Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Berlin Announced For ISSE 2010 Following Success In The Hague

Information Security Solutions Europe (ISSE), Europe’s largest independent IT security and identity conference, today confirmed that the 12th annual event will take place in Berlin, Germany, 5th – 7th October. The announcement follows the success of ISSE 2009 in The Hague, The Netherlands, which saw over 350 delegates unite to extensively debate and exchange knowledge on IT security and electronic identity issues.

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Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold Broadens Network Management Capabilities With Latest Release

Newest additions to product family offer secure management of device configurations and monitoring of wireless infrastructures

Ipswitch, Inc’s Network Management division, developer of innovative
network management solutions, today announced the worldwide availability of WhatsUp Gold v14.1 and WhatsUp Gold WhatsConfigured v1.0. The new features in v14.1, combined with the new configuration and change management plug-in, enables network professionals to effectively manage both wired and wireless environments and to control device configurations with automated configuration and change management in a single comprehensive solution.

Network management professionals spend significant time establishing and fine-tuning configurations to ensure stable network performance, protect data and secure networks from unauthorised changes. With hundreds of individual devices to manage and maintain, configuration changes to routers and switches are made almost continuously. As a result, network managers are frequently struggling to keep track and control of all these changes.

Highlights of WhatsUp Gold v14.1 and WhatsConfigured include:

WhatsUp Gold v14.1

-Unified view of both wired and wireless infrastructure through a single management and monitoring interface
-Comprehensive information about user connectivity and access point utilisation
-New active monitor that provides status of access point radios and a pre-configured interface performance monitor
-6 new wireless reports are provided and accessed through the Wireless Workspaces
-80+ reports, including graphs, are exportable to Portable Document Format (PDF)

WhatsConfigured v1.0

-Automated backup of device configurations to a secure data repository
- Extensive out-of-the-box device support including; Cisco, Juniper, Brocade and others
- Fully secure device access via SNMP v1-3, SSH1-2 or Telnet
- Alerting and Notifications – fully integrated with Alert Center to provide alerts and notifications when a configuration is changed on a monitored device
- Integrated TFTP server enables download and upload of system images and operating systems
- Reporting - Network managers can compare files automatically and manually and also be alerted when a configuration file is changed on a monitored device

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Extreme Networks & Motorola Address Smart Connectivity For Wired & Wireless Networking

Extreme Networks and the Enterprise Mobility Solutions business unit of Motorola, Inc. today announced that the companies have established a relationship to deliver a highly scalable unified network edge combining wired and wireless LAN (WLAN) networks that underpin mobile data and converged communications. An OEM agreement enables the companies to develop, market and support high-performance, secure, resilient and intelligent WLANs.

Extreme Networks is developing integrated wired and wireless network solutions with Motorola’s technology, providing customers with a unified network that is predictable, fast and features the highest integrity. Working together and with certified sales and integration partners globally, the companies will deliver wired and WLAN infrastructure including WLAN controllers, network management tools and high-performance wireless access points (APs) that will enable next-generation mobility applications.
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Monday, 19 October 2009

Law Firm Cripps Harries Hall LLP Upgrades Network With Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks today announced that leading law firm, Cripps Harries Hall LLP has upgraded its network using a selection of Summit® fixed family switches to support its fully converged voice and data infrastructure, in addition to iSCSI disk services - without incurring considerable costs and complexity.

A dynamic and innovative organisation known for its provision of imaginative and creative solutions, Cripps Harries Hall required a stable but flexible network platform on which to run the IT applications required by its clients, and to also maximise the efficiency and speed of both the firm’s internal and external communications. Having previously implemented Extreme Networks’ switching technologies in 2004 with additional upgrades since that time, Cripps Harries Hall was once again looking to upgrade the network infrastructure.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Press release: PiMS Workspace Supports Amy’s Appeal

Local Company Urges Businesses to Support the Community

Following their recent move to Fareham, PiMS Workspace (, an award winning Space and Accommodation Management Services Provider, has recently made a donation to a local family whose daughter suffers from Cerebral Palsy. The donation was made to Amy’s Appeal, which will enable four-year-old Amy Sheath to receive vital stem cell treatment to improve her quality of life. PiMS Workspace is calling for other Hampshire businesses to come together and support Amy’s Appeal.

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Thursday, 15 October 2009

Extreme Networks Announces Supercomm Highlights

New Ethernet Transport switch showcased, carrier service provisioning demo and Extreme Networks customers and CTO to discus trends in Ethernet Transport networks.

