Sauce Labs Announces Support for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iOS 11 Testing

Ensures Mobile App and Web Development Teams Can Immediately Test Against Latest Apple OS and Devices

SAN FRANCISCO – September 22, 2017 – Sauce Labs, Inc., provider of the world’s largest cloud-based platform for automated testing of web and mobile applications, today announced same-day support of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus for its cloud-based testing platform Real Device Cloud. The company also announced testing support for iOS 11, the newest Apple mobile operating system formally introduced alongside the iPhone 8 and slated to run on the much anticipated iPhone X.

This latest announcement from Sauce Labs reaffirms its commitment to ensure its customers deliver a seamless mobile experience across all devices. With updated support for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Sauce Labs now provides 1000+ real devices on its public and private cloud for manual and automated testing of mobile applications.

“When a new mobile device hits the market, development teams are often left scrambling to get the new devices procured, provisioned and ready so they can quickly ensure their apps continue to work on all devices and across all new OS versions,” said Asaf Saar, director of mobile product management at Sauce Labs. “By providing our customers with immediate access to the latest iOS updates and devices, we’re helping them speed releases, reduce risk, improve the quality of their mobile apps and stay ahead of their competitors.”

Mobile device usage has exploded in the last half-decade — more than half of the world’s web traffic comes from mobile devices according to WeAreSocial. The proliferation of apps has also created a war for consumer attention. A recent report from Compuware suggests that only 79 percent of users will try an app a second time. The number of users who will give an app a third try after a bad experience drops to 16 percent. With these statistics, it’s clear that comprehensive testing coverage across the latest devices and software releases is not just a “nice-to-have” — it’s mission-critical for mobile app success.

Mobile development teams can learn more about testing iOS apps on real devices and simulators at, and read moreabout iOS 11 support on the Sauce Labs blog.

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Sauce Labs provides the world’s largest cloud-based platform for the automated testing of web and mobile applications. Its award-winning service eliminates the time and expense of maintaining an in-house testing infrastructure, freeing development teams of any size to innovate and release better software, faster.

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Enhance API Design and Documentation with New OpenAPI Specification 3.0 Support in SwaggerHub

SmartBear Introduces Support for OpenAPI Specification 3.0 in SwaggerHub for Teams to Design and Document New APIs as well as Convert Existing APIs to the Latest OpenAPI Specification

SOMERVILLE, Mass. – Sept. 21, 2017 – SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for teams, today announced that SwaggerHub, the integrated API design and documentation platform for teams, launches initial support for OpenAPI Specification (OAS) 3.0. This update allows teams to leverage the latest OAS 3.0 in their design and documentation workflow for new APIs and seamlessly convert existing APIs to OAS 3.0.

The OpenAPI Specification (OAS) has emerged as the world’s standard for describing RESTful APIs. The OAS defines the interface for RESTful APIs, describing them in a format that is easily discoverable and understandable by both machines and humans. The OAS was originally called the Swagger Specification, and was donated by SmartBear Software to the Linux Foundation to standardize the way REST APIs are described in an open and transparent manner, under the governance of the Open API Initiative (OAI). The newest version of the OAS, 3.0, adds rich, expressive capabilities to describe APIs, and was released in July 2017.

Individual practitioners like developers, architects and technical writers, as well as organizations of all sizes, are actively looking for tools and platforms to leverage the power of OAS 3.0. SwaggerHub is one of the first API platforms in the market to offer support for the OAS 3.0 to facilitate the easy transition into designing and documenting quality APIs using the latest OAS. Users can now describe their APIs using OAS 3.0 in an intuitive editor that is equipped with intelligent syntax auto completion and error feedback. SwaggerHub also auto generates and hosts the visual API documentation from the OAS 3.0 definition, allowing teams to focus on the API’s implementation and adoption, and not the infrastructural complexities for discovery.

Apart from designing and documenting new APIs with OAS 3.0, users can also migrate their APIs from Swagger 2.0 to OAS 3.0 using SwaggerHub’s OAS converter. This allows teams to instantly move to OAS 3.0 without having to decipher and convert every single line of their definition manually or plumbing through external plugins.

SmartBear has always empowered users, and today we are proud to announce OAS 3.0 support in SwaggerHub, said Christian Wright, EVP and GM, API Business at SmartBear.

With SwaggerHub’s support for OAS 3.0, teams can use the rich, expressive capabilities of the latest OAS to design and document APIs, and can also instantly migrate from Swagger 2.0 to OAS 3.0 with our in-built OAS converter. This, along with an array of other powerful API development features, enables teams to deliver world-class APIs that are quick to build and easy to consume.

