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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa (FMH), a leader in the crop insurance industry, today announced it has selected catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide's Fund Designation Service to better optimize its risk and enhance its fund designation strategy.

"By leveraging AIR's fund designation solution, we can do a better job managing our crop portfolio risk and optimizing our company's stakeholder's value under the current yield, price and crop insurance program uncertainties," said Ron Rutledge, FMH Chairman, President and CEO. "Based on a blind test of more than half a million crop insurance policies, AIR's allocation recommendations led to a significant improvement in return by accurately selecting the best policies to keep. This innovative tool will be an essential part of our fund designation strategy moving forward."

AIR's Fund Designation Service provides fund designation alternatives that best fit clients' risk-return targets and profiles. The service utilizes AIR's leading U.S. MPCI model to rank and sort policies based on their estimated risk level. Several risk metrics, such as probability of loss, mean loss ratio, and 100-year return loss ratio are calculated from the catalog and used for risk assessment of individual insurance policies. AIR then applies various retention levels to develop multiple fund designation strategies; those giving the lowest potential risk for their client's expected return.

"Because it is unrealistic to accurately forecast the weather and yield outcome for the next growing season at the time of the fund designation deadline, the best approach is a probabilistic one," said Dr. Oscar Vergara, assistant vice president and crop expert at AIR Worldwide. "AIR uses 10,000 possible yield and price outcomes, or events, that are equally likely to occur during the next growing season. The stochastic events are based on the current climate, geographically correlated, and trended to current levels of crop technological improvements."

"AIR has a proven track record of providing fund designation strategies that have higher expected gain and lower risk of loss than crop insurers can obtain using traditional actuarial-based models, which was a major consideration in selecting them," continued Rutledge. "AIR's solution is a powerful tool, providing us with more data and knowledge to make better informed allocation decisions while maximizing profit potential and minimizing earnings volatility."

About Farmers Mutual Hail
Headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, FMH has served America's farmers since 1893 with a combination of financial strength, personal service, and Midwestern values. A leader in the crop insurance industry, the company has been managed by the same family for over 120 years, and has a reputation of building lasting relationships that benefit their employees, business partners, and customers.  FMH provides comprehensive risk management solutions, including private and federal crop insurance, reinsurance products and services, as well as farm and ranch insurance that includes auto, property, and liability coverage. Learn more about Farmers Mutual Hail at www.FMH.com.

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Thursday, 16 April 2015 00:00

TmaxSoft launches its JEUS offering in UK

First web application server in the world to be J2EE 1.4 (JEUS 5), JAVA EE 5 (JEUS 6), and JAVA EE 6 (JEUS 7) certified now available to UK developers

 

JEUS, a web application server (WAS) and platform that can develop and service applications in the web environment, has been launched in the UK by TmaxSoft, a specialist in middleware and enterprise IT infrastructure.

 

The high stability and differentiating features of JEUS have enabled it to rapidly grow and take the lead in the web application server (WAS) space in its domestic market of South Korea. It is anticipated that its ability to handle large volumes of transactions and support a robust cloud environment, combined with added performance enhancements and advanced features, will see the same level of interest from IT and network managers here in the UK.

 

As a global market and technology leader for Java application development that has achieved significant success in South Korea, JEUS has gained 2,400 customers and a 42.1 percent share of the market with its ability to manage a variety of enterprise system functions such as transaction control, session management, and distributed session clustering.

 

First released in 2000, the high stability and differentiating features of JEUS have enabled it to develop to its 7th version and it now fully supports Java EE specifications.

 

Meeting the growing demands of the web application server industry, JEUS 7 has the capability to handle high volumes of data, with performance enhancements and advanced features, including In-Memory JSP Compilation to reduce the initial JSP period and JEUS Hot Swap, a function to dramatically improve development productivity, both unique features to the solution.

 

Joe Kim, Managing Director of TmaxSoft UK, commented: “JEUS is a viable and highly functional web application server that has been recognised globally for its innovative technology and marketability. This solution demonstrates TmaxSoft’s position as a technical leader in Java application development and demonstrates its clear ability to outperform the competition,”

 

“JEUS is the first web application server in the world to be J2EE 1.4 (JEUS 5), JAVA EE 5 (JEUS 6), and JAVA EE 6 (JEUS 7) certified. JEUS became a global market and technology leader, and domestically has achieved the largest market share in its native Korea. Its hierarchical structure maximises flexibility and extensibility, and enables the effective and easy use of business logic.

