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Intelligent Risk Analytics and Decisioning Solution provides scalability to high growth companyNew York, NY – September 13, 2016 – Provenir, provider of risk analytics and decisioning solutions, today announces that rent-to-own industry leader Rent-A-Center, Inc. has adopted Provenir’s hosted solution, Provenir Cloud, to support the processing of customer applications for lease purchase agreements in connection with its AcceptanceNow line of business. “Provenir’s risk analytics and decisioning platform’s scalability and rich functionality provide significant value to Rent-A-Center’s growth plans and transformation,” said Mark Denman, EVP of AcceptanceNow at Rent-a-Center. “By implementing Provenir Cloud to process customer lease applications, we will increase speed, improve delivery and provide our customers better, faster access to our products and services.” Provenir’s hybrid solution will provide Rent-A-Center with access to on-premises and cloud environments.
It will sit in the heart of RAC’s processing workflow, acting as an orchestrating hub and connecting internal and external data with various rules and risk models. “Provenir is committed to providing Rent-A-Center with a flexible, secure and scalable environment that ensures simplified maintenance for the users so that they can continue to deliver value to their customers while pursuing their growth strategy,” said Paul Thomas, Managing Director at Provenir. About ProvenirProvenir makes risk analytics faster and simpler for financial institutions. Our Provenir risk analytics and decisioning platform is a powerful orchestration hub that can listen to any channel, integrate with any data service and operationalize any analytic model. We help clients process more applications with greater efficiency and increase sales conversions with instant, real-time risk decisioning, serving clients across a broad range of financial verticals including consumer, commercial, cards, payments, ecommerce and auto financing. Provenir is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey with UK operations in London and Leeds.

For more information please visit http://www.provenir.com/. About Rent-A-Center, Inc.A rent-to-own industry leader, Plano, TX-based, Rent-A-Center, Inc., is focused on improving the quality of life for its customers by providing them the opportunity to obtain ownership of high-quality, durable products such as consumer electronics, appliances, computers, furniture and accessories, and smartphones, under flexible rental purchase agreements with no long-term obligation.

The Company owns and operates approximately 2,600 stores in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Puerto Rico, and approximately 1,915 Acceptance Now locations in the United States and Puerto Rico. Rent-A-Center Franchising International, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, is a national franchiser of approximately 225 rent-to-own stores operating under the trade names of "Rent-A-Center,” "ColorTyme," and "RimTyme." For additional information about the Company, please visit our website at www.rentacenter.com. Media contact:Charlotte Martin, Finn PartnersT: +44 20 3217 7060E: charlotte.martin@finnpartners.com
Billington Cybersecurity Summit, Washington DC, USA – 12th September, 2016 – Titan IC Systems (Titan IC) today announces that LookingGlass Cyber Solutions (“LookingGlass”) has signed a multi-year strategic partnership to further advance their state of the art network–based threat mitigation with the Titan IC Helios regular expression (RegEx) processor.LookingGlass threat mitigation solutions will take full advantage of the Helios RegEx processor to assist in threat detection by implementing tens of thousands of complex regular expressions in network data at speeds up to 40 Gb/s. Titan IC has developed this ground-breaking technology and has implemented it on a Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), so it can be specifically customized for each customer’s needs. The technology can be easily updated while in full operation allowing the addition of new complex regular expressions during run time. “This breakthrough Titan IC technology allows us to continue delivering state-of-the-art high-performance threat mitigation solutions,” said A.J Shipley, VP of Products at LookingGlass. “The Titan IC Helios RegEx processor will further enhance our threat mitigation product line to easily scale to the tens of thousands of prioritized rules being delivered from our threat intelligence platform to our threat mitigation system”. Regular expression processing has mainly been executed in software up until now and has thus suffered inherent throughput difficulties that require vast amounts of host processing. However, with the introduction of the Titan IC Helios RegEx processor, many of these issues can be eradicated by hardware offload acceleration on FPGA. The Helios RegEx processor is proficient in analysing data at full network throughput rates reaching 40 Gb/s and can implement up to 1 million complex regular expressions in parallel. “We are delighted to have signed this new license agreement with LookingGlass and we welcome them into the Titan IC RegEx ecosystem. We congratulate them for their vision and innovation in being one of the first companies to recognise the benefits of RegEx offload acceleration on FPGA,” said Noel McKenna, CEO, Titan IC. “With ever increasing cyber security threats and even higher network data speeds, there is a real necessity for the combined technology that LookingGlass and Titan IC are bringing to the market.” Visit Titan IC at 7th Annual Billington Cyber Security Summit 2016Titan IC is exhibiting their latest Helios RegEx processor and Hyperion PCle acceleration cards on the Titan IC booth at the 7th Annual Billington Cyber Security Summit in the Ronald Reagan Building International Trade Centre, Washington DC, on September 13, 2016. To book a demonstration or to meet with one of the Titan IC team at the exhibition, please email sales@titanicsystems.com. About LookingGlass Cyber SolutionsLookingGlass Cyber Solutions delivers comprehensive threat intelligence-driven security through a scalable solution portfolio of machine readable threat intelligence (MRTI), threat intelligence management platforms with 140+ data sources transformed into global Internet and threat intelligence, network-based threat mitigation, and threat intelligence services. By addressing risks across structured Indicators of Compromise (IoCs), unstructured and open source data (OSINT), and internal network telemetry, customers gain unprecedented understanding into threats that may impact their business including cyber, physical assets, and third party partners. Prioritized, relevant and timely insights enable customers to operationalize threat intelligence in an effective and efficient way throughout the threat lifecycle. For more information, visit LookingGlassCyber.com. About Titan IC Systems LtdHeadquartered in Belfast Northern Ireland, Titan IC Systems Ltd is a recent spin out company from the Centre for Secure Information Technology (CSIT) at Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland. Titan IC is a world leader in the development of hardware engines for content and network processing. The solutions offered include regular expression (RegEx) acceleration for use in all aspects of network security including: Intrusion Detection/Prevention, Application Detection, Anti-Virus, Content/URL filtering. These solutions are available as PCIe cards for inclusion in Network servers or as licensable Intellectual property for use on Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) or custom Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC).
Product with the most vulnerabilities between May and July 2016 is a niche solution in the healthcare industryMaidenhead, U.K. – September 8, 2016 – Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises, today released a Vulnerability Update covering the Top 20 products with the most vulnerabilities in May, June and July 2016.

