The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-01-20T21:49:39Z Penten and Aussie researchers building new AI cyber-traps to boost cyber security 2019-01-20T21:49:39Z penten-and-aussie-researchers-building-new-ai-cyber-traps-to-boost-cyber-security Advanced cyber traps are used to identify data breaches as they happen, allowing cyber defenders to move quickly to protect crucial information and systems. Penten CEO, Matthew Wilson, said today: "The average time taken to detect a data breach is more than 200 days. Using artificial intelligence dramatically cuts this time and gives Australia's cyber defenders the chance to identify and defend against the breach as it is taking place." "Artificial Intelligence is fast becoming one of the most effective tools to trick and trap cyber thieves on large networks. It forms the core of our TrapsDocs solution for document protection.  Along with using Artificial Intelligence in the TrapDocs product, Penten was recently awarded $2m by the Australian Army to create decoy radio emissions using AI to confuse adversaries on the battlefield.” The projects secure the continued improvement of cyber traps to counter emerging and improving techniques of adversaries and data thieves. CEO Cyber Security CRC, Rachael Falk, said: "The Cyber Security CRC is excited to be the catalyst bringing together two teams of Australia's cyber security researchers and cyber innovators to work to create advanced, ground breaking cyber security technology." As cyber threats to our national economy and security continue to increase, the development of new defences to counter data breaches are crucial. This new work will be another step forward in increasing Australia's resilience to cyber attack. The Cyber Security CRC is a public, not for profit company, is focused on delivering industry-driven cyber security research outcomes that have impact and address real-world cyber security problems. The Cyber Security CRC is funded through industry and government via the Australian Government's Cooperative Research Centres Program. @Cyber_Sec_CRC Penten is an Australian headquartered cyber security company building innovative cyber technologies to help defend Australia's most sensitive information from the world’s most advanced cyber adversaries. Penten was recognised as Australian Business of the Year at the 2018 Telstra Business Awards. @PentenCyber   -END-   Contacts: Matthew 419 106 672   Rachael 438 434 822 MNF Enterprise adds phone calling to Microsoft Teams 2019-01-20T21:30:00Z mnf-enterprise-adds-phone-calling-to-microsoft-teams Sydney – 21 January 2019 – MNF Enterprise, a specialist service provider for unified communications and collaboration solutions and part of the MNF Group, is helping customers complete their transition to Microsoft Teams by adding calling capability via its Cloud Connect service for Microsoft Teams. Companies in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore can now confidently re-think their office phone services following the addition of native integrated calling via Cloud Connect to Microsoft Teams. Likewise, Microsoft Partners can build on their relationships with customers by enhancing their managed services offering through the adoption of MNF Enterprise’s Cloud Connect service. MNF Enterprise’s Cloud Connect service is a seamless way to enhance the use of Microsoft Teams - a platform that combines workplace chat, meetings, notes and attachments - with all the capabilities of an enterprise phone system. With Cloud Connect for Teams, organisations have a single tool for enterprise collaboration, video conferencing and traditional calling. Staff can dial with a click and make or receive external calls from their existing phone numbers. Cloud Connect bridges a key functionality gap for Office 365 users and eliminates the need for on-premise PBX infrastructure, enabling pure cloud deployment. “Enterprises are adopting modern collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams, but they don’t want to give up their phone calling capabilities. Cloud Connect gives them the best of both worlds,” MNF Enterprise General Manager, Enterprise and Government, Greg Round explains. “Microsoft Teams now has calling features comparable to Skype for Business and traditional PBX phone systems. With the addition of Cloud Connect, organisations can safely retire those old phone services and legacy on-premise equipment and move telecommunications to the cloud with confidence.” Since the launch of Teams in 2017, according to Microsoft, more than 200,000 organisations are using Teams, including nearly 70 percent of enterprise customers who use Skype for Business online. Cloud Connect for Teams has been extensively trialed with enterprise and government customers. It is now available to organisations with 20 seats or more. For more information visit /ENDS About MNF Enterprise MNF Enterprise provides a range of unified communications solutions for enterprise and government. It offers a complete cloud-based product suite that enables enterprise and government customers to become more collaborative across all devices, reducing complexity, legacy costs and risk. MNF Enterprise is part of the MNF Group, one of Asia-Pacific’s fastest growing technology companies. Listed on the ASX since 2006, it is now twice the winner of the Forbes Asia-Pacific “Best under a Billion” award. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, the company has over 400 people located across Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America. MNF develops and operates a global communications network and software suite enabling some of the world’s leading innovators to deliver new-generation communications solutions. For further information about MNF Enterprise please visit: For further information please contact: Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications T: (02) 8905 0995 E: NEW YEAR, NEW YOU - INSPIRING VILLAS LAUNCHES INCREDIBLE WELLNESS EXPERIENCE FOR LUXURY HOLIDAYS IN THAILAND 2019-01-18T23:35:52Z new-year-new-you-inspiring-villas-launches-incredible-wellness-experience-for-luxury-holidays-in-thailand   Inspiring Villas, Thailand’s largest luxury private villa specialists, offering over 200 properties across Koh Samui and Phuket complete with private butlers, have launched two tempting holiday experiences to ensure Australian travellers kick off the New Year on the right foot.    