The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-01-23T21:47:13Z Gartner Says Australian IT Spending to Reach $84.4 Billion in 2018 2018-01-23T21:47:13Z gartner-says-australian-it-spending-to-reach-84-4-billion-in-2018 January 16, 2018 — Worldwide IT spending is projected to total US$3.7 trillion in 2018, an increase of 4.5 percent from 2017, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. "Global IT spending growth began to turn around in 2017, with continued growth expected over the next few years. However, uncertainty looms as organizations consider the potential impacts of Brexit, currency fluctuations, and a possible global recession," said John-David Lovelock, research vice president at Gartner. "Despite this uncertainty, businesses will continue to invest in IT as they anticipate revenue growth, but their spending patterns will shift. Projects in digital business, blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), and progression from big data to algorithms to machine learning to artificial intelligence (AI) will continue to be main drivers of growth." In Australia, total spending on technology products and services is forecast to grow 2.5 percent in 2018 to reach A$84.4 billion. New Zealand's IT spending is forecast to grow 2.2 percent to reach almost NZ$12 billion in 2018. Enterprise software continues to exhibit strong growth, with worldwide software spending projected to grow 9.5 percent in 2018, and it will grow another 8.4 percent in 2019 to total $421 billion (see Table 1). Organizations are expected to increase spending on enterprise application software in 2018, with more of the budgets shifting to software as a service (SaaS). The growing availability of SaaS-based solutions is encouraging new adoption and spending across many subcategories, such as financial management systems (FMS), human capital management (HCM) and analytic applications. Table 1. Worldwide IT Spending Forecast (Billions of U.S. Dollars) 2017 Spending 2017 Growth (%) 2018 Spending 2018 Growth (%) 2019 Spending 2019 Growth (%) Data Center Systems 178 4.4 179 0.6 179 -0.2 Enterprise Software 355 8.9 389 9.5 421 8.4 Devices 667 5.7 704 5.6 710 0.9 IT Services 933 4.3 985 5.5 1,030 4.6 Communications Services 1,393 1.3 1,427 2.4 1,443 1.1 Overall IT 3,527 3.8 3,683 4.5 3,784 2.7 Source: Gartner (January 2018) The device segment is expected to grow 5.6 percent in 2018. In 2017, the device segment experienced growth for the first time in two years with an increase of 5.7 percent. End-user spending on mobile phones is expected to increase marginally as average selling prices continue to creep upward even as unit sales are forecast to be lower. PC growth is expected to be flat in 2018 even as continued Windows 10 migration is expected to drive positive growth in the business market in China, Latin America and Eastern Europe. The impact of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X was minimal in 2017, as expected. However, iOS shipments are expected to grow 9.1 percent in 2018. "Looking at some of the key areas driving spending over the next few years, Gartner forecasts $2.9 trillion in new business value opportunities attributable to AI by 2021, as well as the ability to recover 6.2 billion hours of worker productivity," said Mr. Lovelock. "That business value is attributable to using AI to, for example, drive efficiency gains, create insights that personalize the customer experience, entice engagement and commerce, and aid in expanding revenue-generating opportunities as part of new business models driven by the insights from data." "Capturing the potential business value will require spending, especially when seeking the more near-term cost savings. Spending on AI for customer experience and revenue generation will likely benefit from AI being a force multiplier — the cost to implement will be exceeded by the positive network effects and resulting increase in revenue," said Mr. Lovelock. More detailed analysis on the outlook for the IT industry is available in the complimentary webinar "IT Spending Forecast, 4Q17 Update: What Will Make Headlines in 2018?" at 11 a.m. ET today, January 16, 2018, and on demand. During the webinar, Gartner analysts will discuss the full IT spending forecast and details on the key drivers for IT spending in 2018. Gartner's IT spending forecast methodology relies heavily on rigorous analysis of sales by thousands of vendors across the entire range of IT products and services. Gartner uses primary research techniques, complemented by secondary research sources, to build a comprehensive database of market size data on which to base its forecast. The Gartner quarterly IT spending forecast delivers a unique perspective on IT spending across the hardware, software, IT services and telecommunications segments. These reports help Gartner clients understand market opportunities and challenges. The most recent IT spending forecast research is available at Gartner Worldwide Spending Forecast. This quarterly IT Spending Forecast page includes links to the latest IT spending reports, webinars, blog posts and press releases. Mr. Lovelock will provide further analysis on the key drivers of the IT market at the Gartner Tech Growth & Innovation Summit taking place from April 30 through May 2, 2018 in San Diego, CA. The Summit is the premier conference for technology vendors to learn about the latest trends and tools, innovation predictions, positioning and thought leadership. About Gartner Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world's leading research and advisory company. The company helps business leaders across all major functions in every industry and enterprise size with the objective insights they need to make the right decisions. Gartner's comprehensive suite of services delivers strategic advice and proven best practices to help clients succeed in their mission-critical priorities. Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has more than 15,000 associates serving clients in 11,000 enterprises in 100 countries. For more information, visit www.gartner.com. TechnologyOne drives culture of innovation with $49.9 million investment in R&D 2018-01-23T07:19:50Z technologyone-drives-culture-of-innovation-with-49-9-million-investment-in-r-d BRISBANE – 23 January, 2018 -- Fostering innovation remains a top priority for TechnologyOne in 2018 (ASX:TNE), as the leading enterprise software company announced a $49.9 million investment in R&D in FY2017, along with significant investment into its company culture and employee engagement. The R&D investment, which exceeds the market average of approximately 12 percent and equates to 18 percent of the company’s revenue, makes TechnologyOne one of the leading Australian investors in enterprise software. TechnologyOne’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Edward Chung, says the company is committed to delivering awesome products, underpinned by a market-leading investment in R&D. “TechnologyOne has established a reputation as a leader in enterprise software. We are leaders because we disproportionately invest in R&D to set us up for future growth," Mr Chung said. “We are committed to a continuous cycle of redeveloping our software platform from the ground up, leaving no line of code untouched. This opens our mind to new ideas, concepts and technologies and ensures we are not limited by the past. “Over 30 years, we have completely redeveloped our software platform four times. Since the introduction of SaaS and smart mobile devices, the pace of change is accelerating and our software will continue to evolve at a market-leading pace,” Mr Chung said. TechnologyOne has one of the largest Australian-owned R&D centres for enterprise software, employing a team of more than 400 developers. In addition to its two Australian R&D centres, the company has offshore R&D centres in Indonesia and Vietnam. “Despite tremendous growth, we've found ways to maintain our start-up spirit and innovative work environment," said Mr Chung. “Our state-of-the-art R&D centres are designed to foster collaboration, creativity and innovation. Our R&D investment funds employment in Australia and generates export income from key overseas markets.” In addition to significant R&D investment, TechnologyOne also bolstered its investment in company-wide initiatives to recognise high-performing team members and nurture up-and-coming talent. These included ongoing Hack Days, internal MARVEL awards, regular Town Hall meetings across all global offices, a dedicated collaborative ‘Hackspace’ and various graduate and intern programs. “As a nationally-recognised Employer of Choice, TechnologyOne is dedicated to providing an environment in which our talented people can be innovative, creative and realise their full potential,” he said. “Our people are a critical source of our competitive advantage, and we commit to investing in activities that support the recruitment, retention and development of individual talent within our workforce,” Mr Chung said. - Ends - About TechnologyOne TechnologyOne (ASX:TNE) is Australia's largest enterprise software company and one of Australia's top 200 ASX-listed companies, with offices across six countries. We create solutions that transform business and make life simple for our customers. We do this by providing powerful, deeply integrated enterprise software that is incredibly easy to use. Over 1,200 leading corporations, government departments and statutory authorities are powered by our software. We participate in only eight key markets: government, local government, financial services, education, health and community services, asset intensive industries, project intensive industries and corporates. For these markets we develop, market, sell, implement, support and run our preconfigured solutions, which reduce time, cost and risk for our customers. For 30 years, we have been providing our customers enterprise software that evolves and adapts to new and emerging technologies, allowing them to focus on their business and not technology. Today, our software is available on the TechnologyOne Cloud and across smart mobile devices. For further information please visit: TechnologyOneCorp.com Gartner Survey Finds Government CIOs Will Increase Spending on Cloud, Cybersecurity and Analytics in 2018 2018-01-23T06:31:01Z gartner-survey-finds-government-cios-will-increase-spending-on-cloud-cybersecurity-and-analytics-in-2018 SYDNEY, Australia, January 23, 2018 — Cloud solutions, cybersecurity and analytics are the top technologies targeted for new and additional spending by public sector CIOs in 2018, while data center infrastructure is the most commonly targeted for cost savings, according to a survey from Gartner, Inc. Sixteen percent of government CIOs said they plan to increase spending on business intelligence (BI) and analytics (16 percent) and data management (six percent) in 2018 (see Table 2). Gartner's 2018 CIO Agenda Survey gathered data from 3,160 CIO respondents in 98 countries and across major industries, including 461 government CIOs. Government respondents are segmented into national or federal; state or province (regional); local; and defence and intelligence, to identify trends specific to each tier. Digital transformation is the top-ranked business priority among government CIOs overall, followed by security and governance. "Digital transformation revolves around data. To be successful, public sector CIOs need to focus on expanding their data and analytics capabilities and creating a data-centric culture, by increasing the availability of open data and APIs for internal use and public consumption," said Rick Howard, research vice president at Gartner. "Building out data analytics infrastructure is fundamental to improving government program outcomes and services to citizens." Top Business Priorities The survey found that digital business/digital transformation is more important for government (first priority for 18 percent of respondents) than for all industries (17 percent), with