 

Kim concludes: “With the advancement of WAS in the rapidly changing world, JEUS has the capability of high-performance transaction processing that is adaptable to the developing cloud computing environment. The advantage that JEUS is able to provide to customers enables its potential to be a key market leader.”

 

About TmaxSoft

TmaxSoft was founded in 1997 and, with its domestically developed enterprise software solutions, now competes with the global software powerhouses that used to dominate the Korean software market.

Since 2003, TmaxSoft has been the market leader in the Korean WAS (web application server) market surpassing global software companies such as IBM and Oracle. With the successful introduction of multiple solutions such as JEUS (a web application server), TIBERO RDBMS (a database management solution), ProFrame (an application framework), and OpenFrame (a mainframe re-hosting solution), TmaxSoft has grown to be the only Korean supplier of total enterprise solutions. Based on the high level of technical expertise acquired through 17 years of continuous R&D activity and combined with our distinctive customer-oriented technical support, TmaxSoft purposefully strives to become a global software force, using its innovation-driven technology.

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Windows Embedded IGEL thin clients are now compatible with Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Engine (VXME) facilitating the use of voice and video technology in virtual IT environments.

 

 

READING, UK – IGEL Technology today announced that its Windows Embedded thin clients are now compatible with Cisco Virtualization Experience Media Engine (VXME), facilitating the use of voice and video technology in virtual IT environments. In conjunction with the unified communication service Cisco Jabber for Windows, IGEL now offers yet another method for holding high-quality audio and video conferences within a virtual desktop environment using thin clients. All IGEL Universal Desktop models with the Windows Embedded W7+ operating system are supported and the required Cisco VXME extension can be easily integrated by any administrator. IGEL's Universal Management Suite (UMS) and Universal Customization Builder (UCB) tools handle the central packaging and roll-out of the software component.

 

Simply integrating the VXME extension into the local thin client operating system (Windows Embedded) provides access to the Cisco Jabber client in virtual environments (Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp published desktops or VMware Horizon). Cisco's Jabber client supports the latest Windows desktop operating systems.

 

Once the administrator has completed the integration and deployment process, thin client users can communicate via HD video and audio using Cisco Jabber functionality or leverage third party accessories from Jabra, Logitech, and Plantronics such as handsets, headsets, speakers and webcams which are operated directly via the IGEL thin client for a seamless user experience. The VXME extension uses the processing power provided locally through the thin client taking some of the pressure off valuable server resources, which in turn has a positive effect on the overall user experience in VDI environments.

 

IGEL Technology GmbH recommends using a powerful UD5 range thin client or the new quad-core UD6 model, both with the W7+ operating system and an 8GB flash memory, for these multimedia communications using real-time audio and video conferences.

 

"The video output of the IGEL UD6 thin client is exceptional. A resolution of 1280 x 720p provides top cross-platform results in a virtual environment. We are excited to be working with IGEL with our VXME solution and look to further enhance the experience for all our mutual customers” says Sandeep Prasad, Product Manager at Cisco Systems.

 

"The addition of Cisco VXME to our unified communications portfolio further underlines IGEL’s commitment to make our customer’s thin and zero client desktops the best designed, flexible and open desktop devices for any business,” said Simon Richards, Managing Director for IGEL UK & Ireland. “This solution creates the perfect desktop for those working in call and support centres and businesses where frequent video conferences and calls are required.”

 

Availability

The Cisco VXME client can be integrated using an executable file into any IGEL Universal Desktop firmware from version 3.01.100 (Windows Embedded) upwards. The installation file can be downloaded for free by all registered Cisco customers from https://software.cisco.com/download/navigator.html. Please note, in order to download you will need the appropriate licenses from Cisco.

 

 

About Cisco

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. For more information, please visit http://www.cisco.com.

