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New Software From GR Firm

GRAND RAPIDS — Fox Technologies Inc., the Grand Rapids-based provider of Linux security software, announced the release of BoKS ServerControl 7.1, an access management system for organizations strategically deploying Enterprise Linux.

The company said BoKS ServerControl 7.1 addresses new web-scale infrastructures being used by global financial institutions, governments, telecommunications, energy, healthcare, and technology companies faced with securing access to their most critical systems and data in rapidly changing business environments.
Business and technology executives can no longer rely on legacy tools and script-driven methodologies to cost effectively, and securely manage today’s dynamic IT infrastructure environments. According to annual Linux Foundation reports, there is already a worldwide deficit of Linux administration skills, therefore driving operational managers towards solutions that optimize the use of existing staff, and deliver a forecastable profile and return on investment over the lifespan of the new infrastructure.

“Our customers include many leading global corporations that rely on Fox Technologies to provide real-time controls in order to meet internal and regulatory security requirements across diverse Enterprise Linux environments,” said Mark Lambaise, CTO at Fox Technologies. “BoKS ServerControl provides a centralized solution to keep pace with changes in IT infrastructure and security requirements to remain in compliance, as they digitally transform their business … No other product on the market for Linux/UNIX critical infrastructure offers this level of granular access control, nor use-cases for wide scope of deployment architectures.”

Fox Technologies will be in Booth 318 at the Red Hat Summit in Boston through May 4.

Fox Technologies, a portfolio company of Parallax Capital Partners, is a global security company that helps organizations centralize Linux and UNIX privileged access management across hybrid IT environments. For more information, visit http://www.foxt.com.

Duo Security Revenue Jumps 135%

ANN ARBOR — Duo Security, the Ann Arbor-based information security provider, provided its first-ever revenue figures this week, reporting $73 million in annual recurring revenue for 2016, a 135 percent increase from the $31 million achieved in 2015.

This is the fourth straight year the company has more than doubled its recurring revenue and the first year the company is cash-flow positive.

Quadrupling its user base to more than five million in 2016, Duo protects more than 8,000 paying customers and manages more than six million authentication events per day.

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M2 TechCast Features Cybersecurity, Tech Startups

ROYAL OAK — A look at cybersecurity trends for 2017, help for tech entrepreneurs, and a look at how legal cannabis could help the state’s budget woes.

That’s the lineup for the Monday, Dec. 19 M2 TechCast, live on the internet at 3 p.m. Eastern time today at http://www.podcastdetroit.com.

The show will kick off with Keith Brophy, state director of the Michigan Small Business Development Centers, with a special guest entrepreneur helped by his SBA-based organization.

Next, Peter Schwartz from East Lansing-based software developers Supported Intelligence will discuss a report that shows how legalized cannabis sales could generate a lot of tax revenue for Michigan.

In Segment Three, Irene Spanos, director of economic development and community affairs for Oakland County, will explain the results of the 2016 Oakland County Economic Report.

The show will wrap up with cybersecurity expert Dan Lohrmann, who  will provide his Cyber Year in Review and cyber predictions for 2017.

Today’s show will be the last one of 2016 for the M2 TechCast, which is taking a two-week holiday break. The TechCast will return Monday, July 9 with a special show focused on mobile technology being displayed at the North American International Auto Show.

The M2 TechCast airs live on the internet from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time each Monday at http://www.podcastdetroit.com. And you can listen to past episodes by clicking on http://www.podcastdetroit.com/artist/mi-tech-cast/.

The M2 TechCast is hosted by Mike Brennan, founder and publisher of Michigan Technology News, http://www.mitechnews.com, and Matt Roush, director of the university news bureau at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. Both have covered high-tech in Michigan as journalists for more than 20 years.

The M2 TechCast is part of Podcast Detroit, a network of more than 50 locally produced podcasts on a wide variety of topics, anchored by IT in the D. the nation’s No. 1 tech podcast, which regularly draws more than 500,000 listeners a week. IT in the D airs live Monday nights from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time.

