AMS-IX Publishes Real-Time Network Performance


Live network data from AMS-IX empowers customers to optimize their own connectivity based on traffic, performance, price, and other variables

For AMS-IX, network performance transparency and service level agreement (SLA) assurance recently reached a new milestone. The Dutch IP traffic exchange platform—located in Amsterdam and used by large ISPs, fixed and mobile operators, content providers and other communications companies across the world—is now able topublicly publish its own connectivity performance. This transparency is made possible using technology from Accedian, the end-to-end network performance experts, to monitor and measure the performance of the AMS-IX IP network.

AMS-IX is using Accedian’s solution to provide customers with service level agreement (SLA) reports and real-time statistics, through a web-based portal. This empowers users of the traffic exchange to check if their SLAs are being met, and to verify reliability of the platform.

See the AMS-IX stats in action on their live feed (shows actual values from a single measurement—selected by the user—refreshed every 5 seconds or 1 minute for frame loss), and visit Accedian’s Web Library to learn more about the performance assurance technology that supports this capability.

Key Facts

After conducting an extensive research study into methods of measuring performance of an IP-based exchange network, AMS-IX used Accedian’s solution to measure and report on the performance of their network.

AMS-IX has a reputation for transparency, supported by its ability to publish network performance in real-time, underlining their exceptional SLAs.
The SLA-backed interconnect services AMS-IX provides are becoming increasingly critical to their customers—who include direct connection and preferred-peering-to-cloud providers.
The Accedian solution continuously measures detailed network performance, including microsecond-precise latency, packet loss, and link capacity.

Uniquely, Accedian’s integrated monitoring measures metrics in each direction, with microsecond accuracy. Exchange interconnects only cover short distances; therefore measuring their performance in milliseconds would not be sufficient to differentiate specific connections, or detect at an early stage any issues affecting performance.

“Enterprises’ connectivity needs are continually expanding and evolving, and IT infrastructure is increasingly cloud-based today. Direct connections and peering between enterprises and cloud providers are also more vital than ever for access to critical applications, and for wider business performance as well. Accedian’s real-time monitoring solutions give us in-depth visibility of how our network is performing, which allows us to be completely transparent with our customers. This level of visibility and control is a significant reason why AMS-IX is an interconnect leader.” 
 —Henk Steenman, CTO at AMS-IX

“Accedian has a long-standing relationship with AMS-IX. Increasing numbers of service providers are choosing exchange structures like AMS-IX to manage their data traffic, in order to reduce latency and improve the quality of their service to customers. Our ongoing work with exchanges like AMS-IX sets the standard for reporting and reliability for performance-oriented network services and peering arrangements.”
 —Keith Donahue, VP Product Management and Marketing at Accedian

About Accedian
Accedian delivers exceptional end-to-end network performance visibility, for control over the best possible user experience. Accedian generates actionable insights for peak reliability and quality of service (QoS), and enables providers to overcome escalating network complexity, increase agility, and reduce cost. In addition, Accedian proactively ensures maximum uptime for peak quality of experience (QoE). Since 2005, Accedian has turned performance into a key competitive differentiator for hundreds of thousands of networks globally. 

SOURCE Accedian Networks Inc.

The 2016 Nordic Business Awards Press Release


Corporate Vision Unveils the 2016 Nordic Business Awards Winners

United Kingdom, October 2016– Corporate Vision Magazine has announced the winners of the 2016 Nordic Business Awards.

The Nordic region, comprising of the Northernmost countries in Europe, including Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and the Aland Islands, among others, are often overlooked despite the wealth of exemplary businesses and professionals they produce. With countries such as Denmark fast becoming centres for technological excellence it is no wonder that the world is turning its attention to this fascinating area.

As such we have established the 2016 Nordic Business Awards, which recognise and reward the very best of the best from across this dynamic and innovative region. From SMEs through to multinational corporations, we highlight the firms offering creative solutions and dedicated client service across the Nordic region.

Maria O’Carroll, Awards Co-ordinator, commented: “Throughout this dynamic and exciting region there are many innovative and unique businesses. It has been a real pleasure turning the spotlight on our deserving winners and I would like to wish them the very best of luck going forward.”

