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    75 percent more speed and 58 percent more efficiency in Huawei's upcoming Mate 20 series phone

    Huawei’s Kirin 980 boasts the world’s first 7-nanometer mobile AI chipset that promises a higher intelligence in mobile phones   Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  In the race against time to provide consumers with what they want and when they want it, phone companies pack more power, more speed and more efficiency into each new chipset design. Huawei’s 7-nanometer chipset is expected to bring the next level of true AI in Huawei’s upcoming flagship phone to be launched next month.    Huawei has always been at the forefront of research and innovation in mobile AI and is one of the top leading companies in terms of R&D. The company has 14 R&D centres globally, with 45% of its total workforce engaged in R&D. According to the EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard (2017), ......read more

    du Wins Smart Cities Award at the Telecoms World Middle East 2018

    Powered by du, Dubai Pulse platform is a key facilitator in Dubai’s shift towards smart technologies Dubai, UAE, 20 September 2018:  du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), won the Smart Cities Award at the Telecoms World Middle East 2018 for its role in developing Dubai Pulse – a platform owned by Smart Dubai office. As a strategic partner of Smart Dubai, du established Dubai Pulse platform in 2017- the digital backbone of the city that offers the means of sharing data in order to be utilized by decision makers encouraging innovation. Jihad Tayara, Vice President ICT Commercial - Business Development in du, received the award on behalf of the company.  Jihad Tayara, Vice President, ICT Business Development, du, said: “We are delighted to receive this recognition. We are receiving ......read more

    Ericsson showcased SMME innovation at ITU Telecom World 2018

    Highlights on display at the Ericsson booth included the City model, AI drone, cloud robotics, connected vehicles and 3.5GHz connectivity Ericsson hosted 20 SMMEs inside its exhibition stand Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC)  showcased the latest innovations in 5G, Digital Services, and IoT with a focus on supporting Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs) at ITU Telecom World 2018 in Durban, South Africa.   Highlights on display at the Ericsson booth included the City model showcasing 5G efficiencies that can be created on today’s networks, AI drone for safety and security, cloud robotics, connected vehicles and 3.5GHz connectivity as a technology enabler.    Alp Uysal, Head of Strategy and Emerging Business, Ericsson Middle East and Africa, says: ......read more

    DigiCert, Gemalto and ISARA Partner to Ensure a Secure Future for the Internet of Things (IoT) as the Quantum Computing Age Dawns

    Partnership aims to deliver secure, post-quantum-ready PKI with end-to-end roots of trust and safe, reliable key management for next-gen IoT devices  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 20, 2018:  DigiCert Inc., the world’s leading provider of scalable PKI solutions for identity and encryption, Gemalto, a global leader in digital security, and ISARA Corp., the leading provider of quantum-safe security solutions, today announced a partnership to develop advanced quantum-safe digital certificates and secure key management for connected devices commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT).  “DigiCert, Gemalto and ISARA are collaborating today to solve tomorrow’s problem of defending connected devices and their networks against the new security threats that the implementation of quantum ......read more

    Huawei MEC Solution Wins "The Best Edge Computing Technology for 5G Evolution" Award

    Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  The Huawei MEC solution won "The Best Edge Computing Technology for 5G Evolution" award at the Edge Computing Congress in 2018. This award recognizes achievement of the Huawei MEC solution in 5G architecture innovation, deployment practices, and application exploration.  Yu Haitao (right), Vice President of Huawei Packet Core Network Product Line, receiving the award The Huawei MEC solution deploys applications, content, core network service processing and resource scheduling functions at the network edge, close to the radio access network. This makes the Huawei MEC an indispensable platform on 5G networks. This solution provides reliable and optimal service experience by leveraging local service processing and collaboration between applications, content, and networks. The Huawei ......read more

    IELTS, the world's most trusted high-stakes English test, launches on computer in the United Arab Emirates

