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Centrify Chief Product Officer Bill MannCentrify, the leader in securing hybrid enterprises through the power of identity services, overnight announced it is maintaining its long record of delivering day one support for macOS and iOS releases.

Centrify Identity Services, which includes Application and Endpoint Services, delivers day one support for the just-released iOS11 and will also provide day one support for macOS High Sierra for Macs, which Apple has scheduled for release on Monday next week (September 25).

This continues Centrify’s long-standing track record of delivering day one support for macOS and iOS releases, enabling organisations to confidently adopt the latest Apple technology while using Centrify to address enterprise mobility and BYOD challenges.

As users increasingly seek to access cloud apps from any Apple device - including Macs, iPhones and iPads - the onus is on IT to deliver secure access to applications from every device. Centrify customers can rest assured that as users upgrade to the new iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra releases, Centrify Identity Services will have them covered.

Centrify chief product officer Bill Mann said Centrify was proud to continue delivering day one compatibility support for the latest macOS and iOS releases. “As Apple continues its rise in the enterprise, Centrify helps to secure access to the boundaryless hybrid enterprise,” he said.

Redflow CEO Simon Hackett with ZMB2 batteryRedflow CEO Simon Hackett with ZMB2 batteryAustralian battery company Redflow Limited has repeated its largest ever sale of ZBM2 zinc-bromine flow batteries, after receiving a second international order worth about US$600,000 (A$750,000).

Auckland-based Hitech Solutions placed this latest order for a major, multiple stage project which is using Redflow's ZBM2 batteries to build advanced hybrid energy storage systems that will deliver reliable power to multiple remote sites in a Pacific Island nation.

Hitech specialises in providing telecommunications and infrastructure services for clients in New Zealand and internationally.

Redflow has completed delivery of all batteries to fulfil Hitech's first order, announced in May.

Redflow CEO Simon Hackett said this repeat large sale validated the appeal of ZBM2 batteries to replace lead-acid batteries for network power applications in demanding and remote environments. "We are delighted that Hitech has again chosen Redflow batteries," he said.

Centrify’s best-in-class privileged access security solution minimises the attack surface and stops breaches that abuse privilege

Centrify Chief Product Officer Bill MannCentrify, the leader in securing hybrid enterprises through the power of identity services, has overnight announced its inclusion as a representative vendor in Gartner’s 2017 Market Guide for Privileged Access Management (PAM).

RThe increasingly hybrid nature of infrastructure, driven by the adoption of cloud-based workloads, is driving the need to secure privileged access across on-premises, private-cloud and public cloud infrastructure and apps with a single solution. Gartner predicts that “Through 2020, more than half of security failures associated with Iaas and PaaS will be attributable to significant security gaps caused by failure to adopt PAM technology and processes”.

Gartner designates Privileged Account and Session Management (PASM) along with Privilege Elevation and Delegation Management (PEDM) as two distinct tool categories that have evolved as the predominant focus for security and risk management leaders considering investment in PAM tools.

Centrify is unique in providing a single solution for PASM and cross-platform PEDM. Built-in house, Centrify’s solution controls privileged access for individual and shared accounts in the hybrid enterprise. Centrify simplifies the implementation of PAM best practices and strengthens an organisation’s risk posture to stop the breach.

Centrify chief product officer Bill Mann said Centrify was honoured by its inclusion by Gartner as a representative vendor again this year. “This report provides valuable insights into the need for a comprehensive privileged access management solution that includes PASM, PEDM, MFA and native CAC/PIV support,” he said. “This report also comes on the heels of Centrify being positioned as a leader in  the KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Privilege Management.”

Diane Beer with partner Robin and granddaughter Eden (2004)Diane Beer with partner Robin and granddaughter Eden (2004)When Diane Beer, the eldest daughter of RM Williams, died in July, she left a lifetime legacy that stood proudly beside that of her iconic father

When Diane Beer, the eldest child of Australian legend RM Williams, died in July this year, she left a lifetime legacy that stood proudly beside that of her iconic father

Although her life lasted 87 years, Diane almost lost it as an infant. Living in the missionary settlement of Nepabunna in the northern Flinders Range, she woke one morning, in the cot she shared sleeping foot to foot with baby brother Ian, to a whispered “sssshhhh”.

The warning came from Ruth, the teenage Aboriginal babysitter, who leaned over the cot, picked up the snake that during the cold night had nestled in the warmth between the sleeping infants and flung it as far as she could.

Ruth still lived in Nepabunna when Diane visited a few years ago. The two women embraced, recognising each other as if the 70 years’ past was no further than you could throw a snake.

During the nearly nine decades of her life, Diane - born Thelma Diane Williams - filled many roles, as daughter, wife, mother, friend, trailblazing journalist, writer, confidant, mentor and more, winning love and respect with her perceptive mind, her compassionate heart and her irreverent sense of humour.