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    Equinix Showcases Solutions for Digital Transformation at IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2018

    DUBAI, UAE. - February 21, 2018 -   Equinix, Inc., the global interconnection and data center company is participating in IDC's Middle East CIO Summit that started today, Wednesday. The summit gathers the region's most influential ICT leaders to discuss the region's rapidly evolving digital transformation landscape. At the summit, Equinix engaged with CIOs and other C-level executives from various Middle East companies guiding them on how they can rearchitect their IT infrastructure in the era of digital transformation.  Business survival in the digital economy requires new thinking about IT architecture and how to leverage colocation data centers at the digital edge - neutral environments that support innovation, accelerate business performance and enable greater operational flexibility. "As ......read more

    Capillary's digital growth initiative ‘Accelerate' partners with Google

    DUBAI – February 21, 2018:  Capillary Technologies, Asia’s leading provider of Intelligent Customer Engagement software and services with strong presence in the MENA, announced that its digital growth initiative Accelerate has partnered with Google. This is to empower businesses with solutions to get ahead of the digital evolution and stay consumer ready. Capillary Technologies, a SaaS (Software as a Service) major, offers a robust partner and customer service channel to support consumer facing businesses. The company has over 700 Capillary associates across 11 global offices are continually innovating to find new ways for brands to make their consumers' lives easier and experiences memorable.  With this partnership Accelerate officially becomes Google premier badge holder and Google’s channel ......read more

    Etisalat Group Reports Consolidated Net Profit before federal royalty of AED 17.45 billion a 3% increase year over year

    Proposed dividend payout of 40 fils per share for the second half of 2017, representing a total dividend payout of 80 fils for the full year and a dividend payout ratio of 82%.   Abu Dhabi, February 21 2018:  Etisalat Group announced today its consolidated financial statements for the 12 months ending December 31 2017. Financial Highlights and Key Developments for 2017 Etisalat UAE subscriber base reached 12.6 million, representing a year on year growth of 3%.   Etisalat UAE revenues amounted to AED 31.2 billion and increased year over year by 3%. Etisalat UAE net profit after federal royalty amounted to AED 8.2 billion and increased year over year by 5%.  Etisalat UAE Full year EBITDA in 2017 increased by 2% to AED 16.7 billion resulting in EBITDA margin of 53%. Proposed dividend payout of ......read more

    Samsung Electronics Unveils a Simple, Seamless and Intelligent IoT Experience at MENA Forum 2018

    Samsung is propelling Internet of Things (IoT) forward by incorporating SmartThings & AI across product categories Samsung has taken a step further in enhancing the ultimate home entertainment experience with the introduction of the all-new 8K QLED TV and the integration of SmartThings across its Smart TV line-up  Samsung is redefining connectivity in the home with the IoT-ready QuickDrive™ washing machine and Wi-Fi connected Wind-Free™ air conditioner, while bringing the hub of the kitchen to life with voice ID recognition on its Family Hub refrigerator Samsung is infusing technology with intelligence through integrating Bixby and SmartThings on its smart mobile devices Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018:  Samsung Electronics Middle East and North Africa (MENA), today unveiled its vision of open ......read more

    NDIGITEC Shares Expertise in Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality at InfoComm MEA Summit

    Innovative VR Mall showcased at the iconic forum in Dubai Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018:  NDigitec, the leading UAE-based innovative creative media production company, was in the epicenter of discussions at InfoComm MEA 2017 Summit in Dubai, showcasing its expertise in the Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.At the Summit, NDigitec was in the list of participants of the Immersive World organized by VR/AR Association [VRARA].  NDigitec Head of Development Department Victor Danielyan and Head of Content Creation Eyad Arabi presented the company’s VR/AR technologies as well as expertise and how they are changing the face of the industry.  This participation assumes added significance as the VR/ AR industry is expected to be worth $6 billion in Middle East and North Africa region by 2020 and $143.3 billion ......read more

    “World Record” created by the LG OLED Video Wall recognized as “Best use of Projection/Display Solutions”

