Fujitsu Boosts Customer Security with ‘Identity as a Service’

News facts:

  • New Identity as a Service offering manages digital IDs in real time to ensure that only authorized and verified users can access critical corporate systems – across cloud services and on-premise systems
  • Identity and Access Management service enables organizations to take control of user authentication and security and step up the fight against hackers and fraud
  • Highly secure system is simple to set-up and supports multiple authentication protocols including biometrics

Fujitsu today boosts customer security in the cloud era with the launch across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) of Identity as a Service, an end-to-end identity and access management (IAM) service enabling organizations to step up the fight against hackers and fraud.

Designed with comprehensive self-service and multiple authentication protocols, including biometric authentication, Fujitsu Identity as a Service (IDaaS) ensures that only verified users can access systems, applications, data and resources. Widespread availability in EMEIA follows the successful pilot in Finland and represents a milestone as Fujitsu continues to expand its portfolio of Managed Security Services across the region.

The Fujitsu IDaaS solution manages identities in real-time using cloud-based automated tools. User ID processing and permissions management is integrated into directories, systems, cloud services and applications using open, standard interfaces. The result is a comprehensive access management solution for hybrid IT environments, ensuring scalability, fast deployment and a short time to market.

The browser-based service allows the management, creation, adjustment and removal of permissions from any connected device or location – for both on-premise and cloud-based systems. Fujitsu IDaaS incorporates a variety of strong authentication methods, including user ID and password, Windows desktop login, single sign-on (SSO), CallSign authentication (based on a phone call and PIN code) and biometric authentication. SSO uses the federated identity standard Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) and Web Services Federation Language (WS-Federation) for security and authentication into both on-premise and cloud applications.

Fujitsu IDaaS allows organizations to enforce strict information security requirements and policies, with real-time permissions as well as usage monitoring and reporting. The pay-as-you-go service helps improve organizational efficiency and productivity through automation and self-service systems that reduce manual work and lower the number of calls to the service desk.

Rob Norris, Vice President and Head of Enterprise and Cybersecurity at Fujitsu EMEIA, said: “All computer users have dozens of usernames and passwords. Not only is it tough for people to keep track of their passwords and for organizations to ensure they get the balance right between security and usability – but also weak security credentials pose a serious risk. The arms race against cybercriminals is escalating, because managing security is more business critical than ever. With trust being a vital part of business continuity, identity and access management has become a majorissue for both the public and private sector.”

How Fujitsu IDaaS works

The Fujitsu IDaaS solution stores permissions and identities in real-time, ensuring that only authenticated users can access systems and data, turning what used to be a costly and time-consuming headache into an easy, inexpensive and fast process. With the new service, Fujitsu is building on more than a decade of experience in developing and deploying high-tech identity management systems and services, ranging from an online citizen authentication and payment service in Finland and biometric border control systems for the United Kingdom, to a criminal records system for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

In the EMEIA region, the Fujitsu line-up of IAM services includes systems integration, application development, infrastructure deployment, service management and maintenance services. These services are already processing more than four million user logins each month.

Pricing and availability

Fujitsu Identity as a Service is available to order immediately across the EMEIA region. Pricing varies according to service and support options, and geographical region.

New mobile computer EDA50 from Honeywell

Meet the new universal device based on the new generation of Android operating system – mobile computer EDA50 from Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Solutions.

In EDA50 the needs of users and especially of mobile employees, using barcode scanning and working in areas such as health, express delivery, catering, etc. were taken into account.  In order to work with clients they all need mobile office, user-friendly touch screen and advanced features that can increase efficiency and reduce costs.

Advantages:

  • 5-inch IPS- touchscreen with Gorilla Glass provides a large viewing angle, excellent visibility
  • Harmonious combination of ergonomics with the industrial design ideas
  • EDA50 design provides the ability to manage with either right or left hand, and also takes into account habits, which form while using the device. Excellent ergonomics reduces fatigue that occurs with prolonged use
  • Lithium-ion battery capacity of 4000 mA • h, designed for 10,000 charge cycles
  • The latest Bluetooth 4.0 technology

More about this product HERE

Demo sample is already available for order!

Deliveries are also available to order in the following Part Number:

 Part Number Standard price
 EDA50-011-C111R      600 USD
 EDA50-111-C111R      680 USD

 

To order products you may contact your personal manager or send an inquiry to sales department of AutoIDC RRC sm_id@rrc.ru

The implementation of wearable devices in the distribution centers

As far as smart watches, fitness bracelets and other wearable devices take an increasingly important place in our daily life, the staff of distribution centers are beginning to pay attention to their convenience and productivity, thinking about the possibility of applying similar technologies in their work.

