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Company to Unveil Visual Oversight of Data Breach Risk and Privacy Compliance

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Dataguise, a technology leader in secure business execution, today announced Dataguise DgSecure 6.0, the newest release of the data-centric security platform that enables businesses to take complete ownership of sensitive data across all source types within the enterprise, including big data platforms, relational databases, and structured and unstructured data repositories. DgSecure 6.0 delivers the industry's first comprehensive, visual dashboard to quickly understand what, where, and how sensitive data is being detected, protected, and monitored across the enterprise, both on premise and in the cloud, for streamlined sensitive data governance, privacy compliance, and risk mitigation.

According to a recent survey by the Ponemon Institute, lack of understanding over where sensitive or confidential data is located is the biggest worry to IT practitioners. This concern has increased significantly from an earlier study where IT administrators also expressed uneasiness over the potential exposure of sensitive data. Unfortunately, most organizations do not have a common process for assessing the risks to sensitive or confidential data.1

Dataguise DgSecure 6.0 introduces the industry's first dashboard for comprehensive visualization of all sensitive data throughout the enterprise -- including government-protected PII, PHI, and PCI data, as well as other data elements deemed sensitive or confidential to the organization. The dashboard provides an understanding of the following:

I. Status of current sensitive data throughout an organization with data processing across all sources, including Hadoop, SQL and NoSQL data repositories. With this dashboard, users can see in one glance where all sensitive assets reside and how much of this data has been protected by masking, encryption, ACL, and alert policies.
II. Potential exposures of sensitive data across the enterprise. For example, data assets that are large and yet not scanned by DgSecure.
III. Progression of sensitive data management across all sources. This enables the business to understand obstacles and gaps in their data privacy strategy and execution.
IV. Opportunities for using the open metadata API, allowing customers to use metadata produced by the DgSecure platform to drive other actions.

"There are primarily two things to do with big data: monetize and protect. And both are equally important. No matter what else we do with big data, security and monetization almost always are also in the mix. Even if we are talking about platforms, and algorithms that we use to analyze big data, we are still talking about security when using cloud computing applications or monetization when describing the purpose of the analysis. Even if we talk about storing the data on the cloud, we are actually talking about being able to store and retrieve that data securely, and being able to perform access control and audits on it," said experts at Data Science Central.2

"Business analytics, including those provided by DgSecure 6.0, are valuable decision-making tools, especially when the provided data is relevant, focused, and available in real time," said Manmeet Singh, CEO, Dataguise. "The whole concept of a dashboard is based on the condition of a business in a precise moment in time. We have centered our efforts on the data within an organization that is not only essential to analytics, but critical for organizations to protect in defense of their customers and brand. With this insight and protection, Dataguise customers are able to unlock the full value of their data with confidence."

Availability and Pricing
Dataguise invites attendees at this year's Strata + Hadoop World in San Jose, March 29-31, to visit the company's booth (#1608) to learn more about DgSecure, which will be made available in Q2/2016 and priced starting at $2,000 per node.

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About Dataguise
Dataguise is the leader in secure business execution, delivering data-centric security solutions that detect and protect an enterprise's sensitive data, no matter where it lives or who needs to leverage it. Dataguise solutions free the enterprise from traditional security constraints to support the data-driven organization and maximize the business value of information. DgSecure by Dataguise makes data security painless, delivering a powerful solution that provides the highest level of protection without the need for programming. The company is proud to secure the data of many Fortune 500 companies committed to responsible data stewardship. To learn more about how Dataguise is spearheading the secure data revolution, visit: www.dataguise.com

*A trademark or tradename of an entity other than Dataguise, Inc.

