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Trend Micro IPS Rules Integrate with AWS Network Firewall

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Customers get trusted protection for easy-to-manage, scalable network security

 

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 18 November 2020 – Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), the leader in cloud security, today announced it is a Launch Partner for AWS Network Firewall, a managed service that makes it easy to deploy essential network protections for all of your Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (Amazon VPCs) on Amazon Web Services (AWS). As a Launch Partner, Trend Micro has integrated managed threat intelligence feeds from its cloud security solution to enable superior protection inline with this new AWS managed firewall service.

As digital transformation is accelerating globally, businesses consider how to strategically protect their cloud environments while maintaining scalability and minimizing friction. See how Trend Micro continuously works to provide easy to manage, scalable cloud security solutions to support AWS customers as an AWS Advanced Technology Partner: www.trendmicro.com/aws.

According to Gartner, “In the past, organizations deployed more than one firewall brand at the perimeter or in front of the demilitarized zone with an aim to provide an overlap of capability in case a single product could not be relied on… While this argument has some merit — back doors and vulnerabilities occasionally happen — implementing multiple firewalls increases management complexity and the potential for human error, reduces scalability, and increases operational costs.[1]

Trend Micro’s built-in IPS intelligence will inspect traffic for malicious intent so that the firewall can stop threats before they get a foothold in a virtual private cloud. Together, AWS and Trend Micro offer a simple, scalable service with reliable protection that does not require any infrastructure management.

“Our customers asked for the ability to manage network security at scale, and we are thrilled to deliver just that,” said Andrew Thomas, General Manager, Perimeter Protection, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “This low friction network firewall functionality is bolstered by AWS Partners like Trend Micro, who has stepped up to deliver additional layers of protection for customers through integration with AWS Network Firewall.”

“We are proud to help customers adopt more advanced security capabilities with less heavy lifting,” said Steve Quane, chief product officer for Trend Micro. “The approach of traditional NGFW vendors to the cloud has not been scalable and has created unnecessary pains for customers. With AWS reducing customer friction at the infrastructure layer, we’re excited to help raise the bar for baseline network level protections by delivering our leading threat intelligence enforced through integration with AWS Network Firewall.”

Trend Micro offers complete, industry-leading hybrid cloud security solutions to simplify protection of business data in AWS environments. This includes additional network security as well as protection for cloud native services, file object storage and cloud-based applications. Trend Micro’s threat intelligence will be available free with easy deployment for AWS Network Firewall customers.



[1] Gartner, Control Network Security Complexity, Inefficiencies and Security Failures by Minimizing Firewall Diversity, March 27, 2020

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity, helps make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Leveraging over 30 years of security expertise, global threat research, and continuous innovation, Trend Micro enables resilience for businesses, governments, and consumers with connected solutions across cloud workloads, endpoints, email, IIoT, and networks. Our XGen™ security strategy powers our solutions with a cross-generational blend of threat-defense techniques that are optimized for key environments and leverage shared threat intelligence for better, faster protection. With over 6,700 employees in 65 countries, and the world’s most advanced global threat research and intelligence, Trend Micro enables organizations to secure their connected world www.trendmicro.com.hk.

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FirstLight Files to Relicense Western Massachusetts Hydroelectric Assets for 50 More Years of Clean, Reliable Energy and Community Benefits

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FirstLight Power today submitted its combined Amended Final License Application (AFLA) to federal regulators to extend the operating licenses for 50 years for its Cabot and Turners Falls hydroelectric generating stations on the Connecticut River and its Northfield Mountain energy storage facility. These facilities, which provide clean power and long-duration energy storage, will be important contributors to Massachusetts efforts to achieve its goal of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

If approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the new licenses will sustain more than 70 well-paying and union-represented jobs in Western Massachusetts and hundreds of millions of dollars in local property tax payments to Erving, Gill, Montague, and Northfield for another half-century. The new license also ensures continued generation of clean, renewable, locally produced hydropower to more than 1 million New England homes and businesses.