According to the report, the total number of recorded vulnerabilities across these top 20 products was 2,686. The Vulnerability Update is a recurring report based on data from Flexera Software’s Vulnerability Database.
It provides a Top 20 per month of products with the most vulnerabilities recorded over a three month period, along with brief comments from Secunia Research at Flexera Software. High Rate of Vulnerabilities Underscores Patching Need – Especially in Operating SystemsThe Vulnerability Update reveals that Microsoft was the vendor with the most vulnerabilities across the top 20 products from May through July, with a total of 518 vulnerabilities.

The four Microsoft products landing in the “top 20,” all operating system products, were Windows 10, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 and Windows RT. “The bad news is that the overall rate of vulnerabilities remains high, and specifically with respect to operating systems – underscoring the need for users to be diligent about patching their operating systems,” noted Kasper Lindgaard, Director of Secunia Research at Flexera Software. “The good news is, that is exactly what is happening.
In our recently released Country Reports, the number of private PC users with unpatched Windows operating systems declined to 6.3 percent, down from 12.5 percent the previous year.” Attack Vectors Abound in Niche Software – Just Look at HealthcareMuch of the discussion around security often focuses on high-profile vendors whose products are widely familiar.

But according to today’s report, the product with the highest number of vulnerabilities between May through July was Philips Xper Connect (272 vulnerabilities), a hospital information system.

This underscores the need to extend Software Vulnerability Management diligence across all software assets found on corporate or personal systems – not just those that are well known or most widely used. “The healthcare industry, for instance, is a prime target for hackers looking to harvest Protected Health Information and Personally Identifiable Information for trading in the underground markets,” commented Lindgaard. “Healthcare providers, therefore, must be aware of the software vulnerabilities that may exist in their own environments, understand the criticality of those vulnerabilities and take swift and appropriate actions to patch them before exploitation occurs.” You can download the Vulnerability Update here: http://learn.flexerasoftware.com/SVM-WP-Vulnerability-Update-July-2016?utm_source=marketwire&utm_medium=PR&utm_campaign=VulnUpdateMay-July2016 # # # Resources:Learn more about Flexera Software’s: Follow Flexera Software… About Flexera SoftwareFlexera Software helps application producers and enterprises increase application usage and security, enhancing the value they derive from their software. Our software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions are essential to ensure continuous licensing compliance, optimised software investments, and to future-proof businesses against the risks and costs of constantly changing technology.

A marketplace leader for more than 25 years, 80,000+ customers turn to Flexera Software as a trusted and neutral source of knowledge and expertise, and for the automation and intelligence designed into our products.

For more information, please go to: www.flexerasoftware.com. For more information, contact:Vidushi Patel/ Nicola MalesVanilla PRprflexera@vanillapr.co.uk+44 7958474632 / +447976652491 Copyright© 2016 Flexera Software LLC.

