Acclimation signs partnership with Gekkobrain to help customers build resilience in their SAP environment

Acclimation, a Melbourne-based software and services provider, has signed a strategic partnership with Gekkobrain, a Denmark- and Silicon Valley-based automated SAP HANA migration software provider, to help organisations optimise their business processes on the path to a S/4HANA upgrade.

In the current economic environment, organisations are looking for ways to build resilience and make their SAP investment as robust and secure as possible. Automation is a key part of optimisation so in order to provide customers with the most effective and streamlined experience, Acclimation chose to partner with Gekkobrain.

As a visionary in the SAP automation space, Gekkobrain’s solution helps projects finish faster and at a lower cost. Its full stack of machine learning-based SAP business process mining (FLOWS), SAP customer code quality optimisation, and automatic HANA code remediation leads to a seamless integration that is also more effective at providing transparency and better performance.

Frank Magliozzi, technology practice manager, Acclimation, said, “Acclimation’s partnership with Gekkobrain lets it provide organisations with a more automated way to build greater resilience in their SAP environment as well as prepare the environment for the transition to S/4HANA or Suite on HANA (SoH). There is no better time to invest in business-critical systems, such as SAP, by removing old, unknown, undocumented, and non-compliant ABAP code to help ensure the continuity of business operations.”

Jens Strandbygaard, CEO, Gekkobrain, said, “Gekkobrain sees Acclimation as a top-tier SAP services provider, which has already successfully delivered an S/4HANA migration project in record time using Gekkobrain’s software. Together, Acclimation and Gekkobrain are in a unique position to deliver many successful S/4HANA and cloud migration projects on time and within budget to customers in the APAC region.”

 

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About Gekkobrain
Gekkobrain provides software services that let SAP customers understand and optimise their business processes and custom code. Gekkobrain’s tools are popular for customers planning their move to or migrating to S/4HANA as they provide detailed insight into business processes to limit the migration scope and automate code remediation. See also https://gekkobrain.com/

About Acclimation
Acclimation is a Melbourne-based, privately owned software and services consulting firm with offices in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Singapore. Founded in 2008, Acclimation is an SAP Software and Services Gold Partner with a certification as PCoE (Partner Centre of Expertise), letting it provide SAP enterprise support services to SAP customers. See also https://www.acclimation.com/au/.

Empired signs strategic partnership with Informatica to strengthen data management and governance offering in Australia and New Zealand

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Empired has announced a strategic relationship with Informatica to strengthen its data management and governance offering in Australia and New Zealand.

As Microsoft Gold partner in Data & AI, Empired was looking for a complementary partner in the data management space that could add to its offering, particularly around Microsoft Azure. Informatica was recently named Microsoft Global Analytics Partner of the year, demonstrating its depth of integration with Microsoft’s cloud platform, and making it a perfect fit for Empired. It was also recently named a leader in data quality in the Gartner Magic Quadrant.

Travis Barker, General Manager, Market Development – Data & AI for Empired, said, “Data management is an area of growing interest and importance to our customers. Prior to, and now because of COVID-19, data management is a getting increasing attention from organisations looking to understand and control their data estate. Organisations want to be able to wrap their arms around that data wherever it resides, protecting customer privacy from increasing cyber-security threats, for example.”

In addition, there is increasing regulation in this space with the introduction of a Consumer Data Right (CDR) in Australia in July 2020 and amendments being made to the New Zealand Privacy Act, which are due to come into effect in December 2020, all being driven by Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is leading regulation in the market globally.

Informatica’s data management solutions and pre-built Microsoft connectivity automates the process of migrating a wide variety of data workloads to Azure Synapse and Azure SQL Database.

Travis Barker said, “Empired was looking for a data management platform that would complement the Azure stack and strengthen our Microsoft-centric Data & AI proposition for customers. Informatica’s range of solutions fits nicely with Azure and demonstrates how closely it works with Microsoft in developing capabilities, which is a definite plus for Empired.”

