Advantix appoints Dona Kappmeyer as chief visionary officer

Advantix, a global leader in telecom expense management (TEM), Internet of Things (IoT), wireless connectivity and mobility management solutions, has tapped Dona Kappmeyer as chief visionary officer. Kappmeyer is an accomplished business leader and Six Sigma Master Black Belt and CPA with deep experience in business case development, process improvement, change management, project management and operational excellence. Prior to joining Advantix, she held senior management positions at Rush Enterprises, Clear Channel (iHeartMedia) and HOLT CAT … More

Valimail names Seth Blank as co-chairman of M3AAWG’s Election Security Special Interest Group

Valimail, the leading provider of identity-based anti-phishing solutions, announced that director of industry initiatives Seth Blank has been named co-chairman of the Election Security Special Interest Group (ES-SIG) of the email industry group M3AAWG. M3AAWG, the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group, is a consortium of companies that have been working for over a decade to stop email spam, phishing, and other online abuse including bots, malware, and denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. As co-chair, together … More

Cisco’s platform enhanced with new zero trust, cloud, endpoint and breach defense capabilities

Imagine a world where complexity is no longer the top issue on the minds of CISOs as they think about their security architectures, and a time when they no longer have to stitch together and manage multi-vendor environments. Cisco announced platform enhancements and services to help CISOs simplify their environments, increase the speed of threat detection and remediation, and protect users anywhere. Unfortunately, the complexity of managing multi-vendor environments is on the rise for CISOs. … More

Accenture opens three “cyber ranges” to improve the security posture of industrial organizations

Accenture has expanded its cybersecurity capabilities with the opening of three “cyber ranges” to help industrial companies — including those in the oil and gas, chemicals, utilities and manufacturing industries — practice their response to cyberattacks across their most critical assets. The cyber ranges are controlled, interactive and hyper-realistic environments for cybersecurity training and software development used to assess network and other technical vulnerabilities of industrial control systems (ICS). These systems are commonly used to … More

Hiber’s IoT network becomes operational on a global scale

Following the launch of its first two nano-satellites into the stratosphere in late 2018, Dutch startup Hiber is excited to announce that its connected tech (otherwise known as Internet of Things or IoT) network, bringing low power and low cost connectivity to remote and developing areas for the first time ever, is now live. After only three years of product development, the commercial launch of the fully automated end-to-end service known as Hiberband, marks the … More

IGEL Universal Management Suite 6.03 offers faster, more secure and flexible management of endpoints

IGEL, provider of the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces, announced the release of IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) 6.03. Purpose-built to simplify the complexity of enterprise environments, this new version of the UMS features a number of enhancements designed to improve the speed, security and flexibility associated with managing up to 100,000 endpoints and beyond, at scale. New features and capabilities of the latest release of UMS include IGEL’s innovative secure shadowing feature which … More

Semperis’ disaster recovery for Active Directory now available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Semperis, a leader in identity-driven cyber resilience, announced that its solution for automated recovery of on-premises Windows Server Active Directory is available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Azure. Semperis customers can now take advantage of the productive and trusted Azure cloud platform, with streamlined deployment and management. “Ransomware and wiper attacks have fundamentally changed the approach organizations must take with respect to disaster recovery for … More

TTEC and Cisco enable enterprises and government agencies to accelerate cloud adoption

TTEC Holdings and Cisco Systems announced a strategic partnership wherein TTEC Digital will become the first authorized reseller of Webex Contact Center Enterprise. This new Cisco offering will deliver an enterprise-grade CCaaS solution, at their unmatched standards for highly secure global scale and reach. The expanded partnership enables large enterprises and government agencies globally to accelerate cloud adoption by leveraging multiple pre-established integration points seamlessly across the CX technology ecosystem. Webex Contact Center Enterprise is … More

ExtraHop joins the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association to tackle cybersecurity threats

ExtraHop, the leader in cloud-native network detection and response, announced it has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), which brings together an elite group of security-related companies partnering with Microsoft to defend against threats facing hybrid enterprises today. ExtraHop also announced a new integration between the ExtraHop Reveal(x) platform and Microsoft Azure Sentinel enabling faster threat investigation and remediation. ExtraHop Reveal(x) is the first cloud-native network detection and response vendor to offer in-depth integration … More

Industrial partnership between NTT Research and Simons Institute provides framework for collaboration

NTT Research, a division of NTT, announced that it has entered into a three-year Industrial Partnership with the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at the University of California, Berkeley. This partnership agreement, which extends from September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2021, enables NTT Research’s Cryptography and Information Security (CIS) Lab to join all Simons Institute events, invite select Simons program participants and fellows to one-day visits to NTT Research, and receive recognition … More

Hawkeye enters into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the DOD

Hawkeye, a next-generation imaging technology company, recently announced that it has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Department of Defense (DOD). The CRADA agreement marks a pivotal milestone for Hawkeye to work collaboratively with the DOD within their various departments to streamline process and further build upon their technology capabilities. Hawkeye will work exclusively to provide technologies and systems that meet DOD capability gaps. Hawkeye Systems is tasked with developing … More

Menlo Security and VMware SD-WAN integration offers flexible enterprise SD-WAN architecture

Menlo Security, a leader in cloud security, announced a new integration with VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud, which offers the industry’s most flexible enterprise SD-WAN architecture. The solution delivers Secure Cloud Transformation, which optimizes and secures local Internet breakouts and enables global low latency access to the Internet and business-critical SaaS applications for an enterprise’s entire local and remote workforce. The integration is available immediately to all VMware SD-WAN customers. “Menlo Security helps some of the … More