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London – September 6, 2016 – UKCloud, formerly Skyscape Cloud Services Limited, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave assured cloud services company, today announced that it has achieved certification against the ISO27018 information security standard, for the protection of personally identifiable information (PII) in public clouds, becoming the first UK company to be awarded this status by certification body, LRQA. UKCloud has also today announced that it has successfully re-certified against the ISO20000 standard for IT Service Management for a further three years.The recently introduced ISO27018 augments the existing ISO27002 standard’s control set with a specific focus on cloud privacy and the protection of personal data.
Some of the ISO27018-specific controls include the disclosure of the geographic location of personal data, processes for the notification of data disclosures and data breaches, requirements to disclose details of sub-contracted processing activities, and regulations related to a customer’s right to access and delete personal data. “As cloud computing becomes more widely adopted, public sector organisations with considerable data protection responsibilities understandably have significant concerns when it comes to how their information is processed, stored and protected,” said John Godwin, Director of Compliance and Information Assurance at UKCloud. “ISO27018 delivers a more comprehensive framework of controls when it comes to the protection of personally identifiable data in the cloud; our certification means our customer base, which is exclusively comprised of public sector organisations, can be assured that their data is in safe hands.” With the upcoming introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) in May 2018, ISO27018 closely aligns with many of the requirements of this new data protection legislation.
Indeed, it is expected to become an established method of assessing compliance against the new Regulation for cloud service providers. Godwin added: “We’re pleased to be leading the way as the first UK company to have achieved certification against ISO27018.

As an early adopter of the standard, we are once again demonstrating our continued commitment to delivering agile services with the highest possible levels of security assurance.” One of the most highly accredited cloud services providers in the market, UKCloud has invested heavily in removing the biggest barrier to cloud adoption – security. UKCloud’s full range of services are suitable for all data at OFFICIAL (including OFFICIAL SENSITIVE) and are connected to Government networks including the Public Services Network (PSN), the N3 health network and others.
Its UK sovereign cloud computing services are hosted in one (or both) of its highly-resilient. secure UK data centres located in Farnborough and Corsham, meaning that its customers’ data is never subject to foreign jurisdictional issues. - ends – About UKCloudUKCloud is dedicated to the UK Public Sector. We provide assured, agile and value-based true public cloud that enable our customers to deliver enhanced performance through technology. We’re focused on cloud.

Delivering a true cloud platform that is scalable, flexible, assured and cost-effective. We’re open. You are never locked in. Using industry standards and open source software we enable flexibility and choice across multiple cloud solutions. Dedicated to the UK Public Sector. Our business is designed specifically to serve and understand the needs of public sector organisations. We develop communities. We bring together communities of users that are able to share datasets, reuse code, test ideas and solve problems. Customer engagement. We will only be successful if our customers are successful. We embody this in the promise: Easy to adopt.

Easy to use.

Easy to leave. Additional information about UKCloud can be found at www.ukcloud.com or by following us on Twitter at @ukcloudltd UKCloud.

The power behind public sector technology.
Media ContactsStacey Nardozzi/Charlotte MartinFinn Partners+44 (0)20 3217 7060UKCloudteam@finnpartners.com
Awarded G-Cloud 8 framework supplier status Awarded PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider Status Nottingham, 30th August 2016: CWCS Managed Hosting has gained significant industry recognition for the quality, security and reliability of its cloud services.

The company has been awarded G-Cloud 8 framework supplier status and PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider status; demonstrating CWCS’ leadership as a trusted managed hosting provider.Karl Mendez, Managing Director comments: “When it comes to cloud services, there’s no company more passionate about providing quality, secure and reliable hosting, backed up with technical expertise and supreme customer service.

Being awarded G-Cloud supplier status, and PCI DSS Level 1 provider status further highlights this.”CWCS Awarded G-Cloud 8 Framework Supplier StatusCWCS Managed Hosting has been awarded G-Cloud 8 framework supplier status for its public and private cloud, as well as dedicated servers, virtual firewall appliances and email security filtering services.

These services are now available via the G-Cloud framework on the Digital Marketplace and CWCS has been awarded the status under the Infrastructure as a Service category.Mendez says: “Being given G-Cloud 8 framework supplier status means we can serve a broader base of public organisations, in more regions. We already work with a number of City and County Councils as well as NHS Trusts, and achieving this accreditation will enable more public sector organisations to come on board more quickly.”The G-Cloud framework is an agreement between government and suppliers of cloud services.
It enables public sector organisations to purchase services without the need to undertake a full tender process. When public sector bodies buy through the framework, the process is generally faster and less expensive.

As suppliers have already been vetted, those procuring services can be confident in the suppliers within framework.CWCS Awarded PCI DSS Level 1 Service Provider Status – PCI DSS Compliant HostingWhen it comes to data protection and specifically protection of cardholder data, you can never be too careful or too thorough in your processes, controls and overall security levels.