Based on findings from more than 40 detailed scientific studies and years of environmental reviews, FirstLight is committing to $130 million worth of new investments in protection, mitigation, and enhancement (PM&E) measures, foregoing approximately $100 million in energy revenue over the next 50 years by restricting hours of hydropower generation to protect wildlife and habitat, and upgrading recreational facilities in the region. These measures include:

  • $5.6 million in investments to improve recreational facilities on the Connecticut River, including four new access points and boat launches in Montague and Northfield
  • New upstream and downstream fish passage facilities and protective netting at the Northfield Mountain water intake to minimize impacts on fish and marine life from operations
  • Changes in hydropower operations protocols to improve fish migration and spawning and to improve general aquatic habitat for a multitude of plant and animal species
  • And ongoing management plans for protecting bald eagles, long-eared bats, and shortnose sturgeon, maintaining historical properties, and mitigating the spread of invasive species.

FirstLight CEO Alicia Barton said: Northfield Mountain and our Cabot and Turners Falls facilities are delivering a significant portion of the zero-emissions clean power available to New Englands electric grid today, and they are poised to play an even more important role in the decades ahead as Massachusetts scales up renewable energy to achieve its ambitious goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. We are proud to be able to strengthen FirstLights longstanding environmental stewardship in the region and support environmental and species protection, preservation of clean energy jobs, and investment in the local economy, all while combating the existential threat of climate change.

FirstLight also acknowledged the contributions of the many stakeholders who provided valuable input into the process of developing the AFLA, including environmental and recreation organizations, tribal representatives, historical and cultural officials, and local, state, and federal agencies. The engagement of these stakeholders has been an important part of the development of this application, and we look forward to continuing to work with them as the process advances, said Barton.

The 1,168-megawatt Northfield Mountain pumped-storage facility, known as New Englands biggest and greenest battery, was originally completed in 1972 and can store enough power to serve 1 million homes for more than 7 hours every day. This makes Northfield Mountain both a critical resource for ensuring reliable power and an ideal backstop for large-scale wind and solar power to reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions. To bolster its value to the reliability of the New England electric grid and to the regions carbon reduction goals, FirstLight is asking FERC to make permanent the allowed use of existing storage capability at Northfield Mountain that FERC has granted during seasonal peak times in the past.

Cabot-Turners Falls is Massachusetts largest conventional hydropower facility and consists of the 62-megawatt Cabot Station, first put into service in 1916, and 6-megawatt Turners Falls station just upstream, commissioned in 1905.

As part of its stewardship of the local environment and approximately 4,000 acres of land in Western Massachusetts associated with the facilities, FirstLight already provides access to some of the areas marquee outdoor recreation sites, including the Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center, the Turners Falls Fishway, Riverview Park, and the Barton Cove and Munns Ferry campgrounds. The new river access points will provide kayakers, canoers, hikers, and other visitors with even more options to enjoy the river and its wildlife.

Extensive research for the 700-page AFLA, including analysis by the nations leading riverbank-erosion scientist, confirmed that FirstLights operations affect riverbanks in only two locations, one of which has already been remediated. In the second location, research showed, naturally high river flows and boat wakes account for the vast majority of riverbank impacts, with only 8 percent of impact attributable to hydroelectric operations by FirstLight. The study confirmed that the steps FirstLight has completed to date to mitigate shoreline erosion issues have satisfactorily addressed all impacts related to hydropower operations.

The full license application and associated public notices for the AFLA may be found HERE.

ABOUT FIRSTLIGHT POWER

FirstLight Power (FirstLight) is a leading clean power producer and energy storage company in New England with a portfolio that includes nearly 1,400 megawatts of pumped-hydro storage, battery storage, hydroelectric generation, and solar generationthe largest clean energy generation portfolio in New England today.

