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Registration Now Open for IFT19: Feed Your Future

CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Registration is now open for IFT19: Feed Your Future in New Orleans, LA from June 2-5, 2019 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), IFT19 will bring together science of food professionals from around the globe to inspire and transform collective knowledge into innovative solutions that help advance the planet’s food safety, nutrition, and sustainability.

“This year’s theme, Feed Your Future, underscores the importance of professional development and collaborative thinking to help advance the science of food and solve the world’s evolving global food challenges,” said IFT CEO Christie Tarantino-Dean. “Now more than ever, science of food professionals need access to the most up-to-date science, research, insights, and product development solutions to further their expertise and expand their creativity. IFT19 provides all this and more in just four discovery-packed days.”

Programming includes presentations that will cover the latest consumer trends and insights, more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific sessions covering12 topical tracks, over 600 research poster presentations and 12 pre-event short courses, including ‘Plant Proteins: Functionalities and Applications’ and ‘Labeling Requirements and Implications for Food Marketed in the U.S.’

In addition to the scientific and applied science tracks, IFT is once again offering more than twenty panel discussions and presentations on its IFTNEXT stage, including topics like ‘2020 Vision: Scientific Communication’, ‘AI for Innovation in Product Development’ and ‘Using Robotics for Safe and Sustainable Food.’ New this year, IFT19 will offer two new deep-dive tracks to better explore hot topics impacting the future of food: ‘Gut Microbiome, Nutrition, and Health’ and ‘Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainability: Science, Technology, and Policy.’

Also new this year is IFT’s Food Traceability Central, which will feature the latest advancements, technologies, and platforms being developed to address the world’s food traceability challenges. Topics explored will include: data sharing frameworks, data analytics and AI, innovations in traceability standards, blockchain advancements and more.

The IFT19 Food Expo will once again feature one of the industry’s largest and most comprehensive collections of food ingredient, equipment, processing, technology and packaging solution providers, allowing attendees to meet face-to-face with exhibiting companies and literally taste the forefront of global food trends. Attendees can expect the latest in clean label, sugar reduction, plant-based ingredients, added nutritional benefits and more.

Due to popular demand, IFTNEXT Start-Up Alley will be increasing its number exhibiting start-up companies from 16 to 24 this year. Start-Up Alley allows attendees to meet one-on-one with a select group of cutting-edge entrepreneurs who are developing innovative solutions to significant challenges facing the food industry.

IFT19 featured sessions will include:

  • The second annual IFTNEXT Food Disruption Challenge, a competition designed to help emerging and investment-ready science of food and technology companies gain visibility and make strategic connections. The live pitch event will feature five start-ups vying for the Future Food Disruptor of the Year $25,000 cash prize in front of a panel of distinguished judges representing different sectors of the food and beverage industry. Audience members at the featured session will be able to cast their vote for a $5,000 People’s Choice award.
  • Temple Grandin Ph.D., world-renowned researcher, activist and best-selling author, will explore the power of difference and how bringing together a diverse and inclusive team enables companies to become innovation leaders and trendsetters.
  • Peggy Smedley, futurist and executive editor of Connected World magazine, will moderate a panel discussion that will explore how predictive analytics and artificial intelligence are being leveraged to forecast trends into the future.

Food professionals can register online to attend IFT19 at iftevent.org. Those who register by April 19, 2019 can take advantage of discounted registration and hotel rates. IFT non-members can join IFT when they register and save up to 36 percent off the cost of registration.

Members of the media who would like to attend can view the media eligibility requirements and request media credentials by visiting iftevent.org/news/press. 

About IFT
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is a global organization of nearly 16,000 individual members from more than 100 countries committed to advancing the science of food. Since 1939, IFT has brought together the brightest minds in food science, technology and related professions from academia, government, and industry to solve the world’s greatest food challenges. Our organization works to ensure that our members have the resources they need to learn, grow, and advance the science of food as the population and the world evolve. We believe that science is essential to ensuring a global food supply that is sustainable, safe, nutritious, and accessible to all. For more information, please visit ift.org.

 

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OneSource Virtual Aligns with Technology Evaluation Centers’ New Report Addressing Robotic Process Automation for HCM

DALLAS, Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — OneSource Virtual (OSV), an automation leader of Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) solutions, today announced that Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has published a new automation industry report featuring an exclusive interview with OSV’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, Cay Gliebe. The January 2019 report entitled, “What Can AI and Automation Do for Talent Management?” is authored by TEC Principal Analyst Predrag Jakovljevic and can be read https://www..technologyevaluation.com/research/tec-report/what-can-ai-and-automation-do-for-talent-management.html [here __title__ here].