CWCS Managed Hosting ensures on-going auditing of their security levels and has been awarded PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) Level 1 Service Provider status following a recent audit.The auditors confirmed, “Ultima Risk Management Ltd (URM) conducted an onsite audit of CompuWeb Communications Services Ltd (CWCS) and have found sufficient evidence and controls to find it compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) as a Level 1 Service Provider (the highest level of validation).” The award is for CWCS’ primary data centre in Nottingham.Mendez says of the accreditation: “The PCI Level 1 status provides peace of mind for our clients that their data is in the safest of hands.
In an era where data hacking and data breaches happen, clients can trust us with their data security. Our ISO 27001 certification further highlights our commitment to secure hosting and secure data.For more information about CWCS Managed Hosting and its services, call +44 (0) 800 1 777 000.-Ends- About CWCS Managed HostingCWCS Managed Hosting is a specialist business and enterprise-level managed hosting company offering cloud hosting and dedicated servers.
It is also committed to leading the way in hosting services, which is demonstrated in the numerous awards and titles that CWCS has received over the years.CWCS was founded in 1999 and operates from two highly secure data centres in the UK.

The company also has US and Canada data centre facilities.

CWCS offers 24/7/365 support to thousands of customers worldwide and works hard to provide each client with the best solution.

CWCS is accredited to security standard ISO 27001.For more information visit - www.cwcs.co.uk For further informationCaroline TarbettJoshua PRCaroline.tarbett@joshuapr.com+44 (0) 7914 014145
This partnership will support Interserve’s aim of being a world-class rehabilitation company focused on reducing reoffendingLondon, August 24 2016 – Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation, has recently signed a major IT managed services contract with Interserve PLC to deliver the national infrastructure for its Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs).
Interserve leads a partnership called Purple Futures that provides probation services for medium and low risk offenders via five CRCs. Key Facts: The remote access and mobile working solution will enable CRC staff to work more effectively and, over time, focus more resources on reducing reoffending rates in their CRC territories The new infrastructure for Interserve will replace the existing national solution, and enable new ways of working.

The funding and implementation of innovative solutions to support this was at the heart of the contract There will be a strong focus on providing a simple, modern user experience for the five CRCs The contract duration is initially for 5 years and 10 months with the opportunity for a further 3 year extension.

A carefully crafted engagement model will ensure that technology can play a major part in supporting Interserve’s CRCs in achieving their objectives Sopra Steria will draw on over 20 years’ experience in the Justice sector, particularly within the Police, Courts, Prison and Probation sectors, to deliver a flexible, digital, cloud-based IT solution Managing Director for Interserve Justice, Yvonne Thomas, commented: “We needed a partner that understood the security constraints, demands and controls required in the justice domain. We also wanted a partner who could deliver a modern, mobile, flexible IT solution.
Sopra Steria’s expertise in justice made them the natural choice to help us transition towards a digital, cloud-based IT model for our probation services.” Commenting on the contract, Sopra Steria’s director for Justice, Barbara Parn said: “This is an important contract for Sopra Steria. We’ve been working within the broader justice sector for many years, as well as directly with the government’s Transforming Rehabilitation Programme, and understand that managing rehabilitation is not an easy job. We’re committed to supporting Interserve’s Purple Futures CRCs in achieving their aims of reducing reoffending rates by deploying the right technology for the end users, allowing them to focus more on delivering frontline services.

This managed service means we can go some of the way towards doing that.” -ENDS- About Sopra SteriaSopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation, provides one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end-to-end service offerings on the market: consulting, systems integration, software development, infrastructure management and business process services.
Sopra Steria is trusted by leading private and public-sector organisations to deliver successful transformation programmes that address their most complex and critical business challenges.

Combining high quality and performance services, added value and innovation, Sopra Steria enables its clients to make the best use of digital technology. With over 38,000 employees in more than 20 countries, Sopra Steria had revenue of €3.6 billion in 2015. For more information, visit us at www.soprasteria.com Info ComFI: Sopra Steria Group (SOP) is listed on Euronext Paris (Compartment A) - ISIN: FR0000050809 ContactsSopra Steria: Catriona McCallum, catriona.mccallum@soprasteria.comAgency: Maureen Conlon, maureen.conlon@bm.com; +44 (0) 20 7300 6206 About InterserveInterserve is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies.
Interserve’s vision is to redefine the future for people and places.

