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Synology Unveils ActiveProtect Appliances for Scalable, Centralized, and Streamlined Business Data Protection

Synology announced new ActiveProtect appliances, a purpose-built data protection lineup that combines centralized management with a highly scalable architecture for best-in-class ease of use. "The launch of ActiveProtect reflects Synology's unceasing commitment to empowering our users with the tools to manage their most valuable asset—data," said Philip Wong, Chairman and CEO of Synology. "In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, businesses face unprecedented challenges in safeguarding their data. With the new ActiveProtect offering, we aim to empower organizations of all sizes to address cybersecurity challenges head-on." ActiveProtect centralizes organization-wide data protection policies, tasks, and appliances to offer a unified management and control plane. Comprehensive coverage for endpoints, servers, hypervisors, storage systems, databases, and Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace services dramatically reduce IT blind spots and the necessity of operating multiple data prot

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No More Minimum Commission Fee: GCash Makes Stock Market Investment Affordable

GCash, the country’s leading finance app, in partnership with AB Capital Securities Inc. (ABSCI), has lifted the ₱20 broker’s commission fee in GStocks PH in a bid to further boost retail investor activity in the local stock market. GStocks PH now offers a 0.25% flat commission fee on all buy and sell transactions – making it one of the first trading platforms to implement lower fees. This move follows the Security Exchange Commission’s (SEC) decision earlier in April to remove the minimum commission that stockbrokers may charge their customers for transactions below P8,000. This initiative aims to stimulate activity in the local stock market – aligned with a shared goal of developing the country’s capital markets and boosting economic growth. “With this move, investing in the stock market has been more accessible and affordable than ever before. Through GStocks PH, GCash aims to attract more retail investors, boost trading activity, and enhance user experience by offering more cost

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Concentrix Unveils New Brand in Drone Show at Family Day Concert

Concentrix, a global technology and services leader, launched its new brand positioning and became the first in the customer experience (CX) industry to host a drone show in the country. The show took place in what is considered the country’s biggest employee-focused multi-event series in which the company invests hundreds of millions of pesos each year, the Concentrix Family Day. Sunday’s #OneFAMNation Musicfest was one of 11 location-based events nationwide. Aside from the drone show, the concert saw bands Parokya ni Edgar, Silent Sanctuary and P-pop group BILIB perform in front of thousands of Concentrix game-changers and their loved ones. “We are human-centered, tech-powered and intelligence-fueled. Concentrix continues to put our clients and game-changers at the center of everything we do. This commitment remains the same and anchors the ways in which we provide experiences that go beyond ‘WOW’ while also driving tech advancements,” said Amit Jagga, EVP and Country Leader for Co

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Infinix Soars to New Heights with Exceptional Global Market Share Growth in Q1 2024

Infinix, a trendy tech brand crafted for young consumers, reports exceptional growth in Q1 2024. According to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Infinix achieved the highest year-on-year global market share growth amongst all major smartphone brands worldwide. Infinix's year-on-year market share growth increased from 1.7% to 3.7% in Q1 2024, and its global smartphone shipments surged by a remarkable 150.6% year-on-year, achieving four consecutive quarters of rapid and sustained growth. "We are absolutely thrilled with our exceptional performance in the first quarter of 2024," said Tony Zhao, General Manager at Infinix. "Our entire dedicated team has worked tirelessly to bring young, tech-savvy consumers around the world the very best products at attainable price points. The launch of our highly acclaimed Infinix NOTE 40 Series and Infinix GT 20 Pro this year has been instrumental in our success, as we have strategically focused on addressing key consumer pain points, part

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Epson Embraces “Engineered for Good” as New Purpose-Driven Brand Message for Southeast Asia

Global technology leader, Epson, has unveiled its revitalized brand message, “Engineered for Good” in Southeast Asia. This pivotal shift underscores Epson’s commitment to marry innovation with purpose by co-creating cutting-edge technology solutions that contribute towards a sustainable future. In an era where brands are distinguished by their values and aspirations, Epson redefines its identity to champion sustainability and meaningful innovation. The shift from its former brand message “It's In the Details” heralds a new purpose for Epson to go beyond product excellence and leverage on technology as a way to enrich communities. Epson’s corporate philosophy of ‘sho-sho-sei’ - or, ‘efficient, compact, and precise’ in Japanese - also aligns with this new brand message. “The actions of individuals and businesses, no matter how small, will play an important part in helping Southeast Asia achieve a sustainable future. Epson recognizes that sustainability is a foundational element of resp

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Fortinet Threat Research Finds Cybercriminals Are Exploiting New Industry Vulnerabilities 43% Faster than 1H 2023.