    First ever AV Technology Europe Awards 2018 dedicated to recognizing innovation and achievements in the audio video industry rewarded the unique OLED video wall Dubai-UAE: 19 February 2018 –   The LG OLED video wall signage continues to garner interna-tional attention and has been awarded under the category of ‘Best use of Projection/Display Solutions’ award at the first ever AV Technology Europe Awards 2018. The AV Technology Europe Awards held in Amsterdam were dedicated to recognising innovation and achievements in AV throughout end-user businesses. Commenting on the award, Kevin Cha, President, LG Electronics, Middle East & Africa, said,     “Digital Signage industry today is paving way for unprecedented growth and creativity to create attractions that are a cut above the ......read more

    Chinese TV Brand TCL Challenges Top Global Players

    TCL surges ahead in sales volume globally threatening established players of the TV market United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 18th Feb 2018:   The leading innovator in developing QLED technology and products, TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited, has edged its way forward to take the 3rd leadership position right behind Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics.   TCL sold 4.53 million TVs and posted a market share of 8.3% in the global TV market last year making it the first Chinese TV manufacturer recording a global market share of at least 8% on a quarterly basis.  TCL as a brand has been seen implementing smart marketing tactics leading to increased sales; such as their association with Roku - a video streaming company in the North American market, in the development of smart TVs. TCL also recently ......read more

    Sophos Home Premium Brings Business-Class Ransomware Protection to Consumers

      Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint cybersecurity, today announced Sophos Home Premium with ransomware protection. Sophos Home Premium features advanced anti-ransomware capabilities that can quickly detect previously unknown ransomware going beyond just traditional antivirus features it delivers proactive, real-time protection for consumers from the latest malicious software and hacking attempts, and includes privacy protection features. Sophos Home Premium is designed for ease of use, protecting both PCs and Macs, and enables the management of up to ten other computers from one central dashboard. "In 2017 we witnessed a global black market emerge that has enabled even unsophisticated criminals to hold our data for ransom and sell our private details for identity theft and more," said Chet ......read more

    WGS 2018: The Future of Superintelligence Is Far from Clear, Says Futurist

    Nick Bostrom: “It is too early for governments to attempt to regulate superintelligence, even though it could pose an existential threat to humanity”  Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 –   Superintelligence is coming and it could extinguish the human race, but there is little governments can do now to control it, philosopher and futurist Nick Bostrom said on the closing day of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai. Bostrom is a leading thinker on “superintelligence”, which he defined as any intelligent system radically smarter than the average human brain. In his session entitled ‘The Paradox of Choice and Morality: How Intelligent is Artificial Intelligence?’, Bostrom said that while the field is making rapid progress, its future shape is far from clear. It could ......read more

    Can the AI that makes ‘fake news' viral also help filter it?

    In the viral world of media – including images, animations, and video served up to us via Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Instagram, and a hundred other bot-driven platforms – artificial intelligence has been deployed successfully to create pixel-perfect narratives that tell a compelling story. Except: in a number of cases, the story never actually happened. Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018:  Digital specialists across the world are making rapid advances in using machine learning to manipulate video, images, and sound ‘imagined’ by software, based on hundreds of input data that are scanned by the computer to create a new composite, or a counterfeit version of reality. Bombarded by 300 million photo uploads per day on Facebook, or 55 billion messages sent out on Whatsapp each day, the average human brain ......read more

    WGS 2018: Opening Session Highlights Importance of Embracing Smart Living to Enhance Quality of Life

    Heads of du and the Foundation for Futuristic Cities outline opportunities and challenges of living in an increasingly digital age  Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 –   At one of the opening sessions of the second day of World Government Summit 2018 (WGS 2018), experts outlined how technology in the digital era can enhance quality of life, if effectively managed. Chief Executive Officer of du, a leading UAE telecoms company, Osman Sultan took to the stage with Karuna Gopal, founder and President of Indian think tank the Foundation for Futuristic Cities, debating the opportunities and challenges associated with an ever-increasing digital world.  The session, entitled ‘Technology and The Future of Smart Living’, focused on how advancements in technology have created a double-edged sword. While ......read more

