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Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Supports OS X Lion

Anti-Virus Software for Mac Delivers Complete Security and Support for Business and Home Users of Popular Mac Operating Systems

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 21, 2011:   With the release of Apple's biggest operating system upgrade in years, IT security and data protection firm Sophos today announced that its market-leading Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac and Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac: Home Edition will fully support Apple's Mac OS X Lion (10.7). Current users of Sophos Anti-Virus products for Mac will continue to be fully protected as soon as they upgrade to Mac OS X Lion, now available. New users will also have immediate compatibility after downloading the security product.

As Apple's operating system has increased in popularity in recent years, so have security threats for users. Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac provides automatic detection against existing and new threats for Mac OS X Operating Systems, including Lion. The solution detects both Mac and Windows malware, and is backed by SophosLabs, Sophos's global network of highly skilled researchers and analysts that protects businesses and users from known and emerging malware -- viruses, Trojans, spyware and rootkits.

"It's clear that Mac's market share has increased substantially and consequently Mac has become a viable marketplace for cybercriminals," said Chris Kraft, product management vice president at Sophos. "We are committed to providing complete protection for all our users. By supporting the latest updates in Mac OS we are better able to ensure our Mac users are constantly protected against the growing number of Mac threats."

SophosLabs has seen a recent rise in malware specifically targeting Mac OS X users including a series of recent fake anti-virus attacks including MacDefender and Mac Security. In a recent Sophos Facebook page poll, 89% of the 968 people who answered the poll said they would recommend friends and family install anti-virus software on their Macs. Due to the rise in Mac malware in 2011, many Mac users have realized the need to take security on their home computer seriously as well as recognized the advantages of running anti-virus software.

Since November 2010, approximately 700,000 users have downloaded the free Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac: Home Edition. Sophos Anti-Virus Home Edition for Mac is available for free downloads. In addition, Sophos has also established a dedicated Mac support forum to help users with Mac-related malware problems.

About Sophos
More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Sophos is committed to providing security and data protection solutions that are simple to manage, deploy and use and that deliver the industry's lowest total cost of ownership. Sophos offers award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, and network access control solutions backed by SophosLabs -- a global network of threat intelligence centers. With more than two decades of experience, Sophos is regarded as a leader in security and data protection by top analyst firms and has received many industry awards. Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK.

APC Integrates with HP Operations Manager – Shows Impact of Physical Layer Changes on IT Systems

•    Consolidated Edison Participates in Pilot Project

•    Integration Facilitates Enhanced Monitoring and Managing Multi-Vendor Data Center

Dubai-UAE: 20 July, 2011 — APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, today announced the completion of a tightly coupled software integration of APC InfraStruxureTM Central with HP Operations Manager, allowing IT managers to understand the impact of physical layer changes on IT systems and business applications.  

IT managers can now detect and monitor real-time changes in power, cooling and environment through HP Operations Manager to efficiently reduce risk, raise data center system availability and increase energy efficiency.  The Smart Plug-In (SPI) will integrate InfraStruxure Central’s device hierarchy, device status, and monitored data functionalities into the HP Operations Manager environment.


Xperia™ Neo by Sony Ericsson Hits Oman Market

First Greenheart Smartphone Offers Best of Communication Entertainment
Muscat-Sultanate of Oman: 20 July, 2011 - Sony Ericsson today announced the regional launch of Xperia™ neo, the first GreenHeart™ smartphone from the Xperia range featuring the best of Sony technology.

Taking into consideration green innovations that reduce the impact of phones without compromising on quality, Xperia™ neo is built on the stunning design language that Sony Ericsson is reputed for. The smartphone boasts a unique shape that not only looks good but is ergonomically designed to fit perfectly in the user’s hand, especially when taking pictures.


Samsung Pushes Innovation Boundaries As It Launches the Revolutionary GALAXY S II Smartphone in Oman

Muscat, Oman, July 20, 2011–Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in mobile devices, today announced the launch of its revolutionary Smartphone, the GALAXY S II in Oman at Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa. The widely anticipated smartphone has the speed and power to provide an unrivalled mobile performance.

Building on the phenomenal success of the original Samsung GALAXY S, the GALAXY S II is a natural and powerful evolution of its predecessor and allows users to design their own smart lives. It uses Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread, the latest version of the world’s fastest-growing mobile operating system.


