The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-04-07T22:20:51Z Genetec enhances its Advantage comprehensive maintenance program with new privacy and performance monitoring features 2021-04-07T22:20:51Z genetec-enhances-its-advantage-comprehensive-maintenance-program-with-new-privacy-and-performance-monitoring-features Sydney, AUSTRALIA/MONTRÉAL, April 8, 2021—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions today announced the addition of privacy and performance monitoring features to its premium maintenance program, Genetec Advantage™. In addition to software upgrades, premium support, and system monitoring, Genetec Advantage now includes licenses of KiwiVision™ Privacy Protector™ and KiwiVision™ Camera Integrity Monitor for all new and existing Genetec Advantage subscribers*. To meet the public’s growing expectations of privacy, and to comply with global regulations, the KiwiVision™ Privacy Protector™ automatically obscures individuals’ faces caught within a camera’s field of view, so security operators only see what they need to see. Being able to access unobscured footage requires an additional layer of access permissions that is only used when an event warrants an investigation. An audit trail is then maintained that shows who accessed the additional information, and why. With the addition of KiwiVision™ Camera Integrity Monitor, customers can make sure that their cameras are operational and efficient at all times. The Camera Integrity Monitor notifies operators when a camera may have been tampered with, if there is a decrease in quality, or if there are abrupt changes in the position of the camera due to environmental or human causes. This is especially useful in large systems involving hundreds or thousands of cameras where it is nearly impossible to manually check each camera’s image and field of view. “As physical security systems become increasingly complex, it is critical to know that these systems are up to date, performing as they should, and integrating the latest privacy and performance features,” said Julie Gauthier, Director of Global Operations and Technical Support at Genetec. “Genetec Advantage™ is the best way to get the most out of your Genetec solution, and ensure your system is at peak performance. By providing licenses* of KiwiVision™ Privacy Protector™ and Camera Integrity Monitor we’re adding tools to help our customers maintain the integrity of their system, and protect the privacy of individuals within view of surveillance cameras, without sacrificing security.” For more information about the Genetec Advantage program, please visit https://www.genetec.com/support/maintenance/genetec-advantage *The number of included licenses of KiwiVision™ Privacy Protector™ and Camera Integrity Monitor is based on the size of the deployment. Please contact your Advantage sales representative for more details. --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, KiwiVision Privacy Protector, Genetec Clearance 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 M-Files Acquires Hubshare to Strengthen External Content Sharing and Collaboration, Deliver Best-in-Class Digital Client Experiences 2021-04-07T08:46:58Z m-files-acquires-hubshare-to-strengthen-external-content-sharing-and-collaboration-deliver-best-in-class-digital-client-experiences SYDNEY/HONG KONG – April 7th, 2021 - M-Files, the intelligent information management company, today announced the acquisition of Hubshare to bolster external content sharing and collaboration and deliver an improved digital client experience. Hubshare offers a secure digital workplace portal that enhances user and client engagement through collaborative working, secure file sharing and project management.  Now part of the M-Files product portfolio, Hubshare provides a secure information exchange platform where companies can be forerunners in driving digitalization and improving the customer experience using branded, customizable client portals. The portals can be quickly and easily tailored to meet individual client needs which drives collaboration and productivity.  "The Hubshare acquisition helps us deliver a unique digital client experience and better serve knowledge worker industries such as Professional Services, where information sharing and external collaboration are critical requirements," said Antti Nivala, founder and CEO at M-Files. "Our integrated offering takes M-Files from the back office to the frontline of our customer's business, helping provide a digital window for our customer's clients as they drive digitization across the organizations they serve."  Unlike typical file sync-based document portal solutions where information is copied from an enterprise content repository, M-Files now offers a secure and integrated solution for internal and external collaboration without data duplication. While the M-Files user experience is optimized for streamlining internal document management processes, the new Hubshare hub in M-Files provides key information such as documents, people, processes, discussions and more to external users, such as clients, via a branded portal that is optimized for an improved external user experience. This helps strengthen customer satisfaction with a better and more compliant collaboration experience. "Today, with the announcement of our acquisition, we celebrate our common vision and goal of making work smarter and collaboration more efficient for our clients," said Nicholas Child, CEO, Hubshare. "Our combined offering will undoubtedly benefit organizations across the globe seeking a more secure and integrated solution for internal and external collaboration. We are delighted to be an integral part of the M-Files journey, delivering our digital client experience and collaborative workspace solution alongside the visionary M-Files intelligent information management platform." M-Files' mission is to profoundly improve how companies do business in the digital, work-from-anywhere world. M-Files connects siloed systems, applications and repositories and provides a full view of all relevant information across an organization. Delivering connected content and intelligent automation, M-Files increases the productivity of knowledge workers, ensures a seamless digital experience, enables business continuity, and reduces business risk.    For more information on M-Files' unique intelligent information management, visit the M-Files website:  https://www.m-files.com Visit this webpage to schedule a custom M-Files product demo:  https://www.m-files.com/demo/ Tags Hubshare, digital client experience, portals, ECM, enterprise content management, content services Summary M-Files acquires Hubshare to strengthen external content sharing and collaboration, delivering best-in-class digital client experiences with secure and branded, customizable client portals. Image download https://motiveus.cloudvault.m-files.com/SharedLinks.aspx?accesskey=94912ad417f75911faf8a45c2831b33b6b1d774c6b92564f714c7786dc84c16c&VaultGUID=95372E97-0451-49F0-9CF1-D8CBB72300E3  Image capture Nicholas Child (CEO, Hubshare) and Antti Nivala (CEO, M-Files) join forces for best-in-class client portals About Hubshare Hubshare enhances user and client engagement through collaborative working, secure file-sharing and project management. The solution provides an all-in-one, flexible and customizable digital workspace that allows unlimited customer-specific portals, each one unique to each customer's requirements. Hubshare helps its worldwide users boost their productivity and facilitate external and internal collaboration. Hubshare has offices in France and distributors in the UK, Hong Kong, Australia and North America, and resellers in numerous other countries. For more information, visit hubshare.com/en/  Impact Acquires Affluent to Power Agency Managed Partnership Programs at Scale 2021-04-06T22:00:00Z impact-acquires-affluent-to-power-agency-managed-partnership-programs-at-scale-1 Sydney, Australia —April 7, 2021 — Impact, the global leader in partnership automation, today announced the acquisition of Affluent, the leading analytics and automation platform designed to help agencies manage partnership programs for brands at scale. This acquisition, the second for Impact in 2021, furthers Impact’s investment in the Partnership Economy, offering brands, publishers, and now agencies world class technology solutions to successfully manage and grow their partnerships. As Google and Apple move to phase out third party cookies and the IDFA (identifier for advertisers), brands have increasingly turned to partnerships as an alternative to reach consumers in a more authentic and effective way. Impact has built an all-encompassing partnership automation solution for brands and publishers, and has acquired Affluent to further expand it’s Partnership Cloud solution for agencies who manage partnership programs on behalf of brands. Affluent enables agencies