Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Computop Named as a hybris Extend Partner

Pre-built integration between Computop Paygate and hybris Commerce enables hybris clients to implement a robust global payment platform quickly and easily

Computop, a leading payment service provider (PSP), today announced that it has joined the hybris Extend partner programme, which provides access to certified integrations to help hybris customers accelerate time-to-value. As a hybris Extend partner, Computop has built a ready-to-use extension to its Computop Paygate payment platform that enables hybris Commerce clients to rapidly benefit from country-specific and global payment preferences coupled with effective fraud prevention solutions to drive global sales.

The Computop Paygate hybris Extend integration is easy to implement, saving merchants time and money. It provides retailers with a sophisticated payment platform that includes:

- Global Card Processing
- eWallet Transaction Processing through Paypal, ClickandBuy and
Checkout by Amazon
- Country Specific Payment Methods (including Direct Debit, iDEAL,
EPS, Sofortüberweisung, giropay)
- Guaranteed Invoice and Payment by Installments (Klarna, BillSAFE)
- Mobile Payments (mpass)
- Payment Guarantees for various payment methods
(including Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode)
- Sophisticated Fraud Prevention
- Tokenization
- Address and Credit Checks with Risk Management Solution
(European credit agencies)
- Consolidated Merchandise Management System for all transactions
- Payment data is processed by Computop Paygate, which is PCI DSS 2.0 level 1 compliant

“By adding the Computop Paygate pre-built integration to our hybris Extend marketplace, our clients benefit from access to a robust, secure multichannel payment platform that consolidates all transactions and that can be rapidly implemented at a low cost,” said Patrick Ferdig, Director of Global ISV Partnerships for hybris. “In addition, Paygate enables our clients to offer their customers payment methods native to their respective countries, which helps to demonstrate commitment to their local markets and to drive conversions.”

“Computop and hybris have the same goal: to provide the strongest, most sophisticated platform to help retailers support multichannel sales worldwide,” said Ralf Gladis, CEO of Computop. “Our combined solutions provide merchants with a seamless way to support their global commerce strategies.”

The Computop Paygate extension is available immediately for hybris version 4.5 and up at http://hybris.com/product/hybris-extend/computop.

About the Computop Paygate platform
Computop Paygate 5.0 is a multichannel payment platform that provides online retailers with secure payment solutions and efficient fraud prevention for international markets. With just one interface needed, Computop Paygate allows online retailers to get access to dozens of international payment systems, and includes fraud prevention for North America, Europe and Asia. Leading e-commerce solutions from the likes of Demandware, hybris, Magento and Oxid all support Computop Paygate as a preferred payment service solution for global payment processing. In addition, Computop Paygate has been integrated into SAP's Business ByDesign business software to provide secure global payment processing.

About Computop

Computop is a payment service provider (PSP) that was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Bamberg, Germany. The company has global customers such as Fossil, C&A, Samsung and TUI and has offices located in North America, Europe and China. Computop’s Paygate PCI-compliant hosted payment solution supports all non customer present payments, including telephone, online and mobile.

For further information please visit: www.computop.com.

About hybris

hybris is a leading vendor of next generation end-to-end multichannel commerce software based on a single platform including managed and hosting services. Its clear vision about the need for consistency, coordination and personalization of information across all channels and throughout all phases of the customer lifecycle has resulted in the development of an integrated, agile solution enabling businesses to communicate and sell across all channels – online and offline – in a consistent and effective way. hybris has 14 offices around the world located in the economic capitals of North/South America, Europe and Asia and supports over 380 global customers. Customers are brands from retail and manufacturing industries, including: Bobcat, Clarks, Coca Cola Beverages, Conrad, Grundfos, Hornbach, Iomega, Kaiser+Kraft, Levi´s, Lufthansa, Migros, Nespresso, Nikon, P&G, Rexel, Timberland and Toys´R´Us.