The relationship will help strengthen Informatica’s own Azure offering by adding a key Microsoft partner across Australia and New Zealand.

Richard Scott, managing director – Australia & New Zealand, Informatica, said, “Informatica is excited about this new relationship with Empired covering both the Australian and New Zealand markets. Empired has a longstanding relationship with Microsoft and a strong track record of helping customers. This will help us to grow our joint enterprise cloud data management customer reach and scale our business with Microsoft Azure.”

Mike Girdis, Director of Partner Development, Microsoft Australia, said, “Microsoft supports its Gold Azure partners like Empired working closely with Global ISV’s such as Informatica, Microsoft Data Analytics partner of the year, to deliver better quality outcomes for our collective customers.”

Travis Barker said, “With this partnership, Empired will be able to add value for customers by strengthening conversations around data management and compliance. In the current business environment, it has never been more important for organisations to have a trusted partner that can help them protect their customer data, no matter where it resides. Organisations that take data management to the next level will gain a business advantage over their competitors that will help ensure the future of their business.”

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About Empired
Empired Limited is an IT Services provider with a broad range of capabilities targeted at delivering enterprise IT solutions that improve efficiency, productivity and competitive advantage for our clients. Our clients are medium to large corporate and government organisations within key industries including Energy and Natural Resources, State and Federal Government, Finance and insurance, Utilities and Transport.

We offer a broad range of services from managed services to digital transformation. Together they provide a breadth of service and expertise not seen in other consultancies of similar pedigree allowing Empired to deliver ‘end to-end’ business solutions that assist our customers in driving their key business outcomes.

With a team of over 1,000 people located throughout Australia, New Zealand and North America, Empired has built a reputation for service excellence. This combined with our strategy that is underpinned by initiative, innovation and growth ensures that in a dynamic and rapidly growing technology market place Empired is strongly positioned to capture market share and continue to build on its success.

Fortinet and NEC partner to deliver managed cloud VPN to meet modern workforce demands

Agile remote access solution leverages Fortinet FortiGate to provide virtual private network (VPN) capabilities at scale to support distributed workforces 

Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced it has partnered with NEC Australia to offer a managed cloud virtual private network (VPN) to meet the demands of the modern, distributed workforce. 

When organisations across Australia had to rapidly provision their workforces to work from home, infrastructure and security gaps created barriers to a seamless transition. Many organisations implemented workarounds which are now steadily being replaced with future-proof solutions that strike a balance between facilitating connectivity to mission-critical business systems and securing these systems and corporate networks against cyberbreaches. 

Even as some organisations are returning to work in the office, further restrictions or even lockdowns are possible as COVID-19 resurges. The traditional office-based work environment is unlikely to ever become the norm again. Instead, distributed workforces will proliferate. This will let organisations flex to allow people to work from home or in the office as needed and according to social distancing requirements.  

The distributed workforce model, proven to be successful during COVID-19, may also solve workforce challenges such as skills shortages. Organisations now realise that, with location no longer a factor, they can recruit team members from anywhere in the country or the world, opening access to a far larger talent pool.  

However, working from home can create challenges around managing costs, and gaining control and visibility over devices and systems. The most common solution is a VPN; however, these are typically designed for low-volume use and are complex, requiring manual management.  

NEC and Fortinet have partnered to solve these challenges with a dynamic secure remote access service. With optimised VPN performance and enhanced user experience, organisations can deploy the solution using their preferred cloud provider: Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services. The service accommodates low and high volumes of users with flexible service configurations.  

Jon McGettigan, regional director, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, Fortinet, said, “The modern distributed workforce means organisations must provide secure, remote access to mission-critical systems. Access needs to be reliable and deliver a seamless user experience, and security needs to be strong. The solution must also be scalable without increasing costs. Fortinet has partnered with NEC to deliver a managed cloud VPN system that meets all of these demands and more. Combining NEC’s proven security capabilities with the robustness of Fortinet FortiGate has resulted in a solution that will deliver exceptional outcomes for our customers.” 