Focusing on next generation artificial intelligence (AI) and automation concepts that can improve human capital management (HCM) activities, the report addresses the combined advantages of human and digital workforce integration. OSV’s Gliebe, who is a thought leader on the benefits of this people-robots coalescence, believes that the topic is one of the hottest being evaluated by forward-leaning HR departments today.

“Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is not about replacing people resources, it is about replacing a set of ‘buzzkill’ repetitive manual tasks with robotic services,” says Gliebe in the report. “By freeing up time for workers to do activities that leverage human thinking, innovation, creativity, business instincts and decision-making capabilities, organizations can better facilitate both personal and business growth.”

Gliebe believes the benefits are symbiotic and span across four key areas in both the HR and Financials areas:

  • More satisfied and engaged employees, improving company culture and leading to increased employee retention;
  • Employees performing strategic, higher-value tasks that benefit the company;
  • Easy, faster and more accurate auditability to meet industry and government compliance requirements;
  • Immediate available resources for overflow or unexpected events (such as tax audits, mergers & acquisitions, year-end business processes, disaster recovery, etc.).

OneSource Virtual announced in October 2018 that it is bringing the world’s first Robotic Process as a Service (RPaaS) solution to market Q1 2019 for mid-market enterprises. OSV will be offering its Workday user base turnkey solutions that provide end-to-end, rules-based automated processes that require no monitoring, but can be pre-configured for outcomes/exceptions and controlled via dashboards.

“In no uncertain terms, AI tools and robotics automation will play an increasingly central role in HCM software applications,” says TEC analyst Jakovljevic in the report. “Once employers have recruited, trained, and invested in the right talent, they need to attain and maintain employee satisfaction to benefit both employer and employee. Robotic process automation can rescue bored workers from repetitive tasks, allowing companies to redeploy their talent into better more satisfying roles.”    

About OneSource Virtual

Founded in 2008, OneSource Virtual is a pioneer of Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) and supports the automated delivery, including Robotic Process as a Service (RPaaS), of solutions exclusively using Workday software. OneSource Virtual’s services empower organizations of all sizes by encouraging HR to become a strategic partner within the organization, aligning to business growth and scaling by demand through Workday deployment, consulting, training, and in-application payroll administration, benefit administration and application management services. OneSource Virtual’s global headquarters is located in Dallas, Texas, with additional locations across North America and Europe. For more information, please visit http://www.onesourcevirtual.com.

 

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Uptake and Element Partner to Provide Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Industrial Businesses

CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Uptake, a leading provider of industrial AI software, and Element, the provider of the only data hub designed to manage asset data for industrial organizations, have partnered to create an AI solution for industrial business. The solution automates data integration, data science model configuration and the production of insights that detect and prevent failures and trigger work orders.

Uptake (PRNewsfoto/Uptake)

“We’re taking the complex process of turning messy industrial data into rich insights and simplifying it to a level that’s never been seen before,” said Jay Allardyce, Uptake Head of Industry and Ecosystem. “When you look at the output that comes from knowing how to analyze and take action from that data, you’re talking about measurable results like increased annual energy production and millions of dollars in new revenue for businesses.”

“Element and Uptake are helping industrial business accelerate growth and top-line savings through AI and machine learning,” said Andy Bane, Element CEO. “What used to take industrial businesses months and years to accomplish through manual data entry and processing is now done in a matter of minutes.”

THE CHALLENGE
With the massive amount of data generated by industrial assets, companies are increasingly searching for simple ways to turn this data into action that improves their bottom line. Data historians such as the OSIsoft PI Systemä are crucial for organizations to get data off of their assets in real time and into a centralized repository. This data then needs to be combined and correlated with data from other enterprise and public sources into a platform, where it can be analyzed. Traditionally, this process has been slow, manual and cost prohibitive.

The offering from Uptake and Element provides one AI solution that automates the onboarding of trusted, normalized data to curated data science models — built using industry expert content and pre-configured for specific equipment types.

