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VOXX Advanced Solutions Corporation to Debut Live-Streaming Wearable Body Camera at ASIS 2017

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HAUPPAUGE, NY – SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 - VOXX Advanced Solutions Corporation (VASC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX), today announced the Company will showcase ACCU.C 4G, a streaming 4G wearable body camera at the upcoming ASIS Show in Dallas, TX (April 25 – 28). ACCU.C 4G was designed for the specific needs of law enforcement officials and will also service the private security and public safety sectors. ACCU.C 4G will be demonstrated inside the EyeLock booth (#1201) at the show. EyeLock, a market leader of iris-based identity authentication solutions, is a majority owned subsidiary of VOXX International.

ACCU.C 4G, a streaming 4G wearable body camera integrates streaming communication into a rugged, portable and reliable design, which is sure to surpass all expectations with a perfect combination of form and function. Designed for the specific needs of law enforcement officers, the ACCU.C 4G body camera provides clear, accurate video and audio footage for limitless use cases far beyond the capabilities of standard body cameras available today. Recording in full high-definition video with a super-wide viewing angle up to 120-degrees and built-in GPS for real-time location tagged videos, the ACCU.C 4G body camera provides users the ability to stream and/or record events as they happen. This device also provides certified users with a real-time assessment of ongoing events as they are happening and can live stream footage to nearby connected devices with text alert notifications.

“The introduction of ACCU.C 4G provides advanced technology to law enforcement, private security, public safety and other organizations with the ability to stream, capture and record real-time situations as they occur, beyond what is available in the traditional body camera market today. The addition of the ACCU.C 4G body camera for law enforcement officers will now give them the same capabilities that most cell phone equipped bystanders have today,” said Tom Malone, President, VOXX Advanced Solutions Corporation.

Additionally, this camera features a 2.0” digital LCD screen for instant playback and review, offers the ability to set pre/post event recording, captures still-photos during video recording and enables audio memo recording. The ACCU.C 4G body camera is extremely versatile in any situation with up to a 10-hour battery life, waterproof housing, infrared night vision, and multiple mounting options and accessories.

The ACCU.C 4G body camera provide a complete and secure end-to-end solution, with a smooth transfer from event capture to file upload always preserving the complete integrity of a secure chain of custody for all audio and video content. The camera will automatically upload content captured via Wi-Fi, LTE and/or direct download when placed into charging stations, so footage is never handled by human hands. The data management software is the last piece to making this a complete end-to-end solution, providing users with remote archiving capabilities to store, manage, search, and review captured footage.

Learn more about the ACCU.C Body Camera at the EyeLock Booth (#1201) on the ASIS Show floor at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

For more information about the ACCU.C 4G Body Camera please visit: www.voxxadvancedsolutions.com.

For more information on becoming a VOXX Advanced Solutions Dealer in the U.S., please email [email protected]

About VOXX Advanced Solutions Corporation (VASC):

VOXX Advanced Solutions leverages VOXX International’s extensive worldwide distribution network to attract technology partners who benefit from VOXX’s speed to market, logistics, manufacturing and sourcing expertise, and market knowledge. Our vast experience in the consumer and automotive space will allow us to grow top line sales within existing channels, increase profitability and expand into new markets and categories.

For additional information, please visit our website at www.voxxadvacndsolutions.com.

About VOXX International Corporation: VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) has grown into a worldwide leader in many automotive and consumer electronics and accessories categories, as well as premium high-end audio. Today, VOXX International Corporation has an extensive distribution network that includes power retailers, mass merchandisers, 12-volt specialists and most of the world's leading automotive manufacturers. The Company has an international footprint in Europe, Asia, Mexico and South America, and a growing portfolio, which now comprises over 30 trusted brands. Among the key domestic brands are Klipsch®, RCA®, Invision®, Jensen®, Audiovox®, Terk®, Acoustic Research®, Advent®, Code Alarm®, Car Connection®, 808®, AR for Her®, and Prestige®. International brands include Hirschmann Car Communication®, Klipsch®, Jamo®, Energy®, Mirage®, Mac Audio®, Magnat®, Heco®, Schwaiger®, Oehlbach® and Incaar™.

For additional information, please visit our Web site at www.voxxintl.com.