to aggregate affiliate data from multiple networks and platforms, automate and generate custom reporting, and optimise clients’ partnerships with publishers in a single platform. With Affluent, agencies can manage more clients, better optimise performance across clients, improve reporting capabilities, and ultimately, increase their revenue. Affluent’s agency clients on average have grown their client portfolio 144%. “Partnerships are surging as an effective way for brands to surpass competitors in terms of growth. But with hundreds of platforms and affiliate networks out there, agencies today require a centralised platform to effectively aggregate and analyse data to optimise the many partnership programs they manage,'' said David A. Yovanno, CEO of Impact. “With the acquisition of Affluent, Impact is committed to providing comprehensive analytics and affiliate management abilities to agencies, brands, and publishers, and to further innovation specifically for agencies.” In 2020, Affluent grew its client base by 70%, and helped agencies and advertisers manage more than 1,800 affiliate programs. Last year alone, Affluent tracked over $10 billion in brand revenue and over $1 billion in publisher commissions. “Impact has proven time and again that they are committed to advancing the Partnership Economy by providing brands, publishers, and now, agencies with best in class technology to drive growth,” said Yonatan Dotan, Founder and CEO of Affluent. “We look forward to working together to further advance our technology and enable agencies to easily manage their client portfolios, automate reports and ultimately optimise the performance of those programs across all partnership types.” Affluent was founded and backed by Aniview LTD in 2017, a leading provider of holistic video content and video ad monetisation SAAS solutions for thousands of publishers. “We at Aniview are proud and excited to hand off Affluent and its amazing team to Impact as we continue to focus on our core business of video content and ad-monetisation” said Alon Carmel Founder and Chairman of Affluent and Founder and CEO of Aniview. “It has been an exciting and extremely successful journey for us all.” This acquisition follows other recent acquisitions by Impact. In March 2021, Impact acquired Trackonomics, a supply-side platform (SSP) that aids content publishers like BuzzFeed, Business Insider, Red Ventures, and Discovery in managing content commerce programs with data about how individual links and web pages are performing. In 2020, Impact added nearly 600 new clients, and also acquired influencer marketing platform Activate. To learn more about how Impact can help drive partnership growth in a single, unified platform visit https://impact.com/ # # # About Impact Impact is the global leader in partnership automation and catalyst for the new Partnership Economy. Impact accelerates enterprise growth by automating the full partnership life cycle, including discovery, recruitment, contracting, engagement, fraud protection, optimisation, and payment processing for business partnerships of all types. Impact drives revenue growth for global enterprise brands such as Lenovo, Levi’s, L’Oreal, Ticketmaster, TUI, Uber and Walmart. Founded in Santa Barbara, CA, in 2008, Impact has grown to more than 500 employees worldwide. To learn more visit www.impact.com. About Affluent Affluent is the world's leading affiliate industry agency solution. With agency, advertiser and partner solutions, Affluent provides clients with unified access to their data, empowering them to make better decisions, scale their businesses, and broaden their reach in the partnership economy. Affluent powers global agencies like Gen3, PartnerCentric, Streamline Marketing, Thoughtmix and many more. Founded in 2017, Affluent has grown rapidly and developed a loyal user base. For more information visit www.affluent.io. Media Contact Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communicatons Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au Hitachi to Acquire GlobalLogic, a Leading U.S.-based Digital Engineering Services Company 2021-04-01T01:04:38Z hitachi-to-acquire-globallogic-a-leading-u-s-based-digital-engineering-services-company SYDNEY – 1 April 2021 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, "Hitachi") today announced that it will acquire GlobalLogic Inc. (President and CEO: Shashank Samant, “GlobalLogic”), a leading U.S.-headquartered digital engineering services company. The acquisition is based on the definitive agreement among Hitachi Global Digital Holdings Corporation (“HGDH”), a U.S. subsidiary, an SPC established by HGDH for the acquisition and GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings, Inc., the parent company of GlobalLogic. The transaction is subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals and expected to be completed by the end of July 2021. Through the acquisition, Hitachi expects the addition of GlobalLogic's advanced digital engineering capabilities, and its solid client base including major technology companies, to strengthen the digital portfolio of “Lumada.”*1 Hitachi Vantara LLC, a U.S.-based subsidiary of Hitachi and its digital infrastructure, data management, and digital solutions business, plays a key role in driving Lumada business growth in the global market. The acquisition will create synergies across Hitachi’s five sectors – IT, Energy, Industry, Mobility and Smart Life – and automotive systems business (Hitachi Astemo) by accelerating the advanced digital transformation of social infrastructure such as rail, energy, and healthcare at a global scale. Through its Social Innovation Business delivered by collaborative creation with customers, Hitachi aims to increase social, environmental, and economic value for its customers and realise a sustainable society. *1 Lumada is the name of Hitachi's advanced digital solutions and services for turning data into insights that drive digital transformation of social infrastructure. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, GlobalLogic is a leading company in the fast-growing digital engineering services market. With over 20,000 professionals in 14 countries, GlobalLogic operates design studios and software product engineering centers around the world. GlobalLogic has deep “chip-to-cloud” advanced software product engineering technology as well as experience design skills and vertical industry expertise. By combining these capabilities, GlobalLogic helps clients drive new revenue streams and incremental value for their customers by designing and developing innovative software that powers products, platforms, and digital experiences. The company has a solid client base with over 400 clients comprised of market leaders and marquee brands spanning key industries such as communications, financial services, automotive, healthcare & life sciences, technology, media and entertainment, and manufacturing. Digital transformation (DX) investment is growing at an accelerated pace globally. IDC predicts that 65% of global GDP will be digitalised by 2022 driven by products and services from digitally transformed enterprises. *2In addition, according to Zinnov (a research & advisory company specialising in Product Engineering and Digital Transformation) the total addressable market for digital engineering will grow to 1.1 trillion U.S. dollars by 2025, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19%.*3 *2 Source: IDC Press Release, October 29, 2020: IDC Reveals 2021 Worldwide Digital Transformation Predictions; 65% of Global GDP Digitalized by 2022, Driving Over $6.8 Trillion of Direct DX Investments from 2020 to 2023https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS46967420*3 Source: Zinnov Zones for Engineering & R&D Services Research (slide 3)https://zinnov.com/zinnov-zones-engineering-rd-services-2019/These figures do not include the COVID-19 effect. Digital transformation continues to be a priority for organisations everywhere, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only expanded demand for new data-driven business models, customer experiences, and connected ecosystems. However, many organisations lack the knowledge and experience to design and deploy new digital platforms. They are also challenged by the shortage of the skills required to build digital-native products, and to design new interaction models and digital experiences, such as new digital ways of shopping or new models for delivering and receiving healthcare. Against this backdrop, the demand for GlobalLogic’s services is growing rapidly, and the combined company has greater access to this massive market opportunity. Hitachi has been promoting initiatives to transform and provide more advanced and intelligent social infrastructure, such as rail and energy, using its digital technology, in order to achieve a transformation into a global leader in the Social