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TicTac Data Recovery & Cyber Security Partners with Comodo to Stop Ransomware with Auto Containment Technology

Comodo

Contact Details Carolyn Muzyka +1 973-859-4000 carolyn.muzyka@comodo.com Company Website http://www.comodo.com

August 12, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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TicTac & Cyber Security Chose Comodo after Previous Vendors were Breached by Ransomware

Comodo

Contact Details Carolyn Muzyka +1 973-859-4000 carolyn.muzyka@comodo.com Company Website http://www.comodo.com

August 12, 2020 10:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Government Marketing University Offers Online “Power Hour”

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Government Marketing University (GMarkU), an innovative community-based learning platform for public sector marketers, announced details of its August virtual “Power Hour” aptly focused on “The Customer Journey: Harnessing the Power of Your Data.” “Marketing has become more data-driven, but the real challenge for marketers is not whether you have enough data. The key to taking your marketing to the next level is knowing which data is important and how to utilize valuable insights to improve the way you engage with your prospects,” said Stephanie Geiger, Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder, Government Marketing University. WHO: GMarkU in collaboration with Government Executive Media Group and data driven government industry marketing experts WHAT: The online event cultivates a learning environment for government marketers in all stages of their careers. Participants will learn how to increase prospect engagement and build loyalty by taking advantage of data. WHEN: August 20, 2020, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. ET. WHERE: Register online at https://cvent.me/E51bE9 WHY: Participants who attend Power Hour will walk away with valuable insights and improvements to marketing data, including: Increased marketing efficiency with a data-driven approach to discovering, analyzing, and influencing your customers’ journeys. Enhanced ability to generate more qualified leads by combining marketing data with a lead scoring system to create and identify sales-qualified leads. Better marketing and sales alignment for engaging high-priority accounts by tapping into better visibility and insights into buying habits. Tools to conquer your quest for integrated marketing by learning the resources available for enabling multiple-touch campaigns. Government Marketing University (https://www.gmarku.com/) is an innovative learning platform that applies a collaborative, community-based approach toward knowledge sharing and skills development in the field of public sector marketing. Experts from all corners of the U.S. public sector marketplace — marketers, thought leaders, government, media and sales — are contributing their knowledge to this unique, content-rich platform. Government Marketing University offers training, research, certifications, mentoring, and community resources all in one place. Contact Details Duyen "Jen" Truong +1 703-584-5645 dtruong@aboutsage.com Company Website https://www.gmarku.com

August 12, 2020 09:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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POWERPOLLEN CLOSES $13 MILLION SERIES B TO INCREASE AGRICULTURE PRODUCTIVITY

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PowerPollen ®, an ag tech company focused on improving agricultural productivity through improved pollination, announced today the close of its $13 million Series B funding round to accelerate global adoption of its pollination on-demand technology in corn seed production and expand innovation to corn grain, wheat and rice. The round will expand PowerPollen’s ability to help customers increase yield and enable product innovation across a wider diversity of hybrids by preserving and applying pollen on-demand. New investor Ag Ventures Alliance and several return investors, including Iowa Corn Growers Association , materially participated in the round. Pollination is notoriously inefficient due to a short window of reproduction in staple crops, such as corn, wheat and rice. This inefficiency limits genetic diversity and the flexibility of in-season decision making to ensure optimal yield necessary to meet global food demands. PowerPollen’s patented pollination technology is the first to successfully collect, preserve and apply pollen on-demand at commercial scale. Since its invention, PowerPollen’s technology increased yield as high as 44% on commercial corn seed production acres and decreased environmental variation to improve risk management. In addition, PowerPollen’s technology improved labor and land utilization, while reducing seed discard. “PowerPollen has achieved significant milestones in a short period as the impact of its novel technology is readily recognized by global agribusinesses. We see tremendous growth and market potential in corn for this novel pollination technology and believe it enables the delivery of new and innovative products to corn farmers all while providing significant contributions to achieving global food security and sustainability goals,” said Brian Jones, chief operating officer at the Iowa Corn Growers Association. In April, PowerPollen and Corteva entered into an agreement expanding the use of pollination on-demand technology to increase seed yield, purity and quality of Corteva’s commercial corn seed production. In addition, PowerPollen and BASF announced in July a research collaboration to apply PowerPollen’s technology and prescriptive pollination algorithms in corn to enhance BASF’s hybrid wheat program. “Ag tech innovation and adoption remain critical to helping farmers increase productivity and profitability in a sustainable way. For the first time in history, we have the potential to extend the lifespan of pollen at a commercial scale, and then apply it on-demand in three of the world’s most valuable crops. This innovation is key to unlocking yield and improving quality,” said Dr. Todd Krone, co-founder and CEO of PowerPollen. Many return investors joined the round showing ongoing support for the potential impact of pollination technology on global crop production. # # # About PowerPollen® PowerPollen offers a breakthrough, scalable technology to collect, preserve and apply pollen on-demand to help improve the productivity, profitability and sustainability of modern farming practices. Following multiple seasons of year-round field trials, PowerPollen’s patented pollination technology increased yield by as high as 44% in commercial hybrid corn seed production fields. The company has successfully applied its technology across thousands of commercial acres over the past several years. PowerPollen is headquartered in Iowa with additional research operations in Puerto Rico and Texas. Visit https://powerpollen.com for more information, or follow PowerPollen on LinkedIn or Twitter . Contact Details Jennifer Goldston +1 816-260-0040 jennifer.goldston@powerpollen.com Company Website https://powerpollen.com