    Test takers can now take IELTS - the world’s most trusted high-stakes English test - on a computer. Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  With the first computer-delivered test taking place today, test takers can get their results faster (5 – 7 days) and to choose from more test dates. The test content and structure remain the same whether taking IELTS on computer or paper and, importantly, the Speaking test remains face-to-face with a certified IELTS Examiner. Whether test takers take paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS, they can be confident that they are taking the same trusted English language test. James Shipton, Head IELTS at the British Council, said “We are continually enhancing IELTS to improve the experience for our test takers and stakeholders. IELTS on a computer will deliver significant ......read more

    CIOMajlis Delves into the 4th Industrial Revolution at its 2018 Annual Conference

    From the future of national education to Expo 2020’s riveting plans,  CIOMajlis’ annual conference explores the digital future of Dubai 20 September 2018, Dubai:   In its 2018 edition, CIOMajlis’ Annual Conference explored the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the vital role the UAE will play in it. Keeping sustainability and practical innovation at its core, the conference welcomed notable speakers from both the government and private sector. “We are delighted to be celebrating the second edition of CIOMajlis’ annual conference. These events are an inspirational hive of the UAE’s leading minds and opinion formers, and we are honored to bear witness to their personal philosophies and strategies for success”, said Ahmad Al Mulla, CEO of CIOMajlis. The conference, ......read more

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Partners, and Government Stakeholders Move Forward with Regulatory Framework

    TÜV SÜD has produced the first set of Hyperloop Core Safety Requirements and Certification Guidelines HyperloopTT and Munich Re presented the first insurance framework for existing systems and licensing as part of future commercial systems  Representatives and officials from the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, China, Germany, France, and the United States discussed a joint roadmap for implementation and adoption HyperloopTT becomes the first company to be able to offer introduce an insurable and viable regulatory solution for a commercial system. 19 September 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: --   Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, leading testing, certification and inspection company TÜV SÜD, and Munich Re, one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, primary insurance ......read more

    Honor Set to Go Beyond Limits With the Launch of Honor 8x

    The honor 8X defies the smartphone industry standards Dubai, UAE, 19 September 2018:   Honor, the leading smartphone e-brand under the Huawei group has officially announced it will be launching its latest smartphone, Honor 8X, this October 2018. Furthermore, the Middle East is set to be the first region to launch this unbeatable device, in just two weeks.  The Honor 8X will be the latest addition to the powerful X-series line up from 5X, 6X and 7X.  With cutting-edge technology, flagship features and a sleek design, the X-series is also great value for money. Not only that, but the X-series has received numerous awards over the years.  The ‘Budget Beast’ Honor 6X walked away with 10 media awards at CES 2017, where it was recognised for its “Double or Nothing” excellence. ......read more

    Huawei becomes one of the first multi-national technology companies to register with one hundred percent ownership in Qatar, opens new office in Doha to support expanded activities

    Dubai, UAE, 19 September 2018:   Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, has become one of the first technology firms to register with one hundred percent ownership in Qatar. In order to support its increased activities in the country, the company has also opened a new office in West Bay, Doha.  Huawei’s position as one of the first fully-owned technology companies operating in Qatar follows a May 2018 announcement that the country would open to one hundred percent foreign ownership. The move is intended to accelerate the development in all economic and commercial activities, attract foreign capital inflow, and achieve economic diversification in accordance with the Qatar National Vision 2030. In line with the aim of ......read more

    Lenovo Reveals Intelligent Solutions & Partnerships at Transform 2.0

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 18, 2018 - At Transform 2.0, Lenovo announced a series of new products, partnerships and solutions designed for business customers that demonstrate the company’s ongoing Intelligent Transformation strategy. The strategy reflects Lenovo’s unique business perspective on how to build end-to-end solutions with smart features that transform businesses and improve the user experience.  Intelligent Transformation will reinvent and restructure entire systems of production, management, and governance worldwide. It is driven by emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, augmented reality, the Internet of Things, blockchain and 5G connectivity. Lenovo excels in these competencies – based in the cloud, distributed through infrastructure, including networks and delivered ......read more

