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Volume 29, Issue 3

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Leader in Vendor Risk Management Adds Universities to Rapidly Expanding List of Vendor Networks

WARREN, NJ Prevalent, Inc., the leader in Third-Party Risk and Vendor Threat Intelligence, today announced the launch of the Higher Education Vendor Network (HEVN), the next in a series of vendor networks initiated by Prevalent that reduce costs, risk, and overhead for both vendors and their customers. Big Ten powerhouses Ohio State and Penn State Universities are leading the charge with additional schools being added in the coming months.

 

“You name the category of sensitive data, and universities are responsible for protecting it,” explained Jonathan Dambrot, Prevalent’s CEO. “Healthcare data (PHI), student, alumni and faculty personal information (PII), credit card data (PCI), intellectual property and research data, and it’s distributed among multiple departments, satellite campuses and vendors. Our solutions are a perfect fit for this environment.”

 

Prevalent’s network model enables security controls assessment content to be standardized, and easily consumed and analyzed by its members (in this case, universities), automating risk scoring and remediation.  Moreover, it enables vendors to prepare a single set of evidence, and make it available to their customers – and potential customers – in an automated, trackable, secure manner.

 

"Penn State, like other large Universities, is responsible for a very diverse data footprint spread across many departments, campuses and vendors”, stated Adam Caimi, Executive Director of Information Technology and Project Management at Penn State. “We see a great deal of potential in Prevalent's Higher Education Vendor Network to help improve our capabilities and the efficiency with which we can understand, manage and ultimately minimize the risk of compromise." 

 

“As is the case for all our vertical networks, universities require similar services from their vendors, and so vendor commonality evolves naturally,” explained Devin Archer, Prevalent’s Director of Channels. “Our network dynamic greatly reduces redundant and burdensome effort for both the universities and the vendors, freeing both parties to focus on genuine risk reduction, not endless paperwork with little purpose.”

 

To learn more about the Higher Education Vendor Network, or other Prevalent vendor networks, please visit our website atwww.prevalent.net; email us at info@prevalent.net; or call us at 877-PREVALENT.

 

About Prevalent

Prevalent is a vendor risk management and cyber threat intelligence analytics innovator with a reputation for developing cutting-edge technologies and highly-automated services that are proven to help organizations reduce, manage and monitor the security threats and risks associated with third and fourth-party vendors.

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The Flow data capture platform greatly simplifies the process to build, deploy and run mobile solutions, allowing customers to focus on their business-specific needs

 

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Scandit, developer of leading software-based barcode scanning solutions for smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices, today announced the launch of Scandit Flow, a mobile data capture development platform that supports a wide variety of barcode-scanning intensive workflows across the supply chain, including Proof of Delivery, Inventory Management and Asset Management. Companies interested in trying Scandit Flow can sign up for a free 30-day trial.

 

Scandit Flow makes it easy to migrate data capture solutions from expensive dedicated hardware scanners and outdated Windows CE devices to the latest iOS and Android devices, while significantly reducing the upfront investment in hardware and software.

 

Flow allows customers to build, deploy, run and manage mobile applications faster by providing out-of-the-box scanning workflows and pre-built solution accelerators built with supply chain operations in mind. Customers can also run and deploy their own HTML and JavaScript to enable custom workflows and integrate with existing IT systems — leveraging modules for barcode scanning, signature capture, image storage, offline database, native maps and more.

 

Key Features

  • Seamlessly distribute via the Scandit Flow Container App or use CloudBuild to distribute a branded application in only a few clicks
  • The Flow Dashboard allows customers to control access at the device or user level; Flow supports all major third-party authentication providers, such as Active Directory, Google Apps or Salesforce
  • Pre-built, integration-ready workflows employ best practices of mobile user interaction and serve as accelerators
  • Compatible with enterprise backend systems, e.g. SAP, SAP hybris, Salesforce, NetSuite and many more
  • Built-in security features such as remote wipe, point-to-point and local encryption

Scandit Flow uses Scandit’s patented barcode scanning technology, which provides high performance, speed and accuracy in a variety of adverse scanning conditions (damaged labels, blurry barcodes, glare, low light). It offers equivalent scanning performance at a fraction of the cost of dedicated scanners. Users of Scandit Flow will benefit from the same technology that is transforming business operations for some of the world’s top brands, including Scandit customers Verizon Wireless, Saks Fifth Avenue and Capital One.

