonStop community for four days of
networking and learning with NonStop Engineers, Executives, Partners and
Customers at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport:
$1395 (before 10/01/18)
REGULAR FEE: $1695 (after 10/01/18)
Call for Papers is OPEN:
Deadline for proposal is
The Partner SIG looks
forward to reuniting with Customers and HPE this fall
in the Grand Peninsula Ballroom on the Lobby level!
NonStop Partner SIG/Vendor
Says Partial Outages May Be “Sick but Not Dead”
Partial failures of a system
or device are among the most difficult to detect and diagnose. Just ask
VISA, whose payment network suffered widespread outages in June across
Europe. The outages limited or prevented transactions of over one
million VISA cards. The culprit? A primary switch in one of VISA’s two
UK-based, redundant data centers suffered a rare partial failure that
was not detected. That switch remained in production. It was sick but
not dead. As a result, there was no failover to the fully functioning
backup switch; and five million transactions failed to process.
Partial failures also are called “soft” failures, “sick but not dead”
failures, “grey” failures. They are rare, and few companies test for
them. But systems impacted can fall victim to performance degradation,
loss of access to data and processes, or long latencies that lead to
total system failure. Just ask Lloyd’s Banking Group, the Los Angeles
International Airport (LAX), Amazon Web Services, and others.
“Sick but Not Dead” is one of
several articles in the July Availability Digest. They reflect the type
of content that our authors undertake not only for the Digest but as
content for other publications as well. We provide a variety of
technical writing, consulting, marketing, and seminar services.
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releases, advertisements, and so on.
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seminars on High Availability: Concepts and Practices. Seminars are
given both onsite and online and are tailored to an organization’s
specific needs. Popular seminars are devoted to achieving fast failover,
the impact of redundancy on availability, basic availability concepts,
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