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New radically easy-to-use software delivers complete enterprise data protection without compromise and extends recovery assurance to physical systems


BURLINGTON, Mass. – Unitrends, a leader in enterprise-level cloud recovery, today announced Release 9.0 Beta, the data protection software powering its physical and virtual backup appliances as well as Unitrends Cloud. Release 9.0 Beta delivers a revolutionary user experience that reconciles simplicity with sophistication, without sacrificing any of Unitrends’ award-winning data protection features and functionality. With this new software, Unitrends also becomes first in the industry to extend recovery assurance technology to physical systems.

Radical Ease-of-Use

Unitrends Release 9.0 Beta features a user interface (UI) that is remarkably simple and intuitive for experienced and in-experienced users alike. Customers are able to perform a backup in 64 percent fewer clicks than competing solutions. They can quickly complete tasks such as creating a backup job, restoring a full virtual machine (VM) and executing instant VM and file recovery right from the software’s interactive dashboard.

Whether using Recovery-Series™ physical appliances or Unitrends Enterprise Backup™ and Unitrends Free™ virtual appliances, the interface is the same across all products. As a result, customers gain a single, consistent approach to managing heterogeneous environments. The Release 9.0 Beta UI is literally so easy to use that IT administrators will likely never need to refer to a manual. This familiarity and simplicity boost productivity, helping IT organizations to not only recover data and systems, but also precious time to focus on other priorities. The Release 9.0 Beta UI expands logically as users take advantage of Unitrends’ more advanced backup and recovery features and capabilities, always maintaining easy manageability – even when protecting the most complex IT environments.

“Some compelling capabilities reside under a newly designed and highly simplified interface. One of Release 9.0's differentiating strengths – indeed, a strength of the entire Unitrends product line – is the fact that in today’s increasingly virtualized world, they offer deep support for physical as well as virtual environments,” said Jim Whelan, senior analyst at The Taneja Group. “This is more important than it might at first appear. No matter how virtualized your environment is, if there’s even one critical application that’s still physical, you need to strongly consider a solution that can protect both. This gives you maximum enterprise-level data protection with lower operating costs, since you don’t need multiple data protection packages and people trained to run them. Unitrends backs up all of the legacy and virtualized servers and applications in your enterprise data center, and it does it without requiring advanced training and specialized staff.”

Richer, Highly Interactive Experience

Unitrends 9.0 Beta sets a new industry standard for the customer experience, simplifying everything from system setup and common backup and recovery tasks, to troubleshooting and support. Customers have direct access to the Unitrends Customer Community from the software’s main dashboard, giving them the ability to interact directly with their peers and Unitrends support without ever having to exit out of the tool.

Unitrends 9.0 Beta leverages predictive analytics to provide the company with continuous feedback on how customers are interacting with the software. This insight will help Unitrends continually improve the customer experience, evolving and adapting its solutions based on user preferences.

“With Release 9.0 Beta, we have accomplished what others have found impossible to do – eliminate the complexity of backup and recovery without compromising robust functionality or performance. On top on that, we’re delivering yet another industry first with the introduction of recovery assurance for physical environments,” said Kevin Weiss, Unitrends’ president and chief executive officer. “This software release is absolutely transformative for our customers. We’re making their daily lives easier, creating a world-class customer experience and giving them confidence that their heterogeneous, ever-evolving IT environments are always protected.”

Proof of Recoverability

With seamless integration to ReliableDR, Unitrends Release 9.0 Beta gives organizations the ability to add recovery assurance for Windows guest-level backups in addition to VMware vSphere and Microsoft® Hyper-V applications. Given that so many tier one business applications are not yet virtualized, this means that for the first time, organizations are able to perform 100 percent automated testing and failover to certify that their physical environments are fully recoverable. Organizations can now get continuous proof that their physical, virtual and deep virtual environments will be restored within each application’s recovery point objectives (RPOs) and recovery time objectives (RTOs).


Unitrends Release 9.0 Beta will be available for download August 30, 2015. For more information about joining our Beta program, visit: http://www.unitrends.com/services/customer-beta-program.