Whether you’re seeking an active retreat, to detox with key health outcomes, find the best surfing spots and private beachfront locations, or to immerse yourself in Thailand’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty, Inspiring Villas has you covered. Their fully serviced private luxury villas feature memorable architectural design, private butlers and award-winning chefs on standby, along with a dedicated 5-star concierge service.   As the only luxury villa service in Thailand that can package all the activities and excursions into your stay, Inspiring Villas highly trained executive Concierge service, are fully TAT accredited by Tourism Authority of Thailand. Services include tailoring your choice of dream villa and stay exactly to your needs as well as reservation concierge, chauffeured transport, luxury yacht charters, unique private tours & activities, along with access to trusted local teachers of all things wellness - yoga, meditation, personal health consultations, nutritionists and more.   Wellness Retreat Offer*: Enjoy a complimentary 4 day private wellness program with any 7 night stay throughout the year, valued at $1000 AUD pp* consisting of:  ·        Daily in-villa yoga, from Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinyasa hosted by experienced teachers ·        Daily mindful meditation classes for all guests  ·        A private chef preparing cold pressed juices of your choice to boost metabolism, cleanse the liver and rejuvenate skin, hair and nails ·        A 90 minute massage and herbal spa experience for each guest   If adventure wellness is your preference, choose their: Experiences Offer: ·        A $500 AUD gift credit with every 5 night villa stay, valid for 2019 bookings to use on your choice of activity.   Ideal for families, romantic couples seeking a private hideaway, or larger groups accommodating up to 50 guests celebrating a special occasion or event, there’s no better time to kick-off your New Year in a dream destination. Luxury villa prices start at $617 AUD per night. For more information or to book your complimentary wellness retreat, or experiences offer visit  ENDS High Res Images HERE or available on request *Wellness Retreat Offer is subject to availability and exclusive of blackout dates 14-29 April, 1-15 July, 15-31 December 2019. Luxo Living is Turning 18 and You’re Invited to the Party! 2019-01-18T05:39:33Z luxo-living-is-turning-18-and-you-re-invited-to-the-party-3 Luxo Living is celebrating and they are ready to party like it’s 2019. “We are turning 18 and you only turn 18 once, so why not make it big and share the fun and savings with our customers,” says Wayne Frendo, marketing coordinator for Luxo Living. “This is an event where the whole of Australia will want to celebrate!”.  The celebrations will be kicked off with a cake cutting in-store on the 1st of February at 9:30am and continue on with events and promotions throughout the month. Winston Tu, the CEO of Luxo Living is as excited for this event as his customers will be. “I can’t believe 18 years have gone by since we first started selling online, but we are just at the beginning of a new era in online shopping where the consumer is savvier and better informed than ever before.  The fact that we’ve been around for so long and still here today is simply because we have been able to offer the best deals in Australia on popular furniture items.  We’ll be around for at least another 18 years as we continue this tradition of making home styling affordable for Australians.  To celebrate our 18th birthday we’ll have a month full of crazy deals and offers you won’t find anywhere else in the country. You don’t want to miss this!” Anaplan named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales Performance Management 2019-01-18T04:09:48Z anaplan-named-a-leader-in-gartner-magic-quadrant-for-sales-performance-management Sydney, 18 January 2019 — Anaplan, Inc. (NYSE:PLAN), a pioneer in Connected Planning, today announced that leading global research and advisory firm Gartner named Anaplan a Leader in its Magic Quadrant for Sales Performance Management (1) for the third year in a row. Vendors were evaluated for completeness of vision and ability to execute. Click here for a complimentary copy of the report: In Gartner’s evaluation, the report authors wrote, “The SPM market grew 13%, to $950 million, in 2018.” The report also noted that “Application leaders supporting sales technology should focus on operational excellence, while expanding their business case for emerging technologies such as algorithmic analytics and machine learning to remain competitive.” Anaplan believes that its inclusion in this report underscores its platform’s enterprise strength in serving large, complex customers, such as Tableau Software Inc., to help them make faster, better decisions and anticipate what is next. “Leveraging Anaplan to deploy and manage our sales plan has been a critical part of our company’s development,” said Matthew Kuo, Senior Sales Planning Analyst at Tableau Software. “Tableau has been an Anaplan customer for about five years, using the Anaplan platform to model complex calculations and create a single source of truth for all of our sales planning data. The platform’s flexibility has enabled us to scale for significant growth and accommodate major changes to our planning methodology. With Anaplan, our sales planning process is no longer a black box. Now, our team members collaborate on one transparent platform, use a consistent approach, and are able to analyse model data in real-time.” In July 2018, Anaplan was also named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions (2), another designation that Anaplan believes points to the company’s ability to connect planning in all parts of the enterprise with a single, unified interface. The 2019 Magic Quadrant report notes: “Gartner estimates that the market - at more than 25% adopted - understands the value of SPM in an organisation.” “We believe this recognition validates our Connected Planning vision for Sales Performance Management and related sales effectiveness processes, while also illustrating how the company’s flexible, scalable platform is set apart in the marketplace,” said Jason Loh, Global Head of Sales Solutions, Anaplan. “Various other SPM offerings on the market evolved through acquisitions, which often left customers burdened with integrating disparate technologies and data models. The Anaplan platform is designed to align all components of a go-to-market strategy on a single platform, allowing users to easily connect their SPM processes across sales, marketing, finance, supply chain, workforce planning, and the rest of the business.” (1) Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Sales Performance Management,” Melissa Hilbert, Adnan Zijadic, 14 January 2019. (2) Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions,” Christopher Iervolino, John E. Van Decker, July 24, 2018. 