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Groupon Inc (GRPN) declared that it intends to hold a conference call to discuss its fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 financial results on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 10:00am EST.

The webcast can be accessed live at http://shareholder.groupon.com. A replay of the webcast will be available through the same link following the conference call, together with the earnings press release, financial tables and slide presentation.

Seagate Technology PLC (STX) declared that its portfolio hard drives and solid-state drives designed to meet stringent federal security standards now integrate with advanced encryption key administration software and services from Fornetix, LLC. The integration gives federal government agencies another line of defense against external and internal cybersecurity threats by providing a more secure and easier way to manage and ensure data encryption.

“Secure data storage is a universal need, but organizations like federal agencies face additional pressures when it comes to security, encryption and ensuring data is accessible to only those who should have access,” said Deb Oliver, president, Seagate Government Solutions. “Seagate has a long history of providing technologies that meet the most stringent security standards, and our integration with Fornetix extends this commitment by deepening the security we provide down to the key administration level.”

Led by the Seagate Government Solutions business, the integration involves Seagate drives that meet Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 140-2 (FIPS PUB140-2) requirements, a U.S. government computer security standard used for approving cryptographic modules. The Seagate FIPS PUB140-2 drives now integrate with Fornetix Key™ Orchestration products and services, which assist manage the digital keys found on drives that assist secure data. The resulting combination makes it easier to dynamically manage and re-key drives as needed — an often cumbersome and difficult process — without compromising data security.

Seagate offers FIPS PUB140-2-compliant drives, which are included in this integration. These drives are also compatible with storage appliances and systems, counting Seagate’s ClusterStor® Secure Data Appliance (SDA), the industry’s first secure scale-out parallel file system solution. Developed specifically for the federal market, ClusterStor SDA facilitates tens of thousands of users with different security classifications to connect to a single-server storage environment, allowing access to only those who should have it. The inclusion of FIPS PUB140-2 drives with Fornetix Key Orchestration products adds another layer of encryption-based security to meet federal data administration needs without the additional overhead traditionally associated with added encryption tools.

“Fornetix is teaming up with Seagate to assist expand the level of data encryption capabilities we’re able to offer the federal government and other organizations,” said Jack Wright, chief operating officer and acting chief executive officer, Fornetix, LLC. “Our secure key administration, coupled with Seagate’s experience securely managing data from the drive to the systems level, provides users with a set of technology tools that make data encryption more affordable, secure and easier to manage.”

 

 

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