 

About IGEL Technology

A world leader in thin and zero client solutions, IGEL Technology helps organizations improve the agility, efficiency, and security of their virtual desktop and application delivery systems. IGEL produces one of the industry's widest range of hardware thin and zero clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, and leads the market in software based thin clients allowing customers to access a broad spectrum of server-based infrastructures and applications. IGEL also offers powerful and intuitive management software for easy deployment and administration of thin clients throughout any size organization. Partnerships with industry leaders like Citrix, VMware, Red Hat, and Microsoft ensure that IGEL provides the most up-to-date technology and trustworthy security to clients in industries that include Healthcare, Education & Research, Public Sector, Financial, Insurance, Retail, Logistics, and Manufacturing. IGEL has offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, the United States, Germany, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore and is represented by partners in over 50 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.igel.co.uk or follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/IGEL_Technology

Network optimization specialist improves Wi-Fi speeds for UK travelers

 

 

ZURICH, Switzerland – Teclo Networks has announced that its TCP/IP data optimization solution, the S-Series has been deployed by Icomera on some of the busiest rail networks in the UK to further boost Wi-Fi speed and consistency on trains. Icomera is a public transport Internet connectivity specialist and its in-vehicle cellular router, the X6, intelligently uses all available spectrums, including 2G, 3G, 4G LTE and satellite to provide travelers with a reliable Internet connection.

 

Delivering public Wi-Fi, especially on trains, is challenging. Trains travel through areas with less-than-perfect mobile network coverage, while more people than ever before travel on trains and expect Wi-Fi connectivity during their journey. Travelers struggle to receive a strong and consistent enough Internet connection.

 

Icomera’s X6 delivers a consistent, good quality Wi-Fi service for trains. Some of Icomera’s UK customers, including First ScotRail, have chosen to make their Wi-Fi service even faster and more consistent, with a faster recovery time from lost connectivity than Icomera delivers with the X6 alone. Icomera sold the Teclo S-Series to those customers for their premium on-board service.

 

The S-Series is a tried-and-tested solution that has been deployed by a number of global Tier 1 carriers to deliver lightning-fast mobile Internet to subscribers. Among others, Iliad owned Free Mobile in France turned to Teclo Networks’ technology to boost its mobile Internet service.

 

“We’re determined that users should not only be able to connect when and where they want, but that the experience should be an enjoyable one,” said Thomas Roberts, VP Product and Development for Icomera.

“That extra level of Wi-Fi service is exactly what Teclo allows us to deliver. Teclo’s solution delivers a significant boost to Internet browsing speeds and also smooths recovery after a customer has gone out of coverage.”

 

Jane Walerud, CEO of Teclo Networks, said: “The mobile Internet is now THE Internet. Rather than fixed-line Internet at home, we’ve all become accustomed to accessing the net whenever we want and wherever we are. It is therefore crucial to ensure that the Internet connection being delivered is reliable, secure and super-fast. The S-Series not only speeds up browsing, but also makes the Internet connection more consistent, reducing the number of dropped sessions and smoothing recovery after customers lose coverage for a short time.”

 

For more information please visit www.teclo.net and www.icomera.com. And follow us on twitter at @TecloNetworks.

LONDON, UK – Secure I.T. Environments Ltd, one of the UK’s leading designers and builders of modular data centres, has been successful in a competitive tender process to build a brand new data centre at Solihull Council.

 

The new data centre, measuring 390sqm in total, is an essential part of the Council’s IT infrastructure, housing servers and storage equipment that run software, process and store data for the organisation.

The project is due to start at the end of April and will enable the council to improve its energy efficiency and the quality of digital services provided to staff and the general public.

 

Solihull Council said, “The new data centre is key to ensuring business continuity for all services within the Council. It will help us to reduce energy consumption and provide a cost effective solution for the future.

 

“We received many excellent proposals in the tender process and are pleased to be awarding this project to Secure I.T. Environments.”

 

Chris Wellfair, projects director at Secure I.T. Environments added, “More and more council services are moving online, making the resilience and performance of data centres even more important. Eventually online will become the primary way citizens gain access to council services and we’re looking forward to getting started on this challenging project.”

 

About Secure I.T. Environments Ltd

Secure I.T. Environments Ltd is a UK company specialising in the design and build of energy efficient internal/external secure modular data centres and infrastructure. Secure IT Environments Ltd has established an enviable relationship with its clients based on trust, mutual respect, working as a team with the client and proven performance.  

 

The company offers a “Total Solutions Package” to the private, healthcare, education and government sectors, as well as co-hosting companies in the UK and offshore, by way of design, implementation and installation management services for projects from small stand-alone computer rooms to large public sector contracts and co-hosting locations. All rooms are designed to meet the latest BS476/EN1047 standards, now regarded as the benchmark standard for new data centres being installed throughout the UK and Europe.

