TCG launches initiative to develop “world’s tiniest TPM”

Warsaw, Poland, June 13, 2019 – Groundbreaking work to assure cybersecurity in the Internet of Things (IoT) era has been initiated, as the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) launched a new project to create the “world’s tiniest Trusted Platform Module (TPM)”.

Many manufacturers want to build devices that include Roots of Trust for Measurement (RTM), Storage (RTS) and Reporting (RTR) so that these devices can work securely within the TCG Measurement and Attestation framework. Today, TPM chips are used to implement the RTS and RTR in a highly secure manner.

As IoT adoption continues to grow, a rising number of devices are so small that the inclusion of a full TPM chip might be impractical due to factors such as cost, space and power. TCG’s new Measurement and Attestation RootS (MARS) Subgroup has been formed to develop specifications that will enable manufacturers to build compliant chips with very little overhead for them and their customers.

“In a nutshell, we want to specify what the tiniest TPM needs to be so it can be integrated directly within the host chip,” said Tom Brostrom, Chair of the MARS Subgroup. “This will ensure that devices that aren’t big enough to integrate a separate TPM will still be able to retain the required RTS/RTR capabilities. In turn, this will allow greater reach of trusted computing technologies over a wider set of devices and use cases.”

The first prototype for such a TPM (known as Radicle) was exhibited during TCG’s members’ meeting held in Warsaw, Poland, this week during the inaugural session of the MARS Subgroup. The team also agreed on the scope of its work, which will focus on the hardware requirements necessary to control and operate the primitives supporting the RTS and RTR, and the software API to access them.

A number of TCG’s other ongoing projects were also progressed during the members’ meeting, including work on specifications for secure software and firmware updates for embedded systems. Security in the Internet of Things (IoT), including industrial applications and the automotive industry was another key focus.

“As we put greater trust in things like autonomous cars, smart homes and healthcare sensors, and connect them to the Internet, we need to take steps to make sure connected devices are ubiquitously secure to protect them from data breaches and hackers,” said Dr. Joerg Borchert, President of TCG. “As an international standard, TCG’s TPM is widely deployed and a proven solution. This makes our technologies ideally suited to deliver on the new security needs emerging as we move towards a world where everything is connected. The work undertaken at our latest members’ meeting will ultimately deliver the specifications needed to achieve this.”

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First ‘Pay As You Go’ legal bundling tool for law firms as Zylpha partners with LEAP

The leading legal systems innovator Zylpha (www.zylpha.com) has partnered with LEAP, the leading practice management software provider (www.leap.co.uk), to launch the legal profession’s first integrated pay as you go (PAYG) document bundling system.

This new Zylpha service is helping to drive efficiency across law firms using the cloud-based platform. Priced per ‘bundle project’, the partnership ensures that legal document bundling becomes affordable and that firms are only paying for what they use. Zylpha provides everything needed to create the highest quality bundles via a user-friendly dashboard. This unique approach streamlines and simplifies even the largest, most complex bundles.

By using Zylpha’s digital document bundling in conjunction with the LEAP software, users can produce even the most complex bundles in minutes. Additionally, Zylpha’s bundling system eliminates costs such as stationery, photocopying, paper file-storage, maintenance and courier charges.

John Espley, CEO of LEAP UK, explains that “Partnering with innovative and market leading solutions such as Zylpha allows us to offer this exclusive PAYG service and provide an optimum solution for our clients. We help them to save time, reduce overheads and, thanks to the unique pricing model, benefit from the same bundling technology afforded to larger practices.”

Zylpha CEO Tim Long had this to say: “LEAP is the go-to practice management solution for small to medium-sized legal practices and is widely acclaimed for its innovative product, rich content and quality of service. Through our new integration, we can now enhance their offering by delivering a fully professional document bundling solution on a pay as you go basis, ensuring practices only pay for what they use. It’s the first of its kind and as such represents a real game changer for legal practices. We are therefore delighted to sign this partnership agreement with LEAP and look forward to working with LEAP’s clients to deliver pay as you go bundling and streamline the way they work.”

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About LEAP UK
LEAP is a cloud-based practice management system with integrated time recording, billing and client accounting. Developed specifically for small to medium-sized law firms, LEAP’s powerful features allow fee earners and legal support staff to manage their matters more efficiently and profitably from anywhere, anytime and from any device, accessing real-time matter and client information on the move.

With an investment of more than £8m each year into research and development, LEAP continually strives to deliver a product that meets the demands of its users. This ensures that law firms using the software benefit from affordable, yet highly innovative technology.

LEAP simplifies a law firm’s IT infrastructure, eliminating the need for expensive servers, reducing hardware and support costs and eliminating the confusion and risk that comes with using multiple programs and databases.