1 Ponemon Institute, The State of Data Security Intelligence in 2015

2 Data Science Central, 2016 Trends in Big Data and Network Security, http://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/2016-trends-in-big-data-network-security

 

Master MSP Supports Nationwide Managed Service Provider Network With Workspace-as-a-Service Solutions by nGenx

CHICAGO, Ill. – nGenx, a cloud services pioneer in the delivery of hosted workspaces, including applications, data, and desktops, today announced a vendor agreement with Virtual Administrator, a nationwide Master MSP focused on assisting VARs and MSPs in the delivery of managed services without the need to build a network operation center (NOC) or allot budget for managed services software. As a result of the partnership with nGenx, the company is providing hundreds of partners throughout North America with the ability to deliver hosted desktops, applications, data, and complete workspaces based on the nGenx nFinity® nWorkspace™ platform.

Beyond traditional MSP aggregators that provide a menu list of services and tools on which to build a business from, Virtual Administrator is a trusted advisor to VARs and MSPs, with historical experience as an MSP that provides value-added services beyond product distribution. The company's MSP 4.0 vision is to provide its partners with greater options in terms of infrastructure and services with an emphasis on flexibility, simplicity and profitability. The Master MSP provides packaged services complemented by pre- and post-sales support, collateral, and access to the organization's industry experts and longstanding knowledgebase. With the addition of nGenx nFinity nWorkspace, the company's service portfolio now includes remote management, backup and recovery, networking, and virtual workspaces. Virtual Administrator selected nGenx because of the company's longevity in hosted workspaces and its highly automated, wizard-driven workspace as a service solution.

"nFinity® nWorkspace™ is the foundational technology behind our MSP 4.0 strategy as it provides an open cloud architecture that alleviates the need to purchase, manage, and maintain data center infrastructure," said Chris Amori, Founding Partner, Virtual Administrator. "The solution's ability to optimize customer applications regardless of location for access on desktops, laptops, tablets, or smartphones provides real value for customers seeking agile computing options."

According to market research firm Strategy Analytics, "The global mobile workforce is set to increase from 1.32 billion in 2014, accounting for 37.4% of the global workforce, to 1.75 billion in 2020, accounting for 42.0% of the global workforce. Globalization will continue to drive the growth of mobile office workers in all regions as executives, consultants, sales & field professionals, and other mobile professionals of multinational corporations proliferate."

The trend toward mobility is driving the need for more flexible workspaces that offer enhanced access while providing a more secure platform for organizational data. nGenx nFinity nWorkspace is the ideal complement, which includes all the necessary layers to deliver a full-featured mobile workspace to end customers. This includes virtual desktops, cloud-enabled applications, and an integrated solution for data -- nFinity® Drive 2.0. The service simplifies IT, is delivered from Tier 4 enterprise class data centers, and is managed on-demand via a single pane-of-glass control panel. For IT service providers, this reduces the time, complexity, and headaches associated with building and managing the infrastructure required to deliver a hosted workspace.

"It is clear to the industry's leading MSPs that workspace as a service solutions will see increasing demand as businesses realize the productivity gains and control over IT expenditures," said Max Pruger, chief sales officer, nGenx. "Virtual Administrator is at the forefront of IT thought leaders who understand the opportunity so it is no surprise why the operation they have built continues to grow and prosper. We look forward to the mutual success of both organizations in 2016."

To learn more about nGenx nFinity nWorkspace, please contact nGenx at 888.696.4369, extension 1 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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View nFinity nWorkspace video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQT4v7FSKPA

Contact nGenx today to schedule a free demo at: http://www.ngenx.com/contact/

Follow nGenx on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/nGenxCloud

Follow Virtual Administrator on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/MSPOnramp
More information on the MSP 4.0 Model (webinar): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Dv00FPmNFw
Visit Virtual Administrator at: https://virtualadministrator.com/
Visit nGenx at: http://www.nGenx.com

About nGenx
Founded in 2000, nGenx is a cloud services pioneer in hosted application and desktop delivery. nGenx works with strategic partners such as Microsoft, Intuit, Google, IndependenceIT, Artisan Infrastructure, and others to develop hosted IT applications provided via the cloud. Through its cloud platform solution, nFinity® nWorkspace™, nGenx enables organizations to access their business applications on any device, anywhere business may be conducted. In 2014, nGenx was recognized by both Microsoft and Citrix for its leadership in the industry. nGenx markets its solutions through both white label and agency programs supported by its nGenx control panel, a single pane-of-glass provisioning system that allows partners and enterprise customers complete control over their IT environments. For more information, visit Why nGenx.

