The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-07-28T23:41:48Z Fastly Hits Critical Milestone in Extending App and API Protection to The Network Edge With Superior Signal Technology 2021-07-28T23:41:48Z fastly-hits-critical-milestone-in-extending-app-and-api-protection-to-the-network-edge-with-superior-signal-technology SAN FRANCISCO -- July 27, 2021 -- Fastly, Inc. (NYSE: FSLY), a global edge cloud platform provider, today announced beta availability of the Signal Sciences agent on the Fastly edge cloud platform. This represents a critical milestone toward Fastly’s vision of empowering developers to protect apps and APIs in every environment—cloud, on-premise, hybrid and now at the network edge. With this integration, customers will be able to leverage the powerful signal technology to write and push out rules in real-time to track suspicious requests and block attacks sooner. "By bringing together the precision of Signal Sciences' technology with the scale of Fastly's network, organisations will have greater protection and security posture through multiple layers of defense." said Christopher Rodriguez, Research Manager of Cybersecurity at IDC. "Both DDoS and web application attacks are on the rise, and mitigation at the edge is more important than ever before. With real-time signals security teams can accurately detect suspicious traffic and quickly create rules to protect against potential attacks." Through these advancements, customers will be able to: Access smarter detection capabilities: Fastly’s next-gen WAF offers superior detection capabilities by assessing attack indicators to better define traffic types. If a malicious request is detected, that information is flagged and sent to Fastly’s edge to initiate blocking capabilities for a smarter and more informed security experience.Enable faster, more targeted blocking: The integration will support signal exclusions rules in Signal Sciences’ management console, informed by attack indicators fed through Signal Sciences’ technology, to ensure benign traffic does not get inadvertently blocked.Reduce false positives: According to a recent Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) survey, 75% of respondents indicated that their organizations spend an equal amount or more time on false positives as actual attacks. This feature will directly combat this concern and reduce the disruption of legitimate web traffic and team workflow.Enable a multi-layer defense strategy: Fastly’s next-gen WAF technology, combined with its large scale network, is uniquely designed to absorb the largest DDoS attacks and prevent traffic from slowing down or completely stopping. Additionally, Fastly offers customers an application layer of rate limiting and IP blocking at the edge. Each of these layers combined offers a valuable defense in depth strategy, protecting organisations from a wide variety of malicious attacks.“Leaders need to reconsider how they are protecting their network, apps, and APIs as attackers get smarter,” said Dana Wolf, senior vice president of product and marketing at Fastly. “Security attacks can occur anywhere, and we want to enable our customers to run protection where it makes sense to them. Whether that’s in the cloud, data centre, or ideally, at the edge. Fastly’s large global network, combined with Signal Sciences’ superior signal detection technology, makes it possible for organisations to enable a multi-layer or defense in depth strategy to protect every part of their business, no matter the environment.” Fastly expects the edge-based agent for Fastly’s next-gen WAF to be available in production by the end of the year. To learn more about the beta program, visit https://www.fastly.com/products/cloud-security/web-application-api-protection. About FastlyFastly helps people stay better connected with the things they love. Fastly’s edge cloud platform enables customers to create great digital experiences quickly, securely, and reliably by processing, serving, and securing our customers’ applications as close to their end-users as possible — at the edge of the internet. Fastly’s platform is designed to take advantage of the modern internet, to be programmable, and to support agile software development with unmatched visibility and minimal latency, empowering developers to innovate with both performance and security. Fastly’s customers include many of the world’s most prominent companies, including Pinterest, The New York Times, and GitHub. Forward Looking StatementsThis press release contains “forward-looking” statements that are based on Fastly’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to Fastly on the date of this press release. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause its actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to, those regarding the availability of the edge-based agent for Fastly’s next-gen WAF. Except as required by law, Fastly assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Important factors that could cause Fastly’s actual results to differ materially are detailed from time to time in the reports Fastly files with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including in Fastly’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on Fastly’s website and are available from Fastly without charge. Source: Fastly, Inc. ENDS Nintex Launches AI-Based Capabilities and Integrations within Nintex Workflow Cloud 2021-07-28T01:31:42Z nintex-launches-ai-based-capabilities-and-integrations-within-nintex-workflow-cloud SYDNEY —28 July 2021—Nintex, the global standard for process management and automation, today announced the latest enhancements to its next generation Nintex Workflow Cloud, designed for ops, IT, process professionals and power users to improve the way people work by making it faster and easier to manage, automate, and optimise business processes and workflows. Visit https://www.nintex.com/using-nintex/nintex-workflow-cloud/whats-new-july-2021/ to learn how to fully digitise operations and automate workflows with Nintex Workflow Cloud. “As innovation in the digital space accelerates at breakneck speed, software solutions are challenged to enable organisations to work faster and smarter, with less,” said Nintex Chief Product Officer Neal Gottsacker. “At Nintex we are continuously reimagining the way people work, providing our global community with practical enhancements to the powerful and easy-to-use Nintex Process Platform so teams can quickly deploy digital workflows, accelerate their digital transformation, and easily connect workflows to systems of record.” Highly-requested new features and functionality in the latest release of Nintex Workflow Cloud include: Intelligent PDF Form Converter - This AI-based tool instantly converts static PDFs into interactive digital forms. With just a few clicks, Nintex makes it easy to eliminate paper-based PDF forms by quickly digitising them with Nintex Workflow Cloud. Support for fillable and non-fillable PDFs, as well as full customisation options via the Nintex Form Designer, are also included. New Connectors - Extend automation further with integration to popular systems of record and productivity tools via new pre-built connectors and the Nintex Xtensions® framework. The latest connectors integrate with Webex, Microsoft Azure, Jira, Okta, and more. Repeating Data Support - Provide rich document templates that include tables and sections that are dynamically generated from data and object collections as part of a workflow action. Further object data tagging can be utilised to enhance newly created document templates. People Picker - Enable participants to easily search for and leverage user information with a Form. Critical user information like name, email, and contact information are automatically populated eliminating manual data entry and improving data accuracy. Nintex Gateway, with SharePoint On-Premises Support - Nintex Gateway provides a secure and easy way to access SharePoint on-premises directly from Nintex Workflow Cloud including keeping data on-premises while leveraging cutting-edge cloud functionality to deliver end-to-end automation. Today, more than 10,000 public and private sector organisations across nearly every industry are accelerating their digital transformation initiatives with the process mapping, workflow automation, robotic process automation (RPA), and document automation software capabilities Nintex offers. To put The Power of Process™ to work today, request a free demo of Nintex Workflow Cloud at https://www.nintex.com/request-demo/. ### About NintexNintex is the global standard for process management and automation. Today more than 10,000 public and private sector organisations across 90 countries turn to the Nintex Platform to accelerate progress on their digital transformation journeys by quickly and easily managing, automating and optimising business processes. Learn more by visiting www.nintex.com and experience how Nintex and its global partner network are shaping the future of Intelligent Process Automation (IPA). Warrp’s window is still open: seed funding round extended for Australia’s safest online marketplace 2021-07-27T21:45:00Z warrps-window-is-still-open-seed-funding-round-extended-for-australias-safest-online-marketplace MELBOURNE, Victoria, July 