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Captis Intelligence Announces Investment and Appointment of David Leppan to Board of Directors

Captis Intelligence, formerly Qface Systems, a leading provider of I-4 crime solutions (Intelligence, Information, Investigation, Identification) has announced the appointment of David Leppan to Board Member and Chairman of their Board of Advisors.
Leppan, founder of World-Check (now part of Thomson Reuters) and co-founder of WealthX, is a pioneer and recognized expert in KYC (Know Your Customer), Due Diligence, and Risk Mitigation data services to the public and private sector. Leppan's experience within the financial banking industry and regulatory /enforcement agencies will be instrumental in developing Captis' growth in the financial sector. "The financial market's requirements in security measures, KYC, and identification progress at a rapid pace," said Leppan. "Captis's product offering and leading market position exceed today's requirements and anticipate tomorrow's requests," added Leppan.
Leppan's investment will accelerate Captis's next phase of continued innovation and expand its reach globally throughout several strategic vertical markets, most notably the financial institution vertical where Leppan's World-Check solution became a standard. With a focus on advanced facial recognition with corresponding database, the Captis Financial solution will deliver a next-generation system expanding on Leppan's initial KYC vision. "David is a globally recognized expert and visionary with an impressive track record in the financial sector," said Charles Archer, former Assistant Director of the FBI and Chairman of the Captis Law Enforcement Council. "David's involvement reaffirms Captis's commitment in partnering with global experts to drive progression and expansion."
David is a globally recognized expert and visionary with an impressive track record in the financial sector.
 CHARLES ARCHER, CHAIRMAN - LAW ENFORCEMENT COUNCIL
About Captis Intelligence
Captis Intelligence's I-4 platform (Intelligence, Information, Investigation, Identification) provides an advanced cloud-based system for public and private sector applications. Captis unifies situational awareness, geographic crime intelligence, social media investigation, facial recognition, criminal databases, access to solveacrime.com, and secured information exchange portals for neighboring businesses and law enforcement. A global innovator, Captis is headquartered in Los Angeles and has offices in London and Singapore. Captis was founded on the principle of innovation and remains at the forefront of pioneering I-4 crime prevention/suspect identification technologies.

Modernizing Physical Access for US Federal Agencies and Military Bases

With personal identity verification (PIV) and common access card (CAC) credentials, US federal agencies and military bases have issued the most powerful ID credential for their employees and contractors.  PIV/CAC credentials provide a secure, standardized identification that can be trusted across US government organizations thanks to the use of US Federal Bridge Certificate Authority.  PIV/CAC credentials are used to login to computer, network and applications; digitally sign emails and documents; encrypt/decrypt data; provide visually identification and physical access to secure sites. 

 

The physical access itself is more secure and more interoperable than traditional physical access solutions thanks to the use of digital certificates and PKI (Public Key Infrastructure).  There are more than 5 million active PIV/CAC credentials in use across the US Federal Government.  However, by design, the PIV/CAC credentials do not cover all people that need access to federal facilities. For example, federal employees and contractors that need access to a government site for less than 180 days are not eligible to be issued a PIV credential.  The population that is not PIV-eligible covers short-term employees/contractors (e.g.: seasonal workers) as well as visitors that may be at a site for short term (from a day visit to a few weeks).

 

This creates a challenging situation for security teams where they have high assurance credentials in the form of the PIV/CAC credential for long-term employees/contractors but still have to rely on traditional physical access credentials for the rest of their population.  Mixing technologies can make things more complex and does not provide a uniform security posture.  In addition, agencies are being encouraged to modernize their physical access systems and discontinue traditional physical access control badges and only rely on PKI type credentials for physical access.

 

To address those challenges, agencies have a few options available to them:

 

Option #1  If they already have a PIV/CAC issuance system, they may be able to configure the PIV/CAC issuance system to also issue short term credentials that are PIV-like (that is, behaves like a PIV/CAC credential from an interoperability standpoint, even though they would not be recognized as proper PIV or CAC). A very large number of agencies do not have a PIV issuance system and instead rely on a managed service, like USAccess, to provide PIV credentials to their users.  The DoD issues CAC credentials from a central location as well. In these cases, standing up a PIV/CAC issuance system may not be economically realistic due to the cost of deploying and manning a PIV/CAC issuance system.

 

Option #2  Issue PIV-I credentials to short term employees and visitors. PIV-I credentials are very similar to PIV/CAC credentials but can be issued to personnel that are not PIV-eligible. The challenge with this approach is that PIV-I credential’s cost is comparable to PIV credential’s and this may not be economically viable for the short-term population, since those credentials are personalized with the user information and cannot be reused after the user complete his short term visit.