    du Inks Pact with ADGM to Support Digital Transformation Agenda

    Dubai, UAE, 18 September 2018: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has announced a new partnership with the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre based in Abu Dhabi, to facilitate its digital transformation agenda. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Khalid Al Suwaidi, Chief Operating Officer of ADGM and Osman Sultan, Chief Executive Officer of EITC, and witnessed by His Excellency Ahmed Al Sayegh, Chairman at ADGM and His Excellency Mohamed Al Hussaini, Chairman at EITC The MoU sets a formal framework for du to work with ADGM in exploring and developing technology infrastructure, innovation platforms, potential business opportunities, digital services, pilot projects, among others within ADGM and Abu Dhabi.  Speaking on the occasion, Osman Sultan, Chief ......read more

    GROHE Smart Home: The App-Controlled Water Security System

    Smart Home technology provides protection of and comfort in your home  GROHE Sense and GROHE Sense Guard – wireless-enabled water security system GROHE ONDUS app – the technology’s heart that creates a water profile Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 18 September 2018 –   Smart Home is much talked about! The ability to control devices in your home via app or voice command is considered the technology of the future. The interconnected, intelligent home ensures more security, saves valuable time and lowers energy costs.   Smart Home helps to make everyday life more comfortable by relieving the homeowner of many control and monitoring tasks. With the help of motion detectors, the light comes on as soon as someone enters the room, with a certain amount of sunlight the blinds go down, ......read more

    Tata Communications launches a specialised cyber security lab at Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) in India

    New lab forms part of the company’s vision to build an ecosystem and talent pool to address cyber security concerns globally Dubai, UAE, September 17, 2018:  Tata Communications, a leading digital infrastructure provider, has partnered with SASTRA Deemed University in Tamil Nadu to fund and establish a cyber security lab at the university. With this partnership, Tata Communications aims to co-create an ecosystem by partnering with universities globally to address cyber-security challenges today, while building the skills and capabilities for tomorrow. The new cyber security lab was officially inaugurated at the university on September 15th, a day celebrated by the Engineering community across India as ‘Engineer's Day’, as a tribute to the renowned Indian Engineer, Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. Through ......read more

    Lenovo and Netapp Form Global Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Customers' Digital Transformation

    Includes a New Joint Venture in China to Deliver Localized Solutions for World’s Fastest Growing Storage and Data Market  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 16, 2018 – At Lenovo’s Transform 2.0 conference, Lenovo, a Global Fortune 500 company and a technology leader in Intelligent Transformation, and NetApp, a Fortune 500 company and the data authority for hybrid cloud, announced a global multi-faceted, partnership to bring innovative technology and a simplified experience to help customers modernize IT and accelerate their digital transformation. As innovation leaders in high-performance computing and flash storage solutions, Lenovo and NetApp are uniquely positioned to bring leading technology and scale to enable customers worldwide to modernize their IT architectures from the edge to the core network to ......read more

    Steady and strong- Huawei on course to rise above all

    Dubai, UAE, September 16, 2018:  Slow and steady might be one way to win the race, but so is steady and rising fast. Global technology giant Huawei is clearly on a fast track not only to surpass but to do so in style.  Based on an IDC report  of H1 2018 smartphone sales, Huawei took its place as the number two global smartphone vendor manufacturer, establishing a new world order in smartphone hierarchy.  While the industry was still abuzz with the news, Huawei marked 2 more milestones before the month was out. The company sold 10 million units of HUAWEI P20 series in the first five months. Even while competitors struggle to play catchup, Huawei marked another ‘world’s first’ with the launch its new Kirin 980 chipset – the first commercially available 7 nanometer chipset that delivers ......read more

    du Opens New Business Centre in DIFC for Enterprise Customers

    du opens fully-digital business centre in DIFC, plans to launch outlets for enterprise customers across the UAE Dubai, UAE, 16 September 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has entered a strategic agreement with DIFC to provide services to organisations and daily visitors. In line with this agreement, du has opened a central business centre in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).  Farid Faraidooni, Deputy CEO, Enterprise Solutions, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), said: “In our aim to become the UAE’s telecom partner of choice, we are pleased to cooperate with organisations that share our vision and are aligned with the goals of the UAE’s leadership. Through our partnership with DIFC, we are able to support Dubai’s busiest ......read more

