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News Article | May 17, 2017
Site: www.techradar.com

Sony has followed a pattern of launching a new G-Master lens alongside a more affordable, lesser-specced lens that's still an attractive option, and it's the same story with its two latest wide-angle zooms. Despite not having the best specs of Sony’s latest wide-angle lenses, the FE 12-24mm f/4 G offers a serious ultra-wide field of view, whereas Sony’s new 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens is a little less extreme, but still ultra-wide. The  FE 12-24mm f/4 G is comprised of 17 elements including four aspherical, one super and three extra-low dispersion elements, and one piece of Super ED glass. These all work together to minimize chromatic aberration, flare and ghosting, and seven aperture blades should deliver smooth bokeh in out-of-focus areas. The new Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM, meanwhile, promises to deliver some of the best image quality we’ve seen from a wide-angle zoom. Sony claims its latest G-Master lens offers better sharpness and smoother bokeh across the frame than the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L USM III. This is thanks to the 16-35mm f/2.8 GM’s 16-element construction, the highlights of which are its two extreme aspherical elements, which have been cut to high degree of surface precision that's uniform across the glass. What’s more, the lens includes an 11-bladed aperture that should produce luscious bokeh. Other specs include a Nano AR Coating to reduce flare and ghosting, ED glass with multi-coating to minimize chromatic aberration, and two Direct Drive SSM (DDSSM) motors for silent, precision focusing. If you’ve been waiting for a wide-zoom lens to complete your trinity of f/2.8 zoom lenses, alongside the FE 24-70 f/2.8 GM and 70-200mm f/2.8 OSS, it’s finally here. The Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G will be available this July for $1,700 (about £1,320, AU$2,290) while the FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM is set to release at the end of August and will retail for $2,200 (about £1,700, AU$2,970).


News Article | May 19, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

New relationship makes AlienVault Unified Security Management available to channel partners in the U.S., Europe & META and includes plans to expand globally SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - May 19, 2017) - AlienVault®, the leading provider of Unified Security Management™ (USM™) and crowdsourced threat intelligence, today announced it has entered into a distribution relationship with Ingram Micro Inc., a global leader in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain services. Tweet This: Check it out: @AlienVault teams up with @IngramMicroInc to expand footprint of AlienVault USM! http://ow.ly/boaW30bQR7Z AlienVault chose Ingram Micro for its market reach and impressive expertise in security and cloud. Under the new distribution agreement, Ingram Micro's extensive network of channel partners gain easy access to AlienVault's platform, which provides the essential controls required for effective threat detection, incident response and compliance management in cloud, hybrid cloud and on-premises environments. "Our investment in the channel is a strategic part of AlienVault's growth," said Mike LaPeters, vice president of global channel sales at AlienVault. "Teaming with Ingram Micro will enable us to provide its network of partners with the robust capabilities of our unified security management platform. As the world's largest technology distributor with deep expertise in both on-premises and cloud security, Ingram Micro understands the needs of our market. We look forward to working with Ingram Micro to expand our footprint and enable channel partners to proactively detect and respond to today's threats in cloud, on-premises and hybrid cloud environments." "Channel partners must be able to quickly deploy, effectively manage and successfully defend their customers' infrastructure and devices from today's rapidly evolving threats," said Eric Kohl, executive director, Advanced Solutions, Ingram Micro U.S. "Cyber security is a top priority for organizations of all sizes, which demands greater specialization from both the channel partner and the technology provider. With its innovative cyber security solutions including Alien Vault USM Appliance and USM Anywhere, AlienVault is a welcome addition to our comprehensive portfolio of advanced security products, solutions and services." AlienVault channel partners will hear more about the benefits of our new distribution agreement with Ingram Micro in the coming months. For more information about AlienVault's Partner Program, please email partners@alienvault.com or visit https://www.alienvault.com/partners. AlienVault has simplified the way organizations detect and respond to today's ever evolving threat landscape. Our unique and award-winning approach, trusted by thousands of customers, combines the essential security controls of our all-in-one platform, AlienVault Unified Security Management, with the power of AlienVault's Open Threat Exchange, the world's largest crowd-sourced threat intelligence community, making effective and affordable threat detection attainable for resource-constrained IT teams. AlienVault is a privately held company headquartered in Silicon Valley and backed by Trident Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Institutional Venture Partners, GGV Capital, Intel Capital, Jackson Square Ventures, Adara Venture Partners, Top Tier Capital and Correlation Ventures. Ingram Micro helps businesses Realize the Promise of Technology™. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivaled agility, deep market insights and the trust and dependability that come from decades of proven relationships, set Ingram Micro apart and ahead. More at www.ingrammicro.com. AlienVault, Open Threat Exchange, OTX, Unified Security Management, AlienApp, AlienApps, USM Appliance, and USM Anywhere are trademarks of AlienVault and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.