About Virtual Administrator
Founded in 2005, Virtual Administrator is a Master MSP focused on high value, profitable solutions that drive revenue for the company's partner ecosystem. The company supports managed service providers in North America with value added services and support in the areas of remote management, networking, backup and recovery and virtual workspaces. Headquartered in Virginia, Virtual Administrator's 100% channel centric provider model layers best of breed technology with an extensive knowledgebase to enable the delivery of premier services and support. To learn more, please contact (703) 230-2300 or visit https://virtualadministrator.com/.

 

Firebox M4600 and M5600 provide distributed enterprises with security, speed, and flexibility

 

WOKING, SurreyWick Hill, WatchGuard’s longest serving value added distributor, announces that it is now shipping WatchGuard’s latest release, the highest performing Firebox® M4600 and M5600 Unified Threat Management (UTM) appliances. In addition to top performance, WatchGuard's M4600/M5600 firewalls offer flexible port modularity, and redundant power supplies, making them a perfect fit for organizations with larger and often dispersed environments that require fast speed and flexibility, such as distributed enterprises.

 

Top performance paired with speed, flexibility, and affordability make these appliances ideal for taking the lead in distributed, hub-and-spoke type deployment scenarios. Typically deployed at the corporate headquarters, these appliances serve as the "hub" appliance, responsible for managing and securing all communications between the head office and all remote employee and small business sites.

 

"Organizations need high performance UTM security solutions with fast speeds to quickly scale and operate seamlessly across their network," said Brendan Patterson, director of Product Management at WatchGuard.

"They shouldn't have to sacrifice performance for security - anywhere in their network. Our Fireboxes consolidate critical network and security functions into a single, centrally managed UTM platform that is easy to set up, deploy and manage."

 

Tony Evans, WatchGuard product sales manager at Wick Hill, commented: “The new M4600/M5600 appliances offer enterprise grade security at unbeatable value. This is an exciting new product for WatchGuard customers and the channel.”

 

The Firebox M4600/M5600 appliances provide greater port density options that enable IT professionals to add additional network modules with more fiber or copper ports. Each appliance has two available slots for expansion modules, and options for 4x10Gb fiber, 8x1Gb copper, or 8x1Gb fiber. Network modularity empowers IT pros to customize the port configuration to meet their needs, while ensuring the flexibility to adapt the firewall as their network evolves.

 

Standard with all WatchGuard appliances is access to Dimension, the company's award-winning, actionable threat intelligence platform. Dimension aggregates data from all WatchGuard appliances across a customer's network and translates that data into visually rich and actionable information. With Dimension, customers can easily see not only what is going on in their network but proactively take steps, faster than ever before, to update their security policy immediately, right from the reporting dashboards, to stop malicious sites, applications and users.

 

About Wick Hill

Established in 1976, value added distributor Wick Hill specialises in secure IP infrastructure solutions. The company sources and delivers best-of-breed, easy-to-use solutions through its channel partners, with a portfolio that covers security, performance, access, networking, convergence, storage and hosted solutions.

Wick Hill is particularly focused on providing a wide range of value added support for its channel partners. This includes a strong lead generation and conversion programme, technical and consultancy support for reseller partners in every stage of the sales process, and extensive training. Wick Hill Group is part of Rigby Private Equity, a subsidiary of Rigby Group Investments, an independent company within Rigby Group plc. As such, Wick Hill has its headquarters in the UK, an office in Germany and an office in Austria. Wick Hill is also able to offer services to channel partners in thirteen European countries and worldwide, through its association with Zycko, as part of RPE.