Interform Marine and Precision Navigation® sign exclusive arrangement

MarinePod® products now available through leading marine technology supplier

Interform Marine, a specialist in marine mounting solutions, is pleased to announce that it has signed a deal with Precision Navigation to be the exclusive third party distributor for the MarinePod product range in UK and Ireland.

Based in Essex, Precision Navigation is a leading supplier of marine electronics and on-board technical equipment and is known for its custom approach to supply and install to leisure sailors, off-shore cruising and blue water sailing.

Interform Marine’s MarinePod products provide simple, robust and quality solutions for protecting essential electronic equipment – wherever it is needed. For example, chart plotters and radar equipment are best used at the helm but in many cases, actually mounting them in the cockpit can be a challenge. However, MarinePod’s unique range of marine housings help to overcome this for both power and sail boat users, including those who prefer small to medium widescreen plotters.

Phil Turnham, Technical Director at Interform Marine says, “Both Precision Navigation and Interform Marine share a desire to provide only the best marine technology to guarantee excellent on-board experiences. This is why we are a perfect match together.

As a result, MarinePod customers in the UK and Ireland will now benefit from Precision Navigation’s market knowledge and extensive outreach. At the same time, this arrangement allows MarinePod to continue its rapid course of becoming a recognisable brand within the marine industry.”

Interform Marine provides an extensive range of electronic mountings for both power and sail boats.

Suitable for any type of installation, Interform Marine offers off-the-shelf products, which can be delivered the next working day, as well as a bespoke custom design service, which caters for those wishing for something truly unique.

Interform Marine is a division of Interform Manufacturing, a specialist in the design and manufacture of vacuum formed products with over 20 years’ experience in developing and manufacturing specialist plastics. Learn more at www.interform-marine.co.uk.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Sirius extends partnership with Flax

Sirius, the acclaimed Open Source System Integrator today announces extension to its partnership with Flax to include 24 x 7 support for the entire Flax solution range. At the joint Enterprise Search Open Day held at Sirius’ Rivermead campus, both companies presented the blueprint for this extended partnership.

“Enterprise search continues to be a key investment area for organisations trying to tap into the huge and growing pool of information scattered throughout their systems and across the internet”, said Mike Davis, Analyst at Ovum. “Open source search solutions should be the first option for organisations as they bring more projects online, but at an enterprise level support and expertise, such as that provided by Sirius is essential”, he continued.

Sirius and Flax intend to address customers’ need for robust and scalable search solutions. “Both Apache Solr and Xapian are performing well in numerous installations”, said Charlie Hull, Managing Director at Flax. “By adding our 24 x 7 monitoring and support solutions, we are well positioned to provide customers the reassurance that their search capabilities will be always-on: said Andrew Savory, CTO at Sirius.

Both companies are also targeting customers who are looking to migrate from unsupported search solutions. To this end, Flax and Sirius announce the launch of their Search competition - open to any customer with a closed source search engine.

 Flax are specialists in all aspects of search technology, and have experience of many of the search systems available today, including Lucene, Solr and Xapian. The Flax platform, based on open source technology, can be used to build cutting-edge search applications. For more information go to http://www.flax.co.uk/

Sirius is a leading open source solutions provider with 15 years’ experience supporting mission critical enterprise applications and infrastructure. Our consultants, business analysts, IT architects and support engineers work with blue-chip multi-nationals, central and local government agencies, SMEs and start-ups to identify, deploy and manage feature-rich and stable open source solutions. For more information go to http://www.siriusopensource.com/

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

GFI Software Launches GFI LanGuard 2012

Sophisticated threat landscape escalates the need for comprehensive patch management

 As researchers continue to identify new, sophisticated malware threats, vulnerability and patch management are more critical than ever as a key component of a layered security approach. GFI Software today announced GFI LanGuard 2012, providing network and system administrators with the ability to manage 100 per cent of their patching needs through a single, intuitive and easy-to-use interface, without the need for other update tools.

The latest version of the company’s award-winning, comprehensive patch management, vulnerability assessment and network auditing software for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) also includes powerful scanning and remediation capabilities and vulnerability assessment for an increased number of network devices, including printers, routers and switches.

