Author: Digital News Asia

Astro scores Premier League rights
Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad says it has won the tender for broadcast rights to the Barclays Premier League (BPL) in Malaysia for three seasons.
Sophos rolls out security appliance for small businesses
Sophos has released a new unified threat management appliance and software package exclusively for small businesses, the Sophos UTM 100 appliance which comes with BasicGuard, offering network, email, web and wireless protection.  
Microsoft appoints new MD for Malaysia
Microsoft has announced Carlos Lacerda as its new managing director for Malaysia, succeeding Ananth Lazarus, who is taking on a new role as partner sales lead for the Asia Pacific region.
Facebook shuts down Albania Pirate Group
Security firm Sophos has reported that stolen passwords and banking data were being shared on a Facebook page belonging to the Albania Pirate Group, urging users to report any such pages found to Facebook immediately. 
DiGi subs enjoy extended WhatsApp messaging
DiGi Telecommunications has launch a new promotion, which the company says offers an extended reload validity period and unlimited free data charges when using the WhatsApp Messenger to its subscribers effective Nov 5.
Cisco and NetApp launch ExpressPod for SMEs
Cisco and NetApp have introduced ExpressPod, a prepackaged solution for growing small and medium-sized organizations along with new improvements made to the FlexPod datacenter platform.
HDS rolls out flash storage for enterprises
HDS has unveiled Hitachi Accelerated Flash storage, a new flash module built specifically for enterprise-class workloads and also part of the flash strategy and roadmap it announced earlier this year.
NEC Corp inks distribution deal with Springlab
NEC Corporation Malaysia and Springlab Distribution have inked an agreement to jointly expand the distribution of NEC’s portfolio of IT platform products throughout Malaysia.
Brocade names new head for South-East Asia
Brocade has named Lily Foo as head for South-East Asia, responsible for charting the company’s overall growth across the region. She will be based in Singapore and report directly to Brocade vice president for Asia Pacific, Charlie Foo.
TM R&D and FiberHome in research collaboration pact
TM R&D, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with FiberHome Telecommunications Technologies that would pave the way for more joint R&D on advanced optical and wireless communication technologies.
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