    WGS 2018: Governments of the Future Must Work Smartly with Innovation and Technology

    UNDP official emphasizes need for focus on equality, sustainability and opportunity to ensure wellbeing of people   Dubai-UAE: 12 February 2018 –   Government and governance are of critical importance when it comes to enabling innovation through smart policy-making. This was the main message from Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in his talk on ‘Government of the Future – Innovation & Technology’ on day two of the ongoing World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.  The Brazilian, who is a renowned global leader on sustainable development, international cooperation and global diplomacy for nearly three decades, said: “When we discuss government of the future, one might be tempted to say that government will be less central to ......read more

    The Robots Are Coming: Ministry of Finance Brings Artificial Intelligence to Dubai in a Bid to Innovate

    Open-to-all event held during ‘Rise’ at Dubai Creek Harbour set to inspire community to be more innovative Initiative set to boost STEM education in the UAE Dubai, UAE, 12 February, 2018 –   In an effort to boost innovation throughout the UAE, the Ministry of Finance, in collaboration with Cartoon Network, has announced its latest initiative – as part of UAE Innovation Month 2018 – to encourage innovative thinking throughout the community. The activation will see children from across Dubai invited to build their own robot and artificially intelligent (AI) cartoon character during  Rise Dubai Creek Harbour, a seasonal family event on 23 and 24 February   The event is one of a series of public events by the Ministry of Finance, held under the patronage of his Highness Sheikh ......read more

    New Report from Accenture and the World Government Summit Finds That Regulators Must Embrace RegTech to Keep Pace with Digital Disruption

    DUBAI; February 12, 2018 -   Accenture (NYSE: ACN), in collaboration with The World Government Summit, has released a new report that finds that regulators must embrace the innovative application of emerging technologies, known as RegTech, to enable a more effective regulatory environment, mitigate risks and drive competitive advantage. According to the report, RegTech allows regulatory processes to be redesigned, enabling real-time, data-driven decisions that drive innovation. As digital disruption increases, innovative products and services, such as ride sharing and lodging services, are increasingly challenging or bypassing regulatory processes. The report, RegTech for Regulators, finds that RegTech opens a treasure chest of opportunities for regulators to keep pace by using analytics and anticipatory interventions at an ......read more

    Top 5 Features to be Considered Before Buying your Next Premium TV

    If a new year means a new TV make sure you know what features to look for   Dubai, UAE, February 07, 2018:  When it comes to buying TVs there’s a lot of different features to consider. Traditionally, consumers focused on two key features; size, and cost. However, this is a sentiment of the past, and today consumers are demanding UHD-quality TV, as they gain a better understanding of what these features really mean and how much they matter when it comes to increasing immersion.    Despite this, it’s not always easy to know what you should be prioritizing when buying a high-quality TV, but keeping this in mind, here is a rundown of features that you should consider before purchasing your next TV.   1- Color Volume:     Color volume is a standard for evaluating a ......read more

    Epson announces its first 3LCD installation laser projector offering 4K resolution at ISE 2018

    A range of other new products in pro AV, business and signage sectors are also announced on the first day of the show Dubai - UAE, 6 February 2018 –   On the opening day of ISE 2018, Epson has announced its first ever native 4K projector. The EB-L12000Q is a powerful 12,000-lumen 3LCD laser projector, designed for high-end rental and fixed installations at events, festivals, visitor attractions, large auditoriums, trade shows and shopping centres, among other uses, and can use the same 4K-compatible lenses as Epson’s EB-L1000-Series projectors for maximum versatility. It will be launched alongside a companion model, the EB-L20000U, Epson’s first entry in the popular compact 20k-lumen WUXGA category. Both models share a casing designed to fit into industry-standard tubular steel frames, so they’re ......read more