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 Anaplan Anaplan (NYSE: PLAN) is pioneering the category of Connected Planning. Our platform, powered by our proprietary Hyperblock™ technology, purpose-built for Connected Planning, enables dynamic, collaborative, and intelligent planning. Large global enterprises use our solution to connect people, data, and plans to enable real-time planning and decision-making in rapidly changing business environments to give our customers a competitive advantage. Based in San Francisco, we have over 20 offices globally, 175 partners, and more than 1,000 customers worldwide. To learn more, visit Parent's Rejoice! The wait is finally over... The Wiggles release 'The Toilet Song' and video + announce NSW dates for the Wiggle Fun Tour! 2019-01-17T23:33:50Z parent-s-rejoice-the-wait-is-finally-over-the-wiggles-release-the-toilet-song-and-video-announce-nsw-dates-for-the-wiggle-fun-tour The Wiggles have finally released their long-awaited toilet training song, 'The Toilet Song' accompanied by a super cute animated video - view it here: It’s the song that all parents have been clamouring for – a giggly ode to getting your business done – “The Toilet Song”! This brand new song, written and sung by The Wiggles and animated by the Skyship Entertainment creative team, is available to view on YouTube ( and to purchase from ABC Music ( Speaking about 'The Toilet Song', the Blue Wiggle, Anthony Field, said: “Parents have been asking The Wiggles for decades now to write a song about toilet training, as this is such a big issue in early childhood. We know this song will make toilet training fun for children and be a help to those caring for them.” The Wiggles will be introducing ’The Toilet Song’ into their upcoming shows including the Wiggle Fun Tour in New South Wales with tickets going on sale on Monday, January 21. THE WIGGLES – WIGGLE FUN TOUR NEW SOUTH WALES March 2019 Tickets on sale 10:30am this Monday January 21st 2019! Proudly presented by Infasecure   Friday 18th January 2019 - The Wiggles are coming to perform for you as part of their Wiggle Fun Tour! This brand-new show will see Emma, Lachy, Anthony and Simon singing and dancing their way around Australia with all their Wiggly Friends; Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus!  Over the last year The Wiggles toured all around the world including Australia, The United States of America and Canada! The Wiggles TV show was snapped up by Netflix, taking it into over 190 countries around the world as well as Hulu, Treehouse, Universal Kids in North America and of course the ABC here in Australia. A lot of our fans also see us for the first time on YouTube with over a billion minutes viewed making The Wiggles the most successful children’s entertainment group. Get your tickets to the Wiggle Fun Tour! as quick as you can, during last year’s tour The Wiggles sold out 200+ shows! The Wiggle Fun Tour! will run from March right through to the end of the year and you might like to “Do the Propeller" or “E-M-M-A” say g'day to Lachy's friend Ponso the Pony or play "Simon Says" as well as doing the "Hot Potato” or “Rock a Bye Your Bear”. Creator of The Wiggles & Blue Wiggle Anthony says “I can’t wait for our fans to experience The Wiggle Fun Tour! You’ll hear all the songs you love! The show will highlight different styles of dance that go with different styles of music. Children will see and hear drums, keyboards, banjo, guitars, bagpipes and singing. This will be our most fun show yet!” This is your chance to experience all the fun of The Wiggles show in person. Join us and be a part of the Wiggle Fun Tour! With so many sold out shows last year, you better get a wiggle on and get your tickets now as tickets to the Wiggle Fun Tour will sell like hot potatoes!   THE WIGGLES – WIGGLE FUN TOUR   Tickets on sale 10:30am this Monday January 21st, visit for more details. NSW TOUR DATES   DATE VENUE LOCATION Friday 8th March 2019 Wenty Leagues Wentworthville Saturday 9th March 2019 Pittwater RSL Club Monavale Sunday 10th March 2019 Club Marconi Bossley Park Tuesday 12th March 2019 Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL Club Hurlstone Park Wednesday 13th March 2019 Sharks League Club Woolooware Thursday 14th March 2019 Hornsby RSL Club Hornsby Saturday 16th March 2019 Leichhardt Town Hall Leichhardt Sunday 17th March 2019 Revesby Workers Club Revesby Monday 18th March 2019 Enmore Theatre Newtown Tuesday 19th March 2019 The Concourse Chatswood Wednesday 20th March 2019 South Sydney Junior Rugby League Club  Kingsford Friday 22nd March 2019 Hurstville Entertainment Centre Hurstville Saturday 23rd March 2019 Panthers Penrith Leagues Club Penrith Sunday 24th March 2019 Panthers Penrith Leagues Club Penrith Tuesday 26th March 2019 North Sydney Leagues Club Cammeray Wednesday 27th March 2019 The Cube – Campbelltown Catholic Club Campbelltown Thursday 28th March 2019 Castle Hill RSL Club Castle Hill   *Panthers Penrith Leagues Club on sale time may be on a later date.   About The Wiggles: The Wiggles have recently celebrated 28 years of entertaining millions of fans across the globe. They now have more than 385,000 social media followers and have sold over 30 million CDs & DVDs and 8 million books. More than 70 CD and DVD releases later, The Wiggles have earned 18 x gold, 12 x platinum, 3 x double-platinum and 10 x multi-platinum awards for their music and DVD sales and have been awarded 13 x ARIA Awards for Best Children’s Album (making ARIA history as the most awarded ARIA winner in the one category, and being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame).   Little Caesars to open Darlinghurst location on Victoria Street. $3.95 Pepperoni Pizzas for the first week! 2019-01-17T22:44:17Z little-caesars-to-open-darlinghurst-location-on-victoria-street-3-95-pepperoni-pizzas-for-the-first-week Little Caesars, America’s fastest growing, best value pizza chain is opening its thirteenth New South Wales store in Darlinghurst at 274-290 Victoria Street. The Darlinghurst store will open on Monday the 21st of January 2019. Opening at 274-290 Victoria Street, Little Caesars Darlinghurst will greet its new neighbours with its pizzas and tasty side items including its famous five dollar, 12” Large HOT-N-READY® Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza for only $3.95 pick-up during its opening week. The HOT-N-READY range means locals and visitors will be able to quickly choose, order and take away selected Little Caesars pizzas and sides on the spot, removing the need to pre-order over the phone or online.  