Nick Route, national cyber security solutions manager, NEC, said, The business environment will never be the same again and it’s important for organisations to seize this opportunity to modernise their workforce and deliver flexible, agile ways of working. This will help organisations improve productivity and growth, with the ability to scale their environment, enable their workforces, and manage costs effectively.  

Working with Fortinet, NEC has developed a solution that ticks all of these boxes and empowers businesses to embrace a distributed workforce without compromising security and efficiency.”  

Flexible pricing and a monthly subscription model mean that organisations adopting the NEC managed cloud VPN may be able to reduce their infrastructure costs while improving access and security simultaneously. With flexibility to transfer existing Fortinet licences into this solution, and simplified pricing and service arrangements, managed cloud VPN approach will help address existing business challenges and future-proof the organisation.  

Key benefits 

The NEC managed cloud VPN solution includes: 

  • Improved user access and experienceenterprises can quickly scale up and down to support business continuity and distributed workforces with a reliable, monitored access solution 
  • Secure accessproven VPN gateway technology from Fortinet secures access to cloud and on-premise systems.  
  • Reduced costs: no infrastructure is required and VPN gateways can be switched on and off as required, including outside business hours, to further reduce costs.  
  • Comprehensive support: skilled security experts are available to ensure your connectivity is maintained and correctly configured.  

The NEC managed cloud VPN solution powered by Fortinet is available now.  

About Fortinet
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organisations around the world. Fortinet empowers our customers with complete visibility and control across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric platform can address the most critical security challenges and protect data across the entire digital infrastructure, whether in networked, application, multi-cloud or edge environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 455,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Both a technology company and a learning company, the Fortinet Network Security Institute has one of the largest and broadest cybersecurity training programs in the industry. Learn more at https://www.fortinet.com, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs. 

Forescout and Arista Networks join forces to deliver Zero Trust security

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Partnership and integration of best-of-breed technologies deliver comprehensive device visibility and enforcement across heterogeneous networks.

Forescout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSCT), the world leader in device visibility and control, has announced a strategic partnership with Arista Networks, an industry leader in software-driven cloud networking solutions for large datacentre and campus environments, to reduce cybersecurity risks brought on by explosive growth of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, increased network complexity and propagation of malware. The partnership includes the development of a unique open ecosystem that embeds security within the network fabric and delivers full visibility and enforcement of critical enterprise assets.

“Forescout and Arista are transforming network security with policy-driven segmentation and least privilege access across Arista and heterogeneous environments without proprietary vendor lock-in,” said Pedro Abreu, chief product and strategy officer, Forescout. “This is a natural and organic partnership where, together, we will provide Zero Trust security and compliance from device to network with visibility, analytics and automation.”

Through this new collaboration, Forescout integrates directly to and is certified on Arista’s switches and wireless infrastructure, including the new line of Arista Cognitive Campus PoE switches. Forescout also supports Arista’s network-wide workload orchestration and workflow automation solution CloudVision. Further, co-innovation is underway in the context of a Zero Trust architecture to identify IoT devices and ensure they are assigned to specific segments to reduce risk and prevent anomalous behaviour.

“The exponential growth and diversity of non-traditional devices on enterprise networks has drastically increased the attack surface. While these devices provide rich data, improve productivity, and create new services, cyber criminals are exploiting them as an entryway to deploy ransomware attacks and other threats that can have a severe impact on operations,” said Robyn Westervelt, research director, security & trust, IDC. “We see access enforcement and network segmentation as critical defences to manage IoT security risk.”

With the proliferation of IoT devices, the need for Zero Trust security is increasingly critical to contain outbreaks and control access. The integration of Forescout’s device visibility and control platform with Arista’s software-defined networking (SDN) architecture will address these challenges at enterprise scale and deliver complete visibility, threat detection, and dynamic segmentation.

“Forescout has proven holistic device visibility and control in today’s dynamic IoT environments in multivendor networks,” said Anshul Sadana, chief operating officer, Arista Networks. “Network speed and resilience need the active security defence that Forescout’s agentless solution provides.”