“The emergence of new malware and viruses such as Flame has the entire IT world – from SMBs to large enterprises – scrambling to secure corporate networks, and patch management is one of the most crucial aspects of this defence,” said Phil Bousfield, vice president, IT infrastructure, GFI Software. “GFI LanGuard 2012 is an active and fully comprehensive patch management solution that provides SMB IT administrators with a simple way to manage complex security vulnerabilities and malicious threats.”

Enhanced features of GFI LanGuard 2012 include:

• Comprehensive Patch Management – Administrators can now manage 100 per cent of their patching needs – both security and non-security updates – from a centralised console. No other update tools are necessary.
• Strong Vulnerability Assessment for Network Devices – Network devices such as printers, routers and switches from manufacturers such as HP and Cisco, can now be detected and scanned for vulnerabilities. GFI LanGuard 2012 performs over 50,000 checks against operating systems, installed applications and device firmware for security flaws and misconfigurations. It also runs network audits that now detect mobile devices running iOS and Android operating systems.
• Improved Scan and Remediation Performance – New Relay Agents receive patches and definition files directly from the GFI LanGuard server and distribute as appropriate – helping IT resources save time, manage network bandwidth and increase the number of devices that can be accommodated. This is particularly effective in multi-site and large networks.

GFI LanGuard 2012 combines vulnerability scanning, patch management, and network and software auditing into one solution that enables IT professionals to scan, detect, assess and correct potential security risks on their networks with minimal administrative effort. GFI LanGuard also enables administrators to inventory devices attached to their networks; receive change alerts, such as notification when a new application is installed; ensure antivirus applications are current and enabled; and strengthen compliance with industry regulations through automated patch management that defends against potential network vulnerabilities. With GFI LanGuard, IT administrators can manage more than 2,500 machines from a single console, it integrates with more than 1,500 security applications and includes keyword search functionality.

To learn more about GFI LanGuard 2012, call 0 870 770 5377, email sales@gfi.com or visit www.gfi.com to download a free trial.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Crossbeam Systems Receives Common Criteria EAL4+ Certification for Its X-Series Security Platform

The X-Series Meets Stringent Security Requirements Established by Leading International Standard for Use in the Most Critical Infrastructures.

Crossbeam Systems, Inc., the provider of next-generation security platforms for high-performance networks, announced today that its X-Series Operating System (XOS 9.9) and X-Series X60 and X80-S security platforms have earned Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation certification at Evaluation Assurance Level 4 (EAL4+).

Common Criteria is an internationally recognised set of guidelines (ISO/IEC 15408) that provides a framework for evaluating security features and capabilities of IT security products. {{EAL4+ is the highest assurance level for conventional products, providing maximum confidence that security features are reliably implemented}}. Common Criteria is recognised globally by all signatories under the Common Criteria Recognition Agreement (CCRA). In order to facilitate the rigorous Common Criteria certification process, Crossbeam partnered with Corsec Security, Inc., an independent consulting firm with more than fourteen years of security validation experience.

“Common Criteria certification provides important validation that the X-Series has been independently tested and assured to work in the most stringent security environments,” said Chet Gapinski, vice president of product development at Crossbeam. “Global organisations are challenged to protect their most sensitive assets in a world that increasingly calls for the sharing of information – whether it’s for business collaboration or national security. Crossbeam is committed to providing customers with the third-party validation and product transparency they need to be able to intelligently address these challenges as part of a scalable, highly available and manageable security architecture.”

Common Criteria evaluation is critical for global enterprises and is frequently mandated for commercial information security products purchased by governments worldwide for use in its national security systems.

Crossbeam’s X-Series allows organisations to take advantage of security virtualisation to consolidate multiple security appliances and related network devices onto a single high-performance chassis. Customers deploy best-in-class security software applications from Crossbeam’s industry-leading ISV (independent security vendors) partners on the X-Series platform to achieve high-performance, high-availability security that easily scales to meet changing network and security demands, while reducing the cost and complexity of security management.

