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Firmware, configuration files and static data are protected from unauthorized modification by Floodgate Anti-tamper

Floodgate Anti-Tamper is the first solution to provide device manifest validation for embedded Linux and RTOS based devices

Icon Labs enables The Internet of Secure Things™

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Icon Labs (www.iconlabs.com), a leading provider of embedded networking and security technology, today announced the availability of Floodgate Anti-Tamper, an application and data protection solution that protects RTOS and embedded Linux devices from malicious or accidental changes to firmware, configuration information and static data.

Anti-Tamper support makes it more difficult for a hacker to change the software or firmware running in an embedded device, or even change the configuration of the device. For example, if a utility company installs smart meters at their customer’s homes, hackers will not be able to re-program them to steal data or modify the behavior of the meter to under-report electrical usage. 

Floodgate Anti-tamper also protects against accidental or malicious changes made by insiders who are authorized to access the device.  In addition, all changes to the device are recorded and saved in the device audit log, allowing forensic analysis if and when problems do occur.  

By adding a critical, missing layer of security, Floodgate Anti-Tamper enables device OEMs to validate the integrity of device firmware and configuration.  Floodgate Anti-Tamper implements software-based anti-tamper detection, allowing this protection to be added to legacy systems without hardware “root-of-trust” capability.  On newer systems, Floodgate Anti-Tamper is integrated with hardware root of trust support to embed anti-tamper support within the hardware.

  

“Floodgate Anti-Tamper closes a critical security hole for embedded devices, making possible the Internet of Secure Things™,” said Alan Grau, CEO of Icon Labs. “While hardware root-of-trust capabilities are supported in some new designs, they often lack easy to use software support and don’t solve the security issue for legacy devices running older hardware.  With Floodgate, anti-tamper support can easily be added to new designs as well as to legacy systems.”

A recent HP Research study1 found that 70 percent of IoT devices are vulnerable to attack, and many devices had multiple security loopholes.  Protecting IoT devices requires a multi-layer security strategy, and Floodgate Anti-Tamper provides an important missing piece of that solution for embedded devices.  

“As IoT devices proliferate, they present new attack vectors for hackers to exploit, including device-to-cloud communication links, IoT gateways and the IoT devices themselves.  Complicating matters further, many of these new devices exist outside of the traditional corporate security perimeter,” said Steve Hoffenberg, analyst and director for IoT & Embedded Software at VDC Research.  “The IoT requires multiple layers of protection and end-to-end security from the device through the gateway and to the cloud. However, time-to-market pressure is not an excuse to shortcut security.”

Floodgate Anti-Tamper features include:

  • hardware root of trust integration for secure boot
  • full device manifest support
  • hash validation of all manifest components
  • local and remote audit
  • secure remote upgrade
  • configurable action upon detection of unauthorized changes
  • run time audits
  • Application Guarding APIs for run-time validation of applications/processes
  • Integration with the Icon Labs Floodgate Product family for management and event reporting

Icon Labs delivers a full suite of security solutions for embedded devices. The Floodgate product family provides intrusion detection and intrusion prevention capabilities that are designed specifically for use in embedded and RTOS-based devices.

Floodgate products support management system integration for policy management, event reporting and situational awareness. Icon Labs also provides solutions to harden the device, secure communication channels, and block DOS attacks. In addition to embedded security software and hardware solutions, Icon Labs provides professional services capabilities to accelerate customer deployments and facilitate unique implementation. Icon Labs helps you secure YOUR things.


About Icon Laboratories, Inc.
Icon Labs, a 2014 Gartner “Cool Vendor”, is a leading provider of embedded software for device security, device protection and networking management, including the award winning Floodgate Defender. Founded in 1992, Icon Labs is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, visit www.iconlabs.com, send email to info@iconlabs.com, or call 1.888.235.3443 (U.S. and Canada) or 515.226.3443 (International).

Road marking company Lafrentz benefits from real-time project management with Flowfinity enterprise app software

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Flowfinity Wireless Inc., a proven provider of enterprise mobile apps, today announced that Lafrentz Road Marking recently entered its 10th year of successful road construction project management with Flowfinity software.

