First-Ever Application Registry Launched to Advance the Internet of Things

December 10, 2015: With machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things (IoT) quickly evolving, a critical foundation must exist to enable applications developed on different networks and platforms to easily and seamlessly exchange information. Today, the industry moved one step closer to that reality with the launch of the first-of-its-kind oneM2M Application-ID (App-ID) Registry which will help accelerate the adoption of open M2M systems. Developed by iconectiv under the auspices of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), the registry is based on the work of oneM2M.

“Application developers, service providers, governments, and a host of others have a vested interest in ensuring that the proper framework is built to support the future potential of connected devices,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. “The industry recognized the need for common standards to break down barriers to communications. That is why these global standards bodies in partnership with the industry came together to create oneM2M.

“ATIS and iconectiv took the next step by developing a one-of-a-kind registry system to make oneM2M specifications more easily accessible,” Miller added. “ATIS is excited to be partnering with iconectiv to establish and maintain this registry and the underlying database that supports and manages the issuance of unique App-IDs.”

The globally available oneM2M App-ID Registry provides a unique ID to each application to facilitate communication between applications and devices. Developers can quickly and easily register their application online, which not only secures their place in the M2M marketplace but also gives their applications additional exposure as the IoT ecosystem continues to expand.

“The App-ID Registry is the first step in assisting developers and service providers in choosing application partners and collaborators that are compliant with oneM2M deliverables,” said Richard Marano, Executive Vice President, Information Solutions, iconectiv. “This promise of standardization allows for conversation and collaboration across all verticals and applications, from the automotive sector to healthcare analytics to energy and utility regulation. With the knowledge that machine-to-machine communication is the future, the registry and formalization of standards are the first critical steps in ensuring the path to a more connected world.”

To learn more about how to register an application or to access the App-ID Registry, visit https://appid.iconectiv.com. To learn more about the industry specifications that will serve as the guidelines for App-IDs, visit www.oneM2M.org.

About oneM2M
oneM2M is the global standards initiative that covers requirements, architecture, API specifications, security solutions and interoperability for Machine-to-Machine and IoT technologies. oneM2M was formed in 2012 and consists of eight of the world’s preeminent standards development organizations: ARIB (Japan), ATIS (North America) CCSA (China), ETSI (Europe), TIA (North America), TSDSI (India), TTA (Korea), and TTC (Japan), together with six industry fora or consortia (Broadband Forum, Continua Alliance, GlobalPlatform, HGI, Next Generation M2M Consortium, OMA) and over 200 member organizations. oneM2M specifications provide a framework to support applications and services such as the smart grid, connected car, home automation, public safety, and health. oneM2M actively encourages industry associations and forums with specific application requirements to participate in oneM2M, in order to ensure that the solutions developed support their specific needs. For more information, including how to join and participate in oneM2M, see:http://www.onem2m.org.

About ATIS
As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s most pressing business priorities. ATIS’ nearly 200 member companies are currently working to address 5G, the All-IP transition, network functions virtualization, big data analytics, cloud services, device solutions, emergency services, M2M, cyber security, network evolution, quality of service, billing support, operations, and much more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle – from design and innovation through standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, open source solutions, and interoperability testing. Visit www.atis.org.

About iconectiv
iconectiv’s interconnection, data infrastructure, and messaging solutions help more than one billion people communicate daily, and are used by more than a thousand service providers, regulators, enterprises, and content providers. The company has more than 30 years of telecommunications innovation and policy experience which has been used to develop a range of solutions. iconectiv’s three core product areas are Numbering Solutions, Common Language® Information Services, and Mobile Messaging. Make the connection. For more information, visit www.iconectiv.com.

InfiNet Wireless showcases its latest solutions at BakuTEL – 2015 in Azerbaijan

InfiNet Wireless exhibited for the first time at the 21st annual BakuTEL international exhibition and conference in Azerbaijan, from the 2nd to 5th December 2015 at the Expo Center, Baku.

Service providers, internet providers, system integrators, manufacturers and distributors of telecom- and IT- equipment were represented at the event, which attracted specialists from Russia, Germany, France, Great Britain, UAE, Turkey, USA, Japan, China as well as a host of other countries. The importance of the event was underpinned by the attendance of the president of the republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev.

InfiNet Wireless’ stand was a popular choice with exhibitors and visitors alike and resulted in a number of initial discussions taking place with representatives of local operators and providers including SAZZ, Azercell, Baxcell, Nar, TV-channels Caspian Telecom, K@TV1 and AG Telecom and system integrators TEKNUR, Az Services, Egotech and Socar oil company.