Additionally, Unitrends will showcase Release 9.0 Beta at VMworld 2015. To obtain a preview of the software, visit booth #813.

About Unitrends

Unitrends delivers award-winning business recovery solutions for any IT environment. The company’s portfolio of virtual, physical and cloud solutions provides adaptive protection for organizations globally. To address the complexities facing today’s modern data center, Unitrends delivers end-to-end protection and instant recovery of all virtual and physical assets as well as automated disaster recovery testing built for virtualization. With the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership, Unitrends’ offerings are backed by a customer support team that consistently achieves a 98 percent satisfaction rating. Unitrends’ solutions are also sold through a community of thousands of leading technology partners, service providers and resellers worldwide. Visit www.unitrends.com.

Recovery-944S and 946S optimized for unmatched scalability, performance and recovery times; cloud enabled appliances cut capital and operating expenses


BURLINGTON, Mass. – Unitrends, a leader in enterprise-level cloud recovery, today announced the availability of its highest capacity, most advanced physical backup and recovery appliances to date, the Recovery-944S and Recovery-946S. The new appliances feature Release 8.2, the latest version of the data protection software powering Unitrends Recovery-Series™ family of physical backup appliances, Unitrends Enterprise Backup™ virtual appliances, and Unitrends Cloud. Delivering enhanced Adaptive Data Deduplication with dedupe acceleration, Release 8.2 allows the Recovery-944S and the Recovery-946S to scale beyond 100 TB while maintaining the performance necessary to quickly and cost-effectively backup and recover high volumes of data.

With these new offerings, Unitrends is challenging the status quo for large-scale backup and recovery, giving enterprises the ability to consolidate multiple systems into one physical device – without sacrificing capabilities or performance. Organizations can now substantially reduce capital and operating expenditures by leveraging one appliance to back up more than 100 TBs of data as well as boost efficiencies with a single point of management.

“We are disrupting the market for large capacity data protection solutions, building on our award-winning all-in-one backup appliances, by delivering even higher performance at a lower total cost of ownership,” said Kevin Weiss, Unitrends’ president and chief executive officer. “Recovery-944S and Recovery-946S enable enterprises to achieve the simplicity they seek, protecting more data while also streamlining their infrastructure. These breakthrough hybrid cloud appliances redefine the economics of safeguarding large-scale physical and highly virtualized environments.”

Optimized for the Next Level of Data Protection

The Recovery-944S and Recovery-946S are the company’s highest capacity and best performing all-in-one, purpose-built physical backup appliances (PBBAs). Powered by Release 8.2, the solutions provide the optimized memory, storage and processors necessary for large-scale backup and recovery. With the capability to back up 25 data streams, the appliances meet the diverse corporate data protection and workload demands of organizations managing up to thousands of virtual machines (VMs). The Recovery-944S offers 122 TB of raw storage capacity and a suggested backup capacity of 61 TB given typical industry usage rates, while the Recovery-946S contains 182 TB of raw storage capacity with a suggested backup capacity of 91 TB given typical industry usage rates.

Key features of the new appliances include:

·         Enhanced Adaptive Data Deduplication – Made possible by Release 8.2, this advanced deduplication technology provides:

o    Dedupe Acceleration – In-memory hashing improves replication performance for large stored data sizes by up to 100%.

o    Inline Deduplication – Deduplication on ingest prior to writing to disk; reduces capacity requirements by as much as 95%.

o    VMware Source Side Deduplication – Deduplicates data before sending over the network to backup target.

o    In-place Synthesis - Creates synthetic backups 5-10x faster from memory, freeing up critical backup resources while ensuring consistently fast recovery, backup, replication and archive.

o    vSphere 6.0 support – Supports the newest features of this latest version of the hypervisor.

·         480 GBS of Flash Memory – Improves the ability to implement policies around flash cache usage to optimize performance as data grows and prevents performance degradation.

·         Dual Intel Gen 3 E5 Xeon CPUs – Powerful processor and DDR4 memory for faster processing and improved performance.

