Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Press Release: STORK Announces First Workshop at ISSE 2008 in Madrid

Consortium joins Europe’s largest independent identity conference to discuss EU-wide cross-border recognition of electronic identity

STORK (Secure idenTity Across boRders linKed), a pilot scheme co-funded by the EU aiming to implement EU-wide interoperability of electronic identities (eIDs), today announced that its first workshop will be taking place in Madrid on 8th October, at ISSE (Information Security Solutions Europe) 2008. The workshop is open to all delegates to debate the principles, issues and possible solutions proposed by STORK with key consortium representatives including Miguel Álvarez Rodríguez from The Spanish Ministry of Public Administration and Chief Information Officer of the Federal Government of Austria, Prof. Dr. Reinhard Posch.

For more information please contact storkpr@mccint.com

Press release: ramsac Achieves National Recognition With Prestigious Business And IT Industry Award Nominations

ramsac, a leading IT solutions consultancy based in Godalming, Surrey, today announced that it has achieved finalist status in three major national business awards – The Computing Awards for Excellence; The BCS (British Computer Society) IT Industry Awards and Institute of Directors Young Director Awards 2008.

For the second successive year, the Managing Director and Co-Founder of ramsac, Robert May is acknowledged as one of the top three young Directors in the country by the Institute of Directors (IoD). He will be representing the South of England at the awards ceremony, taking place on Tuesday 25th November 2008 at The IoD head office in Pall Mall, London.

The company has also been shortlisted by the Computing Awards for Excellence in recognition for its ongoing work with the investment property company, Imagine Homes (http://www.imaginehomes.co.uk/), in the Best Small Business IT Strategy 2008 category. In addition, ramsac has been nominated as the SME Supplier of the Year in the Organisational Excellence category of The BCS (British Computer Society) IT Industry Awards. The awards recognised the application of IT best practice to deliver tangible benefits to their organisations and their clients.

Press Release: Ramsac Achieves National Recognition With Prestigious Business and IT Industry Award Nominations

Institute of Directors, BCS IT Industry Awards And Computing Awards For Excellence Shortlist The IT Outsourcing Company

ramsac, a leading IT solutions consultancy based in Godalming, Surrey, today announced that it has achieved finalist status in three major national business awards – The Computing Awards for Excellence; The BCS (British Computer Society) IT Industry Awards and Institute of Directors Young Director Awards 2008.

For more information please contact ramsacpr@mccint.com

Monday, 29 September 2008

Press Release: ISSE 2008 to Assess the International Response to Information Security Attacks

Former White House Cyber Security Advisor joins McAfee, European Commission, ENISA and Spanish Government in Madrid, 7th- 9th October

eema, the Independent European e-Identity & Security Association, has revealed the world leading expert speakers that will participate at ISSE (Information Security Solutions Europe), in Madrid, 7th to 9th October 2008. The Senior Vice President of McAfee Inc., Chris Kenworthy and Advisor Directorate General for Information Society and Media, European Commission, Detlef Eckert will deliver keynote addresses during an opening plenary that includes welcomes from the Spanish Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Society, Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade and the Executive Director of ENISA.

For more information please contact eemapr@mccint.com

Press Release: The Anvil Group Issues Advice to Travellers in Light of the Bangkok Crisis

Travellers Advised To Stay Indoors To Avoid Being Caught In Riots

The Anvil Group, a specialist in crisis avoidance services, today issues advice to businesses with travellers in, or en-route to Bangkok in light of the recent unrest and demonstrations between pro and anti government groups. The recently imposed state of emergency highlights the importance of travel safety policies and due diligence prior to and during any business trip. During critical events such as political unrest or war, businesses need to execute their safety and risk management plans with precision.

For more information please contact anvilgrouppr@mccint.com

Friday, 26 September 2008

Press Release: Kaspersky Lab Launches Security Solution to Address the UK’s Largest Business Sector

Kaspersky Small Office Security helps 85% of UK businesses solve a common problem by looking after their security, allowing them to look after their business.