Ten years ago, Western Canada's leading road marking company was relying on handwritten job reports from crews in the field, which were hard to read and time consuming to process. Time, materials, and incident tracking all needed to be streamlined for better accuracy and faster reporting.

Lafrentz selected the Flowfinity platform and quickly launched custom mobile apps for crews to keep track of time and jobs status throughout the day using smartphones. The real-time information and reporting allowed the company to improve management of person hours, equipment hours, and materials handling to improve its competitive position.

Lafrentz later expanded its use of Flowfinity to include an extensive catalog of municipal construction standards, which enables crews to access the information they need at their fingertips. If any incidents occur on job sites, the details are also immediately recorded in Flowfinity, providing an audit trail for safety standards.

"For the past 10 years, Flowfinity has remained the critical mobile technology used by Lafrentz to manage time, materials, equipment, and standards at job sites," said Tim Zapf, Marketing Manager, Lafrentz. "The Flowfinity platform is so flexible that we have been able to extend our use of the software to new business processes, and even switch mobile devices seamlessly."

Lafrentz uses Flowfinity Actions Enterprise Edition, and recently migrated its self-hosted solution to Flowfinity's cloud hosting service.

To read the Lafrentz success story, visit: http://www.flowfinity.com/customers/case_lafrentz_actions.aspx.

 

About Flowfinity

Flowfinity provides a proven, fully customizable solution for building enterprise mobile apps without programming. Since 2000, Flowfinity has helped leading companies across industries improve productivity, engage management, and improve business insight through all areas of the organization. By making it easy and fast to mobilize day-to-day business processes on smartphones and tablets, Flowfinity enables mobile teams to access, survey, report, and share information when and where they need to. Top global brands in consumer goods and other industries rely on Flowfinity software as the standard technology for automating critical business processes. For more information, visit http://www.flowfinity.com.

NAKIVO has released a 2014 VM Backup report providing insight into the state of virtualization data protection globally.
  
NAKIVO Inc., the fastest-growing virtualization and cloud backup software company, today released the 2014 Annual VM Backup Report. NAKIVO 2014 Annual VM Backup Report provides insight in the current state of virtualization data protection worldwide. The data has been collected via a global survey of SMBs (companies with up to 250 employees or up to $100M in annual revenue) who are using VMware virtualization in their datacenters.

The report can be downloaded at: www.nakivo.com/2014-vm-backup-report.htm.

Key risks identified:
• Complete data loss: 1 in 4 SMBs keep all of their VM backups and replicas onsite, and thus run a high risk of losing all of their data in case of a disaster, storage failure, or backup repository corruption.
• Failed recoveries: Almost a third of companies do not verify their VM backups for recoverability and run a risk of not being able to recover data because VM backups are corrupted.
• Long disaster recovery times: 35% of businesses rely solely on VM backup, and thus run a risk of long recovery times in case of a disaster.
• High cost of a downtime: 41% of SMBs do not know the cost of their business-critical VMs being down, and can suffer significant revenue/customer loss if their Tier 1 VMs become unavailable.

NAKIVO recommendations:
• Keep at least one copy of business-critical VM backups offsite to ensure that VMs can be recovered in case of a disaster. NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides a single-click integration with Amazon cloud, providing a simple, reliable, and affordable offsite backup storage solution.
• Schedule VM backup verification. On average, 2/3 of SMBs had to recover VMs in the past 12 months, and 16% of those VM recoveries failed. NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides built-in backup verification that can be run on schedule and ensure that files, application objects, and VMs can be recovered.
• Use VM replication for business-critical VMs. NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides a simple and intuitive way to create and maintain identical copies of source VMs (aka “replicas”) on a target site. In case of a disaster, the VM replicas can be simply powered on, providing near-instant disaster recovery.
• Identify business-critical VMs and assess downtime/data loss costs. NAKIVO Backup & Replication can help achieve high RPOs with frequent backup and replication job run schedules, and low RTOs with VM replicas and Flash VM Boot.

