The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-06-28T00:58:44Z Promapp Checks In At Credit Union South 2017-06-28T00:58:44Z promapp-checks-in-at-credit-union-south Promapp, a leading provider of cloud-based business process management software, has won a contract to support digital process innovation at Credit Union South, one of New Zealand’s oldest and most established credit unions.   Promapp will enable the organisation to boost customer experience resulting from streamlined processes at a time when the credit union is undergoing major digital business transformation.   Trading as NZCU South, the credit union has been serving the community for 54 years, has assets of around $133 million and counts a membership of just over 20,000 served by 74 staff. The organisation offers a large range of services identified by its customers to meet their financial needs, including personal loans, savings and investment accounts, current accounts and insurance services.       NZCU South prides itself on operating with a culture which aims to share its knowledge and expertise to guide members on their journey to making the best financial choices for themselves, whatever their aspirations.  While the company needs to remain responsive to its members and their requirements, it became increasingly clear that it needed to move away from documents and processes stored on spreadsheets as well as an internal intranet which lacked a standard way for the credit union to document procedures to service its diverse customer base. Following a comprehensive market review, NZCU South decided on a strategy to build a central repository of its processes and procedures which would enable employees to access, share and update processes, mitigate potential risk with audit trails, support compliance and empower users to gain a sense of ownership in taking control of specific processes relevant to their role. As Eddie Steven, Innovation Manager at NZCU South, explains, “We are a relatively small business and were operating with manual and customer-centric silos of knowledge built over a long period of time. However, in order to empower our staff to provide a great customer experience in the digital age, we need to constantly capture and refresh processes.  We selected Promapp based on its rich functionality, its specific modular solutions for risk and compliance, and its perceived simple ease of use which will enable anyone in the organisation to benefit from its day-to-day use right from their first day of induction into the business.   “In addition, later this year, we’re also deploying a new Oracle core banking platform; we saw this as the perfect opportunity to implement a streamlined business process management system which can effectively capture all of the processes for this new system in a single repository.”   NZCU South reviewed several business process management options but found the level of local support and response which Promapp provided as another compelling reason to select its solution.     “Promapp values inclusion with users, who are encouraged to modify a process or provide feedback where relevant.  At NZCU South, we also value empowering and owning actions so there was a real marriage in both companies’ cultures.  At the same time, Promapp is a simple solution to deploy out to a diverse workforce,” said Steven.   As part of the deployment, NZCU South will deploy Promapp’s risk and compliance module which will impact how the organisation manages risk and supports new training programs for front line staff, enabling them to better understand where risk lies and then provide specific context.  In addition, Promapp will support new staff induction programs critical in an industry where compliance is highly prized.   Once deployed later this year, customers will also enjoy a more cohesive experience, whether they’re in a branch, talking to NZCU South’s contact centre agents or using a digital channel.  Promapp will also assist to standardise customer journeys through knowledge being made available throughout the organisation at both the customer’s or staff member’s moment of need.   “Promapp is the perfect partner in our commitment to deploying technology as a catalyst for innovation at a time when we have an increasing number of members who are tech-savvy.  Promapp will provide our internal teams with a sense of assurance in knowing where to go for information.  Promapp will be a living, breathing repository for NZCU South staff, and we look forward to the positive impact it will have on our customer experience,” said Steven.   About Promapp Established in 2002 and headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, Promapp works with hundreds of organisations worldwide to foster a thriving business improvement and process management culture.   Promapp’s cloud-based business process management (BPM) software makes it easy to create, navigate, share and change business processes, enabling continuous improvement, risk management, quality assurance and business continuity. Providing an intuitive online process repository, an integrated process mapping tool, and a process improvement toolset, Promapp’s proprietary software supports the development of smarter and safer ways to work, while encouraging sharing of information by operational teams rather than limiting it to process analysts and technical specialists.   Promapp’s wide range of public and private sector customers includes: Coca-Cola Amatil, Air New Zealand, WesTrac, Lumo Energy, Toyota, Ricoh, McDonald's, Audi Australia, Fuji Xerox, Department of Justice, Victoria, Adelaide City Council, Waikato District Council and Southland Regional Council.  The company is headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand.  www.promapp.com   Aspect Software Launches Aspect Via™ Workforce Management™ SaaS Version of Aspect’s Award-Winning WFM Solution 2017-06-28T00:00:21Z aspect-software-launches-aspect-via-workforce-management-saas-version-of-aspect-s-award-winning-wfm-solution Date: 16/05/2017 Sydney, Australia Aspect Via™ now powering the company’s cloud portfolio with proven technology from Aspect’s comprehensive product portfolio and latest next-generation components Compatible with virtually all major contact centre routing platforms, Aspect Via Workforce Management (Aspect Via WFM) is the Amazon Cloud version of Aspect’s award-winning workforce management solution Aspect Via WFM, one of the only pure-SaaS workforce management solutions on the market, will deliver persona-driven user experiences for agents, managers and administrators Aspect Software, a global provider of fully-integrated consumer engagement, workforce optimisation and self-service solutions, today announced Aspect Via WFM, a stand-alone product component of Aspect Via, the industry’s first cloud-based Customer Engagement Center (CEC). Aspect Via is the backbone of the company’s cloud portfolio which was launched globally late last year with Australian ‘life admin’ store, iSelect becoming the first customer in the world to deploy the Aspect Via platform. Aspect Via WFM, one of the only pure-SaaS workforce management solutions on the market, is expected to become available in Australia, North America and Europe by the end of the second quarter of 2017. “Australia has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to adopting innovation. The rate of change in consumer engagement keeps accelerating and having an always-on access to online services has become crucial to consumers,” said Kristen Pimpini, managing director, Aspect Australia and New Zealand. “By offering components of our CEC, we give enterprises more choices and flexibility in how they architect their customer engagement roadmap.”  Aspect Via WFM is one of the only workforce management solutions in the cloud that: Lowers Total Cost of Ownership – Organizations pay only for those WFM seats they need as Aspect Via WFM scales up and down. Offers Continuous Software Upgrades - Continual delivery of the most up-to-date features of Aspect WFM software, on an ongoing-basis. Leverages the Amazon Cloud - Aspect Via WFM leverages the ubiquity and reliability of Amazon’s global cloud infrastructure.   