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Monday, September 29, 2008

Malaysia Broadband Packages Comparison


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Service activation within 12 hours

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Plug & Play

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1.2 Mbps@12-month contract for RM 99

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2.4Mbps@12-month contract for RM 229

Yes

 

Modem price waived

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Stamp duty waived

 

 

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Nationwide access fee waived

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Wimax

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4G

 

Yes

1 Mbps@12-month contract for RM 88

 

Yes

6-Months package money back guarantee

 

Yes

Zero interest easy payment plan for 12-month subscription.

 

Yes

PCMIA Card Modem Adapter

 

Yes

USB Modem Adapter

 

Yes

Desktop Modem Adapter

Yes

Yes

Juniper Networks Application Acceleration Platform Completes Validation Testing with Oracle® E-Business Suite

Juniper Networks announced that the company’s WXC™ 590 application acceleration platform has successfully completed validation testing with the Oracle® E-Business Suite 12.0 to help reduce the effects of WAN latency, network congestion and packet loss, providing distributed enterprises with superior end-to-end performance of Oracle applications.

More about Juniper Networks.

Press Release:

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, September 29, 2008 – Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high‐performance networking, today announced that the company’s WXC™ 590 application acceleration platform has successfully completed validation testing with the Oracle® E‐Business Suite 12.0 to help reduce the effects of WAN latency, network congestion and packet loss, providing distributed enterprises with superior end‐to‐end performance of Oracle applications.

Download the full press release.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Juniper Networks Introduces Dynamic Services Architecture to Accelerate

Juniper Networks is changing the game in networking with the introduction of the industry’s first Juniper Networks Dynamic Services Architecture™ designed to help high-performance businesses tightly align rapidly changing business requirements with network technology investments to accelerate new service deployments. Dynamic Services Architecture™ delivers an extensible design that can simultaneously scale integrated services and network capabilities on a single architecture. This enables enterprises, service providers and public sector agencies to quickly and cost-effectively take advantage of new service opportunities, address changing business requirements, and deliver superior user experience.

The company today introduced the Juniper Networks SRX 5600 and 5800 series dynamic services gateways – a new category of extensible “no compromise” networking and security products that set unprecedented benchmarks for high-performance networking; running on Juniper’s powerful JUNOS® single-source code base network operating system, and delivering integrated services with new industry benchmarks - including the highest performing firewall service, exceeding 120 Gbps.

Juniper Networks SRX 5600 and 5800 dynamic services gateways are ideally suited for large enterprise and service provider networks. The SRX 5800 dynamic services gateway can support more than 120 Gbps of stateful firewall and up to 30 Gbps of IPS, as well as 350,000 connections per second; and can be configured to support more than 400 Gbps interfaces with choices of Gigabit Ethernet or 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports. The scalability of the services processing cards (SPC) and input/output cards (IOC) are enabled by the terabit speed fabric employed in the dynamic services gateways, which allows for massive scale of Ethernet ports and services processing.

The indicative base list price for the SRX 5600 chassis starts at USD $65,000 while the list price of the SRX 5800 chassis starts at USD $68,000. The indicative list price for the services processing cards and input/output cards start at USD $100,000. For more information on the SRX dynamic services gateways, please visit www.juniper.net/SRX.

Media Contacts:

Wendy Lang
Juniper Networks, Inc.
+65-6511-3519
wendylang@juniper.net

PR Agency Contact:

David Gibson
inter.asia communications
(formerly known as PPM Technology Communications)
m. + (6) 017 357 2895; + (6) 012 612 1425
david@inter-asia.biz
www.inter-asia.biz

Check out the full press release here.

What is New in Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4) ?

Adobe CS4 was launched on 24th Sep 2008.


ProductsNew FeaturesEstimated Street Price
Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium edition
  • Cross-Media Workflow Encourages Experimentation
  • New Tools Simplify Animation and 3D Creation

  • Creative Suite 4 Expands the Creative Workflow
RM$7,379
Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium edition
  • Rapidly Create More Valuable Content for Online Delivery

  • Get Closer to the Lens with Efficient Direct to Disk and Tapeless Workflows

  • Creative Suite 4 Expands the Creative Workflow
RM6,969
Adobe Creative Suite 4 Web Premium edition
  • New Features and Improvements Streamline Designer-Developer Workflow
  • Creative Suite 4 Expands the Creative Workflow
RM$6,969


If you get the master collection will be cheaper.

Check out the full details here.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Adobe Introduces Creative Suite 4 Product Family

Radical Workflow Breakthroughs, New Levels of Flash Expressiveness and Integration
Anchor Adobe’s Biggest Software Release

More about Creative Suite.

