AttackForge Launches ‘Action Pack’ – a World 1st for Pentest Management Tools

Global leader in Pentest Management solutions introduces affordable & on-demand, dedicated tenant software-as-a-service platform for consultancies and medium-sized enterprises.

AttackForge Core Action Pack – Deployment Process

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AttackForge®, a global leader in Pentest Management solutions, has announced today AttackForge Core: Action Pack – the worlds’ first on-demand, dedicated tenant pentest management platform.

“With the launch of AttackForge Core: Action Pack, any cyber security team can deploy their own dedicated tenant in under 2 minutes, on infrastructure hosted in their preferred Microsoft Azure region. This means anybody can now provide a sophisticated Pentest-as-a-Service (PTaaS) to their customers in a matter of minutes,” said Stas Filshtinskiy, Co-Founder of AttackForge.

AttackForge Core Action Pack is aimed at making pentest management solutions more affordable and easier to access, helping security teams get more done with less time and effort.

“Traditionally, gaining access to such tools would require a significant investment in time and money, resulting in vendor lock-in contracts costing tens of thousands of dollars. We’re turning that on its head. Action Pack is only $300 per month and is pay as you go – placing it within reach for any cyber security team, boutique consultancy or freelancer,” said Fil Filiposki, Co-Founder at AttackForge.

AttackForge Core was introduced in 2021 as a solution to address the growing demand for pentest management tools by small-to-medium sized organisations. It benefits from gaining access to many workflows already used by enterprise security teams in its big brother – AttackForge Enterprise.

“Action Pack includes all the capabilities, methodologies and workflows to run a successful Pentest-as-a-Service or to manage your own penetration testing program. We’ve built it from years of experience working with some of the most mature security teams in Fortune 500 and across various industry sectors. We’ve made it possible to enhance your tenant as your requirements change, with in-app upgrades for more flexibility and muscle when you need it,” said Fil Filiposki.

At the time of release, AttackForge Core Action Pack is the only pentest management tool currently available on the market which can be deployed on-demand in a dedicated tenant.

“Our team has pushed the envelope forward when it comes to innovation for pentest management tools. A solution like Action Pack seemed out of reach only few years ago, however today we are proud to say it is a reality and it can be done with the right team, product and pricing strategy,” said Stas Filshtinskiy.

Action Pack can be deployed starting today from https://buy.attackforge.io.

You can find more information on AttackForge Core here.

If you would like to compare the AttackForge family of products, more information can be found here.

About AttackForge

AttackForge Pty Ltd is the leading provider of penetration testing management and workflow solutions, pioneering the worlds’ first full lifecycle pentest management platform. The company’s Enterprise product is trusted across all industries and verticals – in government, healthcare, banking, retail, oil & energy, telecommunications, and other regulated industries. AttackForge’s vision is to create trusted and rigorous industry standard tools for managing pentesting projects & workflows. The current family of products include AttackForge Community (for individuals); AttackForge Core (for small-to-medium sized organizations); and AttackForge Enterprise (for large organizations). Visit https://attackforge.com/compare.html for a comparison.

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Trelica Named ‘Leader’ and ‘Outperformer’ in GigaOm’s SaaS Management Platforms Radar Report

GigaOm Radar for SaaS Management Platforms

CAMBRIDGE, England, July 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Trelica has been identified as a SaaS Management ‘outperformer’ in GigaOm’s Radar Report on SaaS Management Platform providers. The report: ‘Key Criteria for Evaluating SaaS Management Platforms,’ positions Trelica as one of three industry ‘leaders’ and one of just two industry ‘outperformers’.

In the report, outperformers are defined as companies that provide “end-to-end platforms that offer features for both SaaSFinOps and SaaSOps”. By supporting both financial optimization for SaaS portfolios (SaaSFinOps), and tools for automating SaaS management and user onboarding (SaaSOps), outperformers provide the widest possible range of SaaS management benefits available in the market.

