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DZone: Want to Reduce Downtime and Increase Productivity? Test Software Updates With Production Traffic

As the information economy rapidly matures within a software and services delivery model, the cost of unplanned downtime can take a significant toll on profits, productivity, and revenue. These risks lie largely in how software testing is traditionally done. A new approach is needed to streamline software testing, which can ultimately reduce downtime, increase productivity and protect organizations from certain bugs and errors.

Read more from CTO Robert Ross here:

https://dzone.com/articles/want-to-reduce-downtime-and-increase-productivity?fromrel=true/

TechHQ: How to successfully use containers

In traditional software development, code developed in one environment doesn’t necessarily run the same when deployed in another; there often are bugs and errors. Running software in containers in the cloud can help developers overcome many of these issues, and adoption of containerization ecosystems like Docker and Kubernetes continues to grow. In fact, 451 Research predicts that application container technology will grow by 40 percent before 2020. And Gartner predicts that by 2022, more than 75 percent of global organizations will be running containerized apps in production.

Read more from CTO Robert Ross here:

https://techhq.com/2019/06/how-to-successfully-use-containers/

DZone: Best Practices for QA Testing in the DevOps Age

Going live with bugs in the code is a risky roll of the dice as it could lead to unplanned outages, and software downtime leads to loss of revenue and of reputation. Analysts at Gartner Research have estimated that downtime can cost companies as much as $140,000 to $540,000 per hour. Google, for example, saw global outages of its Gmail and Drive products in March, affecting customers throughout Australia, U.S., Europe, and Asia. Facebook and Instagram also suffered worldwide outages in March, leaving users unable to access popular apps for several hours. Customers expect on-demand access and service; outages weigh heavily on a brand’s reputation as well as its finances.

Read more from CEO Frank Huerta here:

https://dzone.com/articles/best-practices-for-qa-testing-in-the-devops-age.html

Curtail Welcomes Two Tech Veterans to Strategic VP Roles

Curtail announced it has made two strategic hires to help advance the company’s mission. Deborah Scanlon will serve as vice president of strategic sales, and Nigel Quinnin will take on the role of vice president of development.

The hiring of these two experts will help Curtail in its mission to change how IT is implemented for government agencies, financial institutions, service providers and enterprise organizations that are developing and launching new software and services, especially in DevOps environments.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/curtail-welcomes-two-tech-veterans-to-strategic-vp-roles-300849501.html

Curtail Raises $3.25 Million in Series Seed Funding

Curtail, Inc. announced it has raised $3.25 million in funding, led by Tarus Capital along with other investors. The funding will be used to build the company, particularly the engineering, sales and marketing teams and initiatives.

Curtail is changing how IT is implemented for government agencies, financial institutions, service providers and enterprise organizations that are developing and launching new software and services, especially in DevOps and cloud environments.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/curtail-raises-3-25-million-in-series-seed-funding-300832643.html

EMA INNOVATOR AWARD: Application Security Q2 2018

Curtail Security is a small network security startup based out of Santa Barbara, California, and led by President and CEO Frank Huerta and CTO Robert Ross. The company started business in 2015 as an advanced network intrusion detection vendor for DevSecOps, delivering its first solution in 2016 based on several of its own patents and other intellectual property.

https://curtail.com/wp-content/uploads/EMA-Curtail-InnovatorAward-AppSecurity-2018.pdf

Curtail ReGrade designed to detect flaws before software is deployed

“ReGrade enables teams to improve delivery by generating meaningful developer feedback. It can also measure the performance implications of new upgrades and allow for vetting of application stacks that were built with distinct open source alternatives. The benefits of this include the ability to verify software updates using actual traffic, find flaws before rollouts, prevent expensive rollbacks, and test apps against components of the technology stack, the company explained.”

https://sdtimes.com/security/curtail-regrade-designed-to-detects-flaws-before-software-is-deployed/

Find bugs in your code before launch with new ReGrade platform

“Curtail Security has announced the release of ReGrade. The platform helps give customers the ability to identify critical version differences in the development cycle and eliminate the costly rework and loss of network uptime associated with late-stage discovery of software flaws and configuration errors.”

https://appdevelopermagazine.com/6080/2018/5/23/Find-bugs-in-your-code-before-launch-with-new-ReGrade-platform/

Curtail ReGrade Tests New Software with Production Traffic to Find Flaws and Bugs Before Deployment

New Technology Identifies Software Update Differences and Defects That Impact Quality and Application Security, Preventing Manual Rollbacks and Reducing Development Costs

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — May 22, 2018 — According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 90 percent of security incidents result from exploits against defects in software. Today Curtail Security™ announced the release of ReGrade. ReGrade gives customers the ability to identify critical version differences in the development cycle and eliminate the costly rework and loss of network uptime associated with late-stage discovery of software flaws and configuration errors.

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Security Startup Curtail Makes its Debut

Curtail’s software provides users with a virtualized copy of their server. If the server is attacked, Curtail shuts down that server and moves the customer’s traffic to the new server. The big differentiator is that Curtail is able to do this without causing the customer any downtime, says Frank Huerta, Curtail CEO.

https://www.sdxcentral.com/articles/news/security-startup-curtail-makes-its-debut/2017/02/

The Conf­luence of Security and Availability: Curtail Security Launches To Keep Networks Running in the Face of Attacks or Equipment Failure

Company Unveils Network Security Offerings That Protect Organizations Against Zero-Day Attacks and APTs ­Without Interrupting Operations

SAN FRANCISCO — Feb. 14, 2017 (RSA Conference 2017) — Curtail Security™ announced today the launch of its line of continuous network security solutions, ReCov­er and UnCover™. Designed to go beyond traditional threat protection approaches, Curtail combines patented intrusion prevention, detection and response capabilities with the ability to keep systems available. Using unique redundancy-based traffic analysis to identify and isolate zero-day exploits and advanced persistent threats (APT), Curtail keeps systems protected and running in the face of attacks or equipment failure.

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