Already proven to be popular with customers throughout New South Wales, the value-driven HOT-N- READY range - where a Large 12” Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza is only five dollars - will be a key offering in Darlinghurst. In addition, online ordering and pizza delivery via Deliveroo and UberEats will be available for convenience.  “We are excited to bring Little Caesars to Darlinghurst. For everyone on the go, our Best Value and Fast service Hot-N-Ready menu will be sure to help keep everyone happy! This location will also be open late and ready to serve! “We promise the same quality, low cost option that has been making meal time fun and simple globally for years. Our 12” large pizza is over 40 percent larger than most other 10” large pizzas – that’s equivalent to 3.5 more slices at Little Caesars!” said Little Caesars Director, Ernest Koury.  Little Caesars prides itself on its quality ingredients, using sauce from fresh crushed tomatoes, its own pepperoni recipe and daily-made dough in each and every store. The growth of Little Caesars to Darlinghurst will also provide local job opportunities, with approximately 15 new roles to be filled.  Little Caesars Darlinghurst will be located at 274-290 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst 2010. We open at 11am on Monday, 21 January 2019. HOT-N-READY® is a large 12” Cheese or Pepperoni pizza, hot out of the oven and ready to take away with no need to pre-order over the phone. For more information about Little Caesars, visit Find us on instagram at or Facebook at For interview opportunities or further information, please contact: Monica Partyka 0498 499 067 Barracuda Boosts Total Email Protection with Forensics and Incident Response 2019-01-17T21:30:00Z barracuda-boosts-total-email-protection-with-forensics-and-incident-response-1 Sydney, 18 January 2019 – Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider for cloud-enabled security solutions, today announced the introduction of Forensics and Incident Response. Available to Barracuda Total Email Protection customers, the solution automates incident response and provides remediation options, helping organisations address issues faster and more efficiently. Attackers often attempt to bypass traditional email security measures by using social engineering tactics — emails that contain no malicious code, attachments, or links, or accounts — or by trying to reuse credentials stolen in an outside data breach or compromised through another threat vector. When an attack like this does slip through an organisation’s defenses, administrators need to respond quickly. With Forensics and Incident Response, when users report a targeted attack, administrators can investigate the attack, find all the affected users, remove malicious emails directly from users’ inboxes, and send alerts to users impacted by an incident. In addition, discovery and threat functionality help identify anomalies in delivered email, giving customers and channel partners proactive ways to detect email threats. “Today when security teams learn about email-borne attacks, for most companies, security incident response is a time-consuming, manual process that can take hours or days to identify and remediate, which can often lead to further spread of an attack,” said Asaf Cidon, VP of Content Security, Barracuda. “Forensics and Incident Response addresses these problems by arming businesses with the tools and information they need to handle incidents in a faster and more proactive way that can take minutes instead of hours or days.” Wilbur-Ellis, a leading global agribusiness company, deployed Forensics and Incident Response to strengthen email security, and their IT team is already seeing the benefits. Before introducing the solution, the IT team at Wilbur-Ellis relied on users to report email attacks that may have slipped past email security. Each day users reported a few attacks, most of which relied on social engineering tactics, and for every one of those attacks the team had to search through tens of thousands of emails to see if any of their 4,000 other users had gotten the same message. “Barracuda Forensics and Incident Response allows us to find the emails that slip through the filters and remove them as needed,” said Rick Cahoon, Director of Enterprise Security and Support at Wilbur-Ellis. “Knowing who got the bad email in our enterprise is now all in the same tool. When a suspicious email is reported, we can begin to and sometimes completely remediate the environment quickly. “We can identify which users received the email, which users clicked on any bad links, and block future emails from the bad account — all in the same interface. Barracuda Forensics is a big win for our IT and security teams.” Learn more about Forensics and Incident Response, now available with Barracuda Total Email Protection: Resources Get information about Forensics and Incident Response: Get information about Barracuda Total Email Protection: About Barracuda At Barracuda we strive to make the world a safer place. We believe every business deserves access to cloud-enabled, enterprise-grade security solutions that are easy to buy, deploy, and use. We protect email, networks, data and applications with innovative solutions that grow and adapt with our customers’ journey. More than 150,000 organisations worldwide trust Barracuda to protect them — in ways they may not even know they are at risk — so they can focus on taking their business to the next level. For more information, visit Barracuda Networks, Barracuda and the Barracuda Networks logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Barracuda Networks, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Pakistani Dresses Aims to Become the First Choice for Pakistani Clothing in Australia 2019-01-17T04:06:20Z pakistani-dresses-aims-to-become-the-first-choice-for-pakistani-clothing-in-australia Sahil Fashion & Alterations launched their brand new online fashion store aimed at Pakistani people living in Australia and wanting to shop for the best Pakistani clothing available here in Australia. The company already has a showroom located in Dandenong near Melbourne and aims to expand their business in the coming months by opening new stores in the coming months. The company is also open to idea of selling their products at different outlets in and around Melbourne. Pakistani Dresses specializes in Pakistani wedding dresses, Pakistani bridal dresses and Afghani dresses in styles, colors and fabrics to suit the tastes of a discerning clientele. Shoppers will find glamorous garments made by some of the most popular and highly sought designers in the world. The company understands though Pakistani clothing and Afghani dresses are now easily available online people with a rich taste of styling always crave to wear clothing designed by famous designers like Maria B, Rang Rasiya, Zara Shahjahan and Zainab Chottani to Sobia Nazir, Sana Safinaz, Asim Jofa, Kashees, and Serene Premium. By offering designer clothing from some of the best known Pakistani labels in the business the company aims to become the first choice online store for Pakistani clothes in Australia.  