Secure I.T. Environments’ primary aim is to ensure that clients’ critical hardware is protected against all external threats in a Green Data centre. To this end the company has established long-standing partnerships with its manufacturers, who are at the forefront of R&D, to ensure the highest level of physical protection and energy efficiency is maintained.

Helps global energy companies to develop informed risk management plans

 

Alesco Risk Management Services (Alesco), http://www.alescorms.com/, uses Palisade’s risk analysis tool @RISK in its approach to optimising insurance spend and identifying alternative future strategies for the financing and transfer of key risks. This helps its clients in the global energy industry develop informed risk management tactics and delivers significant value to all aspects of the business.

 

Alesco uses @RISK from Palisade to design models that forecast future insurance losses. This enables alternative insurance structures to be tested to see how different balances of business unit retention (usually a simple deductible or excess on the policy that will be applied before any insurance claims is made), captive retention and, beyond that, commercial insurance, affect premium levels and capital requirements. The objective is to find the optimal structure that balances an acceptable premium cost with the client’s financial ability to retain risk, and its appetite to do so.

 

Having first worked with the client to undertake a detailed loss forecasting exercise, the next step is to determine how much risk a client should retain with its captive. Alesco fits statistical models to historical loss data, obtained from both the specific client and wider industry data (as above). @RISK is used for Monte Carlo simulation, with the output being graphs that show the projected long-run average retained loss cost for the client (captive) and the volatility around this average (the 95th percentile or worst year in 20 position, for example). Both the average level of future losses and the variation around this average can be estimated.

 

These results are applied through the captive’s financial statements to see the effect alternative reinsurance structures have on premium levels and capital requirements over the next three to five years.

 

This enables Alesco to advise the client on the optimal insurance and reinsurance programme structure taking into account the premium to pay, and potential cost savings, as well as the organisation’s risk appetite. Alternatively, a client might review its current reinsurance programme ahead of its renewal to evaluate whether it had sufficient capital to increase their retention levels, ultimately reducing their external premium spend.

“The introduction of regulation such as Solvency 2 and other ‘risk based’ capital approaches generally requires this type of risk modelling to validate and support capitalisation levels,” explains Derek Thrumble, Partner at Alesco. “Palisade’s @RISK makes it quick and simple to run Monte Carlo simulations directly in Excel, thereby avoiding the need to build complex models with thousands of rows of data and code. As a result we can undertake complex forecasting for our clients within a realistic time-frame to influence decisions that meets their corporate, financial and legal requirements and determines the insurance strategy that is the best fit for them at that time.”

Thursday, 16 April 2015 00:00

RiskIQ Highlights Digital Threats to Banks

More than 60% of assets sit outside the firewall in 35 top banks, according to the latest RiskIQ security report

 

SAN FRANCISCO – Security specialist RiskIQ says the growth in digital business is producing an increasing threat to banks across the world, as they seek new ways to connect with customers. Its latest research shows that a selection of 35 top banks have more than 260,000 assets exposed to external risk.

With the growth in social media, websites, and mobile apps, banks are increasingly turning to new ways of providing services. But with the largest banks owning an average of 7,500 public facing digital assets, the RiskIQ research found that 60% sat outside the company firewall.

 

Banks facing increased risk from hackers as their digital footprint grows. In addition, they are relying heavily on external third-party code to power tracking, analytics, serving company ads and supporting re-targeting. This third party code provides an additional attack vector that can be exploited by malicious actors.

RiskIQ also discovered 1,777 mobile applications, or an average of 51 per bank. Of these, only 5% of mobile applications were found in the official app stores (Googleplay, Apple, etc), whilst 95% were hosted on secondary, tertiary, affiliate or foreign app stores.

 

Elias Manousos, CEO of RiskIQ, said: “The two trends of externally hosted digital assets and the use of third party components highlights the changing security landscape that banks and other organisations are dealing with. As digital assets move outside of the corporate firewall, traditional security approaches become ineffective and the potential attack surface for the adversary grows. Today, effective defence begins with a full understanding of your digital footprint. At RiskIQ we help many of the world’s top banks identify and defend their digital presence.”

