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StorCentric Announces Nexsan Unity Software v7.0, A True Unified Solution With Enhanced Protocol Support, Security and Performance

Unity now Supports Object (S3) Protocol, Enterprise-Class Ransomware Protection and Compliance Requirements, as well as Increases Performance up to 40%

Sunnyvale, Calif., December 14, 2021 – StorCentric, provider of a comprehensive portfolio of secure data management solutions, today announced Nexsan Unity software version 7.0, which includes important enhancements to power enterprise-class security, compliance, and ransomware protection. The new Unity software now supports Object (S3) protocol and data-centric security features such as immutable snapshots and object locking. This release also offers up to a 40% performance increase over Nexsan Unity version 6.1.

IDC recently stated, “In 2020, 64.2ZB of data was created or replicated, defying the systemic downward pressure asserted by the COVID-19 pandemic on many industries and its impact will be felt for several years.” IDC also stated, “The amount of digital data created over the next five years will be greater than twice the amount of data created since the advent of digital storage.” This massive growth in data combined with significant changes in the way we work today and a rapid rise in cybercrime has driven increased demands and challenges for enterprise data center managers. The new Unity software enhancements are designed to address these issues and redefine how StorCentric channel partners and customers store, manage and protect data at scale.


Available in Nexsan Unity v7.0:

Protocol Support

  • Object (S3) Protocol – Unity is now a true unified solution, supporting Block (iSCSI, FC), File (NFS, CIFS/SMB) and now Object (S3) protocols.

Security, Compliance and Ransomware Protection

  • Immutable Snapshots – Unity now supports immutable volume and file system snapshots for data protection. This provides secure point-in-time copies of data for business continuity.
  • Object Locking – Unity now supports object locking, enabling bucket or object-level protection for a specified retention period to create immutable copies of data. This allows enterprises to address compliance, regulatory and other data protection requirements.
  • Data Integrity – Unity supports pool-scrubbing to detect and remediate bit rot to avoid data corruption.

Performance Improvements

  • Total Throughput has increased up to 13GB/s on the existing platforms.
  • Up to 50% increase in Unity to Assureon Ingest Rate – Significantly improves the efficiency of the Unbreakable Backup solution.

“The Nexsan Unity provides flexibility in data management and provides a safe, effective backup solution for our clients. Our firm has been providing IT solutions for nearly thirty years, and Unity offers our customers a proven solution for meeting their internal governance requirements, regulatory compliance mandates, and data security needs. Now, with the addition of object store, additional security capabilities, and performance enhancements, the platform has become an even more powerful solution,” said Jennifer Naughton, President, Radiant Resources.

“Unity is a high availability data management solution designed specifically for enterprises. The Unity solutions feature flexible configurations providing for a broad range of capacity and performance requirements. Unity delivers the core enterprise features that are exactly what customers demand — all in a single platform,” said Surya Varanasi, CTO, StorCentric.

Varanasi continued, “The addition of immutable snapshots of volumes and file systems, customers can now create locked-down point-in-time copies of their data in order ensure the ability to recover data and resume operations quickly and seamlessly, in the face of a successful cyberattack, without ever having to pay a penny in ransom.”

The Nexsan Unity software v7.0 is now generally available. To learn more, please visit: https://www.nexsan.com/unified-storage-unity/

Image Credit: Nexsan

About Nexsan

Nexsan® is a global enterprise storage leader, enabling customers to securely store, protect and manage business data. Established in 1999, Nexsan has earned a strong reputation for delivering highly reliable and cost-effective storage while remaining agile to deliver purpose-built storage. It’s unique and patented technology addresses evolving, complex enterprise requirements with a comprehensive portfolio of unified storage, block storage, and secure archiving. Nexsan is transforming the storage industry by turning data into a business advantage with unmatched security and compliance standards. Ideal for a variety of use cases including Government, Healthcare, Education, Life Sciences, Media & Entertainment, and Call Centers. Nexsan is part of the StorCentric family of brands. For further information, please visit www.nexsan.com.


About StorCentric

StorCentric provides world-class, award-winning, and data security-focused data management solutions. The company has shipped over 1M storage solutions and has won over 100 awards for technology innovation and service excellence. StorCentric innovation is centered around customers and their specific data requirements and delivers quality solutions with unprecedented flexibility, data protection, performance, and expandability. For further information, please visit www.storcentric.com.

ISOG Opens Interactive Virtual Cybersecurity Summit to Empower Information Security Professionals in the New Cyber Norm

The Information Security Officers Group (ISOG) officially opened the I am Secure 2021: The Great Shift virtual cybersecurity summit.

The full virtual event is part of the grandest and longest cybersecurity awareness campaign in the Philippines that will run from October 8- November 8, 2021. This interactive convention will gather thousands of enablers and decision makers in the field of cybersecurity.