InfiNet Wireless’ regional partner, Smart Networks also showcased InfiNet Wireless solutions on its booth and delivered a workshop on Uncompromising Communications. Roman Smirnov, InfiNet Wireless’ Business Development Director, delivered a presentation during the workshop on the subject of equipment applications for video surveillance engineering systems.

Roman Smirnov: “The Azerbaijan market is of great interest to us and we look forward to implementing new and interesting projects. BakuTEL provides an excellent opportunity for exchanging experience and opinions.”

“It is also important to us, not only as a way of demonstrating our products, but also to generate feedback and learn about the challenges and problems faced by potential customers. This is then something that we can try to resolve for them with the help of our developments.”

“The Azerbaijan IT market has shown a consistently high level of development over the last decade and we hope that the exhibition will reveal the true potential of the industry’s process-oriented growth.”

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About InfiNet Wireless
InfiNet Wireless is in a unique position, being one of the largest privately owned Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) development and manufacturing companies in the world. Since its foundation, InfiNet has maintained organic growth through innovation and the ability to deliver complete customer satisfaction throughout. Listening to its customers for more than 22 years, coupled with its innovative approach in research and development, have resulted in a range of advanced fixed wireless connectivity solutions that are a perfect fit for many requirements, making Infinet Wireless the natural choice for global communication corporations and governments, all of whom require uncompromised connectivity. With over 500,000 deployments from the plains of Siberia to the deserts of the Sahara, InfiNet Wireless is active in market segments that deliver Broadband Wireless Access to service providers of all types, government entities, transportation sector (including mobile and nomadic functionality) and Oil & Gas.
www.infinetwireless.com

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Flexiant Launches Kubernetes Orchestration as a Service

Get Kubernetes on any cloud, in minutes with Flexiant Concerto

London, UK – December 9, 2015 – Kubernetes is a powerful tool to manage a cluster of Linux containers as a single system to accelerate Dev and simplify Ops. Today Flexiant launches Kubernetes Orchestration as a Service (KOaaS). Enabling DevOps to use Kubernetes on any cloud, in minutes, Flexiant Concerto lets you get creative without any pain.

Launch a Kubernetes Cluster in Three Steps
Launch a cluster in three simple steps either via the Flexiant Concerto GUI or CLI, saving time and effort, allowing activity to be focused on the creative side of Kubernetes.

Use Any Cloud, Avoiding Cloud Lock-In
Deploy a master or node on any cloud provider by simply specifying which cloud the workload should be deployed on when creating the VM in Flexiant Concerto. The rest of the process is fully automated.

Publically Expose Services on a Kubernetes Cluster
Save time and complexity when publicly exposing a Kubernetes Cluster. Automatically install a load balancer on every node and allocate a Fully Qualified Domain Name to the group of load balancers, automatically exposing the services running on a cluster to the Internet with Flexiant Concerto.

Setting up Networking within the Cluster
Concerto’s in-built integration with Weave quickly and simply gives SDN connectivity needed for intra-cluster communication. This removes the complexity associated with setting it up and saves time.

Secure Access to Manage via CLI, GUI or API
Consume all Kubernetes functionality via the Flexiant Concerto UI over HTTPS, or via the Kubectl CLI wrapper/API with built-in X.509 certification. Secure access is automatically applied. Moreover Kubernetes clusters set up in Concerto have firewall policies in place to maximize security – only Kubernetes services and Kubernetes and Docker API end points are open, giving all required security of access out of the box.

Minimize Latency for Services on a Cluster
The built-in GeoDNS service in Flexiant Concerto automatically load balances traffic across nodes in different geographies according to the location of the user, keeping latency to an absolute minimum.

Marco Meinardi, VP Product at Flexiant said, “We are Kubernetes enthusiasts with the aim of helping developers get started easily with Kubernetes, build highly scalable microservices or distributed application stacks. Kubernetes Orchestration as a Service allows developers to get Kubernetes on any cloud, easily. The result is more time to focus on the creative side of Kubernetes.”

To get Kubernetes as a Service, sign up here: https://start.concerto.io/accounts/sign_up and enter promo code FLEXK8S for 10 free VMs. Once signed up, simply go to Settings -> Account and click to enable beta features. Find out what else Kubernetes as a Service offers here: https://www.flexiant.com/2015/12/09/flexiant-kubernetes-orchestration-as-a-service

About Flexiant
Flexiant provides solutions aimed solely at helping service providers capture the cloud market opportunity. Its portfolio of solutions includes Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator and Flexiant Concerto. Since 2009 Flexiant has armed service providers with the solutions necessary to launch revenue generating cloud services quickly and easily.

