FireEye announces remote office machine-based threat protection

FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE) said it has launched the FireEye NX 900, extending the FireEye virtual machine-based threat protection to remote or branch offices.

With the FireEye NX 900, organizations can better protect one of the weakest links in enterprise security against advanced attacks. The FireEye NX 900 will be generally available before the end of the year.

An enterprise´s security architecture is only as strong as its weakest link. Due to the high cost of securing remote or branch offices, they often do not have the same level of security as deployed at main corporate locations.

FireEye provides various real-time protection products to enterprises and governments. The company was formerly known as NetForts, Inc. and changed its name to FireEye, Inc. in September 2005. FireEye, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California. The company´s website is at http://www.fireeye.com.

Proofpoint Q3 2013 revenue up 27%

Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT) said its total revenue for the third quarter of 2013 was USD34.5m, an increase of 27% compared to USD27.1m in the prior-year period.

Within total revenue, subscription revenue was USD33.5m, an increase of 29% on a year-over-year basis. Hardware and services revenue contributed the remaining USD1.0m of total revenue.

Total billings were USD41.4m for the third quarter of 2013, an increase of 38% compared to USD30.0m in the third quarter of 2012. The company defines billings, a non-GAAP financial measure, as revenue recognized during the period plus the change in deferred revenue from the beginning to the end of the period.

GAAP gross profit for the third quarter was USD24.2m compared to USD19.0m for the third quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP gross profit for the quarter was USD25.0m compared to USD19.5m in the year ago period. Non-GAAP gross margin was 72% for the third quarter of 2013, compared to 72% for the same period last year.

GAAP operating loss for the third quarter was USD7.3m compared to a loss of USD4.6m during the third quarter last year. Non-GAAP operating loss for the third quarter of 2013 was USD2.4m, compared to a loss of USD2.2m during the same period last year.

GAAP net loss for the third quarter was USD7.2m or USD0.20 per share based on 35.4m weighted average diluted shares outstanding. This compares to a GAAP net loss of USD4.6m or USD0.14 per share based on 31.8m weighted average diluted shares outstanding in the prior-year period.

Non-GAAP net loss for the third quarter of 2013 was USD2.3m or USD0.07 per share based on 35.4m weighted average shares outstanding. This compares to a loss of USD2.2m or USD0.07 per share based on 31.8m weighted average shares outstanding during the same period last year.

Proofpoint is a leading security-as-a-service provider that focuses on cloud-based solutions for threat protection, compliance, archiving & governance, and secure communications. More information is available at www.proofpoint.com.

DTS works with Mito Mobile on high-quality sound to Indonesian smartphone customers

DTS, Inc. (NASDAQ: DTSI) said that its DTS Sound audio processing technology will be integrated into the latest Android smartphones from Mito Mobile, starting with the Fantasy A50.

DTS Sound improves the audio quality of a mobile device by delivering an immersive surround sound experience with breathtaking clarity and enhanced bass. The announcement marks DTS´ first partnership with an Indonesian smartphone brand, further expanding its global penetration into the mobile marketplace.

DTS Sound maximizes the acoustic power of Mito Mobile´s new smartphones, providing crystal-clear, high-definition audio for watching videos, listening to music, gaming or streaming content. The embedded solution also delivers audio with an expanded soundstage, providing depth and dimensionality, enhancing the overall entertainment experience of all content types on these devices.

DTS provides audio technologies that are incorporated into various consumer electronics devices worldwide. Its audio technologies enable the delivery and playback of clear and compelling high-definition audio. The company was formerly known as Digital Theater Systems, Inc. and changed its name to DTS, Inc. in May 2005. DTS, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Calabasas, California. The company´s website is at http://www.dts.com.

Two Australia super funds pick BarraOne

MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI) said that two of Australia´s largest superannuation funds, Construction and Building Unions Super (Cbus) and Health Employees Superannuation Trust (HESTA), have selected BarraOne, MSCI´s multi-asset class risk management and performance attribution platform, to help improve their respective investment processes.

Cbus and HESTA will use BarraOne as a platform for risk management and asset allocation decisions, to conduct performance analysis and to satisfy The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) reporting requirements. BarraOne provides integrated risk and performance analytics with global, multi-asset class coverage for public and private asset portfolios and has been widely adopted by leading asset owners.