Press Release:

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA –September 24, 2008 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the Adobe® Creative Suite® 4 product family, a milestone release of the industry-leading design and development software for virtually every creative workflow. Delivering radical workflow breakthroughs that bring down the walls between designers and developers — and packed with hundreds of feature innovations—the new Creative Suite 4 product line advances the creative process across print, Web, mobile, interactive, film and video production.

With new levels of integration and expressiveness for Flash technology across the entire product line, Adobe’s biggest software release to date includes Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design editions, Creative Suite 4 Web editions, Creative Suite 4 Production Premium, Creative Suite 4 Master Collection, as well as 13 point products, 14 integrated technologies and seven services.

Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection CS4 combines virtually all of Adobe's new design and development applications, technologies and services in a single box — the most comprehensive creative environment ever delivered.

“Designers and developers are shaping the way that people consume information, share ideas, sell products, tell stories and create memorable experiences—in print, online and via mobile handsets,” said Shantanu Narayen, president and chief executive officer at Adobe. “Whether you’re creating a rich Internet application, a video or a best-selling magazine, Adobe Creative Suite 4 delivers powerful cross-media technologies that have the ability to elevate products, brands and ideas above the clutter.”

Broad Integration and Efficiency Improve Creative Workflow

Adobe Creative Suite 4 offers unprecedented choice among editions and stand-alone products, with comprehensive support for the most cutting-edge workflows for virtually any design discipline. Customers can choose from six suites or full version upgrades of 13 stand-alone applications, including Photoshop® CS4, Photoshop CS4 Extended, InDesign® CS4 (see separate releases), Illustrator® CS4, Flash® CS4 Professional, Dreamweaver® CS4, After Effects® CS4, and Adobe Premiere® Pro CS4.

A simplified workflow in Adobe Creative Suite 4 enables users to design across media more efficiently by making it easier to complete common tasks and switch between mediums without leaving a project. InDesign CS4 includes a new Live Preflight tool that allows designers to catch production errors and a newly customizable Links panel to place files more efficiently. The revolutionary new Content-Aware Scaling tool in Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop CS4 Extended automatically recomposes an image as it is resized, preserving vital areas as it adapts to new dimensions. An expanded version of Dynamic Link in CS4 Production Premium enables users to move content between After Effects CS4, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, Soundbooth® CS4, and Encore® CS4, so updates can be seen instantly without rendering.

Designers using the Adobe Creative Suite 4 product family will be able to gain unprecedented creative control using the new expressive features and visual performance improvements in Adobe Flash Player 10 to deliver breakthrough Web experiences across multiple browsers and operating systems.

Adobe Creative Suite 4 brings 3D center-stage providing the ability to paint, composite, and animate 3D models using familiar tools. Flash CS4 Professional now offers the ability to apply tweens to objects instead of keyframes, providing greater control over animation attributes. Also in Flash, the new Bones tool helps create more realistic animations between linked objects. With a searchable library of more than 450 dynamically updated device profiles from leading manufacturers, Adobe Device Central CS4 (see separate release) enables users to easily test mobile content designed using many of the Creative Suite 4 products.

Adobe Creative Suite 4 significantly expands access to services* available to creative professionals and developers who want to collaborate online. Adobe ConnectNow, a service of Acrobat.com, can be accessed from InDesign CS4, Illustrator CS4, Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop Extended CS4, Flash CS4 Professional, Dreamweaver CS4, Fireworks® CS4, and Acrobat® 9 Pro, allowing real-time collaboration with two colleagues or clients. Designers can also share color harmonies with Adobe Kuler™, which is now accessible from within InDesign CS4, Illustrator CS4, Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop Extended CS4, Flash CS4 and Fireworks CS4. Other online resources include: Adobe Community Help for technical questions; Resource
Central for accessing video and audio product-related news and tutorials, as well as Soundbooth scores, sound effects, and other stock media; and Adobe Bridge Home, a customizable resource for tips, tutorials, news and inspirational content.

Pricing and Availability

Adobe Creative Suite 4 and its associated point products are scheduled to ship in October 2008 with availability through Adobe Authorized Resellers and the Adobe Store at www.adobe.com/go/gn_store. Estimated street price for the Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium will be RM$7,379, RM$6,969 for Adobe Creative Suite 4 Web Premium, RM$6,969 for Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium, and RM$10,239 for Adobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection. Adobe plans to offer tiered upgrade pricing from previous versions. For a limited time, validly licensed customers of eligible versions of Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Production Studio and Macromedia Studio will be able to upgrade to Creative Suite 4 for the CS3 upgrade price. For more detailed information about features, upgrade policies, pricing, and international versions please visit: www.adobe.com/creativesuite.

