India sees 54% of total phishing volume in APAC in 2013, says RSA report

India sees 54% of total phishing volume in APAC in 2013, says RSA report 

RSA, the security division of EMC has revealed the Fraud report 2013. As per the report, India has emerged as the top nation in the APAC region in terms of phishing attack by volume closely followed by Australia and China. The estimated loss in India from phishing attacks stood at $225 million. Globally, the loss due to phishing attack was close-to $5.9 billion which is significantly higher than $1.5 billion loss in 2012. The total number of phishing attacks in 2013 stood at 448,126 as against 445,004 in the previous year.

Phishing Increase year-on-year from 2010 to 2013

The overall trend in the attack number showed a significant rise in volume through the year, reaching an all-time high in Q4 2013 (1,41,254).

Phishing growth by Quarter 2012/2013

The report further reveals that the phishing volumes will not drop considerably, though we may see a slight decline. The decline will be mainly due to growing adoption of email authentication, namely DMARC, which together with tighter policy should help in the reduction of phishing emails received by end-users……See More

Cyberoam witnesses over 50% revenue growth over 2012-13

Cyberoam witnesses over 50% revenue growth over 2012-13 

As per the latest update, Cyberoam has revealed the results and growth achievements for FY2013. Besides achieving sequential growth for the fourth quarter ending March 31, 2013, the company successfully achieved growth targets set for enterprise and large customers, with enterprise business contributing to over 20% of the total business. The company’s concerted efforts to break in emerging growth markets coupled with an expanded portfolio of network security solutions and a series of partner and channel-focussed initiatives resulted in Cyberoam registering an impressive 50-per cent growth over FY2012.

“We continued to execute on Cyberoam’s growth plan and successfully expanded presence among enterprise and large customers, making important gains with unique security offerings and differentiated approach on channel and customer empowerment. We also maintained our commitment towards tier 2-3 partners and entrenched presence in those markets too. Our customers continue to respond positively and report both qualitative and quantitative benefits of investments in Cyberoam. With this progress, we are aiming to clock higher double-digit growth for FY2014 and shall maintain our stronghold in the midmarket and SMB segments,” said Sunil Sharma, Vice-President – India and SAARC, Cyberoam.

Cyberoam attributes its continued success to its partners who have demonstrated capable understanding of changing priorities of customers and helped customers with the right Cyberoam products and solutions. As seen for a growing number of CXOs, the bailiwick of IT decision-makers is expanding rapidly, bringing greater onus and role for network security. Towards this end, Cyberoam ensured committed support and a slew of measures to equip its partners with the latest industry know-how, training and certifications.

To maximize partner success, Cyberoam is continuing with a wide range of measures including lucrative channel programme, dedicated channel managers, rebates, incentives, training and certifications and committed support at every stage of sales cycle. In addition to this, Cyberoam is accelerating…….See More

Micromax begins smartphone manufacturing in India

Micromax begins smartphone manufacturing in India 

As per the latest update, the domestic mobile device company Micromax has started manufacturing handsets in India. Going by the reports, Micromax will make handsets at its Rudraprayag facility in Uttarakhand.

According to a spokesperson from Micromax, “Micromax has a manufacturing plant in Rudraprayag where it manufactures LED and tablets. The company started manufacturing mobile phones a couple of months back. Micromax is already producing all the tablets that are being sold in India at this facility. However, production of mobile phones is at the initial stage presently.”

As per the 2013 market research report firm IDC, Micromax had 13-per cent market share in the total mobile phone segment and 16 per cent in the smartphone market in the last quarter…….See More

Canon launches a slew of PIXMA inkjet printers

Canon launches a slew of PIXMA inkjet printers 

With an aim to enhance appeal of inkjet printers for students, Canon(NYSE:CAJ) has introduced 9 new inkjet printers. The new lineup includes PIXMA Ink Efficient E400 & E560Business AIO PIXMA MX 477 & MX 537, Photo AIO PIXMA MG 5570, Compact Single Function PIXMA iP 2870, Business A3+ Single Function PIXMA iX6770 & iX6870 & Photo A3+ Single Function PIXMA iP 8770.

