Month: August 2013

Sophos redefines Server Protection with New Solution

Sophos redefines Server Protection with New Solution

Sophos has reportedly released Sophos Server Protection – an easy-to-use and flexible server antivirus solution that defends data without sacrificing performance. It is the latest entry in a Sophos arsenal that provides simple, yet complete security for servers, the network and end-user devices.

Increased migration to virtual servers and the ever-growing threat of attack on critical data are presenting new challenges to IT professionals, as they look to maintain high performance and density of servers, without compromising on security. Sophos Server Protection addresses these challenges by integrating agentless antivirus for vShield and full antivirus clients for Windows, Linux, Mac and UNIX into one centrally managed product.

“Servers need the best protection against malware, but managing that protection while maintaining server performance across a diverse environment has inevitably increased complexity and demands on time. We have delivered on what matters – server performance and security. Sophos Server Protection provides a single, easy-to-use management console to assign policies, view alerts and generate reports across platforms. Even licensing, often the bane of IT professionals, is straightforward: one server, one licence, any platform,” saidJohn Shaw, Vice-President of Product Management, Sophos.

Sophos Server Protection supports a broad range of server and virtualization platforms, including Windows, Linux, UNIX, Mac, Hyper-V, vSphere/ESX/ESXi and XenServer. It provides proven protection against known and unknown threats, supported by real-time communication with SophosLabs……See More

60 Per Cent of Vehicles to be Internet-Enabled by 2025, says IEEE

60 Per Cent of Vehicles to be Internet-Enabled by 2025, says IEEE

Distinguished members of IEEE believe that internet-enabled vehicles will play an instrumental role in improving the future of commuting. It is estimated that, by 2025, 60 per cent of the cars on the road will be internet connected, which will promote advanced safety features, upgraded vehicle software protection and the continued adoption of autonomous vehicles.

Internet-connected vehicles will also play a vital role in improving safety and convenience features. As technology supports the communication between people, we will also begin seeing a shift in how vehicles interact with each other, known as vehicle-to-vehicle communication.

“Through vehicle-to-vehicle communication, cars will be able to travel in closer proximity at faster speeds, as well as automatically reroute to avoid hazardous weather conditions or congested roadways,” said Christoph Stiller, IEEE Member & Professor, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.

The increased dependence on connected devices and the rise of the internet-enabled vehicle signifies that consumers will increase their trust and reliance on automated systems…….See More

TRENDnet and Abacus to conduct 3-City Road Show

TRENDnet and Abacus to conduct 3-City Road Show

TRENDnet is all set to kick-start their first set of road shows from September 3, 2013. The 3-city road show will be conducted in Delhi, Secunderabad and Cochin partnering with Abacus Peripherals, national distributor for TRENDnet in India. Dealers, resellers and system integrators in and around the cities are invited.

Atul Jain, Country Manager, TRENDnet India, said, “The idea behind these road shows is to let partners know how they can increase their product offerings to their customers by catering them some niche products and achieve better profitability. TRENDnet has a wide array of Cloud and IP Camera and the market has good awareness about the quality of the products as well. We would want our partners to communicate the same to the customers.”

TRENDnet has plans to educate the partners on the wide range of TRENDnet products catering to the needs of Home, SOHO and SMBs. TRENDnet would be displaying its product range from its Wireless Networking, LAN Switches, POE Switches, Internet Camera, KVM Switches, Fibre modules and Converters, USB accessories and Power line categories. Through these road shows, TRENDnet will communicate to the channel partners on the fast-moving trends in the networking market…..See More

Fortinet partners with VMware to deliver Advanced Security Services

Fortinet partners with VMware to deliver Advanced Security Services

Intending to secure traffic traversing virtual networks at the hypervisor level, Fortinet(NASDAQ:FTNT) has announced a proof of concept. With this approach, the security enforcement point is no longer required to be directly in the flow of traffic on the physical network and allows for injecting security controls before the traffic traverses the virtual network layer.

