Apple – Android strong security for enterprise – personal mobility #enterprise


Are you part of a highly regulated organization looking for strong security for Apple iPad, iPhone, Mac, Android tablets or smartphones with chip and PIN smart card two-factor authentication (2FA) and encryption?

Derived credentials? Identity and access management (IAM), information assurance (IA), non-repudiation and data loss prevention (DLP)? Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)? Standards compliance including CAC, PIV, PIV-I. NET (dot net), X509, FIPS 140-2, FIPS 201-1, FIPS 201-2 (draft), HSPD-12, OMB-11-11, PCI DSS, SOX, HIPAA or HITECH?

Built-in strong resistance to identity fraud, tampering, counterfeiting and exploitation that are absent in legacy, weak and consumer grade technologies such as passwords, soft tokens, over the air (OTA) pass codes, profiles, or fencing?

For specific product details, please refer to our product descriptions

Experience in strong security with smart cards

Thursby has been delivering enterprise integration, management and security for over a quarter century, with strong security at the world’s largest user of PKI, secure web and email, the Department of Defense. over the past decade. Thursby were invited by Apple to harden Mac OS X for use by the US Army worldwide in the mid 2000s, extending Common Access Card (CAC) and Personal Identity Verification (PIV) support across the US Government for government furnished equipment (GFE) workstations and laptops, as well as home and remote users and/or their personal devices. The same technology was introduced for the iPad, iPhone and iOS in 2011, now live for tens of thousands of productions users, and is coming to Android in early 2014, reflecting the growth in secure enterprise usage of these new mobile platforms. A core appeal of Thursby’s products to organizations is the ability to deliver simple and direct client-side connectivity with existing server or cloud infrastructure and processes, eliminating the costs and complexities of any new server or cloud solution.

Usage of smart cards is by no means limited to the five million employees of the US government. Worldwide, over fifty government IDs (so called eID) are themselves smart cards, almost one third of large corporations issue smart card IDs to their employees. Over two hundred million healthcare cards and over one point six billion financial smart cards have been issued. The latest generations of US credit cards are chip and PIN cards, following the EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) standard to avoid magnetic stripe, “card not present” (CNP) and other classes of fraud.

  • PKard Reader ”allows access to OWA with the same capability [iPad and iPhone] as is available from PCs”
    U.S. Army
  • PKard for Mac “an all-in-one wonder”
    U.S. Navy
  • ADmitMac PKI “the best choice, easiest to implement … Macs are treated just like PCs [with Active Directory and smart card security]”

Better architecture builds in lower TCO

  • Simple – client-based for simple testing, deployment and maintenance, avoiding the costs, integration issues, security, uptime, resilience and scalability challenges of proprietary new server, cloud or NOC back-ends
  • Transparent – leverages standard Microsoft, Apple or Android tools, infrastructure, processes and training for reduced costs, risk and time-lines, with no “lock-in” to proprietary new back-ends
  • Complete – everything included, end-to-end, so no hidden costs and fees, missing features, or required on-site “services” and backed by U.S. engineering and support specialists

Site licenses and volume discounts are offered

Thursby is an American company celebrating nearly three decades of enterprise iPad, iPhone and Mac integration, management and security specialization. Historically, integration was with Microsoft-focused server infrastructure, and more recently cloud and Android. Thursby is headquartered in Arlington, TX, a suburb of Dallas-Fort Worth, with over 80,000 clients in over 140 countries and well over a million software licenses sold. Clients include organizations with hundreds to thousands of devices under management, ranging from government, to healthcare, finance and enterprise, to education and research, including the FORTUNE 500™, Global 2000 and OEMs. Partners include Apple, Microsoft, Juniper, Samsung and others.


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Cloud Services, Cloud Technology, Cloud Solutions, Cloud Consulting #cloud, #cloud #services,



Wipro’s Cloud services helps enterprises in enhancing customer experience, accelerating business outcomes and building future ready capabilities. We help our customers optimize, scale, manage and outsource IT resources to rationalize investments. Our industry solutions help simplify processes, modernize applications and enable cognitive intelligence to meet our customers’ business needs.
Wipro partners with best of breed products such as Salesforce, Oracle, Microsoft and a host of ecosystem partners to provide cutting edge solutions.