The joint solution will:

  • Automate and significantly speed up data ingestion, preparation and the contextualization of industrial assets
  • Create a single repository of trusted industrial data in order to make it useful for analytics
  • Build data science models that have been curated for those specific device types
  • Generate insights that help detect anomalous behavior, predict failures, trigger work orders and optimize the performance of specific outcomes

LET’S TALK
Attending the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando and want to learn more? Email sdr@uptake.com to arrange a time in advance or visit Uptake at booth #45 or Element at booth #24. 

ABOUT UPTAKE
Uptake is a leading provider of artificial intelligence and IoT software for industrial companies. We combine data analytics and machine learning with deep industry knowledge to create valuable outcomes like increased reliability, productivity and safety. Headquartered in Chicago with locations in Silicon Valley, Washington D.C., Toronto and Dubai, Uptake is used by global industrial customers of all sizes to leverage data, creating newfound efficiencies and competitive advantages.

Learn more at www.uptake.com.

ABOUT ELEMENT
Element unlocks industrial data, enabling modern analytics systems to find insights that transform operational performance, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars of value for customers. Today, asset data is siloed and underutilized. Element AssetHub connects, manages, and shares asset data across the enterprise by developing Asset Twins – dynamic digital representations of equipment. With Element, any person or system can have a 360-degree view of every asset. 

For more information, visit www.elementanalytics.com.

Contact: press@uptake.com

 

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PowerInbox Expands Email, Programmatic Teams to Support Steep Growth in Demand for its Digital Monetization Platform

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — PowerInbox, the digital monetization partner trusted by 650+ publishers, today announced it has expanded its technology and business development teams, welcoming three new email and adtech experts to support growing demand for its services.

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The strategic new hires come on the heels of substantial growth as the company racked up $30 million in revenue, three fast-growth business awards and added 100 new publishers to its roster last year, including the Seattle Times, Digiday and Crain Communications. The growth comes as email, push notification and other one-to-one engagement channels prove to be a winning strategy for both publishers and advertisers looking to offset losses from declining trust in social media. Last year alone, PowerInbox delivered 10 billion pieces of live content to 150 million unique monthly users through 15 billion monthly emails.

“We’re extremely excited about our momentum right now, and the fact that we’re consistently profitable is a testament to the success of our product and the outstanding, dedicated team we’ve worked so hard to build,” said PowerInbox CEO Jeff Kupietzky. “We are committed to investing in the talent and technology our publisher and advertiser customers need to grow their businesses.”

To that end, PowerInbox has enlisted the skills of three industry veterans:

  • Ira Silberstein has joined the team as General Manager, Email. A former Taboola executive he spent six years leading publisher sales and global expansion. Additionally, Silberstein has 10 years of experience in Internet product and business development for The New York Times website. At PowerInbox, Silberstein will lead the company’s core email business to grow new publisher relationships and provide strategic vision for product development.
  • Aron Schatz is the new Director of Programmatic Solutions. An Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) award winner, Schatz has been an Internet and digital advertising pioneer and thought leader for nearly 10 years, specializing in standards compliance and implementation, programmatic pipeline scaling, OpenRTB and API integration and more. An adtech entrepreneur, Schatz launched ASE Adnet, a CPC/CPA ad network and has spent 17 years as editor-in-chief of ASE Labs, a daily digital publication covering new tech product innovations. At PowerInbox, Schatz will lead programmatic and ad server product management to drive higher throughput and business growth.
  • Bill McCann has been named Director of Revenue Optimization. A seasoned software engineer, Big Data and analytics expert, McCann has co-founded two tech-based startups, including a prescription analytics firm bringing Big Data insight to the U.S. health care system. Previously, he spent eight years as a VP-level technologist and product architect at The TriZetto Group, where he led development of the company’s Medicare-focused health care optimization platform. In his new role at PowerInbox, McCann will lead development of the company’s ad recommendation engine and expand the use of artificial intelligence to increase advertising and business performance.

PowerInbox’s automated platform matches advertisers with publishers to deliver real-time relevant sponsored content that’s personalized at the moment of open to visitors on email, browser push and websites. The only digital monetization platform that offers direct integration with Google Ad Manager (formerly DFP) and other mainstream online ad networks, PowerInbox lets publishers run cross-channel advertising programs that are easy to manage, all within a single dashboard while giving advertisers the ability to reach new high-value audiences through multiple opt-in channels.

To learn more, go to www.powerinbox.com.