• For information on the X60 platform, visit: http://www.crossbeam.com/products/x60/.
• For information on the X80-S platform, visit: http://www.crossbeam.com/products/x80-s/.
• The X-Series Common Criteria certificate is available on the Crossbeam website at: http://www.crossbeam.com/wp-content/uploads/crossbeam-XOS-Co....
• For information on Crossbeam’s commitment to real-world security testing methodologies, read: Crossbeam and Spirent Partner to Define Real-World Security Test Methodology for Mobile Network Operators.

Colortrac to exhibit NEW SmartLF SC 42 large format scanner for GIS and Mapping applications

SmartLF SC42 large format scannerColortrac will be exhibiting their range of large format scanning solutions for GIS and mapping applications at the ESRI International User Conference at the San Diego Convention Center July 23–27, 2012.
One of the stars of the ESRI show will be the NEW Colortrac SmartLF SC 42 wide format scanning solution featuring the unique and innovative SingleSensor digital imaging technology with the SuperSpeed USB3.0 high speed digital interface. By using the SmartLF SC 42 with the Scan Once digital workflow contained in the SmartWorks Pro software, these unique components provide a substantial increment in scanning productivity for those critical and time sensitive GIS and mapping applications requiring high definition images, superior image accuracy and superb color rendition.

Visit them at Booth #2109 and let them help you find the right solution for your wide format scanning needs.


Confused.com releases new Facebook app designed to celebrate friendships

Coinciding with the release of a report titled 'Friendship, Finance and the Future: The rise of Singledom in the UK', Confused.com has created an app that allows users to celebrate the important friends in their life.

A report by Future Poll for Confused.com has shown that four in five say that friendships last longer than romantic relationships. With friends playing such an important role in our lives the app gives users the opportunity to celebrate the anniversary of their meetings, or 'Frenniversary' and show how important their friends are.

The app, called 'Friend Booth', has three different functions; a tattoo booth, a cover photo montage creator and a Frenniversary reminder service.

The tattoo booth allows Facebook users to create an image with a virtual tattoo dedicated to their closest friend. The user selects their friend and either takes a photo or chooses an existing one, they then select the style of tattoo they want their friend’s name to appear in. They can resize the tattoo and adjust the angle to make it look as convincing as possible before posting it to their wall.

The photo montage creator allows users to create a montage that's sized, ready for them to have as their cover photo. The Facebook application asks users to enter the name of their best friend. Photos in which both the user and their best friend are tagged will be displayed, allowing the user to select their favourite pictures which will be automatically added into a bespoke image that the user can set as their profile cover image.

The report claims that in the future relationships status on passports and census forms could include mate-trimony as an option, with next of kin automatically being a friend. With friends playing such a significant role in our lives celebrating Frenniversaries will become more common. The Facebook application helps us remember this date by providing a Frenniversary reminder service. When they sign up their email address and friend's name they’ll be sent an email reminder to make sure they don’t forget to celebrate the day.

Sharon Flaherty, head of content at Confused.com said: "This application is all about having fun with your friends and showing you appreciate them, but the report raises issues around how insurance companies need to protect long-term friendships as they do marriage. More and more people are relying on their friends, buying houses with them and becoming financially co-dependent. If something were to happen they would be left completely unprotected.

"This report by Future Poll shows that in the future more single people will protect their most important relationships with life insurance, in the short term the app allows users to show the people that matter they care."

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Stratus Technologies Expands Operations in Russia and CIS

Stratus Technologies, Inc. announced today the expansion of its operations in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Entering into a trademark license agreement with its existing Moscow-based master reseller STR LLC, Stratus has accredited STR to supply and support its full portfolio of resilient technologies and complementary proactive availability management and monitoring services.

“This is a strategic investment for Stratus - as one of the BRIC economies, Russia is broadly acknowledged as being in a state of advanced economic growth,” said Thierry Seror, VP Stratus Technologies EMEA. “Stratus has conducted business in Russia for more than 20 years through a network of partners and distributors, just as it does throughout EMEA. Developing our business by establishing an accredited and focussed presence in Moscow demonstrates our increased commitment not only to serving existing customers, but also to new organisations and their end users who depend on systems uptime.”