News Article | May 5, 2017
Site: www.accesswire.com

LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / May 5, 2017 / Active Wall St. blog coverage looks at the headline from Wi-LAN Inc. (NASDAQ: WILN) as the Company announced on May 04, 2017, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of VIZIYA. VIZIYA is a leading software and services provider that helps Companies optimizes their asset performance. Based in Hamilton, Ontario, VIZIYA offers industry leading bolt-on software products to enhance ERP-based asset maintenance systems. Register with us now for your free membership and blog access at: One of Wi-LAN's competitors within the Wireless Communications space, United States Cellular Corp. (NYSE: USM), reported its Q1 operating results on May 05, 2017. AWS will be initiating a research report on United States Cellular in the coming days. Today, AWS is promoting its blog coverage on WILN; touching on USM. Get all of our free blog coverage and more by clicking on the link below: This acquisition of VIZIYA is under Wi-LAN's previous announcement made on April 17, 2017, to execute a new growth strategy. The strategy included targeting Companies with a broad range of product and services that capture, analyze, and interpret data and have strong financial performance, excellent management teams, strong intellectual property underpinnings, and significant opportunities to create and deliver long-term value with a regular revenue stream. VIZIYA, according to Wi-LAN meets all the criterions and expects to drive greatest shareholder returns over time. VIZIYA has witnessed substantial growth and profitability and this transaction will enable Wi-LAN to access the resources that will help it to build and expand its business. VIZIYA's asset management software helps multiple Fortune 1000 customers optimize their asset performance and uptime, allowing the Company to achieve their production targets, control costs, and manage safety and compliance. These asset management systems are important part of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) ecosystem, and represent a significant growth opportunity for VIZIYA. The introduction of the IIOT enables organizations to build intelligent connected equipment that monitors itself and constantly captures data to measure damage, wear and tear, and other operational indicators. It enhances data collection on a real-time basis and enables operational systems to move beyond preventative maintenance towards predictive maintenance through the use of analytics. Wi-LAN cost of the acquisition will be approximate $40.5 million (CAD) with nearly 60% paid on closing and the balance subject to certain earn-out provisions if the business meets specific financial targets. Certain aspects of the transaction remain subject to the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange. VIZIYA products help multiple Companies maintain their assets and have a portfolio of over 55,000 users at 850 sites across six continents. The Company achieved revenue of $16.6 million (CAD) and normalized EBITDA of $4.3 million for the year ended July 31, 2016. Wi-LAN will fund the cash portion of the acquisition with cash and cash equivalents on hand, which at March 31, 2017, was $113.6 million. The cash and cash equivalents at March 31, 2017, do not account the Company's $63.5 million (CAD) cash-purchase of International Road Dynamics on April 17, 2017. The transaction is expected to close on, or about June 01, 2017. Wi-LAN announced on April 17, 2017, a Board of Directors-approved plan to transform the business into a growth-oriented portfolio by acquiring Companies that will operate alongside the Company's intellectual property licensing business. As a part of the transformation, Wi-LAN would change its name to Quarterhill, Inc., on or about June 01, 2017. The Company plans to leverage its capital to increase shareholder value through this acquisition of VIZIYA. Prior to this acquisition, the Company acquired International Road Dynamics under its IIOT growth strategy on April 17, 2017, for approximately $47.4 million. IRD is a portfolio IIOT Company specializing in Intelligent Transportation Systems and holds a portfolio of integrated hardware and software solutions to better detect, analyze and measure a variety of transportation challenges. Wi-LAN reported its Q1 FY17 results for the three-month period ending March 31, 2017. The Company generated net cash flows from operations of $8.4 million for Q1 FY17. For Wi-LAN, cash and cash equivalents, along with short-term investments increased to $113.6 million in the same period. The Company paid out $1.1 million in dividends for the three-month period. The Company signed 4 license agreements during Q1 FY17 and received a favorable Court of Appeals ruling against Ericsson enabling trial processes to start. At the close of trading session on Thursday, May 04, 2017, Wi-Lan's stock tumbled 17.77%, closing Thursday's session at $1.62 on volume of 425.87 thousand shares. Additionally, the stock has soared 9.46% in the last six months. The Company's shares are trading at a PE ratio of 18.00 and have a dividend yield of 2.47%. At Thursday's closing price, the stock's net capitalization stands at $192.09 million. Active Wall Street (AWS) produces regular sponsored and non-sponsored reports, articles, stock market blogs, and popular investment newsletters covering equities listed on NYSE and NASDAQ and micro-cap stocks. AWS has two distinct and independent departments. 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News Article | May 17, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

