US Army selects BLACK BOX for Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative-Information Technology (USAI-IT)

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), a leading technology solutions provider, announced today that it has been awarded a $22.7 million contract by the US Army Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS) office of Foreign Military Sales for Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense in support of the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative – Information Technology.The project represents a first of its kind effort between the US and its Allies to build a joint Cyber Security, Command and Control, Medical and Logistical Information Systems capability for the Ukraine Ministry of Defense.  Award was made to Black Box on a best value, tradeoff basis.  For the USAI-IT Project, Black Box will Engineer, Furnish, Install, Integrate, and Test the C4I, Medical, and Logistics systems for the Ukraine Ministry of Defense as part of Ukraine’s efforts towards becoming a full NATO partner.    “We are honored to support the US Army PEO-EIS and Ukraine Ministry of Defense as their trusted partner in solving complex problems through our combination of information, medical, logistics and command and control solutions,” said Jeff Murray, Vice President, Government Solutions, at Black Box.  “We look forward to delivering a fully integrated command level information system that is purpose built to meet mission and operational needs for the US and Ukraine as we have done globally for the US Department of Defense.”The Ukraine project is the latest outcome-based solution awarded to Black Box in support of US Forces and allies in Europe and the Asia Pacific region.  Prior projects include the Mission Command Center (MCC) to support US Army Headquarters move to Wiesbaden, Germany and the transformation to Unified Communications for the US Army in Europe.  Black Box also provides logistics information systems and engineering design support for the US Army Command, Control, Communicate, Compute, and Intelligence (C4I) systems in Korea as part of a multi-billion dollar relocation program.About Black Box
Black Box is a leading technology solutions provider dedicated to helping customers build, manage, optimize, and secure their IT infrastructure. Black Box delivers high-value products and services through its global presence and more than 3,500 team members. To learn more, visit the Black Box website at http://www.blackbox.com.
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Comodo Named to Gartner Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) Magic Quadrant

Comodo is a global innovator and developer of cybersecurity solutions and the world’s leading certificate authority (CA).

Comodo’s AEP makes the default-deny security posture into a practical reality. While no one can completely stop unknown malware (zero-day threats) from entering a network, Comodo AEP can prevent even unknown threats from causing any damage.

AEP uses Secure Auto-Containment™, based on Comodo’s unique OS virtualization technology, combined with forensic analysis and human intelligence, to check 100 percent of files to determine if they are good or bad. The key difference with Comodo AEP is that all unknown files go into Secure Auto-Containment until a verdict can be rendered, so such files cannot have unfettered access to system resources. No unknown file executions mean no infections, even from zero-day malware.

Comodo AEP’s lightweight footprint makes the default-deny approach practical. Secure Auto-Containment avoids disrupting end user productivity, while protecting the system and preventing any damage, with a minimal impact on machine performance.

In contrast to the cybersecurity industry’s failed “default-allow” approach that allows unknown and potentially bad files to run, a default-deny architecture is the only way enterprises can be assured that new and unknown malware cannot compromise their endpoints, servers and networks.

The EPP placement comes as a result of Comodo AEP’s first submission for the Gartner EPP Magic Quadrant. In addition to Gartner’s recognition, Comodo received accolades from several prestigious organizations in 2016, including being recognized as the No. 1 global digital certificate authority market leader for 21 consecutive months by industry researchers w3techs. According to its analysts, Comodo dominated the CA industry in 2016, sustaining 40 percent or more market share each month and surpassing all of its competitors by 20 market share percentage points or more.

Verizon’s ICSA Labs also honored Comodo with its prestigious 2016 Excellence in Information Security Testing Award, recognizing successful completion of five years of continuous ICSA Labs information security testing and certification.

Comodo’s AEP, based on its unique, true default-deny platform, allows the known good files, blocks the known bad files and then isolates the unknown files in automatic containment in a virtual environment on the endpoint. Usability is never impacted, and the endpoint and network are always protected and secure.

