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GigaSpaces Named as a Strong Performer in the Latest Translytical Data Platforms Report by Independent Research Firm

New York, NY — October 30, 2019 — GigaSpaces, the provider of InsightEdge, the fastest big data analytics processing platform, announced today that Forrester has positioned GigaSpaces as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™: Translytical Data Platforms, Q4 2019, following a 24-criterion evaluation of the top 14 translytical data platform providers.

GigaSpaces InsightEdge was positioned as a strong performer among translytical data platforms receiving a 5 out of 5 score in the transactions, platform and customer adoption criteria.

According to the Forrester report, “GigaSpaces makes you faster and smarter at the speed and scale of business…. [with] strengths in transactions, platform, multi model, customer adoption, development tools, extensibility, and customer support. The platform is deployed at financial services, retail, transportation, telecommunications, and healthcare organizations to support instant insights, extreme transactions, low-latency operational intelligence, and advanced analytics workloads.”

“We believe that our position in Forrester’s Wave report on translytical data platforms demonstrates the value that we are bringing to our customers,” said Yoav Einav, VP Product at GigaSpaces. “Since its launch just two years ago, the InsightEdge platform is uniquely positioned to offer the performance, speed and scale required to operationalize AI and ML running analytics models on streaming, transactional and historical data. “

The 14 vendors included in this report were evaluated on their current offering, strategy and market presence. All vendors included in the evaluation met the following criteria: enterprise-class translytical offering, standalone translytical solution, publicly available release, referenceable install base, customer interest and client inquiries and/or technologies that put the vendor on Forrester’s radar.

“The Forrester Wave™: Translytical Data Platforms, Q4 2019,” is available here.

About GigaSpaces
GigaSpaces provides the fastest in-memory computing platforms for real-time insight to action and extreme transactional processing.  With GigaSpaces, enterprises can operationalize machine learning and transactional processing to gain real-time insights on their data and act upon them in the moment.  The always-on platforms for mission-critical applications across cloud, on-premise or hybrid, are leveraged by hundreds of Tier-1 and Fortune-listed organizations worldwide across financial services, retail, transportation, telecom, healthcare, and more. GigaSpaces offices are located in the US, Europe and Asia.

More at www.gigaspaces.com  and www.gigaspaces.com/blog/

Contacts:

GigaSpaces
Karen Krivaa
t: +972542633799
e. karen.krivaa@gigaspaces.com

Spicetree Communications
Wes Rogers
t: +1-912-506-0869
e. wes.rogers@spicetreecom.com

TCG publishes new ESAPI specification that simplifies TPM communication

Oregon, USA, October 28 2019 – Trusted Computing Group (TCG) has released a new landmark Enhanced System API (ESAPI) specification for the application program interface to access the full capabilities of the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) through the TPM Software Stack (TSS).

Making it simpler and more convenient for developers, the ESAPI specification helps vendors to utilize the Roots of Trust provided by the TPM and build a TPM command buffer manually, without the previous complexity that it entailed.

“The core idea of ESAPI is to have a consistent API that the device can talk to via the TSS, leaving very little programming for developers to do themselves. With this new specification, developers have access to a complete interface for the middle layers that are so important to TPM applications, so it is very exciting,” said Andreas Fuchs, Co-chair of TCG’s TPM Software Stack Work Group. “It’s currently a lot of effort to access the TPM as a developer, as you would need to learn all the internal specifics and the ways in which to communicate with the TPM, so this specification is game-changing.”

The ESAPI specification details how the interface provides 100 percent of the TPM’s functionality while reducing the program complexity that comes with communicating with the TPM. This marks the formulation of a simpler, comprehensive and generically specified interface for the middle layers – that are a necessity to TPM applications. Addressing a lot of the duties that need to be performed before you can talk to a TPM and taking the complexity out of manually building TPM command buffers, the new specification makes it more convenient for developers, saving time and resources.

As a result of the simplified access of the TPM’s functionality, manufacturers will be able to implement the Roots of Trust, Storage and Reporting in a device in a highly secure manner, without requiring a detailed knowledge of how to communicate with the TPM itself.

Set directly above the System API, the interface is designed to enable applications to send commands to the TPM using a small number of function calls when using sessions, while still allowing devices to work securely. ESAPI also provides a cryptographic functionality for applications wishing to encrypt the data stream from TSS 2.0 to the TPM and provides an enhanced session management functionality on top of the base SAPI functionality.

“TCG has been working on the new specifications for a while now, with several implementations of the specifications having already started based on the draft releases,” said Fuchs. “This is a really exciting time for TCG as we look to ensure that connected devices work as securely as possible both now and in the future.”