Gary Carmichael is the recipient of the 2017 Small Business Leadership Award presented by William Carey University and the Area Development Partnership. The annual awards luncheon was held May 3 at Southern Oak House and Gardens. Carmichael received his undergraduate degree from The University of Southern Mississippi in 1977 and his MBA in 1989. He is a Certified Public Accountant who transitioned into the manufacturing industry and eventually his own company. Prior to joining the PrideStaff team, Carmichael managed all facets of business operations for 25 years with the last 15 years in senior management positions related to plant management. Carmichael opened his first PrideStaff office in July 2006 in Hattiesburg and a second location in Gulfport in October 2009. He is a Certified Staffing Professional by the American Staffing Association and has received several PrideStaff Presidents Circle Awards for achieving goals. He was the chair of the Area Development Partnership Ambassadors from 2009 to 2011. He served for four years on the ADP executive board and was chair of the ADP in 2015. He is a past president and board member of the Hattiesburg Country Club and currently serves as treasurer. He served as vice president of membership from 2008-2009 for the local Society for Human Resource chapter and was secretary of the chapter from 2009 to 2011. From 2008-2009 he was director of professional development for Sales and Marketing Executives International. Carmichael has served on the board of the USM Alumni Association and is currently serving as vice chair of the USM Foundation. He is on the board of directors of the Mississippi ASA council and serves as vice chair. Carmichael and his wife Wendy have one son, Chad. WCU and the ADP established the Small Business Leadership Award in 1990 to recognize the important contributions small businesses make to the economic, social, and cultural life of the community and the particular achievements of one individual or family. The award is given in memory of Dr. Joe Roberts, former professor of communication at WCU. Dr. Roberts was also a successful businessman and one of the founders of Aycock-Roberts Furniture. The award recipients are jointly chosen by WCU and the ADP. The individual or family must own or manage a business that meets the criteria established by the two organizations and must participate at the highest level of community service. The winner must also reflect Judeo-Christian values. Guest speaker at the luncheon was Dr. Jeff Barnes, a 1985 graduate of Carey, who is dean of student success at California Baptist University. He is author of “The Wisdom of Walt: Leadership Lessons from the Happiest Place on Earth.” Scholarship Presentations During the luncheon, scholarship awards were presented to William Carey University students. John Lindsey of Hattiesburg received the Richard “Pepper” Jones Endowed Scholarship. Clayton Rush of Mandeville, Louisiana, and Brooke Morales of Waynesboro received the School of Business Scholarships. The WCU School of Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Business degree with majors in business administration and cross cultural business management as well as a Master of Business Administration degree. Both undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered on the Hattiesburg and the Tradition campuses. In December 2016, the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education granted William Carey University first-time accreditation of the business and management programs offered through the School of Business. About William Carey University: With campuses in Hattiesburg and Biloxi, William Carey University provides quality educational programs within a caring Christian academic community, which challenge the individual student to excel in scholarship, leadership, and service in a diverse global society. For more information, visit http://www.wmcarey.edu. About PrideStaff PrideStaff was founded in the 1970s as 100 percent company-owned units and began staffing franchising in 1995. They operate over 74 offices in North America to serve over 5,000 clients. With over 40 years in the staffing business, headquartered in Fresno, CA, PrideStaff offers the resources and expertise of a national firm with the spirit, dedication and personal service of smaller, entrepreneurial firms. PrideStaff is the only nationwide, commercial staffing firm in the U.S. and Canada with over $100 million in annual revenue to earn Inavero’s prestigious Best of Staffing Diamond Award four years in a row highlighting exceptional client and talent service quality. For more information on our services or for staffing franchise information, visit http://www.pridestaff.com.


