Frost & Sullivan Recognises Keypasco’s Secure Authentication Services as a Game Changer for Reducing Authentication Spoofing while also Being Easy to Use

LONDON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the secure authentication market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Keypasco AB with the 2014 European New Product Innovation LeadershipAward.

Keypasco’s software-based user authentication service is a non-invasive solution that can facilitate mobile migration. The twin ability to keep pace with the mega trend of migration towards mobility and address the growing menace of mobile device attacks will allow the company to dominate this emerging market.

“Keypasco uses techniques such as a fingerprinting to determine if a legitimate device is being used, and employs geo-location features to identify the place the request was made from,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Ben Gresham. “If the results fit the normal pattern for the user, the transaction is authorized, and if the behaviour is anomalous, the solution uses risk-based factors to determine if the request is fraudulent. By merging these factors and technologies, Keypasco has created an authentic solution for sensitive tasks such as mobile banking.”

An example of Keypasco’s ability to quickly and thoroughly address security gaps within the emerging mobile online banking arena is the XiaWeiFeng security service. It combines Keypasco’s device fingerprinting, geo-location, as well as risk intelligence software, and has features such as a one-key-lock function that allows the user to disable a bank account and/or card either online or offline. Frost & Sullivan notes that the company’s software can be embedded and is highly configurable with the user’s existing software.

The Keypasco solution’s biggest advantage is its ease of use. When employed along with the Vakten desktop software, the computer can use a paired Bluetooth connection as a proximity factor. The solution offers the same security level as traditional one-time password (OTP) token, possibly higher (MitM, and MitB support), and is drastically cheaper and provides protection for both mobile devices and computers at the same time. Keypasco offers integrated authentication for major web browsers such as Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Fire Fox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer as an agent-less service alternative to the agent-based solution.

Frost & Sullivan’s research reveals that Keypasco’s software-based secure authentication solution addresses growing security risks, is simple and does not interfere with everyday user behaviour. Three years of focused software-based solution development has enabled Keypasco to address industry challenges through a solution that is much less troublesome to implement than hardware-based solutions.

“By developing a strictly software-based solution from the ground up, Keypasco has achieved a balance between power and practicality to integrate a variety of powerful software-based authentication factors that work better with real-world user behaviour,” noted Ben Gresham. “This places the company in a unique position to provide one of the easiest-to-implement secure authentication solutions that addresses the growing mobility trend.”

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed an innovative element in a product by leverage leading-edge technologies. The award recognizes the value added features/benefits of the product and the increased ROI it offers customers, which in turn increases customer acquisition and overall market penetration potential.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

The 115th Canton Fair: Enhanced innovation and service highlights the future of trade

GUANGZHOU, China, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Though the Chinese national team did not make it to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Chinese merchandise certainly did. One flag company in Zhejiang Province alone supplied over 50 million flags to Brazil, with many of its orders placed through the Canton Fair, China’s biggest trade event.

Closing on May 5, China’s 115th Canton Fair made good its promise to boost trade competitiveness. While the overall value of business transactions was down slightly on the 114th Fair at around RMB 191 billion (US$31 billion), individual figures proved that efforts to stimulate creativity, quality and brand recognition by Fair organizers had been highly successful.

Many innovative Chinese enterprises, such as those involved in the manufacture of household appliances and consumer electronics, signed lucrative deals at the Fair. Sales of smart products, in particular, increased sharply.

A range of innovative methods were employed by organizers of the 115th Fair to boost buyer attendance. Introduced in 2013, the “exhibitors inviting buyers” and “existing buyers inviting new buyers” campaigns were further refined and expanded, with the number of invitations sent out by exhibitors and existing buyers increasing significantly. A new promotion and introduction program in India combined Fair invitations with exclusive interviews on social media.

Yin Zhenyu, the manager from a feather products company, was delighted with the response to the invitations his company sent out. “We received over 30 invitees on the first day alone,” explained Yin. “We’ve already had an order from a Malaysian buyer for $50,000. All buyers who receive invitation letters can enter the exhibition without registration fees, so it’s a lot more convenient.”