    Akamai Unveils Solutions at IBC 2018 Designed to Mitigate the Challenges and Costs of Cloud Computing and Streaming TV for Broadcasters

    Akamai Cloud Wrapper caches content from the cloud; Akamai Direct Connect provides a dedicated, private connection to Akamai’s Edge network    Dubai, UAE, September 16, 2018:  Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM), the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, today introduced two new solutions for television broadcasters and distributors designed to mitigate challenges associated with cloud computing and ensure high-quality origin delivery to the Akamai network. Akamai Cloud Wrapper and Akamai Direct Connect demonstrate how the Akamai Edge can help reduce costs while offering broadcast-quality streaming performance and enable broadcasters to implement emerging technology strategies, such as cloud computing.    Akamai Cloud Wrapper optimizes connectivity between public cloud ......read more

    HP collaborates with UAE authorities to successfully disrupt major international crime syndicate

    Criminal organisation thwarted as HP’s Anti-Counterfeiting and Fraud (ACF) Programme collaborates with UAE officials to halt distribution of 46,000 counterfeit cartridges Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, September 16, 2018:   HP and United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities have conducted a highly successful operation to halt the trade of counterfeit HP and Samsung branded cartridges across both the UAE and internationally.   In April 2018, UAE officials carried out the major raid of several private residences and farms where significant volumes of HP and Samsung branded, illicit products were discovered, hidden in storage areas. As a result, the authorities seized over 46,000 ready-for-sale counterfeit toner cartridges and the criminal ring assembling and distributing the goods have been seriously ......read more

    Bring a Touch of Sophistication to Your Home with The Exclusive SmegXDolce&Gabbana Collection from Robinsons

    Elevate your home experience with stylish and elegant home appliances, ideal for today’s design lovers Dubai, UAE, September 15, 2018: Who said appliances had to be boring? Robinsons brings a unique and exclusive range of trendy home appliances, that bring a pop of colour and personality to your home.     SmegXDolce&Gabbana, Available at Robinsons Smeg, the premium Italian home appliances creator, has just unveiled their latest collection, designed in collaboration with Dolce&Gabbana and available at Robinsons, Dubai Festival City. The collection, Sicily Is My Love, was unveiled at Milan Design Fair, and features a stunning selection of toasters, citrus juicers, coffee machines, kettles, blenders, stand mixers and slow juicers, each adorned with Dolce&Gabbana’s signature style of bright, ......read more

    New Google Search feature launches for job-seekers in Arab world

    Dubai, UAE, September 11, 2018:  People can now browse, filter, bookmark and create notifications directly on the Google Search results page, saving time and effort The feature will be available to users in 15 countries across the Middle East: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates This is the latest in a string of updates from Google for its Arabic Search engine this year following the launch of Ramadan features, the World Cup experience, and Google Posts  Google announced today the launch of a new feature on its Search homepage and app that allows people to look for jobs available right on the main Search results page. Starting today,  users will find a series of results from across the web on the main ......read more

    Tata Communications Strengthens Cyber Defence in the Middle East with the Launch of its Cyber Security Response Centre in Dubai

    Unveiling the next level of cyber security monitoring and threat management Dubai, UAE – September 11th, 2018 – Tata Communications, a leading digital infrastructure provider, has unveiled an advanced cyber security response centre in Dubai. The facility was jointly inaugurated by His Excellency Mr. Omar bin Sultan Al Olama – UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence and His Excellency Mr. Navdeep Suri, Indian Ambassador to the UAE.  The cyber security response centre will provide 24/7 cyber security services 365 days a year, to help customers stay one step ahead of evolving cyber threats in the Middle East region. The Dubai launch marks Tata Communications’ fourth dedicated security centre, after Chennai, Pune and Singapore. As a global network provider with connectivity across 200+ countries ......read more