About PowerInbox

PowerInbox provides comprehensive, multichannel digital monetization solutions that help publishers and marketers drive new revenue with personalized subscriber engagement. Venture backed and profitable, PowerInbox supports 150 million unique users a month from more than 650 leading publishers including The Atlantic, Bonnier, Hearst and Salem Web Network. For more information about PowerInbox, visit www.powerinbox.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
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SSPR
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uBiome Awards Grant to Stanford University to Study the Effect of Semen Microbiome on Fertilization and Embryo Development

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Through its Microbiome Grant Initiative, uBiome, the leader in microbial genomics, has awarded microbiome research support in study design, planning, sample collection, and analysis to researchers at Stanford University led by Dr. Barry Behr, PhD, HCLD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Dr. Sara Vaughn, MD, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellow, to study the role of abnormal semen microbiome in infertility.

The goal of the study is to analyze the impact of the semen microbiome on fertilization, embryo quality, and pregnancy outcomes. The team hopes that significant findings could lead to improved detection for poor fertilization and poor embryo quality, potentially leading to improved outcomes.

Data collected from the study will include semen microbiome composition from uBiome’s patented kits, rates of fertilization per mature oocyte proportion of embryos forming blastocyst per early embryo, a biopsy of embryo, embryo grades, and proportions of euploid/aneuploid blasts per embryo biopsied.

“Dr. Behr and Dr. Vaughn are expanding the limited research on the semen microbiome and how it relates to reproduction,” said Jessica Richman, PhD, co-founder and CEO of uBiome. “We are excited to support the Stanford team for this fascinating and novel study.”

Dr. Behr is a nationally and internationally renowned clinical and scientific leader in the research and advances of human reproduction. He is a professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology – Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, is a member of Bio-X, and a member of Maternal & Child Health Research Institute. Additionally, Dr. Behr was the first non-MD President of the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society and has been appointed as program chair of several professional meetings. He developed a culture medium for embryo culture to the blastocyst stage, which improved pregnancy and implantation rates and reduced the risks of multiple gestation in IVF, and has authored over 90 peer-reviewed publications, 170 abstracts, and 14 book chapters.

About the grant, Dr. Behr said, “We are grateful to receive our grant through uBiome’s Microbiome Grant Initiative. There is very little known about the role of the semen microbiome and its relationship to reproductive outcomes. We are honored to be working with uBiome on this important subject.”

Through its Microbiome Grant Initiative, uBiome has awarded millions of dollars in research support to hundreds of investigators around the world at renowned academic institutions and not-for-profit research organizations, including Harvard University, Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California, San Francisco, Oxford University, and the University of Sydney. Awards include patented microbiome sequencing kits, as well as research support in study design, planning, sample collection, and analysis. To learn more about our award process or to submit a grant proposal, visit http://www.ubiome.com/microbiome-grant-initiative/.

About uBiome
Founded in 2012, uBiome is the leader in microbial genomics. The Company’s mission is to advance the science of the microbiome and make it useful to people. uBiome combines its patented proprietary precision sequencing™ with machine learning and artificial intelligence to develop wellness products, clinical tests, and therapeutic targets. uBiome has filed for over 250 patents on its technology, which includes sample preparation, computational analysis, molecular techniques, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

uBiome’s commercial products include SmartGut™, the world’s first sequencing-based clinical microbiome test, which identifies microbes in the gut for patients with chronic gut conditions such as IBD, IBS, Crohn’s Disease, and ulcerative colitis; SmartJane™, the first sequencing-based women’s health screening test, which genotypes all 19 clinically relevant strains of HPV, identifies four common STDs, and surveys more than 20 vaginal microbes associated with bacterial vaginosis and other conditions; and Explorer™, a health and wellness product to understand the role that food and lifestyle can play in wellness.

uBiome’s platform has been used by hundreds of thousands of consumers, patients, and doctors and more than 200 research institutions around the world, including the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), US National Institutes of Health (NIH), Harvard University, Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California, San Francisco, Oxford University, and the University of Sydney.

Since its launch, the company has received widespread recognition including CNN 10: Startups to Watch, the IVY Technology Award, CNN Future 30, and was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Healthcare in 2016 and in Data Science in 2018, as well as a Technology Pioneer from the World Economic Forum in 2018. For more information, visit http://www.uBiome.com.

 

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2019 Best in KLAS Report Ranks Protenus No. 1 in Patient Privacy Monitoring

BALTIMORE, Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Protenus, the healthcare compliance analytics platform that protects patient privacy for the nation’s leading health systems, announces today that it has been ranked the leading provider in the patient privacy monitoring category of the 2019 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report.