Aspect Via WFM delivers the features of Aspect WFM with all the advantages of a SaaS model, leveraging Amazon’s global cloud infrastructure. To build on the success of Aspect's market-proven technology, the company has completely re-factored its best-in-class, contact center, workforce optimisation and self-service suites for AWS Aspect Via WFM’s native capabilities include: Forecasting and scheduling of all inbound, outbound, blended and back office staffing resources, as well as multi-session chat, email, social media and other interaction channels Best possible forecasting models through automatic historical pattern update and calculation of shrinkage Unlimited "what-if" scenarios to understand the impact of staff, budget or demand variations Real-time alerts when performance is out of tolerance Optional Aspect Inform and Aspect Mila Natural Language Understanding text-based personal assistants For more information on Aspect Via WFM please visit: https://www.aspect.com/solutions/workforce-optimization/workforce-management-software/wfm-cloud About Aspect Aspect helps enterprises break down the walls between people, processes, systems and data sources, allowing organizations to unite around the customer journey. By developing fully native interaction management, workforce optimization and self-service capabilities within a single customer engagement center, we enable dynamic, conversational interactions and create a truly frictionless omni-channel customer experience. Leveraging the agility of our worldwide cloud infrastructure and over 40 years of industry ingenuity, Aspect conveniently and easily connects questions to answers while helping enterprises keep service levels high and operational costs contained. For more information, visit www.aspect.com. Follow Aspect on Twitter at @AspectSoftware. Read our blogs at http://blogs.aspect.com.   #  #  #   Aspect and the Aspect logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Aspect Software, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. GLiNTECH acquires 3 new Atlassian add-ons for the marketplace 2017-06-27T00:49:41Z glintech-acquires-3-new-atlassian-add-ons-for-the-marketplace GLiNTECH, Australia’s leading Atlassian consulting partner, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of three Atlassian add-ons targeting the Confluence platform. The deal includes three add-ons, previously owned by Arijea (now Easy Agile); Instant Websites for Confluence Cloud, Better Blogs for Confluence and Redaction, Protect High Security Content. They join  GLiNTECH’s growing portfolio of enterprise grade Atlassian add-ons.  Instant Websites for Confluence Cloud is an add-on that enables Confluence Cloud customers to easily publish their space content to a fast, mobile responsive, public website. A number of growing customers proclaim this to be an easily accessible platform for their customer-facing websites, or as a perfect means of publishing reference or product documentation. Better Blogs for Confluence is available to Confluence Server customers and allows administrators to subscribe groups or individuals to blog content generated within a Confluence space. This platform is already being used by over 75 large-scale organisations to better support their corporate communications. Redaction, Protect High Security Content allows users to establish in-page content security for sensitive information stored in a given Confluence page. Effectively, it will allow users to view a page, while protecting sensitive content from unauthorised users by redacting specific words, paragraphs and table cells. Synergy with GLiNTECH CEO of GLiNTECH, Dimitri Spyridopoulos says, “Expanding the power within Confluence is the objective of acquiring these add-ons. From GLiNTECH’s perspective, we see them as a great fit with our existing add-ons in this space. It was a logical acquisition as their functionality aligns with our development expertise, support and consulting practices. We are also well positioned to grow their capability, by working closely with our hundreds of local Atlassian customers, and evolve the add-ons to become indispensable global products that augment the Confluence experience.” About GLiNTECH Since 2000, GLiNTECH has been delivering technology products and services within Australian enterprise organisations to successfully automate process, improve communications, boost knowledge and increase innovation. BOARD International Accelerates Australian Market Presence with Infocube Partner Appointment 2017-06-26T23:33:31Z board-international-accelerates-australian-market-presence-with-infocube-partner-appointment BOARD International, a global leading provider of Business Intelligence, Corporate Performance Management and Predictive Analytics unified software solutions, has today expanded its partner network in Australia with the appointment of Sydney-headquartered Infocube, a leading Australian management accounting consultancy specialising in business analytics, business intelligence and performance management.   The appointment will provide Infocube with access to the full range of BOARD decision-making solutions for mid to large-sized enterprise organisations.  At the same time, BOARD will enable Infocube to provide customers with a greater depth of financial management expertise and solutions, particularly in the areas of corporate planning, reporting and analysis.   Infocube is a management accounting firm specialising in business analytics, business intelligence and performance management. Its customers include both local and global multinational companies, including Woolworths, News Corp, Cerebos, and Hunter Douglas, as well as government agencies and not for profit organisations.  Their clients benefit from Infocube’s comprehensive range of solutions and services incorporating everything from data warehousing to corporate planning and business intelligence.   BOARD selected Infocube as a partner because of the company’s exceptional capability and experience in analytics and performance software deployments and support.  The partnership offers BOARD an opportunity to further its reach across Australia, and draw upon the knowledge and capability of Infocube’s expert consultants.   John Vaughan, Managing Director, Infocube, said, “By partnering with BOARD, we are embarking on the next stage of our evolution. For the past 15 years, we have been working with everyone from global corporations, government agencies to smaller organisations, focusing on helping them with creating world-class financial management solutions.    “We are now able to take to market a combination of our deep financial management expertise, especially in the areas of corporate planning, reporting and analysis, with the simplicity and sophistication of the BOARD corporate performance management solution. We look forward to working with BOARD and building a mutually successful business.”   BOARD is a complete Corporate Performance Management solution, created specifically for financial managers, that covers everything from reporting and analysis, planning and consolidations. Its ease of use, integration and broad feature functionality has perfect synergy with Infocube’s business and technical skill set.    Mark Sands, Managing Director Asia Pacific, BOARD International, said, “We don’t take partner selection lightly and everything we’ve seen from Infocube reinforces that it fits the deep technology and business expertise we look for in a partner.  They have a refreshing and dynamic approach and they are the right partner to help BOARD reinforce its brand as a market leader.  The organisation’s expertise in business analytics and performance management services will help both companies deliver innovative solutions and the highest level of performance and ease of use solutions which Australian business requires today.     “We look forward to working with Infocube and supporting their team with technical training, professional services, and post-sales support.” About Infocube Infocube is a Sydney based management accounting consultancy that specialises in business analytics. Established in 2002, Infocube has worked with extremely large corporations to smaller companies and public sector organisations to build and support a range of data warehouse, business intelligence and performance management solutions.  About BOARD International BOARD is the #1 decision-making platform for organisations of any size. Founded in 1994, BOARD International has enabled more than 3,000 companies worldwide to rapidly deploy Business Intelligence, Enterprise Performance Management and Predictive Analytics applications on a single unified and programming-free platform. The BOARD platform allows companies to achieve a single, accurate and complete view of business information that enables full control of performance across the entire organisation, from strategic formulation down to operational execution - www.board.com Media release: Datto named a Visionary in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for DRaaS 2017-06-26T23:02:00Z media-release-datto-named-a-visionary-in-gartner-s-2017-magic-quadrant-for-draas Norwalk, Conn -- June 26, 2017 –  Datto, Inc. a provider of backup and DRaaS appliances, SaaS data protection, and managed networking products, today announced that the company has been included in Gartner’s annual Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service. Datto was recognized for the second consecutive year in the “Visionaries” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is recognized as one of the leading resources used by companies evaluating DRaaS providers in the market.1   Providing data protection and business continuity solutions for more than 50,000 companies around the world, Datto ensures business data and infrastructure is continuously secure and accessible no matter where that data is stored, whether it’s on-site or in the cloud.   