 

“Our new Scandit Flow mobile platform is the best way for companies across the supply chain to bring their data capture process into the modern age on the latest smartphones,” said Samuel Mueller, CEO of Scandit. “Whether you get started with our out-of-the-box workflows or develop your own solutions, you’re going to save time and money while expanding possibilities for your business.”

 

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About Scandit

Scandit is the leading enterprise mobility and data capture company, specializing in barcode scanning solutions that transform business processes across industries including healthcare, logistics, manufacturing and retail. Through its software technologies and cloud services, Scandit empowers organizations to rapidly build, deploy and manage mobile apps for smartphones, tablets and wearable devices. The resulting solutions offer a lower total cost of ownership than traditional, dedicated devices. Scandit’s solutions portfolio includes patented, software-based optical data capture technology, an innovative iPhone Case and rapidly deployable enterprise mobile apps. Built on its ‘Flow’ Mobile Application Development Platform (MADP) for data capture, the company’s cloud-based mobility solutions are enabling business transformation for thousands of businesses worldwide, including top brands Cardinal Health, Coop, Louis Vuitton, The Home Depot, NASA, and Verizon Wireless.

For more information visit www.scandit.com.

Company's HC3 Virtualization Platform Deployed at Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center in Place of Aging Equipment That Caused as Much as 90 Percent Data Corruption

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Scale Computing, the market leader in hyperconverged storage, server and virtualization solutions for midsized companies, announced today that the Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center (RMCTC) has deployed its HC3 virtualization platform to replace an aging storage infrastructure that had led to as much as a 90 percent loss of mission-critical data.

RMCTC provides career and technical education programming to secondary high school students living in the Muhlenberg and Reading, Pennsylvania school districts and adult students. The school brought in Dipal Kapadia as its new IT administrator to evaluate its failing infrastructure. RMCTC's storage servers were 5 to 6 years old and had not been upgraded by its outside contractor in some time. The networking backend was more than 10 years old. Its Exchange server was corrupted, as were backups, which inhibited any successful recovery efforts. VMware licenses had lapsed. Only the school's accounting system, which was on a separate server, remained operational. With a new school year starting, RMCTC needed a quick-and-easy solution to ensure it could continue to meet its educational mandates.

"There was no way we could have done anything with the hardware we had -- we couldn't move forward," said Kapadia. "We were in a position where budget was a concern but wasn't a concern because we were losing everything. To have things running, we had to get something or we weren't going to have anything. Scale gives us everything. When we saw what Scale could provide, it was a no-brainer that we had to go with it in order to recover everything in the timeframe we had to work with."

RMCTC implemented Scale Computing's HC3 platform, which brings storage, servers, virtualization and high availability together in a single, comprehensive system. With no virtualization software to license and no external storage to buy, HC3 solutions lower out-of-pocket costs and radically simplify the infrastructure needed to keep applications optimized and running. Additionally, the school will soon be leveraging Scale's latest SSD platform for faster performance and tiering benefits while keeping its current cluster in place to serve as another layer of redundancy, giving the school "multiple backups of multiple backups."

"Every organization relies on the quality and availability of its data to remain operationally effective and when that information is gone, it can be a difficult situation to recover from," said Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder of Scale Computing. "RMCTC needed a fresh start and found that our HC3 virtualization platform was perfectly suited to provide them with a replacement to their aging infrastructure with the simplicity, availability, capacity and performance they needed to ensure that they were able to continue to provide quality education to their student body."

About Scale Computing
Scale Computing integrates storage, servers, and virtualization software into an all-in-one appliance based system that is scalable, self-healing, and as easy to manage as a single server. Using industry standard components, the HC3 appliances install in under an hour, and can be expanded and upgraded with no downtime. High availability insulates the user from any disk or server failure and a unified management capability driven by the patented HyperCore Software™, efficiently integrates all functionality. The result is a data center solution that reduces operational complexity, allows a faster response to business issues, and dramatically reduces costs.

ClearStory's In-Memory, Spark-Based Intelligent Data Harmonization™ Works With All Data Source Types and Enables Fast Data Prep, Data Blending and Context-Aware, Iterative Analysis

MENLO PARK, Calif. – ClearStory Data, the company bringing business-oriented Data Intelligence to everyone through fast-cycle, disparate data analysis, today announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued Patent 9,372,913 for the company's innovation in automated, inference-based Data Harmonization across internal and external disparate data sources and diverse data types.

