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DDL Launches On-Demand Series of Webinars – Reveals 7 Testing Methods Vital to Medical Device Package Validation

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

With industry requirements constantly changing, DDL is hosting a series of webinars on the new ISO 11607-01 standard and the tests most vital to medical device package validation.Minneapolis, MN, September 28, 2006 http://www.testedandproven.com – DDL, a leading package, product and material testing services laboratory, is now hosting its ISO 11607 Revisions series of webinars “on-demand”. The new ISO 11607-01 standard contains many revisions that will affect package testing requirements for medical device manufacturers.“The more industry regulations change, the more difficult it is for manufacturers to keep up-to-date on requirements for their products’ packaging,” said Patrick Nolan, COO of DDL Inc. “This is why DDL has launched a series of on-demand webinars to help manufacturers understand new requirements that will directly affect their business.”For those manufacturers that are unclear about the package validation process, DDL explains that there are 7 vital tests for validating packaging with the new ISO 1607-01 standard.1. Seal Peel Testing2. Bubble Leak Testing3. Leak Testing By Dye Penetration4. Drop Testing5. Compression Testing6. Load Testing7. Vibration Testing“The new ISO 11607-01 standard contains new requirements for medical device package testing,” said Patrick Nolan. “Changes include sample size, accelerated aging protocols, documentation and labeling, which are all instrumental in validating packaging for use.”Listen to the ISO 11607 Revisions Webinars on-demand at http://www.testedandproven.com/webinars_ondemand.htmlWatch videos of the 7 tests vital to package validation at http://www.testedandproven.com/landing/package_validation.htmAbout DDLDDL offers expert package testing, product testing and material testing services including shock testing, vibration testing, tensile testing, leak testing and validation. DDL package testing clients find value through its growing suite of PackServices: PackAdvice, a zero-cost package testing consulting service, and PackReview, a DDL approved certification to demonstrate compliance with ISO 11607 (clause 7). DDL Testing Services maintains full service testing labs in Minnesota and California. http://www.testedandproven.com

Web Marketing Association Announces 2006 Winners in its Annual Web Site Awards Competition, WebAwards