Datto’s flagship product line is the market leading SIRIS 3, the only complete DRaaS solution available as a physical, software or virtual appliance protecting Windows, Mac, and Linux workloads. Business data can be backed up to a local device and synchronized to the secure 320+ petabyte Datto Cloud to provide robust recovery options from any type of disaster. This provides failover to a virtual machine and restoration in as little as 6 seconds to return to normal business operations.   Additionally, Datto offers the SaaS Protection product suite securing G Suite and Microsoft Office 365 data to protect against data loss in these popular SaaS applications. Datto Networking, Datto’s latest solution built for Managed Service Providers, complements DRaaS with network continuity for small and medium businesses through access points, switches and the networking appliance with integrated 4G LTE failover.   “Disaster recovery is becoming increasingly important as businesses continue to face evolving threats, especially cyberattacks, that threaten to shut down their operations,” said Austin McChord, CEO of Datto, Inc. “We believe being named a visionary in this space could only be achieved by our focus on keeping businesses running, no matter the circumstance. We are continuously building on our market leading business continuity offerings and released compelling new services at our recent DattoCon 2017 conference.”   Releases at DattoCon 2017 included new features such as robust Hyper-V support and Fast Failback enabling rapid restoration, an expansion of the SIRIS 3X all-flash line to include rack mounted units, and a refresh of Datto’s most popular BDR device, the ALTO 3, which is designed to support smaller environments.   Additional announcements highlighted a next generation architecture for Datto SaaS Protection to enable lightning fast performance, upgrades to the Datto Networking line, and enhancements to the Partner Portal featuring new dashboards for real-time, mobile visibility into the status of Datto products and services. All in, the DattoCon product announcements further Datto’s MSP led strategy of protecting business data on-site, in transit, and in the cloud.  Gartner Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.   1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service” by Ron Blair, Mark Thomas Jaggers; June 19, 2017.  About Datto: Datto protects business data and provides secure connectivity for tens of thousands of the world's fastest growing companies. Datto's Total Data Protection solutions deliver uninterrupted access to business data on-site, in transit and in the cloud. Thousands of IT service providers globally rely on Datto's combination of pioneering technology and dedicated services to ensure businesses are always on, no matter what. Datto is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut and has offices in Rochester, Boston, Portland, Toronto, London, Singapore, and Sydney.  Media Contacts Amanda Conroy/India Bednall Espresso Communications on behalf of Dattodatto@espressocomms.com.au +61 2 8016 2200 WatchGuard Technologies Named a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls) 2017-06-23T04:36:41Z watchguard-technologies-named-a-visionary-in-gartner-s-magic-quadrant-for-unified-threat-management-smb-multifunction-firewalls WatchGuard® Technologies, a leader in advanced network security solutions, today announced that for the third consecutive year, it has been positioned as the only company in the Visionaries quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for the Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls) market.    “We consider our consistent Visionary position within the UTM Magic Quadrant a reflection of WatchGuard’s fundamental determination to understand, anticipate and address the network security challenges facing SMBs and distributed enterprises today,” said Prakash Panjwani, CEO of WatchGuard Technologies. “With the addition of offerings like APT Blocker and Threat Detection and Response, we’ve accelerated key security services to market faster than competitors, which is vital as we work to continually expand the definition of unified threat management.”         WatchGuard believes that placement as the only Visionary in the UTM Magic Quadrant for the past three years validates its mission to deliver a comprehensive set of enterprise-grade security solutions that are easily deployed and managed for mid-market customers. WatchGuard’s security appliances run on the Fireware® platform, which is designed to operate leading security engines in every category. Some of the company’s most notable strengths include WatchGuard Total Security Suite,  its all-in-one bundle of security services that offers protection for both the network and the endpoint, and WatchGuard’s Dimension’s data analytics and reporting capabilities. WatchGuard can rapidly address customers’ latest security challenges without being stalled by lengthy development cycles by quickly incorporating new security services into its existing products.    Download the full text of the June 2017 Magic Quadrant for the Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls) market at: https://www.watchguard.com/wgrd-resource-center/gartner-magic-quadrant-utm-2017  About the Magic Quadrant: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organisation and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in network security, secure Wi-Fi, and network intelligence products and services to more than 75,000 customers worldwide. The company’s mission is to make enterprise-grade security accessible to companies of all types and sizes through simplicity, making WatchGuard an ideal solution for distributed enterprises and SMBs. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit : https://www.watchguard.com For additional information, promotions and updates, follow WatchGuard on Twitter: @WatchGuard, on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/watchguardtechnologies), or on the LinkedIn Company (http://www.linkedin.com/company/watchguard-technologies) page. Also, visit our InfoSec blog, Secplicity, for real-time information about the latest threats and how to cope with them at www.secplicity.org.   Dell Boomi’s Latest Release Builds on Cloud Integration Platform to Drive Digitally Connected Experiences with Customers, Partners and Suppliers 2017-06-21T04:31:56Z dell-boomi-s-latest-release-builds-on-cloud-integration-platform-to-drive-digitally-connected-experiences-with-customers-partners-and-suppliers ROUND ROCK, Texas, June 20, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) announced the availability of the Spring 2017 release of the industry’s most robust and comprehensive cloud-native, enterprise integration platform to move, manage, govern and orchestrate data across hybrid IT architectures. The latest release enables Boomi customers to more efficiently connect everything and enable everywhere, with new, no code application integration accelerators, new features to fortify DevOps at enterprise scale, and improve data governance and security. “Today’s enterprise organization needs to create digitally connected experiences with customers, partners, and suppliers in order to stay ahead of the competition and remain relevant,” said Chris McNabb, CEO of Boomi. “Integration teams are under ever increasing pressure to make this happen at an accelerated pace. With this release, our platform provides organizations with the industry’s most comprehensive and robust integration foundation for rapidly building a digital business that’s smarter, better and faster.” Boomi’s Spring 2017 release includes more than 150 features that have been added to the market-leading Boomi integration platform as a service (iPaaS) over several months and are now generally available. Highlights include the following. Low and No Code Integration Accelerators Boomi accelerates implementations by providing a drag-and-drop data integration and application development environment, pre-built tools and reusable components, including: Workflow Automation - In March 2017, Boomi acquired ManyWho, a low-code development platform for building and deploying workflow applications, making Boomi the most comprehensive cloud-native integration and application development platform to accelerate digital transformation. The latest release allows an application developer to easily invoke a Boomi integration process within a workflow. No Code, Pre-built Integration Templates - Boomi offers citizen integrator support with 12 additional processes for the Boomi Process Library. The Boomi Process Library provides proven examples created by Boomi experts that any Boomi user