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The Internet of Things

Blue Planet Networks Appoints Steve Corfe As Its CEO.

Blue Planet Networks, a leading Carrier-Grade Internet Connectivity Provider, has appointed Steve Corfe as its CEO to accelerate the growth of its Carrier-Grade Internet offering to the Service Provider community. The appointment marks a new phase of growth for Blue Planet Networks as it enables partners to address growing demand for Internet connectivity to enterprise locations globally. Prior to joining Blue Planet Networks, Corfe headed the Network Solutions Product Development team at NTT Europe. He...

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“Most Of The World’s Airports And Leading Destinations Remain Vulnerable To Criminal Or Rogue Mayhem”.

Virtually every one of the world’s commercial airports and leading destinations currently remain vulnerable to criminal abuse or ‘rogue’ operation of drone technology notwithstanding the shock wake-up call from the chaos at Gatwick Airport last month before Christmas and more recently at Heathrow, as well as last week’s exploding drone incident in Yemen. This warning, from Robert Garbett, founder and Chief Executive of Drone Major Group, the world’s leading global drone and counter drone consultancy,...

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Parkbob Teams Up With Amazon At CES To Launch New Alexa Skill To Help You Park In Major U.S. Cities.

The Austrian start-up Parkbob has teamed up with Amazon to launch a new skill for Alexa-enabled devices at CES in Las Vegas, including the Anker Roav, Garmin Speak and soon, Echo Auto. The Parking Made Easy-Skill lets customers ask Alexa how long they can stay in their current parking spot or the location of the next multi-storey car park. Customers must opt-in for Alexa to share their location data with the skill through the Alexa...

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Multi-Purpose Attack Thingbots Threaten Internet Stability And Human Life.

New research from F5 Labs has revealed that IoT devices are now cybercriminals’ top attack target, surpassing web and application services, and email servers. Gartner currently estimates that the number IoT devices will surge to 20,4 billion by 20201, which represents a staggering 143% growth rate over three years. “IoT devices already outnumber people and are multiplying at a rate that far outpaces global population growth. Increasingly, lax security control could endanger lives as, for...

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Today McAfee announced the planned launch of the new McAfee Secure Home Platform voice commands for the Google Assistant. The McAfee Secure Home Platform is available today for device manufacturers worldwide to integrate into routers and gateways. With this forthcoming Google Assistant integration, customers with a McAfee Secure Home Platform-enabled router and compatible Assistant devices will be able to easily use voice commands to customise and monitor security of their connected homes. McAfee Secure Home...

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BlackBerry Empowers The Electronics Industry To Build IoT Devices Consumers Can Trust.

BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced it is scaling its BlackBerry Secure technology and licensing strategy to empower the electronics industry to rapidly bring-to-market safe and secure IoT devices. According to a recent survey commissioned by the company, approximately 80% of consumers in the U.S., U.K. and Canada do not trust their current Internet-connected devices to secure their data and privacy. Additionally, when asked about future purchases, respondents said they were more likely...

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Home-grown technology firm Connexin has been announced winners of the IoT Breakthrough Award for Smart City Deployment of the Year, for the Newcastle Smart Road pilot. This year’s awards program attracted more than 3,500 global nominations covering a range of categories, including industrial and enterprise IoT, smart city, connected home, home automation and connected car. Connexin fought off stiff competition to join an impressive array of companies winning awards from other categories including, Samsung, Toshiba,...

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“Alexa, Open Autoglass®…”: Autoglass® Launches New Booking App Using Amazon Alexa Voice Technology.

Autoglass®, the UK’s leading vehicle glass repair and replacement company, has launched a new voice assistant skill using Amazon’s Alexa to allow customers to notify Autoglass® of vehicle glass and body damage in a completely new, hands-free and convenient way. Alexa is Amazon’s voice-control system that is built into every Amazon Echo smart speaker that uses Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) technology to convert spoken words into text. Smart speaker users can download the new skill...

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Baracuda Firewall

Barracuda Networks, Inc., today announced that Barracuda CloudGen Firewall received a Recommended Rating from NSS Labs in their 2018 Next Generation Firewall Group Test. In this year’s test, 10 products were examined for security effectiveness, performance, and total cost of ownership (TCO). “This test, which has a strong focus on IPS and SSL security and performance, demonstrates what we are hearing from our customers regarding how effective our CloudGen Firewall is,” said Klaus Gheri, VP...

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