Innovation Business. As part of its 2021 Mid-term Management Plan, Hitachi previously committed to the strategy to make growth investments of 1 trillion yen in the IT sector*4, primarily through Hitachi Vantara, to strengthen digital capabilities including digital products, solutions, partnerships, front and delivery capabilities. GlobalLogic will be an integral part and a growth engine of Hitachi’s portfolio of Lumada digital solutions and services. *4 Hitachi, Ltd., IT Sector’s presentation material at Hitachi IR Day 2019.https://www.hitachi.com/New/cnews/month/2019/06/190604/20190604_01_it_presentation_en.pdf Toshiaki Higashihara, President & CEO of Hitachi, said “The acquisition of GlobalLogic creates an exciting new opportunity for Hitachi to expand our offerings of Lumada solutions and services, provide value to customers in their digital transformation journey, and grow our Lumada business globally. The synergy of GlobalLogic’s leading experience design and innovation with Hitachi's expertise in IT, operational technology, and products, will help us realise our goal to be the leading digital transformation innovator in social infrastructure worldwide. Together, we will create new social, environmental and economic value for our globally expanding client companies and elevate QoL (quality of life) for people through contributions to realise sustainable society.” “Companies in every industry are transforming with digital technology – to better engage customers, create new revenue streams and drive a higher quality of life.” said Shashank Samant, President and CEO, GlobalLogic. “We have a tremendous opportunity ahead and we are excited to embark on this journey with Hitachi, combining our collective skills, technologies, and market presence to deliver greater value to our clients as they transform their businesses.” GlobalLogic’s revenues are expected to reach approx. 1.2 billion U.S. dollars (approx. 129.6 billion yen*5) with adjusted EBITDA*6 margins to be over 20% in fiscal 2021. With a high profitability profile and strong revenue CAGR, GlobalLogic will aim to achieve adjusted EBITDA of over 1 billion U.S. dollars (approx. 108.0 billion yen) by fiscal 2028. HGDH and GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings have agreed on an equity value of 8.5 billion U.S. dollars (approx. 918.0 billion yen) with an enterprise value of 9.5 billion U.S. dollars (approx. 1,026.0 billion yen). This represents about 37.4x in CY2021 and 29.4x in CY2022 of expected adjusted EBITDA respectively and are within the calculation range of Hitachi’s comparable company analysis and the discounted cash flow method. The total acquisition cost, including repayment of GlobalLogic’s interest-bearing debt, is expected to be 9.6 billion U.S. dollars (approx. 1,036.8 billion yen). *5 Converted at the rate of 108 yen to the U.S. dollar.*6 EBITDA on a standalone basis, adjusted for stock-based compensation and non-recurring one-time costs. Hitachi will acquire GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings through a merger involving MergeCo H Global Inc. (“SPC”), a subsidiary established by HGDH for the purpose of the transaction. In this acquisition, the “reverse triangular merger method” will be adopted. Specifically, SPC will be merged with and into GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings, which will be the surviving company. When the companies are merged, HGDH or SPC will provide cash to the shareholders of GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings after which all the outstanding shares of GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings will be cancelled. All the shares of SPC held by HGDH will be converted to common shares of GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings, the surviving company. In this way, HGDH will acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings, the surviving company, and GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings and GlobalLogic will become wholly owned subsidiaries of HGDH. Closing of the transaction is anticipated by the end of July 2021 and is subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC acted as financial advisor to Hitachi in connection with the transaction and Shearman & Sterling LLP served as legal advisor. Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC served as financial advisors and Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor to GlobalLogic.For further details about GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings, financial results, shares and other financial information see the full release here: https://www.hitachi.com/New/cnews/month/2021/03/f_210331.pdf Cautionary StatementCertain statements found in this document may constitute “forward-looking statements” as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such “forward-looking statements” reflect management’s current views with respect to certain future events and financial performance and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “intend,” “plan,” “project” and similar expressions which indicate future events and trends may identify “forward-looking statements.” Such statements are based on currently available information and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or implied in the “forward-looking statements” and from historical trends. Certain “forward-looking statements” are based upon current assumptions of future events which may not prove to be accurate. Undue reliance should not be placed on “forward-looking statements,” as such statements speak only as of the date of this report. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or implied in any “forward-looking statement” and from historical trends include, but are not limited to: • exacerbation of social and economic impacts of the spread of COVID-19;• economic conditions, including consumer spending and plant and equipment investment in Hitachi’s major markets, as well as levels of demand in the major industrial sectors Hitachi serves;• exchange rate fluctuations of the yen against other currencies in which Hitachi makes significant sales or in which Hitachi’s assets and liabilities are denominated;• uncertainty as to Hitachi’s ability to access, or access on favorable terms, liquidity or long-term financing;• uncertainty as to general market price levels for equity securities, declines in which may require Hitachi to write down equity securities that it holds;• fluctuations in the price of raw materials including, without limitation, petroleum and other materials, such as copper, steel, aluminium, synthetic resins, rare metals and rare-earth minerals, or shortages of materials, parts and components;• estimates, fluctuations in cost and cancellation of long-term projects for which Hitachi uses the percentage-of-completion method to recognise revenue from sales;• increased commoditisation of and intensifying price competition for products;• uncertainty as to Hitachi’s ability to attract and retain skilled personnel;• uncertainty as to Hitachi’s ability to continue to develop and market products that incorporate new technologies on a timely and cost-effective basis and to achieve market acceptance for such products;• fluctuations in demand of products, etc. and industry capacity;• uncertainty as to Hitachi’s ability to implement measures to reduce the potential negative impact of fluctuations in demand of products, etc., exchange rates and/or price of raw materials or shortages of materials, parts and components;• credit conditions of Hitachi’s customers and suppliers;• uncertainty as to Hitachi’s ability to achieve the anticipated benefits of its strategy to strengthen its Social Innovation Business;• uncertainty as to the success of acquisitions of other companies, joint ventures and strategic alliances and the possibility of incurring related expenses;• uncertainty as to the success of restructuring efforts to improve management efficiency by divesting or otherwise exiting underperforming businesses and to strengthen competitiveness;• general socioeconomic and political conditions and the regulatory and trade environment of countries where Hitachi conducts business, particularly Japan, Asia, the United States and Europe, including, without limitation, direct or indirect restrictions by other nations on imports and differences in commercial and business customs including, without limitation, contract terms and conditions and labour relations;• the potential for significant losses on Hitachi’s investments in equity-method associates and joint ventures;• uncertainty as to the success of cost structure overhaul;• the possibility of disruption of Hitachi’s operations by natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis, the spread of infectious diseases, and geopolitical and social instability such as terrorism and conflict;• uncertainty as to the outcome of litigation, regulatory