can choose as a starting point to build their integration. Support for PaaS Integration - Boomi easily integrates with leading PaaS vendors and provides comprehensive support for PaaS solution integration. This release offers new connectors for Azure, AWS and Google. B2B Trading Partner Common Components - Three new types of EDI components provide increased reusability of common data among Trading Partners. Re-using common components increases flexibility, reduces duplication and simplifies updates. This saves time and development effort, especially for organizations with varied businesses, organizations growing through acquisition, as well as conglomerates and organizations with semi-autonomous business units. Fortified DevOps Features DevOps teams are looking for the ability to simplify and automate the delivery and deployment of applications and integrations, allowing organizations to focus more of their resources on innovation. Boomi’s fortified DevOps features provide new, robust enterprise capabilities, while reducing the complexity associated with IT operations, including: Docker Container Deployment - Easily create pre-configured containers. Docker containers simplify and provide flexibility to spin up and down instances of Boomi with pre-defined configurations to increase developer productivity and speed up application integration. Programmatic Onboarding for Trading Partners - Simplifies and speeds up onboarding, dramatically reducing the time required from weeks and days to hours and making the setup error-free. Data Stewardship Independence - Four new platform Quarantine API endpoints enable resolution actions outside of Boomi Master Data Management (MDM). This means data stewards can work in other applications, including cloud applications like Slack, to streamline governance tasks and approvals. Dynamic Integration Processes - With Boomi’s Process Route Shape feature, users can break down multi-step processes into smaller, independent functional groups and dynamically execute sub-processes. This independence between the main process, sub-process, and routing rules enables reusability of repeated logic and actions, and facilitates seamlessly updating and testing integrations. Data Governance and Security Organizations need technologies that provide ease of use to accelerate digital initiatives, while offering appropriate controls for the business units they support. Customers need to enforce the right data governance and security models that ensure compliance with business policies, contracts and regulations. Boomi’s latest release includes: Automated Data Governance - Data source rankings ensure that each Boomi MDM golden record is from the most trusted source system and propagated across all systems. Data stewards can easily enforce governance policies with automatic updates to all golden records when the data model and associated business rules are changed. Identity Management - With Boomi API Management developers can now leverage third party Authentication Sources to support OAuth 2.0 and SAML authentication use cases. API Policy Management - With an unlimited number of API calls, an organization can be vulnerable to Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and potentially overwhelm or tax the infrastructure. Boomi API Management allows for the configuration of policies to define a Contract. These Contracts can be coupled with entitlement tiers (i.e. Gold, Silver, or Bronze) as a mechanism for API providers to define expected service levels across their customer base. Additionally, with Quota, Rate Limit and Throttling functionality, the API Provider can limit the number of API calls for a specific time period. To learn more about the Boomi Spring release or see a demonstration, please visit: https://boomi.com/blog/boomi-advances-speed-efficiency-application-integration About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, accelerates business agility by integrating the information organizations need whenever and however they need it. The Boomi integration platform dramatically transforms the way organizations connect, create, manage and govern all their applications and data. As a result, more than 5,800 organizations of all sizes use the Boomi platform to run smarter, faster, and better. Boomi also helps customers drastically reduce implementation times over traditional integration, MDM, API management and workflow automation solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © 2017 Boomi Inc. Dell, Dell Boomi, ManyWho, and Boomi iPaaS are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. # # # NETGEAR NIGHTHAWK X10 VOTED BEST WIFI ROUTER IN EUROPE 2017-06-21T04:27:22Z netgear-nighthawk-x10-voted-best-wifi-router-in-europe-1 SYDNEY, Australia — June 21, 2017 — For the second consecutive year, NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart home, has secured the top spot for routers in the 2017 European Hardware Awards. The Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router (R9000) was named Best Router in this annual competition to honour exceptional hardware sold in the European Union. Nighthawk X10 debuted on the market last spring as the industry’s first —and fastest— router for media streaming and instant backup. The European Hardware Awards is created by the European Hardware Association (EHA). Votes were tallied from more than 100 experienced editors from EHA member publications representing the largest technology news and reviews sites in Europe: Hardware.Info (Benelux region), CowCotLand (France), Hardwareluxx (Germany), Hardware Upgrade (Italy), PurePC (Poland), Lab 501 (Romania), Geeknetic (Spain), SweClockers (Nordic countries) and KitGuru (United Kingdom). Today’s video files are getting larger with 4K and VR video. Offloading from capture devices and moving these large files within a network often becomes a time-consuming and challenging task. The NETGEAR Nighthawk X10 Smart WiFi Router is powerful enough to move these files at unprecedented speed and provides easy access once the file is stored on the network. It offers ultra-smooth 4K streaming, even to remote devices, and is the industry’s first router to run Plex Media Server without the need for a computer. Nighthawk X10 combines a powerful 1.7GHz Quad Core processor — the fastest processor in a home router — and Quad-Stream Wave 2 WiFi architecture plus next-generation high speed 802.11ad WiFi, so you can enjoy blazing-fast combined wireless speeds up to a furious 7.2Gbps*. The latest MU-MIMO technology supports simultaneous streaming, while 160MHz doubles WiFi speeds to mobile devices. Nighthawk X10 is also the industry’s first router designed for the home market that includes a 10Gigabit port for supporting a fiber connection. “We are honoured to have a Nighthawk router selected as the Best Router in the European market two years in a row! Last year it was Nighthawk X6 and now Nighthawk X10,” said David Henry, senior vice president of Connected Home for NETGEAR. “We design all NETGEAR products not only to meet but to surpass the highest performance standards, and we strive to deliver the newest technology innovations. We know Nighthawk X10 to be the industry’s best, so it’s extremely rewarding to have it confirmed by technology experts in continent-wide voting.” Key Features of the Award-Winning Nighthawk X10: AD7200 Quad Stream Wave2 WiFi supports wireless speeds up to 4600+1733+800Mbps* Fastest 60GHz 802.11ad WiFi technology for instant downloads, backup and minimal latency during online game play Plex Media Server for all your media – anytime, anywhere Powerful 1.7GHz Quad Core Processor boosts performance for 4K streaming or VR gaming 4 high-performance Active Antennas for better WiFi coverage and faster speeds 6 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with dual ports that can be operated in link aggregation mode for faster file transfers (up to 2Gbps wired speeds) 2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports for faster streaming, backup and easy access to stored media Automatic backup to the cloud with Amazon Drive NETGEAR® ReadyCLOUD® provides easy, private and secure remote access to USB connected storage 10Gigabit fiber port for lightning-fast backup and media streaming to/from a NETGEAR ReadyNAS® storage device or other NAS MU-MIMO capable for simultaneous streaming of data to multiple devices Dynamic QoS prioritises network traffic for uninterrupted video streaming for applications like YouTube®, Netflix® & others’ NETGEAR® Up app has your router up, running and configured from the convenience of any Android or iOS mobile device NETGEAR genie® app for a personal dashboard to monitor, control and repair your home network, even when you’re away from home Watch this video to learn more about how the revolutionary Nighthawk X10 will support your most intense gaming needs and offer you the best possible WiFi for your other activities. Pricing and Availability Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router (R9000) is available from major retailers in stores and online at an RRP of $799 (AUD). About NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 31,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 28,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available from the NETGEAR investor page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR on Twitter, Facebook and our blog. ©2017 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, NETGEAR genie, Nighthawk, ReadyCLOUD, ReadyNAS and ReadySHARE are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved. *Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. AC7200 equals 800Mbps at 2.4GHz 802.11ac with 256 QAM support + 1733Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac + 4600Mbps at 60GHz 802.11ad. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards. Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease-of-use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease-of-use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Source: NETGEAR-G Media Contact Emma, Elizabeth, Jennifer or Ashleigh at DEC PR (02) 8014 5033 / netgear@decpr.com.au NETGEAR NIGHTHAWK X10 VOTED BEST WIFI ROUTER IN EUROPE 2017-06-21T04:26:02Z netgear-nighthawk-x10-voted-best-wifi-router-in-europe SYDNEY, Australia — June 21, 2017 — For the second consecutive year, NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart home, has secured the top spot for routers in the 2017 European Hardware Awards. The Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router (R9000) was named Best Router in this annual competition to honour exceptional hardware sold in the European Union. Nighthawk X10 debuted on the market last spring as the industry’s first —and fastest— router for media streaming and instant backup. The European Hardware Awards is created by the European Hardware Association (EHA). Votes were tallied from more than 100 experienced editors from EHA member publications representing the largest technology news and reviews sites in Europe: Hardware.Info (Benelux region), CowCotLand (France), Hardwareluxx (Germany), Hardware Upgrade (Italy), PurePC (Poland), Lab 501 (Romania), Geeknetic (Spain), SweClockers (Nordic countries) and KitGuru (United Kingdom). Today’s video files are getting larger with 4K and VR video. Offloading from capture devices and moving these large files within a network often becomes a time-consuming and challenging task. The NETGEAR Nighthawk X10 Smart WiFi Router is powerful enough to move these files at unprecedented speed and provides easy access once the file is stored on the network. It offers ultra-smooth 4K streaming, even to remote devices, and is the industry’s first router to run Plex Media Server without the need for a computer. Nighthawk X10 combines a powerful 1.7GHz Quad Core processor — the fastest processor in a home router — and Quad-Stream Wave 2 WiFi architecture plus next-generation high speed 802.11ad WiFi, so you can enjoy blazing-fast combined wireless speeds up to a furious 7.2Gbps*. The latest MU-MIMO technology supports simultaneous streaming, while 160MHz doubles WiFi speeds to mobile devices. Nighthawk X10 is also the industry’s first router designed for the home market that includes a 10Gigabit port for supporting a fiber connection. “We are honoured to have a Nighthawk router selected as the Best Router in the European market two years in a row! Last year it was Nighthawk X6 and now Nighthawk X10,” said David Henry, senior vice president of Connected Home for NETGEAR. “We design all NETGEAR products not only to meet but to surpass the highest performance standards, and we strive to deliver the newest technology innovations. We know Nighthawk X10 to be the industry’s best, so it’s extremely rewarding to have it confirmed by technology experts in continent-wide voting.” Key Features of the Award-Winning Nighthawk X10: AD7200 Quad Stream Wave2 WiFi supports wireless speeds up to 4600+1733+800Mbps* Fastest 60GHz 802.11ad WiFi technology for instant downloads, backup and minimal latency during online game play Plex Media Server for all your media – anytime, anywhere Powerful 1.7GHz Quad Core Processor boosts performance for 4K streaming or VR gaming 4 high-performance Active Antennas for better WiFi coverage and faster speeds 6 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with dual ports that can be operated in link aggregation mode for faster file transfers (up to 2Gbps wired speeds) 2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports for faster streaming, backup and easy access to stored media Automatic backup to the cloud with Amazon Drive NETGEAR® ReadyCLOUD® provides easy, private and secure remote access to USB connected storage 10Gigabit fiber port for lightning-fast backup and media streaming to/from a NETGEAR ReadyNAS® storage device or other NAS MU-MIMO capable for simultaneous streaming of data to multiple devices Dynamic QoS prioritises network traffic for uninterrupted video streaming for applications like YouTube®, Netflix® & others’ NETGEAR® Up app has your router up, running and configured from the convenience of any Android or iOS mobile device NETGEAR genie® app for a personal dashboard to monitor, control and repair your home network, even when you’re away from home Watch this video to learn more about how the revolutionary Nighthawk X10 will support your most intense gaming needs and offer you the best possible WiFi for your other activities. Pricing and Availability Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router (R9000) is available from major retailers in stores and online at an RRP of $849 (NZD). About NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 31,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 28,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available from the NETGEAR investor page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR on Twitter, Facebook and our blog. ©2017 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, NETGEAR genie, Nighthawk, ReadyCLOUD, ReadyNAS and ReadySHARE are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved. *Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. AC7200 equals 800Mbps at 2.4GHz 802.11ac with 256 QAM support + 1733Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac + 4600Mbps at 60GHz 802.11ad. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards. Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease-of-use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease-of-use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Source: NETGEAR-G Media Contact Emma, Elizabeth, Jennifer or Ashleigh at DEC PR (02) 8014 5033 / netgear@decpr.com.au Tenable Wins Frost & Sullivan’s 2017 Visionary Innovation Leadership Award 2017-06-21T00:59:57Z tenable-wins-frost-sullivan-s-2017-visionary-innovation-leadership-award Tenable Network Security®, Inc., a global leader in cybersecurity, has been recognised by Frost & Sullivan as the recipient of this year’s Visionary Innovation Leadership Award for the company’s market-defining continuous network monitoring solution, SecurityCenter Continuous View®, and its ongoing commitment to product innovation and development.   Frost & Sullivan annually recognises security vendors that are industry leaders in their ability to scout and detect unmet customer needs and proactively address them with disruptive solutions. Tenable™ is challenging the world’s IT leaders to change the way they think about cyber posture through a combination of the company’s continuous monitoring technology, steady market growth and channel expansion and recently launched cloud-based vulnerability management platform, Tenable.io™.   “We are honored to be selected for such a prestigious award,” said Gary Jackson, vice president APAC, Tenable. “For over a decade, Tenable has been the leader in the continuous monitoring marketplace and our top priority has always been to serve our customers. With Tenable.io, we’re giving customers the tools they need to address the security challenges of today’s modern computing assets and delivering on our promise to help them continue to understand and reduce their cyber risk posture.”    For the 2017 Visionary Innovation Leadership Award, Frost & Sullivan’s global team of analysts and consultants evaluated companies across a wide range of markets in multiple sectors and geographies to identify the top candidate that has consistently developed new growth strategies to address the IT challenges of the future.    “There are a few major areas that differentiate Tenable from competitors,” said Chris Kissel, lead analyst, network security, Frost & Sullivan. “Tenable has bolstered its modern cloud-based vulnerability management platform to cover the full range of traditional and modern assets, and also extended continuous monitoring to DevOps environments by adding support for container security. Together, these technology investments are going to transform the way organisations do security and enable them to improve overall business performance in today’s complex and dynamic IT landscape.”   