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Big Spaceship Wins Best of Show for “TBS: Department of Humor Analysis”:R/GA Named Top Agency in annual internet awards competitionWest Simsbury, CT – September 27, 2006www.webaward.org – The Web Marketing Association announced today the winners of its tenth annual WebAward Competition for outstanding web site development. More than 2,300 web sites from 35 countries were adjudicated in 96 industry categories during this year’s WebAward competition.Entries were judged on top web site design, copy writing, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation, and use of technology.“The World Wide Web continues to evolve in terms of Web site development and the expectations of visitors to sites,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “The Web sites today are more integrated than ever and have multimedia tools embedded into the site rather than as links. The WebAward winning Websites have once again set the standard for all Web development. This accomplishment serves as an invaluable marketing opportunity for both the winning website and company and serves as a benchmark for all Websites within the each industry.”The 2006 Best of Show WebAward is presented to New York-based Big Spaceship (www.bigspaceship.com), for its outstanding work on the “TBS: Department of Humor Analysis” web site at www.tbshumorstudy.com. The web site also won for Best TV WebAward. TBS’s Dept. of Humor Analysis works hard to put the -very- in front of -funny. To help TBS steer clear of common pitfalls in this cut-throat, dog-eat-dog, rabbit-outwit-duck, duck-shoot-pig, anvil-smush-coyote, Chico-trip-Zeppo field of funny business, Big Spaceship joined forces Mother Interactive to turn their very silly questionnaire into an addictive, fully interactive web site.R/GA (www.rga.com) was named Top Agency at the 2006 WebAward Competition, taking home 19 WebAwards. The Top Agency Award recognizes the consistently outstanding development pursued by interactive firms when creating top website designs. R/GA has also won more WebAwards than any other organization during the past decade, although this is their first Top Agency Award. R/GA, headquartered in New York, won 12 Outstanding and 7 Standard of Excellence WebAwards.Agencies or companies winning six or more WebAwards in 2006 include the following:Agency – # of Website awards in 2006R/GA – 19Zugara – 18E-Site Marketing – 13Arnold Worldwide – 12Bridge Worldwide – 12Refinery, Inc. – 12BrowserMedia – 11CondeNet – 11Aristotle – 10Avenue A / Razorfish – 9Bbdigital (Blattner Brunner) – 9Vision Internet Providers – 9Critical Mass – 8Open World Ltd. – 8Organic – 82Advanced Studios – 7American Academy of Dermatology – 7Fry, Inc. -7Brulant – 6Buena Vista Pictures Marketing – 6Hanson Inc. – 6Hubbard One – 6imc2 – 6JWT Specialized Communications – 6MagiClick – 6Mullen – 6Ogilvy One – 6Racepoint Group – 6TM Interactice – 6VML Inc – 6WhippleHill Communications – 6The WebAwards’ competition was judged by a team of independent Internet professionals representing a variety of relevant disciplines of Web site development. Judges included members of the media, advertising executives, web site designers, creative directors, corporate marketing executives, content providers and webmasters.The WebAward competition format allows web sites to compete head to head with other web sites within their industry to win the Best of Industry awards.Entries also compete against a standard of excellence to win Outstanding Web site and Standard of Excellence WebAwards. Each web site is judged on seven different criteria and earns a score between 0 and 70 points. The highest score in a given category wins Best of Industry for that category. If the remaining entries received a score of 60 or greater, they receive the Outstanding Web site award. Entries that scored between 50 and 59.9 receive the Standard of Excellence.A complete list of the winning sites can be found at the WebAward Web site at www.webaward.orgThe 2006 WebAward Competition sponsors include:BURST! Media (www.burstmedia.com)Misukanis & Odden (www.misukanisodden.com)SimpleFeed (www.simplefeed.com)Register.com (www.register.com)NewsUSA (www.newsusa.com)AdTools Inc(www.adtoolsinc.com)Small Army (www.smallarmy.net)Perseus Development Corp (www.perseus.com)TopRank Online Marketing (www.toprankresults.com)Creative Chocolate Printing Company (www.CreativeChocolatePrinting.com)PRWeb (www.prweb.com)Media Sponsors include:Website Services Magazine (www.websiteservices.com)AdRants (www.adrants.com)MarketingVox (www.marketingvox.com)MediaPost (www.wediapost.com)eComXpo (www.ecomxpo.com)Ad:Tech (www.ad-tech.com)Macworld (www.macworldexpo.com).The Web Marketing Association thanks all of its sponsors for helping to make this annual competition possible.About the Web Marketing AssociationThe Web Marketing Association is working to create a high standard of excellence for Web site development and marketing on the Internet. Staffed by volunteers, it is made up of Internet marketing, advertising, PR and design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of Website development and marketing on the Internet. Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association’s annual WebAward Competition has been helping interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world. Now in its tenth year, the WebAward Competition has become the premier award event for Web developers and marketers worldwide.Learn more at www.webaward.org

Blog Services Expert, Richard Nacht, of Blogging Systems Moderates Panel at RISMedia’s 17th Annual Leadership Conference