investigations and other legal proceedings of which the Company, its subsidiaries or its equity-method associates, and joint ventures have become or may become parties;• the possibility of incurring expenses resulting from any defects in products or services of Hitachi;• uncertainty as to Hitachi’s ability to maintain the integrity of its information systems, as well as Hitachi’s ability to protect its confidential information or that of its customers;• uncertainty as to Hitachi’s access to, or ability to protect, certain intellectual property; and• uncertainty as to the accuracy of key assumptions Hitachi uses to evaluate its employee benefit-related costs.The factors listed above are not all-inclusive and are in addition to other factors contained elsewhere in this report and in other materials published by Hitachi. Eltek and Delta Electronics merger to power the next period of growth in Australia 2021-03-31T23:27:15Z eltek-and-delta-electronics-merger-to-power-the-next-period-of-growth-in-australia-1 Major power electronics and solution providers Eltek Australia Pty Ltd and Delta Electronics (Australia) Pty Ltd will merge on 1 April 2021 as part of their long-standing integration within Australia.Delta Electronics is the world’s largest power supply manufacturer with core expertise in a vast array of power electronics designs with extensive global manufacturing and operations. Eltek is a global leader in power systems with more than 40 years’ experience and has been a Delta Group brand since 2015. The merger of the two businesses in Australia was borne from the opportunity to better support customer needs through expanding the suite of products and services and providing greater flexibility to design. As a result, Delta Electronics (Australia) Pty Ltd, the merged entity, will be even better placed to efficiently deliver and support complete power solutions tailored to its Australian and New Zealand customers.David Leal, Delta Electronics (Australia) country manager, commented, “This is an exciting time for our business and emphasises the long term investment into this market. Our business will continue to provide the high levels of service and support that our customers rely on. This merger is an extension of the existing relationships but also allows Delta Electronics to deliver additional value to our loyal and growing customer base in Australia and New Zealand.”Through integrating valuable resources from both companies, the merger is mutually beneficial, unlocking huge potential to solidify Delta Electronics’ leadership and long-term growth opportunity in the region. Delta Electronics’ ability to support our customers and provide a high level of service will also be strengthened due to the greater scale of our operations, logistics capabilities and resources globally. Delta Electronics and Eltek are dedicated to excellence, innovation, and energy efficiency in their products and solutions. Delta Electronics understands its value in the Australian market and has made significant investments recently in its people, technology and brand. As part of the merger, Delta Electronics (Australia) has also opened a new Sydney office as its national Headquarters, which incorporates a new showroom for customers.The merger will not alter day-to-day operations, and staff at both Delta Australia and Eltek Australia will continue to work closely with their customers, suppliers and stakeholders. Both businesses are looking forward to embracing the new opportunities that the merger will bring for both business and customers.Ends About Delta Electronics (Australia) Pty Ltd As a Delta Group company, Delta Australia is committed to its mission statement, “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow”. Delta Group is a global producer of power and thermal management products and solutions, which is supported by sales offices worldwide and by R&D centres and manufacturing facilities in Taiwan, USA, Europe, Thailand, Japan, China, Singapore, India, Mexico and Brazil.Delta's business categories include Power Electronics, Automation, and Infrastructure. In Australia, Delta is rapidly expanding into solutions for Renewable Energy Solutions (Solar Inverters), Industrial Automation, Power Quality, LED Lighting, Display and Control Room, Mission Critical Infrastructure, Electric Vehicle Charging and Energy Storage.To find out more about Delta Australia please visit: http://www.deltaelectronics.com.au/About Eltek Australia Pty LtdEltek is a strategic technology partner for power solutions. The company has approximately 2,000 employees and offices in almost 40 countries, business in more than 100. The company focuses on power electronics markets, where it is one of the leaders in telecom power and a growing force within industrial applications. Eltek is also pursuing growth opportunities within the datacenter market. Eltek is headquartered in Drammen, Norway and is part of the Delta Group, a leading power and thermal management solutions provider.To learn more about Eltek please visit: https://www.eltek.com/ Media enquiries:Issued on behalf of Delta Electronics and Eltek Australia by WMC Public Relations Pty Ltd. www.wmcpr.com.auContact: Karin Siruckova, Marketing & Communications Specialist. E: marketing.au@deltaww.com Tricentis Acquires Leading Performance Testing Company Neotys 2021-03-30T22:00:00Z tricentis-acquires-leading-performance-testing-company-neotys-1 Sydney, Australia — March 31, 2021 — Tricentis, the world’s #1 testing platform for modern cloud and enterprise applications, announced the acquisition of Neotys, a leading performance testing company. As organisations grapple with the increased number of cloud-native, mobile, and enterprise packaged applications, the need for an integrated, end-to-end approach to test automation has never been greater. With this acquisition, Tricentis will further expand its AI-driven, end-to-end continuous testing platform to offer the most comprehensive testing solution to accelerate software delivery and innovation. Neotys’ flagship product, NeoLoad, will be added to the Tricentis portfolio, giving customers an enterprise-grade performance testing solution with the broadest coverage of enterprise packaged applications, including SAP, Salesforce, Oracle, Microsoft, ServiceNow, Snowflake, and Workday. NeoLoad is the leading performance testing offering on the market for enterprises looking to verify application response time, availability, and scalability for mobile, web, and packaged applications. NeoLoad provides testers and developers with automatic test design and maintenance, the most realistic user behaviour simulation, fast root cause analysis, and built-in integrations with the entire DevOps toolchain. More than 600 enterprise customers, including BNP Paribas, Dell, Lufthansa, McKesson, and Verizon utilise NeoLoad for comprehensive performance testing. “We are excited to welcome the Neotys team to Tricentis as we join forces to accelerate enterprises’ digital transformation with automated software testing,” said Sandeep Johri, chief executive officer at Tricentis. “The combination of Tricentis and Neotys will further enable organisations to ensure consistent quality across all software releases by taking a standardised approach to delivering continuous performance, reliability, and scalability from development to production.” Together, Tricentis and Neotys deliver the industry’s most complete solution to dramatically accelerate software delivery, reduce costs, and improve quality across custom and enterprise applications. “We are looking forward to joining Tricentis, the industry leader in continuous testing,” said Thibaud Bussière, president and co-founder at Neotys. “Today’s Agile and DevOps teams are looking for ways to be more strategic and eliminate manual tasks and implement automated solutions to work more efficiently and effectively. As part of Tricentis, we’ll be able to eliminate laborious testing tasks to allow teams to focus on high-value analysis and performance engineering.” For more information, visit https://www.tricentis.com/blog/announcing-tricentis-neotys-acquisition/ and read the blog from Tricentis CEO Sandeep Johri. Join the webinar on March 30 - https://www.tricentis.com/events/behind-the-tricentis-neotys-acquisition/ . About Tricentis Tricentis is the global leader in enterprise continuous testing, widely credited for reinventing software testing for DevOps, cloud, and enterprise applications. The Tricentis AI-based, continuous testing platform provides a new and fundamentally different way to perform software testing. An approach that’s totally automated, fully codeless, and intelligently driven by AI. It addresses both agile development and complex enterprise apps, enabling enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation by dramatically increasing software release speed, reducing costs, and improving software quality. Tricentis has been widely recognised as the leader by all major industry analysts, including being named the leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant five years in a row. Tricentis has more than 1,400 customers, including the largest brands in the world, such as McKesson, Accenture, Nationwide Insurance, Allianz, Telstra, Rockwell Automation, and Vodafone. To learn more, visit https://www.tricentis.