For more information about SecurityCenter Continuous View, or to schedule a demo, visit the SecurityCenter Continuous View product page: http://www.tenable.com/products/securitycenter-continuous-view   To learn more about Tenable.io products, capabilities, pricing, or to sign up for a demo, visit: www.tenable.com/io   About Tenable Network Security Tenable™ transforms security technology for the business needs of tomorrow through comprehensive solutions that provide continuous visibility and critical context, enabling decisive actions to protect your organisation. Tenable eliminates blind spots, prioritises threats, and reduces exposure and loss. With more than one million users and more than 21,000 customers worldwide, organisations trust Tenable for proven security innovation. Tenable customers range from Fortune Global 500 companies, to the global public sector, to mid-sized enterprises in all sectors, including finance, government, healthcare, higher education, retail and energy. Transform security with Tenable, the creators of Nessus® and leaders in continuous monitoring, by visiting www.tenable.com   # # #   Big Switch Networks appoints Claudio Perugini as VP Worldwide Channels 2017-06-21T00:00:00Z big-switch-networks-appoints-claudio-perugini-as-vp-worldwide-channels MELBOURNE, Australia – 21 June 2017 – Big Switch Networks, the Next-Generation Data Centre Networking Company, today announced it has appointed Claudio Perugini as Vice President, Worldwide Channels.   “I’m thrilled to welcome Claudio to the Big Switch team to drive the expansion of our worldwide channel program,” said Mike Hoffman, VP of Worldwide Sales and Chief Revenue Officer. “He brings channel expertise, leadership experience and a proven track record in sales and channel strategy and I look forward to partnering with him as we continue to scale our global GTM efforts.”   Perugini has extensive channel and sales experience in the networking industry, which spans more than 30 years. Most recently Perugini was EVP, Worldwide Sales at LightCyber (acquired by Palo Alto Networks, February 2017). Prior to LightCyber, Perugini spent nearly five years at Gigamon, as VP of Sales, Americas. Perugini began his career as a founding member at Fluke Networks, a division of Danaher, where he spent more than 25 years.   “Claudio is uniquely qualified to expand our global channel program to support continued growth at Big Switch,” said Susheel Chitre, VP of Business Development, Big Switch Networks. “He will play a meaningful role at Big Switch as we expand our programs to further support our global customer base with differentiated technology and choice that will enable transformation of legacy data centres.”   At LightCyber, Perugini significantly contributed to the company’s overall growth and resulting acquisition, evidenced by a 2.5x increase in bookings as well as a 2x increase in customer logo count. Perugini was also responsible for the build-out of LightCyber’s worldwide sales and engineering teams to support growing demand.   During his tenure at Gigamon, the company’s revenue increased from $30M to $180M, and under his leadership, the Americas sales team contributed more than 80% of total company revenue per quarter and had the highest producing region per sales person for four consecutive years. At Gigamon, Perugini grew the Americas sales organisation from a 6 person to an 85 person, multi-tier leadership team, which had a 98% retention rate.   “As a veteran of the networking industry I was incredibly impressed with the technology offerings in Big Switch’s portfolio, which enable customers to experience benefits that are not delivered via other solutions currently in the market,” said Claudio Perugini, VP of Worldwide Channel Sales, Big Switch Networks. “Given my 30-plus years in sales and sales management, my success has always been in working with the channel and partners. I look forward to growing the BSN channel program so that partners and end-users around the world can experience the flexibility, agility and intelligence of Big Switch’s next-gen products.”  About Big Switch Networks Big Switch Networks is the Next-Generation Data Centre Networking Company. We disrupt the status quo of networking by designing intelligent, automated and flexible networks for our customers around the world. We do so by leveraging the principles of software-defined networking (SDN), coupled with a choice of industry-standard hardware. Big Switch Networks has two solutions: Big Monitoring Fabric, a Next-Generation Network Packet Broker, which enables pervasive security and monitoring of data centre and cloud traffic for inline or out-of-band deployments and Big Cloud Fabric, the industry's first Next-Generation switching fabric that allows for choice of switching hardware for OpenStack, VMware, Container and Big Data use cases. Big Switch Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, with offices located in Tokyo, Melbourne, London and Istanbul. For additional information, email info@bigswitch.com, follow Big Switch on LinkedIn and Twitter, or visit www.bigswitch.com.   Big Switch Networks, Big Cloud Fabric, Big Monitoring Fabric, BigSecure, Big Chain, Switch Light OS, and Switch Light VX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Big Switch Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered marks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.Media contacts Espresso Communications for Big Switch Networks Amy Rathbone/India Bednallbigswitch@espressocomms.com.au Ph. +61 2 8016 2200 Why 2017 signals a change in the value proposition of SD-WAN 2017-06-20T05:05:19Z why-2017-signals-a-change-in-the-value-proposition-of-sd-wan By Zeus Kerravala, for Silver Peak *  SD-WANs have garnered a tremendous amount of interest from companies both large and small as they can significantly lower the costs and complexity of running a WAN. As businesses migrate applications to the cloud, they are increasingly embracing the cost advantages of broadband connectivity to connect users to applications. This is being driven not only by the high cost of private WAN circuits, but because backhauling applications traffic to the data centre is negatively impacting application performance, resulting in frustrated users and sub-optimal productivity. The combination of high costs and poor performance seems like a perfect recipe for market disruption. Cost saving has been the ‘low-hanging fruit’ for SD-WANs from the technology’s inception. Organisations have slashed the cost of connectivity by adopting a wide range of broadband options, including consumer broadband and 4G LTE.  Also, the addition of broadband and subsequent redirection of best-effort traffic can help businesses to push out having to upgrade the MPLS circuits. It’s rare that we see companies cut the amount of bandwidth they’ve purchased, but they certainly could by augmenting their MPLS circuits with broadband. I’ve never liked cost being the primary driver for anything, as it has limited value.  Most organisations could save money on network connectivity by just renegotiating with their MPLS provider a bit harder at renewal time. Also, why go through the work of re-architecting an entire network just to save a few shekels? For large companies with lots of trans-Pacific traffic, the cost savings can be significant, as much as 90 per cent in some cases, but even with that I think there are more important reasons to make the shift to an SD-WAN. It appears that customers are now thinking that way as well. In the most recent ZK Research / Tech Target WAN Survey, we asked the respondents what their top purchase drivers were for SD-WAN. Historically, cost savings was always the top response, but this year it fell to third behind the ‘Need to increase WAN agility’ and ‘Need to shorten provisioning time for new WAN links’.Agility and speed driving SD-WAN deployments To me, this signals two important things. First, and most obvious, is that customers are finally looking past cost savings and thinking bigger picture: looking beyond dollars and cents, which can be difficult to do. With any new technology, it’s easy to make a justification based on cost savings, but ultimately the new technology must be able to do things the old stuff couldn’t. Consider the move from TDM to VoIP. Initially, most of the deployments were done so companies could save money by consolidating two networks down to one. Eventually we figured out we could do several different things such as four-digit dialling across the globe, least-cost routing, soft phones, etc. VoIP not only saved money, but also allowed the company to do things it couldn’t do before. Similarly, an SD-WAN brings a level of agility to the network not seen before, enabling network managers to do cool new things like orchestrate network changes centrally in alignment with application requirements, shift to active-active architectures, make network segmentation easy to implement, or move to a thin branch where all the previously resident branch infrastructure has migrated to the cloud or a regional hub. This change is also reflected in the features that network managers are looking for from their vendors.  