Specifically, the proof of concept will show secured traffic flow in a VMware virtualized network environment that highlights security policy enforcement of communication across and between physical and logical workloads. This proof of concept will debut at VMworld 2013 in San Francisco, FROM August 25–29 in Fortinet’s booth (#642).

“Historically, security controls were required to be directly in the path of affected communication flow. Our VMware integration allows for a much less intrusive design and enables dynamic policy control. Today’s demonstration enhances our already mature unified threat management VM product line and gives our customers yet another choice regarding how they want to deploy security for cloud and software defined data center architectures. As customers begin to virtualize the cloud network with the new VMware NSX network virtualization platform, we will provide holistic security across virtual and physical infrastructures,” said Elie Bitton, Senior Director, Product Management – Virtualization and Management, Fortinet.

VMware NSX will virtualize the network and provide a platform for logical security and network services……See More

HP strengthens its business PC range with new hybrid, sleek notebook

HP strengthens its business PC range with new hybrid, sleek notebook

Hewlett-Packard(NYSE:HPQ) Printing and Personal Systems Group, India has further extended its commercial PC portfolio with the announcement of HP EliteBook Revolve 810 and HP ProBook 430.

EliteBook Revolve has the ability to transform with the flick of the wrist to deliver a convertible computing solution to match any need. It is designed for businesses that require both an ultrathin notebook and a touch-enabled tablet. Driven by the latest, third-generation Intel Core processors and optimized for Windows 8, the HP EliteBook Revolve 810 offers the incredible performance and visuals of a full-power notebook alongside the flexibility of quickly switching to a tablet with a touch-enabled high-definition (HD) display.

HP also introduced ProBook 430, a business notebook with the power and performance that perfectly suits its solid design and elegant finish. Made of aluminum, with a spill-resistant keyboard and a soft-touch paint job, this stylish notebook is built to perform.

Sunish Raghavan, Head – Commercial PC Category, PPS, HP India, said, “Professionals today demand zero-compromise productivity and extreme mobility in a computer, and HP offers the best solution with EliteBook Revolve and ProBook 430. As a sleek and lightweight notebook that also converts to a tablet, the HP EliteBook 810 is designed to revolve around a busy executive’s life, and comes with elegant touch computing, enterprise-grade security and military-grade durability……See More

Wipro and Qatar Airways come closer to launch Aviation IT Products

Wipro and Qatar Airways come closer to launch Aviation IT Products

Wipro Ltd has announced the launch of a range of information technology (IT) products for the aviation industry.

The aviation IT product portfolio comprises of two categories of solutions: enterprise and mobility solutions. Enterprise solutions include products for crew management, route profitability analysis, loyalty management, inflight catering, aircraft maintenance planning and crisis management. Mobility solutions include products for pilots, cabin crew and flight dispatchers.

These solutions have played a key role in enhancing customer service and operational efficiency of Qatar Airways. Now these already proven solutions can be brought to market and deployed in a variety of means such as licensing or Software as a Service, said Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways.

Anand Sankaran, Senior Vice-President & Business Head, Global Infrastructure Services, Wipro Infotech, said, We are developing new IPs with Qatar Airways which will augment our available suite of solutions. This is a very unique partnership with Qatar Airways where we are marketing their existing software products and leveraging the core competencies of both organizations to create tangible value to other airlines. We believe that this portfolio of products will transform the Airline industry and help them do business better.

The extensive product portfolio aims to address critical airline business functions, which have a direct bearing on service quality, operational efficiency and strategic decision-making. These products provide competitive advantage to an airline through comprehensive functional features……See More

Dell announces new Latitude Ultrabooks and Laptops

Dell announces new Latitude Ultrabooks and Laptops

Dell(NASDAQ:DELL) has unveiled newest additions to its line of commercial PCs – the Latitude 7000 Series Ultrabooks, Latitude 5000 Series and Latitude 3000 Series laptops. With this new suite, Dell balances sophisticated design, quality construction and uncompromised durability to offer businesses of all sizes a wide variety of solutions.

The Latitude 7000, 5000 and 3000 Series are available with touch display options, leading the way for business touch devices that enable better interaction with customers, enhanced student engagement, improved patient care, and collaboration among knowledge workers.