    Etisalat launches an innovative payment service for UAE's SMB retail sector

    First-of-its-kind complete mobile point of sale service designed for SMBs Zero bank commission, attractive mobile plans, easy on-boarding and more In line with UAE government guidelines promoting a cashless economy Abu Dhabi, 5th February 2018:   Etisalat today announced the launch of its Mobile Cashier service for the Small and Medium Business (SMB) segment in the country giving them a hassle-free on boarding and affordable mobile point-of-sale service that enables these businesses to accept card payments from their customers, and at the same time enjoy valuable mobile business plan benefits anywhere in UAE.   Etisalat’s Mobile Cashier service transforms merchants’ smart devices like phones or tablets into business-grade point of sale terminals, enabling them to accept debit, credit and ......read more

    Make this Valentine's season memorable with ZAKK Twins

    DUBAI – February 05, 2018:   It’s the Valentine’s season again. Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day present for your love on a budget? Then here comes the perfect tech gift – ZAKK Twins Bluetooth earphone. ZAKK, a global lifestyle brand under Dubai-based Kamon International, created and launched ZAKK Twins ahead of Valentine’s Day. ZAKK Twins a true wireless Bluetooth headset has a 10-meter Bluetooth connectivity range. The latest device in this segment combines the best technology with design providing users an unforgettable experience and matching with any outfit for both men and women.  Commenting on the launch of the ZAKK Twins, Mr. Karan Saini, Head of Marketing at ZAKK, said, “We are excited to announce the launch of ZAKK Twin, one of the most fashionable and ......read more

    Epson's pop-up Containers at CityWalk 2 and The Beach entertain sports and gaming enthusiasts

    Dubai, UAE; 5 February 2018:   Epson has created a new urban hangout for Dubai’s sports and gaming enthusiasts, to enjoy their weekends playing games and watching sports on big screen in high-definition with Epson’s EH-TW5600 home cinema projector, displayed in containers at the popular hotspots, CityWalk 2 and The Beach at JBR.  The pop-up containers will open every weekend in February, alternating between the two locations as per the schedule below: 9th & 10th February at City Walk 2  16th & 17th February at City Walk 2  23rd & 24th February at The Beach at JBR The pop-up will provide everyone an opportunity to enjoy the ultimate home entertainment in two different scenarios- gaming and sports- within a typical home environment.  Speaking about the event, Jason ......read more

    Discover the real you with the new Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ at zero upfront with du postpaid plans

    The biggest display for Samsung Galaxy A phones to date with a sleek and ergonomic design  Stay stylishly connected with du and  the latest Samsung Galaxy A smartphones with 6GB of data and 300 flexible minutes Dubai, UAE, February 03, 2018:   du from Emirates integrated telecommunication company is providing their postpaid customers with the anticipated Samsung Galaxy devices of 2018, the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ with zero percent upfront. Starting from only 225 /month for 24 months, customers will be able to enjoy an expansive view on the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ with the Infinity Display amongst many fantastic features and stay connected with the value added 6GB of data and 300 flexible minutes.   “At du, we always promise to add life to life by delivering the latest and most innovative ......read more

    Lenovo's Three-Wave Strategy Delivers Strong Revenue and Earnings in Third Quarter FY2017/18

    Global Technology Leader in Pc, Data Center and Mobile Grew Revenue 6.3 Percent Year-over-year to Us$12.9 Billion, Highest in 3 Years Pre-tax Income Quadrupled to Us$150 Million Compared to Q2 Fy2017/18 Data Center Group Posts Highest Revenue in Two Years Dubai, UAE, February 01, 2018:   Lenovo Group (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced results for its third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2017. Revenue was US$12.9 billion, a 6.3 percent increase year-over-year, and 10 percent increase over the second fiscal quarter of FY2017/18. Lenovo continued to enjoy significant revenue gains in PCs and smart devices (PCSD) and the Data Center Group (DCG). Lenovo’s Mobile Business Group (MBG) performed as expected for the quarter. Lenovo showed strong pre-tax income growth in the quarter, up sharply to US$150 ......read more

    du Announces Revamp of FM Transmission Platform Provided to Dubai Media Incorporated