The top three responses in the previously-mentioned survey are ‘Dynamic WAN bandwidth aggregation’, ‘Real-time traffic monitoring’ and ‘automated network provisioning’. These all point to network managers saying, “give me a network that is more agile and one that is easier to manage”. There’s one more important aspect to this. Based on my research, 77 per cent of businesses surveyed are in the process of deploying an SD-WAN or have it on the roadmap to be started within the next two years. Most these organisations are thinking about their networks more strategically. The few businesses that are still on the fence about building an SD-WAN, should be asking themselves why? Based on my most recent survey data, the leading companies have already moved past cost savings.  What’s holding you back?*  Zeus Kerravala is the founder and principal analyst with ZK Research.   Malwarebytes Introduces Enterprise Cloud Platform for Next-Gen Endpoint Protection, Announces Validation as Replacement for Antivirus 2017-06-15T23:28:37Z malwarebytes-introduces-enterprise-cloud-platform-for-next-gen-endpoint-protection-announces-validation-as-replacement-for-antivirus Malwarebytes®. the leading advanced malware prevention and remediation solution, today announced the release of its new single endpoint agent cloud platform for business, featuring Malwarebytes Incident Response, Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection, and a new cloud-based management console. Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection, now delivered as a service by the platform, features a signature-less Anomaly Detection Engine powered by machine learning. Combining seven protection layers, this new Malwarebytes solution is a more effective and efficient replacement for antivirus.    “Malware infections mean lost revenue and potentially devastating consequences, particularly for smaller and mid-sized businesses who have limited internal IT staff,” said Tony Massimini, Senior Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan. “For true protection, businesses require a solution that provides a layered defense approach to security beyond the limitations of traditional antivirus products. Malwarebytes' Anomaly Detection Engine is an innovative technique for identifying malware. An easily deployed and managed cloud solution with machine learning capabilities gives businesses scalable endpoint protection against today’s growing threats.”    Malwarebytes Cloud Platform The new Malwarebytes cloud platform makes deployment and ongoing management of Malwarebytes solutions easy. Administrators benefit from broader visibility into endpoints that exist within their environment. Additionally, the solutions do not require a constant connection to the cloud platform, meaning users are still protected when they are not connected.   Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection, built on the Malwarebytes platform, is an endpoint security solution featuring layers of detection technologies with a unified endpoint agent. The new Anomaly Detection Engine has been integrated into Malwarebytes’ layered approach to security. Most security vendors have taken a traditional approach to identifying malware using known malware samples. With the threat landscape evolving at such a furious pace, these models need constant retraining, resulting in a process strongly resembling signature-based approaches to threat detection. Malwarebytes’ machine learning approach, powered by the new anomaly detection layer, provides real-time, signature-less detection against new and unknown threats by modeling known trusted files rather than attempting to model historical malware samples. Integrated into the layered approach of detection techniques for both pre- and post-execution, Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection provides the most effective security solution for endpoints.   Malwarebytes Incident Response  Malwarebytes Incident Response is a threat detection and remediation tool also built on the highly scalable, cloud-based management platform. Powered by the company’s proprietary Linking Engine, the solution provides the most complete and thorough remediation possible, improves threat detection for businesses of all sizes and minimizes the time it takes to respond to an attack, with the added benefits of scalability, flexibility and automation.  PCI DSS-Validated AV Replacement  Malwarebytes is now a validated, next-generation replacement for traditional antivirus (AV) solutions. Coalfire Systems, Inc, a leading provider of cybersecurity, risk management and compliance services, certified by the PCI Security Standards Council as a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), conducted an independent assessment of Malwarebytes. The company validated Malwarebytes as exceeding the technical conditions for antivirus software outlined within the requirements of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.2, including requirements 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3.    In its report, Coalfire says Malwarebytes, "is effective in providing significant and substantial support for the key requirements and controls of PCI DSS and can assist in a comprehensive program of cybersecurity for merchants, issuing banks, processors, services providers and other entities required to comply with PCI DSS 3.2."   “Malwarebytes' new platform is exactly what our customers have been asking for,” said Michael Destefani, CEO, DSolution. “We are extremely impressed with the enhancements. Being able to offer the solution will serve as a significant and impactful part of our growth strategy.” “The threat landscape is changing every second with new malware variants arising every day,” said Marcin Kleczynski, CEO, Malwarebytes. “As security professionals, it is our responsibility to protect businesses from these threats, but most competitive offerings take a singular approach to the problem that cannot keep up with how fast malware is evolving. That is why we are now equipping businesses with seven different layers for stopping and remediating today’s and tomorrow’s threats.” This new proactive, multi-layered approach to security from Malwarebytes ensures that these rapidly evolving, new and dangerous cyberthreats are caught and remediated before they can negatively impact businesses.    For further details on these new Malwarebytes solutions, click here: https://www.malwarebytes.com/business/endpointprotectionAbout Malwarebytes Malwarebytes is the next-gen cybersecurity company that millions worldwide trust. Malwarebytes proactively protects people and businesses against dangerous threats such as malware, ransomware and exploits that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. The company’s flagship product combines advanced heuristic threat detection with signature-less technologies to detect and stop a cyberattack before damage occurs. More than 10,000 businesses worldwide use, trust and recommend Malwarebytes. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in California, with offices in Europe and Asia and a global team of threat researchers and security experts. For more information, please visit us at: http://www.malwarebytes.com Malwarebytes founder and CEO Marcin Kleczynski started the company to create the best disinfection and protection solutions to combat the world’s most harmful Internet threats. Marcin was recently named “CEO of the Year” in the Global Excellence awards and has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Rising Stars of Enterprise Technology list and the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award, adding those to an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.   ### Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Malwarebytes Follow us on Twitter: @malwarebytes  Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/malwarebytes  See us on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/malwarebytes Read our latest Malwarebytes Labs blog: https://blog.malwarebytes.com  White Toner Printing Just Got Bigger and Better 2017-06-15T03:40:11Z white-toner-printing-just-got-bigger-and-better OKI, a global manufacturer of business printers and multifunction devices, continues to deliver innovation for creative businesses with the latest addition to the OKI Pro Series group of products – the new Pro8432WT A3 white toner printer. First to release a colour A4 device with white printing capability, OKI’s innovation continues with the Pro8432WT being the first A3 compact desktop printer to embody this competence. Solid white can be printed onto a wide variety of coloured media and can also be printed over other colours to create vibrant transfers for use on dark backgrounds. With A3 capabilities, creative businesses can benefit from unprecedenteed levels of flexibility for in-house printing on demand.  