28, 2021 - Warrp has extended its seed funding window to the end of August as the company’s new user signups skyrocket 138 percent in the month of July. Warrp is in discussions with prospective seed funding partners after receiving competitive interest from investors and investment firms both nationally and abroad, and will still welcome new expressions of interest over the next month. The company’s invitation for sophisticated, institutional or professional tech investors will enable new product developments and existing feature upgrades to help reach its yearly revenue over monthly active user ratio of AUD28.72. Warrp Co-Founder and CEO, Matthew Ng, said the ratio played an important role for tech companies because the value of their active users and how they interact with their platform to produce revenue is a value that can be benchmarked. “Our ratio is on the same level as the likes of US company StockX, which is currently valued after its latest Series E round at USD3.8 billion (AUD5.16 billion) with a ratio of USD26.67 (AUD36.19),” said Mr Ng “We have made huge strides forward recently, cementing a Top-100 Australian Shopping Category app store ranking in July. “Our App Store optimisation strategy with global app marketing agency, Studio Mosaic, has drastically improved our cost-per-acquisition and organic user engagement, and we’re tracking towards a Top-50 ranking very soon. “With an Android and web platform launch in August 2021, plus Google Shopping, Instagram Shopping and Facebook Shop auto-listing integration, we’ll be scaling rapidly with an expected break-even point of June or July 2022.” Warrp Co-Founder and CTO, Roman Granovskyi, said the company was working on future projects to improve key metrics and strengthen the user experience. “We have several pipeline projects in development including a secure marketplace for trade and service providers, Warrp-branded up-cycle products that are eco-friendly, partner advertising and smart ad revenue initiatives, and evolving payment options such as a WPay buy-now-pay-later PayID solution,” said Mr Granovskyi. “We are looking for the right investors who are ready to work with a team dedicated to optimising and growing Warrp to become the safest pre-owned goods marketplace in what is a AUD46 billion per year Australian resale industry. “We understand that the C2C space is a challenging one, but we truly believe we have the right mix of user offerings, tech know-how and business management skills to achieve success in this field. “We are committed to Warrp’s success and will be cycling revenue back into the company without drawing a wage until we turn a profit. “When COVID shuts the door on brick-and-mortar stores, the door to ecommerce opens.” Warrp boasts several first-to-market initiatives including a dynamic crowd and community machine learning pricing system, featured video listings, a PayID-only wallet top-up and withdrawal payment function, escrowed transactions, and its Safe Meetup & Pickup delivery method. To track Warrp’s investment round and to get all the latest, visit Warrp’s Crunchbase Profile, and keep up to date with the latest news by bookmarking Warrp’s Press Room. Warrp is available to download on iPhones via the Apple App Store, and will be available on all other smart phone and web devices shortly. -ENDS- About Warrp: Warrp is an innovative marketplace platform that takes the hassle out of buying and selling pre-owned goods with a world-first dynamic crowd and community valuation pricing system called Warrping, a Safe Meetup & Pickup partner network, in-app rewards program, and a secure Escrow facility on all transactions. Warrp’s end-to-end experience is designed to make it safer and more convenient to buy and sell pre-owned electronics, furniture, clothes, shoes, collectibles, memorabilia and more online. Warrp is available for use in Australia and has a vision to grow its presence globally as a reputable marketplace built on strong community values, innovation, safety and ease of use. Discover a marketplace where you are in control of the journey and destination. Just Warrp It! Media Contact: https://warrp.it/contact-us/Press Room: https://warrp.it/press-room/ Linktree Expands Data Analytics Capabilities And Unifies Customer Data with Snowflake 2021-07-25T23:06:00Z linktree-expands-data-analytics-capabilities-and-unifies-customer-data-with-snowflake SYDNEY – 26 July, 2021 – Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, today announced it has been chosen by market-leading linking platform, Linktree, to support the company’s business intelligence and analytics activities. Linktree enables creators, brands, artists, publishers, agencies, and businesses of all sizes to curate an online ecosystem and monetise their passion, instantly guiding their audience to the destinations they care about. Holding 90 per cent of the market share, the platform is used by the likes of TikTok, Selena Gomez, Red Bull, Metallica, Facebook, the Los Angeles Clippers, Jessica Alba, Comedy Central, and HBO. “Since Linktree launched in 2016, we’ve grown exponentially, with 15 million global users and 30 thousand sign ups per day,” said Rosyll Xavier, Head of Data at Linktree. “The volume of data being generated has increased alongside this growth and we saw the need to develop a comprehensive data management strategy.” Xavier said during 2020, it became clear to senior management that the database being used by the company was no longer up to the task. To set the company up for scale, Linktree realised the need for a scalable, sophisticated data platform to best support its growth moving forward. “When we looked for solutions, Snowflake stood out because it offers more than just single-workload capabilities,” said Xavier. “The fact that it is actually a Data Cloud means it is now easier for us to ingest, transform, and analyse data using just Snowflake’s platform.” Linktree began by using Snowflake to support its business intelligence activities. They scoured usage data for trends to ensure that strategic decisions were being based on an accurate picture of what was occurring in the market. “We then built analytics to give our customers a better view and control over how their audience was engaging with their Linktree. Snowflake played a key role in helping us deliver near-real-time data so customers were always provided the most accurate picture possible.” Xavier said the next step was to use Snowflake as the supporting platform for a self-service BI offering for internal stakeholders. Rather than needing to rely on an analytics team, internal stakeholders would create queries and get their reports in an automated, self-served way. “Having all data in a single location makes our BI capabilities very sophisticated,” said Xavier. “Previously we were being held back by having data in various silos, however, this is no longer a problem for us with Snowflake’s single, integrated platform.” Xavier said the new self-service capabilities now in place are allowing other parts of the business to make more use of data. “For example, our growth team is also increasing their use of data to support and better inform business decisions. This can ensure that our product roadmap is always closely aligned to our customer’s real-world requirements.” Linktree can now leverage Snowflake’s Secure Data Sharing capabilities seamlessly and securely, which had previously not been possible. For Linktree’s users, the analytics platform is powered by Snowflake. Brands, creators, and entrepreneurs can easily query their own data and get insights into a range of factors to help inform their social media strategy, or simply understand their audience better. “Snowflake is a valuable component of our IT infrastructure. It enables us to manage our growing data volume and extract as much business value from it as possible.” About SnowflakeSnowflake enables every organization to mobilise their data with Snowflake's Data Cloud. Customers use the Data Cloud to unite siloed data, discover and securely share data, and execute diverse analytic workloads. Wherever data or users live, Snowflake delivers a single data experience that spans multiple clouds and geographies. Thousands of customers across many industries, including 187 of the 2020 Fortune 500 as of April 30, 2021, use Snowflake Data Cloud to power their businesses. Learn more at snowflake.com About LinktreeLinktree enables creators, brands, artists, publishers, agencies, and businesses of all sizes to curate an online ecosystem, engage with their audience and monetise their passion. The platform is utilised by more than 15 million users globally including TikTok, Selena Gomez, Red Bull, Alicia Keys, Facebook, the Los Angeles Clippers, Jessica Alba, Comedy Central and HBO. Founded by brothers Alex and Anthony Zaccaria and Nick Humphreys in 2016, Linktree is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. For more information visit https://linktr.ee ExtraHop Announces Completion of Acquisition by Bain Capital Private Equity and Crosspoint Capital Partners 2021-07-23T00:32:59Z extrahop-announces-completion-of-acquisition-by-bain-capital-private-equity-and-crosspoint-capital-partners SEATTLE – July 22, 2021 – ExtraHop, the leader in cloud-native network detection and response, today announced the