WILMINGTON, Del.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Andrews & Springer LLC, a boutique securities class action law firm focused on representing shareholders nationwide, is investigating potential securities violations and breach of fiduciary duty claims against United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE: USM) (“United States Cellular” or the “Company”). If you currently own shares of United States Cellular and want to receive additional information and protect your investments free of charge, please visit us at http://www.andrewsspringer.com/cases-investigations/united-states-cellular-class-action-investigation/ or contact Craig J. Springer, Esq. at cspringer@andrewsspringer.com, or call toll free at 1-800-423-6013. You may also follow us on LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com/company/andrews-&-springer-llc, Twitter – www.twitter.com/AndrewsSpringer or Facebook - www.facebook.com/AndrewsSpringer for future updates. Andrews & Springer is a boutique securities class action law firm representing shareholders nationwide who are victims of securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty or corporate misconduct. Having formerly defended some of the largest financial institutions in the world, our founding members use their valuable knowledge, experience, and superior skill for the sole purpose of achieving positive results for investors. These traits are the hallmarks of our innovative approach to each case our Firm decides to prosecute. For more information please visit our website at www.andrewsspringer.com. This notice may constitute Attorney Advertising.


News Article | April 21, 2017
Site: wineandcraftbeveragenews.com

The University of Southern Maine (USM), Portland, ME welcomed the 2nd Annual New England Craft Brew Summit on March 31, 2017, hosted by the Maine Brewers’ Guild. Glenn Cummings, president of USM, welcomed over 500 craft brewers as representatives of an industry “with more plaid [and] more beards than any Maine logging company.” The keynote speakers were Bart Watson, chief economist at the Brewers Association, and Katie Marisic, federal affairs manager at the Brewers Association, both willing to maintain the jovial atmosphere. Both supplied statistical data showing how the craft brewery industry in the region has been growing, with IPAs being the most preferred style in New England. With more than two breweries opening a day nationally, the field is becoming more competitive, but the New England region is cooperative rather than competitive. This attitude was apparent as neighboring breweries openly discussed their brews and provided advice. One such example of this is Austin Street Brewery, a small brewery in Portland. Located in sight of Allagash Brewing Company, the two are in frequent contact with each other and are friendly. As the keynotes finalized their talk, they stressed that the industry is growing and that there is a rise in the craft beer market and a reduction in the premium brands. The seminars were in three sessions with several options each session following either a business track or a technical track. Industry experts as well as fellow brewers shared their experiences and answered questions from attendees. Throughout the day, USM had a lab open house in which attendees could see the technical aspect of brewing while conversing with students of the curriculum. Over 25 vendors were present from across the industry, ranging from hops and malts to insurance and labels. When the tradeshow was open, local breweries offered their brews to the attendees for tasting. Although it was only the second year, the New England Brew Summit was viewed as a success, and it should. As support for the industry increases, New England is emerging as a catalyst. Simply put, six states are working cooperatively to make their entire industry grow.