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

CEO of Leading Blog Services Provider to the Real Estate Industry Moderates Panel entitled: “Technology Gets Personal”New York City, September 27, 2006www.bloggingsystems.com – Blogging Systems, the leading blog services provider, announced today that its CEO, Richard Nacht, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming RISMedia Annual Leadership Conference September 28, 2006.The 17th Annual Leadership Conference is a high-level, networking and educational event for America’s real estate and relocation leaders which is held in New York City each year.Nacht will moderate a panel entitled “Technology Gets Personal” which will teach Realtors how to embrace and leverage technology to increase business while maintaining a personal touch.“Consumers are going online at an increasing rate to research their real estate options whether they are buying or selling,” said Nacht. “As a Realtor it is important that your company information is on the Internet and easy to find. If your prospect doesn’t find you, they will find your competitor.”The panel will address the ‘how-to’ of creating an online presence to help Realtors gain an edge in the competitive real estate industry.Nacht, who founded Blogging Systems, has over 20 years of experience in the real estate, finance and technology industries. He plans to contribute valuable information to help Realtors leverage the Internet as an online marketing tool.Blogging Systems has led the way in online marketing for real estate with the release of its flagship product, the Community Publisher real estate blog which allows real estate professionals to:-Increase Brand Awareness-Generate Real Estate Leads-Gain a competitive advantage over other real estate professionalsSession Details:When: Thursday, September 28Time: 9amESTWhere: The Roosevelt Hotel, Plaza SuiteMadison at 45thNew York, NY 10017To learn more about Blogging Systems’ real estate blog platform, Community Publisher, visit: http://www.bloggingsystems.com/Promotions/gen-lp.aspFor more information about the RISMedia Leadership event, please visit: www.realestateleadership.comAbout Blogging Systems Blogging Systems provides real estate blog platforms that produce a low-cost, high results tool for Community networking (both offline and on the internet), effective communication and collaboration, competitive marketing, sales and customer relations.Blogging Systems provides turn-key Community blog networks which are the ultimate real estate marketing tool. Ours is a “soup to nuts” approach with experienced blog professionals who guide clients through the process step-by-step. Not only do we provide the most robust real estate blog platform on the market today, we back it up with training and technical support. Clients receive a turn-key system and the training and knowledge needed to use it as a complete real estate marketing system.For more information about how to add a blog to your real estate marketing tools, visit: www.BloggingSystems.com or call: 800-985-BLOG (800-985-2564)

What Reporters Hate About PR People

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

We all know that PR people and journalists do not have the most friendly of relationships. I just read an interesting article on the reasons why reporters do not find PR people particularly endearing.

The reasons included:

1. Too many PR people, too many emails and too many phone calls.
2. Difficult to tell the difference between pitches. Everything is an industry trend!
3. PR people don’t listen (and don’t keep promises about when they will get back to you with a quote etc.)
4. Most of all, journalists hate PR people because they act like car salesmen.

What’s the best thing PR people can do to counter this opinion?
It’s easy – Understand journalists and what they’re really looking for and deliver good quality material on time.

For the full article, see David Maisters’s “What Reporters Hate About PR People.

Advanced Network Security Leader, NetZentry, Announces Additional Features for DDoS Attack Protection Software

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

CleanTraffic 2.7 gives users multiple ways of rerouting and redirecting DDoS attack trafficPalo Alto, CA, Sept 26, 2006http://www.netzentry.com – netZentry, a leading developer of advanced network security and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack detection and mitigation solutions, has announced that the new release of its flagship DDoS protection software, CleanTraffic, gives its customers multiple ways of cleaning DDoS attack traffic in their data center.With over 4,000 DDoS attacks per week and an average of $94,000 in damages due to lost productivity, NetZentry’s CleanTraffic solution is designed to detect DDoS attacks before they are able to compromise the availability of their target server or services.”NetZentry’s updated CleanTraffic 2.7 software is extremely customizable in the way it can be configured to protect our customers,” said Chris Shaffer, Director of Network Services, 1-800-HOSTING. “We can adapt the CleanTraffic DDoS solution to integrate seamlessly with both existing and future infrastructure architectures.”The updated version of CleanTraffic carefully tracks each attack at all stages of the attack. Once a traffic anomaly has been detected, the following steps are taken to effect mitigation:•    All traffic to the targeted destination is rerouted•    Customized filtering is applied and separates good traffic from attack traffic•    Cleaned traffic is subsequently re-injected, through a variety of options, back to original destination through the main networkCleanTraffic 2.7 gives service providers many options as to how traffic is re-directed and re-injected into the network during and after a DDoS attack. The solution supports selective Internal Border Gateway Protocol [IBGP] based rerouting of traffic to the attacked destination from only those edge routers that see the attack. The solution also supports multiple methods of traffic re-injection including:•    static route re-injection,•    GRE tunneling-based re-injection, and•    dynamic VRF-based re-injection.“We are committed to working with service providers to enable them to selectively offer the best DDoS protection to their customers,” said Rangaswamy “Vasu” Vasudevan, CEO of netZentry. “Regardless of their infrastructure, we can isolate attack traffic, clean it with our filtering device, and then re-inject the good traffic back into the network using our CleanTraffic system.”For more information on netZentry’s CleanTraffic 2.7 and its features, visit www.netzentry.com/ddos_attack_f2.About netZentrynetZentry was founded in 2003 to solve the problem of both internal and external threats using a distributed collaborative approach that is able to offer pinpoint defense while precisely mitigating threats at their originations. netZentry’s CleanTraffic(TM) technology that embodies the collaborative approach has enabled netZentry customers — service providers and enterprises — to effectively foil both internal and external threats. netZentry is privately held and backed by top-tier venture capitalists. It is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. More information about the company can be found at www.netzentry.com.