·         Dual 12Gb/s Drive Busses – Increased bandwidth/throughput to backup drives; results in multi-stream performance benefits from higher drive bandwidth and multiple busses.

Unitrends Recovery-944S and Recovery-946S are the latest additions to the Unitrends Recovery-Series family of cloud enabled physical backup appliances, now comprised of 14 models. To learn more about Recovery-Series please visit: http://www.unitrends.com/products/physical-appliances/recovery-series.

Unitrends will also host a complimentary webinar for enterprises interested in getting a “first look” at how the new Recovery-Series 944S and 946S appliances can provide unmatched data protection and business continuity and help recover more than just data. Visit http://go2.unitrends.com/firstlook944_946 to register for the event, taking place Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 11 a.m. ET.

About Unitrends

Unitrends delivers award-winning business recovery solutions for any IT environment. The company’s portfolio of virtual, physical and cloud solutions provides adaptive protection for organizations globally. To address the complexities facing today’s modern data center, Unitrends delivers end-to-end protection and instant recovery of all virtual and physical assets as well as automated disaster recovery testing built for virtualization. With the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership, Unitrends’ offerings are backed by a customer support team that consistently achieves a 98 percent satisfaction rating. Unitrends’ solutions are also sold through a community of thousands of leading technology partners, service providers and resellers worldwide. Visit www.unitrends.com.

Burlington, Wash. – Legend Brands has released a mobile app that allows participants in the Legend Rewards loyalty program to register points, view account balances and shop the extensive Legend Rewards online catalog.

The free app is available both for Apple and Android mobile devices. Customers can access links to the Apple and Android versions at LegendRewards.com, or go to the Apple Store or Google Play and search for “Legend Rewards.”

The app allows users to check point balances, register new point certificates, and browse and redeem points for rewards merchandise on the online Rewards catalog. The Legend Rewards catalog contains over one million items, including electronics, tools, travel packages and Legend Brands equipment and chemicals.

Legend Rewards certificates are included in Dri-Eaz, Chemspec, ProRestore and Sapphire Scientific product boxes. Points for Sapphire Scientific® truckmounts are awarded after the purchase is registered at warranty.sapphirescientific.com.

The Legend Rewards app also allows users to scan the bar code of an item they see in stores such as Best Buy. The system will confirm whether that particular item is available in the Rewards catalog. Some vendors can even arrange in-store pickup of the item.

The app also delivers app-only promotion announcements and news about Legend Rewards and Legend Brands products that makes it particularly valuable to Legend Brands customers.

Legend Rewards is the only customer rewards program offered by a manufacturer specifically for the restoration industry. Originally launched in 2009, Legend Rewards now has 10,000 members who have redeemed over 111 million reward points.

About Legend Brands
Legend Brands combines over 185 years of experience in providing equipment, accessories and chemicals for professional cleaning, facility maintenance, portable environmental control, and water and fire damage restoration and remediation. Legend Brands continually develops new solutions for the restoration and maintenance of healthier indoor environments.

Smart preparations help protect homeowners in peak hurricane season


HOUSTON – Now through late October is considered peak hurricane season. To help homeowners keep their families and their property safe during a hurricane, Dean & Draper Insurance Agency, LP offers tips to help prepare.

"Being prepared in advance and taking the appropriate actions to protect your family and property can help to prevent or mitigate injury or losses," said Kyle Dean, President & CEO, Dean & Draper Insurance Agency, LP. "Don't wait for the storm to be headed your direction. Here's a list of easy-to-do action items that can be completed well in advance and improve your odds of weathering the storm safely."