completion of its acquisition by Bain Capital Private Equity and Crosspoint Capital Partners. The transaction, first announced on June 8, 2021, valued ExtraHop at US $900 million. ExtraHop is poised to accelerate momentum under new ownership and further advance its mission to help organisations detect and respond to advanced threats. "Software supply chain attacks and the rise of double-extortion ransomware have brought security to the forefront of both business and consumer awareness, and organisations are actively looking for new ways to reclaim the upper hand against these advanced threats," said Arif Kareem, CEO, ExtraHop. "ExtraHop is uniquely positioned to help customers defend against these new and emerging attack vectors. Adding the resources, expertise, and financial support of Bain Capital Private Equity and Crosspoint Capital Partners will allow ExtraHop to extend our leadership in the network detection and response market and continue to innovate to help our customers stay ahead of the game." "We are excited to invest behind ExtraHop as a true leader in the next big segment in cybersecurity—network detection and response—which organisations increasingly require to respond to today’s escalating threats proactively," saidDavid Humphrey, a Managing Director at Bain Capital Private Equity.” “We are honoured to partner with ExtraHop and look forward to working with the team as they continue to build an innovative, best-in-class offering that helps customers defend and overcome advanced threats,” added Max de Groen, a Managing Director at Bain Capital Private Equity. "The cybersecurity market is seeing an incredible amount of innovation, and for good reason. With advanced threats like supply chain attacks and ransomware on the rise, the time to invest in accelerating this innovation is now,” said Greg Clark, Managing Partner at Crosspoint Capital Partners. “ExtraHop is poised to be one of the revolutionary great companies in this next era of cyber.” Qatalyst Partners served as the exclusive financial advisor to ExtraHop, and Wilson Sonsini served as legal counsel. Morgan Stanley & CO. LLC served as the financial advisor to Bain Capital Private Equity and Crosspoint Capital Partners, and Ropes & Gray LLP served as legal counsel. PwC served as accounting advisor to Bain Capital Private Equity. # # # About ExtraHopCyberattackers have the advantage. ExtraHop is on a mission to help you take it back with security that can’t be undermined, outsmarted, or compromised. Our dynamic cyber defense platform, Reveal(x) 360, helps organisations detect and respond to advanced threats - before they compromise your business. We apply cloud-scale AI to petabytes of traffic per day, performing line-rate decryption and behavioural analysis across all infrastructure, workloads, and data-in-flight. With complete visibility from ExtraHop, enterprises can detect malicious behaviour, hunt advanced threats, and forensically investigate any incident with confidence. ExtraHop has been recognised as a market leader in network detection and response by IDC, Gartner, Forbes, SC Media, and numerous others. When you don’t have to choose between protecting your business and moving it forward, that’s security uncompromised. Learn more at www.extrahop.com. © 2021 ExtraHop Networks, Inc., Reveal(x), Reveal(x) 360, Reveal(x) Enterprise, and ExtraHop are registered trademarks or marks of ExtraHop Networks, Inc. About Bain Capital Private EquityBain Capital Private Equity (www.baincapitalprivateequity.com) has partnered closely with management teams to provide the strategic resources that build great companies and help them thrive since its founding in 1984. Bain Capital Private Equity's global team of approximately 550 professionals create value for its portfolio companies through its global platform and depth of expertise in key vertical industries including healthcare, consumer/retail, financial and business services, industrials, and technology, media and telecommunications. Bain Capital has 22 offices on four continents. The firm has made primary or add-on investments in more than 1,000 companies since its inception, including supporting the growth of such cybersecurity and technology businesses as Symantec, Blue Coat, Nutanix, BioCatch, Awake, Armis, and BMC. In addition to private equity, Bain Capital invests across asset classes including credit, real estate, public equity and venture capital, managing more than $130 billion in total and leveraging the firm's shared platform to capture opportunities in strategic areas of focus. About Crosspoint Capital PartnersCrosspoint Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm focused on the cybersecurity, privacy and infrastructure software markets. Crosspoint has assembled a group of highly successful operators, investors and sector experts to partner with foundational technology companies and drive differentiated returns. Crosspoint has offices in Menlo Park, CA and Boston, MA. For more information visit: www.crosspointcapital.com. ENDS Digivizer improves accuracy about traffic to websites by removing inherent bias of platforms 2021-07-22T04:18:19Z digivizer-improves-accuracy-about-traffic-to-websites-by-removing-inherent-bias-of-platforms Sydney - 22 July 2021  - Digivizer has added a new feature - called Traffic Source - to its real-time digital analytics platform that fixes the inherent bias embedded in the accuracy of the classifications in the data provided by Google. The insights, and the new feature, are the result of six months of development work by Digivizer. "Because we measure and analyse the performance of all the major social media platforms, Google and YouTube, and compare where traffic - leads, customers and converted sales - comes from, we discovered inconsistencies across the claims around attribution," said Emma Lo Russo, founder and CEO of Digivizer. "This bias is not helpful to digital marketing and sales teams, directors and CEOs. In particular, smaller companies don't have the resources or expert knowledge needed to work through these inconsistencies.  "What they need are accuracy and impartiality. "The Digivizer team has improved Google Analytics' accuracy in determining the source of traffic to websites. We have invested in a live classification engine that has been trained and validated by internal and external data specialists. As a result, the accuracy about the source of a click-through to a website is now 99%.   "And now we've made this automated classification available on our platform." Digivizer estimates that the original accuracy was 37%. This level of uncertainty was compounded when attempting to compare sources with social media platforms. Businesses can now see exactly where visitors to their websites, and those transacting there, have come from, with an accuracy that has improved by about 168%. Insights also include where people have come from before transacting - for example,  visiting a page, completing a goal, or making an ecommerce sale. Also clearer are whether these are new or known customers, and the numbers converting. Multiple goals and conversions can be sorted by importance, so that performance can also be compared across sources such as social media channels, search, or email. “Businesses deserve accurate data that makes sense, is affordable and accessible," said Emma Lo Russo. "Having to spend ridiculous amounts of time or dollars for reports that are difficult to understand and often late is unacceptable. "We remove complexity, guess work, expense and delays, improve accuracy, and add accountability to digital marketing and sales data, and do all of this in real-time. Everything Digivizer does helps businesses make every dollar and hour of investment work harder in delivering sales.” John Ullo, Founder of Elvie, an online personalized jewellery business said, "Before moving to Digivizer I had looked at other analytics tools, but they were overly complicated to use or lacked key information. "With Digivizer, I can see exactly what potential buyers are searching for, the content and campaigns capturing their interest, what is driving my engagements, conversions and costs, all in the one platform.   "We have saved time in being able to quickly grow sales, and the return on advertising spend.  The ability to easily explore, investigate and test proves the value of insights driving our strategy, investment and returns." ENDS Media assets Digivizer's Traffic Source removes the bias inherent in social media and Google search data, and improves the accuracy about the sources of web traffic by 168%. Picture: Digivizer. Analysis by Digivizer of the accuracy of traffic sources to websites discovered bias and inaccuracies that were compounded when attempting to compare this information across multiple platforms. Digivizer has improved this accuracy by 168%, a feature now part of its digital analytics platform for businesses. Source: Digivizer. About Digivizer Digivizer, founded in 2010, is Australia’s leading digital marketing analytics technology and activations company. Its digital insights help businesses get better results from their digital marketing, across owned, earned and paid media, in social, search and web performance. Digivizer gives businesses the information they need to make better decisions and improve their marketing ROI.  