Pakistani bridal dresses and Pakistani wedding dresses is something that the owner takes personal interest in. The owner understands that bridal dresses is something that is really aspirational for any bride and by exceeding their expectations the store would be delivering exactly what the customer wants. Hazaragi dress is another of the in demand clothing type that the store offers. Hazaragi dresses have a charm of their own and are available in rich fabrics, radiant shades and with stylish embroidery, some of which are highlighted with metallic work for shimmer and shine.  About Pakistani Dresses Sahil Fashion & Alteration has been in the clothing industry for the past 15 years and served thousands of customers all over the world. When it comes to Pakistani bridal dresses and Pakistani wedding dresses we are the best, simply because we take the latest in Pakistani dresses and give our customers a real taste of what a Pakistani bride would love to be dressed in. At our store in Dandenong, Melbourne we have the latest range of Punjabi suits, hazaragi dress, asim jofa and more. We invite to visit our store and we are sure you'll be pleasantly surprised by collections of Pakistani dresses. Media Contact Sahil Fashion & Alterations 9/249-253 Lonsdale Street Dandenong, Victoria 3175 Australia Website: AOC AGON Partners with Twentieth Century Fox to Introduce the AGON III Series Monitors 2019-01-17T02:15:33Z aoc-agon-partners-with-twentieth-century-fox-to-introduce-the-agon-iii-series-monitors Click here for hi-res images.Sydney, 17 January 2019: AGON, the line of premium gaming monitors from AOC, has unveiled its latest award-winning range of AGON III series displays and is set to be promoted by a range of interactive regional activities through a partnership with global entertainment powerhouse, Twentieth Century Fox Films. Having launched with two models, the AG273QCX and AG273QCG, the series has taken home the prestigious Red Dot Design Award by incorporating an innovative monitor design with top tier visual performance and user-friendly features. Set to become the official monitor partner of Alita: Battle Angel, an epic gaming adventure from the producers of Titanic and Avatar, the partnership with Fox will involve various cross-promotional activities across the region such as social media contests and a simple web-based game.The AGON III displays are equipped with the latest framerate synchronization technology, AMD FreeSync2 or NVIDIA G-SYNC, to deliver smooth gaming graphics without stuttering or tearing. In addition to this, motion blur and input lag is further reduced by 1ms screen response time and a fast refresh rate of 144Hz or 165Hz. Exhibiting high standards for gaming performance, these displays are primed for all levels of gaming competition, including world-class e-sports. Inspiring new levels of clarity, AMD’s FreeSync2 is certified to meet the trusted official VESA DisplayHDR 400 standard, meaning that users get superior realism with better contrast, brighter lights, darker shadows and more vivid colours.For those seeking out a more immersive gaming experience, the monitors are equipped with Light FX, which emits ambient light during gameplay. This allows hardcore gamers and professionals to customise the technology to match their team colour at e-sports events and LAN parties. Additionally, music enthusiasts can also benefit from the program, which syncs to audio and emits a spectrum of changing colours that can pulse to a rhythm.Mr. Hawk Chang, head of AOC APMEA regional product marketing said, “We are proud to present our newest line of AGON gaming displays, the AGON III series. These displays build on the success of past AGON models while introducing new refinements to the gaming experience with physical design elements and performance enhancements. We understand that gaming and competition is about constant evolution and striving to be the best. In this spirit, we will always be fully committed to pushing ourselves to innovate, serving our customers worldwide and empowering them to be the best they can be.”Other Product Highlights• Eye Protection: Low Blue Mode and Flicker-Free technology match industry standards for eye health, to help protect against eye strain and damage, even after long hours of gaming.• Curved Design: Curved screens make it easier for users to track movement on screen, because the curvature is more suited to human vision.• Frame Counter: Keep track of game speed with Frame Counter, which displays the synchronized framerate in a corner of the screen.• Dial Point: A fixed, custom crosshair is displayed at the center of the screen to help with accuracy and focus, especially useful for first person shooting (FPS) games.• AOC Game Colour: Adjust colour saturation and grey levels across 200 levels of detail for a better game experience with more vivid scenes.• AOC Shadow Control: Fast contrast adjustment of the in-game image can automatically improve areas of the screen that are too dark or washed out without affecting the rest of the screen.• DTS Audio: With DTS audio technology, gamers can enjoy a theatre-like audio experience from the monitor without extra speakers or headphones.• Low Input Lag (AG273QCX): Low Input Lag streamlines the user-to-monitor input process for faster motion delivery.• ULMB (AG273QCG): NVIDIA Ultra Low Motion Blur (ULMB) eliminates annoying blurring and ghosting from fast movements in videos, games or animations, ensuring gamers can enjoy every moment.