Adler’s Jewelry, Official Sponsor Of the New Orleans Saints, Celebrates New Orleans Superdome Grand Re-Opening with the Fleur de Lys Believe Bracelet

Monday, September 25th, 2006

New Orleans, LA, September 25, 2006 http://www.adlersjewelry.com – Adler’s Jewelry, the leading purveyor of fine jewelry and gifts in the New Orleans and Gulf South Region, is an official sponsor of the New Orleans Saints and is proud to participate in the New Orleans Saints homecoming and grand re-opening of the New Orleans Superdome.

The Fleur de Lys is the official symbol of both the New Orleans Saints and the city of New Orleans. Adler’s Jewelry features many Fleur de Lys items and has recently introduced a Fleur de Lys ‘Believe Bracelet.’

“The Fleur de Lys Believe Bracelet is particularly popular among Saints fans because of the traditional New Orleans Saints rallying anthem ‘I Believe-Go Saints, All the Way’,” said Mildred Adler, a member of the fourth generation of the Adler Family. “The Believe Bracelet also communicates Adler’s Jewelry’s strong commitment to and belief in the City of New Orleans.”

The Silver Plated Fleur de Lys Believe Bracelet retails for $25.00, and can be purchased at all Adler’s locations as well as online.

Magnum Technologies Releases Availability Manager Dashboard for IT Managers

Monday, September 18th, 2006

Information Technology Groups Now Know how their Operational Level Agreements (OLAs) Impact Corporate Service Level Agreement’s (SLAs)Two of ITIL’s key monitoring requirements: Operational Level Agreement’s (OLAs), essential to  technology groups, and Service Level Agreements (SLAs), critical to CIOs, can now – prior to any other Business Service Management (BSM) software – both be viewed via the comprehensive ADVANTAGE 3.0 BSM software from MAGNUM TECHNOLOGIES.SALT LAKE CITY, September 18, 2006 – http://www.magnum-tech.com – For IT professionals responsible for monitoring key network performance indicators of finite portions of a business’ information infrastructure, such as servers, desktops or phone systems, MAGNUM TECHNOLOGIES, the leading provider of IT Business Service Management (BSM) software proudly announced its new AVAILABILITY MANAGER  Dashboard feature at the 6th Annual itSMF USA Conference & Exposition in Salt Lake City.MAGNUM TECHNOLOGIES’ flagship ADVANTAGE 3.0 BSM software is traditionally recognized by IT professionals as the best way to monitor availability across numerous Operational Level Agreements (OLAs) for databases, networks, systems, applications and web services. Now, with the new customizable AVAILABILITY MANAGER Dashboard, each individual technology group can gain deep visibility into their own responsibility areas of the businesses information infrastructure.“Now, with our AVAILABILITY MANAGER Dashboard, each IT group has insight into how their IT management relates to corporate SLAs,” said Tim Hadden, EVP Magnum Technologies. “The AVAILABILITY MANAGER dashboard helps IT managers, at all levels, successfully implement the important ITIL process of Availability Management.”Device-specific data is critical for a technology team to keep on constant watch. It is important for technology teams to know in an instant how they are measuring up to operational level agreements (OLAs). With the AVAILABILITY MANAGER Dashboard feature from MAGNUM TECHNOLOGIES, each technical group can now view the performance of their own group of devices and their relationship to business SLAs.To learn more about how a single Business Service Management software system, ADVANTAGE, allows an organization to view both OLAs and SLAs visit: www.Magnum-Tech.com.About Magnum TechnologiesMagnum Technologies, www.magnum-tech.com, develops software solutions that align IT operations with enterprise priorities. Magnum’s suite of automated management solutions includes DIAGNOSEIT®, COORDINATOR™, CAP-TREND® and its flagship product, ADVANTAGE®. Magnum’s software solutions are designed to easily integrate with and enhance the effectiveness of existing management platforms by monitoring and measuring IT performance from a line-of-business perspective. Magnum Technologies clients include Fort Sam Houston, BRG and Starz. To learn more about Magnum Technologies, visit www.magnum-tech.com.