Learn more about Comodo AEP at enterprise.comodo.com or RSA Conference 2017, Feb. 13-17, at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, South Hall booth #1127.

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About Comodo
The Comodo organization (comodo.com) is a global innovator of cybersecurity solutions, protecting critical information across the digital landscape. Building on its unique position as the world’s largest certificate authority, Comodo authenticates, validates and secures networks and infrastructures from individuals to mid-sized companies to the world’s largest enterprises. Comodo provides complete end-to-end security solutions across the boundary, internal network and endpoint with innovative technologies solving the most advanced malware threats, both known and unknown. With global headquarters in Clifton, New Jersey and branch offices in Silicon Valley, Comodo has international offices in China, India, the Philippines, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit comodo.com.

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Health Insurance Innovations Forges Partnership with CallMiner to Provide Improved Quality Assurance, Customer Experience

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIIQ), a leading developer of affordable web-based individual health insurance plans and ancillary products, and CallMiner, a proud provider of scalable speech analytics solutions with 14 years of industry leadership and over 2 billion hours of conversations mined, announced their newly formed partnership today. This partnership will provide quality assurance and will improve agent performance while ensuring rigorous adherence to compliance guidelines. 
With its strong commitment to providing customers with unparalleled service, HII looks forward to this partnership. The solutions it delivers will serve to reinforce that commitment and to build consumer and regulatory confidence. CallMiner’s unrivaled reputation in the industry and its ability to deliver sensible quality assurance solutions cemented this new collaborative effort.“At HII, we are committed to providing the best service to our customers and the insurance carriers we work with, and to continue improving our market-leading compliance processes,” says Gavin Southwell, CEO for HII. “To help do this, we searched for a responsive partner that could support us flexibly and efficiently.  We are pleased to partner with CallMiner to implement an automated call review tool,” Southwell continues.Existing in a highly regulated industry and maintaining partnerships with licensed and carrier appointed insurance agents across the nation involves a network of processes and guidelines that necessitates such a responsive partner. That network requires solutions that allow HII to verify and to ensure quality assurance with each purchase. CallMiner’s cloud-based analytics platform and its ability to gather key business intelligence by listening to customer interactions will serve as ideal tools to allow HII to improve its customer experience.“We are excited to partner with HII and provide a tool that automates the quality assurance process and reveals actionable insights to improve the customer experience for the carrier-appointed insurance agents that they work with,” says CallMiner CEO Terry Leahy. “We share a common commitment to continuous improvement and superior customer service.  We look forward to working together and partnering for success,” Leahy concludes.About Health Insurance Innovations
Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. is a leading developer and administrator of affordable, web-based individual health insurance plans and ancillary products. HII integrates its third-generation experience, diverse range of products, and its cloud-based proprietary technology platform, establishing the business as a member of the vanguard of managing underwriters, third-party administrators, and active insurance technology companies.
As pioneers of the “quote, buy, and print” model of online insurance sales, HII has simplified the application process via direct electronic communication with carriers, enabling licensed agents to provide savvy consumers with convenient access to insurance products and lifestyle benefits backed by the best-in-class carriers with whom HII has nurtured long-standing relationships.HII values the lessons learned from the public whose interests they serve, and their experience shapes the innovative products and services they will continue to create for today, tomorrow, and beyond.Follow HII here:Twitter
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About Call Miner
CallMiner believes that resolution is the fundamental driver of positive customer experiences. When contact center agents and others responsible for customer engagement are empowered by insight and feedback in real-time, they can dramatically improve the rate of positive outcomes. With the tagline “Listen to Your Customers, Improve Your Business” our goal is to help companies automate the overwhelming process of extracting insight from phone calls, chats, emails and social media to dramatically improve customer service and sales, reduce the cost of service delivery, mitigate risk, and identify areas for process and product improvement. Highlighted by multiple customer achievement awards, including six Speech Technology implementation awards in the past four years, CallMiner has consistently ranked number one in customer satisfaction, including surveys conducted by DMG Consulting and Ovum. 
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Wunderman New York Expands Creative Offering With Two New Hires From Facebook & Google

NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Global digital agency Wunderman today announced that it has appointed Kat Gates and Jeffrey Castellano as Group Creative Directors in its flagship New York office. Reporting directly to Chief Creative Officer Sami Thessman, they will oversee day-to-day creative strategy for the agency’s clients, including Danone, United Airlines, Coca-Cola, Isle of Capri, USTA, E*TRADE and Major League Baseball Players Association.