MSCI Inc. is a provider of investment decision support tools to investors globally, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and pension funds. MSCI products and services include indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools.

Wheels Up, JetSuite forge light jet partnership

New York-based private aviation firm JetSuite said it has forged a partnership to include JetSuite´s Embraer (NYSE: ERJ) Phenom 100 and JetSuite Edition Cessna (NYSE: TXT) CJ3 aircraft as light-jet options for Wheels Up members.

According to the firms, adding these aircraft from JetSuite fills the Wheels Up gap for light-jet service, as the company continues to build and offer a total aviation solution to its members with “mission-appropriate” flight options to cater to all members´ needs.

Wheels Up is a newly-launched membership-based private aviation company. It will include the additional aircraft options beginning in November 2013.

The firm´s members will enjoy priority access booking and preferred pricing equivalent to that of JetSuite´s USD 50K SuiteKey members, while JetSuite´s USD 100K-level and up SuiteKey members will gain access to Wheels Down, a lifestyle and event service, which offers access to invitation-only events and networking opportunities.

Wheels Up members will pay occupied hours at a predetermined hourly rate on JetSuite´s light-jet fleet as defined within the unique membership model. The companies will also collaborate to develop the latest mobile applications to post open legs for JetSuite flights, as well as offer customized member solutions.

Find out more at www.jetsuite.com.

UK Government to reform pension charges

 Radical reforms to pension charges are to be brought forward by the UK Government, which will reduce the charges on pension schemes used for auto-enrollment, HM Treasury and Department for Work & Pensions revealed today.

The measures are intended to protect pension pots and encourage people to save for their retirement through workplace pensions.

According to the Treasury, the government anticipates that up to 9 million people will open new pensions under workplace schemes, which is expected to increase the amount being saved in to auto-enrolment pensions by approximately GBP11bn annually.

The average charge on new pension schemes is reportedly around 0.51%; however the Office of Fair Trading has reported that annual charges of over 1% are made on more than 186,000 pension pots with GBP2.65bn assets. Charges include costs and fees levied on the scheme member for a range of services such as administration fees, contribution fees, active member discounts and investment fees, which include transaction costs.

A consultation by the Department for Work and Pension has also begun,  with regard to capping pension fees and increasing transparency in the pensions sector. Industry members and the public are being asked for their views on how a cap that protects savings should be designed. The caps could include: a higher charge cap of 1% of funds under management; a lower charge cap of 0.75% of funds under management; or a two-tier ‘comply or explain’ cap.

It is proposed that there would be a standard cap of 0.75% of funds under management for all qualifying schemes and there would be a higher cap of 1% for employers who explained to the Pensions Regulator why a scheme charged more than 0.75%.

Sajid Javid, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, commented: “The government is determined to help hard working families and that includes making sure someone’s saving will deliver the biggest possible returns and not be eaten away at by a variety of charges and fees. As part of

WISeKey inks deal to enhance CR Vasco da Gama global fan base engagement

WISeKey SA said it has partnered with CR Vasco da Gama allowing another Brazilian football club to use WISeKey´s online technology WISfans, thus enabling football players to stay connected with club fans on and off the field in fluid continuity.

Vasco da Gama is a famous and traditional Brazilian multisport club from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was founded on August 21, 1898 and is one of the most popular clubs in Brazil, with almost 20 million supporters.

WISfans harnesses original content created by the players and their club via social media platforms, and further enriches this with exclusive content from current players and club legends, thus empowering their fans´ mobile experience, and creating a rich Social CRM platform.

LogMeIn's Xively partners with Linear Technology on the Internet of Things

LogMeIn (NASDAQ: LOGM) subsidiary Xively and Linear Technology (NASDAQ: LLTC) said they have entered a partnership to accelerate the availability of ultra-low power cloud-connected products.

By integrating Linear Technology´s Dust Networks SmartMesh IP wireless sensor networking starter kit with Xively Cloud Services, the companies are providing developers and OEMs with a highly cost-effective, end-to-end IoT solution, from initial prototyping and validation through wide-scale commercial deployment and management.

