AtlantiCare Selects Third Brigade Host Intrusion Prevention System to Further Enhance Security of Data, Applications and Systems

AtlantiCare Selects Third Brigade Host Intrusion Prevention System to Further Enhance Security of Data, Applications and Systems












Ottawa, ON, and Reston, VA (PRWEB) March 22, 2007

Third Brigade , a security software company that specializes in host intrusion prevention systems, today announced the selection of its software by AtlantiCare , a regional, not-for-profit healthcare organization based in southeastern New Jersey with more than 4,400 employees and 60 locations.

Healthcare organizations rely heavily on critical e-health and enterprise systems that are increasingly accessible via the Internet. As a result, it’s become more challenging and important to protect the availability and integrity of these systems, and the confidentially of sensitive patient and medical data. Host intrusion prevention is a security best-practice and complements the company’s defense-in-depth strategy.

“We recognize the importance of staying ahead of the latest threats, and implementing security best practices to protect our critical e-health systems, and to ensure patient safety and confidentiality.” said Daniel Morreale, CIO of AtlantiCare. “Third Brigade’s host intrusion prevention system reduces vulnerabilities by shielding us from known and zero-hour threats. And by acting as a virtual patch, it shields hard-to-patch and unpatchable systems, and allows us to test and deploy vendor-supplied patches more thoroughly and efficiently.”

Third Brigade Deep Security brings proven network security approaches, including firewall and intrusion detection and prevention, down to individual computers and devices. It shields vulnerabilities in Windows, Linux and Unix operating systems, as well as enterprise and web applications common to healthcare providers.

“Third Brigade helps AtlantiCare comply with tough industry regulations such as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Sarbanes-Oxley, and Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLBA),” said Wael Mohamed, President and CEO of Third Brigade. “Healthcare leaders like AtlantiCare are being proactive in ensuring their EHR and other medical and administrative systems are properly secured from cyber attacks.”

About AtlantiCare

AtlantiCare is a regional healthcare organization based in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, whose more than 4,460 employees serve the healthcare needs of the community at more than 60 locations. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (ARMC), the AtlantiCare Foundation, AtlantiCare Health Plans, AtlantiCare Behavioral Health and AtlantiCare Health Services. ARMC earned J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital designation for the third consecutive year for its commitment to providing “An Outstanding Inpatient Experience,” in July, 2006. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004.

About Third Brigade

Third Brigade (http://www.thirdbrigade.com) specializes in providing host intrusion defense systems to organizations that need to detect and prevent attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in mission critical systems. Third Brigade Deep Security allows businesses to apply comprehensive security profiles to hosts that protect against known and zero-day attacks using deep packet inspection. It helps ensure compliance and the 24-7 availability of critical systems, provides a virtual patch for software vulnerabilities, and allows organizations to deliver Internet-based services with greater security and confidence. Unlike other host intrusion detection and prevention systems, Third Brigade Deep Security provides broader, faster and simpler protection. Third Brigade. That’s control.

Note: “Third Brigade”, “Deep Security Solutions”, and the Third Brigade logo are trademarks of Third Brigade, Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

For media and analyst inquiries only, contact:

Kathryn Schwab

Media and Analyst Relations

Third Brigade, Inc.

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No Limits Software joins BMC Technology Alliance Program (TAP) to automate data center change management

No Limits Software joins BMC Technology Alliance Program (TAP) to automate data center change management











No Limits Software – RaMP


St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 10, 2011

No Limits Software has joined the BMC Technology Alliance Program (TAP) to integrate their Rack Management Platform (RaMP) data center management solution with BMC Remedy Change Management.

Integration with Remedy Change Management will provide several key advantages over data center management systems which rely on manual entry of system changes. First, automated collection of system configuration data improves data accuracy while greatly reducing the time and cost of manually collecting the data. Second, automated snapshots of the configuration data will allow data center managers to quickly find system changes which may result in system outages, reducing mean time to repair (MTTR) and increasing system availability.

Integration with Remedy Change Management will allow automated verification that a scheduled task was completed and will also highlight changes which were made without going through the change authorization process.

It is estimated that 80% of outages are due to a change and 80% of MTTR is trying to find out what changed. By looking at the changes for the affected asset, problem managers can typically recommend a fix to the problem over 80% of the time with a first fix rate of over 90%.

If you only look at authorized changes, however, you may be missing changes which were made outside of the process. Organizations which implement automated change auditing are usually alarmed to see how many changes are being made ‘under the radar’. The ability to track both authorized changes and detected changes – changes made but not necessarily authorized – is key functionality needed to reduce MTTR and increase overall system availability.