Everything it does is shaped by its core values.
Interserve is a successful, growing, international business: a leader in innovative and sustainable outcomes for its customers and a great place to work for its people.
Interserve offers advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. Headquartered in the UK and FTSE listed, Interserve has gross revenues of £3.6 billion and a workforce of circa 80,000 people worldwide. Interserve leads a partnership called Purple Futures that runs five Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) on behalf of the Ministry of Justice as part of the government’s Transforming Rehabilitation programme.
Interserve’s CRCs provide world class probation and rehabilitation services. Purple Futures is a new partnership of private sector, charities and social enterprises, that provides probation and rehabilitation services on behalf of the Ministry of Justice in five areas of the UK. Interserve website: www.interserve.com For Interserve news follow: @interservenews
Survey shows on average 71% of consumers in US and UK will buy new laptops every two years if offered innovative and irresistible guaranteed future value promotionsChertsey, Surrey, 22nd August 2016: On average 71% of consumers across the UK and USA will upgrade to a new laptop within two years if retailers guarantee them a rebate of 50 per cent on the original purchase price of their current model, according to a new survey of 1,000 consumers split between the two countries.

This could help reset the decline of the PC market due to longer upgrade cycles and mobile-device cannibalization as mentioned by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich at a recent investor conference.[1] Opia Survey Infographic The survey, conducted by polling firm Censuswide for risk-managed sales promotion expert Opia, reveals that 73% consumers in the US will upgrade if they are made such an offer, along with 69% in the UK. “Guaranteed future value (GFV) offers have huge potential to help retailers and manufacturers on both sides of the Atlantic bust out of ever-longer refresh cycles in the laptop market,” says Steve Gales, sales director at Opia. “With more than 17 million units shipped in the US in the last quarter of 2015 and an estimated nine million UK consumers obtaining a laptop or notebook in the year, the revenue boost from customers upgrading more often could be colossal.

The average US citizen, for example, spends $500 on a new laptop and if they do that every 2.5 years, instead of every five, retailers and manufacturers will see revenue rocket by more than $170bn in a five year period. “Many consumers are hanging on to laptops for five years or more, putting up with ever-poorer performance because they fear having to spend on a new device.

Although there are slight differences between the two countries, the survey shows that GFV can remove that fear, encouraging consumers to make new purchases more regularly.” The survey also reveals that 69% of consumers across the two countries view a new laptop as less expensive if the resale value is guaranteed to be 50% of what they paid for it, provided they upgrade within two years. “Since most respondents (59%) in the two countries have previously taken up some form of promotional offer to buy a laptop, they are already open to suggestion if the offer is compelling. Retailers who don’t act fast to implement closed loop upgrade promotions are subjecting themselves to ever-longer refresh cycles and lower revenues.” says Gales. The findings showed that in the US and UK, an average of 85% of consumers wait more than three years before buying a new laptop.
In the US, 69% said they did not buy a new PC or laptop because new models were too expensive and are waiting for the right offers compared with 63% in the UK. “These survey results demonstrate clearly how retailers and manufacturers failing to use risk-backed GFV promotional mechanisms are doing themselves out of a significant amount of business. One final example from the survey reveals 35% of US consumers and 30% of UK consumers said a 50% GFV offer could encourage them to buy a more expensive model when they come to upgrade”, concludes Gales. [1] http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/06/10/intel-corporation-ceo-brian-krzanich-explains-the.aspx -Ends- Notes to editorsOpia is an industry expert in risk managed sales promotions, with a proven track record in results-driven business and consumer campaigns for brand owners in the hi-tech, telecoms, FMCG, retail and automotive sectors.
Supported by a 24/7 customer service team working in 18 languages, Opia’s global reach enables it to offer multilingual redemption campaigns in over 60 countries, including EMEA, North and South America and Asia-Pacific. Opia is a subsidiary of media company Village Roadshow and has been an integral part of its Digital Division since 2015. Opia is compliant to the ISO 9001 quality management standard and the latest ISO 27001: 2013 standard for data security. For more information, please contact:Jen RookWhiteoaks PR+44 (0)1252 727313 ext. 276jenniferr@whiteoaks.co.uk
Swiss Post Solutions Ltd (SPS) has been successful in the 60th year of the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2016.SPS, based in Richmond Upon Thames, achieved the Gold award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). The SPS Compliance Team The RoSPA Awards is celebrating 60 years of presenting highly-regarded and sought after accolades to businesses and organisations which have shown commitment to accident and ill-health prevention. Through the scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of awards and events, said: “To win an award at such a highly-regarded event as the RoSPA Awards is a great achievement for our winners.
It recognises their commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record and raises the bar for other organisations to aspire to. We offer them our congratulations. “This year was doubly special for our winners as their achievements were recognised as the RoSPA Awards celebrated its diamond anniversary, which is a ringing endorsement of the thousands of businesses and organisations that have committed to continuous improvement in accident and ill-health prevention.” Lucia Howe, Compliance Manager at SPS said, “We’re very proud to have received this award which shows a real commitment to health and safety. With over 1600 employees, most of them working at client premises across the UK, it’s essential to have a strong culture of responsibility that reaches all parts of the business.

