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Symantec Unveils New Advanced Threat Protection

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Symantec has announced an entirely new approach to advanced threat protection (ATP), unveiling a roadmap of integrated solutions that demonstrates the security innovation power that only it can deliver to help customers solve their most complex problems.

This approach is fueled by two new offerings, Symantec Managed Security Services -Advanced Threat Protection and Symantec Advanced Threat Protection Solution, which correlate alerts and intelligence across a range of security technologies to deliver more comprehensive attack prevention. Symantec’s holistic methodology captures the benefits achieved when security technologies work together, transforming the complex fight against advanced threats into a manageable function that delivers stronger protection and more value to businesses. 

Symantec’s innovative security technologies and global intelligence already provide strong advanced threat protection, and the company will build on this core heritage to develop defenses that protect as sophisticated attacks evolve. The company’s new ATP efforts will be informed by what Symantec has learned about advanced threats though its existing endpoint solutions that protect a base of 200 million endpoints, and from its current email and web security solutions that review over 8.4 billion email messages and 1.7 billion web requests a day.

Smart 24X7 Mobile Application Launched
With an eye on fortifying the public safety especially women and revolutionising the safety mobile application market, Smart 24x7, the pioneer in safety mobile app domain, has upgraded the application stressing upon the latest developments that have taken place since the launch of Smart24x7 Mobile Application.

C.P. Singh, the Founder of Smart Group, "With an eye on public safety, especially for the safety of women, Police services in joint initiative with Smart24x7 Response Services Pvt. Ltd launched Smart24x7 mobile safety application to provide a convenient and efficient mode of communication in an emergency."

In addition, the application is capable of helping two of the users in real time scenarios who live in different parts of country like Assam, Gujarat. Even though users are not connected in those regions for these services still it is capable of helping the user during any such emergency as the planning is on to go beyond further and integrate for PAN India Services.

EMC Announces New Entry Level VNXe, VSPEX Reference Architectures
EMC Corporation has added new products and capabilities to the industry-leading VNX Family of hybrid storage solutions, including a new entry-level VNXe3200 storage array.

The new VNXe3200 is 3X more efficient than previous VNXe® solutions, and is based on the VNX Series that was launched in September 2013. Powered by EMC® MCx (Multicore optimization) and EMC FAST (Fully-Automated Storage Tiering) software, the new VNXe is designed to unleash the power of Flash, thereby accelerating virtual applications and file performance by 3X compared to its predecessor in the same small footprint. The new VNXe3200 supports major unified protocols – including Fibre Channel. It builds upon the trademark ease-of-use that VNXe is designed for across the entire storage lifecycle - from setup to management to support.

F-Secure Appoints Amit Nath As Country Manager India & SAARC
Amit Nath has joined F-Secure as Country Manager, India & SAARC and will be responsible for company’s India relations, strategy and growth for channels mid market and enterprise business.

Amit has over 17 years of IT industry experience across different verticals like Sales, Marketing, Operations, Program Management and Management functions. With his strong background in security industry and his strategic and operative experience, he will be responsible for positioning of F-Secure as a strong and channel – driven Security Company.
Paul Palmer, VP APAC, Customer and Market Operations at F-Secure Corporation, said "India has always been a major focus area for F-Secure, and with Amit Nath at the helm, we are hoping to scale our India business to greater heights. As a veteran in the security industry, Mr. Nath knows all the fine details of the Indian market and is the best person to expand our operations here. We are looking forward to his leadership at India as we map our expansions in the country."

Dell Helps Customers Respond to Business Data Faster with New Solutions for SAP HANA environments
Dell Enterprise Forum Frankfurt, Dell has announced it has expanded its integration with SAP to include new product certifications for SAP HANAwhich will help customers more quickly turn customer data into actionable business insights.  The new Dell solutions for SAP HANA are designed to speed deployment time and reduce time to value for running SAP HANA applications. Dell and SAP have been collaborating together for nearly five years to help customers turn the proliferation of data into a competitive advantage. 

Dell PowerEdge single-server and scale-out configurations give customers the benefits of running business applications analytics on the same platform simultaneously. These scale-out configurations are designed to support large scale business analytics applications and enables customers to:
  • Easily scale to meet business demands: The innovative Dell PowerEdge R910 and R920 server design allows for incremental growth from 1 to 16 terabytes. This gives customers the ability to buy exactly what they need today, with the confidence that their infrastructure can keep pace as their needs increase.
  • Future-proof their technology investments: Dell takes a different approach than others in the industry and provides scale-out solutions with the same PowerEdge server platform for all configurations.  This eliminates the need to “rip and replace” when upgrading systems and provides modular, non-disruptive scalability.
  • Provide enterprise class availability: Utilizing both fibre channel SAN technology and a highly available multi-node design, the Dell scale-out solutions for SAP HANA are engineered to provide resiliency and easy expandability.

Polaris Launches Life Claims In The Cloud
Polaris Financial Technology Ltd, a leader in products that enable unprecedented operational productivity for the global financial services industry, has announced the launch of Life Claims in the Cloud at the recently held annual Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development (ACORD) LOMA Forum in Orlando, Florida.

According to Matthew Josefowicz, Managing Director at Novarica, “Understanding the value of cloud options and considering how they can be deployed effectively to solve existing business problems should be part of every insurers’ strategic plans”.

Life Claims in the Cloud helps life, annuity and health carriers harness the power of cloud computing to run a claims solution for as low as $10,000/month without any lead time to deploy. Launches In Partnership With Incredible India, travel and technology space, travel planning engine, has launched in partnership with Incredible India of Ministry of Tourism. instantly generates personalized travel itineraries on fewer inputs and significantly reduces users’ effort by replacing ten tabs with one tab. The website has been chosen as the official travel planner by the Ministry of Tourism and will also be available on Incredible India website. is not an online travel agent or a tour operator, but a first-of-its-kind personalized travel planning service. The website was unveiled by Mr. Parvez Dewan, Secretary Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India and its three founders - Mukul Garg, Piyush Grover, and Karteek Narumanchi – protégé of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).

Sony LIV Brings Options To Register With KBC
Kaun Banega Crorepati 2014 is coming back with Sony LIV. Multi-Screen Media (MSM)’s premium video-on-demand service, Sony LIV launches an integrated campaign with a focus to create awareness, drive registrations for the show and entice user interactions.

Sony LIV makes the registration process seamlessby incorporating multiple avenues through which one can participate in the show. In this season, aspiring contestants can register themselves for the game show via a free to download KBC Official Application or through the website.

Nitesh Kripalani, Executive Vice-President – New Media, Business Development and Digital/Syndication at Sony Entertainment Network said, “Kaun Banega Crorepati is undoubtedly one of the most loved game show on television today. To make the registration process easier and for reaching out to larger contestants on all digital media, this year we have enabled registration through the KBC Official App and website, along with the regular mobile telephony method.”