Hurricane preparation tips:

  • Create or update a home inventory. It is one of the most important, but often overlooked preparations. Homeowners' insurance claims are more likely to be processed up to twice as quickly when customers have completed a home inventory in advance of a loss, according to The Hanover Insurance Company, a leading property and casualty insurer.
  • Stock emergency supplies, including: a battery-powered radio, flashlights, extra batteries, medicines, first aid handbook and kit, and a week's worth of non-perishable food and water. Other items to have on hand include: prescriptions, pet supplies, plastic sheeting, tape, and toiletries such as diapers.
  • Secure your home: Repair loose boards, shingles, shutters, downspouts—the kind of things that could become greater problems in high winds or torrential rain. If you live near the coast, purchase and store materials you may need to board up windows.
  • Bring items inside your home that could become dangerous as flying objects, including toys, grills, planters and lawn furniture.
  • Purchase battery-operated carbon monoxide and smoke alarms if you have a generator you may have to use. To help ensure safe operation, take time to read and follow the manufacturer's instructions.
  • Develop an evacuation plan, and know where local shelters are located. If you have a furry friend, be sure you have a list of local shelters and hotels that allow pets.
  • Create a list of key telephone numbers including, family, friends, fire, police, insurance agents, etc. that may be needed in the event of an emergency.
  • Sign up for weather alerts. Stay alert about approaching weather and follow advice from local officials to stay safe during storms.
  • Review your homeowners policy with your insurance agent to determine whether you have adequate protection. In particular, consider whether you have flood insurance and if your policy will cover current rebuilding costs.

About Dean & Draper Insurance Agency
Founded in 1980, Dean & Draper caters to an international roster of clients from six offices, including its headquarters in Houston, Texas. Through a network of more than 200 diverse insurers, the independent company offers the most competitive, comprehensive policies for personal and commercial insurance needs as well as employee benefits. This National Top 100 agency in Property & Casualty and Top 50 agency in personal policies underwrites in excess of $150 million in annual auto, home, health and corporate premiums.

Dean & Draper Insurance Agency, LP
Local: 713-527-0444 Toll Free: 888-266-2680

The recommendation(s), advice and contents of this material are provided for informational purposes only and do not purport to address every possible legal obligation, hazard, code violation, loss potential or exception to good practice. Dean & Draper Insurance Agency, LP specifically disclaims any warranty or representation that acceptance of any recommendations or advice contained herein will make any premises, property or operation safe or in compliance with any law or regulation. Under no circumstances should this material or your acceptance of any recommendations or advice contained herein be construed as establishing the existence or availability of any insurance coverage with Dean & Draper Insurance Agency, LP. By providing this information to you, Dean & Draper Insurance Agency, LP does not assume (and specifically disclaims) any duty, undertaking or responsibility to you.  The decision to accept or implement any recommendation(s) or advice contained in this material must be made by you.

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Catavolt, Inc., a rapid mobile app development platform provider for the enterprise, and Sonim Technologies, maker of the world's toughest mobile phones, announced a partnership that will help deliver enterprise mobile apps on ruggedized devices to enterprise customers nationwide. Catavolt and Sonim Technologies both serve industries where extreme environments are common, and apps must be secure, highly responsive and their devices accordingly capable of withstanding higher than average levels of wear and tear.

Sonim Technologies' deep understanding of the needs of today's rugged mobile workers goes beyond bolstering the strength of typical mobile devices. Key accessibility features such as glove-friendly operation, hard buttons, extra-loud speakers, noise cancellation and long-lasting batteries provide truly dependable enterprise mobile app experiences when paired with apps created using Catavolt's rapid mobile app development platform.

Catavolt has been helping its customers in the manufacturing, healthcare and construction industries to drive operational excellence with enterprise mobile apps since 2012. Traditionally, developing apps for specialized rugged devices has involved cumbersome and expensive traditional software development that results in high maintenance costs. Catavolt's platform brings users closer to the app creation process, shortens the timeframe to generating true business value and produces measurable gains in the operational excellence of business processes.

"At Sonim, our mission is to serve those who work in extreme environments and have traditionally been underserved from a technology perspective. By partnering with Catavolt we're able to create custom mobile software applications to meet the rigorous needs of rugged workers who require reliable communication solutions," said Jay Maniar, Sr. Director of Corporate Development at Sonim.