The Fair itself drew further positive reviews from all quarters. The 115th Fair was the third time that Bastan, a construction equipment purchaser from Sudan, had attended the event. “This is the perfect buying platform for overseas wholesalers,” explained the Sudanese. “Half the products I buy will be resold to retailers when I return home. In Sudan many products are sourced from China. Prices here are reasonable and differentiated by quality and performance.”

“I’ve never seen so many clients keen to tie up contracts on the spot,” said Ahmed Fouad, a deputy director with Egyptian household appliance manufacturer Unionaire. “It was way beyond our expectations.”

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Wynyard Group Expands Australian and Asia Pacific Presence with New Advanced Crime Analytics Operations Centre

SYDNEY, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Wynyard Group, a market leader in advanced crime analytics software and services, announces the opening of its Asia Pacific Operation Centre in Sydney.  

The centre will support growth in the region where Wynyard recently secured new contracts with key Australian State and Federal Government agencies, Thai Customs, New Zealand Police and one of the region’s intelligence agencies. The company is also supporting inter-governmental drug control and crime prevention initiatives in the region.

Wynyard’s software is used globally to help prevent and solve serious and organised crime ranging from regulatory offences and financial crime, to drug trafficking, terrorism and cyber crime. The major users of Wynyard’s Advanced Crime Analytics software are financial institutions, regulatory bodies, government intelligence and investigative agencies which is a growing market for Wynyard, said Craig Richardson, Wynyard Managing Director.

“There is strong demand in Australia and South East Asia for a big data analytics capability focused on surfacing key intelligence on organised crime and drug trafficking from diverse data sources such as financial transactions, mobile phone handsets, call charge records and the movement of people and suspicious packages.

“We will double the size of our Australianbased team this year to support a customer base of more than 30 agencies in the region, collectively responsible for the safety and security of more than 650 million citizens,” said Richardson.

Wynyard’s Advanced Crime Analytics product platform allows users to collect data from a variety of sources, surface organisations or persons of interest and identify links to past incidents or potential future events. The platform supports small and large scale investigations and intelligence operations to prevent and solve crime and is used by more than 111,000 endusers globally.

Richardson said Australia is an important and growing market for the company.

“More than 60 per cent of Wynyard’s 2013 customer revenue was from the Asia Pacific region and Australian financial institutions participated in our recent new capital placement.

“The interest in our products and Wynyard shares has given us the confidence to open a new centre in Sydney and expand our operations in Canberra and Melbourne,” said Richardson.

The opening of the Asia Pacific Regional Operation Centre also coincides with Wynyard’s Asia Pacific Advanced Crime Analytics User Group which brings together customers and crime prevention experts.

Media Contact:

Emma Jackson
Communications Director
Wynyard Group
Mobile: +64-212256253
Email: ejackson@wynyardgroup.com

 

“Dare to Dream” Snoopy Art & Life Exhibition @ Harbour City

HONG KONG, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Art is derived from life, and life sparkles because we dream! Since the launch of fabled cartoon “Peanuts” in the United States in 1950, the main character Snoopy has become the symbol for “dreams coming true”. Harbour City proudly presents the “Dare to Dream” Snoopy Art & Life Exhibition from July 16 to August 12, 2014, which displays the world’s largest figurine of Snoopy at 3.3 metres tall and Snoopy art pieces made with Japan’s most iconic traditional crafts created by Japanese artist Yoshiteru Otani and other master Japanese craftsmen. Yoshi has worked together with Peanuts creator, Charles M. Schultz, for many times already and the Charles M. Schulz Museum has also displayed 2 art pieces created by Yoshi. Yoshi had live demonstration of giant Snoopy calligraphy of “Hong Kong with 4M x 2M size and “Dream with 2M x 2M size at Atrium II, Gateway Arcade of Harbour City on 16 & 17 July, 2014.

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On behalf of everyone at the Charles M. Schulz Museum, Creative Associates and Peanuts Worldwide, Mrs. Jean Schulz, the wife of Charles M. Schultz, is truly honored to be part of Harbour City’s extraordinary tribute to Peanuts.  From what she has seen, this is a very remarkable exhibition — and even from United States  across the world   in Santa Rosa, California, she is impressed by the magnitude of the displays.  She knows that her husband, Sparky, would have been very happy to see how the characters that he created could bring joy to people  and it is particularly exciting to see it happen across the globe in Hong Kong. She hopes everyone enjoys this magnificent event.

