The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-03-24T23:59:20Z KiwiQA Announces Partnership with CyberIt AS 2019-03-24T23:59:20Z announcing-an-exciting-new-partnership-with-cyberit-as Sydney, Australia based— KiwiQA, the leading software testing company, today announced that it has partnered with CyberIt AS  to expand its global presence to Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Lithuania region. Through this partnership, KiwiQA and CyberIt AS will provide and deliver the cost-effective, value-added testing services to the clients. Agencies across Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Lithuania can now take advantage of cost-effective testing services such as Testing Consultancy, Test Automation, Specialized Testing Services and Managed Testing Services. “We are excited to partner with CyberIt AS in Norway,” said Niranjan Limbachiya, President -CEO of KiwiQA“ It’s clear that small, medium and large enterprises in Norway region can take the advantages of our world-class testing services. CyberIt AS has proven that they have the best expertise in the local market can provide first-class Norwegian speaking support and customer success service. About KiwiQA- https://www.kiwiqa.com/ KiwiQA Services is an Australia based quality focused & knowledge-centric firm. KiwiQA Services offers a wide range of testing solutions and services across industry domains, with a primary focus on risk management and implementable solutions. KiwiQA is dedicated to “Quality” to provide world-class testing services for several years. KiwiQA has strong expertise in delivering cost-effective, value-added testing services to our clients worldwide. KiwiQA has over 100 person-years of experience in providing Testing services such as Testing Consultancy, Test Automation, Specialized Testing Services and Managed Testing Services. About Cyber it - http://cyberit.no/ CyberIt is founded by people who have been working for long time within the Global IT industry. Founders have been helping both big and small companies to achieve their technical and business goals for more than 20 years. Within IT we have been contributing in the forefront and have been introducing and using the most advanced and modern methods and frameworks both in system architecture, development, quality assurance and project management. We have helped and still helping Norwegian and international companies to successfully set up and run distributed teams both cross city and country borders. Utilizing our alliance with partners in Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and India, we are able to deliver “State Of Art” solutions within nearshoring, software development, cloud computing and remote network operations and support in addition to customized sensor development. AIIA celebrates ongoing government–industry collaboration on digital transformation 2019-03-21T02:06:25Z aiia-celebrates-ongoing-government-industry-collaboration-on-digital-transformation Sydney, Australia – 21 March 2019 -- The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the peak member body for the ICT industry, is celebrating the progress made by government and industry since a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed with the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) one year ago. Michael Keenan, Minister for Human Services and Digital Transformation, was the keynote speaker at the AIIA hosted Ministerial Luncheon held on Tuesday 19 March at the National Press Club. The event marked the anniversary of the shared commitment to continue to deliver the Australian Government’s Digital Transformation Agenda. In his valedictory speech, Minister Keenan emphasised he is an ongoing supporter of the MOU between the DTA and AIIA, highlighting some of the positive outcomes benefiting the industry. The MOU was entered into on 13 March 2018 in order to facilitate practical ways for the DTA and AIIA to engage industry and government agencies in meaningful dialogue. During the first year, participating AIIA members have benefited from ongoing updates on the DTA’s activities relating to its digital transformation agenda. This included the opportunity for AIIA members to contribute directly to DTA on user research. Commenting on the anniversary of the AIIA and DTA MOU, Ron Gauci, CEO of the AIIA, said: “We’ve made great progress identifying opportunities for the parties to exchange information and draw on expertise to deliver better government online services for individuals and businesses. “Our members think this has been a ‘great start’ for industry and government agency dialogue. We hope this model will continue to evolve, and that it can be applied across other agencies.” Several initiatives and activities have been undertaken to support the opening of the dialogue. These include: Regular meetings between DTA CEO and AIIA CEO Cadence meetings between AIIA members and DTA Senior decision makers Being part of the October 2018 USA delegation visiting the following AIIA member offices: Amazon, Microsoft, Salesforce, IBM, Cisco, Infosys, Qlik, WIPRO, Singtel Innov8 and Oracle. The delegates also attended think tanks such as the World Economic Forum and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, as well as startup incubators at Berkley SkyDeck and the Australian Landing Pad, all showcasing innovative Australian technology start-up companies. # # # About AIIA The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem. Since 1978 AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favorable business environment for members and to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity. We do this by delivering outstanding member value by providing a strong voice of influence; building a sense of community through events and education; enabling a network for collaboration and inspiration; and developing compelling content and relevant and interesting information. Media Contacts For more information please contact: Jeffrey Coote Tel: (02) 8355 3130 jeffrey@filteredmedia.com.au Avaya Introduces Cloud Transformation Program Making it Easier for Companies to Adopt the Cloud Communications Infrastructure that Best Meets Their Needs 2019-03-21T00:52:07Z avaya-introduces-cloud-transformation-program-making-it-easier-for-companies-to-adopt-the-cloud-communications-infrastructure-that-best-meets-their-needs Enterprise Connect – Orlando, FL– March 21, 2019 – Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA), a global leader in solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration, has introduced its program to assist organisations considering cloud communications delivery models as part of their digital transformation. Avaya’s cloud transformation program makes it easier and removes uncertainty and risk from the transition. The program provides compelling incentives and the resources of its professional services team to help companies map the most effective and efficient path to implement Avaya OneCloud solutions for public, private or hybrid communications deployments. The Avaya cloud transformation program helps organisations: Define and discover their required outcomes for a cloud communications transition Determine the best cloud models for various applications, based on specific business needs Identify key processes and APIs that work within their existing infrastructure and how best to deploy them to a new cloud ecosystem Begin their cloud transformation with next steps and roadmaps aligned to their specific business goals and based on targeted financial modeling For Avaya customers, the company will provide credits for perpetual licenses and reduced per-seat cloud pricing, as well as remove termination penalties on current support services contracts for those that implement an Avaya OneCloud solution. Avaya customers can also take advantage of Avaya cloud transformation workshops at reduced or even zero cost. These workshops bring Avaya professional services cloud experts together with an organisation’s key decision makers for a working session to understand the breadth and depth of a cloud transformation with the Avaya OneCloud deployment model that best meets their needs, develop an implementation timeline, and define what is required to achieve desired outcomes. “Communications is foundational to digital success, driving improved collaboration and improving the customer experience, and cloud has become the new operating model for digital businesses,” said Zeus Kerravala, Founder & Principal Analyst, ZK Research. “For business leaders digitally transforming their communications via the cloud, it is important they find solutions that fit their workflows and a solution provider that offers a range of options. Avaya OneCloud offers the broadest selection of cloud options across every segment, and Avaya’s cloud transformation program will help organisations find the right solution that fits their unique requirements.” Avaya OneCloud solutions