The patent includes ClearStory's deep data inference and semantic recognition of data that enables multiple data sets and dimensions to be automatically converged and harmonized on-the-fly. Its scale-out, in-memory framework eliminates the need for costly, time-consuming data pre-modeling. The result is an extremely fast path from data access to data prep to blended insights, across data sources that are diverse in structure, size and velocity.

ClearStory embeds Apache Spark™ as the native in-memory data processing engine subsumed in this patent, but it's not restricted to Spark-only, in-memory processing. The patent is associated with one of the core elements of ClearStory's solution and interconnects data inference, data harmonization and the associated granular logical and physical metadata. It includes the architectural approach for how complex data is distributed in-memory, and data linkages across the data pipeline from inferring results to seeing harmonized results.

The patented innovation was driven by the foresight that organizations are in dire need to ease and speed how data is accessed, inferred, and combined to reach holistic, in-context insights. This core innovation is surfaced in ClearStory's application via ClearStory's Data Harmonization user model, Data Stories and Interactive, Collaborative StoryBoards™.

"Traditional BI and data science approaches to accessing and combining a variety of high-volume data sources that are constantly refreshing are no longer viable," says Tim Howes, CTO of ClearStory Data. "Without a machine-based data harmonization approach like ClearStory's, costly and time-consuming wrangling and pre-modeling of data often create delays to critical insights or inconsistencies that can materially impact a business. Our Apache Spark-based Data Intelligence platform automates data prep and data harmonization to speed time to insights. It's context-aware, and enables collaborative iterations as data refreshes."

Earlier this year, Gartner named ClearStory Data as a visionary in its debut in the 2016 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms. For the Completeness of Vision category, the Gartner MQ report notes that: "Smart data preparation on multi-structured data is a core visionary feature in this category, because the need to automatically profile, enrich and infer relationships (to automatically generate a model for analysis) will be an area of innovation that will differentiate vendors in the future."

The key components of the ClearStory patent claims include:

  • Deep data inference on hierarchical dimensions -- ClearStory automatically infers data types based on machine-based pattern recognition and understanding of the data accessed. Users don't need to pre-model the data or specify the definition of time-based, categorical, geographical or other dimensional attributes.
  • Harmonization and dimension scoring -- ClearStory's Intelligent Data Harmonization identifies and scores data relationships based on inferred data types, heuristics and semantics in the source data. It creates associated physical and logical metadata that covers context, data details, governance, and each analytical task performed on the data. The system automatically harmonizes and blends data even when distinct data sets consist of different levels of granularity, shape and scale.
  • Granular physical and logical metadata on data and actions -- The ClearStory system recognizes data shape and size as characterized by the uniformity, burstiness, and sparseness of the data, as well as the volume of the data. Statistical distribution, granularity of data, inferred data types, values, and additional descriptive metadata persist in the system to drive relevancy across diverse data sets and default visualizations.

ClearStory's newly awarded patent for Inference-based Data Harmonization is one of the company's five patent applications filed for bringing smart, scalable machine-based capabilities to self-service data analysis.

About ClearStory Data

ClearStory Data is bringing Data Intelligence to everyone to accelerate the way business leaders get answers from more data, on a faster cycle, across any number of disparate data sources. ClearStory Data's solution simplifies data access to internal and external sources, automates data harmonization via Intelligent Data Harmonization™ across disparate data, enables fast, collaborative exploration, and reduces business wait time for insights via Interactive, Collaborative StoryBoards™. ClearStory Data lets business users be more self-reliant in reaching richer, faster insights. Its end-to-end solution includes an integrated Spark-based data processing platform and an incredibly simple user application model for business consumption of insights. The company is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA and backed by Andreessen Horowitz, DAG Ventures, Google Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB).

 

Joint Solutions Expand DeceptionGrid's Threat Intelligence Capabilities Throughout Cisco's Security Platform, Giving More Customers the Ability to Rapidly Detect, Contain and Remediate Advanced Threats

SAN MATEO, Calif. – TrapX Security™, a global leader in deception-based cyber security, announced today that it has successfully integrated its DeceptionGrid™ technology with Cisco's Identity Services Engine (ISE) Platform Exchange Grid (pxGrid) and Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) ThreatGRID. The integration enables TrapX to provide actionable threat intelligence and initiate activity throughout Cisco's security platforms, offering customers early detection capabilities for advanced threats, zero-day attacks and other sophisticated malware, as well as the ability to isolate compromised assets and rapidly and effectively shut down attacks in near real-time.