Named one of the top 10 coolest storage startups of 2014 by CRN, NAKIVO is delivering a new way for cloud providers, enterprises, and SMBs to protect their VMware environments more reliably, efficiently, and cost effectively. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is VMware-certified, purely agentless, and can be deployed on both Linux and Windows. Featuring a simple and intuitive Web UI, the product can back up and replicate VMware VMs onsite, offsite, and to private/public clouds (including single-click integration with Amazon cloud). NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports live applications and databases and provides data deduplication and compression, instant file recovery, instant Exchange object recovery, flash VM boot (beta), and network acceleration.

RESOURCES
• Overview: www.nakivo.com/VMware-VM-backup-replication-recovery-software.htm
• Datasheet: www.nakivo.com/Resources/NBR-DS.pdf
• Backup to Cloud: www.nakivo.com/vmware-cloud-backup-as-a-service.htm
• Success Stories: www.nakivo.com/success-stories.htm
• Trial Download: www.nakivo.com/en/VMware-Backup-Free-Trial.htm

ABOUT NAKIVO
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, NAKIVO is a privately-held software company that has been profitable since founding in 2012. With more than 4,000 customers - including many Fortune 1,000 companies - and over 500 channel partners across 70 countries worldwide, NAKIVO develops and markets a line of next generation data protection products for clouds and VMware virtualized environments. NAKIVO provides a fast, reliable, and affordable VM backup and replication solution for enabling SMBs and enterprises to protect and recover VM data onsite, offsite, and to the cloud. NAKIVO has also enabled over 50 hosting, managed, and cloud services providers to create and offer VM Backup-as-a-Service, Replication-as-a-Service, and DR-as-a-Service to their customers. NAKIVO was the first virtualization backup specialist to offer SMBs cloud backup to public clouds such as Amazon and multi-tenancy to cloud service providers and enterprise customers. For more information, please visit www.nakivo.com.

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Cloud-based Solution Simplifies ILM, Data Storage and Addresses HIPAA Compliance Challenges

BATON ROUGE, La. – Venyu, a leader in business continuitycloud-based virtualization, and battle-tested data recovery, today announced that Hendrix Orthodontics has adopted VenyuCloud to provision virtual servers, comply with HIPAA regulations and run its full suite of dental applications. The full case study can be viewed here.

Located in Kennett Square and West Grove, PA, Hendrix is small, growing orthodonticpractice facing many of the same Infrastructure Lifecycle Management (ILM) challenges associated with most large businesses. The company faced a choice:  Undertake an expensive infrastructure upgrade -- likely to recur every five years -- or evolve into a more centralized, secure and HIPAA-compliant IT environment. Hendrix elected to transition approximately 50 PCs and three data servers from its unsupported Windows XP operating system into the cloud, in addition to hosting its company files, patient records, charts and x-rays.

“Based on everything I’d read, the global transition to a cloud-based environment is inevitable. Despite this, people kept telling me the complexities associated with my type of data made the cloud option impossible,” said Dr. Jeff Hendrix, Hendrix Orthodontics. These fears were alleviated when Hendrix turned to VenyuCloud. 

VenyuCloud enables secure and highly-available IT-as-a-Service (IaaS) to create a scalable and HIPAA-compliant outsourced infrastructure. The model lets companies like Hendrix pay only for the processing power consumed, all while leveraging the power of VMware virtualization, full redundancy and high-availability.

With the help of Venyu, the practice began moving all core data applications to the cloud, including documents and files, billing, video presentations -- as well as specific industry tools, such as:  Carestream OrthoTrac Office, Dolphin Imaging and Aquarium, Ormco Insignia with Damon System, QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, and Invisalign.

“What’s truly amazing is that storing and accessing x-rays and patient records to and from the cloud is seamless; taking only seconds no matter where we are.  The infrastructure is much faster and more reliable than our previous in-house server solution,” Hendrix noted.

Within several months, the practice fully consolidated multiple data servers into one cloud-based system and all workstations are now simple machines which require no maintenance.  In addition, VenyuCloud delivers an elastic service so Hendrix can easily adjust the bandwidth and processing power to meet specific application requirements.