 

About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader of integrated, multi-function business security solutions that intelligently combine industry-standard hardware, best-in-class security features, and policy-based management tools. WatchGuard provides easy-to-use, but enterprise-grade protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Wash. with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit WatchGuard.com.

WatchGuard is a registered trademark of WatchGuard Technologies, Inc. All other marks are property of their respective owners.

Nation’s Second Largest Restoration Firm Continues to Expand National Presence

WHEELING, Ill. – Response Team 1 has expanded and strengthened its nationwide presence through the acquisition of one national and two regional property restoration firms, and securing significant investment support from Nautic Partners, LLC based in Providence, R.I. Response Team 1 is the nation’s second largest property restoration company serving 30 states from 49 locations.

The companies purchased by Response Team 1 are Venturi Restoration, Philadelphia; Emergency Reconstruction, Raleigh, N.C.; and JFS Construction Group, Van Nuys, Calif. Each provides a wide range of property restoration services, often in response to weather events and other disasters.

Venturi Restoration is a national restoration and remediation firm serving the multifamily industry from 17 offices in 15 states located throughout the United States. Emergency Reconstruction is a property restoration company serving Raleigh, N.C. and Fayetteville, N.C. JFS Construction provides residential and commercial restoration services in the southern California region.

“Our strategy is to expand our national presence and solidify our position as a leading property restoration and multifamily renovation company in the country,” said John M. Goense, Chairman and CEO of Response Team 1. “The addition of these premier restoration and renovation firms to our best-in-class group of operating companies meets that goal and raises the bar in terms of operating excellence in additional markets.

“Each company will retain its leadership and commitment to service that has positioned them as leaders in their respective markets, while operating under the Response Team 1 brand,” added Goense. “This collaborative relationship will enhance their abilities to deliver high-quality services to their clients.”

The Nautic investment complements those from Response Team 1 founders Goense and Erik Bloom, Vice Chairman.Nautic Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in middle market companies across a range of industries that includes healthcare, industrial products, and outsourced services.

“The investment by Nautic supports our continued and rapid growth as we continue to acquire premier restoration and remediation firms across the country,” said Goense.

With its resources and capabilities, Response Team 1 has the capacity and expertise to quickly restore any single family residence or large commercial building, or renovate any multifamily property coast-to-coast.

Response Team 1 was named to the Inc. Magazine 500 list as one of the fastest growing companies in America in 2015. The firm captured the 352nd slot in the ranking, making the Top 500 for the second consecutive year.

About Venturi Restoration

Venturi Restoration is a full service national restoration and remediation company with 17 locations operating in 15 states. More information is available at http://www.venturiclean.com/.

About Emergency Reconstruction

Emergency Reconstruction is a Raleigh, N.C.-based total solutions property restoration company. Additional information is available at http://emergencyreconstruction.com/

About JFS Construction Group

Based in Van Nuys, Calif., JFS Construction Group, Inc. specializes in residential and commercial restoration services. For more information about JFS Construction Group visit http://www.jfsconstruction.com/.

About Response Team 1

Response Team 1 is an award-winning national leader in the commercial and residential property restoration, disaster loss recovery and multifamily renovation industries. We are committed to getting life back to normal quickly and correctly for our customers. With decades of experience in quickly responding to large commercial and residential losses and community weather events, Response Team 1 serves the continental U.S. from 49 strategic locations. More information is available at www.responseteam1.com.

The explosions at the Port of Tianjin, China could ultimately become one of the largest man-made insurance loss events worldwide ever recorded, according to Swiss Re sigma.

Based on Swiss Re’s latest estimates, the total insured property loss of the Tianjin explosions is likely to be around USD 2.5 billion to USD 3.5 billion, making it the largest man-made insured loss event in Asia ever recorded.

Tianjin currently ranks as the third largest man-made insured global loss (in 2015 dollars), behind the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania and the 1988 Piper Alpha oil rig disaster.

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