August 12, 2020 07:30 AM Central Daylight Time

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Cloud Conventions Prepares for Hybrid Tradeshows & Events to Flourish in 2021

Convey Services

Cloud Conventions , a full featured virtual tradeshow, conference and event technology solution is now offering hybrid event capability to blend an enhanced virtual and digital experience with live events as they begin to return in 2021. Hybrid events expand the audience at tradeshows and conferences, extend the time attendees can engage with exhibitors and sponsors and provide a storehouse for content, session recordings and education on-demand. Cloud Conventions is upgrading its technology to offer integration with services like Experient and Cvent that manage both live and virtual attendee registration. “Prior to COVID, the global marketplace for live expositions exceeded 33,000 events, producing $50 billion in revenue,” said Carolyn Bradfield founder of Convey . “The pandemic forced the cancellation of tens of thousands of events in 2020, but as they return in 2021, the strategy to connect attendees to exhibitors, training and content will evolve with the addition of a virtual component. It will increase the options for audiences to participate and engage and support attendees who either don’t want to travel or are concerned about risk.” Cloud Conventions automates every aspect of delivering a virtual tradeshow, conference or event from attendee onboarding to virtual exhibit booths. It creates a content-rich environment with enhanced views of marketing materials, educational classes, and product literature that live events can’t deliver. The platform analyzes all attendee interactions and presents them in detailed reports for the event host and exhibitors. Cloud Conventions supports any brand of conferencing solution, including Zoom Video Webinar, PGi GlobalMeet, GoToWebinar, Vonage Meetings or Microsoft Teams to execute keynotes or educational sessions. “The marketplace for live events will never be the same after COVID-19, but we think it’s going to evolve, grow and become more versatile,” added Bradfield. “Conferences and tradeshows are vital to the worldwide economy because they connect suppliers to buyers that keep their shelves, warehouses and online stores stocked with the latest merchandise. They offer professionals a forum for education, licensing renewal and connections. Hybrid events ensure that those activities will continue uninterrupted no matter what 2021 holds.” Hybrid events offer a coordinated way for attendees to register for both a live or virtual environment, as well as for exhibitors to have a physical and a virtual booth, and for content and education to be consumed in person or on-demand. Cloud Conventions is a virtual event SaaS platform from Convey Services . For ideas on how the industry is using Cloud Conventions to make their virtual events informative and engaging, visit the Online Resource Center at www.CloudConventions.com . About Cloud Conventions Cloud Conventions is a Virtual Trade Show and Conference Platform from Convey Services that brings new capabilities to a marketplace looking for solutions to replace the thousands of live trade shows, annual conferences and association meetings cancelled in the wake of COVID-19. Originally launched as ConveyLive, Cloud Conventions automates exhibitors and virtual booths, attendee registration, speaker sessions and reminders, invitations and email communication, while at the same time producing detailed analytics on attendee, session and exhibitor activity. Trade Associations and event managers can explore all of the Cloud Conventions solutions by visiting https://cloudconventions.com or contacting info@cloudconventions.com or call 888-975-1382. Cloud Conventions™, Conduct™, One-Touch Email Share™, Hub & Spoke™, 360° Virtual Exhibit Hall & Lobby Experience™ and ListLock™ are trademarks of Convey Services LLC Contact Details Bruce Ahern +1 770-580-0810 bahern@conveyservices.com Company Website https://cloudconventions.com

August 12, 2020 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Global Tech Solutions Gets Industry-Leading Ransomware Protection Through Comodo Partnership

