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Kennebunk, ME (PRWEB) September 05, 2014
Plixer International, Inc. announced today that TMC has named Scrutinizer as a recipient of the 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award presented by INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.
The nature of Internet threats is becoming more sophisticated. said Michael Patterson, CEO, Founder, Plixer International, Inc. Scrutinizer v12 improves a companys incident response time by allowing security professionals to quickly narrow in and investigate suspicious behaviors. We are honored that TMC has recognized Scrutinizers value within their distinguished award.
The editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY are excited to grant Plixer with an INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award for its innovation in IP communications. Plixer has demonstrated outstanding quality and delivered exceptional solutions for its customers, said Erik Linask, Group Editorial Director of INTERNET TELEPHONY.
Plixer has been recognized with a 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award for proving its dedication and excellence in advancing IP communications, stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.
The 2014 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award winners will be published in the September 2014 issue of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine.
For more information, please visit http://www.tmcnet.com
Plixer International, Inc. is a leading threat detection and forensic evidence provider focused at engineering the very best system for uncovering unwanted communication behaviors. Rather than depending on packet signatures, their strategy uncovers unwanted communications by leveraging NetFlow, IPFIX, sFlow and other derivatives. The company was built by network and system engineers who understand the need for scalable distributed collection solutions that meet the dynamic demands of security and network professionals. Customers include CNN, The Coca-Cola Company, Lockheed Martin, IBM, Regal Cinemas, Raytheon, and Eddie Bauer. To learn more, please visit http://www.plixer.com.
About INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine
INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998. Beginning with the first issue in February of 1998, INTERNET TELEPHONY has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. INTERNET TELEPHONY offers rich content from solutions-focused editorial content to reviews on products and services from TMC Labs. INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine reaches more than 225,000 readers, including pass-along readers. For more information, please visit http://www.itmag.com.
TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients’ goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world’s leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 – HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; LatinComm Conference and Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobile Payment Conference; Software Telco Congress, StartupCamp; Super Wi-Fi & Shared Spectrum Summit; SIP Trunking-Unified Communications Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo III; and more. Visit TMC Events for additional information.
Milton, PA (PRWEB) September 05, 2014
The nations largest technology purchasing cooperative, the PEPPM program, is seeking sealed bids on 512 brands of technology products for schools districts and public sector agencies to use starting January 1, 2015.
In a sweeping re-bid of all its existing product-line contracts, the PEPPM Technology Bidding and Purchasing Program has delivered bid documents into the in-boxes of 2,191 vendors in the hope of getting low-price, competitive bids from manufacturers, dealers, publishers, wholesalers, and retailers.
PEPPM expects to attract even more potential bidders as it advertises the bid and publishes formal bid notices in seven newspapers throughout the country, including USA Today, which has national distribution. Social media communications also seek to alert companies of the bidding opportunity.
Currently, public agencies serving communities in 47 states across the U.S. use purchasing contracts awarded through the PEPPM cooperative, which is known for its widespread solicitation of potential bidders, online bidding technology, a thorough evaluation of hundreds of thousands of prices, and post-award management and audit of contracts.
The national technology bidding and purchasing program will accept bids from all qualified companies until Monday, September 22, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time through online bidding eCommerce technology provided by the Epylon Corporation.
For additional information about this current bidding opportunity, visit the PEPPM website at http://www.peppm.org/bids. Interested and qualified vendors should register as a supplier at http://www.epylon.com, and choose the category of Technology: Computers, Printers, Network Equipment. Bid documents will be available online and sent to the inbox of newly registered vendors.
After an extensive evaluation of prices and references, the CSIU will make one award for each product line specified, and resulting contracts will be good for an initial three-year term.
Among the requested products are lines of computers, networking equipment, software, hosted application services, copiers, furniture, tablets, audio-visual equipment, and other electronic equipment and supplies.
PEPPM is the 32-year-old cooperative purchasing program for schools, universities, and other public agencies operated by the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU), a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This past year the PEPPM program has served nearly 1,600 public agencies in U.S. communities over the past year by providing piggybackable purchasing contracts to the public sector, thereby lowering total cost of acquisition.