"Dare to Dream" Snoopy Art & Life Exhibition @ Harbour City
“Dare to Dream” Snoopy Art & Life Exhibition @ Harbour City

Harbour City has organized a series of exhibitions and activities for the “Dare to Dream” Snoopy Art & Life Exhibition:

Exhibition / Activity

Date and Time

Location

“Dreams Never Fail” – Snoopy’s Time Track    
Giant Art Installation

16 Jul to 12 Aug 2014

Ocean Terminal Forecourt, Harbour City           

“Create Your Dreams” – Snoopy themed calligraphy and Japanese craft exhibition

16 Jul to 12 Aug 2014 

 (11am – 10 pm)

“Gallery by The Harbour” (Shop 207, Level 2, Ocean Centre, Harbour City)

“Small House, Big World” Snoopy Dog House Art Array

16 Jul to 12 Aug 2014

Corridor, G/F, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City

“Dream Memorial” — Pop-up Store

16 Jul to 12Aug2014 

(10am – 10 pm)

Atrium I, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City

Snoopy Artland                                                         

16 Jul to 12 Aug 2014

 

Atrium, G/F, Ocean Terminal Forecourt, Harbour City

“Dare to Dream” Charity Sales and Events

a. Snoopy Postcard Charity Sale

19 Jul to 12 Aug 2014

“Gallery by The Harbour”; &

Atrium I, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City

b. Snoopy Meet & Greet

19 Jul to 12 Aug 2014

(Every Weekend)

G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City  (near shop OTG01 – Greyhound  afé)

Charity Snoopy Coffee Art

19 Jul to 12 Aug 2014

Participating restaurants at Harbour City

“Dreams Never Fail” Snoopy’s Time Track Giant Art Installation

The Ocean Terminal Forecourt in Harbour City will display “Dreams Never Fail” Snoopy’s Time Track Giant Art Installation curated by Yoshiteru Otani. 4 Snoopy figurines with different gestures with giant background graphics will run from the Main Entrance of Ocean Terminal of Harbour City to the 5 flag poles, which implies that Snoopy is traveling all the way from United States to Japan and then to Hong Kong, expressing the idea that art has no boundaries. In addition,the world’s largest Snoopy figurine at 3.3 metres tall, has become the symbol for the pioneering spirit of dreams realized, symbolising the determination of marching forward together to make dreams come true.

“Create Your Dreams”Snoopy themed calligraphy and Japanese craft exhibition

 “Gallery by the Harbour” at Harbour City will also organize the “Create Your Dreams” Snoopy themed calligraphy and Japanese craft exhibition at the same time. Prominent Japanese artist Yoshi Otani skilfully creates Snoopy images with brush calligraphy, other master Japanese craftsmen will also perform Japan’s most iconic traditional crafts such as Mino pottery and Wajima lacquering techniques on Snoopy’s figure. Moreover, the private collection of Mrs. Jean Schulz, Hida Ichii Itto-bori: Dragon and SNOOPY, will be also be displayed at the exhibition. Each unique art piece is created by different traditional oriental method to vividly interpret the lovable demeanour of Snoopy, showing the perfect fusion of Eastern and Western art.     

"Create Your Dreams" Art Exhibition & "Small House, Big World" Snoopy Dog House Art Array
“Create Your Dreams” Art Exhibition & “Small House, Big World” Snoopy Dog House Art Array

“Small House, Big World ” Snoopy Dog House Art Array

In the comics Peanuts, Snoopy loves creating, daydreaming and soaring in the infinite world of imagination on the rooftop of his doghouse. The corridor of Gateway Arcade, Harbour City will be transformed into “Small House, Big World” Snoopy Dog House Art Array, exhibiting Snoopy’s 10 doghouses designed by celebrities and artists under the theme of “Dream”. Through the 1.8-metre houses, 10 celebrities and artists from different nationalities and professions express their childhood memories and dreams, implying diverse art features of their cultures. It is also the first time for Schulz Studio of Charles Schulz, the Peanuts creator, to design and exhibit a doghouse overseas. Other designers include Japanese artist Yoshi Otani, Liverpool footballer Ian Rush MBE and British fashion designer Philip Colbert as well as local artist Pak Sheung Chuen and his children, “slang guru” So Real Real and the prodigy of painting Kenny Lau Kin Gi. The art installation will help us break the constraints of reality to re-encounter our own big world. Let’s embark on the “dream” journey.