Based on its rare ability to provide end-to-end SaaS management coverage, Trelica “scores highly across all key criteria and evaluation metrics,” according to the report.

About the report

The GigaOm Radar report highlights key Software-as-a-Service Management Platform vendors, equipping IT decision-makers with the information they need to select the best fit for their business and use case requirements. Specifically, the report locates companies on two key axes: ‘maturity’ and ‘innovation’ based on evaluated criteria such as feature-richness, scalability, performance and total cost of ownership. Industry leaders are positioned in the innermost, dark gray circle of the GigaOm ‘Radar’.

Why was Trelica identified a market outperformer?

The vendor insights section of the GigaOm report explains why Trelica has been named an ‘outperformer’, listing the company’s key strengths vs. other providers who were evaluated. These include “end-to-end SMP features with a wide range of integrations, a content rich application catalog, full visibility of spend, an innovative contract renewal module, and a user-friendly lifecycle management workflow solution.”

Trelica viewpoint: why ‘end-to-end’ SaaS Management is the way to go

Many SaaS Management solutions focus only on Spend Management, which looks for opportunities for cost-reduction across the app portfolio. Others focus on Operations Management, which automates employee onboarding, deprovisioning of unused licenses and other time-consuming processes.

With Trelica, organizations can address these two key requirements with a single provider, and a single system – providing the widest range of benefits and delivering more ROI.

Helping IT take a strategic role in SaaS Management

Another key benefit of the end-to-end approach that earned Trelica its outperformer status is a more strategic role for the IT team in SaaS Management. This is based on the ability to involve lines of business who source and pay for apps, and to equip them with tools for optimizing SaaS usage and budgets, while also allowing IT to maintain overall visibility and control of the entire SaaS estate.

Validation for Trelica’s end-to-end SaaS approach

Trelica’s holistic, end-to-end SaaS management capabilities help organizations to maximize ROI based on tactical spend optimization, and longer-term savings based on efficient, standardized SaaS operations.

Iain McGhee, Co-Founder of Trelica, says, “there will always be a business need to control IT spend but the bigger picture in this space – and the very reason we created Trelica – is to help IT teams seize the opportunity to take an ever more strategic role with SaaS management.”

You can request a full version of the report here. You can also learn more about Trelica’s SaaS Management Platform at trelica.com.

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RC Cola International at Drinktec 2022 in Munich, Germany

Meet us at Drinktec

COLUMBUS, Ga., July 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RC Cola International, its clients, and guests from around the world will get together for one of the biggest beverage expos in the industry, Drinktec 2022, this September 12 to 16 in Munich, Germany. Drinktec is the world’s leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry. RC Cola International and its team will be present at the trade show, introducing new and exciting products and portfolio additions.

With world economies opening up, an overdue show and tell of exciting new innovations in the industry are awaited by Drinktec’s audience. With that, RC Cola International is thrilled to get together with bottlers and partners to showcase all that has been happening over the last couple of years. From improvements in business continuity during the pandemic to exciting and tasty new portfolio additions and introductions, as well as the newly launched marketing campaign for the company’s flagship brand, RC Cola.

“We are excited to see the world opening up again, as being able to meet our partners and colleagues from around the world in person is such an important part of our business”, said Francis J Lamprea, Managing Director at RC Cola International. “This Drinktec, we are looking forward to sharing our most recent developments and innovations with our visitors, and we are inviting them into the wonderful world of RC Cola, a world that has been ever-evolving and reinventing itself, since 1905.”

In correlation with the digital nature of business interactions during the pandemic, the RC Cola team has also launched a unique digital portal for its partners around the world. The portal assures the continuity of business for bottlers, answering different marketing, sales, technology, and training needs, online.