the exception of defence and intelligence agencies (six percent). Private sector companies ranked it second, after growth/market share. The next three business priorities for government are security, safety and risk (13 percent); governance, compliance and regulations (12 percent); and technology initiatives/improvements (11 percent). "Government CIOs have conflicting priorities — to bring transformative change to their organizations, while pursuing compliance-oriented priorities," said Mr. Howard. "They will need to work constructively with other business leaders to agree how to balance risk and innovation to support digital transformation." Top Technologies to Achieve the Organization's Mission In response to the question "Which technology investment is most crucial to achieving your organization’s mission?" cloud and BI/analytics were mentioned by 19 percent and 18 percent of government CIOs respectively, followed by infrastructure/data centre at 11 percent (see Table 1). National and federal CIOs are the exception, placing customer relationship management as a distant third. Table 1. Top Tech to Win Rank Government Priorities % Respondents 1 Cloud services/solutions 19% 2 BI/analytics 18% 3 Infrastructure/data centre 11% 4 Digitalization/digital marketing 6% 5 Customer relationship management 5% 6 Security and risk 5% 7 Networking, voice and data communications 4% 8 Legacy modernization 4% 9 Enterprise resource planning 4% 10 Mobility/mobile applications 3% Source: Gartner (October 2017) Four categories that differ from other sectors: Artificial intelligence (AI) ranks among the top 10 technology area for the overall sample, but is not present for government (ranked 19th). The exception is defence and intelligence, where a greater percentage of CIOs mentioned AI (7 percent) over CIOs in other industries (6 percent). Application programming interfaces (APIs) are considered important by a greater percentage of federal or national CIOs (four percent) than other tiers of government or the private sector, which did not position APIs among the top 10 technologies. Cloud services/solutions and infrastructure/data centre combined was ranked in the top 10 by 30 percent of government CIOs, compared with only 12 percent in all other industries. In contrast, digitalization/digital marketing in the private sector sits at 16 percent, more than twice the rate in government (six percent). The Internet of Things (IoT) is a top 10 item for all industries, but is not present for government (ranked 12th). The two exceptions are local government due to smart city projects, as well as defence and intelligence, which relies on data flowing from sensors that monitor a wide range of activity. "Many government CIOs are rebalancing capital expenditure (capex) and operating expenditure (opex) spending patterns to reduce technical debt, while making the strategic shift to cloud," Mr. Howard said. "They should consider cloud as the means to accelerate the digitalization of their organizations and enable the business optimization that results." Top New Tech Investments Consistent with ranking cloud, analytics and infrastructure/data center as crucial to achieving the organization's mission, government CIOs also anticipate increased spending in these areas. Table 2. Top New Tech Spending Rank Government Priorities % Respondents 1 Cloud services/solutions 19% 2 Cyber/information security 17% 3 BI/analytics 16% 4 Infrastructure/data centre 14% 5 Digitalization/digital marketing 7% 6 Data management 6% 7 Communications/connectivity 6% 8 Networking, voice/data communications 6% 9 Application development 5% 10 Software – development or upgrades 5% Source: Gartner (October 2017) While only five percent of government CIOs considered security and risk as crucial to achieving the organization's mission, 17 percent expect to boost spending in cyber/information security. This indicates that security is not a competitive differentiator for government, but additional spending over historical levels in this area is warranted as a response to relentless attempts to exploit system vulnerabilities. "The lessons of reputational damage and individual harm that can result from a data breach or compromised security have not been lost on business leaders," Mr. Howard said. "Consequently, they're willing to allocate more resources and attention to lower risk exposure from cyberattacks." Gartner clients can read more in the report "2018 CIO Agenda: Government Insights." Gartner Data & Analytics Summit Gartner analysts will provide additional analysis on data and analytics leadership trends at the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2018, taking place in Sydney, Grapevine, Texas, London, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Mumbai, India and Tokyo. Follow news and updates from the events on Twitter using #GartnerDA. About Gartner Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world's leading research and advisory company. The company helps business leaders across all major functions in every industry and enterprise size with the objective insights they need to make the right decisions. Gartner's comprehensive suite of services delivers strategic advice and proven best practices to help clients succeed in their mission-critical priorities. Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, USA, and has more than 15,000 associates serving clients in 11,000 enterprises in 100 countries. For more information, visit www.gartner.com. # # # CA Technologies to partner on collaborative robotics research 2018-01-18T05:24:16Z ca-technologies-to-partner-on-collaborative-robotics-research SYDNEY - 18 January 2018 - CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) today announced that it will partner on Cobotics – a collaborative robotics project – working alongside Tampere University of Technology and Tieto in Finland. The Cobotics collaboration project will explore the challenges of building safe, secure and effective Human-to-Robot workflows. Ensuring proper control and execution of these “cobot” workflows and understanding their information requirements is central to maximising the potential of robot-human collaboration. “Robotics has reached a stage where the value that robots provide can be significantly amplified by enabling them to truly collaborate with humans. Developing the right models and algorithms for that collaboration, while paying careful attention to safety and cybersecurity will define the next phase in the robotics field. CA has the experience and our researchers have the deep technical expertise that can help inform this evolution,” said Otto Berkes, executive vice president and chief technology officer, CA Technologies. The project has jointly been funded by Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, Finland’s Tampere University of Technology, Finnish IT software and service company Tieto, and CA Technologies. “We believe that collaborative robotics is the fastest growing area in the domain of robotics and we believe that our expertise in communications, policy management, security and visualisation, will enhance the project,” says Berkes. The first phase of the project is predicted to conclude at the end of December 2018. CA Strategic Research innovates from the ground up through scientific research and discovery and partnerships with global governments, renowned academic institutions, and industry consortia. “Engaging in truly international collaboration with reputed companies, such as CA Technologies and Tieto in the field of co-botics is very exciting for us in Tampere University of Technology. It defines the essence of National Science Foundation Industry University Collaboration with international competence. The TEKES and NSF funded Center of Visual and Decision Informatics (CVDI) is proud to host such a project,” says NSF CVDI Finland Site Director, Professor Moncef Gabbouj, Tampere University of Technology. “Collaborative robotics are seen as a relatively new area within information technology. The NSF CVDI Cobotics is a project where research and development of next generation technologies in augmented intelligence, artificial intelligence, data science, machine learning including visual analytics and other disruptive technologies enable and enhance development in well-being, happiness and productivity at work. For several years we have been collaborating in research with Tampere University of Technology and warmly welcome CA Tecnologies into our research ecosystem,” concludes Matti Vakkuri, Head of Technology, IoT, at Tieto Corporation. About CA Technologies CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate – across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Learn more at www.ca.com. Follow CA Technologies Twitter Social Media Page Press Releases Blogs Legal notices Copyright © 2018 CA, Inc. All Rights Reserved. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies. New Genesys subscription model paves way for growth and flexibility 2018-01-16T22:52:46Z new-genesys-subscription-model-paves-way-for-growth-and-flexibility SYDNEY – 17 January 2018 – Genesys® (www.genesys.com/anz), a global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact centre modernisation, is expanding its consumption model and bringing new flexibility for on-premises and cloud customers by offering new subscription and customer success options for PureConnect™ and PureEngage™. Genesys PureCloud®, the company’s cloud-only solution, is already available as a subscription. Subscription allows organisations to “lease” with more flexibility and at a lower up-front cost – avoiding the large initial capital expenditure associated with the traditional perpetual licencing model. It also offers contact centres the latitude to temporarily increase capacity to better handle bursts of high demand, and to adjust their mix of licences to meet changing needs. Companies benefit from reduced risk and faster time-to-value, as well as having a migration path to the cloud. “By adding subscription to its consumption options for all its offers, Genesys is making it easier and less expensive for both existing and prospective customers to upgrade their customer experience technology solutions,” said Sheila McGee-Smith, founder and principal analyst for McGee-Smith Analytics. “What makes the new Genesys subscription plan unique is that the company has paired the flexibility of re-mixing licences and bursting seats with PureSuccess™, a comprehensive set of support offers for customers and partners.” With subscription, PureSuccess provides customers even greater return-on-investment by bundling services based on the level of involvement and assistance an organisation needs from Genesys. PureSuccess combines knowledge, tools, and engagements from the company’s business consulting, professional services, education, and customer care functions to provide full-journey assistance, as well as the flexibility to tailor each offer to achieve specific outcomes. “The new subscriptions and customer success offers make it easier and more affordable for businesses of all sizes to control how they deliver a premium experience to their end-customers,” said Tom Eggemeier, president of Genesys. “Subscription reinforces our commitment to continuously bring value to our customers and provides a long-term relationship of mutual benefit.” Eggemeier added, “This innovative and flexible model allows customers and partners to easily address evolving business needs, whether an eventual move to the cloud, seasonal peaks, or fluctuations in channel demand.” For more information on Genesys solutions and the new subscription model, visit www.genesys.com/subscription. About Genesys Genesys® powers more than 25 billion of the world’s best customer experiences each year. Our success comes from connecting employee and customer conversations on any channel, every day. Over 10,000 companies in more than 100 countries trust our #1 customer experience platform to drive great business outcomes and create lasting