for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS), provide organisations of all sizes with a fast, convenient and automated path to the benefits of cloud communications. Avaya currently has 3.7 million cloud seats between its public and private offerings, and continues to see increased adoption of its cloud solutions across a wide range of industries. Avaya OneCloud solutions are available in 34 countries. The company will continue to expand its global footprint in the coming months to meet the growing needs of customers worldwide. -Ends- For more information on the Avaya cloud transformation program, visit the dedicated webpage at: https://news.avaya.com/us-cp-cloud-migration-reg The company is showcasing its cloud solutions, and more, at the Avaya booth #1519, Hall D at Enterprise Connect, March 18–21, in Orlando, FL. #EC19, #ExperiencesThatMatter Additional Resources A Buyer’s Guide to Cloud Communications – ZK Research Read about ‘Why the Cloud Might be Right for You’ Check out our whitepaper, CAPEX vs OPEX: The Financial Implications of Going Cloud About Avaya Businesses are built on the experiences they provide, and every day millions of those experiences are built by Avaya (NYSE: AVYA). For over one hundred years, we’ve enabled organisations around the globe to win – by creating intelligent communications experiences for customers and employees. Avaya builds open, converged and innovative solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration – in the cloud, on-premise or a hybrid of both. To grow your business, we’re committed to innovation, partnership, and a relentless focus on what’s next. We’re the technology company you trust to help you deliver Experiences that Matter. Visit us at www.avaya.com. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This document contains certain “forward-looking statements.” All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking” statements for purposes of the U.S. federal and state securities laws. These statements may be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," “our vision,” "plan," "potential," "preliminary," "predict," "should," "will," or “would” or the negative thereof or other variations thereof or comparable terminology and include, but are not limited to, expected cash savings and statements about growth, exchange listing and improved operational metrics. The Company has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While the Company believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond its control. The factors are discussed in the Company’s Registration Statement on Form 10 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, may cause its actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to the Company’s filings with the SEC that are available at www.sec.gov. The Company cautions you that the list of important factors included in the Company’s SEC filings may not contain all of the material factors that are important to you. In addition, considering these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in the forward-looking statements contained in this report may not in fact occur. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law. Source: Avaya Newsroom BeyondTrust Recognised as a March 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Privileged Access Management Market 2019-03-20T22:09:37Z beyondtrust-recognised-as-a-march-2019-gartner-peer-insights-customers-choice-for-privileged-access-management-market ● The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice Distinction is based on feedback and ratings from end-user professionals who have experience purchasing, implementing and using BeyondTrust products. ● As of March 19, 2019, BeyondTrust has an end-user review overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 in the Privileged Access Management market, with 86% of reviewers noting a “Willingness to Recommend,” based on 165 verified reviews. SINGAPORE – March 21, 2019 – BeyondTrust, the worldwide leader in Privileged Access Management, today announced it has been named a March 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customer’s Choice for Privileged Access Management solutions. The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice is based on recognitions of vendors submitted by verified end-user professionals and considers both the number of customer reviews and the overall user ratings. With an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, as of March 19, 2019, some of the 165 verified end users from the past year were from CTOs to Network Specialists and had the following to say: ● “The vendor was always willing to help and partnered through the entire experience. They were attentive and warned of pitfalls to allow us to learn from their experience. The implementation was smooth with the hardest part being user acceptance and education.” Senior Manager, IT Security (Industry: Media) ● “BeyondTrust saved our bacon when we migrated from a Windows XP where everyone had local admin privileges to a Windows 7 environment where everyone had regular user privileges. The integration with Active Directory group policy was simple, and the creation of rules of privilege elevation were easy to setup; and we had to setup a lot of rules. Anyone familiar with the administration of group policy in Windows should be able to implement this solution with minimal effort…Beyond our expectations.” Network Specialist (Industry: Energy and Utilities) ● “Easy installation and seamless integration. Overall very satisfied with the product and its features. It performs as mentioned. The installation is easy and product is simple with very good documentation. It was a seamless integration with other products.” CTO (Industry: Services) This news comes after publication of the December 2018 Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management where BeyondTrust was named a Leader. The 2018 Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management report is an evaluation by Gartner analysts based on a vendor’s completeness of vision and ability to execute in its given market. “We’re honored to receive such strong feedback and validation from our end users in being named a Gartner Peer Insights Customer Choice winner,” said Matt Dircks, CEO, BeyondTrust.  “We are committed to fulfilling our promise to provide the most seamless approach to preventing data breaches related to stolen credentials, misused privileges, and compromised remote access.” For more information on BeyondTrust’s ranking in the Gartner Peer Insights for Privileged Access Management, visit:  https://www.gartner.com/reviews/market/privileged-access-management/vendor/BeyondTrust About Gartner Peer Insights: Peer Insights is an online platform of ratings and reviews of IT software and services that are written and read by IT professionals and technology decision-makers. The goal is to help IT leaders make more insightful purchase decisions and help technology providers improve their products by receiving objective, unbiased feedback from their customers. Gartner Peer Insights includes more than 70,000 verified reviews in more than 200 markets. For more information, please visit www.gartner.com/reviews/home. Gartner 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 Gartner Magic Quadrant: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organisation and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. About BeyondTrust: BeyondTrust is the worldwide leader in Privileged Access Management, offering the most seamless approach to preventing data breaches related to stolen credentials, misused privileges, and compromised remote access. Our extensible platform empowers organisations to easily scale privilege security as threats evolve across endpoint, server, cloud, DevOps, and network device environments. BeyondTrust unifies the industry’s broadest set of privileged access capabilities with centralised management, reporting, and analytics, enabling leaders to take decisive and informed actions to defeat attackers. Our holistic platform stands out for its flexible design that simplifies integrations, enhances user productivity, and maximises IT and security investments. BeyondTrust gives organisations the visibility and control they need to reduce risk, achieve compliance objectives, and boost operational performance. We are trusted by 20,000 customers, including half of the Fortune 100, and a global partner network. Learn more at www.beyondtrust.com. Follow BeyondTrust: Twitter: http://twitter.com/beyondtrust Blog: https://www.beyondtrust.com/blog LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/companies/beyondtrust Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/beyondtrust ### For BeyondTrust: Liz DrysdaleDirector of Marketing - APJ  P: (61) 422 109 704E:  ldrysdale@beyondtrust.com  ISACA Issues New Blockchain, CASB Solutions and GDPR Audit Programs 2019-03-20T02:43:55Z