Fortinet, the global cybersecurity leader driving the convergence of networking and security, announced the release of the FortiGuard Labs 2H 2023 Global Threat Landscape Report. The latest semi-annual report is a snapshot of the active threat landscape and highlights trends from July to December of 2023, including analysis on the speed with which cyber attackers are capitalizing on newly identified exploits from across the cybersecurity industry and the rise of targeted ransomware and wiper activity against the industrial and OT sector. Key findings from the second half of 2023 include: Attacks started on average 4.76 days after new exploits were publicly disclosed: Like the 1H 2023 Global Threat Landscape Report, FortiGuard Labs sought to determine how long it takes for a vulnerability to move from initial release to exploitation, whether vulnerabilities with a high Exploit Prediction Scoring System (EPSS) score get exploited faster, and whether it could predict the average time-

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Synology Highlights Modern Data Management Approaches to Propel Digital Transformation at the Digital Transformation Summit PH

In the dynamic realm of digital transformation, safeguarding business data is paramount and the cornerstone of constructive digital transformation processes. Synology showcases innovative data storage solutions covering data management, business productivity, and data protection at the Digital Transformation Summit in the Philippines. Trusted by over 150,000 enterprises worldwide, Synology aims to help businesses expand the value and scope of their data by providing reliable and secure business solutions to help build strong foundations for digital transformation efforts. Thachawan C., Regional Sales Manager of Synology, emphasized,“By harnessing the power of data management, organizations can uncover actionable insights and optimize operations, thereby accelerating their digital transformation initiatives." Next-generation storage solutions for the transformative journey ahead As organizations embrace transformative technologies in any phases of their business processes, having a r

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Exploring the Future of PH Cybersecurity: Kaspersky Shares Insights on NCSP

As the digital landscape in the Philippines continues to evolve at a rapid pace, the importance of strong cybersecurity measures has never been more imperative. With the recent issuance of the National Cybersecurity Plan 2023-2028 (NCSP), it shows that the country is taking extra measures to protect Filipinos from cybercrimes. NCSP seeks to build a resilient and secure digital ecosystem in the Philippines through collaboration, capacity building, and strategic initiatives aimed at fighting cyber threats. In light of its issuance, industry leaders and stakeholders, including cybersecurity experts like Kaspersky, offer valuable insights into the implications of the NCSP and its potential impact on the future of cybersecurity in the Philippines. Genie Sugene Gan, Director of Government Affairs & Public Policy for Asia-Pacific, Japan, Middle East, Türkiye and Africa Regions at Kaspersky, emphasized that the issuance of the NCSP is a crucial step by the Philippine government in safeguard

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Lenovo Announces LISSA: New AI-powered Capability That Helps Businesses Reduce IT Footprint

A new Lenovo AI-powered sustainability engine empowers businesses to help make more data-driven and sustainable IT buying decisions. Lenovo’s Intelligent Sustainability Solutions Advisor (LISSA) gives customers actionable sustainability insights to understand their estimated emissions impact across their IT lifecycle and deploy customized solutions that align with their sustainability goals. Through Generative AI, LISSA offers visibility into the estimated carbon emissions associated with various Lenovo sustainability solutions such as TruScale Device as a Service (DaaS), Asset Recovery, packaging efficiencies, lower-carbon shipping options, lifecycle extensions, certified refurbishment, and more. Additionally, LISSA helps to simulate multiple solution pathways and identify potential emissions reduction opportunities to support the customer’s IT decarbonization goals in the digital workplace. In a recent survey, 87% of executives indicated they believe AI enables the potential to addr

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Fortinet Reaffirms Its Commitment to Secure Product Development Processes and Responsible Vulnerability Disclosure Policies

Fortinet, the global cybersecurity leader driving the convergence of networking and security, announced it is building on the company’s long-standing commitment to responsible radical transparency as an early signer of the Secure by Design pledge developed by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). This voluntary industry pledge complements and builds on existing Fortinet software security best practices, including those developed by CISA, NIST, other federal agencies, and international and industry partners. The pledge outlines seven goals, including responsible vulnerability disclosure policies, which are already an integral part of Fortinet’s product security development. Advancing Fortinet’s Commitment to Secure by Design Principles and Responsible Disclosure Processes CISA’s latest initiative strongly aligns to Fortinet’s existing product development processes already based on Secure by Design and Secure by Default principles. Fortinet is committed to adherin

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