“VenyuCloud made it simple to manage what used to be a highly cumbersome process.  In the past, I used to walk in circles across both offices to upgrade and reboot our PCs and servers.  With Venyu, those problems are now obsolete,” Hendrix concluded.

“Hendrix is a perfect example of how a small business can avoid the costly and repetitive process of upgrading IT hardware and software,” said Scott Thompson, CEO, Venyu. “Leveraging the cloud for IT needs, companies can devote more time to concentrate on their core competencies by effectively and efficiently outsourcing their IT burden.”

About Venyu
Venyu is a premier provider of data center, managed hosting, cloud, virtualization and data protection solutions. By leveraging Venyu's portfolio of innovative, ROI-focused solutions, including VenyuCloud and RestartIT, within secure, highly available data centers, organizations can reduce IT costs while increasing security and scalability. For more information about Venyu and its industry-leading offerings, please visit www.venyu.comYour Data Made Invincible™.

BIPs combines DRaaS and managed availability into a complete business continuity solution


DALLAS, Texas – Capital Continuity, a U.K. provider of replication, recovery and migration software for managed service providers (MSPs), announced it will offer its IT service continuity management solution to the U.S. MSP market.

Capital Continuity is unique among most Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) providers in that it also functions as a solution for managed availability. The company has proven success delivering solutions to international partners including Sungard and HP.  Capital Continuity’s BIPs software also powers IBM’s SmartCloud Virtualized Server Recovery offering in North America and worldwide.

BIPs software was specifically developed for MSPs looking to offer complete continuity management to their clients through enterprise level replication, recovery and migration services for customers’ uniform or diverse environments.

The September 2014 Garter report Hype Cycle for IT Service Continuity Management describes IT service continuity management as “the consolidation of IT disaster recovery and high-availability management into a single cohesive management discipline.” As the report points out “despite its significant potential, however, many supporting technologies are still at a very early implementation maturity stage.”

“There’s a sharp increase in the need for near instant IT service resiliency in addition to traditional disaster recovery solutions,” said Lee Exall, Managing Director of Capital Continuity. “Today’s ‘always on’ service expectations mean that businesses need a solution that keeps critical systems and applications running at all times as well as a way to recover in the event of a catastrophe.”  


BIPs gives MSPs the flexibility to support:

  • On-premise, cloud or hybrid deployments
  • Physical or Virtual Machines
  • Any hypervisor
  • Any storage vendor
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Enterprise operating system coverage
  • Real-time 'cross system/hypervisor/storage consistent' replication
  • Near instant system recoveries
  • Full automation for protection, recovery and non-disruptive testing of systems
  • Simple, nonintrusive DR testing facilities

Using BIPs software, MSPs are able to deliver:

Capital Continuity offers two versions of its BIPs software: BIPs-POD and BIPs Migrate

BIPs-POD is a DRaaS software solution that integrates a service provider’s infrastructure for fully automated protection, recovery and testing for customer environments. The BIPs-POD solution is agnostic to the customer’s current or future, storage, server and hypervisor choices.

BIPs Migrate addresses the challenges for Cloud providers to consume their infrastructure seamlessly for a smooth and fast customer on-boarding experience. BIPs removes the risks of migrating physical and virtual systems to new technology platforms or Cloud environments. BIPs manages migration of Linux, mid-range UNIX and Windows environments, replicating complete operating system application and databases in a seamless and non-intrusive manner to any new environment.

BIPs does not use any Cloud compute resources during business-as-usual protection. Resources are only consumed when a customer would like to 'spin-up' a test or recover system. This reduces MSPs’ licensing costs and allows a buy-it-once-sell-it-many approach to cloud compute resources. In addition, MSPs are provided with a white-labeled portal to manage their client’s resiliency.

About Capital Continuity

Capital Continuity provides Business Interruption Protection software (BIPs) specifically developed for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). BIPs is a Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and cloud migration software solution that delivers enterprise level replication, recovery and migration services for clients with uniform or diverse environments.

Solution Supports Growing Need To Expand Business-critical Apps Into The Cloud

SAN JOSE, Calif. Talari, a leading innovator in intelligent network solutions that transform the capabilities and reliability of the WAN by adding real-time intelligence to the network, today announced, a solution that transforms public cloud access links into secure, reliable and manageable points on any wide area network (WAN). This new solution gives businesses the control and oversight they need to trust business-critical applications to the cloud.