 

Summary of Findings

The results were gathered by the RiskIQ platform, which continuously monitors websites and mobile application stores using web scale virtual user technology to detect suspect applications, application tampering and brand impersonation. For this survey, RiskIQ inspected the web and mobile assets of 35 top banks, finding:

  • 260,000 digital assets discovered, or on average, 7,500 assets per bank
  • Over 60% of these assets were hosted externally
  • 94% were incorporating code from one or more third-party analytics/tracking services
  • 70% were running their own digital ads using third-party ad serving technology and dropping 3rd party beacons
  • 94% were incorporating code from one or more third-party JavaScript libraries

 

About RiskIQ

RiskIQ enables organizations to maintain the integrity of their web and mobile properties by detecting and removing instances of malware, impersonation and defacement used to commit fraud and violate users’ privacy. The company’s SaaS platform performs continuous asset discovery, indexing and threat detection across the web, mobile app stores and social networks using software agents that emulate human behavior. RiskIQ is used by eight of the 10 largest financial institutions in the U.S. and five of the nine leading Internet companies in the world. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and backed by Battery Ventures and Summit Partners. For more, visit www.riskiq.com.

10ZiG offer Buyback Incentive to all Tera1 users looking to upgrade to Tera2

 

 

Leicester, UK – 10ZiG Technology today announced that its Board of Directors have approved a buyback program for existing Tera1 PCoIP Zero Client users when upgrading to 10ZiG Tera2 hardware. 10ZiG have opened this offer to their existing Tera1 customer base and ALL worldwide Tera1 users who purchased from ANY Teradici OEM vendor. This includes the Wyse P20, EVGA PD05, Samsung and any other Teradici OEM Manufacturer who offered you a device with the Tera1 chipset.

 

The Buyback Program offers all Tera1 users a great saving when upgrading to 10ZiG’s Tera2 hardware, it will also offer you access for up to 3 Years of FREE Advanced Exchange Warranty, up to 3 Years’ FREE access to 10ZiG’s VMware and Teradici trained world class support and the FREE PCoIP Management Console with every device upgraded.

 

The news comes off the back of Teradici’s announcement that the TERA1100 Portal Processor will no longer support future releases of VMware Horizon, with the last supported version being 6.0.1. The Tera1, first launched in 2007, has now reached its limit in terms of new features that can be added. Horizon RDSH, Client-side Cache and Text CODEC are just some of the features not supported on Tera1 and are therefore incapable of being certified against Horizon 6 and higher.

 

“It is great news that VMware and Teradici continue to make leaps forward to ensure End User Computing caters for all types of use cases. The Tera1 Chipset has been around for over 7 years and it still provides a greater user experience than most general purpose x86 or ARM processors found in traditional PC’s and Thin Clients. Whilst Tera1 end points will still connect to a Virtual Desktop in a VMware Horizon 6.0.1, future releases will no longer be supported by VMware, Teradici or 10ZiG. We think it’s testament to the ground breaking progress that Teradici have made to date. As a solely focused Thin and Zero Client vendor with Teradici and VMware trained Sales and Support teams, 10ZiG are perfectly positioned to offer existing Tera 1 users an upgrade path to our Tera2 Zero Client family and reap the benefits of future versions of VMware Horizon.”

 

To find out whether this affects your VMware environment, please see 10ZiG’s latest blog post HERE: http://www.pages03.net/10zig/terra1/.

 

10ZiG Technology offer the widest range of Tera2 PCoIP Zero Client devices on the market, including traditional standalone units supporting VESA Mounting, Dual screen, Quad screen and support for up to 6 USB ports. 10ZiG also offer their V1200-AIO All-in-One device with in-built 24” monitor, and their 21.5” V1200-AIOM215 Medical All-in-One unit with anti-microbial treated plastic (sealed to meet IP23 and ISO22196), supporting optional integrated touch screen.

 

For more information about 10ZiG’s Buyback Program, or to test any of the new Tera2 hardware, please contact the relevant office below.

 

10ZiG Technology Inc. (Company Headquarters, US)

623-516-0029

sales@10zig.com

 

10ZiG Technology Ltd (EU Headquarters, UK)

+44 (0) 116 214 8650

sales@10zig.eu

 

