The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-08-12T00:59:19Z Claroty and Check Point Software Technologies Partner to Secure Industrial Control Networks 2020-08-12T00:59:19Z claroty-and-check-point-software-technologies-partner-to-secure-industrial-control-networks Claroty, the global leader in operational technology (OT) security, today announced its partnership with Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions globally. The technical alliance between the two companies gives enterprises and critical infrastructure operators the real-time cybersecurity and visibility they need to protect OT and industrial control system (ICS) networks from cyber attacks.This announcement follows the release of Check Point’s Internet of Things (IoT) Protect solution, which prevents IoT cyber attacks by adapting protections to any IoT or OT device across smart-office, smart-building, medical, and industrial environments. As one of Check Point’s technology partners, Claroty supports the discovery and classification of OT devices in a variety of verticals, giving Check Point customers an integrated end-to-end security solution.“We are excited to bring Claroty to our customers as part of Check Point’s IoT Protect Discovery program,” said Russ Schafer, Head of Product Marketing at Check Point. “The combination of Claroty’s Continuous Threat Detection (CTD) and Check Point’s IoT Protect threat prevention solution provides our industrial customers the visibility, security, and automation to protect networks from emerging IoT threats."“At Claroty, we pride ourselves on being able to integrate with the top platform providers to ensure our customers are leveraging the highest levels of security from these tools,” said Emanuel Salmona, VP of Global Partnerships at Claroty. “As Check Point is one of the most well-established firewall providers, with significant install base brand awareness and customer reach, this partnership opens up an important route to market and we are excited for the opportunity to grow our technology offerings together.” The partnership is built upon an integration between Claroty’s Continuous Threat Detection (CTD) and Check Point’s IoT Protect solution. The aggregated security alerts from The Claroty Platform are sent to Check Point’s advanced IoT Protect Controller Manager, which sets the security policy that is enforced through Check Point’s Quantum Security Gateways™. Unification of security reporting allows organisations to see any threats to an application, process or network, providing a complete view across the enterprise and control networks. Claroty improves the availability, safety, and reliability of OT assets and networks within industrial enterprises and critical infrastructure. Unlike niche solutions that are limited to passive-only OT asset discovery, VPN-based remote access, or IoT-oriented platforms that do not fully address all OT needs, The Claroty Platform provides comprehensive OT asset and network visibility, segmentation, vulnerability management, threat detection, risk assessment, and Secure Remote Access (SRA) capabilities—all within a single, agentless solution. This is all enriched by the company’s award-winning OT security research team and its expansive integration ecosystem.On Thursday, August 13, Claroty and Check Point will host a webinar, “Preventing Cyber Attacks on Industrial OT Networks and IoT Devices.” Register here.About ClarotyClaroty bridges the industrial cybersecurity gap between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) environments. Organisations with highly automated production sites and factories that face significant security and financial risk especially need to bridge this gap. Armed with Claroty’s converged IT/OT solutions, these enterprises and critical infrastructure operators can leverage their existing IT security processes and technologies to improve the availability, safety, and reliability of their OT assets and networks seamlessly and without requiring downtime or dedicated teams. 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SureWeld is Australia’s premiere provider of aluminum ramps for loading and unloading an extensive range of machinery, products and personal possessions. SureWeld owner, Mitchell Hansen, understands the needs of clients and offers pre-built and custom made aluminum loading ramps, walk boards, and plant trailers for an extensive array of uses. The designs have been tested and certified by the National Association of Testing Authorities for safe, practical, and reliable service. Aluminium loading ramps are used in multiple industries ranging from agriculture and construction to domestic machinery. The metal is lightweight for easy maneuverability, storage, and strength. Aluminum also offers greater affordability and won’t rust. SureWeld offers an extensive range of loading ramps encompassing its series of ramps specifically designed for ATVs, mowers, equipment with metal tracks, and those with rubber tires. The company also offers a specialised range of loading ramps designed for use with all surface loader rubber tracks. SureWeld can custom build loading ramps to accommodate individual needs. Aluminum loading ramps can be created for non-standard track widths, lengths, and hinge connections while maintaining strength requirements. It’s