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Fuse 2 Expands its Business Capabilities with GENBAND


GENBAND™, a leading provider of real-time communications solutions today announced that UK-based Fuse 2 Communications, an independent carrier-grade network for businesses, has selected GENBAND solutions both for deployment in its own network and for resale to its growing customer base.

“Our business is built on delivering top-of-the-line solutions and services to our customers, which makes choosing the right provider critical,” said Chris Blagg, director of Fuse 2. “GENBAND delivers advanced communications solutions and superior customer service, allowing us to focus on our end-users and bring the future of communications to our customers today.”

“The Fuse 2 team are industry veterans, with a vast experience in the comms sector.  It was an easy decision to select GENBAND as the partner to take us on our next journey.  We see some exciting changes ahead in the communications space and GENBAND are at the forefront and look forward to sharing this journey together,” added Wayne Mills-Kidals, Technical Director of Fuse 2 Communications.

Kandy Business Solutions (formerly Nuvia) provide a suite of market-ready traditional, mobile and web-optimized clients that can be rebranded and resold in a multi-tier model. The comprehensive feature set and multi-site management capabilities make it suitable for both SMBs and enterprises. Providers can further differentiate their offer with Kandy Wrappers, easily deployable turnkey solutions including Visual Attendant, Truckroll, Two Factor Authentication (2FA) and more.

GENBAND’s next generation cloud-enabled Session Border Controllers (SBCs) provide a range of benefits including robust security, simplified interoperability, advanced session management and carrier-grade reliability, enabling high levels of service for applications such as SIP Trunking, VoLTE, VoWi-Fi, RCS and OTT. The Real-Time Session Manager (RSM) helps ensure consistent reliable delivery of session-based VoIP and rich media services.

“It’s great to see new entrants in the UK’s dynamic Unified Communications (UC) solutions market,” said David Hiscock, GENBAND’s Senior Vice President of Sales, EMEA. “We’re pleased to bring Fuse 2 on board and support them with both infrastructure solutions and a state-of-the art offer that will help grow its customer base.”

GENBAND, a 2015 CNBC Disruptor 50, is a global leader in real-time communications software solutions for service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators and developers in over 80 countries. Kandy, its award-winning, disruptive real-time communications software development platform, is built from the company’s global telecommunications network and security technologies. The platform enables these companies to easily embed a full suite of voice, video, chat, screen-sharing and collaboration capabilities into their existing business, web and mobile applications.  The company’s Network Modernization, Unified Communications, Mobility and Embedded Communications solutions enable its customers to quickly capitalize on growing market segments and introduce differentiating products, applications and services. GENBAND’s market-leading solutions, which are deployable in the network, on premise or through the cloud, help its customers connect people to each other and address the growing demands of today’s consumers and businesses for real-time communications wherever they happen to be. To learn more visit

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About Fuse 2 Communications
Fuse 2 Communications demand only the best in cloud voice solutions to businesses across the UK and beyond.  With years of experience they provide some of the most cutting edge voice and data solutions to UK business markets. Fuse 2 operate their own independent carrier grade network with unique fraud detection and providing solutions which takes the traditional way of communicating to the next generation. 24/7 management provides their clients with peace of mind knowing their network and voice is in safe hands.  Get to know more

Security Testing Market to Grow at 18.1% CAGR to 2021


The global security testing market is expected to grow from USD 3.31 billion in 2016 to USD 7.61 billion by 2021 dominated by application security testing segment with largest market size while BFSI vertical is expected to grow at a highest rate.

The security testing market is growing rapidly as the organizations are more focused on protection of valuable assets such as web & mobile applications and customer data. However, factors such as higher innovation and deployment cost affecting budgets are the major restraints in the overall growth of the market.

Application security testing is estimated to have the largest market size in 2016 as the increased deployment of web and mobile applications and the protection of these applications is the prime objective of the organizations. The growth in the application security testing is associated with the rise in security breaches targeting enterprise applications, whereby hackers try to gain access to sensitive data. Furthermore, the same segment will grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, due to the rising need for improved security because of increased deployment of third-party applications.