Customers can now benefit from the partnership and technology integration.

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Additional resources
· Forescout and Arista Solution Brief: Reduce costs and manage risks with integrated network access control and intelligent infrastructure
· Forescout and Arista Partnership Video: Better Together RSA Interview
· Forescout and Arista Webinar: The Future of Network Performance, Security and Management Efficiency

About Forescout
Forescout Technologies, Inc. provides security at first sight. Our company delivers device visibility and control to enable enterprises and government agencies to gain complete situational awareness of their environment and orchestrate action. Learn more at www.forescout.com.

© 2020 Forescout Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Forescout Technologies, Inc. is a Delaware corporation. A list of our trademarks and patents can be found at https://www.forescout.com/company/legal/intellectual-property-patents-trademarks. Other brands, products, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

 

Acclimation signs reseller and managed services partnership with Protect4S

With the security of companies intellectual property and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems being at higher risk than ever before, Acclimation, a Melbourne-based software and services provider, has signed a partnership with Protect4S. Protect4S is a certified SAP platform security solution that, alongside Acclimation, will deliver cutting-edge SAP security services across Australia and New Zealand.

Acclimation is an SAP solution and consulting firm with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Singapore. As an Australian SAP Gold Partner with an extensive SAP customer base, partnering with Protect4S is a huge step for organisations’ SAP security in this region. For Acclimation customers, Protect4S can structurally improve the security of their SAP systems and provide ongoing continuous protection.

Protect4S software helps improve SAP security posture by automating many processes and guiding additional actions via clear dashboards, task lists and reports. The periodic scans use more than 1,500 checks and that number is constantly growing. Protect4S hardens SAP systems continuously on all relevant layers of operating system, database and application.

Cameron Sherrard, managing partner, Acclimation, said, “Due to increasing cybersecurity risks, more demands are placed on the security of SAP systems. As an SAP service provider, Acclimation offers customers the best SAP security available to harden their business-critical SAP assets. Acclimation chose Protect4S because it has a proven SAP-certified solution and provides automated SAP security scanning and recommendations for mitigation planning.”

Onno Coenen, global commercial lead, Protect4S, said, “Protect4S is very pleased to sign Acclimation as its first SAP managed services partner for Australia and New Zealand. Acclimation has a strong SAP support and consultancy footprint in this region, and, with the Protect4S software, it can now secure the SAP systems of its customers even better.”

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About Acclimation
Acclimation is a Melbourne-based, privately owned software and services consulting firm with offices in Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Singapore. Founded in 2008, Acclimation is an SAP Software and Services Gold Partner with a certification as PCoE (Partner Centre of Expertise), letting it provide SAP enterprise support services to SAP customers. See also https://www.acclimation.com/au/

About Protect4S
Protect4S is a certified SAP Platform Security solution that enables SAP security automation and continuous improvement by a repeated process of: Scanning – Analysis – Mitigation. This is executed on all relevant layers of Operating System, Database and Application. Founded in 2010 in The Netherlands, Protect4S is operational worldwide with customers and partners all over the world. See also https://protect4s.com/

Forescout and ServiceNow advance partnership to protect critical infrastructure from cyber threats

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New integration continuously discovers and secures sensitive OT devices

Forescout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSCT), the leader in device visibility and control, has announced its latest technology integration enhancements with longtime partner, ServiceNow. To help ensure integrity and stability of critical infrastructure, Forescout and ServiceNow provide an effective and streamlined integration that improves asset intelligence as well as threat prevention, detection and response for industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT) environments.

“Forescout and ServiceNow are introducing the future of integrated OT network defence,” said Pedro Abreu, chief product and strategy officer, Forescout. “Combining Forescout’s strength in control system discovery, classification and threat recognition with the power of ServiceNow CMDB, which provides a single system of record for IT, will help eliminate network blind spots. It also reduces needless manual task hours and uncertainty currently threatening the OT and industrial Internet of Things (IoT) landscape today.”