    Oman Arab Bank Selects Trend Micro to Protect its IT Environment

    September 10, 2018:  Trend Micro(TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced that Oman Arab Bank, has selected Trend Micro to secure its digital universe.   Established in 1984, Oman Arab Bank SAOC is one of the largest banks in the Sultanate of Oman. Currently Oman Arab Bank (OAB) operates more than 65 branches and representative offices, and over 148 ATMs across the Sultanate. OAB is quickly becoming a leader in security technology among the financial institutions, within Oman, setting the standard for best cyber security practices. In their next step towards endpoint segmentation on the network, OAB has selected Trend Micro for its DR security because they wanted to have that same comfort level, and ensure best security practices.  “Investing in the best ......read more

    Multi-Exploit IoT/Linux Botnets Mirai and Gafgyt Target Apache Struts, SonicWall

    September 10, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Unit 42 has uncovered new variants of the well-known IoT botnets Mirai and Gafgyt. These are the IoT botnets associated with unprecedented Distributed Denial of Service attacks in November 2016 and since.   These variants are notable for two reasons:   • The new Mirai version targets the same Apache Struts vulnerability associated with the Equifax data breach in 2017. • The new Gafgyt version targets a newly disclosed vulnerability affecting older, unsupported versions of SonicWall’s Global Management System (GMS).   These developments suggest these IOT botnets are increasingly targeting enterprise devices with outdated versions.   All organizations should ensure they keep not only their systems up-to-date and patched, but also their IoT ......read more

    HP launches industry's first print security bug bounty program

    Partners with Bugcrowd to launch a first of its kind private Bug Bounty program for printers Builds on HP’s cybersecurity commitment to deliver the world’s most secure printers Awards up to $10,000 to support vulnerability identification Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  September 10, 2018:   HP Inc. announced the industry’s first print security bug bounty program, underscoring its commitment to deliver the world’s most secure printers . HP selected Bugcrowd, a global leader in crowdsourced offensive security, to manage vulnerability reporting, further enhancing HP’s business printer portfolio. With HP’s extensive history of device security innovation and driving new industry security standards, this print-focused bug bounty program is yet another way HP is leading the way ......read more

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    ManageEngine Strengthens Endpoint Security with the Launch of Browser Security Plus

      ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced its launch of Browser Security Plus, a browser management solution that helps organizations secure their corporate data in the cloud and protect their networks from web-based cyberattacks. Available immediately, Browser Security Plus provides organizations with a layer of management capabilities for browsers and their add-ons to maintain robust enterprise security. This allows enterprises to improve network health by preventing, detecting and fixing any browser vulnerabilities. As modern web, portable computing ......read more

    New Bain & Company report dismisses myths about 5G technology adoption

    Dubai, September 16, 2018 – When it comes to the next generation of mobile network technology, some telecom executives have become 5G pessimists, having lost their faith in the power of technology to deliver more. A survey of recent public statements by executives of the 20 largest mobile network operators (MNOs) worldwide shows that while mobile network executives share a belief in the long-term potential of 5G, more than half (53 percent) see no near-term business case for the technology. According to new Bain & Company research, Why the 5G Pessimists Are Wrong, network ......read more

    World's first cyborg on artificial senses

    Dubai, UAE, September 12, 2018:  CNN Style’s guest editor, Chen Man, has commissioned a series of features on visual language and imagining the future. One article, on how technology is changing what it means to be human, features the world’s first legally recognised cyborg, Neil Harbisson. Harbisson writes of how having an antenna implanted in his skull has helped him perceive colours (he was diagnosed with complete colour-blindness as a child) and given him artistic freedom and curiosity. As the co-founder of the Cyborg Foundation, Harbisson aims to create senses and ......read more