How Wipro Helps

With Wipro’s cloud services. you empower your business leaders and employees to do business better. Our Cloud solutions help you:

  • Optimize, scale, manage and outsource your IT resources
  • Reimagine journeys and processes to enable digital business
  • Enable customers, employees and partners with a consistent omni-channel experience
  • Transform to an agile business and a dynamic growth engine

Wipro’s in-depth industry and technology expertise can deliver true multi-directional dynamism, thereby enabling your enterprise to experience a seamless cloud journey.

“Wipro is best-suited to complex or transformational projects. For example, Wipro has led digital transformation based on Salesforce at leading brands such as Philips (connected products) and ST Microelectronics (digital partner ecosystem). Wipro has significant experience with legacy migration and complex integration. Though Wipro does plenty of standalone work in this space, it is particularly well-suited to clients seeking a long-term partner for ongoing Salesforce services.”

– Liz Herbert, The Forrester Wave™: Salesforce Implementation Partners, Q2 2015, Forrester Research, Inc. June 26, 2015

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EXCLUSIVE: Trump team compiles infrastructure priority list #donald #trump, #infrastructure, #airports,


EXCLUSIVE: Trump team compiles infrastructure priority list

Senate Democrats present a $1 trillion infrastructure bill for the nation’s roads, airports, bridges and seaports, which they say would create 15 million jobs over 10 years. Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) called on President Trump to follow through on his campaign promise to invest in infrastructure and back their proposal.

The projects on the more detailed document are nearly identical to the ones on the spreadsheet circulated by the National Governors Association among state officials in December, seeking further suggestions.

All but two projects on both lists are the same, and they are listed in the same order. The preliminary list circulated by the governor’s association includes the Alaska Pipeline LNG Project instead of the Texas Central Railway and it lists the Fort Mojave Solar Project instead of the Howard Street Tunnel.

Some projects that governors suggested — in California and Washington state in particular — do not yet appear on either list.

The governors’ association has received 43 responses from states and territories so far, Waskey said.

“The total number of projects is more than 300,” Waskey said. “We are working to convene information for as many states as possible that we will then forward to the administration.”

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Some states, such as Missouri, have more than one project listed, while others appear to have come up empty. Neither document lists any projects in Kansas, for example.

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said on Wednesday that the more detailed document is “not an official White House document.” While a spokesman for the Trump transition said the Excel file was “not a Transition document,” the National Governor’s Association confirmed to McClatchy again on Wednesday that the group got the spreadsheet as an Excel file from that team.

“The Excel file came to NGA from the transition team,” said Elena Waskey, a spokeswoman for the group. “If they’re saying it’s not a transition team document, I don’t really have an answer for you.”

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During her confirmation hearing, Elaine Chao told the Senate committee, “The US Department of Transportation has a rare opportunity to shape the transformation of our critical infrastructure.” She then went on to stress the need to modernize and enter beneficial partnerships, with the primary objective being safety.

The National Governors Association asked governors’ offices last month for input on a preliminary list of infrastructure projects compiled by the Trump team, said Jaime Smith, a spokeswoman for Washington’s Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee.

“They seek examples of priority infrastructure projects that might be incorporated into a future infrastructure investment program,” said the letter from the governors’ association, dated Dec. 16. “Specifically, the transition team is looking for 3 to 5 project suggestions from each state that they would vet for inclusion in a new program.”

The letter said the vetting would be done by a bipartisan infrastructure commission overseeing investments.

“The initial spend on these projects for 2017 is expected to be $150 billion, and the transition team hopes that this type of project will be continued over the next 2 years,” according to the letter.

The letter also noted that any contributions governors made would not be binding, and that this was “just an initial information-gathering request.”

Once the Trump administration officially took office, the letter said, “there will be a more formal process for states to submit information. Projects will be chosen through a more formal process as well.”

The letter included a list of projects already being vetted, with the request that governors use it as a model for submissions.

California Gov. Jerry Brown’s office sent nine examples of big shovel-ready projects in California, including the Sacramento River Bank Protection Project and Bay Area Commuter and Freight Projects.

The projects have to meet specific criteria:

▪ A national security or public safety “emergency.”

▪ “Shovel-ready,” with at least 30 percent of initial design and engineering work complete.

▪ Direct job creator.

▪ Project with the potential for increased U.S. manufacturing.

