• 24 May 2016

    Cellwize Named a 2016 “Cool Vendor” in Communications Service Provider Operational and Business Infrastructure by Gartner

    Singapore, May 24, 2016 – Cellwize, the leading Self-Organizing Network (SON) solutions provider, today announced that it was named a “Cool Vendor” in Communications Service Provider Operational and Business Infrastructure, 2016 by Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory firm.

    Cellwize leverages big data analytics insights from end-user devices to direct resources where more valuable subscribers need them, instead of the traditional SON approaches that optimize the network overall, regardless of the type or value of the customer actually connected and using the network.

    “We are honored to be named a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner,” said Ofir Zemer, Cellwize CEO. “We feel this recognition demonstrates the importance of SON as a key component in not only providing more efficient use of network resources but more importantly aligning the network toward the most profitable subscribers or applications.”

    In the report, analysts recommend for CTIOs to expand CSPs' relevance in the digital world by optimizing technology investments, collaborating with partners as well as optimizing architectures and processes. The Cellwize platform collects data feeds from multiple network sources including directly from the end-user devices through the its native crowdsourcing technology, CrowdView, and then optimizes network resources to deliver performance, coverage, data connectivity, reliability and speed to the right subscribers at the right time. Furthermore, Cellwize provides a holistic and virtualized solution through seamless integration with enterprise data platforms such as HPE Open NFV and EMC Real-Time Intelligence (RTI).

    Ofir further commented, “Our 17 deployments worldwide, encompassing over 1.25 million managed cells, give us a valuable head start and knowledge to enable operators to evolve from network-centric to a customer-centric optimization resulting in better customer retention and improved Net Promoter Score (NPS).”

    Subscribers may access the full Gartner, Cool Vendors in Communications Service Provider Operational and Business Infrastructure, 2016, Norbert J. Scholz, Martina Kurth, Sylvain Fabre, Neil Osmond, Charlotte Patrick, 11 May 2016 report here: https://www.gartner.com/doc/3294119/cool-vendors-communications-service-provider

    Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

  • 19 May 2016

    Samanage Wins 2016 SIIA CODiE Award for Best IT Asset Management Solution

    Samanage Earns Prestigious Industry Recognition for Business Technology

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) May 19, 2016,Today Samanage, a SaaS IT service management company, was named the best IT asset management solution of 2016 as part of the annual SIIA CODiE Awards. CODiE Award recipients are the companies producing the most innovative businesses technology products across the country, and around the world.

    The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announced the full slate of CODiE winners during a special webcast to an audience of over 400 business and technology leaders.

    The SIIA CODiE Award win is a prestigious honor, as each award winner was reviewed by a field of industry experts, whose evaluations determined the finalists. SIIA members then reviewed the finalists and their votes were combined with the scores from the industry experts' to select this year's CODiE Awards winners. Sixty-one awards were given this year for products and services deployed specifically for B2B software, information and media companies.

    About the Award Winning Product
    Samanage oversees the entire lifecycle of an IT asset. Going far beyond the asset itself, Samanage tracks the asset configuration, operating system and software, physical location, owner/user, as well as monitoring changes to the device. Providing an unprecedented level of visibility, Samanage IT Asset Management meets the requirements of different company structures through data insights into processes and performance of devices throughout an organization.

    "We are thrilled to be recognized as the best in IT asset management by SIIA," said Steve Stover, VP of Product Management at Samanage. "As we strive to provide the most comprehensive and powerful experience in IT service management, we recognize that asset management is a large part of that success. We will continue to grow, scale, and innovate our solution to include the features and tracking needed for our customers to be successful."

    "SIIA's 2016 Business Technology CODiE Awards recognize the most innovative products impacting businesses across the world. Being selected for a CODiE is a unique honor because it reflects the view of industry experts and of the winner's peers," said Rhianna Collier, VP & Managing Director for the Software & Services Division at SIIA. "The winners should be particularly proud of this accolade because it means they have made significant contributions to their industries."

    About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards
    The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology's finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence.

    About SIIA
    SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, visithttp://www.siia.net. The Software & Services Division of SIIA (SSD) represents companies that develop the applications, services, infrastructure and tools driving the success of today's high-tech industry. For more information, visit http://www.siia.net/SSD.

  • 17 May 2016

    enSilo Named A Cool Vendor By Gartner

    enSilo Recognized in Gartner's "Cool Vendor" Report in the Digital Workplace Security Market

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In an industry that is failing in its primary goal of blocking malicious infections, enSilo, a cyber security company, offers a different approach to addressing threats. enSilo assumes that the threat actors are already inside the network and instead focuses on preventing the consequences of the attack, namely data exfiltration and tampering. Today, the company announced it has been named in Gartner Inc.'s "Cool Vendor in Digital Workplace Security, 2016" report.

    EnSilo realizes that the most critical type of technology for companies of all sizes and industry is protection technology for preventing, in real-time, any type of data from being tampered with or stolen. As evidenced by the successful attacks appearing so frequently in headlines, organizations today have to assume that network infiltration is inevitable. They should concentrate on preventing the consequences of the cyber-attack, instead of wasting time and money trying to manage indicators of attack that attempt to detect the existence of malware. Threat intelligence teams are inundated with noisy indicators and false positives that send them scrambling to investigate situations when there is no real threat, or they are left to pore through data during the post-investigation and remediation of a cyber-attack. These floods of indicator alerts create a scaling issue for companies and long detection cycles. Organizations should only be alerted once, in real-time, upon the prevention of the actual data theft or tampering — such as with ransomware.

    EnSilo offers a real-time data protection platform to counter advanced targeted attacks by generically preventing threat actors from establishing outbound malicious connections and from performing malicious file modifications. The technology prevents threats in real time, containing them before any damage can happen. This prevents data from being stolen or otherwise tampered with, such as with ransomware, even when the threat is completely new and unknown. It also operates behind the scenes and does not interfere with employees and business operations; there is no need to ever have to take computers offline or unplug them.

    "Why hire more security guards to surveil everyone who walks into the bank when you can automatically handcuff bank robbers as they try to run out the door with the loot? The broad-stroke approach of monitoring all traffic and activity in the bank is costly from a time and financial perspective and it's happening across organizations globally," said Roy Katmor, enSilo CEO. "We created enSilo to address the cyber-security threat and give companies an effective and accurate way to protect data without having security teams waste cycles looking at the wide universe of threat indicators."

    "It's an honor to be recognized by Gartner," Katmor said. "We consider our inclusion in Gartner's 2016 Cool Vendor report to be a testament to our practical and innovative approach to network security in an increasingly 'hacked' world. With our platform, CISOs, CIOs and CEOs can rest assured that their critical data remains safe and daily operations uninterrupted."

    For a complimentary copy of "Cool Vendors in Digital Workplace Security, 2016," please click here.

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