an affordable option for industries encompassing agriculture, automotive, body building, and recreation. When manual loading and unloading is required, SureWeld aluminum walk boards provide an efficient and effective means of transferring products. The walk boards are available in a broad range of styles that includes low profile sides, lengths and widths to accommodate the most common size of truck chassis. The company’s walk boards are the preferred solution across multiple industries ranging from equipment and delivery hires to emergency response vehicles and is equally applicable for trolley work and areas of foot traffic. SureWeld has earned a reputation for manufacturing affordable and highly-durable aluminum loading ramps and aluminum walk boards for use across a broad spectrum of industries. The company’s products are setting the benchmark for loading and unloading everything from recreational vehicles, machinery and equipment, and hand-deliverable goods in a multitude of environments. About SureWeld Since 1976, beginning as a small welding and fabrication business, SureWeld has grown to become the recognised benchmark in aluminum loading ramps and aluminum plant trailers. The company employs qualified engineers and sophisticated technology in the design of its products, with test results that surpass expectations. Media Contact SureWeld Mitchell Hansen – Owner Phone: 1800 787 005 Email: sales@sureweld.com.au 15 Shanley St., Wangaratta VIC 3677 Website: https://sureweld.com.au One Point Electrical Excels at Responsiveness, Safety, and Timely Solutions 2020-08-06T04:14:27Z one-point-electrical-excels-at-responsiveness-safety-and-timely-solutions No one thinks about the wiring in their home or business unless something goes wrong or they don’t have access to the essential electrical resources they need. The professionals at One Point Electrical and Communications has the experience and specialized knowledge to perform electrical tasks ranging from installing new outlets, antennae points and switchboards to wiring entire structures and instating solar power systems. Electricity has made homes and conducting business easy, efficient, and convenient, but its installation, maintenance, and repair is a highly technical field. Electrical systems are dangerous and can be deadly for those that don’t have the specialized expertise and knowledge. Only those licensed and qualified should ever attempt electrical work. The electrician Burrum Heads provides expert installation and repair of power points, outlets, and switches. The company is equally adept at meeting the needs of customers desiring the installation of ceiling fans and air conditioning systems. Phone and data points require electricity to power them and that’s also within the expertise of the company’s electrical team, along with fault finding of existing system. Old switchboards and metering systems that haven’t been upgraded can produce small inaccuracies and readings that add up over time, resulting in additional power costs. Even new smart meters can produce faulty readings. Home and business owners have no way of knowing if their meters or switchboards are faulty without an expert evaluation by the electrician Howard. Whether it’s an examination and diagnostic of existing electrical wiring or the installation of wiring within a new construction project, the One Point Electrical Communications team always prioritizes safety. The company is also experienced in the complex systems required of solar installations for energy efficiency. The electrician Maryborough is highly trained and licensed in all types of electrical and communications work. The company provides solutions for large and small jobs and has earned a reputation for its responsiveness, fair quotes, and quality work with low and high voltage systems. About One Point Electrical and Communications Raising the bar when it comes to our work is key to improving our services to your satisfaction. We take your feedback very seriously. We’ve worked with a diverse array of systems ranging from direct power sources and waste management to telemetry systems and solar designs. Connect with us on Facebook. Media Contact One Point Electrical and Communications Phone: 0435 950 723 Burrum Heads QLD 4659 Website: http://onepointec.com.au Business Critical Two Way Radio Communications - Consider these Accessories 2020-08-05T01:17:12Z business-critical-two-way-radio-communications-consider-these-accessories To communicate safely and efficiently, portable two way radio accessories can be just as important as the actual radio itself. Optimizing audio performance and usability with accessories means calls can be heard first-time and hands kept free. This can make all the difference in high-risk, fast moving environments.Below are some accessories to consider and recommendations:Power Type / Recharger - What type of material is being used in the battery? This can have an large impact on talk time and longevity of the battery. MiningTelecoms director Darrell Tucker recommends a re-chargeable lithium ion battery, with at least a one year warranty. The recharger should also be an intelligent one capable of reading the optimum charging level for the battery.Carry Case - You radio should be easy to carry especially if you have it on all day. It should be easy