This is a real team effort and a great achievement.” The majority of awards are non-competitive and mark achievement at merit, bronze, silver and gold levels.

Gold medals, president’s awards and orders of distinction are presented to organisations sustaining the high standards of the gold level over consecutive years. Competitive awards go to the best entries in 24 industry sectors including construction, healthcare, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing and education. For more information about Swiss Post Solutions visit www.swisspost.com For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit www.rospa.com/awards About SPSWe connect the physical and digital worldsSwiss Post Solutions (SPS) is a leading outsourcing provider for business processes solutions and innovative services in document management.

A strong international client base relies on SPS’ ability to envision, design and build end-to-end solutions and to be its trusted advisor for the key value drivers in BPO: location strategy, process optimization and technology, such as intelligent automation. Part of the Swiss Post Group headquartered in Bern, Switzerland, the approximately 7.500 SPS employees and specialized partners span the full range of the industry – from insurance, banking, telecommunications, media, retail to energy supply and travel & transportation – addressing customer needs in more than 20 countries. Contact:Graham Parsons, Marketing and Communications ManagerSwiss Post Solutions, UKTel: 0845 301 3708Email: Graham.parsons@swisspost.comWeb: http://www.swisspostsolutions.com
~ Independent IT and business change professional services firm delivers six-month Infrastructure as a Service project to enable RFIB to scale up rapidly ~London, UK, 18th August 2016 – London-based Xceed Group, a leading independent IT management consultancy, has helped RFIB Group Limited to select an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) model to support significant future growth plans. RFIB is a Lloyd’s insurance broker with a global presence, which is poised for significant growth over the coming years through a combination of expansion within existing markets and acquisition.

To facilitate this, RFIB needed to improve its IT services by implementing a fully managed support solution that can handle growth without disruption to service whilst also reducing IT security risk. RFIB appointed Xceed Group to manage its transition to an IaaS model ensuring a smooth change management process, within a six-month period.Xceed Group assessed RFIB’s IT estate and ran the selection process for suitable IaaS providers.
In addition, Xceed Group was asked to stabilise RFIB’s existing IT operations and design a target operating model that would provide the necessary business focus and reduce the complexity of managing multiple suppliers. During the six-month project, Xceed Group transformed RFIB’s IT management to a service -focused model, where IT support could be migrated to a service provider. Xceed Group advised on the process of migrating IT services to the new supplier and introduced change management processes to mitigate potential risks ensuring the transition would run smoothly. “Xceed Group worked closely with us to analyse our business and technology platforms and make improvements to the stability of our environment,” said Paul Smith, RFIB CIO. “With a clear understanding of the landscape gained from its analysis, Xceed Group developed an RFI which was distributed to a number of potential suppliers.” The suppliers were assessed for technical competence, understanding of RFIB’s target operating models, the ability to provide a transparent and affordable cost structure, and for cultural fit.

Three final prospective suppliers were issued with comprehensive RFPs, and were scored before being interviewed by Xceed Group and RFIB.

Following commercial negotiations, RFIB chose IT Lab as its IaaS provider. “The project was completed within the six-month timeframe and on completion, RFIB was in an optimal position to run its migration and support its anticipated business growth”, says John Casserly, CEO of Xceed Group. “Xceed Group is now working with RFIB on a new project to upgrade a core business application.” Smith concluded: “Thanks to Xceed Group, we are in a great position to migrate to a secure, scalable and flexible IaaS model that will support our business as it grows. Most importantly, the initiative has improved overall employee satisfaction with the IT function, aligning current team roles with our future business direction.” ENDS About Xceed GroupXceed Group is a leading independent IT Management Consultancy specialising in helping customers to Migrate and Transform technology rapidly while controlling risk. Whether it’s a major Integration or Separation programme driven by M&A or a portfolio of smaller projects designed to drive digital business, Xceed Group helps customers to ‘Move fast without breaking things.’ With unique, patented IP developed to increase the success rates of complex IT change initiatives and practical experience of helping many FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies through major Migration, Integration and Separation programmes Xceed Group is an ideal technology change partner. mX – the Migration Acceleration platform is recognised as a ‘game changer’ for datacentre and cloud migrations and our Proceed Practice and tool-set has been relied on as the single source of truth for some of the largest and most complex banking integration programmes of the last decade. With offices in London, Edinburgh, Dublin and New York, Xceed Group is an independent, private and employee owned company. About RFIBRFIB Group is an established Lloyd’s broker providing insurance and reinsurance intermediation together with risk management advisory and related services. Headquartered in London with an international network of offices, we work with clients of all sizes across all geographies to deliver tailored risk solutions that meet their business objectives. We seek to develop long-term relationships anchored in knowhow and a high quality service. Additional ResourcesLearn more about Xceed on the websiteFollow Xceed on Twitter and LinkedIn PR Contact: Xceed GroupJennifer Reid, CommsCo: jreid@thecommsco.com, +44 (0)208 296 1875, +44 (0)7920012356. PR Contact: RFIBDavid Haggie / Brian Norris, Haggie Partners, 0207 562 4444
New Solution Combines Shavlik Protect with AppSense Application Manager and AppSense Insight to Keep Corporate Data from Being Held HostageLondon, UK August 16, 2016 – AppSense, the leading provider of User Environment Management solutions for the secure endpoint, today announced Endpoint Security Suite 2.0.