Both the preliminary list and the more detailed document obtained by the Star include a new terminal for Kansas City International Airport. The detailed document says the project would cost $972 million and generate 1,000 jobs.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens declined to comment.

The Kansas City airport is one of three airport projects on the spreadsheet circulated by the governor’s association. The others are expansions of the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

“The business case for a new terminal was bolstered after Southwest and the other airlines told the City Council on April 26 that they would finance the nearly $1 billion new terminal, to be built where Terminal A is now,” reads the more detailed document’s description for KCI, which lifts word-for-word a passage in a June 24 article in The Star .

In North Carolina, the I-95 project would provide urgent improvements to one of the oldest sections of the busiest interstate in the nation, according to the document. The cost is listed at $1.5 billion, and the project would produce an estimated 5,400 jobs, the document says.

The 250-mile high-speed railway in Texas would enable commuters to travel between Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth in less than 90 minutes, according to the document. It is a $12 billion proposal that would create 40,000 direct jobs, the document says.

An $18 billion high-speed rail system, built by a Japanese company, could transform transportation in the Lone Star State.

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Other proposals include I-395 reconstruction in Florida and a Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project designed to conserve billions of gallons of renewable groundwater in California’s Mojave Desert.

Senate Democrats on Tuesday proposed their own $1 trillion plan to fund infrastructure projects over a 10-year period. Democrats say their proposal would create more than 15 million jobs.

Horsley and Vockrodt of The Kansas City Star reported from Kansas City, Missouri. Orenstein of The News Tribune reported from Tacoma, Washington. Wise and Anita Kumar of McClatchy’s Washington Bureau contributed from Washington.

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The 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors Of 2014 – Page: 1

The 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors Of 2014

byCRN Staff on January 31, 2014, 10:15 am EST

When CRN first introduced its annual 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors list in 2010, the space was still ripe, rapidly evolving from an industry buzzword to a legitimate means for solution providers to enable customers to eliminate the overhead and capital expenditures that come with on-premise hardware. In 2014, the fourth year of the Cloud 100, “the cloud” is now mainstream and the shift from a traditional on-premise solution provider model to a cloud-based services model is not just a trend, but in many cases a crucial move for survival.

The Cloud 100 list aims to help solution providers navigate the growing cloud marketplace and identify the best solutions to support the IT channel.

Here we present the 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors Of 2014, honoring the best of the best in cloud computing in five categories: infrastructure, platforms, security, storage and software.

The 20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure Vendors
AWS is still the IaaS market king, but AWS also faces increased competition from rivals including large telco companies to smaller, but stealthier, IaaS startups. Here’s a look at the coolest cloud infrastructure vendors to make this year’s CRN Cloud 100 list.

The 20 Coolest Cloud Platforms And Development Vendors
The time is now for fast growth and big ROI in the cloud platform and development space. Here are the coolest cloud platform and development vendors on this year’s Cloud 100 list.

Data is piling up and storage vendors new and old are offering more options for businesses to store more of that data in the cloud. We take a look at the 20 coolest cloud storage companies that made this year’s Cloud 100 list.

The 20 Coolest Cloud Software Vendors
Fifteen years after introduced its cloud CRM apps, cloud computing is quickly becoming the de facto method for delivery applications to users. Here are the coolest cloud software vendors on this year’s Cloud 100 list.

Worried moving to the cloud might make you more vulnerable? Here are 20 cloud security companies that made this year’s Cloud 100 list.


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Network Security – Information Security resource for IT administrators #network #infrastructure


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The future of vehicles, road infrastructure and driving are changing. We are progressing with vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications and growth of these technologies can be attributed to the many benefits that they may provide both drivers and the community as a whole.

Articles Tutorials Authentication, Access Control Encryption

20 years ago we approached IT and security quite differently compared to how it is done (or should be done) today. Most organisations had their data centres onsite, housing servers where they kept everything locked away behind a firewall.

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UserLock is a product that works alongside Active Directory to protect and enhance access to Windows systems (laptops Desktops and Servers).