Founded in 2014, Protenus uses artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze every single action taking place inside a hospital’s EHR and ancillary systems. These advanced analytics proactively detect inappropriate accesses to patient data and provide health systems full insight into how health data is used throughout their organizations, often for the first time. AI-powered analytics allow healthcare privacy teams to rest assured that their patient data is safe and allows them to focus on the true threats to their organization and patients.

Protenus was also named the 2016 HPE-IAPP Innovator of the Year and 2018 Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare. Protenus co-founders were recently recognized on a list of Becker’s Hospital Review Rising Stars in Healthcare in 2018.

“We considered several other organizations, but Protenus offered a substantially better product. We are a large organization with multiple hospitals, so we needed to ensure that our EMRs were safe. Keeping tabs on our many providers and patients is a monumental effort, so we needed to find a tool to do much of that legwork.” – KLAS survey respondent, June 2018

KLAS Research is a healthcare IT data and insights company providing the industry with accurate, honest, and impartial research on the software and services used by providers and payers worldwide. KLAS partners with healthcare professionals to foster an atmosphere of transparency surrounding the state of healthcare and highlight the services and solutions that are having an impact.

“We are humbled to receive this prestigious recognition from our customers and KLAS Research,” stated Nick Culbertson, Protenus CEO and Co-founder. “Since we founded Protenus, customer delight has always been our top priority and we are proud that our customers see how we operationalize our values.”

“Our team strives to exceed customer expectations while delivering technology that enables health systems to better protect their patient’s most sensitive data,” stated Christa White, Protenus Director of Customer Success. “Our customers are more than just users of the platform, they are our partners in better protecting patient data and innovating the industry. We look forward to continuing to work with them to reduce organizational risk and ensure patient trust.”

The Protenus platform will be showcased at the upcoming HIMSS19 conference, at booth #929, from Feb. 11-14, 2019 in Orlando. To schedule a meeting, contact our events team at events@protenus.com.

To access and review the KLAS Patient Privacy Segment, please visit: https://klasresearch.com/best-in-klas-ranking/patient-privacy-monitoring/2019/246

About KLAS

KLAS is a data-driven company on a mission to improve the world’s healthcare by enabling provider and payer voices to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare professionals, KLAS collects insights on software, services and medical equipment to deliver reports, trending data and statistical overviews. KLAS data is accurate, honest and impartial. The research directly reflects the voice of healthcare professionals and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. To learn more about KLAS and the insights we provide, visit www.KLASresearch.com.

About Protenus

The Protenus healthcare compliance analytics platform uses artificial intelligence to audit every access to patient data for the nation’s leading health systems. Providing healthcare leaders full insight into how health data is being used, and alerting privacy, security and compliance teams to inappropriate activity, Protenus helps our partner hospitals make decisions about how to better protect their data, their patients, and their institutions. Learn more at Protenus.com and follow us on Twitter @Protenus.

Media Contact

Kira Caban
Director of Strategic Communications
kira@protenus.com

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Dell reinvents endpoint security portfolio through strategic collaborations with Secureworks and CrowdStrike

ROUND ROCK, Texas, Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ —

Dell Technologies

News summary

  • Dell combines premier managed security services, global threat intelligence and incident response from Secureworks with leading endpoint protection technology from CrowdStrike to advance the industry’s most secure commercial PC1
  • Unique collaboration enables workforce transformation while managing the growing and rapidly changing cyber risk organizations face daily
  • New solutions constantly monitor and protect the endpoint ecosystem from ever-evolving threats

Full story

Cyber criminals are continuously shifting their attack techniques to better target endpoints. As more than one-third (39 percent) of cyber attacks are now non-malware based2, adversaries can exploit gaps in traditional antimalware solutions used in isolation. Considering 50 percent of organizations also have insufficient endpoint or network visibility during incident response engagements3, it’s clear many businesses are injecting ineffective security tools into their environments, ultimately adding complexity without directly addressing the problem. These disconnected solutions require ongoing diligence and expert resources to analyze a multitude of security alerts and identify compromised devices. Yet, with the growing cybersecurity skills gap, businesses don’t have the resources needed to manage their security infrastructure effectively.