ESAPI is suitable for all applications, with no one use-case more relevant than any others, meaning it can be used universally. The interface is written in C99, allowing it to operate in a wide range of operating systems and to simplify the writing of language bindings to other languages.

The specification is targeted at experts who want to access the TPM from across the entire computing ecosystem, from servers and desktops to embedded devices.

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About TCG
TCG is a not-for-profit organization formed to develop, define and promote open, vendor-neutral, global industry specifications and standards, supportive of a hardware-based root of trust, for interoperable trusted computing platforms. More information is available at the TCG website. Follow TCG on Twitter and on LinkedIn. The organization offers a number of resources for developers and designers at develop.trustedcomputinggroup.org.

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DataCore Awarded New Patent for Performing Parallel I/O Operations

Patented software-defined storage technologies result in immediate and dramatic performance improvements across storage systems

READING, October 22, 2019 – DataCore Software, the Authority on Software-Defined Storage, today announced it has been awarded a new patent as part of a set of related applications covering techniques for improving I/O performance on a multicore system. When combined, these patented technologies enable DataCore software-defined storage products to deliver immediate performance improvements across all existing storage systems.

Customers do not need to replace hardware, or undergo any tuning, workload-specific setup or migration; they simply install the software and storage becomes faster. This level of speed and simplicity is reflected by the nearly 80 percent of DataCore customers that report up to 10 times faster storage performance, as well as DataCore’s standing as SPC-1 World-Record holder for price-performance in storage systems.

The patented technologies are also expressed in DataCore’s Parallel I/O technology, which enables users to unlock the full performance of multicore servers with DataCore software-defined storage. Many hypervisors and operating systems treat I/O serially, even though workloads are scheduled to run in parallel across several CPUs. Instead of waiting on one serial process for I/O, which creates a significant bottleneck, Parallel I/O enables I/O to be processed in parallel—resulting in the need for fewer servers, applications that run 10 times faster, systems that respond quicker without adding hardware, higher workload consolidation ratios with more VMs per server, and decreased costs and complexity.

“Our unique technology expertise has enabled DataCore to create a world-class software-defined storage platform that delivers greater I/O throughput, with better and more deterministic latency, while using less resources,” said Nick Connolly, Chief Scientist at DataCore Software. “It’s technical innovations like these that elevate DataCore from being just a provider of storage virtualization into the authority on software-defined storage.”

A storage solution based on commodity hardware, such as DataCore software-defined storage, can seamlessly take advantage of improvements in the underlying platform. Moore’s Law projects that the number of transistors on a chip will double every year or two. This traditionally has meant faster CPU clock speeds and faster applications as a result. However, in recent years, CPU clock speeds have been reasonably static and Moore’s Law has instead driven the development of multicore chips with massive parallelism. A single chip can now contain more than a hundred logical CPUs, and a system may contain up to four chips. This significantly changes the way software needs to be developed.

Since its inception, DataCore Software has targeted multi-CPU hardware and has a wealth of expertise in this area due to its heritage in real-time and symmetrical multi-processing. However, there is a vast difference between algorithms that perform well with a few CPUs and the techniques that are required to enable hundreds of logical processors to handle millions of I/Os per second with microsecond latency. To address this, DataCore has developed a number of innovative techniques to maximize performance, while maintaining the required level of consistency.

All of DataCore’s technology innovations ultimately support the DataCore™ ONE vision for storage infrastructure, designed to accelerate the adoption of software-defined storage in enterprise data centers, the cloud and edge computing. This is achieved by centralizing command and control of different classes of storage spanning primary, secondary and archive storage.

About DataCore
DataCore Software is the authority on software-defined storage. Its patented technologies empower IT organizations to achieve a highly-efficient, high-performance, always-available software-defined storage infrastructure by providing ultimate flexibility and eliminating vendor lock-in. An industry pioneer in software-defined storage, DataCore has extended its technological innovation to hyperconverged infrastructure solutions to broaden the possibilities of what organizations can do with ultra-efficient data systems in traditional, hyperconverged and hybrid cloud environments. DataCore’s proven, mature and reliable solutions help more than 10,000 customers worldwide eliminate downtime and increase storage utilization at higher performance while reducing costs by 50 percent or more. To request a demo, visit https://www.datacore.com/try-it-now.

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Global IoT innovators to demonstrate 5G use cases using oneM2M at ETSI IoT Week

Smart parking, cellular-enabled video surveillance, cellular IoT device triggering and device management will be amongst the demos

Sophia Antipolis, France, 21 October 2019: How oneM2M, the global Internet of Things (IoT) standard, can be used to support new and emerging use cases in the 5G era will be demonstrated at ETSI IoT Week 2019 this week, where the latest real-world IoT deployments across the industry will be showcased.