If problem managers can use the list of detected changes to recommend a fix 80% of the time and 90% of these recommendations result in a solution, this means we’ve reduce the time to diagnose the problem by 72%. Since the diagnosis phase represents 80% of the total MTTR, automated change management can reduce MTTR by 58%. At the same time, we’ve also reduced the amount of labor required to troubleshoot and resolve problems by a similar amount.

RaMP provides the following capabilities:

Automated Asset Management

— 100% data accuracy through the automated discovery of detailed device information

— Automatically track device location down to the rack unit

— Software license management

— Real-time data center auditing for IT asset accounting compliance (Sarbanes-Oxley, CFR-11)

— Automated change control to reduce MTTR and increase availability

— Web services API provides integration with other asset and change management systems

Real-Time Monitoring

— Power and environmental monitoring down to the device level

— Server monitoring to identify servers which should be retired, virtualized or consolidated

— Identify servers which are not using power management

Enhanced Capacity Planning

— More accurate capacity planning data helps to reduce stranded power and shutdown risks

About No Limits Software

No Limits Software is a leading provider of data center management solutions, including asset management, capacity planning, and power and environmental monitoring. No Limits Software’s patent-pending solution is unique in that it automates asset management to the rack unit. The RaMP solution eliminates the need for physical audits, dramatically reduces the time to find and repair equipment, improves system availability and improves data center energy efficiency by providing accurate capacity planning.

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No Limits Software RaMP Solution Helps Resolve Problems More Quickly Using Automated Data Center Change Management

No Limits Software RaMP Solution Helps Resolve Problems More Quickly Using Automated Data Center Change Management











RaMP provides detailed device data, including configuration, power and sensor readings


St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 29, 2011

No Limits Software has extended the automated data center change management capabilities of their Rack Management Platform (RaMP) to allow data center managers to easily view all changes which may impact their critical assets. RaMP’s automated snapshots of asset configuration data allow data center managers to quickly find system changes which may result in system outages, thereby reducing mean time to repair (MTTR) and increasing system availability.

It is estimated that 80% of outages are due to a change and 80% of MTTR is trying to find out what changed. By looking at the changes for the affected asset, problem managers can typically recommend a fix to the problem over 80% of the time with a first fix rate of over 90%.

Let’s look at how RaMP could help in problem resolution. Suppose a server has lost connectivity with the network. The problem manager would bring up the change log for the affected server. Was the network cable moved to a new port? Was a new version of software installed that might impact connectivity? If no changes look like possible causes for the loss of connectivity, the problem manager can simply click a button to extend the list of changes to all devices to which the asset is associated. Now he can see changes to the router to which the server is connected to examine those changes for possible causes.

By automatically tracking all detected changes, RaMP can monitor both authorized changes and detected changes to reduce MTTR and increase overall system availability.

RaMP provides the following capabilities:

Automated Asset Management

— 100% data accuracy through the automated discovery of detailed device information

— Automatically track device location down to the rack unit

— Software license management

— Real-time data center auditing for IT asset accounting compliance (Sarbanes-Oxley, CFR-11)

— Automated change control to reduce MTTR and increase availability

— Web services API provides integration with other asset and change management systems

Real-Time Monitoring

— Power and environmental monitoring down to the device level

— Server monitoring to identify servers which should be retired, virtualized or consolidated

— Identify servers which are not using power management

Enhanced Capacity Planning

— More accurate capacity planning data helps to reduce stranded power and shutdown risks

About No Limits Software

No Limits Software is a leading provider of data center management solutions, including asset management, capacity planning, and power and environmental monitoring. No Limits Software’s patent-pending solution is unique in that it automates asset management to the rack unit. The RaMP solution eliminates the need for physical audits, dramatically reduces the time to find and repair equipment, improves system availability and improves data center energy efficiency by providing accurate capacity planning.

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CellTrak and HInext Launch New Partnership to Improve Outcome Based Care Data Analysis

CellTrak and HInext Launch New Partnership to Improve Outcome Based Care Data Analysis











CellTrak Outcome Based eCare Solution


Schaumburg, IL (PRWEB) November 10, 2010

With evidence changing rapidly, this innovation will facilitate communication and integration at the front line and improve care at the point-of-care.