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Comodo and Global Tech Solutions today announced their strategic partnership. Global Tech Solutions provides a one-stop-shop for a wide array of first-class IT solutions specifically tailored to meet the individual needs of a businesses. “For over 25 years, we have provided trusted support and innovative solutions to solve organizations’ most important Information Technology issues. We are committed to ensuring every customer finds success through technological solutions that drive results,” said Jessy Nguyen, Founder and CEO, Global Tech Solutions. He continued, “We partnered with Comodo because we needed first-class solutions with robust features and functionality, in a simple dashboard, without high overhead cost.” Global Tech Solutions chose Comodo’s Dragon platform with Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP), a complete cloud-native framework that delivers a zero-trust architecture to protect and defend endpoints. Its patent-pending auto containment technology has active breach protection that neutralizes ransomware, malware and cyber-attacks. The auto containment runs an unknown executable in a kernel API virtualized mode, thereby offering attack surface reduction (ASR) which neutralizes ransomware attacks. The Dragon platform also utilizes a Default Deny security posture with Default Allow usability to provide the most comprehensive protection against zero-day threats, while having no impact on end-user experience or workflows. In addition, Comodo’s Valkyrie analyzes and gives a trusted verdict for every file – no other company will analyze and give trusted verdict for 100% of the files on a network “Comodo’s Dragon platform gives us and our clients relief knowing that endpoints will not be compromised by a ransomware attack or malware. We switched some customers from Webroot to Comodo because of the flawless and proactive threat protection and the cutting-edge auto-containment features. The complete solution set, which includes AEP, RMM, Service Desk, Mobile Device Management, and Secure Internet Gateway, has enabled us to offer streamlined and extensive features and functionalities without adding a high cost to us or our customers,” Nguyen continued. Comodo’s platform shares intelligence and is therefore more secure than disparate products that claim best of breed but don’t share information. Comodo has architected its cybersecurity product to maximize intelligent sharing between every component of the platform, therefore providing superior security. This shift from reactive to proactive is what makes Comodo unique with the capacity to protect all domains of business activity and threat—from network to web to cloud—with confidence and efficacy. Alan Knepfer, President and Chief Revenue Officer at Comodo says, “We’re constantly expanding our product and service portfolio to help our partners gain the technological advantage and edge over their competition.” About Global Tech Solutions We're a team of IT experts dedicated to the success of your business. Global Tech Solutions proudly provides individualized tech services that help businesses thrive. Our keen focus on achieving customer satisfaction is derived from a desire to render a holistic understanding of our client's technological needs and specifications. Through our dynamic services, we will help you leverage technology as a driving force to maximize your business's profitability and long-term development. For more information visit https://www.myglobaltechsolutions.com/ About Comodo Comodo delivers next generation cybersecurity solutions to protect businesses, schools, and government organizations in today’s risk filled business environment. Headquartered in Clifton NJ, Comodo’s global development team and threat intelligence laboratories deliver innovative, category leading, solutions for a company’s endpoints, network boundary, and internal network security. Thousands of companies and organizations rely on Comodo’s technology to authenticate, validate, and secure their most precious asset—information—and to combat constant cyberattacks and threats like ransomware from wreaking havoc on a global scale. For more information about Comodo’s partner program, visit https://www.comodo.com/partners/ Contact Details Carolyn Muzyka +1 973-859-4000 carolyn.muzyka@comodo.com Company Website http://www.comodo.com

August 11, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Cloud Conventions Virtual Event Platform Introduces Licensing Program

Convey Services

Cloud Conventions , a full featured virtual tradeshow and event technology solution today introduced a new Licensing Program for event management firms, tradeshow producers or others who want greater flexibility in customizing features or to resell a white-labeled platform. Licensing allows companies to enter the market quickly, customize their offerings and deliver fully managed or self-managed virtual events. “ Convey Services , Cloud Conventions’ parent company, began engineering this technology over eight years ago to deliver sophisticated content and marketing portal networks,” said Carolyn Bradfield founder of Convey. “When the pandemic crippled the market’s ability to conduct live tradeshows, or in-person conferences, Convey transformed its portal capability to deliver full-featured, content-rich, automated events. Our new licensing program allows event operators to collapse time-to-value by quickly deploying a robust technology solution. We offer three levels of licenses, with flexibility to take advantage of the common codebase, along with upgrades or use the software as a platform to independently develop customized capabilities.” Cloud Conventions automates every aspect of delivering a virtual tradeshow, conference or event from attendee onboarding to virtual exhibit booths. It supports a content-rich environment with enhanced access to marketing materials, continuing education classes, videos and product literature. The platform analyzes all attendee interaction and presents detailed reports for the event host and exhibitors. Cloud Conventions supports any brand of conferencing solution, including Zoom Video Webinar, PGi GlobalMeet, GoToWebinar, Vonage Meetings or Microsoft Teams to execute keynotes or educational sessions. “The underlying software of Cloud Conventions was developed in an Agile environment and the technology is modern and constantly updated,” added Bradfield. “We offer a white-label option with a shared common codebase, hosted in the Rackspace OpenStack® Private Cloud. You also can request custom feature sets exclusively for your clients or license the code for a completely customized environment, delivered and managed by your development team.” For more information on licensing options visit: Cloud Conventions Licensing or contact Convey at licensing@conveyservices.com . About Cloud Conventions Cloud Conventions is a Virtual Trade Show and Conference Platform from Convey Services that brings new capabilities to a marketplace looking for solutions to replace the thousands of live trade shows, annual conferences and association meetings cancelled in the wake of COVID-19. Originally launched as ConveyLive, Cloud Conventions automates exhibitors and virtual booths, attendee registration, speaker sessions and reminders, invitations and email communication, while at the same time producing detailed analytics on attendee, session and exhibitor activity. Trade Associations and event managers can explore all of the Cloud Conventions solutions by visiting https://cloudconventions.com or contacting info@cloudconventions.com or call 888-975-1382. Cloud Conventions™, Conduct™, One-Touch Email Share™, Hub & Spoke™, 360° Virtual Exhibit Hall & Lobby Experience™ and ListLock™ are trademarks of Convey Services LLC Contact Details Bruce Ahern +1 770-580-0810 bahern@conveyservices.com Company Website https://cloudconventions.com