Digivizer’s digital insights are available through a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform affordable to any business, and through add-on digital marketing services.  Digivizer is an ad, development and technology partner of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google, and is a marketing and agency partner to Google and Facebook. It is also a partner of start-up venture capital investors Investible and Remarkable, and of global online retail platforms Shopify and BigCommerce. Digivizer 30-day free trial plans are available at https://app.digivizer.com/register. Contacts Digivizer is at:Twitter: https://twitter.com/DigivizerFacebook: https://facebook.com/DigivizerLinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/company/digivizerInstagram: https://instagram.com/Digivizer/YouTube: https://youtube.com/digivizerWeb: www.digivizer.com For more information: Alan Smith, Head of Strategic Business Communications, Digivizer. Phone: +61 404 432 700. Email: alan.smith@digivizer.com. Twitter: @alansmithoz Fastly Launches New Era of Highly-Secure Serverless JavaScript With Zero Cold Starts 2021-07-22T02:18:35Z fastly-launches-new-era-of-highly-secure-serverless-javascript-with-zero-cold-starts Sydney – July 22, 2021 -- Fastly, Inc. (NYSE: FSLY), a global edge cloud platform provider, today announced the availability of JavaScript in Compute@Edge, allowing developers to build with even more flexibility in Fastly’s serverless compute environment. With more JavaScript developers in the world than there are for any other development language, the availability of a faster, more secure way of building with JavaScript brings Compute@Edge’s safety benefits and speedy execution to more workloads around the globe. “When we launched Compute@Edge with a language-agnostic vision, JavaScript wasn’t one of the languages we evaluated for support, because at the time, it couldn’t compile to WebAssembly, meaning we wouldn’t have been satisfied with the security of JavaScript within our serverless compute environment,” said Tyler McMullen, CTO at Fastly. “However, since we released Compute@Edge, JavaScript has been the most requested language to add, so it was top of our priority list once WebAssembly supported it. Today, we’re thrilled to open up a serverless, zero-cold start JavaScript offering with a reduced attack surface, compared to similar offerings on the market. With serverless computing on the rise, we hope this motivates continued adoption of a powerful technology for businesses as they build modern digital experiences.” For years, JavaScript developers have had to navigate ~250+ milliseconds of startup latency in serverless environments. Known as cold starts, this latency delays request processing, slowing down time-sensitive applications and websites. To compensate for these delays, developers have tried adding more functions into a single serverless deployment, leading to increased security risks due to a larger blast radius for attacks. Combined with some alternative platforms’ lack of proper sandboxing between instances, serverless JavaScript has fallen prey to attackers, and developers have either avoided serverless technology or had to accept the shortcomings in safety and speed. Fastly solves for both of these challenges through key architectural decisions made when Compute@Edge was initially built. Instead of relying on existing technologies for serverless compute - like reusable containers - Fastly built Compute@Edge using WebAssembly. This high-performance technology allows Compute@Edge to scale with startup times that are 100x faster than other serverless offerings on the market, so customers can now execute JavaScript code without having to worry about cold start times. With security in mind, Fastly developed a unique, highly-secure isolation technology that creates and destroys a sandbox for each individual request from JavaScript compiled through WebAssembly. “JavaScript is the most popular programming language today by a distance, continuing to grow and find new niches," said James Governor, analyst and co-founder at RedMonk. “Serverless platforms are a natural home for new JavaScript workloads. Performance and security remain key concerns, and speed is a killer feature. A reduced attack surface and no cold starts is likely to be attractive to modern web developers." Fastly has been laser focused on enhancing the developer experience for Compute@Edge and also recently announced its local testing environment, allowing developers to run test code with production level parity so they can find and fix issues fast while building for scale and performance within a serverless compute environment. To try serverless JavaScript with more speed and security, sign up for Compute@Edge for more information. About Fastly Fastly helps people stay better connected with the things they love. Fastly’s edge cloud platform enables customers to create great digital experiences quickly, securely, and reliably by processing, serving, and securing our customers’ applications as close to their end-users as possible — at the edge of the internet. Fastly’s platform is designed to take advantage of the modern internet, to be programmable, and to support agile software development with unmatched visibility and minimal latency, empowering developers to innovate with both performance and security. Fastly’s customers include many of the world’s most prominent companies, including Pinterest, The New York Times, and GitHub. Australia and New Zealand customers include Freelancer, Kogan, Linktree, Nine, NRL, Radio New Zealand, Seven Network, Trademe and Vodafone. Forward Looking Statements This press release contains “forward-looking” statements that are based on Fastly’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to Fastly on the date of this press release. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause its actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to, those regarding the expected benefits and functionality of the availability of JavaScript in Compute@Edge, including enabling faster and more secure execution. Except as required by law, Fastly assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Important factors that could cause Fastly’s actual results to differ materially are detailed from time to time in the reports Fastly files with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including in Fastly’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on Fastly’s website and are available from Fastly without charge. Source: Fastly, Inc. Springfield Smart City attracts Australian and Indian tech giants 2021-07-22T01:36:50Z springfield-smart-city-attracts-australian-and-indian-tech-giants-1 Springfield, Queensland - Springfield City Group (SCG), the leading developer of Greater Springfield, has partnered with Australia India Business Council Ltd (AIBC); the peak body for promoting and enhancing bilateral trade relations between the two countries, to further fortify the Australia-India rapport by attracting internationally recognised Indian technology companies to Australia. The partnership was introduced in link with the tactical coalition that was announced between the Indian and Australian Prime Ministers, Narendra Modi and Scott Morrison, last year. Springfield City Group and AIBC initiated the project by hosting the Australia India Technology Summit recently. The aim of the summit was to emphasise on further developing Australia’s tech and IT status through the introduction of a second Global Silicon Valley, that would further strengthen the ties between the two countries. The acceleration in partnership between India and Australia would drive domestic productivity, further creating jobs for both nations in higher technical education, technology, energy, defense, health and sports. Major Indian IT companies participating in the summit included TCS, InfoSys, HCL, Wipro, Tech Mahindra, among others. Speakers included Peter Varghese AO, who led the India Economic Strategy to 2035; and Ambassador Anil Wadhwa, who led the Australia Economic Strategy. Maha Sinnathamby, Chairman of SCG, said: “In Greater Springfield, we have laid the foundation to attract the very best partnerships – whether that be in technology, health or education. And now we are delighted to have a very specific focus on the Indian Technology Companies that are already in this country or planning to establish in Australia and understand their needs going forward. The demand for knowledge workers over the next decade will be crucial in this country and we want to play our role in nurturing the minds in our national and local economy to enable them to participate actively in the knowledge economy as it continues to grow. We can leverage the assets we have in this country, build the knowledge workers of the future as well as attract more companies to locate to Australia in areas like the Knowledge Precinct in Greater Springfield.” Jim Varghese, National Chair of AIBC said: “Australia India Business Council is proud to support the Springfield City Group’s latest project surrounding a sustainable future. AIBC believes in the power of this one-stop-shop location for leading tech companies from India and Australia to collaborate and further build on