The first combined solution to result from the LANDESK acquisition of AppSense, the new product suite combines Shavlik Protect with AppSense Application Manager and AppSense Insight to meet five critical measures to mitigate malware and ransomware attacks, described by the SANS Institute as the ‘First Five.’ Together, these solutions deliver the application control, privilege management, patch management and reporting organisations need for effective endpoint security. “All experts agree that prevention is the best defense against malware and ransomware threats,” said Jon Rolls, Vice President, Product Management, AppSense. “Nowhere in today’s infrastructure is that more critical than the endpoint.

By combining the power of AppSense Application Manager and AppSense Insight with the comprehensive patch management enabled by Shavlik Protect, we’re delivering the industry’s only solution that addresses all five threat mitigation strategies on the SANS Institute ‘First Five’ list.

As a result, we can uniquely enable businesses to protect customer and corporate data from being compromised, stolen or held hostage.” According to the SANS Institute, the first five critical security controls for an effective cyber defense system include: Software whitelisting Secure standard configurations Application security patch installation within 48 hours System security patch installation within 48 hours Administration privilege restriction when users are browsing the web or handling email Endpoint Security Suite 2.0 delivers a unified solution that supports each of these five key controls to enable organisations to protect precious data assets against external threats from malware and ransomware as well as intentional and unintentional user actions.

Application Manager contributes application control, image protection, privilege management, and file integrity checking; Protect delivers patch installation and management; and Insight reports on admin rights ownership and end user behavior.

By combining these capabilities, the suite plays a key role in a layered approach to corporate information security. “By providing Shavlik Protect together with AppSense Application Manager and AppSense Insight, LANDESK is demonstrating its commitment to delivering comprehensive solutions that enable an efficient, secure, endpoint infrastructure to safely power business productivity,” said Rob Juncker, Vice President of Engineering, LANDESK. “This is the first in a series of solutions which will leverage the combined innovation of AppSense, Shavlik and LANDESK to solve an urgent market need.” Endpoint Security Suite 2.0 delivers key features for comprehensive endpoint protection so that organisations can: Prevent unknown executables from launching Track non-compliant end user behavior over time or by user Enforce regulatory compliance and license control Make endpoint security decisions that are guided by production data, not guesswork Locate idle or unpatched desktops that may not have had patches applied for an extended period Simplify and automate the patching process while eliminating manual steps to Windows and third-party software with minimal intervention The Endpoint Security Suite 2.0 is available now through AppSense and Shavlik sales channels.
It will be showcased during VMworld in Barcelona, October 17th to 20th in the AppSense and Shavlik booth. For more information or to request a demo, please visit http://www.appsense.com/products/enterprise-security-suite. About AppSenseAppSense is the leading provider of User Environment Management solutions for the secure endpoint.

The technology allows IT to secure and simplify workspace control at scale across physical, virtual and cloud-delivered desktops.

AppSense solutions have been deployed by 3,600 enterprises worldwide to nine million endpoints.

AppSense is now a part of the LANDESK family with offices around the world.

For more information, please visit www.appsense.com. Copyright © 2016, AppSense.

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### Media Contact:Jay Jay Merrall-WyreOctopus Group for LANDESK/AppSense020 3837 3757jayjay@weareoctopusgroup.net
Leading UK court technology innovator Digital Courtrooms (www.digitalcourtrooms.co.uk) is now available as a supplier on G-Cloud 8, the Crown Commercial Service's procurement framework for Cloud based computer services, hosted via the Digital Marketplace.The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) works with both departments and organisations across the whole of the public sector to ensure maximum value is extracted from every commercial relationship and to improve the quality of service delivery.

The CCS goal is to become the “go-to” place for expert commercial and procurement services. Digital Courtrooms The Digital Courtroom solution is a complete software and service package, which provides all the necessary tools required to digitise the UK court system.

By eliminating paper-based practices, the Digital Courtrooms solution enables court processes to be streamlined, significantly reducing costs, removing the stress of missing files and greatly boosting efficiency. The solution combines services from three leading legal technology organisations: ProjectFusion with its secure Data Room system, Zylpha’s with its widely acclaimed e-bundling technology and technical support from South London Legal Partnership.