These hires are part of Thessman’s plan to expand Wunderman NY’s creative offering. Arriving from Facebook and Google, where both served as creative directors, Gates and Castellano were recruited specifically for their expertise in mobile and experiential marketing, digital, data and UX.

In their previous roles, Gates managed the development of digital brand experiences for Facebook and played a key role in the rebrand of Facebook for Business. Castellano specialized in interactive experiences, product design and branding for Google.

“Kat and Jeffrey both have a deep understanding of social media, mobile UX and technology and are motivated by big, insight-driven ideas,” said Thessman. “These qualities are very much aligned with the future of Wunderman and our industry generally.”

A savvy brand strategist with extensive global experience, Gates was previously a regional creative director for Pampers and Iams at Saatchi & Saatchi in Germany. Prior to that Gates was a global creative director on Always at Leo Burnett, where she was part of the team behind the multi award-winning ‘Like A Girl’ campaign.

Prior to Google, Castellano was J. Walter Thompson’s director of creative technology in New York where he managed the agency’s digital creative studio and lead multidisciplinary teams in UX, technology and production for clients including Rolex, J&J, Energizer and Nestle. An advocate for greater technical exploration within the creative community, Castellano also develops new digital products such as Empath, an artificial intelligence storytelling framework that utilizes data to generate consumer profiles and deliver personalized experiences in real-time. He has served on the 4A’s Creative Technology Committee and is the digital chair for the Global Fine Arts Awards.

“Data is a fundamental part of today’s creative process,” Castellano said. “Wunderman excels at delivering creative ideas and strategies fueled by data and I’m excited to help this team develop the kind of meaningful experiences that drive our clients’ businesses forward.”

Gates added, “My passion is helping brands create deeper relationships with their customers. Wunderman in uniquely able to educate and inspire brands about their consumers and then bring them to life on the platforms that make the most sense for their audience. I’m excited to help further their data-driven approach.”

The appointments follow Wunderman New York’s significant business wins. The flagship recently became direct agency of record for E*TRADE, responsible for creative strategy, direct mail and data & analytics. In September, Wunderman New York also became responsible for all of Isle of Capri’s direct marketing and is leading digital and branding initiatives for the Major League Baseball Players Association as well as branding, tools and services for USTA. As part of WPP’s Global Team Danone, Wunderman is also responsible for creative, branding and strategy for Oikos, Activia, Light & Fit®, Danimals® and YoCrunch.

About Wunderman 
Wunderman is Creatively Driven. Data Inspired. A leading global digital agency, Wunderman combines creativity and data into work that inspires people to take action and delivers results for brands. In 2015, industry analysts named Wunderman a leader in marketing database operations as well as a strong performer in customer engagement strategy. Headquartered in New York, the agency brings together 7,000 creatives, data scientists, strategists and technologists in 175 offices in 60 markets. Wunderman is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY). For more information, please visit www.wunderman.com and follow us @Wunderman.

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Wunderman New York Expands Creative Offering With Two New Hires From Facebook & Google

NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Global digital agency Wunderman today announced that it has appointed Kat Gates and Jeffrey Castellano as Group Creative Directors in its flagship New York office. Reporting directly to Chief Creative Officer Sami Thessman, they will oversee day-to-day creative strategy for the agency’s clients, including Danone, United Airlines, Coca-Cola, Isle of Capri, USTA, E*TRADE and Major League Baseball Players Association.