“Dream Memorial” Pop-up Store for Made-in-Japan Snoopy Products
Simultaneously, Hong Kong’s first “Dream Memorial” — Pop-up Store for Made-in-Japan Snoopy Products will be set up at Atrium 1, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, selling exclusively made-in-Japan Snoopy products for the first time in Hong Kong. From daily commodities to accessories, every piece combines fine Japanese traditional crafts, such as Mino-yaki tableware, Wajima-nuri tableware, tins utensils and ornaments, and Kaga Yuzen handkerchiefs, signifying the endless pursuit of the finest craftsmanship. Now you can also collect art pieces of Snoopy at your home. There are also Snoopy art and life sale counters to sell Snoopy plush toys, handbags, backpacks, gadgets, cookies and chocolates.

Snoopy Artland

Harbour City’s Ocean Terminal will transform into a Snoopy Artland, bringing children into a Snoopy dream world. The park will be decorated with colourful tones of light blue and pink, along with a 12 feet tall Snoopy doghouse in which children can slide besides the doghouse into the playground. The surrounding decoration will be filled with summer themes such as Snoopy enjoying an ice cream, popsicle and cupcake, cooling off from the summer heat.

“Dare to Dream” Charity Sales and Events

Each child has their own dreams but not every child has the ability to pursue it. Harbour City will hold a Snoopy special charity sale of postcard and a series of activities, in which all proceeds will be donated to UNICEF to help the children in need from around the world to help achieve their dreams.

a.      Snoopy Postcard Charity Sale: Harbour City has invited artist Yoshiteru Otani in specially designing a calligraphy postcard to represent the Hong Kong Snoopy exhibition. Along the calligraphy will be an effect of gold foil along the front. Each postcard is HK$10, proceeds going to charity.

b.     Snoopy Meet & Greet: During the event weekends, Harbour City has also invited Snoopy for a meet & greet with everyone at Ocean Terminal. With any amount of donation, you are able to take a group photo with snoopy and also receive a hug from him.

Charity Snoopy Coffee Art

From July 19 to August 12, 2014, a variety of participating restaurants at Harbour City will be offering charity “Dare to Dream” Snoopy Art & Life Exhibition themed coffee art, ensuring everyone enjoys an amazing culinary experience. Snoopy Coffee Art will be sold at charity price. Part of the proceeds will be donated to “UNICEF”. Furthermore, with a designated donation, customers can join the “Charity Snoopy Coffee Art Workshop” organized by illy Caffe to make Snoopy Coffee Art.

Participating restaurants include: add@Prince, Bubbles Bar, Cafe Marco, Caffe Greco, illy Caffe, Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel Lobby Lounge, Prince Hotel Lobby Lounge, niji bistro, The Coffee Academics & Three On Canton

Harbour City Snoopy themed coffee art charity sale
Harbour City Snoopy themed coffee art charity sale

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Asia Plantation Capital announces commercial collaboration in India

SINGAPORE, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Singapore-based Asia Plantation Capital is proud to announce Phase 1 of a commercial collaboration in India with the country’s largest, public sector, agarwood plantation group – a community based project, extending across the whole of Southern India.

Vanadurgi Agarwood India was established around 10 years ago as a cooperative-shareholder business model – providing local farmers and landowners with planting stocks, and support to cultivate agarwood and other cash crops. The company has grown, and has now established over 5,000 grower plantations across South India; accounting for about 99% of agarwood trees currently in South India. In the prime plantation zone at Sringeri, in Karnataka, the company has established an old-model plantation system, an agriculture research station, an artificial-inoculum multiplying unit, warehousing and a packing and forwarding centre. In addition, a standard, resinous wood extraction facility with a large scale, primary processing unit is being planned here. Also, fully-fledged, primary processing units are planned at: Madikeri, Sakaleshpur, Shimoga, Sirsi, Puttur and Kollur (in Karnataka) with collection centres at Coimbatore (in Tamil Nadu) and at Kalpetta (in Kerala).