    Jumbo Electronics Expands its Retail Operations in the UAE

    Launch of the Group’s 2nd electronics store in RAK  Ras Al Khaimah, 10, September 2018:   Leading OmniChannel electronics retailer in the region, Jumbo Electronics, has opened its second store in Ras Al Khaimah at Manar Mall, reflecting a strong demand for smart gadgets and technology products in the Emirate. The store was unveiled in the presence of leading dignitaries in the Emirate, including Dr. Abdulrahman Al Shayeb Al Naqbi, Director General DED Ras Al Khaimah; Mohammed Al Mahmoud, Acting Deputy Director General DED Ras Al Khaimah; representatives from Al ......read more

    du and Holidays by flydubai partnership takes flight to bring great experiences to UAE residents

    Dubai, UAE, 9 September 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has partnered with Holidays by flydubai to bring incredible value and experiences to residents of the UAE. The new partnership, announced in August, is part of the commitment to deliver added consumer benefits as well as reach wider audiences. du aims to build its connection with customers and offer larger-than-life experiences beyond the scope of mobile operators. To celebrate the partnership, du is giving customers a chance to win all-expenses-paid holidays every day to one of three ......read more

    Up Your Health and Lifestyle Game with the Huawei TalkBand B5

    Dynamic colour and style, larger display, 2-in-1 Bluetooth headset with a savvy health tracker  Dubai, UAE, September 09, 2018:  With the summer nearly over, people in the UAE and across the region are back to their routine with a huge focus on health, fitness and fashion. With health bands becoming a trendy necessity, look no further than Huawei’s TalkBand B5 that is set to become your essential accessory adding to your personal style statement.  It promises better visual performance with a larger touch screen display of 1.13-inch. The Huawei TalkBand B5 is a ......read more

    United Eastern Medical Services Group Partners with Medcare to launch HealthPlus Fertility Center in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE – 8 September 2018:  United Medical Eastern Services (UEMedical) in Abu Dhabi, represented by its HealthPlus Fertility Centers, recently partnered with Medcare to launch the new HealthPlus Fertility Center in Dubai. The new Center is a fully developed IVF Center and IVF Laboratory located strategically in Jumeirah in the Emirate of Dubai, and is considered the second branch of HealthPlus Fertility outside the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.  The partnership entails HealthPlus Network of Specialty Centers to be fully responsible for the management and clinical ......read more

    Samsung Launches the New Galaxy Watch in the UAE

    Stay Connected No Matter Where You Are with the New Samsung Galaxy Watch Delivering long-lasting battery life, wellness capabilities and design to match your lifestyle  Dubai, UAE, September 8, 2018:   Samsung Gulf Electronics today introduced the new Samsung Galaxy Watch in the UAE. The Galaxy Watch brings the best of the Samsung’s Galaxy ecosystem with long-lasting battery life, wellness capabilities and a timeless and personalized design. Galaxy Watch helps users accomplish more with new stress and sleep monitoring capabilities, in addition to ......read more

    Preventing your network from becoming a Botnet

    Botnets are large volumes of distributed networked computers and devices that have been taken over by a cybercriminal. Botnets, also referred to as bots, are usually taken over by malicious software to enable remote control by a threat actor. They are set up and developed by a hacker to provide a powerful and dark, cloud computing network to conduct cyberattacks of a criminal nature. The growth in mobile and network devices has created large scale social and productivity benefits for us. We can now remotely access computers, security systems, cameras, appliances, and a growing list of ......read more

    Fortinet Introduces New Network Access Control Solution for IoT Security

    FortiNAC Provides Visibility and Control of IoT Devices and Automated Response to Threats, Controls Access at Scale in Multi-Vendor Environments Dubai, UAE – September 6, 2018: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced FortiNAC, a new network access control product line that delivers network segmentation and automated repsonses for IoT security. The massive rise of unsecure, headless IoT devices, including industrial and medical IoT, requires new tools for securing networks. Fortinet’s new ......read more

    Mimecast Report Reveals an 80% increase in Impersonation or Business Email Compromise attacks