News Article | May 5, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE: USM) reported total operating revenues of $936 million for the first quarter of 2017, versus $969 million for the same period one year ago. Net income attributable to U.S. Cellular shareholders and related diluted earnings per share were $26 million and $0.31, respectively, for the first quarter of 2017, compared to $9 million and $0.10, respectively, in the same period one year ago. "As we outlined at the beginning of 2017, our priorities for the year include protecting our customer base and aggressively promoting our products and services with economically justified offerings," said Kenneth R. Meyers, U.S. Cellular president and CEO. "We executed on these priorities during the first quarter and made important progress. "Although we would have liked to have seen more new customer connections, we were very pleased with the continuing loyalty of our existing customers which was reflected in low handset churn.  We also have seen a favorable response to our new Total Plans, including unlimited options, and the recent launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8. Our disciplined approach to promotional activity and our focus on cost management in all parts of the business resulted in a strong increase in profitability this quarter. "We continued making investments in our high-quality network, moving closer to our first commercial deployment of Voice over LTE technology.  Also, in the recently completed FCC incentive auction, we acquired 600 MHz low-band spectrum in many of our markets which will enable us to better meet our customers' growing demand for data services over the long-term." 2017 Estimated Results U.S. Cellular's current estimates of full-year 2017 results are shown below.  Such estimates represent management's view as of May 5, 2017.  Such forward‑looking statements should not be assumed to be current as of any future date.  U.S. Cellular undertakes no duty to update such information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.  There can be no assurance that final results will not differ materially from such estimated results. The following table provides a reconciliation of Net income to Operating cash flow and Adjusted EBITDA for 2017 estimated results, actual results for the three months ended March 31, 2017, and actual results for the year ended December 31, 2016.  In providing 2017 estimated results, U.S. Cellular has not completed the below reconciliation to net income because it does not provide guidance for income taxes.  Although potentially significant, U.S. Cellular believes that the impact of income taxes cannot be reasonably predicted; therefore, U.S. Cellular is unable to provide such guidance. Conference Call Information U.S. Cellular will hold a conference call on May 5, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. Central Time. Before the call, certain financial and statistical information to be discussed during the call will be posted to . The call will be archived on the Events & Presentations page of . About U.S. Cellular United States Cellular Corporation provides a comprehensive range of wireless products and services, excellent customer support, and a high-quality network to customers with 5 million connections in 23 states. The Chicago-based company had 6,200 full- and part-time associates as of March 31, 2017. At the end of the first quarter of 2017, Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. owned 83 percent of U.S. Cellular. For more information about U.S. Cellular, visit uscellular.com. Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:  All information set forth in this news release, except historical and factual information, represents forward-looking statements. This includes all statements about the company's plans, beliefs, estimates, and expectations. These statements are based on current estimates, projections, and assumptions, which involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that may affect these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: intense competition; the ability to execute U.S. Cellular's business strategy; uncertainties in U.S. Cellular's future cash flows and liquidity and access to the capital markets; the ability to make payments on U.S. Cellular indebtedness or comply with the terms of debt covenants; impacts of any pending acquisitions/divestitures/exchanges of properties and/or licenses,  including, but not limited to, the ability to obtain regulatory approvals, successfully complete the transactions and the financial impacts of such transactions; the ability of the company to successfully manage and grow its markets; the access to and pricing of unbundled network elements; the ability to obtain or maintain roaming arrangements with other carriers on acceptable terms; the state and federal telecommunications regulatory environment; the value of assets and investments; adverse changes in the ratings of U.S. Cellular debt securities by accredited ratings organizations; industry consolidation; advances in telecommunications technology; pending and future litigation; changes in income tax rates, laws, regulations or rulings; changes in customer growth rates, average monthly revenue per user, churn rates, roaming revenue and terms, the availability of wireless devices, or the mix of services and products offered by U.S. Cellular. Investors are encouraged to consider these and other risks and uncertainties that are discussed in the Form 8-K Current Report used by U.S. Cellular to furnish this press release to the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are incorporated by reference herein. For more information about U.S. Cellular, visit: U.S. Cellular: www.uscellular.com U.S. Cellular presents Postpaid ABPU and Postpaid ABPA to reflect the revenue shift from Service revenues to Equipment sales resulting from the increased adoption of equipment installment plans.  Postpaid ABPU and Postpaid ABPA, as previously defined, are non-GAAP financial measures which U.S. Cellular believes are useful to investors and other users of its financial information in showing trends in both service and equipment sales revenues received from customers. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-cellular-reports-first-quarter-2017-results-300452263.html