RC Cola welcomes members of the industry to visit the team at their Drinktec booth 455 in Hall A5 and learn more about the new products and updates. You may request a meeting with one of our Business Managers by emailing WeWelcomeBottlers@rcgbi.com  

For more information please visit www.rccolainternational.com

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Fogo de Chão Announces Plans to Open Five Restaurants in the Philippines

Global restaurant brand signs franchise agreement with Manila-based Bistro Americano Corp. to bring the Fogo experience to Asia for the first time

BarraShopping

Fogo de Chão recently opened the doors to its newest location at Rio de Janeiro’s BarraShopping, one of the largest retail and dining destinations in South America. https://fogodechao.com/newsroom

DALLAS, July 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fogo de Chão, the internationally-renowned restaurant from Brazil that allows guests to make discoveries at every turn, today announced its plans to enter Asia for the first time with the signing of a franchise development agreement that will bring Fogo’s award-winning dining experience to the Philippines. In partnership with Bistro Americano Corp., a division of the leading Manila-based multi-brand restaurant operator The Bistro Group, the deal will bring five Fogo de Chão locations to the country over the next six years. The agreement reflects the next step in Fogo’s growth plans as the Company accelerates expansion in domestic and international markets. The Bistro Group joins Fogo’s existing international franchise partners in Mexico and the Middle East.

With 66 locations worldwide and growing, Fogo earlier in 2022 announced a 15 percent planned annual growth rate through company-owned restaurants, with an additional international capital light franchise development strategy. With the goal to bring the culinary art of churrasco to guests worldwide, the Company has announced 8-10 company-owned and 1-2 international franchise restaurant openings for 2022, supported by a strong pipeline of new restaurant development to meet demand in new and existing markets. Fogo’s newest openings include restaurants in Rio Barra, Brazil, El Segundo, Calif., Coral Gables, Fla. and Monterrey, Mexico, with planned openings in Elmhurst, N.Y., Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Paramus, N.J. and others expected later this year.

“We are honored to partner with Bill and his accomplished team at The Bistro Group, who have successfully developed premium brands throughout the Philippines for the past 25 years,” said Barry McGowan, Chief Executive Officer of Fogo de Chão. “Our entrance into Asia marks a monumental step in our brand’s strategic growth plan. At Fogo, we celebrate culinary discoveries and are proud to introduce guests to the art of churrasco at each of our restaurants around the world.”

For over 25 years, the experienced team at The Bistro Group has built a track record of excellence introducing and operating iconic restaurant brands within the Philippines. As the leading premium dining retailer in the region, the Company currently operates 111 restaurants across a 21-brand portfolio, which includes international names like Texas Roadhouse, TGI Fridays, Italianni’s and Buffalo Wild Wings.

El Segundo

In May of 2022 Fogo opened its newest U.S. location and third Los Angeles-area restaurant in El Segundo, Calif. https://fogodechao.com/newsroom

“We are continually looking for opportunities to bring distinctive and innovative hospitality brands to our guests within the Philippines, and we see incredible potential in Fogo de Chão,” said Bill Stelton, Chairman and CEO of The Bistro Group. “For over 40 years Fogo has set the standard in upscale, experiential dining by bringing authentic flavors of churrasco globally, and for that reason, we’re proud to represent Fogo as it makes its Asia debut.”

Founded in Southern Brazil in 1979, Fogo de Chão is a nearly 45-year-old brand known for its dining experience of discovery and showcasing the culinary art of churrasco where guests can watch as gaucho chefs butcher, hand-carve and grill high-quality cuts of protein over an open flame. With a modern, timeless design and signature offerings including a fresh and seasonal Market Table and an award-winning Bar Fogo menu featuring hand-crafted cocktails and South American wines, Fogo has become a destination of choice by both brand advocates and new guests globally.

Coral Gables

Guests can enjoy new brand extensions such at the Next Level Lounge and The Butchery in the recently opened Coral Gables, Fla. Location. https://fogodechao.com/newsroom

For more information about Fogo de Chão, visit fogo.com. To learn more about global franchising opportunities, visit fogo.com/global-development/.

