People will be given a say in 5 more computer-related laws

Five more laws related to the new computer crime act which came into force on Wednesday are awaiting to be promulgated but members of the public will be given a chance to give their inputs which will be considered and incorporated into the laws.

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society has planned public hearings in five major provinces for public participation in the drafting process. The first hearing was held on Tuesday in Bangkok with the next four set for June 1 in Chon Buri, June 7 in Chiang Mai June 16 in Phuket and June 19 in Ubon Ratchathani. The five by-laws are expected to come into force on July 23.

Commenting on the new computer crime law and the planned Big Data centre, DE deputy permanent secretary Somsak Khaosuwan said that the law plug of the loopholes of the old law and would enable authorities concerned to deal with contents in the social media which are deemed illegal or improper.

He assured that the law and the Big Data centre would not be used to snoop on the people or to infringe on their privacy.

He clarified that authorities had no intention to punish any individuals who read posts which are deemed illegal or visit websites which are banned. Only those who shared the contents may face the punishment, he added.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

Nasdaq to Deliver Post-Trade Technology to Depósito Central de Valores (DCV)

The Chilean central securities depository (CSD) will boost its infrastructure capabilities and increase efficiencies with fully-fledged CSD solution based on the Nasdaq Financial Framework

NEW YORK and SANTIAGO, Chile, May 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nasdaq, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and Depósito Central de Valores (DCV)  today announced a new landmark agreement to bolster the technological infrastructure of Chile’s central securities depository (CSD).

“We are very satisfied with our thorough, year-long vendor partnership process in selecting the Nasdaq platform, which will replace the core system of the DCV,” said Fernando Yáñez, CEO of DCV. “We believe with the implementation of this new system, we will have more opportunities for growth and diversification in our current services, as well as strengthening our day-to-day operations.”

Under the agreement with DCV, Nasdaq will deliver its CSD Solution, which will allow for:

  • Seamless trade and instruction management, settlement, custody, corporate event management and registry capabilities;
  • Full coverage for all types of securities and multi-currencies (including UF, i.e. inflation indexed non-deliverable currency);
  • Support for smooth, fault-free settlement with optimization algos, as well as potentially provide facilities to securities lending and borrowing accounting;
  • Enabling full STP and based on global standards and market practices, while reducing operational complexity.

“As a partner with the DCV on transforming their technology to a next-generation platform, the Nasdaq Financial Framework’s open nature will support the future growth and demand of their business, as well as requirements from partners and regulators,” said Lars Ottersgård, Executive Vice President and Head of Market Technology, Nasdaq. “By leveraging the Nasdaq Financial Framework, DCV’s new technology will allow for standardized, unified operations, messaging and data infrastructure coupled with unparalleled flexibility and cost efficiency. DCV can also integrate its own business functionality, as well as other third-party offerings, helping to meet their own unique needs.”

Nasdaq’s exchange technology, including trading, clearing, CSD and market surveillance systems, is in operation in over 89 marketplaces across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean.

About Depósito Central de Valores (DCV)
Depósito Central de Valores S.A. (DCV) is a private corporation and the only central securities depository in Chile, established in March 1993, which provides settlement and custody services for a wide range of instruments, included stocks and mutual fund quotas, bank bonds, certificates of deposit, mortgage bonds, public debts, corporate debts, debentures and Treasury bonds. DCV holds 340 billion dollars in custody and it has over 190 direct participants (banks, pension funds, life insurance companies and stock exchanges). It has an A+ risk rating in accordance with Thomas Murray. For further information on DCV, please visit https://www.dcv.cl

About Nasdaq: Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 89 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to 3,800 total listings with a market value of $11 trillion. To learn more, visit: http://business.nasdaq.com.

