Roundup: Westcon, Elipse, Masisa, Gemalto

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Value-added IT distributor Westcon Group will distribute in Latin American markets the security solutions of Arbor Networks, a provider of network security and management solutions for converged carrier networks and next-generation data centers, the former said in a statement.

Westcon will start providing Arbor's Pravail Availability Protection System, a security solution aimed at corporate data centers, and the platform Peakflow SP, designed for telecom operators systems.

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"With the increasing adoption of cloud computing, internet-based services are becoming more and more critical for both companies and government organizations," said Westcon Alliances business unit manager Alexandre Fialho, who highlighted Arbor's integrated solutions to mitigate denial of service attacks.

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Brazilian industrial automation software producer Elipse will provide Hospital das Clínicas of Porto Alegre, in Rio Grande do Sul state, a solution to automatize some of its systems, the former said in a statement.

According to Elipse, the Supervisório Elipse 3 platform enables the control of the hospital's utilities and electrical areas.

This way, says the company, it will be possible to monitor uninterruptible power supplies, battery banks, stabilizers and power generators, as well as registers and health-related machinery.

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Chilean IT security service company Soluciones Orión has aided local forestry company Masisa in migrating its collaborative platform to cloud solution Google Apps for Business, Orión said in a release.

Masisa said the migration was necessary to improve the connectivity and collaboration of its nearly 3,800 employees, and also to reduce IT costs.

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The Brazilian division of Banco Santander has chosen Dutch digital security firm Gemalto to deploy the country's first contactless EMV payment system, the latter informed in a statement.

The goal is to issue thousands of contactless payment cards to Brazilian university students in the upcoming year.

According to Gemalto, the cards will be locally produced and will provide the students features such as EMV security, digital ID and access to university facilities, as well as public transportation in some universities.

The security firm expects "rapid growth in the contactless EMV payment market in the country."