The integration allows security teams to make informed decisions based on device type and environment to close the security gap from unmanaged OT devices and improve performance in crucial metrics such as “mean time to resolve” (MTTR) in remediating vulnerable or affected systems. Combining complementary technologies for OT discovery, threat detection and configuration management, the Forescout-ServiceNow integrated solution centralises security and improves resiliency in manufacturing, energy, transportation and other sectors where increasingly internet-connected infrastructure is often invisible to traditional cybersecurity controls.

Customers using Forescout to continuously discover and monitor OT and ICS environments can now leverage ServiceNow’s powerful configuration management database (CMDB) platform for more efficient asset, service and security management. The integration features a data-driven ability to automate device discovery, CMDB updates and prioritised remediation or incident management workflows based on risk level, easily scaling defences with technology and business demands.

“ServiceNow CMDB is the data platform for IT,” said Jeff Hausman, vice president and general manager of ITOM, Security and CMDB, ServiceNow. “Data enrichment of the ServiceNow CMDB via Forescout continuous device discovery and automatic workflows helps customers drive transformation, deliver services and provide operational resilience. ServiceNow and Forescout enable security teams to better understand their organisation’s OT and industrial IoT devices and expedite incident response to protect critical infrastructure.”

Capitalising on the enhanced OT and industrial IoT asset intelligence capabilities, customers can reduce risk further by taking advantage of the established Forescout-ServiceNow integration capabilities that automate workflows between the Forescout platform and ServiceNow Security Operations and IT Service Management (ITSM). Customers can accelerate security and operational incident detection, management and response processes while maintaining accurate asset intelligence throughout the process. As Forescout detects a device is non-compliant or compromised, an appropriate ServiceNow incident is created and aligned with CMDB asset record. Forescout can also automatically respond to the incident with relevant network or system actions per policy and keeps CMDB asset record accurate with real-time device context. This creates an end-to-end asset intelligence and incident management system that proactively reduces risk with streamlined operations.

As a ServiceNow design partner, Forescout played a pivotal role in helping ServiceNow create new and standardised IoT and OT classes for the ServiceNow CMDB, enabling a comprehensive CMBD based on real-time device profiles across IT, IoT and OT. The companies will continue working closely together to design the future of ServiceNow’s CMDB to easily accommodate an ever-growing array of device types. Forescout’s rich contextual device information for IT, IoT and OT environments, combined with orchestrated ServiceNow workflows, provides customers with a full-scale asset intelligence foundation that reduces risk by improving security posture and streamlining operations.

“Forescout’s integration with ServiceNow’s CMDB eliminates the need for spreadsheets and manual task of populating OT assets into an organisation’s CMDB. A continuous and up-to-date CMDB across IT and OT eliminates blind spots and reduces cyber risk,” said Robyn Westervelt, Research Director, Security & Trust, IDC.

The enhanced OT and industrial IoT Forescout-ServiceNow capabilities are available now.

Additional Resources
· Forescout and ServiceNow Overview: How the Integration Works
· Forescout and ServiceNow Webinar, September 16 at 11 a.m. PDT or after on demand:
Reduce Risk with Automated Enterprise Intelligence and Context Aware Incident Response

About Forescout
Forescout Technologies, Inc. provides security at first sight. Our company delivers device visibility and control to enable enterprises and government agencies to gain complete situational awareness of their environment and orchestrate action. Learn more at www.forescout.com.

© 2020 Forescout Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Forescout Technologies, Inc. is a Delaware corporation. A list of our trademarks and patents can be found at https://www.forescout.com/company/legal/intellectual-property-patents-trademarks. Other brands, products, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

Empired signs partnership with Pro AV Solutions for streamlined collaboration offering

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Empired has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Pro AV Solutions to deliver a streamlined approach to creating dedicated collaboration spaces for organisations. The partnership means customers will experience a streamlined and coordinated deployment of both the hardware and software elements of their collaboration solutions.