"It's only natural that Catavolt and Sonim partner given the needs of our customers," said David Rippetoe, Vice President of Development at Catavolt. "Unlike many other companies in the enterprise mobility industry, our apps are being used to do more than complete expense reports and other trivial tasks. Our customers are using mobile apps in environments where even the smallest disruption to operations can be disastrous, and devices from Sonim Technologies provide functionality, dependability and peace of mind to our customers and their users."

For more information on Sonim Technologies, visit their website at http://www.sonimtech.com.

For more information on Catavolt, visit their website at http://www.catavolt.com.

About Sonim Technologies
Sonim Technologies (http://www.sonimtech.com) is the provider of mission-critical solutions designed specifically for workers in extreme, hazardous and isolated environments. The Sonim solution includes ultra-rugged mobile phones, business-process applications and a suite of industrial-grade accessories, collectively designed to increase worker productivity, accountability and safety on the job site. Sonim's industry-leading, 3-Year comprehensive warranty has redefined customer expectations of rugged technology. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., and offers its products with mobile operators around the world.

About Catavolt, Inc.
Catavolt's enterprise application mobility platform helps organizations deliver real-time data to employees using mobile apps that drive operational excellence. We help companies create apps quickly, that are fast and personalized for users, secure and manageable for IT, and create meaningful outcomes for the business in 60 days or less at a fraction of the cost of traditional development approaches. For more information, visit www.catavolt.com.

SAN JOSE, Calif. – RiverMeadow Software™ Inc., developer of industry leading automated cloud onboarding and workload mobility platform, is helping VMware vCloud® Air™ Network service providers ease their customers into the cloud. RiverMeadow will provide discounted migrations into VMware vCloud Air, and also offer migration project assistance to VMware vCloud Air Network service provider partners participating in the VMware vCloud Air Managed Services Provider model.

The VMware vCloud Air Managed Services Provider promotion leverages RiverMeadow SaaS to accelerate the onboarding of customer workloads into VMware vCloud Air, managed by a VMware vCloud Air Network service provider partner.

Whether a service provider's customers need to burst for additional compute during peak network usage periods, re-platform infrastructure or leverage vCloud Air Disaster Recovery, RiverMeadow makes it easy for businesses to move workloads between on-premises data centers and vCloud Air.

"We're excited to see this promotion in the market. RiverMeadow SaaS can simplify cloud migration through automation," said Jim Aluotto, director, vCloud Air Network Service Provider Business, Americas Region at VMware. "This promotion will enable our vCloud Air Managed Services provider partners to grow their businesses with minimal overhead by using vCloud Air while delivering true value to their customers through managed services."

"VMware has built a deep and broad service provider channel in the cloud IaaS market," said Rick Cameron, vice president, business development, RiverMeadow. "We look forward to helping vCloud Air Network service providers onboard customers in the most efficient and economical way possible."

About RiverMeadow Software
RiverMeadow Software, Inc. sets the standard for cloud migration with its industry-leading RiverMeadow SaaS that automates the migration of physical, virtual and cloud-based servers into and between public, private and hybrid clouds. RiverMeadow, a privately held company, is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information on RiverMeadow, visit the company's website or follow the company on Twitter at @RiverMeadow1 and on Facebook.

VMware, vCloud, and vCloud Air are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

Innovative IT Solutions Company Expands Service Offering With Alteva Unified Communications


PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Alteva (NYSE MKT: ALTV), a premier provider of hosted Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), continues to expand its industry-leading UCaaS services national footprint via its new channel partner, Federal Hill Solutions. Federal Hill Solutions is a next generation total IT Solutions company delivering enterprise level support, services, ingenuity and value to any size organization, and will offer Alteva's award-winning UCaaS solution to its substantial customer base.

"We constantly evaluate a wide range of technologies to drive innovation for our clients. After reviewing several top UCaaS solutions and meeting with Alteva Channel Manager Charinna Kushnir, our engineers recommended Alteva for their complete solution and their focus on leveraging a high performance, redundant network infrastructure," said Neil Konstantoulas, CEO of Federal Hill Solutions. "This comprehensive approach and Alteva's extraordinary customer care and support made the decision easy."