Currently supporting over 1900 law firms across the UK and Ireland to streamline their practices, LEAP has offices in London, Manchester, Brighton, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast and Dublin.

About Zylpha www.zylpha.com
Headquartered in Southampton, Zylpha is an innovative specialist offering tools for the legal profession including:

  • Secure electronic document production and delivery.
  • Court Bundling.
  • Integration with the MOJ Portal and Land Registry Business Gateway.
  • Links to agencies for AML and Identity Verification.

The company, which was founded by Tim Long its CEO, has won widespread acclaim in both the legal and local government sectors for its systems, which transform secure communications for court and case management bundles.

For more information about Zylpha, please contact:
Tim Long
Zylpha Ltd.
T: 01962 658881
t.long@zylpha.com
www.zylpha.com

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Leigh Richards
The Right Image
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M: 07758 372527
leigh.richards@therightimage.co.uk
www.therightimage.co.uk

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CloudXink selects Confirmit to support ad and brand testing across China

Data analysis and integration capabilities drive Confirmit Horizons platform choice

London, UK, Oslo, Norway and New York, NY, 11 June 2019: Brand and advertising research specialist CloudXink has selected Confirmit Horizons to support its growing portfolio of research projects.

CloudXink works with a large number of FMCG companies across China with a particular focus on pre-testing of advertising and product concepts. It also delivers ad-hoc, customised projects for customers. Having grown quickly, the company needed to invest in a platform that could support the increasing complexity of the research programmes it runs.

Confirmit Horizons was selected based on its ability to deliver comprehensive survey design and complex data integration and analysis. Multi-lingual campaign support was also a critical deciding factor.

Ruixing Zong, Founder and CEO of CloudXink explained: “A core focus for us is integrating various big data sources to provide detailed evaluation for marketing campaigns for large, well-known brands. This includes combining attitudinal and behavioural data, which can be a challenging process.

“We therefore needed a solution that was scalable and capable of handling the level and depth of data integration we need to deliver. Confirmit Horizons is an essential tool for us here, providing comprehensive access to sophisticated reporting, data visualisation, and dashboarding.”

The survey design process is also a key element of the service that CloudXink provides to its customers, often requiring customisation for bespoke, creative research programmes.

The Survey Designer module of Confirmit Horizons delivers the capabilities that CloudXink needs to support all types of advertising and brand research projects, including pre-launch testing, post-launch evaluation and ‘brand truth’ measurement.

“Previous experience with Confirmit showed that it was the platform most capable of delivering sophisticated survey programming such as complex logic jumps and abundant question types. Building our own Confirmit programme team has been on our agenda for some time, and now implementation of the Confirmit Horizons platform is proving a great success in terms of the research capabilities we can offer to our clients,” Zong continued.

Wale Omiyale, SVP Market Research at Confirmit said: “We’re delighted to welcome CloudXink as a customer. The company runs high-profile, in-depth research programmes across China and places great emphasis on delivering excellent client value combined with technology-driven innovation – both of which reflect our own business principles.”

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About CloudXink
CloudXink is the leading innovator of market research in China. By combining traditional research modules and new technologies, CloudXink changes the whole market research process from traditional manual work to automated cloud products. The company also builds single-source data analytics by integrating digital media data, AD monitoring data, e-commerce data, LBS data and consumer panels, providing marketing ROI evaluation solutions.

CloudXink provides professional services for a wide range of customers including Unilever, Nestle, Reckitt Benckiser, KraftHeinz, Tencent, Baidu, Didi, and Meituan, helping them to “make decision smart”.

About Confirmit
Confirmit is the world’s leading SaaS vendor for multi-channel Customer Experience, Employee Engagement, and Market Research solutions. The company has offices in Oslo (headquarters), Grimstad, London, Moscow, New York, San Francisco, Sydney, Vancouver, and Yaroslavl. Confirmit’s software is also distributed through partner resellers in Madrid, Milan, Salvador, and Tokyo.

Confirmit powers Global 5000 companies and Market Research agencies worldwide with a wide range of software products for feedback / data collection, panel management, data processing, analysis, and reporting. Customers include Aurora, British Standards Institution, Cross-Tab, Dow Chemical, GfK, GlaxoSmithKline, GMO Research, Nielsen, Research Now, RS Components, QRS, SSI, and Swisscom. Visit www.confirmit.com for more information.

Media Contact:
Melanie Oxford
Indigo River
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M: +44 (0)7515 632065

A10 Networks Extends Cloud Portfolio with Ultra High-Performance Container-Based Solutions

Thunder® Containers Solutions Enhance Application Performance and Security for Multi-cloud Environments

Theale, UK. – 10th June 2019 – A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) has announced a cloud-ready, lightweight set of container-based solutions to provide secure application services. They offer the industry’s highest performing container solutions with up to 200 Gbps of throughput for A10 Networks’ Thunder Application Delivery Controller (ADC), Carrier-Grade Networking (CGN), and Convergent Firewall (CFW) solutions.