to release the radio from the carry case and re-holster. The case should also protect the radio.Audio Options - Business critical communications require audio accessories that can be comfortably fitted to the ear, our a remote microphone clipped to a lapel. An active noise cancelling device should also be considered.Wireless or Bluetooth Options - If your line of work calls for hands-free, wireless communication options, look for a radio that has Bluetooth® connectivity. Bluetooth® accessories can then be wirelessly connected to radios.For a free guide on selecting a Portable two way radio Click here SugarCRM Named A Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Sales Force Automation for 8th Consecutive Year 2020-08-03T22:40:15Z sugarcrm-named-a-visionary-in-gartner-s-magic-quadrant-for-sales-force-automation-for-8th-consecutive-year CUPERTINO, California – August 3, 2020 –SugarCRM Inc.®, the innovator of time-aware CX, today announced that it was named a Visionary in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Sales Force Automation for the 8th consecutive year. Sugar was recognized for its ability to execute and completeness of vision. In the report[1], Gartner noted the top three reasons, which drove the 100 vendor reference customers who use the SFA solutions reviewed in the Magic Quadrant, to purchase from their vendor included: product functionality and performance (64%), competitive costs (62%), and strong customer focus (52%). “We believe SugarCRM is the clear choice for sales automation based on technology, value and ease of use,” said Rich Green, Chief Product Officer and CTO, SugarCRM. “With one of the highest customer retention rates of all ranked vendors and high scores for both our customer experience and service, companies of all sizes are adopting Sugar Sell to drive their sales initiatives and deliver for their customers”.  Sugar Sell is part of Sugar’s time-aware CX solutions that enable marketing, sales and service teams to gain a clear, unified view of the customer and deliver a better experience across the customer journey. Now is a period of rapid innovation for Sugar as the company builds out its time-aware, no-touch CX platform with analytics capabilities and new products including Sugar Integrate, a robust, integration solution for 200 business processes and apps.[1] Sugar improved its position on the ability to execute in the Visionaries quadrant for Sales Force Automation (SFA) compared to the previous report and is also positioned on the "Completeness of Vision" axis. The report evaluated 15 vendors. A complimentary copy of the Gartner, Inc. 2020 Magic Quadrant for Sales Force Automation research report is available from the SugarCRM site here. Gartner Disclaimer Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. About SugarCRM SugarCRM’s time-aware sales, marketing and service software helps companies deliver effortless and predictable customer experience. For mid-market companies and anyone that wants a CX-driven platform, Sugar gives teams the time-aware customer data they need to create a seamless customer journey and increase customer lifetime value. More than 4,500 companies in over 120 countries rely on SugarCRM. 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Subjects offered include: building acoustic fundamentals: sound absorption building acoustic fundamentals: sound isolation healthcare and aged care fundamentals seismic design considerations for non-structural components specifying fire-rated building systems. Each webinar is one hour in length and is worth one informal CPD point. On completion of the post-webinar learning outcomes questionnaire, participants can receive one formal CPD point. Participation is free via online registrations on the USG Boral website. Adam Johnson-Kain, Architecture and Specifications Manager, USG Boral, said, “While there are still limitations with face-to-face meetings, the new CPD webinar presentations offer an opportunity to continue to support the career development of design professionals. As an addition to the webinars, where suitable, USG Boral can also host a CPD for each practice either in-person or remotely.” For more information about USG Boral’s webinars, please visit: https://www.usgboral.com/en_au/whats-new/news-and-promotions/cpd_provider.html Building wealth through property investment in a Covid-19 Market 2020-07-29T03:08:49Z building-wealth-through-property-investment-in-a-covid-19-market Everybody wants to build wealth. The problem is there are so many ways to do it ad so many voices telling us their way is the ‘best’ or ‘safest’. How do you know which one is best? Is it property investing? Buying shares? Bonds and term deposits? Investing in businesses? Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies? Forex? Or one of the other multitude of ways you can invest your money?No-one can really say which is best for you without assessing your circumstances and financial goals. However, it is evident and proven that property investing has been extremely lucrative and rewarding for many Australian’s who have made wise, and sometimes lucky decisions. The reality for most Aussie’s is, property is the one asset they feel the most comfortable in dealing with in terms of wealth creation. Chances are average mums and dads have had a crack at buying their own home, so when it comes to investing, are comfortable executing that investment style, given their experience with the family home. Property is superior to other assets and investments because you have many additional factors working in your favour. The right property can provide you with high rental yields of 5%+ while also achieving capital growth of up to 10-20% or MORE in a single year. That may sound small compared with the returns of stocks, business start-ups and cryptocurrencies. But those investments can be incredibly risky and volatile.It’s not uncommon for the stock market to crash or a company you’ve invested in to go bankrupt overnight. Many people that got caught up in the cryptocurrency hype have lost everything they invested can attest to this volatility.I don’t know about your risk appetite, but investing in something that risky, just isn’t for every day mum and dads, especially because when they have a family to think about.You’re naive in this covid-19 pandemic market, also to put my money in term deposits or bonds. These once ‘safe-havens’ are now lucky to even break even after you adjust for inflation and remove fees.That’s why most are looking to property as the sweet spot. It is much more reliable and less volatile than stocks, forex and crypto. Think about it…when was the last time you saw the property market lose 60-70% or more in value in less than a month? You don’t.The ‘real estate crash’ that happened recently was one of the worst price slumps in the last 40 years. Yet, it was little more than a correction of around 15% across our two big capital cities that had just come off a boom, and most of those losses have now recovered as the market pushes forward once again.In addition to the stability of real estate, you also have extra tools like financial leverage, generous tax advantages, depreciation schedules, and the ability to create your own capital growth within a property. The benefits just keep on piling up, which is why we’re seeing mum and dad investors look to property and why the property market has remained relatively stable during this Covid-19 disruption.Want to find out more about how to create wealth with property investing? We have sourced this FREE property report from MakesCents.com.au to give you more information on the property market and how you can build wealth through property. Sydney Electric Service Provides Premiere Level 2 Electrical Expertise 2020-07-27T06:56:01Z sydney-electric-service-provides-premiere-level-2-electrical-expertise Electricity powers homes and businesses, provides access to entertainment, and keeps people in touch with loved ones. Sydney Electrical Service understands the important role that electricity plays in homes, businesses and commercial endeavors. The company provides a wide variety of Level 2 electrical services for the safety, security, and convenience of clients. Sydney Electrical Service provides 24/7 emergency services, switchboard upgrades, and temporary power can be established when necessary for needs such as new construction sites. The company can help with permanent installations, testing, maintenance, and overhead services to ensure power is flowing where it’s needed. The Level 2 electrician Sydney is accredited by the NSW Department of Planning and even contestable works can be addressed by the authorized service provider. The company is licensed, insured, and has extensive training and experience. Sydney Electric Service is certified for working on overhead and underground lines, provides disconnect and reconnect services, and offers metering and powering of new systems. An increasing number of individuals are seeking to mitigate their power costs and lower their carbon footprint with energy efficient devices. They’re switching to hybrid and electrical vehicles, installing solar systems, and setting up usage for power during off peak hours. The Level 2 electrician Sutherland Shire can install electric car charging stations and solar installations, along with single and three-phase metering and systems that are efficient and eco-friendly. Sydney Electric Service offers a wide range of options for builders, solar installation companies, electrical contractors of all sizes, and homeowners. Smoke alarms and fire safety systems, along with alarm and complete security solutions can be provided to protect people and property. The Level 2 electrician is cognizant of the constantly changing rules and regulations associated with top level electrical work. It’s also a strata management company that assists property management firms with preventative, maintenance, installation, and audits to preserve investments. Sydney Electric Service provides free no-obligation quotes. 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Ladders can be unstable or in ill repair, many people are afraid of heights, and those not accustomed to working at heights may experience dizziness or vertigo. Cleaning gutters can also pose a significant risk due to what individuals may come in contact with while performing the task. Gutters are a breeding ground for mold and bacteria, and can foster insects, bird droppings, and leavings from small wildlife that may pass across a roof. There’s much more in gutters than just leaves. M.A. Cross Plumbing is a specialist in the installation of leafless gutter guards. The attachments can be affixed to new gutters at the time of installation or to existing gutter systems. Mesh guards are available that enables rainwater to flow in, while keeping leaves, sticks, and other debris from entering. There are also solid gutter guards that allow rainwater to enter utilizing a specialized design. 