• AGON Game Pad (AG273QCX): A redesigned remote controller gives quick access to customized settings for on-the-fly display adjustments to suit gameplay.Product SummaryProduct Name: AGON AG273QCX / AG273QCGScreen Size: 27”Resolution: 2560 x 1440 - DisplayHDR 400RRP: AG273QCX $729 / AG273QCG $949Availability: Now, through AOC partners.Product Link: Resolution Images: AGON:To match the increasing demand for a competitive edge and top-tier performance, AOC launched AGON – AOC’s specialist gaming monitor brand. Named after the Ancient Greek word for “struggle” or “contest”, the AGON brand represents AOC’s engagement with the world of gaming. In addition to embracing new technologies, we’ve put our money where our mouth is by sponsoring many leading eSports events and teams – actively driving the emergence of gaming as the global profession it has become today. Whether you’re an eSports professional or an aspiring home gamer, AGON’s performance-driven specifications and convenient features will eliminate any obstacle encountered on the path to glory.About AOC:Sold in over 107 countries, AOC is a market leader in electronic displays and is positioned to be one of the top global brands in providing the best display technology to users worldwide. With nearly 50 years of experience in market analysis and consumer feedback, AOC is dedicated to designing products that address rising technological trends, as well as the diverse and changing needs of different consumers. Our commitment is emphasized through AOC's slogan: ‘Vision at Heart.’ – at AOC, we’ve kept the hearts of our users in our vision, and we’ve kept their vision in our heart. Find out more about AOC at: Blue Introduces Ember XLR Microphone for the Home Studio 2019-01-17T01:48:34Z blue-introduces-ember-xlr-microphone-for-the-home-studio  Sydney, Australia – January 17, 2019: Blue, a 20-year leading innovator in audio technology and design, launches Ember, a premium, cardioid XLR condenser microphone designed for pristine capture of vocals and instruments. Ember is ideal for multitrack recording and capturing professional sound for YouTube video production and live-streaming. Featuring premium components and precision design, Ember is perfect for on-camera applications.Featuring a proprietary, hand-tuned custom condenser capsule, Ember delivers superbly clear, open, and detailed performance for recording or streaming a wide variety of voices and instruments. A tight cardioid pickup pattern focuses on the sound source and minimises room noise for a clean, up-front sound with excellent isolation. Ember’s streamlined form factor and compact side-address design is ideal for placement in tight spaces or limited on-screen real estate.Custom-designed phantom power circuitry and a precise cardioid polar pattern ensure remarkably consistent frequency response with minimal noise for a rich, smooth vocal sound. Clean, high-output gain ensures impressive headroom for even the most dynamic speech and instruments. Ember comes with a mount for any standard microphone stand and is also compatible with Blue’s S3 Shock suspension mount and Compass boom arm accessories.“Ember is designed to help musicians, vocalists, and video creators deliver professional productions from their home studios with superb detail and depth,” said Tommy Edwards, director of product management at Blue Microphones. “Its precise cardioid pattern and ample, clean headroom deliver clear and focused sound, while the sleek design ensures optimal placement or low profile for on-camera productions. Ember is perfect for home studio creators who want their productions to stand out with rich, professional-quality audio.”Product SummaryProduct Name: EmberRRP: From $189 inc GSTAvailability: NowProduct Link and Images: Resolution Images: Ember XLR MicrophoneEmber is available at Blue dealers nationally.About Blue Microphones Blue continues a 20-year legacy of innovative, cutting-edge design and performance across critically acclaimed microphones and the Emmy Award-winning headphone line. Blue offers a range of recording tools for almost any application in both professional and consumer markets. From Blue’s flagship studio Bottle microphone, to a premium headphone line, to the world’s #1 USB microphones, Blue has tools that inspire creativity. Blue Microphones is part of the Logitech International portfolio of brands. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI). Learn more at  Blue Introduces Ember XLR Microphone for Professional Recording, YouTube Production, and Streaming 2019-01-17T01:46:51Z blue-introduces-ember-xlr-microphone-for-professional-recording-youtube-production-and-streaming Sydney, Australia – January 17, 2019: Blue, a 20-year leading innovator in audio technology and design, launches Ember, a premium, cardioid XLR condenser microphone designed for pristine capture of vocals and instruments. Ember is ideal for music applications like SoundCloud, capturing professional sound for YouTube video production, and live-streaming. Ember’s tight pickup pattern helps reduce room and background noise. Featuring premium components and precision design, Ember is perfect for on-camera applications.Featuring a proprietary, hand-tuned custom condenser capsule, Ember delivers superbly clear, open, and detailed performance for recording or streaming a wide variety of voices and instruments. A tight cardioid pickup pattern focuses on the sound source directionally in front of the mic and minimises room noise for a clean, up-front sound with excellent isolation. Ember’s streamlined form factor and compact side-address design is ideal for placement in tight spaces or limited on-screen real estate. Custom-designed phantom power circuitry and a precise cardioid polar pattern ensure remarkably consistent frequency response with minimal noise for a rich, smooth vocal sound. Clean, high-output gain ensures impressive headroom for even the most dynamic speech and instruments. Ember comes with a mount for any standard microphone stand and is also compatible with Blue’s S3 Shock suspension mount and Compass boom arm accessories.“Ember is designed to help video creators, podcasters, and musicians deliver professional productions from their home studios with superb detail and depth,” said Tommy Edwards, director of product management at Blue Microphones. “Its precise cardioid pattern and ability to handle loud sound sources delivers clear and focused sound, while the sleek design ensures optimal placement or low profile for on-camera productions. Ember is perfect for home studio creators who want their productions to stand out with rich, professional-quality audio.”Product SummaryProduct Name: EmberRRP: From $189 inc GSTAvailability: NowProduct Link and Images: Resolution Images: Ember XLR MicrophoneEmber is available at Blue dealers nationally.About Blue Microphones Blue continues a 20-year legacy of innovative, cutting-edge design and performance across critically acclaimed microphones and the Emmy Award-winning headphone line. Blue offers a range of recording tools for almost any application in both professional and consumer markets. From Blue’s flagship studio Bottle microphone, to a premium headphone line, to the world’s #1 USB microphones, Blue has tools that inspire creativity. Blue Microphones is part of the Logitech International portfolio of brands. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI). Learn more at  Schneider Electric Partners with Nozomi Networks to Secure and Protect Critical Infrastructure 2019-01-17T01:15:12Z schneider-electric-partners-with-nozomi-networks-to-secure-and-protect-critical-infrastructure Schneider Electric Partners with Nozomi Networks to Secure and Protect Critical Infrastructure   ·         Advanced anomaly detection and monitoring capabilities ensure safe, resilient industrial operations amid escalating cyber threats ·         Keeps customers on a secure path toward digital transformation ·         Improves customer access to better, faster cybersecurity expertise and proven solutions SYDNEY, Australia. – January 17, 2018 – Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has signed a global partnership agreement with Nozomi Networks, the leader in industrial cybersecurity and operational visibility. Under the terms of the agreement, Schneider Electric will collaborate with Nozomi to provide customers in the industrial manufacturing and critical infrastructure segments advanced anomaly detection, vulnerability assessment and other cybersecurity solutions and services, helping them to control, prevent and mitigate risks to their operations and business performance. “The industry-wide transformation taking place today enables our customers to improve their business performance in ways they never imagined, but it requires them to expand connectivity across their operations, so they can extract, contextualise and apply new levels of rich data,” said Nathalie Marcotte, senior vice president, Industry Services and Cybersecurity, Schneider Electric. “However, extending connectivity also extends the attack surface for would-be cyber criminals. Therefore, cybersecurity can no longer be an afterthought. There’s too much at stake, financially and operationally. By adding Nozomi Networks to our family of partners, we strengthen our ability to help customers understand and eliminate risks and threats to their operations and assets, while reducing potential impact on their business success.” Combining Industry-Leading Cybersecurity Services and Solutions The partnership enables Schneider Electric to respond more aggressively to immediate demand for effective, operational technology cybersecurity services, solutions and expertise in oil and gas, power, building automation and other industrial sectors. Schneider Electric will offer Nozomi Networks’ advanced solutions for industrial control system cyber resiliency and real-time operational visibility to customers worldwide. Schneider Electric will combine its EcoStruxure IIoT process automation and industrial control solutions with Nozomi’s SCADAguardian platform for real-time operations visibility, including: ·         Advanced ICS Cybersecurity Solutions: The bundled solution will deliver the deep network visibility and OT cybersecurity industry operators require in one, comprehensive and highly scalable solution. Nozomi Networks SCADAguardian solution provides accurate asset discovery, superior threat detection and flexible and scalable deployment options to Schneider Electric customers. ·         Nozomi Networks Certified Consultants: Schneider Electric consultants around the world will continue to be trained as certified Nozomi Networks engineers, scaling to support clients throughout their cybersecurity solution implementation, and providing expert OT threat hunting and forensic analysis. ·         SCADAguardian Live in Schneider Electric Sites: Schneider Electric customers can experience Nozomi Networks’ real-time operational visibility and cybersecurity solutions via live threat scenarios running in Schneider Electric sites around the world. EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric’s open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and platform. EcoStruxure delivers enhanced value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability and connectivity for customers. EcoStruxure leverages advancements in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics and cybersecurity to deliver Innovation at Every Level. This includes Connected Products, Edge Control, and Apps, Analytics and Services. EcoStruxure has been deployed in 480,000+ sites, with the support of 20,000+ system integrators and developers, connecting over 1.6 million assets under management through 40+ digital services. “Years of multi-industry experience discerning the complexities of industrial control system networks, continuous innovation and expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning have made Nozomi Networks SCADAguardian the most comprehensive, scalable and mature product in its category,” said Edgard Capdevielle, chief executive officer, Nozomi Networks. “Our partnership with Schneider Electric accelerates our joint efforts to further protect global infrastructure while helping to improve the safety, efficiency, reliability and profitability of the world’s most critical operations.” The partnership strengthens Schneider Electric’s commitment to a defense-in-depth approach that prevents and minimises cyberattacks and creates a multi-layered, multi-technology strategy to safeguard critical systems. “The digital enterprise requires a holistic security approach that not only provides safeguards, but continually assesses, manages and monitors business and operating systems, which Nozomi Networks’ solutions do seamlessly,” Marcotte said. “Addressing cybersecurity head on can’t be limited to a single company, segment or region. That is why we are committed to being open, transparent and collaborative when it comes to helping global industry prevent and respond to cyberattacks. As this partnership shows, we will continue to collaborate with industry leaders who have the technology, expertise and unique skills required to secure and protect our customers’ people, production and profits.” For more information about Schneider Electric's cybersecurity services, please visit     About Nozomi Networks   Nozomi Networks is the leader of industrial cybersecurity, delivering the best solution for real-time visibility to manage cyber risk and improve resilience for industrial operations. With one solution, customers gain advanced cybersecurity, improved operational reliability and easy IT/OT integration. Innovating the use of artificial intelligence, the company helps the largest industrial facilities around the world See and Secure™ their critical industrial control networks. Today Nozomi Networks supports over a quarter of a million devices in sectors such as critical infrastructure, energy, manufacturing, mining, transportation and utilities, making it possible to tackle escalating cyber risks to operational networks (OT).   