With the theme Securing the New Cyber Norm, the campaign aims to engage, establish, equip, and empower information security professionals with a resilient, and strategic cybersecurity mindset crucial to combat the cyber threats and attacks in the new normal.

“ISOG will once again empower professionals from different industries through a month-long campaign that will help us further strengthen our defenses against evolving cyber threats and intrusions. As guardians of cyberspace, we play a crucial role during this time when industries and individuals are most vulnerable to security risks,” said ISOG President Archie Tolentino.

ISOG, which consists of chief information security officers from different financial institutions, has been organizing cybersecurity summits since 2015.

Cybersecurity talks with augmented staging and presentations

The highlight of this virtual event is a 2-day summit to be held on October 13-14, 2021. Hosted by broadcast journalist Pinky Webb, the virtual conference will feature keynote addresses by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Deputy Governor Chuchi Fonacier, and National Privacy Commissioner and Chairman Raymund Liboro. Guest speakers are Bankers Association of the Philippines President Jose Arnulfo Veloso and Department of Information and Communications Technology Secretary Gregorio Honasan II.

The summit’s plenary and breakout sessions will feature presentations by global thought leaders from international tech companies. Some of the topics to be discussed are advanced cloud security, zero-trust security, artificial intelligence for cybersecurity, mapping security frameworks, and advanced threat analytics.

To make the sessions even more engaging, it will come with an augmented staging production. Participants will also join fun summit activities including a booth exhibition, games, and raffle.

Three-dimensional (3D) digital venue

Aiming for an exciting summit while keeping everyone’s safety in mind, ISOG will hold a fully virtual summit through an interactive digital venue. Taking the usual webinar to the next level, this online summit will run through a state-of-the-art and globally awarded virtual venue platform. Participants can enjoy a simulated event summit experience by entering three-dimensional virtual interactive lobby, plenary hall, breakout rooms, exhibition halls, and networking lounge.

“We encourage IT, professionals, to join this free cybersecurity event. It is an opportunity to learn the best cybersecurity practices and strategies for our respective organizations. Let us continue to equip ourselves with new information to fortify cyber resilience,” said ISOG VP and 2021 Summit Chairman, Chito Jacinto.

Sponsors of the event are Globe Business, Trends, Cilynx, Huawei, Qualys, BlueVoyant with Microsoft, Trendmicro with Netsec Technologies and VST ECS Phils Inc, CrowdStrike with Exclusive Networks and Imperva, Westcon with Palo Alto Networks, CyCognito, Tanium, MDI-Novare with FireEye, DarkTrace, Guardicore, Fortinet, Netpoleon with Netscout, F5, Nexus with Extrahop, Akamai, Group IB, Blancco, Tenable, Gigamon, Arcon, M-Security with RSA Netwitness, Aptsecure Technologies with Seclore, Everest IMS, Recorded Future, CTI Philippines with Entrust, ITSDI with Stellar Cyber, TIM with V-Key, IPV Network, Solarwinds, Inspira, Infoblox, and Cohesity.

Media partners of I am Secure 2021 are BusinessWorld, Philippine Daily Inquirer, The Manila Times, Back End News, blog-ph.com, digi-ph.com, The Code Warrior, and nonoynet.com.

Registration to this virtual event is free of charge. Participants will also get a chance to win raffle prizes. Register now at www.isog-summit.com.

To know more about I Am Secure 2021: The Great Shift virtual summit, you may send an email to isog2021@gmail.com. For more information on ISOG and cybersecurity in the Philippines, follow ISOG’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ISOGPH, ISOG LinkedIn: (3) ISOG Summit | LinkedIn, ISOG SUMMIT Youtube Channel: (1) ISOG SUMMIT – YouTube.

ABOUT ISOG
Consisting of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) from different financial institutions and IT security professionals, the Information Security Officers Group (ISOG) is the Philippines’ leading information security professional organization.

With its mission to strengthen information security through awareness and education programs while promoting community and fellowship among information security leaders, ISOG sets the standard for a sustainable and safe information security environment and espouses a new culture of Information Security with a far-reaching impact on the Philippines’ cybersecurity landscape.

Official ISOG Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ISOGPH
ISOG LinkedIn: (3) ISOG Summit | LinkedIn
ISOG SUMMIT Youtube Channel: (1) ISOG SUMMIT – YouTube

Contact:
Gwen Serrano
PR & Content Coordinator
XMS/ISOG Summit 2021
+639175707025

Information Security Officers Group (ISOG) to hold month-long virtual interactive cybersecurity campaign in October

To celebrate this year’s National Cybersecurity Month, the Information Security Officers Group (ISOG) will once again hold the grandest and longest cybersecurity awareness campaign in the Philippines through a virtual summit to be held from October 8 – November 8, 2021. 