Latest Research: Holidaymakers in EMEA Cannot Leave the Internet at Home

New research shows that 95 percent of holidaymakers jet off with at least one Internet-enabled device in their luggage; half demand daily access to content no matter their location

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates –19 July, 2011: New research from Brocade1 (Nasdaq: BRCD) shows that, along with sun cream and swimsuits, 95 percent of EMEA holidaymakers take at least one Internet-enabled device with them and are simply not prepared to “switch off” from e-mail (work or personal), online entertainment or social media sites.



LG provides convenient solution for secure data back-up and
full-capacity networking at home

Dubai, Jul. 18, 2011 - LG Electronics (LG), a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, unveiled its N1A1 Network Storage, which delivers complete data security with efficient and stable performance. Meticulously designed to be user-friendly, the N1A1 is specifically tailored to meet the high standards and expectations of advanced home users.

The new N1A1 combines the features of an external hard drive and network storage device, raising the expectations for convenient home data management. It can be switched among these two modes using external controls. Ethernet and USB interfaces provide even greater flexibility.


Epson’s new passbook printer significantly reduces noise levels and total cost of ownership

PLQ-22/22M provides savings for financial and government institutions

July 18, 2011
Epson answers the Middle East demand for a quiet, energy-efficient passbook printer by announcing the regional launch of PLQ-22/22M. Building on the success of the PLQ-20/20M, the PLQ-22/22M further reduces power consumption and noise levels to offer banks, post offices and government institutions a very quiet printer with a low total cost of ownership.

Customers and staff alike will appreciate the PLQ-22/22M’s unobtrusive noise levels, which are as low as 51dBA. It’s efficient, too – the print speed enhancer enables fast printing of bit image data under Windows® environments to help cut queues, while the high-accuracy MICR/MSRW head (M version) makes handling cheques and passbooks a smooth, trouble-free process.


Fifteen Omani University Students and Teachers Win With Fujitsu

Initiative that gives back to 15 lucky first year University students and teachers, and a chance to meet with Fujitsu, ITA, and Ministry of Education officials

Muscat, Oman, July 18, 2011 – Fujitsu Technology Solutions a global IT solutions infrastructure provider and Alkhalili Group a major distributor in Oman, and in the presence of the Information Technology Authority (ITA) Sultanate of Oman, Ministry of Commerce and Industries and the Ministry of Education Sultanate of Oman, today distributed awards to 15 lucky first year students and teachers who purchased Fujitsu Lifebooks under the National PC Initiative.

Fujitsu took part in ITA’s program to ensure that all local Omani first year University students and Teachers who joined the National PC Initiative (NPCI) received a brand new laptop. This initiative, supported by a Royal Grant, assists students by giving them a subsidization of the personal cost for select computers. Fujitsu in addition to Notebooks, had announced a lucky winner scheme. On July 16th fifteen winning names were drawn from a pool of Fujitsu laptop owning students. Ten of the winners will receive a brand new Blackberry Curve, while five students will take an (all inclusive) trip to Munich, Germany to tour the BMW factory and Fujitsu’s award winning state of the art factory. These amazing gifts will be given to the winning students at today’s award ceremony lunch hosted by Chandan Mehta, the Product Manager, Fujitsu, and Al Khalili Group, officials from ITA Oman, Ministry of Commerce and Industries and MOE Oman will be present.


Samsung Unveils New Multi-Function SCX Printer Range

SCX-4833FD/4833FR/5637FR provide fast and versatile solutions to improve office productivity

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 18, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd. a global leader in digital media and convergence technologies, today announced the new SCX range of printers designed to help large workgroups and small and medium businesses to increase productivity through a trouble-free printing experience.

The new product range unveiled includes the multi-functional printers SCX-4833FD, SCX-4833FR and SCX-5637FR. The new SCX series of printers are designed to provide optimum performance, productivity, ease-of-use, and efficiency.

“These latest additions to Samsung’s ever-expanding portfolio of printing solutions ensure that working environments of all sizes can benefit from Samsung’s commitment to excellence in printing,” said Mr. Mehdi Heidari, General Manager – IT Sales Group at Samsung Gulf Electronics. He continued, “The new SCX range of mono laser multi-function printers are designed to handle large volumes of documents in a simple and ease to operate way, whilst the Dual Core CPU guarantee that your printer will be at the cutting-edge of your office environment.”


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