“These exciting new additions to the Latitude line provide our commercial customers what they have been asking for by bringing touch capability to the workspace at desirable price points,” said Kirk Schell, Vice-President, Commercial Computing Group, Dell. “The new Latitude 7000 Series builds on the success of the award-winning XPS and Latitude 6430u to redefine the corporate laptop, complete with security, manageability, reliability and beautiful design.  And with the Latitude 5000 and 3000 Series, we have addressed the needs of today’s dynamic workforce by enabling easy entry into business-class computing.”

The sleek and powerful Latitude 7000 Series are the most secure and manageable Ultrabooks, with outstanding reliability, and epitomize mobility at its finest with business-class style.  Touted as the Ultrabook to be loved by IT professionals and end-users alike, and powered by Intel ultra-low voltage processors, these thin, light and beautiful Ultrabooks completely redefine the corporate laptop…….See More

Microsoft makes Office Mobile available for Android

Microsoft makes Office Mobile available for Android

Microsoft(NASDAQ:MSFT) has made Office Mobile available on the Android phones in India and across 14 markets in APAC at no extra charge for Office 365 subscribers via Google Play. Any Office 365 subscription plan that includes the full Office 2013 desktop applications also includes Office Mobile.  Specifically, these plans are:  Office 365 Home Premium, Office 365 Small Business Premium, Office 365 Midsize Business, Office 365 Enterprise E3 and E4, Office 365 Education A3 and A4, Office 365 ProPlus, and Office 365 University.

Similar to Office Mobile for Windows Phone and iPhone, Office Mobile for Android phones allows Office 365 subscribers to access, view, edit and share Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on the go from their Android phones…….See More

Kingston to support Big Data and Virtualization Initiatives

Kingston to support Big Data and Virtualization Initiatives

Kingston Technology Company has announced the SSDNow E50, the company’s latest enterprise-class solid-state drive (SSD)SSDNow E50enables performance-focussed organizations that do not have heavy endurance needs to obtain the same enterprise-level performance as Kingston’s SSDNow E100 but at a more cost-effective price point.

“We found that there was demand within our customer base and partner community for an SSD that offers enterprise-strength reliability and superior features but with lower endurance capabilities and associated costs,” said Nathan Su, Flash Memory Sales Director, APAC Region, Kingston. “Based on this feedback, we developed SSDNow E50 and are pleased to further expand Kingston’s SSD family to support the evolving needs of our customers and partners.”

SSDNow E50 allows companies to take advantage of enterprise-level SSD performance for tasks such as data caching, frequently accessed data within applications, online transactional processing and virtualization performance. SSDNowE50 helps alleviate I/O latencies……See More

NComputing to redefine App, Desktop Virtualization Experience

NComputing to redefine App, Desktop Virtualization Experience

NComputing has announced the latest major release of its award-winning vSpace Server software. Available immediately, the new release of vSpace Server software extends application and desktop virtualization capabilities to Windows Multipoint Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. The vSpace Server software is a core component of the vSpace Virtualization Platform, a fully integrated, end-to-end solution from NComputing, to deliver the true benefits of desktop and application virtualization to millions of users worldwide.

Market pressures, budget constraints and a mobile workforce are increasingly driving organizations to desktop virtualization as a viable alternative to traditional PC computing. Through a unique combination of simplicity, performance and value, NComputing removes the barriers and accelerates the adoption of desktop virtualization for today’s high priority IT initiatives, including mobility, BYOD and migration to new versions of Windows operating environments.

“The latest major release of the vSpace Server software demonstrates NComputing’s continued commitment to simple, powerful and affordable desktop virtualization for mid-size enterprises, small to medium businesses and key verticals. By offering support for the latest Windows environments, users can continue to rely on NComputing technology to grow and adapt to their emerging business needs,” said Raj Dhingra, CEO, NComputing, Inc.

The new release of vSpace Server software addresses today’s market needs with a rich computing experience, enhanced collaboration and increased productivity for corporate users……See More