To help organizations address these challenges, Dell (NYSE: Dell) is introducing Dell SafeGuard and Response, a portfolio of next-generation endpoint security solutions that combines the managed security, incident response expertise and threat behavioral analytics of Secureworks® (NASDAQ: SCWX) with the unified endpoint protection platform from CrowdStrike. Dell’s modern and effective approach designed to prevent, detect and respond to the shifting threat landscape makes it easy for organizations to protect their data with the industry’s most secure commercial PCs.

With AI-driven and cloud-native endpoint protection powered by CrowdStrike and expert threat intelligence and response management by Secureworks, Dell SafeGuard and Response provides customers with the essential capabilities they need to protect their PCs and data. CrowdStrike endpoint security solutions prevent more than 99 percent of malware and non-malware-based threats4, detect 100 percent of vulnerabilities4, and respond to sophisticated attacks rapidly. Secureworks’ RedCloak™ behavioral analytics are built into the prevention, detection and response capabilities, so customers benefit from an ever-smarter network effect of protection. When an emerging threat is discovered in one environment, countermeasures are created and deployed to all customers who may be affected.

Prevent, detect and respond to evolving threats

With Dell SafeGuard and Response, customers no longer need to worry about complex implementation involving numerous agents. Dell’s modern approach to security simplifies the buying process, allowing customers to order these new solutions alongside their new PC. Businesses will receive outstanding prevention combined with the ability to quickly detect compromised devices and remediate cyber incidents.

Customers can select from the following new Dell SafeGuard and Response solutions to meet their unique security needs:

  • CrowdStrike Falcon Prevent: This next-generation antivirus (NGAV) solution uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to stop malware and malware-free attacks, offering organizations enhanced protection without requiring signatures and the heavy updates that come with them.
  • CrowdStrike Falcon Prevent and Insight: In addition to the NGAV solution, customers can advance their threat prevention capabilities with Device Control and Falcon Insight™, the leading endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution. This enables full visibility into endpoint threat activity and real-time remediation designed to prevent, detect and investigate incidents and stop threats.
  • Secureworks Managed Endpoint Protection: Combined with CrowdStrike Falcon Prevent and Insight and Device Control, this offering provides customers with 24×7 managed services from Secureworks to monitor the state of endpoints for indications of threat actor activity. Secureworks Security Operations Center and Counter Threat Unit™ will investigate events to determine severity, accuracy and context to suggest remedial actions, giving organizations peace of mind around the clock.
  • Secureworks Incident Management Retainer: In the event of a serious security incident, Secureworks will deploy its On-Demand Incident Response Specialist Team who are highly skilled to respond to and mitigate a cyber incident at any time. Now, organizations with and without security operations centers can have the support and expertise needed in critical times. This service can also be used to build a proactive response plan for future security incidents.

Supporting Quotes:

“Organizations are faced with what may feel like an exponentially expanding threat landscape and a mixed bag of solutions to fix it,” said Brett Hansen, vice president and general manager of client software and security solutions, Dell. “To meet the evolving needs of our customers and stay ahead of ever-evolving threats, Dell is offering organizations the tools they need to keep their devices and data secure.”

“Attacker techniques are getting more sophisticated and customers need managed solutions that are actively guarding against threat activity,” said Wendy Thomas, senior vice president of business and product strategy, Secureworks. “Our modern approach with Dell ensures a coordinated defense against cyber threats at the scale and speed required for any customer’s evolving security needs beyond the network.”

“Being selected by Dell is a testament to CrowdStrike’s market leadership and the proven value of our platform,” said Matthew Polly, vice president of Worldwide Business Development and Channels, CrowdStrike. “Together, we are equipping customers with a unique and compelling solution to deliver an end-to-end approach to endpoint security that effectively stops threats, while reducing enterprise complexity and modernizing threat detection and management.”

Availability:

  • Dell SafeGuard and Response will be available globally in March 2019 through Dell and its authorized channel partners.
  • Additionally, the comprehensive CrowdStrike Falcon platform can also be purchased through Dell.

Additional Resources:

About Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies is a unique family of businesses that provides the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important asset, information. The company services customers of all sizes across 180 countries – ranging from 99 percent of the Fortune 500 to individual consumers – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from the edge to the core to the cloud.

Copyright © 2019 Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. All Rights Reserved. Dell, Dell EMC and other trademarks are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Other trademarks may be trademarks of their respective owners. 

