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ASSA ABLOY announces the acquisition of technology solutions provider FocusCura

ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire FocusCura, a provider of technology solutions for senior care in the Dutch market. FocusCura has developed a software platform, which in combination with other products and technology services, enables elderly care organisations to focus on care. "I am very pleased to welcome FocusCura and their employees into the ASSA ABLOY Group. FocusCura is a strategic technological addition to the ASSA ABLOY Group. The company will reinforce our current offerin...

SonicWall appoints Tristan Bateup as Ireland Country Manager and expands channel partner strategy

SonicWall announced it had appointed Tristan Bateup as Country Manager for Ireland, building on the company’s long-established collaboration with distributors in the region as it continues to expand its presence and capabilities in the country. Tristan has over a decade of experience in the cyber security industry, including five years managing SonicWall partner business at long-time distributor Exertis. From there, he joined SonicWall, where he served as Strategic Account Manager for the...

Pulse Secure recognised among Representative Vendors in Gartner’s Market Guide for Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA)

Pulse Secure, the provider of software-defined Secure Access solutions, announced that Pulse Secure was recognised among Representative Vendors within Gartner’s Market Guide for Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA). Pulse SDP provides direct device-to-application trusted connectivity only after successful user, device and security state verification. The solution offers enterprises the only dual-mode VPN and SDP architecture that yields single-pane-of-glass management with unified policy admi...

SecurityHQ unveils new brand identity, logo and official website, as part of rebranding strategy

SecurityHQ, formerly known as Si Consult, the globally renowned provider in managed security services, has announced the launch of their new brand identity with a redesign of their company logo and official website, as part of their rebranding strategy. Managed Security Service Provider Over recent years, SecurityHQ has evolved into one of the most renowned and advanced Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) in the world, with six Security Operation Centers spread across the United Kingdom,...

Everbridge protects Siemens’ workforce and operations against critical events

Everbridge Inc., the global provider in critical event management (CEM), announced that Siemens, one of the world’s producers of energy efficient technologies and #62 on the 2020 Forbes Global 2000, will adopt the Everbridge CEM Platform to help protect Siemens’ workforce and operations against critical events of all kinds, from the COVID-19 pandemic and political unrest to sudden economic changes and more. The two companies have also formed a technology alliance in which Siemens wi...

Exabeam survey shows acceleration in the use of cloud-based security tools in organisations supporting remote workforces

Exabeam, the Smarter SIEM company, has revealed the results of a new survey of UK security practitioners, which tracks the adoption and use of cloud-based security tools. This latest survey showed a marked increase in the adoption of these security tools compared to an earlier study carried out in March 2020 prior to the COVID-19 lockdown. Eighty-eight (88) percent of recent respondents said the accelerated move to the cloud was driven by the need to support a remote workforce. Among the concer...

ELATEC announces appointment of Robert Helgerth as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer

ELATEC, a globally renowned manufacturer of innovative multi-frequency RFID readers, will have a new CEO as of July 1, 2020. Robert Helgerth takes over the management of the company and will set the course for the company's growth in the future. In Robert Helgerth, who was most recently responsible for Microsoft's partner business in Asia, ELATEC has gained a visionary manager with great expertise in the strategies, structures and processes of internationally successful corporate management. E...

HENSOLDT announces Airbus Defence and Space contract win for developing AESA radar for German and Spanish Eurofighter fleets

Sensor system supplier HENSOLDT has been awarded a contract by Airbus Defence and Space to develop and produce a new AESA (Active Electronic Scanning Array) radar for the German and Spanish Eurofighter fleets. The project is jointly financed by the Eurofighter partner nations Spain and Germany, who will also be the first users of the radar in their fleets. Following budget approval by the Spanish government and most recently by the German Bundestag in mid-June, the contracts worth over 1.5 bill...

Bird Home's DoorBird app receives software made in Germany and software hosted in Germany quality seals

The DoorBird app has been awarded the ‘Software Made in Germany’ and ‘Software Hosted in Germany’ quality seals. The German Association of Medium-Sized Enterprises in the IT Industry (Bundesverband IT-Mittelstand e.V.) awards the seals to German companies whose software meets particularly strict data security and quality criteria. The app is the central control tool for DoorBird IP video intercoms developed and manufactured by Bird Home Automation in Berlin. With the Doo...

HENSOLDT South Africa acquires Tellumat’s Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Defence & Security business units

Acquisition of business units of South African electronics and solution provider to complement HENSOLDT’s portfolio and expand footprint in Africa. HENSOLDT South Africa has signed an agreement to acquire the Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Defence & Security business units of Tellumat. The acquisition will see HENSOLDT further expand its portfolio as well as its presence in Africa. The agreement was signed by Rynier van der Watt, Managing Director of HENSOLDT South Africa and Andre...

ETSI Technical Committee on Cybersecurity releases ETSI EN 303 645 consumer IoT security standard

The ETSI Technical Committee on Cybersecurity (TC CYBER) unveils ETSI EN 303 645, a standard for cyber security in the Internet of Things that establishes a security baseline for internet connected consumer products and provides a basis for future IoT certification schemes. Based on the ETSI specification TS 103 645, EN 303 645 went through National Standards Organization comments and voting, engaging even more stakeholders in its development and ultimately strengthening the resulting standard....

Airports launching fever checking technology as crowds are expected to flock to book flights next year

Summer is in full swing, but most Brits are taking a ‘staycation’ this year due to travel restrictions and quarantine periods enforced on air and cross-border travel in response to the coronavirus pandemic. But that doesn’t mean that people aren’t dreaming of cocktails on the beach. According to holiday booking site Travel Supermarket, Britons are filling their holiday diaries for next year, with April and May 2021 becoming the most-booked holiday months. The number one...

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