isaca-issues-new-blockchain-casb-solutions-and-gdpr-audit-programs Sydney, NSW, AUS (20 March 2019) — Auditors face an onslaught of new technologies, systems and regulations to incorporate into assessments. New audit programs from global technology association ISACA give auditors additional frameworks for toolkits to provide assurance for blockchain, cloud access security brokers (CASBs) and the EU GDPR. The Blockchain Preparation Audit Program helps organisations manage the preparation for using blockchain technology--the underlying distributed network system often associated with the decentralised cryptocurrency, bitcoin--found in applications across myriad industries. Covering all aspects of blockchain, from pre-implementation, governance, development, security, transactions and consensus, this program guides auditors in identifying and developing key policies, procedures and controls to mitigate risk and streamline processes prior to a blockchain implementation and includes a blockchain technology audit preparation program worksheet. By using this program, auditors gain tools to: Provide management with an assessment of whether their proposed blockchain technology control environment is adequately designed and operationally effective Identify potential blockchain risks which could result in reputational and/or material financial impact Provide management with a holistic perspective on blockchain technology that considers both technical and non-technical factors. To assist IT auditors assess the effectiveness of CASB solutions, ISACA releases the Cloud Security Access Broker (CASB) Audit Program. Enterprises often use CASBs to manage risks, such as those associated with various deployment models, identity management, and compliance with data drive regulations. This audit program factors in several considerations auditors should keep in mind when assessing whether operational and compliance expectations can be met with their CASB deployment, including: Identity management of users, inclusive of privileged users and enhanced access groups Mitigation of risks associated with different deployment models Asset management and protection through security initiatives such as physical security and though program management (key management and incident response as examples). Following the 25 May 2018 implementation date, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives EU residents control over their personal data wherever this data may reside, standardising regulation across the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA) as well as affecting all enterprises that process data from EU/EEA countries. The GDPR Audit Program for Small and Medium Enterprises offers an audit framework to assess how effectively GDPR is governed, monitored and managed. It provides guidance to: Provide management with an assessment of GDPR policies and procedures and their operating effectiveness Identify control weaknesses which could result in increased use of unsanctioned GDPR solutions (and higher likelihood that the solutions are not detected) Evaluate the effectiveness of the organisation’s practices and ongoing management of GDPR. Blockchain Preparation Audit Program is free to members or for purchase by non-members for US $49. Both Cloud Security Access Broker (CASB) Audit Program and GDPR Audit Program for Small and Medium Enterprises are US $25 for members and US $49 for non-members. For more information on ISACA’s audit and assurance programs, please visit www.isaca.org/auditprograms. About ISACA Now in its 50th anniversary year, ISACA® (isaca.org) is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology. Today’s world is powered by information and technology, and ISACA equips professionals with the knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers and transform their organisations. ISACA leverages the expertise of its 460,000 engaged professionals—including its 140,000 members—in information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI® Institute, to help advance innovation through technology. ISACA has a presence in more than 188 countries, including more than 220 chapters worldwide and offices in both the United States and China. Twitter: www.twitter.com/ISACANews LinkedIn:www.linkedin.com/company/isaca Facebook: www.facebook.com/ISACAHQ Instagram:www.instagram.com/isacanews/ Contact: Julie Fenwick, 0468 901 655, jfenwick@daylightagency.com.au Lauren Graham, 0432 614 401, lgraham@daylightagency.com.au Dell Boomi helps University of Melbourne to cloud-enable its integrations and transition to Smarter Campuses 2019-03-20T01:39:52Z dell-boomi-helps-university-of-melbourne-to-cloud-enable-its-integrations-and-transition-to-smarter-campuses Sydney, Australia – March 19, 2019 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) has announced it has been contracted by the University of Melbourne (UoM) to enable the coexistence of the institute’s 700 applications using the Boomi integration platform. Boomi has helped the university create a centralised data synchronisation hub that provides granular visibility into data quality and has subsequently accelerated the roll-out of new services. The real-time availability of this critical information will help UoM transform its facilities into smart campuses powered by the Internet of Things (IoT). UoM provides education to more than 50,000 students enrolled across its seven campuses. Its vast set of applications – spanning everything from a Financial and Employee System (FES) to Student Management Systems (SMS) and its online Learning Management Systems (LMS), as well as a slew of specialty systems – are part of a hybrid environment. UoM deployed the Boomi integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) to link up its IT environment. Boomi is a only truly cloud-based integration provider and was selected for its ability to support a diverse organisation. The university is using the Boomi Master Data Hub (MDH) as the foundation for its data synchronisation. These comprehensive capabilities are managed through Boomi’s easy-to-use interface which provides full visibility over and control of all information flowing through the platform. Having established a modern integration framework, UoM has been able to commence its transition to smart campuses. Critical to this project is space utilisation, and so the university is in the process of installing smart sensors in selected buildings. Boomi will collect the data generated by these sensors and transfer it to the smart campus data repository, along with information from other relevant applications. These insights will allow UoM to determine how and when facilities are being used in order to optimise space and other student services. “Data consistency is a major challenge for organisations investing in digital transformation – especially in an industry like higher education where student attrition and policy issues place constant pressure on Australian universities to demonstrate the outcomes they can deliver,” said Nick Lambrou, Managing Director Australia and New Zealand at Boomi. “With the Boomi platform at the core of its applications tying all data together, UoM has developed the comprehensive scaffolding it needs to drive its digital evolution, allowing it to introduce new services sooner, while preparing its facilities for the next phase of its growth strategy.” About Dell Boomi Boomi, an independent business unit of Dell, quickly and easily unites everything in your digital ecosystem so you can achieve better business outcomes, faster. Boomi’s intelligent, flexible, scalable platform accelerates your business results by linking your data, systems, applications, processes and people. Harnessing the power of the cloud to unify everything inside and outside of a business, Boomi gives more than 8,200 organizations the agility to lead the future. For more information, visit http://www.boomi.com. Special note: Statements in this material that relate to future results, future hiring, and future events or investment are forward-looking statements and are based on Boomi’s current expectations. In some cases, you can identify these statements by such forward-looking words as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “confidence,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “should,” “will” and “would,” or similar expressions. Actual results, hiring, customer trends, and events in future periods may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements because of a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including the challenge of finding and onboarding new personnel, marketplace trends, ongoing management attention to the market, the uncertainties associated with technology changes and the development and release of new technology. Boomi and Dell Technologies assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Avaya Deepens Integration With Google Cloud To Provide Powerful AI Enhancing