Talari’s latest solution addresses the ongoing market concern over reliability and predictability when connecting to the cloud over public access broadband links, removing one of the barriers to the wide-spread adoption of business-critical applications in the cloud. Businesses deploying Talari can treat the cloud like any other location on their WAN, which means access to public applications, such as salesforce.com and Dropbox and private cloud applications running in Amazon Web Services (AWS) is over a secure and reliable connection the IT team can manage.

With Talari, access to applications in the cloud isn’t interrupted by network quality issues or failures, bandwidth becomes predictable and data is secure. It is Talari’s packet-by-packet adaptive private networking intelligence that facilitates the aggregation of multiple broadband and/or Amazon Direct Connect links, the continuous measurement and monitoring of the quality of each possible path in each direction and the adaptation of traffic flows in real time to route around failures and poor quality links that makes moving business-critical applications up into the cloud worry-free for the IT team. The results of the measurements are centrally stored to give IT managers a comprehensive and detailed view of the quality of each network path to the cloud and the quality received by applications across that network, allowing them to separate issues on the cloud access network from issues on the cloud applications themselves.

“Talari was the first to aggregate IP links with the ability to route and reroute real-time traffic to the best performing link on a per-packet basis to ensure always on uptime of business-critical applications, essentially revolutionizing the traditional WAN,” said Chris Ward, GreenPages’ CTO. “Now Talari is taking innovation to the next level and bringing the cloud down to the WAN. This new offering from Talari is a great solution for GreenPages because it allows us to offer our customers greater reliability and security when migrating apps to the cloud.”

Thousands of business sites around the world are using Talari’s intelligent solution to increase capacity, improve reliability and lower costs across their wide area network. In conjunction with the release of the cloud solution, the company has added enhanced security features, such as 256 bit AES encryption and application level quality scoring over the WAN and up to the cloud. These new features apply to physical sites, as well as the cloud access network. 

“Whether cloud computing is the future in enterprise IT networking is an area of strategic debate within IT organizations worldwide. Concerns over security, reliability, visibility and end-to-end service level guarantees are some of the factors contributing to this debate,” said John Dickey, Talari’s co-founder & CTO. “We’re proud to be among the first to eliminate these concerns by pulling the cloud down into the wide area network. With Talari, issues are isolated and service disruptions are minimized for the end users, giving IT managers the assurance, control and visibility they need to trust the cloud for business-critical applications.”

Dickey continued, “With enterprise cloud adoption in its early stage and hybrid WAN models emerging, the market is ready for an intelligent network that delivers service-level assurance. Using our adaptive private network technology, Talari will help to seamlessly ease the migration of key applications to the cloud, providing greater peace of mind for service sustainability.”  

Talari’s cloud solution for Amazon Web Services (AWS) is available immediately. To learn more, visit www.talari.com

About Talari Networks, Inc.

Talari offers businesses a better way to WAN by bringing intelligence to the network that results in increased capacity, improved reliability and lower costs. Talari’s patented packet-by-packet adaptive private networking (APN) technology enables networks to support the growing demands of mission-critical applications without compromising quality or increasing MPLS spend. By aggregating multiple diverse links into a virtual WAN and continuously steering traffic based on the availability and real-time quality of the network paths, Talari ensures applications are not impacted by underlying network issues, user productivity is unencumbered and the business can run at full speed. Talari has received numerous industry awards, including Best of Interop; Techworld Award; Comms Business Award; Gold Silver Stevie Award; and named Gartner Cool Vendor, CRN 2013 Emerging Vendors and CRN Data Center 100 List, among others. For more information, visit www.talari.com.

Enterprise and colocation data centers now able to parallel up to six Liebert eXL UPS units to provide up to 4.15 MW of redundant capacity

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, has extended the capacity of the Liebert eXL family of large, transformer-free uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems with today’s introduction of the Liebert® eXL 1200 kVA/kW UPS, as well as upgrades to the previously released 800 kVA/kW model. 