August 11, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Cloud Conventions Supports ADA Requirements for Virtual Event Accessibility

Convey Services

Cloud Conventions , a full featured virtual tradeshow and event technology solution supports ADA requirements for accessibility to help event operators accommodate people with disabilities and avoid increasing legal action being taken against failure to provide attendees easy access to content and programming. As most tradeshows, conferences and association events transition from live to virtual in response to COVID-19, accessibility is often overlooked when making the switch. Event planners who normally take steps to ensure their in-person events accommodate people with any level of handicap, are often unaware that virtual events must meet the same requirements. “Providing ADA accessibility is usually not top of mind, but it is an important component in your overall virtual event strategy not only to accommodate attendees with visual or hearing disabilities, but also to protect your organization from legal action being directed at non-compliant events,” said Carolyn Bradfield , founder of Convey . “Today, Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is being interpreted to include websites and even virtual events as ‘places of public accommodation.’ Events that operate using online platforms that fail to provide accessibility can be viewed as discriminating against persons with disabilities. In 2020, plaintiffs’ lawyers along with certain states like California and New York are filing a significant number of ADA lawsuits for discrimination.” Cloud Conventions took steps in 2019 to ensure that virtual events on the platform could be ADA compliant. For a virtual event operator this means that Cloud Conventions’ technology supports ADA, enabling the event operator to ensure attendees have unrestricted access to the platform and the event content hosted on it. Visually impaired attendees can use web readers and view images that have “Alt” text to be read aloud on a screen reader. In addition, higher levels of color contrast on buttons or other graphics elements guides individuals through the site. “The phrase most often seen in lawsuits is ‘effective communication,’ in other words, does a virtual event provide effective communication for any and all persons who attend,” added Bradfield. “ADA is a strict liability law which means excuses or defenses for violations, like ignorance of the law or third-party responsibility, do not relieve accountability. Cloud Conventions makes complying with ADA requirements easier, but ultimately virtual tradeshow operators and event planners need to educate themselves on effectively applying Cloud Conventions’ underlying resources to their individual show.” For more ideas on how to make a virtual event both informative and engaging, visit the Online Resource Center at www.CloudConventions.com . About Cloud Conventions Cloud Conventions is a Virtual Trade Show and Conference Platform from Convey Services that brings new capabilities to a marketplace looking for solutions to replace the thousands of live trade shows, annual conferences and association meetings cancelled in the wake of COVID-19. Originally launched as ConveyLive, Cloud Conventions automates exhibitors and virtual booths, attendee registration, speaker sessions and reminders, invitations and email communication, while at the same time producing detailed analytics on attendee, session and exhibitor activity. Trade Associations and event managers can explore all of the Cloud Conventions solutions by visiting https://cloudconventions.com or contacting info@cloudconventions.com or call 888-975-1382. Cloud Conventions™, Conduct™, One-Touch Email Share™, Hub & Spoke™, 360° Virtual Exhibit Hall & Lobby Experience™ and ListLock™ are trademarks of Convey Services LLC Contact Details Bruce Ahern +1 770-580-0810 bahern@conveyservices.com Company Website https://cloudconventions.com

August 11, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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To meet the demands of modern storytellers, News Direct reimagined a platform purpose-built for the future of news and content distribution

News Direct

Contact Details Ally O'Hara +1 212-404-6609 aohara@hotpaperlantern.com Company Website https://www.newsdirect.com/

August 11, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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