Malware Creation Breaks All Records in First Quarter of 2014, with 160,000 New Samples Every Day, According to PandaLabs Quarterly Report


Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 30, 2014

Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, has announced the latest findings of the PandaLabs Quarterly Report for Q1 2014. The main conclusions of the study include the fact that malware creation has broken all records during this period, with 15+ million new samples overall, and more than 160,000 new samples appearing every day. The full report can be found here.

Trojans are still the most abundant type of new malware, accounting for 71.85% of new samples created during Q1. Similarly, infections by Trojans were once again the most common type of infection over this period, representing 79.90% of all cases.

There have also been increasing attacks on Android environments. Many of these involve subscribing users to premium-rate SMS services without their knowledge, both through Google Play as well as Facebook ads, using WhatsApp as bait.

Social networks are still a favorite stalking ground for cyber-criminals. The Syrian Electronic Army group, for example, compromised accounts on Twitter and Facebook, and tried to gain control of the Facebook.com domain in an attack that was foiled by MarkMonitor.

During the first three months of the year, PandaLabs also witnessed some of the biggest data thefts since the creation of the Internet, and as expected, Cryptolocker, the malicious file-encrypting ransomware which demands a ransom to unblock files, has continued to claim victims.

“Over these months, levels of cyber-crime have continued to rise. In fact, we have witnessed some of the biggest data thefts since the creation of the Internet, with millions of users affected, stated Luis Corrons, Technical Director of PandaLabs at Panda Security.

Trojans, Malware of Choice for Hackers

Thus far in 2014, Trojans continue to be the malware most commonly used by cyber-criminals to infect users. According to data from PandaLabs, four out of five infections around the world were caused by Trojans. Viruses are in second place, accounting for 6.71% of infections, followed by worms, with a ratio of 6.06%.

Trojans, the Most Frequently Created Malware

Trojans also top the ranking of newly created malware, accounting for 71.85% of the total, followed by worms, at 12.25%, and viruses at 10.45%.

Infections by Country

The global infection rate during the first three months of 2014 was 32.77%. China is once again the country with most infections, with a rate of 52.36%, followed by Turkey (43.59%) and Peru (42.14%).

European countries ranked high among the least infected countries, with the best figures coming from Sweden (21.03%), Norway (21.14%), Germany (24.18%) and Japan, which with a ratio of 24.21%, was the only non-European country in the top ten of this list.

About Panda Security

Founded in 1990, Panda Security is the worlds leading provider of cloud-based security solutions, with products available in more than 23 languages and millions of users located in 195 countries around the world. Panda Security was the first IT security company to harness the power of cloud computing with its Collective Intelligence technology. This innovative security model can automatically analyze and classify thousands of new malware samples every day, guaranteeing corporate customers and home users the most effective protection against Internet threats with minimum impact on system performance. Panda Security has 80 offices throughout the globe with US headquarters in Florida and European headquarters in Spain.

Panda Security collaborates with The Stella Project, a program aimed at promoting the incorporation into the community and workplace of people with Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy.

For more information, please visit http://www.pandasecurity.com/.







Record Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2012 for Open Source ERP xTuple


Norfolk, Virginia (PRWEB) January 30, 2013

xTuple, fast recognized as the worlds #1 open source ERP, delivered record revenues in 2012 and continued strong overall growth in the fourth quarter, the third successive best quarter ever. Sales for the full year 2012 were up 50% over 2011 with a greater percentage of market-driven sales delivered by the xTuple Partner channel, which itself grew by 33%.

Employment doubled in 2012 to sustain market demand for more nimble open source ERP software. Close to one-third of employees now work outside xTuples Mid-Atlantic headquarters, covering eight U.S. states and Canada.

Embracing its open source roots, xTuple, the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) of any ERP on the market, is also proving itself to be among the easiest to use enterprise technology applications today. This aligns with the companys mission: to help companies of all sizes successfully implement powerful and easy-to-use open source ERP software, to grow their business profitably.

As Mike Atherton, xTuples Director of Training, puts it, ERP is akin to alchemy. Better than mere gold, xTuple turns business aspirations into reality and profits.

Milestones in fourth quarter 2012 include:

Open source innovator Marc OBrien joined the xTuple management team as Vice President of Business Development. OBrien, formerly of Acquia, co-founded OpenProj (now ProjectLibre), the open source alternative to Microsoft Project.

The rapidly growing Value Added Reseller (VAR) Partners were recognized at the annual xTuple Partner Conference (PartnerCon) with awards for exceptional growth and outstanding service.

