Apical Announces Diwali Festive Offer

October 11, 2017

The offers will be available starting from September 2017 and will go on till the end of October 2017

MUMBAI, India – October 11, 2017 – With festive season underway, Apical today announced a bunch of new offers on their Thecus solutions. Apical is one of the leading providers of value added data storage solutions. The festive offers listed below will take place from September- October 2017 with company introducing exciting offers on their Thecus solutions.

If you happen to buy 2 Thecus N2350, Apical is offering a Thecus Laptop Backpack for free. Even if you are planning to buy Thecus N2810 or N4350 or N5810, you will get a Thecus Laptop Backpack for free.

Speaking about this year’s festive offers, Mr. Tejas Sheth, Director at Apical said, “At Apical, we aim to provide solutions that offer more value to our customers. Adding greater joy on Diwali, this year Apical brings in assured gifts offer on selected Thecus products. Through these offers, we want to ensure that our customer’s joy last long and this is a small endeavor on our part to add sparkle to this festive season.”

Apical plans to constantly engage with new customers to not only deliver best solutions, but also to ensure that it is among the top data storage solutions in its customer’s consideration set.

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About Apical

Apical is a leading name in Value Added Data Storage Solutions. Established in 2005 Apical is a trusted name owing to their strong Solution Centric approach and is known for its partner focused Distribution pan India.

For past seven years the teams in Apical have dedicated themselves to create Quality, Robust yet Cost Effective solutions serving all industry verticals and applications, for their partners who cater to SMB, Enterprise and Government Customers. Based out of Mumbai the Promoters of Apical have an aggregated experience of over 25 years.

In a constant endeavor to Delight Customers and with understanding to market dynamics and sensitivity Apical team is continuously working with multiple brands and adding new products in portfolio. Apical today is the Distribution house for Data Storage brands like Thecus, Infotrend and Toshiba.

With a good spread in the IT Channel, Apical wishes to create a strong business relationship with the SI and SMB community by providing them with profit rich products and at the same time satisfy the end user with Quality and Technology, to know more please visit Apical.in

About Thecus®

Established in 2004, Thecus Technology Corp provides market leading network attached storage and network video recorder solutions, committed to revolutionize how everyone from home user to enterprise level business centrally stores, manages and accesses their digital data both onsite and cloud-based. Thecus strives to deliver continuous innovation through cutting edge technology and design to provide data storage with the most customer-friendly platform, rapid performance and robust security. In May 2016, Thecus was formally acquired by Ennoconn Corporation and thus became part of the Foxconn IPC Technology group. Partnered together this diverse group of companies work in tandem to provide a total IoT (Internet of Things) solution. Now with an unparalleled portfolio to work with, Thecus is collaborating to bring unprecedented change to the network storage industry. To know more please visit www.thecus.com

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New Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms

October 10, 2017

BERLIN / BONN, Germany / NEW DELHIIndia October 10, 2017 – SER rises to join theVisionaries

The SER Group is now a “Visionary” in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms (CSP). As Europe’s largest vendor for enterprise content management and a global leader, the SER Group has risen to the level of Visionary in the Gartner CSP Magic Quadrant with its strong vision, advanced software solutions and a rock-solid, unified technological platform on which all content services have uniform metadata management. The SER Group sees its positioning as a Visionary in the Magic Quadrant for CSP, formerly known as the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management, as a considerable improvement.

A Visionary in Content Services Platforms

SER’s Doxis4 Content Service Bus (CSB) meets Gartner’s requirements for a state-of-the-art content services platform for use cases in the areas of personal and team productivity, records management and compliance, content-centric business applications and more. Market developments show that enterprise content management, collaboration and enterprise file sync and share are converging due to customer demands for solutions that cover all areas of content services. Compared to the split ECM and EFSS platforms prevalent in the market, this kind of unified platform approach is a key differentiator for the SER Group. “Gartner’s definition of content services platforms aligns closely with our vision and mission,” says Gregor Joeris, CTO of the SER Group.