“STR is delighted to have been given the opportunity to further develop its association with Stratus,” said Alexey Kondrashov, CEO of STR. “As a result of the agreement, we are looking forward to a sustained period of growth within our existing markets. We are also investing in new resources to complement our specialised team of experts to develop and penetrate new business markets.”

Stratus delivers uptime assurance for the applications its customers depend on most for their success. With its resilient software and hardware technologies, combined with proactive availability management, Stratus products help to save lives and to protect the business and reputations of companies, institutions, and governments the world over. To learn more about worry-free computing, visit www.stratus.com.

Safe Driving Service Wins Second Global Innovation Award for Vodafone New Zealand & Telsis

A unique smart messaging service that helps people to resist the temptation to drive and text at the same time has won Vodafone New Zealand and its technology partner Telsis a second joint global award for innovation.

Known as DriveSafe and offered free to all Vodafone New Zealand customers since February 2012, the latest service has already been praised by road safety groups and others in New Zealand.

Yesterday, the world’s premier telecommunications industry publication, Global Telecoms Business, presented Vodafone New Zealand and Telsis jointly with its annual Consumer Service Innovation Award. At last year’s ceremony, Vodafone and Telsis won the same award category with Blacklist, a network service that enables phone users to block malicious texts. All Telsis services run on the same platform, and all work on all handsets of all types and all ages.

Texting whilst driving is illegal in New Zealand and many other countries, and is known to increase the chances of a crash even more than alcohol. While the phone user concentrates on driving safely, DriveSafe automatically replies to any text messages with a short operator-branded reply such as ‘I’m driving at the moment. I’ll read your text as soon as it is safe to do so.’

New Zealand Automobile Association motoring affairs general manager Mike Noon said “One of the worst things about texting and driving is that drivers know they shouldn’t do it but in many cases just can’t seem to stop themselves when they hear a message arrive. Vodafone DriveSafe is a simple tool that can help drivers to leave the phone alone. The driver can relax knowing the person who texted them has been sent a reply and, as a bonus, it is spreading the message that texting and driving are a potentially lethal mix.”

Vodafone New Zealand CEO Russell Stanners is delighted with the win. “Texting and driving is illegal and a hugely topical issue in New Zealand. We’re delighted to be recognised for our part in contributing to road safety, and Vodafone will continue to bring innovations like this to New Zealand so customers can make safer choices when they are travelling.”

Telsis Chairman and founder Jeff Wilson said the award highlighted the way in which smart SMS network services could generate multiple wins for operators. “With Blacklist and now DriveSafe, Vodafone has taken positive steps to help protect its customers and others. At the same time it has differentiated itself from its competitors and generated valuable publicity for its brand.”

Presenting the award, Alan Burkitt-Gray, editor of Global Telecoms Business, commented: “The Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards were created to acknowledge and celebrate the ways in which the telecommunications industry uses innovation. It is especially pleasing to be able to present Telsis and Vodafone New Zealand with this year's Consumer Service Innovation Award for the launch of with DriveSafe following their win of the same award last year with Blacklist. Both services show how operators can use social responsibility initiatives to enhance peoples' lives while at the same time generating significant commercial paybacks."

For further information about the Global Telecoms Business Innovation awards: http://www.globaltelecomsbusiness.com/Stub/GTBInnovationAwar...

Telsis has delivered service innovations to communications service providers globally for almost a quarter of a century. The company’s solutions enable operators to generate more revenue, strengthen their brands, recruit and retain more customers, drive up Net Promoter Scores and increase profitability.

Telsis’ portfolio of services is backed by proven engineering skills, system integration expertise, and a deep understanding of human factors, all of which combine in solutions that enable operators to offer customers exciting and practical services with compelling real-world appeal.


Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Leadership Position Secured Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq: FIRE), a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned the company as a Leader in the “Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Prevention Systems.”1

According to Gartner, "The network intrusion prevention system market is undergoing a period of dynamic evolution. Next-generation IPSs are available for the best protection, and first-generation IPSs are increasingly being absorbed by new next-generation firewall placements.”

Sourcefire pioneered NGIPS in 2003 when it delivered real-time contextual awareness, full-stack visibility and intelligent security automation to its customers. Sourcefire is also the only company to offer these capabilities with integrated application control.

The new report also highlights the company’s high-performance FirePOWER™ platform and FireSIGHT® contextual awareness and automation, which are foundational to both Sourcefire’s NGIPS and Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW).

Based on FirePOWER, Sourcefire NGIPS addresses enterprise requirements for flexible configurations, maximum protection, and faster processing of network data. FirePOWER acceleration technology provides market-leading performance with lower power consumption, allowing enterprises better threat detection and protection while maintaining a proven total cost of ownership (TCO). FirePOWER appliances’ consistent and linear performance results make them a trusted solution for enterprise customers who need to scale their network security deployments with larger throughput models.

“After pioneering NGIPS, we continue to be committed to industry-leading innovation as we deliver on our vision of Agile Security. Our unparalleled ability to deliver visibility and control provides customers with true Information Superiority,” said Martin Roesch, founder, CTO and interim CEO of Sourcefire. “We’re very pleased that Gartner recognises our execution and vision in the market as we continue to provide our NGIPS offering to our large enterprise and government organisation customers.”

To access a copy of the full report, compliments of Sourcefire, please visit www.sourcefire.com/IPSMQ.

AppSense wins MicroScope ACEs Award for Infrastructure Technology

AppSense’s leadership in user virtualization technology was recognised by the channel community in this year’s MicroScope Awards for Channel Excellence (ACEs) at which it won the Technology Category: Infrastructure. The MicroScope ACEs, now in its fifth year, celebrate the best-performing organisations in the IT channel.

AppSense was initially shortlisted for the award by an independent panel of industry judges and voted for by key channel representatives. The award entry was based on the company’s User Virtualization Platform (UVP). Other company’s shortlisted in this category included Comtec and Fujitsu.

The AppSense UVP allows IT professionals to separate the user layer from devices, operating systems, and applications, thereby enabling them to manage only a single instance of the user, eliminating the arduous task of running unique configurations on every device. It also profoundly simplifies the management of mobile workers, systems migrations, and the rapidly increasing number of user devices being brought into the workplace.

Nick Lowe, VP of Sales for EMEA at AppSense said, “Winning this award is a testament to AppSense’s innovative approach to infrastructure management and the hard work of our dedicated channel team. It is a great accomplishment and honour to be recognised by the channel for our commitment to user centric computing and the benefits this brings to all levels within organisations.”

AppSense, a leading provider of user virtualisation solutions, makes physical and virtual desktop deployment possible by ensuring a seamless user experience across all delivery platforms. AppSense accelerates multi-platform desktop deployments by eliminating costly user management tools, enabling single-image application delivery, and ensuring users have the same experience from any desktop. AppSense technology is used around the world by companies such as JPMorgan Chase, Lowes, United Airlines, Wachovia and ESPN. AppSense has offices in New York and San Jose in the US, London and Manchester in the UK, and additional offices in Munich, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Paris and Oslo. For more information, visit www.appsense.com.

CDNetworks accelerated web content and secured document collaboration by up to 2,000%

HighQ, a leading global provider of secure document exchange and enterprise collaboration software, has selected CDNetworks to accelerate its dynamic web application content and enable its legal, investment bank, and corporate customers to collaborate securely across different countries and continents. CDNetworks’ global points of presence (POPs), including in emerging markets, create a localised user experience, achieving up to a 2,000% increase in speed of downloads.

Saviz Izadpanah. IT Director, HighQ noted: “Global organisations are becoming increasingly dependent on cloud-based solutions and, by using CDNetworks, we’re now able to give them the high performance they expect from anywhere in the world."

