Friday, 30 July 2010

Capscan Enhances Matchcode With Royal Mail Multiple Residence Data To Further Improve Contact Data Quality

New dataset for Matchcode identifies shared letterboxes for improved service delivery

Capscan, a leading supplier of UK and international address management solutions and data quality services, today announced that it has added OS MasterMap Address Layer 2 MOWPA data file to its Matchcode range of software. The data set will enable organisations to identify where residential premises have been sub-divided, improving service delivery accuracy, reducing the risk of fraud and enabling accurate invoicing for suppliers in sectors such as utilities and cable television.

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Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Winfrasoft Appoints MCC International To Support Rapid Growth In UK

IT Security Specialist To Raise Profile In Public And Private Sector With Technology Public Relations Specialists

Winfrasoft, a UK company specialising in enterprise IT infrastructure and security solutions, today announced that it has appointed the public relations specialists, MCC International, to raise its profile across print, online, broadcast and social media in the UK.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Canoeist Mallory races ahead with ramsac on her stern

Surrey IT outsourcing specialist sponsors and supports young canoe star

Following its sponsorship of Guildford Heat Basketball Club, outsourced IT consultancy ramsac ( is continuing to support local sporting talent with canoeist Mallory Franklin. Sixteen-year-old Mallory Franklin, who is taking the sport of Canoe Slalom by storm, proudly carries the ramsac logo on her competition canoe.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Kaspersky Lab agrees online sponsorship deal with UK Met Office

Kaspersky Lab has become an online sponsor for the UK Met Office. As the UK’s National Weather Service, the Met Office is world-renowned for its scientific excellence in weather forecasting, environment and climate monitoring - providing advanced warnings for the protection of life and property.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

June Spam Report: PayPal Bears the Brunt of Phishing Attacks

According to June’s spam report issued by Kaspersky Lab, PayPal is the unsurpassed leader when it comes to being targeted: in June, the number of attacks on this e-pay system rose by 20 percentage points compared to May’s figure. Facebook and HSBC swapped positions again, to become third and fourth place respectively, while the popular online game World of Warcraft also made it into the Top 10.

Three new countries – Brazil, Columbia and Spain – joined the ranks of the Top 5 prime distributors of spam. However, the USA and India maintained their leading positions in the rating. In general, Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries are widely represented in the Top 20 most active sources of spam.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Mass Defacement of Websites: Hacker Fun that Threatens Business

Kaspersky Lab presents an article entitled Mass Defacements: The Tools and Tricks by David Jacoby, a Senior Security Researcher with the company’s Global Research & Analysis Team. During his research David identified over a hundred web servers that had been infected by ‘defacers’, including web servers belonging to some high-profile companies. These infections resulted in confidential data from sites, as well as information on how to infect them, being sold on the black market. The cybercriminals were also able to use the web servers to launch DDoS attacks or conduct spam mailings.

Everyone knows that the Internet is plagued by hackers and criminals cracking websites, turning computers into nodes in botnets, and openly selling spyware and stolen passwords to user accounts on the black market. One type of cybercrime, however, remains a bit of mystery. Defacement attacks change the content or visual appearance of random websites; while the attackers are not doing this to make a direct profit, such attacks can damage the reputation of the organisations targeted, or cause financial losses.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

NanoKTN Announces Winners of its 2010 EPSRC Collaborative Studentship

Winners Include Research Proposals Looking at Development of Longer Life Secondary Cells for Electric Vehicles and Nanodiamond Coatings in Engineering Applications

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK’s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, is pleased to announce that research projects at Aston University and the University of Dundee, have been awarded with collaborative studentships for 2010, which will result in collaborations with students and businesses with UK manufacturing and research bases. The projects, which look at the development of longer life, lithium-technology secondary cells and the use of nanodiamond coatings in engineering applications, have been recognised as key areas of importance for UK technology and business development.

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Most wanted: the Black Energy bot

Kaspersky Lab has published an article entitled “Black DDoS” which provides an analysis of the Black Energy 2 malicious bot.

The Black Energy bot has never stopped evolving. Kaspersky Lab has currently detected over 4,000 variants of the first version of this malicious program and the second version has been on security researchers’ radars for two years. Black Energy 2 attracts hackers due to the fact that it’s both versatile and easy to manage. The bot supports updateable plug-ins (additional modules) that make it easy for hackers to modify and expand the functionality of Black Energy 2. Plugins can be quickly installed and updated on commands sent from the remote administration center.