The Gartner report points out that the “SER Group’s unified CSP platform is built as an integrated, cross-functional Content Service Bus that can federate content sources, deployment models and processes.” SER CTO Gregor Joeris concurs, “Our flexible approach allows customers to start small but scale quickly by building further applications on the same platform. Doxis4 is horizontally and vertically scalable. What’s more, it’s modular, multitenant-capable and multilingual.”

SER’s mission is to connect people, products and processes with information. It strives to transform companies into business ecosystems which facilitate information sharing with customers and business partners alike, improving their collaborative processes in a user-friendly, secure and compliant way. The Doxis4 iRoom, for example, combines content management, collaboration and file sharing with the native ECM and BPM functions of the Doxis4 iECM suite.

Why SER and Doxis4 stand out

Developing innovative, future-driven and advanced technology has always been an ambitious goal but also a great strength of SER. And Gartner agrees: SER has “a strong track record in developing advanced technologies and simplified user interfaces for its CSP platform.”SER’s reference customers praise the usability and “the ease and speed of piloting and deploying the SER platform when using its native capabilities and services.”

Moreover, SER has a wide range of vertical and horizontal solution templates ready for use. All of them, e.g.for accounts payable, banking, manufacturing, insurance and more, are based on Doxis4’s Content Service Bus and provide customers even more convenient access to content and process services.

The integrated, cross-functional approach to enterprise content management, business process management and collaboration is based on uniform metadata management on one unified technological platform. “This holistic digitalization approach fulfills today’s requirements and forms the backbone of our success,” says Morad Rhlid, Managing Director of SER Solutions International.

*The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms 2017: Karen A. Hobert, Michael Woodbridge, Joe Mariano, Gavin Tay, 5 October 2017

https://www.gartner.com/doc/3810890?ref=SiteSearch&sthkw=magic%20quadrant%20for%20content%20services%20platforms&fnl=search&srcId=1-3478922254

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eScan Launches New TSPM Technology to Block RDP Hacking Attacks

October 3, 2017

MUMBAI, IndiaOctober 3, 2017 – With the growing complexity of cyber-attacks, enterprises are spending millions to avoid cyber-crime. However, due to bad security practices such as usage of elementary passwords for system access creates most vulnerable opportunity for cyber criminals. In such scenarios cyber criminals use brute force attack to take control of network. Based on “National Exposure Index” report by Rapid7, 73% of Indian RDP servers are exposed to bruteforce attacks, and ranks 18th on the Global Index.

In the last 2 months, eScan has noted that most ransomware attacks could be contributed to cyber criminals using rogue RDP sessions to take control of servers & injecting ransomware in order to extort ransom from unsuspecting companies.  The methodology to do this is being smartly executed by taking all possible steps to pro-actively disable real-time monitoring technology and/or uninstalling any anti-malware products installed on the said end-points.

IT Administration and management of assets for every Organization is a tedious task, and in order to simplify this process of troubleshooting / maintenance, IT Administrators make use of various Remote Access Technologies viz. Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) so as to access the graphical interface of another computer over a network connection.

It is to be noted that the security of RDP is limited to strong passwords and a secure connection by way of implementing TLS so as to mitigate various forms of brute-force / password guessing attacks or MITM attacks.

Due to various reasons not every organization implements password policies, and in many cases it is the user who has to choose their own password. Furthermore, password reuse is another area of concern which has to be addressed.

Usage of RDP

To facilitate Centralized Management of computers, organizations implement RDP and access these systems either through LAN or Internet. In order to protect RDP enabled systems from outsiders, VPN might be implemented but in majority of cases, Administrators configure the firewall to open up RDP for the systems they would want to manage remotely.

RDP Attacks

Pen-testing platforms such as Kali offer RDP Bruteforce and Exploit tools which are being specifically used for targeting systems with Internet facing RDP systems. Bruteforce attack would generate large numbers of Failed Login Notifications and are logged. Furthermore, the users are not even aware of the on-going Brute Force attack, since it is not imperative that the attack would take place when the user would be logged in and working on the system.

