The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-01-15T00:27:10Z M8audio launches and premieres three new loudspeakers 2018-01-15T00:27:10Z m8audio-launches-and-premieres-three-new-loudspeakers The launch of M8audio marks the arrival of uncompromisinghigh-performance speakers; loudspeakers that bring the emotion of a liveperformance right into your living room.Great speakers need not be ugly and mostly square. Only the best and mostadvanced technology and materials have gone into each product.Introducing the Sweet MaxwellThe Sweet Maxwell brings together an impressive portfolio of technologiesunheard-of at its price point. A honeycomb braced enclosure fully dampedwith M8audio’s proprietary viscoelastic dampeners and decoupling feet.Pure beryllium tweeter, Egyptian papyrus cone, neodymium motor, nocompromise crossover with Alumen-Z capacitors.The inspiration behind the nameThe Maxwell speaker series was inspired by the physicist James ClerkMaxwell best known for his important work on the relationship ofelectricity, electromagnetism and light. “Electromagnetism is at thefoundation of the modern loudspeaker, and Maxwell’s work plays a largepart in the accomplishments of the Maxwell speaker series. Although hiswork on electromagnetism was published more than 150 years ago it hasbeen proven time and time again to be absolutely flawless. The Maxwellseries of speakers is all about getting every last detail absolutely right.” saidMark Thomsen, Founder, M8audio.Beryllium high frequency driverThe pure beryllium diaphragm of our T104BE tweeter sustains nearpistonic behavior past 40kHz ensuring the most natural and purestreproduction of the source materials high frequency content. With a 29mmvoice coil and extended wide surround, the large radiating surface areaensures the T104BE also handles the lower treble with poise and maintainsvery low distortion even at high sound pressure levels.The T104BE has been engineered with the latest technology in moderndynamic driver design: High saturation neodymium motor with shallowflow magnet design to optimise rear chamber coupling. Dual copperimplants to minimize and linearize inductance. Dual balanced compressionchambers. Low moving mass CCAW voice coil. Optimised cast aluminiumstructure. Integrated mechanical decoupling.High power neodymium low frequency driverDeveloped to push the boundaries of what can be achieved from a two waydesign, the mid/woofer driver W187‑4 offers Egyptian papyrus cone andadvanced neodymium motor. At 187 mm (7½ in) this driver is substantiallylarger than the norm for a two way design, and contributes to the verysatisfying bass, while still achieving superior midrange resolution andpresence.The advanced low distortion neodymium motor integrates to a rigid andaerodynamically optimised cast aluminum chassis. The low damping rubbersurround and advanced BIMAX spider maintain great linearity and very lowdamping, ensuring every musical detail is preserved, even at very lowlistening levels. Using a newly developed diaphragm made with EgyptianPapyrus fibers, resulting in a uniquely natural and pleasing sound signature,yet preserving the details and dynamics typically only found in hard conematerials.CrossoverEdge wound baked air core coils of exceptional quality along with superiorpolypropylene capacitors throughout play an important role in the overallperformance of the Sweet Maxwell.For the high frequency section the all new Alumen-Z capacitors wereincorporated for their phenomenal transparency combined with an unusualfatigue free ease of listening that is quite unique to this high performancecapacitor.Cabinet constructionThe beautiful precision CNC machined curvatures throughout thespeaker’s surfaces, along with internal honeycomb bracing result in a veryrigid cabinet. Three viscoelastic dampeners unique to M8audio keepcabinet vibrations in control. The proprietary viscoelastic material isspecifically engineered through modern molecular chemistry, to haveexceptional dampening qualities throughout a very wide frequencyspectrum. The internal cabinet geometry is designed to dispersereflections, eliminating standing waves effectively. 100% natural sheep’swool is used as internal damping material. At more than six times the priceof synthetic materials, it is very rarely seen in commercial loudspeakersregardless of price. The superior sound quality achieved with natural woolis unquestionable and that is why it is the material of choice for the Maxwellspeakers. Dual rear firing ports with large flares ensure deep andundistorted bass without port noise even at high listening levels.Decoupling feetM8audio’s advanced polymer viscoelastic feet effectively isolates thespeaker from its environment and lets it perform like it was designed withless influence from the substrate it is placed upon. This decouplingtechnique greatly increases accuracy and imaging by lowering the noisefloor. Also, a cleaner and deeper bass is maintained through a large varietyof listening environments.Price including shipping AUD 6500 per set, USD 5100 per setShip date January 2018Announcing the Rocket 5.1 SuperResolutionA small and elegant speaker with unique realism and clarity. Every detail inthe Rocket 5.1 SuperResolution has been designed in the pursuit of audioperformance.“We set out to create a beautiful small speaker, that was to set a newbenchmark for what can be achieved with sub compact speakers.” saidMark Thomsen, Founder, M8audio and continues ”With a no compromisedesign approach, the Rocket 5.1 SuperResolution takes the small speakerto a whole new level. By only selecting the very best components andintegrating each part with the perspective of ultimate clarity, we are veryproud of the end result. I believe this speaker sets new standards for soundand performance from a very compact speaker. It is so enjoyable and easyto place and live with that it is difficult to resist.”Price including shipping AUD 2800 per set, USD 2200 per setShip date January 2018The Sub OneTen: Musical, dynamic and powerfulThe sealed box 10 inch active subwoofer has been co-developed alongsidethe Rocket 5.1 SuperResolution to beautifully integrate and complementeach other. “A good subwoofer that is set up properly should never callattention to itself.” said Mark Thomsen, Founder, M8audio. “The lowmoving mass of the Sub OneTen results in a faster and more musical bassthan any other sealed cabinet subwoofer we have compared it to.” said Mr.Thomsen and continued “By adding a Sub OneTen to your setup you willnotice that your system will play significantly deeper than before, and thesound will be very clean, accurate and musical with much improvedauthority.”Primary objective: Fast, impactful and refined.The Sub OneTen is equipped with a 10 inch driver: SW290-6. This driverhas been engineered with sound quality as the primary objective: Fast,impactful and refined. By looking at the construction and material choicesof this driver it becomes clear why it is superior: Soft, low loss rubbersurround and spider contribute to more nuances get translated into soundrather than absorbed by harder, stiffer materials usually used in highexcursion subwoofers. The much lower loss also means that you can listento the subwoofer at very low levels, and it will still have the same soundsignature and be more enjoyable compared to its rivals. A four layer threeinch copper voice coil is almost unheard of in a 10 inch driver. This verylarge voice coil results in an extremely firm grip of the diaphragmmovements, and much reduced compression at high volumes due to theincreased power handling of the larger voice coilFor uncompromised transient response, the Sub OneTen is a sealed boxsubwoofer and is equipped with M8audio’s no‑nonsense 300W RMScontinuous power Superior Class‑D Amplifier, which remains cool andunstressed even during extended high volume listening.Price including shipping AUD 2400 each, USD 1900 eachShip date January 2018About M8audioM8audio was founded in January 2016 in the Airlie Beach area Australia,by Mark Thomsen, a Danish born Australian, when he was unhappy withthe overly boxy, expensive and somewhat underperforming speakersavailable. With an electronics engineering degree and over 20 years ofexperience in many aspects of product design, development andmanufacturing, he set out on a quest to bring uncompromised musicalemotion to more people.“More than two years ago, I decided to create a company that would makesome of the most amazing speakers available.” said Mark Thomsen,Founder, M8audio and continues: ”What if you could get true high endsound, as well as beautiful unique design and craftmanship without theoutrageous price tag associated with state of the art speakers? It maysound crazy, but I believe the company we created does just that.”For additional information visit www.m8audio.comPress images link www.m8audio.com/press NETGEAR introduces Nighthawk Pro gaming with two new products at CES 2018 2018-01-09T04:42:04Z netgear-introduces-nighthawk-pro-gaming-with-two-new-products-at-ces-2018 NETGEAR INTRODUCES NIGHTHAWK PRO GAMING WITH TWO FLAGSHIP PRODUCTS TO CUT LAG AND ENHANCE GAME PLAY Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 WiFi Router and SX10 10G/Multi-Gig LAN Switch infuse gamers with the power to win LAS VEGAS — January 8, 2018 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart home, is launching two new products this week during CES 2018 in Las Vegas that amp up your game play — Nighthawk® Pro Gaming WiFi Router (XR500) and Nighthawk® Pro Gaming SX10 10G/Multi-Gig LAN Switch (GS810EMX). Whether you’re online gaming, hosting a LAN party, or streaming high-definition content, the new NETGEAR Pro Gaming products will take your network to a whole new level of speed, performance, personalisation and control. Gamers are looking for every advantage to maximise their ability to thrive in their online multi-player game of choice. Regardless of whether you are a serious or casual gamer on either a console or PC, the Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router XR500 and the Nighthawk Pro Gaming Switch SX10 will give you greater command over who you play with and prevent unwanted interruptions, giving you the ability to level up your gameplay. This new groundbreaking NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router (XR500) leverages advanced cutting-edge software to optimise network connections by stabilising ping, reducing lag spikes, and keeping you always-on with reliable wired and wireless connectivity for advanced online game play. The Gaming Dashboard, Geo Filter, Quality of Service (QoS) and Network Monitoring capabilities enable customisation and gaming performance unmatched in the router space. The Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router includes best-in-class hardware features such as a dual-core 1.7GHz processor, Quad-stream Wave 2 WiFi with MU-MIMO, and four external high-power antennas wrapped up in an aggressive and formidable enclosure. The NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 10G/Multi-Gig LAN Switch (GS810EMX), a 2018 CES Innovation Awards Honoree, succeeds the Nighthawk S8000 and is set to provide you with an advanced 10G switch to prioritise streams with QoS to fine-tune your game play. The Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 LAN Switch offers hard-wired speeds for gamers who demand that competitive edge with completely lag-free performance. It has two auto-adaptive 10Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit ports delivering seamless data transfer with five different connectivity speeds providing options for the variety of connected devices: 100Mbps, 1Gbps, 2.5Gbps, 5Gbps or 10Gbps. With link aggregation, the switch will achieve 20Gbps transfer speeds between the Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 Switch and your network devices such as networked storage like NETGEAR ReadyNAS®. One of the main software features of the switch, the Gaming Dashboard, provides analytics for an overview into all that is happening with your network and what ports need to be prioritised for the best quality of game play. “All online gamers, whether they are casual, avid or professional, have one thing in common — the need for responsive, reliable, low-lag game play. With the introduction of Nighthawk Pro Gaming, NETGEAR is demonstrating our dedication to gamers to deliver products that enhance gaming performance,” says David Henry, senior vice president of Connected Home for NETGEAR. “We have worked tirelessly with gamers to engineer features that deliver best-in-class performance, customisation and ease-of-use for the ultimate gaming experience. There should not be anything on your network that prevents you from having the ultimate game experience. With Nighthawk Pro Gaming, you will now have the power to win.” Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router (XR500) With the new Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router, you’ll enjoy frustration-free online and network gaming. Its MU-MIMO WiFi streams simultaneously to multiple devices on the same network so you and your pals can smoothly game online at the same time without affecting each other’s performance. Here are some of the other key reasons you’ll want to make the Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router the centerpiece of your gaming experience: Gaming Dashboard — On a single screen, view real-time bandwidth utilisation by device, ping delays, and many other parameters. Geo Filter — Fix your gaming lag by limiting distance to servers or other players, get a guaranteed local connection, and create black/white lists of your preferred servers. Quality of Service (QoS) — Prioritise gaming devices and allocate bandwidth by device to eliminate lag due to queuing at the ISP network. Gaming VPN — Protect your network identity, prevent DDoS attack, and use the VPN client to connect to the VPN server. Network Monitor — Check on bandwidth-hogging devices and identify the applications which could be causing lag. Gigabit Ethernet Ports — Maximise speed with four (4) GbE LAN ports for wired connections, ideal for fast-paced gaming and high-quality streaming. 802.11ac WiFi — Enjoy Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) for simultaneous streaming, Quad-Stream, and 160MHz for faster speeds. Dual-Core 1.7GHz Processor — Support more devices for better 4K streaming, VR gaming, surfing, and more with this powerful, faster processor. AC2600 WiFi — Take advantage of up to 800+1733 Mbps* wireless speed, and double the available bandwidth with simultaneous dual-band WiFi. High-Performance Antennas — Get better WiFi coverage and faster speeds with four (4) external antennas. Memory — Enjoy plenty of headroom with 256 MB flash and 512 MB RAM. Beamforming+ — Enjoy more reliable connections for fewer drops, providing jitter-free network performance. Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 10G/Multi- Gig LAN Switch (GS810EMX) The new award-winning Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 8-port Switch is versatile, high-performing, and customisable for limitless gaming. It offers close-to-zero latency, a new gaming dashboard, and precision-driven auto-diagnostics for the high demands of the gaming world. It also includes the full set of NETGEAR Smart Managed Plus Switch software features. No wonder it’s been honored in the CES Innovation Awards competition for its excellence in design and engineering! If you need more reasons to add a Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 switch to your network, keep reading: · Two (2) 5-speed 10Gigabit/Multi-Gig Uplinks — Increase speeds and expand the bandwidth of your network with ports that automatically adapt to deliver 100Mbps, 1Gbps, 2.5Gbps, 5Gbps or 10Gbps. · Gigabit Ethernet LAN Ports — Connect more wired devices for fast action gaming parties though the provided 8 GbE LAN ports. · Gaming Dashboard — Get real-time insight on performance and configuration in a unified view. · Customisable RGB LED Controls — Personalise every light on your switch by color for better visibility, and easily adjust brightness and frequency. · Up to 20Gbps Port-Trunking/Link Aggregation (LAG) — Aggregate Gigabit or Multi-Gigabit ports for even faster speeds. · Advanced VLAN & QoS Configuration — Give your gaming devices the priority they deserve. · Intuitive Interface — Take advantage of a mobile-optimised GUI and “one-click” pre-configured settings for all media needs. · Low Latency — Experience the smoothest gaming and fastest action. · Auto-Diagnostics — Troubleshoot instantly so you get back into the game faster. · Silent/Fan-less operation — Enjoy silent operation, thanks to an aluminum enclosure that dissipates heat so there’s no need for vents or a fan. · Integration with Nighthawk — Combine with NETGEAR Nighthawk routers for a top-notch home networking experience perfect for gaming. · Warranty — Enjoy peace of mind with your 3-year hardware warranty and free technical support options. “Designed to meet the specialised needs of the gamer, the new Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 10GbE LAN Switch comes equipped with dedicated features designed to eliminate laggy game play,” said Richard Jonker, senior vice president of SMB for NETGEAR. “With the Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 Switch, we made it easy to offload high-bandwidth applications to reduce congestion for your network. The gaming dashboard offers real-time insights into bandwidth utilisation by device, so you can ensure optimum performance and know where your bandwidth is being used.” Pricing and Availability Pricing and availability for the NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router (XR500) and NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 10G/Multi-Gig LAN Switch (GS810EMX) in Australia and New Zealand will be announced at a later date. 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 30,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 25,000 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. ©2018 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, Nighthawk and ReadyNAS 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. AC2600 equals 800Mbps at 2.4GHz 802.11n with 256 QAM support + 1733Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac. 2.4 GHz Performance Mode requires 256 QAM support on WiFi client. Up to 1733Mbps wireless speeds achievable when connecting to other 802.11ac 1733Mbps devices. 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 Australian Media Contacts Elizabeth or Emma at DEC PR (02) 8014 5033 / netgear@decpr.com.au NETGEAR expands portfolio of Switches, remote management capabilities at CES 2018 2018-01-09T04:32:00Z netgear-expands-portfolio-of-switches-remote-management-capabilities-at-ces-2018 NETGEAR EXPANDS INDUSTRY-FIRST PORTFOLIO OF 5-SPEED NETWORKING SWITCHES WITH 12 AND 24 PORT MODELS NETGEAR Smart Managed Plus Switches connect all your devices at the fastest Gigabit speeds possible over existing wiring without performance impact LAS VEGAS — January 8, 2018 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart home and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), is expanding its family of industry-first 5-speed Multi-Gigabit switching products first introduced last quarter. The new NETGEAR 5-Speed switches operate at 100Mbps, 1Gbps, 2.5Gbps, 5Gbps, or 10Gbps. Through an intuitive interface, the Multi-Gigabit switches provide easy, reliable and affordable connectivity with granular per-port bandwidth control and traffic monitoring without needing to install expensive new cabling to alleviate speed barriers. The five speeds per Ethernet port make them the most flexible and affordable 10-Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit switches in the market. XS512EM 12-Port 10-Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Plus Switch with 2 SFP+ Ports, Desktop and Rackmount XS724EM 24-Port 10-Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Plus Switch with 2 SFP+ Ports, Rackmount Modern high-performance networking devices such as network cards, gaming PCs, desktop PCs, servers, NAS storage, and AC Wave 2 Wireless Access Points now offer both 2.5-Gigabit or 5-Gigabit connectivity. Other 10-Gigabit switches provide a standard 1-Gigabit connectivity to any device requiring less than 10Gbps, but NETGEAR Multi-Gigabit Switches provide additional options for 2.5 and 5Gbps. So, businesses are able to combine legacy Ethernet speeds like 100 Mbps or 1Gbps, with 10Gbps and now 2.5 and 5Gbps, so that all of the devices in your business, small office or home can run at their individual highest speeds. NETGEAR has designed these switches to be plug-and-play, making them capable of easily leveraging the full potential of performance and coverage offered by the latest high-speed devices. Each of the intelligent multi-speed copper Ethernet ports on the switches automatically detects the speed requested by the connected device and the quality of the cabling, and provides the appropriate connection at one of the five speeds. The ports can be connected with regular Cat5E Ethernet cables, without the need to upgrade to Cat6 wiring, thereby reducing wiring costs and hassle. Each switch also has two SFP+ fiber ports with 1-Gigabit or 10-Gigabit connectivity that’s ideal for providing a high-speed uplink to your core network. Both the XS512EM and the XS724EM Switches go beyond basic network connectivity by adding REVS (Reliability, Enhanced Control, Visibility and Security) values to any SMB network: Reliability — Link Aggregation and Loop Prevention assure that the SMB networks are up and running to minimise possible downtimes. Enhanced Control — Improves your network performance with VLAN, QoS and Multicast Support. Visibility — Identifies any possible cable issues or abnormal traffic behavior with cable health test and port statistics. Security — Protects SMB networks for possible threats through Auto DoS and Storm Control. Both the new XS724EM and the XS512EM Switches can operate either in silent mode or with a quiet fan. This whisper-quiet feature, combined with the smaller form factor of the 12-port XS512EM and its flexible, rackmount and desktop mounting options, makes the XS512EM especially ideal for smaller spaces. Richard Jonker, vice president of product line management for SMB products at NETGEAR, said, “New devices on your network today each operate at their own speed for optimum performance. With NETGEAR, your newest devices are able to reach their top performance because our new 5-Speed Switches automatically sense and adjust to the appropriate speed on a per port basis, over existing cabling. They make it easy on your IT budget, too.” The new Multi-Gigabit Smart Managed Plus Switches deliver the full set of powerful features of other NETGEAR Smart Managed Plus Switches — including network monitoring, traffic prioritisation, and network segmentation — to small businesses who want more visibility and control on top of plug-and-play connectivity. Easy-to-use web browser-based management GUI makes advanced setup simple. Features include: QoS, VLAN and network monitoring Auto "denial-of-service" (DoS) prevention Cable test, loop prevention and broadcast storm controls IGMP snooping v1, v2 and v3 support for multicast optimisation Rate limiting and priority queuing for better bandwidth allocation Port mirroring for network monitoring Link Aggregation (static, LACP) to add redundancy and increase speed in your connections Energy efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) for maximum power savings Availability NETGEAR XS512EM 12-Port and XS724EM 24-Port 10-Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Plus Switches will be available through authorised NETGEAR partners and other reseller channels and ecommerce sites. Regional variance may apply to the final pricing for end customers depending on the reseller and bundled offerings. Australian and New Zealand local pricing and availability will be announced at a later date. The 5-Speed Multi-Gigabit Switching Product Family In addition to the XS512EM and XS5724EM Switches, there are already several other switches in the uniquely comprehensive NETGEAR portfolio of Multi-Gigabit/5-Speed Switches. Customers can find a solution to fit every need and price point in both copper and fiber options, and desktop and rackmount editions of Unmanaged, Smart Managed Plus, Smart Managed Pro, and Fully Managed Switches. XS505M 5-Port 10-Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch with SFP+ Port XS508M 8-Port 10-Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch with SFP+ Port GS110MX 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch with 2-Port 10G/Multi-Gig Uplinks (GS110MX) GS110EMX 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Plus Switch with 2-Port 10G/Multi-Gig Uplinks MS510TX 8-Port Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Pro Switch with 10G Copper and SFP+ Ports MS510TXPP 8-Port PoE+ Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Pro Switch with 10G Copper and SFP+ Ports M4200 Fully Managed Intelligent Edge Series Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Switch with PoE+ and 2 SFP+ Ports All NETGEAR Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Switches are supported by the industry-leading ProSAFE® Lifetime Hardware Warranty including Lifetime Next Business Day shipping for part replacement and Lifetime Technical Support options. NETGEAR INSIGHT – APP AND NEW WEB PORTAL – EXPAND REMOTE MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES OF YOUR NETWORK A CES Innovation Award honoree, NETGEAR Insight management solution delivers unified remote monitoring and management for NETGEAR switches, wireless access points and ReadyNAS storage LAS VEGAS — January 8, 2018 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart home and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), is expanding its emerging family of Insight managed Smart Cloud Switches with two new 28-port models offering greater capacity for growing businesses. Currently available as a mobile app, the remote setup, monitoring and management features of the Insight™ management solution will also become available in mid-February through the new NETGEAR Insight Cloud web portal, providing the benefit of a larger display screen for a single-pane view of all devices and locations. As an honoree in the 2018 CES Innovation Awards competition for excellence in design and engineering, the NETGEAR Insight management solution is a progressive way to instantly discover, configure, and continuously monitor and manage your network. Designed for easy remote management of NETGEAR Smart Cloud Wireless Access Points, Smart Cloud switches and ReadyNAS Network Storage, Insight will now also provide support for the Orbi™ Pro Tri-band WiFi System for small businesses as of the update in mid-February. “NETGEAR Insight Managed devices have the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of any remote/cloud manageable networking devices in the industry,” Richard Jonker, vice president of product line management for SMB products at NETGEAR, affirmed. “Businesses benefit from plug-and-play setup and management without the cost of an additional network management device or contracted IT service. There is no complex software, or on-premise cloud server to purchase and maintain and there are no exorbitant long-term licensing fees.” Insight Managed Smart Cloud Switches for Versatility and Lowest TCO The two new 28-Port Smart Cloud Switches join four additional NETGEAR Insight Managed Smart Cloud Switches launched in late 2017, the industry’s first fully-integrated, cloud-manageable network switches for SMB. All Insight Managed Smart Cloud Switches support a full suite of advanced switching features and are ready to grow with your business to meet the needs of a fully converged network. Some of the advanced switching features include: VLANs (including Auto-VoIP & Auto-Video) and LLDP support Port trunking / Link aggregation and IGMP snooping QoS and priority queuing, port-based rate limiting, STP/RSTP and loop prevention ACLs, storm control and port mirroring Advanced per-port PoE controls, scheduling, and timers (PoE models) IPv6 management and support for future-proofing your network IPv4 and IPv6 static routing for optimising your network outgoing traffic (28-port models only) The Insight Managed switches are easy to set up, as you need only to plug the switch into your network and the Internet and discover with the Insight app. You can then set up policies across switches without configuring each separately. Through Insight, you see what’s connected on each switch port, port speeds, and can remotely manage PoE power including enabling and disabling PD devices from anywhere, anytime. Two Interface Options for NETGEAR Insight The new NETGEAR Insight solution provides a unified, single-pane-of-glass view of your NETGEAR Insight network devices with easy access to both product information and support. It is the answer to the once tedious setup and configuration of devices either in individual device GUI silos or via overwhelming device management tools created for complex enterprise networks. Insight changes the paradigm with its simple multi-device configuration and cloud-based remote access to empower small businesses to manage devices from anywhere. NETGEAR Insight is available as either a mobile app for iOS and Android devices or as a Cloud web portal accessible from any internet-connected web browser. Key features covered in the Basic subscription plan include: Unified wired/wireless network management with data usage monitoring and logs Remote access with 24/7 visibility and control of all Insight Managed devices in your network Instant automated discovery of select NETGEAR devices and all Insight Managed devices One-tap device registration to simplify and streamline access to NETGEAR support options Easy-to-use network configuration across devices using your mobile device Firmware updates across all Insight Managed devices in the network Full remote/cloud network monitoring and management with no additional cloud controller, appliance, or PC/server necessary Email and instant push notifications and warnings on your network and device connectivity and network health Easy click-through to NETGEAR support for your registered devices The Premium subscription plan also includes Insight Cloud web portal access, Smart WiFi management, WiFi fast roaming, PoE scheduling and timers, and many more useful features. All NETGEAR Insight Managed Smart Cloud Switches include a 5-year Limited Hardware Warranty, Next Business Day replacement, and free technical support. Pricing and Availability The NETGEAR Insight management solution is available in two subscription plans covering all Insight Managed switches, access points, NAS and Orbi Pro. Insight Basic is available for the Insight app only, which can be downloaded from the Apple® App Store℠ and Google Play™. Insight Basic is free for up to two devices, after which it’s available for a yearly subscription per device Insight Premium covers the Insight app as well as the Insight Cloud web portal which is accessible from any web browser connected to the internet. It also gives access to Insight advanced features such as Smart WiFi roaming, PoE scheduling, and more. Insight Premium has a monthly per-device subscription or a yearly per-device subscription The new Insight Cloud web portal is ideal for configuring larger port-count switches, such as these two new 28-port Insight Managed Smart Cloud Switches. The NETGEAR Insight Managed 28-Port Gigabit Ethernet Smart Cloud Switch (GC728X) and PoE+ edition (GC728XP) will begin shipping later this quarter through authorised NETGEAR partners and other reseller channels and ecommerce sites. Regional variance may apply to the final pricing for end customers depending on the reseller and bundled offerings. Pricing and availability for the below models in Australia and New Zealand will be announced at a later date. Insight Managed 28-Port Gigabit Ethernet Smart Cloud Switch with 2 SFP and 2 SFP+ Fiber Ports (GC728X) Insight Managed 28-Port Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ Smart Cloud Switch with 2 SFP and 2 SFP+ Fiber Ports (GC728XP) 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 30,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 25,000 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. ©2018 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, NETGEAR Insight and ProSupport 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. 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 Australian Media Contacts Elizabeth or Emma at DEC PR (02) 8014 5033 / netgear@decpr.com.au NETGEAR debuts new Arlo Baby monitor features, cyber security features at CES 2018 2018-01-09T04:15:48Z netgear-debuts-new-arlo-baby-monitor-features-cyber-security-features-at-ces-2018-1 “HEY SIRI, SHOW ME THE NURSERY”– ARLO BABY CAMERA, THE WORLD’S FIRST SMART BABY MONITOR, TO INTEGRATE WITH APPLE HOMEKIT Now you can easily watch and listen to live video stream with 2-way audio from Arlo Baby camera through the Apple Home app LAS VEGAS, NV — January 8, 2018 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the worldwide leader in home networking and smart home security products, today announced that the Arlo® Baby Smart HD Monitoring Camera (ABC1000) is now compatible with Apple HomeKit™. Following a simple pairing process, parents with an iOS device will be able to access the majority of Arlo Baby’s innovative features for smart monitoring of your baby straight from the Apple Home app. The popular Apple HomeKit framework for iOS devices enables parents to manage all of their smart home accessories seamlessly from an iPhone® or iPad®. Once the Arlo Baby camera is added, it appears in the Apple Home app on your iOS device alongside your other HomeKit compatible smart home accessories. The Apple Home app is available to all iOS customers to easily and securely manage HomeKit enabled accessories such as the Arlo Baby camera. Free to download from the Apple App Store℠, the Apple Home app is also included with the most recent iPhone and iPad releases. Arlo Baby functions capable of being accessed through the Apple Home app include: Live video stream viewing of your baby via the Arlo Baby camera feed Two-way audio for talking, cooing and listening to your baby and other people near the camera Quick view of the most recent screenshot recorded by Arlo Baby when the camera was last activated Voice control by asking Siri to show you your camera’s live stream Remotely access the camera’s live video/audio feed and two-way communication when you have an iPad or Apple TV (4th generation) in your home. “Arlo is 100% focused on delivering products and solutions that provide our customers with the best user experience,” said Pat Collins, senior vice president of Arlo products at NETGEAR. “By making Arlo Baby compatible with Homekit we have now made the all-important experience of monitoring your child even better. Whether it’s the convenience of asking Siri to quickly view your baby live, or the ability to quickly check in directly from Apple TV using the Arlo app, Arlo Baby customers now have the ultimate in convenience and flexibility. We’re thrilled to be a partner with Apple and looking forward to growing our ecosystem of HomeKit-enabled products.” A 2017 CES Innovations Award honoree, Arlo Baby Smart HD Monitoring Camera goes far beyond traditional baby monitors to provide what busy parents need to keep the whole family safe and at ease. This all-in-one camera combines crystal clear 1080p HD video, advanced night vision capabilities, two-way audio, ambient air quality sensors, a music-and-sound player, and a dimmable night light into one adorable, nursery-friendly package. The Arlo smart analytics platform provides real-time, customisable alerts when motion or sound is detected, even recognising the sound of your baby’s cries. A built-in rechargeable battery means you can move the untethered Arlo Baby camera around the house as needed. And with a rolling 7 days of free cloud recordings, you’ll never miss a precious moment. Arlo Baby can even be personalised into animals like a bunny, kitten, or puppy for a friendly addition to the nursery. Arlo Baby is available now from major retailers Visit Arlo.com/au to learn more about Arlo Baby Monitoring Camera and accessories, and other Arlo Smart Home Security camera options for your home and business. NETGEAR PARTNERS WITH CIRCLE MEDIA LABS TO PROVIDE SMART PARENTAL CONTROL OF YOUR HOME NETWORK Orbi Tri-band WiFi Systems and Nighthawk routers now include smart features for families to manage content and time online SYDNEY, Australia — January 8, 2018 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the worldwide leader in home networking and smart home security products, will include CircleÒ with Disney software on its flagship Orbi™ Tri-Band Home WiFi Systems and the popular Nighthawk® Smart WiFi Routers. NETGEAR is bringing peace of mind to parents by managing not only access to appropriate online content, but also limiting the time that children are spending online. Circle with Disney is the smart way for families to manage content and time online, on any connected device. With the easy-to-use Circle app – available for download on both iOS and Android™ devices – parents can easily create unique profiles for each family member. This includes creating daily time limits for apps and websites, setting individual filter levels for each family member, scheduling BedTime for each family member and their devices, and pausing the internet by device or by user with the press of a button. You can even manage your family’s mobile devices outside the home through Circle Go. Using Circle with Disney on your NETGEAR router provides an easy way for parents to monitor online time and content for their kids across all their devices. It also saves money and reduces hardware clutter in your home, as it’s already installed on your router — no additional device is required. Circle with Disney smart parental controls are available worldwide wherever NETGEAR routers are supported.