With the theme Securing the New Cyber Norm, the full virtual event called I Am Secure 2021: The Great Shift will bring together more than 3000 enablers and decision-makers in the field of cybersecurity.  This includes local and international C-level executives like Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and Chief Technology Officers, Data Privacy Officers, Security Architects, and Risk and Compliance Heads.  There will also be attendees who are experts in Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Banking & Finance, the Academe, as well as the public and private sectors.

The event will be a digital venue for them to engage with one another, establish standard procedures in the industry, equip themselves with new skills to promote information security and empower Filipinos by strengthening legislative measures of fighting cybercrime.

“While the rapid shift to the digital world has helped various organizations thrive in the new normal, it can’t be denied that these connected digital technologies also come with a whole new list of cyber threats and risks,” said ISOG VP and Summit Chairman, Chito Jacinto. “This event aims to equip and empower organizations and institutions to build a stronger cyber defense strategy that is essential in securing our digital economy against cyber risks, threats, and attacks in the new normal,” he added.

Three-dimensional (3D) digital venue

Aiming for an exciting summit while keeping everyone’s safety in mind, ISOG will hold a fully virtual summit through an interactive digital venue.  To veer away from being a boring webinar, the event will run through a state-of-the-art and globally awarded virtual venue platform.  Through this technology, participants can enjoy a simulated event summit experience by entering a three-dimensional virtual interactive lobby, plenary hall, breakout rooms, exhibition halls, and networking lounge.

Image Credit: ISOG

 Cybersecurity talks with augmented staging and presentations

Aside from an ultramodern virtual event platform, the cybersecurity summit will provide participants with informative webinars featuring topics such as password awareness, family home cyber tips, phishing awareness, and ransom awareness.  To make the webinars even more engaging, it will come with augmented staging and presentations. 

There will also be a breakout and plenary sessions facilitated by reputable speakers who will be providing comprehensive insights on topics like defensive and offensive security.

Participants will also get to join and witness fun summit activities including booth exhibitions, games, raffles, and Cyber Quiz Bee.

“Our efforts to make our digital cybersecurity awareness campaign as engaging and as empowering as possible is in line with our organization’s mission to strengthen information security through education and awareness programs.  As we make the great shift towards digital, ISOG takes the lead in securing the new cyber norm in the country through programs like this,” said ISOG President Archie Tolentino.

Initial sponsors of the event are Trends, Globe Business, Cilynx, BlueVoyant with Microsoft, Huawei, Trendmicro with Netsec Technologies and VST ECS Phils Inc, Westcon with Palo Alto Networks, CyCognito, Tanium, Fortinet, Netpoleon with Netscout, F5, Nexus with Extrahop, MDI- Novare with FireEye, Group IB, Blancco, Tenable, Gigamon, Arcon, M-Security with RSA Netwitness, Aptsecure Technologies with Seclore, Everest IMS, IPV Network, Solarwinds, and Inspira.

ISOG, which consists of CISOs from different financial institutions and IT security professionals in the Philippines, has been organizing security summits since 2015.

To know more about I Am Secure 2021: The Great Shift virtual summit, you may send an email to isog2021@gmail.com.  For more information on ISOG and cybersecurity in the Philippines, follow ISOG’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ISOGPH  and web landing page www.isog-summit.com).

ABOUT ISOG
Consisting of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) from different financial institutions and IT security professionals, the Information Security Officers Group (ISOG) is the Philippines ’ leading information security professional organization. With its mission to strengthen information security through awareness and education programs while promoting community and fellowship among information security leaders, ISOG sets the standard for a sustainable and safe information security environment and espouses a new culture of Information Security with a far-reaching impact on the Philippines cybersecurity landscape. 

Contact:
Gwen Serrano
PR & Content Coordinator
XMS/ISOG Summit 2021
+639175707025

iolo Launches First Major Version Update to Phoenix 360

The integrated suite of 7 products offers total performance, protection, and privacy for modern computing

PASADENA, CA–June 30, 2018–iolo technologies, maker of the best-selling PC optimization software System Mechanic®, has launched the first major version update to Phoenix 360™, the most comprehensive security, privacy and optimization package yet, with accelerated system repair speeds now up to twice as fast* as the prior version.

The enhanced software update also frees up to 48% more RAM* for resource-heavy multitasking, and includes an upgraded version of System Mechanic 18.0 Professional® that now launches up to five times as fast.*

Other enhancements introduced in Phoenix 360 2.0 include:

Easier product activation, now reduced to a few simple steps.

Enhanced ByePass™ allows you to favorite your most used account passwords for even easier access.