Learn more about OAS 3.0 support in this SwaggerHub post:

About SwaggerHub
SwaggerHub from SmartBear is an integrated API design and documentation platform, built for teams to drive consistency and discipline across the API development workflow. SwaggerHub combines the capabilities of the open source Swagger tools, namely the Swagger Editor, Swagger UI and Swagger Codegen, with collaborative features to coordinate and integrate into the API lifecycle.

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About SmartBear Software
Supporting more than six million software professionals and over 22,000 companies in 194 countries, SmartBear is the leader in software quality tools for teams. The company’s products help deliver the highest quality and best performing software possible while helping teams ship code at nearly impossible velocities. With products for API testing, UI testing, code review and performance monitoring across mobile, web and desktop applications, SmartBear equips every development, testing and operations team member with the tools to ensure quality at every stage of the software cycle.

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MaidSafe launches SAFE Network Alpha 2 – The Authenticator Release

he world’s first and only autonomous data network underlines its superiority for protecting data.

Troon, SCOTLAND, September 22nd, 2017 – Today MaidSafe, developer of the world’s first and only autonomous data network, is announcing the Authenticator Release of the SAFE Network. This Alpha 2 release includes a new mechanism for access control (the Authenticator) that integrates mobile platform support, as well as updated demonstration apps. MaidSafe’s progress underlines its commitment to making the security of data its paramount concern from the outset.

The Authenticator provides secure network access, which is now enforced by the network, automating the protection of data. It is bundled with the SAFE Browser, and in addition to supporting Windows, OSX and Linux, it now also incorporates support for Android, with iOS support in the works. While these moves into mobile are a technology preview they are designed to show how the SAFE Network accommodates mobile devices. In the coming months, MaidSafe will provide mobile developers with the tools and documentation to start developing SAFE mobile apps.

The updated desktop tutorial applications are SAFE Mail and the Web Hosting Manager. SAFE Mail provides end to end encrypted email using the public key of the recipient to encrypt the message, so only the recipient can read its contents. The Web Hosting Manager allows users to create their own public ID enabling users to upload and publish content instantly. The two Android example applications are the Authenticator, which provides network access, and SAFE Messages, which facilitates end to end encrypted mail.

“We’re delighted to announce the next milestone for the SAFE Network, which has required a methodical and rigorous approach at all times to ensure we are protecting data from the outset,” said David Irvine, founder and CEO, MaidSafe. “We have made a huge investment in time and resources to get to this point, which we believe has given us a unique technical advantage. The SAFE Network is based on over 11 years R&D, 20 granted patents and 12 pending and 19 test networks. We’re confident, that unlike the blockchain alternatives, our network is the first and only autonomous one that can protect data.”

Work on future Alpha releases is continuing as MaidSafe expands its global development team to progress critical functionality such as an autonomous secure routing layer. This will see the network architecture become more decentralised. It will enable users to run routing nodes and provide secure transient data. There is also on-going work on secure autonomous storage with user run vaults facilitating a much broader range of decentralised apps.

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Nick Lambert
Chief Operating Officer
+44 1292 317 311

About MaidSafe
Started in 2006 by Scottish engineer David Irvine, MaidSafe is a team, comprised of thinkers, inventors, tinkerers, PHDs, engineers and designers, who share a mission to provide security and privacy for everyone. MaidSafe has developed The SAFE (Secure Access For Everyone) Network, the world’s first autonomous data network designed to manage data without any human intervention. It is self-configuring, self-protecting, self-optimising and self-healing, removing all the intermediaries that negatively impact the management of our data.

Spectrum regulatory authorities to validate real spectrum usage with LS telcom’s SpectrumMap

Lichtenau/Baden, GermanyLS telcom announced that organizations now have the possibility to validate real world radio coverage for an area of interest with their new solution SpectrumMap. As a cloud based big data system SpectrumMap gathers real spectrum usage data from a monitoring network and presents the data on a map in a fast, user-friendly way. The system collects and stores spectrum data from many monitoring sources, such as fixed sites, temporary sites, mobile, handheld and portable devices. The equipment can be from different providers and manufacturers. The easy to use interface allows even staff, not qualified as engineers such as policy makers, band planners, licensing teams, as well as skilled engineering teams, and enforcement to use a range of analytical tools via web apps. Measured and calculated spectrum coverage data can be visualized in many ways such as by band, channel or service type. Key applications, which are available as web apps, include:

  • Field strength of single frequencies to bands, all user selectable
  • Coverage analysis of user selectable bands
  • Band occupancy
  • Spectrum use
  • Electromagnetic radiation hazard analysis
  • Dynamic band analysis where the display steps through user selectable frequency steps

In contrast to conventional control units of monitoring systems, SpectrumMap focuses on presenting the data in a geographical area rather than needing to identify monitoring sites and individually calculate coverage of each site.