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. Media Contacts Antoinette Georgopoulos Einsteinz Communications antoinette@einsteinz.com.au Tech Device Offers Entertainment Without the Screen Dramas: G-mee Play delivers balanced road trip entertainment these holidays 2021-03-29T21:31:51Z tech-device-offers-entertainment-without-the-screen-dramas-g-mee-play-delivers-balanced-road-trip-entertainment-these-holidays 55% of Australians are planning a road trip this year and with the Easter school holidays beginning soon, experts in child focussed technology and behaviour are warning parents of the dangers of screen time during travel and suggesting a change in the device they offer their kids. Aussie developed G-mee Play is one device that allows kids of today to enjoy the portable entertainment experiences their parents once enjoyed, without the dangers of excess screen time. Meet two Aussie dads working together and using their expertise to help families find the balance for meaningful screen time, just in time for the holidays. Brad Marshall is The Unplugged Psychologist who says that COVID-19 has changed the relationship that young children (4-14 years) have with technology. He also says that school holidays can be one of the most difficult times to manage screen use in a family, especially when there are long stretches of travel or a road trip involved. “In my experience parents set out with an ideal plan in their head around limiting kids screen use so they can reconnect with each other, but when the stress of travel hits, that all flies out the window,” Mr Marshall explains. “I’m sure there are plenty of parents who thought they would just use the tablet or phone for small bursts in the car, and before you know it it’s a screaming match in the hotel foyer or restaurant as your kids are glued to the screen.” “The G-mee Play allows kids to downtime through music or audio books without the visual rabbit hole that can detract from the human experiences of the quintessential Aussie family holiday,” Mr Marshall commented. Charlie Brown is the tech expert and father behind the Aussie innovation, G-mee Play – a smart device that was created with young users – and their parents - in mind. For families with young digital users (5-14 years), G-mee Play encourages auditory forms of entertainment so that young eyes can see more of the world around them to enjoy a more balanced relationship with technology on the road and in life. “Parents all remember their portable cassette and CD players, and how they were entertained on family trips. G-mee Play offers kids these entertainment experiences but delivers them via apps that are approved by their parents, like streaming music, podcasts, audio books and mindfulness exercises” said Mr Brown. “There’s so much to see on a road trip, and the G-mee Play encourages kids to use their ears for entertainment, and while doing so, they are also seeing nature, different towns and landmarks as they travel with their family.” “With the G-mee Play, kids can have a personal entertainment experience and parents can allow or not allow the apps accessed on the journey by using the built in pin lock parental controls. This creates a managed adventure for the kids within the approved apps accessible on the device. By selecting audio entertainment apps only, the whole family can be entertained, but their eyes will be free to look elsewhere.” The G-mee Play smart player RRP is $99.95 and available via g-mee.com, Amazon.com.au, ebay.com.au, catch.com.au. INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Charlie Brown, G-mee Play creator and father, discusses how parents can take back the power of kids’ technology use on road trips for a more meaningful journey. Brad Marshall, The Unplugged Psychologist, discusses the technology pitfalls parents may fall into during holiday road trips and how to avoid arguing with kids about technology use. For more information on G-mee, visit www.g-mee.com. ENDS Editor’s Note: Interview Opportunity: G-mee creator, Charlie Brown, is available for interview on request.High quality imagery availableB-Roll footage available For further information, imagery and media enquiries contact:Maria Crema, Crema PR, m: 0402 239 929, e: maria@cremapr.com.au More information: Kids and cyber safetyIn 2020, just under half (46%) of Australian children aged 6 to 13 used a mobile phone, up from 41% in 2015(4). In the 14-17 age bracket, 9 in 10 Australian teens have a mobile phone(5). Interestingly, nearly 6 in 10 young people (8-17 years) who reported a negative experience online, identified emotional and/or psychological impacts as a result(2).A majority (94%) of parents identify their child's online safety as a priority, however parents lack confidence in dealing with certain negative online experiences their child may face, such as cyberbullying and online threats(3). Sources:Tourism Australia researchOffice of the eSafety Commissioner – State of Play – Youth, kids and digital dangerseSafety Research Parenting Digital AgeACMA – Kids and mobiles: How Australian children are using mobile phonesRoy Morgan Single Source Australia, July 2015 – June 2016 New “CISO View” Survey on Zero Trust Highlights Credential Theft Trends for New Types of Identities 2021-03-25T23:33:27Z new-ciso-view-survey-on-zero-trust-highlights-credential-theft-trends-for-new-types-of-identities Sydney – 26 March 2021 – A new survey released by CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR), the global leader in Identity Security, found that 97 percent of senior security executives say attackers are increasingly trying to steal one or more types of credentials. As organisations move assets to the cloud, increase third-party access to corporate resources, and enable sustained remote work models, attackers are targeting non-traditional user populations that may not be adequately protected. Sponsored by CyberArk, “The CISO View 2021 Survey: Zero Trust and Privileged Access,” demonstrates consensus around the value of Zero Trust and a growing sense of urgency for securing privileged access. The survey revealed a marked shift in spear-phishing and impersonation attack patterns: The most widely reported group facing increased attacks is end-users – including business users with access to sensitive data. A majority of respondents (56 percent) report such users as being increasingly targeted by attackers. Attacks are also on the rise against senior leadership (48 percent), third-party vendors and contractors (39 percent), and DevOps and cloud engineers (33 percent). Widespread increases in credential theft attempts were reported for personal data (70 percent) and financial systems and data (66 percent). This is clear evidence of attackers’ interest in gaining “high-value” access – access to highly sensitive systems that are often held by end-users rather than administrators for example. In response to these shifting attack patterns, security leaders are embracing Zero Trust models: Eighty-eight percent of respondents said adopting more of a Zero Trust approach is “very important” or “important.” To implement a Zero Trust model, the top priority was controls focusing on Identity and Access Management (IAM), chosen by 45 percent of respondents. Several types of IAM controls were favored to protect access to sensitive systems. Just-in-time access controls were highly valued, with 87 percent of respondents saying reducing standing privileges is an “important” or “very important” aspect of Zero Trust. Because attackers recognise the value of non-IT identities and are exploiting weaknesses in protecting these identities because of operational challenges, there is a need for security solutions that work despite internal constraints: Endpoint security remains an operational challenge for 94 percent of respondents - 46 percent said that installing and maintaining agents made endpoint security challenging. Eighty-six percent said user experience optimisation is “important” or “very important,” highlighting a need for security tools and policies that will not be bypassed or ignored due to security fatigue. “Reverberations from the SolarWinds attack continue to underscore the need to protect privileged credentials and break the attack chain to organisations’ most valuable assets,” said Mike O’Malley, senior vice president, Global Marketing, CyberArk. “As new identities multiply across the enterprise, this survey emphasises the importance of a Zero Trust-based approach to Identity Security. For security leaders seeking to mitigate the risks of spear-phishing, impersonation attacks and other forms of compromise, we believe the peer experiences captured in the CISO View reports will serve as an invaluable tool, no matter where their organisation is on the Zero Trust maturity curve.” The survey is a companion to “The CISO View: Protecting Privileged Access in a Zero Trust Model.” The fifth in The CISO View series, it is based on in-depth interviews with a panel of 12 top security executives from Global 1000 companies. The panel shared their firsthand experiences around protecting privileged access while transitioning to Zero Trust, including an analysis of risks and recommended controls. To download the reports and view related materials, visit www.cyberark.com/cisoview. About the Survey The CISO View Survey is based on an online survey with 100 security executives from large enterprises conducted in Q4 2020. The CISO View series was developed in conjunction with independent research firm Robinson Insight. 