We no longer have to hold the device in our hands in order to answer calls, control the actions or follow the news in social networks. Employees of the distribution centers just looking for ways to free up the hands and increase productivity and efficiency of everyday tasks. Due to the errors in the selection of orders companies annually lose on average 400 000$ (Honeywell / YouGov Survey1), so business owners are interested in new solutions that will help improve the accuracy and efficiency of the staff performance.

For more information you can see the official release HERE.

Toshiba Company transforms the modern retail by using optimized solutions for retail outlets

New models of POS-terminals TCxWave with Windows 10 and the sixth-generation Intel® Core™ processors

Innovative design features more powerful technology

 

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, USA-21 September 2016 — Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions today announced the expansion of the product range of POS-system TCxWave™, which are based on the sixth-generation Intel® Core™ processors, including i5-6300U processor, based on Intel® vPro™ technology. A new preset option includes Windows 10 operating system with the innovative conception Internet of Things. Intel and Microsoft technologies, built in Toshiba next-generation devices, give retail shops a chance to keep up with the times through the newest features and updates security system, leaving the best impressions about customer service.

To the award-winning family TCxWave are joining the standard format models 14C, E4C, 145 and E45, as well as wide-screen 15C, E5C, 155, E55, embodying the power of the leading 14-nanometer Intel processors, solid-state drives (SSD) M.2 and DDR4 RAM, providing the increase of productivity by 40% compared with the previous solutions. The options of the data storage devices for all models include 64 GB standard SSD-drive with expandable storage up to 128 or 256 GB.

New Toshiba TCxWave models with the range of existing TCxWave and POS-Systems ™ TCX 300 and TCX ™ 700 models offer Windows OS 10 loT presets option, which allows retailers to explore new opportunities including:

  • easy integration of peripheral trading devices with reduced deployment time;
  • integrated multilingual functionality, providing better support for the different geographic regions;
  • functions, which combines PCI requirements for improving transaction security and buyer’s personal data;
  • the latest operating system, which allows to use flexible technologies.

POS-system with pre-installed Windows 10 OS will be available for delivery in the 4th quarter of 2016 year.

Contact our AutoIDC account manager or sales department sm_id@rrc.ru to order products.

A distributor agreement between RRC and Motorola Solutions was signed

Within the recently signed distributor agreement, RRC and Motorola Solutions Companies held a joint conference «Modern Motorola solutions in digital radio systems». The objective of the conference is to acquaint RRC partners with the latest achievements in rapidly developing digital radio industry. According to the agreement, RRC will expand its product range with the Motorola Solutions equipment and will deliver it to Russia.  The event took place in hotel «Balschug Kempinski» on the 6th of December 2016.

It is noteworthy that RRC and Motorola Solutions have long-standing partner relationships. Basically, they spreaded on Auto IDC solutions — it’s a wide range of data collection equipment for companies of any level and projects of different degree of complexity. The Russian company has been honored several times with the rank of the best distributor of the vendors’ products. By signing new agreement RRC will be able to offer its partners the professional digital radio systems and significantly expand its customer base.

In the cozy breakfast room of the hotel with the view over the Kremlin representatives of Motorola Solutions demonstrated to the partners of RRC and journalists digital radio stations of the DMR and TETRA standard, the WAVE communication systems for workgroups, LTE-supported mobile device LEX L10 for emergency services, equipment for combining different MOTOBRIDGE radio systems, Vertex Standard solutions, as well as accessories (chargers, batteries, etc.). For testing products on-site a demo zone was organized. Also the speakers acquainted participants with the modern digital Motorola solutions. Among existing and potential customers of these systems are the security agencies and businesses from all sectors of the economy: oil and gas industry, ferrous metallurgy, energy sector, communications, engineering, chemical and food industries, and many others .

The equipment is planned to be supplied by authorized partners of the RRC to dealers as well as system integrators performing complex projects for the of radio networks construction on behalf of the clients. As part of the promotion of the a new equipment RRC will attract both existing and new partners, carry out their accreditation, trainings, provide presale, after-sale and information support, conduct marketing campaigns and help with the financing and hedging projects.

The event ended with a branch in the restaurant of the hotel.

About Motorola Solutions Company

Motorola has been founded in 1928 and has created a history of innovations, which changed the principles of the communication organization. Today the company develops innovative communication solutions and services with a high level of reliability, which helps emergency services and commercial customers to provide security in cities and improve the quality of life of the population. Devices, infrastructure, software and Motorola Solutions services have successfully been used by the police, fire service and emergency medical care, national security forces, utilities, mining, energy and manufacturing companies, hospitality, retail, transportation and logistics, education institutions and public services, as well as Motorola Solutions products are used for providing security for events of any scale.