 

Option #3 Issue a temporary card credential solely for the physical access control system that does not require the identity proofing of a PIV or PIV-I card, but still rely on the PIV standard for technical interoperability.

 

Option #3 could be the most cost effective by far. The HID Crescendo Temporary Access Card is the first trusted credential available on the market that can be used for option #3. The Crescendo Temporary Access Card comes pre-initialized from the factory with digital certificates and can simply be registered into FIPS 201 compliant physical access systems and is ready to use right away.  A PACS that is tested in the GSA’s FICAM lab will fail should it recognize an access card that is not created using the FIPS201 standards.   By using the Crescendo Temporary Access Card for visitors, the same security features of a PIV/CAC, including PKI @ the Door, can be maintained by the physical access control system.  Because the Crescendo Temporary Access Card does not contain user information, the Crescendo Temporary Access Card can be reassigned to a different visitor and reused many times over, lowering costs for agencies.  And Since the Crescendo Temporary Access Card comes pre-initialized from the factory; agencies do not need to deploy additional software.  No need for additional PKIs, credential management systems or hardware security modules.

 

Those new Temporary Access Card options provide ways for federal agencies and military bases to:

 

  • Modernize their physical access systems
  • Retire traditional physical access credentials and focus on PKI/PIV-like credentials
  • Increase their physical access security posture
  • All the while, doing it in a cost conscious way by avoiding the need to deploy and manage additional software
by Yves Massard, Dir. of Product Management for IAM Solutions

Northrop Grumman Featured its Missile Defence Capabilities at MSPO 2017, Kielce, Poland

LONDON – Sept. 14, 2017 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) showcased its key missile defence capabilities this week at MSPO, Poland's International Defence Industry Exhibition.

The Northrop Grumman exhibit included a demonstration of integrated air and missile defence command and control, and a family of programmes including Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM), Integrated Battle Management System (IBMS), and Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS).

“Northrop Grumman is committed to Poland and Polish industry, particularly in air and missile defence. Enabled through programmes like WISLA, Poland’s missile and air defense system, we are well-positioned to help create innovative solutions to meet Poland's national security needs,” said Tarik Reyes, vice president, Missile Defence and Protective Systems, Northrop Grumman. “We are excited to offer our range of core capabilities, and to establish a presence in Poland to enable us to build closer relationships with our key customers and support in-country business development activities more effectively.”

IBMS provides integrated planning and operations management capabilities that are connected by a cyber-secure network.  The system is scalable from strategic (military command posts and civil operations centres) to tactical (vehicles and individual soldiers and first responders) providing situational awareness of the common operational picture, and communications with joint and coalition forces.

IBCS is a revolutionary integrated air and missile defence command-and-control system developed to deliver a single, unambiguous view of the battlespace. It significantly enhances aircraft and missile tracking and improves the ability of combatant commanders and air defenders to make critical decisions within seconds. With a modular open systems architecture, IBCS allows integration of current and future sensors and weapon systems. IBCS enables “any sensor, best shooter” operations to optimize limited resources and facilitate flexible defence designs.

Also highlighted was the Citadel Enterprise Battle Command System that delivers an integrated C4I capability to execute effective air and missile defence. The Citadel uses a modern, open systems approach with commercial standards that enables affordable systems integration of current and future air and missile defence systems.

Northrop Grumman's Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS), which provides rapid wide-area reconnaissance and assessment of mine threats in sea lanes, littoral zones, confined straits, choke points and amphibious areas of operations, was also featured. The first of its kind, ALMDS leverages a sensor pod to rapidly sweep the water using laser technology. The sensor pod can also be rapidly installed on a medium lift helicopter and quickly removed after its mission completion.

Northrop Grumman signed a letter of intent with Poland’s largest defence company, the state-owned Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa in February 2017, aimed at creating a long term strategic partnership and exploring potential areas of industrial cooperation.

Also at MSPO, Northrop Grumman’s German subsidiary, Northrop Grumman LITEF, highlighted its range of Fibre Optic Gyros and MEMS Accelerometers as well as innovative Inertial Navigation and Reference Systems for air, land and maritime applications.