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. Impact Acquires Trackonomics, Boosts Publisher Commerce Content Capabilities 2021-03-23T22:02:23Z impact-acquires-trackonomics-boosts-publisher-commerce-content-capabilities-1 Sydney, AUSTRALIA Mar 24, 2021—Impact, the global leader in partnership automation today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Trackonomics Ltd, the leading supply-side platform (SSP) designed for publishers’ commerce-driven content. This acquisition enhances Impact’s Partnership Cloud publisher technology capabilities. For some of the largest and most recognizable names in digital commerce transformation, Trackonomics provides full-funnel revenue attribution at the page and the link level - telling publishers exactly how every page is generating income or losing it. This technology enables publishers to make better and quicker decisions: what to write about and who to partner with across all segments and networks in the industry. It’s also clearly resonating among publishers as Trackonomics has doubled its revenue and client roster in the past 12 months. “The consumer backlash against disruptive and let’s face it, annoying ads, has led to Google’s upcoming changes to tracking cookies and Apple’s privacy updates, which most would agree is a move in the right direction...unless you ask marketers,” said David. A. Yovanno, CEO at Impact. “But content publishers have innovated new commerce-driven content formats that introduce a degree of authenticity that has been missing in traditional advertising. Brands now have opportunities to leverage that consumer trust through partnerships with these content publishers.” The most successful publishers maintain their audience’s trust by adhering to their own integrity standards and ensuring the brand or product they endorse aligns with their publication and most importantly, audience. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Impact - a company that has technology and innovation in its very foundation, and a strong global presence that can bring Trackonomics to new publishers across the globe,” said Hanan Maayan, CEO at Trackonomics. “Together, we will continue to build game changing products for influencers and commerce-centric publishers, work to reduce deal friction and increase volume and velocity across our industry.” Impact has led the partnerships category creation, adding 577 new clients in FY2020 and, in the past few years, has enhanced its platform offerings through the acquisitions of Mediarails, a partnerships-based CRM platform, and, more recently, Activate, an influencer marketing platform. Some of Impact’s clients across APAC include Best & Less, Booktopia, Canva, Decathlon, Dollar Shave Club, Easyship, Kayo Sports, Binge, Lenovo, Razer and Westpac. About Impact Impact is the global leader in Partnership Automation and catalyst for the new Partnership Economy. Impact accelerates enterprise growth by automating the full partnership life cycle, including discovery, recruitment, contracting, engagement, fraud protection, optimization, and payment processing for enterprise partnerships. Impact drives revenue growth for global enterprise brands such as 1-800-Flowers, Fanatics, Lenovo, Levi’s, L’Oreal, Ticketmaster and TUI. Founded in Santa Barbara, CA, in 2008, Impact has grown to more than 500 employees worldwide. To learn more visit www.impact.com. About Trackonomics Since its founding in 2014, Trackonomics has been committed to making affiliate e-commerce a primary monetization channel for publishers around the world. Trackonomics empowers leading publishers with a suite of tools designed to create, analyze, and optimize affiliate content at scale, supporting revenue diversification. Trackonomics is headquartered in London, England, with another office in Tel Aviv, Israel. To learn more visit www.trackonomics.net. Quest Security wins APAC Genetec Solution Innovation Partner of the Year Award 2021-03-23T21:30:00Z quest-security-wins-apac-genetec-solution-innovation-partner-of-the-year-award Sydney, March 25th 2021: Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions has named Australia-based Quest Security as its 2020 Solution Innovation Partner of the Year– Oceania at its annual Genetec APAC awards ceremony. Securitas Electronic Security was awarded Partner of the Year – Australia. Held virtually this year, the Channel Partner Awards recognised partners from each region in Asia Pacific. Other ANZ winners included Park Aid Pty Ltd who won AutoVu Integrator of the Year – APAC and across the Tasman, Datacom was awarded Partner of the Year - New Zealand. The awards are the first from Genetec since the company shifted to a direct relationship with System Integrators and Channel Partners across Australia and New Zealand. “George Moawad, Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand said “Now we are working more closely with our partners, it’s even more rewarding to be able to recognise their hard work across the region. Together we are enjoying the benefits of our new direct relationship, enabling us to better understand the challenges our users face, deliver better value and ensure we can swiftly bring innovative and locally relevant solutions to Australia and New Zealand.” The full list of ANZ winners: Partner of the Year – Australia Securitas Electronic Security Partner of the Year – New Zealand Datacom Solution Innovation Partner – Oceania* Quest Security AutoVu Integrator of the Year – APAC* Park Aid Pty Ltd *Oceania comprises: Australia & New Zealand George Moawad, Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand, Genetec --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, Omnicast, Synergis, Sipelia, Mission Control 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. Media contacts: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications for Genetec ANZ sue@einsteinz.com.au 0466 964 786 Datacom wins New Zealand Genetec Partner of the Year Award 2021-03-23T19:30:00Z datacom-wins-new-zealand-genetec-partner-of-the-year-award Auckland, March 24th 2021: Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions has awarded Datacom 2020 Partner of the Year - New Zealand at its annual Genetec APAC awards ceremony. Held virtually this year, the Channel Partner Awards recognised partners from each region in Asia Pacific. Other ANZ winners included Quest Security who took home Solution Innovation Partner – Oceania, Park Aid Pty Ltd who won AutoVu Integrator of the Year – APAC and across the Tasman, Securitas Electronic Security was awarded Partner of the Year – Australia. The awards are the first from Genetec since the company shifted to a direct relationship with System Integrators and Channel Partners across Australia and New Zealand. “George Moawad, Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand said “Now we are working more closely with our partners, it’s even more rewarding to be able to recognise their hard work across the region. Together we are enjoying the benefits of our new direct relationship, enabling us to better understand the challenges our users face, deliver better value and ensure we can swiftly bring innovative and locally relevant solutions to New Zealand and Australia.” The full list of ANZ winners: Partner of the Year – Australia Securitas Electronic Security Partner of the Year – New Zealand Datacom Solution Innovation Partner – Oceania* Quest Security AutoVu Integrator of the Year – APAC* Park Aid Pty Ltd *Oceania includes: Australia, & New Zealand George Moawad, Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand, Genetec --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, Omnicast, Synergis, Sipelia, Mission Control 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. Media contacts: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications for Genetec ANZ sue@einsteinz.com.au 0466 964 786 Clutch Recognised Zealous System as