TrapX's DeceptionGrid provides adaptive deception and defense for Global 2000 enterprises with automated camouflaged malware traps that are intermingled with and appear identical to real information technology resources in the user's environment, including servers, workstations, specialized devices including IoT and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) devices. Sophisticated malware that has bypassed traditional security defenses often continues to move laterally throughout the network to find high-value targets. Once the malware touches a DeceptionGrid trap, it sets off a high-confidence alert. TrapX is then able to capture stealthy, advanced malware in its network of next-generation malware traps early in an attack campaign and provide high-fidelity visibility before attackers can steal or cause serious damage to customers' data.

"TrapX's integration with Cisco's PxGrid and ThreatGrid provides a new set of options that expand and strengthen security capabilities for our joint global customers looking to combat and defeat sophisticated threats that have already breached the perimeter and are moving around the network in search of valuable assets," said Greg Enriquez, CEO of TrapX Security. "This integration brings DeceptionGrid's threat intelligence capabilities to Cisco's expansive customer base, allowing users to quickly detect, divert and defeat threats in real time and then resume normal operations before attackers can steal critical data or disrupt operations."

Cisco ISE is a next-generation secure policy management platform that automates and enforces context-aware security access to network resources. Cisco pxGrid™ is a messaging fabric that enables multivendor, cross-platform network system collaboration among parts of the IT infrastructure such as security monitoring and detection systems, network policy platforms, asset and configuration management, identity and access management platforms, and any other IT operation platform. Cisco ISE uses pxGrid technology to share contextual data with integrated technology partner solutions, accelerating identification, mitigation and remediation of security threats across an extended network. 

Cisco AMP ThreatGrid is a unified malware and threat analysis platform that provides context-driven analytics to accurately identify attacks in near real time, analyzing millions of files and correlating them against hundreds of millions of other malware artifacts to give customers a global view of threats in their security environment.

TrapX will also conduct demos of its DeceptionGrid solution and its integration with Cisco's PxGrid and ThreatGrid at 4:45 p.m. July 12th at Kiosk 53 in the Cisco Security Partner Village at Cisco Live 2016.

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About TrapX
TrapX Security is the leader in deception technology. Our solutions rapidly detect, analyze and defend against new zero-day and advanced attacks in real time. DeceptionGrid™ provides automated, highly accurate insight into malware and malicious activity unseen by other types of cyber defense. We enable a proactive security posture, fundamentally changing the economics of cyber defense by shifting the cost to the attacker. The TrapX Security customer base includes Forbes Global 2000 commercial and government customers around the world in sectors that include defense, health care, finance, energy, consumer products and other key industries. Learn more at www.trapx.com

 

New T5@Dallas-III Will Expand Plano Campus to 472,000 Square Feet of Tier III Data Center Space

DALLAS, Texas – T5 Data Centers™ (www.t5datacenters.com), innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments, today announced plans to break ground on its new T5@Dallas-III data center this summer. The announcement was made following the acquisition of the additional 9.0 acres adjacent to its T5@Dallas data center campus in Plano to accommodate the expansion.

The new building to be constructed on the T5@Dallas data center campus is going to be a 156,600-square-foot, Tier 3, concurrently maintainable facility. When added to the existing 315,000 square feet in the T5@Dallas-I facility, the T5 Dallas campus will have 472,000 square feet of wholesale data center space under roof. A further expansion of 225,000 square feet is planned on the west side of the phase I building.

T5@Dallas-III will be designed to the same exacting specifications as the existing T5@Dallas data center with customizable N+1 electrical topology and 94,000 square feet of white space, 10.75 MW of power capacity, and state-of-the-art electrical and mechanical designs. It also will be built to withstand 221 mile-per-hour winds (EF-5 equivalent tornado) and take advantage of the two dedicated substations that currently serve the existing T5@Dallas data center campus. The new T5@Dallas-III facility will have the advantage of substantial service from major telecommunications carriers already servicing T5@Dallas-I with the latest fiber-optic infrastructure.

"We see Dallas, and especially Plano, as a robust and growing area and a great place to do business," said Aaron Wangenheim, Chief Operating Officer for T5 Data Centers. "We continue to see increasing demand in the Dallas market for premier data center services from discerning companies with unique requirements. Extending our existing T5@Dallas operation allows us to service these companies and take advantage of the operational excellence of our existing campus to deliver superior capabilities at a reduced cost."