The landmark and much anticipated release of version 4.0 of the xTuple accounting, CRM and ERP suite came in December 2012 with over 400 new enhancements in the classic Desktop and the first ever Mobile Web client, optimized for a multi-tenant Cloud hosting environment.

xTuple for Wholesale Distribution (xWD) began its soft launch with several new customer implementations in electrical and plumbing distributors, replacing the few remaining software alternatives under-supported by legacy vendors in the industry.

Technology analysts continue to seek out xTuple CEO Ned Lilly to explain how the xTuple product line runs circles around companies literally hundreds of times greater in size.

Were very comfortable playing the role of disruptor in a market that has, frankly, drifted away from product quality and customer satisfaction, said Lilly. Open source allows us to develop a better product and be more responsive to our global community of users customers, partners and even users of the free product. We believe its a better way to do business, and its gratifying to see this continuing affirmation from the market. But we also know that the onus is on us to keep delivering, and we intend to do so. 2013 should be another breakout year for xTuple.

xTuple Supports Innovation

From blueprints to buildouts, xTuple helps foster startups in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic technology corridor between Research Triangle, North Carolina, and Washington D.C. As a committed, passionate member of the Greater Norfolk tech community, xTuple is a financial sponsor as well as mentor at HatchNorfolk.com, an intense accelerator program, and other events where entrepreneurs showcase their ideas.

About xTuple

xTuple business management software gives growing companies control over operations and profitability. xTuple integrates all critical functional areas in one modular system: sales, accounting and operations including customer and supplier management, inventory control, manufacturing and distribution the powerful tools to Grow Your World

Latest GigaOM Research Reports Focus on Second Quarter Shake-ups, Future of Xbox One, and Intersection of Big Data and Human Risk

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 05, 2013

GigaOM Research has released its latest batch of quarterly wrap-ups, which summarize the biggest news, executive shake-ups, and mergers and acquisitions that occurred over the past three months in the cloud, cleantech, mobile, social and connected consumer markets. Other recent reports include an analysis of the Xbox One, and the future of big data analytics in the financial sector.

July 2013 Research includes:

Cloud and data second-quarter 2013: analysis and outlook (subscription required)

Analysts David Linthicum and Jo Maitand examine major news from the past three months in the cloud, infrastructure and big data sector. While the NSA leaks and the PRISM scandal dominated the quarters headlines and stirred up questions about cloud privacy and data privacy across international borders the quarter also included major acquisitions, such as the IBM-SoftLayer deal. Linthicum and Maitland highlight big executive changes, emerging trends and funding/IPO news for the cloud and data market, and they present a near-term outlook.

(See all the second quarter wrap-up reports here.)

The Xbox Ones role in the TV ecosystem (subscription required)

While the device met with mixed reviews, analyst Paul Sweeting argues that the Xbox One represents part of a greater strategy for Microsoft. Rather than releasing just another console, he believes the Xbox One is poised to capitalize on an inflection point in the video game industry, which has seen the rise of mobile and cloud-based gaming markets. Sweeting contends that Microsoft hopes to dominate the living room by providing a multipurpose entertainment device that serves up a range of non-gaming content, such as TV and video content and other media.

Proactive compliance: using big data analytics to manage human risks (subscription required)

Financial institutions are using increasingly affordable technologies like cloud computing and parallel processing to monitor and detect potentially suspicious activity. But analyst Steve Hunt contends that many of the systems in place are still insufficient for detecting more subtle cases of fraud and money laundering. Instead, he suggests that financial institutions take a proactive approach, using big data and predictive analytics tools to detect patterns in unstructured and semistructured data capitalizing on techniques commonly used by government intelligence agencies. Hunt analyzes the compliance challenges, current practices and common threats that are affecting the financial sector today and provides a list of recommendations for CIOs and CSOs.

About GigaOM Research

GigaOM Research provides timely, in-depth analysis of disruptive technologies and emerging markets for individual and corporate subscribers. Our network of 200+ independent analysts provides new content daily that bridges the gap between breaking news and longtail research.







Related Cloud Computing Press Releases

Insite Software Reports Successful Third Quarter, Cites Ecommerce Sales and Industry Recognition


Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) October 09, 2012

Insite Software, a leading provider of B2B and B2C ecommerce platforms and shipping solutions, announced today that it completed a successful third quarter by signing 32 new deals, including two high-profile consumer-centric site designs for Mitsubishi Corporation and Carnival Cruise Lines. In addition, Insite Software reports that its enterprise ecommerce platform, InsiteCommerce, was recognized by a leading industry analyst firm as a solution for B2B organizations looking to add ecommerce functionality.