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BroadSoft BroadCloud® takes momentum in Australia with Optus “Loop”

  • BroadSoft Business UC-One® Application Delivered on BroadCloud in Australia with Optus
  • “Loop” Product Offering Targets High Growth SMB Market with Comprehensive Unified Communications (UC) Enterprise Telephony Services
  • BroadCloud Deployment Significantly Decreases Time to Market for Service Providers

GAITHERSBURG, Md. and MELBOURNE, Australia, May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ:BSFT), a global market leader in cloud business software for unified communication, collaboration and contact center (UCaaS), has introduced the BroadSoft Business BroadCloud managed cloud platform to the Australian market, securing Optus as its first customer.

BroadCloud will provide Optus with a proven SaaS service delivery platform, allowing the company to quickly deploy a complete UC solution for their SMB business customers with a flexible OPEX service delivery model.

The solution, Optus “Loop” is designed for Australian small and medium sized business customers.

The BroadCloud platform will deliver Optus “Loop” customers with a full suite of UC services based on the BroadSoft Business UC-One application including hosted voice, Instant Messaging and Presence (IM&P), a full-featured soft client for PC and tablets, desktop and file sharing, virtual meeting rooms and voice and video conferencing.

“We are delighted to be collaborating with Optus to deliver their “Loop” service in the Australian SMB market,” said Jonathan Reid, Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets, BroadSoft. “As our first large scale deployment in Australia on the BroadCloud platform, we look forward to working together to support the Optus “Loop” suite of products for their SMB customers.”

Matthew Ball, Head of Optus Small & Medium Business, said, “The small and medium business market in Australia is a major strategic focus for Optus. With over two million SMB customers in Australia and their communications requirements constantly changing and evolving, we are delivering increased flexibility and mobility to our SMB customers through Optus Loop. We are ensuring they have a feature laden enterprise PABX capability at a small and medium business price.”

The BroadCloud offering for service providers:

  • Offers a fully integrated portfolio of BroadSoft Business enterprise-ready cloud, unified communications, team collaboration and contact center applications, delivered in the cloud that spans from micro to small to enterprise
  • Can significantly reduce time to market for new services
  • Provides a proven, carrier-class cloud UC infrastructure with 27 globally dispersed data centres
  • Provides a managed, end-to-end operating platform, which supports the full life-cycle of the business customer – from initial quote to service activation to support processes
  • Enables service providers to significantly reduce extensive upfront capital costs associated with deploying cloud business solutions in favor of a predictable OPEX model

BroadCloud is available to service providers in two delivery variants: BroadCloud Carrier, which provides a full suite of BroadSoft Business applications and OSS/BSS; and BroadCloud PaaS (Platform as a Service), a managed cloud infrastructure enabling service providers to rapidly bring the innovative BroadSoft Business cloud applications to market.

BroadSoft Business is a fully integrated portfolio of enterprise-ready cloud, unified communications, team collaboration and contact center applications, delivered in the cloud. BroadSoft Business can scale to all market segments, and includes three core applications: UC-One, Team-One, CC-One, with BroadSoft Hub providing contextual intelligence across the entire platform so users can access the information and apps they need in one place.

To find out more about BroadCloud, click here.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may be identified by their use of terms and phrases such as “enables” and “can” and other similar terms and phrases and includes, among others, statements regarding the benefits to Optus’s customers resulting from the use of the BroadCloud platform for its service offering to small and medium businesses. The outcome of the events described in these forward-looking statements is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated by these forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the financial and other benefits to BroadSoft resulting from the use of the BroadCloud platform by Optus in its offerings to end-users, as well as those factors contained in the “Risk Factors” section of BroadSoft’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, on February 23, 2017, and in BroadSoft’s other filings with the SEC. All information in this release is as of May 24, 2017. Except as required by law, BroadSoft undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement made herein for any reason to conform the statement to actual results or changes in its expectations.

About BroadSoft:

BroadSoft is the leading provider of cloud software and services that enable mobile, fixed-line and cable service providers to offer Unified Communications over their Internet Protocol networks. The Company’s core communications platform enables the delivery of a range of enterprise and consumer calling, messaging and collaboration communication services, including private branch exchanges, video calling, text messaging and converged mobile and fixed-line services.  For additional information, visit http://www.BroadSoft.com.