bilateral ties between the two countries.” Ashok Mysore, Chair of AIBC’s Information and Communications Technology and Digital Chapter stated that Indian IT and technology companies have long embraced Australia when asked about the prospective the latest project would introduce. --ENDS-- Key facts about Springfield: • Masterplan approved for 2.685 million square metres of mixed-use GFA and 22,855 apartments • Over $18 billion spent on Greater Springfield to date• Population of 48,000, growing at 5.8% per annum (on average)• 2 rail stations and connected by major road networks• 11 schools, both public and private schools• Private hospital, university, and TAFE campus• Major shopping centre, Orion Springfield Central • Data centre and dark fibre network connecting Greater Springfield and Brisbane For further information or to schedule an interview: Katrina Hall+61 2 8705 5600katrina@multiconnexions.com.au BlackLine and Kyriba Partner to Streamline Digitalisation of the Office of the CFO 2021-07-22T01:19:07Z blackline-and-kyriba-partner-to-streamline-digitalisation-of-the-office-of-the-cfo LOS ANGELES and SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 20, 2021 – Accounting automation software leader BlackLine,, Inc. (NASDAQ: BL) and Kyriba, a global leader of cloud-based finance and IT solutions, today announced that they are joining forces to streamline the digitalisation of the Office of the CFO and improve collaboration between Finance and Treasury departments. The partnership offers enhanced capabilities for mutual customers through their integrated solutions to accelerate bank connectivity, increasing cash visibility and enabling greater automation within the financial close and accounts receivable processes. At a time when organisational resilience is more important than ever, Finance and Treasury leaders need their technology solutions to work more efficiently together across both the Finance and Accounting organisations, including Treasury and Risk. BlackLine and Kyriba help companies adapt and respond to the changing landscape by streamlining processes, enhancing data integrity, optimising cash and liquidity management, and automating repetitive work to transform traditional close processes.“Bank reconciliations are a time-consuming process and one of the top challenges BlackLine helps organisations address. With our new partnership, BlackLine provides Kyriba customers with market-leading solutions that fuel treasury teams with real-time, reliable and data-backed analytics to automate bank reconciliation and other key financial close and accounts receivable processes. At the same time, BlackLine customers can now leverage Kyriba's extensive network of global banking relationships to streamline bank connectivity,'' said Mel Zeledon, senior vice president of Channels & Alliances at BlackLine. “The digitalisation of the finance and accounting tech-suite is accelerating and our partnership with Kyriba is an exciting example of how best-of-breed solutions can deliver immediate strategic benefits.”Customers that implement BlackLine alongside Kyriba are expected to see reduced business-process costs and increased organisational efficiencies. Kyriba’s preconfigured bank connectors simplify bank reporting, accelerating time-to-value for BlackLine customers. BlackLine’s transaction matching solution can automate up to 95% of bank reconciliations and match millions of transactions in minutes. Coupled with Kyriba’s robust and pre-built inventory of bank connectors, Blackline customers can streamline bank statement reporting from thousands of banks around the world, achieving unsurpassed efficiency in their finance and accounting operations.“Kyriba unlocks rapid integration capabilities with its innovation in connectivity and has created new ecosystems of value through global partnerships,” said Joe Marcin, chief revenue officer at Kyriba. “Coupling Kyriba’s innovative treasury capabilities with BlackLine’s market-leading financial close and accounts receivable automation solutions is a natural evolution in financial close, analysis and reporting. We are excited to bring Finance and Treasury closer through our partnership with BlackLine and drive strategic value for the Office of the CFO.” Mutual customers of Kyriba and BlackLine now have access to complementary solutions for bank connectivity, payments automation and intercompany accounting, ensuring value across three primary use cases: 1. Accelerated Bank Connections and Increased Cash Visibility: Delivers faster connections to BlackLine customers through an extensive network of pre-connected, pre-configured banks; time to onboard customers for automated reporting is drastically reduced while providing Finance and Accounting with timely, valuable information for accounts receivable and close processes.2. Accounts Receivable Automation: Reduce manual activity and collect more cash using AI-powered automation across order-to-cash processes. With intelligent automation, customer payments are automatically matched to invoices, reducing the need for costly lockbox services, decreasing days sales outstanding (DSO), and freeing AR team capacity to focus on value-added activities.3. Financial Close Management: Automates data exchange with financial close technologies that continuously reconcile and verify daily and period-end cash and balance reporting. For more information, visit: www.blackline.com or www.kyriba.com or register to attend our upcoming joint webinar here. About BlackLine:Companies come to BlackLine (Nasdaq: BL) because their traditional manual accounting processes are not sustainable. BlackLine’s cloud-based solutions and market-leading customer service help companies move to modern accounting by unifying their data and processes, automating repetitive work, and driving accountability through visibility. BlackLine provides solutions to manage and automate financial close, accounts receivable and intercompany accounting processes, helping large enterprises and midsize companies across all industries do accounting work better, faster and with more control. Nearly 3,500 customers trust BlackLine to help them close faster with complete and accurate results. The company is the pioneer of the cloud financial close market and recognized as the leader by customers at leading end-user review sites including Gartner Peer Insights, G2 and TrustRadius. Based in Los Angeles, BlackLine also has regional headquarters in London, Singapore and Sydney. For more information, please visit blackline.com. About Kyriba:Kyriba empowers CFOs, Treasurers, and their IT counterparts to transform how they optimize financial technology solutions, de-risk ERP cloud migration, and activate liquidity as a dynamic, real-time vehicle for growth and value creation. With 2,000 clients worldwide, including 25 percent of Fortune 500 and Eurostoxx 50 companies, Kyriba’s pioneering Connectivity as a Service platform integrates internal applications for treasury, risk, payments and working capital with vital external sources such as banks, ERPs, trading platforms, and market data providers. As part of our Connectivity Platform, Kyriba manages more than 1.3 billion bank transactions per year, and 200 million payments into 140 countries annually. Kyriba is a secure, scalable SaaS platform that leverages artificial intelligence, automates payments workflows, and enables thousands of multinational corporations and banks to maximize growth opportunities, protect against loss from fraud and financial risk, and reduce operational costs. Kyriba is headquartered in San Diego, with offices in Dubai, Frankfurt, London, Minsk, Paris, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Warsaw and other major locations. For more information, visit www.kyriba.com. # # # Cohesity Is Once Again Named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions 2021-07-22T00:12:20Z cohesity-is-once-again-named-a-leader-in-the-2021-gartner-r-magic-quadranttm-for-enterprise-backup-and-recovery-software-solutions San Jose, Calif. – July 21, 2021 – Cohesity today announced that it has been named a Leader in this year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions report. The company is positioned as a Leader for the second consecutive time in just its third recognition in this report. As per the Gartner report, “Leaders have the highest combined measures of Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. They have the most comprehensive and scalable product portfolios. They have a proven track record of established market presence and financial performance. For vision, they are perceived in the industry as thought leaders and intellectual property (IP) creators, and have well-articulated plans for enhancing recovery capabilities, improving ease of deployment and administration, and increasing their scalability and product breadth.”* In the report, Gartner defines enterprise backup and recovery solutions as those “designed to capture a point-in-time copy (backup) of an enterprise workload and write the data out to a secondary storage device for the purpose of recovering this data in case of loss.”