We are pleased to be working with leading business-to-consumer (B2C) brands like Carnival Cruise Lines and Mitsubishi Corporation to create online ecommerce experiences that delight exceed their customers expectations, said Brian Strojny, CEO of Insite Software. The InsiteCommerce platform serves the mid-market manufacturer and distributor equally as well as the enterprise-level organization with its highly-customizable design and robust integration to leading ERP systems. InsiteCommerce provides the industry-leading functionality that our clients require and the consumer-centric experience their customers demand.

InsiteCommerce is the leading B2B and B2C ecommerce platform for enterprise organizations in manufacturing, distribution, and retail. Built with the unique workflows and business rules of these industries in mind, InsiteCommerce provides deep integration within a wide variety of ERP systems, including Epicor, Infor, Sitecore, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle, Sage and SAP. InsiteCommerce is one of the only ecommerce solutions providing multiple cloud hosting options including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

InsiteCommerce allows users to:

Automate ecommerce operations with deep integration to the ERP and other back-end systems.

Attract more qualified traffic with full control over ecommerce site URL generation and search engine optimization (SEO).

Engage site visitors and close the deal with intuitive and user-centered site design.

Create compelling online promotions with no programming experience required and sell more to each customer using the Promotions Engine included in InsiteCommerce.

Control ecommerce content and rapidly deploy content changes with the InsiteCommerce Management Console.

To learn more about the InsiteCommerce platform, visit: http://www.insitesoft.com/products/commerce/.

About Insite Software:

Insite Software is a leading provider of B2B ecommerce platforms and shipping solutions, serving more than 950 customers, design agencies and .NET development firms across the globe. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Insite Softwares solutions are used by leading manufacturers, distributors and retailers to sell and distribute their products to dealers, franchisers, stores, contractors, consumers and others. Insite offers ecommerce solutions for companies at all stages of adoption and addresses the unique needs of B2B and B2C sites. InsiteCommerces ecommerce development platform offers .NET and other development firms an advanced toolkit to become self-sufficient and deliver more ecommerce projects in a short period time. InsiteCommerce is fully integrated with a wide range of cloud platforms including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, CMS, CRM, and ERP providers including Epicor, Infor, Microsoft, Sage, SAP, and Sitecore. More information is available online at http://www.insitesoft.com, by phone at 866.746.0377, by email at info(at)insitesoft(dot)com, or on our blog.

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Jitterbit continues 2012 growth with strongest fiscal quarter in company history


Oakland, CA (PRWEB) November 06, 2012

Jitterbit, the leading provider of open, flexible and easy-to-use application and data integration solutions, today announced another quarter of record setting financial results in Q3 2012. The company built on its quarter on quarter growth, with ongoing momentum continuing to be fueled by the demand for easy to use, cost-effective Cloud integration solutions that synchronize customers cloud, mobile, social, and on premise data and applications.

With a focus on delivering customer success, Jitterbit added a record number of new clients from a broad range of industries, including Technology, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Financial, and Government. Successful integration deployments in Q3 helped companies of all sizes rapidly and seamlessly connect popular enterprise applications including Salesforce, SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle and NetSuite.

In addition, Jitterbit successfully completed its first Series-A investment funding round in Q3 to power its momentum in the high growth cloud integration market. This investment validates Jitterbits strategy allowing it to add key talent, support the rapid development and launch of its next generation Cloud integration products, and expand its sales and marketing efforts.

Were very excited to close out yet another successful quarter for Jitterbit and pleased to announce our successful investment round, said George Gallegos, CEO at Jitterbit. We continue to deliver rapid ROI to companies demanding easy to use and cost-effective Cloud integration solutions. With added investment in the company we will be able to scale to meet the growing needs of these organizations, drive product innovation, and boost the value of integration to our existing customer base.

In Q3, Jitterbit also announced an alliance with Autodesk, Inc. a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Jitterbits award-winning cloud integration platform is now a key component of a new suite of integration tools called Autodesk PLM 360 Connect. With Autodesk PLM 360 Connect, PLM (Product Lifecyle Management) customers can now integrate with key product lifecycle data with their on-premise and cloud business applications.

About Jitterbit, Inc.

Jitterbit delivers powerful, flexible, & easy to use data and application integration software. Designed for the technical business analyst, Jitterbit allows companies of all sizes to solve the challenges of application, data, and business process integration between on-premise and cloud systems. Jitterbit’s graphical “No-Coding” approach accelerates and simplifies the configuration and management of on-premise and cloud integration projects.

Privately held, Jitterbit is headquartered in Oakland, Calif. To learn more about Jitterbit’s application integration, data integration, and cloud computing integration solutions, visit http://www.jitterbit.com. Follow conversations at http://www.twitter.com/jitterbit.