Canon has also rolled out a brand new marketing campaign titled “Super Student” to build thrust for its new PIXMA range of printers. The campaign focusses on the star product PIXMA E400 and talks about how this product enables every student to bring out the best in him/ her.

Dr Alok Bharadwaj, Executive Vice-President, Canon India, said, “In total, we are launching 9 new inkjet printers some of which are meant for business users, CAD users and professional photographers.”

The new PIXMA Ink Efficient E560 and E400 are designed to combine outstanding print quality with incredible cost-per-print savings. For the PIXMA E560 in particular, users can also enjoy popular productivity features such as automatic 2 side printing and wireless connectivity, which are highly sought-after features…….See More

Micromax expands Canvas portfolio with Doodle 3

Micromax expands Canvas portfolio with Doodle 3 

Reinforcing its Canvas series of smartphones,Micromax has unveiled its new smartphone - the Canvas Doodle 3, offering a larger canvas to communicate with your friends, family and colleagues. The Canvas Doodle 3 is packed with entertainment on the go with applications like BigFlix offering unlimited movies to users for 6 months.

Shubhodip Pal, CMO, Micromax

Shubhodip Pal, CMO, Micromax, said, “At Micromax, we have always aimed to offer something new and different with every product launch with affordable innovation being our core DNA. The Canvas Doodle 3 further reinforces our commitment to empower our consumers with larger screen to help them express their imagination in a more creative way like never before. This is complemented by an entire ecosystem of applications.”

Canvas Doodle 3 comes with a 6-inch FWVGA display and runs on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean).  Powered by a 1.3GHz dual core processor, the smartphone promises seamless multi-tasking and an improved application performance. Packed with a 2500 mAh battery, the smartphone offers talk-time up to 9 hours. Equipped with a 5.0MP rear camera with flash, users can capture photographs in superior clarity. With the 0.3MP front camera, one can enjoy video chatting with their family and friends.  The phone supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, ensuring full-time connectivity for the social media buffs.

Canvas Doodle 3 packs in a lot of interactive features and applications for the users like Kingsoft Office that can help users to create and edit documents on the go; Opera Mini Browser for optimal web browsing; Pre-loaded Games like Marble, Rope Cut, Jelly Jumper; M!liveto download unlimited Bollywood, Regional videos, music, wallpapers, mobile games and applications; Getit, a simple intuitive guide to search your place of destination such as restaurants, ATMs, movie theatres, etc. With an expandable memory of 32GB, the phone supports Bluetooth v3.0 and Wi-Fi, ensuring full-time connectivity for the social media buffs…….See More

Freescale revolutionizes display-centric, real-time embedded processing

Freescale revolutionizes display-centric, real-time embedded processing 

To meet the demands of increasingly discerning end-users, system designers need processors with the performance to run rich user interfaces without sacrificing real-time responsiveness or power efficiency, Freescale Semiconductor has introduced the industry’s first applications processor to integrate an ARM Cortex-A9 processor and an ARM Cortex-M4 processor in a single chip design. This design enables enhanced flexibility, performance and low-power functionality for the company’s flagship i.MX 6 applications processor family.

“Freescale has leveraged its experience and deep understanding of microcontrollers, microprocessors and heterogeneous SoC design to deliver yet another industry first,” said Rajeev Kumar, Worldwide Director of Marketing and Business Development for Freescale’s MCU business.

Freescale’s i.MX 6 series of applications processors is growing quickly, particularly in the automotive space where shipments grew more than 50 per cent from 2012 to 2013. According to analyst firm Strategy Analytics, Freescale ranks #2 in the automotive market share for applications processors.