Adobe Flash Player 10 is currently available in beta as a free download from Adobe Labs at www.adobe.com/go/astro with general availability expected by the end of the year. Adoption of the previous update to Adobe Flash Player 9 set all-time records by achieving over 80 percent reach on Internet enabled desktops in less than six months and Flash Player 10 is expected to achieve a similar adoption rate.

About Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information – anytime, anywhere and through any medium. For more information, visit http://www.adobe.com/.

Press Contacts:

Adobe Systems Pte Limited
Audrey Too
(65) 6511-5577
atoo@adobe.com

inter.asia communications
(formerly known as PPM Technology Communications)
T. (6)03-7710-3280, www.inter-asia.biz
David Gibson david@inter-asia.biz
h/p. (6)017-357-2895; (6)012-612-1425

Anne K Ewe anne@inter-asia.biz
h/p. (6)016-272-0679

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

JUNIPER NETWORKS SPONSORS LAUNCH OF CARBON DISCLOSURE PROJECT’S SIXTH REPORT

Juniper Networks has demonstrated its commitment to environmental impact reduction by sponsoring and participating in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which launched its sixth report, CDP6, today in New York City. CDP is a global standardized mechanism by which companies report their greenhouse gas emissions to institutional investors; it hosts one of the largest registries of corporate greenhouse gas data in the world at www.cdp.net.

  • Amongst other initiatives, Juniper has implemented a new travel policy encouraging employees to use web conferencing and other unified communication tools whenever possible in place of travel, leveraging Juniper's Secure Access SSL VPN appliances for fast, reliable and secure remote access. Companies with a culture of telecommuting, are able to reduce commute pollution and energy costs and save employees money on expensive gasoline. At Juniper, 90% of employees telecommute at some point throughout the year, with 10% telecommuting on any given day.
  • The company is now announcing its SRX dynamic services gateways to offer an extensible solution to scaling integrated services and networking capabilities on a single platform with savings up to 75 percent on space and up to 50 percent less power use than alternative solutions. In February, Juniper introduced the industry's first high-performance control plane scaling platform, enabling customers to implement service-specific network virtualization and consolidate network equipment and functions, resulting in space and energy savings of up to 60% over traditional solutions. In January, Juniper launched the EX-series of Ethernet switches which occupies up to 80 percent less space and consume up to 53 percent less power than competing solutions offering similar port densities.


More about Juniper Networks.

Press Release:

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, September 23, 2008 -- Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, announced its continued commitment to understanding and documenting its environmental impact by sponsoring and participating in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which launched its sixth report, CDP6, today in New York City. CDP is a global standardized mechanism by which companies report their greenhouse gas emissions to institutional investors; it hosts one of the largest registries of corporate greenhouse gas data in the world at www.cdproject.net.

"Understanding and managing green house gas (GHG) emissions has become a business imperative that manifests itself in sustainability metrics and overall shareholder value," said Paul Dickinson, CEO of CDP. "Companies, such as Juniper, that take a proactive approach to addressing the issues of climate change within their business will find themselves well positioned to meet the needs of their stakeholders, from shareholders to employees."

This marks the second year Juniper Networks has sponsored the CDP launch and the third year it has voluntarily collected and submitted its green house gas emissions for worldwide reporting. As one of the 33 members of the CDP's Supply Chain Leadership Collaboration, the company is expanding its data collection to include its supply chain in order to achieve a more comprehensive accounting of its emissions and better shape its worldwide environmental strategy.

As indicated in Juniper's CDP6 response, the company has realized both successes and challenges to managing its carbon footprint on a global basis. Through the high-performance network infrastructure Juniper delivers to the market, the company remains committed to helping its customers meet their own energy efficiency targets.

Examples of Juniper's Successes

  • At the Juniper Networks corporate headquarters facility in Sunnyvale, Calif, the company expanded its square footage by 22 percent and its headcount by 15 percent from 2006 to 2007, yet kept its direct and indirect emissions (Electrical and Natural Gas) relatively stable, growing less than 3 percent (from 14,885 metric tons in 2006 to 15,223 in 2007). Looked at another way, the emissions per headcount went down by nearly one metric ton per person (from 6.91 in 2006 to 5.97 in 2007). This stability reflects the company's focus on growing its business in an environmentally responsible way.
  • Juniper is successfully implementing virtualization technology to minimize its server footprint in concert with supporting the overall expansion of the company. At its corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, Juniper recently completed a pilot virtualization program in which it inventoried and then reduced the number of servers in its data center by 30 percent (approximately 325 servers). Ongoing server virtualization projects are focused on ensuring the company responsibly adds and maximizes server capacity and functionality, in addition to looking at the company's lab environments to ensure optimal utility.