* “NETGEAR has a long-standing commitment to its customers to provide the best in terms of WiFi connectivity for internet access,” said David J. Henry, NETGEAR senior vice president of Home Networking. “We’re very pleased to deliver safe and fun experiences for children of all ages by aligning with Circle with Disney to safely manage online activity through our Orbi and Nighthawk-branded products. We look forward to adding Circle with Disney to more NETGEAR products.” “We find it so gratifying that Circle is already helping so many families, and we have seen that the sooner parents are able to set some limits and reward online behaviors, the better it is for the family,” said Lance Charlish, chief executive officer, Circle Media Labs Inc. “By partnering with one of the most trusted router brands to offer our technology on their products, we are thrilled to be making Circle accessible to even more families.” NETGEAR has partnered with Circle to offer the most comprehensive parental control solution available for your home network. With multiple filters offering the capability to set unique configurations and age-appropriate settings for each family member – including mature and explicit content – and further customisation by toggling of settings for various apps, websites, ad blocking, as well as safe search, parents will now have greater visibility and control over their children’s screen time and will gain the peace of mind that their children are safe while online. Smart parental controls enabled on NETGEAR products through Circle with Disney include: Available as part of the free app download: Filter – Set individual filter levels for each family member that matches their age and interests. Pause – Pause internet access by device, user or the entire home, with the press of a button. History – See the sites that have been visited and filtered. Safe Search – Filter out inappropriate sites and images from Google and Bing search results. Ad Blocking – Filter out most sources of online ads eliminating the majority of ads from web sites. Premium Services for $7.49 AUD or $7.99 NZD per month: Time Limits — Limit daily internet time for each family member by websites, apps, and more. BedTime — Set times for family members’ devices to disconnect from/connect to the Internet OffTime — Set individual screen availability times and schedule specific “no internet” times easily. Usage — See how much time your kids spends online at a glance. Rewards — Bump up Time Limits, give a late BedTime, or disable an OffTime, just for the day. Connections — Integrate with third-party apps like Choremonster and IFTTT. Amazon® Alexa™— Ask any Alexa-enabled device about your family’s usage, time limits, or bed times. MyCircle® is an additional Circle app that provides a personalised dashboard for parents to connect with their kids and check their Circle dashboard. You can also add Circle Go on your child’s mobile devices and extend Circle coverage even when the kids are outside home. NETGEAR products are available in major retail stores and online. Circle is currently available on select Nighthawk routers and will soon be rolled out to existing Orbi WiFi Systems through a firmware update. For more information on Circle with Disney and available service plans, please watch the video on the NETGEAR website at http://www.netgear.com.au/landings/circle/. NETGEAR INTRODUCES NEW ARMOR SECURITY SERVICE TO SAFEGUARD HOME WIFI NETWORKS AND CONNECTED DEVICES Powered by Bitdefender, NETGEAR Armor provides advanced cyber threat protection for your home network, mobile, IoT and smart home devices LAS VEGAS — January 8, 2018 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the worldwide leader in home networking and smart home security products, is launching a new comprehensive security service to provide security for any device connected via a NETGEAR router. NETGEAR Armor™ powered by Bitdefender® the award-winning leader in cyber security, is an advanced multilayer solution that runs on NETGEAR routers and connected devices to actively detect and protect your home and family members from cyber threats, such as viruses, spyware, spam, and phishing. To be first introduced on the Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi router (R7000P) later this quarter, NETGEAR Armor will be made available for the Orbi Whole Home WiFi system and the popular Nighthawk performance routers later in the year via firmware updates. The NETGEAR Armor firmware update provides central security to instantly protect all PCs, Macs, smart phones and tablets, and smart home devices from cyber threats. The subscription will also bundle Bitdefender Total Security anti-malware software for Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android devices, all under a single subscription. This new security service will block, at the gateway, attempts to access phishing websites from within the home network so that your privacy and data is always protected. Network security has become an area of increasingly greater concern with the addition of smart home and IoT devices to the home network, which are always on and always connected introducing new potential vulnerabilities. While PC, security has long been a mainstay of the office and home, the multitude of connected devices now available pose new, potential security risks for consumers. “The need for an all-encompassing cybersecurity solution for the home is more critical than ever.” said Ciprian Istrate, Bitdefender’s vice president of Consumer Solutions. “After launching the first home cyber security solution that can protect connected devices that fall under the umbrella of Internet of Things, Bitdefender is now taking consumer cyber security to the next level with NETGEAR delivering the protection straight from the router." NETGEAR Armor has the features that one would need to keep a home network and all connected IoT, smart home and personal mobile devices safe and secure from anywhere in the world. NETGEAR Armor consists the following: Safe Browsing with URL Blocking With NETGEAR Armor, you actively safeguard your network from threats, including Trojans, ransomware, zero-day exploits, rootkits and spyware. Fake websites trying to steal financial data such as passwords or credit card numbers are automatically blocked, as are malicious links in browsers, emails, or apps. You can even find out whether your search results are safe to access before you actually click on a link, as you’ll be warned against websites that can leak login credentials if the authentication is not performed via https. Vulnerability Assessment NETGEAR Armor quickly scans your network for connected devices open to unauthorised access, data theft or malicious attacks. It checks for password strength, firmware version and any weakness that can allow hackers access to your entire home network. It’s easy to run a thorough report that includes tips for eliminating specific vulnerabilities, or to simply check the status of your devices and address any issues then and there. Intelligent Network Intrusion Prevention NETGEAR Armor blocks hackers from accessing your smart-home devices such as internet-enabled thermostats, refrigerators, baby monitors, and security cameras. You’ll receive instant alerts when new devices join your network, so you can immediately reject WiFi access request for devices you don’t recognise. For ultimate convenience, you can easily manage your network security from anywhere by going to http://armor.netgear.com. End-point Protection with Bitdefender Total Security NETGEAR Armor includes Bitdefender Total Security anti-malware for Android, iOS, Windows PCs, and Macs whether at home or anywhere. Using intelligent behavioral detection, NETGEAR Armor closely monitors all active apps and the moment the service detects suspicious activity, it takes instant action to prevent trouble, as it is designed to respond within three seconds to even the newest known threats. By turning on the optional Autopilot™ feature, all cybersecurity decisions can be made without pop-ups or dialog boxes to distract you from your work or play. “For over 20 years, NETGEAR has led the industry as the best in class WiFi provider and has been first to market in providing new technologies for both home and office networks. Now, with the introduction of NETGEAR Armor, we are making the network smarter and safer for the new world of IoT and always connected devices,” said David Henry, senior vice president of Connected Home for NETGEAR. “This move is critical for our customers whose homes now have many networked devices, including Smart Home and IOT devices – any one of which may pose a potential security risk. Following on our recent launch of Circle with Disney Parental Controls, NETGEAR Armor is the next in a line of services we are introducing to enhance our customer’s experience with their network.” Additional Features Shield your network from malicious encryption programs that demand ransom for your personal data. Manage and configure every device connecting or attempting to connect to the network. Get instant notifications when new devices connect to your network. Assess your WiFi network and router security from remote computers and smartphones. Secure your passwords, credit card information, and other sensitive data in a cyber-vault for easy access. Bank and shop with Safepay™, a unique, dedicated browser that secures your transactions. Continuous and automatic security updates. NETGEAR Armor protects home networks without sacrificing network speed, performance or privacy. The service scans your network, identifying every device connected to it. Scanning is fast and light on resources as it mostly occurs in the cloud to maximise power and efficiency. Home routers and personal devices are rarely taxed to perform power-hungry or processor-intensive tasks. And the service never scans or stores the actual contents of any documents or files. Pricing and Availability NETGEAR Armor powered by Bitdefender will first be available via firmware upgrade on Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi router (R7000P) later this quarter and will be available in the coming months via firmware updates for Orbi and the current lineup of Nighthawk routers. After the promotional 90 days of free service there will be annual subscription cost, this will be announced at a later date. 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 30,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 25,000 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. ©2018 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, and NETGEAR Armor 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. Bitdefender, Bitdefender Autopilot, Bitdefender Anti-Theft and SafePay are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Bitdefender. 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 Australian Media Contacts Elizabeth or Emma at DEC PR (02) 8014 5033 / netgear@decpr.com.au P&N Bank Invests in Integrated Data-Driven Services with Dell Boomi 2017-12-11T23:24:20Z p-n-bank-invests-in-integrated-data-driven-services-with-dell-boomi Sydney, Australia – December 12, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) has announced that Perth-based P&N Bank is using Boomi integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) to enable the reliable, secure and synchronised exchange of customer data across the organisation to boost its customer-facing operations. P&N is Western Australia’s largest member-owned bank. It delivers personal and business banking, insurance, and financial planning services to over 90,000 clients. With high volumes of private client, employee and partner information generated by and stored within its internal systems, P&N Bank went to market seeking a versatile integration solution to manage its environment while keeping that data safe. In conjunction with customer relationship management (CRM) consultant and Boomi partner, CRM Online, P&N Bank selected the Boomi platform to connect its various business-critical and bespoke applications, such as loan origination, CRM and lead management, while maintaining the integrity and security of that data. Importantly, Boomi provides P&N Bank with the unique capability to connect on-premise data with cloud-based environments. This aligns with the organisation’s strict security requirements while allowing it to capitalise on the benefits of flexible data synchronisation. “We have a set of business requirements that rely on the exchange of data between several systems, and so we needed an integration solution to make the management of those apps more straightforward,” said Erik Fenna, CIO at P&N Bank. “Boomi’s connectors, simple workflow and style sheet-driven transformation of files gives us the ability to maintain an up-to-date data environment within the confines of our strict security protocols. By introducing the solution, we have a way of keeping data accurate and delivering it to employees managing our client accounts. Since we have confidence our client data is accurate and protected, we can focus on driving value for those clients.” The Boomi platform is being used to underpin P&N Bank’s Work Management System through which tasks are queued and assigned on the basis of priority. This has eliminated a series of manual processes, while also giving employees full visibility into the information required to perform their particular roles; any additions and changes made are automatically replicated across the organisation to further boost the customer experience delivered by the bank. Boomi has also transformed P&N Bank’s Broker Network which is used by around 1,000 partners. It has enabled the bank to modernise its single data feed into a multi-data feed while maintaining the same formats and protocols, with a gateway protecting private information shared between the parties. Furthermore, the Boomi platform has created a more reliable link between P&N Bank’s data warehouse and its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system so that data is updated, configured and maintained inside a consistent interface. Due to the low-code design of Boomi, these transactions can be performed in-house through an easy-to-use interface rather than requiring the bank to hire additional resources. “Customer Experience is an increasingly important competitive differentiator between financial services organisations,” said Michael Evans, Managing Director Asia-Pacific and Japan, Dell Boomi. “Using the Boomi platform, P&N Bank is able to ensure the timely and accurate exchange of data across its client applications so that employees are appropriately-resourced to manage client enquiries. In doing so, the bank has created a connected business that optimises a customer experience across its services portfolio.” About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, is the leading provider of cloud integration and workflow automation software to build The Connected Business. Boomi helps more than 6,500 organisations accelerate business agility by connecting data and applications to run faster and smarter. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © 2017 Boomi Inc. Dell, Boomi, and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other names or marks may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Flybuys jumps to number one app across Australia 2017-12-11T02:19:30Z flybuys-jumps-to-number-one-app-across-australia App analytics company App Annie has reported an interesting phenomenon in late November, when national rewards carrier Flybuys app jumped to the top of the list as the top-ranking app in Australia. Initially released in 2010, Flybuys pulled their app from the store for a major revamp, and re-released it on 22-23 November 2017. Notable features in the recent update include: Simple Flybuys sign up process Complete User Experience/ User Interface update Dashboard showing your points Ability to ‘activate your offers’ Scan your card to collect rewards in store Easy point redemption in store via code from app Synthesise all email and paper coupons in the app “Apps in general not only bridge the in-store and mobile shopping experience, but they also provide a means to organise across multiple channels, becoming a central hub for consumers’ shopping needs,” said Jaede Tan, Regional Director for APAC at App Annie. Five days after its revamp, Flybuys hit number one for both Shopping apps and Overall apps on iPhone in Australia on November 28, and has retained that spot to date. On November 29th, Flybuys hit number one for Google Play downloads of both Shopping apps and Overall apps in Australia. “A mobile app is the perfect companion for in-store and digital shopping, especially for a rewards program across multiple partners. The newly updated Flybuys mobile app dramatically decreases friction for the consumer to participate and be rewarded by the Flybuys program. Flybuys has strong adoption across Australia and modernising its mobile app is likely to not only increase its customer base but cultivate a new level of stickiness with the Flybuys program,” according to Tan. On November 29th, the Flybuys app saw five times more daily downloads than the average of the seven days prior. About App Annie App Annie delivers the most trusted app data and insights for your business to succeed in the global app economy. Over 800,000 registered members rely on App Annie to better understand the app market, their businesses and the opportunities around them. The company is headquartered in San Francisco with 450 employees across 15 global offices. App Annie has received $157 million in financing, including from investors such as Sequoia Capital, Institutional Venture Partners, IDG Capital Partners, e.ventures, Greenspring Associates, and Greycroft Partners. Okta for Startups: Free Identity Tools for Entrepreneurs 2017-12-06T22:35:54Z okta-for-startups-free-identity-tools-for-entrepreneurs Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, today announced the launch of Okta for Startups, a program offering the Okta Identity Cloud to entrepreneurs and small businesses for free for one year. “Founding a company is hard. And it’s even harder when you have to build a business model for something that hasn’t been done before, or that you’re trying to differently – all while getting your core systems up and running.” said Frederic Kerrest, Okta COO and co-founder. “With Okta for Startups, we’ll enable new and growing companies to focus on what’s most important when you’re getting started – your core business and customers – by making it easy (and free) to build a foundation of identity and access management into your app or company infrastructure.” Today, thousands of organisations use the Okta Identity Cloud as the connective tissue that secures both their employee and partner ecosystem, as well as their customer-facing offerings. Within an organisation, the Okta Identity Cloud makes it easy to manage and secure the rapidly growing network of people, applications and devices connected to a business. For developers and business leaders building new or improving existing customer experiences, Okta also makes it easy to add the same level of security and user management into any web or mobile application through its API offerings. Now with Okta for Startups, young and developing organisations will be able to use both Okta’s employee- and customer-facing identity tools for up to 25 employees, contractors and partners through the Okta Identity Cloud for free. In addition, organisations will also have the option to use Okta’s APIs as the identity and authentication layer of their customer apps for up to 25,000 monthly active users. “Our mission at Agile Stacks is to make it easier for organisations to quickly implement a full stack DevOps automation for cloud environments. We’ve been growing quickly since we started a little over a year ago, and as we continue to expand, we sought innovative partners to help us build a scalable, secure infrastructure of our own,” said Igor Mameshin, CTO at Agile Stacks. “Programs like Okta for Startups are critical for young companies like us as they provide founders with the best tools available on the market for free or at a low cost – allowing us to use Okta to power our authentication layer and user store as a foundational piece of our application so we can focus our precious resources on innovation, business strategy and differentiation.” “We’re focused on changing the way people work at People.ai – taking the manual work off of sales and creating sales and marketing alignment based on real data and intelligence,” said Oleg Rogynskyy, CEO at People.ai. “As a growing company ourselves, we looked for innovative partners to help us take care of the behind-the-scenes work of our own infrastructure and security so we can focus on growing our business. Y Combinator, which we graduated from in 2016, taught us to spend our cycles on the things that will help us to go from vision to reality – and being able to partner with world class solutions like Okta allow us to do just that.” For more information about Okta for Startups, email OktaforStartups@okta.com. About Okta Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud connects and protects employees of many of the world's largest enterprises. It also securely connects enterprises to their partners, suppliers and customers. With deep integrations to over 5,000 apps, the Okta Identity Cloud enables simple and secure access from any device. Thousands of customers, including Experian, 20th Century Fox, LinkedIn, Flex, News Corp, Dish Networks, and Adobe trust Okta to work faster, boost revenue and stay secure. Okta helps customers fulfill their missions faster by making it safe and easy to use the technologies they need to do their most significant work. Dell Boomi’s Fall Release Helps Enterprises Unlock the Power of The Connected Business 2017-12-05T23:07:02Z dell-boomis-fall-release-helps-enterprises-unlock-the-power-of-the-connected-business ROUND ROCK, Texas – December 5, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) announced the availability of the Fall 2017 release of Boomi’s flagship cloud integration technology. The release adds new integration accelerators, and features to fortify data insights, security and compliance. Boomi exists to help enterprises connect everything and engage everywhere across any channel, device or platform. Boomi integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) equips enterprises to improve productivity, accountability and collaboration internally and with customers and partners to help build The Connected Business and drive digital transformation efforts. “The increased functionality of the Dell Boomi platform in delivering sophisticated, user-centric services is resulting in a superior consumer experience, and has the advantage of improving our overall IT operations, and our ability to identify and address student demands with greater ease than ever before,” said Kerrie Campbell, Chief Information Officer, Flinders University. “These new developments will further help ensure Flinders continues to meet customer expectations in the increasingly-competitive higher education space.” Drag-and-drop integration innovation Customers use Boomi iPaaS for agile integration that’s far faster and easier than custom-coding or traditional on-premise middleware. With this release, Boomi helps customers accelerate implementations by providing an enhanced drag-and-drop data integration and application development environment, with the latest pre-built tools and reusable components. Boomi connectors unlock the power of the cloud and cloud-based commerce with new and enhanced Boomi connectors for Box, AWS (S3, SQS and SNS), Salesforce Events, Shopify, and Zuora. Store, access, and share data across applications with Boomi’s Box connector. Cloud commerce is taken to the next level with Boomi’s Shopify connector to support e-commerce initiatives by simplifying the ability to build integrations from Shopify to other applications. Subscription billing with Boomi’s Zuora connector enables organisations to connect to Zuora’s Z-Commerce Platform to access Z-Billing and Z-Payments data as well as other cloud applications, such as Salesforce, and NetSuite. Execute event-driven processes in near real time with Boomi’s Salesforce Events connector to connect the new Salesforce Platform Events to other applications. In an Internet of Things example, a manufacturer can connect Salesforce Platform Events to smart printers to monitor the status of ink cartridges. When a cartridge is low, Platform Events can automate reordering from a supplier. Trusted data insights and compliance With applications and data connected by Boomi’s unified platform, Boomi customers synchronise and enrich data through a data hub for confident decision making. Boomi’s latest release helps customers create trusted data insights and compliance at enterprise scale. New and enhanced capabilities include: The ability for data stewards to resolve quarantined issues and increase master data accuracy by allowing business users to edit relationship between different datasets and how they relate to each other. The new Golden Record Query API creates a direct pipeline between an organisation’s master data and their analytics solutions. Businesses can now maintain clean master data on top of their transactional data to generate business value and gain a 360-degree view of their master entity. Enhanced reference data management capabilities that allow business users to see relationships within different data sets very simply, visually, and with real-time synchronisation. Creating end-to-end workflows With this release, Boomi continues to tightly incorporate Boomi Flow into the Boomi platform. Organisations can now utilise the technology to create and manage workflow processes from simple to sophisticated and run a more efficient business from the unified Boomi interface. For example, with new hire onboarding, various steps include sending the offer letter to the candidate, submitting the approved offer to HR and provisioning a new hire account within IT – all of these are included in a single flow across