The event, which is taking place at the ETSI Headquarters, in Sophia Antipolis, France, from today until Friday, October 25, will see leaders from Chordant IncDefinition NetworksEasy Global Market, Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems (LAAS-CNRS), OrangePilot ThingsSierra Wireless and SMARTDTV GLOBAL gather to present a range of IoT-based use cases which leverage the oneM2M standard, designed to provide next-generation services.

“As global adoption of the IoT continues to grow at exponential rate, more and more innovative use cases are emerging to market,” said Roland Hechwartner, Technical Plenary Chair at oneM2M. “This is only set to grow as 5G comes to fruition across the globe, which is why standardised IoT frameworks are critical as we approach the ultra-connected era which is looming upon us.

“At ETSI IoT Week, more than 250 IoT experts will come together to showcase and witness real-life implementations of standard based technologies of the oneM2M standard and SAREF communication networks (e.g. 3GPP cellular 5G) being applied to IoT services. The event is perfectly positioned to showcase these innovations, highlighting what is possible when innovation is matched with interoperability,” added Hechwartner.

The full list of IoT Showcases includes:

Cellular-Enabled Secure Video Surveillance: SMARTDTV GLOBAL will exhibit how an IoT Video Edge Platform can enable cellular connectivity for any legacy or new CCTV cameras, as well as how a dedicated edge gateway can provide all required features from connectivity, edge management and cyber security.

Cellular IoT Device Triggering using oneM2M and Rel 15 SCEF: The joint demonstration by Chordant and Definition Networks will showcase the integration of the oneM2M based-IoT platform with a SCEF solution that provides value-added services for IoT devices leveraging 3GPP networks and core services.

Device Management of Heterogeneous and Constrained IoT Devices Using oneM2M and SDT Abstraction Layer:

Demo one – Abstracting Device Management with oneM2M and Smart Device Template (SDT): Presented by Orange and Chordant, the demo will show a proposal for a Device Management (DM) abstraction layer based on oneM2M and SDT in action. This will highlight the benefit of introducing DM capabilities within SDT, which is essential to introducing new capabilities and use cases.

Demo two – oneM2M stack for IoT constrained devices: LAAS-NRS will present a new oneM2M stack which has been created in LAAS-CNRS labs for constrained devices and gateways and for future 5G connections called LOM2M. Several use cases will show resources and functionalities implemented.

Demo three – oneM2M and LTE-M Plug&Play: Pilot Things will highlight how its Plug&Play feature works with oneM2M on LTE-M networks to enable cities and industrial operators to leverage IoT data to create their centralised repository.

LTE-M Connectivity with a oneM2M-enabled Service Deployed on a Kubernetes Cluster: Easy Global Market will showcase the interconnection of sensor devices with LTE-M connectivity with oneM2M’s IN-CSE endpoint through a 5G-based deployment of a MN-CSE endpoint. The demo will also highlight how entries made by end-users can be viewed in real-time.

LTE as a Service: CTTC will demonstrate how the upcoming 5G network will support Network Functions Virtualization Management and Orchestration (NFV MANO) for instantiating network services, including Core Network components, IoT backend services, and wireless Software Defined Network (SDN) controllers as Virtual Network Functions (VNF).

Open-Source Testing Tools for AE Developers: Presented by Chordant, the demo will cover conformance testing of oneM2M devices. The goal of the use case is to provide device manufacturers with a blueprint for creating their own conformance oneM2M ready device.

Parking Recommendation Service and Data Marketplace: KETI will demonstrate how the oneM2M platform can gather data to provide parking slot recommendations based on parking occupancy and congestion data.

For more information on ETSI IoT Week 2019 and oneM2M’s involvement, please visit: https://www.etsi.org/events/1602-iot-workshop-2019#pane-5/.

For more information on oneM2M, please visit: http://www.onem2m.org/.

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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 (U.S.), CCSA (China), ETSI (Europe), TIA (U.S.), TSDSI (India), TTA (Korea), and TTC (Japan), together with industry fora or consortia (GlobalPlatform) 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/.

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Fraud alert: Popular video app Snaptube needs careful watching

Secure-D discovers same developer code as seen in Vidmate case responsible for 70 million suspicious transactions in just six months

London, October 17th, 2019 – Snaptube, a popular Android smartphone video app which claims some 40 million users, has been caught making millions of suspicious transactions without the knowledge of its users. The Snaptube app features the same piece of developer software code, Mango SDK, that was at the center of the Vidmate expose earlier this year – when another popular video app from a Chinese developer was found to be conducting mass scale advertising and premium services’ subscription fraud. Snaptube also displays a common traffic pattern and similar URLs and domains as those reported with Vidmate.

Specialist mobile technology company Upstream – whose Secure-D platform is used by operators to safeguard digital transactions detecting and blocking mobile fraud – has revealed that in the last six months its security platform blocked 70 million potentially fraudulent transactions triggered by the Snaptube app.

Unchecked, the company estimates these transactions would have cost the 4.4 million consumers whose devices were affected more than $90 million in unwanted charges from premium digital services.

“Only the app downloads and clicks on the adverts,” explained Upstream CEO Guy Krief, “nothing is shown on the handset screens. The video app is literally a screen for the suspicious background activity.”

Upstream tested its initial findings under laboratory conditions. The tests proved that the Snaptube app – developed by Chinese company Mobiuspace – was able to serve up and respond to advertising in the background without its users’ consent or knowledge.

“Under test conditions we found not just background advertising click fraud, but also countless examples of users being signed up for premium digital services or subscriptions even when the phone is not in use,” explained Krief. “No notifications appear on the screen whatsoever and the user has absolutely zero control.”

“Not only does Snaptube share similar characteristics and elements of software code as Vidmate,” Krief added, “it is also notable that the suspicious activity from Snaptube ceased soon after the publication of a media report about the Vidmate compromise.

Upstream says that users in Brazil, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and South Africa have been the most affected by the attacks which are still ongoing.

“We are blocking new threats every day,” says Krief, “and we would advise anyone using the Snaptube app to carefully watch their phone bills and report to their operator any subscriptions or charges that they did not authorize” he added. Upstream advises users to delete an app from their phones if they see signs of irregular activity pointing to a suspicious application consuming data in the background.

Last year, Upstream’s Secure-D platform processed more than 1.8 billion transactions for mobile operators and in the process found some 30 million consumer devices affected by more than 60,000 malicious apps. Based on its findings, the company launched the Secure-D Index earlier this year – a free-to-use malware detection center that lists all the suspicious mobile apps that Upstream has blocked around the world.

For the full report on the investigation please click here: https://www.upstreamsystems.com/secure-d-uncovers-non-human-clicks-subscriptions-popular-android-app-snaptube/

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Media Contacts:

Chevaan Seresinhe
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P: +44 20 3751 0330

Sofia Marinou
Upstream Corporate Communications
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corp.comms@upstreamsystems.com
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About Upstream
Upstream is a London based leading mobile technology company. Its pioneering product suite provides 1.2 billion people in developing countries with affordable and secure access to digital services on their mobile devices. Upstream’s Zero-D service provides free access to the internet essentials to 250 million mobile users in Latin America and Africa even when they have run out of data. Upstream works with over 60 mobile operators, across more than 45 high growth markets, leveraging their unique assets to boost and create new revenue streams in the data era.

Clearvision is now ISO 27001 certified

The road to certification was driven by Clearvision’s expansion of cloud services, and growth in customer base

Southampton, UK / Philadelphia, USA, 14 October 2019 – Award winning software services company and Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner Clearvision, were awarded the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management System standard, following a successful audit.

Certification includes the provision of software licenses and services to Atlassian’s suite of tools, in addition to:

  • Cloud Hosting
  • Training
  • Skilled contractors
  • Consultancy
  • Technical support

Gerald Tombs, Clearvision CEO explains, “Over the past few years, Clearvision’s estate of cloud customers has grown considerably. Expanding our portfolio of offerings has driven us to invest greatly in ensuring industry leading security standards are in place for our customers. Qualifying for ISO 27001 international certification is a natural result of that continuous investment and commitment.”

In addition to their long standing partnership with Atlassian, Clearvision are an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Select Consulting Partner. Their certification ensures customers benefit from the highest security standards that many partners fail to obtain.

Managing the ISO 27001:2013 project
The successful implementation of ISO 27001 was achieved via Atlassian software, Confluence. The platform allowed the project team the ability to successfully navigate complexities, to ensure that the documentation would always be consistent, current and coherent.

Additional information on Clearvision’s ISO 27001:2013 project can be found here: https://www.clearvision-cm.com/blog/clearvision-are-officially-iso27001-certified/

About Clearvision
Clearvision is a software services company responsible for providing software development teams with the best tools to help them reach their full potential. As an Atlassian Platinum Solution partner and AWS Select Consulting Partner, Clearvision delivers licensing, cloud hosting, support, consultancy and training services to organisations across multiple industries and geographies. Additional information is available at: https://www.clearvision-cm.com/. Press contact: Filipa Firmino: ffirmino@clearvision-cm.com

About ISO 27001:2013
Additional information about the ISO standards can be found here: https://www.iso.org/

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