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