Kaspersky Lab, a leading provider of Internet security software solutions that protect against viruses, Trojans, worms, spyware, crimeware, rootkits, phishing, hacker attacks and spam, today announced the launch of Kaspersky Small Office Security for 5 PCs and 1 File Server and Kaspersky Small Office Security +5 PC additional users expansion pack.

For more information please contact kasperskylabukpr@mccint.com

Press Release: Exalead Introduces Industry's Most Flexible, Scalable Enterprise Information Access Platform

Company Re-positions Itself in The Enterprise Search Market With The Launch of its New CloudView Product Line

Exalead, a global leader of search software for business and the web, today announced the industry’s most flexible and scalable enterprise platform with the impending launch of its CloudView Product Line. Evolving from Exalead’s industry leading one:enterprise solution, the CloudView product family has been designed specifically to address the new challenges stemming from the increasingly complex search requirements of enterprises worldwide.

For more information please contact exaleadpr@mccint.com

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Press Release: Bloxx Supplies Web Filtering For Major Law Firm

MAB Turns to Bloxx Web Content Filtering for Better Control over Staff Internet Use and to Heighten Network Security

Bloxx, the web content filtering specialist, today announced that leading regional law firm MAB, has deployed Bloxx Tru-View Technology web filtering appliance to gain better control over its staff internet use, ensuring maximum productivity and enhancing the security of its IT network.

For more information please contact bloxxpr@mccint.com

Press Release: The Anvil Group Advises Businesses to Implement Travel Safety Solutions in Light of Bombing in Pakistan

Several High Level Delegates Affected By The Bombing of Marriott Hotel

The Anvil Group, a specialist in crisis avoidance services, issued advice to businesses in light of the bombing of the Marriot hotel in Pakistan. The Anvil Group has recommended that traveller monitoring and intelligence gathering systems should be in place to enable security and travel managers to be able to constantly review travel safety policies and make effective risk assessments.

For more information please contact anvilgrouppr@mccint.com

Press Release: Talaris Launches at CIFTEE 2008 Delivering Innovative OEM Technology and World Class Cash Handling Expertise in China

Hall 11 Stand No. 1106; China International Exhibition on Financial Banking Technology and Equipment; 25-28 September 2008; Beijing Exhibition Centre, China

Talaris, formerly known as De La Rue Cash Systems and the global expert in cash handling technology, has chosen CIFTEE 2008 as the ideal event to launch its new identity, the result of a management led buyout in September 2008, and backed by the Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest private equity companies. Talaris will continue De La Rue’s history of expertise and innovation, offering a comprehensive range of cash handling solutions across every continent.

For more information please contact talarispr@mccint.com

Press Release: Ramsac Launches PhoenixAssist Disaster Recovery Service

ramsac Expands Business Continuity Planning Service With Guaranteed Serviced Office And IT Infrastructure Offering...
ramsac, a leading IT solutions consultancy based in Godalming, Surrey, today launched the PhoenixAssist IT disaster recovery service. For just £100 per month, ramsac is able to provide any business operating in the UK with immediate access to a 12 seat serviced office, dedicated file server, broadband Internet connection and telephone line, should their main office be compromised.
For further information please contact ramsacpr@mcccint.com

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Extreme Networks' BlackDiamond 20808 Raises The Bar For Metro Ethernet Transport

Unmatched Scale and Performance Combine to Make the BlackDiamond 20808 the Best Value for Metro Ethernet Transport

Extreme Networks, today introduced the BlackDiamond® 20808 metro Ethernet transport switch, the flagship in its service provider product portfolio. The BlackDiamond 20808 switch is the first purpose-built metro Ethernet transport switch, delivering the industry-leading combination of value, scale and performance for converged packet transport.