Jaen Snyman, practice manager – modern workplace, Empired, said, “As more organisations embrace collaborative tools such as Microsoft Teams, and as the nature of work sees more employees working remotely, the need for dedicated collaboration spaces in offices has grown. These spaces incorporate software solutions such as Teams or other video conferencing and collaboration tools alongside audio-visual elements including screens, cameras, microphones, and more.

“If any element of the solution is misconfigured or badly installed, then the organisation won’t be able to get maximum value from their collaboration solution. Therefore, it’s essential to bring specialists in who can ensure the solution is optimised from day one.”

AV specialists understand how to make a collaboration room work optimally based on the logistics and layout of the room and the equipment. For example, ceiling microphones may be required alongside certain lighting options and camera placement to be sure everyone can be seen and heard clearly.

Jaen Snyman said, “As customers are looking to get more value from their collaboration rooms, they need to work with a team that understands their needs and can deliver a high-performing solution according to their budget. Having worked with Pro AV Solutions in the past, Empired is confident that this partnership will deliver exceptional outcomes for customers.”

Pro AV Solutions has more than 200 staff members nationally, giving it a large enough footprint to meet all of the needs of Empired’s customers. Working together, Pro AV Solutions and Empired deliver a full-service experience to customers who now only have to manage one vendor and one invoice.

Furthermore, the partnership can offer ongoing managed services that cover every aspect of the collaboration room. Customers who require support can simply call one number to get the specialist support they need.

Jaen Snyman said, “Teams is one of Microsoft’s fastest-growing products. Collaboration is absolutely essential in most businesses and video plays a huge role in effective collaboration. These collaboration rooms can deliver exceptional value to organisations by saving on travel time and costs, and bringing team members and stakeholders closer together in an immersive experience.

“Having real experts on hand to manage each aspect of the collaboration room gives customers peace of mind that their solution will work as expected, every time.

“Empired chose to partner with Pro AV Solutions because of its strong reputation in the market and national presence. Having worked with Pro AV Solutions on a number of collaboration rooms in the past, Empired was convinced the Pro AV Solutions team was a perfect fit with the right resources, expertise, and attitude to provide outstanding outcomes for customers.”

 

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About Empired Limited
Empired Limited is an IT Services provider with a broad range of capabilities targeted at delivering enterprise IT solutions that improve efficiency, productivity and competitive advantage for our clients.

Our clients are medium to large corporate and government organisations within key industries including Energy and Natural Resources, State and Federal Government, Finance and insurance, Utilities and Transport.

We offer a broad range of services from managed services to digital transformation. Together they provide a breadth of service and expertise not seen in other consultancies of similar pedigree allowing Empired to deliver ‘end to-end’ business solutions that assist our customers in driving their key business outcomes.

With a team of over 1,000 people located throughout Australia, New Zealand and North America, Empired has built a reputation for service excellence. This combined with our strategy that is underpinned by initiative, innovation and growth ensures that in a dynamic and rapidly growing technology market place Empired is strongly positioned to capture market share and continue to build on its success.

Konica Minolta announces New Zealand distribution partnership with Brother International (NZ)

Konica Minolta has appointed Brother International (NZ) as the New Zealand distributor for its range of office equipment and associated document solutions. 

Through the partnership, Brother will provide Konica Minolta products through its extensive distribution and reseller network including full technical and service support for customers throughout New Zealand.  

The new relationship will provide the opportunity for existing Konica Minolta customers in New Zealand to continue to leverage their investment in their equipment, backed by Brother’s 24/7 NZ-based helpdesk service and support network in the region, which will be expanded to ensure full coverage for Konica Minolta products. The partnership also provides a platform for new customers to bring Konica Minolta equipment into their businesses. 

Dr David Cooke, managing director, Konica Minolta, said, “Brother represents a turnkey solution to maintain Konica Minolta’s 40-year commitment in New Zealand, which has been very successful in building a loyal customer base. Konica Minolta is committed to producing the highest quality products and, therefore, it is important that we are represented in New Zealand by the highest quality distributor. Brother is a recognised leader in the New Zealand print market, making it a perfect partner for Konica Minolta in the region. 