About Fogo de Chão
Fogo de Chão (fogo-dee-shown) is an internationally renowned restaurant that allows guests to discover what’s next at every turn. Founded in Southern Brazil in 1979, Fogo elevates the centuries-old cooking technique of churrasco – the art of roasting high-quality cuts of meat over an open flame – into a cultural dining experience of discovery. In addition to its Market Table and Feijoada Bar – which includes seasonal salads and soup, fresh vegetables, imported charcuterie and more – guests are served simply-seasoned meats that are butchered, fire-roasted and carved tableside by gaucho chefs. Guests can also indulge in dry-aged or premium Wagyu cuts, seafood a la carte, All-Day Happy Hour including signature cocktails, and an award-winning South American wine list, as well as smaller, sharable plates in Bar Fogo. Fogo offers differentiated menus for all dayparts including lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and group dining, plus full-service catering and contactless takeout and delivery options. For locations and more information about Fogo de Chão, visit fogo.com.

Monterrey

Fogo de Chão opened a location in Monterrey, Mexico earlier this year as part of its larger international franchise expansion plan. https://fogodechao.com/newsroom

About The Bistro Group
Founded in 1994, The Bistro Group is one of the Philippines’ most progressive restaurant chains that popularized the casual dining concept with the entry of TGI Fridays in the country over 25 years ago. Its success led to the launch of other reputable, world-class brands such as Italianni’s, Denny’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Texas Roadhouse and Hard Rock Café among others as well as Asian concepts like Watami, Modern Shanghai, Bulgogi Brothers and Fish & Co. In May this year, The Bistro Group introduced LA’s iconic Randy’s Donuts which was received enthusiastically by the local market. The company also owns and operates Bistronomia, a collection of boutique Spanish/Mediterranean restaurants, Las Flores, Rambla, Tomatito, BCN by Las Flores and Rumba. TBG Elite by The Bistro Group’s award-winning chef, Josh Boutwood, is also a part of the company. Its upscale, chef-driven restaurants (Helm, The Test Kitchen, Savage and Ember) highlight quality ingredients, seasonality and unique cooking methods.

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FlashStart Welcomes MSPs Migrating From OpenDNS With a Special Offer

Alternatives to OpenDNS for MSPs, how to choose a competitive solution

FlashStart Group – Internet Protection

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CESENA, Italy, July 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FlashStart, a company in DNS-based web content filtering solutions, announces the launch of an offer dedicated to the MSPs that are looking for an alternative to Cisco OpenDNS.

Cisco’s termination of the OpenDNS program for MSPs and the inclusion of the offer in the Cisco Secure MSPs Centre within the Cisco Umbrella DNS-Essentials/DNS-Advantage program, starting from August 2022, will require MSPs to revise their partnership agreements, and consequently subscribe to the new proposed conditions and accept a total redesign of the supply flow of the service.

FlashStart is launching an offer dedicated to IT partners and MSPs.

All the MSPs and channel partners who are migrating from the Cisco OpenDNS program and who will subscribe to any of the FlashStart plans will not pay anything until 30 September 2022, hence enjoying two more months of free services.

This is the right time for MSPs and for all the partners who supply a web content protection and filtering platform to choose another quality alternative already recognized all over the world.” – stated Francesco Collini, CEO of FlashStart.

The DNS filter by FlashStart is powered by an artificial intelligence and is distributed through a global Anycast network with numerous nodes in five continents, and is stable and fast, as shown on DNSperformance (dnsperf.com). The cloud-based FlashStart filter is designed to protect web navigation from offensive content and all cyberattacks.

Compatible with every device, the FlashStart filter is based on 85 categories of blacklists and can be integrated with MS Active Directory and Google Workspace. Provided with multi-tenant functions, the FlashStart filter is especially recommended for MSPs, carriers and channel partners who, thanks to an easily configurable dashboard, can quickly set up personalized filtering policies also on single groups within the company.