Customer Experience 2019-03-19T23:47:15Z avaya-deepens-integration-with-google-cloud-to-provide-powerful-ai-enhancing-customer-experience Sydney, Australia – March 19, 2019 – Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA), a global leader in solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration, today announced further integration with Google Cloud Contact Centre artificial intelligence (AI) to provide better experiences for customers and a more efficient workforce, taking full advantage of the powerful artificial intelligence capabilities of both companies. Recognised as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contact Center1, Avaya extends its leadership in leveraging AI to improve customer experience with more personalised, intelligent and insightful interactions. This includes embedding Google’s machine learning within Avaya conversation services powering the contact centre, enabling easy integration of AI capabilities regardless of channel, promoting a consistent and intelligent experience for customers and delivering true omnichannel experiences with AI. Together, Avaya and Google Cloud are providing customers with increased flexibility, efficiency and scalability in deploying powerful and simple communication and collaboration solutions that improve the customer journey. Avaya IX Contact Centre is an AI-enhanced, omnichannel solution including voice, email, chat and mobile communications to make customer engagement a competitive advantage that drives growth and brand preference. Avaya and Google are innovating in a number of key areas, including: Virtual Agents – Human-like automated Bots which seamlessly interact with customers, offloading the live agents’ utilisation until the optimal time and then transferring all context gathered to the agent. Now customers can decide when and how to engage bots throughout the interaction. And the Avaya platform captures the intent, actions and ultimate disposition of each interaction in real-time. Through this rich data, Avaya AI can be applied to decide the next best action in future customer engagement. Agent Assist – Provides superior customer experience by continuously delivering contextually relevant knowledge base to agents based on real time conversational analysis–for BOTH voice and text-based interactions. Avaya AI algorithms can be applied to Google Contact Centre AI to determine the next best action by the agent, delivering the right information and reducing customer friction – while increasing agent satisfaction and contact centre efficiency. Conversational Topic Modelling – An unsupervised learning tool designed to uncover key topic areas that customers have been contacting the contact centre about, and abstracting relevant information relating to how topics are articulated. Google Topic Modelling combined with Avaya AI enables agents to leverage real-time visibility of topics with each conversation turn. Through this valuable insight, recommended responses and best actions can be uniquely tailored to each part of the conversation to drive desired outcomes. Avaya is enhancing the customer experience by strengthening these areas through integration of Google Cloud APIs with key elements of Avaya’s contact centre infrastructure. Additionally, Avaya’s browser-based desktop is designed to easily connect with applications and Google Contact Centre AI is seamlessly incorporated in the agent user experience. “Partnering with Avaya helps us deliver on our goal to make the contact centre experience easier and more efficient,” said Rajen Sheth, Director of Product Management at Google Cloud. “We’re excited to work with Avaya so enterprises can keep customers happy with faster call resolution, and we look forward to building on this partnership as technology and customer’s expectations evolve.” Avaya and Google’s unique collaboration offers a differentiated contact centre solution with a simpler, but more efficient and architecturally superior approach via native gRPC integration for voice. This will enable Avaya IX Contact Centre customers to easily integrate AI providers like Google Cloud and infuse AI capabilities regardless of channel, for consistent omnichannel experiences. Avaya IX Contact Centre solutions are capable of maintaining an awareness of all events, including the sentiment, suggestions and resolution, creating a data lake source for future machine learning processing that generates increasingly impactful results. “We continue to expand our AI-enabled solutions as well as our cloud offerings for customers ranging from small-medium business to the largest global enterprises, and further collaboration with Google is providing additional capabilities to augment the innovation,” said Chris McGugan, Avaya Senior Vice President, Solutions & Technology. “By bringing these innovations to market for Avaya customers and partners, we enable them to make every customer interaction more meaningful and insightful, and more productive for their businesses.” Avaya pioneered the integration of AI capabilities into contact centre communications solutions, and has led development and investment in a number of key areas: Effortless Self-Service: With the power of AI, you can deliver great self-service experiences getting your customer the right information at the right time. Agent Assistance and Productivity: Empower agents with AI-driven guidance, that includes relevant content, suggested next-actions, and real-time coaching to stay ahead of the customer engagement. Smart Matching: Leverage advanced machine learning models to pair the best agent with each customer interaction. Smart Interactions: With powerful AI technologies, you can create smart, conversational interactions that yield improved business results. Empowered Agents: Agents are empowered by AI-driven guidance for content and suggested actions. Summarisation tools help agents expedite after-call processes. Simplified Operations: Reduce complexity for customers and agents alike by using AI models to select a self-service experience, automate a process, or pair with the best possible agent -Ends- The company is showcasing these solutions, and more, at the Avaya booth #1519, Hall D at Enterprise Connect, March 18–21, in Orlando, FL. About Avaya Businesses are built on the experiences they provide, and every day millions of those experiences are built by Avaya (NYSE:AVYA). For over one hundred years, we’ve enabled organisations around the globe to win – by creating intelligent communications experiences for customers and employees. Avaya builds open, converged and innovative solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration – in the cloud, on-premise or a hybrid of both. To grow your business, we’re committed to innovation, partnership, and a relentless focus on what’s next. We’re the technology company you trust to help you deliver Experiences that Matter. Visit us at www.avaya.com. 1 https://www.avaya.com/en/about-avaya/newsroom/pr-us-180522/ Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This document contains certain “forward-looking statements.” All statements other than statements of historical fact are “forward-looking” statements for purposes of the U.S. federal and state securities laws. These statements may be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," “our vision,” "plan," "potential," "preliminary," "predict," "should," "will," or “would” or the negative thereof or other variations thereof or comparable terminology and include, but are not limited to, expected cash savings and statements about growth, exchange listing and improved operational metrics. The Company has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While the Company believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond its control. The factors are discussed in the Company’s Registration Statement on Form 10 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, may cause its actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to the Company’s filings with the SEC that are available at www.sec.gov. The Company cautions you that the list of important factors included in the Company’s SEC filings may not contain all of the material factors that are important to you. In addition, considering these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in the forward-looking statements contained in this report may not in fact occur. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law. Source: Avaya Newsroom All trademarks identified by ®, TM, or SM are registered marks, trademarks, and service marks, respectively, of Avaya Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners Gartner Says Worldwide Server Revenue Grew 17.8 Percent in the Fourth Quarter of 2018, While Shipments Increased 8.5 Percent 2019-03-19T23:12:07Z gartner-says-worldwide-server-revenue-grew-17-8-percent-in-the-fourth-quarter-of-2018-while-shipments-increased-8-5-percent The worldwide server market continued to grow through 2018 as worldwide server revenue increased 17.