Graham Walshe, executive chairman, Brother NZ, said, “Brother is already acknowledged as a leading printer brand in all the segments it operates in; however, we see a great opportunity to expand Brother’s offering to include highervolume, A3-based products. With the recent changes in the New Zealand print market, Brother saw a large base of Konica Minolta customers wanting choice in being able to continue to use the technology they know and love. Brother already has huge capability in distribution and technical support, so adding a high-quality brand like Konica Minolta into the range was a logical step. This also provides the opportunity for Brother’s reseller partners across the country to sell A3 technology, letting them diversify and grow their product portfolio and revenue base.” 

Brother will distribute the full range of Konica Minolta’s awardwinning A3 office colour equipment in New Zealand 

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About Konica Minolta Australia  

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is a market-leading provider of trusted technology solutions for enterprise, government, small business, education and manufacturing.  

Konica Minolta Australia helps Australian organisations keep pace with the needs of the changing workplace to start leveraging the technology of tomorrow today.  

Through innovation and investment in building a portfolio of technology solutions that will help organisations shape their future workplace, Konica Minolta Australia has key partnerships that extend its offering into future products such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML); robotics; robotic process automation (RPA); data analytics; and 3D, now.  

Part of the future workplace includes creating businesses, and working with businesses, that are responsible for their impact on and contribution to employees, key stakeholders and the wider community. Konica Minolta Australia actively promotes and innovates in these areas through gender equality, ethical supply chain and climate change action strategies.  

For more information visit: konicaminolta.com.au/home 

 

Medibio Signs Memorandum of Understanding with DXC Technology for ilumen™

MELBOURNE, Australia – Medibio Limited (ASX: MEB)(OTCQB: MDBIF), a mental health technology company today announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), the world’s leading independent end-to-end IT services company, to establish a framework that identifies opportunities for Medibio’s corporate well-being product ilumen™, which offers participants early screening for symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress.

The purpose of the MOU is to establish the framework for collaboration between Medibio and DXC to foster a strong working relationship that provides increased opportunities for the commercial success of ilumen™ in Australia, the US and worldwide. In particular, the MOU is intended to leverage and enhance the respective strengths of the sales and distribution channels for both parties, initially targeting tier-one mining, oil and gas clients with fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workforces who, studies have shown, are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression than office-based workers.

The ilumen™ biometric data and subjective assessments provide users with a well-being snapshot to monitor and make improvements over time, whilst also providing management with de-identified aggregate data to better support and manage the mental well-being of their workforce.

Industry General Manager, Energy, Mining & Technology DXC Technology, Peter Swensen said: DXC is committed to improving the quality of the working lives of our clients employees. We are acutely aware of the increase in mental health issues impacting organisations and recognise that technology has a vital role to play. To this end, Medibio and DXC will work together to offer ilumen™ to explore opportunities that help address these issues.

DXC provides Australian businesses with best-in-class cloud, mobility, security, application development and modernisation, IT, workplace, big data analytics, and business process services across a range of industries. The company’s global scale and innovation platforms serve more than 6,000 private- and public-sector customers in 70 countries. Many of DXC’s customers are responsible for Australia’s infrastructure, defence and security while others are global leaders in banking, communications, manufacturing, retail, mining, energy and utilities.

Senior VP Corporate Health of Medibio Ltd, Jennifer Solitario said: We are delighted to be working with an organisation like DXC to identify opportunities for ilumen™ amongst their vast client base. DXC’s clients trust their technology-based solutions and services to run and transform their businesses and as such we are pleased to be collaborating with them. I look forward to a long and productive working relationship.

About DXC Technology
DXC Technology helps global companies run their mission critical systems and operations while modernising IT, optimising data architectures, and ensuring security and scalability across public, private and hybrid clouds. With decades of driving innovation, the world’s largest companies trust DXC to deploy our enterprise technology stack to deliver new levels of performance, competitiveness and customer experiences. Learn more about the DXC story and our focus on people, customers and operational execution at www.dxc.technology.

