Month: December 2013

SafeNet partners with FIDO Alliance

SafeNet partners with FIDO Alliance

SafeNet has announced its sponsorship with the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance to contribute towards global secure authentication standards. The FIDO protocol will support a full range of authentication technologies, including biometrics such as fingerprint scanners, and voice and facial recognition, as well as existing solutions and communications standards, such as Trusted Platform Modules (TPM), USB Security Tokens, Near Field Communication (NFC), One Time Passwords (OTP), embedded Secure Elements (eSE), and many other existing and future technology options.

Andrew Young, Vice-President, Authentication, SafeNet, said, “As a leader in strong authentication solutions, SafeNet is proud to join the FIDO alliance, and help make strong authentication easier to deploy and use. The development of a common authentication protocol and standards facilitates the broader adoption of secure business practices and increases customer confidence.”

“SafeNet is a valued addition to the FIDO Alliance. The company’s recognized expertise and innovation in strong authentication solutions will contribute to fresh insights as the first versions of FIDO specifications are being prepared for public release and our members begin early implementations,” said Michael Barrett, President of FIDO Alliance.

The open protocol is designed to be extensible and to accommodate future innovation, as well as protect existing investments. The FIDO protocol will allow interaction……See More

eScan wins Microsoft Certification

eScan wins Microsoft Certification

As per a latest update, eScan has announced that its antivirus solutions have achieved certification from Microsoft for Windows 8 (and Windows 8.1) operating system and will ensure secured computing environment to its users against evolving cyber threats.

The latest range of eScan security solutions is tailor-made in accordance with the IT security needs of the customers.  eScan’s user-friendly security solutions can be easily installed on PCs, laptops, etc with Windows 8.x OS and will ensure required protection from growing cyber threats. It also enhances the user’s privacy, security to their important data, as well as their digital life.

Technology Evangelists of India

Govind Rammurthy, MD & CEO, eScan, said, “We are happy to be certified by Microsoft for Windows 8. eScan’s latest Security Solutions are completely compatible with the latest generation of Windows Operating Systems and hence will ensure safe computing environment to the IT users using Windows 8.”

eScan has worked closely with Microsoft in order to eliminate all the anticipated problems users may have experienced when migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 8. Earlier, eScan had announced the compatibility of its latest desktop products with the recently launched Windows 8.1……..See More

Videocon slashes outgoing roaming call rates by half

Videocon slashes outgoing roaming call rates by half

After pioneering free incoming roaming calls on own Network, Videocon Telecom has taken another step forward by slashing outgoing roaming call rates by 50%. Now while roaming across the country, Videocon Telecom consumers can now make local outgoing calls at 50P/minute, and STD calls at 75P/minute.

Arvind Bali, CEO & Director, Videocon Telecom, said, “We are a young and innovative brand and it is owing to these offerings that we have been able to maintain this stance and positioning in the market. Conventionally, benefit of tariff cutters/special tariff vouchers is only given in the home network, and no operator has extended this kind of benefit with 50% straight drop to their customers while roaming, and thus I am pleased to bring this one of its own kind of offering. This is like a true ‘Roam like Home’ scenario.”

Bali further added, “Despite not being a pan-India player right now, we have rolled out this unique proposition offering 50% off on outgoing calls while roaming across the country, which even the pan-India players have not been able to do despite having their own network.”

Through this offering, Videocon Telecom consumers by using a special tariff voucher of Rs.45, will be able to enjoy outgoing local calls while roaming across the country at 50P/min instead of the earlier Re.1/minute and can make STD calls at 75P/min instead of Rs.1.50/minute……See More

Celkon introduces Multilingual Feature-rich Phone – C76

Celkon introduces Multilingual Feature-rich Phone – C76

Celkon Mobiles has announced the launch of its multilingual phone – C76 equipped with 8 regional languages to support lakhs of mobile phone users across the country.