    du announced that its partnership with DMI will upgrade current FM transmitter system  Dubai, UAE, 28 January 2018:   du from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) confirmed that it will be working to revitalise its FM Transmission Platform provided to Dubai Media Incorporated‘s (DMI). This latest announcement from the telco came during CABSAT 2018, the region’s largest conference for broadcasting, satellite, and digital entertainment professionals. CABSAT was held from January 14-16, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.  du will be supporting DMI with the update and upgrade of their previous system provided by the telco the telco, whilst simultaneously renewing it; this includes revising, and widening the coverage, and increasing the power to the system. “We are pleased to ......read more

    Growing Cyberspace Threat Demands Policy Leadership and Cooperation

    Effective Cybersecurity Requires Deeper Collaboration between Public and Private Sectors, According to a New Report from The World Economic Forum and BCG Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2018:   The increasingly networked, digitized, and connected world is vulnerable to cyber threats that can only be addressed by the combined capabilities of the public and private sectors, according to a new report compiled by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Titled, Cyber Resilience: Playbook for Public-Private Collaboration, the report is a tool to facilitate discussions on building the institutions, frameworks, policies, norms, and processes necessary to support collaboration, safeguard our threatened cyberspace, and strengthen cyber resilience. Improving Dialogue Is Key to Defending Against ......read more

    NDIGITEC launches Pep – a unique app and platform for celebrities to share exclusive content with fans

    Dubai, January 28 , 2017:   NDigitec, the leading UAE-based innovative creative media production company, has taken its competencies to a completely new level with the launch of Pep–a celebrity app which offers a unique platform for celebrities to share exclusive content with their fans.  A subscription-based private App, Pep can be downloaded on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store– givingthe chance for fans to feel closer to the celebrities. With over 5,000 downloads during first month after its launch in November 2017, the Pep App is fast becoming a raging sensation.  With exclusive content shared by celebrities through the App, fans now have the opportunity to receive exclusive updates at just a click of a button, besides latest photos and videos of people they look up to. The list of Pep ......read more

    LG Announces 2017 Financial Results

    Strong Profitability and Highest Annual Sales Ever Led by Performance of Premium Home Appliances and TVs DUBAI, UAE, Jan. 28, 2018 —  LG Electronics Inc. (LG) today announced record full-year revenues for 2017 of KRW 61.4 trillion (USD 55.4 billion), an increase of 10.9 percent from the previous year, the highest in the company’s history. Full-year 2017 profits of KRW 2.47 trillion (USD 2.23 billion) – the highest profit since 2009 – in-creased 85 percent from 2016 due in large part to strong performance by premium home appliances and TVs. Fourth-quarter 2017 revenues grew 15 percent versus 2016 to KRW 16.96 trillion (USD 15.3 billion), generating strong operating profits of KRW 366.8 billion (USD 330.9 million). The LG Home Appliance & Air Solutions Company reported full-year 2017 revenues of 19.23 ......read more

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    Red Hat Receives Overall “Positive” Rating in Gartner's 2018 Vendor Rating

    DUBAI, UAE, 20th FEBRUARY, 2018– Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced Gartner, Inc., a leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, has given the company an overall “Positive” rating in its 2018 Vendor Rating report for the fourth consecutive time. From Red Hat’s perspective, the overall “Positive” rating reflects on the strength of Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud portfolio, container-based technologies and datacenter automation, as well as our ......read more

    Augmented Intelligence and the Future of Selling

    By: Souphien Akhrif, Managing Director, Cloudworks The sales world embarks on a new journey as Augmented Intelligence steps into the gameplay. People working in sales teams have now begun incorporating AI into their everyday work activities. What is it about Augmented Intelligence that makes it a major shifter in the way sales are conducted and won? Could this new technology positively influence the sales world, yet move human minds out of the sales picture? Understanding Augmented Intelligence Let us first define Augmented Intelligence to better understand how it works in the ......read more

