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ITIC’s coverage areas continue to expand and evolve based on your feedback. Our Website content is growing as well. We will now feature content industry expert “Guest Bloggers.” Debbie Fletcher examines DDoS hacks on popular games.

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By Debbie Fletcher

Ask any gamer; timing is everything. Even the smallest disruption in gameplay can be a virtual disaster in a heated competition.

Hackers understand the fragility of these networks, and they are willing to manipulate them for their own gain. Read on to find out DDoS is getting in the game, and how it is disrupting some of the most active and profitable networks in the world.

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In a move that bolsters its already considerable portfolio of security offerings, IBM announced it acquired the business operations of Lighthouse Security Group, LLC, a Lincoln, Rhode Island-based maker of Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions.

IBM’s purchase of Lighthouse, the security division of longtime IBM Business Partner, Lighthouse Computer Services, comes two weeks after its acquisition of CrossIdeas, a privately held Italian cyber security startup that specializes in Access Governance software to help firms manage user access to applications and data across on-premise and cloud environments. Eric Maass, Chief Technology Officer, Lighthouse Security Group, along with other Lighthouse Security employees will make the transition to IBM Lighthouse Security sells a cloud-hosted IAM gateway platform, which incorporates a full suite of functionalities based on IBM’s Security Identity and Access Management capabilities. This includes: single sign-on, user provisioning, identity lifecycle governance, enterprise user registry services, federation and user self service.

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Parallels Access 2.0 remote desktop application for Android and iOS tablets and smart phones is a “must have” for anyone that needs seamless, efficient remote access to PC and Mac desktop applications from Android and iOS smart phones and tablets.

Desktops to Go

Parallels, a well established and respected vendor in the remote desktop access arena for the Apple Mac, iPhone and iPad market has upped its game with the 2.0 release of its Parallels Access application (www.parallels.com/access). The newest version of the remote access package now supports Android phones and tablets. It also delivers a slew of new features for a more improved and seamless remote access experience.

At the same time, Parallels also lowered the retail pricing on the product. Parallels Access 2.0 now lists for $19.99 annually or $34.99 for two years, for individual users (with up to five computers). And finally, the company introduced Parallels Access for Business (www.parallels.com/access-business) which enables organizations to centrally assign, manage, and secure remote access to their computers.

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