“The partnership between HInext, a Toronto-based software development company, and CellTrak, a US and Canadian-based company specializing in integrated mobile solutions for home health care, is exciting in its potential to significantly advance work in outcome based care for initiatives such as HOBIC. I also believe that this partnership will enable HInext and CellTrak the opportunity to significantly extend their outcome based work in mental health,” highlighted Diane Doran, RN, PhD, FCAHS, Professor, Scientific Director, Nursing Health Services Research Unit (Toronto site) Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Nurse Senior Researcher Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing.

The new partnership is focused on Outcome based care systems and the importance of standard measures including HOBIC and InterRAI. The new solution offering provided by CellTrak and HInext is focused on the gathering and analysis of data for nursing assessment, reassessment and discharge activities with common measurements.

HOBIC is the acronym for Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care, an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Canada. Similar to the standards defined and utilized in the US around OASIS the objective of HOBIC is to introduce a short set of standardized measures of patient status into nurses’ admission and discharge assessments. More information on HOBIC can be found at: http://www.hobic-outcomes.ca

InterRAI is a collaborative network of researchers in over 30 countries committed to improving health care for persons who are elderly, frail, or disabled. With a goal is to promote evidence-based clinical practice and policy decisions through the collection and interpretation of high quality data about the characteristics and outcomes of persons served across a variety of health and social services settings. More information on interRAI can be found at: http://www.interrai.org

Peter Catford CEO of HInext shared, “I am delighted at this opportunity to collaborate with CellTrak. Together we can provide better and more timely information across the continuum of care.”

“The Outcome Based Care information gathered and analyzed in a common way enables the care teams to be more effective than stand alone, silo’d and unconnected systems. With CellTrak’s mobile Outcome based eCare solution and the integration architecture provided by HInext, the new solution will help enable more cost effective care and thorough the analysis of outcome data”, added Michael K. Wons, President and CEO.

With evidence changing rapidly, this innovation will facilitate communication and integration at the front line and improve care at the point-of-care.

For more information download the “Outcome Based Care Solutions Make A Difference” whitepaper from the Canadian Technology News site at: http://www.canhealth.com or via the CellTrak website at http://www.celltrak.com

About HInext

HInext, a privately held Ontario corporation founded in 1997, is an IT management, consulting, project management and software development company. HInext has developed and launched The Roster of Electronic Assessment Tools (TREAT) is a Web-based software suite of integrated healthcare solutions, including powerful clinical assessment, screening, and management tools, comprehensive care planning and clinical documentation, industry best practices, simplified data collection and submission, and detailed reporting and graphing. TREAT provides solutions to the many sectors of healthcare, including Mental Health, Rehabilitation / Complex continuing care, Acute Care, Long Term Care, Community programs, Primary care, and more. TREAT solutions are flexible to serve your clinical software needs as they change and evolve, supporting your efforts to provide superior patient care. For more information about HInext please visit http://www.hinext.com

About CellTrak:

Founded in 2006, CellTrak Technologies, Inc. is the leading provider of integrated mobile solutions for the home healthcare, hospice, and private duty markets. Our patent pending software-as-a-service solutions run on GPS-enabled mobile devices via a homecare technology platform which automates workflow and reduces cost. Data is transmitted wirelessly to an internet site making the data available real time and secure instantaneous integration is provided to the back-end clinical systems and the payer networks. Homecare aides, clinicians and nurses have delivered millions of successful visits via CellTrak. At the beginning of 2010 CellTrak Technologies and Telus Health Solutions announced a major partnership in Canada. This partnership includes Telus bringing to market the award winning CellTrak solution under the MobileCare brand name. For more information visit http://www.celltrak.com

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NOZA Philanthropy Data Now Directly Available to Canadian Nonprofits

NOZA Philanthropy Data Now Directly Available to Canadian Nonprofits












Charleston, SC (Vocus/PRWEB) February 17, 2011

Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) today announced that NOZA Philanthropy Data (NOZA) is now available directly to Canadian subscribers via NOZAsearch.ca. NOZA is the world’s largest searchable database of charitable donations with more than 60 million American and Canadian gift records. NOZA is a service of Target Analytics™, a Blackbaud company.

“Although NOZA’s Canadian data has been available through several valued partners since 2007, we are pleased to be able to now support the Canadian nonprofit community directly with access to NOZA philanthropy data for nonprofits, fundraising consultants, and nonprofit support centers,” said Kathleen Rogers, NOZA product manager. “We have continued to assemble the most trusted Canadian philanthropic database available on the market today and look forward to providing enhanced service through direct access to more than 2 million gift records to Canadian nonprofits.”