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018, while shipments grew 8.5 percent year over year, according to Gartner, Inc. In all of 2018, worldwide server shipments grew 13.1 percent and server revenue increased 30.1 percent compared with full-year 2017. “Hyperscale and service providers continued to increase their investments in their data centres (albeit at lower levels than at the start of 2017) to meet customers’ rising service demand, as well as enterprises’ services purchases from cloud providers,” said Kiyomi Yamada, senior principal analyst at Gartner. “To exploit data centre infrastructure market disruption, technology product managers for server providers should prepare for continued increases in server demand through 2019, although growth will be a slower pace than in 2018.” “DRAM prices started to come down, increasing demand for memory-rich configurations to support emerging workloads such as artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics kept buoying server prices. Product managers should market higher memory content servers to take advantage of DRAM oversupplies.” Dell EMC secured the top spot in the worldwide server market based on revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018 (see Table 1). Dell EMC ended the year with 20.2 percent market share, followed by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) with 17.7 percent of the market. Huawei experienced the strongest growth in the quarter, growing 45.9 percent. Table 1 - Worldwide: Server Vendor Revenue Estimates, 4Q18 (U.S. Dollars) Company 4Q18 Revenue 4Q18 Market Share (%) 4Q17 Revenue 4Q17 Market Share (%) 4Q18-4Q17 Growth (%) Dell EMC 4,426,376,116 20.2 3,606,976,178 19.4 22.7 HPE 3,876,819,483 17.7 3,578,005,770 19.3 8.4 Huawei 1,815,071,726 8.3 1,244,382,075 6.7 45.9 Inspur Electronics 1,801,622,141 8.2 1,260,671,411 6.8 42.9 IBM 1,783,691,221 8.2 2,623,501,533 14.1 -32.0 Others 8,158,910,239 37.3 6,243,556,262 33.6 30.7 Total 21,862,491,037 100.0 18,556,994,228 100.0 17.8 Source: Gartner (March 2019) In server shipments, Dell EMC maintained the No. 1 position in the fourth quarter of 2018 with 16.7 percent market share (see Table 2). HPE secured the second spot with 12.2 percent of the market. Both Dell EMC and HPE experienced declines in server shipments, while Inspur Electronics experienced the strongest growth with a 24.6 percent increase in shipments in the fourth quarter of 2018. Table 2 - Worldwide: Server Vendor Shipments Estimates, 4Q18 (Units) Company 4Q18 Shipments 4Q18 Market Share (%) 4Q17 Shipments 4Q17 Market Share (%) 4Q18-4Q17 Growth (%) Dell EMC 580,580 16.7 582,720 18.3 -0.4 HPE 424,347 12.2 443,854 13.9 -4.4 Inspur Electronics 293,702 8.5 235,658 7.4 24.6 Huawei 260,193 7.5 257,916 8.1 0.9 Lenovo 191,032 5.5 181,523 5.7 5.2 Others 1,723,032 49.6 1,499,593 46.8 14.9 Total 3,472,886 100.0 3,201,264 100.0 8.5 Source: Gartner (March 2019) The x86 server market increased in revenue by 27.1 percent, and shipments were up 8.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018. Full-Year 2018 Server Market Results In terms of regional results, in 2018, Asia Pacific and North America posted strong growth in revenue with 38.3 percent and 34 percent, respectively. In terms of shipments, Asia Pacific grew 17.6 percent and North America grew 15.9 percent year over year. EMEA grew 3.1 percent in shipments and 20.4 percent in revenue. Latin America grew 20.9 percent in revenue, but declined 4.4 percent in shipments. Japan grew 3.3 percent in revenue, 2.1 percent in shipments. Additional information is available to clients who have access to Gartner’s Servers Quarterly Statistics. This database provides worldwide market size and share data by vendor revenue and unit shipments. Segments include region, vendor, vendor brand, subbrand, CPU type, CPU group, max CPU, platform, price band, operating system and distribution channel. Server market trends and infrastructure and operations will be further discussed at the Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies events taking place April 23-25 in Tokyo, April 24-25 in Sao Paulo, April 29-30 in Sydney, May 6-7 in Mumbai, June 4-5 in Frankfurt, June 25-26 in Mexico City, and November 25-26 in London. Follow news and updates from these events on Twitter using #GartnerIO. About Gartner Gartner, Inc. 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Barracuda Intel Exposes the Latest Strategies Cybercriminals Are Using to Get Past Email Security Gateways 2019-03-19T21:00:00Z barracuda-intel-exposes-the-latest-strategies-cybercriminals-are-using-to-get-past-email-security-gateways-1 Sydney, 20 March 2019 – Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider for cloud-enabled security solutions, today released key findings from a report with the title Spear Phishing: Top Threats and Trends. Barracuda researchers evaluated more than 360,000 spear phishing emails in a three-month period, identifying and analysing three major types of attacks: brand impersonation, business email compromise and blackmail. Read the full report: https://www.barracuda.com/spear-phishing-report The report takes an in-depth look at how these three types of attacks work, why traditional email security can’t stop them, the latest techniques scammers are using, and how organisations can protect against these attacks. A closer look at evolving threats Barracuda’s research uncovered fresh insights into how these popular attacks are evolving and the tactics they are using to evade detection. Impersonating Microsoft is one of the more common techniques used by hackers trying to take over accounts. Financial institutions are impersonated in nearly 1 in 5 attacks. Finance department employees are heavily targeted, as they are most likely to deal with banks and other financial institutions. The majority of subject lines on sextortion emails contain some form of security alert. Attackers often include the victim’s email address or password in the subject line. Subject lines on more than 70 percent of business email compromise attack emails try to establish rapport or a sense of urgency; many imply the topic has been previously discussed. Scammers use name-spoofing techniques, changing the display name on Gmail and other email accounts to make the email appear to come from a company employee. This tactic can be especially deceiving to those reading the email on a mobile device. “Spear phishing attacks are designed to evade traditional email security solutions, and the threat is constantly evolving as attackers find new ways to avoid detection and trick users,” said Asaf Cidon, VP, Content Security at Barracuda Networks. “Staying ahead of these types of attacks requires the right combination of technology and user training, so it’s critical to have a solution in place that detects and protects against spear-phishing attacks, including business email compromise, brand impersonation and sextortion.” Barracuda Sentinel uses artificial intelligence and deep integration with Office 365 to detect spear phishing attacks and stop them before they reach your mail server. Total Email Protection takes that protection a step further, combining Barracuda Sentinel with Barracuda Essentials, Barracuda PhishLine and Barracuda Forensics and Incident Response for a complete email security, archiving, and data protection solution. Resources: Download the full report: https://www.barracuda.com/spear-phishing-report Read the blog post: http://cuda.co/35206 About Barracuda At Barracuda we strive to make the world a safer place. We believe every business deserves access to cloud-enabled, enterprise-grade security solutions that are easy to buy, deploy, and use. We protect email, networks, data and applications with innovative solutions that grow and adapt with our customers’ journey. More than 150,000 organisations worldwide trust Barracuda to protect them — in ways they may not even know they are at risk — so they can focus on taking their business to the next level. For more information, visit barracuda.com. Barracuda Networks, Barracuda and the Barracuda Networks logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Barracuda Networks, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. BeyondTrust Announces 2019 Partner Award Winners in Asia Pacific and Japan 2019-03-17T21:19:28Z beyondtrust-announces-2019-partner-award-winners-in-asia-pacific-and-japan SINGAPORE – March 18, 2019 – BeyondTrust the worldwide leader in Privileged Access Management, today announced the winners of its annual Partner Awards – Asia Pacific and Japan, recognising ten top-performing individuals and businesses that played a pivotal role in elevating BeyondTrust’s operations in the region throughout 2018.   