ThreatLocker® Unveils the Future of Zero Trust with New Products

Global Cybersecurity leader unifies critical components of their stack with new Ops and other features.

Orlando, FL, Feb. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ThreatLocker®, a pioneer in endpoint protection technologies, has today announced at Zero Trust World the launch of ThreatLocker Ops, a community-driven threat detection tool. This new product assists administrators to detect attempted breaches or weaknesses in their systems.

“Zero Trust is the required foundation of security for all organizations,” said Danny Jenkins, CEO & Co-Founder of ThreatLocker. “By combining controls with Ops, organizations are not only able to benefit from knowledge ThreatLocker has received of attempted attacks but from similar businesses  defending their system from these attacks.”

Ops is a policy-driven system that uses data received from the ThreatLocker agent to determine good or bad behavior. This data can be used to alert I.T. administrators of attempted attacks or to trigger actions to further harden an environment using other components of the platform. The Ops platform also integrates into ThreatLocker’s new community, which allows like-kind businesses to public policies that are relevant to their business, which allows for information sharing and a more extensive set of alerts.

“I love when you can take the collective intelligence of an entire group and share it across a community,” said Brent Yax, CEO of Awecomm. “ ThreatLocker Ops creates an environment that will encourage IT professionals to share knowledge and expertise from a threat mitigation standpoint and will act as an extra tool set for risk mitigation and risk response.”

Ops limits reliance on other IT resources with more security controls, less agent fatigue, and no overhead on personal computers (PCs).

ThreatLocker also announces the integration of Third Wall plug-in in its zero trust platform. This announcement follows the acquisition of Third Wall last November.

The powerful configurations manager for Windows consists of 58 lockdown policies and emergency actions to broaden the scope of ransomware prevention and ensure users are HIPAA, PCI, NIST, and GDPR compliant.

“Our security stack includes Third Wall to help us ensure that we have a good baseline policy to secure & prevent malicious activity on our systems, and ThreatLocker to ensure that only authorized third-party applications can run,”  said Harry Boyne, Co-Founder & Technical Director at Chalkline. “We are excited to see the two products working together which will further help improve our clients’ security posture and increase efficiencies.”

“The future of Zero Trust is simple; more controls, more automation, more alerts and the help and support of the community,” Danny Jenkins, CEO and Co-Founder of ThreatLocker.  

ThreatLocker’s new additions satisfy many government regulations on implementing Zero Trust strategies to prevent modern-day attacks.

ThreatLocker will rollout out its new products to new and existing partners. It currently protects over one million endpoints globally.

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ThreatLocker’s Ops is available in early access and will go into general availability over the coming months.

About ThreatLocker® 

ThreatLocker® is a leader in endpoint security technologies, providing enterprise-level cybersecurity tools to improve the security of servers and endpoints. ThreatLocker’s combined Application Allowlisting, Ringfencing™, Storage Control, Elevation Control, and Endpoint Network Access Control (NAC) solutions are leading the cybersecurity market toward a more secure approach of blocking the exploits of unknown application vulnerabilities. To learn more about ThreatLocker® visit: www.threatlocker.com

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Coda Payments Appoints Shane Happach as Chief Executive Officer

Payment solution veteran to steer Coda through key growth stage

Singapore, Feb. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Coda Payments (“Coda”), the leading provider of cross-border payments and distribution solutions to publishers of digital content, announced the appointment of Shane Happach as Chief Executive Officer.

An industry leader in payments and financial technology, Happach brings over 15 years of payments experience to Coda. Happach spent a decade driving more than 500% growth at Worldpay, one of the world’s largest payment service providers, leading the commercial function of its online payments division from 2011 until 2016 and serving as its Executive Vice President from 2016 to 2021. He most recently acted as CEO of Mollie, a next-generation payments and financial services player for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Happach will be responsible for growing Coda’s ecosystem of users, content publishers, and channel partners while expanding its consumer and B2B product offerings.

“Coda has unlocked billions of dollars of value for its clients and enriches the lives of tens of millions of users every month with a highly differentiated suite of offerings. I look forward to building on this foundation, leading the Coda team at this exciting moment in the company’s growth,” said Happach.

Neil Davidson, Coda’s founder and executive chairman, said, “Shane is a seasoned payments executive and CEO, relishes delivering impactful solutions to clients, enjoys operating on a cross-border basis, and has a track record of creating value for shareholders both private and public. I look forward to working with him in the months and years to come.”

Happach will relocate to Singapore and take up his new role in May. He takes over from Philippe Limes, who has served as CEO since 2019.