Extreme Networks, today announced its event highlights at Supercomm 2009 (October 21-23 at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois) including the first public display of its new BlackDiamond® 20804 Ethernet Transport switch. The BlackDiamond 20804 is specifically engineered to address the skyrocketing bandwidth demands of residential video, business Ethernet and mobile backhaul services. Announced October 13, 2009, the BlackDiamond 20804 is the newest addition to the BlackDiamond 20800 series of high-performance carrier Ethernet switches. The BlackDiamond 20800 series extends industry leading bandwidth capacity across Ethernet access, aggregation and metro core deployments providing enhanced network longevity and unsurpassed scalability to carriers worldwide as they deploy next- generation networks to meet today’s growing service demands. Carrier Ethernet Service Provisioning Demo in Booth 2612

If you would like to arrange a demonstration of the new BlackDiamond 20804 Ethernet Transport Switch, please contact

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust Achieves Uptime With Chloride

80-NET UPS system provides 30 minutes of uptime at full load for critical equipment

Chloride, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems and services, and Stewart Associates, a consultant building design specialists, today announced that Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is utilising Chloride’s 80-NET UPS system to protect their vital Cardiac Catheter equipment from power disruptions and impurities in the power supply.

The system is being used in both acute hospitals within Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust - Birmingham City Hospital and Sandwell General Hospital. Established in April 2002 , the Trust employs over 6000 staff, has approximately 1000 beds and serves a population of over 500,000 across western and central Birmingham , Sandwell, and its surrounding areas. Its staff is trained to meet the community’s requirements for healthcare services in some of the most diverse and economically deprived communities in the UK. The Cardiac Catheter is used to diagnose the exact site and severity of any narrowing of the coronary arteries. Narrowing of the arteries can severely weaken the blood and oxygen intake of the heart muscle, leading to conditions such as angina, heart failure and other heart conditions.

“The Cardiac Catheter equipment is a vital piece of equipment for the hospital to diagnose heart related illnesses and diseases,” says Stewart Associates’ Managing Director, Steve Mason. “The hospital needed a resilient UPS system to protect the equipment from power disruptions that could have a detrimental effect on patient care.”

Extreme Networks Broadens Carrier Product Portfolio With BlackDiamond 20804

Extreme Networks today announced the BlackDiamond® 20804 Ethernet Transport switch, the latest addition to the BlackDiamond 20800 Series of high-performance, carrier Ethernet switches. Specifically engineered to handle the skyrocketing demands of residential video, business Ethernet and mobile backhaul services, the BlackDiamond 20804 Ethernet Transport switch addresses the challenges faced by small and large carriers worldwide as they deploy next- generation networks to meet today’s service demands with a network that will last well into the future.

The new BlackDiamond 20804 Ethernet Transport switch increases network longevity by enabling carriers to gracefully expand video and other services on their network, provides the pro-active service management tools carriers need to delight their subscribers, and helps lower the carriers cost of ownership with a next-generation solution that is easy to operate.

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Monday, 12 October 2009

Morgan Cole Deploys An Extreme Network

Extreme Networks and its Platinum Partner Scalable Communications have announced that leading UK law firm Morgan Cole is using a selection of switches from its BlackDiamond® and Summit® family in order to upgrade its Local Area Network (LAN) infrastructure and provide a solid foundation for future expansion.

Morgan Cole is a successful and dynamic UK organisation with six offices across both Southern England and Southern Wales. Formed by the merger of Morgan Bruce and Cole & Cole in 1998, the firm invests in both exceptional people and the latest technologies in order to fulfil both its own objectives and those of its clients. With 600 people employed across its offices, Morgan Cole realised it required a high performance network that was both robust and resilient enough to maintain its immediate business critical applications, as well as further technological developments such as Voice over IP telephony (VoIP).

Friday, 9 October 2009

Capscan Enriches International Data Quality Management at DMA09

Booth: 1419B, 17th – 22nd October 2009 at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

Capscan, a leading supplier of international address management solutions and data integrity services, will demonstrate how it can enrich the quality and improve the accuracy of marketing information across international borders, at the DMA09 Conference & Exhibition.