The awards encompass three main categories: the Sub-Regional Awards recognise resellers that achieved operational and sales excellence in one of the three sub-regions–Australia and New Zealand, North Asia, and South East Asia; the Regional Awards recognise resellers and distributors that excelled in their contribution to BeyondTrust’s operations in Asia Pacific and Japan; and the Individual Awards celebrate the top individual achievers in the region. This year BeyondTrust introduced a new award category for “Outstanding Individual Performance of The Year.” This award recognises an individual who has contributed the most to the region’s bottom line, whilst being “the” champion for BeyondTrust, personifying the brand’s mission, vision, and work ethic. “We are honoured to celebrate our most valuable partners in Asia Pacific and Japan,” said Joe Schramm, Vice President for Strategic Alliances at BeyondTrust. “Channel partners are an essential part to BeyondTrust’s success and strategy for growth, especially in such a diverse market like Asia Pacific and Japan. BeyondTrust is on a mission to revolutionise the way the world secures and manages privilege access, and I am confident we will achieve this goal with our great network of passionate and dedicated professionals in this region.” The BeyondTrust Partner Award Winners for 2018 are: SUB-REGIONAL AWARDS - Partner of The Year, Australia & New Zealand – Identity Solutions Australia Pty Ltd - Partner of The Year, North Asia – Kernel ITC Inc - Partner of The Year, South East Asia – British Telecom Global Solutions Pte Ltd   REGIONAL AWARDS - Emerging Reseller of The Year – Impact Business Solutions Sdn Bhd - Reseller of The Year – British Telecom Global Solutions Pte Ltd - Distributor of The Year – BizHub Co Ltd   INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE AWARDS - Engineer of The Year – Kelvin Lou, iTrustech Pte Ltd - Sales Person of The Year – John Crawford, Packet Technologies Ltd - Product Manager of The Year – Mark Huang, SecureCraft Pte Ltd - Outstanding Individual Performance of The Year – John Hwang, BizHub Co Ltd About BeyondTrust:  BeyondTrust is the worldwide leader in Privileged Access Management, offering the most seamless approach to preventing data breaches related to stolen credentials, misused privileges, and compromised remote access. Our extensible platform empowers organisations to easily scale privilege security as threats evolve across endpoint, server, cloud, DevOps, and network device environments. BeyondTrust unifies the industry’s broadest set of privileged access capabilities with centralised management, reporting, and analytics, enabling leaders to take decisive and informed actions to defeat attackers. Our holistic platform stands out for its flexible design that simplifies integrations, enhances user productivity, and maximises IT and security investments. BeyondTrust gives organisations the visibility and control they need to reduce risk, achieve compliance objectives, and boost operational performance. We are trusted by 20,000 customers, including half of the Fortune 100, and a global partner network. Learn more at www.beyondtrust.com. Follow BeyondTrust: Twitter: http://twitter.com/beyondtrust Blog: https://www.beyondtrust.com/blog LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/companies/beyondtrust Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/beyondtrust ### For BeyondTrust: Liz Drysdale Director of Marketing – APJ P: (61) 422 109 704 E: ldrysdale@beyondtrust.com Barracuda Accelerates Growth in MSP Market, Expands MSP Security Offerings 2019-03-14T21:30:00Z barracuda-accelerates-growth-in-msp-market-expands-msp-security-offerings Sydney, 15 March 2019 — Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider for cloud-enabled security solutions, today announced growing momentum in the MSP market. Barracuda MSP’s portfolio approach, led by security, has been very successful in the marketplace and is a key growth area for the company. Barracuda grown its international MSP partner base nearly 300 percent over the past two years, and most importantly, the number of MSPs using multiple Barracuda solutions increased 34 percent year-over-year, as of February 2019. Barracuda also recently acquired Managed Workplace, the remote monitoring and management (RMM) product line of Avast. Managed Workplace delivers an RMM platform with included security tools and services, such as site security assessments, Office 365 account management, and integrated third-party antivirus. This addition to the Barracuda portfolio reinforces the company’s investment in the MSP marketplace and builds on the 120 percent year-over-year growth Barracuda MSP has seen for its security solutions. “We have consistently been expanding our portfolio of MSP solutions, and our partners’ response — based on their spend with us — has been very positive,” said BJ Jenkins, CEO of Barracuda Networks. “The acquisition of Managed Workplace continues that portfolio expansion, building on the success we’ve seen with our MSP partners over the past three years.” “Our mission is to empower our MSP partners to create services to sell, deliver profitable offerings, and demonstrate value to their customers,” said Brian Babineau, SVP and general manager of Barracuda MSP. “With Managed Workplace we can offer MSP partners a security-centric RMM solution that incorporates security tasks into a service provider’s daily routine. It complements the security solutions we have introduced via our MSP model, such as email protection, cloud-generation firewalls, and security awareness training.” Barracuda also expanded its MSP security offerings in 2018 by introducing Managed PhishLine, a service that helps MSPs provide sophisticated phishing simulation and security awareness training to their customers without creating added work for their techs. This makes it easy for MSP to create a new service that addresses the growing need for better security awareness training. Building Stronger MSPs Through Education The Barracuda team has also demonstrated its commitment to building up the MSP community through several educational initiatives that have gained more traction over the past year. Ready, Set, Managed!, which is an exclusive, interactive educational and networking program for VARs and MSPs to learn best practices for successfully growing their managed services operations, saw 136 percent growth year over year in the number of channel partners that have requested an invitation to the program. Barracuda’s EMEA team will host the second annual MSP Day on May 23, 2019. The initiative was set up to help create an interactive and connected community with the unified purpose of making managed services more understandable, trustworthy, and significant. More details on MSP Day 2019 will be announced shortly. Why Managed Workplace RMM tools are a foundational platform for the managed services community, and according to research by AMI Partners, the RMM market is expected to reach nearly $800 million by 2022, with more than $400 million of that coming from outside North America. Every MSP, transitioning reseller, or new market participant needs an RMM, and acquiring Managed Workplace gives Barracuda another way to provide MSP partners with the tools they need to run their business and protect their customers. Site security assessments – Managed Workplace includes a built-in site security assessment tool, which MSPs can use to measure the security posture for customers’ sites and identify gaps that need to be addressed. This tool can be used to help generate sales and to demonstrate the MSP’s value by showing progress over time. Office 365 service module – This module in Managed Workplace helps MSPs streamline operations by providing a single place to manage common Office 365 tasks, such as viewing usage across multiple sites, tracking mailbox activity, and resetting passwords, alongside endpoint and other management tasks. Cloud architecture – Managed Workplace is offered as a cloud service, with multiple global instances already running on AWS. It can also be deployed on premises. The API-driven architecture allows for plug-ins to be updated easily and new ones to be added. Business alignment – Managed Workplace extends Barracuda’s opportunity for security innovation and our ability to simplify security for MSPs by connecting RMM with key components, such as email protection, cloud-generation firewalls, security awareness training, data protection, and the Avast Business Security solutions. Current IT trends – Managed Workplace aligns with current IT trends by supporting Windows and Mac endpoints, VMware and Hyper-V servers; integrating with Office 365 Account Management capabilities; monitoring network routers and SNMP-enabled devices; and creating and delivering recurring security assessments. Resources: Read the blog post: What is a security-centric RMM?: http://cuda.co/34697 Get more information: https://barracudamsp.com/product-details/managed-workplace-rmm/ Learn more about Ready, Set, Managed!: https://barracudamsp.com/ready-set-managed/ About Barracuda At Barracuda we strive to make the world a safer place. We believe every business deserves access to cloud-enabled, enterprise-grade security solutions that are easy to buy, deploy, and use. We protect email, networks, data and applications with innovative solutions that grow and adapt with our customers’ journey. More than 150,000 organisations worldwide trust Barracuda to protect them — in ways they may not even know they are at risk — so they can focus on taking their business to the next level. For more information, visit barracuda.com. Barracuda Networks, Barracuda and the Barracuda Networks logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Barracuda Networks, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Other trademarks, including Avast, are the property of their respective owners. Soprano Announces Strategic Partnership with Philippines Mobile Network Operator Smart Communications 2019-03-12T03:23:30Z soprano-announces-strategic-partnership-with-philippines-mobile-network-operator-smart-communications 12 March 2019 – Australian based Soprano Design, a global leader in cloud-based enterprise messaging solutions, has reached a strategic agreement with Smart Communications, the Philippines leading mobile network operator. Entering the Philippines market for the first time, Soprano will be making its Soprano Enterprise Messaging Suite (MEMS) available to Smart’s diverse portfolio of enterprise customers. In the Philippines, the Soprano messaging service will be branded Smart Messaging Suite. Currently, Smart controls nearly 50 per cent of the estimated 130 million mobile connections in the Philippines, and has rightly earned its reputation for being a market innovator, offering enterprise customers access to a diverse portfolio of Smart Enterprise Business Solutions powered by the latest transformational technologies. By choosing Soprano’s enterprise messaging solutions, Smart can now offer its customers a ‘best-of-breed’ mobile messaging solution that is flexible enough to suit the diverse needs of Philippines enterprise customers, from banks to education providers and Government services to microfinanciers. Robin Ng, Soprano’s Senior Vice President for APAC, said that this agreement is significant as the Philippines is a strong SMS market with enormous potential. Commenting on the deal, Ng said: “Smart has earned a reputation for delivering the most innovative technologies to its customers. Soprano is proud to be partnering with Smart in the Philippines, enabling its customers to have access to our market leading enterprise-grade mobile messaging application platform.” Chet Alviz, AVP & Head of PLDT Enterprise’s Wireless Business, said: “Soprano offers a highly flexible and competitive messaging solution, which allows us to provide a differentiated mobile messaging solution for customers in traditional large-enterprise and government sectors, as well as for customers that are underserviced today in the Philippines market such as microfinancing, outsourcing/offshoring, and local retail.” This agreement with Smart is significant for Soprano Design, entering the Philippines marketplace for the first time, as part of its accelerated growth plans across the Asia Pacific region. Ng explains: “The Philippines market is technology savvy and like many regions within Asia Pacific, is experiencing a lot of rapid-fire technology change. Businesses are looking for effective enterprise-grade messaging solutions that are flexible, secure and easy to deploy. SMS technology is the principal communication channel in the Philippines and Soprano is expecting to send more than one-billion enterprise messages for Smart customers each year using Smart Messaging Suite.” Within Asia Pacific, Soprano is seeing a surge in demand for enterprise-grade messaging platforms as businesses look to stay ahead of the digital transformation curve. This agreement with Smart is Soprano’s sixth major APAC telco partnership. Other APAC markets where Soprano is seeing strong growth include Australia and Singapore. According to a recent market study conducted by Infoholic Research, the Asia Pacific A2P (application to person) SMS market is expected to grow during 2016-2022 at a CAGR of 6.34%. Soprano Chairman, Richard Favero, added that Soprano has become a leading global expert in Application to Person (A2P) business and government messaging, helping many of the world’s largest mobile network operators including AT&T, BT and Vodafone leverage their size and reputation through a white-label software solution that gives them and their customers a competitive advantage. These international partnerships have seen Soprano’s overseas revenues in the past year grow by nearly 20%. Soprano MEMS is currently deployed in some of the most complex enterprise and government IT environments in the world, enabling large A2P mobile messaging deployments in a variety of industries including finance, banking, insurance, retail, hospitality, automotive, transport & logistics, workforce management and government. Smart’s customers in the Philippines will join the more than 1,000 enterprises including 30 plus Fortune 500 companies that benefit from Soprano’s platform and software. Soprano is located in 13 countries worldwide and provides a ‘follow the sun’ technical service and support model. -ends- About Soprano Design: Founded in Australia in 1994, Soprano Design is an award-winning global software design firm that delivers trusted mobile interactions via its powerful cloud-based mobile communication platform, which has revolutionised the way enterprises and governments around the globe do business. An array of smart applications, programmable interfaces and sophisticated governance controls allow organisations to integrate using little or no code and to automate communications (and audit all interactions) to become more productive and make life easier and safer for their customers. Over 70% of Soprano’s business is conducted offshore. https://www.sopranodesign.com. ISACA Introduces Accelerated Path to the CSX Cybersecurity Practitioner Certification 2019-03-10T23:01:32Z isaca-introduces-accelerated-path-to-the-csx-cybersecurity-practitioner-certification Sydney, NSW, AUS (11 March 2019) — In response to feedback on the CSX Cybersecurity Practitioner (CSX-P) certification beta exam last year, global technology association ISACA has introduced an accelerated path to earning the CSX-P credential. The Accelerated CSX-P Certification Suite recognises existing certifications and expertise, enabling those who hold one of the following certifications or who have three years of cybersecurity experience to pursue it: CISA CISM CGEIT CRISC Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate CEH CISSP CySA+ ECSA GCIH GPEN LPT OSCP The CSX-P exam now takes one hour instead of four, and candidates must receive a passing score on at least three of the five performance assessments. The cost for the Accelerated CSX-P Certification Suite is US $549 for ISACA members and US $599 for nonmembers. It includes the application fee, certification exam and 10 labs (six instructional labs and four challenge labs) to help the candidate prepare. Additionally, CSX-Ps (including those already certified) no longer need to retest every three years in order to recertify. Instead, 50 per cent of the 120 CPE hours required every three years must involve performance-based training to ensure cybersecurity skills are continually honed. A promotional rate of US $429 for members and US $479 for nonmembers is available until 29 March. The CSX-P is the cybersecurity industry’s first performance-based certification. It is a past winner of SC Award’s Best Certification Program. More information is available at www.isaca.org/csxpfast-track. More information on ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus, which offers credentials, training, guidance and more, visit https://cybersecurity.isaca.org. About ISACA Now in its 50th anniversary year, ISACA® (isaca.org) is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology. ISACA equips professionals with the knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers and transform their organisations. ISACA leverages the expertise of its 460,000 engaged professionals—including 140,000 members—in information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI® Institute, to help advance innovation through technology. ISACA has a presence in more than 188 countries, including more than 220 chapters worldwide and offices in both the United States and China. Twitter: www.twitter.com/ISACANews LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/isaca Facebook: www.facebook.com/ISACAHQ Instagram: www.instagram.com/isacanews/ Contact: Julie Fenwick, 0468 901 655, jfenwick@daylightagency.com.au Lauren Graham, 0432 614 401, lgraham@daylightagency.com.au ISACA Honored As Most Important Non-Profit Shaping Cybersecurity Industry At SC