About Coda Payments

Coda Payments (“Coda”) operates Codashop, the leading independent source for games and in-game currencies. Coda also offers Codapay, which allows publishers of digital content to accept the same range of hundreds of payment methods available on Codashop on their own websites, and xShop, which allows publishers to distribute their products through a range of e-commerce and other consumer-facing platforms.

The Coda vision is to be the platform of choice for taking life’s digital experiences over the top.

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Zoom to Release Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2023

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 01, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) today announced it will release its financial results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2023 on Monday, February 27, 2023, after the market closes.

A live Zoom Video Webinar of the event can be accessed at 2:00 pm PT / 5:00 pm ET through Zoom’s investor relations website at https://investors.zoom.us. A replay will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the live event.

About Zoom
Zoom is for you. Zoom is a space where you can connect to others, share ideas, make plans, and build toward a future limited only by your imagination. Our frictionless communications platform is the only one that started with video as its foundation, and we have set the standard for innovation ever since. That is why we are an intuitive, scalable, and secure choice for large enterprises, small businesses, and individuals alike. Founded in 2011, Zoom is publicly traded (NASDAQ:ZM) and headquartered in San Jose, California. Visit zoom.com and follow @zoom.

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Huge crowds turn out for pope’s mass in DR Congo capital

KINSHASA— A huge crowd of singing and dancing worshippers turned out to attend a papal mass in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Wednesday, the second day of Pope Francis’s visit to the country.

People flocked to the tarmac of Kinshasa’s N’Dolo Airport for the open-air mass, which begin at 9:30am.

Many of the faithful in the megacity of some 15 million people began to arrive at the airport on Tuesday night to assure themselves a spot.

As crowds poured into the airport under a bright sun and heavy security, 700 choir singers rehearsed in a festive atmosphere, while worshippers danced and waved flags.

The 86-year-old pontiff had arrived in the DRC on Tuesday on the first leg of a six-day trip to Africa that will also include South Sudan.

Huge crowds also thronged the streets for a glimpse of the popemobile as Francis drove past.

A former Belgian colony the size of continental Western Europe, the DRC is Africa’s most Catholic country. Official Vatican statistics put the proportion of Catholics in the DRC at 49 percent of the population.

During a speech to politicians and dignitaries in Kinshasa’s presidential palace on Tuesday, Francis denounced the “economic colonialism” he suggested had wreaked lasting damage in the DRC.

“This country, massively plundered, has not benefitted adequately from its immense resources,” he said, to applause.

Despite abundant mineral reserves, the DRC is one of the poorest countries in the world. About two-thirds of Congolese people live on less than $2 a day, according to the World Bank.

The DRC’s turbulent east has long been plagued by dozens of armed groups. Since late 2021, M23 rebels have also captured swaths of territory in the eastern North Kivu province, coming close to its capital Goma.

The trip to DRC and South Sudan had originally been planned for July 2022, but it was postponed due to the pontiff’s knee pain that has forced him in recent months to use a wheelchair.

On Friday, the pope travels to South Sudan’s capital Juba.

The current foreign papal visit is Francis’s 40th since being elected in 2013.

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Manuela Roka Botey appointed Equatorial Guinea premier

MALABO— Manuela Roka Botey was appointed prime minister of Equatorial Guinea, becoming the first woman in the central African country’s history to hold the post, state television announced Tuesday.

Joining the government as the minister for national education in 2020, she is also the vice dean of the National University of Equatorial Guinea’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

“For the first time in Equatorial Guinea, a woman is appointed prime minister,” tweeted vice president Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, who is also the son of the head of state.

“This is further proof of the commitment to gender equality… in the country,” he said. “Congratulations, Manuela Roka Botey!”

Roka Botey replaces former premier Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, who held the post for nearly eight years.

Equatorial Guinea has been ruled since 1979 by Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

The 80-year-old seized power in a coup, and holds the world record for being the longest-living head of state, excluding monarchs.

His regime is regularly accused by international NGOs and Western nations of repressing all opposition and flouting human rights, and is blamed for endemic corruption.

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Three Dead, 32 Wounded In Egypt’s Hospital Fire

CAIRO– At least three people were killed and 32 others wounded, in a fire that broke out yesterday, at a charitable hospital in the capital, Cairo, said the Egyptian Health Ministry in a statement.

The accident took place at the radiology department of the hospital, located in the El Matareya district, and 12 ambulances were sent to the scene, according to the ministry’s spokesman, Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar.

The injured suffered from burns, fractures or suffocation, and most of them have been taken to nearby hospitals, said Abdel-Ghaffar.

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