multiple stakeholder swim lanes and are accessible from any device. Supporting Quotes “Boomi’s cloud-native, unified platform allows you to scale and move to the cloud, however we understand that supporting the realities of today’s enterprise means it's a journey to best-of-breed cloud,” said Boomi Chief Product Officer, Steve Wood. “With Boomi, our customers always have access to the industry’s most advanced integration capabilities to help them digitally transform their organisation and move toward being a successful Connected Business.” “At Quanta we have hundreds of IT systems, thousands of integrations, and we frequently acquire new companies. A lack of a standardised integration approach led to challenges with timely accessing quality data across our companies,” said Kurt Witt, manager of Data Management Services, Quanta Services. “In response, we created our integration center of excellence to define and deliver integration services that add structure to enterprise data and build a support framework for enterprise integration. The benefits of using Boomi for real-time information access, to streamline business processes and create integrity across multiple systems help us deliver an agile, connected business.” “Subscription-based businesses have benefited from stable and predictable revenue projections, data-driven insights from customers, and large economies of scale,” said Mike Aaron, Vice President of Product at Zuora. “Boomi’s ability to connect Zuora with cloud and on premise finance and CRM applications allows more organisations to benefit at an even larger scale. Extending Zuora means organisations can better manage subscriptions and automate processes like product invoicing.” To learn more about how these new Boomi features can help your business or see a demonstration, please visit: https://boomi.com/blog. About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, is the leading provider of cloud integration and workflow automation software to build The Connected Business. Boomi helps more than 6,500 organizations accelerate business agility by connecting data and applications to run faster and smarter. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © 2017 Boomi Inc. Dell, Boomi, and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other names or marks may be the trademarks of their respective owners. NETGEAR DEBUTS DIY WIFI FOR SMALL BUSINESSES WITH ORBI PRO WIFI SYSTEM 2017-11-30T06:22:51Z netgear-debuts-diy-wifi-for-small-businesses-with-orbi-pro-wifi-system-1 SYDNEY, Australia, 2017 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power small and medium-sized business (SMBs), is introducing the Orbi Pro WiFi System to provide growing businesses with secure, reliable, and blazing fast WiFi. The Orbi™ Pro Tri-band WiFi System for Small Businesses by NETGEAR (SRK60) with patented Fastlane3 technology joins the award-winning Orbi Tri-Band Home WiFi System product family as the industry’s first purpose-built WiFi solution specifically designed for small business owners to install themselves. Orbi Pro is the perfect WiFi solution for commercial locations such as professional offices, restaurants, retail, or bed and breakfast inns, which would benefit from easy to set up WiFi. With Orbi Pro, there is no wiring, professional installation, or added IT costs. “Many small business would find value in having WiFi for their guests, employees and business systems, but the cost and complexity of setting up and managing such a network is beyond their means,” explained Nader Attar, senior product line manager for SMB WiFi and Security at NETGEAR. “The Orbi Pro Tri-band WiFi System guided install allows anyone to set up separate WiFi for guests, employees and business traffic. The product is designed to complement office décor and sit unobtrusively anywhere or be mounted out-of-the-way.” NETGEAR’s patented FastLane3 Technology is made up of three critical components: (1) Tri-band WiFi, (2) a dedicated WiFi link from the extender to your router, and (3) optimised antenna design. The Orbi Pro Tri-band WiFi System includes an AC3000 router and matching satellite engineered to cover a site of 460 square meters, and up to 920 with two add-on satellites. With setup and management features that make it easy to add Orbi Pro satellites to cover larger areas, Orbi Pro delivers enterprise-class WiFi and advanced router features with the network performance and reliability a growing business demands. Admin, Employee and Guest Networks Orbi Pro comes with three pre-defined WiFi networks for traffic separation: an administrative network for business connectivity, an employee network for internet access, and a guest network for visitors to enjoy the internet. Admin Network: Designed to provide access to critical infrastructure such as private servers, VoIP systems, or computers that contain sensitive data like patient files, Point of Sale (PoS) terminals, printers, etc. It enables access to the Gigabit Ethernet ports on Orbi for connecting wired devices. Employee Network: Designed for employee BYODs (Bring Your Own Device) which need access to the internet, but do not need access to the systems on the Admin Network or the Gigabit Ethernet Ports. It has an SSID that is different than the admin network, and its password can be easily changed as employees leave. Guest Access Network: Completely isolated from the other two networks, it is designed to be used by customers, patients, clients and other visitors. Their devices get access to the internet through a captive portal for only a limited amount of time as easily set by the network administrator. Orbi Pro delivers the seamless WiFi performance to keep your company, employees, and customers online, for up to 40 simultaneous connections. Key Features and Benefits of Orbi Pro Easy setup without wires: Deliver business-class WiFi everywhere without requiring additional, complicated wiring or installation costs Tri-band high-speed WiFi: Delivers both reliable WiFi coverage and maximum internet speeds even as more devices connect through the fast, dedicated wireless connection between the Orbi Pro Router and Satellite Blazing-fast 802.11ac WiFi: Supports speeds up to 3Gbps (AC3000*) Multiple SSIDs: Defines 3 dedicated and completely isolated WiFi networks for your business, employees, and customers Grows with your Business: Easily extends WiFi network coverage up to 920 square meters with additional Orbi Satellite(s) Seven Gigabit Ethernet ports (3 on the router and 4 on the satellite): Support wired connections for devices to the Admin Network Advanced security options: Supports WPA/WPA2-PSK Flexible placement: Sits on a desktop or can be easily mounted to the ceiling or wall with included mounting solutions Easy management: Creates secure, personalised, business-grade WiFi in minutes through the Orbi app or any web browser Pricing and Availability Orbi Pro AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System (SRK60) for Small Businesses is available now through authorised NETGEAR partners and other reseller channels and ecommerce sites at an RRP of $849 (AUD) Visit NETGEAR for more information on Orbi Pro for Businesses and the Orbi Tri-Band Home WiFi System product family. NETGEAR offers a broad array of other innovative wireless networking solutions designed for small and growing businesses. 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, and Orbi 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. AC3000 equals 400Mbps at 2.4GHz 802.11n with 256 QAM support + 1733Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac with 256 QAM support + 867Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac with 256 QAM support. 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 For more information contact: Elizabeth or Emma at DEC PR Netgear@decpr.com.au | +61 2 8014 5033 Collaboration with industry and regulators key to enhancing RegTech innovation in Singapore and the region 2017-11-20T01:03:39Z collaboration-with-industry-and-regulators-key-to-enhancing-regtech-innovation-in-singapore-and-the-region 20th November 2017, Singapore. Industry delegates gathered at a high-level event in Singapore late last week, calling for financial institutions and regulators to work more collaboratively with start-ups to enhance RegTech innovation across the region. Hosted by Deloitte, Austrade and The RegTech Association, the event was held as part of Singapore’s inaugural FinTech Festival, and was attended by the Australian High Commissioner, the Hon. Bruce Gosper. At the event, industry influencers, government officials, tech start-ups and entrepreneurs came together to discuss strategies for driving cross-industry and cross-border collaboration, and opportunities to safeguard against financial crime with RegTech solutions. Julian Fenwick, Chair of The RegTech Association and Managing Director of GRC Solutions, a leading Australian RegTech, believes RegTech has a pivotal role to play in enhancing compliance practices and cross-industry collaboration. “Banks today are spending billions on paying fines. By investing in RegTech, banks can reach a stage of ‘compliance by design’, where compliance is embedded in internal processes. To foster a RegTech ecosystem in Singapore, Australia and the region, we need to drive an ongoing dialogue between technology companies, financial institutions and regulators,” he said. “MAS is doing a great job as a regulator and are setting themselves up as the model to follow. Australian regulators need to learn from this example and give banks a free pass to trial new technologies.” The Hon. Mr Gosper advocated for Australia and Singapore to work together to safeguard against potential threats and enhance RegTech innovation. “Australia and Singapore both have different but highly sophisticated regulatory systems, an appetite for innovation and an interest in the financial industry. There is a unique opportunity for us to work together to counter money laundering and terrorist financing – and that is where RegTech can come into play.” Another key spokesperson, Tim Phillipps, Partner, APAC Financial Crime Network Leader; SEA Forensic and Analytics Leader at Deloitte, said that the industry should aim to build a supportive environment to bring RegTech innovations to market faster and more efficiently. “One of the biggest challenges around financial crime is that it is constantly evolving. The pace of change has accelerated in recent years with the advancements in technology, opening up new avenues for criminal activity, RegTech solutions can help companies detect compliance issues faster, are less error prone and can ensure businesses stay ahead of criminals. For the sector to unlock its full potential, it’s important that various stakeholders collaborate with each other. We need an ecosystem that can innovate with intent, experiment with small pilots or proofs of concept to test and validate them, and build solutions that are fit for purpose.” The event also featured a panel with insights from Anthony Quinn, CEO, Artic Intelligence; Ian Chapman-Banks, CEO, SQREEM Technologies; Nick Armstrong, CEO & Co-founder, identitii; and Chionh Chye Kit, MD Cynopsis Solutions. ~ ENDS For media inquiries in Australia, contact Prue Roberts, Manning & Co. on +61 (02) 9555 5233 or at prue@manningandco.com.au. For media inquiries in Asia, contact Victor Tan, Manning & Co/Gemstar Technologies on +65 6532 1098 or at victor@manningandco.com.au. About GRC Solutions (www.grcsolutions.com.au): GRC Solutions is a RegTech company and leader in award-winning online compliance training, spanning legal compliance, risk management and ethics. Across the private, government and nonprofit sectors, GRC helps organisations to build resilient cultures amid complex legal and regulatory environments. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, GRC has a strong international presence in Asia, the US and New Zealand. Barracuda Announces New Cloud Generation Firewall Capabilities 2017-11-15T22:20:25Z barracuda-announces-new-cloud-generation-firewall-capabilities Sydney, 16 November 2017 – Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA), a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, today announced expanded public cloud functionality for the Barracuda Web Application Firewall and Barracuda NextGen Firewall. The updated cloud generation firewalls allow for utility-based consumption and automated security controls for DevSecOps workflows, giving customers an easy migration path to public cloud. Earlier this year, Barracuda sponsored a survey revealing that more than 40 percent of respondents’ organisations are currently running a portion of their infrastructure in the public cloud. According to the survey, respondents cited easy integration with legacy technology (61%), strong protection of applications (54%), and strong protection of access to applications in the public cloud (48%) as important drivers for their cloud adoption. These organisations face an increasingly sophisticated threat landscape, as 50 percent reported being hit with some sort of cyberattack. Barracuda Cloud Generation Firewalls give customers flexibility to cost-effectively deploy security at critical points — in the cloud, in hybrid or multi-cloud environments, and throughout the development lifecycle. New capabilities include: Usage-based billing using the AWS Marketplace Metering Service Billing – Barracuda NextGen Firewall is now available as a metered billing service in the AWS Marketplace, joining the Barracuda Web Application Firewall, which became available with the same service last year. AWS Marketplace Metering Service Billing ensures that all evaluation, pricing and provisioning is done entirely within the AWS Marketplace, removing any licensing friction and offering a pricing structure based on actual traffic secured. Customers are able to build CI/CD pipelines that include their ISV partner solutions, and charges are based on the total bandwidth consumed across deployed firewalls and standard Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) charges per instance. DevSecOps with Puppet – The REST API framework can be used to automate the configuration of the Barracuda Web Application Firewall, which now includes Puppet integration within AWS, making it easier for customers to integrate security controls into their cloud native applications on AWS. This integration enables cloud security and operations teams to codify their firewall policies as code so they can be tested and secured as part of the overall application delivery process. Puppet maintains the desired state of the Barracuda Web Application Firewall, automatically remediates unauthorised changes, and enables security teams to quickly identify and remediate known vulnerabilities. This benefits the business because it helps increase application velocity, security and reliability. “Perimeter-based firewalls create tightly-coupled environments that scale vertically, which makes perfect sense on-premises, but is entirely the wrong model for the public cloud. This is really about using the right tool for the job,” said Tim Jefferson, vice president, public cloud, Barracuda. “Customers should look to automate the orchestration, deployment, and configuration of security architectures that are loosely coupled and scale elastically. In today’s hybrid environments, customers need consistent security across on-premises and cloud-based environments — Barracuda Cloud Generation Firewalls help address this requirement.” Barracuda Cloud Generation Firewalls are engineered to provide network and application security for cloud-only and hybrid-cloud environments. These solutions provide cloud-specific features including metered billing, API support for DevSecOps teams, fully meshed connectivity and scalability to help organisations align security with their cloud deployments. Organisations looking for scalability and automation benefits of the public cloud should demand cloud generation firewall functionality, including: Well-architected for the public cloud – Integrate directly with public cloud fabric, provide API integrations for DevOps tools and automation workflows, and centrally manage across hybrid environments. This gives customers all the benefits of the cloud without compromising their security posture. Support for cloud-specific use cases – Support unique requirements of the cloud including horizontal scalability, distributed policy sets, fully meshed connectivity, and north-south traffic management. Meeting these requirements allows customers to leverage the benefits of cloud automation around deployment, auto-scaling, high-availability, networking and monitoring. Match customer’s cloud consumption models – Licensing that allows customers to deploy security in alignment with their current public cloud consumption model. “Real-time, proactive security throughout the development process is critical for tighter application security in today’s threat environment,” Samm DiStasio, vice president, business development, Puppet. “Barracuda is our first security partner in public cloud to help us bridge the security gap in DevOps. Our integration with Barracuda Web Application Firewall helps speed up application delivery by automating management of critical security policies.” “We are using Barracuda firewalls provisioned through the AWS Marketplace to effectively guard our applications against web-based attacks and application-layer attacks,” said Max Longin, Founding Partner, Club Automation. “The Barracuda solution plugs into our AWS environment, and is doing its job of minimising the attack surface area and helping our customers keep club member cardholder data protected.” Resources Barracuda Cloud Generation Firewalls Barracuda Blog – What is a Cloud Generation Firewall? Barracuda Blog – Q and A with Tim Jefferson, vice president, public cloud, Barracuda About Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA) Barracuda (NYSE: CUDA) simplifies IT with cloud-enabled solutions that empower customers to protect their networks, applications and data, regardless of where they reside. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organisations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployment configurations. Barracuda's customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data protection. For additional information, please visit barracuda.com. Barracuda Networks, Barracuda, and the Barracuda Networks logo are registered trademarks of Barracuda Networks, Inc. in the US and other countries. ### Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the potential benefits, performance, and functionality of Barracuda Web Application Firewall and Barracuda NextGen Firewall and their operation in cloud environments, including AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond the Company’s control and that could cause the Company’s results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could materially affect the Company’s business and financial results include, but are not limited to customer response to the Company’s products, as well as those factors set forth in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update the forward-looking information to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after. Barracuda Acquires Sonian Inc. 2017-11-09T02:52:12Z barracuda-acquires-sonian-inc CAMPBELL, Calif., Nov. 8, 2017 -- Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA), a leading provider of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions, today announced it has acquired privately held Sonian Inc. (Sonian), a leading provider of public cloud archiving and business insights. This acquisition will deepen Barracuda’s cloud archiving, and email security and management capabilities, as well as expand Barracuda’s channel reach with the addition of key OEM partners. Sonian’s archiving and analytics capabilities enable customers to preserve, access and act on communications data, and apply these insights to their business to reduce risks and increase productivity. Using those insights, businesses can identify potential threats in communications data before they escalate into larger problems, which has become increasingly important in today’s dynamic threat environment. Adding these capabilities to Barracuda’s security platform deepens the security and data protection offering to customers in their Microsoft Office 365 and other cloud environments. “The Sonian team has done a great job of building and delivering a native cloud platform designed to meet the needs of partners and customers,” said BJ Jenkins, CEO and president of Barracuda. "The Sonian platform will enable us to continue to drive differentiation and leadership as customers move to Office 365. Further, we believe there is an opportunity to integrate Sonian’s analytics and AI with our data protection portfolio, which combined with our leading security solutions, provides a more complete solution to the market.” “Flexibility, ease of ownership, and reliability of cloud platforms continue to drive significant market demand,” said Tim McKinnon, CEO and president of Sonian. “The potential of Sonian’s technology and go-to-market model combined with Barracuda’s scale and complementary products creates a powerful value proposition for both partners and customers.” Highlights of Sonian and the combination include: Purpose-Built Cloud Platform – Born in the cloud and designed natively to take advantage of public cloud scale and cost characteristics, Sonian provides a powerful platform enabling rapid expansion and high reliability via Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other public clouds. Cloud Archiving – The combined cloud archiving capabilities are powerful, yet easy-to-use for both customers and partners, which is increasingly important as companies look to SaaS-based solutions to fulfill their regulatory, policy compliance, and data preservation needs. Business Insights – Sonian’s technology illuminates data in email discussions and attachments and makes it actionable, proactively providing insights to customers. Barracuda intends to leverage Sonian’s analytics and AI across the security and data protection portfolio to give partners and customers actionable insights into their data. Extended Channel Reach – Sonian’s platform was designed for OEMs, managed service providers (MSPs) and end-user customers from the ground up with white-label and administrative APIs for easy and automatic deployments. Customers – Sonian brings over 32,000 new customers to Barracuda as well as partnerships with large MSPs and software companies. About Sonian Inc. An early innovator in cloud-based archiving, Sonian preserves, protects and presents the world’s information. More than 32,000 customers in 40 countries trust Sonian’s secure platform and fast and accurate search to retain and retrieve valuable data and to protect the intellectual property in business email. Sonian manages more than 20 billion objects in the cloud; every day, 17 million new documents are uploaded to Sonian’s cloud archives, which can run on the current five largest public clouds. Boasting strong partnerships with leading technology companies, Sonian combines innovative technology with deep archiving expertise to satisfy customers of all sizes and industries. For more information, please visit www.sonian.com. About Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA) Barracuda (NYSE: CUDA) simplifies IT with cloud-enabled solutions that empower customers to protect their networks, applications and data, regardless of where they reside. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organisations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployment configurations. Barracuda's customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data protection. For additional information, please visit barracuda.com. Barracuda Networks, Barracuda, and the Barracuda Networks logo are registered trademarks of Barracuda Networks, Inc. in the US and other countries. Forward-Looking Statements This announcement contains forward-looking statements related to our strategy, potential benefits of the Sonian products and technology including cloud archiving, compliance and data analytics, market and channel expansion, product integration, and go-to-market strategies. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond the Company's control and that could cause the Company's results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could materially affect the Company's business and financial results include, but are not limited to customer response to the Company's products, as well as those factors set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update the forward-looking information to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date of this press release. ### Media Relations Einsteinz Communications Emma Keen +61 2 8905 0995 emma@einsteinz.com.au Kate Lundy, Helen Meredith, Dr Mike Moore and Collis and Cyan Ta'eed recognised at the National Pearcey Foundation Awards 2017-11-02T11:30:00Z kate-lundy-helen-meredith-dr-mike-moore-and-collis-and-cyan-taeed-recognised-at-the-national-pearcey-foundation-awards The Pearcey Foundation today announced its National Entrepreneur of the Year, Hall of Fame inductees and Pearcey Medal winner. The winners were presented as part of the ACS National Digital Disruptor Awards and Reimagination event held in Sydney on Thursday, 2 November 2017. “The Pearcey Medal, Pearcey Hall of Fame and National Entrepreneur of the Year Award are the most prestigious individual awards in Australia’s technology industry,” said Wayne Fitzsimmons, National Chair, Pearcey Foundation. “The Pearcey Foundation exists to promote the role and significance of the ICT sector to the Australian community, and we do this through the recognition of individuals who have made, and continue to make, a contribution over and above their day job. This is the twentieth presentation of the Pearcey Medal and associated national awards, which is a significant milestone for a national and entirely voluntary organisation.” Collis and Cyan Ta'eed, co-founders of Envato, were announced as the 2017 National Entrepreneur Award winners, selected from this year’s State Pearcey Award recipients. This award gives prominence to one of the State winners for inspiring leadership, scale, impact, innovation and acclaim on the world stage. The full list of 2017 State Pearcey winners is included below. Former Federal Labor Senator Kate Lundy and technology journalist and commentator Helen Meredith were inducted into the Pearcey Hall of Fame, which recognises individuals who have made very significant lifetime contributions into one or more of Australia's ICT research, industry, or professional development fields. “Kate has been a tireless advocate for innovation and for the recognition and support of the local ICT sector. Her accessibility has given our sector a ‘voice’ in Canberra; and her frank feedback to industry was always appreciated,” said Fitzsimmons. “Apart from her peerless status as an IT journalist and commentator over many years, Helen was active in the establishment in 1989 of Females in IT and Telecommunications – FITT – with the express purpose of inspiring women to achieve their career aspirations and potential at all levels and disciplines in ICT by providing support and facilitating peer networking.” The third Pearcey Hall of Fame inductee, Emeritus Professor Dr Mike Moore AO, was also presented with this year’s Pearcey Medal. The Pearcey Medal is a prestigious annual individual award that recognises a distinguished lifetime achievement and contribution to the development and growth of the Australian ICT industry. The Pearcey Medal has been awarded annually, with Dr Peter Jones the industry’s first Pearcey Medallist in 1998. Dr Moore was the founding Director of the highly regarded Institute for Telecommunications Research (ITR) which has focussed on research in satellite and terrestrial wireless communications. “As well as publishing internationally and widely, Mike has focussed over many years on developing the entrepreneurship capabilities within his University of South Australia student cohort. This has resulted in several notable start-ups emerging including Cohda Wireless, Myriota, and m.Net,” said Fitzsimmons. 2017 Pearcey State Awards ACT: the joint winners were Mark Riley, co-founder and CTO of ContentKeeper and Phillip Williamson, co-founder and Chief Innovator at Intelledox. VIC: the winners were husband and wife team Collis and Cyan Ta'eed, co-founders, owners and managers of Envato, a major global marketplace for creative assets and creative people based in Melbourne. WA: WA’s inaugural Pearcey State Award was presented to ICT startup mentor and leader Matthew Macfarlane. SA: the award was presented to Kloud founder and Business SA director Geoff Rohrsheim. QLD: the 2017 winner was Jenine Beekhuyzen, founder of Adroit Research and the Tech Girls Movement. NSW: the award was presented to the co-founders of Airtasker, Tim Fung and Jonathan Lui. About the Pearcey Foundation The Pearcey Foundation Inc. is a non-profit organisation established in 1998 to raise the profile of the Australian Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry and profession. It was created in the memory of one of the greatest pioneers of the Australian ICT industry, Dr Trevor Pearcey. By celebrating the heroes in our industry, past present and future, the Foundation is looking to attract and encourage young Australians into this most exciting of global high technology sectors of our nation. Web: www.pearcey.org.au and on Twitter: @Pearcey_org Media Contact: Martin Aungle Explore Communications e: maungle@explorecomms.com.au t: 02 4872 4981 m: 0415 917 381 Australia’s Sinefa Expands Global Footprint with US Office 2017-11-01T22:51:38Z australias-sinefa-expands-global-footprint-with-us-office Melbourne, 2 November 2017 – Sinefa, a leading Australian network traffic management solution provider, today announced the November opening of its first US office in San Francisco, to help US organisations achieve superior network performance through the world’s first real-time traffic insights solution. Sinefa’s new office will support the dynamic growth the company has experienced since it first entered the US market at the beginning of 2017, with local customers such as TOURtech, which provides temporary network solutions, VoIP services and targeted public Wi-Fi for temporary events including Coachella, Lollapalooza and iHeartRadio. Founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2011, Sinefa now serves customers in over 20 countries including the US and Australia, as well as throughout Asia, Europe and South America. The company’s plug and play, cloud-based network traffic management system, provides organisations with real-time network traffic visibility every second. As networks become virtualised and applications move to the cloud, the lack of knowing the cause of network capacity issues cripples organisational performance and hinders the ability to leverage new innovations, directly increasing costs and reducing revenue. "We don't have much time to set up our networks, nor do we have the luxury of time to deeply analyse or troubleshoot when problems pop up,” said Allen Cook, CEO and founder of TOURtech. “The greatest benefit Sinefa provides is that it works whether you are highly technical or not, whether you are in the field or in the office. As soon as we power Sinefa up, it's performing the functions that we need it to, which we could not find anywhere else." According to Chris Siakos, CTO of Sinefa, the explosion of cloud applications and the continuous dependence on the network for productivity and innovation have placed significant and critical demands on network performance. “Managing networks to optimise efficiency and reduce operational costs is a constant concern faced by a broad range of businesses and it’s about to get even harder to see what’s going on,” said Mr. Siakos. “Organisations don’t want to wait minutes, hours or days for network performance reports. Our customers immediately experience pervasive real-time traffic insights to drive decisions and enable immediate action.” Mr. Siakos is heading up the San Francisco office and is responsible for driving the business in the US, with a particular focus on expanding the team, technology alliances, new market development, as well as building upon its ecosystem of channel partners. "Opening a North American office is the first step in our plan to grow our global footprint, demonstrating our desire to be closer to our customers and partners," said Con Nikolouzakis, CEO of Sinefa. "We've seen fast adoption of our solution in the enterprise and communication service provider markets, and we’ll be leveraging strategic partnerships with leading tech companies to penetrate further into the US, as well as accelerate our growth into other global markets." About Sinefa Sinefa transforms businesses with real-time network traffic insights for superior network performance. Sinefa is the only solution to use one second real-time visibility to find and resolve network issues instantly. From SMBs to the world’s largest telecommunication companies, Sinefa powers businesses around the world with immediate insights and intuitive design. Sinefa has customers in over 20 countries around the world, throughout South America, the US, Asia, Australia and Europe. For more information, visit www.sinefa.com Media contacts: (US) Chris Siakos – chris.siakos@sinefa.com – +61 414 482 595 (AU) Con Nikolouzakis – con.nikolouzakis@sinefa.com – +61 414 397 115 Airtasker co-founders Tim Fung and Jonathan Lui win the 2017 NSW Pearcey Tech Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2017-10-26T23:28:53Z airtasker-co-founders-tim-fung-and-jonathan-lui-win-the-2017-nsw-pearcey-tech-entrepreneur-of-the-year-award The Pearcey Foundation today announced Airtasker co-founders Tim Fung and Jonathan Lui as the joint winners of the 2017 NSW Pearcey Tech Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Airtasker is an Australian services marketplace allowing people to outsource chores and errands to people in their local neighbourhood community. Fung and Lui are also co-founders of Sydney-based Tank Stream Labs, Australia's largest co-working space for tech start-ups. The Pearcey award was presented by Chairman of Jobs for NSW and Chair of CSIRO David Thodey at an event this week at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum. The NSW Pearcey Awards, run in close collaboration with ACS NSW, also featured presentations by the NSW winners of the 2017 Young ICT Explorers (YICTE), which included Callum Predavec’s Please Fix app, and a pitching competition from start-up companies in NSW university incubators, which was won by a team of robotics engineers based at iAccelerate in Wollongong for RoboMotion. “It was a great night and wonderful to see the quality of the entrepreneurs and next generation coming through. The Pearcey Foundation and the ACS need to be congratulated for the incredible work they have done over many years to promote and celebrate great innovation and entrepreneurship in our Australian ICT industry,” said Mr Thodey after presenting the awards. Tim Fung and Jonathan Lui’s latest accolade comes on the heels of Airtasker’s successful $33m capital raising and plans to launch the service in London. Airtasker was launched in 2012 from an idea that Fung and Lui say was inspired when they asked a friend who had a truck to help them move house. Now, Airtasker boasts over 120 full-time employees and sales of over $85 million. The Airtasker site has over 1.7 million community members Australia-wide, with more than 800,000 community-verified reviews. “We’re super happy to have received the Pearcey Tech Entrepreneur of the Year Award and to be recognised in the company of some really inspiring Australian entrepreneurs. We’re really grateful for the opportunity that we’ve got ahead of us to make a positive impact on the future of work,” said Tim Fung, Co-Founder and CEO, Airtasker. The Pearcey Foundation also recognised the achievements of other NSW technology entrepreneurs at the event: Jonathan Barouch, founder of Local Measure; Beau Bertoli and Greg Moshal, joint CEOs at Prospa; Jane Cay, owner of Birdsnest; Brandon Evertz, co-founder and CEO of BigReviewTV, and director of BIG Un Limited; Danny Gilligan and Paul McCarney of Data Republic; and Marta Higuera and Zoe Pointon, co-founders of OpenAgent. The NSW Pearcey Award judging committee was chaired by Simon Foster, founder of Squirrel Street and featured other previous winners of the NSW award. “The judging committee had a very hard time separating this year’s finalists. There have been some incredible achievements in this group. We had a 23-year-old who turned a $500 loan from his father to start what is now an ASX-listed company with a market cap of $329 million, and the creators of a web-based platform that has been described as the ‘TripAdvisor’ of the real estate business, helping helped over 10,000 people through the property selling process and transacting over $5b in sales,” said Mr Foster. For more information about the 2017 NSW Tech Entrepreneur of the Year Award, go to https://pearcey.org.au/nsw. Other State Awards All the State Awards have now been announced. The other 2017 winners were: ACT: the joint winners were Mark Riley, co-founder and CTO of ContentKeeper and Phillip Williamson, co-founder and Chief Innovator at Intelledox. VIC: the winners were husband and wife team Collis and Cyan Ta'eed, co-founders, owners and managers of Envato, a major global marketplace for creative assets and creative people based in Melbourne. WA: WA’s inaugural Pearcey State Award was presented to ICT startup mentor and leader Matthew Macfarlane. SA: the award was presented to Kloud founder and Business SA director Geoff Rohrsheim. QLD: the 2017 winner was Jenine Beekhuyzen, founder of Adroit Research and the Tech Girls Movement. About the Pearcey Foundation The Pearcey Foundation Inc. is a non-profit organisation established in 1998 to raise the profile of the Australian Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry and profession. It was created in the memory of one of the greatest pioneers of the Australian ICT industry, Dr Trevor Pearcey. By celebrating the heroes in our industry, past present and future, the Foundation is looking to attract and encourage young Australians into this most exciting of global high technology sectors of our nation. Web: www.pearcey.org.au and on Twitter: @Pearcey_org