    NetApp Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Results

    Third Quarter Fiscal 2018 Highlights Product revenue increased 17% year-over-year All-flash array annualized net revenue run rate of $2.0 billion increased almost 50% year-over-year Expanded Cloud Data Services with introduction of NetApp Cloud Volumes for AWS Free cash flow was 25% of revenue and increased 104% year-over-year February 15, 2018—NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today reported financial results for the third quarter fiscal year 2018, ended January 26, 2018. “NetApp again delivered strong results in the third quarter with accelerating revenue and strong cash ......read more

    Fortinet Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results

    Fortinet Reports Full Year Revenue Up 17% and Billings Up 19% over 2016 Fourth Quarter 2017 Highlights • Revenue of $416.7 million, up 15% year over year • Billings of $534.0 million, up 15% year over year1 • Deferred revenue of $1.34 billion, up 29% year over year • GAAP diluted net loss per share of $0.17, including the impact of a one-time tax expense of $63.0 million, or $0.36 per share, related to new tax legislation • Non-GAAP diluted net income per share of $0.321 • Cash flow from operations of $157.5 million • Free cash flow ......read more

    Telecommunications Regulatory Authority organises Law Enforcement Agency training in cooperation with RIPE NCC on cyber security

    UAE, 14 February 2018 - The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) recently organised a training course in cooperation with the RIPE NCC on cybercrime and cyber threats. The two-day course, entitled “Training Course on the Local Internet Registry”, aimed to support national trends in adopting the latest technologies to improve Internet security and fight against cybercrime, while strengthening the national capabilities and skills to address Internet risks and providing a secure environment to use Internet resources. The event is part of the cooperative relationship ......read more

    Affirmed Networks Opens NFV Center of Excellence in UAE to Support Growing Number of Middle Eastern Operators Moving to Virtualized Networks

    Site Offers Regional Support and Best Practices for Accelerating NFV Deployments Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today announced the opening of its new network function virtualization (NFV) Center of Excellence in Dubai to support the growing demand for NFV networks among operators in the Middle East. The Center will allow Affirmed to share its deep domain expertise ensuring successful deployments of virtualized networks in the region. NFV has become one of the most important technologies shaping the future of public networks.  Operators continue to ......read more

    Top 5 Considerations in Transitioning to Software-Defined Networking (SDN) for the Digital Workplace

    By: Ahmad El Soufi, SE Manager, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company Today’s workplace is changing dramatically. People are using mobile devices to connect to one another and to the applications and information they need to access. Cloud computing models now enable new levels of business agility. Social networking and unified communications allow workers to be innovative in how, when and where they collaborate. In addition, organizations are increasingly leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) to drive big data analytics that address the real-time needs of employees and ......read more

    Reality Modeling Comes of Age Helping to Streamline Brownfield Projects for the Process Industry

    February 12, 2018 - Over 95 percent of projects in the process industry are retrofits or expansions of existing plants that seek to increase capacity, comply with regulations, or introduce new technology to improve performance. Moreover, often the building of a new plant is done on the brownfield site of an existing facility. For all these projects, capturing and modeling the existing context is critical to decision making and both conceptual and detailed engineering design. Bentley’s reality modeling technology is increasingly being leveraged to support these critical workflows. In ......read more

    Fortinet Introduces Industry's Fastest 100 Gbps+ Next-Generation Firewall Appliance

    New FortiGate 6000F series delivers the performance and interface options to scale the enterprise edge Dubai, UAE., February 11, 2018: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today introduced its FortiGate 6000F Series of Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW). The first in the series, the FortiGate 6000F incorporates a new hardware processing architecture that delivers the validated performance of a Fortinet chassis in a compact appliance form-factor to deliver advanced security for exponentially increasing enterprise ......read more

    Sophos Positioned as a Leader in Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

    Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced that Gartner, Inc., has positioned Sophos as a Leader in its 2018 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms1 . Sophos has been positioned as a Leader in all 10 of these reports since they were first published in 2007. In the report, Gartner states that the definition of an Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) has been updated:  “In September 2017, in response to changing market dynamics and client requirements, we adjusted our definition of an EPP. An EPP is a solution deployed on endpoint ......read more

