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BOXBOROUGH, Mass., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossbeam Systems, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation security platforms for high-performance networks, has signed three European companies to its Crossbeam Accredited Service Provider (CASP) program. As CASP members, Afina, Clounet and ExperTeach have joined the invitation-only community of strategic partners who sell Crossbeam solutions and associated training, professional services and technical support. Afina, a leading multinational distributor of IT security solutions based in Spain, and Clounet, a network security systems integrator based in Switzerland, have both joined as CASP-Support Partners. They will resell Crossbeam's X-Series Next Generation Security Platforms and provide 24-hour technical support including on-the-ground diagnostics to customers in their respective countries. With online access... (more)

Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewalls Deliver High-Performance Network Protection for Shinshu University

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto Networks(TM), the network security company, today announced that Shinshu University has deployed its PA-4000 Series next-generation firewalls for accurate threat prevention on its 14,000-user network and for enhanced visibility and control over applications such as peer-to-peer file sharing. Shinshu University is a Japanese national university with eight facilities on five campuses. The university was founded in 1949 by integrating a number of academic schools and institutions throughout Japan. It is widely known for its academic excellence in engineering, medicine, science, economics and agriculture. Before deploying Palo Alto Networks' next-generation firewalls, Shinshu University relied on legacy firewalls and other outdated security infrastructure which not only failed to accurately identify network thre... (more)

Acme Packet Unveils Transformative Solutions for Delivering SIP Multimedia Services

Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session border control solutions, today announced three significant new solutions that transform how service providers can both simplify and scale IMS, Rich Communications Suite (RCS) and next-generation network (NGN) service delivery networks: the Net-Net® SIP Multimedia-xpress; the Net-Net 4500 Session-aware Load Balancer and Net-Net SBC Cluster; and the Net-Net Route Manager Central. Together these solutions reduce the entry cost for service delivery infrastructure and provide linear scaling of subscriber capacity with predictable performance and low incremental costs. Acme Packet’s Net-Net SIP Multimedia-xpress (SMX) creates a simplified, single system RCS IMS-equivalent or NGN delivery platform at a cost of approximately $2–$3 per subscriber for as few as 100,000 subscribers. The Net-Net 4500 Session-aware Load Balanc... (more)

RSA NetWitness Wins 2012 SC Magazine Reader Trust Award for Best Computer Forensics Tool

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA CONFERENCE 2012 – RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC), today announced that the RSA NetWitness® network security monitoring platform was named Best Computer Forensics Tool in SC Magazine's 2012 Reader Trust Awards.  The announcement was made on February 28 at the SC Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the annual RSA® Conference in San Francisco. This honor comes on the heels of RSA NetWitness being named Best Security Solution in GTRA's GovTek Awards program. RSA NetWitness platform is designed to present a complete record of everything that is happening across the network.  The solution is engineered to combine continuous capture and context-based understanding of reconstructed network traffic as well as logging and telemetry from customer environments.  The suite of analytic tools and applications lever... (more)

Fitch Rates AT&T's Senior Unsecured Notes Offering 'A'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A' rating to AT&T Inc.'s (AT&T) proposed offering of GBP 1.25 billion senior unsecured 4.875% notes maturing in June 2044. Proceeds from the offering are expected to be used for general corporate purposes. The Rating Outlook is Stable. In Fitch's view, the 'A' rating is supported by AT&T's financial flexibility, which will enable the company to maintain leverage in the 1.5x to 1.7x range, which Fitch believes is appropriate for the current rating category. Additional key factors considered in AT&T's ratings include the company's diversified revenue mix, its significant size and economies of scale as the largest telecommunications operator in the U.S., and Fitch's expectation that AT&T will benefit from continued growth in wireless operating cash flows. An intermediate-term risk for AT&T concerns its need to address spectrum requirement... (more)

Ipswitch Provides 360 Degree Visibility of Critical Web Applications with Launch of AlertFox End User Monitor