** “We believe being named a Leader in this report speaks to Cohesity’s success in delivering next-gen data management, which starts with helping organisations protect their data and rapidly recover from ransomware attacks – critically important in today's world, " said Lynn Lucas, chief marketing officer, Cohesity. "Couple that with the ability to easily backup, recover, and manage data across a host of use cases – in the data centre, edge, cloud, or through as a service, all on one platform – that is radical simplicity at its best.” Innovations That Solve Critical Customer Pain Points Cohesity has maintained a rapid pace of innovation, focusing on building and delivering solutions that make data management simple to do and easy to scale while protecting data from ransomware attacks. Key breakthroughs introduced this year include: Recovery and Protection From Ransomware: Organisations such as Sky Lakes Medical are benefitting from the tremendous value that Cohesity DataProtect delivers to customers via the company’s multicloud data platform. Sky Lakes found Cohesity’s immutable backup snapshots, WORM, and other built-in protections especially valuable when the organisation was hit by a massive ransomware attack late in 2020. Cohesity’s solutions helped Sky Lakes recover quickly from the ransomware attack – potentially helping to save lives – without requiring the company to pay a penny of ransom. Backup as a Service (Baas): Cohesity DataProtect delivered as a Service is a SaaS offering that gives customers another easy way to ensure their on-premises and cloud-based data is backed up and protected. In just six months, Cohesity has expanded the workloads protected with this offering to include: Microsoft Exchange Online, OneDrive, SharePoint Online, and Teams, VMware, SQL Server, Amazon EC2 virtual instances and compute infrastructure and Amazon RDS cloud databases. Cohesity DataProtect delivered as a Service is available in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Automated Disaster Recovery: Cohesity SiteContinuity is integrated with the company’s snapshot-based backup, continuous data protection, and automated failover/failback orchestration capabilities – making it the only web-scale solution to protect applications across tiers, service levels, and locations on a single platform. This helps address enterprise concerns about losing data to ransomware attacks, natural disasters, and human error. It also allows strict SLAs to be met. Customer Quotes Highlighting the Value of Cohesity Solutions “Little did we know that Cohesity was going to literally rescue Sky Lakes from having to pay a ransom,” said John Gaede, director of information systems, Sky Lakes Medical Center. “The backup and recovery technology just flat-out worked. We ultimately recovered all of our servers, and Cohesity worked time and time again throughout that process.” “We were able to recover our clinical systems, and one of the first was for our cancer treatment centre,” said Sam Stewart, network systems analyst, Sky Lakes Medical Center. “Cancer doesn’t wait for anybody, and if patients are unable to get timely treatment, cancer will win that battle. So, you could argue, quite literally, that Cohesity saved lives in this instance.” “We chose Cohesity to protect our Microsoft 365 data because we are already using Cohesity DataProtect across our on-premises IT, and we can now benefit from the single pane of glass analytics, reporting, and monitoring provided by the Cohesity Helios platform, without having to invest in additional infrastructure,” said Peter Hughes, head of IT, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. "Cohesity helps us deliver a simple, yet more capable backup and recovery operation for our hospitals and healthcare services. No matter where the data resides, Cohesity can give us the protection and recovery we need." “The day-to-day operational data that we manage in healthcare is too important to rely only on the backup capabilities delivered by key SaaS providers such as Microsoft Exchange Online and OneDrive,” said Curt Kwak, CIO, Proliance Surgeons. “We are happy with Cohesity helping us to broaden this capability. Cloud services and Cohesity give us peace of mind that we can easily recover not only mailboxes but individual files quickly and at scale whenever we need them, without limitations.” Cohesity was also recently recognised as a Customers’ Choice in the Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions report (January 2021). Cohesity was the only vendor recognised as a Customers’ Choice Distinction Vendor in 10 of 11 Category Cut Documents, including Global Enterprises ($10 billion-plus USD revenues), Large Enterprises ($1 billion-$10 billion USD revenues), Midsize Enterprises ($50 million – $1 billion USD revenues), North America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Asia Pacific, Finance, Healthcare, Services, and Public Sector/Government/Education. The report is based on verified reviews from customers that have deployed the solutions. Cohesity customer reviews from this report include: “A modern data management platform with low operational overhead that’s easy to use.” - Senior Infrastructure Architect, 10/27/20“Cohesity - Easy, Flexible, and Efficient DR/BU especially for as-a-service models.” SVP in the Government Industry, 10/17/20“Best suitable product for multi cloud to manage from (a) single portal.” - Sr Manager in the Communications Industry, 10/16/20 To read more customer reviews, please visit the Gartner Peer Insights page for Cohesity.To access a complimentary copy of the full Gartner report, please visit here. Attributions and Footnotes: * Gartner Magic Quadrant Methodologies, Gartner, Inc.**Definition secured from Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software Solutions Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions, Santhosh Rao, Nik Simpson, Michael Hoeck, Jerry Rozeman, 19 July 2021Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions for Global Enterprises, 13 January 2021Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Gartner and Magic Quadrant are registered trademarks of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reservedGartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice constitute the subjective opinions of individual end-user reviews, ratings, and data applied against a documented methodology; they neither represent the views of, nor constitute an endorsement by, Gartner or its affiliates.About CohesityCohesity radically simplifies data management. We make it easy to protect, manage, and derive value from data – across the data centre, edge, and cloud. We offer a full suite of services consolidated on one multicloud data platform: backup and recovery, disaster recovery, file and object services, dev/test, and data compliance, security, and analytics – reducing complexity and eliminating mass data fragmentation. Cohesity can be delivered as a service, self-managed, or provided by a Cohesity-powered partner. © 2021 Cohesity, Inc. All rights reserved. Cohesity, the Cohesity logo, Helios, and other Cohesity marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cohesity, Inc. in the US and/or internationally. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated. CyberArk Named a Leader in 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management 2021-07-21T23:23:06Z cyberark-named-a-leader-in-2021-gartner-magic-quadrant-for-privileged-access-management-1 Sydney, AUSTRALIA, NEWTON, Mass. and PETACH TIVKA, Israel – July 22, 2021 – CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR) today announced it was named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management1. The company was positioned both highest in ability to execute and furthest in completeness of vision for the third time in a row. Over the past year, CyberArk has driven significant product innovations and made it even easier for global organisations of all sizes to take a security-first approach to protecting the growing number and types of identities – wherever they exist – in the cloud, across DevOps workflows and throughout increasingly fragile supply chains. From its advanced on-premises offerings to its growing SaaS portfolio, CyberArk delivers the only Identity Security platform, centered on privileged access management, to provide unmatched customer satisfaction while boosting operational efficiencies and driving down cybersecurity risk – at scale. “CyberArk has invested significantly in product innovation while reimagining how we engage with and support our customers as they continue to face growing business challenges across an increasingly complex world,” said Mike O’Malley, senior vice president, Global Marketing, CyberArk. “From our transition to a subscription business model and our new cloud-native offerings, to the expanded number of access, privilege and secrets-related use cases we address, CyberArk continues to deliver on its Identity Security vision and drive results for our customers.” Gartner Peer Insights documents customer experience through verified ratings and peer reviews from enterprise IT professionals. CyberArk reviews include the following: “CyberArk is a perfectly built PAM solution to cater every PAM use case, covering the basic password vault and password rotation all the way to secure single sign-on access through privileged session management with end to end replay able session recording, hence creating secured jump