Magnum Technologies Releases Industry’s First Live Dependency Map (TM)

Monday, September 18th, 2006

Instantly Alerts both IT and Business Staff when Business Critical IT Incidents OccurNew graphical view helps both IT and business personnel throughout an organization to understand, with a glance at the MAGNUM TECHNOLOGIES’ Live Dependency Map, whether Service Level Objectives (SLO’s) are being compromised and business operations are being impacted. SALT LAKE CITY, September 18, 2006 http://www.magnum-tech.com – MAGNUM TECHNOLOGIES, the leading Business Service Management company which enables organizations to implement BSM and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) frameworks in weeks – not years–today announced the release of ADVANTAGE 3.0, its next generation Discovery, Live Dependency Mapping and CMDB software.Traditional BSM tools trigger each event as a violation in need of immediate action, regardless of whether or not the ultimate impact to the business will be significant. The Live Dependency MapTM is intelligent. It segments event triggers according to their impact to the business by flagging them as ‘red” violations or as simple “yellow” advisories.This is especially appealing to companies with redundant infrastructures. If a server goes down and IT sees only an “advisory” trigger, this may be because the Live Dependency Map “understands” that end-users within the organization are protected through fault tolerance. The issue needs to be addressed, but the business is not at risk.The new Live Dependency Map module of the next generation of ADVANTAGE 3.0 BSM software clearly indicates – via a single glance – when Service Level Objectives (SLO’s) and business operations will be impacted thanks to the following capabilities:• Fast auto-discovery of Layers 2 through 7• More intuitive way of describing “Layer 8” – the business process or service• End-to-end measurement of business service performance• Impact measurement of how downtime or latency affects the business• Definitive identification of incident root causes which result in downtime• Real-time dashboard views of how technical information translates to business metrics• Drill down views into the live monitored data from the dashboard viewThe first step toward successful implementation of BSM is to gain an accurate, complete, and up to date view of the IT infrastructure, the business services they support and the end users who depend on it.The CMDB within ADVANTAGE 3.0 is truly revolutionary. It does more than simply measure how IT functionality may be at risk. It discovers, documents and maintains all key attributes of the Configurable Items (CI’s) that have a real impact on the business. Unlike other BSM products, ADVANTAGE 3.0 maps the relationships of the CI’s all the way to Service Levels for each specific business function, via a service dependency map.For example, the ADVANTAGE 3.0 CMDB can measure definitively how much impact an SAP application has on the business. More specifically, it can measure how numerous modules within the SAP application affect various aspects of the business.Thanks to the following MAGNUM TECHNOLOGIES ADVANTAGE 3.0 capabilities, it is now possible for IT to know whether an infrastructure change will trigger a negative affect at the end user level:• Live dependency mapping which illustrates relationships between business services, CI’s and service policies• Integrated or “Federated” CMDB functionality• Immediate CI change identification and indication of how they affect a business service• Universal transformer adapters to other infrastructure management products• Multiple data source CI matching as a result of aliasing or reconciliation functionalityThe New Live Dependency Map and CMDB modules within ADVANTAGE 3.0 provide the underpinnings for broader and more cost effective implementation of Business Service Management.By combining the benefits of the ADVANTAGE 3.0 CMDB with its new Live Dependency Map, robust change management is now a reality. Not only is it possible to view all changes made – whether authorized or unauthorized – but it is also possible to drill into how each change affects unique business services within an organization.A final feature that differentiates ADVANTAGE 3.0 from other BSM products is that it can take feeds from any monitoring platform. Other BSM tools on the market show multiple violations when there is more then one monitor directed at a single aspect of the network infrastructure, The open architecture of ADVANTAGE 3.0 enables cleaner output to the Live Discovery Map in the form of a single violation or advisory. The necessary reduction of violation triggers ultimately saves IT significant time.“We’re very proud to debut ADVANTAGE 3.0 at itSMF,” said Tim Hadden, Executive Vice President, MAGNUM TECHNOLOGIES. “This new release will enable clients concerned with ITIL to more efficiently deliver upon IT service goals which are tightly aligned to business needs.”The new functionality of ADVANTAGE 3.0, will improve how an IT organization, help desk employees, customer service representatives and business executives can have a common and consistent understanding of how the IT infrastructure is impacting business processes. In other words ADVANTAGE 3.0 not only provides a technical view of operations but gives operations a business view.ADVANTAGE 3.0 ultimately helps to deliver greater value to the business. It allows IT organizations the ability to deliver business services faster and more consistently, while lowering overall IT costs, decreasing business risk and increasing revenue to the business.For more information about MAGNUM TECHNOLOGIES’ new Live Dependency Map visit: www.Magnum-Tech.com.About MAGNUM TECHNOLOGIESMAGNUM TECHNOLOGIES, www.magnum-tech.com, develops software solutions that align IT operations with enterprise priorities. Magnum’s Business Service Management offering includes DIAGNOSEIT®, COORDINATOR™, CAP-TREND® and its flagship product, ADVANTAGE®. Magnum’s software solutions are designed to easily integrate with and enhance the effectiveness of existing management platforms by monitoring and measuring IT performance from a line-of-business perspective. MAGNUM TECHNOLOGIES clients include Fort Sam Houston, Discovery Communications and Starz. To learn more about MAGNUM TECHNOLOGIES, visit www.magnum-tech.com.

