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emt Distribution
emt distribution signs A/NZ partnership deal with BlackBerry
emt Distribution has partnered with BlackBerry for an Australia and New Zealand distribution agreement.
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Cloud
Microsoft unveils three new security managed services
Security Experts includes three new managed services, Defender Experts for Hunting, Defender Experts for XDR, Security Services for Enterprise.
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Cloud
Kaseya to acquire Datto in US$6.2 billion transaction
Kaseya and Datto have announced that Kaseya will acquire Datto in an all-cash transaction that will offer Datto’s shareholders US$35.50 per share.
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API
Cloudflare responds to API security issues with new solution
Cloudflare API Gateway is designed to simplify the process of identifying, securing and managing APIs of any protocol on a large and interconnected network.
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Security software
Benelux security distributor DCB to operate as part of Nuvias Group
DCB has been established in the Benelux for more than 20 years, but the company says the move under Nuvias Group will open up more opportunities.
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Digital Transformation
Fear of cyber risk is stunting growth in NZ businesses
43% of New Zealand respondents say they have put off digital transformation because they are worried about cyber risks.
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Hackers
IT decision makers unsure about their security maturity
Respondents in APAC put forth highest IT budget allocation to security, but overall executives allocate security less than 10% of their budget.
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Cybersecurity
Alcatel strike deal with Family Zone to pre-load security software on devices sold in A/NZ
The deal is set to commence in mid-2018 on a three-year term, with a global rollout upon a successful implementation.
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Cloud
Symantec urges customers to replace SSL/TLS certificates before deadline
Symantec has been preparing its PKI and certificate-signing business for the handover to DigiCert in December.
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Browser
Menlo Security selects Edvance as Hong Kong & Macau distributor
Menlo Security has signed a distribution agreement with Hong Kong-based Edvance to distribute its browser isolation platform across both Hong
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PC Hardware
Cyber IT Solutions takes desktop security from prisons to the enterprise
A local IT company that previously developed cybersecurity solutions for prisons and correctional facilities has expanded to the wider market.
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Cloud
Gartner reveals four major forces powering the security software market
"The overall security market is undergoing a period of disruption due to the rapid transition to cloud-based digital business and technology models."
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Partners
Menlo Security launches SafeToClick Asia-Pacific Partner Program
Menlo Security has launched a new SafeToClick Asia Pacific Partner Program, which it says will equip partners in the fight against cyber threats.
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Storage
Global security heavyweights win big at SANS Best of Awards
CrowdStrike, Carbon Black, Palo Alto Networks, FireEye, Cylance and LogRhythm were among the winners at the SANS Best of Awards this week.
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Virus
An in-depth look at next-gen security software: Myths and marketing
When next-gen vendors talk about behavioural analysis as their exclusive discovery, they’re at best misinformed.
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Firewall
Is your network protected? Cyber crime in the age of information
Within the last four years, online security and data breaches have grown increasingly threatening, compromising big name companies.
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Apple
BlackBerry bows out of hardware as smartphone business turns sour
The move gives BlackBerry a chance to survive as a pure software and services company, following years of losses for its hardware business.
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Symantec
Security software on the rise, despite collective decline for top vendors
The global security software market is on the rise, despite large vendors such as Symantec and Intel experiencing below-market growth.
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BYOD / Bring Your Own Device
BYOD driving demand for SaaS-based IT security
"The market will grow at a rate of over 22% between now and 2020, with competition intensifying and tremendous growth opportunities for vendors."
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Cybersecurity
How do NZ's SMEs really feel about cyber security, connectivity and more?
“By making it easy as possible for businesses in every sector to adopt the newest technologies, NZ’s economy will become even more competitive."
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Check Point
Check Point looks to help the little guy with latest security offering
Check Point has released new appliances designed to help SMBs stand up against sophisticated cyber criminals and zero-day threats.
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Trend Micro
Hands-on review: Trend Micro Maximum Security 10
"Meanwhile my scan was 70% done, and I was enjoying the speed at which it worked, and its friendly yet non-intrusive interface."
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Cloud
Bitdefender to release new product line in 2016
The new product line uses machine learning algorithms to enable the system to fight off new and unknown threats.
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Apple
Unsecure Apple devices a 'huge' liability
A lack of security and management of Apple devices in the workplace is exposing businesses to significant liabilities, according to Centrify.