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We’ve been a member of the Master Plumbers Association for more than 30 years. We were sponsors of the first Sustainable House Brisbane built at Seventeen Mile Rocks in 2007. Redflow and carbonTRACK collaborate to add Virtual Power Plant functionality to flow batteries 2020-07-22T06:37:16Z redflow-and-carbontrack-collaborate-to-add-virtual-power-plant-functionality-to-flow-batteries Australian energy storage company Redflow Limited (ASX: RFX) and smart energy system company carbonTRACK today announce an agreement that will enable Redflow zinc-bromine flow batteries to work with carbonTRACK’s energy management system. This collaboration will deliver Virtual Power Plant (VPP) functionality on Redflow battery systems, enabling customers to leverage carbonTRACK’s intelligent control algorithms to optimise the benefits of Redflow’s ZBM2 batteries by tailoring the total power system to each customers’ needs. carbonTRACK and Redflow will initially explore opportunities to collaborate in the strategically important South African market where both companies have built a presence over the past few years. Challenges caused by the notorious unreliability of South Africa’s national electricity grid provide multiple opportunities for Redflow’s energy storage solution to work with carbonTRACK’s intelligent energy utilisation software. Potential South African target customers include commercial and large residential deployments as well as off-grid energy systems. Redflow’s ZBM2 battery, the smallest production zinc-bromine flow battery in the world, delivers key advantages including long operating life, heat tolerance and no degradation of energy storage capacity with heavy cycling use. 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We see great opportunities to work with carbonTRACK in South Africa and the potential to then target other markets like off-grid deployments in Australia.” Media Enquiries carbonTRACK: Isabella Bassanelli - Marketing Manager E: isabellab@carbontrack.com.au Redflow: John Harris, E: john@impress.com.au/ or P: +61 8 8431 4000. About carbonTRACK carbonTRACK LTD is an Australian company headquartered in Melbourne. Its technology is connecting energy generators, energy distributors and energy consumers - delivering embedded networks, Virtual Power Plants and facilitating smart grids. It enables a distributed energy future. To find out more about carbonTRACK please visit: https://carbontrack.com.au.    About Redflow www.redflow.com Redflow Limited, a publicly-listed Australian company (ASX: RFX), produces small 10kWh zinc-bromine flow batteries that tolerate daily hard work in harsh conditions. Marketed as ZCell and ZBM2, Redflow batteries are designed for high cycle-rate, long time-base stationary energy storage applications in the residential, commercial & industrial and telecommunications sectors, and are scalable from a single battery installation through to grid-scale deployments. Redflow batteries are sold, installed and maintained by an international network of energy system integrators. Redflow’s smart, self-protecting batteries offer unique advantages including secure remote management, 100 per cent daily depth of discharge, tolerance of high ambient temperatures, a simple recycling path, no propensity for thermal runaway and sustained energy delivery throughout their operating life. New survey reveals COVID-19 has made Aussies more aware of supporting small business 2020-07-22T04:41:37Z new-survey-reveals-covid-19-has-made-aussies-more-aware-of-supporting-small-business With a second wave and further restrictions looming, 85 percent of Australians have experienced a wake-up call to support small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research. The study asked 500 Australians how they’ve handled the novel coronavirus’ impact on their local communities and how they’re supporting each other in this difficult time. Conducted on behalf of Canva, the survey found that 45 percent of respondents feel COVID-19 has brought their community closer together, with 28 percent donating supplies to those in need and 22 percent donating to local charities lending a hand to combat the virus. “Recent months have stressed the importance of acting with kindness and compassion - especially when it comes to supporting our local communities in a time where small businesses are struggling to break even and keep their employees,” said Canva’s Trends and Data Analytics Lead, Dr. Tim O’Keefe. One respondent shared how they had set up a food bank for international students, with another helping an elderly neighbours with home maintenance work. During the initial lockdown period, more than half of the respondents shared they had consciously supported between 1-10 local businesses in their community. 