AZ ‘Get Into Energy’ Consortium Launches Cybersecurity Degree Information Technology and Power Systems Security Program Offered at Estrella Mountain Community College
Avondale, AZ (PRWEB) August 30, 2014
The demand is increasing for highly trained technicians to protect against and minimize threats to cybersecurity. To help reduce this critical workforce shortage, the Arizona Sun Corridor-Get Into Energy Consortium (ASC-GIEC), which received a $ 13.5 million Department of Labor (DOL) grant to advance the training and development of a workforce pipeline for the energy industry, is creating an energy-related cybersecurity program through Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC), the consortiums lead institution.
This fall 2014 semester, the consortium launched its new Information Technology and Power Systems Security (IT-PSS) program, with courses offered at EMCC in Avondale. The program will uniquely focus on the power and energy industry, offering nationally recognized curriculum and credentials leading to an associate of applied science (A.A.S.) degree and career readiness pathway.
The curriculum is founded on the principles of the DOL, Employment and Training Administrations (ETA) Cybersecurity Competency Model, which was modified by the consortium with input from an industry advisory council. As students progress through the pathway, their coursework will prepare them to challenge a variety of IT security industry certification exams.
Dr. Rufus Glasper, Chancellor of the Maricopa Community College District, is a member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, a federal group that has vetted the colleges new IT career pathway.
The EMCC program has created a career preparedness track that could set a new standard for community college education models, similar to the success of the ASC-GIEC technician programs, said Dr. Glasper.
The advisory council supporting the program is comprised of industry representatives from across the cybersecurity sector, including FBI Cyber Operations Unit (Phoenix Field Office), Association for Computing Machinery, Arizona Counter Terrorism Intelligence Center, Arizona Public Service, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station, Arizona Department of Homeland Security, Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance, Arizona InfraGard and American Express.
Michael Echols, Chief Information Security Officer for Maricopa County, played a major role in the development of the curriculum, and is an adjunct faculty member at EMCC. According to Echols, malware is one of several risks to the nations power grid and it is estimated that 75 percent of malware is not initially detected by traditional signature-based technologies.
This represents a serious risk to the grid, because malware is often used to bypass firewalls and network-based controls, which may result in unauthorized access to IT power systems, said Echols. Students in this program can expect to gain an understanding of these risks and how they can be reduced through the implementation of security controls.
According to Dr. Clay Goodman, Vice President of Occupational Education at EMCC and Director of the ASC-GIEC, the program began as a request from the industry partners.
The program was created as a career pathway to expand employment opportunities across multiple industries with common, stackable credentials. said Goodman. It is a perfect complement to EMCCs Power Plant Technology degree, and offers a lot of potential for people of all backgrounds, including young and re-careering students.
EMCCs energy and cybersecurity programs will continue to develop as a recent beneficiary of the Arizona STEM legislation ARS 15-1464, providing $ 1.4 million to Maricopa Community College STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs. The $ 400,000 allocated to EMCC will help purchase equipment and provide virtual learning spaces for the new courses.
The IT-PSS program will be featured at the first annual Arizona Get Into Energy Education Expo on October 24 and 25 at the Arizona Science Center in downtown Phoenix. The Expo will be a fun, interactive event highlighting the careers available in energy and related industries. On October 24, the event will be limited to registered high schools from across the state, but October 25 will be free and open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Saturday event will invite veterans, Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)-eligible job seekers, and all career-transitioning adults to consider the opportunities in these growing fields offer. Additional event information can be found at az.getintoenergy.com/expo.
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Estrella Mountain Community College offers academic courses leading to associate degrees, university transfer, certificates and short-term job training to more than 14,000 students annually. The flagship campus is located on Thomas and Dysart Roads in Avondale and is home to the SouthWest Skill Center. The satellite campus, EMCCs Buckeye Educational Center, is located in downtown Buckeye. Estrella Mountain is one of ten colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the largest community college districts in the nation.
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