M2 TechCast To Feature Drone Law Update, Cyber Security, and More

ROYAL OAK — The Monday, Nov. 21 edition of the M2 TechCast podcast will feature an update on drone law, cybersecurity, a new video news operation at Automation Alley, and help for entrepreneurs from a state agency.

Guests will include Mark Becker, a partner at the Grand Rapids and Detroit IT firm C/D/H, speaking on cybersecurity and attacks on the internet.

Tom Kelly, executive director of Automation Alley, will talk about a new video news partnership between the Alley and  MITechNews.com.

Keith Brophy, state director of the Michigan Small Business  Development Center, will interview a company owner helped by MISBDC.

Finally, Traverse City attorney and drone law expert Enrico Schaefer, who operates http://www.dronelaw.pro, will update a story about a drone operator who was arrested for flying over a Trump rally.

The M2 TechCast airs live on the internet from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time each Monday at http://www.podcastdetroit.com. And you can listen to past episodes by clicking on http://www.podcastdetroit.com/artist/mi-tech-cast/.

The M2 TechCast is hosted by Mike Brennan, founder and publisher of Michigan Technology News, http://www.mitechnews.com, and Matt Roush, director of the university news bureau at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. Both have covered high-tech in Michigan as journalists for more than 20 years.

The M2 TechCast is part of Podcast Detroit, a network of more than 50 locally produced podcasts on a wide variety of topics, anchored by IT in the D. the nation’s No. 1 tech podcast, which regularly draws more than 500,000 listeners a week. IT in the D airs live Monday nights from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time.

Duo Finds More Than Half Of Androids Run Out-of-Date Browsers

ANN ARBOR — Duo Security, the Ann Arbor-based multi-factor access protection provider, announced troubling results of the security of Android and Microsoft mobile devices.

The new findings were released in conjunction with the announcement of a new version of Duo Security’s Trusted Access Platform. The new platform introduces features to help protect against these vulnerabilities, blocking access to devices with out-of-date browsers and operating systems.

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Mobile Monday Detroit Explores Cybersecurity Careers Nov. 14

TROY –  Mobile Monday Detroit on Nov. 14 will host a variety of experts to educate the public about the variety of career opportunities available in Cybersecurity.

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Ann Arbor Security Firm Finds Lots Of Vulnerable Windows 7 Systems

ANN ARBOR — Duo Security, the Ann Arbor-based security products and services provider, has announced new results from a survey, “Trusted Access Report: Microsoft Edition.”

And the findings were scary enough for Halloween. They included:
* Sixty-five percent of all Windows devices are still running Windows 7, which was released in 2009 and has about 600 known security vulnerabilities.
* Tens of thousand of devices are still running Windows XP, 15 years after its release. This represents more than 700 vulnerabilities, 200 of which are rated as high-to-critical.
* Twenty percent of devices running Internet Explorer are running unsupported versions 8, 9 and 10. IE versions 8 through 10 have reached end-of-life status without the ability to receive security patches, leaving them susceptible to old exploits. Of all devices running Microsoft browsers, only 3 percent are using the latest, Edge.

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Secure-24 Enhances Managed Security Services Offering

SOUTHFIELD — Secure-24, a global provider of managed cloud services, IT operations and applications hosting, today unveiled two new services, Compliance Elite and Executive Security Information Advisory Services, the latest enhancements to its managed security services portfolio.

Secure-24’s security management program offers a comprehensive range of services and technologies that bolster security, strengthen compliance control and provide detailed, transparent reporting.

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Duo Security Research Shows Malware Risk In Healthcare

ANN ARBOR — Officials at the Ann Arbor access security provider Duo Security have released new research on nearly 250,000 mobile devices, PCs, and Macs in the healthcare sector.

They said half of those devices were running out of date versions of Flash, which are susceptible to vulnerabilities and malware like the Cerber or Locky ransomware strains.

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Secure-24 Reports 84% 6-Month Bookings Growth

SOUTHFIELD — Officials at the Southfield-based managed IT services provider Secure-24 have reported 84 percent year-over-year growth in bookings for the first six months of 2016.

They also reported a current customer satisfaction rating of 98.5 percent.

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