As part of Alteva's suite of Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) solutions, Federal Hill Solutions will provide best-in-class UCaaS services to its full range businesses, including VoIP systems that can be configured to meet the exacting needs of Federal Hill's customers. Alteva's UCaaS allows for the configuration of a hosted PBX system to utilize PRI's, VoIP technology and SIP Trunking services, which enables unmatched communications continuity, scalability and increased call control. Other key benefits include vendor/phone bill consolidation and premium VoIP equipment.

"Partnering with Federal Hill Solutions is a progressive step for growing Alteva as we expand our UCaaS presence across the country," states Bill Birnie, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Alteva. "We're looking forward to working with Federal Hill Solutions and continuing to strengthen our market share and expansion."


Alteva [NYSE MKT: ALTV] is a premier provider of Hosted Unified Communications that significantly enhances business productivity and efficiency. Alteva's UC solution integrates and optimizes best-in-class cloud-based technologies and business applications to deliver a comprehensive voice, video and collaboration service for the office and mobile workforce. Alteva is committed to delivering meaningful value to our customers through a consistent, high quality and unified user experience across multiple devices, platforms and operating systems. These attributes have positioned Alteva as a leading hosted communications provider and the partner of choice for a growing number of business customers nationwide and internationally. To learn more about Alteva, please visit www.alteva.com. You can also follow Alteva on Twitter @AltevaInc or LinkedIn or call 877-258-3821.


Federal Hill Solutions is a next generation total IT Solutions company delivering enterprise level support, services, ingenuity and value to any size organization. Built by client side technology leaders from some of the largest companies in the world, FHS leads with global engineering excellence from our ops centers in the US and Europe. We offer innovative infrastructure, device, backup & DR, and security management solutions, outstanding customer service and tech support along with next gen cloud solutions designed and built by FHS experts. Our mission is to do more than just deliver technology, but to become your trusted IT team of advisors, advocates and innovators. Visit us on the web at www.fedhillsolutions.com or call 888.959.1196 and let's find out what we can do for you.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 00:00

JNBridge Unveils JNBridgePro v7.3

New Release Supports Microsoft Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2015, Debuts 'Proxy By Name' Feature


BOULDER, Colo. – JNBridge, the leading provider of interoperability tools to connect Java and .NET frameworks, today announced the availability of JNBridgePro v7.3. The latest release builds on the features and functionality of previous versions, now ensuring compatibility with Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2015. It also offers a new, very useful feature -- Proxy By Name -- which maps parameter names when generating proxies. Altogether, JNBridgePro v7.3 presents the ideal solution to the complexities of cross-platform interoperability, reducing costs and ensuring productivity remains uninterrupted.

Companies in all industries rely on JNBridge for straightforward compatibility between Java and .NET technologies, whether on premises or in the cloud. Hundreds to thousands of times faster than web services, JNBridgePro delivers full access to any API and exposes Java and .NET binaries without the need for source code. With JNBridge, time and budget spent on interoperability issues are a thing of the past.

JNBridgePro v7.3 offers the same capabilities as previous versions and adds support for Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2015. JNBridgePro v7.3 also now includes Proxy By Name, a feature specifically requested by JNBridge customers. This feature maps the names of the underlying parameters of methods when generating proxies so that the proxied methods' parameters have the same names as the parameters in the underlying methods. Proxy By Name enables developers to better understand how the proxied methods should be used.

"In addition to new trends in the technology landscape, our customers help dictate new functionality and features that must be included in our products," said Wayne Citrin, CTO, JNBridge. "We've stayed true to this formula with JNBridgePro v7.3: not only does it support new and updated technologies, but with the new reflection API, it also addresses customer demand for mapping parameter names when gathering proxies."

"When new and updated technologies are introduced to market, developers must also ensure interoperability with existing technologies," said Tom Lindeman, Director of Partner and Channel Marketing at Microsoft Corp. "With support for Visual Studio 2015 and Windows 10, JNBridge not only keeps pace with the industry's constant evolution, it enables developers to create an interoperability bridge between old and new technologies spanning Java and .NET."

