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Neustar Acquires Verisign’s Security Services Customer Contracts

Neustar®, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with VeriSign, Inc. to acquire Verisign’s Security Services customer contracts.

The acquisition consists of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection, Managed DNS, DNS Firewall and fee-based Recursive DNS services customer contracts.

Trusted by the world’s largest brands, Neustar will provide Verisign’s former Security Services’ customers with exceptional service and world-class support backed by a global cloud infrastructure and a broad security services portfolio.

“With this acquisition, Neustar will be able to accelerate its growth in the internet security market, supported by significant investments made to our DDoS and DNS infrastructure, and capacity over the last 12 months,” said Shailesh Shukla, General Manager, Digital Defense and Performance Solutions, Neustar.

“We’re excited to introduce new customers to our broad portfolio of solutions and are dedicated to a seamless transition, working closely with the Verisign team. We are wholeheartedly committed to delivering innovative solutions that reduce the disruptions caused by malicious actors and providing world-class customer support.”

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RealNetworks and Seventh Introduce SAFR™ Facial Recognition to Latin America

RealNetworks, a global leader in digital media announced today that it has partnered with Seventh, a leader in video monitoring and access control solutions in Brazil, to bring the SAFR facial recognition platform to Seventh’s portfolio of integrators and resellers in Brazil and the rest of Latin America.

This agreement marks the first SAFR integration partnership in Brazil since the launch of SAFR in July 2018. NIST ( ranked SAFR as one of the top facial recognition algorithms in the world for “Wild Faces” FNMR, complementing its outstanding 99.8% accuracy rating against the University of Massachusetts’ database for Labeled Faces in the Wild (LFW).

On a global scale, SAFR technology has already detected, identified and delivered results on millions of faces for customers and partners who sought facial recognition on the Macintosh, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android platforms—where RealNetworks has deployed its core technology.

“Our partnership with Seventh represents a significant step for RealNetworks in our endeavor to build key partnerships for the marketing, sales, integration, delivery, and support of our facial recognition solution across the globe,” said Jose Larrucea, RealNetworks Vice President, Latin America.

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Route Mobile expands its global footprint

Route Mobile Limited, a leading global cloud- communication platform service provider is expanding its operations by opening new offices in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Uganda. Route Mobile’s experience in offering range of communication services to businesses will enable it to tap into these markets.

The surge of modernization in the telecom sector in all these regions has substantially opened up avenues for businesses and investments, offering a steady upward growth and making these countries lucrative business hotspots open to innovative solutions.

Speaking about these new centers, Rajdip Kumar Gupta, Managing Director & Group Chief Executive Officer, Route Mobile Limited said, “These offices are strategically positioned to help foray and reinforce the Route Mobiles’ presence in the local and global markets. These newly opened offices serve well the Route Mobiles’ vision of connecting the world through mobile technology, helping customers, partners and employees prosper locally and globally. This move is in alignment with the Route Mobiles’ strategic growth plan and gaining market prominence in these regions.”

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Syntonic Names Former RealNetworks Executive Ricardo Cidale Head of Sales in the Americas; Managing Director in Brazil

Syntonic, a mobile platform and services provider based in Seattle and traded on the Australia stock exchange (ASX.SYT), today announced that former RealNetworks executive Ricardo Cidale has joined the company as head of sales in the Americas and managing director of its recently incorporated Brazil subsidiary, Syntonic Brasil Tecnologia Ltd.

Cidale is a veteran serial entrepreneur with a successful track record of building and operating businesses in the Americas with a focus on telecom, media, enterprise and government. Previously, Cidale held executive positions with companies that, in addition to RealNetworks, include Compaq Computer Corporation and Dell Technologies, among others.

“Wireless operators and content providers in the U.S., Brazil and around the world rely on Syntonic to provide the underlying technology platform that allows them to generate new revenue streams from the app-economy, namely mobile advertising and mobile commerce,” said Gary Greenbaum, co-founder and CEO of Syntonic.

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