Monday, April 09, 2018

HP Chromebook x2, 2-in-1

HP Takes on iPad Pro With First Detachable Chromebook | News & Opinion |

"Priced at $599.99, price similar to the smaller iPad Pro, size to larger iPad Pro"

"HP Chromebook x2 is a thin and lightweight tablet that can be magnetically hinged to and unhinged from its included keyboard at will." Can run Android apps. 

...seventh-generation Intel Core m3 processor, 4GB of soldered RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage.
A higher-end model with 8GB of RAM will also be available.
...display, 12.3-inch, QHD+ (2,400-by-1,600) WLED-backlit touch panel with a 5MP HP Wide Vision camera located above it. There's also a 13MP rear camera"

"The finish on the HP Chromebook x2 is ceramic white anodized aluminum. For that reason, it reminds me of the alpine white Dell XPS 13  ($765.00 at Amazon)

$799 (without keyboard and pen)

Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)

What is cloud access security broker (CASB)? - Definition from

"A cloud access security broker (CASB) is a software tool or service that sits between an organization's on-premises infrastructure and a cloud provider's infrastructure. A CASB acts as a gatekeeper, allowing the organization to extend the reach of their security policies beyond their own infrastructure."

Why you need a cloud access security broker in addition to your firewall – Enterprise Mobility + Security

"A CASB fills this important gap by providing visibility into your employees’ cloud application usage and helping you protect your corporate data from cybersecurity threats with granular controls and enhanced threat detection. It will help you discover Shadow IT, detect anomalous activity, set policies and controls, and investigate alerts for cloud applications that go well beyond your firewall.
Cloud App Security, Microsoft’s CASB solution, provides an up-to-date security assessment of over 13,000 cloud applications rated with 59 risk factors. We’ll work alongside your existing firewalls and gather information to answer questions and help you understand your SaaS app usage. Solution is agentless."