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Zane Morton to oversee DHL Global Forwarding in New Zealand and Fiji

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  • The logistics veteran brings four decades of DHL experience to the key role in the South Pacific

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 1 December 2020 – As the business in DHL Global Forwarding New Zealand and Fiji continue on its growth trajectory, the freight specialist of the Deutsche Post DHL Group officially appoints Zane Morton as Managing Director for these two countries in the South Pacific effective today. Having built an illustrious career with the Group spanning almost four decades, Morton will lead the operations in New Zealand and oversee the growth of the business in Fiji, managed by Country Manager Ray Viegas, who will report to him.

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“Across his many different roles and responsibilities, Zane has proven himself to be a respected leader, who is customer-oriented in his outlook and finely attuned to developments in the logistics and freight forwarding industry. We are confident he will help our businesses in New Zealand and Fiji reach greater heights amidst the current challenging microenvironment and augment existing synergies between our operations in New Zealand and Fiji,” said Charles Kaufmann, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding North Asia South Pacific.

 

New Zealand’s exports grew 58.6% in the last decade between 2009 and 2019. DHL Global Forwarding is optimistic about the growth potential in the market and considers perishables, life sciences and healthcare, amongst others, as promising areas that the company would further develop.

 

Reporting to Kaufmann in this new role, Morton said, “I’m acutely aware that I’m taking on the role at a very interesting time. In the short term, the industry will face a massive undertaking of delivering an unprecedented volume of more than 10 billion doses of vaccines worldwide; at the same time, DHL Global Forwarding is undergoing a digital transformation with the rollout of myDHLi in accordance to the Group’s Strategy 2025 to futureproof the organization and improve operational excellence in the long term. I am excited to lead the teams in New Zealand and Fiji to take on these challenges and leverage the opportunities to bring the business to greater heights.”

 

DHL recently published a white paper on securing a stable supply chain for vaccines and medical goods during health crises and how the transport of vaccines as a highly temperature-sensitive product can be managed effectively to combat the further spread of the COVID-19 virus. The global logistics leader has been serving the life science and healthcare sector for over 20 years, shipping all sorts of pharmaceutical and medical-related products, including vaccines and therapeutics, worldwide.

 

Morton first joined DHL in New Zealand in 1983 and held various positions during his career, including Operations Management, Country Sales & Marketing Manager, Country Ocean Freight Manager and Wellington Branch Manager. In 2006, he relocated to Dubai where he was the Regional Marketing and Sales Manager for DHL Middle East and Africa for DHL Global Forwarding. He returned to New Zealand in 2011 and was appointed Head of Ocean Freight in 2012, and subsequently named Head of Sales in 2015.

 

Note to editors:

The New Zealand- Europe FTA represents an opportunity to gain better access to the bloc’s almost 500 million consumers through lower tariffs, and new multi-modal shipping options could also lead to even more savings for importers. Read more on DHL’s Logistics of Things.


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DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 63 billion euros in 2019. With sustainable business practices and a commitment to society and the environment, the Group makes a positive contribution to the world. Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to achieve zero-emissions logistics by 2050.

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Blake Dair Announces New Managing Partner

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SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 1 December 2020 – Blake Dair Consulting Pte Ltd, the Singapore based front office trading and technology specialist recruitment company, would like to announce that Nafisa Manasawala will be appointed as Managing Partner of the business from 1st December 2020.

Nafisa has more than 20 years experience in top tier banking as a successful private banker, executive search recruiter and internal talent acquisition specialist. She has worked with banks like Merrill Lynch, Standard Chartered, Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley. Nafisa combines team management experience with hands-on recruitment experience and deep business understanding, making her a trusted strategic partner in talent management and acquisition.

Nafisa commented, “I am excited to join an established recruitment firm such as Blake Dair Consulting and keen to contribute to the growth of the company through exceptional client service and candidate advisory. My first priority is to build the team selectively, to deepen our experience pool and enhance our market reach.”

“Nafisa joining is fantastic for the team at Blake Dair,” says James Ient, the Founding Shareholder. “The experience Nafisa brings to Blake Dair really helps us achieve our objective of being the preferred employer and preferred vendor in this sector.”

Blake Dair Consulting is a specialist recruitment firm operating in Singapore since 2011 that services clients with roles in Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore in Front Office, Trading and Trading Technology.

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