Digital Courtrooms has already proved itself to be a success in a mainstream family court environment at both the West London and Central London Family Courts. Project Fusion’s Data Room provides a simple to use virtual interface, which delivers a secure digital space protected by the latest security technology. Zylpha’s widely acclaimed digital e-Bundling software eliminates the strain of creating and maintaining paper court bundles and removes the risk of lost documents.

The digital bundles can be updated, repaginated and distributed safely in a matter of minutes – a process that previously took many hours to complete.

The final element is a high quality support programme, supplied through South London Legal Partnership, the shared legal services operation for Kingston, Merton, Sutton and Richmond councils. Commenting on the news, Zylpha’s CEO Tim Long said, “The Digital Courtrooms service has received a great deal of interest, regarding its combined solutions, from both the UK Court system and related government bodies. Naturally, therefore we are extremely happy to be part of G-Cloud 8, which provides central government departments, executive agencies and UK Courts with a rapid and cost effective method of accessing and purchasing government approved IT Cloud products and services. We look forward to identifying and assessing those areas of the Court System where the Digital Courtrooms services can work best.” Ends Digital Courtrooms is a partnership between Zylpha, ProjectFusion and South London Legal Partnership.
It provides a solution that enables UK courts to digitise existing manual systems for the distribution of court bundles.Digital Courtrooms makes it easier to get legal information (regardless of file type) to the correct people, at the right time and with significant financial savings.
In doing so, it eliminates the need for overly expensive computer systems or prolonged training courses and is already in use across multiple courts and local authorities since its launch in early 2016. For more information please contact:Tim LongZylpha Ltd.T: 01962 658881M: 07917 301496t.long@zylpha.comwww.zylpha.com Or Leigh RichardsThe Right ImageT: 0844 / 561 7586M: 07758 372527leigh.richards@therightimage.co.ukwww.therightimage.co.uk
Cloud-based key management service helps businesses to retain control of critical assetsPlantation, FL – 12 August 2016 – Thales, leader in critical information systems, cyber security and data protection, announces support for AWS Key Management Service (KMS) with enhanced security and control through bring your own key (BYOK) with hardware key protection. With Thales hardware security modules (HSMs) and key management on premises, organizations can take control of the lifecycle of the keys they use in the cloud, and revoke or retire those keys as necessary.

This gives organizations flexibility in deploying applications in the cloud while retaining control of critical business operations in-house. Jon Geater, Chief Technology Officer at Thales e-Security says:“As organizations focus on moving their more sensitive data and applications to the cloud, sound encryption key management has become a more important consideration.

The ability to manage cryptographic keys in-house and release them to cloud providers only on a ‘need to use basis’ is becoming an increasingly powerful tool and one that Thales has the proven experience and expertise to deliver. Moreover, local control over the generation and storage of keys can help organizations meet the security and compliance requirements needed in order to run their most sensitive workloads in the cloud.” Find out more about AWS Key Management Service here https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-bring-your-own-keys-with-aws-key-management-service/ For industry insight and views on the latest key management trends check out our blog www.thales-esecurity.com/blogs Follow Thales e-Security on Twitter @Thalesesecurity, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube About Thales e-SecurityThales e-Security + Vormetric have combined to form the leading global data protection and digital trust management company.

Together, we enable companies to compete confidently and quickly by securing data at-rest, in-motion, and in-use to effectively deliver secure and compliant solutions with the highest levels of management, speed and trust across physical, virtual, and cloud environments.

By deploying our leading solutions and services, targeted attacks are thwarted and sensitive data risk exposure is reduced with the least business disruption and at the lowest life cycle cost.

Thales e-Security and Vormetric are part of Thales Group. www.thales-esecurity.com About ThalesThales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 62,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14 billion in 2015. With over 22,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements.
Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world. Positioned as a value-added systems integrator, equipment supplier and service provider, Thales is one of Europe’s leading players in the security market.

Thales solutions secure the four key domains considered vital to modern societies: government, cities, critical infrastructure and cyberspace. Drawing on its strong cryptographic capabilities, Thales is one of the world leaders in cybersecurity products and solutions for critical state and military infrastructures, satellite networks and industrial and financial companies. With a presence throughout the entire security chain, Thales offers a comprehensive range of services and solutions ranging from data protection and trust management, security consulting, intrusion detection and architecture design to system certification, development and through-life management of products and services, and security supervision with Security Operation Centres in France, the United Kingdom and The Netherlands. Press contactsThales, Media Relations SecurityDorothée Bonneil+33 (0)6 84 79 65 86dorothee.bonneil@thalesgroup.com Thales, Media Relations e-SecurityLiz Harris+44 (0)7973 903648liz.harris@thales-esecurity.com