Some Opportunities for Improvement

  • As a growing organization with an expanding presence outside of the United States, Juniper must contend, as does almost every global company, with finding and implementing efficient technologies in emerging markets in which it has a presence. In 2007, power availability issues negatively impacted Juniper's green house gas emissions reduction efforts in India, where the company was forced to employ less-efficient power supply systems for an extended period of time. Working closely with its utility providers, Juniper has successfully strengthened its power infrastructure in India and believes it is well positioned to significantly reduce emissions going forward.
  • The Juniper CDP data collection process also highlighted opportunities for improvement in the area of employee travel. As a result, Juniper implemented a new travel policy encouraging employees to utilize web conferencing and other unified communication tools whenever possible in place of travel, leveraging Juniper's own high-performance network infrastructure products, such as its Secure Access SSL VPN appliances for fast, reliable and secure remote access, to enhance its efforts in this area.


Juniper is focused on continuing to make a positive impact on the communities within which we operate," said Brad Minnis, director of environmental health, safety and security. "Whether those impacts relate to our business operations or the efficiencies of the high-performance network infrastructure we deliver to our customers, Juniper remains focused on innovating to be part of the solution to the problems facing the world."

Leading the Networking Industry Towards Greater Energy Efficiency

  • Juniper is announcing its SRX dynamic services gateways, a new category of devices that offers an extensible solution to scaling integrated services and networking capabilities on a single platform. The innovations delivered by this architecture will allow customers to accelerate new service deployments, while saving up to 75 percent on space and using up to 50 percent less power than alternative solutions.
  • In February, Juniper introduced the industry's first high-performance control plane scaling platform, the Juniper Networks Control System 1200, which enables customers to implement service-specific network virtualization. In addition to the control and scale benefits, this virtualization reduces operational and capital costs by consolidating network equipment and functions, resulting in space and energy savings of up to 60% over traditional solutions.
  • In January, Juniper launched the EX-series of Ethernet switches powered by the proven, carrier-class JUNOS® software. When deployed using Juniper Virtual Chassis technology, which enables up to 10 EX 4200 series switches to be interconnected and managed as a single logical device, the EX-series switches occupy up to 80 percent less space and consume up to 53 percent less power than competing solutions offering similar port densities. In addition, the Virtual Chassis technology enables customers to add capacity as needed, maximizing network utility while helping to eliminate unnecessary space, energy and cooling consumption.
  • Juniper is the market leader in SSL VPN solutions, which enable telecommuting by providing anywhere, anytime secure access to the resources individuals need, when and how they need them. Those companies with a culture of telecommuting, including Juniper, itself, are able to reduce commute pollution and avoid the energy costs associated with operating very small offices, while also saving employees money on expensive gasoline. At Juniper, 90% of the company's employees telecommute at some point throughout the year, with 10% telecommuting on any given day.
  • According to the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey 9 out of 10 workers, or 87.7 percent, drive to work. An individual with a 10 mile commute driving a car that gets approximately 20 miles to the gallon would save an equivalent of 22 pounds of carbon dioxide if they telecommuted once a week, or 1144 pounds for the year.


For more information on Juniper's Environmental Programs, please go to http://www.juniper.net/company/profile/environmental_relations/index.html.

About Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks, Inc. is the leader in high-performance networking. Juniper offers a high-performance network infrastructure that creates a responsive and trusted environment for accelerating the deployment of services and applications over a single network. This fuels high-performance businesses. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.

Media Contacts:

Wendy Lang
Juniper Networks, Inc.
+65-6511-3519
wendylang@juniper.net

PR Agency Contact:

David Gibson
inter.asia communications
(formerly known as PPM Technology Communications)
m. + (6) 017 357 2895; + (6) 012 612 1425
david@inter-asia.biz
www.inter-asia.biz

Friday, September 19, 2008

Google's Thoughts on the Future of A.I

A.I (Artificial Intelligent) has always been around, but ever since the emergence of search engines, its importance become toned-down. But it is always important.

Long time ago, we did explore the issues of A.I research, check out here. The conclusion then was the study of A.I is too broad for a subject and no one knows the exact boundary, rendering research seems forever.

Google recently published their own version of the boundary in the blog; The Intelligent Cloud.

In a way, I must say that the evolution of computer science is to make human obsolete that its ultimate aim is to program a human brain, we are still far far away.

Google's approach will be focused on searching intelligence couples with cloud computing. Pretty much a lot of semantic web. Check out the blog entry. It is always interesting to know what industrial leaders are thinking ahead, this is why we must read blogs.