“Extreme Networks® Black Diamond 20808 switch is changing the game for Ethernet transport in the metro with the right combination of density and scale,” said IDC Telecom Equipment Group’s Program Director, Eve Griliches. "This is a terrific introduction for Extreme Networks.” IDC’s Product Flash on the announcement notes that they expect the Carrier Ethernet routing and switching market to reach well over $7.6 billion with a 5-year CAGR of 17.5% by 2012.
The BlackDiamond 20808 switch raises the bar for scaling metro Ethernet transport networks with the highest slot capacity in the industry – 120 Gbps per slot in an 8-slot system delivering 2 Tbps of switching capacity. This unmatched slot capacity results in outstanding 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) port-density, with up to 64 10 GE ports per chassis and 192 10 GE ports per rack. The BlackDiamond 20808 switch fabric provides ample capacity for future high density, line-rate 40 GE and 100 GE line-card upgrades.

The BlackDiamond 20808 switch is purpose-built for metro Ethernet transport networks, the culmination of over 10 years of Ethernet system design experience forged into Extreme Networks’ fifth generation solution. The BlackDiamond 20808 architecture is optimised for metro Ethernet performance with fully distributed network processors that deliver line rate performance for a broad range of industry standard and emerging protocols.

The BlackDiamond 20808 switch enables the lowest total cost of ownership for metro Ethernet transport by slashing capital expenditures while minimising operational expenditures. With a list price of under $5,800 per 10 GE port the BlackDiamond 20808 switch provides a dramatic reduction in provider capital expenditures. And, unlike router-based metro architectures, which require complex provisioning by highly trained engineers, operational expenses are reduced with the BlackDiamond 20808 switch thanks to the operational simplicity of Layer 2 solutions. With a scalable metro Ethernet transport network capable of carrying more services at a lower cost, the BlackDiamond 20808 switch enables increased carrier profitability.

“In order to drive better profitability, service providers are looking to increase the average revenue per user while lowering the cost of delivering services,” said Extreme Networks’ Senior Director of Service Provider Marketing, Peter Lunk. “In order to do that, they need an alternative to the complex and costly model of extending MPLS to the edge. Ethernet transport is the clear choice for economical metro packet delivery and the BlackDiamond 20808 switch at the metro core offers the right mix of value, capacity, scalability and protocols to deliver more profitable business, residential and mobile backhaul services.”

Pricing and Availability
The BlackDiamond 20808 metro Ethernet transport solution will be available in December 2008. List price for an entry-level system is under U.S. $100,000.

For more information on Extreme Networks metro Ethernet transport solutions, please, visit: www.extremenetworks.com.

About Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Networks provides converged Ethernet networks that support data, voice and video for enterprises and service providers. The company’s network solutions feature high performance and high availability switching that deliver insight and control enabling customers to solve their real-world business communications challenges. Operating in more than 50 countries, Extreme Networks provides wired and wireless secure LANs, data center infrastructure and Service Provider Ethernet transport solutions that are complemented by a global, 24x7 service and support. For more information, visit: http://www.extremenetworks.com

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including without limitation the performance, functionality and scalability of the BlackDiamond 20808 are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date. Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties, including network design, actual product performance, and use of the products in different environments and configurations. We undertake no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this release. Other important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are contained in the Company's 10-Qs and 10-Ks which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (http://www.sec.gov).

Extreme Networks and BlackDiamond are registered trademark of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Press release: The National Trust Selects Xenos to Improve Communications with UK Membership Base

Xenos d2e Vision to Enable High Speed Processing of One Million Documents Annually for Print and Mail Fulfilment...

Xenos Group Inc. (TSX:XNS) today announced that The National Trust, a conservation charity that works to preserve and protect places of historic interest or natural beauty in the UK, has selected Xenos d2e Vision to streamline its ongoing correspondence with 3.5 million members in the UK. Once seamlessly integrated into The National Trust’s newly implemented Oracle enterprise application, Xenos d2e Vision will enable the organisation to maintain strong relationships with its membership by minimising the lead-time between document creation and fulfilment.

For further information please contact xenospr@mccint.com

Tuesday, 16 September 2008



TallyGenicom, a leading provider of focused business printers, today announced it will be exhibiting its extensive product range at the Courier and Parcel Logistics (CPL) Expo 2008, from 30th September to 2nd October. Visitors to TallyGenicom’s stand 2022 are invited to view product demonstrations of the company’s latest printing solutions, specifically designed for mission critical print applications in the barcoding and logistics environment.