These businesses can exend their use of A3 coloured, transparent and transfer media, making the Pro8432WT the perfect solution for personalised garment and gift-item decoration, art/craft/design departments, package design & mock-ups, point of sale displays, window graphics and an array of stationery items from invitations to menus.  The Pro8432WT’s impressive media compatibility includes the latest low temperature transfer media available in the market, to decorate virtually any substrate including synthetic fabrics, metal, glass and even wood.  Single-step transfer media permits lighter colour garment decoration in a fast and cost-effective manner,which also results in vivid, longer lasting colours.   According to Antonio Leone,  Marketing Manager for OKI Data ANZ, “The ability to print white with an A3 desktop printer enables businesses to unleash their creative potenial like never before, as well as generate incremental revenue opportunities previously out of reach.  Combined with high-definition OKI-pioneered digital LED technology and wrapped in a compact and space-saving design, OKI is revolutionising printing for creative businesses and solidifying its commitment to the Pro-series group of products.” Key features include: ·       Colour speed: Up to 35ppm  ·       Resolution: 1200 x 600dpi ·       Processor speed: 800MHz  ·       Paper input: MPT 100 sheets; First tray 300 ·       Memory: Standard RAM: 256MB; Maximum RAM: 768MB Optional SDHC Memory Card4 : 16GB The Pro8432WT is backed by the peace of mind of a three year warranty upon user registration. It is priced from AUD$8199 ex GST / NZD$8773 ex GST, and is available through accredited OKI Pro Series dealers across Australia and New Zealand.About OKI OKI is a global manufacturer of business printers and MFP’s. Over 30 years ago OKI pioneered LED printing technology, an advanced form of printing using fewer parts compared with the more widely known laser printing. This in turn provides many benefits to users including longer product life, increased reliability and superior image quality over the entire life of the print engine.  All OKI LED printer products are backed by 3 years warranty*.  OKI Data Australia commenced operations in 2009 following the acquisition from long-time master agent and distributor, IPL. OKI Data New Zealand was established in October 2015, following the announcement by OKI’s then master distributor in New Zealand - Comworth Technologies, to realign its business focus and exit distribution.  *Upon customer registration, within 30 days of purchase.   Promapp’s New Lean Tagging Solution Conquers The War on Waste to Deliver Lean Business Improvement 2017-06-15T02:23:12Z promapp-s-new-lean-tagging-solution-conquers-the-war-on-waste-to-deliver-lean-business-improvement Promapp, a leading provider of cloud-based business process management software, has extended its feature functionality with the launch of Lean Tagging ensuring that organisations can integrate lean improvement initiatives into day-to-day business operations.      Aligned with continuous improvement methodologies, including Lean, Kaizen and Six Sigma, Promapp’s Lean Tagging enables teams to identify inefficiencies within processes, prioritise the reduction of non-value-add activities and waste, and track, manage and report on opportunities for improvement.    Lean techniques have traditionally been a popular choice for organisations seeking to work smarter and improve efficiency.  However, organisations that want a truly lean organisation need to be able to translate ideas into everyday practices.   “Right now, there is a disconnect between business improvement and lean thinking.   We have these terms and labels that we apply to improvement but they are passive language only,” says Ivan Seselj, CEO, Promapp. “Lean thinking needs to be totally engaged with process, it needs to be visual and it needs to be easy to use so that organisations can drive innovation and continuous improvement, and then promote track, identify and report on improvement opportunities and benefits.”   Lean Tagging now enables organisations to achieve the true benefits of lean with value-add and waste reduction ideas uncovered in lean projects or workshops successfully embedded into the day-to-day operations of the business. Users can take the ideas scribbled on Post-it notes or whiteboards in workshops and incorporate them into easy-to-follow business processes which can then be used by teams to bridge the gap between lean initiatives and business as usual. Seselj says, “The hunt for continual improvement encourages everyone to identify new ways to reduce resource usage, develop and deliver products faster, at a higher quality and at a lower cost.  At the same time, it encourages creative input from the people responsible for carrying out the work with a management process which engenders improvement.     “All of this means that within lean organisations, processes cannot be static. They are dynamic, constantly changing and therefore, must be managed through lean tagging.”Getting Started with Lean Tagging Organisations can deploy Promapp’s Lean Tagging by initially establishing a common set of lean tags. These tags can be used to flag non-value-add activities, waste, and opportunities for improvement as well as to identify and categorise opportunities for improvement.  These pre-defined tags can be used or created from scratch to suit the terminology used within an organisation whether that be Lean, Kaizen or Six Sigma.   Once a tag is added to a process, it appears as a blue token on the process map and procedure views indicating that the idea is no longer sitting on a Post-it note or whiteboard, but is captured in a central online process repository for everyone to see.  This visual cue enables an organisation to turn good ideas into everyday practice and ensures the lessons uncovered in lean projects and workshop outputs are sustained. Specific tags can also be used to group different types of inefficiencies, waste and opportunities for improvement. This makes it easier to track, manage and report on them.  Users can also create a lean map and report on improvement opportunities in real time. Increased transparency enables management, or those responsible for driving lean or business improvement initiatives, to prioritise resources based on where the most gain can be made.   “Our overall aim is to help Promapp users shatter any barriers and maintain a lean conversation en masse across the business. Lean Tagging is straight-forward in function and intuitive by design, yet has the power to make a real difference to the way lean is perceived and engaged with by users across all levels of an organisation.”   Nathaniel Palmer, Editor-in-Chief, BPM.com agrees. “Promapp has proven itself as a platform for democratising process improvement by capturing insight and optimisation opportunities directly from stakeholders.  The latest example is the introduction of Lean Tagging, addressing head-on the widespread challenge of losing the context of comments made during process review cycles.  The addition of lean tags facilitates true continuous process improvement, by both capturing and managing stakeholder input throughout the complete process lifecycle,” Palmer commented.   For more information about Promapp Solutions, visit www.promapp.com  About Promapp Established in 2002 and headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, Promapp works with hundreds of organisations worldwide to foster a thriving business improvement and process management culture.   Promapp’s cloud-based business process management (BPM) software makes it easy to create, navigate, share and change business processes, enabling continuous improvement, risk management, quality assurance and business continuity. Providing an intuitive online process repository, an integrated process mapping tool, and a process improvement toolset, Promapp’s proprietary software supports the development of smarter and safer ways to work, while encouraging sharing of information by operational teams rather than limiting it to process analysts and technical specialists.   Promapp’s wide range of public and private sector customers includes: Coca-Cola Amatil, Air New Zealand, WesTrac, Lumo Energy, Toyota, Ricoh, McDonald's, Audi Australia, Fuji Xerox, Department of Justice, Victoria, Adelaide City Council, Mildura Regional Council and City of Karratha.  The company is headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand.  www.promapp.com