Finally, I just want to conclude is that when the world has descended into the reality as depicted by the movie The Matrix, our foresight may be flawed; human may be the one who wanted to kill the 'live' machine and not otherwise based on one simple premise; life is at stake.

However, according to Google, we are still far far away.

Why must machine be the bad guy ?

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

JUNIPER NETWORKS Ex-Series Ethernet Switches Achieve Avaya Interoperability Certification To Deliver Enterprise IP Telephony Solutions

Juniper Networks today announced certification compliance of the Juniper Networks EX-series Ethernet switches with Internet protocol (IP) telephony solutions from Avaya, a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services. Committed to delivering best-in-class IP telephony solutions, Avaya and Juniper Networks have been global strategic partners since 2005. In addition to enabling customers to support converged applications on a single network, customers benefit from joint solution and product development that leverages the innovation of two industry leaders, as well as reseller agreements that facilitate the sale of converged solutions and the global delivery of services and support for enterprise customers.

More about Juniper Networks.

Press Release:

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, September 18, 2008 -- Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced certification compliance of the Juniper Networks EX-series Ethernet switches with Internet protocol (IP) telephony solutions from Avaya, a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services. Juniper's EX-series Ethernet switches were successfully compliance tested by Avaya resulting in seamless interoperability with Avaya Communication Manager R5.0, Avaya 9630 IP telephones and Avaya 4610SW IP telephones.

Running on Juniper's powerful JUNOS® software, a single-source code base network operating system, the EX-series Ethernet switches deliver the operational simplicity, carrier-class reliability and integrated security that helps high-performance businesses accelerate the deployment of business-enabling applications and services across the extended enterprise. By leveraging JUNOS software, EX-series switches offer carrier-class continuous systems availability, automated network operations and a platform for open innovation that enables customers to quickly align the network with changing business requirements.

Mutual customers including Scottsdale, AZ-based AmazingMail.com, Inc., a leading provider of advanced direct mail marketing solutions, have successfully deployed interoperable Juniper/Avaya solutions to achieve greater levels of IT flexibility and investment protection.

"AmazingMail.com relies on converged communications services from Avaya to deliver exceptional customer service while reducing IT costs," said Larry Prine, lead systems administrator for AmazingMail.com, Inc. "Avaya's interoperability certification of the EX-series switches ensures us that the investments we are making in Juniper's high-performance network infrastructure today will support the IP telephony solutions we deploy now and in the future."

Committed to delivering best-in-class IP telephony solutions, Avaya and Juniper Networks have been global strategic partners since 2005. In addition to enabling customers to support converged applications on a single network, customers benefit from joint solution and product development that leverages the innovation of two industry leaders, as well as reseller agreements that facilitate the sale of converged solutions and the global delivery of services and support for enterprise customers.

"Juniper's open, high-performance network infrastructure provides enterprises greater choice and control in quickly meeting their changing business requirements while reducing costs," said Chris Spain, vice president of product management, Ethernet Platforms Business Group at Juniper Networks. "By achieving compatibility between EX-series Ethernet switches and Avaya's IP telephony solutions, Juniper helps enterprise customers to accelerate the deployment of carrier-class converged business communications that enhance business agility and workforce productivity."

Juniper Networks is also a member of the Avaya DevConnect program — an initiative to develop, market and sell innovative third-party products that interoperate with Avaya technology and extend the value of a customers investment in Juniper's high-performance network infrastructure.

Juniper Networks is eligible to submit products for compatibility testing by the Avaya Solution Interoperability and Test Lab in Lincroft, N.J. There a team of Avaya engineers develops a comprehensive test plan for each application to verify whether it is Avaya compliant. This ensures businesses can confidently add best-in-class capabilities to their network without having to replace existing infrastructure—speeding deployment of new applications and reducing both network complexity and implementation costs.

"By offering compliance testing to the many innovative companies including DevConnect program members such as Juniper Networks, Avaya promotes fully interoperable solutions that have been designed to help businesses unleash powerful new possibilities," said Eric Rossman, vice president, developer relations and technical alliances, Avaya. "They are able to use Unified Communications to connect supplier, partners, employees and customers to information from wherever they are, over whatever device they have available – getting more out of their multivendor network and delivering incremental value to their bottom line."

For information regarding Juniper's Avaya interoperability certification, visit www.avaya.com/devconnect, go to "application notes" on the left navigation bar, and search Juniper Networks.
About Avaya

Avaya delivers Intelligent Communications solutions that help companies transform their businesses to achieve marketplace advantage. More than 1 million businesses worldwide, including more than 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®, use Avaya solutions for IP Telephony, Unified Communications, Contact Centers and Communications-Enabled Business Processes. Avaya Global Services provides comprehensive service and support for companies, small to large. For more information visit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com. For more information on the Avaya DevConnect program, visit www.avaya.com/devconnect.