1 Based on Dell Internal Analysis, January 2019

2 CrowdStrike Global Threat Report 2018

3 Secureworks Incident Response Insights Report 2018

4 Based on Business Security Tests by AV-Comparatives, December 2018. Full details: https://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/avc_biz_2018_12_en.pdf  

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Exceed.ai Automated Lead Qualification and Nurturing Now Integrates With HubSpot

SUNNYVALE, California, Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Exceed.ai announced that it has joined HubSpot as a Connect Beta Integrator. HubSpot, a leading growth platform, works with Connect integrators to help grow their business through listing, marketing and distribution resources to increase shared customers. Connect Beta Integrators are independent software vendors who have built an integration with HubSpot and been accepted to the Connect Beta Program.  

Companies using HubSpot can now use Exceed’s AI-Powered Sales Assistant to automatically engage, qualify and nurture prospects. Exceed will serve the best leads in HubSpot to reps and automatically schedule a qualified meeting directly on their calendars, saving them time and allowing them to focus on generating revenue. Exceed’s Assistant will record every email conversation in the HubSpot CRM.

HubSpot statistics show that companies that automate lead management see a 10% or more bump in revenue in 6-9 months time. In addition, businesses who nurture leads make 50% more sales at a cost 33% less than non-nurtured prospects. The seamless integration between HubSpot and Exceed helps companies to achieve that goal.

HubSpot’s Connect Program is an ecosystem of valuable third-party integrations. Certified integrations comply with a set of requirements.

“This integration will help more companies scale their marketing and sales activities and boost revenue,” said Ilan Kasan, CEO of Exceed. “Exceed not only ensures that every lead receives a follow-up, but that those leads are nurtured and qualified using artificial intelligence and automation. We are thrilled to leverage HubSpot’s powerful platform with Exceed’s state-of-the-art AI Sales Assistant.”

Learn more about the integration here.

About Exceed.ai:
Exceed.ai is the next generation conversational AI Sales Assistant. Founded in 2016, Exceed uses AI to engage, nurture and qualify leads, pushing them down the sales funnel. Exceed boosts qualified sales meetings and opportunities by intelligently engaging 100% of leads over email and chat in a timely manner, 24/7, and at scale, while freeing up reps’ time to focus on revenue generating activities and increase prospect engagement. With AI expertise, Exceed empowers sales and marketing teams to deliver a personalized experience to customers with intelligent and responsive communication.

Learn more at www.exceed.ai.

About HubSpot
HubSpot is a leading growth platform. Since 2006, HubSpot has been on a mission to make the world more inbound. Today, over 52,000 total customers in more than 100 countries use HubSpot’s award-winning software, services, and support to transform the way they attract, engage, and delight customers. Comprised of Marketing Hub, Sales Hub, Service Hub, and a powerful free CRM, HubSpot gives companies the tools they need to Grow Better.

HubSpot has been named a top place to work by Glassdoor, Fortune, The Boston Globe, and The Boston Business Journal. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, MA with offices in Dublin, Ireland; Singapore; Sydney, Australia; Tokyo, Japan; Berlin, Germany; Bogotá, Colombia; and Portsmouth, NH.

Learn more at www.hubspot.com.

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FixStream Enhances AIOps+ Platform for Autonomous IT Operations

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — FixStream, pioneer in AIOps+ solutions for Autonomous IT Operations, today introduced an advanced version of its product, the industry’s first AIOps+ platform to quickly detect, predict and resolve business issues across an enterprise’s entire hybrid IT environment. FixStream’s new 9.0 release offers advancements in event and ticket intelligence, correlation of business transactions and applications with infrastructure, and seamless integration for Cherwell and ServiceNow service management (ITSM) customers to better detect changes and patterns affecting application health, reduce noise, and decrease the time to troubleshoot issues. As a result, teams can resolve issues faster than ever before to increase revenue, profitability and customer satisfaction.

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“Unlike other AIOps tools that don’t correlate data across the stack, FixStream AIOps+ platform delivers superior prediction accuracy by creating a 100% accurate inventory, correlating millions of data points across all domains, and then applying powerful machine learning across the entire stack,” said FixStream’s founder and CEO Sameer Padhye. “With our AIOps+ platform, IT operations, application and business operations can predict outages with 90%+ probability, and achieve MTTR in minutes, not hours and days.”