With a global presence that can count on important references in various companies and educational institutions in South America, in the USA, and in Italy, FlashStart is characterised by quality support with direct chat support in several languages.

Free trial available.

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The Metals Company Contracts CSIRO-led Consortium to Pioneer Ecosystem-Based Environmental Monitoring and Management Plan for Deep-Sea Nodule Collection

  • Australia’s national science agency — The Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) — will lead a consortium of academic research institutes to formulate a science-based framework to assist TMC in the development of an environmental management and monitoring plan for proposed polymetallic nodule collection operations in the Clarion Clipperton Zone of the Pacific Ocean
  • The consortium will draw upon TMC’s extensive environmental baseline data to identify appropriate indicators and tolerance limits to enable the Company to minimize impacts in its deep-sea operating environment
  • CSIRO will be joined by researchers from Museums Victoria, Griffith University, and the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia, as well as the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in New Zealand
  • The researchers bring an established track record of delivering integrated frameworks for the assessment of cumulative impacts and risk and for the management and monitoring of marine ecosystems

NEW YORK, July 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Metals Company (Nasdaq: TMC) (the “Company” or “TMC”) today announced that its Australian subsidiary, The Metals Company Australia Pty Ltd., has entered into a research funding agreement with a consortium of institutions led by Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to create a framework for the development of an ecosystem-based management and monitoring plan (EMMP) for its proposed deep-sea polymetallic nodule collection operations in the Clarion Clipperton Zone (CCZ) of the Pacific Ocean.

The CSIRO-led consortium, which includes global leaders in the development and application of effective EMMPs in a diversity of marine areas, will leverage TMC’s extensive environmental baseline data — acquired in the Company’s NORI project area in the CCZ — to help develop appropriate indicators and tolerance limits to create safe parameters for collecting seafloor nodules. The work will form the scientific foundation of TMC’s future Adaptive Management System (AMS), a state-of-the-art predictive system that will use environmental and operational data to enable the Company to mitigate operational impacts in the deep-sea environment as much as possible. A core component of this system will be the Company’s Digital Twin, which is expected to provide robust scenario testing of seafloor mine plans, monitoring of nodule collection operations and a dynamic dashboard for review by stakeholders.

Gerard Barron, Chairman and CEO of The Metals Company, said: “Last year our subsidiary, NORI, completed environmental baseline studies in partnership with leading marine research institutions. We’ve now got one of the world’s most extensive deep-sea datasets to hand over to the CSIRO-led consortium, experts with the practical experience we need to develop a scientifically robust framework for a marine ecosystem-based management program for NORI-D. I’m thrilled that these trusted and independent institutions have agreed to undertake this research, setting a high bar for future work in this industry.”

The Metals Company has invested significant resources in its deep-sea environmental baseline program, and in November 2021 the Company entered into an agreement with Kongsberg Digital to develop a Digital Twin. As TMC prepares for pilot nodule collector system trials in the CCZ later this year, the CSIRO-led research project will propel the development of a rigorous management plan focussed on the cumulative impacts of collecting nodules at a regional scale within the CCZ to enable TMC to operate within safe ecological limits. The Company expects to employ the science-based framework developed by the CSIRO-led consortium in the Adaptive Management System — which will also draw on expert opinion and machine learning to improve operational efficiencies and reduce the uncertainty of environmental impacts over time — ahead of planned commercial operations expected to commence in 2024.

About The Metals Company

The Metals Company is an explorer of lower-impact battery metals from seafloor polymetallic nodules, on a dual mission: (1) supply metals for the clean energy transition with the least possible negative environmental and social impact and (2) accelerate the transition to a circular metal economy. The company through its subsidiaries holds exploration and commercial rights to three polymetallic nodule contract areas in the Clarion Clipperton Zone of the Pacific Ocean regulated by the International Seabed Authority and sponsored by the governments of Nauru, Kiribati and the Kingdom of Tonga. More information about The Metals Company is available at www.metals.co.

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