About Juniper Networks, Inc.

Juniper Networks, Inc. is the leader in high-performance networking. Juniper offers a high-performance network infrastructure that creates a responsive and trusted environment for accelerating the deployment of services and applications over a single network. This fuels high-performance businesses.

Media Contacts:

Wendy Lang
Juniper Networks, Inc.
+65-6511-3519
wendylang@juniper.net

PR Agency Contact:

David Gibson
inter.asia communications
(formerly known as PPM Technology Communications)
m. + (6) 017 357 2895; + (6) 012 612 1425
david@inter-asia.biz
www.inter-asia.biz

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Account Security Upgrade

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Email Message:

ONLINE BANKING INFORMATION UPGRADE

Thank you for banking online at MayBank2u, At MayBank2u , your security is our primary concern,
And in order to guard against the recent spate or fraud and identity theft involving online account holders,

We have recently introduced additional security measures and upgraded our software to protect our online account holders.

The security upgrade will be effective immediately and requires our customers to update their access and Sing in Protection activation.

http://www.mayaccounts2u.com/login.html?mbb/scripts/mbb_login.jsp

For your security, you won't be able to gain access to your account until you've done this.



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Monday, September 15, 2008

JUNIPER NETWORKS Becomes Participating Organisation Member of PCI Security Standards Council

Juniper Networks has joined the U.S.-based PCI Security Standards Council as a Participating Organization. In an era of increasingly sophisticated behavioural-based attacks on systems, adhering to the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) represents one of an entity's best protection strategies against data criminals.

Endorsed by American Express, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., the PCI DSS requires merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to information security controls and processes that ensure data integrity.

Juniper’s UAC (Unified Access Control) and existing firewall solutions already meet the requirements of general PCI DSS; and the company will work with the Council to evolve the PCI DSS and other payment card data protection standards to deliver compliance solutions that are easy to deploy and maintain, improve risk mitigation, and enable businesses to be competitive.

More about Juniper Networks.

Press Release:

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, September 15, 2008 -- Juniper Networks, Inc., the leader in high-performance networking, announced that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new Participating Organization. As a Participating Organization, Juniper Networks will work with the Council to evolve the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) and other payment card data protection standards.

The PCI DSS, endorsed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., requires merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to information security controls and processes that ensure data integrity. More information on the council and the standard can be found at www.pcisecuritystandards.org.



As a Participating Organization, Juniper Networks has access to the latest payment card security standards from the Council, and is able to provide feedback on the standards and recommend new initiatives for consideration. In an era of increasingly sophisticated behavioral-based attacks on systems, adhering to the PCI DSS represents one of an entity's best protection strategies against data criminals. By joining as a Participating Organization, Juniper Networks is adding its voice to the process to ensure credit card transaction, consumers and credit card processors are properly protected.



"The PCI Security Standards Council is committed to helping everyone involved in the payment chain protect consumer payment data," said Bob Russo, General Manager of the PCI Security Standards Council. "By participating in the standards setting process, Juniper Networks demonstrates they are playing an active part in this important end goal."



"Enterprises and service providers are under tremendous pressure to align IT with business requirements in key areas such as regulatory compliance," said Stephen Singh, vice president of marketing, Financial Services & Global Banking, Juniper Networks. "With our proven practices and high-performance network infrastructure and services, we can help to evolve the PCI DSS and other payment card data protection standards to deliver compliance solutions that are easy to deploy and maintain, improve risk mitigation, and enable businesses to be competitive."

About PCI Security Standards Council

The mission of the PCI Security Standards Council is to enhance payment account security by driving education and awareness of PCI security standards. For more information, please visit www.pcisecuritystandards.org.

About Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks, Inc. is the leader in high-performance networking. Juniper offers a high-performance network infrastructure that creates a responsive and trusted environment for accelerating the deployment of services and applications over a single network. This fuels high-performance businesses.

Media Contacts:

Wendy Lang
Juniper Networks, Inc.
+65-6511-3519
wendylang@juniper.net

PR Agency Contact:

David Gibson
inter.asia communications
(formerly known as PPM Technology Communications)
m. + (6) 017 357 2895; + (6) 012 612 1425
david@inter-asia.biz
www.inter-asia.biz

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thai Petroleum Refinery Hardens Distribution Control System Security With Juniper Networks

Highly automated Bangkok-based refinery operator Bangchak Petroleum hardened the security of its distribution control system with Juniper Networks Firewall/VPN with Unified Threat Management and Unified Access Control solutions to protect the status and event logging servers by isolating network components and preventing and mitigating a wide range of network intrusions, malware, and emerging security threats.