Superior Backup Power Service from H.M. Cragg Co. is Icing on the Cake for Raving Client, Cray, Inc.

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

Seattle-based Cray, Inc. praises H.M. Cragg, Co.’s dedication to client-centric service for UPS Power SupplyMinneapolis – September 14, 2006http://www.hmcragg.com – H.M. Cragg Co., a MN-based provider of quality power solutions including Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS), UPS batteries and PEM fuel cells is receiving praise for its dedication to client success via well-appointed backup power solutions.“I know I’m not a big customer, but I like the way H.M. Cragg Co. treats me. The biggest unit we have is only 160kVA, but they still treat us like we’re royalty,” said Tony Belohavek, Field Service Engineer at Cray, Inc. “We respect them not only for their backup power knowledge and service, but their dedication to us.”Cray, Inc., a Seattle-based provider of supercomputers, recently deployed a 3-Phase UPS Backup Power System, provided by H.M. Cragg Co.Tony Belohavek, Cray, Inc.’s Field Service Engineer, is responsible for backup power at all of the company’s sites, including Mendota Heights, MN; Chippewa Falls, WI and Seattle, WA. Twelve years ago, he was responsible for UPS batteries and servers at just one site.Cray quickly realized the obstacles in securing backup power supplies for distributed locations and took the necessary steps to ensure its backup power needs were met. Deciding to move to a 3-Phase UPS, Cray engaged the services of H.M. Cragg Co.“I obviously cannot be at all three sites at any one time,” said Belohavek. “The nice thing about H.M. Cragg Co. is that they are proactive to ensure that our services are not interrupted.”H.M. Cragg Co. currently services Cray’s need for quality shut-down and power-outage run time with a 3-phase UPS. The Powerware 9315 UPS offers Cray the following benefits:• Power Quality and Stability – Computer development and testing requires that the power be clean and stable in the development labs and on the test floor• Prolongs Life and Prevents Early Life Failures – New design and final testing on Cray products eliminates all unknowns, power quality being one of them• Protection from the Environment – Power remains uninterrupted as storms move throughH.M. Cragg Co.’s routine inspection and preventative battery maintenance allows Cray, Inc. to avoid lost productivity, through:• Power Reliability• Backup Power Availability• Ability to withstand 30-minute brownouts at 40kVA“H.M. Cragg Co. is proactive about battery maintenance. The engineers contact me when our batteries are due for their bi-annual inspection,” said Belohavek. “This is an extremely appreciated value-add, because I never have to worry about preventative maintenance.”To read the H.M. Cragg Co. and Cray Success Story, visit: http://www.hmcragg.com/cray.html.About Cray, Inc.Cray, Inc. is a Seattle-based provider of supercomputers, purpose-built for high-performance computing (HPC). Cray provides innovative computing platforms that enable scientists and engineers in academia, government, and industry to meet both existing and future computational challenges. Learn more by visiting www.cray.com.About H.M. Cragg Co.H.M. Cragg Co. is a premier MN-based provider of quality power solutions including Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS) and Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells. Products include Anderson Connectors, C & D Technologies, Inc. batteries, Eaton Powerware UPS and UPS batteries. We offer a full line of UPS products, battery inspection services, surge protection and free sizing audits. Visit www.hmcragg.com.