When rolling out its collaboration platform to overseas offices the company cited customers’ latency issues as a prime motivator in selecting the Dynamic Web Acceleration service from CDNetworks as well as the related benefits of being able to plug into the CDNetworks network and be up and running quickly.

Another key factor in HighQ’s decision was to preserve the ‘instant-on’ nature of its cloud application without the need to invest in expensive data centres that would take considerable time to come on-line and drain resources in terms of man-hours, set up costs and technology investment. This enabled HighQ to speed-up download times greatly and to improve its service globally, realising an approximate 70% saving in infrastructure costs. It also meant that the company could focus on its core expertise in enabling collaboration and rely on CDNetworks for delivery of dynamic site content and applications across multiple data centres and networks.

CDNetworks’ solution enabled HighQ to accelerate both the application and its dynamic environment without relying on local caches to store documents. This allowed HighQ to streamline its service upgrade and respond to its clients’ requirements as quickly as possible and at the same time maintain the highly dynamic and interactive nature of its application.

Now, HighQ is able to provide fast enterprise collaboration for its US and UK customers regardless of location including distant and hard-to-get-to markets like Australia, the Middle East, India and China.

Izadpanah added: “Delivering a responsive service has been a cornerstone of HighQ’s growth and success. We have experienced 100% year-on-year growth over the past three years, partly because our clients see us as a partner that responds to their concerns without delay. To maintain our hard-fought reputation, we sought to address the issue of global Internet performance as quickly as possible. We didn’t want to limit our ability to serve our international users.”

HighQ is a leading provider of secure document exchange and enterprise collaboration software. It provides innovative collaboration and publishing products to some of the world’s leading law firms, investment banks and corporations. It uniquely combines secure, enterprise-grade document management with the best corporate social tools. Now you can securely exchange critical business information and collaborate with colleagues, customers and partners globally, in one place. www.highqsolutions.com

CDNetworks enables mission critical e-business in the world’s most challenging markets. CDNetworks’ unique position as the only multinational CDN with expertise and infrastructure in China, and other emerging markets, makes us a trusted technology and business advisor to more than 1,200 companies across the highly-competitive industries of software, travel, eCommerce, high tech, manufacturing, media, and gaming. Reliably delivering over-the-top performance anywhere in the world, CDNetworks helps businesses get closer to their end users without the limitations of hardware and private networks. Founded in 2000, CDNetworks has offices in the U.S., Korea, China, Japan, the UK and France. For more information, please visit: http://www.cdnetworks.com.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Client roster grows as Media Safari scoops two new technology PR wins

Award winning tech PR agency to start work on PR and social media campaigns for cloud security provider and a free-to-play Twitter-based fantasy stock exchange

Two new campaigns for a cloud security provider and a free-to-play Twitter-based fantasy stock exchange are set to make an impact as tech PR agency Media Safari kicks off client activity. The client wins bolster Media Safari’s Technology in Business (B2B tech PR) and Technology at Home (B2C tech PR) divisions.

Bitdefender: Security for Virtualised Environments

Media Safari has extended its relationship with Bitdefender, the award-winning provider of innovative antivirus solutions. The new win, Security for Virtualised Environments, is a security solution for companies using cloud technologies and virtualised datacentres. Media Safari’s campaign ‘The eyes and ears of cloud security’ will provide a business intelligence gathering service to the overseas Enterprise team as well as a press office and media relations campaign.

twiDAQ: Free-to-play Twitter-based fantasy stock exchange

A further new client win is twiDAQ, a fantasy stock market based in the world of Twitter. It gives users the chance to own and trade a portfolio of virtual shares and where Twitterers themselves are the traded commodity. Media Safari has devised a campaign called ‘What are you #worth?’ to generate a target number of new stock traders per month. This will be driven through media relations and social media.

Matt King, Managing Director at Media Safari commented, “As the business community increasingly accepts cloud based technologies, security in these virtualised environments will become more and more critical. This is not a message that is readily understood so our campaign will begin to educate target decision makers and help to identify possible business development opportunities. With regard to twiDAQ we expect that the nature of Media Safari’s campaign will inspire a viral word-of-mouth spread and twitterers themselves will encourage a corresponding growth in traders.”