About Optus:

Optus is Australia’s second largest telecommunications provider.   The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of SingTel.  For more information please visit: http://www.optus.com.au/about

BroadSoft Media Contacts:

Niaobh Levestam
Global Press and Media Relations, BroadSoft
+44 (0)7919 605660
nlevestam@broadsoft.com 

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Navigate Communication
+61 (0) 458-484-921
terry@navigatecommunication.com.au

Rapid7 Launches New Channel Partner Program

  • Newly expanded sales leadership team strengthens global channel partner program
  • Rapid7 has selected strategic partners to deliver expanded solutions and services leveraging the Rapid7 Insight platform

BOSTON, May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rapid7, Inc. (NASDAQ:RPD), a leading provider of analytics solutions for security and IT operations, today announced its next generation partner program: Rapid7 PACT, Partnering with Accountability, Consistency, and Transparency. Built to inspire Rapid7 partners to grow with the Company, the new program was created to enhance Rapid7’s expanding portfolio of products and services, while better defining parameters for ongoing mutual success.

“We believe our partners are a key element to our next phase of growth. The introduction of PACT is designed to strengthen relationships with partners who are prepared to meet customer needs in a changing IT and security landscape,” said Andrew Burton, COO of Rapid7. “We are incredibly excited to demonstrate a renewed commitment to our channel community through dedicated support programs, an industry-leading platform, and differentiated benefits.”

Rapid7 PACT puts an increased focus on enabling partners to deliver the Company’s expanded solutions and professional services at scale, with virtual training and certification programs, interactive reporting and analytics, and readily available success metrics. Setting it apart from more traditional channel programs, Rapid7 will equip its channel partners to directly perform professional, deployment, and training services, helping to drive immediate value. The new program structure also provides partners with a significant opportunity for growth by rewarding increased levels of partnership and investment.

“Our clients face new cyber security threats and operational IT challenges every day. At Vandis, we’re focused on arming our clients with industry-leading solutions that give them the answers they need to act fast when an incident does occur — regardless of what new situations they encounter,” said Andy Segal, CEO, Vandis, Inc. “Rapid7’s analytics-driven, platform approach gives our clients live visibility into what’s happening across their IT environments, from their endpoints to the cloud. That type of confidence is invaluable. We are thrilled to deepen our partnership with Rapid7 and applaud their expanded commitment to channel partners.” ​

Rapid7 works with resellers and distributors to meet the needs of its customers in more than 100 countries around the globe. For regions outside the US where Rapid7 engages with local distributors, dedicated Rapid7 PACT guidelines will be established and rolled out over the course of H2 2017.

The Power of Insight: The Rapid7 Platform

The Rapid7 Insight platform makes it possible for security and IT professionals to share data, research findings, and analytic-processing resources, significantly reducing the overall total cost of ownership inherent with on-premise, analytics-driven solutions. Processing more than 50 billion events and monitoring millions of assets daily, the Insight platform is the first to unify solutions for vulnerability management, user behavior analytics (UBA), SIEM, IT log analytics, and application security.

“Today’s security and IT professionals need live analytics and comprehensive visibility into their environments in order to understand and manage risk, detect threats, and monitor operations productivity,” said Corey Thomas, president and CEO of Rapid7. “We’re focused on building partner relationships that understand these needs, are committed to our vision, and are dedicated to helping security and IT teams keep up with today’s shifting threat landscape.”

The cloud-based platform also automatically scales to meet the needs of users, helping to solve challenges presented by rapid data growth for both security and IT. This unified approach to data and resource sharing is core to the philosophy behind Rapid7’s mission to help security and IT professionals manage their environments through simplified solutions.