One of the highest-ranking app development providers in India for 2021 2021-03-22T07:46:31Z clutch-recognised-zealous-system-as-one-of-the-highest-ranking-app-development-providers-in-india-for-2021 Clutch, a Washington, D.C. based B2B research, ratings, and review platform has released a list of Top Mobile App Development Companies from India that had performed really well during the Covid-19 period and had provided seamless, value-based, and quality Mobile App Development services to their enterprise clients. The announcement was made on the 6th of March, 2021, and the list was published on various PR sites under the title "Clutch Announces the Top-Performing App Development Companies from India for 2021". With the Coronavirus still gripping the world, Clutch recognized that there were 130 Billion mobile downloads in the year 2020 amidst the remote work culture and decided to provide market leader awards to organizations that had an exceptional ability to deliver during these unprecedented times. Many conventional brands and businesses are currently looking to digitize their business and create an online presence that represents the business's best interests and also aligns with the organization culture and customer expectations. To ensure that they not only gain a competitive edge, but the enterprises are also looking for the right Mobile App development partner that can provide them with personalized mobile app solutions from Mobile App service providers that has the relevant technical expertise and the required industry experience. Thus, to help their customers, Clutch released the list of trustworthy Mobile Development Service Providers in which, Zealous System was listed amongst the Top Mobile App Development Companies from India as market leaders in B2B technology solutions.Although there was a lot of demand for mobile app development during this past year, there also was the problem of organizations struggling due to the Lockdown and remote working situations. The world is still facing the threat and many countries are still planning to introduce curfews, restrictions, and lockdowns in their respective geographical areas.Thus, to help enterprises get the right mobile app development partner Clutch recognized market leaders in the Mobile App Development based on their online presence, their track record of impeccable development quality during this last year, the feedback from their clients, and their ability to deliver with the remote working environment. The research process was conducted to identify three main characteristics in the firms namely Quality, Reliability, and Ability.Apart from that, GoodFirms also recently recognised Zealous System as their Top Mobile App Development Company, Top WordPress Development Company, top US based Mobile Development Company and also identified Zealous System as the Best e-commerce development Company in 2020. When we talk about Zealous System's Mobile App Development services, they have many verified reviews on Clutch for various services as their technical expertise is extensive and they have catered to clients from different domains and countries. For detailed reviews and video testimonials from clients, one can visit the profile of Zealous System on Clutch.With recognitions such as Microsoft Gold Partner and fully-functional offices in India, USA, Australia, Canada, and Namibia, Zealous has made a global mark in the IT industry. While others retrenched during this pandemic, their resilience and expertise helped them expand their workforce by 30%! To understand more about their clients, services, and achievements, clients can visit the profile of the company on the above-mentioned platforms or can directly contact them through their website https://www.zealousys.com. Claroty Launches its FOCUS Partner Program 2021-03-19T02:25:53Z claroty-launches-its-focus-partner-program-1 Claroty, the industrial cybersecurity company, today introduced its Claroty FOCUS Partner Program. The three-tier program is designed to align to and support all partners’ differentiated business models and expand the ecosystem’s ability to become trusted advisors on industrial cybersecurity. The Claroty FOCUS Partner Program launch is the latest in a series of milestones the company achieved in the last few months. At the end of 2020, the company reported record growth as well as doubling its customer base, with a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of over 60, indicating high customer satisfaction. Claroty also closed the year with 30% headcount growth, with plans to hire more than 100 new employees in 2021. Specific to the FOCUS program, Claroty expanded its partner coverage by 50% with the addition of Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, CrowdStrike, Atos, Yokogawa, and others to its roster, and also tripled the size of its channel team, making several hires worldwide to support this expansion and customer demand. “The industrial economy requires a strong ecosystem of partners that secure, detect, and manage assets in critical infrastructure environments, and we built the Claroty FOCUS Program to support these partners,” said Keith Carter, VP of worldwide channels and alliances at Claroty. “Our partners are a critical part of the Claroty fabric protecting our mutual customers’ attacks on their industrial environments. The program empowers our partners to deliver effective, high-value solutions and services that address customers’ industrial cybersecurity needs.” The Claroty FOCUS Program includes: Upgraded Partner Portal for streamlined, unlimited access to technical and business tools, training (via the Learning Management System), deal registration, collateral and guides, market development funds (MDF), and other key resources New Partner Levels include Authorised, Visionary, and Elite, with certifications for Visionary and Elite, to help these members develop strong industrial cybersecurity pre- and post-sales teams, increase profitability and improve customer lifetime value Partner Tracks that deliver tailored programs for specific partner focus areas, including: IACS/ICS Vendors: Control System Manufacturers, SCADA, and DCS Providers, Engineering and Design Services Managed Security Solutions Providers (MSSPs): Operational Technology (OT) Security Monitoring and Response, Forensic and Incident Response, Threat Intelligence and Hunting, Data Analytics and Reporting, Telemetry Services Consultants: Global and Regional Consultants, Security Assessments, Advisory, Consultancy, Managed Services OT Security Integrators: System Integrators, ICS Engineering Firms, Value-Added Resellers Specialisations for OEM, Building Management Systems (BMS), Claroty Authorised Support Center, and MSSP partners “Securing OT environments is a unique challenge that requires tools and skill sets that are tailored to the network activity and risks specific to them," said Rachael Conrad, vice president and general manager, Global Services Business at Rockwell Automation. “The combination of Rockwell’s OT knowledge, global reach and managed support offerings with Claroty’s OT visibility and threat detection software makes that possible. One example is how we helped a major life sciences company quickly discover and profile all of its OT assets, as well as detect anomalies and known threats in real-time. As OT environments are being targeted more and more by threat actors, Claroty’s partner program will help us work even better together to innovatively develop more ways to help support customers reduce their risk and minimise disruption.” Along with the launch of the Claroty FOCUS Program, today the company also announced its inaugural Partner of the Year Awards, which recognise the top-performing partners who are having the greatest impact on the growing adoption of The Claroty Platform worldwide. The 2020 winners by region are: Global: Rockwell Automation North America: Velta Technologies Latin America: NTT Ltd. EMEA: Kudelski Security APJ: Deloitte Australia The Claroty Platform reveals 100% of OT, Internet of Things (IoT), and industrial IoT (IIoT) assets on enterprise networks and protects them from vulnerabilities, emerging threats, malicious insiders, and unintentional errors. Its resilient threat detection model continually monitors the network for both known and unknown threats, automatically weeds out false positives, and gives clear direction on how to take action. This is all enriched by Claroty’s extensive ecosystem of third-party technical integrations, as well as the latest threat signatures and remediation guidance from the renowned Claroty Research Team. Learn more about the Claroty FOCUS Program here. About Claroty Claroty is the industrial cybersecurity company. Trusted by the world’s largest enterprises, Claroty helps customers reveal, protect, and manage their OT, IoT, and IIoT assets. The company’s comprehensive platform connects seamlessly with