  • Failed RDP Authentications although are subjected to Log Audits, but users are never alerted whenever they succeed in breaching the security. This has resulted in the rise of Brute Force of RDP sessions.
  • Due to the fact that users were never aware of the on-going RDP authentications, the perpetrators in all the cases were able to gain complete control of the system.
  • Attackers upon successful exploitation would implement backdoors or pivot to other systems and in some cases infect the systems with Ransomware.

TSPM Terminal Services Protection Module

eScan’s Terminal Services Protection Module (TSPM) not just detects these brute force attempts but also heuristically identifies suspicious IP Addresses / Hosts and blocks any access attempts from them and in order to safeguard the systems from future attacks, the IP addresses and Hosts from future attacks are banned from initiating any further connections to the system.

As mentioned earlier, it has been known that attackers would try to uninstall security applications from compromised systems in order to cover up their tracks and stop the administrators from getting alerted about the breach.  eScan TSPM detects and stops these attempts too, moreover the administrators are also alerted about the preventive measures initiated by TSPM.

In the present landscape where attackers are trying to exploit every known weakness be it unpatched systems or inability of the users / administrators to maintain password hygiene, eScan’s TSPM would protect the systems/organizations from such attacks.

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About eScan

eScan is an ISO (27001) certified pure play enterprise security solution company with over 2 decades of expertise in developing IT security solutions. eScan today has a presence in 12 countries through its offices and subsidiaries. It also boasts of a robust channel partner network of more than 50, 000 partners spread across 190 countries worldwide. It is trusted by more than 6,500 enterprise and corporate users spread across various industry segments such as Government, BFSI, Education, Defense, Telecom, IT & ITeS, Infrastructure, Hospitality, and Healthcare worldwide.

It is powered by some of the latest and innovative technologies, such as Proactive Behavioral Analysis Engine (PBAE) Technology, MicroWorld Winsock Layer (MWL) Technology, Domain & IP Reputation Check (DIRC) Technology, Non-Intrusive Learning Pattern (NILP) Technology, and sophisticated Anti-Virus Heuristic Algorithms that not only provide protection from current threats, but also provides proactive protection against the ever-evolving cyber threats. eScan provides 24×7 free remote support facility to help its esteemed users to provide real-time solutions for security related issues. For more information, visit www.escanav.com


eScan recognized as the fastest growing Youth Brand

September 29, 2017

MUMBAI, India – September 29, 2017 – eScan IT security solution received the 6th Brand Slam Award as the fastest growing youth brand in India, at the 6th Indira Brand Slam 2017, annual marketing gathering. The 6th Indira Brand Slam is presented by Indira Group & CMO Asia and endorsed by World Federation of Marketing Professionals & World Sustainability. The event every year attracts stalwarts from corporate world like Cisco Systems India, Panasonic, India, Bajaj Corporation Ltd. Viacom 18 Pvt. Ltd. etc. from various sectors and attended by over 1500 Management students of IGI.

6Brand-slam-Awards-2017Shree Chanakya Education Society’s “Indira Group of Institutes”, Pune is recognized as one of the leading educational institute imparting science, technology, management Brand-Slam-2017studies etc since the last 25 years. The World Federation of Marketing Professionals is an independent, not-for-profit networking body to effectively promote the interests of marketers in general. The CMO Asia is an organization dedicated to high level knowledge exchange through leadership & networking amongst CMOs across industry segments.

Purposeful Purpose – Towards Sustainability for Sustenance was the theme of the event which discussed the innovations in branding that have led to greater market penetration and reach to the customer. The event recognized various brands representing from across sectors that have by reinvented themselves & iconize brand leadership. eScan was one of the corporates who were recognized for their futuristic products and solutions in the field of technology.

The award reinstates eScan as the preferred brand of security solutions for the new age millennial who have been at the fore front, due to its global quality standards and ease of use.

On this occasion, Mr Sunil Kripalani, Sr. Vice President Global Sales and Marketing, eScan said, “We are humbled to receive this award at the 6th Indira Brand Slam 2017. The award reiterates our efforts in providing quality and innovative products at par with global standards for safeguarding our users from the growing cyber threats.