T5 executives see Dallas as a growth market that already is the site for headquarters for a number of Fortune 500 companies, all of which is driving demand for totally customizable, state-of-the-art, wholesale data center suites. In addition to having land available for expansion, the region has reliable, affordable power, a great data infrastructure with high-speed connectivity offered by multiple service providers, as well as attractive tax incentives and a large pool of qualified technical talent. The T5@Dallas-III facility is expected to be ready for tenant occupancy in the spring of 2017.

For more information about T5's data center services, visit www.t5datacenters.com.

About T5 Data Centers

T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an "always on" computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, Portland and Charlotte with new projects announced in New York, and Colorado. All of T5's data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications, and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications.

For more information, visit www.t5datacenters.com.

Newest Members of Hitachi Unified Compute Platform Allow Enterprises to Start Small, Deploy Quickly and Scale Infrastructure on Their Path to Digital Transformation

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced Hitachi Unified Compute Platform 2000 (UCP 2000) converged system and UCP HC V240, which is the first member of the new Hitachi Unified Compute Platform HC (UCP HC) line of hyper-converged solutions. Both systems are flexible, agile and scalable for enterprises on their digital transformation journey. Built on proven Hitachi technology, these solutions reduce cost and risk to data availability while alleviating complexity and accelerating time to value.

As digital transformation puts data at the center of business strategy, converged infrastructures become a more critical element of corporate success. They provide the fastest way to deploy infrastructure that supports virtualized environments, giving IT leaders the flexibility to manage costs, enhance service delivery, meet evolving business expectations and increase revenue. The Hitachi UCP family of converged and hyperconverged infrastructure solutions span from the core of the data center to the edge of the network to meet any enterprise IT requirement.

The new Hitachi UCP 2000 simplifies and expedites deployment of private and hybrid clouds through the delivery of a pre-tested, pre-built converged infrastructure platform. With support for all-flash configurations, the UCP 2000 provides flexibility and scale with modular building blocks of compute, storage and networking that scale independently to run different application workloads. Designed and tested to support multiple virtualization environments, including VMware as certified hardware in the VMware Virtual SAN Ready Node program, Microsoft® and OpenStack, UCP 2000 provides a flexible, low-risk path to converged infrastructure and is ideal for general-purpose applications, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), databases, and test and development environments. UCP 2000 is a value-based, entry-level system that is easy to deploy and manage, and features tight integration with VMware vRealize and VMware vSphere Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM) along with Hitachi Data Systems data protection technologies.

Hitachi UCP HC V240 is an automated, versatile and policy-driven, hyper-converged infrastructure appliance. The system features virtual machine (VM) centric pools of capacity that are flexibly consumed based on VM-level policies that can be changed on demand. UCP HC V240 delivers high performance and scale without compromising simplicity and cost-effectiveness. The systems help customers build a foundation for business applications and next-generation solutions with a hyper-converged infrastructure based on Intel x86 hardware and Hitachi Data Systems value-added software. Hitachi UCP HC V240 is a hyper-converged infrastructure solution that is jointly certified as a VMware Virtual SAN Ready Node platform and is powered by VMware's market-leading Hyper-Converged Software stack.

Designed for simplicity, UCP HC V240 is an all-in-one solution that accelerates time to value with rapid deployment that enables customers to go from power-on to virtual machine creation in minutes. UCP HC automates provisioning and orchestration, simplifies installation, management, patches and upgrades, and provides linear scale-out that grows in small increments to meet business needs.

"We are seeing increasing demand to provide integrated systems that are reliable, trusted, and certified cost-optimal, from core to edge across the enterprise," said Thomas Trela, senior director, solutions and cloud, Hitachi Data Systems. "UCP HC V240 and UCP 2000 systems provide architectural options that can scale compute and storage resources while still offering simplified management for virtualization specialists."

"We are excited to partner with Hitachi through the Virtual SAN Ready Node program to bring a broad range of hyper-converged infrastructure solutions to market. The combination of Hitachi's hardware platforms and VMware Hyper-Converged Software offers radically simple, cost-effective path to digital transformation and helps customers meet ever-changing business needs," said Fadi Azhari, director of product marketing, VMware.