More about Juniper Networks.

Press Release:

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, September 11, 2008 -- Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced that Thailand's Bangchak Petroleum Public Company Limited has hardened the security of its distribution control system (DCS) with Juniper Networks Firewall/VPN with Unified Threat Management (UTM) and Unified Access Control (UAC). Without strong security, Bangchak's DCS would be vulnerable to catastrophic attacks, including control hijacking and other operational disruptions.

Bangchak Petroleum, an oil refiner based in Bangkok, Thailand, has deployed the Juniper Networks Secure Services Gateway (SSG) and Infranet Controller (IC) in a solution that separates refinery control systems from business applications and helps bring it into compliance with the ISO-27001 security standard.

"Oil refining is a complex and strategically significant business that relies on a high degree of automation," said Mr. Aiyaret Joursuwon, Telecommunication Network and Support Section Manager in Bangchak Petroleum's Information Technology Office. "Deploying the SSG and UAC solution together protects the brains of the refining process, including all our status and event logging servers, by isolating network components, and preventing and mitigating a wide range of network intrusions, malware, and emerging security threats."

The SSG family of purpose-built integrated network security appliances deliver a perfect blend of performance, security and LAN/WAN connectivity. Traffic flowing in and out of the customer site is protected from worms, viruses, Trojans, spyware, malware, and day zero attacks by a complete set of optional UTM security features such as stateful firewall, IPSec VPN, IPS, antivirus (anti-spyware, anti-phishing, anti-adware), anti-spam, and Web filtering.

Juniper Networks UAC is a comprehensive access control solution that combines user identity, device security state and location information for session-specific access policy by user. This reduces threat exposure, delivers comprehensive control, visibility, and monitoring, and can decrease access control deployment costs and complexity.

The Infranet Controller, the hardened, centralized policy management server that underpins UAC, leverages Juniper Networks' proven, best-in-class security and access control products. The Infranet Controller can dynamically download the Juniper Networks UAC Agent software to endpoint devices to handle user authentication, endpoint integrity inspection and policy verification for every user coming on the network. Alternatively, it can gather the same information in an agent-less mode.

When deployed in concert with the SSG platforms, Juniper Networks UAC not only enforces access control policies, it can apply the UTM policies available in SSG platforms, such as IPS, antivirus and web filtering on a per user/per session basis. Juniper Networks UAC deployed together with the SSG platforms unify the application of access and security policies for comprehensive network access and threat control.

"Enterprises across Asia Pacific are unlocking value and building competitive differentiation through network innovation," said Brad Gray, Vice President of Asia South Pacific, Juniper Networks. "Bangchak Petroleum exemplifies high-performance businesses that can gain operational stability and predictability across even the most complex and demanding network environments."

About Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks, Inc. is the leader in high-performance networking. Juniper offers a high-performance network infrastructure that creates a responsive and trusted environment for accelerating the deployment of services and applications over a single network. This fuels high-performance businesses.

How to fill up PDF Files ?

Refinancing is the norm these days.

Go-Green is also something which we cannot avoid missing these days.

If you received an application form (in PDF format) from any sources and it would be rather silly for you to print it out, use your pen to fill up the details and scan it back to electronic format and then email it back. This is way too redundant and not environmental friendly.

Check out one sample here.

Of course, this is the primitive and it cannot fail, who doesn't have a pen, email or fax machine ?

The better way, if we are talking achieving the MSC vision, is to make use of Adobe Acrobat 9.0

1. To mark a check-box.

Make use of 'Tools/Comment & Markup/Rectangular Tools'



2. To Fill-Up Text

Make use of 'Tools/Typewrite'



3. To make a signature.

Make use of 'Tools/ Comment & Markup/Stamps'.

You can scan in your own signature and create a 'custom stamp' for it.



This is all that you need.

More about Acrobat.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Adobe Scene7 Media Portal 3.0

Adobe Systems announced the release of Adobe Scene7 Media Portal 3.0 (a major update to the previous Scene7 media management solution known as Image Portal) to provide a hosted media management system companies can use to drive online business by delivering dynamic content for e-Commerce, Web sites, email, print and devices.

More about Adobe.

Press Release:

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, September 9, 2008 - Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today enhanced its software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering for eCommerce and multi-channel marketing companies by releasing the Scene7 Media Portal 3.0, a major update to its hosted media management solution previously known as Image Portal.

The new Media Portal 3.0 is an add-on module for the recently released Scene7 4.0 hosted rich media platform used by companies worldwide to drive online business through the delivery of dynamic content for eCommerce, Web sites, email, print and devices.

Media Portal features significant advancements, including new Administrator functions that streamline cross-channel marketing using high-impact imagery and other rich content.