Y. Guru, Chairman & Managing director, Celkon Mobiles, said, “The launch of C76 is another milestone for the company. We, at Celkon, have always catered to the increasing needs of mobile phone users. Introducing a multilingual phone will reach out to the majority people spread across the regional boundaries. This will enable users to send text messages in their respective mother tongue and perform other linguistic activity.”

The Celkon C76 supports wireless FM and comes with a 7.1cm (2.8-inch) display with a plethora of features like Dual-SIM, 1.3MP Camera, expandable memory up to 16GB, Bluetooth, Audio-Video Player and WAP/GPRS powered with a 1400mAh Battery…….See More

SAP to host TechEd 2013 in Bangalore

SAP to host TechEd 2013 in Bangalore

SAP(NYSE:SAP) has announced commencement of SAP TechEd 2013 in Bangalore, the tenth edition of the annual, premier technology, education, and business process conference series at the Karnataka Trade Promotion Organization’s Trade Centre from December 11–13. This year’s key themes are – Analytics, Big Data, In-Memory Computing, Databases, Mobile, Cloud, and User Experience. Dr Vishal Sikka, Member of the Executive Board, Products and Innovation, SAP AG, will deliver the keynote address on December 11.

The three-day event will feature the latest innovations in technology, applications and services that enable IT companies to respond rapidly to development changes, expand capabilities and maximize business impact. The conference is targeted at software developers, IT managers, business analysts, system administrators, SAP partners, consultants, evaluation and implementation specialists, and business intelligence consultants.

The highlights of the event include educational breakout sessions to learn about the latest from SAP; a demo jam, featuring demonstrations on the latest SAP-related technology from the ecosystem; the ultimate developer competition; a guest keynote from Sourav Ganguly; speaker networking sessions; and exhibits……See More

Canon successfully concludes “Gurukul”

Canon successfully concludes “Gurukul”

Canon India(NYSE:CAJ) has announced successful conclusion of a two-day residential programme “Gurukul” designed specially for its Channel partner’s sales team. Organized successfully for the last six years, this year’s theme was “CONQUERING NEW FRONTIERS” with focus on creating value for customers, product awareness, technical and soft skill set which will help them grow beyond ordinance of regular expectations and possibilities.

Gurukul, an annual property of Canon, marks the strong commitment Canon holds towards its customers and even stronger collaboration it has established with its partners.

The programme was well received and attended by Channel’s FOS at Hyderabad with their insatiable desire of learning. Gurukul’s sessions included episodes aimed at enhancing their proficiency by providing them with extensive knowledge on the technological advancements and innovations taking place at Canon India.

Canon believes in “Concept Selling”

K. Bhaskhar, Senior Director, OIS Division, Canon India, said, “Gurukul – into its sixth year is continuing to instill new confidence in Canon’s Channel partner’s sales team.  It is the highest level of motivational programme strategically designed to enhance team’s expertise and turn them to Brand Ambassadors of Canon. This forum, over the years, has witnessed many participants attending the event consecutively for five years, and has worked as an effective retention programme.”

The two-day session acted as a platform for the channel partner’s sales team to build relationship with Canon senior leadership. This year, the programme was attended by channel partners from across the country, covering sales teams……..See More

ESET teams up with Kyrion to educate IT Students

ESET teams up with Kyrion to educate IT Students

Security solutions provider, ESET has announced its partnership with Kyrion to educate IT college students on the cybersecurity aspects. Kyrion has conducted Mini Chakravyuh competition in different colleges across India with an award “The Hunt for the India’s Best IT Security Expert“.

Pankaj Jain, Director, ESET, said, “Our aim is to encourage and enhance the students on security aspects by providing them a safer digital world. It is a very good platform to showcase our expertise and also to literate students and teachers community. Kyrion is one of the best groups, who work on information security training to students and professionals.”