These hires are part of Thessman’s plan to expand Wunderman NY’s creative offering. Arriving from Facebook and Google, where both served as creative directors, Gates and Castellano were recruited specifically for their expertise in mobile and experiential marketing, digital, data and UX.

In their previous roles, Gates managed the development of digital brand experiences for Facebook and played a key role in the rebrand of Facebook for Business. Castellano specialized in interactive experiences, product design and branding for Google.

“Kat and Jeffrey both have a deep understanding of social media, mobile UX and technology and are motivated by big, insight-driven ideas,” said Thessman. “These qualities are very much aligned with the future of Wunderman and our industry generally.”

A savvy brand strategist with extensive global experience, Gates was previously a regional creative director for Pampers and Iams at Saatchi & Saatchi in Germany. Prior to that Gates was a global creative director on Always at Leo Burnett, where she was part of the team behind the multi award-winning ‘Like A Girl’ campaign.

Prior to Google, Castellano was J. Walter Thompson’s director of creative technology in New York where he managed the agency’s digital creative studio and lead multidisciplinary teams in UX, technology and production for clients including Rolex, J&J, Energizer and Nestle. An advocate for greater technical exploration within the creative community, Castellano also develops new digital products such as Empath, an artificial intelligence storytelling framework that utilizes data to generate consumer profiles and deliver personalized experiences in real-time. He has served on the 4A’s Creative Technology Committee and is the digital chair for the Global Fine Arts Awards.

“Data is a fundamental part of today’s creative process,” Castellano said. “Wunderman excels at delivering creative ideas and strategies fueled by data and I’m excited to help this team develop the kind of meaningful experiences that drive our clients’ businesses forward.”

Gates added, “My passion is helping brands create deeper relationships with their customers. Wunderman in uniquely able to educate and inspire brands about their consumers and then bring them to life on the platforms that make the most sense for their audience. I’m excited to help further their data-driven approach.”

The appointments follow Wunderman New York’s significant business wins. The flagship recently became direct agency of record for E*TRADE, responsible for creative strategy, direct mail and data & analytics. In September, Wunderman New York also became responsible for all of Isle of Capri’s direct marketing and is leading digital and branding initiatives for the Major League Baseball Players Association as well as branding, tools and services for USTA. As part of WPP’s Global Team Danone, Wunderman is also responsible for creative, branding and strategy for Oikos, Activia, Light & Fit®, Danimals® and YoCrunch.

About Wunderman 
Wunderman is Creatively Driven. Data Inspired. A leading global digital agency, Wunderman combines creativity and data into work that inspires people to take action and delivers results for brands. In 2015, industry analysts named Wunderman a leader in marketing database operations as well as a strong performer in customer engagement strategy. Headquartered in New York, the agency brings together 7,000 creatives, data scientists, strategists and technologists in 175 offices in 60 markets. Wunderman is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY). For more information, please visit www.wunderman.com and follow us @Wunderman.

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Lumina Analytics Strengthens Its Resources With Two New Additions

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lumina Analytics, LLC is pleased to announce two new additions to its team—Matt Davies and Ketaki PurohitMatt Davies serves as a Business Development Analyst and Ketaki Purohit joined as a Legal Intelligence Analyst. 

Both Mr. Davies and Ms. Purohit bring a diverse array of expertise and experience to Lumina. 

Mr. Davies, a native of the United Kingdom, was previously the Director of Asset Management and Business Development at a mortgage field services firm in Tampa, Florida.  Mr. Davies received his Masters of Business Administration from The University of Tampa in 2013, where he also served as Vice President Community Relations and Senior Director of Ambassadors for The University of Tampa’s nationally recognized Entrepreneurship Center.  “I am excited to work with Lumina because of the strong team and cutting-edge technology—there is so much depth and talent at Lumina, anything can be achieved,” said Davies.