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About Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., builds information management and social innovation solutions that help businesses succeed and societies be safer, healthier and smarter. We focus on big data that offers real value -- what we call the Internet of Things that matter. Our IT infrastructure, analytics, content and cloud solutions and services drive strategic management and analysis of the world's data. Only Hitachi Data Systems integrates the best information technology and operational technology from across the Hitachi family of companies to deliver the exceptional insight that business and society need to transform and thrive. Visit us at HDS.com.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society's challenges. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2015 (ended March 31, 2016) totaled 10,034.3 billion yen ($88.7 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 335,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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BCDVideo Is the First System Integrator to Adopt Avaya Network Operating System Software to Drive the Company's Branded IP Video Surveillance Switches

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Avaya today announced that BCDVideo's new series of video surveillance switches, called Titan, will be powered by Avaya's network operating system (NOS) software. Chicago-based BCDVideo is the first system integrator to adopt Avaya NOS software for private label distribution following the initial announcement of the offer last week. The software that will drive the Titan Series is based on Avaya Fabric Connect, the company's flagship networking technology.

According to an industry report, up to 75% of video surveillance issues can be attributable to the underlying network.1 Field tested and proven to support successful video surveillance implementations, Avaya network switches deliver high quality performance, scalability and recovery for real-time, mission-critical applications.

With Avaya NOS now available on industry standard hardware, customers of specialized solution providers such as BCDVideo can realize benefits including network simplicity, massive scalability, enhanced performance and high security. BCDVideo's Titan Networking Series is specifically designed for use in video surveillance deployments, an area in which Avaya NOS continues to excel. The series is covered by a five-year parts warranty and comprehensive technical support from Avaya.

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"Until this point, the only option available to the video surveillance industry was expensive, complicated, and in many cases, low-performing multicast networking systems. The combined BCDVideo and Avaya solution gives our customers a simple and powerful offering at an attractive price point. The Titan Series makes shopping around for multicast networks and specialized engineers a thing of the past."
--Tom Larson, director of Sales and Engineering at BCDVideo

"Albert Einstein said, 'creativity is intelligence having fun,' and the new Titan series switches are a perfect example of such creativity. BCDVideo teaming up with Avaya to create the Titan series switches has been fun to be a part of and has ultimately helped us win more opportunities by saving our customers money, while still delivering a top of the line network -- all backed by top of the line warranty and support. We look forward to more of BCDVideo's constant innovative approach to the surveillance marketplace."
--Rob Atkinson, head of IT, Security Systems Incorporated

"BCDVideo's introduction of its new line of switches that are powered by Avaya will enable it to deliver mission critical, always-on video surveillance systems for its customers globally. With Titan, customers can focus on protecting their organizations versus worrying about the network related issues that plague many other IP surveillance deployments."
--Liam Kiely, vice president, Avaya Networking

For more information on becoming an Avaya certified partner or locating a partner in your market, please go to www.avaya.com/apls or contact apls_sales@avaya.com.

For more information on BCDVideo's new offering, please go to: https://www.bcdvideo.com/networking/titan-networking/

Additional Resources:
The Network is Critical to Video Surveillance, Zeus Kerravala

Tags: video surveillance, networking, switches, multicast, BCDVideo

About Avaya
Avaya is a leading provider of solutions that enable customer and team engagement across multiple channels and devices for better customer experience, increased productivity and enhanced financial performance. Its world-class contact center and unified communications technologies and services are available in a wide variety of flexible on-premises and cloud deployment options that seamlessly integrate with non-Avaya applications. The Avaya Engagement Environment enables third parties to create and customize business applications for competitive advantage. The Avaya fabric-based networking solutions help simplify and accelerate the deployment of business critical applications and services. For more information please visit www.avaya.com.

About BCDVideo
BCDVideo is founded on the premise of providing enterprise IP video server and storage solutions, purpose-built for your project. BCDVideo offers award-winning products including video servers, client viewing stations, and networking to the security market. While delivering the best video surveillance products for the security industry, BCDVideo also excels in proactive response and personal service -- from project start to finish. By pre-calculating and guaranteeing storage recommendations, BCDVideo provides risk insurance. BCDVideo works with top security integrators and have certified solutions from VMS and camera manufacturers. They have a global footprint of 20,000+ installations, spanning 40+ countries and countless verticals. For more information please visit www.bcdvideo.com

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1ZK Research Whitepaper: IP Video Surveillance: the network is critical. Pg 5. https://www.avaya.com/usa/documents/the-network-is-critical-to-ip-surveillance.pdf

Co-Founder Provides Expertise Around Next-Generation Innovations in the Cybersecurity Market in Mass. Tech Report

WALTHAM, Mass. – In its 2016 State of the Technology Economy Report MassTLC confirmed that the high-tech sector in Massachusetts is one of the state's strongest economic engines. A rapidly growing Massachusetts-based company, CloudLock, the leading Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) and Cloud Cybersecurity Platform, was tapped to provide its expertise to the report, which was released today to the business and tech community.