About RRC Company

RRC Company was founded in 1992 and is an international distributor of telecom and network equipment, automatic identification devices and data collection, information security systems, infrastructure solutions. RCC Company is part of the RRC Group and operates on the markets of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. RRC’s product portfolio includes the world’s leading products, companies Avaya • BriefCam • Check Point • Cisco • Citizen • DataCard • Datalogic • Dell-SonicWALL. Emerson • FLIR • Fujitsu • Honeywell • IBM • IBM Security • Imperva • Intermec by Honeywell • LINKSYS • McAfee • Motorola Solutions • Radware. RSA • Splunk • Toshiba GCS • Trimble • Websense • Zebra Technologies • ZyXEL. Security code.

Emerson Network power rebrands as Vertiv, appoints new CEO

Veteran technology executive Rob Johnson to lead new standalone company

following sale to Platinum Equity

New era begins focused on speed, technology innovation and growth,

with added flexibility to serve expanding markets for cloud computing, mobile networking

Columbus, Ohio – (Dec. 1, 2016) – The business now formerly known as Emerson Network Power today announced the appointment of Rob Johnson as CEO and officially commenced a campaign to rebrand the standalone company as Vertiv.

Vertiv is a global provider of mission-critical infrastructure technologies for vital applications in data centers, communication networks, and commercial and industrial environments. The company, which is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio (USA), has more than 20,000 employees and more than 25 manufacturing and assembly facilities worldwide.

Platinum Equity acquired the business today from Emerson in a transaction valued in excess of $4 billion.  Emerson also retained a minority interest in the company.

Mr. Johnson, most recently an operating partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, spent 10 years at American Power Conversion (APC), a leader in data center infrastructure.  He was President and CEO of APC when the company was sold to Schneider Electric for $6.1 billion in 2007.  While at APC he also served as General Manager of the company’s Availability Enhancement Group.

Bryan Kelln, partner and president of portfolio operations at Platinum Equity, said Mr. Johnson’s leadership skills and technical expertise make him a perfect fit to lead Vertiv.

“Rob has a unique blend of industry knowledge, operational acumen and entrepreneurial spirit,” said Mr. Kelln. “This is a transformational opportunity for the company and we believe Rob is the right leader to grow the business as we establish a culture focused on speed, innovation and customer service.”

In addition to his career at APC, Mr. Johnson has worked in executive positions at Consolidated Container Corporation, a provider of rigid plastic packaging solutions.

In 1989, Mr. Johnson founded Systems Enhancement Corporation (SEC), a company that created innovative software and hardware solutions for the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) industry. He sold the company to APC in 1997.

“Rob knows the technology inside out, especially in data center environments, and understands what customers need,” added Mr. Kelln.  “He knows what it takes as a CEO to inspire employees and lead a profitable, global enterprise.  He’s also an innovator who shares our vision for what Vertiv can become as a standalone business.”

Mr. Johnson said the transition to new ownership provides a unique opportunity for the company.

“It’s a fresh start for a business that already has so much going for it. I look forward to working with my new colleagues at Vertiv as we begin this transformational chapter in the company’s history,” said Mr. Johnson. “As an independent company, Vertiv will operate with great freedom to make business strategy and investment decisions, move more quickly like a startup, and focus on innovative solutions for our customers, including those in the growing cloud computing, mobile and IoT networks.”

Vertiv will build on the broad portfolio of product and service offerings for power, thermal and IT management capabilities it previously offered as Emerson Network Power, including its industry-leading flagship brands ASCO®, Chloride®, Liebert®, NetSure™ and Trellis™.

Platinum Equity Partner Jacob Kotzubei said that Platinum Equity’s M&A and operational resources, and the firm’s strong relationship with Emerson, will benefit Vertiv in the short and long term.

“We will support Vertiv’s growth and product innovation every step of the way, both organically and through prospective add-on acquisitions,” said Mr. Kotzubei.  “This is our second partnership with Emerson and we have had great success together.  We look forward to a seamless transition and an exciting future for Vertiv and the customers it serves.”

In November 2013 Platinum Equity acquired a controlling stake in Emerson’s embedded computing and power business, which was later rebranded Artesyn Embedded Technologies.

In support of its rebranding as Vertiv, the company has unveiled its new website at www.VertivCo.com and starting in January 2017, will launch an advertising campaign to introduce its new brand with the theme “Your Mission is Critical.” The campaign will run in major business and technology industry print and online media, such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, TechCrunch and IDG Tech Network.

Vertiv supports its business customers’ evolving needs in digital infrastructure, including solutions for mobile, cloud and edge computing, as well as in data center collocation, energy storage and sustainability. The company has sales and service personnel in virtually every major country, backed by over 255 service centers worldwide, with over 3,000 service field engineers and more than 400 technical support/response people.

 

About Vertiv

Vertiv designs, builds and services critical infrastructure that enables vital applications for data centers, communication networks, and commercial and industrial facilities. Formerly Emerson Network Power, Vertiv supports today’s growing mobile and cloud computing markets with a portfolio of power, thermal and infrastructure management solutions including the ASCO®, Chloride®, Liebert®, NetSure and Trellis brands. Sales in fiscal  2016 were $4.4 billion. For more information, visit VertivCo.com.