relationships. Combining the best of technology and human ingenuity, we build solutions that mirror natural communication and work the way you think. Our industry-leading solutions foster true omnichannel engagement because they perform equally well across channels, on-premise and in the cloud. Experience communication as it should be: fluid, instinctive and profoundly empowering. Visit genesys.com/anz on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and the Genesys blog. ©2018 Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved. Genesys is a registered trademark of Genesys. The Genesys logo, Genesys PureCloud, PureConnect, PureEngage and PureSuccess are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Genesys. All other company names and logos may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies. Contacts: Sian Jenkins Marketing director, ANZ field marketing Genesys sian.jenkins@genesys.com +61 450 261 506 Belinda Truong Hill+Knowlton Strategies for Genesys belinda.truong@hkstrategies.com +61 401 384 693 TAS bolsters executive and technology teams 2018-01-10T22:56:15Z tas-bolsters-executive-and-technology-teams 11 January 2017. Sydney, Australia. TAS today announces the appointment of several new high-level technology team members: Stuart Torrens, Karpreet Singh, Tristan Quick, Stephen Bebb and Susanne Pringle. In a strategic move, TAS will leverage each team member’s expertise to enhance the company’s customer service offerings. Stuart Torrens joins TAS as Network Architect – Product Lead, where he will oversee Network Architecture for network products such as SDWAN (e-WAN), WIFI and Office Relocation. Stuart brings to the role expertise in network engineering, Cisco Technologies and routing. Karpreet Singh joins the team in the role of Security Architect, where he will manage the ‘TAS Security Product Line’. Karpreet is a solution architecture expert with extensive experience in IT service management roles. He will oversee security architecture design and implementation for TAS. Tristan Quick joins the team in the role of Service Architect. Tristan brings to TAS a strong background in IT service integration, change management and incident recovery. He will be responsible for the design of internal service processes and service design for customers. "We’re thrilled to welcome Stuart, Karpreet and Tristan to our growing team of technology and IT management experts,” said Shane Baker, CEO of TAS. “Each one of them brings unique skills and expertise to the team and will add significant value to TAS. In 2018, we will work together to build the foundations of new network offerings and enhanced operational efficiencies for our clients.” In 2017, TAS also welcomed Stephen Bebb to the executive team in the newly-created role of Chief Technology Officer. Stephen brings extensive experience to the role of CTO, having worked for many large corporate and government entities over the years. Going forward, he will oversee technology, architecture and product development for TAS. TAS also welcomed Susanne Pringle to the team as Marketing Director. Susanne comes on board with extensive enterprise software marketing experience. This new appointments will further enhance TAS’ strategy for growth, and overall messaging and communications. ~ENDS For media inquiries or to arrange an interview, please contact: Prue Roberts from Manning & Co. on +61 (02) 9555 5233, or at prue@manningandco.com.au. About TAS (www.tas.business): TAS is an Australian-owned and operated leading provider of technology services to the financial services market. Operating since 1989, TAS has gained extensive experience in delivering the highest levels of availability, compliance and quality of service through many years of servicing one on the most highly regulated industries – Banking and Finance. They deliver high-level services to over 50 financial institution customers. IN MORE NEWS: TAS launched the second edition of the Compliance Index late last year, to great reception. TAS initiated the Compliance Index early in 2017 to canvass the challenges and opportunities Australian companies are facing in the areas of compliance, regulation and technology. The Index findings were drawn from responses gathered from C-level executives employed across banking, finance, insurance, superannuation and IT, with the aim of providing a timely and relevant snapshot of the latest compliance trends and strategies. See more here: (www.tas.business/work/the-complianceindex/). Infosys, Kinetic IT, MFEC and Uclick are winners of CA Technologies 2017 APJ Partner Awards 2018-01-09T23:02:18Z infosys-kinetic-it-mfec-and-uclick-are-winners-of-ca-technologies-2017-apj-partner-awards Sydney - 10 January 2017 - CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) presented to Infosys, Kinetic IT, MFEC and Uclick the 2017 Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) Partner Awards at CA World ’17. The four awards recognised partners for innovative ideas, flawless execution and outstanding services that are aligned to and exceed their business goals. The APJ Partner Awards and the winners are: APJ 2017 Most Valuable Partner: Infosys APJ 2017 Innovative Solutions: Kinetic IT APJ 2017 Reseller Deal of the Year: MFEC APJ 2017 Best Newcomer: Uclick “Partners represent a foundational component of CA’s go-to-market strategy. This year, we are pleased to recognise Infosys, Kinetic IT, MFEC and Uclick for their outstanding contributions. These four winners have been exemplary in leveraging CA’s solutions and in demonstrating their strengths to deliver exceptional experiences and create great value for our customers,” said Ashok Vasan, vice president, Partner and Digital Sales, Asia Pacific and Japan, CA Technologies. “We look forward to forging even stronger partnerships with them. Together, we will continue to help our customers develop their modern software factory to eliminate the barriers between ideas and outcomes.” Martin Mackay, president and general manager of Asia Pacific and Japan, CA Technologies, congratulated the winners of the CA Technologies 2017 APJ Partner Awards at CA World ’17 (From left, Kim Dong Kyeom, executive director, Uclick; Leighton Freene, group manager, Kinetic IT; Martin Mackay, president and general manager, Asia Pacific and Japan, CA Technologies; Ramanath Suryaprakash, associate vice president, Global Alliances, Infosys; Jaruwan Uanpoklang, senior account manager, MFEC; and Ashok Vasan, vice president of Partner and Digital Sales, Asia Pacific and Japan, CA Technologies) APJ 2017 Most Valuable Partner – Infosys Infosys won in this category for its outstanding ability to drive business in India, especially for the government projects. “This is truly a humbling moment for us and a solid affirmation of the success we have achieved so far with CA Technologies,” said Syed Farrukh Jalal, vice president and head, Global Alliances, Infosys. “We are confident that this partnership will continue to deepen as we strive together to bring innovation to every project that we work on. By pushing the boundaries of technology, we can help our customers improve their productivity while creating new business models and services.” APJ 2017 Innovative Solutions Partner – Kinetic IT Kinetic IT won this award for its innovative use of CA Solutions that enabled customers to transform themselves digitally and thrive in the application economy. “We are honoured to win the APJ 2017 Innovative Solutions award. It’s a testament to the successful partnership we’ve built with CA technologies,” said Brett Roberts, Kinetic IT’s chief product officer (CPO). “By leveraging CA’s modern and diverse portfolios, we provide our customers cutting-edge solutions to deliver enhanced integration, scalability and affordability. This enables our customers to undergo a seamless digital transformation, leveraging new digital capabilities to drive their businesses forward.” APJ 2017 Reseller Deal of the Year – MFEC MFEC won this recognition for its outstanding performance in winning top deals with CA’s innovative solutions in Thailand. “CA is more than a partner. CA is family. Winning the APJ 2017 Reseller Deal of the Year award is an enormous recognition for our company and an inspiration for us to perform even better in the future,” said Thanakorn Charlee, chief operating officer (COO) of MFEC. “By partnering with CA Technologies, we will continue to deliver best of breed solutions coupled with local expertise to help our customers capitalise on the influx of opportunities brought about by digitalisation and Thailand 4.0.” APJ 2017 Best Newcomer – Uclick Uclick won this award for its ability to provide high-quality services based on know-how in open application programming interface (API) construction and professional support to their customers. CA and Uclick signed a strategic partnership for open APIs. Under the agreement, the two companies conducted effective and results-based joint sales and marketing activities based on the CA API management solutions and provided a broad range of consulting services to help customers build open APIs. “We are very excited to receive the recognition as the 2017 APJ Best Newcomer by CA Technologies. This is the best way to celebrate our joint success in driving open API solutions,” said Um Nam-han, chief executive officer (CEO) of Uclick. “By combining our know-how with world-class API management solutions from CA Technologies, we are supporting local customers in various domestic industries including finance, telecommunication, manufacturing to securely open and manage APIs.” ### About CA World ’17 For nearly two decades, CA World has been the meeting ground where IT leaders build relationships, discover insights and shape the future of IT. In the application economy, CA World offers attendees an opportunity to see and test-drive the software that can help them build their Modern Software Factory to fuel business transformation in this new era. CA World ’17 (November 13-17, 2017) was held at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada. About CA Technologies CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the Application Economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate - across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Learn more at www.ca.com. About Infosys Ltd, India (https://www.infosys.com) Infosys is a global leader in technology services and consulting. We enable clients in 45 countries to create and execute strategies for their digital transformation. From engineering to application development, knowledge management and business process management, we help our clients find the right problems to solve, and to solve these effectively. Our team of 198,000+ innovators, across the globe, is differentiated by the imagination, knowledge and experience, across industries and technologies that we bring to every project we undertake. About Kinetic IT, Australia (https://www.kineticit.com.au/who) Kinetic IT is a leading Australian-owned and operated technology services business, with a team of over 1,100 amazing people working across our four national hubs in Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and the Northern Territory. We’re focused on delivering quality services to large and complex environments across Australia’s government, corporate, resources, utilities and transport sectors. Since 1995, Kinetic IT has continued to deliver managed and sustained growth with exceptional customer satisfaction ratings. We believe our success comes from our adaptable and outcome-driven services, and through the authentic and enduring relationships we build with our staff, customers, partners, and the local communities where we work and live. About MFEC Public Company Limited, Thailand (http://www.mfec.co.th) MFEC Public Company Limited Established in 1997, its founding was based on bridging the paradigm of “Enterprise Computing” and the new wave of “the Net economy”. For several years now, MFEC has been Thailand’s fastest growing IT services enterprise. MFEC provides IT services in diversified industries i.e. Telecommunication, Banking & Finance, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Public Sector. Services range from IT strategy consulting and design, systems integration and professional services, business software consulting & services to offshore development with its R&D center to focus in creating solution sets from our vast experiences in various industry domains. About Uclick, Korea (http://www.uclick.co.kr) Founded in 1999, Uclick specialises in distributing IT solutions critical for enterprise growth. It provides world-leading solutions as well as its own competitive solutions through skilled professionals, growing into a reliable IT business. Uclick has a wide range of sales capabilities and technologies to support financial institutions, such as banks, insurance and securities firms, large enterprises, manufacturers, telecom operators and air carriers. Follow CA Technologies Twitter Social Media Page Press Releases Blogs Legal notices Copyright © 2017 CA Inc. All Rights Reserved. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies. NETGEAR introduces Nighthawk Pro gaming with two new products at CES 2018 2018-01-09T04:42:04Z netgear-introduces-nighthawk-pro-gaming-with-two-new-products-at-ces-2018 NETGEAR INTRODUCES NIGHTHAWK PRO GAMING WITH TWO FLAGSHIP PRODUCTS TO CUT LAG AND ENHANCE GAME PLAY Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR500 WiFi Router and SX10 10G/Multi-Gig LAN Switch infuse gamers with the power to win LAS VEGAS — January 8, 2018 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart home, is launching two new products this week during CES 2018 in Las Vegas that amp up your game play — Nighthawk® Pro Gaming WiFi Router (XR500) and Nighthawk® Pro Gaming SX10 10G/Multi-Gig LAN Switch (GS810EMX). Whether you’re online gaming, hosting a LAN party, or streaming high-definition content, the new NETGEAR Pro Gaming products will take your network to a whole new level of speed, performance, personalisation and control. Gamers are looking for every advantage to maximise their ability to thrive in their online multi-player game of choice. Regardless of whether you are a serious or casual gamer on either a console or PC, the Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router XR500 and the Nighthawk Pro Gaming Switch SX10 will give you greater command over who you play with and prevent unwanted interruptions, giving you the ability to level up your gameplay. This new groundbreaking NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router (XR500) leverages advanced cutting-edge software to optimise network connections by stabilising ping, reducing lag spikes, and keeping you always-on with reliable wired and wireless connectivity for advanced online game play. The Gaming Dashboard, Geo Filter, Quality of Service (QoS) and Network Monitoring capabilities enable customisation and gaming performance unmatched in the router space. The Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router includes best-in-class hardware features such as a dual-core 1.7GHz processor, Quad-stream Wave 2 WiFi with MU-MIMO, and four external high-power antennas wrapped up in an aggressive and formidable enclosure. The NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 10G/Multi-Gig LAN Switch (GS810EMX), a 2018 CES Innovation Awards Honoree, succeeds the Nighthawk S8000 and is set to provide you with an advanced 10G switch to prioritise streams with QoS to fine-tune your game play. The Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 LAN Switch offers hard-wired speeds for gamers who demand that competitive edge with completely lag-free performance. It has two auto-adaptive 10Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit ports delivering seamless data transfer with five different connectivity speeds providing options for the variety of connected devices: 100Mbps, 1Gbps, 2.5Gbps, 5Gbps or 10Gbps. With link aggregation, the switch will achieve 20Gbps transfer speeds between the Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 Switch and your network devices such as networked storage like NETGEAR ReadyNAS®. One of the main software features of the switch, the Gaming Dashboard, provides analytics for an overview into all that is happening with your network and what ports need to be prioritised for the best quality of game play. “All online gamers, whether they are casual, avid or professional, have one thing in common — the need for responsive, reliable, low-lag game play. With the introduction of Nighthawk Pro Gaming, NETGEAR is demonstrating our dedication to gamers to deliver products that enhance gaming performance,” says David Henry, senior vice president of Connected Home for NETGEAR. “We have worked tirelessly with gamers to engineer features that deliver best-in-class performance, customisation and ease-of-use for the ultimate gaming experience. There should not be anything on your network that prevents you from having the ultimate game experience. With Nighthawk Pro Gaming, you will now have the power to win.” Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router (XR500) With the new Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router, you’ll enjoy frustration-free online and network gaming. Its MU-MIMO WiFi streams simultaneously to multiple devices on the same network so you and your pals can smoothly game online at the same time without affecting each other’s performance. Here are some of the other key reasons you’ll want to make the Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router the centerpiece of your gaming experience: Gaming Dashboard — On a single screen, view real-time bandwidth utilisation by device, ping delays, and many other parameters. Geo Filter — Fix your gaming lag by limiting distance to servers or other players, get a guaranteed local connection, and create black/white lists of your preferred servers. Quality of Service (QoS) — Prioritise gaming devices and allocate bandwidth by device to eliminate lag due to queuing at the ISP network. Gaming VPN — Protect your network identity, prevent DDoS attack, and use the VPN client to connect to the VPN server. Network Monitor — Check on bandwidth-hogging devices and identify the applications which could be causing lag. Gigabit Ethernet Ports — Maximise speed with four (4) GbE LAN ports for wired connections, ideal for fast-paced gaming and high-quality streaming. 802.11ac WiFi — Enjoy Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) for simultaneous streaming, Quad-Stream, and 160MHz for faster speeds. Dual-Core 1.7GHz Processor — Support more devices for better 4K streaming, VR gaming, surfing, and more with this powerful, faster processor. AC2600 WiFi — Take advantage of up to 800+1733 Mbps* wireless speed, and double the available bandwidth with simultaneous dual-band WiFi. High-Performance Antennas — Get better WiFi coverage and faster speeds with four (4) external antennas. Memory — Enjoy plenty of headroom with 256 MB flash and 512 MB RAM. Beamforming+ — Enjoy more reliable connections for fewer drops, providing jitter-free network performance. Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 10G/Multi- Gig LAN Switch (GS810EMX) The new award-winning Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 8-port Switch is versatile, high-performing, and customisable for limitless gaming. It offers close-to-zero latency, a new gaming dashboard, and precision-driven auto-diagnostics for the high demands of the gaming world. It also includes the full set of NETGEAR Smart Managed Plus Switch software features. No wonder it’s been honored in the CES Innovation Awards competition for its excellence in design and engineering! If you need more reasons to add a Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 switch to your network, keep reading: · Two (2) 5-speed 10Gigabit/Multi-Gig Uplinks — Increase speeds and expand the bandwidth of your network with ports that automatically adapt to deliver 100Mbps, 1Gbps, 2.5Gbps, 5Gbps or 10Gbps. · Gigabit Ethernet LAN Ports — Connect more wired devices for fast action gaming parties though the provided 8 GbE LAN ports. · Gaming Dashboard — Get real-time insight on performance and configuration in a unified view. · Customisable RGB LED Controls — Personalise every light on your switch by color for better visibility, and easily adjust brightness and frequency. · Up to 20Gbps Port-Trunking/Link Aggregation (LAG) — Aggregate Gigabit or Multi-Gigabit ports for even faster speeds. · Advanced VLAN & QoS Configuration — Give your gaming devices the priority they deserve. · Intuitive Interface — Take advantage of a mobile-optimised GUI and “one-click” pre-configured settings for all media needs. · Low Latency — Experience the smoothest gaming and fastest action. · Auto-Diagnostics — Troubleshoot instantly so you get back into the game faster. · Silent/Fan-less operation — Enjoy silent operation, thanks to an aluminum enclosure that dissipates heat so there’s no need for vents or a fan. · Integration with Nighthawk — Combine with NETGEAR Nighthawk routers for a top-notch home networking experience perfect for gaming. · Warranty — Enjoy peace of mind with your 3-year hardware warranty and free technical support options. “Designed to meet the specialised needs of the gamer, the new Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 10GbE LAN Switch comes equipped with dedicated features designed to eliminate laggy game play,” said Richard Jonker, senior vice president of SMB for NETGEAR. “With the Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 Switch, we made it easy to offload high-bandwidth applications to reduce congestion for your network. The gaming dashboard offers real-time insights into bandwidth utilisation by device, so you can ensure optimum performance and know where your bandwidth is being used.” Pricing and Availability Pricing and availability for the NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router (XR500) and NETGEAR Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 10G/Multi-Gig LAN Switch (GS810EMX) in Australia and New Zealand will be announced at a later date. About NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 30,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 25,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available from the NETGEAR investor page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR on Twitter, Facebook and our blog. ©2018 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, Nighthawk and ReadyNAS are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved. * Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. AC2600 equals 800Mbps at 2.4GHz 802.11n with 256 QAM support + 1733Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac. 2.4 GHz Performance Mode requires 256 QAM support on WiFi client. Up to 1733Mbps wireless speeds achievable when connecting to other 802.11ac 1733Mbps devices. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards. Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease-of-use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease-of-use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Source: NETGEAR-G Australian Media Contacts Elizabeth or Emma at DEC PR (02) 8014 5033 / netgear@decpr.com.au NETGEAR expands portfolio of Switches, remote management capabilities at CES 2018 2018-01-09T04:32:00Z netgear-expands-portfolio-of-switches-remote-management-capabilities-at-ces-2018 NETGEAR EXPANDS INDUSTRY-FIRST PORTFOLIO OF 5-SPEED NETWORKING SWITCHES WITH 12 AND 24 PORT MODELS NETGEAR Smart Managed Plus Switches connect all your devices at the fastest Gigabit speeds possible over existing wiring without performance impact LAS VEGAS — January 8, 2018 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart home and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), is expanding its family of industry-first 5-speed Multi-Gigabit switching products first introduced last quarter. The new NETGEAR 5-Speed switches operate at 100Mbps, 1Gbps, 2.5Gbps, 5Gbps, or 10Gbps. Through an intuitive interface, the Multi-Gigabit switches provide easy, reliable and affordable connectivity with granular per-port bandwidth control and traffic monitoring without needing to install expensive new cabling to alleviate speed barriers. The five speeds per Ethernet port make them the most flexible and affordable 10-Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit switches in the market. XS512EM 12-Port 10-Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Plus Switch with 2 SFP+ Ports, Desktop and Rackmount XS724EM 24-Port 10-Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Plus Switch with 2 SFP+ Ports, Rackmount Modern high-performance networking devices such as network cards, gaming PCs, desktop PCs, servers, NAS storage, and AC Wave 2 Wireless Access Points now offer both 2.5-Gigabit or 5-Gigabit connectivity. Other 10-Gigabit switches provide a standard 1-Gigabit connectivity to any device requiring less than 10Gbps, but NETGEAR Multi-Gigabit Switches provide additional options for 2.5 and 5Gbps. So, businesses are able to combine legacy Ethernet speeds like 100 Mbps or 1Gbps, with 10Gbps and now 2.5 and 5Gbps, so that all of the devices in your business, small office or home can run at their individual highest speeds. NETGEAR has designed these switches to be plug-and-play, making them capable of easily leveraging the full potential of performance and coverage offered by the latest high-speed devices. Each of the intelligent multi-speed copper Ethernet ports on the switches automatically detects the speed requested by the connected device and the quality of the cabling, and provides the appropriate connection at one of the five speeds. The ports can be connected with regular Cat5E Ethernet cables, without the need to upgrade to Cat6 wiring, thereby reducing wiring costs and hassle. Each switch also has two SFP+ fiber ports with 1-Gigabit or 10-Gigabit connectivity that’s ideal for providing a high-speed uplink to your core network. Both the XS512EM and the XS724EM Switches go beyond basic network connectivity by adding REVS (Reliability, Enhanced Control, Visibility and Security) values to any SMB network: Reliability — Link Aggregation and Loop Prevention assure that the SMB networks are up and running to minimise possible downtimes. Enhanced Control — Improves your network performance with VLAN, QoS and Multicast Support. Visibility — Identifies any possible cable issues or abnormal traffic behavior with cable health test and port statistics. Security — Protects SMB networks for possible threats through Auto DoS and Storm Control. Both the new XS724EM and the XS512EM Switches can operate either in silent mode or with a quiet fan. This whisper-quiet feature, combined with the smaller form factor of the 12-port XS512EM and its flexible, rackmount and desktop mounting options, makes the XS512EM especially ideal for smaller spaces. Richard Jonker, vice president of product line management for SMB products at NETGEAR, said, “New devices on your network today each operate at their own speed for optimum performance. With NETGEAR, your newest devices are able to reach their top performance because our new 5-Speed Switches automatically sense and adjust to the appropriate speed on a per port basis, over existing cabling. They make it easy on your IT budget, too.” The new Multi-Gigabit Smart Managed Plus Switches deliver the full set of powerful features of other NETGEAR Smart Managed Plus Switches — including network monitoring, traffic prioritisation, and network segmentation — to small businesses who want more visibility and control on top of plug-and-play connectivity. Easy-to-use web browser-based management GUI makes advanced setup simple. Features include: QoS, VLAN and network monitoring Auto "denial-of-service" (DoS) prevention Cable test, loop prevention and broadcast storm controls IGMP snooping v1, v2 and v3 support for multicast optimisation Rate limiting and priority queuing for better bandwidth allocation Port mirroring for network monitoring Link Aggregation (static, LACP) to add redundancy and increase speed in your connections Energy efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) for maximum power savings Availability NETGEAR XS512EM 12-Port and XS724EM 24-Port 10-Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Plus Switches will be available through authorised NETGEAR partners and other reseller channels and ecommerce sites. Regional variance may apply to the final pricing for end customers depending on the reseller and bundled offerings. Australian and New Zealand local pricing and availability will be announced at a later date. The 5-Speed Multi-Gigabit Switching Product Family In addition to the XS512EM and XS5724EM Switches, there are already several other switches in the uniquely comprehensive NETGEAR portfolio of Multi-Gigabit/5-Speed Switches. Customers can find a solution to fit every need and price point in both copper and fiber options, and desktop and rackmount editions of Unmanaged, Smart Managed Plus, Smart Managed Pro, and Fully Managed Switches. XS505M 5-Port 10-Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch with SFP+ Port XS508M 8-Port 10-Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch with SFP+ Port GS110MX 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch with 2-Port 10G/Multi-Gig Uplinks (GS110MX) GS110EMX 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Plus Switch with 2-Port 10G/Multi-Gig Uplinks MS510TX 8-Port Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Pro Switch with 10G Copper and SFP+ Ports MS510TXPP 8-Port PoE+ Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Pro Switch with 10G Copper and SFP+ Ports M4200 Fully Managed Intelligent Edge Series Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Switch with PoE+ and 2 SFP+ Ports All NETGEAR Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Switches are supported by the industry-leading ProSAFE® Lifetime Hardware Warranty including Lifetime Next Business Day shipping for part replacement and Lifetime Technical Support options. NETGEAR INSIGHT – APP AND NEW WEB PORTAL – EXPAND REMOTE MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES OF YOUR NETWORK A CES Innovation Award honoree, NETGEAR Insight management solution delivers unified remote monitoring and management for NETGEAR switches, wireless access points and ReadyNAS storage LAS VEGAS — January 8, 2018 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart home and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), is expanding its emerging family of Insight managed Smart Cloud Switches with two new 28-port models offering greater capacity for growing businesses. Currently available as a mobile app, the remote setup, monitoring and management features of the Insight™ management solution will also become available in mid-February through the new NETGEAR Insight Cloud web portal, providing the benefit of a larger display screen for a single-pane view of all devices and locations. As an honoree in the 2018 CES Innovation Awards competition for excellence in design and engineering, the NETGEAR Insight management solution is a progressive way to instantly discover, configure, and continuously monitor and manage your network. Designed for easy remote management of NETGEAR Smart Cloud Wireless Access Points, Smart Cloud switches and ReadyNAS Network Storage, Insight will now also provide support for the Orbi™ Pro Tri-band WiFi System for small businesses as of the update in mid-February. “NETGEAR Insight Managed devices have the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of any remote/cloud manageable networking devices in the industry,” Richard Jonker, vice president of product line management for SMB products at NETGEAR, affirmed. “Businesses benefit from plug-and-play setup and management without the cost of an additional network management device or contracted IT service. There is no complex software, or on-premise cloud server to purchase and maintain and there are no exorbitant long-term licensing fees.” Insight Managed Smart Cloud Switches for Versatility and Lowest TCO The two new 28-Port Smart Cloud Switches join four additional NETGEAR Insight Managed Smart Cloud Switches launched in late 2017, the industry’s first fully-integrated, cloud-manageable network switches for SMB. All Insight Managed Smart Cloud Switches support a full suite of advanced switching features and are ready to grow with your business to meet the needs of a fully converged network. Some of the advanced switching features include: VLANs (including Auto-VoIP & Auto-Video) and LLDP support Port trunking / Link aggregation and IGMP snooping QoS and priority queuing, port-based rate limiting, STP/RSTP and loop prevention ACLs, storm control and port mirroring Advanced per-port PoE controls, scheduling, and timers (PoE models) IPv6 management and support for future-proofing your network IPv4 and IPv6 static routing for optimising your network outgoing traffic (28-port models only) The Insight Managed switches are easy to set up, as you need only to plug the switch into your network and the Internet and discover with the Insight app. You can then set up policies across switches without configuring each separately. Through Insight, you see what’s connected on each switch port, port speeds, and can remotely manage PoE power including enabling and disabling PD devices from anywhere, anytime. Two Interface Options for NETGEAR Insight The new NETGEAR Insight solution provides a unified, single-pane-of-glass view of your NETGEAR Insight network devices with easy access to both product information and support. It is the answer to the once tedious setup and configuration of devices either in individual device GUI silos or via overwhelming device management tools created for complex enterprise networks. Insight changes the paradigm with its simple multi-device configuration and cloud-based remote access to empower small businesses to manage devices from anywhere. NETGEAR Insight is available as either a mobile app for iOS and Android devices or as a Cloud web portal accessible from any internet-connected web browser. Key features covered in the Basic subscription plan include: Unified wired/wireless network management with data usage monitoring and logs Remote access with 24/7 visibility and control of all Insight Managed devices in your network Instant automated discovery of select NETGEAR devices and all Insight Managed devices One-tap device registration to simplify and streamline access to NETGEAR support options Easy-to-use network configuration across devices using your mobile device Firmware updates across all Insight Managed devices in the network Full remote/cloud network monitoring and management with no additional cloud controller, appliance, or PC/server necessary Email and instant push notifications and warnings on your network and device connectivity and network health Easy click-through to NETGEAR support for your registered devices The Premium subscription plan also includes Insight Cloud web portal access, Smart WiFi management, WiFi fast roaming, PoE scheduling and timers, and many more useful features. All NETGEAR Insight Managed Smart Cloud Switches include a 5-year Limited Hardware Warranty, Next Business Day replacement, and free technical support. Pricing and Availability The NETGEAR Insight management solution is available in two subscription plans covering all Insight Managed switches, access points, NAS and Orbi Pro. Insight Basic is available for the Insight app only, which can be downloaded from the Apple® App Store℠ and Google Play™. Insight Basic is free for up to two devices, after which it’s available for a yearly subscription per device Insight Premium covers the Insight app as well as the Insight Cloud web portal which is accessible from any web browser connected to the internet. It also gives access to Insight advanced features such as Smart WiFi roaming, PoE scheduling, and more. Insight Premium has a monthly per-device subscription or a yearly per-device subscription The new Insight Cloud web portal is ideal for configuring larger port-count switches, such as these two new 28-port Insight Managed Smart Cloud Switches. The NETGEAR Insight Managed 28-Port Gigabit Ethernet Smart Cloud Switch (GC728X) and PoE+ edition (GC728XP) will begin shipping later this quarter through authorised NETGEAR partners and other reseller channels and ecommerce sites. Regional variance may apply to the final pricing for end customers depending on the reseller and bundled offerings. Pricing and availability for the below models in Australia and New Zealand will be announced at a later date. Insight Managed 28-Port Gigabit Ethernet Smart Cloud Switch with 2 SFP and 2 SFP+ Fiber Ports (GC728X) Insight Managed 28-Port Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ Smart Cloud Switch with 2 SFP and 2 SFP+ Fiber Ports (GC728XP) About NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 30,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 25,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available from the NETGEAR investor page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR on Twitter, Facebook and our blog. ©2018 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, NETGEAR Insight and ProSupport are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved. Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease-of-use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease-of-use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Source: NETGEAR-G Australian Media Contacts Elizabeth or Emma at DEC PR (02) 8014 5033 / netgear@decpr.com.au NETGEAR debuts new Arlo Baby monitor features, cyber security features at CES 2018 2018-01-09T04:15:48Z netgear-debuts-new-arlo-baby-monitor-features-cyber-security-features-at-ces-2018-1 “HEY SIRI, SHOW ME THE NURSERY”– ARLO BABY CAMERA, THE WORLD’S FIRST SMART BABY MONITOR, TO INTEGRATE WITH APPLE HOMEKIT Now you can easily watch and listen to live video stream with 2-way audio from Arlo Baby camera through the Apple Home app LAS VEGAS, NV — January 8, 2018 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the worldwide leader in home networking and smart home security products, today announced that the Arlo® Baby Smart HD Monitoring Camera (ABC1000) is now compatible with Apple HomeKit™. Following a simple pairing process, parents with an iOS device will be able to access the majority of Arlo Baby’s innovative features for smart monitoring of your baby straight from the Apple Home app. The popular Apple HomeKit framework for iOS devices enables parents to manage all of their smart home accessories seamlessly from an iPhone® or iPad®. Once the Arlo Baby camera is added, it appears in the Apple Home app on your iOS device alongside your other HomeKit compatible smart home accessories. The Apple Home app is available to all iOS customers to easily and securely manage HomeKit enabled accessories such as the Arlo Baby camera. Free to download from the Apple App Store℠, the Apple Home app is also included with the most recent iPhone and iPad releases. Arlo Baby functions capable of being accessed through the Apple Home app include: Live video stream viewing of your baby via the Arlo Baby camera feed Two-way audio for talking, cooing and listening to your baby and other people near the camera Quick view of the most recent screenshot recorded by Arlo Baby when the camera was last activated Voice control by asking Siri to show you your camera’s live stream Remotely access the camera’s live video/audio feed and two-way communication when you have an iPad or Apple TV (4th generation) in your home. “Arlo is 100% focused on delivering products and solutions that provide our customers with the best user experience,” said Pat Collins, senior vice president of Arlo products at NETGEAR. “By making Arlo Baby compatible with Homekit we have now made the all-important experience of monitoring your child even better. Whether it’s the convenience of asking Siri to quickly view your baby live, or the ability to quickly check in directly from Apple TV using the Arlo app, Arlo Baby customers now have the ultimate in convenience and flexibility. We’re thrilled to be a partner with Apple and looking forward to growing our ecosystem of HomeKit-enabled products.” A 2017 CES Innovations Award honoree, Arlo Baby Smart HD Monitoring Camera goes far beyond traditional baby monitors to provide what busy parents need to keep the whole family safe and at ease. This all-in-one camera combines crystal clear 1080p HD video, advanced night vision capabilities, two-way audio, ambient air quality sensors, a music-and-sound player, and a dimmable night light into one adorable, nursery-friendly package. The Arlo smart analytics platform provides real-time, customisable alerts when motion or sound is detected, even recognising the sound of your baby’s cries. A built-in rechargeable battery means you can move the untethered Arlo Baby camera around the house as needed. And with a rolling 7 days of free cloud recordings, you’ll never miss a precious moment. Arlo Baby can even be personalised into animals like a bunny, kitten, or puppy for a friendly addition to the nursery. Arlo Baby is available now from major retailers Visit Arlo.com/au to learn more about Arlo Baby Monitoring Camera and accessories, and other Arlo Smart Home Security camera options for your home and business. NETGEAR PARTNERS WITH CIRCLE MEDIA LABS TO PROVIDE SMART PARENTAL CONTROL OF YOUR HOME NETWORK Orbi Tri-band WiFi Systems and Nighthawk routers now include smart features for families to manage content and time online SYDNEY, Australia — January 8, 2018 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the worldwide leader in home networking and smart home security products, will include CircleÒ with Disney software on its flagship Orbi™ Tri-Band Home WiFi Systems and the popular Nighthawk® Smart WiFi Routers. NETGEAR is bringing peace of mind to parents by managing not only access to appropriate online content, but also limiting the time that children are spending online. Circle with Disney is the smart way for families to manage content and time online, on any connected device. With the easy-to-use Circle app – available for download on both iOS and Android™ devices – parents can easily create unique profiles for each family member. This includes creating daily time limits for apps and websites, setting individual filter levels for each family member, scheduling BedTime for each family member and their devices, and pausing the internet by device or by user with the press of a button. You can even manage your family’s mobile devices outside the home through Circle Go. Using Circle with Disney on your NETGEAR router provides an easy way for parents to monitor online time and content for their kids across all their devices. It also saves money and reduces hardware clutter in your home, as it’s already installed on your router — no additional device is required. Circle with Disney smart parental controls are available worldwide wherever NETGEAR routers are supported.* “NETGEAR has a long-standing commitment to its customers to provide the best in terms of WiFi connectivity for internet access,” said David J. Henry, NETGEAR senior vice president of Home Networking. “We’re very pleased to deliver safe and fun experiences for children of all ages by aligning with Circle with Disney to safely manage online activity through our Orbi and Nighthawk-branded products. We look forward to adding Circle with Disney to more NETGEAR products.” “We find it so gratifying that Circle is already helping so many families, and we have seen that the sooner parents are able to set some limits and reward online behaviors, the better it is for the family,” said Lance Charlish, chief executive officer, Circle Media Labs Inc. “By partnering with one of the most trusted router brands to offer our technology on their products, we are thrilled to be making Circle accessible to even more families.” NETGEAR has partnered with Circle to offer the most comprehensive parental control solution available for your home network. With multiple filters offering the capability to set unique configurations and age-appropriate settings for each family member – including mature and explicit content – and further customisation by toggling of settings for various apps, websites, ad blocking, as well as safe search, parents will now have greater visibility and control over their children’s screen time and will gain the peace of mind that their children are safe while online. Smart parental controls enabled on NETGEAR products through Circle with Disney include: Available as part of the free app download: Filter – Set individual filter levels for each family member that matches their age and interests. Pause – Pause internet access by device, user or the entire home, with the press of a button. History – See the sites that have been visited and filtered. Safe Search – Filter out inappropriate sites and images from Google and Bing search results. Ad Blocking – Filter out most sources of online ads eliminating the majority of ads from web sites. Premium Services for $7.49 AUD or $7.99 NZD per month: Time Limits — Limit daily internet time for each family member by websites, apps, and more. BedTime — Set times for family members’ devices to disconnect from/connect to the Internet OffTime — Set individual screen availability times and schedule specific “no internet” times easily. Usage — See how much time your kids spends online at a glance. Rewards — Bump up Time Limits, give a late BedTime, or disable an OffTime, just for the day. Connections — Integrate with third-party apps like Choremonster and IFTTT. Amazon® Alexa™— Ask any Alexa-enabled device about your family’s usage, time limits, or bed times. MyCircle® is an additional Circle app that provides a personalised dashboard for parents to connect with their kids and check their Circle dashboard. You can also add Circle Go on your child’s mobile devices and extend Circle coverage even when the kids are outside home. NETGEAR products are available in major retail stores and online. Circle is currently available on select Nighthawk routers and will soon be rolled out to existing Orbi WiFi Systems through a firmware update. For more information on Circle with Disney and available service plans, please watch the video on the NETGEAR website at http://www.netgear.com.au/landings/circle/. NETGEAR INTRODUCES NEW ARMOR SECURITY SERVICE TO SAFEGUARD HOME WIFI NETWORKS AND CONNECTED DEVICES Powered by Bitdefender, NETGEAR Armor provides advanced cyber threat protection for your home network, mobile, IoT and smart home devices LAS VEGAS — January 8, 2018 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the worldwide leader in home networking and smart home security products, is launching a new comprehensive security service to provide security for any device connected via a NETGEAR router. NETGEAR Armor™ powered by Bitdefender® the award-winning leader in cyber security, is an advanced multilayer solution that runs on NETGEAR routers and connected devices to actively detect and protect your home and family members from cyber threats, such as viruses, spyware, spam, and phishing. To be first introduced on the Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi router (R7000P) later this quarter, NETGEAR Armor will be made available for the Orbi Whole Home WiFi system and the popular Nighthawk performance routers later in the year via firmware updates. The NETGEAR Armor firmware update provides central security to instantly protect all PCs, Macs, smart phones and tablets, and smart home devices from cyber threats. The subscription will also bundle Bitdefender Total Security anti-malware software for Windows, MacOS, iOS and Android devices, all under a single subscription. This new security service will block, at the gateway, attempts to access phishing websites from