Ideal for colocation facilities and large enterprise data centers, the Liebert eXL UPS 1200 kVA is available in single module and 1+N (distributed bypass) multi-module systems, providing a choice of applications to best meet business needs. The Liebert UPS helps data centers maximize operational efficiency and increase PUE by delivering efficiency up to 97 percent in double conversion mode, with a potential savings of up to $12,000 per year over competitive technologies. Flexible configurations and capacity-on-demand with Softscale technology help data center managers conserve capital by enabling them to limit their initial investment, while allowing them to rapidly expand capacity.

“Large enterprise data centers and colocation facilities are looking for the most efficient UPS systems that can help them maximize efficiency, reduce operating expenses, improve PUE, achieve service level agreements and cost-effectively prepare for unpredictable future power requirements,” said David Sonner, vice president, marketing for Emerson Network Power in North America. “The Liebert eXL UPS enables today’s dynamic data centers to be rapidly deployed, flexible and easily scalable. It does this by offering high operating efficiency, smaller footprint, higher power density, optimal power delivery, scalable architecture and lower installation cost.”

Softscale technology allows the Liebert eXL UPS to provide capacity-on-demand,  initially sized to current power requirements and easily scaled to a larger capacity without adding footprint. The Liebert UPS can also parallel up to six units to increase capacity and redundancy. The unity power factor rating of the Liebert eXL UPS enables it to provide more usable power to address computing demand for modern IT loads, thereby eliminating the need to oversize the UPS. The larger capacity rating means that systems can be designed with fewer modules, reducing cost, complexity and possible points of failure.

The Liebert eXL UPS includes an integrated 10.4 inch color human machine interface (HMI) touchscreen which enables operators to see unit status at a glance, and provides detailed information making it easy to understand, diagnose and control the UPS. The system is enabled with Emerson’s LIFE Services with remote diagnostic and real-time communication, which allows for proactive maintenance and a condensed service cycle. This results in a decreased Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) and an improved Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF). It also has out-of-the-box compatibility with Emerson Network Power’s data center infrastructure management (DCIM) system, the Trellis platform, and is compatible with the Liebert Nform and Liebert SiteScan monitoring and reporting systems.

Since UPS battery failures continue to be the primary cause of unplanned outages, the  Liebert eXL UPS battery cabinets are available with factory installed and tested Alber® BDSUi battery monitoring systems, which continuously monitor battery health in order to provide advance warning of a pending battery failure, as well as enable maintenance and replacement based on the condition of the batteries rather than arbitrarily timed schedules.

The Liebert eXL UPS joins the previously introduced 800 kVA model and will be available in North America, Central America and South America for 480V, 60 Hz applications. The Liebert eXL UPS 1200 kVA SMS, 800 kVA 1+N,  and all Softscale models will be available to ship in January 2015, and the 1200 kVA 1+N system will be available to ship in March 2015.

For more information on the Liebert eXL UPS, or other technologies and services from Emerson Network Power, visit www.Liebert.com.

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Penn. – PPT Consulting, a leading provider of business management and IT consulting, announced that it has won the prestigious 2014 Philadelphia 100 award.  The Philadelphia 100 is a merit based program and only companies that are among the fastest growing privately-held companies are awarded the Philadelphia 100 designation. The integrity of the process and the resulting list makes the Philadelphia 100 one of the most sought awards in the region.  PPT celebrated the award with the other winners at the annual Philadelphia 100 awards presentation at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on October 16.  It was then that PPT found out that they placed 46th on this prestigious list of 100. 

Kathy Bellwoar, President of PPT Consulting, remarked “We are thrilled to have been chosen to be part of the Philly100 awards among a list of standout companies around the Philadelphia region.  We hope to continue to expand our contributions in the region and remain a part of this group for many years to come.”

The Philadelphia 100 has been the hallmark of entrepreneurial achievement in the region since 1988. The project, which is run by the Wharton Small Business Development Center, The Entrepreneurs' Forum of Greater Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Business Journal, identifies and honors the 100 fastest growing, privately held entrepreneurial companies in the Greater Philadelphia Region.  More information about the Philadelphia 100 can be found here:  www.philadelphia100.com.