After visits by Dharmendra Kumar – the founder of Vanadurgi – to Thailand, and to other countries in South East Asia, to study and establish relationships with other commercial agarwood plantations, Asia Plantation Capital is proud that the group have chosen Asia Plantation Capital to work with them on developing inoculation solutions and the end-processing of agarwood into all the various (and increasing) products it can offer.

During early July, a team from Asia Plantation Capital’s Specialist Inoculation and Research Department carried out field trials in India to assess the best inoculation systems – based on our experience in perfecting a system in Thailand and Malaysia which has a 100% success rate in stimulating the production of agarwood resin, and which is 100% organic; comparable to oud oils produced in nature. Jack Sirichai, who headed the team from Asia Plantation Capital’s Thailand office (based in Bangkok) said, “It was an amazing experience to meet Dharmendra and his group of farmers when we arrived. Over 500 of them had travelled, for many hours, to meet and greet us with an official reception, held in our honour. We were overwhelmed to find so many people who share our passion for developing the agarwood industry and for employing the best husbandry and socially responsible management practices to advance this massive plantation industry in a sustainable manner. Providing and nurturing community support is a cornerstone of our own policies at Asia Plantation Capital; to share this with such a passionate group is key to our continued growth and success.”

The Asia Plantation Capital team will now be working closely with Vanadurgi to monitor and assess our inoculation processes. All countries (and even regions) have differing climatic and biodiversity conditions – all of which have a major effect on the performance of these systems – and it is important that we tailor and research our methods to provide the maximum yield and quality of the end oud that is produced in all the regions.

Phase 2 of the collaboration will see Asia Plantation Capital and Vanadurgi working on end-processing solutions, distillation, and developing consumer products which we can jointly market – creating the world’s largest, combined producer and supplier of agarwood – with the ability to offer long term, sustainable supplies of consistent quality to the global market place.

Asia Plantation Capital chooses, very carefully, whom it works with and with whom it shares its technologies. The benefits for the largest agarwood plantation group in India – gained by jointly working with Asia Plantation Capital – are the potential to create the largest, single supplier and grower in the world and to increase the market share for both companies. This offers both companies the opportunity to benefit from joint research and technologies; helping to further secure the future market and sustainable supplies of agarwood, for both companies and the industry.

About Asia Plantation Capital

Asia Plantation Capital is an owner and operator of a diverse range of commercial plantation and farming businesses across the Asia-Pacific region – and globally, part of the Asia Plantation Capital Group of associated companies. Their focus is on multicultural and diverse plantation projects, geared to the domestic and commercial demands of the countries in which they operate. Working closely with, and supporting local communities is an underlying core principle of the APC business – providing social and cultural support (as well as investment) to move these communities away from deforestation and illegal logging activities which were previously seen as a main source of income in some regions of Asia. Established officially in 2008, although operating privately since 2002, the group now has plantation and agricultural projects on four continents – with operational projects at various stages in: Thailand, Malaysia, China, Laos, India, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, The Gambia, North America and Europe.

Promoting the use of certified wood is the best way of preventing deforestation, protecting biodiversity and combatting poverty in the Tropical Rainforest regions. For the Yachting Sector, which strives for excellence and which is already involved in environmental efforts, this is also a way of ensuring that no wood from illegal logging is used.

About Vanadurgi Agarwood

The Vanadurgi Agarwood India Limited is a public sector company that is exclusively engaged in the cultivation, production and marketing of agarwood. The company has enormous experience, expertise and establishments in each and every segment of the agarwood industry. The company has established over 5,000 agarwood plantations and is emerging as one of the world’s largest agarwood plantation companies. Our goal is to become a one-stop-shop for agarwood raw materials, with no parallels elsewhere in the world. We plan to meet that goal through a combination of experience and partnerships with leading experts from around the world.

The company has established over 5,000 plantations across South India, accounting to about 99% of trees currently in South India. In the prime plantation zone at Sringeri in Karnataka, the company has established an old model plantation, an agriculture research station, an artificial inoculum multiplying unit, warehousing, and a packing and forwarding centre. Further, a standard resinous wood extraction facility with a large scale primary processing unit is also being planned here. Also, full-fledged primary processing units are planned at Madikeri, Sakaleshpur, Shimoga, Sirsi, Puttur and Kollur in Karnataka, and collection centres at Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu and at Kalpetta in Kerala.