Northrop Grumman has a well-established presence in Europe with a significant presence in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to customers worldwide. Please visit news.northropgrumman.com and follow us on Twitter, @NGCNews, for more information.

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $55 Million in Grants to Support High-Tech Low-No Buses, American Manufacturing

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced $55 million in grant selections through the Low or No Emission (Low-No) Vehicle program, which funds the development of transit buses and infrastructure that use advanced fuel technologies. Fifty-one projects in 39 states will receive a share of the funding.

“The projects selected through the highly-competitive Low-No program all demonstrate strong value to American communities,” said FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams. “As transit providers nationwide face a backlog of maintenance needs, it is imperative to replace aging buses near the end of their useful life with newer, cleaner models that are also more efficient to operate and maintain.”

Eligible projects included those that replace, rehabilitate, lease, and purchase buses and related equipment as well as projects to purchase, rehabilitate, construct or lease bus-related facilities, such as buildings for bus storage and maintenance. Projects can also include workforce development components to train the next generation of transit employees. 

“The projects selected through the highly-competitive Low-No program all demonstrate strong value to American communities,” said FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams. “As transit providers nationwide face a backlog of maintenance needs, it is imperative to replace aging buses near the end of their useful life with newer, cleaner models that are also more efficient to operate and maintain.”

Some examples of selected FY2017 Low-No projects include:

  • The City of Lubbock, Texas, and local transit agency Citibus will receive funding to purchase Proterra fast charge electric buses and charging infrastructure that will be used on the Texas Tech University campus. By replacing diesel buses that have exceeded their useful life with battery electric buses, Citibus will reduce overall fleet energy consumption, maintenance costs, and emissions.
  • The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) will receive funding to replace diesel buses with battery electric buses and chargers for an expansion route, which will serve a Park-n-Ride and a new logistics and distribution center that employs over 1,500 Jacksonville residents. Because the charging stations will utilize Jacksonville Electric Authority’s Solar Smart Power program, the buses will truly have zero emissions.
  • The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities will receive funding to purchase battery electric buses, associated charging infrastructure, and a backup generator to maintain bus service in disaster situations. Juneau, the capital of Alaska, has a clean, renewable source of energy in local hydropower. Transitioning the bus fleet to all-electric will eliminate emissions from diesel buses, as well eliminate the costly shipping of diesel fuel from over 900 miles away.

Eligible recipients included transit agencies, state transportation departments, and Indian tribes. Projects were selected on a competitive basis using evaluation criteria outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity, such as community needs, project benefits, and local technical and financial capacity.

The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, passed by Congress and signed into law in December 2015, authorizes FTA’s Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program, which includes the Low or No Emission Grants Program, through FY 2020.

FAA Works with Florida Drone Operators to Speed Hurricane Recovery

September 15–After the widespread devastation Hurricane Irma wreaked on Florida last weekend, unmanned aircraft – more popularly, drones – have been invaluable in supporting response and recovery efforts in the battered Sunshine State.

When Irma’s winds and floodwaters damaged homes, businesses, roadways and industries, a wide variety of agencies sought Federal Aviation Administration authorization to fly drones in the affected areas. The FAA responded quickly, issuing a total of 132 airspace authorizations as of today to ensure the drones can operate safely.

For example, the Air National Guard used drones normally tasked for combat operations to perform aerial surveys. The drones allow the Guard to assess disaster-stricken areas quickly and decide which are the most in need of assistance. Similarly, U.S. Customs and Border Protection sent drones from Corpus Christi to Florida to help map areas in Key West, Miami and Jacksonville, using radar to survey geographic points on infrastructure such as power plants for The Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The private sector is playing its part as well. For instance, Airbus Aerial, the commercial drone services division of Airbus, is helping insurance companies act more quickly on claims coming in from homeowners. The company is combining data from drones, manned aircraft and satellite data to give a clearer overall image of specific locations before and after an incident.

Irma left approximately 6 million Floridians without electric power as temperatures remained in the mid-80s, so bringing the power grid back up is critical. In the northern part of the state, Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) is using drones to assist not only with power restoration, but also to ensure the safety of its crews. JEA said it was able to get all its damage assessments done within 24 hours after the storm passed through.

Drones also have played a significant role in helping Florida Power and Light (FPL) restore electricity – especially air conditioning – for its 4.4 million customers. The company has 49 drone teams out surveying parts of the state still not accessible by vehicles. Some of the drone operators FPL hired were flying within an hour after the storm winds subsided.

