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Axis acquires 2N, the number one company in IP intercom

May 31, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

SWEDEN – News just released from Axis Communications – the network video leader has acquired 2N, a major global player in IP intercom. 2N has well-established sales channels through electricians and telecom installers as well as lift manufacturers, which can serve as a complement to Axis’ present global

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Tyco Security Products debuts integrated SALTO lock solution for access control  

May 29, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UK – Tyco Security Products has announced the integration of its C•CURE 9000 security and event management system from Software House with SALTO offline locks for seamless access control of an entire building through a single user interface. The C•CURE 9000/SALTO solution is ideal for access control

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Biometric sensor leader NXT-ID to acquire LogicMark for US $20 million

By SSN Gulf Staff

US – Biometric sensor developer NXT-ID has signed an agreement to acquire personal emergency response system manufacturer LogicMark for US $20 million, according to US site Security Systems News. NXT-ID’s extensive expertise in biometrics and miniaturisation will help LogicMark develop PERS (personal emergency reporting system) solutions. The two

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Delta Scientific sees security professionals flock to view anti-terrorism products

By SSN Gulf Staff

US – Delta Scientific, a leading US-based manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems announced that, between its May 5 DC area events and May 18 Fort Worth, Texas events, over 100 security professionals, integrators and contractors came together to view anti-terrorism barriers, bollards, crash-rated gates and other

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UAE banks warn of ‘magic pen’ phishing frauds

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – The national media in the UAE has highlighted the issue some banks are facing with “magic pen” fraud. In an email alert sent to its customers, First Gulf Bank (FGB) said: “Instances of cheque forgery are being increasingly reported. A variation of a cheque fraud

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Dark Matter poll reveals 48% of respondents’ organisations still lack key cyber security personnel

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, has found that 48% of respondents to its recent Cyber Security Poll say their organisations do not have a senior management executive assigned to oversee cyber security, while 46% of respondents said their organisations did not

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Genetec announces new subscription model for ‘Security Center’ in the Middle East

May 23, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Genetec, a leading provider of open-architecture, unified IP security solutions, has announced the Middle East introduction of its new subscription model for its flagship unified security platform, Genetec Security Center. The announcement was made by Firas Jadalla, Regional Director – Middle East and Africa,

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Hong Kong launches fresh plan to fortify cyber security after SWIFT heist

By SSN Gulf Staff

HONG KONG – Hong Kong’s central bank has a launched a new program to strengthen lenders’ ability to protect their critical technology systems after recent attacks by unidentified groups on a global messaging system used by the financial community. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s latest measure, known as the “Cybersecurity Fortification