The addition of Thunder Containers extends the company’s multi-cloud portfolio and increases the performance, security and availability of applications, enabling customers to confidently run their critical workloads in multi-cloud environments at hyperscale. Customers can meet the increased traffic demands, while maintaining predictable service levels when deploying applications in multiple geographic locations and across public and private clouds.

Enterprises today are leveraging almost five clouds[1] for their application infrastructure. Multiple disparate environments to manage, on top of inherent application complexity, make deploying applications more complex. Organisations need efficient, agile and high-performance solutions that also provide centralised management and analytics across the entire application infrastructure.

Agile, Cloud-Native Application Infrastructures
A10 Networks Thunder Containers-based solutions can help solve many issues faced by organisations today. The addition of a container-based solution to the A10 Networks’ portfolio helps support a mix of application architectures, from traditional monolithic to distributed microservices, with the same code, the same management all-inclusive API and the same feature-set to help organisations combine new and legacy services for more agile infrastructures.

In addition, it can eliminate the struggle between NetOps/SecOps and DevOps with unified and consistent application, feature-set and policy control across traditional data center and multi-cloud environments.

“With the new Thunder Containers, we are delivering to the market the highest performance load balancing, firewall and carrier-grade NAT (CGNAT) solutions for a very complex multi-cloud world. We are extending our portfolio across traditional, virtual and microservices form factors, giving customers a unified solution to ensure agile and scalable infrastructures. And seamless integration with A10 Harmony® Controller gives customers visibility and centralised management for consistent operations and security across multi-cloud environments,” said Raj Jalan, CTO of A10 Networks.

Thunder Containers is also supported with Kubernetes. The highly portable solution is supported on standard Intel x86 servers and can be deployed across the largest cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), as well as private data centers, allowing businesses to benefit from agility, flexibility and security. Combined with the unique FlexPool® licensing model, customers can aggregate capacity for flexible allocation and redistribution of resources for applications running in the cloud.

Thunder for Containers will be available in Q3, 2019.

[1] RightScale 2019 State of the Cloud Report by Flexera

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UK SaaS Company Cyclr Enhances Performance Functionality to Accommodate Client Growth

Embedded iPaaS platform manages SaaS integrations at scale

London, 10 June 2019: UK-based SaaS integration platform Cyclr has today launched a new iteration of the Performance Layer in its embedded iPaaS platform in order to meet the requirements of its growing customer base.

Driven by global growth of clients in the SaaS and enterprise markets, and increasingly larger clients using the platform for high volumes of data, the newly enhanced tools enable easier management of native integrations and user accounts at scale.

As well as being able to create in-app deployable integrations in Cyclr’s low-code drag-and-drop builder, SaaS companies can accelerate the deployment of native integrations to a wider range to users without sacrificing performance or developer resources.

“Over the last 12 months we have seen a notable increase in usage and deployment of the Cyclr platform,” commented Fraser Davidson, Cyclr CEO. “As client volumes have grown, so client requirements have evolved. The reinvigoration of the performance management aspects of the Cyclr platform have been developed in response to this and they will enable us to address the requirements of even larger clients in the future.”

Based in both London and Eastbourne, 2018 saw Cyclr’s team double in size in response to its growing client base. After staking its claim as one of the leaders in the embedded iPaaS market, Cyclr is now rolling out a number of new features to make integration creation and maintenance more manageable and efficient.

“It’s been a common concept in software development that you don’t have to build everything to produce a platform,” Davidson added. “Why use development resources to build a billing or support ticketing system when there are perfectly good options on the market? Integration isn’t any different. And now we’re seeing more SaaS companies move towards embedded iPaaS to manage integrations to avoid sacrificing core platform development.”

Cyclr users will be able to take advantage of the new Performance Layer with immediate effect.

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About Cyclr
Cyclr (www.cyclr.com) is a white label, low-code platform for managing and publishing in-app integrations. It is an innovative embedded Integration Platform as a Service (embedded IPaaS) for SaaS applications. It provides developers with an API connectivity solution that assists with the creation, publishing and maintenance of integrations within their own application. Its easy-to-use, robust solution saves time and money in delivering integrations while also appearing to be an entirely proprietary solution.

Using Cyclr’s visual integration management tools, SaaS companies create, maintain and publish native integrations, boosting their delivery of integrations and automations to their end-users directly from their own applications, so they can resolve customer problems in a scalable way. Cyclr works behind the scenes to provide immediate connectivity with 200+ APIs.