Collaborate2Innovate 2010 - Build Partnerships with the Right People in your Market

Picture: The C2I organising committee: Nigel Vaughan of Solent Synergy, Stuart Lisle of BDO LLP Kim Walker and Douglas Cooper of Paris Smith LLP

Collaborate2Innovate, the leading free event dedicated to building profitable partnerships between organisations in the Solent region, has today announced that this year’s event will take place on 2nd November 2010 in Portsmouth. At Collaborate2Innovate 2010, businesses, entrepreneurs and technology specialists will discover new business opportunities through collaborative innovation in order to help them stay ahead of their competitors.

The strategic role that collaboration plays in successful companies is now well documented with new and superior innovation, products and services being brought to market by the partnering of companies with very different skill sets, working together towards a mutually beneficial business goal. This year’s Collaborate2Innovate 2010 will offer organisations in the Solent and surrounding regions the opportunity to forge strategic partnerships with other like-minded companies that competitors will not be able to replicate.

The Collaborate2Innovate 2010 steering committee is led by Solent Synergy Limited, the not-for-profit organisation that helps innovative businesses grow and succeed in the Solent region. Solent Synergy is this year joined by a host of local business and academic sponsors, including both founding sponsors BDO LLP and Paris Smith LLP, plus Genetix plc, D Young & Co, Blake Lapthorn, Grant Thornton, the Solent’s four universities (Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Solent and Southampton), South East Design, The Solent Innovation & Growth Team and the Partnership for Urban South Hampshire.

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Monday, 19 July 2010

Page White & Farrer Patents The Future With dhc

dhc, provider of integrated software solutions today announces that leading specialist patent and trademark attorney Page White & Farrer is now using Access Dimensions financial management and accounting software with dhc iConnekt Sales Order Processing. The new implementation will simplify the billing process and improve overall functionality.

Finding it had an increasing dependence on its IT infrastructure following a significant growth in both its client base and workforce numbers, the company acknowledged that it had outgrown its incumbent software and required a solution that would improve efficiency by streamlining its business processes.

“The new software has allowed us to take greater control of the system,” says Blunt. “Because we handle significant sums of money, there is little room for error. We’re incredibly satisfied with the system we have now; dhc was very thorough and the implementation procedure was well planned.”

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Kaspersky Lab welcomes greater online protection

Abingdon, 13th July 2010 – Kaspersky Lab has welcomed Facebook and Ceop’s (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Service) Panic Button app, which is designed to protect children and teenagers who use the social networking site, but says more education and vigilance is needed to keep young people safe online.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Kaspersky Lab Brings Ferrari F430 GT2 To Abingdon

Kaspersky Lab has celebrated the first anniversary of its expansion to its new UK head-office in Milton Park, Abingdon, and the company’s partnership with the world famous AF Corse racing team. On Friday Kaspersky Lab employees and local businesses were given the chance to get up close with the Ferrari F430 GT2 car, that last month competed in the famous Le Mans 24 Hour in France.

The IT security company, Kaspersky Lab, is one of the main sponsors of the AF Corse racing team. The Ferrari F430 on display at Kaspersky Lab’s UK head-office in Milton Park was the same car that is driven by Toni Vilander and the former Formula One drivers Jean Alesi and Giancarlo Fisichella and was raced at the famous Le Mans 24 Hour in France last month.

Friday, 9 July 2010

NICE Actimize Recognised as a Market-Leading Provider of Enterprise Financial Crime Solutions by Chartis Research

Second annual “Financial Crime Risk Management Systems” report shows NICE Actimize as a leading vendor for both “Market Share Potential” and “Completeness of Offering”

NICE Actimize, a NICE Systems (NASDAQ:NICE) company and the largest and broadest provider of a single financial crime, risk and compliance software platform for the financial services industry, today announced that Chartis Research has recognised NICE Actimize as an industry leader in financial crime management in the recently released “Financial Crime Risk Management Systems 2010: Market Analysis.”

Chartis provides research and analysis on the global market for risk technology. They predict the move towards total integration has started and will peak in 2012. Those technology vendors who have positioned themselves well will capitalise on these market opportunities and that the global market for financial crime risk management technology will grow to $4.19 billion by 2013.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

ramsac announces strong growth in annual financial results

IT specialist boasts 28 new outsourcing contracts and four new members of staff

IT specialist ramsac has announced it won an impressive 28 new contracts during the last financial year (2009/2010). Additionally, ramsac has defied the recession and downward economic trends in the UK and international economies by seeing growth in both profit and turnover. As a result, the company is also pleased to announce the recruitment of four new members of staff to help manage the increased levels of business.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Bolton College Chooses Extreme Networks To Deploy IT Infrastructure For New £70 Million State Of The Art Campus

Extreme Networks today announces that it will be implementing the IT network at Bolton College’s new £70 million state-of-the-art campus. The network will introduce and host range of new services including Voice over IP (VoIP), IPTV and CCTV. The implementation will be completed in partnership with Extreme Networks’ partner, Pennine Telecom in time for the opening of the new campus in September 2010.