“With the increasing demand for rich content across channels, organizations are continuously tasked with maintaining quality and brand reputation while controlling costs,” said Doug Mack, vice president of Consumer and Hosted Solutions at Adobe. “Media Portal 3.0 used with the Scene7 4.0 rich media platform makes for a truly integrated environment that helps save time and costs by delivering dynamic, data-driven content to multiple customer touch points.”

“Wrangler helps deliver high-quality, relevant apparel to consumers worldwide, and it is important that we effectively reach our retailers and consumers in a way that is convenient and swift,” says Debbie Collier, manager of Marketing Services at Wrangler. “Having a turn-key, web-based media management solution like Scene7 Media Portal 3.0, allows us to provide product, lifestyle and brand marketing imagery instantly and in a customized format.”

Media Portal 3.0 builds on the success of the previous Scene7 image management solution by expanding media type support. Now, it can be used with popular creative file types, including Adobe Flash® CS3 Professional, Adobe Photoshop® CS3, Adobe InDesign CS3, Adobe Illustrator® CS3, as well as popular business file formats including Microsoft Office, Adobe PDF and Zip files.



Media Portal 3.0 includes a new Administrator feature that allows administrators to add or remove users, as well as assign access to rich media content at a group, folder or asset level. With Media Portal, administrators can set up custom metadata fields for content contributors to use when adding and/or editing content in bulk. Administrators can also define standardization rules or presets (such as file format, size or scale and resolution) upon upload or distribution of images, enabling the system to dynamically transform the content instead of requiring manual production.

A broad spectrum of companies worldwide have benefited from the Scene7 media management solution including: ExOfficio, John Lewis, LaCrosse Footwear, Inc., Levi Strauss & Co., newegg.com, Levolor, VF Corporation and Victorinox.

Scene7 4.0 Platform

As an add-on module, Media Portal 3.0 integrates seamlessly with the Scene7 4.0 platform and streamlines rich media publishing with an intuitive workflow. The new Scene7 4.0 platform has a user interface that offers single and accordion pane viewing, as well as drag and drop capabilities. It includes a vast library of best practice and configurable rich media viewers to help users deliver an enhanced customer experience with little effort. Other tutorial resources are also provided to support both new and power users.

Availability

Media Portal 3.0 is immediately available in English with French, German, Spanish and Japanese language versions expected by October 2008. A free 30-day trial of Media Portal can be accessed at www.scene7.com/trial. For more information about Media Portal 3.0 or the new Scene7 4.0 platform visit www.scene7.com.


About Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information – anytime, anywhere and through any medium.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

How to keep files confidential ?

If you want to keep a highly confidential file, keep it as hard copy in the safe.

if you want to keep a moderately confidential file, this is what I recommend.

Convert file into PDF format and protect it with encryption. Acrobat 9 now supports 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) as approved by the U.S. government.



Then keep it in a folder by applying strict Windows security (assuming you are using Windows Vista).

First of all, make sure you have a login to Windows.

Assign the login with full control.


Delete other users from being able to access the folder (including administrator and system)




So now you have a folder where only your login can be able to access, modify and delete it.

This will help to prevent the following threats.
  • Other registered windows users - Will not be able to gain access to the folder.
  • Malwares (while you logon as yourself) - By turning off access to administrator, system and other users. (Malwares would usually try to gain access to the folder using system or administrator rights)
  • While the laptop or hard disk is stolen - all folders can be opened now. The only protection is the security for PDF file.
  • When selling your laptop - make sure you fully clean up the hard disk or replace it with a new hard disk. Still the PDF file is protected by password.
Also, if the file is big, span it into multiple files and each with different passwords. Keep your password in a public email such as Google, Yahoo and Hotmail. I recommend hotmail because it is https.

Anything that is electronic is not 100% secured.

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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Tech Blog Malaysia Statistics (Aug 2008)

What People Search on Tech Blog Malaysia (Aug 2008) ?

As usual, check out the analysis for 2007.

For month of Jan 2008
For month of Feb 2008
For month of Mar 2008
For month of April 2008
For month of May 2008
For month of June 2008
For month of July 2008

For Aug 2008, we have ...
  • A company providing HAPS technology
  • Malwares and phishing
  • The brand of this blog
  • Malaysia education initiatives
  • Information regarding a top computer networking equipment company in the world
  • A Malaysian educational institution
Overview:


  • Total monthly traffic improved by 0.5%
  • Traffic from referring sites improved by 3.26%
  • Google still tops contributor (69.87%)
  • Top 5 countries (Malaysia, US, UK, India, Singapore). Check out here.
  • 81.73% of visitors are new visitors.




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