 

About Platinum Equity

Founded in 1995 by Tom Gores, Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with a portfolio of approximately 30 operating companies that serve customers around the world. Platinum Equity specializes in mergers and operations – a trademarked strategy it calls M&A&O® – acquiring and operating companies in a broad range of business markets, including manufacturing, distribution, transportation and logistics, equipment rental, metals services, media and entertainment, technology, telecommunications and other industries. Over the past 20 years, Platinum Equity has completed more than 185 acquisitions.

IT World RRC Ski Race in Beetz!

Dear partners!

The RRC Company, a distributor of a high-tech IT equipment, in honor of its 25th anniversary on the Russian market, invites you to take part in the unique event — IT World RRC Ski Race in Beetz!

We invite all members of the IT market, as well as professional skiers of any level.

The race will be held on February 24, Friday, at Sports Complex Alpha Beetza (MKAD, 36 km).

The registration starts at 9 am, the beginning  of starts at 10 am, winners award at 2 pm.

Distances: 25 km, 12.5 km and 1 km for children and just for fan.

Age groups 18-40, 40-55, 55 and older, the winners in their age categories will receive prizes!

Delicious food, great mood, music, a well-known moderator Jaroslav Kvasov are waiting for you!

Sign up, bring family and friends and come to us! It will be a wonderful day in the fresh air and a strong race!

Waiting for everybody!

The conditions of the race are published on the website skirace.rrc.ru

Registration is required at skirace.rrc.ru

For all questions, including participation in the sponsorship packages, contact  Svetlana Tumanova Tumanova in rrc_s@rrc.ru, +7 495 956 17 17, #.1320

Fujitsu transforms a traditional approach to data center security with the SURIENT products

Munich, 3 November 2016. Today Fujitsy announced the release in EMEA of Fujitsu SURIENT Managed Rack Solution, a new system for the physical protection of data centers. This is the first model in the new product family of Fujitsu SURIENT, which is designed to enhance protection of the data center, data transfer operation and user devices. SURIENT Managed Rack Solution is designed to prevent unauthorized physical access to server, storage system and networking components with the help of biometric authentication PalmSecure technology from Fujitsu Company and special electromechanical locking mechanisms and sensors.

The new development encompasses the server racks, electromechanical locking mechanisms, sensors, control rack servers, biometric authentication technology and installation and configuration services for companies to organize fully controlled access to data centers equipment according to the employee authorities. As a result companies receive a single solution for managing access rights, monitoring of server, network and other equipment racks and door status control. All access cases are registered in accordance with the audit requirements. The system can be easily integrated into existing data center infrastructure as the main solution to meet the tough requirements for physical protection.

SURIENT Managed Rack Solution is part of the new security solutions for Fujitsu’s SURIENT family, which includes variety of products and technologies that will help companies to create a seamless IT protection for their digital resources. New products are designed to ensure the security in all aspects and areas from endpoint security, data center to data operations protection. To address these challenges is being used a coordinated approach which takes into account user needs. SURIENT systems are part of the comprehensive program of Fujitsu for information security management, which includes consulting services and a wide range of services for the protection of IT solutions and products.

Rob Norris (Rob Norris), the head of the Fujitsu Company’s corporate and information security division in the EMEIA region, says: «SURIENT is a new type of security systems. With the help of the powerful tools, Fujitsu transforms the traditional approach to control IT security, maintaining maximum transparency and comfortable operation. Our goal is to ensure the fullest possible protection for data centers, data processes and terminals, as well as the huge amount of sensors and devices that are the base of the Internet of Things. SURIENT Managed Rack Solution is the first solution in the framework of SURIENT family products which will be available all around the world. In the coming months we will offer the additional services, solutions and products for IT security».

One of the first company that have implemented SURIENT products is a German company Wilken Rechenzentrum, which offers data center services to companies operating in the financial, legal and health services. Hans-Günther Markle (Hans-Günter Markle), Managing Director of Wilken Rechenzentrum, says: “Ensuring the highest protection is the priority of our work. Our customers trust us with their data and digital assets in order to avoid the unauthorized access. SURIENT Managed Rack Solution of the Fujitsu Company helped us to raise the standards of protection to an entirely new level. It has allowed us to establish a user-based access control policy so that our customers can fully control the access to their equipment and data».

Pricing and Availability

Fujitsu SURIENT Managed Rack Solution is now available for order in Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) directly from Fujitsu and its partners. The price of the new solution starts from 7000 Euro.

In the following months new products within SURIENT family will be presented. In early 2017 Fujitsu plans to introduce a SURIENT Stealth Connect Solution (SCS), which will provide a secure exchange of information between data centers, using the closed ports technology.