Ms. Purohit holds a Masters of International Affairs degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she specialized in humanitarian affairs and conflict resolution.  She also holds a Masters in Public Policy from the National University of Singapore.  In addition, Ms. Purohit is licensed as an attorney with the Bar Council of India.  She practiced for two years with a premier Indian law firm and served as a Judicial Clerk at the Supreme Court of India.  Prior to her joining Lumina, Ms. Purohit worked as an Analyst at The Asia Group in Washington D.C.  “I am excited for the opportunity to work with such talented individuals here at Lumina,” said Purohit.  “I chose to work with Lumina because it is a great opportunity for me to complement my legal and qualitative research skills with data analytics, and apply this knowledge to cross –cutting themes and sectors.” 

“Here at Lumina, we are constantly recruiting. We strive to hire and develop the best and brightest,” said Lumina CEO, Allan Martin.  “Matt and Ketaki are already making key contributions to the Lumina family.  Ketaki has valuable insight and experience that will greatly benefit our government and corporate security clients.  And Matt’s entrepreneurial creativity will be invaluable in our business development efforts.”  

About Lumina Analytics.  Lumina is a big data analytics company based in Tampa, Florida.  The company provides data aggregation and analytics services to corporate and government clients throughout the United States. Its focus is on the aggregation of external, publicly available data for risk management analysis.  Lumina uses proprietary machine learning algorithms to address certain risks within healthcare, financial services, defense and corporate and national security.  The company was founded by serial entrepreneurs Dr. Morten Middelfart (Lumina’s Chief Data Scientist) and Allan Martin (Lumina’s CEO).  Lumina is capitalized by its founders and Atlantic Merchant Capital Investors of Tampa and its principals.

Media contact: Candace Cole, 813-597-9153, candace.cole@amci360.com

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Lumina Analytics Strengthens Its Resources With Two New Additions

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lumina Analytics, LLC is pleased to announce two new additions to its team—Matt Davies and Ketaki PurohitMatt Davies serves as a Business Development Analyst and Ketaki Purohit joined as a Legal Intelligence Analyst. 

Both Mr. Davies and Ms. Purohit bring a diverse array of expertise and experience to Lumina. 

Mr. Davies, a native of the United Kingdom, was previously the Director of Asset Management and Business Development at a mortgage field services firm in Tampa, Florida.  Mr. Davies received his Masters of Business Administration from The University of Tampa in 2013, where he also served as Vice President Community Relations and Senior Director of Ambassadors for The University of Tampa’s nationally recognized Entrepreneurship Center.  „I am excited to work with Lumina because of the strong team and cutting-edge technology—there is so much depth and talent at Lumina, anything can be achieved,” said Davies.

Ms. Purohit holds a Masters of International Affairs degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she specialized in humanitarian affairs and conflict resolution.  She also holds a Masters in Public Policy from the National University of Singapore.  In addition, Ms. Purohit is licensed as an attorney with the Bar Council of India.  She practiced for two years with a premier Indian law firm and served as a Judicial Clerk at the Supreme Court of India.  Prior to her joining Lumina, Ms. Purohit worked as an Analyst at The Asia Group in Washington D.C.  „I am excited for the opportunity to work with such talented individuals here at Lumina,” said Purohit.  „I chose to work with Lumina because it is a great opportunity for me to complement my legal and qualitative research skills with data analytics, and apply this knowledge to cross –cutting themes and sectors.” 

„Here at Lumina, we are constantly recruiting. We strive to hire and develop the best and brightest,” said Lumina CEO, Allan Martin.  „Matt and Ketaki are already making key contributions to the Lumina family.  Ketaki has valuable insight and experience that will greatly benefit our government and corporate security clients.  And Matt’s entrepreneurial creativity will be invaluable in our business development efforts.”  