About 10ZiG Technology

Solely focused in the development of Thin and Zero Clients for the latest desktop solutions, 10ZiG Technology has longstanding partnerships with such industry leaders such as Citrix, VMware and Microsoft. All with the aim of providing the best performance possible by supporting the full feature sets of acceleration protocols such as PCoIP, RDP 8.1 and HDX 3D Pro. 10ZiG offer traditional dual screen Thin and Zero Clients, including the widest range of TERA2-based PCoIP devices on the market, and also cater for Quad Screen, All-in-One, and medical specific use cases. 10ZiG devices come with a variety of OS’s, including NOS (Zero), PEAKos (Linux), Windows Embedded 7 (WES7) and Windows Embedded 8 (WE8). They are all accompanied by the 100% FREE enterprise class 10ZiG Manager Utility, enabling centralised configuration, maintenance and control of all 10ZiG Software Zero, Linux and Windows devices. The 10ZiG product range is underpinned by the most personal Sales and Support service on the market, and 10ZiG are willing to put it to the test through their no-obligation, no-hassle, flexible 30 day demo offer. To learn more, or to arrange your demo, visit www.10zig.com or follow them on Twitter: @10ZiGEMEA

Channel Partners Can Now Sell Best-in-Class Backup, Disaster Protection Through ESET

ESET®, the global leader in proactive digital protection, announced today that StorageCraft®, a leading provider of data backup and disaster recovery solutions, has joined the ESET Technology Alliance. As a result of this relationship, ESET customers now have the option to add StorageCraft backup and disaster recovery to their layered security strategy through their existing ESET reseller.*

“Our partners and customers have been asking for backup and disaster recovery solutions,” said Gerald Choung, vice president of sales at ESET North America. “Adding StorageCraft to the ESET Technology Alliance makes perfect sense since they have an outstanding line of products and conduct their business exclusively through the reseller channel. With the Ponemon Institute* reporting that companies lose an average of $7,900 for every minute of downtime, StorageCraft’s ability to offer our customers 100 percent business continuity made them an easy choice.”

StorageCraft offers award-winning backup software and disaster recovery, data protection, and migration solutions for physical, virtual, and hybrid Windows and Linux IT environments. The company’s solutions enable users to maintain business continuity during times of disaster, computer outages, or other unforeseen events by reducing downtime, improving security and stability for systems and data, and lowering the total cost of ownership.

“As a seller of both ESET and StorageCraft exclusively, we are excited to see this partnership come together,” said Mitch Miller, owner and president of Dynamic Computer Solutions.  “Security and recovery go hand in hand, and increasingly, our customers are looking for a comprehensive approach to security, and a one stop shop for their security needs. Whether it is on the data side or the hardware side, these two vendors truly offer best-in-class solutions.” 

By offering StorageCraft through ESET, customers and channel partners will receive an enhanced ordering experience, and easy access to high caliber products that cover a multi-layered security solution. In addition, partners will receive competitive pricing on ESET products when purchasing ESET and StorageCraft together.  

“In today’s 24/7 business environment, enterprises can’t afford to shut down for a day due to natural disasters or data loss, which is why it’s imperative that enterprises big and small have both a backup and recovery solution in place as part of their comprehensive security strategy,” said Mike Kunz,  vice president of  worldwide sales at StorageCraft. “Choosing ESET as our preferred security partner not only streamlines our joint customers’ experiences, but offers them access to the best security and backup and recovery solutions on the market with one touchpoint.”

Launched in 2013, the ESET Technology Alliance is an integration partnership that aims to better protect businesses by offering a range of complementary IT security solutions. All members of the ESET Technology Alliance are carefully vetted against a set of established criteria to extend “best-in-class” business protection across IT environments. Benefiting from a full integration with the ESET ordering and licensing system, the Technology Alliance enables ESET resellers to offer business customers a broader set of products and services.

For more details about the offering, please click here. Additionally, more information about the ESET Technology Alliance can be found here.  

A BrightTalk webcast will be held on April 22, 2015, with ESET and StorageCraft leadership providing an overview of modern business disasters and solutions. Register here.

*Source: Ponemon Institute, “2013 Cost of Data Center Outages,” December 2013
*Limited distribution for select resellers through April 21, 2015. 

About ESET
Since 1987, ESET® has been developing record award-winning security software that now helps over 100 million users to Enjoy Safer Technology. Its broad security product portfolio covers all popular platforms and provides businesses and consumers around the world with the perfect balance of performance and proactive protection. The company has a global sales network covering 180 countries, and regional offices in Bratislava, San Diego, Singapore and Buenos Aires. For more information visit www.eset.com or follow us on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter.

About StorageCraft
The StorageCraft family of companies, founded in 2003, provides best-in-class backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops and laptops. StorageCraft delivers software products that reduce downtime, improve security and stability for systems and data, and lower the total cost of ownership. For more information, visit www.storagecraft.com.