Updated Search and Recover™ restores data from flash memory Microsoft Extended File Allocation Table drives, including USB and SD cards.

Image credit: iolo

Security and performance vulnerabilities in modern computing continue to accumulate as methods for stealing your data, hacking your PC or bogging you down in bloatware, spam and pop-up ads grow more sophisticated every minute. To address this, iolo introduced Phoenix 360, a suite of products that includes:

  • Privacy Guardian™ anti-browser fingerprinting online privacy protection
  • ByePass™ secure password and credit card manager
  • System Shield® VB100-certified real-time antivirus protection
  • Malware Killer™ on-demand malware detection and removal
  • System Mechanic® award-winning PC optimization
  • Search and Recover™ advanced deleted file recovery software
  • DriveScrubber® military-grade hard drive wiping technology

Phoenix 360 helps protect you against modern threats such as: password hacks, credit card theft, spying on your online habits, personal data selling, reputation compromise, ad-trackers, accidental file deletion, sensitive data theft, malware invasions, Windows® security holes, bloatware and startup bottlenecks, and slowdown induced by needlessly running background apps.

Privacy Guardian™ online privacy protection thwarts browser fingerprinting scripts by scrambling the data they rely upon to gain vast amounts of personal information about you. Imagine being denied credit because a company has secretly collected data, however out of context, that suggests you are an irresponsible shopper. That is just one of the many ways personal data collected online can be used against you.

Privacy Guardian helps block online entities from seeing such details about your identity as your: online searches, videos watched, websites visited, vacation habits, prescription medicines, vehicle purchases, income and debt, and marital and child status. Browse securely, search privately and help protect your identity online with Privacy Guardian.

ByePass is a platform-agnostic, secure password manager that also helps protect your online purchases. With ByePass, malicious intermediaries are also thwarted from stealing credit card information because the numbers are locally encrypted and only deployed as needed to make purchases. Users will no longer need to insecurely type or store passwords and credit cards in a web browser where keyloggers and hackers can steal them.

Malware Killer™ finds and removes dangerous malware from already-infected computers. Featuring proprietary Scan Cloud™-based scanning and analysis, whenever Malware Killer finds suspicious samples, they are sent to the Scan Cloud Sandbox where they are safely analyzed, and if necessary added to the vast “reputation database,” reducing detection time for new threats.

Combined in Phoenix 360 with all the optimization and security features of System Mechanic Professional®, these new iolo security offerings will help keep devices healthy, fast and safe.

About System Mechanic
The seven-time winner of the PC Magazine Editors’ Choice Award, iolo’s flagship product System Mechanic is the only performance solution that first deploys a series of complex automated maintenance actions to help keep your PC stable and clutter-free.

System Mechanic then goes to work using proprietary technology to precision-tune dozens of internet, processor, memory and hard drive settings in real time for maximum system speed and performance.

System Mechanic automatically boosts speed, repairs problems, cleans out clutter, increases system stability, discovers bloatware and unleashes internet speed. Optimized for Windows 10, System Mechanic operates whenever your PC is idle, removing junk files, registry fragments and other unwanted clutter that confuses and slows down Windows.

A group of real-time features next scales back unimportant, processor-hogging apps, unlocks trapped RAM and idle processor cores for programs when they need it and improves a whole cache of under-performing network settings for the smoothest streaming, gaming or browsing available with your broadband connection.

System Mechanic has been used by more than 45 million people to keep over 80 million computers in optimal condition since 1998. It has been ranked as the best-selling software in its category within the U.S., Canada, UK, France, and Benelux countries by NPD and similar sources.

About iolo technologies, LLC
iolo technologies, LLC, develops patented technology and award-winning software that repairs, optimizes and protects Windows computers, going beyond PC health to unleash speed from components and settings deep within the operating system. With a global sales presence in 33 countries and products in 11 languages, tens of millions of people have used iolo’s products for their PC optimization, security and data recovery needs for nearly two decades.

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Pasadena, California, iolo is a wholly owned subsidiary of Phoenix Technologies Ltd. For more information, please visit www.iolo.com.

About Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
Phoenix Technologies Ltd. has been at the forefront of the PC industry and an innovator in the development and distribution of firmware and performance optimization software since 1979. Phoenix helped launch the computing industry as the original BIOS provider and is a founding member of UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface). We continue to drive innovation in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) embedded technology market, and lead the industry in customized, time-sensitive engineering services.

With over 1 billion units installed, and deeply rooted relationships with the leading OEM’s, ODM’s and technology resellers worldwide, Phoenix is recognized as the true pioneer, original innovator, and clear market leader in the firmware and performance optimization software industry. Phoenix is headquartered in Campbell, California with offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.phoenix.com.

*Average of five performance trials each comparing System Mechanic 18 to 17 on Windows 7.