Samsung on Chinese New Year; New Vertiv execs appointed; Prisma Cloud updated;

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    Samsung launches Chinese New Year promo

    Samsung launches its Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day Promo, offering discounts and bundles on select Galaxy devices, perfect for gifting loved ones that last for the rest of the year.

    Starting February 8 until 28, 2021, get discounts or bundles for the latest premium Galaxy devices such as:

    • Galaxy S21+ 5G and Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G – FREE 25W Travel Adapter and 12 months Samsung Care+

    • Galaxy Z Fold2 – Freebies and discounts worth up to PHP 25,100. Get 12 months Samsung Care+, PHP 2,000 voucher for Leather Cover and Galaxy Buds Live

    • Galaxy Z Flip – PHP 5,000 off

    • Galaxy Note20 Ultra or Galaxy Note20 (5G/ LTE) –  FREE Galaxy Buds Live

    • Galaxy S20 FE – PHP 3,000 off

    Meanwhile, aspiring content creators can easily elevate their a-game through select Galaxy A-series with discounts of up to PHP 2,000.

    • Those who purchase the Galaxy A71 can get a PHP 2,000 off,

    • They can also enjoy PHP 1,000 off on the Galaxy A51, Galaxy A31, Galaxy A21s, or Galaxy A20s

    • Meanwhile, the Galaxy A11 and Galaxy A01 Core are available at a PHP 500 off.

    A seamless and more connected Galaxy experience awaits those who purchase the following offerings:

    • Galaxy Tab S7+ – PHP 5,000 off

    • Galaxy Tab S6 Lite – PHP 3,000 off

    • Galaxy Buds Live – PHP 1,000 off

    • Galaxy Buds+ – PHP 1,000 off

    As a special Valentine’s Day promo, Samsung is offering the perfect lasting gift from February 8 to 28, 2021. Consumers can enjoy discounts for bundled units when they purchase the following devices from authorized Samsung dealers nationwide:

    • Get PHP 10,000 off when purchasing two Galaxy Watch3 41mm or Galaxy Watch3 45mm

    • Enjoy PHP 2,000 off when availing two Galaxy Buds Pro, Galaxy Buds Live, or Galaxy Buds+

    Visit Samsung.com for more details on Samsung’s Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day promos.

    Vertiv Names Stephen Liang Chief Technology Officer

    Vertiv Holdings Co, (NYSE: VRT), a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, today announced that Stephen Liang has been appointed to the newly created role of chief technology officer (CTO). As CTO, Liang will be focused broadly on innovation across the organization by aligning and prioritizing technology strategies with the market trends and customers’ needs. Liang has been with the organization since 1994, most recently serving as president for the Asia Pacific region.

    As part of Vertiv’s planned increase in research and development (R&D) over the next several years, Liang will play a key coordination role, working with the company’s line of business leaders to fuel long-term growth across products and services.

    “This is a critical moment for Vertiv and our industry. Innovation, agility and the ability to deliver smart, sustainable solutions around the globe are the keys to our success,” said Vertiv CEO Rob Johnson. “With Stephen’s deep experience in evaluating market trends and driving product innovation as well as his proven leadership across our organization, I can’t imagine anyone being more prepared to help us navigate the opportunities ahead.”

    “I look forward to working with our leadership team and across the organization to bring greater focus on the customer experience to everything we do,” Liang said.

    Robert Zhu, president for Vertiv North Asia, and Anand Sanghi, president for Vertiv Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and India (ASI

    In addition to Liang’s appointment, Vertiv also announced that Robert Zhu, president for Vertiv North Asia, and Anand Sanghi, president for Vertiv Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and India (ASI), have been appointed to their respective new positions, reporting directly to Johnson as members of the executive leadership team. In these roles, Sanghi and Zhu will be responsible for driving customer intimacy and accelerating growth in their respective regions. Zhu was most recently president of Vertiv for Greater China and Sanghi was president of Vertiv’s Asia market.

    “Both Robert and Anand are experienced leaders and have demonstrated exceptional customer focus and a belief in our culture during their time with Vertiv,” said Johnson. “Both regions possess the ability to grow the top and bottom line, and additional focus on these two areas will allow us to respond to our customers faster – a key tenet in these moves.”

    Liang, Sanghi and Zhu are the latest in a series of key leadership appointments for Vertiv. In January, Erin Dowd was promoted to Chief Human Resources Officer from her prior role as vice president of global human resources. Stephanie Gill joined Vertiv as Chief Legal Counsel, bringing almost 25 years of legal experience, including positions as General Cousel and Corporate Secretary.

    Prisma Cloud updates security features, integrations

    Palo Alto Networks announced a number of enhancements to Prisma Cloud, the industry’s only comprehensive Cloud Native Security Platform. With these enhancements, Prisma Cloud now has the industry’s most accurate web application firewall (WAF) capabilities. When securing cloud native applications, Prisma Cloud ensures scalability, automated protection and integrated protection for defense in depth.

    “Customers want as much protection as possible, delivered as simply as possible across the cloud native continuum – securing hosts, containers and Kubernetes, and serverless functions – both at runtime and across the application lifecycle. Many organizations are moving to the cloud and need to protect applications end-to-end, starting from infrastructure and going all the way to the application layer,” said Varun Badhwar, senior vice president for product, Prisma Cloud, at Palo Alto Networks. “Prisma Cloud delivers the best-of-breed and comprehensive solution designed to protect these organizations from third-party attacks.”

    Prisma Cloud delivers cloud workload protection capabilities through a number of distinct modules including Host Security, Container Security, and Web Application and API Security (WAAS). The enhancements to these modules include:

    • Bot Risk Management: Prisma Cloud Web Application and API Security (WAAS) customers can now manage web bots and decide how to handle access for different bot types. Users have customizable visibility and protection covering known, unknown and user-defined bots.
    • Advanced DoS Protection: Prisma Cloud WAAS now includes the ability to defend against application-layer denial-of-service (DoS) attacks by applying rate controls.
    • Host Security With Custom Compliance Policies: Prisma Cloud enhances compliance for virtual machines with custom compliance checks for operating systems, orchestrators and runtime configurations.
    • Container Security With Enhanced Kubernetes Cluster Awareness and CRI-O Compliance Checks: Prisma Cloud now has deeper Kubernetes® integration with enhanced Kubernetes cluster awareness. This makes it simpler to gain quick visibility, manage security policies and view runtime audits via Kubernetes cluster filters. For CRI-O, Prisma Cloud maps 25 specific compliance checks to CRI-O across containers, images and host configurations.

    “Today’s security teams need to ensure their web applications, especially those running on cloud native architectures like containers and Kubernetes, are protected from threats and attacks,” says Doug Cahill, vice president and group director, Cybersecurity, ESG. “With an integrated approach to web application and API security, Prisma Cloud is addressing that concern head-on.”

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