customers’ existing infrastructure and programs while providing a full range of industrial cybersecurity controls for visibility, threat detection, risk and vulnerability management, and secure remote access—all with a significantly reduced total cost of ownership. Claroty is backed and adopted by leading industrial automation vendors, with an expansive partner ecosystem and award-winning research team. The company is headquartered in New York City and has a presence in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America, and deployments on all seven continents. To learn more, visit www.claroty.com. Microba Life Sciences appoints experienced executive Mark Capone to the Board 2021-03-18T00:27:30Z microba-life-sciences-appoints-experienced-executive-mark-capone-to-the-board-1 Australia – Microba Life Sciences has appointed international executive, Mark Capone, as a Non-Executive Director of the Board, bringing with him more than 35 years of experience in the life sciences sector.Mr Capone spent 17 years with Myriad Genetics, most recently as President and CEO, where he transformed a pioneering start-up into one of the largest precision medicine companies in the world.Mr Capone led Myriad to total annual revenues of more than $800 million and steered the development and launch of more than a dozen reimbursed molecular diagnostics.Prior to Myriad, Mr Capone had a career with Eli Lilly and Company also spanning 17 years, working throughout the entire value chain.“I am very excited to join the board of Microba and have been impressed with the science, mission and leadership of the company,” Mr Capone said.“Diagnosing disease accurately and predicting response to therapies are still major challenges in a range of health conditions.”“Microba are at the forefront of this work, particularly in the area of the gut microbiome and I look forward to providing insights to accelerate this success.” Microba Life Sciences CEO Blake Wills said that the company would benefit from Capone’s extensive experience as it moves into the next phase of development.“We are delighted to have Mark join our Board and are grateful for the knowledge and experience he will bring in the reimbursed diagnostics space,” he said.“Microba has microbiome-derived therapeutic and diagnostic programs which are progressing rapidly towards the clinic and Mark has already demonstrated his ability to add significant value.”“The commercialisation expertise and experience of Mark in the US market strongly complements the existing board and senior management of the company.”Mr Capone currently serves as President and CEO of Precision Medicine Advisors, LLC, is a non-executive board member of Abcam plc (NASDAQ:ABCM), and is a non-executive director and executive advisor for NephroSant. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Penn State University graduating with highest distinction, and a Master of Science degree in (bio)Chemical Engineering and Master of Science in Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ends. About Microba Life SciencesMicroba Life Sciences is a precision microbiome science company uncovering new biology for diagnostic applications to improve patient outcomes. Powered by precision analysis, Microba’s diagnostic discovery platform is harnessing the microbiome to identify medically relevant biomarkers to enable new diagnostic tools. By combining human data with advanced artificial intelligence approaches, Microba can rapidly identify microbiome signatures associated with disease diagnosis or treatment response.www.microba.com Genetec announces new version of Security Center 2021-03-17T22:01:26Z genetec-announces-new-version-of-security-center Sydney, AUSTRALIA/MONTRÉAL, March 18, 2021—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, today announced a new version (v 5.10) of its flagship unified security platform, Security Center. Among many new enhancements, this major new release allows more system components to run in the cloud, reducing the gap between cloud and on-premises security systems. It also makes it easier to connect external systems and tap external data for use in dashboards, maps and investigations without relying on complex, specialised integrations. A practical path to a hybrid-cloud architecture: The new version of Security Center brings enterprise video surveillance customers new options to facilitate their migration to the cloud as well as support flexible hybrid-cloud architectures. Taking a step further towards unified, enterprise Video-Surveillance-as-a-Service (VSaaS), the new version of Security Center Omnicast­™—the video management system of Security Center—enables the seamless use of tiered cloud and on-premises storage to manage short- and long-term video archives according to customer needs. It gives configuration flexibility and reporting capability, and supports various scenarios for real-time or on-demand access to video footage stored in the cloud. Depending on its recency and criticality, video can either be stored in high performance storage for fast access, or long-term storage to support flexible cost options, as well as data compliancy. To ensure maximum security, ingested video blocks are encrypted on-premises and then moved to the cloud using encrypted communications channels. “Last year accelerated the digital transformation of organisations big and small, inside and outside of the security industry,” said Francis Lachance, Director of Video & Appliances product group at Genetec, Inc. “Omnicast Cloud Storage is not just terabytes in the cloud. It’s a complete collection of media services that deliver the flexibility and sophistication enterprise customers need to successfully move to a hybrid-cloud video surveillance architecture.” Sipelia™ Communications Management, the module of Security Center that enables SIP-based communications between operators and intercom devices, has also been enhanced to offer support for cloud-based deployment. Genetec Record Fusion Service Security Center 5.10 introduces a new, no-code solution to connect external data sources to enhance an operator’s situational awareness. The new Record Fusion Service feature offers a simple, fast path to integrate third-party data streams from private or partner record publishers, such as traffic, utilities, or weather feeds to name only a few. Users can define tailored record types and consume data from a variety of sources including KML, JSON, and CSV documents, or set up a REST application listening point to which these external services can push records. The Genetec Record Fusion Service can be used across the entire unified platform to enhance awareness and response, provide contextual information on dynamic maps, be visualised in operational dashboards, in investigative reports, or in the unified monitoring interface. The service supports a broad range of applications, from displaying user-defined and filtered information on a map with custom graphical elements, to combining various records from a wide variety of sources to create custom aggregate records that are useful to specific operators or roles. The Record Fusion Service increases agility, enables highly specific and relevant data to be quickly and easily added to the platform, and makes security operators more efficient in accessing timely, contextual information. Mobility features Security Center 5.10 further taps mobile devices to reinvent the way organisations accomplish routine tasks on-the-go. Genetec Mobile, a unified app that enables users to access cameras, doors, and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) units from their smartphones, now supports Genetec Mission Control™ incidents, and standard operating procedures. This allows users to trigger or view active incidents on maps or in list format, and record incidents in the field to notify colleagues in the operation center. A new specialised portal is also available to help customers manage mustering during evacuations. The Evacuation Assistant app connects to Security Center Synergis™—the access control system in Security Center—so that when an evacuation is triggered, the system automatically starts to monitor the safety status of all personnel and visitors. When people arrive at the safety area or muster point, they can badge their credential at a fixed or mobile reader, notify the muster captain that they’re safe, or inform them that someone might be at risk. If someone is shown not to have been evacuated, the system will automatically trigger a response so that security personnel can take immediate action. For more information about Security Center 5.10, please visit: https://resources.genetec.com/blog/security-center-5-10-is-here --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, Omnicast, Synergis, Sipelia, Mission Control 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 Contacts: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au