In all the competitions, ESET’s respective area sales manager will represent ESET at the event. ESET has till now provided 1,200+ ESET Smart Security single user licence key for the contestants. For the contest, contestants also have online option where an average 500+ participants can participate. 100 finalists will be selected of all the participants who will then contest for “The Hunt for the India’s Best IT Security Expert” award…….See More

Trend Micro introduces New Incentive Schemes for Partners

Trend Micro introduces New Incentive Schemes for Partners

Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704) has announced incentive schemes for Partner Sales Representatives for Trend Micro iDLP and OfficeScan Solutions. The schemes for the “simple-to-buy, simpler-to- deploy and simplest-to-manage” solutions closes for this quarter on 24th December, 2013.

“We always endeavour to provide tools and solutions to our partners that maximize security without compromising performance. Time and again, we have created programmes and initiatives keeping our channel partners in mind. We look forward to receiving help from our partners and together will serve the customers with the combined potential in this last quarter and in the upcoming year,” said Dhanya Thakkar, Managing Director, Trend Micro for India & SAARC.

The incentive is only valid for Partner Sales representatives. A valid competition antivirus licence copy is required to be submitted to Trend Micro. The scheme is not valid for renewals and Worry-Free orders. Trend Micro reserves the right to change, modify or cancel this scheme or any of its components. In case of dispute, Trend Micro’s decision will be final and binding.

The OfficeScan 10.6 assists with better performance, immediate Protection, lower IT costs, reduced IT management workload, more flexibility with optimization for Desktop Virtualizatio…….See More

Cisco launches “Internet of Everything” Programme

Cisco launches

Intending to inspire the next generation of IT talent to pursue careers in the industry as well as address the IT skills shortage in Asia-Pacific,Cisco(NASDAQ:CSCO) has announced to invest in the development of 400,000 networking professionals over the next five years. Cisco made this commitment at the launch of the Internet of Everything webinar series.

Kevin Bloch, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco Australia, said,  “We are now entering the Internet of Everything phase which Cisco describes as connecting people, data, process and things to create even greater value for economies and organizations. Through the Cisco Networking Academy and our world-class certification programme, we can help to train the workforce and address the skills gap in Asia-Pacific and position graduates for the exciting world ahead in which nearly everything will be connected.”

Over the next 10 months, the webinar series, which is available to all Networking Academy students, will cover various aspects of the Internet of Everything and the career opportunities it offers. The series will be a combination of both in-person and virtual utilizing Cisco’s collaboration technologies such as Cisco TelePresence, Cisco WebEx and Cisco TV.

To support talent enablement in the key areas and reduce this growing skills gap, Learning@Cisco, along with its partners, will deliver a new portfolio, consisting of IoT curricula, assessments and an upcoming Cisco Specialist Certification to advance skills development in industrial networking. This training and certification initiative, introduced at the Internet of Things World Forum, will help meet the growing need for specialized talent that can provide Internet Protocol (IP) networking expertise……See More

LAVA launches Iris 503 and 3G 402 Handsets

LAVA launches Iris 503 and 3G 402 Handsets

LAVA International has showcased two of its smartphones, namely, Iris 503 and an entry-level 3G Android smartphone, 3G 402 at the India Telecom 2013.

Iris 503 is designed by Lava’s in house R&D. The smartphone comes with a 5-inch QHD IPS display with resolution of 540×960 pixels. Running on Android Jelly Bean v4.2, it is powered with 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 512MB of RAM. The smartphone packs a 5MP auto focus rear camera and a 1.2MP front camera. It has 4GB internal storage, which can be expanded further up to 32GB with the help of memory card slot and a 2,000mAH battery.

Through this 3G smartphone, Lava aims to help the existing 2G users to upgrade to 3G technologies, essentially bring the fastest Internet access to the masses. This smartphone is
powered by 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor and Android Jelly Bean v4.2 operating system. It comes with a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen, 3MP rear camera and a VGA front camera. It also features a 1500mAh battery, 512MB ROM and 256MB RAM, which can be expanded up to 32GB through external memory card.

Hari Om Rai, Chairman & Managing Director, Lava International, said, “Today, at the India Telecom 2013, we are proud to showcase our latest in-house designed smartphone Iris 503 and the 3G 402, a fully-loaded entry-level 3G Android smartphone. These products will fuel the aspirations of the evolving mobile users in India……See More