New 9.0 features include:

  • Advanced event & ticket intelligence to reduce noise by 40%. FixStream’s new advanced AI capabilities offer operational noise detection and prediction through event suppression, ticket suppression and event clustering. IT can now reduce the number of tickets by 40% and reduce the MTTI significantly.
  • Multi-layer correlation FixStream now offers out-of-the-box integration with Application Performance Management (APM) products like New Relic to correlate business transactions with applications and infrastructure. IT organizations can now leverage FixStream to correlate business transaction and application performance information from New Relic APM tool with infrastructure data, helping them to quickly detect issues impacting the application uptime, irrespective of where the problem originated.
  • Seamless integration with Cherwell and ServiceNow. FixStream now provides advanced CMDB/ITSM integration for better and faster detection, prediction and resolution of issues using the popular ServiceNow and Cherwell ITSM and CMDB platforms. Companies can now get more accurate inventory and automated CMDB updates to gain deep infrastructure visibility with reliable data. FixStream also offers change management integration and auto-ticketing features for ServiceNow customers.

About FixStream – Powering Digital Infrastructures that Always Work
FixStream has pioneered an Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps) platform that provides the real-time insights a business needs to find and fix problems faster, speed up digital transformation and keep business applications always working. Its AIOps+ solution combines AI, machine learning and other advanced technologies so IT can provide the highest level of availability, reliability, and performance of business applications. Learn more at: http://www.fixstream.com, or connect with FixStream on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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IntelliVision Adds Anti-Spoofing to Face Recognition

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — IntelliVision Technologies Corp. (IntelliVision®), a pioneer and leader in Artificial Intelligence and deep learning video analytics software for Smart Cameras and a subsidiary of Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC), today announced the addition of anti-spoofing to its face recognition technology. IntelliVision anti-spoofing technology ensures that photos, screen-based images or even videos of a known face will not be recognized.

IntelliVision is a market leader in AI and Deep Learning video analytics software for Smart Cameras.

“With the growing popularity of facial recognition for access control, security and personalization, it is inevitable that bad actors will try to fool the system,” said Krishna Khadloya, VP Development for IntelliVision. “Special 3D cameras are too expensive for most applications, so we have implemented a ‘liveness’ test which can be used with regular 2D cameras, embedded or server-based.”

By offering different levels of liveness testing, IntelliVision’s anti-spoofing feature implements security without sacrificing convenience. The system can be configured for fast secure recognition, or highly secure recognition at a slightly slower speed.

IntelliVision face recognition can be implemented on premise servers, over the cloud, or embedded in cameras with multi-core ARM chips such as those from Ambarella and Qualcomm. IntelliVision face recognition will soon be commercially available on NSC’s ELAN intelligent touch panels, adding a new level of intuitive convenience to the home control and automation platform.

Face recognition is increasing in use not just for catching criminals and authenticating employees, but also for adding value through VIP identification in smart retail applications, and adding convenient personalization to the smart home.

The IntelliVision family of video analytics solutions includes object detection and classification (humans, vehicles, pets, airplanes), people/vehicle counting, demographics, intrusion/perimeter watch, object left/removed, license plate recognition (ALPR/ANPR), audio/sound recognition and face recognition.

To learn more visit https://www.intelli-vision.com.

About IntelliVision
Now a subsidiary of NSC, IntelliVision® is a market leader in AI and Deep Learning video analytics software for Smart Cameras, providing video analytics solutions for markets including Smart Home/IoT, Smart Security, Smart Retail, Smart Business, Smart City and Smart Auto (ADAS). IntelliVision video analytics products are in use in over 5 million cameras around the world and are used to provide actionable insights to home, business and security systems. IntelliVision provides the largest suite of video analytics products in the market today, with products used by Fortune 500 companies, the US Government and leading brands.

About Nortek Security & Control
Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC) is a global leader in smart connected devices and systems for residential, security, access control, and digital health markets. NSC and its partners have deployed more than 4 million connected systems and over 25 million security and home control sensors and peripherals. Through its family of brands including 2GIG®, ELAN®, Linear®, GoControl®, IntelliVision®, Mighty Mule® and Numera®, NSC designs solutions for security dealers, technology integrators national telecoms, big box retailers, OEM partners, service providers, and consumers. Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, NSC has over 50 years of innovation and is dedicated to addressing the lifestyle and business needs of millions of customers every day. For further information about NSC and its subsidiaries please visit www.nortekcontrol.com

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Face recognition is now much safer from fraud and deception.

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