Brand Protection For Licensed Products Becoming More Critical to Combat Latest Counterfeiting Efforts and Cyber Security Fraud

Aug 30, 2016, 08:45 ET from FN Media Group LLC

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, August 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Counterfeiting, online fraud and cyber-security crime events are major concerns for Companies worried not just about the impact of negatively affecting a brand, but more importantly affecting revenue.  Cyber Security and IP Risk Control companies in the markets today combating a various assortment of data protection, online fraud and ongoing brand protection issues are Appiphany Technologies (OTC: APHD), Fortinet Inc. (NASDAQ: FTNT),  Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) and Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS).

Appiphany Technologies (OTC: APHD), an IP Risk Control Company that provides private enterprise with total, integrated brand protection solutions to prevent revenue loss from counterfeiting, product diversion and gray market activities, is pleased to announce to its shareholders the completion and delivery of product sale of $250,000+ anti-counterfeit device units for the associations licensed apparel vendors.

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This association is one of the elite sports organizations in North America, using Appiphany's highly specialized anti-counterfeit technology labels for its licensed products. This client sale has employed the company's forensic technologies, with additional overt and covert features to ensure brand integrity. Appiphany specializes in custom solutions based on its integrated Digital Forensic Marker and Track and Trace technologies with applications in brand authentication, online brand protections software solutions, anti-counterfeiting, loss prevention and secure supply chain management.

Appiphany CEO, Rob Sargent stated, "We are pleased to complete and deliver this sale, especially considering our valued client has had an ongoing 7-year relationship with us and continues to put trust and confidence in our management team and our products and services It's again, validation of our relationship model to accelerate the company's new direction in becoming a global leader in Security Management and online brand protection."

In other market developments in the Cyber Security/Protection sector: 

Fortinet Inc. (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, recently announced that the Government of Canada has selected Fortinet to safeguard its IT infrastructure.  Fortinet collaborates with Shared Services Canada (SSC), the IT services organization within the Government of Canada (GC), to provide highly scalable, consolidated security solutions across the government's distributed network environments.  SSC will leverage the Fortinet Security Fabric, including Fortinet FortiGate Next-Generation Enterprise Firewalls and FortiManager, simplifying security management and control across the government departments with a single pane of glass view of the entire network.

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) announced earlier this month that it has successfully completed its acquisition of Blue Coat, Inc., a leading provider of web security for enterprises and governments worldwide. The acquisition of Blue Coat complements Symantec's innovative product portfolio and creates the industry's largest pure play cyber security company.  "At a time when the world faces more threats than it's ever encountered before, I couldn't be more confident in our ability to deliver what our customers need or more honored to lead Symantec's next chapter of innovation and growth," said Greg Clark, Symantec CEO. "With Blue Coat now part of Symantec, we are well positioned to solve the industry's most difficult challenges of securing a mobile workforce, protecting the cloud and stopping advanced threats."

EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) last week unveiled new products and support that optimize the protection of VMware workloads across the spectrum of VMware environments to enable protection everywhere. This includes enhanced support for VMware Virtual SAN, VMware vSphere and expanded data protection options for VCE® VxRail Appliances.  The integration between EMC's data protection portfolio and VMware software empowers vAdmins to provision, monitor and manage the protection of their virtual workloads through the standard VMware interface. The updated version of EMC® Data Protection Suite™ for VMware combined with EMC Data Domain Virtual Edition, provide fast, simple and efficient protection for VMware workloads, enabling continuous end-to-end protection through the native VMware interface. Meanwhile, the support of RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines (VMs) for VMware vSphere APIs for IO filtering, empowers vAdmins to manage replication through vSphere Storage Policy-Based Management, leveraging the common VMware framework.

Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) recently announced the successful completion of the previously announced combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) business in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction. The Leidos Board of Directors also announced the election of three new directors - Gregory R. Dahlberg, Surya N. Mohapatra and Susan M. Stalnecker - to serve on the Leidos board, which now has 12 directors.

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