Security testing solutions have been deployed across various industry verticals, including government & public utilities, Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance (BFSI), IT & telecom, healthcare, retail, and others. The BFSI vertical is expected to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period because of the increasing adoption of web and mobile applications, which are prone to advanced cyber-attacks.

APAC includes emerging economies, such as India and China, which are rapidly deploying security testing solutions. This is mainly due to the digitization of businesses and adoption of cloud services by small, medium, and large enterprises in the region.

The report includes the study of key players offering security testing services; Cisco Systems, Inc. (U.S.), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (U.S.), IBM Corporation (U.S.), Qualys, Inc. (U.S.), White Hat Security (U.S.), Applause App Quality, Inc. (U.S.), Veracode (U.S.), Checkmarx (Israel), UL LLC (Netherlands), and Intertek Group plc. (U.K.) are some of the companies profiled in the report. Order a copy of Security Testing Market by Type (Network, Application, and Device), Tool (Penetration Testing, Web Testing, Automated Testing, and Code Review), Deployment Mode (Cloud and On-Premises), Organization Size, Vertical, and Region – Global Forecast to 2021 research report.

The report includes in-depth competitive analysis of these key players in the security testing market, with their company profiles, SWOT analysis, recent developments, and key market strategies. In the process of determining and verifying, the global security testing market size for several segments and sub segments gathered through secondary research, extensive primary interviews were conducted with key people. In Tier 1 (27%), Tier 2 (48%) and Tier 3 (25%) companies were contacted for primary interviews. The interviews were conducted with various key people such as C-level (16%) and Director Level (72%) and others (12%) from various key organizations operating in the global security testing market. The primary interviews were conducted worldwide covering regions such as North America (57%), Europe (16%), Asia-Pacific (15%) and Rest of the World (ROW) (12%).

On a related note, another research on Adaptive Security Market Global Forecast to 2021 says, Managed services segment is expected to grow at highest CAGR during the forecast period (2016-2021). Application security segment is expected to grow at highest CAGR. The overall market size is estimated to grow from USD 3.53 billion in 2016 to USD 7.07 billion by 2021, at an estimated CAGR of 14.9%. Companies like Cisco Systems, Inc. (U.S.), Juniper Networks, Inc. (U.S.),Trend Micro, Inc. (Japan), FireEye, Inc. (U.S.), Rapid7, Inc. (U.S.), Panda Security (Spain), Illumio (U.S.), EMC RSA (U.S.), Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (U.S.), and Cloudwick have been profiled in this 189 pages research report.

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The Consumer Goods Forum Announces New Refrigeration Resolution


The Board of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced a new resolution on refrigeration, calling on all consumer goods companies to phase out harmful hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). This ambitious new commitment is seen as a vital next step in helping to meet the goal of keeping the global average temperature rise to well below 2°C. HFCs represent 1.5% of total warming potential today, and are expected to increase to 6-9% of total GHG by 2050 unless action is taken.

The resolution focuses on four key areas; the installation of new refrigeration equipment in markets where viable, the engagement with key stakeholders to overcome barriers in markets where installation is not currently viable, the reduction of the environmental impact of existing refrigeration systems and the development of individual targets and action plans to measure the first three points.

The Board also recognises the important role that regulation plays in ensuring the equitable global phase down of HFCs and thus calls for the inclusion of HFCs within the Montreal protocol.

Mike Coupe, CEO of Sainsbury’s, said, “Once again CGF members are showing global and environmental leadership, and this latest move will play important role in achieving wider sustainability standards in the industry. As we move away from HFC gases and towards cleaner business practices, it’s crucial that the consumer goods industry continues to lead the way and stay ahead of the curve.”

Alan Clark, CEO of SABMiller, said, “Positive actions by leading global consumer goods companies over the last six years have proved the commercial and operational viability of low carbon refrigeration systems in many parts of the world. As part of our Prosper sustainable development ambition, SABMiller has a 2020 target to purchase no new HFC fridges. This new Refrigeration Resolution will help the whole industry move towards eliminating high global warming-potential refrigerants from our sector, as part of our active commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement.”