Flexiant has been named a Gartner Cool Vendor in Cloud Management and received the Info-Tech Research Group Trendsetter Award for two consecutive years. Flexiant is a Gold Parallels Partner and a Dell certified technology partner. Customers include Brinkster, Acens part of Telefonica Group, FailProof Technology and ThinkGrid Ceano, part of Colt Telecom. Flexiant is also a key participant in the EU’s Horizon 2020 program. For more information visit www.flexiant.com.

Employee Holiday Gift Shopping on Company-Issued & “BYOD” Devices Could Create Data Security Risks for Enterprises

Flexera Software report reveals that popular shopping apps, including Amazon, Disney Store and eBay can access iOS devices’ contacts, calendar, location and social networking apps

Maidenhead, U.K. – December 8, 2015. Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises, released a new enterprise Application Readiness report detailing potential risks to enterprises whose employees use popular Apple iOS apps (downloadable from the public App Store) to conduct holiday shopping on company-issued or “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) phones.

The report found, among other things, that of the 26 popular Apple iOS shopping apps tested:

  • 92 percent – all except for Banana Republic and Trunk Club – are capable of accessing an Apple iOS device’s GPS location tracking service.
  • 69 percent, including Amazon, Disney Store, eBay, Groupon, Macy’s, Nordstrom, REI, Shutterfly, Starbucks and Target, are capable of accessing an Apple iOS device’s social media apps.
  • 65 percent, including Amazon, Best Buy, Disney Store, eBay, Macy’s, REI, Starbucks, Target and Walmart are able to gain access to an iOS device’s address book.
  • 58 percent, including Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Groupon, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Shutterfly and Walmart are able to gain access to the iOS device’s SMS messaging features.

The ability of employee-downloaded apps to access sensitive corporate data and device functions could present a potential risk to enterprises and violate their BYOD policies. Examples of these risks are playing out in the headlines, including the instance of a popular flashlight app that transmitted user locations and device identifiers to ad networks; or a mobile device game app that, unbeknownst to a Federal employee playing it, tweeted out an embarrassing message to the EPA’s 52,000 Twitter followers (the organisation’s Twitter account, not the employee’s, was tied to the device).

To compile the report, Flexera Software identified 26 popular shopping apps,[1] representing a small sampling of the thousands of shopping apps that can be found in the Apple App Store and that could easily be downloaded by employees to a corporate-issued or BYOD device. These apps were tested using AdminStudio Mobile, an Application Readiness solution that helps organisations identify, manage, track and report on mobile apps, simplify mobile application management, reduce mobile app risk and address the rapidly growing demand for mobile apps in the enterprise.

“Most organisations have standardised Application Readiness processes to test enterprise apps for potential deployment problems and risks, but when it comes to understanding and testing mobile apps, we’re still in ‘the wild west.’ IT Operations teams largely do not understand what mobile apps do and what functionality and data they can access – and this makes it extremely difficult to create and enforce effective BYOD policies,” said Maureen Polte, Vice President of Product Management at Flexera Software. “If employees are using corporate or BYOD devices for holiday shopping, it’s critical that IT Operations and security professionals understand which apps employees are using, what features, functions and data those apps can access – and whether that use is in compliance with the organisation’s BYOD policy.”

[1] The apps tested were: Amazon, BestBuy, Banana Republic, Disney Store, eBay, Etsy, Express, Gap, Groupon, Ikea, LivingSocial, Macy’s, Nordstom, PriceJump, RedLaser, REI, RetailMeNot, Rue La La, Shop Advisor, Shop Savvy, ShopStyle, ShutterFly, Starbucks, Target, Trunk Club, Walmart

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Flexera Software helps application producers and enterprises increase application usage and security, enhancing the value they derive from their software. Our software licensing, compliance, cybersecurity and installation solutions are essential to ensure continuous licensing compliance, optimised software investments, and to future-proof businesses against the risks and costs of constantly changing technology. A marketplace leader for more than 25 years, 80,000+ customers turn to Flexera Software as a trusted and neutral source of knowledge and expertise, and for the automation and intelligence designed into our products. For more information, please go to: www.flexerasoftware.com.

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RiskIQ Makes Facebook ThreatExchange Data Accessible within PassiveTotal

SAN FRANCISCO, USA & LONDON, UK, Dec. 2, 2015 – RiskIQ, the leading security company defending organisations from threats beyond the perimeter, today announced that its PassiveTotal threat infrastructure analysis product will provide a visual front end for Facebook’s ThreatExchange. With this integration, RiskIQ customers have the option to centralise data from ThreatExchange alongside critical data sets such as passive DNS, WHOIS, and SSL Certificates within PassiveTotal to accelerate security investigations and automate the sharing of findings with the community.