Held at the ExCel conference site in London, the CPL is the premier international trade show and conference dedicated to the global express and parcel delivery services sector. It is designed specifically to address the needs of the industry and to showcase technologies and solutions from a variety of international suppliers.

TallyGenicom will be demonstrating its entire logistics product portfolio, including a range of laser and dot-matrix printers, along with the newly launched Thermal printers. In keeping with all other TallyGenicom products, the new Thermal line are robust, durable and can be used in a variety of environments and are future-proofed for RFID.

“In order to optimise efficiency, the post and parcel industry require high technology standards and requirements, and printers are no exception. TallyGenicom printers are ideally suited for the logistical challenges faced by this industry, particularly now that we have our new Thermal printer range,” comments TallyGenicom’s Executive Vice-President for EMEA Robin Edwardes. “Our new printers are ideal for producing labels and barcodes, items which are particularly important within the post and parcel industry. With the ability to produce clear, concise and durable shipping labels, couriers can be safe in the knowledge that parcels are delivered on time and to the correct address.”

About TallyGenicom

TallyGenicom is one of the largest companies in the world focused exclusively on supplying computer printers, supplies and service to commercial and industrial users. All TallyGenicom products are designed and manufactured to perform critical, business-specific printing tasks in industries such as healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, warehousing and retail. Major international corporations such as Wal-Mart, American Airlines, Tesco, Daimler Chrysler, Blockbuster and Volkswagen use TallyGenicom® printers because of their customised design, rugged construction, proven reliability and durability. TallyGenicom world-wide headquarters are in the United States in Chantilly, VA near Washington DC with manufacturing based in Reynosa, Mexico and Jiangmen, China. Its EMEA sales, marketing and finance HQ is based in Basingstoke, UK with EMEA logistics centre in Ulm, Germany. Other key offices are located in Paris, Milan, Madrid, Moscow, Vienna, Singapore, Beijing, Dubai UAE, and Johannesburg.

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Increasing Piracy To Cause A Rise In Cyber Crime

...Metaforic Urges Vendors To Ensure They Are Properly Protected Against Hackers

Metaforic, a leading provider of anti-tamper solutions, is urging software vendors to take responsibility for the integrity of their software as piracy levels continue to rise and the risk of cyber crime intensifies.

"Piracy is a persistent problem which continues to cost software vendors worldwide billions of pounds in lost revenue, as well as harming local resellers and putting a strain on research and development in the technology industry," comments Metaforic’s CEO Andrew McLennan. "More worryingly, hackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their methods of attack. The issue of hacked software and compromised websites goes far beyond that of piracy and standard copyright infringements. It can – and has - led to an explosion in the number of cyber crimes, including the exploitation of personal data, delivering malicious payloads to user machines, the installation of spyware and even taking over a PC as part of a botnet for hosting illegal content, often unbeknown to the owner...."

For further information, please contact metaforicpr@mccint.com

Monday, 15 September 2008

Press Release: Basingstoke based De La Rue Cash Systems Division launches as Talaris

Talaris, the former De La Rue Cash Systems Division based in Viables, Basingstoke, has launched with a new identity, following the completion of its acquisition by The Carlyle Group, the global private equity firm. To celebrate the launch of the new company and a new office in Basingstoke, Talaris held a Summer Party event, with stalls, competitions and entertainment for all employees at the historic Farnham Castle on Friday 5th September.
For further information please contact talarispr@mccint.com

Press Release: De La Rue Announces Strategic Global Relationship with Transoft Inc

Market Share Set To Grow Across Key Global Markets...

De La Rue, the world's largest commercial security printer and cash sorting company, today announces a strategic global relationship with Transoft International, Inc., providers of currency supply chain management solutions. This powerful combination of expertise will benefit all bulk cash handling organisations who can now expect a comprehensive range of integrated products, services and support specifically designed to improve the efficiency and security of their cash centers.

For further information, please contact delaruepr@mccint.com