About Lumina Analytics.  Lumina is a big data analytics company based in Tampa, Florida.  The company provides data aggregation and analytics services to corporate and government clients throughout the United States. Its focus is on the aggregation of external, publicly available data for risk management analysis.  Lumina uses proprietary machine learning algorithms to address certain risks within healthcare, financial services, defense and corporate and national security.  The company was founded by serial entrepreneurs Dr. Morten Middelfart (Lumina’s Chief Data Scientist) and Allan Martin (Lumina’s CEO).  Lumina is capitalized by its founders and Atlantic Merchant Capital Investors of Tampa and its principals.

Media contact: Candace Cole, 813-597-9153, candace.cole@amci360.com

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DIA Selects Symphony GOLD for Store and Category Space Optimization

International Grocery Discounter to Use GOLD to Determine Best Use of Shelf Space Across Multiple Store Sizes, Formats and Layouts

PARIS, FRANCE–(Marketwired – Feb 2, 2017) –  Symphony GOLD, provider of the GOLD unified software platform for omni-channel retail, today announced that leading grocery discounter DIA has selected the GOLD Store and Category Space Optimisation solutions. This will enable the retailer to better manage shelf space throughout its network of locations and different formats across Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina and China. 

Offering a total of 8,500 items to more than 40 million customers, DIA operates 7,700 plus stores (proprietary and franchise stores), under different store formats, including DIA Market, DIA Maxi, Clarel, La Plaza de DIA, Fresh by Dia, El Árbol and Minipreço. The DIA mission is to deliver stores that are close to shoppers and that provide a broad range of products at unbeatable prices. Its stores are differentiated from those of hard discounters with their quality selection of fresh fruits, vegetables and meat; private label brands; and quality health and beauty items.

As DIA stores are updated to provide clearer category zoning and open lines of sight to create a warmer environment, GOLD will help the retailer determine the best use of shelf space across multiple store sizes, formats and layouts, as well as maximize global performance of all categories. By automating the production of cluster specific planograms, DIA will increase speed to market across all of its operations.

“With multiple store formats across five different countries, DIA is addressing shopper expectations by ensuring each category is customer relevant and implemented correctly at the store level,” said Mercedes Idoate Huarte, International Sales Director, DIA. “GOLD helps us optimize space performance down to individual products and categories at store level, and will enable HQ and stores to connect to ensure relevant plans are in place to increase shopper satisfaction and return of investment.”

“DIA are experiencing solid growth and needed a space planning and optimisation platform to support their multiple store formats and various layouts,” said Graeme Cooksley, CEO & President, Symphony GOLD. “Deploying Symphony GOLD will enable DIA to more effectively manage their shelf space across Europe, South America and Asia and provide them with a scalable platform for future expansion.”

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Symphony GOLD, provider of the industry-leading GOLD unified software platform for omni-channel retail, helps high volume and CPG retailers grow revenue and margins through localized, space-aware assortments and pricing, improved inventory deployment and availability, and increased operational productivity. Symphony GOLD has delivered results for some of the world’s most known retail brands and consumer goods manufacturers for almost 30 years in over 70 countries, enabling them to provide their shoppers with better value, greater convenience and improved choice. More at www.symphonygold.com follow us on twitter @GOLDretail

Symphony GOLD solutions help power the Symphony Retail Cloud, the industry’s first role-based, customer-centric cloud solution that enables retailers and manufacturers to deliver more than two percent revenue growth by translating customer intelligence into insights and actions that drive bottom-line decisions. More at www.symphonyretailcloud.com

Vexilor POS Provides Powerful Restaurant Back Office Management with Data Central Integration

TORONTO, Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Givex, the proven platform for customer engagement and operational efficiency since 1999, announced today the successful integration of its Vexilor POS (Point of Sale) system to Restaurant Magic’s Data Central.

Management teams at all levels using Vexilor POS and Data Central in their restaurants gain the ability to analyze inventory, costing and labor data and act on those results and insights in a timely manner. Users benefit from powerful labor forecasting, real-time reports, custom dashboards and even real-time alerts that warn operators of deviations from the norm. Specialized workflows guide front line managers and other end users through understanding their data and making cost-saving decisions quickly using Vexilor and Data Central.