Bolton College is one of the largest providers of vocational training and further education in North West England. The new Deane Road building will be the home of the College IT network and it will also span six further sites located throughout the town including its three libraries, classrooms and student areas.

Tales of the unexpected…and the expected: Malware statistics for June

Kaspersky Lab announces the publication of its Monthly Malware Statistics for June 2010. There was a surprise return to the Top 20 list of malware detected on the Internet for Trojan-Downloader.JS.Pegel.b.

This script downloader, designed to infect legitimate websites, returned to the list in third place after a period of relative obscurity. When a user visits an infected page, Pegel redirects them to a site controlled by a cybercriminal, which in turn surreptitiously downloads various malicious programs to the victim’s computer. Pegel.b makes use of a variety of PDF exploits and the Java CVE-2010-0886 exploit.

Unlike Pegel.b, the presence of the Exploit.JS.Pdfka family in our rating came as no surprise. The release of every new update from Adobe is now accompanied by several variants of this exploit which inevitably make it into the Top 20 malicious programs. In June alone, three variants of Exploit.JS.Pdfka entered the list of Internet-borne malware at sixth, eighth and fourteenth places.

FD Centre Finances The Future With dhc

dhc, provider of integrated software solutions, today announces it will be implementing Microsoft DynamicsTM Customer Relationship Management (CRM) on a hosted basis for financial director service suppliers, the FD Centre. dhc will be working closely with the team at the FD Centre to implement the new system, delivering increased flexibility and centralising CRM.

Established in 2001, the FD Centre is the market leading provider of part time financial directors in the UK, providing the advanced skill set of finance directors from large corporations, to the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector. Finding it had an increasing dependence on its IT infrastructure following significant growth, the FD Centre decided to invest in a new software system that could facilitate a more co-ordinated approach and to support the future expansion of the business.

The FD Centre selected dhc to provide the new system based on its extensive knowledge of the software and experience with CRM strategies. In addition, dhc is able to provide the FD Centre with a hosted CRM offering which reduces the need for a large capital outlay and heavy dependence on the IT infrastructure that is typically associated with an installed enterprise platform.

Kaspersky Security for Mail Server is Named a Winner in the Readers' Choice Awards

Kaspersky Lab announces that Kaspersky Security for Mail Server has been named a winner in the Readers' Choice Awards. The product was chosen as the winner of the Email Anti-Virus category on

In order to find out which product network security administrators preferred in a particular category of third party network security solutions,, a Microsoft Windows Security resource site, conducted a series of monthly polls. The awards drew a huge response in each category and were based entirely on the votes cast by visitors to the site. Kaspersky Security for Mail Server has proven itself to be the best solution in the Email Anti-Virus category as it got the highest rating among site visitors.

“Our Readers’ Choice Awards give visitors to our site the opportunity to vote for the products they view as the very best in their respective category,” said Sean Buttigieg, Manager. “ users are specialists in their field who encounter various network security solutions at the workplace. The award serves as a mark of excellence, providing the ultimate recognition from peers within the industry.”

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Kaspersky Lab patents advanced technology for combating malware epidemics

Kaspersky Lab has successfully patented a groundbreaking piece of technology in the USA that allows the potential scale of malware epidemics to be accurately predicted in order to prevent them from spreading.

Today’s malware has the capacity to spread like wildfire, with millions of computers infected in an instant as an epidemic sweeps across the Internet. This can take down huge swathes of infrastructure, bringing information highways to a standstill and leaving systems vulnerable to data leakage, which in turn opens the door to large scale fraud. Detecting malware on every computer that is infected during an epidemic has little or no effect. What is needed is a reliable method for estimating the potential scale and direction of an epidemic, an early warning system, which is exactly what the new technology developed by Kaspersky Lab’s Yury Mashevsky, Yury Namestnikov, Nikolay Denishchenko and Pavel Zelensky, is capable of doing. The technology was granted Patent No. 7743419 by the US Patent and Trademark Office on 22 June, 2010.