Media Safari’s security and gaming PR experience lends itself very well to these campaigns as cloud and gamification technologies start to take hold.

To learn more about their award winning client campaigns view Media Safari's tech PR case studies

For more information visit Media Safari

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

IGEL presents first SoC thin client with exceptional multimedia performance

IGEL UD2-LX MultimediaThe UD2-LX MultiMedia is an economical and efficient multiprotocol SoC thin client with outstanding multimedia characteristics. The technical highlights: Support for Citrix HDX and Microsoft Remote FX along with multimedia acceleration.
IGEL Technology, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of thin clients, is now shipping the first evaluation units of its new UD2-LX MultiMedia – a compact and cost-effective system-on-chip (SoC) thin client for virtualized desktops and Server Based Computing environments. The SoC hardware platform from Texas Instruments allows this multiprotocol thin client to provide high multimedia performance with low power consumption. This particularly economical model combines high performance with IGEL’s well-proven software solutions – starting with its IGEL Linux operating system and extending all the way to the IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) remote-management software, which comes standard with IGEL devices. The market launch of the UD2-LX MultiMedia is scheduled for the third quarter of this year.

The IGEL UD2-LX MultiMedia, which fits in IGEL’s current smallest housing, features a system-on-chip (SoC) platform based on a Texas Instruments 1.0 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor. The SoC also integrates a digital signal processor (DSP) in order to accelerate protocols such as Microsoft RemoteFX and Citrix HDX. As a result, the UD2-LX MultiMedia features multimedia performance comparable to that of the top models in the thin client sector. Examples of this high performance include the capability to display full-screen HD video as well as render complex graphical content such as Windows Aero effects and PowerPoint presentations as well as rich media by means of Flash Player.

Superb Technology with Superb Future Readiness
By leveraging the high performance and energy efficiency of ARM systems, the UD2-LX MultiMedia actually uses the least power of all the devices in IGEL's product range. In fact, it uses only 7 W in idle mode and less than 1 W in sleep mode. Its display has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200. Like all other IGEL devices, it also offers a dualview option. To ensure a high degree of future readiness, IGEL has succeeded in taking the features of its Universal Desktop models, which support a great variety of applications, and implementing them on the new platform. At this time, these include the transmission protocols Microsoft RDP including RemoteFX, Citrix ICA including HDX, and VMware View by means of RDP or PCoIP. However, the last protocol is not available with multimedia acceleration. In addition, a local Firefox browser, a Java runtime environment as well as a PDF reader and a local media player are all integrated in the Linux-based device firmware.

“With the IGEL UD2-740 LX, we’ve succeeded in taking a major technological step,” stated Dirk Dördelmann, the Head of Research & Development and a Managing Director at IGEL. “The new hardware platform not only offers our customers increased performance but also an opportunity to further cut their investment and operating costs whilst maintaining their flexible open desktop policy.”

“We're very pleased that IGEL has decided to use the DM8148 application processor from Texas Instruments in its new UD2-740 LX,” stated Ms. Kim Devlin-Allen, a thin client business manager at TI, who explained that “the DM8148’s powerful DSP VDI coprocessor ensures a rich, responsive desktop experience that also allows playback of HD multimedia content and use of several HD displays – and all that with only one SoC.” Devlin-Allen added that “with its combination of IGEL’s expertise in thin clients and TI’s expertise in technology for real-time processing and multimedia playback, the UD2-LX MultiMedia offers a new class of thin client that does not require a cooling fan and consumes less power while at the same time attaining the performance of much more expensive platforms.”

Price and Availability
The market launch of the UD2-LX MultiMedia is scheduled for the third quarter of 2012 with a planned introductory price of 239,- € plus tax. Evaluation units can be ordered online immediately.
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High-performance, efficient and future-ready: the new IGEL UD2-740 LX, which combines ARM and DSP hardware from Texas Instruments with well-proven IGEL software.

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