News Article | May 9, 2017
Site: co.newswire.com

Vertek, a leading Vermont-based solutions and security provider, is gaining momentum as a strategic AlienVault Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) partner. With a proprietary Cloud Collector Platform, and custom development capabilities included in their approach, Vertek adds a layer of differentiation that most MSSPs competing in this space don’t offer. Vertek’s Cloud Collector Platform aggregates disparate security and event log sources from cloud-based platforms into a single pane of glass. Current clients, as well as new clients, will benefit by outsourcing their continuous network monitoring and cyber-threat detection with Vertek’s Managed Threat Intelligence solution. Clients will also gain exposure to other Vertek solutions such as Business Process Outsourcing, Business Analytics and Consulting. Vertek has offices in VT and NJ, and has been serving organizations nationwide since 1988. “As a business owner, I appreciate the peace of mind that comes from knowing that our and our customers’ systems and data are secure,” said Jim McCormick, founder of Vertek. “However, achieving that level of security is neither easy nor cheap for most businesses. We know that only too well from having been entrusted with our customers’ data for almost 3 decades. We really enjoy helping our clients secure their systems and network at a fraction of the cost if they were to attempt to do it themselves.” “Managed Threat Intelligence focuses on continuous monitoring and threat detection. In our experience, most businesses are not proficient in either,” said Ron Hruby, Director of Commercial Cybersecurity at Vertek. “As a previous IT Director of Vertek, I implemented the AlienVault technology into our own environment many years ago to meet evolving client security and reporting requirements, and layered on the monitoring and threat detection. A great deal of experience and the right mix of skills allow us to deliver the full benefits of AlienVault’s USM™ technology to our customers.” Vertek’s Managed Threat Intelligence is a comprehensive continuous monitoring and threat detection service that includes a proprietary Cloud Collector Platform, US-based SOC, and detailed reporting and analytics. Vertek’s Managed Threat Intelligence can help organizations meet highly regulated industry compliance requirements such as PCI, FFIEC, GLBA, SEC/OCIE and HIPAA/HITECH as well as fulfill many information security gaps found in industry-leading frameworks such as NIST and ISO. Already providing managed services? Vertek can enable companies such as MSPs and Service Providers to resell premium actionable Managed Threat Intelligence services. Contact us on our website at http://managedthreatintelligence.com​ or email us at hello@vertek.com to learn more. AlienVault has simplified the way organizations detect and respond to today’s ever-evolving threat landscape. Our unique and award-winning approach, trusted by thousands of customers, combines the essential security controls of our all-in-one platform, AlienVault Unified Security Management, with the power of AlienVault’s Open Threat Exchange, the world’s largest crowd-sourced threat intelligence community, making effective and affordable threat detection attainable for resource-constrained IT teams. AlienVault is a privately held company headquartered in Silicon Valley and backed by Trident Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Institutional Venture Partners, GGV Capital, Intel Capital, Jackson Square Ventures, Adara Venture Partners, Top Tier Capital and Correlation Ventures. AlienVault, Open Threat Exchange, OTX, Unified Security Management, AlienApp, AlienApps, USM Appliance, and USM Anywhere are trademarks of AlienVault and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.