“Sharing threat intelligence, whether it’s private sharing of attack campaigns, long-form reports on threat actors or just public lists of indicators, is the most effective way for organisations to pre-empt and protect themselves from attacks,” said Elias Manousos, CEO of RiskIQ. “We believe the process of sharing should occur without friction and that’s why we’ve added full integration of Facebook’s ThreatExchange within the PassiveTotal platform. We are also sharing data from RiskIQ researchers with ThreatExchange to further arm the community with actionable intelligence.”

To automate intelligence sharing with the ThreatExchange community, PassiveTotal allows users to set global controls on how, with whom and what data is shared. Once the initial configuration is complete, users can simply begin searching within PassiveTotal much like they normally would. When data related to a search is found within ThreatExchange, PassiveTotal will display a tab and show the specific data along with who submitted it into the exchange. Additionally, when available, PassiveTotal will automatically extract details such as tags or the status of an indicator, including malicious, suspicious, etc.

For real-time sharing, PassiveTotal can be configured to automatically add findings to ThreatExchange as investigations are being conducted. For example, a group of individuals that know and trust each other can instantly work as an ad-hoc team to help protect their peers’ organisations while they are protecting their own company. The addition of ThreatExchange to the PassiveTotal platform can facilitate larger, inter-company intelligence sharing efforts that previously would only be performed through email, if at all.

Availability
PassiveTotal with ThreatExchange integration is available immediately. RiskIQ threat data is publicly available in ThreatExchange under a TLP GREEN designation.

About RiskIQ
RiskIQ provides organisations the visibility and intelligence they need to secure their Enterprise Digital Footprint and to map their Adversaries’ infrastructure. RiskIQ products, powered by a global proxy network, virtual user technology and threat analysis engine, allow organisations to get an actionable and timely picture of both their own and their adversaries infrastructure to proactively defend against threats targeting their websites, mobile applications, brands, customers, and employees. Leading financial institutions, insurance providers and consumer as well as B2B brands use RiskIQ to protect themselves and their users from code level threats, malware, phishing, social media attacks and fraud. RiskIQ is headquartered in San Francisco and backed by growth equity firms Summit Partners and Battery Ventures. To learn more about RiskIQ, visit http://www.riskiq.com/.

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PAREXEL Launches IMPACT® Express Clinical Trial Management System

London, 1 December, 2015 — PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL), a leading global biopharmaceutical services provider, today introduced IMPACT® Express Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS). IMPACT Express provides a quick-to-implement, cost-effective clinical trial management solution to simplify clinical trial management and monitoring for small to mid-sized biopharmaceutical companies.

Clinical trials are the most expensive component of the drug development process. Use of a single, unified clinical trial management system plays a vital role in helping biopharmaceutical companies’ plan, track, record, and oversee the complex array of administrative, financial, site-related, and other activities that are critical for the efficient monitoring and management of clinical trials.

“PAREXEL developed IMPACT Express for biopharmaceutical and biotech companies in need of a scalable, rapid-to-deploy and cost-effective CTMS option to intelligently manage the complexities of clinical trials,” said Patrick Nadolny, Vice President of Product Management, Data and Analytics Services, PAREXEL Informatics. “By applying a process-driven approach to trial management and monitoring, biopharma companies will be better able to save time – and money – while simplifying their drug development journey.”

IMPACT Express draws on PAREXEL Informatics’ commitment to operational excellence and 20+ years of investment in CTMS innovations and process improvements coupled with the feedback and hands-on experiences of users around the world. Biopharmaceutical, medical device and research organisations of all sizes have used PAREXEL’s CTMS solutions to manage more than 25,000 trials.

About PAREXEL International
PAREXEL International Corporation is a leading global biopharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of expertise-based contract research, consulting, medical communications, and technology solutions and services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Committed to providing solutions that expedite time-to-market and peak-market penetration, PAREXEL has developed significant expertise across the development and commercialization continuum, from drug development and regulatory consulting to clinical pharmacology, clinical trials management, medical education and reimbursement. PAREXEL Informatics provides advanced technology solutions, including medical imaging, to facilitate the clinical development process. Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, PAREXEL has offices in 80 locations in 51 countries around the world, and had approximately 18,620 employees in the first quarter. For more information about PAREXEL International visit http://www.parexel.com/.

PAREXEL, PAREXEL Informatics, and IMPACT are trademarks or registered trademarks of PAREXEL International Corporation or its affiliates.

This release contains “forward-looking” statements regarding future results and events. For this purpose, any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed forward-looking statements. Without limiting the foregoing, the words “believes,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “expects,” “intends,” “appears,” “estimates,” “projects,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “targets,” and similar expressions are also intended to identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this release involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Such factors and others are discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” of the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which “Risk Factors” discussion is incorporated by reference in this press release. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the future. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s estimates or views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

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