About Medibio
Medibio (ASX: MEB) (OTCQB: MDBIF) is a mental health technology company pioneering the use of objective measures to aid in the early detection and screening of mental health conditions. Through their Corporate Health product, the Company offers mental well-being solutions for businesses and are also developing products to serve the healthcare provider market. The company was founded in Australia, with offices located in Melbourne (Vic) and U.S. offices in Minneapolis, MN. Medibio is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange Ltd and trades on the OTCQB Venture Market. Investors can find additional information on www.otcmarkets.com and www.asx.com.au.

Forescout announces strategic partnership with Medigate to reduce risk of medical IoT devices

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Forescout integrates with and resells Medigate to provide specific focus on device identification, security and operational management for health delivery organisations (HDO’s)

Forescout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSCT), the leader in device visibility and control, has announced a strategic partnership with Medigate, a dedicated medical device security and asset management solution, to help healthcare organisations continuously discover, identify, assess and secure all Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), IoT, operational technology (OT) and IT network connected devices. Through this new collaboration, the companies have developed an integration to bring together Medigate’s in-depth IoMT visibility, anomaly detection and lifecycle management capabilities with Forescout’s enterprise device visibility, automated segmentation and incident response capabilities. Forescout will also resell the Medigate Platform.

“Connected medical devices represent a fast-growing threat attack vector and the lack of device manufacturer standardisation and interoperability has created a significant problem for clinical care network operations,” said Pedro Abreu, chief product and strategy officer, Forescout. “The combination of Medigate’s deep knowledge of medical devices and the healthcare industry with Forescout’s breadth of device intelligence adds a new level of cohesive device insight, expertise and security for the healthcare industry.”

Medigate enables IT, info security, biomedical and clinical engineering teams to identify, monitor and secure every medical device on the clinical network. Utilising Medigate’s context-rich medical device classification and information, Forescout will enforce granular access control, segmentation and other compliance policies for clinical networks. Forescout will also extend these capabilities across all other connected devices in the health delivery organisation for a cohesive, centralised device visibility and control platform.

The joint offering will utilise passive technologies to identify and classify all connected medical devices and IT assets on health delivery organisation networks, including unknown and hard-to-classify devices, while minimising disruption. It will provide valuable insights to support corporate security policies to protect biomedical devices through effective vulnerability management, anomaly and threat detection and risk scoring. Through this partnership, customers will be able to design and implement effective segmentation and control access to the clinical network.

“The Medigate and Forescout partnership and integration provide healthcare organisations with rich contextual visibility into their IT and clinical networks, as well as sophisticated network analysis to detect threats and implement clinically-driven policies,” said Jonathan Langer, co-founder and CEO, Medigate. “These actionable insights will, in turn, reduce risk and improve patient safety.”

The streamlined fulfilment, delivery and support of the combined offering reduces complexity for customers seeking to solve for device visibility, classification, compliance and cybersecurity protection in the enterprise and specialised medical environments. Central to the new partnership is a coordinated sales and marketing strategy to address customers’ IT, clinical technology and biomedical needs, including “The Healthy Hospital” Interoperability Showcase with Arista.

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Additional Resources:
· Forescout and Medigate: Safely Securing Healthcare Organisations with Continuous Device Insight and Automated Policy Enforcement

About Medigate:
Medigate is the industry’s first and leading dedicated medical device security and asset management platform, enabling providers to deliver secure, connected care. Medigate fuses the knowledge and understanding of medical workflow and device identity and protocols with the reality of today’s cybersecurity threats. With Medigate, hospital networks can safely operate all medical devices on their network, enabling deployment of existing and new devices to patients while ensuring privacy and safety.

About Forescout:
Forescout Technologies, Inc. provides security at first sight. Our company delivers device visibility and control to enable enterprises and government agencies to gain complete situational awareness of their environment and orchestrate action. Learn more at www.forescout.com.

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