Vexilor POS captures every data point of every transaction and passes this information to Data Central hourly, a much higher frequency that is appreciated by operators frustrated by other POS systems’ overnight data transfers. Such integrations are critical for fast-growing restaurant chains. For data-driven restaurant managers who want as live a look at their business as possible, Vexilor POS is the ideal solution, providing a low-cost solution with robust enterprise functionality. 

About Restaurant Magic

For more than 25 years, Restaurant Magic has been helping customers thrive by delivering the finest restaurant software solutions and services to the hospitality industry. Our objective is making positive impacts on business intelligence and the bottom line.

About Givex

Givex operates in over 55 countries, having processed more than 16 billion transactions since 1999, across a wide array of industries. The Givex Platform provides the tools that drive customer engagement while also accelerating operational efficiency, through a merchant’s physical, online and mobile sales channels. Using Givex, all these channels generate the valuable and actionable data, protected by the maximum PCI security standards, that is crucial to maintain a competitive advantage in today’s fast moving economy.

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Sophos Positioned as a Leader in Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant Report For Endpoint Protection Platforms

OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwired – Feb 2, 2017) – Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced that Gartner, Inc., has once again positioned Sophos as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms1 (EPP). With the recently launched next-generation anti-exploit product Sophos Intercept X and the continued enhancement of the cloud-based management platform Sophos Central, Sophos offers a broad portfolio of endpoint security products that are proven to be effective against today’s sophisticated threats. Sophos has held a Leader position in this report since 2007.

According to the report, the next wave of cyber-threats will be fileless. “Advanced attackers have been exploiting script-based attacks for years. Common Windows utilities, such as the command line interface, PowerShell, Perl, Visual Basic, Nmap and Windows Credential Editor, can be exploited to compromise machines without dropping any executable files, evading all traditional forms of malicious file detection.” In response to this, Gartner recommends that “EPP buyers should look for vendors that focus on memory exploit protection, script analysis and behavior indicators of compromise. Ultimately, we [Gartner] believe that vendors that focus on detecting behavior indicative of attacker tradecraft (that is, tools, tactics and techniques) will be the most effective.”

“For the last several years Sophos has built products that integrate exploit prevention, behavior analytics and pre-execution heuristics. The launch of Intercept X added signatureless anti-exploit and anti-ransomware capabilities with root cause analysis to run along-side and complement existing endpoint protection products,” said Dan Schiappa, senior vice president and general manager of the endpoint and network security groups at Sophos. “We believe that our continued placement as a Leader in this highly competitive market reflects our ability to continually innovate and deliver quality products in response to the changing threat landscape. Not only have our products been proven in customer deployments worldwide, but they are also assessed by independent third party testing to demonstrate their effectiveness against the threats that Gartner cautions are on the rise.”

Schiappa continued, “Sophos believes that the only way to successfully protect against the growth of sophisticated threats is to use an ensemble of products that work together and share threat and security status for faster detection and more immediate response. This is the core tenant of our synchronized security strategy. It is only by taking a new ‘best of breed system’ approach to close the gaps that exist in the traditional multi-vendor single product deployments that companies will more effectively protect their critical data assets. Today we include network security, endpoint security and encryption products in this synchronized security strategy and we will continue to expand its capabilities.”

Sophos continues to deliver on its strategy to integrate endpoint protection platforms and endpoint detection and response capabilities into the Sophos Central management platform to deliver a more effective solution. Sophos believes this strategy is consistent with the prediction in the report that states, “By 2019, EPP and EDR capabilities will have merged into a single offering, eliminating the need to buy best-of-breed products for all but the most specialized environments.”

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1Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Eric Ouellet, Ian McShane, Avivah Litan, January 2017.

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About Sophos
More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos’ complete security solutions as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Simple to deploy, manage, and use, Sophos’ award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions are backed by SophosLabs — a global network of threat intelligence centers. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol “SOPH.” More information is available at www.sophos.com.