Linear Technology has been designing, manufacturing and marketing a broad line of high performance analog integrated circuits for major companies worldwide for three decades. For more information, visit www.linear.com

Xively provides the first public cloud purpose-built for the commercial Internet of Things (IoT). Xively is headquartered in Boston´s Innovation District. The company´s website is at xively.com

LogMeIn transforms the way people work and live through secure connections to the computers, devices, data, and people that make up their digital world. LogMeIn is headquartered in Boston´s Innovation District with offices in Australia, Hungary, India, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the UK.

T-Mobile offers 200 MB of free data for life for iPad customers

T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) said it will offer iPad Air and iPad mini, both with Wi-Fi + Cellular, starting Nov. 1 and iPad mini with Retina display with Wi-Fi + Cellular later in November.

When T-Mobile´s iPad line-up hits online and participating retail stores, the company will offer the revolutionary tablets starting at USD0 down for qualified customers. And every T-Mobile iPad user will receive 200 MB of free 4G LTE data every month for as long as they own their iPad, even if they aren´t yet a T-Mobile customer.

Customers wanting more data can choose from a range of simple, affordable and flexible options with no annual service contracts, no data overages and a nationwide 4G LTE network.

iPad Air features a 9.7-inch Retina display in a new thinner and lighter design. Precision-engineered to weigh just one pound, iPad Air is 20 percent thinner and 28 percent lighter than the fourth generation iPad, and with a narrower bezel the borders of iPad Air are dramatically thinner–making content even more immersive.

T-Mobile will offer iPad Air starting at an introductory price of USD0 down with 24 equal monthly payments of USD26.25 for the 16 GB model; iPad mini with Retina display starting at an introductory price of USD0 down with 24 equal monthly payments of USD22.08 for the 16 GB model; and iPad mini starting at an introductory price of USD0 down with 24 equal monthly payments of USD17.91 for the 16 GB model. T-Mobile will also offer a program enabling customers to make their new iPad even more affordable by applying the trade-in value of an eligible tablet, even if that old tablet is Wi-Fi only.

For more information on available data plans and pricing, visit www.t-mobile.com.

in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and MetroPCS. For more information, visit http://www.t-mobile.com.

How to Improve Success Rates in ForexTrading

Whether they’re experienced traders or can be classed as novices, one of the many questions which Forex traders have is how they can go about improving their trading and in turn how they can increase their chance of success. Of course, there is no such thing as a “sure thing”, however there are a number of steps which may be taken to maximise the chances of success.

Step 1: Analyse

One of the major elements which separate the professional trader from the hobbyist is the planning and the homework which the professional puts into their trading. In addition to having and perfecting their strategies, it is necessary to examine those strategies on a regular basis, analyse their success and above all, not be afraid of removing or modifying a strategy which is not working out or having the desired effect.

Step 2: Diarise

Unlike the stock markets, the Forex market can be traded on at any time: the timing of this is up to the individual trader and it may be that they prefer a certain time to trade or have a strategy which depends upon a certain country’s market. Therefore, being organised with trading times, diarising and being willing to trade at “out of hours” times is essential for success. Even traders who are happy to trade as and when they feel like it can benefit from a diary system.

Step 3: Use the Data

Forex charts, which are often available as part of a professional platform (such as the ones provided by www.FXCC.com) can be an invaluable tool in strategizing as they enable the trader to use all of the relevant data, including historical performance, when planning their next trade.

Step 4: Manage the Risk

When a trader is using their own finances, it can be all too easy for them to become emotional about their trades. However, the best traders are those who can separate their personal finances and emotions and their trading experience. Learning to manage the risk and be stoical about the wins and the losses can help the trader to lose the inhibitions which may be preventing them from making the right and necessary choices.

Step 5: Knowledge is Power

Those who are more likely to enjoy success in the short and long term are ultimately likely to be those who have taken the time to study and learn their craft. An education in any area is always useful but in Forex where a variety of technical terms and knowledge could be the key to success can never be underestimated.

Step 6: Beware of Overthinking

As important as education and analysis are in Forex, there is a danger of overthinking strategies to the point of destroying confidence and taking any sense of enjoyment out of the process. In addition, the traders who overthink their own way of trading are likely to be the ones who talk themselves out of making key plays which could lead to success, and find themselves too afraid or nervous to show the courage they need to when trading.