NetZentry Announces CleanTraffic 2.7 DDoS Attack Protection Software Release

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

Advanced Network Security software notifies clients via email at all stages of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacksPalo Alto, CA, Sept 7, 2006 http://www.netzentry.com – netZentry, a leading developer of advanced network security and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack protection software, today announced the visually robust reporting capabilities of its latest 2.7 release of DDoS Protection Software, CleanTraffic.”The new version of netZentry’s CleanTraffic provides a detailed analysis of traffic anomalies, including an intuitive visual display, to detect and prevent DDoS attacks on a real-time basis, said Rich Waidmann, President and CEO of REDPLAID Managed Hosting. “Because our clients can now see each attack at each stage of the attack, our clients can more clearly understand the value of preventing DDoS attacks before they cause outages, versus trying to mitigate them after they’ve already occurred like most other solutions.”The updated version of CleanTraffic carefully tracks each attack at each stage of the attack. Automated email reports are immediately sent to the customer being affected. Email notifications consist of a visual report that documents:• Anomaly Detection• Initiation of attack mitigation• Dissipation of attack• Associated attack mitigation actionsOnce anomaly detection has occurred within CleanTraffic, the management entity can authorize remediation actions, which causes the detector to request remediation to those trackers that confirmed the anomaly.The initiation of DDoS attack mitigation involves the interaction with adjunct inline networking equipment to mitigate the anomalous traffic. In doing so, the trackers use ongoing historical and behavioral analysis to block bad traffic while letting through as much good traffic as possible.Once the DDoS attack threat has been dissipated, another subsequent email is sent to the customer, notifying them also of any additional mitigation actions that took place.The updated DDoS attack solution allows baselines to be set for each individual customer, so that customers are not bound by how much traffic they receive. Benefits include:• Larger customers won’t receive email notifications of an attack based on the same rules as smaller customers (large volumes of traffic being normal)• Smaller customers won’t wait until attack traffic reaches large volumes to trigger an alarm“We are proud to announce the release of the updated CleanTraffic software,” said Rangaswamy “Vasu” Vasudevan, CEO of netZentry. “It will enable our partners to actively track each attack during all stages, thus showing their customers the value of DDoS protection.”For more information on netZentry’s CleanTraffic 2.7 and its features, visit www.netzentry.com/ddos_attack_f1.About netZentrynetZentry was founded in 2003 to solve the problem of both internal and external threats using a distributed collaborative approach that is able to offer pinpoint defense while precisely mitigating threats at their originations. netZentry’s CleanTraffic(TM) technology that embodies the collaborative approach has enabled netZentry customers — service providers and enterprises — to effectively foil both internal and external threats. netZentry is privately held and backed by top-tier venture capitalists. It is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. More information about the company can be found at www.netzentry.com.

 
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