FPL cited the recovery effort as a stellar example of cooperation by local, state and federal authorities, including kudos for the FAA.

The search and recovery effort in Florida followed all too soon on the heels of similar operations in the Houston area, where drones played a vital role as well. The FAA issued 137 authorizations, sometimes within a few hours, to drone operators performing search and rescue missions and assessing damage to roads, bridges and other critical infrastructure. In addition to the direct response and recovery efforts, several media outlets flew drones over Houston to provide coverage to local residents and the world about flooding and damage in the area.

The FAA’s ability to quickly authorize unmanned aircraft operations after both Irma and Harvey was especially critical because most local airports were either closed or dedicated to emergency relief flights, and the fuel supply was low. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta neatly summed up the importance of drone operations to Irma and Harvey recovery operations in a speech to the InterDrone conference last week:

“Essentially, every drone that flew meant that a traditional aircraft was not putting an additional strain on an already fragile system. I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that the hurricane response will be looked back upon as a landmark in the evolution of drone usage in this country.”

The FAA is also helping with another key part of the Irma recovery by moving a second mobile air traffic tower from Connecticut to Key West, FL to provide a safe, sheltered environment for air traffic controllers to manage relief traffic at the airport. Earlier this week, the FAA shipped another mobile tower to storm-battered St. Thomas by air to support controllers there. The tower for Key West is scheduled to leave Connecticut today on a truck and arrive in Key West in the next few days.

 

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Dahua Technology USA Wins New Product of the Year

IRVINE, California, September 14, 2017 – Dahua Technology USA, a leading manufacturer of video surveillance solutions proven the world over, has been honored with a New Product of the Year award from Security Today for its 4K HDCVI fisheye camera.

 

Dahua’s 4K HDCVI fisheye is the first HD-over-coax fisheye with 4K (8MP) resolution. The camera combines three innovative technologies: fisheye, 4K, and HDCVI. Delivering a 360-degree hemispherical view, the fisheye provides broad coverage with no blind spots, as well as multiple dewarping modes to view individual elements separately. 4K resolution improves the clarity of a magnified scene to view or record crisp forensic video from a large field of view.

 

HDCVI provides high-definition and ultra-high-definition images over coaxial cable, at transmission distances of up to 300m (985.25 feet) over CAT6. In this way, users can maximize their investment in an analog infrastructure while enjoying the high-quality images and functionality typical to a network video surveillance system. HDCVI simultaneously transmits three signals (video, audio, and data) over a single coaxial cable, and dual-way data transmission allows the HDCVI camera to communicate with an HDCVI DVR to send control signals or to trigger alarms.

 

“The high performance and cost advantages of HDCVI have brought high-definition video surveillance to a vast set of budget-conscious end users who would have otherwise had to wait for an upgrade to IP,” stated Janet Fenner, head of marketing for Dahua USA. “We are thrilled to further serve the market with this fisheye addition to our 4K HDCVI line.”

 

Dahua will be presented with the New Product of the Year award at this year’s ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits. Ralph Jensen, editor-in-chief of Security Today, remarked on the cutting-edge technology of this year’s winners:


“The New Product of the Year contest gives us a terrific sampling of security solutions, but what is more amazing each year is the technical savvy that comes along with new products. New Product of the Year allows forward-thinking manufacturers to be able to share their vision of security.”


Visit Dahua in booth 4145 at the ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits in Dallas, Texas, September 26- 28, and see the 4K HDCVI fisheye along with other new and innovative products from Dahua.

Modernizing Physical Access for US Federal Agencies and Military Bases

With personal identity verification (PIV) and common access card (CAC) credentials, US federal agencies and military bases have issued the most powerful ID credential for their employees and contractors.  PIV/CAC credentials provide a secure, standardized identification that can be trusted across US government organizations thanks to the use of US Federal Bridge Certificate Authority.  PIV/CAC credentials are used to login to computer, network and applications; digitally sign emails and documents; encrypt/decrypt data; provide visually identification and physical access to secure sites.

 
The physical access itself is more secure and more interoperable than traditional physical access solutions thanks to the use of digital certificates and PKI (Public Key Infrastructure).  There are more than 5 million active PIV/CAC credentials in use across the US Federal Government.  However, by design, the PIV/CAC credentials do not cover all people that need access to federal facilities. For example, federal employees and contractors that need access to a government site for less than 180 days are not eligible to be issued a PIV credential.  The population that is not PIV-eligible covers short-term employees/contractors (e.g.: seasonal workers) as well as visitors that may be at a site for short term (from a day visit to a few weeks).
 