Building on the Industry’s Results Following the CGF’s 2010 Refrigeration Resolution  

Back in 2010, when the CGF’s original Refrigeration Resolution was announced, refrigeration was already playing a key role in the consumer goods industry, but the low carbon technologies to replace HFCs were unproven. The CGF, therefore, decided to show leadership by taking the decision to commit to trialling new approaches to refrigeration by 2015.

As a consequence, CGF members have installed low carbon refrigeration systems in over 4,000 supermarkets, four million ice cream and drinks chiller units worldwide and industrial plants with the majority being natural refrigerants. The recently-published Refrigeration Booklet also highlights these successes and more. The 2010 Refrigeration Resolution was closed inJanuary 2016.

The CGF, however, acknowledges that while the testing of pilots and introduction of natural refrigerants has been positive, the new resolution announced today is necessary to help drive further uptake and ensure HFCs are permanently removed from operational systems globally.

This second Refrigeration resolution is the fourth environmental resolution as part of the CGF Sustainability Pillar, complementing the other active resolutions on deforestation and food waste.

About The Consumer Goods Forum 

The Consumer Goods Forum (“CGF”) is a global, parity-based industry network that is driven by its members to encourage the global adoption of practices and standards that serves the consumer goods industry worldwide. It brings together the CEOs and senior management of some 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and other stakeholders across 70 countries, and it reflects the diversity of the industry in geography, size, product category and format. Its member companies have combined sales of EUR 3.5 trillion and directly employ nearly 10 million people, with a further 90 million related jobs estimated along the value chain. It is governed by its Board of Directors, which comprises 50 manufacturer and retailer CEOs.

The 2016 Mid-Market Achievement Awards Press Release


Corporate Vision Unveils the 2016 Middle Market Awards Winners

United Kingdom, October 2016- Corporate Vision Magazine has announced the winners of the 2016 Mid-Market Achievement Awards.

Although large firms are often praised for their success and smaller firms for their dexterity and innovation, very little is said about firms operating in the middle. Many of these firms have considerable revenue and offer exceptional products and services, supporting a range of clients.

Therefore, Corporate Vision has introduced its 2016 Mid-Market Achievement Awards, which turn the spotlight on a variety of firms, from financial advisors and insurance firms to detective agencies and support service providers, all of whom have one thing in common: their focus on success.

Naomi Douglas, Awards Co-ordinator, commented: “This awards programme recognises the hard work of those in the Middle Market, and their continued professionalism and dedication. I am happy to be able to acknowledge our deserving winners, and wish them continued success in the future.

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Digital Guardian Leader For Data Loss Prevention


CMO of the Month

CMO of Digital Guardian, Connie Stack discusses the challenges and success stories of marketing in a digital age. Digital Guardian is an American data loss prevention company that provides software for corporate networks, servers, databases, and the cloud

Digital Guardian is focused on protecting the heart of every organisation – their data. Much has changed in how we now do business and many of those changes, such as the emergence of the cloud and mobile devices, leave sensitive data more vulnerable than ever. The company’s flagship product, the Digital Guardian Data Protection Platform, is purpose built to stop data theft and performs across the network, traditional endpoints, on mobile devices and cloud applications to make it easier to see and stop all threats to sensitive data.

For more than ten years, Digital Guardian has enabled data-rich organisations to protect their most valuable assets with an on premises deployment or an outsourced managed security program (MSP). The company operates in more than sixty countries while servicing seven of the top ten global patent holders and seven of the ten largest global automobile manufacturers.

Connie Stack, CMO of Digital Guardian lays out the company’s mission and the key principles that make the firm stand out from its competitors.

“At Digital Guardian we’re fond of saying, “We’re focused on doing just one thing, protecting data” and that is our north star. Data is the lifeblood of a modern business and the bad guys have made it their mission to steal it. We aim to stop them.

“I am an unabashed fan of Jim Collins and the key principles he puts forth in “Good To Great.” In developing the business and marketing strategy for Digital Guardian, I keep in mind the importance of having great leaders, hiring the best people and getting them into the right role, focusing on what we are best at and preserving your core capabilities, but stimulating innovation.