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 6, 2018 – Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced the availability of its latest quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), an aggregated report of tests that measure the efficacy of widely used email security systems. A Mimecast ESRA helps participating organizations better understand the number and type of email-borne threats that are getting through their current defenses. As part of the cumulative assessments, Mimecast has inspected more than 142 million emails that have passed ......read more

    Equinix to Offer Private Connectivity to VMware Cloud on AWS via AWS Direct Connect

    Equinix and VMware to Enable Hybrid Cloud Deployments for Enterprises Using AWS Direct Connect    Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018:  Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced it is teaming with VMware to offer private connectivity to VMware Cloud on AWS via AWS Direct Connect at Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers globally. The new offer enables customers to access VMware Cloud on AWS through private connectivity that bypasses the public internet, providing high levels of speed and ......read more

    Huawei shares vision of a collaborative and open cyberspace at SmartSec Conference in Bahrain

    Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018:  Mika Lauhde, Vice-President of Cyber Security and Privacy, Global Public Affairs at Huawei Technologies, shared his vision of a new frontier for cybersecurity regulations at a keynote in Manama, Bahrain. His speech called for increased international cooperation between policy-makers, governments, and private organizations to build an open and collaborative cyberspace capable of fighting new threats. The talk was held on the sidelines of SmartSec, Bahrain's leading cyber security and blockchain conference, on September 4th, 2018. Lauhde began by ......read more

    Art Explained: How the internet changed the art world

    With the rise of global social platforms such as Instagram, art has never been more accessible. Steven Murphy, former CEO of Christie’s, explains how social media and smartphones have impacted the art world.   Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018:    Key Quotes:   Steven Murphy on the impact of social media: “Social media and smartphones are the most significant technological developments to impact the art world since the invention of the camera… Although East and West have a heritage of many centuries of great art, it’s only in the ......read more

    OSN and Huawei sign new strategic IPTV partnership

    A regional first, OSN and Huawei join forces to provide telcom operators an easier and more accessible way to offer IPTV service   Dubai, UAE, 04 September 2018:   OSN, the region’s leading entertainment network, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, to deliver a turnkey IPTV solution which enables telecom operators to offer a state-of-the-art TV experience alongside premium content.    This new collaboration with ......read more

    ICS Financial Systems (ICSFS) Completes a Successful Blockchain Proof of Concept (PoC) with Arab Jordan Investment Bank (AJIB)

    Dubai, UAE, September 04, 2018:  Limassol, Cyprus: ICS Financial Systems Limited (ICSFS), the global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, has successfully completed the implementation of blockchain proof of concept (PoC), which was conducted at  Arab Jordan Investment Bank (AJIB), one of Jordan’s leading investment and commercial banks, through ICS BANKS® Blockchain Adapter between Amman Head Office and Cyprus Branch (Limassol).  Chairman of Arab Jordan Investment Bank; Hani Al-Qadi said, “The success of this PoC is the ......read more

    Etisalat Digital signs cloud hosting deal with Massar Solutions

    Dubai, UAE, September 03, 2018:  Etisalat Digital today announced that Massar Solutions, a UAE-based fleet management firm, has signed up for its secure and reliable OneCloud Services. Etisalat OneCloud offers a convenient on-demand subscription to a pool of configurable shared and dedicated multi-tenant computing resources. This end-to-end managed cloud solution includes infrastructure-as-a-service, managed security services, managed backup, managed applications and managed disaster recovery services.  Fahim Mohamed Al Shehhi, Managing Director, Massar Solutions P.J.S.C. ......read more

    DisplayMate: Galaxy Note9's Display Performance Raises the Bar ‘Significantly Higher'

    Dubai, UAE, September 03, 2018:  DisplayMate Technologies has completed its comprehensive evaluation of the Galaxy Note9’s Infinity Display, and the results are clear: “The level of display performance and excellence has been increasing each year, and the Galaxy Note9 has raised the bar significantly higher.” According to the world’s leading evaluator of video screens, the Galaxy Note9 features “the most innovative and high-performance smartphone display that we have ever lab tested.” The smartphone established several display performance records ......read more