servers / bastion hosts.” – Director, IGA Program, Healthcare Industry (read full review) “CyberArk has an excellent customer relationship management team. We enjoyed working with them throughout the engagement. With [this] PAM solution, we were able to avoid and eliminate the need to store access related data in our local system and move to a centralised place which takes care of the encryption and eliminate any security related issues.” – Sr. Software Associate, Construction Industry (read full review) “This tool has drastically reduced our time spent to manage and track credentials internally. The account management has been very easy and helps to stay compliant with our PCI DSS audits.” – Operations Manager, Communications Industry (read full review) CyberArk recently won several awards and earned industry recognition, including the SC Awards Europe for Best Privileged Access Management Solution and Best Cloud Computing Security Solution, and Best Privileged Access Management and Best Cybersecurity Company by the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards, among other honors. To download a complimentary copy of the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management, visit: https://www.cyberark.com/gartner-mq-pam/ 1 – Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management, Felix Gaehtgens, Abhyuday Data, Michael Kelley, Swati Rakheja,19th July 2021 Gartner Disclaimers Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organisation and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Gartner Peer Insights reviews constitute the subjective opinions of individual end users based on their own experiences, and do not represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates.                                                 About CyberArk CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR) is the global leader in Identity Security. Centered on privileged access management, CyberArk provides the most comprehensive security offering for any identity – human or machine – across business applications, distributed workforces, hybrid cloud workloads and throughout the DevOps lifecycle. The world’s leading organisations trust CyberArk to help secure their most critical assets. To learn more about CyberArk, visit https://www.cyberark.com, read the CyberArk blogs or follow on Twitter via @CyberArk, LinkedIn or Facebook. # # # Media Contact: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 Sue@einsteinz.com.au Bridging the App – Insentra Group and Rimo3 join forces to simplify migration, management and optimisation of applications 2021-07-21T03:52:21Z bridging-the-app-insentra-group-and-rimo3-join-forces-to-simplify-migration-management-and-optimisation-of-applications Founded in 2019, Rimo3 is a SaaS solution which enables simple and scalable automation for migrating, modernising and maintaining apps at scale across all physical or virtual desktop workspaces.  “Following the announcements from Microsoft regarding the expansion of Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) and the introduction of Cloud PC, this couldn’t come at a better time,” said Ronnie Altit, Co-Founder and CEO of Insentra. “Rimo3 uniquely provides a single platform to analyse, automatically modernise and test applications at scale.  Through this partnership with Rimo3, we can address the growing demands of our Partners and their clients to facilitate the rapid adoption of InTune, AVD, Microsoft Managed Desktop (MMD) and Cloud PC.” he said. The Rimo3 Cloud platform can perform deep analysis across your portfolio of applications to determine compatibility with the latest versions of Windows, identify those suitable for MSIX conversion (to leverage MSIX app attach in AVD) and their ability to run in Windows 10 multi-session, thus providing foresight on compatibility, functionality and performance. Rimo 3 goes beyond whether an application will just install across physical, virtual and cloud-based workspaces by analysing how applications perform in each one and providing guidance on the best workspace to deliver each application. “We are seeing growing concern amongst our Partners and their clients when it comes to managing cumulative Windows updates across business applications,” said Altit. “It’s increasingly difficult for infrastructure teams to quickly assess and test the implications of security patches at scale and as a result, patches are often not applied for days or months. The Rimo3 solution bridges this gap by detecting, pinpointing and highlighting potential user experience impacts from updates at the click of a button, enabling organisations to deploy updates and rapidly shut the door on vulnerabilities. Rimo3 is a perfect addition to the portfolio of offerings for Insentra, further solidifying our ability to deliver an outstanding End User Experience for our partner’s clients.” Of the new Partnership, President and CEO of Rimo3 Mike Welling said “Partnering with Insentra provides Rimo3 with access to proven skills and expertise across modern work, complex migrations and Azure Virtual Desktop. Their broad partner base and long-term relationships with Microsoft and Citrix make Insentra the logical fit for us when it comes to expanding into the A/NZ market. This, coupled with their global reach makes Insentra an ideal partner for Rimo3”. Insentra Group recently celebrated several key milestones, recognising 11 years in business, 5 years since expanding into the UK and US markets as well as recruiting their 100th crew member, demonstrating consistent growth in their mission to becoming the number one channel services business on the planet. -- END -- About Insentra Insentra is a truly collaborative IT Services partner delivering a range of specialised Advisory, Professional and Managed services, transacting exclusively through the IT channel. Our partner-centric business model provides our Partners and their clients with access to technologies, industry expertise, and accountable outcomes. Our service offerings cover technologies by Microsoft, Citrix, Red Hat, Torsion Information Security, IGEL, Nulia and many more across modern workplace, cloud, collaboration, security, support, migrations and more. We love what we do and are driven by a relentless determination to deliver exceptional service excellence. The combined individual skills, experiences and perspectives of our crew enable us to achieve powerful results for our partners and their clients. For more information on Insentra, visit www.insentragroup.com. About Rimo3 Rimo3 is a software solution which enables simple and scalable automation for migrating, modernising, and maintaining apps at scale, across all physical or virtual desktop workspaces. Our vision is simple: Simplify and accelerate the application modernisation journey for organisations. For more information on Rimo3, visit www.rimo3.com. Media Contact: Tarkan Koçoglu, Rimo3 press@rimo3.com SugarCRM adds its SugarPredict AI capabilities to supercharge sales and customer service teams with automated sentiment analysis 2021-07-20T23:52:54Z sugarcrm-adds-its-sugarpredict-ai-capabilities-to-supercharge-sales-and-customer-service-teams-with-automated-sentiment-analysis SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – July 21, 2021 – SugarCRM today announced the expansion of its powerful SugarPredict AI capabilities with the addition of sentiment analysis, designed to supercharge every sales and service interaction with the power of knowing each customer and prospect’s emotional state and intent.      SugarPredict is now embedded within the company’s SugarLive multichannel customer communications application. The SugarLive solution is designed to enable sales and service personnel to track the details of each customer interaction as it’s happening, and effortlessly access customer information across all touch points and channels at the exact moment it’s needed.   Using a combination of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and AI, SugarPredict surfaces sentiment analysis to sales and service teams for next-level, empathic engagement. By providing teams with an understanding of intent, sales and service personnel can be prompted on the next best action to support the customer journey – i.e. to escalate to a supervisor, present a save-the-sale offer, or to take an opportunity to upsell.   Organisations are focusing on harnessing AI as a means of better understanding and delivering on customer needs. By detecting customer intent and emotional state, SugarPredict can empower sales and service professionals to produce the right answers and outcomes quickly and confidently, commanding greater customer satisfaction and loyalty.   Supervisors can also review sentiment data to evaluate overall customer experience and journey effectiveness – providing the means for continuous improvement in meeting and exceeding customer expectations.   Paul Greenberg, President of the 56 Group, LLC and author of The Commonwealth of Self Interest: Business Success Through Customer Engagement, has written extensively about the business empathy imperative – the ability to understand what customers and employees are going through, along with the relevant context, and act accordingly.   “One of the highest callings of customer experience professionals and enabling technology platforms is helping customers via an understanding of their struggles and aspirations,” said Greenberg. “AI-powered sentiment analysis weds customer voice and text to business action, providing every sales and service interaction with the means to account for customers’ emotional tone and attitude – context indispensable to supporting exceptional experiences.”    “You rarely get a second chance to make a great impression with a customer; it’s profoundly important to get each and every interaction right and connect on a deeply human level,” said Sugar CTO Rich Green. “Sales and service professionals are under a great deal of pressure as a customer’s business can be won or lost in a single misstep. This is why we’re proud to be extending SugarPredict sentiment analysis to empower sales and service professionals on the customer front lines – where the battle for customer loyalty is waged on a daily basis.”    New SugarLive sentiment analysis complements a host of additional new features in SugarCRM’s latest software release as the company continues to redefine the CRM user experience to eliminate blind spots, busy work and roadblocks for marketing, sales, and service teams, while providing a clearer picture of each customer to help businesses reach new levels of performance and predictability. About SugarCRM SugarCRM is how marketing, sales, and service teams finally get a clear picture of each customer to help businesses reach new levels of performance and predictability. Sugar is the CRM platform that makes the hard things easier.   Thousands of companies in over 120 countries rely on Sugar to achieve high-definition CX by letting the platform do the work. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Sugar is backed by Accel-KKR. New Omdia report recognises Genetec as fastest growing access control software provider in the world 2021-07-19T22:00:00Z new-omdia-report-recognises-genetec-as-fastest-growing-access-control-software-provider-in-the-world SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA/MONTRÉAL, July 20, 2021— According to the latest report from research organisation Omdia, Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, has once again been recognised as the fastest-growing access control software provider in the world. The report shows Genetec displacing traditional access control vendors, and claiming the number two position globally (up from 4th in 2019). “While the global access control software market was hard hit by the pandemic and declined in 2020, Genetec grew by more than 30% globally, gaining ground in both the Americas region* and becoming a top 10 vendor in EMEA,” said Bryan Montany, Physical Security Analyst at Omdia. Genetec credits its continued growth to the strength of its unified security platform, Security Center, which features access control solutions that easily tie in with video surveillance, ALPR, analytics, and more. Traditionally a proprietary market, the access control industry has now shifted to a more open one with customers looking to migrate to a cyber-secure open-architecture access control solution that allows them to choose hardware that is best suited to their needs. As a truly open system, Security Center Synergis™ connects to a large and growing selection of third-party access control devices. This allows organisations to choose the hardware that addresses their security needs and objectives, while avoiding the long-term setbacks of closed solutions. Seamlessly unified with video and other security systems, Synergis delivers operational and security insights, leading to more informed decisions, and improved operations. With Synergis, organisations can upgrade to the latest supported technology at any time, move at their own pace, and work within their available budget. Synergis is designed to evolve with a customer’s changing needs, simplifying their migration process while providing a return on their investment. “While many traditional access control vendors have gone through mergers and acquisitions to maintain market share, Genetec has grown organically, taking a radically different approach with innovative, nonproprietary solutions that meet the needs of this rapidly transforming market,” said Guy Chenard, Chief Commercial Officer, Genetec, Inc. According to another recently published Omdia report (Video Surveillance & Analytics Market Share Database – 2021), Genetec was recognised as #1 in video surveillance software globally, outpacing market growth in both VMS and Windows-based recorders categories. These figures coupled with the company’s global growth in access control software, underscore its market leadership and the benefits of a unified platform. For more information about Genetec access control solutions, please go to: https://www.genetec.com/a/access-control-migration *rising to #2 position compared to #3 in 2018. --ends-- About Genetec Genetec Inc. is an innovative technology company with a broad solutions portfolio that encompasses security, intelligence, and operations. The company’s flagship product, Security Center, is an open-architecture platform that unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ANPR), communications, and analytics. Genetec also develops cloud-based solutions and services designed to improve security, and contribute new levels of operational intelligence for governments, enterprises, transport, and the communities in which we live. Founded in 1997, and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Genetec serves its global customers via an extensive network of resellers, integrators, certified channel partners, and consultants in over 80 countries. For more information about Genetec, visit: www.genetec.com © Genetec Inc., 2021. Genetec, and the Genetec logo are trademarks of Genetec Inc. and may be registered or pending registration in several jurisdictions. Other trademarks used in this document may be trademarks of the manufacturers or vendors of the respective product. Press Contact: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au City of Greater Geelong Standardises on Nintex Promapp® to Modernise Operations 2021-07-18T22:41:21Z city-of-greater-geelong-standardises-on-nintex-promapp-r-to-modernise-operations Melbourne, 19 July, 2021 – Nintex, the global standard for process management and automation, today announced that the City of Greater Geelong has chosen Nintex Promapp® to support the council’s digital transformation and modernisation efforts. Seeking a more effective way to manage its processes, the City of Greater Geelong in January 2021 commenced using Nintex Promapp® because of the software’s easy-to-use capabilities and intuitive user interface for process mapping and business-process management. To experience how organisations are improving operations with Nintex Promapp® visit https://bit.ly/3gFqtQX. “We’re looking to map and standardise our processes as part of a major transformation in how we work at the City of Greater Geelong,” said Michael Dugina, Director Customer and Corporate Services, City of Greater Geelong. “Our ambition is for local residents to enjoy more consistent service delivery and faster response times as a result of the organisation’s focus on process improvements.” Process mapping is well underway at the City of Greater Geelong and has been made smoother with Nintex’s online training videos and FactoryTen’s expertise with the Nintex Process Platform. “FactoryTen is a highly-regarded, standards-based development house, skilled with process and form digitisation and—as a Nintex partner—was well-placed to partner with the City of Greater Geelong to implement this key strategic platform,” said Jenny Wotherspoon, Business Development Manager at FactoryTen. “The business improvement team at the City of Greater Geelong are rapidly mapping their processes in Nintex Promapp®, positioning them to successfully identify critical areas of improvement and understand where automation can be deployed for best effect and to reach their digital transformation goals.” The City’s initial digital transformation and process improvement efforts are focused within the Customer Service, People & Culture and Financial Services departments. “Our goal is to have all of our processes aligned to our customer relationship management, human resources, recruitment, and finance systems replacement mapped by the end of July 2021 – after that, attention will shift to other areas within the organisation,” said Dugina. To experience how organisations are improving operations with Nintex Promapp® visit https://bit.ly/3gFqtQX. To experience the visual and collaborative process mapping capabilities of Nintex Promapp®, request a demo at https://www.nintex.com/request-demo/. # # # About NintexNintex is the global standard for process management and automation. Today more than 10,000 public and private sector organisations across 90 countries turn to the Nintex Platform to accelerate progress on their digital transformation journeys by quickly and easily managing, automating and optimising business processes. Learn more by visiting www.nintex.com and experience how Nintex and its global partner network are shaping the future of Intelligent Process Automation (IPA). Product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. ENDS