"Our region has a responsibility to take a leadership position in training and retaining a workforce with 21st Century skills, especially among women and underserved minorities, in order to meet the tech community's critical need for talent," said MassTLC President and CEO Tom Hopcroft. "Furthermore we must continue to tell our many success stories and boast of our state's numerous competitive advantages, in order to attract and retain the most talented innovators."

Over the last five years, Massachusetts tech employment has grown by more than 34,000 jobs. Concurrently, CloudLock has expanded rapidly, adding 60+ jobs and increasing revenue. In the report, Ron Zalkind, CTO and co-founder of CloudLock, shares what he believes will be the greatest innovations in cloud cybersecurity over the next decade, citing the proliferation of dynamic adaptive security controls as the next frontier in the field.

"The goal at CloudLock has always been to change the landscape of cybersecurity and make security the reason why companies adopt the cloud, not what prevents them from doing so," said Ron Zalkind, CTO and co-founder of CloudLock. "We are proud to be a Massachusetts-based company, helping to drive innovation, create jobs and fuel the economy of the state."

With an influx in cyberthreats, CloudLock is committed to delivering innovative solutions that provide rich security intelligence for organizations. Earlier this year, CloudLock launched the industry's first adaptive CASB security platform, which enables unprecedented detective, preventative, response and predictive capabilities to combat emerging cloud cyberthreats.

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Company Announces Hortonworks Certification for DriveScale's Rack Scale Infrastructure Platform

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – DriveScale, the company that is pioneering flexible, scale-out computing for the enterprise using standard servers and commodity storage, today announced that it has joined the Hortonworks Partnerworks program and successfully completed the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) Certification process for the DriveScale platform. Together with Hortonworks, a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, DriveScale enables IT administrators and operators to future-proof their underlying data center infrastructure for Hadoop workloads as they grow.

"At this point, it's clear that Hadoop is a crucial part of big data strategy. Enterprises of all sizes are deploying up to thousands of nodes in their data centers to help manage the massive influx of data," said Gene Banman, CEO of DriveScale. "Partnering with Hortonworks allows DriveScale to better serve the specific needs of the Hadoop community by providing them with a rack scale architecture solution that creates a more efficient and effective data center."

As a part of Hortonworks Partnerworks Program, DriveScale integrates seamlessly with HDP -- the industry's only 100-percent open source Hadoop distribution, explicitly architected, built and tested for enterprise-grade deployments. With DriveScale, customers can experience a flexible data center as opposed to traditional, rigid architectures. By deploying independent pools of commodity compute and storage resources with DriveScale, customers can automatically discover available assets, and combine and recombine these resources as needed -- which maximizes data center efficiency for Hadoop.

"Hortonworks is dedicated to expanding and empowering the big data ecosystem, and accelerating innovation and adoption of Connected Data Platforms," said Matt Morgan, vice president of product and alliance marketing, Hortonworks. "We are pleased to welcome DriveScale to the open source community and look forward to working with them to enhance the next-generation data architecture."

To learn more about DriveScale's integration with HDP, visit booth E19 at Hadoop Summit 2016 in San Jose.

About DriveScale
DriveScale is leading the charge in bringing hyperscale computing capabilities to mainstream enterprises. Its composable data center architecture transforms rigid data centers into flexible and responsive scale-out deployments. Using DriveScale, data center administrators can deploy independent pools of commodity compute and storage resources, automatically discover available assets, and combine and recombine these resources as needed. The solution is provided via a set of on-premises and SaaS tools that coordinate between multiple levels of infrastructure. With DriveScale, companies can more easily support Hadoop deployments of any size as well as other modern application workloads. DriveScale is founded by a team with deep roots in IT architecture and that has built enterprise-class systems such as Cisco UCS and Sun UltraSparc. Based in Sunnyvale, California, the company was founded in 2013. Investors include Pelion Venture Partners, Nautilus Venture Partners and Ingrasys, a wholly owned subsidiary of Foxconn. For more information, visit www.drivescale.com or follow us on Twitter at @DriveScale_Inc.