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The Mirai botnet has been the cause of many notorious DDoS attacks of late, denying access to popular services including Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and Netflix to name a few. The IoT based botnet is now going a step further and is utilising Windows hosts to facilitate attacks

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Cisco Enterprise Mobility Services Platform #enterprise #mobility #infrastructure


Cisco Enterprise Mobility Services Platform

Build Smarter Mobile Experiences in Minutes

Your customers expect more mobile, immersive, and personalized experiences. With Cisco Enterprise Mobility Services Platform, you can quickly create and deploy context-aware experiences that engage people on their mobile devices. This helps you build stronger customer connections, implement new business models, and increase revenue opportunities.

Keep Your Guests Coming Back

Provide a next-generation travel experience for today’s digitally savvy guests. (3:10 min)

Improving Lives in Kansas City

Kansas City meets the needs of its citizens with Enterprise Mobility Services Platform. (3:52 min)

Features and Capabilities

The cloud-based Enterprise Mobility Services Platform more securely integrates with your existing Cisco mobile network infrastructure. It uses context-aware data, like location and user profile information, to deliver personalized experiences that engage people on their mobile devices. Use it to improve customer experiences and expand business opportunities.

With this software platform, you can create captive portals or splash pages for guest Internet access and authentication. You can also develop native and web-based mobile apps, or add context-awareness to your existing mobile apps. Organizations can push personalized content to visitors and customers on their mobile devices to create new opportunities for engagement and revenue.

Enterprise Mobility Services Platform helps you:

  • Quickly build context-aware mobile experiences using drag-and-drop design tools
  • Simplify Internet access and authentication with custom or social Wi-Fi access
  • Send personalized notifications to visitors based on their real-time location
  • Easily integrate mobile experiences with your existing native apps using SDKs

The platform includes adapters to interface with Cisco Meraki Cloud controllers, the Cisco Connected Mobile Experience, and Cisco wireless LAN controllers. In this way, it more securely integrates with your existing mobile network infrastructure.

Enterprise Mobility Services Platform reduces development time and greatly simplifies deployment and management of mobile experiences to accelerate your digital business transformation.

The Cisco professional services team can help you define and deliver a mobile app strategy that is closely aligned to your mobile business objectives.


Mobility is growing at exponential rates. In a 2014 Cisco Mobility Landscape survey, 89 percent of businesses surveyed had companywide or specific mobility initiatives. 65 percent expected to increase productivity through mobile experiences with strategic applications.

With Cisco Enterprise Mobility Services Platform and our Services Software program. you can expand your mobility practice to meet these business objectives. Create new revenue streams. Stand out from competitors.

Qualified partners will receive training, demonstration build-outs, and additional Cisco support to promote the best customer experiences. If you would like to include this platform_in your practice, apply to become an Enterprise Mobility Services Platform partner today. Download the program enrollment form .


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Infrastructure Support, Maintenance and Monitoring #infrastructure #support #services, #infrastructure #support


Infrastructure support

In addition to application support. Prodware provide infrastructure support for your entire IT operation.

Prodware offers cross-platform infrastructure support on networks, servers, peripherals and communications hardware from multiple, leading vendors.

With a range of flexible, competitively priced infrastructure support packages which incorporate on-site and remote support, incidents are managed through to resolution efficiently through our ITIL accredited Service Desk.

Our infrastructure support service provision includes:

Hardware management

Prodware can design and implement your hardware architecture providing your company with an IT platform that is a solid and efficient basis for your business solutions, reducing and controlling costs. Prodware ensures that your IT equipment meets the highest quality standards and provides optimal performance from your network, resources and storage capacity, covering both your current and future needs.

Disaster recovery planning, implementation and maintenance

It is essential to have a disaster recovery strategy that ensures ICT systems are returned to service, quickly. Corrupted data, computer viruses, human error, hardware failures, accidents and external threats generate unplanned downtime that can seriously affect the business if no action is taken.

Prodware’s technical team design and implement comprehensive recovery plans which include the necessary processes and actions to recover your systems, taking into account both the human and technical resources available.

Security and back up services

Solution and strategy backups are key to any organisation in dealing with factors that can cause data loss: accidental deletion, overwriting files, installing new software, theft, fire or other casualty, damage to your hard drive, viruses, spyware, hacker attacks etc. Prodware offer peace of mind in the knowledge that data and digital files across your computers, laptops, devices, servers and databases across platforms are protected; minimising the impact on the operation of your business.

For full overview of services download the IT Infrastructure Managed Services brochure.


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