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About eScan

eScan is an ISO (27001) certified pure play enterprise security solution company with over 2 decades of expertise in developing IT security solutions. eScan today has a presence in 12 countries through its offices and subsidiaries. It also boasts of a robust channel partner network of more than 50, 000 partners spread across 190 countries worldwide. It is trusted by more than 6,500 enterprise and corporate users spread across various industry segments such as Government, BFSI, Education, Defense, Telecom, IT & ITeS, Infrastructure, Hospitality, and Healthcare worldwide.

It is powered by some of the latest and innovative technologies, such as Proactive Behavioral Analysis Engine (PBAE) Technology, MicroWorld Winsock Layer (MWL) Technology, Domain & IP Reputation Check (DIRC) Technology, Non-Intrusive Learning Pattern (NILP) Technology, and sophisticated Anti-Virus Heuristic Algorithms that not only provide protection from current threats, but also provides proactive protection against the ever-evolving cyber threats. eScan provides 24×7 free remote support facility to help its esteemed users to provide real-time solutions for security related issues. For more information, visit www.escanav.com


PNY Technologies kick starts “Be the Pro in You” partner education series in India

September 28, 2017

MUMBAI, India – September 28, 2017 – In line with its increased focus on India, PNY Technologies kick started the 4 city partner education series in India under the theme “Be the Pro in You”. First leg of this partner education road show was held in Bengaluru on 22nd September 2017.  Second event is slated in New Delhi on 6th October 2017. The other two cities are Mumbai and Hyderabad in the month of November.

Conducted in association with nvidia the visual computing leader, this series mainly focused on deriving the right configuration of Nvidia Quadro cards addressing professional users for various applications. Often it is seen that a mismatch in right product/solution to computing requirement results in lacuna of performance. PNY technologies are the exclusive partner for Nvidia Professional graphics solutions in India.

More than 65 key partners of PNY attended this event and the session was quite interactive.

Mr Jerome Belan, EMEAI CEO at PNY technologies addressed the partners and apprised them about the ambitious plans by PNY for Indian market in near future.India is a strategic market and we are focused on developing our business here in India. We are very passionate about working with our esteemed channel partners who form out backbone to the eco-system and would continue to invest in them. This partner education series is one such imitativesaid Jerome Belan.  Our mobile workstation series Prevail Pro would be another game changer as we plan to introduce the same in India very soonhe added.

Mr Manges Karhaadkar, Country Manager at PNY India also addressed the audience.  We have been slowly and steadily gaining momentum in the Indian channel markets. We are not only sure but confident that our professional series graphics cards would be lapped up by the graphics professionals of India. Though there are some challenges that we face – that even the GeForce series graphics are being used by professionals to create the content which is in a way not very useful said Mr Manges Karhaadkar

Mr Senthil Raj Balakrishnan, Field Application Engineer India and ME gave the technical presentation and addressed the queries by partners.

Mr Sundarajan Venkatachari, Senior Solution Architect at Nvidia also addressed the partners on technical issues of the solutions.

Event was supported by Rashi Peripherals and was represented by Mr Rishikesh, Product Manager for PNY

For more information, visit the PNY Technologies website at https://www.pny.eu

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About PNY Technologies:

Founded in 1985, PNY has manufactured quality computer components for over 30 years; the company represents a real success story of a company leading the American, European and Asian computing markets.

PNY has a long history of providing designers, engineers, researchers and visualization clients with cutting-edge NVIDIA® QUADRO® and TESLA™ solutions. PNY understands the needs of its professional graphics clients, offering professional technical support and a constant commitment to customer satisfaction.

The NVIDIA QUADRO based graphics boards from PNY are the most powerful, feature-rich family of high performance boards available to the professional community. Certified for all major CAD/CAM and DCC applications they deliver unmatched power to maximize your productivity.

The NVIDIA TESLA based GPU Computing solutions from PNY are designed from the ground up for high performance computing (HPC), Deep Learning for AI, and for true virtual hardware acceleration via NVIDIA GRID software solutions.

In addition PNY proposes a full spectrum of GPU SERVERS, certified for all HPC, Virtualization and Artificial Intelligence environments.

Headquartered in New Jersey (USA) and Bordeaux (France) for the European headquarters, PNY maintains facilities in North America, EMEA and Asia.


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