    ManageEngine Strengthens Endpoint Security with Patch Management on Cloud

      ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced that it is strengthening its endpoint management offering by bringing Patch Manager Plus to the cloud. The automated patch management solution for Windows and third-party applications is available immediately. Patch Manager Plus on Cloud enables admins to automate the entire patch management process, from patch detection to deployment, without any infrastructure investment, thereby securing devices from multiple vulnerabilities and cyberattacks at less than a dollar per computer per month. Market ......read more

    HID Global Supports Facial Recognition with HID Approve Mobile Authentication Platform

    Dubai, UAE, February 7, 2018 – HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that its HID Approve™ two-factor mobile authentication and verification platform now supports Apple’s iPhone X Face ID facial recognition system. The company expects facial recognition to play an increasingly important role in its authentication offering, combined with threat and fraud detection. “With the growing demand for an optimized user experience, facial recognition is a great addition for banks and enterprises that also want a high level of ......read more

    Fortinet FortiGate Virtual Machine Now Available for Google Cloud Platform

    FortiGate virtual appliance provides Google Cloud enterprise customers with secure workload and application mobility   Dubai UAE, - February 6, 2018: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, automated and integrated cybersecurity solutions, today announced that its FortiGate Virtual Machine (VM) is now available for Google Cloud Platform customers, delivering on-demand consumption while providing multiple layers of security for dynamic enterprise cloud networks. The FortiGate VM next-generation firewall is available as a BYOL (bring your own license) offering on ......read more

    ESET named as the only Challenger in 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

    ESET – a global player in information security – has been named as a Challenger in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms. The company was the only Challenger named in the Magic Quadrant. ESET was evaluated based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision. ESET believes this placement reflects its consistently improved competence to offer maximum protection for enterprises.  The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms report states, “Endpoint protection is evolving to address more of Gartner's adaptive ......read more

    HID Global Predicts Top Trends That Are Driving More Intelligent, Connected Experiences in 2018

    Dubai, UAE, February 4, 2018 – HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, has revealed the top trends in the identity technology industry for 2018. The company points towards increased cloud and mobile access adoption, more focus on securing the Internet of Things (IoT), and data analytics as some of the top trends that will take center stage in developing more intelligent, connected experiences this year. “Trusted identities will emerge this year as the fundamental building blocks for organizations to create environments that connect people, places and ......read more

    Dubai Police Signs MoU with Riverbed to Drive Technological Innovation in IT Services and Infrastructure

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 1, 2018 – The Dubai Police has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), extending its relationship with Riverbed Technology to a broader spectrum in the field of development and upgrade of both applications and infrastructure. Riverbed will now focus on the introduction of new and innovative technical solutions, while ensuring on-going knowledge transfer and proper training to Dubai Police staff. The IT vendor will, in addition, constantly share new ideas and expertise in line with the Artificial Intelligence strategic drive of Dubai ......read more

    ManageEngine Tunes SIEM Solution to Simplify GDPR Compliance

      ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced that its security information and event management (SIEM) solution, Log360, is now equipped with a prebuilt report and strengthened correlation engine to simplify enterprises’ efforts to meet General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements. With its new correlation rules and GDPR-specific report, Log360 helps enterprises improve their ability to detect data breaches, prove that their data is always protected, and meet requirements stated in Articles 25(1) & (2), 32(1)(b), and 33. Starting May 25, ......read more

    Sophos Introduces Predictive Protection in Intercept X with Advanced Deep Learning

      Sophos (LSE:SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced the availability of Intercept X with malware detection powered by advanced deep learning neural networks. Combined with new active-hacker mitigation, advanced application lockdown, and enhanced ransomware protection, this latest release of the next-generation endpoint protection delivers previously unseen levels of detection and prevention. “Predictive protection is the future of IT security. Sophos has taken a huge step forward by bringing deep learning neural networks into the industry ......read more