This creates a challenging situation for security teams where they have high assurance credentials in the form of the PIV/CAC credential for long-term employees/contractors but still have to rely on traditional physical access credentials for the rest of their population.  Mixing technologies can make things more complex and does not provide a uniform security posture.  In addition, agencies are being encouraged to modernize their physical access systems and discontinue traditional physical access control badges and only rely on PKI type credentials for physical access.
 
To address those challenges, agencies have a few options available to them:
 
Option #1  If they already have a PIV/CAC issuance system, they may be able to configure the PIV/CAC issuance system to also issue short term credentials that are PIV-like (that is, behaves like a PIV/CAC credential from an interoperability standpoint, even though they would not be recognized as proper PIV or CAC). A very large number of agencies do not have a PIV issuance system and instead rely on a managed service, like USAccess, to provide PIV credentials to their users.  The DoD issues CAC credentials from a central location as well. In these cases, standing up a PIV/CAC issuance system may not be economically realistic due to the cost of deploying and manning a PIV/CAC issuance system.
 
Option #2  Issue PIV-I credentials to short term employees and visitors. PIV-I credentials are very similar to PIV/CAC credentials but can be issued to personnel that are not PIV-eligible. The challenge with this approach is that PIV-I credential’s cost is comparable to PIV credential’s and this may not be economically viable for the short-term population, since those credentials are personalized with the user information and cannot be reused after the user complete his short term visit.
 
Option #3 Issue a temporary card credential solely for the physical access control system that does not require the identity proofing of a PIV or PIV-I card, but still rely on the PIV standard for technical interoperability.
 
Option #3 could be the most cost effective by far. The HID Crescendo Temporary Access Card is the first trusted credential available on the market that can be used for option #3. The Crescendo Temporary Access Card comes pre-initialized from the factory with digital certificates and can simply be registered into FIPS 201 compliant physical access systems and is ready to use right away.  A PACS that is tested in the GSA’s FICAM lab will fail should it recognize an access card that is not created using the FIPS201 standards.   By using the Crescendo Temporary Access Card for visitors, the same security features of a PIV/CAC, including PKI @ the Door, can be maintained by the physical access control system.  Because the Crescendo Temporary Access Card does not contain user information, the Crescendo Temporary Access Card can be reassigned to a different visitor and reused many times over, lowering costs for agencies.  And Since the Crescendo Temporary Access Card comes pre-initialized from the factory; agencies do not need to deploy additional software.  No need for additional PKIs, credential management systems or hardware security modules.
 
Those new Temporary Access Card options provide ways for federal agencies and military bases to:
 
  • Modernize their physical access systems
  • Retire traditional physical access credentials and focus on PKI/PIV-like credentials
  • Increase their physical access security posture
  • All the while, doing it in a cost conscious way by avoiding the need to deploy and manage additional software

BeyondTrust Delivers a Privileged Access Management Platform Available on Google Cloud

August 2017 by Marc Jacob

 

BeyondTrust, the cyber security company dedicated to preventing privilege misuse and stopping unauthorized access, announced today that its PowerBroker privileged access management platform, powered by BeyondInsight, is the first PAM platform available on Google Cloud. As the only complete PAM platform available on Google Cloud, BeyondTrust, which is already available on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure Marketplace, can now provide additional cloud-based deployment options and maximum flexibility for customers.

While today’s announcement ushers in a new offering for BeyondTrust and its platform, currently also available as software, virtual and physical appliances, it significantly magnifies BeyondTrust’s cloud availability, providing the necessary resources to manage cloud instances, cloud services, and cloud applications. It also enhances BeyondTrust’s offering for Managed Services Providers (MSPs) in search of new security services for their customers. Customers and partners alike can benefit from BeyondTrust’s industry-unique cloud connectors for managing other cloud instances and passwords, and not only for Google.

BeyondTrust’s Google Cloud instance is supported by a Bring Your Own Licensing (BYOL) model that can be used with:

  • PowerBroker Password Management – Privileged password and privileged session management that improves accountability and control over shared passwords by securing, controlling, alerting and recording access
  • PowerBroker Privilege Management (UNIX, Linux, Windows, Mac) – Multilayered privilege protection that enforces least privilege and appropriate use across physical and virtual systems efficiently, without disrupting user productivity
  • Retina CS – Centralized Vulnerability Management with advanced analytics, reporting and remediation that targets “real” threats.