"Visibility into what's going on with network devices combined with user behavior analysis across the entire IT infrastructure gives organizations a single source of information to uncover security risks and sophisticated attacks touching various parts of the infrastructure. Information into what is going on across the network enables cyber security professionals to take action before malicious activity causes any damage," said Michael Fimin, CEO and co-founder of Netwrix. Netwrix Auditor Add-on for Cisco is available for download in Netwrix Auditor Add-on Store: http://www.netwrix.com/add-on_for_cisco.html Netwrix Auditor is a visibility platform for user behavior analysis and risk mitigation that enables control over changes, configurations and access in hybrid IT environments to protect data regardless of its location. The platform provides security analytics to detect anomalies in user behavior and investigate threat patterns before a data breach occurs. The Netwrix Auditor Add-on Store is a one-stop shop for free add-ons built to integrate Netwrix Auditor with your IT ecosystem. At the moment, the Netwrix Auditor Add-on Store offers add-ons for Cisco, Amazon Web Services, RADIUS Server, and a variety of SIEM systems, including HPE ArcSight, Splunk, IBM QRadar, AlienVault USM, Solarwinds LEM, Intel Security and LogRhythm. Netwrix Corporation was the first vendor to introduce a visibility and governance platform for hybrid cloud security. More than 160,000 IT departments worldwide rely on Netwrix to detect insider threats on premises and in the cloud, pass compliance audits with less effort and expense, and increase productivity of IT security and operations teams. Founded in 2006, Netwrix has earned more than 100 industry awards and been named to both the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. For more information, visit www.netwrix.com To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/netwrix-introduces-free-add-on-to-strengthen-the-security-of-cisco-network-infrastructures-300455160.html


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Red Trident Incorporated today announced that it is a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) for AlienVault® and has added its Unified Security ManagementTM (USMTM) platform to its Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC) services. Red Trident is the first industrial control system (ICS) cyber security company in Houston, the Energy Capital of the World, to join AlienVault as an MSSP. The cyber threat to energy and critical infrastructure organizations is increasing globally at alarming rates. The AlienVault USM platform coupled with Red Trident’s expertise in automation and ICS cyber security architecture, program implementation and continuous monitoring enables increased operational efficiencies and significant risk deduction associated with advanced persistent threats and downtime. AlienVault USM provides a reliable, highly flexible and scalable deployment model that helps service providers quickly implement and start monitoring customer environments from day one. With robust asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, behavioral monitoring, threat detection and security intelligence, AlienVault USM offers a unified, all-in-one approach to security management and threat detection. "We are excited about our new offering,” said Tony Gore, CEO of Red Trident. “Working with AlienVault will enable us to leverage advanced technologies and provide timely and critical cyber security services to customers. We partner with our customers to help build and implement cyber security programs for ICS and IT environments. Our solutions are purpose built and customized to meet Corporate level and plant (or site) level security programs that meet customer business requirements and risk appetites. By developing policies and procedures that support the cyber security maturity level of organizations, we develop compliance and technology roadmaps that mature manual operations to automated workflows for maximizing the return on security investment available to mitigate top threats.” “Our technology combined with Red Trident’s expertise provides companies of all sizes challenged by limited cyber security staff and budgets with a complete security solution at a competitive price point,” said Mike LaPeters, VP of Global Channels at AlienVault. “Red Trident can now leverage AlienVault’s proven security and threat intelligence platform to help reduce the time needed to detect and respond to today’s advanced threats in their customer’s environments.” About Red Trident Red Trident’s mission is to provide cyber security solutions for protecting and securing our Nation’s critical infrastructure. We employ a systems-of-systems engineering approach that combines resources, tools and processes to create an optimized solution that offers increased functionality and performance. By building solutions that leverage existing infrastructure and inter-operate with solutions that we develop, we are able to provide our clients a maximized return on their security investment. Our ICS cyber security assessments, architecture and Cyber Security Operations Center services provide continuous monitoring of critical assets providing operational efficiencies and significantly increased uptimes for production facilities. About AlienVault AlienVault has simplified the way organizations detect and respond to today’s ever evolving threat landscape. Our unique and award-winning approach, trusted by thousands of customers, combines the essential security controls of our all-in-one platform, AlienVault Unified Security Management, with the power of AlienVault’s Open Threat Exchange, the world’s largest crowd-sourced threat intelligence community, making effective and affordable threat detection attainable for resource-constrained IT teams. AlienVault is a privately held company headquartered in Silicon Valley and backed by Trident Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Institutional Venture Partners, GGV Capital, Intel Capital, Jackson Square Ventures, Adara Venture Partners, Top Tier Capital and Correlation Ventures. AlienVault, Open Threat Exchange, OTX, Unified Security Management, and USM are trademarks of AlienVault and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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