On booth 1419B, Capscan will showcase its range of award-winning technologies - Matchcode International, Capscan OnDemand and Matchcode for Microsoft DynamicsTM CRM plug-in - that provide professional marketers with the software tools they need to efficiently execute their domestic and international data quality management strategies.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Kaspersky Lab launches Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac

Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac increases protection against malware for Mac users

Previously, life was carefree for Mac users since viruses and worms have primarily attacked Windows users. But the safe times have gone and Mac users have become a target for Cybercriminals – as Apple’s installed base has grown and Macs increasingly intermingle with PCs. Kaspersky Lab’s brand new Anti-Virus for Mac strengthens the security provided by Apple and offers a platform to add additional security modules as new threats emerge.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac doesn’t just protect Mac computers from viruses, worms and Trojans. It also combats threats to Windows and Linux operating systems. Macs offer Cybercriminals routes into networks or social connections for malware to be distributed to PCs or pick up network intelligence. Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac also monitors the file system for PC malware, reducing the risk of spreading infected emails and documents to PC users.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Banco Espírito Santo Selects & Deploys Actimize, a NICE Systems Company, Brokerage Compliance Market Abuse Solution

Actimize expands into Portugal, with Large Local Bank Leading the Way in Tackling Market Abuse and Insider Dealing

NEW YORK & LONDON – October 7, 2009 - Actimize, the largest and broadest provider of transactional risk management software for the financial services industry and a NICE Systems (NASDAQ:NICE) company, today announced that Banco Espírito Santo, listed on the Euronext 100 index, is leading the way in the Portuguese financial market by deploying Actimize’s Brokerage Compliance Market Abuse solution to identify and report suspicious transactions. The first phase of the programme has been deployed and is expected to go live in the fourth quarter of this year.

Extreme Networks BlackDiamond 8500 Series Deliver Investment Protection For The Wiring Closet

Extreme Networks today announced a key addition to its industry-leading BlackDiamond® 8800 switching family, an Ethernet switching platform for high performance, high value and smart connectivity from the network edge to the network core and data centre.

The trend for value-based enterprise networking in the wiring closet is driven by organisations that are aiming for high performance, secure networks that can be cost-effectively deployed today while keeping an eye to the future. Extreme Networks BlackDiamond® 8500-series wiring closet modules offer a high-value solution addressing customers’ needs for cost-effective, yet feature-rich switching capabilities with natural upgrade paths for scalability and growth on demand.

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Tuesday, 6 October 2009

NanoKTN Invited to Promote Innovation in Nanoscale Technologies at Innovate 09

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK’s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, has been invited to support a seminar at this year’s Innovate 09 which will see the launch of the Technology Strategy Board’s UK Nanotechnology Strategy.

Innovate 09, is the annual flagship event of the government-backed Technology Strategy Board, which promotes and supports research into technology and innovation.

This year’s event takes place on October 13th 2009, and will pay particular attention to the exploitation of a low carbon technology, energy generation and the digital economy. The event will also launch the Technology Strategy Board’s innovation strategy for nanoscale technologies and is aimed at raising awareness of the novel solutions being offered by the latest developments in nanoscale technologies, as well as discussing future strategies for the nanotechnology industry.

The NanoKTN invites UK nanotechnology companies to help shape UK Government Strategy for Nanotechnology

The NanoKTN, the Materials KTN, the Chemistry Innovation KTN and the Sensors & Instrumentation KTN are jointly providing the secretariat for a working group adopting a mini Innovation & Growth Team approach to assist in the collection and coordination of input to the public consultation launched by the Government on 17 July 2009 and the closing date is 31st October 2009.
This invite from the NanoKTN is a major opportunity for UK companies to provide positive information about the nanotechnology industry to the Government. Please respond to Dr Barry Park at the NanoKTN via email to or complete them online at:

Monday, 5 October 2009

Utalkmarketing: How to make commercial sense of social media

MCC International's advice on making sense of social media is the Utalkmarketing 'Marketing guide of the week.

In the busy world in which we live social networking websites enable us to be to reunited with old friends and keep in touch with friends and family with ease.

Yet while every organisation has embraced the web to some extent, most have been quiet onlookers (perhaps blissfully unaware, or a little intimidated) as early adopters explore the commercial potential of social networking.

Right now your customers, prospects, business partners, members of the press and employees (although hopefully in their own time) are frequently logging on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and Linked In as well as specialist blogs, online forums and digital publications.

However, monitoring, managing and making the most of these sites in a commercial sense can be a daunting prospect for the uninitiated, so here are some basic tips on how to get started.In the busy world in which we live social networking websites enable us to be to reunited with old friends and keep in touch with friends and family with ease.

Yet while every organisation has embraced the web to some extent, most have been quiet onlookers (perhaps blissfully unaware, or a little intimidated) as early adopters explore the commercial potential of social networking.

Right now your customers, prospects, business partners, members of the press and employees (although hopefully in their own time) are frequently logging on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and Linked In as well as specialist blogs, online forums and digital publications.

However, monitoring, managing and making the most of these sites in a commercial sense can be a daunting prospect for the uninitiated, so here are some basic tips on how to get started.

To read the article in full visit the Utalkmarketing website at: