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    SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - July 29, 2013) - The Commonwealth of Kentucky announced today it has selected Parchment, the leader in eTranscript exchange, to enable "Kentucky eTranscript," the statewide electronic transcript initiative, with the goal of making the entire college admissions process easier and encouraging more students to pursue a postsecondary education.

    "The statewide adoption of electronic transcripts will streamline the college admissions process, in some cases allowing students to complete the process totally online," said Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson. "The eTranscript system will be easy for our students to use, and it will reduce costs and save time for all parties."

    Kentucky's eTranscript is provided free to high school students, school districts, colleges and universities by a collaboration among the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE), the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). Several Kentucky secondary schools and universities provided input to create a common transcript as part of this initiative.

    Beginning this academic year, Kentucky public high school students can electronically send their transcripts to any Kentucky postsecondary institution at no cost; all 50 are participating members of Parchment Exchange. Jefferson County will be the first to make the system available district-wide. By the end of the year, Kentucky eTranscript should be available to students in public and private high schools across the state, as school districts are phased in and go live with the system.

    "Parchment's mission is to support student success, and one of the ways we do that is by easing the process through which high school transcripts are sent to colleges. Thanks to this decision by Kentucky leaders, students in Kentucky now have a leg up on the higher education ladder," said Matthew Pittinsky, CEO, Parchment.

    Kentucky eTranscript is an example of a growing, national trend by states to adopt eTranscripts and move toward digital credentials. Inclusive of Kentucky, Parchment powers eight statewide eTranscript initiatives. The others are in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

    About Parchment
    Parchment is the leader in electronic transcript (eTranscript) exchange, allowing learners and institutions to collect, analyze, use and share their education credentials in simple and secure ways. More than 7,700 active member high schools and postsecondary institutions, including 8 statewide initiatives, have exchanged nearly 10 million transcripts using Parchment Exchange. Founded in 2003, Parchment Inc. is a venture-backed company headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, with offices in Roseville, CA, Denver, CO, Grand Rapids, MI and Washington, DC.


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    NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - July 29, 2013) - Outbrain today announced that Ziff Davis, the internet's #1 publisher in the technology, gaming and men's lifestyle categories, and #31 in comScore's Top 100 properties, will utilize its leading content recommendation platform, Outbrain Engage. This partnership will support Ziff Davis' continuing drive to further build reader engagement across its market-leading portfolio of consumer focused web properties. Outbrain Engage will be the exclusive content recommendation provider for Ziff Davis' family of sites, which includes PCMag, IGN and AskMen and receives 36.5 million monthly unique visitors in the US and 117 million worldwide according to comScore.

    Outbrain has pioneered an algorithmic approach to content discovery, resulting in an ability to understand Ziff Davis' audience and serve readers with the most interesting and relevant content on the web. This strategy leads to increased revenues via paid links to trusted content from third-party publishers along with higher audience engagement that will ultimately result in increased ad inventory.

    "In selecting a content discovery partner, we wanted to achieve two goals that are often difficult to reconcile: maximizing our revenue while preserving our user experience with relevant and high quality content. Outbrain has proven to be an excellent fit on both counts," said Anurag Harsh, Ziff Davis' senior vice president of business development.

    "At Outbrain, providing quality content to readers is core to everything we do, and we are proud to be working with a publisher that shares in that mission," said Josh Feller, senior vice president of business development at Outbrain. "Ziff Davis' audience of enthusiasts are some of the most passionate around, and we're looking forward to helping them discover even more amazing content that meets their interests."

    About Ziff Davis
    Ziff Davis, Inc. is the leading digital media company specializing in the technology, gaming and men's lifestyle categories, reaching over 117 million unique visitors per month. Ziff Davis sites include IGN.com, PCMag.com, AskMen.com, ComputerShopper.com, ExtremeTech.com, Geek.com, LogicBuy.com and Toolbox.com. Ziff Davis also operates NetShelter, the largest community of technology publishers dedicated to consumer electronics, computing and mobile communications. Ziff Davis B2B is a leading provider of online research to enterprise buyers and high-quality leads to IT vendors.

    About Outbrain
    Outbrain (www.outbrain.com), the leading content discovery platform, is on a mission to help readers find the most interesting content online, while giving publishers and brands the ability to reach a highly engaged audience. Using personalized links, Outbrain recommends content across a network of more than 700 premium publishers, including CNN, Fox News, Hearst, Rolling Stone, US Weekly and Fast Company. Links to content on a publisher's own site increase stickiness, while links to high-quality third-party content increase site traffic and generate revenue. Outbrain is currently installed on more than 100,000 sites and generates more than 100 billion recommendations per month. Founded in 2006, the company is headquartered in New York, with 13 offices globally, including the U.S., U.K., Israel, Singapore and Australia.


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    BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwired - July 29, 2013) - Arbor Networks Inc., a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, today released data on distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack trends for the first half of 2013. The data shows that DDoS continues to be a global threat, with a clear increase in attack size, speed and complexity.

    "ATLAS gives us tremendous visibility end-to-end across the Internet," said Darren Anstee, Solutions Architect for Arbor Networks. "What we see on a daily basis is an escalation in the size, frequency and complexity of attacks. The resiliency of this attack vector is incredible, and with all of the tools available today that enable anyone to launch or participate in attacks, we don't see a slow down at all."

    KEY FINDINGS: Trending Up

    • Average Bits Per Second (BPS) attack size is up 43% so far this year, 46.5% of attacks now over 1Gbps, a jump of 13.5% from 2012
    • Proportion of attacks in the 2 - 10Gbps range more than doubles, from 14.78% to 29.8%
    • Proportion of attacks now over 10Gbps increased 41.6% YTD
    • In the first half of 2013 we have seen more than double the TOTAL number of attacks over 20Gbps we saw in the whole of 2012!

    KEY FINDINGS: Trending Down

    • Attack durations are trending shorter, 86% now last less than one hour
    • Packets Per Second (PPS) attacks sizes seem to be trending downward, reversing the strong growth trend seen in late 2011 and through 2012.

    "The increasing volume of highly visible attacks, including a mix of politically motivated attacks, state-sponsored electronic warfare, social activism, organized crime, and good old fashioned pointless mischief and mayhem is being driven by the easy availability of bots/botnets for hire and easily distributed crowd-sourced attack tools," said Jeff Wilson, principal network security analyst with Infonetics Research.

    World Leader in DDoS Prevention
    Arbor Networks customers include the world's leading Internet service providers and many of the largest enterprise networks in use today. According to a report published in June 2013 from Infonetics Research titled, "DDoS Prevention Appliance Market Outlook," Arbor Networks was cited as top supplier of DDoS prevention solutions overall, as well as in the Carrier, Enterprise and Mobile market segments.

    ATLAS® Overview
    ATLAS (Active Threat Level Analysis System) is a truly innovative, one-of-a-kind Internet monitoring system. ATLAS is a collaborative effort with 270+ service providers who have agreed to share anonymous traffic data on an hourly basis with Arbor's Security Engineering & Response Team -- ASERT. This data, totaling 35Tbps, is enhanced by Arbor's global honeypot network of 45+ sensors in the dark, unused address space of provider customer networks. That information is aggregated, analyzed by our ASERT team and fed back to our customers in the form of attack signatures, via our product deployments. The network and security intelligence delivered via ATLAS gives Arbor customers a considerable competitive advantage because of the powerful combination of the micro view of their own network (via Arbor products) together with the macro view of global Internet traffic (via ATLAS). With this unique vantage point, Arbor is ideally positioned to deliver intelligence about DDoS, malware, exploits, phishing and botnets that threaten Internet infrastructure and services.

    About Arbor Networks
    Arbor Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, including the world's leading Internet service providers and many of the largest enterprise networks in use today. Arbor's proven network security and management solutions help grow and protect customer networks, businesses and brands. Through its unparalleled, privileged relationships with worldwide service providers and global network operators, Arbor provides unequalled insight into and perspective on Internet security and traffic trends via the ATLAS® Active Threat Level Analysis System. Representing a unique collaborative effort with 270+ network operators across the globe, ATLAS enables the sharing of real-time security, traffic and routing information that informs numerous business decisions.

    For technical insight into the latest security threats and Internet traffic trends and to learn about our DDoS mitigation services, please visit our website at arbornetworks.com and visit our blog.

    Trademark Notice: Arbor Networks, Peakflow, ArbOS, How Networks Grow, ATLAS, Pravail, Arbor Optima, Cloud Signaling, the Arbor Networks logo and Arbor Networks: Smart. Available. Secure. are all trademarks of Arbor Networks, Inc. All other brand names may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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    SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - July 29, 2013) - The Independent Show -- Great Lakes Data Systems, Inc. (GLDS), the leading provider of billing, subscriber management and provisioning systems for small-to-medium global broadband providers, today announced it has completed integration between its WinCable® subscriber management and billing system and Ignite Payments, a wholly owned subsidiary of First Data, credit card processing platform using the GGe4 (First Data's premiere processing gateway). The combined solution will offer additional cost-effective credit card processing options to hundreds of GLDS customers nation-wide.

    Ignite Payments was recently selected by BizUnite & the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) as a preferred processing partner with exclusive, pre-negotiated rates for NCTC members. With the new billing system integration, GLDS will help operators further minimize credit card processing expenses and ensure greater customer satisfaction.

    Commenting on the partnership, Ignite Payments' agent Jerry Smith said, "We are excited about this partnership. We have been working towards it for some time. As one of the largest payment processors in the nation, Ignite Payments represents a number of associations and buying groups as a preferred vendor. NCTC has fully explored and tested our ability to deliver on our promises. Our desire to streamline payment processing for member companies in order to maximize efficiency and ultimately improve profitability creates a synergy between the three organizations, which transforms into a win-win-win for all stakeholders. We are very excited for the opportunity to demonstrate our gratitude through the superb service and savings for members which have made us a recognized leader in our industry."

    "While GLDS has long offered multiple credit card processing channels, our support for the Ignite Payments solution was driven largely by a desire to bring more competitive options to the market," said GLDS' President Garrick Russell. "NCTC support for Ignite Payments made integrating with them a no-brainer. GLDS has invested considerable resources to ensure we provide our customers with efficient, cost effective ways of managing payment processing, and we're proud to be working with Ignite Payments to help further that goal."

    With proven interfaces with more than 70 partner companies across all service verticals, GLDS provides small to medium-sized operators with tier-one functionality at much lower prices than its tier-one competitors. Solutions from GLDS include both stand-alone and cloud-based billing, subscriber management, field management and provisioning software.

    About Ignite Payments
    Ignite Payments offers small and mid-size businesses merchant accounts that enable you to accept nearly every type of payment solution to give your business the tools it needs to succeed. Ignite Payments uses First Data's processing engine. First Data makes buying and selling easier. Many of you do business with First Data every day, although you may not realize it. Whether you're writing a check at the gas station, using your ATM/debit card to pay for groceries, buying a book online, getting cash out of an ATM, paying for dinner with your credit card or using a gift card to purchase something special, chances are your transaction is moved quickly and securely by First Data.

    About Great Lakes Data Systems
    Great Lakes Data Systems, Inc. (GLDS) provides small-to-medium broadband providers with market-leading billing, subscriber management and provisioning solutions. GLDS' in-house and cloud-based solutions feature Digital & IPTV Authorization, VOD, convergent service provisioning, Credit Card/ACH processing and multi-touch customer self-care. GLDS has installed software for more than 400 operators in 49 U.S. states and 44 countries worldwide, offering "tier-one" features at significantly lower prices. For more information, visit www.glds.com.

    WinCable is a registered trademark and WinForce tech, CableAnytime and WinCAP are trademarks of Great Lakes Data Systems, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

    © 2013 First Data Corporation. All Rights Reserved. All trademarks, service marks and trade names referenced in this material are the property of their respective owners. Ignite Payments, LLC is a registered ISO/MSP of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Walnut Creek, CA. CAMELBACK is an independent sales agent for Ignite Payments.


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    LOS ANGELES, CA and PLAINVIEW, NY--(Marketwired - July 29, 2013) - Pivot (Pivot.tv), Participant Media's new network targeting Millennials (18-34), today announced at a gathering of the country's television critics, that NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN), the leading enabler and provider of live and on-demand content to Internet-connected devices, had been selected to design and deliver the new cable network's downloadable interactive app which will allow Pivot's content to be delivered to multiple digital devices. Pivot, set to launch on August 1st, has licensed NeuLion's TV Everywhere Platform for the Pivot TV App, which will offer its entertainment programming, live and on-demand, to authenticated Pay TV subscribers and broadband-only subscribers.

    "We wanted to give our audience a clear choice of how, when and where they can consume Pivot programming," said Jon Rees, Senior Vice President, Technology, Pivot. "We selected NeuLion based on their ability to deliver a great experience for viewers and provide us with the flexibility of accommodating our business model. NeuLion's platform will also allow us to provide features to the Pivot audience that will let them go deeper and get more engaged with our programming."

    "NeuLion is excited to have been selected to provide Pivot with our TV Everywhere platform," said Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of NeuLion. "Television consumption has become a new interactive and dynamic experience -- it is no longer simply a passive activity. Consumers want to personalize how they choose to consume media, and the app created by Pivot and NeuLion aims to give a variety of choices that suits Millennials' viewing preferences." 

    About Neulion
    NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN) offers a true end-to-end solution for delivering live and on-demand content to any Internet-connected device. NeuLion enables content owners and distributors, as well as cable operators and broadcasters, to optimally address the massive consumer demand for viewing video content on laptops, smartphones, iPads and other connected devices. NeuLion's sports customers include major sports leagues, colleges and universities, regional networks and broadcasters. NeuLion's technology also provides innovative solutions to general entertainment companies and broadcasters. NeuLion is based in Plainview, NY. For more information about NeuLion, visit www.neulion.com.

    About Pivot 
    Pivot (Pivot.tv), launching August 1st, is a new television network from Participant Media serving passionate Millennials (18-34) with a diverse slate of talent and a mix of original series, acquired programming, films and documentaries. Pivot focuses on entertainment that sparks conversation, inspires change and illuminates issues through engaging content and, through its website TakePart.com, connects audiences to a wealth of content and customizable actions. Pivot is also changing the media landscape, available via traditional Pay TV subscription and integrating a Live and on demand streaming option via its interactive, downloadable Pivot APP. In both content and delivery, Pivot is TV for The New Greatest Generation. Follow Pivot on Twitter at twitter.com/pivot_tv and on Facebook at facebook.com/pivottelevision.

    About Participant Media
    Participant is a global entertainment company founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll to focus on feature film, television, publishing and digital content that inspires social change. 

    Participant's more than 40 films include GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK, SYRIANA, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, FOOD, INC., WAITING FOR 'SUPERMAN', THE HELP, CONTAGION and LINCOLN. Through its films, social action campaigns, digital network TakePart.com and Pivot, its new television network for Millennials, Participant seeks to entertain, encourage and empower every individual to take action.

    Forward-Looking Statements
     
    Certain statements herein are forward-looking statements and represent NeuLion's current intentions in respect of future activities. These statements, in addressing future events and conditions, involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of the words "will," "expect," "seek," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," and "intend" and statements that an event or result "may," "will," "can,""should," "could," or "might" occur or be achieved and other similar expressions. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this release are based upon what management believes to be reasonable assumptions, NeuLion cannot assure readers that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. These forward looking statements are made as of the date of this release and NeuLion assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law. Many factors could cause NeuLion's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including: our ability to realize some or all of the anticipated benefits of our partnerships; general economic and market segment conditions; our customers' subscriber levels and financial health; our continued relationships with our content partners; competitor activity; product capability and acceptance rates; technology changes; regulatory changes; foreign exchange risk; interest rate risk; and credit risk. These factors should be considered carefully and readers should not place undue reliance on the forward looking statements. A more detailed assessment of the risks that could cause actual results to materially differ from current expectations is contained in the "Risk Factors" section of NeuLion's most recent annual report on Form 10-K available on www.sec.gov and filed on www.sedar.com as well as in NeuLion's most recent annual MD&A filed on www.sedar.com.


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    Source: A1QA Software Testing Company

    Austin, TX, July 30, 2013 --(PR.com)-- A1QA, an Austin based, independent global provider of QA and testing services, was confirmed for compliance with ISO/IEC 27001:2005 standard by “Russian Register,” the biggest and the most recognized Russian based independent certification body.

    ISO/IEC 27001:2005 is an internationally accepted standard for Information Security management with emphasis on prevention of data security problems. The Standard is a formalized and independent framework, which enables to assess a company’s data management system correctly, as well as provides an approach to evaluate, implement and maintain data security on the highest level.

    According to the feedback, received from “Russian Register” auditors, during the certification process A1QA has proved strong qualifications in data security management and information protection, providing a systematic approach and a structure for continuous process improvement. Furthermore, A1QA company maturity in information protection was highly regarded by certification auditors.

    Compliance with ISO/IEC 27001:2005 standard is a firm evidence of A1QA expertise, skills and responsible approach for safeguarding the vulnerable data and it proves the completeness and accuracy of data processing methods.

    A1QA (www.a1qa.com) is leading software QA and testing company, with more than 10 years’ experience and 300 successfully implemented projects. A1QA provides full-cycle QA and testing services, including automation and security (PCI DSS, OWASP); acceptance testing of corporate IS; QA consulting and production related processes. Domain focus and expertise: independent testing of complex systems and software products across TEM, FS and CPRD industries.

    Contact Information:
    A1QA Software Testing Company
    Denis Kostusev
    +1 (512) 501 3620
    Contact via Email
    www.a1qa.com
    5910 Courtyard Drive, Ste. 170,
    Austin, TX 78731

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    Source: Qubot Ltd

    Perth, Australia, July 30, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Following two years of development, in-house and in the field, this new analysis tool has been released to the market.

    Major search engines, including Google, have been releasing updates to their algorithms: these have reduced the effectiveness of some of the historically reliable methods to improve rankings, in favour of good content. That is, the Google machine is now reading each website and using the relevance and applicability of the content to grade the performance of a site in a search result.

    The Qubot report analyses a specific webpage (url) and search keywords, generating a list (typically 30 or more) terms, phrases and words that will improve the performance of that page in that search. The words are weighted on relevancy – higher weighting terms are likely to have more effect. These words will easily be included into the existing texts with only minor re-wording, and that is all that is required. Websites competing in highly competitive environments will do better to include as many suggested words as possible.

    For those wishing to know more about how this technology works, it is based on three core competencies:

    Language: The team at Qubot have generated machine code for the reading of English text – that is, extracting the topics from each phrase. This included mapping the entire English language in a relational database.

    Crawler: This is the automated reviewing of referenced sites, and harvesting content for analysis. In some cases this includes multiple searches and browsing of websites numbering many hundreds.

    Formulation: Qubot has developed the formula for processing the data collected, analysing the relevance of each piece of content and recommending the words and phrases required to improve relevancy score and so too search engine performance. This process is iterative and constantly improving. Effectively each search result provides a new set of answers, so the formula is constantly tweaked to match a moving target.

    Report generation is processor intensive, but report generation is mostly done in less than 10 minutes. All report activities are cloud based with a log-on procedure, with no software download or installation required.

    More information and access to the reports can be found on the Qubot website. You may wish to refer your SEO professional to this technology.

    www.qubot.com.au

    Contact Information:
    Qubot Ltd
    Brett Futcher
    +61406065053
    Contact via Email
    www.qubot.com.au

    Read the full story here: http://www.pr.com/press-release/505650

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    Source: Aras Corporation

    Andover, MA, July 30, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that North Sea Electronics, a developer of electronic control systems headquartered in Bergen, Norway, has selected the Aras solution suite for product lifecycle management.

    As a provider of end-to-end electronic solutions, including circuit design, layout, assembly and testing, North Sea Electronics (NSE) jumpstarted its Aras implementation with the Electronics and High Tech (EHT) application from Aras Gold Certified Partner Minerva.

    NSE specializes in development of high temperature electronics for harsh environments, such as downhole applications for the oil and gas industry. The portfolio of electronic boards includes among others high voltage motor controllers, telemetry (communication) system, processor boards and miscellaneous I/O boards. NSE also develops software for realtime-, control- and datalogging applications. For more information please visit http://www.nse.no

    “We downloaded Aras and began using it on our own,” said Geir Lasse Kaldestad, General Manager at North Sea Electronics. “We quickly realized the advantage of the Aras subscription, both in terms of speed of implementation and advanced functionality, and became a subscriber. With Aras, we have a complete view of our product record across all disciplines, a better way of making and communicating changes, and the ability to give our partners and suppliers system access on a need-to-know basis,” concluded Kaldestad.

    About Minerva
    Founded in 1996, Minerva specializes in the development and implementation of Enterprise solutions in both PLM and ERP. Established as Europe’s largest Aras implementation partner, Minerva offers a full range of PLM services, productivity tools, integrations and complete industry solutions. The company works closely with its customers, challenging ineffective modes of operation and providing insight and expertise to drive results and help customers reach their business objectives. For additional information visit www.minerva-plm.com/aras/home

    About Aras
    Aras is the leading provider of enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions. Freedom from licensing eliminates up-front expenses and per user costs while superior technology makes Aras the most advanced enterprise PLM solution suite available. Customers include Motorola, Freudenberg, GE, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin, Textron and TEVA Pharmaceuticals. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. For additional information visit www.aras.com or follow us on Twitter @aras_plm

    Product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

    Contact Information:
    Aras Corporation
    Marc Lind
    978-691-8900
    Contact via Email
    http://www.aras.com

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    MCLEAN, VA, July 30, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Acknowledging that companies are often resistant to change, Corcentric, a leading provider of Accounts Payable automation and e-invoicing solutions, lists the 10 top reasons why companies should implement AP automation into their AP processes in their latest blog. Battling back the concerns of expense, time, and a need for too much IT involvement, Corcentric pinpoints how these concerns are meaningless with the following list:

    1. The AP department can take on a more strategic role
    2. Automation will cut costs
    3. Controlling payables through automation will improve cash flow
    4. Early payment discounts can reduce costs
    5. AP automation technology is now tested and proven
    6. Cloud-based technologies offer faster ROI
    7. Automation and virtual invoicing streamline the approval process
    8. Automation allows for stricter external compliance with regulations like Sarbanes-Oxley
    9. Supplier on-boarding is quick and easy
    10. Getting executive approval is much easier when CFOs and Managers can see the obvious financial outcomes
    The blog also allows readers to download Corcentric's asset, "10 Reasons AP Automation Makes Sense," which goes into greater detail on each of the above reasons.

    The Corcentric blog is a knowledge center for accounts payable professionals to explore automation best practices along with the latest trends and news in financial process automation.

    View Corcentric's latest blog http://bit.ly/10reasonsAPautomation

    About Corcentric
    For more than 15 years, Corcentric's cloud-based financial process automation solutions have revolutionized how the world's largest organizations manage and protect their financial assets. By connecting best practices with deep expertise, Corcentric's ground-breaking Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable automation solutions have enabled organizations to reduce costs, streamline processes, and provide unmatched visibility executives need to make critical business decisions.

    Learn more at www.corcentric.com or call 888.525.7677.



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    PHILADELPHIA, PA, July 30, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- A recent article from NDTV claims to offer the "Ten Commandments" of successful stock market investing--and it has won the comment of partners from 1Wealth Solutions. In a new statement to the press, the investment professionals at 1Wealth Solutions offer affirmation for some of these "commandments," and add their own suggestions for budding stock market investors.

    Says the NDTV article, "These commandments strictly followed can make you a successful investor; make you richer. The successful legendary investors like Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffet have followed these principles, so why not you?" According to 1Wealth Solutions, the tips listed here represent some very well established methodologies. "The commandments mentioned are all sound advice but simply formulating a trading style is the easy part and doesn't guarantee success on the stock market. We show clients how to find stocks that are going up, and that's the most important part of all," the company says.

    The first guideline offered in the NDTV article is for the investor to determine a systematic investment plan, and then to stick to it. Regarding this point, 1Wealth Solutions agrees. "Certainly, sticking to the 1Wealth investment strategies has brought consistent yields for our investors," the company offers.

    Regarding other tips, the company offers alternatives for time-poor investors. For example, NDTV urges investors to do thorough research into companies before buying their stocks--a tip that 1Wealth Solutions says can be challenging for busy or inexperienced investors. "By using the 1Wealth Solutions software, investors can forgo the need to research specific companies, and instead allow the software to complete the analysis automatically. All investments made through our system factor in ten years of historical performance alongside current market trends and forecasts," the company states.

    The article goes on to advise investors to maintain open-mindedness regarding various companies, noting that even a seemingly promising start-up can really be a bad stock.

    1Wealth Solutions agrees. "It's critical to look at actual market performance, not to simply invest in companies that feel good or that seem like they ought to be good bets," the company states.

    NDTV also advises investors to consider the tax ramifications of various stocks, another point with which 1Wealth partners agree. "Making investment decisions based on tax considerations may prove counter-productive," the article notes. "However, minimizing taxes and maximizing returns after taxation is something we help all our clients achieve."

    The last of the so-called "Ten Commandments" of investing encourages investors to adopt long-term views, something that 1Wealth Solutions critiques. "Certainly, we agree that investors should look to generate lifelong revenues, which the investors who use our system absolutely do," the company affirms. "With that said, we do not believe the only way to success is a 'buy and hold' philosophy, and we encourage investors to keep abreast of what the markets are doing now, look for immediate returns and not just to cast their gaze toward the future."

    The NDTV article concludes with a note that individuals should look to establish themselves as profitable investors, not just to settle for making profits on single transactions here and there. On this final point, 1Wealth Solutions agrees. The company says "we are all about doing the little things right over and over, until we create a habit of strong performance".

    1Wealth Solutions offer a trading platform that empowers Australian investors to generate lifetime wealth.

    ABOUT:

    1Wealth Solutions offers stock market software that provides maximum accuracy and efficiency to corporate and individual stock market traders. The company, 1Wealth Solutions, has been in Australia since 2003 and has developed a solid reputation for getting results. Their investment hub is based in Sydney, with offices spread across countries all over the world. The vision of 1Wealth Solutions is to partner investors with the technological tools and financial strategies they need to generate consistent stock market revenues, and ultimately to generate lifelong earnings.



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    Source: NETWAYS GmbH

    Nuremberg, Germany, July 30, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Leading carmaker AUDI AG has chosen the open source specialists, NETWAYS GmbH to help migrate their monitoring systems to Icinga.

    Faced with a disruptive release upgrade and high license costs, Audi appointed NETWAYS to assist in their monitoring migration and found the ideal replacement for their proprietary Tivoli monitoring system in Icinga.

    The open source monitoring solution was chosen for its high scalability, flexibility in customization, easy implementation as a distributed system and ability to integrate into existing infrastructure. Set against other modular open source solutions such as Nagios, Icinga was preferred for its freely customizable Icinga Web user interface and its transparent, continuous development.

    In an ongoing project NETWAYS gradually phased in the new Icinga monitoring system to cover over 10,000 hosts and 50,000 services. The scale of Audi’s IT environment presented an administrative burden of the same magnitude. A new approach to configuration and systems management was called for.

    Collaboration between Audi and NETWAYS teams produced LConf – an LDAP based configuration management tool to display the entire IT environment in a tree directory. It also enabled configurations to be managed via drag and drop in its interface and allowed maintenance tasks to be automated through scripts.

    Based on more than 20,000 entries regarding hosts, services and contacts, the configuration tool generated around half a million LDAP queries. Despite this volume of data, LConf reduced the configuration workload to enable just two system administrators to centrally manage the entire monitoring system.

    With Audi’s endorsement, NETWAYS released the tool under GPLv2, contributing back to the open source community.

    LConf and Icinga Web were then complemented with customized views and notifications. Combining Active Directory authorizations with Icinga Web ‘cronk’ widgets, views were tailored for each staff member to show only relevant hosts and services. Notifications too were extended with additional details to suit the individual user.

    After the successful migration, Audi has continued to expand their Icinga monitoring system to cover its manufacturing facility in Györ. In line with Audi’s growth, the current monitoring environment of 50,000 services is anticipated to double over the next 3 years.

    For more information, the full success story is found at: http://www.netways.de/en/de/info/success_stories/

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    Notes to the Editor

    About AUDI AG
    Audi AG, headquartered in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, is one of Germany’s oldest and most established carmakers. Founded in 1909 by August Horch, the company merged in 1932 with DKW, Horch and Wanderer. Today Audi is owned by the Volkswagen group and is one of the leading, premium car manufacturers. In 2010 Audi produced over 1.15 million automobiles and more than 1.6 million motors. At the forefront of automotive innovation, Audi’s success is embodied in its mission statement and slogan: "Vorsprung durch Technik."

    For more information: www.audi.com

    About NETWAYS GmbH
    NETWAYS GmbH has been supporting companies to manage complex IT infrastructures for more than 15 years. Specializing in enterprise grade open source tools, NETWAYS ensures the smooth operation of networks, servers and applications. Solutions include availability and performance monitoring with Nagios and Icinga; service and configuration management; cluster and load balancing systems for open source data centers as well as hosting and managed services. NETWAYS offers private and hybrid cloud services based on OpenNebula, alongside OpenNebula training courses in partnership with C12G Labs.

    For more information: www.netways.de

    About Icinga
    Icinga is an enterprise grade open source monitoring system which keeps watch over a network and any conceivable network resource, notifies the user of errors and recoveries, and generates performance data for reporting. Scalable and extensible, Icinga can monitor complex, large environments across dispersed locations. Icinga is a fork of Nagios and is backward compatible.

    Though Icinga retains all the existing features of its predecessor, it builds on them to add many long awaited patches and features requested by the user community. This has culminated in standout features such as PostgreSQL and Oracle database support, improved extensibility through robust REST and plugin APIs as well as a user-friendly, dynamic web interface.

    Concurrent to improving Icinga as a fork of Nagios, the Icinga Project is also actively developing Icinga 2. There are two development branches: Icinga 1.x (Nagios fork) and Icinga 2 (Core framework replacement / Nagios rewrite).

    For more information: www.icinga.org

    Contact Information:
    NETWAYS
    Eva Häusler
    +49 911 92885-0
    Contact via Email
    www.netways.de
    Deutschherrnstr. 15-19
    D-90429 Nürnberg

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    Source: DW Practice

    Atlanta, GA, July 30, 2013 --(PR.com)-- DW Practice, LLC, a leading Atlanta based software services provider with core competencies in Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence (DW-BI) and Enterprise Application Development, announces the launch of their redesigned website, www.dwpractice.com. The new website features an improved homepage design, cleaner layout of page content, and easy to use, intuitive website navigation.

    The launch of the new website coincides with the company’s expanding its Big Data service offerings. It also compliments the company’s efforts with social media platforms to connect and build stronger relationships with both current and potential clients, employees, and partners across the globe.

    “We are extremely happy to announce the launch of our new website. The redesign is part of the continuing effort to improve the overall user experience for visitors to our website,” said Raj Koneru, President & CEO, DW Practice. “This is an exciting time for our company, our clients, our employees, and our partners. We have major expansions underway which we believe will take us to the next level of growth.”

    Headquartered in Atlanta, DW Practice has development centers across India which house over 200 employees. Some of the core services provided by DW Practice include Enterprise Data Management (DW-BI), Enterprise Application Development, QA & Testing, and Product Engineering. The company has dedicated Centers of Excellence (CoEs) in the areas of Big Data, Cloud Computing, and Mobile Technologies.

    “We would also like to take this opportunity to announce our expanded Big Data portfolio which includes services related to Assessment, Proof of Concept (POC), Architecture Design and Development, Scale-up and Maintenance,” said Laki Ponnam, Director-Business Development-Software Services Division, DW Practice. “While most companies today recognize the transformative potential of Big Data, the challenge they often face is in getting started on their Big Data initiative. With our proven experience, expertise, and thought leadership in the Big Data area, we can eliminate the steep learning curve, helping companies evaluate and implement customized Big Data solutions that deliver a high ROI.”

    DW Practice is keen to receive your feedback on their new website. Please email all comments to media @ dwpractice.com

    About DW Practice:
    DW Practice, LLC is an Atlanta based software services provider with core competencies in Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence (DW-BI), and Enterprise Application Development. DWP's mission is to provide its clients with services of highest possible value. Leveraging our strong technology expertise, deep industry knowledge, and proven delivery methodologies, we consistently deliver measurable results for our clients. We help our clients increase business performance by fully leveraging our global delivery capabilities from our best-in-class delivery centers. For more information, please visit www.dwpractice.com or email us at media @ dwpractice.com

    Contact Information:
    DW Practice
    Vivek Ramegowda
    (678) 999-8200
    Contact via Email
    www.dwpractice.com

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    SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - July 31, 2013) - Beamz Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: BZIC), an emerging growth technology company specializing in state-of-the-art interactive music products, announced today that the Depository Trust Corporation (DTC) has approved Beamz Interactive securities for DWAC/FAST transfer through the company's transfer agent, Island Stock Transfer.

    With this new stock transfer capability, shareholders can now transfer their stock electronically after buying or selling on the open market without the extra expense and delay made necessary by the physical transfer of certificates.

    "We are extremely excited about becoming DWAC/FAST eligible since it significantly facilitates trading for our investors," said Charlie Mollo, President and CEO of Beamz Interactive. "This action will provide our shareholders with new efficiencies in the market as we continue to make progress on our strategic initiatives for 2013."

    Benefits of becoming DWAC/FAST approved include reducing the time from weeks to hours for stock deposits and withdrawals into brokerage accounts while eliminating the risk associated with the loss and replacement of stock certificates.

    More information about Beamz Interactive and its products can be found on the company's web site at www.thebeamz.com.

    About Beamz Interactive, Inc.

    Based in Scottsdale, AZ, Beamz Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: BZIC) has created state-of-the-art interactive laser controller technology that can be used to develop new market opportunities in a wide variety of music, education, healthcare, gaming and consumer applications. In its first application, the Company developed an innovative new music technology and product offering that brings music to literally everyone in a way that was previously not possible. Beamz allows people that have no musical background or training to play and enjoy music within minutes, yet it has the depth to enable accomplished DJs, artists and musicians to perform, compose and create highly sophisticated interactive music. Beamz Interactive's technology portfolio includes multiple patents, patents pending and trade secrets covering interactive music, software, laser-based controllers, gaming applications and related designs and devices. For more information on Beamz, please visit: www.thebeamz.com.

    Follow Beamz on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

    For comprehensive investor relations material, including fact sheets, multimedia resources, and videos regarding Beamz, please follow the appropriate link: Investor Portal, Beamz Product Video, and Investor Fact Sheet.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release may contain forward-looking statements that reflect the Company's current expectations and projections about future results, performance, prospects and opportunities. These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the Company and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in the Company's periodic reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on its website (www.sec.gov). All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors. Other than as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update publicly or to revise these forward-looking statements.


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    NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - July 31, 2013) -  LifeApps Digital Media, Inc. (OTCQB: LFAP) is at the forefront of changing how we learn and exercise today. Millions of us worldwide love to exercise, love our sports, and have a relatively new love affair going on with our mobile devices like the iPhone, iPod and iPad, so, LifeApps is tapping into that interest with a unique approach. 

    The company is creating a next generation style interaction between its products and our technology -- namely its Golf Core Grip Workout System and our iPhone, or iPod, or iPad. By packaging its Golf Core Grip, an ergonomic grip or handle developed by leading golf fitness experts to represent your own golf club, with its free downloaded Golf Core Grip App, LifeApps is creating a uniquely personal learning experience. Even those customers without mobile Apple devices can use the Golf Core Grip by accessing the company's online solution at www.GolfWorkout.com.

    This approach will likely shape the way we train and exercise into the future -- Think of it as your own personal golf coach minus the exorbitant country club fees. With the product and the App working in concert, LifeApps is delivering to its customers a new way to exercise and a more immediate way to learn. If you are working with a coach or trainer, the App allows you to share your progress.

    As LifeApps steps up distribution for the Golf Core Grip, the company announced earlier this month that it has landed the daily deals site, Groupon, as an additional distribution channel for the product. With industry professionals, instructors, and retailers all expressing their support for the product, it's clear why Groupon would want to be a part of what should be a very popular addition to any golfer's routine. 

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    This article is the opinion of Stock Market Media Group and was written based upon publicly available information. LifeApps Digital Media, Inc. has not endorsed or compensated Stock Market Media Group for this article.


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    DUBUQUE, IA--(Marketwired - July 31, 2013) - Jeff Nemmers has joined Platinum Supplemental Insurance as a database administrator in the IT department. In this position, he is responsible for maintaining and updating the company's internal databases and servers.

    Nemmers has worked in database management in the Dubuque area and has four years of experience in his field. He received a bachelor's degree in technical management from DeVry University.

    About Platinum:
    Platinum Supplemental Insurance is one of the most innovative marketers of exclusive supplemental insurance products in the Midwest, offering custom designed products that include Cancer, Heart Attack & Stroke, Long-Term Care and Accident & Disability insurance solutions. Headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa, Platinum's growth is a direct reflection of its commitment to exceed customer expectations with excellent service and affordable products that are underwritten by highly rated companies. In addition, Platinum has proudly held an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau since 2004 for meeting the bureau's accreditation standards year after year. 

    With a solid fundamental mission to provide the best products and services to their customers, Platinum also invokes a commitment to their representatives and employees with outstanding opportunities for personal, professional and financial growth. For more information on Platinum Supplemental Insurance, please visit www.pltnm.com or contact them directly at (563) 557-2504. 


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    REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwired - July 31, 2013) - Oracle (NYSE: ORCL)

    News Summary
    With increasingly diverse and global workforces, organizations must unite employees around common strategies and goals. To help streamline operations and align employees, HR departments are leveraging innovative technologies that engage employees to perform better and smarter. Delivered in the cloud, new features and functionality in Oracle HCM and Talent Management Cloud Services can power the foundation for stronger performance, recruiting and learning.

    News Facts

    • To help businesses and organizations deliver a modern and insightful employee experience, Oracle has delivered updates to Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud and Oracle Talent Management Cloud, available in the Oracle Cloud for customers to capitalize on immediately.
    • Significant enhancements across Oracle HCM Cloud services help drive user productivity, support global adoption and deliver advanced Big Data insights.
    • From recruiting and managing talent, to accurately forecasting future workforce needs, Oracle HCM Cloud enables organizations to proactively manage HR operations while focusing on strategic business initiatives through easy-to-use, cloud-based solutions.

    Cloud Provides Flexibility, Real-Time Updates

    • Oracle has enhanced its best-in-class cloud HR software Oracle HCM Cloud, enabling organizations to:
      • Develop Comprehensive Assessments: An interactive dashboard to gauge talent within Oracle Fusion Talent Review includes the option to add multiple facilitators and the ability to measure teams or competencies more holistically by comparing people and jobs.
      • Extend Performance Management: By capturing and comparing external business data against goals, and allowing employees and managers to view regular progress on objectives, organizations can more precisely assess performance.
      • Improve Productivity: Deeper automated integrations enable organizations to easily capture additional data for their critical business flows while preserving historical information.
      • Optimize the Global Workforce: An improved user interface for what-if analysis scenario planning helps HR managers strategically place talent around the world.
      • Enhance Global Support: Additional country-specific features address statutory reporting, formats and default positions in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, the United States and the United Arab Emirates.
    • The latest version of Oracle Talent Management Cloud incorporates new, intuitive functionalities to help:
      • Enhance Talent Discovery: A consumer-friendly search interface for job listings and talent profiles on Oracle Taleo Recruiting Cloud helps recruiters and companies find and connect with qualified, interested candidates.
      • Speed Candidate Feedback: An online feedback questionnaire can reduce time-intensive feedback-gathering processes while supporting a more consistent and objective evaluation methodology.
      • Streamline Hiring: An e-offer option enables candidates to quickly and easily receive, review and accept their offer letters and packages on a secure online portal.
      • Improve Onboarding: Greater flexibility to organize and deliver onboarding materials through Oracle Learn Cloud helps organizations create a more engaging, productive experience for new hires.
      • Strengthen Compliance: New e-signature functionality in Oracle Learn Cloud supports 21 CFR Part 11 to aid reporting.
      • Enhance Talent Information: Modern social networking-style corporate directories and talent profiles, now accessible via iPad through Oracle Fusion Tap, encourage employees to provide better talent intelligence data.
    • Oracle has also announced a new release of Oracle Tap for Oracle HCM Cloud, which provides the following mobile benefits for its HCM customers:
      • A new iPhone App for Oracle HCM Cloud makes Oracle HCM Cloud accessible on to go.
      • The ability to manage approvals on the go from iPhone1 or iPad 3 increases flexibility for managers.
      • A new configurable dashboard feature enables users to personalize the application for their needs.
      • Oracle Taleo Business Edition Cloud Service, part of Oracle Talent Management Cloud, now supports Tap. This enables midsize customers to view and update requisitions, candidate profiles, employee information and employee performance goals from their mobile device.

    Supporting Quotes

    • "Cutting-edge social, mobile and online capabilities are creating the HR department of the future, and Oracle Cloud enables our customers to harness this innovation today," said Gretchen Alarcon, vice president, Oracle HCM strategy. "By managing global human capital in the cloud with user-friendly solutions, our customers can discover and develop the best talent. This extends the strategic value of HR and helps businesses gain a competitive edge."
    • "Our organization has relied on Oracle Taleo for years, regularly updating to capture the value of new functionality and innovations in the latest versions," said Sue Kasprzak, senior corporate applications advisor, CTG. "The quality of code being delivered has improved with each feature pack, to the point where cloud upgrades are routine and rarely disrupt our critical talent management projects."
    • "To deliver high quality, nutritious cereals at a low cost, MOM Brands is constantly looking to pass the savings on to our customers," said Michelle Newman, SPHR, talent acquisition manager, MOM Brands. "We're excited to expand our early adopter rollout of Oracle Taleo Business Edition on Oracle Fusion TAP, enabling our HR team to leverage business insights at their fingertips."

    Supporting Resources

    Oracle Cloud Solutions
    Oracle provides the industry's broadest and most complete portfolio of public, private and hybrid cloud offerings. Oracle Cloud delivers a broad suite of subscription-based, enterprise-grade Application Services, Platform Services, Infrastructure Services and Social Services. Oracle also provides a comprehensive portfolio of cloud products and managed cloud services for IT providers to build and manage clouds.

    About Oracle Fusion Applications
     
    Oracle Fusion Applications are 100% open standards-based business applications that provide a new standard for the way we innovate, work and adopt technology. Delivered as a complete suite of modular applications, Oracle Fusion Applications work together with existing applications portfolio to evolve business to a new level of performance.

    About Oracle
    Oracle engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), visit www.oracle.com.

    Trademarks
    Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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    ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - July 31, 2013) - Cirrity, the secure and compliant cloud service provider, ranks among the world's Top 100 Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), according to Nine Lives Media's third-annual Talkin' Cloud 100 report. The Top 100 CSPs generated more than $15.7 billion in combined cloud services revenues in 2012, up nearly 37 percent, according to the report, which is available now by visiting http://www.talkincloud.com/tc100.

    "We are pleased to crack the Top 100 Cloud Services Providers during our first full year as an independent company," said Andrew Albrecht, Chief Operating Officer of Cirrity. "When the top three are Salesforce.com, Amazon and Microsoft, you're in very good company."

    Cirrity was spun out of BlueWave Computing, a highly regarded managed service provider (MSP) in Atlanta. This gives Cirrity deep insight into the needs of MSPs and other channel partners, said Albrecht. Cirrity recently rolled out vStream™, a Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) managed solution that automates real-time disaster recovery to the cloud. vStream operates on a secure and compliant cloud infrastructure built on enterprise-class hardware, and is PCI and HIPAA compliant.

    vStream assures information-dependent organizations in industries such as financial, commercial, healthcare and enterprise that their data is completely safe and readily available should a system failure take place. vStream offers the industry's best recovery times, with Recovery Point Objective (RPO) in seconds and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) in minutes, and eliminates the need to match storage-to-storage hardware.

    The Talkin' Cloud 100 report is based on data from Talkin' Cloud's online survey, conducted January through May 2013. The Talkin' Cloud 100 report recognizes top cloud service providers based on such metrics as annual cloud services revenue growth (both in actual dollars and in percentage growth rates).

    "Nine Lives Media and Talkin' Cloud congratulate Cirrity," said Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton. "The Talkin' Cloud 100 honor arrives amid a land grab in the cloud computing market. And the Talkin' Cloud 100 companies are leading that land grab."

    Talkin' Cloud, produced by Nine Lives Media, is the go-to resource for CSPs, VARs and MSPs profiting from cloud computing. Talkin' Cloud features a daily blog, research, Channel Expert Hour Webcasts and FastChat videos. It is the first online media destination for channel partners working in the cloud.

    About Cirrity
    Cirrity is a channel-focused cloud services provider supporting managed services providers (MSPs), value-added resellers (VARs) and independent software vendors (ISVs) with highly scalable and geographically redundant enterprise class infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platforms. Cirrity's industry-leading SLAs and high performance infrastructure, combined with a security and compliance focus, provides partners and customers with a secure and highly available platform to leverage the advantages of cloud computing. Cirrity provides exceptional service with the goal of building long-term, mutually successful relationships. www.cirrity.com

    About Nine Lives Media
    Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton (www.penton.com), defines emerging IT markets and disrupts established IT markets. The company's IT channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor (www.MSPmentor.net), The VAR Guy (www.TheVARguy.com) and Talkin' Cloud (www.TalkinCloud.com).

    About Penton
    For millions of business owners and decision-makers, Penton makes the difference every day. We engage our professional users by providing actionable ideas and insights, data and workflow tools, community and networking, both in person and virtually, all with deep relevance to their specific industries. We then activate this engagement by connecting users with tens of thousands of targeted providers of products and services to help drive business growth. Learn more about our company at www.penton.com.

    Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.


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    LAS VEGAS, NV and OVERLAND PARK, KS--(Marketwired - July 31, 2013) - BLACK HAT USA 2013 -- FireMon, the leading provider of security management and risk analysis solutions, today announced that the first half of 2013 was the most successful period in company history. On the heels of a record-setting 2012, in the past six months FireMon has achieved milestones that have propelled the company to its fastest ever start.

    Highlights include:

    Corporate Achievements

    • 140% revenue growth year-over-year fueled by global adoption of Security Manager in markets including North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia-Pacific.
    • Company posted the largest quarter in its history in Q2 2013.
    • Won over 70 new customers in healthcare, energy, finance, media, manufacturing, education, transportation and retail verticals, the U.S. federal government and managed services providers worldwide.
    • Tapped Albert Nieves as Vice President of Federal Sales to oversee the continued growth of FireMon's federal business and adoption of Security Manager by federal agencies.
    • Appointed Ruby Khaira as Regional Manager for UK, Northern Europe and India to drive new customer and partner relationships, as well as support existing engagements.
    • Named Newton Monteiro to lead company operations in fast growing Latin America.
    • Penetrated several new geographies including China, South Korea and the Middle East.

    "I am incredibly proud of the team's ability to innovate, adapt and drive such impressive growth," said Jody Brazil, President and CTO of FireMon. "Our customers come to us not just because we can tell them if a firewall rule is out of date or a policy change has opened access to a critical asset, they come to us because we can identify all of the inconsistencies, errors and actions associated with their security posture -- and tell them what this means collectively to their business in terms of real and tangible risks. We identified this critical need first and pioneered the most advanced solution in the industry, and now that foresight is putting us in incredibly high demand. We look forward to building on the tremendous momentum of the first half of 2013 and carrying that through the rest of the year."

    Channel Success

    • Bolstered its Federal channel program with several new partners including Dyntek, immixGroup, Net Source, and Three Wire Systems.

    • Expanded coverage in North America with 11 new channel partners, including Accudata, Conexsys, The Herjavec Group, Infogressive, Jacadis, NH & A, Proficio, Sharper Technologies, and Torus Technologies.

    • Built out its Latin America presence with 9 new channel partners, including Core One, eBTel, ETEK Novared, Murc IT, NCT Informatica, Security4IT, SecureSoft, Virtu Tecnologica, and Vitara.

    • Received the coveted 5-Star Partner rating in CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide for its channel commitment, breadth of program offerings and wealth of partner resources.

    • Honored by CRN as one of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel, Vice President of Channels Todd DeBell was named a CRN Channel Chief for the second consecutive year.

    "The challenges to our nation's information technology systems, networks, and critical infrastructure continue to proliferate, as both internal and external threats relentlessly test DoD, intelligence and civilian agency network security," said Christopher Wilkinson, Director, Cyber Security Technologies at immixGroup. "Add the recent sequestration to the mix and it becomes increasingly important to automate the manual processes that bog analysts down, so they are able to focus on proactive risk assessment and remediation to improve security levels. FireMon is part of our cyber security portfolio and we are excited to work with a strategic technology solution that provides government agencies the scalability and performance needed to strengthen their cyber security posture."

    "Some solutions just calculate a threat score -- that doesn't help clean up a dated firewall rule base or translate to a better security posture," said Mark Jones, CEO of SOS Security, A Forsythe Company. "Our customers require solutions that provide the depth of analysis that enables them to more efficiently identify, measure and remediate the network security infrastructure vulnerabilities that could potentially put their critical assets at risk. These are the hallmarks of Security Manager, and why we elected to partner with FireMon."

    Technology Prowess

    • Launched Security Manager 7.0 -- the first policy and risk management platform to support the Object Management Group's Business Process Model and Notation 2.0 standard -- helping security and operations teams more quickly identify, assess and prioritize changes in security posture, and better understand and address business risk.

    • Celebrated by Homeland Security Today as one of the Rising 10 of 2013 in recognition of Security Manager's continuous monitoring capabilities.

    • Awarded "5 Stars" and lauded by SC Magazine for advanced design, as "in the management interface we noticed the true power of this product. To start, the interface is elegantly designed and quite intuitive to navigate. We found it easy to add devices and begin the process of analysis. We also found this product to include a multitude of automation and visual analysis capabilities. Overall, we found this product to be quite comprehensive in features and functionality for complete policy management."

    • Integrated Security Manager with QualysGuard Vulnerability Management, enabling customers to analyze their security postures across large network security infrastructures, evaluate remediation efforts through attack simulation, and view the impact of their actions to reduce risk and meet compliance regulations.

    FireMon is exhibiting at Black Hat USA 2013, Las Vegas, July 31 and August 1 in booth #625.

    About FireMon
    FireMon is the industry leader in providing enterprises, government and managed services providers with advanced security management solutions that deliver deeper visibility and tighter control over their network security infrastructure. The integrated FireMon solution suite -- Security Manager, Policy Planner and Risk Analyzer -- enables customers to identify network risk, proactively prevent access to vulnerable assets, clean up firewall policies, automate compliance, strengthen security throughout the organization, and reduce the cost of security operations. For more information, visit http://www.firemon.com.

    Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FireMon, or Twitter at http://twitter.com/FireMon, or LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/firemon, or on our blog at http://www.firemon.com/blog.


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    AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - July 31, 2013) -  Data Foundry announced today that Tangoe (NASDAQ: TNGO) selected its DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) solution to help it proactively mitigate potential DDoS attacks. 

    A DDoS Attack is an attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users by generating an overwhelming amount of traffic to web servers. This is not to be confused with a security breach where hackers gain access to an organizations IT infrastructure to capture sensitive information and cause damage. However, a DDoS attack could be a starting point for those intent on causing harm.

    "As a long-time Data Foundry colocation customer, we are pleased to see them expand their managed services to include a DDoS mitigation solution," said Ian Coville, Senior Vice President of Global Information Technology at Tangoe. "No industry is immune to DDoS attacks so it's important to be proactive and stay ahead of potential threats."

    The DDoS mitigation solution is a new addition to Data Foundry's suite of managed services that leverage its experienced team of on-site, highly-skilled engineers and technicians that are responsible and accountable for supporting customers 24x7x365. 

    "With the growth of DDoS attacks it is important to provide our customers with the peace-of-mind in knowing that their IT infrastructure has an enhanced level of protection," said Edward Henigin, CTO of Data Foundry. "The best defense against a DDoS attack is to be prepared by having a mitigation solution in place."

    Data Foundry's DDoS solution is available today to all of its commercial customers.

    About Data Foundry
    Founded in 1994, Data Foundry was the first Internet Service Provider in San Antonio and one of the first 50 Internet Service Providers in the United States. Data Foundry is the premier experience-based data center outsourcing, colocation, disaster recovery, and managed services provider. The company provides its customers with secure premium facilities for servers and equipment, emergency workspace and carrier-neutral network accessibility, supported by experienced onsite technicians and customer support 24/7/365. With a global presence, the company supports more than 1,000 enterprise customers across a variety of industries including energy, healthcare and financial services. For more information, visit datafoundry.com or call 1.888.839.2794.


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    SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - July 31, 2013) - AlienVault, the leading provider of Unified Security Management™ solutions and crowd-sourced threat intelligence, today announced the launch of the AlienVault Open Threat Exchange (OTX) Reputation Monitor Alert(SM), a free service that enables security professionals to monitor and track their organization's reputation. By simply registering the IP addresses and domains that they wish to monitor, users will receive immediate alert notifications of detected threats such as malware infections, malicious activity, potential breaches, compromised websites, and hosts being used in botnets.

    "Cyber criminals often use compromised systems to launch attacks against different targets," said AlienVault CTO, Roger Thornton. "With a service that harnesses crowd-sourced threat intelligence, we can detect these attacks before damage is done. Our OTX Reputation Monitor Alert leverages the broadest scope of data, sourced from the largest community of SIEM deployments, and is free to all IT and security professionals."

    With the OTX Reputation Monitor Alert service, businesses and organizations can track the public IP and domain reputation of their own assets. Once subscribed, users are alerted anytime one of their IP addresses or domains is listed in a hacker forum, a blacklist, or matches one of the IPs in AlienVault's IP reputation database. This is often a clear indication of system compromise, so when this happens, AlienVault provides remediation recommendations that make it easy for the user to understand what action to take to address the compromise. AlienVault also monitors the user's DNS registration and SSL certificates to make sure there aren't any changes the user wasn't expecting.

    Those interested can sign up via AlienVault's OTX portal and register their organization's public IPs and domains for free here.

    The OTX Reputation Monitor Alert leverages the same trusted data found inside AlienVault's Unified Security Management platform (USM) and open source project, OSSIM™, but has been extended to monitor an organization's public IPs.

    Additionally, the new service is an extension of the company's open and collaborative threat intelligence system launched last year, the AlienVault Open Threat Exchange™ (OTX), which is now renamed OTX Reputation Monitor™. This system, which is automatically included in AlienVault's commercial Unified Security Management solution and OSSIM, collects and cleanses threat data from a broad variety of security devices including firewalls, proxy servers, web servers, anti-virus systems, intrusion detection and prevention systems, among others. The AlienVault Research Lab reviews and validates all threat data to ensure that only the most accurate and actionable intelligence is published.

    About AlienVault
    AlienVault's Unified Security Management™ solution (USM) provides a fast and cost-effective way for organizations with limited security staff and budget to address compliance and threat management needs. With all of the essential security controls built-in, USM puts enterprise-class security visibility within fast and easy reach of smaller security teams who need to do more with less. AlienVault's Open Threat Exchange™ is an open and collaborative initiative for security professionals to connect with their peers, and learn about the latest threats and defensive tactics from industry experts and security researchers. AlienVault is a privately held company headquartered in Silicon Valley and backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sigma, Trident Capital and Adara Venture Partners. For more information visit www.AlienVault.com or follow us on Twitter.


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