Daily Archives: June 18, 2018

Juniper Networks Becomes Global Sponsor of World Robot Olympiad

Global competition that enables tens of thousands of young people to develop invaluable automation and programming skills now includes Engineering Simplicity award

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced that it has become the global technology partner of the World Robot Olympiad™ Association (WRO®), a non-profit organization that focuses on the hands-on development of robotics within STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education on a worldwide scale. In a multi-year agreement, Juniper will work closely with WRO to promote, stage and further develop this global competition that attracts tens of thousands of young people.

As part of its involvement in the competition, Juniper will be sponsoring a new trophy at this year’s finals, WRO 2018, known as the Juniper Networks’ Engineering Simplicity Honors Award. Juniper will judge teams in the Regular category at the finals, across all age groups, on the boldness, creativity and simplicity of their robot-led solutions. Overall, the WRO competition encourages participating teams to solve challenges and complex problems using mathematics, computer programming and coding skills, as well as exploring the principles of automation. It also fosters other important life skills including teamwork, perseverance, learning from mistakes and creative thinking.

Juniper is currently sponsoring a short documentary film looking at the human stories behind some of the teams and their paths to WRO 2018. The company is working in conjunction with the accomplished filmmaker and director James Redford, who is renowned for making documentary films that focus on personal, solution-based stories addressing vexing social and environmental challenges.

News Highlights:

  • Each year, at least 23,000 teams from more than 70 countries take part in WRO’s competition. This involves approximately 100,000 young people, ranging from six to 25 years old.
  • The competition comprises several categories across the age group span, including Regular (a themed category), Open (to drive innovation and creativity), a robotic football tournament, an Advanced Robotics Challenge for students aged 19-25, and WeDo, a starter class for children aged 6-10.
  • Country heats roll up to a national final, with the winners going forward to the global finals.
  • The competition focuses on a specific theme that is relevant to a prevailing global issue – this year it is Food Matters. Challenges are tailored specifically to the theme, enabling competitors to develop ambitious, yet simple, automated solutions.
  • WRO, founded in 2004, hosts the Finals in a different country each year. In 2018, the global finals will be in Chiang Mai, Thailand (November 16-18) and they will take place in Hungary in 2019.

Supporting Quotes

“In WRO, we see robotics as a wonderful platform for giving young people around the world an opportunity to be hands-on with STEM. We see the teams adopt new technology when developing fully autonomous robots and they apply engineering processes when designing prototypes before completing the challenges. They quickly get absorbed in coming up with original solutions to complex problems.

“Bringing Juniper Networks on board as a global premium partner enables us to tap into its heritage and experience as an engineering and automation pioneer. Juniper will provide practical support and inspiration for young people as they embark upon their STEM-driven journeys toward fulfilling careers.”
– Claus Ditlev Christensen, secretary-general at World Robot Olympiad Association Ltd.

“My work is all about finding and telling inspiring stories that show the best in people. When I heard about WRO’s competition from Juniper, the talent, passion and commitment of so many young people truly excited me. Many teams come from challenging backgrounds with less-than-ideal education provision, so their achievements are all the more impressive. It is also great to be working with a technology innovator like Juniper to help the next generation think about their STEM education in such a creative way.”
– James Redford, film and documentary maker

“In the digital age, networks are the lifeblood of every community, every government and every economy. Automation has become a key enabler of such technology, functioning alongside humans to create and operate networks that can scale, flex and protect, dynamically adapting in nanoseconds to deliver rich services. Ironically, a pressing shortage of skilled technologists is likely to increase even more in the future, putting at risk the potential of intelligent networks.

“It is imperative that the upcoming generations understand the importance of automation – Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, virtualization – in order to take technology forward into their future. Juniper Networks is proud to be the global technology partner of the WRO Finals in 2018 and beyond, as it is the perfect nurturing environment for tomorrow’s automation innovators.”
– Mike Marcellin, chief marketing officer at Juniper Networks

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About Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks simplifies the complexities of networking with products, solutions and services in the cloud era to transform the way we connect, work and live. We remove the traditional constraints of networking to enable our customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure networks that connect the world. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks (www.juniper.net) or connect with Juniper on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Penny Still
Juniper Networks
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Email: pstill@juniper.net

Skybox Security Continues Winning Streak with Multiple Awards and Honors

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Skybox Security, a global leader in cybersecurity management, announced today it won Best Risk Management/Regulatory Compliance Solution at the 2018 SC Awards Europe in addition to the previous win in a similar category at the 2018 SC Awards US held in April. Skybox was also recognized as the “Highly Commended” finalist for Best Vulnerability Management Solution, Skybox™ Vulnerability Control, at the U.K. awards show in London on June 5, 2018.

These honors add to the multiple awards given to the Skybox™ Security Suite, including several five-star reviews by SC Magazine in its Risk and Policy Management and Vulnerability and Threat Management group review categories.