For more information or to see a list of existing Rapid7 partners, please visit: https://www.rapid7.com/partners/sales-partners

About Rapid7
Rapid7 (NASDAQ:RPD) is trusted by IT and security professionals around the world to manage risk, simplify modern IT complexity, and drive innovation. Rapid7 analytics transform today’s vast amounts of security and IT data into the answers needed to securely develop and operate sophisticated IT networks and applications. Rapid7 research, technology, and services drive vulnerability management, penetration testing, application security, incident detection and response, and log management for more than 6,300 organizations across more than 120 countries, including 39% of the Fortune 1000. To learn more about Rapid7 or join our threat research, visit www.rapid7.com

Press contact:
Rachel E. Adam
Rapid7, Senior PR Manager
press@rapid7.com
(857) 990-4136

Investors:
Jeff Bray, CFA
Rapid7, Vice President, Investor Relations
investors@rapid7.com
(857) 990-4074

GLO to issue new lottery tickets

The Government Lottery Office is to issue new lottery tickets which will be more difficult for counterfeiting starting September 1, GLO director Maj-Gen Chalongrath Nark-arthit disclosed on Wednesday.

The new lottery tickets which will be priced at 80 baht apiece will feature new two-dimensional bar code that will be make it more difficult to counterfeit and buyers can check the authenticity of the tickets with QR reader application from their smart phones.

The new tickets will be smaller than the old ones with size 5.9 cm x 11.8 cm. There is one ticket priced at 80 baht instead of today's one pair of two attached tickets priced at 80 baht.

The GLO director said the GLO was pondering increasing the price of lottery tickets to 100 baht apiece instead of 80 baht apiece and, at the same time, increasing the rewards accordingly and that lottery tickets can be cashed at Krung Thai bank branches and postal offices instead of at the GLO office for public convenience.

Despite the new look tickets, the amount of rewards remain the same at 48 million baht in total for a set of lottery tickets which carry 14,168 prizes.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

Two houses on Khao Takiab in Hua Hin to be demolished

About 100 police, army and local officials on Wednesday inspected two houses located on Khao Takiab hill in Hua Hin seaside resort town suspected to be encroaching on state land.

Hua Hin district officer Rootprateep Thampitak who headed the inspection said that initial findings showed that the two houses which are for rent by tourists encroach on state land.

The owner of the two houses, 65-year old Lt-Col Suwat Vivattananont, was then told to dismantle the houses within 180 days. But he said that he would appeal against the demolition order.

Mr Rootprateep further said that it was discovered that a few other resorts in the Khao Takiab area were found to have partially encroached on the beach which was regarded as public land.

The beach used to be mangrove forest which was reclaimed by encroachers.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

Two houses on Khao Takiab in Hua Hin to be demolished

About 100 police, army and local officials on Wednesday inspected two houses located on Khao Takiab hill in Hua Hin seaside resort town suspected to be encroaching on state land.

Hua Hin district officer Rootprateep Thampitak who headed the inspection said that initial findings showed that the two houses which are for rent by tourists encroach on state land.

The owner of the two houses, 65-year old Lt-Col Suwat Vivattananont, was then told to dismantle the houses within 180 days. But he said that he would appeal against the demolition order.

Mr Rootprateep further said that it was discovered that a few other resorts in the Khao Takiab area were found to have partially encroached on the beach which was regarded as public land.

The beach used to be mangrove forest which was reclaimed by encroachers.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

Sketch of a suspected bomber drawn

Police have drawn the sketch of a suspected bomber based on the testimonies given by three injured witnesses who were in front of the drug dispensing room of Phra Montkutkhlao hospital when an explosive device hidden in a vase exploded on Monday.

Pol Gen Sivara Rangseepromnakul, the national deputy police chief who was placed in charge of the bombing case, said that the sketch would be used to compare with the other evidences which might provide a clue about the suspected bomber.

He admitted that the case was not easy although he insisted that the police had not reached a dead end about the case.

Regarding letters which were mailed to a hospital warning about possible bomb attacks against three hospitals, Pol Gen Srivara said that the letters were traced to be sent from postal offices in Samsen, Chatuchak and Pathumwan district which altogether have over 400 public mail boxes.

He noted that the hand writings on all the letters were different, but forensic police were attempting to check the DNAs on the letters which might or might not link to the suspected bomber.

The national deputy chief said he was not aware of a report that the military had detained a suspect, saying that police and the military were working separately.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)