NOZA is designed to help fundraisers identify prospects for charitable giving and understand who major donors are giving to and how much they are investing. It also enables fundraisers to better understand donors’ interests and ensure that they are asking for a targeted gift amount. Subscribers can choose to access Canadian data only or both Canadian and United States data. The database of individual, corporate and foundation donations to Canadian nonprofits of all kinds is searchable by donor name or by region. A must-have for prospect research professionals, giving history is also very helpful to development directors, major giving officers, and even small nonprofits just getting started with fundraising in helping them prepare their ask amounts.

“NOZA has become my go-to source for donation information – it is the most comprehensive giving database I’ve ever used,” said Shelly Steenhorst-Baker, Ottawa-based Carleton University’s manager, research and records. “I can’t function without having NOZA to rely upon to get that big, long-term picture of what prospects are giving to and what they are most interested in.

“My fundraisers are very happy with the quality of data I’m able to give to them, and they really rely on it. With NOZA data, I can provide them with better estimates of giving capacity, and they feel like they have a better idea of what prospects are interested in, which is very important to a University with so many potential areas to support.”

Shirley Clark, who manages annual giving at Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario, recently subscribed to NOZA after using the free trial and realizing how simple and easy it was to use.

“I was amazed by how quick everything was to search and at the capabilities for finding valuable major giving data,” she said. “With NOZA, you can really get a sense of where prospects give, how much they give, and their potential. It is easy to qualify prospects and look at opportunities to upgrade them. Plus, it’s so fast and simple to build reports and import them into Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge. That allows our fundraisers to know a lot of information about the individual, helping them do better stewardship and donor cultivation.”

NOZA Philanthropy Data is a service of Target Analytics, a Blackbaud company that provides wealth screening and prospect research solutions to more than 6,000 nonprofits. It is the only comprehensive solution to help nonprofits replenish their donor pool, identify best prospects, assess donor performance, provide peer-to-peer comparisons, and ensure a nonprofit’s information is as accurate as possible.

For more information, visit http://www.nozasearch.ca, where qualified nonprofits or philanthropic consultants can request a free research pass.

NOZA representatives will also be available to demo the service at the 2011 CASE District VIII Conference, being held in Vancouver, British Columbia on February 23 to 25. David Lamb, Target Analytics senior consultant, will present the following session at the event:

–Prospect Research in a Campaign

Friday, February 25, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Death and taxes…and campaigns. You can’t avoid them. A capital campaign can bring unique demands and pressures on a prospect researcher. Effective prospect research is a vital component of any successful campaign. This session will cover how a campaign should affect the activities of prospect researchers, the systems required to manage prospect information in a campaign, and the resources available for helping identify the prospects needed for the campaign.

For more information, visit http://www.case8vancouver.org.

About Blackbaud

Blackbaud is the leading global provider of software and services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, enabling them to improve operational efficiency, build strong relationships, and raise more money to support their missions. Approximately 24,000 organizations — including The American Red Cross, Cancer Research UK, Earthjustice, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Lincoln Center, The Salvation Army, The Taft School, Tulsa Community Foundation, Ursinus College, the WGBH Educational Foundation, and Yale University — use one or more Blackbaud products and services for fundraising, constituent relationship management, financial management, website management, direct marketing, education administration, ticketing, business intelligence, prospect research, consulting, and analytics. Since 1981, Blackbaud’s sole focus and expertise has been partnering with nonprofits and providing them the solutions they need to make a difference in their local communities and worldwide. Headquartered in the United States, Blackbaud also has operations in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit http://www.blackbaud.com.

Media Contact:

Melanie Mathos

Blackbaud, Inc.

843.216.6200 x3307

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Except for historical information, all of the statements, expectations, and assumptions contained in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Although Blackbaud attempts to be accurate in making these forward-looking statements, it is possible that future circumstances might differ from the assumptions on which such statements are based. In addition, other important factors that could cause results to differ materially include the following: general economic risks; uncertainty regarding increased business and renewals from existing customers; continued success in sales growth; management of integration of acquired companies and other risks associated with acquisitions; risks associated with successful implementation of multiple integrated software products; the ability to attract and retain key personnel; risks related to our dividend policy and share repurchase program, including potential limitations on our ability to grow and the possibility that we might discontinue payment of dividends; risks relating to restrictions imposed by the credit facility; risks associated with management of growth; lengthy sales and implementation cycles, particularly in larger organization; technological changes that make our products and services less competitive; and the other risk factors set forth from time to time in the SEC filings for Blackbaud, copies of which are available free of charge at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov or upon request from Blackbaud’s investor relations department. All Blackbaud product names appearing herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blackbaud, Inc.

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