JNBridgePro v7.3 is available now. For more information or to download a free trial, please visit www.jnbridge.com.

About JNBridge
Since 2001, JNBridge has made seamless and cost-effective Java and .NET interoperability a reality. More than 500 organizations in 40 countries and 25 percent of the Fortune 100 rely on the company's award-winning products in a variety of applications, such as financial services, media and manufacturing. JNBridge has received a number of accolades for its innovative JNBridgePro and JMS Adapters for .NET and BizTalk. It was named to the SD Times 100 list in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and has been lauded by industry analysts. JNBridge is privately held and is based in Boulder, Colorado. Learn more at www.jnbridge.com and follow us on Twitter at @jnbridge.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – This is Part 1 in a 3 Part series that explores the innovative and highly effective ways that organizations can strengthen their response to a cyber-attack. This series is written by Capt. Mike Walls, former Commander of U.S. Navy Cyber Readiness and current Managing Director, Security & Operations at EdgeWave.

If I were to ask an IT Professional to explain why his or her network is secure, I would probably hear a response that goes something like, "I have the latest and best technology, I do regular vulnerability scans, I do an annual penetration test, and I am in compliance with my industry's security requirements and standards." At face value, that sounds like a solid answer and it appears that the IT Professional is taking the necessary steps to ensure that his company's network is secure. In reality, it is more likely that this answer is only partially correct…

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RTI™ Leverages Cognitive Intelligence Technology to Achieve Alpha


DEDHAM, Mass. – Rage Frameworks, a leader in Big Data and Business Process Automation technology, today announced the debut of its Real Time Intelligence (RTI™) for capital markets product. Rage RTI™ is an industry-first technology application that combines advanced Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing to monitor and interpret unstructured content from over 100,000 sources including news, research, blogs and social media, to extract signals based on contextual relevance.

Rage RTI™ provides a game-changing approach to using Artificial Intelligence technology to effectively translate unstructured content into valuable intelligence. The ability to quickly assess local and global events reported in the news, emerging research, blogs, and more is essential to having an effective active investment strategy. However, the incredibly high frequency and heterogeneity of information flow far outstrips the capacity of investment managers, asset managers, hedge fund managers, quantitative managers and other financial services professionals and their staff to process such information.

Recognizing this need, Rage has built RTI™ for capital markets to provide timely and systematic processing of information. By applying the company's Cognitive Intelligence platform and deep background in computational linguistics and Natural Language Processing (NLP), Rage RTI™ can automatically interpret information on the Internet -- as it arrives -- determine its relevance to one or more firms, and rate the impact of the information based on the content. The stated objective of Rage RTI™ is to enable the systematic extraction of signals for the detection of Alpha.

"Assembling and integrating a complete software stack to handle big data and analytics workflows is difficult to do for many businesses," said Nik Rouda, senior analyst for Enterprise Strategy Group. "Rage Frameworks does all that for you, but goes a step further in also offering fully built applications to solve specific industry problems. Their ability to generate financial insights is particularly interesting."

Uniquely, Rage RTI is not a "black box" -- the reasoning is completely traceable to source documents. Users can drill right down to phrases and words in each article and understand precisely how Rage RTI™ arrived at the conclusions it did.

Dr. Venkat Srinivasan, CEO of Rage Frameworks, said: "RTI delivers the ability to interpret unstructured content with fine-grained contextual relevance, and harness the value of that information like never before. The goal of RTI is to enable active managers to systematically discover Alpha using the power of cognitive intelligence."

Learn more about Rage Frameworks and Real Time Intelligence for Capital Markets at http://www.rageframeworks.com/capital_markets/.

About RAGE Frameworks: It's Possible
RAGE Frameworks Inc. is a leader in Cognitive Intelligence and Business Process Automation technology providing enterprise solutions in wealth management and business banking, breakthrough information products and custom solutions to power business transformation. Headquartered in Dedham, Massachusetts with global operations centers in Pune and Belgaum, India, RAGE offers unprecedented speed, flexibility and insight in solving today's most complex, critical business problems.