within the home network so that your privacy and data is always protected. Network security has become an area of increasingly greater concern with the addition of smart home and IoT devices to the home network, which are always on and always connected introducing new potential vulnerabilities. While PC, security has long been a mainstay of the office and home, the multitude of connected devices now available pose new, potential security risks for consumers. “The need for an all-encompassing cybersecurity solution for the home is more critical than ever.” said Ciprian Istrate, Bitdefender’s vice president of Consumer Solutions. “After launching the first home cyber security solution that can protect connected devices that fall under the umbrella of Internet of Things, Bitdefender is now taking consumer cyber security to the next level with NETGEAR delivering the protection straight from the router." NETGEAR Armor has the features that one would need to keep a home network and all connected IoT, smart home and personal mobile devices safe and secure from anywhere in the world. NETGEAR Armor consists the following: Safe Browsing with URL Blocking With NETGEAR Armor, you actively safeguard your network from threats, including Trojans, ransomware, zero-day exploits, rootkits and spyware. Fake websites trying to steal financial data such as passwords or credit card numbers are automatically blocked, as are malicious links in browsers, emails, or apps. You can even find out whether your search results are safe to access before you actually click on a link, as you’ll be warned against websites that can leak login credentials if the authentication is not performed via https. Vulnerability Assessment NETGEAR Armor quickly scans your network for connected devices open to unauthorised access, data theft or malicious attacks. It checks for password strength, firmware version and any weakness that can allow hackers access to your entire home network. It’s easy to run a thorough report that includes tips for eliminating specific vulnerabilities, or to simply check the status of your devices and address any issues then and there. Intelligent Network Intrusion Prevention NETGEAR Armor blocks hackers from accessing your smart-home devices such as internet-enabled thermostats, refrigerators, baby monitors, and security cameras. You’ll receive instant alerts when new devices join your network, so you can immediately reject WiFi access request for devices you don’t recognise. For ultimate convenience, you can easily manage your network security from anywhere by going to http://armor.netgear.com. End-point Protection with Bitdefender Total Security NETGEAR Armor includes Bitdefender Total Security anti-malware for Android, iOS, Windows PCs, and Macs whether at home or anywhere. Using intelligent behavioral detection, NETGEAR Armor closely monitors all active apps and the moment the service detects suspicious activity, it takes instant action to prevent trouble, as it is designed to respond within three seconds to even the newest known threats. By turning on the optional Autopilot™ feature, all cybersecurity decisions can be made without pop-ups or dialog boxes to distract you from your work or play. “For over 20 years, NETGEAR has led the industry as the best in class WiFi provider and has been first to market in providing new technologies for both home and office networks. Now, with the introduction of NETGEAR Armor, we are making the network smarter and safer for the new world of IoT and always connected devices,” said David Henry, senior vice president of Connected Home for NETGEAR. “This move is critical for our customers whose homes now have many networked devices, including Smart Home and IOT devices – any one of which may pose a potential security risk. Following on our recent launch of Circle with Disney Parental Controls, NETGEAR Armor is the next in a line of services we are introducing to enhance our customer’s experience with their network.” Additional Features Shield your network from malicious encryption programs that demand ransom for your personal data. Manage and configure every device connecting or attempting to connect to the network. Get instant notifications when new devices connect to your network. Assess your WiFi network and router security from remote computers and smartphones. Secure your passwords, credit card information, and other sensitive data in a cyber-vault for easy access. Bank and shop with Safepay™, a unique, dedicated browser that secures your transactions. Continuous and automatic security updates. NETGEAR Armor protects home networks without sacrificing network speed, performance or privacy. The service scans your network, identifying every device connected to it. Scanning is fast and light on resources as it mostly occurs in the cloud to maximise power and efficiency. Home routers and personal devices are rarely taxed to perform power-hungry or processor-intensive tasks. And the service never scans or stores the actual contents of any documents or files. Pricing and Availability NETGEAR Armor powered by Bitdefender will first be available via firmware upgrade on Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi router (R7000P) later this quarter and will be available in the coming months via firmware updates for Orbi and the current lineup of Nighthawk routers. After the promotional 90 days of free service there will be annual subscription cost, this will be announced at a later date. About NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 30,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 25,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available from the NETGEAR investor page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR on Twitter, Facebook and our blog. ©2018 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, and NETGEAR Armor are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved. Bitdefender, Bitdefender Autopilot, Bitdefender Anti-Theft and SafePay are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Bitdefender. Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease-of-use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease-of-use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Source: NETGEAR-G Australian Media Contacts Elizabeth or Emma at DEC PR (02) 8014 5033 / netgear@decpr.com.au Avaya Successfully Completes Financial Restructuring and Emerges from Chapter 11 2017-12-18T22:58:47Z avaya-successfully-completes-financial-restructuring-and-emerges-from-chapter-11 Santa Clara, Calif. — December 15, 2017 — Avaya Holdings Corp. (“Avaya” or the “Company”) announced that it has successfully completed its debt restructuring and emerged from chapter 11. “This is the beginning of an important new chapter for Avaya,” said Jim Chirico, Avaya’s president and CEO. “In less than a year since the commencement of our chapter 11 restructuring, Avaya has emerged as a publicly traded company with a significantly strengthened balance sheet. Overall, we reduced our prior debt load by approximately $3 billion, and we exit today with more than $300 million in cash on our balance sheet. The reduction of our debt and certain other long-term obligations will also improve annual cash flow by approximately $300 million compared to fiscal 2016.” “We have the flexibility we need to invest in the large and growing contact center and unified communications markets as we complete our transformation to a software, services and cloud solutions provider,” Chirico added. “With a new Board and leadership team firmly in place, Avaya is now well-positioned to execute on its growth plan and deliver the returns and value expected by our stakeholders.” Avaya is taking the steps necessary to list on the New York Stock Exchange. The company expects to have approximately 110 million shares outstanding upon emergence. Centerview Partners LLC and Zolfo Cooper LLC are Avaya’s financial and restructuring advisors and Kirkland & Ellis LLP is the company’s restructuring counsel. About Avaya Avaya enables the mission critical, real-time communication applications of the world’s most important operations. As a global leader in delivering superior communications experiences, Avaya provides the most complete portfolio of software and services for contact center and unified communications— offered on premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid. Today’s digital world requires communications enablement, and no other company is better positioned to do this than Avaya. For more information, please visit 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, in light of 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. CA Veracode named a leader in static application security testing 2017-12-12T22:53:06Z ca-veracode-named-a-leader-in-static-application-security-testing SYDNEY, Australia – 12 December 2017 — Veracode, Inc., a leader in securing the world’s software, and acquired by CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA), today announced it has been named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Static Application Security Testing, Q4 2017 report by Forrester Research. The report is based on the detailed evaluation of the 10 most significant vendors in static application security testing (SAST). To download the report, please click click here. According to The Forrester Wave™: Static Application Security Testing, Q4 2017, the analyst report stated that in addition to its application security platform, CA Veracode “offers the Greenlight IDE plug-in for early, on-the-fly SAST checking.” The report also stated that CA Veracode “shows very strong support for binary and byte code scanning as well as wide support of source code language.”[1] “CA Veracode’s mission is to help create a world where secure software is synonymous with great software, where the applications that matter are made to be secure from the start,” said Sam King, general manager, CA Veracode. “As such, we believe Forrester’s recognition of us as a leader is a result of our dedication to ensuring that both security and development professionals have the best tools at their fingertips to deploy world-class and secure applications.” To achieve this mission, CA Veracode has evolved its static application security testing family of products to meet the changing needs of development and security professionals. CA Veracode Greenlight provides security results in seconds so developers can secure their code as they write it, while the CA Veracode Static Analysis analyses the binary code of applications for unknown vulnerabilities in a scalable, repeatable format. CA Veracode’s Developer Sandbox functionality enables engineers to test and fix code between releases without triggering a failed policy compliance report to the security team. Vendors were evaluated across 29 criteria including their ability to offer a variety of SAST capabilities suitable for developers and security professionals. These capabilities include source code scanning with broad language support, incremental scans, quality gates and integrations with developer tools such as IDEs and build tools. CA Veracode extends application security across the entire software lifecycle by empowering development teams with the tools to test early, giving security teams with the solutions they need to govern security issues, and enabling operations teams maintain applications’ security resulting in reduced application risk. To learn more about CA Veracode’s Static Application Security Testing Capabilities, please visit: https://www.veracode.com/products/binary-static-analysis-sast For a free trial of CA Veracode Greenlight, please visit: https://info.veracode.com/veracode-greenlight-self-service-free-trial.html Read more about the DevSecOps approach to software security, with the CA Veracode’s State of Software Security Report 2017 1The Forrester Wave™: Static Application Security Testing, Q4 2017 2 The Forrester Wave™: Static Application Security Testing, Q4 2017 About CA Veracode Veracode, CA Technologies application security business, is a leader in helping organisations secure the software that powers their world. Veracode’s SaaS platform and integrated solutions help security teams and software developers find and fix security-related defects at all points in the software development lifecycle, before they can be exploited by hackers. Our complete set of offerings help customers reduce the risk of data breaches, increase the speed of secure software delivery, meet compliance requirements, and cost effectively secure their software assets- whether that’s software they make, buy or sell. Veracode serves more than 1,400 customers across a wide range of industries, including nearly one-third of the Fortune 100, three of the top four U.S. commercial banks and more than 20 of Forbes’ 100 Most Valuable Brands. Learn more at www.veracode.com, on the Veracode blog, on Twitter and in the CA Veracode Community. Legal notice Copyright © 2017 CA | Veracode, Inc. All rights reserved. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Media contact Belinda Truong H+K Strategies for CA Technologies belinda.truong@hkstrategies.com +61 2 9286 1243 P&N Bank Invests in Integrated Data-Driven Services with Dell Boomi 2017-12-11T23:24:20Z p-n-bank-invests-in-integrated-data-driven-services-with-dell-boomi Sydney, Australia – December 12, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) has announced that Perth-based P&N Bank is using Boomi integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) to enable the reliable, secure and synchronised exchange of customer data across the organisation to boost its customer-facing operations. P&N is Western Australia’s largest member-owned bank. It delivers personal and business banking, insurance, and financial planning services to over 90,000 clients. With high volumes of private client, employee and partner information generated by and stored within its internal systems, P&N Bank went to market seeking a versatile integration solution to manage its environment while keeping that data safe. In conjunction with customer relationship management (CRM) consultant and Boomi partner, CRM Online, P&N Bank selected the Boomi platform to connect its various business-critical and bespoke applications, such as loan origination, CRM and lead management, while maintaining the integrity and security of that data. Importantly, Boomi provides P&N Bank with the unique capability to connect on-premise data with cloud-based environments. This aligns with the organisation’s strict security requirements while allowing it to capitalise on the benefits of flexible data synchronisation. “We have a set of business requirements that rely on the exchange of data between several systems, and so we needed an integration solution to make the management of those apps more straightforward,” said Erik Fenna, CIO at P&N Bank. “Boomi’s connectors, simple workflow and style sheet-driven transformation of files gives us the ability to maintain an up-to-date data environment within the confines of our strict security protocols. By introducing the solution, we have a way of keeping data accurate and delivering it to employees managing our client accounts. Since we have confidence our client data is accurate and protected, we can focus on driving value for those clients.” The Boomi platform is being used to underpin P&N Bank’s Work Management System through which tasks are queued and assigned on the basis of priority. This has eliminated a series of manual processes, while also giving employees full visibility into the information required to perform their particular roles; any additions and changes made are automatically replicated across the organisation to further boost the customer experience delivered by the bank. Boomi has also transformed P&N Bank’s Broker Network which is used by around 1,000 partners. It has enabled the bank to modernise its single data feed into a multi-data feed while maintaining the same formats and protocols, with a gateway protecting private information shared between the parties. Furthermore, the Boomi platform has created a more reliable link between P&N Bank’s data warehouse and its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system so that data is updated, configured and maintained inside a consistent interface. Due to the low-code design of Boomi, these transactions can be performed in-house through an easy-to-use interface rather than requiring the bank to hire additional resources. “Customer Experience is an increasingly important competitive differentiator between financial services organisations,” said Michael Evans, Managing Director Asia-Pacific and Japan, Dell Boomi. “Using the Boomi platform, P&N Bank is able to ensure the timely and accurate exchange of data across its client applications so that employees are appropriately-resourced to manage client enquiries. In doing so, the bank has created a connected business that optimises a customer experience across its services portfolio.” About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, is the leading provider of cloud integration and workflow automation software to build The Connected Business. Boomi helps more than 6,500 organisations accelerate business agility by connecting data and applications to run faster and smarter. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © 2017 Boomi Inc. Dell, Boomi, and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other names or marks may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Flybuys jumps to number one app across Australia 2017-12-11T02:19:30Z flybuys-jumps-to-number-one-app-across-australia App analytics company App Annie has reported an interesting phenomenon in late November, when national rewards carrier Flybuys app jumped to the top of the list as the top-ranking app in Australia. Initially released in 2010, Flybuys pulled their app from the store for a major revamp, and re-released it on 22-23 November 2017. Notable features in the recent update include: Simple Flybuys sign up process Complete User Experience/ User Interface update Dashboard showing your points Ability to ‘activate your offers’ Scan your card to collect rewards in store Easy point redemption in store via code from app Synthesise all email and paper coupons in the app “Apps in general not only bridge the in-store and mobile shopping experience, but they also provide a means to organise across multiple channels, becoming a central hub for consumers’ shopping needs,” said Jaede Tan, Regional Director for APAC at App Annie. Five days after its revamp, Flybuys hit number one for both Shopping apps and Overall apps on iPhone in Australia on November 28, and has retained that spot to date. On November 29th, Flybuys hit number one for Google Play downloads of both Shopping apps and Overall apps in Australia. “A mobile app is the perfect companion for in-store and digital shopping, especially for a rewards program across multiple partners. The newly updated Flybuys mobile app dramatically decreases friction for the consumer to participate and be rewarded by the Flybuys program. Flybuys has strong adoption across Australia and modernising its mobile app is likely to not only increase its customer base but cultivate a new level of stickiness with the Flybuys program,” according to Tan. On November 29th, the Flybuys app saw five times more daily downloads than the average of the seven days prior. About App Annie App Annie delivers the most trusted app data and insights for your business to succeed in the global app economy. Over 800,000 registered members rely on App Annie to better understand the app market, their businesses and the opportunities around them. The company is headquartered in San Francisco with 450 employees across 15 global offices. App Annie has received $157 million in financing, including from investors such as Sequoia Capital, Institutional Venture Partners, IDG Capital Partners, e.ventures, Greenspring Associates, and Greycroft Partners. Okta for Startups: Free Identity Tools for Entrepreneurs 2017-12-06T22:35:54Z okta-for-startups-free-identity-tools-for-entrepreneurs Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, today announced the launch of Okta for Startups, a program offering the Okta Identity Cloud to entrepreneurs and small businesses for free for one year. “Founding a company is hard. And it’s even harder when you have to build a business model for something that hasn’t been done before, or that you’re trying to differently – all while getting your core systems up and running.” said Frederic Kerrest, Okta COO and co-founder. “With Okta for Startups, we’ll enable new and growing companies to focus on what’s most important when you’re getting started – your core business and customers – by making it easy (and free) to build a foundation of identity and access management into your app or company infrastructure.” Today, thousands of organisations use the Okta Identity Cloud as the connective tissue that secures both their employee and partner ecosystem, as well as their customer-facing offerings. Within an organisation, the Okta Identity Cloud makes it easy to manage and secure the rapidly growing network of people, applications and devices connected to a business. For developers and business leaders building new or improving existing customer experiences, Okta also makes it easy to add the same level of security and user management into any web or mobile application through its API offerings. Now with Okta for Startups, young and developing organisations will be able to use both Okta’s employee- and customer-facing identity tools for up to 25 employees, contractors and partners through the Okta Identity Cloud for free. In addition, organisations will also have the option to use Okta’s APIs as the identity and authentication layer of their customer apps for up to 25,000 monthly active users. “Our mission at Agile Stacks is to make it easier for organisations to quickly implement a full stack DevOps automation for cloud environments. We’ve been growing quickly since we started a little over a year ago, and as we continue to expand, we sought innovative partners to help us build a scalable, secure infrastructure of our own,” said Igor Mameshin, CTO at Agile Stacks. “Programs like Okta for Startups are critical for young companies like us as they provide founders with the best tools available on the market for free or at a low cost – allowing us to use Okta to power our authentication layer and user store as a foundational piece of our application so we can focus our precious resources on innovation, business strategy and differentiation.” “We’re focused on changing the way people work at People.ai – taking the manual work off of sales and creating sales and marketing alignment based on real data and intelligence,” said Oleg Rogynskyy, CEO at People.ai. “As a growing company ourselves, we looked for innovative partners to help us take care of the behind-the-scenes work of our own infrastructure and security so we can focus on growing our business. Y Combinator, which we graduated from in 2016, taught us to spend our cycles on the things that will help us to go from vision to reality – and being able to partner with world class solutions like Okta allow us to do just that.” For more information about Okta for Startups, email OktaforStartups@okta.com. About Okta Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud connects and protects employees of many of the world's largest enterprises. It also securely connects enterprises to their partners, suppliers and customers. With deep integrations to over 5,000 apps, the Okta Identity Cloud enables simple and secure access from any device. Thousands of customers, including Experian, 20th Century Fox, LinkedIn, Flex, News Corp, Dish Networks, and Adobe trust Okta to work faster, boost revenue and stay secure. Okta helps customers fulfill their missions faster by making it safe and easy to use the technologies they need to do their most significant work.