Externally-facing Websites, Business-critical Applications Inside the Firewall and Within Corporate Data Centers Can All Be Monitored From a Single Dashboard Lexington, Mass., Aug 1, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Ipswitch, Inc.'s Network Management Division, developer of the WhatsUp Gold suite of innovative IT management solutions, today announced the launch of AlertFox End User Monitor (EUM). The enhanced solution can monitor externally-facing websites, business-critical applications inside the firewall and those within corporate data centers or in the cloud. This release marks the first extension to the AlertFox family of products to be developed by Ipswitch Network Management Division since its acquisition of iOpus Software in April. AlertFox EUM provides synthetic web transaction monitoring capabilities from an end user perspective. With AlertFox EUM, companies can unde... (more)

Verizon Creates Comprehensive Solution to Better Manage and Secure Corporate and Personal Mobile Devices Across a Global Enterprise

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As employees increasingly use a variety of both and corporate and personal mobile devices to conduct business, global enterprises face the challenge of securing and enabling access to sensitive corporate information across all of the devices.  To address this challenge, Verizon has expanded its Enterprise Mobility as a Service offering to provide comprehensive support for managing a wide variety of applications, access options and devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops. The expanded offering will roll out this month to medium and large businesses in 30 countries and territories in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, with local billing, currency and support options available.  The offering features: Secure Workspace, which employs Divide by Enterproid to separate and secure professional data on both ... (more)

Central Washington Hospital Selects FairWarning® Patient Privacy Monitoring Solution

FairWarning, Inc., the inventor and world’s leading supplier of patient privacy monitoring solutions for Electronic Health Records (EHRs), today announced that Central Washington Hospital has selected FairWarning® to conduct proactive privacy auditing, joining a growing number of healthcare organizations across the United States that are leveraging patient privacy monitoring to comply with US Federal regulatory mandates, protect patient privacy and provide a secure foundation for the uninterrupted growth of Electronic Health Records. Central Washington Hospital is a community-owned, not-for-profit, acute care hospital. Located in Wenatchee, Washington, Central Washington Hospital is the regional referral center for all of North Central Washington, serving over 250,000 people. Central Washington Hospital opened a six-story patient tower in May 2011, which features 1... (more)

Riverbed Positioned as Champion in Info-Tech Research Group's Application Delivery Controller Vendor Landscape Report

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/13/12 -- Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance company, today announced its Riverbed® Stingray™ product family has been positioned as Champion in Info-Tech Research Group's 2012 Vendor Landscape: Application Delivery Controllers (ADC). The Stingray product family is recognized for its flexibility and ease of deployment into any physical, virtual, or cloud environment due to its software and virtual form factors. As a Champion in the report, Riverbed is honored for offering customers excellent value, having a strong market presence, and being an industry trendsetter. "With the industry transitioning to multi-cloud deployments, sophisticated software-defined data centers (SDDC), and enhanced Web performance, organizations need a cloud-aware software ADC that fits seamlessly into these environments," said Apurva Da... (more)

Global Video Surveillance Market 2011-2015

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Video Surveillance Market 2011-2015 TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Video Surveillance market to grow at a CAGR of 14.33 percent over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing security concerns. The Global Video Surveillance market has also been witnessing the increasing demand of high-quality images. However, the lack of standardization could pose a challenge to the growth of this market. TechNavio's report, the Global Video Surveillance Market 2011-2015, has been prepared based on an in-depth analysis of the m... (more)

HITRUST and (ISC)2® Partner to Develop Professional Standards for Credentialing in Healthcare Information Security

PALM HARBOR, Fla., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- (ISC)²® ("ISC-squared"), the world's largest information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP®, and the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST), a non-profit organization responsible for the development, management, education and awareness relating to health information security and the leading organization aiding the healthcare industry in advancing the state of information protection, announced today they have entered into an agreement to meet the growing demand for qualified security professionals who can protect sensitive healthcare information. This relationship was also established to allow both organizations to connect with key stakeholders in the healthcare market that can contribute to building new IT security certification and education programs for healthcare professionals. Accord... (more)