“We’re delighted once again to be recognized for the hard work our dedicated engineers have put into making our platform a powerful, best-in-class technology. Our continuous innovations of the Suite help organizations keep up with the fast-changing nature of vulnerabilities and security weaknesses in their network,” said Ravid Circus, VP of products for Skybox Security.

With security initiatives becoming increasingly difficult to manage, CISOs are seeking solutions like Skybox’s that are integrated and address multiple challenges. The Skybox Security Suite integrates with more than 120 networking and security technologies that companies are already using to provide the comprehensive attack surface visibility and intelligence in one solution, covering on-prem, multi-cloud and OT networks. The Suite also automates many core security processes in vulnerability and threat management, and firewall and security policy management, such as network path analysis, attack simulation and change management.

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@SkyboxSecurity wins multiple awards from @SCMagazine and @SCMagazineUK in the category of Best Risk/Policy Management Solution in addition to sole “Highly Commended” finalist for Best Vulnerability Management Solution.

About Skybox Security
www.skyboxsecurity.com

Skybox provides the industry’s broadest cybersecurity management platform to address security challenges within large, complex networks. By integrating with more than 120 networking and security technologies, the Skybox™ Security Suite gives comprehensive attack surface visibility and the context needed to quickly identify and fix vulnerabilities and security weaknesses. Our analytics, automation and intelligence improve the efficiency and performance of security operations in vulnerability and threat management and firewall and security policy management for the world’s largest organizations.

© 2018 Skybox Security, Inc. All rights reserved. Skybox Security and the Skybox Security logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Skybox Security, Inc., in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Product specifications subject to change at any time without prior notice.

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Tawnya Lancaster
Director of Brand and Communications
Skybox Security
408.205.1618
Tawnya.lancaster@skyboxsecurity.com

Crossing yet another milestone – 100 MWp of solar projects for Commercial & Industrial customers

Cleantech Solar recently increased its signed portfolio to more than 100 MWp of solar projects across South East Asia and India, spread over more than 100 sites in 8 different countries. This makes it an undisputed leader in a region that is both diverse and challenging, but also holds great potential for further growth as Cleantech Solar continues to help companies achieve their renewable energy commitments.

Singapore, June 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The ability to safely and consistently deliver quality that will last the test of time, regardless of market or local construction partner is a critical enabler in rooftop projects with sites ranging from 200 kWp all the way to 20 MWp. The development of local expertise in each of the company’s markets has been an important step and gives Cleantech Solar a strong foundation for continuing to be the trusted regional partner for leading companies.

Cleantech Solar designs and builds for long-term optimum performance. Combined with top-of-range monitoring solutions, this enables the company and its customers to have a fully integrated view on the performance of their portfolio of solar systems. This is proving increasingly important given the rapid increase in the number of sites under Cleantech Solar management but also the rising trend for “portfolio” projects with larger customers.

Mr. Raju Shukla, Cleantech Solar, Executive Chairman said:

“It is a great satisfaction for me to see that the team at Cleantech Solar crossed this significant milestone. Securing 100 MWp of capacity exclusively for Commercial & Industrial (C&I) customers in the region is no small achievement. I think our specialized focus on that segment is paying off as we now have an exceptional set of experience, infrastructure and capabilities. This puts us in a unique position to serve key customers and accelerate our explosive growth. Having a strong balance sheet, a robust funding pipeline combined with in-house technical expertise has made a huge difference to our customers. I think we offer today quite a special combination of the capabilities of a global player without having sacrificed any of our trademark responsiveness. However, none of this would have been possible without the repeated support from our customers and we look forward to further expanding those key relationships.”

Mr. David Wigglesworth, General Manager, Cambodia Beverage Company said:

“At Coca-Cola we are committed to making ongoing changes to our operations that reduce our carbon impact on the world, therefore the building of our new greenfields plant in Phnom Penh was the perfect opportunity for us to rethink our power solutions in Cambodia. We are proud of our decision to partner with Cleantech Solar and delighted to be part of their journey in enabling enterprises throughout the region to reach higher levels of clean power usage via rooftop solar power farms, like our 2.5ha solar farm in PPSEZ that to date has generated more than 30% of our power usage.”

About Cleantech Solar (www.cleantechsolar.com)

Cleantech Solar is a pan-Asia solar developer who invests, owns and operates solar PV plants with a focus on long-term partnerships with leading companies in the Commercial and Industrial sector.

Headquartered in Singapore and with a track record of over 100 sites and 100 MWp over Asia, Cleantech Solar combines the capabilities of a global player without compromising on responsiveness or agility, offering customers a unique combination of:

  • the leading engineering team in the industry with dozens of expert PV engineers
  • an exceptionally strong balance sheet and funding pipeline
  • experienced local teams in all markets ready to deliver high-performance projects for customers
  • shared values with leading multinationals, ensuring lasting relationships

These assets combined with a steadfast focus on customers enable Cleantech Solar to deliver safe, seamless and repeatable solar outcomes for corporations on their transition towards sustainable and clean energy.

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Gwen Chua
Cleantech Solar
(+65) 6817 2967
gwen.chua@cleantechsolar.com