Press enquiries
For more information or interviews, please contact:
Kate Gordon, Bright Spark PR for Cyclr
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Daniel Twigg, Marketing Manager for Cyclr
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Immedis Announces €25 Million Investment

Immedis secures €25 million in strategic funding from Scottish Equity Partners

Investment to enable:

  • Further international expansion into new markets
  • The creation of over 200 new jobs in the next 18 months
  • Increased R&D into developing market leading technology solutions

Dublin, 10th June 2019Immedis, a specialist provider of enterprise technology solutions for global payroll and mobility tax services to multinationals, has today announced that it has secured €25 million in strategic investment from Scottish Equity Partners (SEP), a top-performing venture capital and growth equity firm backed by blue chip international investors including the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund.

Funding Rapid Growth
Immedis, part of Terry Clune’s global financial technology company Taxback Group, has grown rapidly thanks to its innovative global payroll technology solution, iConnect, which has revolutionised the global payroll market due to its use of robotic process automation, AI and powerful data visualisation. Clients have grown to include Uber, Wayfair, First Derivatives, NYIT, and DCC. This investment will see Immedis expand further into growing markets across the US, EMEA and APAC. Speaking about the announcement, Chairman Terry Clune said: ‘Immedis has a proven track record of delivering global payroll for some of the world’s biggest companies through our innovative technology solution. I am delighted to welcome SEP as part of our organisation to continue the enormous success of Immedis on a global scale’.

Growing Employees
Over the past 24 months the company has grown from 10 employees in 2016 to over 170 people today. The company has ambitious plans to increase headcount further, with over 200 new roles planned over the next 18 months, making it one of the most rapidly scaling indigenous companies in Ireland’s financial technology sector.

The new roles will support the company’s ongoing expansion, providing a growing number of the world’s largest organisations with global payroll services and software. With recruitment commencing immediately, the roles will include experts in tax, compliance, IT, software development, marketing, finance, and sales.

Growing into a $43 Billion Market
According to a 2018 Research and Market report, the global payroll and HR market is estimated to be worth over $43 billion globally, and Irish company Immedis is at the forefront of both technology and service in the sector. Immedis’ growth is powered by its unique focus on both a proprietary cloud-based solution that simplifies the management and reporting of global payroll coupled with on-the-ground teams of tax experts providing customer service across payroll and employment tax advisory.

Speaking about the announcement today from the company’s office in Dublin, CEO Ruairi Kelleher said: ‘We are delighted to be partnering with SEP. Their investment and experience of scaling technology companies will help us further execute on our ambition to be the best in the world, continuing to balance our market leading technology with deep international tax knowledge that puts our platform to the fore of the global payroll landscape.

This external validation proves that we are making significant inroads into the global market and doing so in a compelling and sustainable manner. We are delighted to announce the creation of new roles across all areas of the business to ensure our position at the leading edge of our industry whilst maintaining the highest standards that underpin what Immedis represents.”

“Immedis has a fantastic record of growth to date, the leading cloud-based global payroll platform in iConnect, and an exceptional track record of delivering for its customers” said Keith Davidson, a Partner at SEP. “Our investment is a vote of confidence in the business, helping it to continue to innovate through further investment into its product and people. With its combination of expertise, technology, talent and track record to date, we are excited to have Immedis join our investment portfolio.”

Using Immedis’ iConnect platform clients of the company can ensure a fully tax and data compliant service in over 130 countries worldwide. As well as offering an easily accessible and user-friendly platform, the company’s teams of tax experts provide the human touch needed to resolve global payroll queries.

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Media Contacts
• Alan Tyrrell – alan.tyrrell@teneo.com or +353 86 8508673
• Cyril Moloney – cyril.moloney@teneo.com or +353 86 0479462

About Immedis
Immedis is a specialist division of The Taxback Group, a multi award-winning global financial services group. The company is a specialist provider of enterprise technology solutions for global payroll and mobility tax services. With over 170 experts worldwide, Immedis delivers fully managed multi-country payroll and employment tax solutions for organisations with overseas staff – whether local or expatriate. Its cloud-based payroll platform, iConnect provides a consolidated view of global payrolls, improves process efficiency and ensures data, payroll and tax compliance in over 130 countries worldwide. Immedis has offices in Dublin, Kilkenny, New Jersey, Sydney and Varna.

About SEP
SEP is one of Europe’s leading growth equity firms and for the last two decades has been helping founder-led teams to build their businesses and achieve their ambitions. Providing investment, alongside expertise and support, SEP helps its technology companies to internationalise and maximise their growth potential. SEP has been a supportive investor to more than 160 technology and technology enabled companies, with a particular focus on software and consumer internet sectors. For further information see www.sep.co.uk

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