62 percent of those surveyed said they’re more consciously ordering delivery and takeaway from small businesses rather than large corporations or chains. “Around the world, we’re seeing millions of small businesses quickly adapt so they can continue operations. We’ve also seen a surge in the use of Canva’s free small business templates, with the creation of takeout menus growing by 66% as restaurants pivot to offering delivery-only, new marketing material to promote how distilleries are now producing hand sanitiser, and the adoption of personalised Zoom background designs for personal trainers running virtual classes. It’s incredibly inspiring to see this positive trend towards innovation, determination, and camaraderie across the globe,” added Dr. O’Keefe. Another four in 10 respondents said they’ve been consciously sharing small businesses across social media to support them at this time. 15 percent of respondents have started writing reviews online, with 9 percent making donations to keep their favourite local spots open. More Information: Lachlan Andrews (lachlan@canva.com) Claroty Appoints Veteran Industrial Solution Leader Yaniv Vardi as Chief Executive Officer 2020-07-21T00:42:38Z claroty-appoints-veteran-industrial-solution-leader-yaniv-vardi-as-chief-executive-officer Claroty, the global leader in operational technology (OT) security, today announced Yaniv Vardi has been appointed the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Vardi joins Claroty after two consecutive record-breaking quarters for the company, including both year-over-year revenue and logo growth, and expanding customer acquisition even further globally and across several new verticals. “We are living in a different world than we were even six months ago. Massive shifts have taken place in nearly every market imaginable, and industrial cybersecurity is no exception,” said Amir Zilberstein, Co-founder and Chairman of Claroty. “Despite that, Claroty has had remarkable successes to date, including its recent record quarters, strong investment community, product innovation, and maturing executive team. The company is uniquely poised to be the preeminent leader in OT security and Yaniv’s skill set, vision, and expertise are what we need to get to our next level of impressive growth.” Vardi is a dynamic and highly accomplished entrepreneur with more than two decades of global executive leadership experience. He was appointed based on his proven and repeatable success growing companies significantly in the industrial space from startups to mature, profitable enterprises—as he recently took a global business from dozens of millions to hundreds of millions of dollars in less than four years through mainly organic growth. “The advancement of digital transformation in the industrial space has been further accelerated by the global COVID-19 crisis, with C-suite executives protecting cash while also prioritising their key focus areas to achieve reliability, availability, and safety of their operations,” Vardi said. “They are looking for a ‘one-stop-shop’ for their OT and Industrial IoT needs through visibility, monitoring, threat detection, vulnerability management, remote access, and so on, and Claroty is the only company in this industry that is able to deliver this end-to-end platform.” Claroty improves the availability, safety, and reliability of OT assets and networks within industrial enterprises and critical infrastructure. Unlike niche solutions that are limited to passive-only OT asset discovery, VPN-based remote access, or IoT-oriented platforms that do not fully address all OT needs, The Claroty Platform provides comprehensive OT asset and network visibility, segmentation, vulnerability management, threat detection, risk assessment, and Secure Remote Access (SRA) capabilities—all within a single, agentless solution. This is all enriched by the company’s award-winning OT security research team and its expansive integration ecosystem. “I joined Claroty after a long journey of leading different solutions for the industrial space because I truly believe that with our talent, partners, and investors, we will lead the way in the OT security market. The Claroty Platform offers the broadest set of security controls and unmatched OT protocol coverage, and the company itself has some of the best talent across both the cybersecurity and OT security industries,” Vardi continued. “I am excited to lead this very talented and unique team, to continue to build upon and expand our already proven vision, and to firmly secure Claroty’s place as the OT security market leader.” Vardi will manage the company out of Claroty’s New York City headquarters. Request a demo to learn more about The Claroty Platform. About Claroty Claroty bridges the industrial cybersecurity gap between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) environments. Organisations with highly automated production sites and factories that face significant security and financial risk especially need to bridge this gap. Armed with Claroty’s converged IT/OT solutions, these enterprises and critical infrastructure operators can leverage their existing IT security processes and technologies to improve the availability, safety, and reliability of their OT assets and networks seamlessly and without requiring downtime or dedicated teams. The result is more uptime and greater efficiency across business and production operations. Backed and adopted by leading industrial automation