All solutions in the platform benefit from central policy management, workflow, auditing, reporting, threat and behavioral analytics, and connectors delivered natively in BeyondInsight.

Pricing and Availability

BeyondTrust’s PAM platform is available on Google Cloud now. Licensing will follow a BYOL model and pricing is based on instance type and runtime parameters.

 

Cyberark Names Ron Zoran Chief Revenue Officer

Zoran to Lead CyberArk’s Global Sales Organization, Drive Increased Adoption of Privileged Account Security Worldwide

Newton, Mass. and Petach Tikva, Israel –August 8, 2017– CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR), the company that protects organizations from cyber attacks that have made their way inside the network perimeter, today announced the promotion of Ron Zoran to the newly created position of Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), effective immediately. Zoran will be responsible for executing the company’s worldwide sales strategy across sales, sales engineering, and channels to drive revenue growth across all geographies.

Since CyberArk’s founding in 1999, Zoran has held leadership positions across the organization in sales management, research and development, and technical support. Most recently as Vice President of Sales for the Americas, Zoran led the U.S., Canada and Latin America sales, sales engineering and channel sales teams increasing revenue in those regions from $34 million in 2013 to more than $130 million in 2016, representing a three-year CAGR of 58%.  Under his leadership, CyberArk, nearly tripled the Americas customer base to about 1,800 customers, increased penetration of the Fortune 500, and successfully expanded the company’s presence in the US Federal vertical, as well as in Canada and Latin America.  The company also strengthened its channel relationships, increasing collaboration with advisory firms, systems integrators and value added resellers.

“Ron’s proven track record across every role he’s held at CyberArk, his passion for our mission and deep security expertise gives me great confidence in Ron’s ability to deliver results and enable CyberArk to fully capitalize on our tremendous opportunity,” said Udi Mokady, CyberArk Chairman and CEO. “With Ron at the helm of our global sales organization, we will drive consistent best practices across all sales, sales engineering and channel sales to enable CyberArk to expand our market reach, drive growth and scale our operations.”

“CyberArk is the undisputed leader in privileged account security with the best and only solution that helps organizations protect their privileged accounts across the enterprise, in the cloud and across the DevOps pipeline,” said Zoran. “I am passionate about driving customer adoption of privileged account security as a critical and measureable layer of security for organizations to defend against an increasingly complex threat landscape.  I look forward to taking CyberArk to the next level of growth and market leadership.”

Prior to joining CyberArk, Zoran spent 6 years as an Officer and R&D Group Manager at the Technological Computer Center of the Israeli Defense Forces. Zoran holds an MBA from Northeastern University and a B.A. in Computer Science from Bar-Ilan University.

About CyberArk

CyberArk is the only security company focused on eliminating the most advanced cyber threats; those that use insider privileges to attack the heart of the enterprise. Dedicated to stopping attacks before they stop business, CyberArk proactively secures against cyber threats before attacks can escalate and do irreparable damage. The company is trusted by the world’s leading companies – including more than 50 percent of the Fortune 100 – to protect their highest value information assets, infrastructure and applications. A global company, CyberArk is headquartered in Petach Tikva, Israel, with U.S. headquarters located in Newton, Mass. The company also has offices throughout the Americas, EMEA, Asia Pacific and Japan. To learn more about CyberArk, visit www.cyberark.com, read the CyberArk blog, or follow on Twitter via @CyberArkLinkedIn or Facebook.

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Mobile device forensics can make a difference in many investigations, but you need training that teaches you how to get the most out of your mobile forensics hardware and software, and certifies you to testify in court. Read this white paper to learn how to evaluate mobile forensics training...
PureTech Systems is a software company that develops and markets PureActiv, its geospatial analytics solution designed to protect critical perimeters and infrastructure.  Its patented video analytics leverage thermal cameras, radars and other perimeter sensors to detect, geo-locate, classify, and...
PureTech Systems is a technology leader in the use of geospatial video, focusing on perimeter security.  When combining geospatial capabilities with video analytics and PTZ camera control, managers of critical facilities can benefit by allowing the video management system to aid them in the process...