SAN FRANCISCO – IObit, the expert in PC performance and PC security, today announced the launch of Driver Booster 2, a free driver updating tool for PCs. Driver Booster 2 puts emphasis up on the online databases expanding and game drivers supporting. This truly extends the power of the database for more driver updates.

In a recent user survey, nearly 40% PC users thought driver tools on the PC market should offer better coverage on the driver databases. To well meet those users' demand, Driver Booster 2 added the new feature "online databases expanding". This online database update method will make sure drivers are always the latest. Also make the entire database online not only reduced the driver installation packages for users to save more space, but also enlarged the database space to support more devices.

Driver Booster 2 added the game driver database to help users avoid of computer issues caused by outdated drivers, and improve game performance. Taking one of the driver update data in our game driver database as an example, the game performance will be increased up to 6% - 19% after updating drivers. Stronger restore options make Driver Booster 2 more humanized as well. Easily restore drivers to previous version can maximally ensure computer's security once unexpected happens. A faster download speed can reduce the time in driver scanning and downloading, also it depends on the network environments. According to users' testing on beta version, the brand-new interface makes one-click operation more vivid and succinct.

"Driver Booster 2 now supports more drivers for players, but it won't turn to another game booster," said Antonio Zhang, the Marketing director at IObit, "driver updates is still the priority among priorities. So we made the Online Database Update, better solved the time problem in detecting driver versions, and also avoid of a heavy package. We believe Driver Booster 2 will be more popular, it's more effective on the features, also with no toolbar or bundled application joined in."

Now Driver Booster 2 is available on IObit.com and Download.com. It provides full support for Window 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows XP and Vista, also runs smoothly on Windows 10 Preview. Besides, users from French, Deutsch, Italian, Spanish as well as other 36 countries can get a localized Driver Booster 2.

About Driver Booster 2

Driver Booster 2 is an effective and easy-to-use driver updater, which analyzes outdated drivers automatically, and installs the right update for PCs with just ONE click. The newly adopted online database ensures drivers are always the latest. Moreover, it's specially designed to tweak drivers for peak gaming performance. It's the right driver update tool to protect PCs from hardware failures, conflicts, and system crashes. To download the program, please visit: http://www.iobit.com/driver-booster.php

About IObit

Founded in 2004, IObit provides consumers with innovative system utilities for Windows, Mac, and Android OS to greatly enhance their performance and protect them from security threats. IObit is a well-recognized industry leader with more than 100 awards, 200 million downloads and 10 million active users worldwide.

www.iobit.com

WARMINSTER, Pa. — Mail-Gard®, a division of IWCO Direct and one of the nation’s leading providers of critical communication recovery solutions, announced it has increased its main recovery center in Warminster, Pa. by more than 41,000-square-feet, bringing total operations at the facility to 105,000-square-feet. The additional space allows Mail-Gard to continue expanding its capabilities, while offering current customers the continuity and recovery services they rely on.

Mail-Gard has successfully grown its business by adapting to the changing disaster recovery landscape. It has experienced increased demand for its print-to-mail disaster recovery services; including customer declarations, more frequent “live testing” of disaster recovery plans, and operational recovery support.

“As businesses recognize the need for disaster recovery plans to compensate for natural disasters, human error or cyber-attacks, Mail-Gard has experienced growing demand for our disaster recovery and business continuity services,” explained Jerry Montella, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Mail-Gard. “The additional space allows Mail-Gard to grow our business while continuing to fully support current customers’ critical communications recovery needs.”

 

About Mail-Gard

Mail-Gard, a division of IWCO Direct, is one of the nation's leading providers of print-to-mail continuity and recovery services. With locations in Pennsylvania and Minnesota, Mail-Gard maintains fully-secured and dedicated recovery facilities that support cut sheet, continuous form, duplex, MICR and color printing as well as accumulating, folding and inserting capabilities in conjunction with on-site U.S. postal substations and warehousing. In case of any business interruption – human error, power outage, natural disaster – Mail-Gard can ensure that a company's invoices, statements and other critical documents will reach customers and vendors.

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