“We are a data-driven organisation and technology is extremely important to our marketing function. We use the latest tools and platforms to enhance our brand awareness, customer experience, lead-gen efforts and pipeline tracking.”

Connie has been kept well motivated in her work with Digital Guardian. To achieve success in business, setting goals is important. “For me this is simple. Setting ambitious but achievable goals and consistently hitting or exceeding them. Nothing feels as good as hitting the numbers. It is clear, measurable and demonstrable success for me, but more importantly, my team members.”

Moving targets is the most challenging aspect that Connie has overcome to become successful in her current role. “In any innovative company change is the only constant. So you have to be prepared to tolerate change – or better yet, embrace it. You know it’s coming, so you have to stay nimble and be ready, willing and able to capitalise on any change in business direction. I read the business parable, “Who Moved My Cheese,” many years ago and I’d recommend it to anyone struggling with change in their business as well as in life.”

There have been industry changes since Connie started her career, and she has adapted to these changes to become a successful CMO. One change in the industry has been the growth in digital marketing, which has affected the business positively as Connie describes.

“When I started my marketing career, success was defined as having a great looking billboard or print ad. And, not to diminish the value of great creative (as anyone who knows me will tell you I can be fanatical about design), that was a very subjective measure of success. I believe the key change in marketing is the removal of that subjectivity. Marketing success can now be measured in more precise ways. Whether that’s click-thru rates, leads generated or articles secured, the new world of digital marketing allows marketers to demonstrate the true value of marketing like we never have before and I believe that’s a very powerful thing. Has that affected our business? Of course, and for the better. Marketing can demonstrate to our board members and executives the true value of what we deliver to the business every day.”

As a company in the IT security industry, there are two key trends which Digital Guardian is witnessing. Connie explains how noticing these trends have helped the company identify solutions to assist clients and business partners.

“The first trend that we are seeing is that there is a massive security talent shortage. The need to hire talented and experienced cyber security professionals is difficult for companies due to the lack of professionals. The lack of trained and experienced security professionals is the largest issue facing many in our industry. We offer a Managed Security Program (MSP) whereby we manage our technology on your behalf, reducing your need to hire more security team members.

“Another issue is the explosion of sensitive data volumes. Since the Sony breach occurred at the end of 2014, companies have been re-evaluating what their sensitive data is and how important it is. Companies are placing a higher value on corporate emails, instant messages, and private communications/non-traditional forms of intellectual property, such as multimedia files. Our data protection platform is designed to protect all types of sensitive data, from structured to unstructured and presentations to spreadsheets, from all types of threats.”      

As an award winning CMO, Connie realises that researching the latest industry trends and looking at what the future holds is important to support Digital Guardian.

“Being in the B2B tech space, I constantly have my eye on what’s happening in the direct to consumer space. Selling to an end consumer online or in a store is very different than a complex B2B sale with a year-long sales cycle, but there are always things to learn and tactics to adapt. I’m also watching technology shifts. I was around when many B2B marketers sluffed off the need to leverage SEO and social media – I didn’t. I embraced the change and benefited as a result. There’s no doubt there will be more changes to come, for example, I have a keen interest in the Digital Native generation. This group simply doesn’t use technology and applications in a traditional way and they will have a few new tricks to teach us. This will only add to our experience and success.”

Digital Guardian plans to expand their business which should help to continue its growth in the industry. Connie wishes to continue using her experience and expertise to help the company in the future.  

“Like many CMOs, I think we’d like to expand our organisational span of control. There are many emerging business functions, like Sales Operations, Sales Enablement, etc. While many of these functions are starting to roll to the sales organisation, I believe them to be perfect fits with marketing and CMO-like leadership. Who knows, maybe a CEO role is not out of the question.”

“As for myself, I have been at Digital Guardian for almost three years. I joined knowing it was a turnaround situation and I’ve been a part of the team that successfully turned it around. We are now on a major growth trajectory and I hope to be an integral part of that next chapter of the Digital Guardian story.”


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