About Schneider Electric Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency. We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment. Blood cancer patient needs could go unmet as incidence rates rise 2019-01-17T00:02:15Z blood-cancer-patient-needs-could-go-unmet-as-incidence-rates-rise Currently 12,800 Australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma every year1. The latest analysis shows that by 2025, this number will increase to around 17,000 people2. "That’s close to 50 Australians projected to be newly diagnosed, every day, by 2025 – or two people every hour,” Leukaemia Foundation National CEO Bill Petch said. Mr Petch said while the continued increase in diagnosis rates was concerning, the good news was improved treatments and care was increasing the survival rates of people living with blood cancers. However, this combination was placing even greater demand on the Leukaemia Foundation's services, as more and more Australians living with blood cancer sought information and support. “The demand on all of our services, which include emotional and practical support and the provision of vital, disease specific information and education, will only continue to grow and be put under pressure,” Mr Petch said. Demand for the Leukaemia Foundation's patient accommodation service, which provides a homeaway- from-home at no cost to regional Australians forced to relocate to capital cities closer to treatment facilities, has already reached an all-time high. In 2017/2018 demand for the service peaked. The Leukaemia Foundation provided 56,000 nights of accommodation – a 2800-night increase on the previous year, and more than 4000 nights higher than the 2015/2016 period. The Leukaemia Foundation is calling for Australians to throw their support behind this year’s 2019 World’s Greatest Shave as it prepares to meet the growing demand for its services. “These services are critical to Australian families who really need our support and will be even more critical in the future,” Mr Petch said. Without funds raised through campaigns like World’s Greatest Shave, people living with blood cancer may be unable to access the support they need,” Mr Petch said. "The Leukaemia Foundation simply won't be able to meet the increased needs of those needing help, without financial support." “We invite all Australians to get involved with World’s Greatest Shave to help the Leukaemia Foundation continue to build our services to cater for future demand while we continue to fund vital research into a cure.” Sign up today at or phone 1800 500 068 today. ExtraHop Blows Past the US $100 Million Milestone Fueled by 10x Growth in Security 2019-01-16T23:47:33Z extrahop-blows-past-the-us-100-million-milestone-fueled-by-10x-growth-in-security Seattle - 16 January 2019 - ExtraHop, provider of enterprise cyber analytics from the inside out, today announced that it far surpassed US $100 million in bookings – a key industry milestone – in 2018, bolstered by 10x growth in cybersecurity in the second half of the year. The company continued to dominate major verticals including retail, healthcare, and financial services, where ExtraHop closed its largest ever multi-million dollar deal. More than 20 customers across industry verticals invested over a million dollars with ExtraHop in 2018, confirming the importance of its enterprise-class capabilities for hybrid and cloud environments. 2018 was a breakout year for ExtraHop. The company made significant investments in security, both in terms of go-to-market capabilities and technology innovation. ExtraHop launched its purpose-built security product, Reveal(x), in January and followed that with Reveal(x) for Azure in September. It also announced major integrations with companies including Microsoft Azure, ServiceNow, and Splunk Phantom. The company expanded its global headcount to more than 400 employees and now protects over five million devices across more than 800 enterprise customers worldwide. ExtraHop also received numerous industry accolades in 2018. In November, Credit Suisse announced ExtraHop as a member of its inaugural Disruptive Technology Recognition Program (, which recognises companies that are driving IT innovation with new, visionary, and disruptive approaches to technology. JMP Securities put ExtraHop on its 2018 Super 70 List ( as one of the most strategically positioned private companies in the cybersecurity industry. ExtraHop was also the recipient of the Fortress Cyber Security Award, the AI Breakthrough Award, and was named by leading independent analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates as the Value Leader to Watch in its Radar Report for Network-based Security Analytics ( Most recently, ExtraHop was named an SC Media Industry Innovator ( for enterprise network traffic analysis. “The cybersecurity market is experiencing a transformational shift – one that requires an inside out approach to protecting the enterprise with high-fidelity threat detection and investigation,” said Arif Kareem, CEO, ExtraHop. “ExtraHop is at the forefront of this change, delivering enterprise cyber analytics powered by advanced machine learning. Our bold move of doubling down on cybersecurity has accelerated our growth and the numerous industry recognitions we received in 2018 affirm our leadership place in the market.” ExtraHop is exhibiting in Booth 1427 at RSA, which will be held March 4-8 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. About ExtraHop ExtraHop provides enterprise cyber analytics that deliver security and performance from the inside out. Our breakthrough approach analyses all network interactions in real time and applies advanced machine learning to help you investigate threats, ensure the delivery of critical applications, and protect your investment in the cloud. With this approach, we help the world’s leading enterprises including Credit Suisse, Hasbro, Caesars Entertainment, and British Airways rise above the noise of alerts, organisational silos, and runaway technology with complete visibility, real-time detection, and guided investigation. To experience the power of ExtraHop, explore our interactive online demo ( or connect with us on LinkedIn ( and Twitter ( © 2019 ExtraHop Networks, Inc., Reveal(x), and ExtraHop are registered trademarks or marks of ExtraHop Networks, Inc.