    Bentley Systems Expands Concrete Building Design and Documentation Offerings through Acquisition of S-Cube Futuretech

    January 30, 2018 — Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced the acquisition of Mumbai-based concrete building design and documentation software company S-Cube Futuretech Pvt. Ltd. The addition of S-Cube Futuretech’s applications expands Bentley’s offerings specific to the needs of concrete engineering design and documentation software users in the Middle East, India and South East Asia. S-Cube Futuretech’s applications, including RCDC, RCDC FE, RCDC Plan, and Steel ......read more

    ESET Middle East commemorates Data Privacy Day with month long promotion

    Data has become the biggest commodity in this age of digital transformation and securing this data has become paramount importance for everyone whether it’s an individual user, corporate or even government users. The loss of sensitive data and information can have long lasting ramifications leading to significant financial losses, penalties and reputational damage. The Data Privacy Day was first launched in 1981 as Data Protection Day on January 28th to remind us the importance of privacy and security online. Awareness about protecting our data is crucial frontline defence and first ......read more

    Alaris Wins Prestigious 2018 Scanner Line of the Year Award from Buyers Lab an Unprecedented Third Consecutive Time

    DUBAI, UAE, 29TH January, 2018 – Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab (BLI), the world’s leading independent tester of document imaging products, announced today that Alaris, a Kodak Alaris business, has been honored with the BLI 2018 Scanner Line of the Year award. BLI analysts bestow the coveted Line of the Year honor once annually to the vendor whose product line is determined to be the best overall, with models at every level that excel in BLI’s rigorous two-month laboratory evaluations. “BLI’s testing and analysis have shown that Alaris delivers a line ......read more

    Mimecast Doubles Down on Cyber Resilience for Email with Two Key Executive Appointments

    Janet Levesque Joins as Senior Vice President of Systems, Risk and Security; Appoints Marc French as New Chief Trust Officer and Data Protection Officer to Lead GDPR Efforts Dubai, UAE – January 28, 2018 –   Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced Janet Levesque was appointed the Senior Vice President of Systems, Risk and Security, and Marc French has joined the company as its new Chief Trust Officer. These two newly developed leadership roles demonstrate Mimecast’s commitment to providing customers with ......read more

    du to Recruit Talented Emiratis in Various Divisions During ‘Tawdheef 2018' in Abu Dhabi

    du to reiterate its commitment by providing career opportunities for Young Emiratis at ‘Tawdheef 2018’ in Abu Dhabi Dubai, UAE, 25  January 2018:   The UAE telecom operator, du from Emirates integrated telecommunications company, is set to unveil its many new job opportunities for UAE Nationals across a variety of key business functions within the organisation at ‘Tawdheef 2018’ in Abu Dhabi. Additionally, du has established strong relationships with universities in Abu Dhabi, and continues to support these institutions by offering students internship ......read more

    Fortinet Addresses the Cybersecurity Challenges Inherent to CSP's Digital Transformation at Mobile World Congress 2018

    Demonstrations and presentations on Agile, Advanced and Mobile Security, at Fortinet’s booth #91, Hall 7 Dubai, UAE, January 25, 2018: Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity, will participate in Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on February26th - March 1st, 2018. Fortinet willshowcase solutions addressing the cybersecurity challenges inherent to digital transformation for Communication Service Providers and their customers. Fortinet will show its strong expertise, solutions,leadership and commitment to the CSP industry with daily ......read more

    Airbus launches iflyA380 augmented reality iOS app taking passengers' experience to a new level

    Passion for A380 & innovation come together for today’s globe-trotters Dubai, UAE, January 25, 2018:   Airbus has launched a new iflyA380 iOS app that takes advantage of Apple’s latest technology, to open the doors of its iconic A380 aircraft to more passengers worldwide. The new app enhances Airbus’ existing iflyA380.com booking assistant with more choices, features and content and new possibilities to interact with the A380, including taking a sneak peek at the cockpit. Customers today increasingly expect to design their own experiences and the app ......read more

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