    Fortinet is the Only Vendor with Security Capabilities to Receive SD-WAN Recommended Rating in the First NSS Labs Software-Defined Wide Area Networking Test Report

    FortiGate SD-WAN Delivers Highest VoIP Quality of Experience and Lowest Total Cost of Ownership per Mbps Among All Nine Vendors Dubai, UAE. – Sept 3, 2018. Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced its results from NSS Labs’ first Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) Group Test. Fortinet’s FortiGate SD-WAN excelled in every category assessed by NSS Labs, showcasing a number of advantages, including: Highest quality of experience for VoIP: Even under tough conditions, including ......read more

    Eaton introduces 9SX UPS lower power range

    New models are successor to industry’s leading 9130 range   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 3rd, 2018:   Power management company Eaton today announced the introduction of lower power-rated models to its 9SX Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The Eaton 9SX UPS offers high availability, flexibility and advanced protection for IT and small data center infrastructure, as well as for networking, storage, industrial, medical and telecom applications. The new models extend the existing product portfolio of ......read more

    Smartest devices yet, announced at Lenovo TechLife ‘18

    Dubai, UAE, September 02, 2018:  Today, at the company’s annual Tech Life event, Lenovo™ unveiled a series of new smart home, laptop and AR devices, continuing its commitment to transforming technology and user experiences, making the devices easier to use, more engaging and more productive for consumers.      This commitment is fueled by Lenovo’s ‘Intelligent Transformation’ strategy and a product ethos of engineering with purpose; designing for difference and creating technology that empowers customers with tomorrow’s technology ......read more

    Etisalat roaming packages offer business customers coverage across all in-flight networks

    First mobile operator in the world to provide data and voice in-flight roaming at no extra cost Roaming coverage now includes both Aeromobile and SITAOnAir in-flight networks Abu Dhabi, 2 September 2018:   Etisalat today announced that subscribers of any Global Business Roaming pack can now enjoy in-flight coverage in all airlines that provide on-board connectivity at no extra cost.    Etisalat Global Business Roaming packages – both data and voice – will now include both Aeromobile and SITAOnAir in-flight coverage, providing business users ......read more

    Panasonic's LUMIX LX100 II gets a boost with 17-megapixel Four Thirds MOS sensor

    The upgraded compact camera features F1.7 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX Lens and 4K Video Recording    Dubai, UAE, September 02, 2018:  Panasonic is proud to announce the launch in the Middle East of the LUMIX LX100 II with a large, 4/3-inch High Sensitivity MOS Sensor for the 7th generation model of Panasonic’s world-renowned LX high-end compact camera series.    The LUMIX LX100 II boasts a total 21.77-megapixel sensor achieving an effective 17.0 megapixels in 4:3 aspect ratio. This new high-resolution MOS Sensor maintains an excellent S/N ratio, allowing ......read more

    A10 Networks to Showcase Innovations in 5G Mobile Network Security, Cloud, DDoS Mitigation and Application Visibility & Analytics at GITEX 2018

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 4th September, 2018 A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a provider of intelligent and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced its participation at GITEX Technology Week taking place between 14-18 October, 2018.  The company will demonstrate its entire portfolio of market leading solutions including Service Provider network security to support IoT in the age of 5G, multi-cloud management, DDoS protection and application visibility & analytics. A10 is keen to demonstrate the following: GI/SGI firewall protection for mobile networks - IoT and 5G ......read more

    Huawei Launches Kirin 980, the World's First Commercial 7nm SoC

    September 01, 2018:  In his IFA 2018 keynote titled “The Ultimate Power of Mobile AI”, Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Mr. Richard Yu introduced the Kirin 980, the system on a chip (SoC) that will bring about the next evolution of mobile AI. As the world’s first commercial SoC manufactured with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturer Company’s (TSMC) 7nm process, Kirin 980 combines best-in-class performance, efficiency, connectivity features, and Dual NPU AI processing power. “Last year, we showed the world the potential of On-Device AI with the Kirin 970, ......read more

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