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Brazil ups security ahead of Olympics after Nice attack

July 18, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

BRAZIL – Brazil is boosting its security measures ahead of the upcoming Olympics opening ceremony, following this week’s terrorist strike in Nice, France. Brazil’s interim President Michel Temer was quick to react to Thursday’s attack in the French resort of Nice, where a man plowed a truck into

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Canon launches eight new 2MP network cameras at IFSEC

July 11, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UK – IFSEC 2016 saw Canon launch eight new 2MP network cameras. The new range includes an outdoor 360⁰ endless panning model with 30x optical zoom and fast autofocus, and two new fixed box “bullet” models with 20x optical zoom, a first for Canon. All eight new models

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Ahmed Rezk at Aruba Networks assesses the threats faced in the era of BYOD and IoT

By SSN Gulf Staff

Ahmed Rezk (pictured), Channel Systems Engineering Manager, Middle-East and Turkey at Aruba (a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company) looks at the threats faced by IT departments in the era of BYOD and IoT NAVIGATING THE landscape of enterprise security can be daunting – the threats typically fly under

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New Milestone device pack accelerates ONVIF support

By SSN Gulf Staff

DENMARK – Milestone Systems has released Device Pack 8.6 for partners and customers using Milestone XProtect video solutions. Device packs are released every other month and contain software updates supporting new hardware. These updates are rooted in demands from the partner community. The XProtect Device Packs include

UAE embassy in US warns nationals to avoid demo areas

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – The UAE embassy in the United States has urged UAE nationals who are visiting the US, to stay away from known protest areas and demonstrations while in the country. The appeal came in a tweet posted by the embassy in the aftermath of a

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Milestone Partner Open Platform (MPOP) set for Johannesburg this month

July 5, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

SOUTH AFRICA – July sees Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), gear up for another of its popular Milestone Partner Open Platform (MPOP) days – this time in Johannesburg South Africa. Being held from 26-27 July at Emperors Palace Hotel & Convention Center,

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UAE residents need to be more cyber-savvy according to study by Kaspersky Lab

July 4, 2016 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – UAE residents need to be more cyber-savvy when it comes to protecting their privacy online, recent research has revealed. In a study carried out by security experts Kaspersky Lab, experts discovered that in general internet users do not take the right precautions in protecting their

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Tyco Security Products integrates Manitou central station software from Bold Technologies

By SSN Gulf Staff

UK – Tyco Security products has announced an enhanced integration between its SG-System 5 receiver and Bold Technologies’ Manitou central station software. The enhanced integration means that Manitou now supports visual alarm verification provided through SG-System 5 to provide central stations with the tools they need to more