Media 30th Anniversary Awards 2019-03-07T06:06:09Z isaca-honored-as-most-important-non-profit-shaping-cybersecurity-industry-at-sc-media-30th-anniversary-awards Sydney, NSW, AUS (6 March 2019) — ISACA was recognised among the “Most Important Industry Organisations of the Last 30 Years” today in the SC Media 30th Anniversary Awards at RSA Conference 2019. “As ISACA celebrates its 50th anniversary, we are honored that SC Media recognised ISACA’s impact in advancing the profession, the industry, and helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology,” said Rob Clyde, CISM, ISACA Board Chair. “Every day, the world over, ISACA equips professionals with the knowledge, credentials, learning and community to propel their careers and transform their organisations through business technology. We look forward to the innovations, transformation and opportunities the next 50 years will bring. “And, we believe marking milestones is essential: Congratulations to SC Media for reaching its 30th anniversary, and thank you for your leadership in sharing industry expert guidance and insights,” he added. As part of SC Media’s year-long celebration for its 30th anniversary in the cybersecurity industry, the annual SC Awards were expanded to include special categories honoring those that have shaped the industry. Winners were decided by SC Media’s editorial team with the assistance of the SC Awards co-chairs. “Over the last three decades, the winners of our 30th Anniversary Awards have left an indelible imprint on the cybersecurity industry through their tireless work and visionary leadership,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Media. “ISACA most assuredly earned this honor for its continued dedication to protecting enterprises from today’s sophisticated threats.” ISACA is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, having evolved from its early focus on electronic data processing audit to now serving a global network of more than 140,000 members in 188 countries in information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and innovation. In the past 30 years, ISACA has been especially known for its industry-leading credentialing program, which includes the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) certifications, as well as its CSX Cybersecurity Practitioner (CSX-P) certification. More than 200,000 ISACA certifications have been achieved since inception, with a retention rate of between 94-96 per cent. ISACA certifications are consistently ranked among the highest-paying IT certifications in the industry and annually recognised as premier industry certification programs by SC Media and other industry leaders. Over the past three decades, ISACA also launched and frequently refreshed the COBIT framework for customising and right-sizing enterprise governance of information and technology, including the release of COBIT 2019; established the holistic CSX cybersecurity program with the first vendor-neutral, performance-based cybersecurity certification; hosted security, audit and governance events across the globe and virtually; established a global advocacy program to help governments proactively respond to fast-emerging cybersecurity threats; and launched the SheLeadsTech program to empower women in the technology workforce. ISACA has maintained a future-minded approach throughout, and expanded its appeal across industries and enterprises with the 2016 acquisition of the CMMI Institute, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, and opening a China operation last year. ISACA continually aims to connect its global professional community with the needed tools and resources to thrive amid a fast-evolving technology landscape. For more on ISACA’s contributions to the profession — and its commitment to help innovate the future — visit ISACA’s 50th anniversary website. ### About SC Media SC Media is cybersecurity. For over 30 years, they have armed information security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders, and independent product reviews in partnership with and for top-level information security executives and their technical teams. In addition to their comprehensive website, SC Media offers magazines, ebooks, and newsletters. They also host digital and live events such as SC Awards and RiskSec Conference to provide cybersecurity professionals all the information needed to safeguard their organisations and contribute to their longevity and success. About ISACA Now in its 50th anniversary year, ISACA® (isaca.org) is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology. Today’s world is powered by information and technology, and ISACA equips professionals with the knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers and transform their organisations. ISACA leverages the expertise of its 460,000 engaged professionals—including its 140,000 members—in information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI® Institute, to help advance innovation through technology. ISACA has a presence in 188 countries, including more than 220 chapters worldwide and offices in both the United States and China. Twitter: www.twitter.com/ISACANews LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/isaca Facebook: www.facebook.com/ISACAHQ Instagram: www.instagram.com/isacanews/ Contact: Julie Fenwick, +64 68 901 655, jfenwick@daylightagency.com.au Lauren Graham, +64 32 614 401, lgraham@daylightagency.com.au IXUP introduces secure data analytics as on demand SaaS model 2019-03-06T23:37:07Z ixup-introduces-secure-data-analytics-as-on-demand-saas-model 7 March 2019: IXUP Limited (ASX: IXU) (“IXUP” or the “Company”), a technology company that secures data analytics, has announced a flexible on-demand software-as-a- service (SaaS) delivery option which will be available to clients in April. This additional deployment model will extend the Company’s market opportunity and enable it to capitalise off the growing use of SaaS technologies in the enterprise space. The SaaS deployment options will enable clients to purchase IXUP’s technology as a subscription-based license and access the secure and governed analytics platform through Microsoft Azure. It allows quick and easy access to IXUP’s secure data analytics technology, with minimal set-up costs, fast deployment and immediate access to analytics. The SaaS model will expedite time to value, save costs and encourage multi-party data analytics use by new clients who will benefit from a range of software bundles at different price points. The growing trend of organisations using cloud technology is driving new buying and consumption expectations, with client behaviour increasingly favouring subscription-based options. This is in line with a shift seen in the market toward a reduction of capital investment in traditional data analytical systems and services. IXUP CEO, Peter Leihn, said: “IXUP’s strategy is based on our core belief that combining one organisation’s insights with that of others delivers new value for customers. However, this can’t occur without the absolute confidence in the security and governance of the analytics and the use of that data. “Offering IXUP’s unique technology through the well proven SaaS model, represents an important progression in the realisation of our beliefs. We are making it quicker and easier for organisations to purchase and deploy IXUP’s platform where and when they want, while creating a platform for forward thinking organisations to partner with likeminded third parties for deeper and more valuable insight.” The Company’s SaaS model will provide a differentiated set of offerings to the market through the following solutions: IXUP Light TM: For new-to-IXUP customers looking to use our encryption technology to gain a capped number of insights per month through data partnerships; and IXUP Expert TM: For larger sophisticated data scientists and organisations that require multiple and repeated data collaboration enquiries per month. This is in addition to the Company’s current Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering renamed: IXUP EnableTM: Designed for IXUP’s Super Collaborators who wish to leverage the platform to conduct secure collaborations with their key clients, on their own Microsoft Azure infrastructure. The addition of the SaaS model to the Company’s sales offering will strengthen IXUP’s go- to-market and sales approach and will address new and expanded market opportunities. -ENDS- About IXUP IXUP Limited (pronounced ‘eyes up’) is a listed technology company (ASX: IXU) that secures data analytics and delivers insights within a governance framework. The platform encrypts and connects data from multiple sources, solving the problems of data loss and misuse by enabling data owners to remain in complete control of their data. IXUP was listed in 2017. For more information visit www.ixup.com. Media Contact Jeffrey Coote Filtered Media +61 2 8188 3616 jeffrey@filteredmedia.com.au