vendors, Claroty is deployed on all seven continents globally. The company is headquartered in New York City and has received $100 million in funding since being launched by the famed Team8 foundry in 2015. For more information, visit www.claroty.com. Globalization Partners announces major revenue launch in Asia Pacific 2020-07-21T00:14:08Z globalization-partners-announces-major-revenue-launch-in-asia-pacific Sydney—July 21, 2020—Globalization Partners, which simplifies global business by enabling companies to hire and retain team members in 180+ countries without the complexity of setting up international branch offices or subsidiaries, today announced the launch of its new Asia Pacific revenue team and the appointment of Charles Ferguson as General Manager in the region. With significant business momentum across North America and EMEA over the last 12 months, Asia Pacific is the next key piece of the company’s global growth trajectory. The company had established back-office operations in Asia since 2014. This new stage of growth is focused on replicating the revenue generating machine it has already created in North America and leveraging the potential growth seen out of Asia. This expansion comes on the back of the company’s $150 million funding round, and at a time of considerable demand for Globalization Partners’ services. The new Asia Pacific operations will support companies based in APAC who are looking to expand both within and outside the region. It will also support the company’s growing Asia Pacific customer base. “Globalization Partners provided us with exceptional insight into employment standards and regulations in Australia, enabling us to quickly and easily hire our director of services to facilitate our expansion into that region,” said Robert DeSteno, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Archive360. “As the emerging global standard for intelligent enterprise information management, their solution made it easy for us to continue to concentrate on our business while avoiding the need to invest heavily in time or infrastructure that would typically be associated with expanding our team in Asia Pacific.” “Our intention is to take our solution that enables any company to hire anyone, anywhere, in as little as twelve hours into every market around the globe,” said Nicole Sahin, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Globalization Partners. “The Asia Pacific region represents a significant opportunity and Charles Ferguson’s exceptional entrepreneurial and executive experience in Human Capital Management will be key in enabling us to meet our growth goals.” Reporting to Diane Albano, Chief Revenue Officer, Ferguson will be responsible for the scaling and efficiency of the Asia Pacific revenue-generation team, managing the company’s partner strategy and ultimately replicating the phenomenal success of Globalization Partners in America, by capturing the market need for Asian companies looking for a simple and easy way to go global. “We anticipate that APAC will be one of our fastest-growing regions and Charles will be instrumental in executing our on the ground strategy,” said Diane Albano, Globalization Partners. His strong leadership and unparalleled expertise in leading business expansion initiatives in Asia is ideally suited as we grow our presence there.” Charles was most recently Group Chief Commercial Officer for Tricor Group, a leading business expansion specialist in Asia where he was responsible for designing and executing the global sales, marketing, and product innovation strategy. Prior to this role, Charles was President and General Manager for the Asia Pacific region at ADP, where he brought his experience and technology passion to the fore as the driver for delivering ADP’s employee engagement and human capital management (HCM) solutions to firms of every size in Asia. Charles also co-founded management consulting and advisory services firm ReedHamilton where he led the technology and innovation practice. Prior to that he held positions at SAP, Salesforce, Microsoft and Intel. “Asia Pacific is one of the most dynamic markets in the world and I am looking forward to working with the team to build out our presence and drive opportunities in the region,” said Charles Ferguson, General Manager, APAC, Globalization Partners. About Globalization Partners Globalization Partners enables companies to quickly and easily expand internationally across six continents and 187 countries. Our solution allows companies to hire employees in as little as 12 hours without having to navigate complex international legal, tax, and HR issues. When companies find top talent, that team member is put on our locally compliant payroll. We are the most trustworthy solution in the market and offer 24/7/365 premium support services. We have teams and offices worldwide with global headquarters located in Boston and California and regional headquarters in London, Ireland, Singapore and Dubai. Globalization Partners’ innovative platform is Privacy Shield certified for HR Data, and has consistently attained 97% customer satisfaction ratings by making it easy for companies to go global. To find out more, please visit: globalization-partners.com or connect with us via Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or check out our Blog.