Alpha samples of this expanded i.MX 6 processor are available now, with full production expected in Q4 2014. The design is available with a comprehensive set of development tools and software support, including Android and Linux operating systems for the Cortex-A9 processor, the MQXOS for the Cortex-M4 processor and the broad ARM community of support.

Also planned for availability in Q4 is the expanded i.MX 6 series SABRE board. The newest i.MX device joins an already-broad portfolio of i.MX 6 series products shipping…….See More

Dell secures critical business data, devices with new solution

Dell secures critical business data, devices with new solution 

Dell(NASDAQ:DELL) has showcased new security services and solutions that further expand its security portfolio at the Dell Enterprise Forum customer and partner event. With the new offerings, businesses can defend all technology touch points to better safeguard the corporate network, critical data and devices while enabling employee productivity and confidently protecting the mobile workforce.

As security threats continue to evolve and multiply, organizations are struggling to both keep pace with major technology trends such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), cloud and mobility, and defend their perimeter. The frequency of attacks is expanding at an alarming rate globally. In fact, Dell prevented 1.06 trillion intrusion events in 249 countries in the past year alone. A Dell global security survey released in February found that 74 per cent of global respondents had experienced a security breach in the past year, but, on average, respondents only allocated 17 per cent of their IT budget to security. In order for organizations to truly transform their business, it is imperative they ensure data is protected and their workforce is productive. In today’s world, that means protection at the data center, in the cloud, within the network and especially at the endpoint.

“In today’s evolving technology landscape, organizations face an unprecedented number and a variety of security threats. Only a connected approach to security protects an organization’s entire IT environment without compromising access, collaboration, performance or cost,” said John McClurg, Chief Security Officer, Dell.

Dell SecureWorks Advanced Endpoint Threat Detection managed service is currently…….See More

Emerson signs neoteric infomatique as ND

Emerson signs neoteric infomatique as ND 

Emerson Network Power(NYSE:EMR) has appointed neoteric infomatique as a national distributor for its range of small and medium uninterruptible power supply (UPS) products in India. With this partnership, the company plans to address the growing demand from enterprises for innovative and technologically superior backup power solutions devised for modern-day IT requirements.

Sanjay Zadoo joins Emerson Network Power as Country Manager

Announcing the partnership, Sanjay Zadoo, Country Manager, Channel Business, Emerson Network Power in India, said, “We are pleased to announce neoteric infomatique ltd. as a distributor for India. neoteric has a successful history and robust distribution presence with a network of 10,000 partners spread across 500+ cities. We are confident that neoteric will help us extend our nationwide footprint and support us in inducting more valued partners for a varied range of products. Through Neoteric, IT resellers in India will now have access to Emerson’s reliable and highly effective UPS solutions which can thrive in India’s power infrastructure.”

Rakesh Kaul, National Head – Sales, neoteric infomatique, said, “Signing up with Emerson Network Power has enhanced our offerings in the UPS segment. Emerson’s backup power solutions enable enterprises to have reliable backup power and thereby protect their IT infrastructure. We will focus on on-boarding……See More

HTC unleashes Desire 210 for Pocket-Friendly Users

HTC unleashes Desire 210 for Pocket-Friendly Users 

HTC has reportedly unveiled the new HTC Desire 210, which brings performance with value. From seamless multi-tasking, smooth browsing and effortless video creation to the affordable performance market.

It comes in Stealth Black and Polar White design, with a powerful dual-core processor to handle the most demanding of tasks. It comes with HTC BlinkFeed, and Video Highlights, the latest addition to the HTC Desire family, makes some of the celebrated HTC One series’ most popular features available to those who want a more affordable handset without compromising on performance.

“It is a phone that everyone will want, with amazing technology at the entry-level market space. This latest HTC Desire range combines fast dual-core processor speeds, premium features at an affordable price offering for users with the best experience at this category,” said Jack Yang, President, HTC South Asia.

Boasting a 1GHz dual-core processor, the HTC Desire 210 can comfortably meet any challenge, no matter how you want to use your phone……..See More