Manfred Lebherz, CEO of LS telcom explained, “With SpectrumMap regulators can now for the first time base their licensing scheme on real world measured spectrum usage not just prediction. This is especially useful in urban areas, where spectrum is very densely used. We are sure that SpectrumMap will be indispensable for regulators with the introduction of 5G services, the Internet of Things (IoT) applications and connected objects.”


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About LS telcom
LS telcom is the global leader in spectrum efficiency. In an increasingly connected world, we assure that all spectrum users achieve their radio communication objectives in the most optimal and cost-efficient way. We deliver technologies and services to national and international regulatory bodies, to mobile and broadcast operators, to transport, critical infrastructure, defence, PPDR and vertical markets. We optimize spectrum management and spectrum use and enable new business models based on the internet of things (IoT). Spectrum users in all markets rely on our experts and software for the planning and design of optimized radio networks. We plan networks of all generations and technologies, including IoT.

On the regulatory side, we supply consulting and support services for spectrum policy development, pricing, auctions, trading, dynamic and licensed spectrum access considering technical, economic and social parameters.

Our highly modern SPECTRA Enterprise IT system provides regulators with fully automated workflow-based e-government capabilities in spectrum management. Combined with our flexible radio monitoring system, it is one of the most advanced systems for spectrum inventory and data mining, enabling highest spectrum efficiency.

Training on network technologies, standards, and regulations as well as radio monitoring system integration and optimization, transmitter installations and measurements complete our offer. Founded in 1992, LS telcom looks back on 25 years of experience in the radio communications market. Since then LS telcom, an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, has established memberships with many industry associations and organizations, and cooperates with leading technology universities. This is how we ensure to be up-to-date with technologies, standards and regulations.

LS telcom operates worldwide with subsidiaries and affiliates in Canada, China, France, South Africa, UAE, UK and USA as well as representations and support offices in Argentina, Hungary and Oman. With its headquarters in Lichtenau, Germany, LS telcom is listed on the German stock exchange under ISIN DE 0005754402 since 2001.

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Christiane Labitzke
Marketing & Communications Manager
+49 (0)7227 95 35 296 (Germany)
+ 33 (0)1 39 26 85 85 (France)

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Josh Grossman
(310) 383-1771

SmartBear Appoints Chief Financial Officer And Global Operations Lead

Bryce Chicoyne Brings 25 Years of Experience to Lead G&A Function, M&A Strategy and Significant Cross Functional and International Initiatives

SOMERVILLE, Mass. — August 21, 2017 — SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for teams, appointed Bryce Chicoyne as Chief Financial Officer and Global Operations Lead. In his role, Chicoyne will be responsible for the entire finance organization, leading the general and administrative (G&A) function, merger and acquisition (M&A) strategy, cross functional and international initiatives.

“Bryce has a strong track record of leading finance organizations at high growth technology companies,” said Justin Teague, CEO of SmartBear. “He brings extensive experience in M&A and operational excellence which will be invaluable to SmartBear as we continue our growth strategy.”

Prior to joining SmartBear, Chicoyne served as the CFO of HealthcareSource, a leading provider of talent management software to hospitals and other healthcare providers where he was instrumental in leading the company to double digit revenue growth and profitability margins during his tenure. Prior to HealthcareSource, he served as CFO of and Harvard Bioscience. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southern New Hampshire University and a master’s degree in business administration from Babson College, Franklin W. Olin Graduate School.

“I’m passionate about growing companies with team-oriented cultures that create meaningful value for customers, employees, partners and investors, so SmartBear is a natural fit for me,” said Bryce Chicoyne. “It’s exciting to be a part of an organization that is delivering tools which enable the development of the world’s best software applications.”

About SmartBear Software

Supporting more than six million software professionals and over 22,000 companies in 194 countries, SmartBear is the leader in software quality tools for teams. The company’s products help deliver the highest quality and best performing software possible while helping teams ship code at nearly impossible velocities. With products for API testing, UI testing, code review and performance monitoring across mobile, web and desktop applications, SmartBear equips every development, testing and operations team member with the tools to ensure quality at every stage of the software cycle.

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Neustar WAF Helps Organizations Combat Growing Application Layer Threats

Web Application Firewall Capabilities Integrated with the World’s Largest DDoS Defense Network for Comprehensive Protection Against Web Security Threats 

Neustar, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today introduced its new Web Application Firewall (WAF). It combines the world’s largest always-on Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation service with a cloud-based WAF, as part of Neustar’s Integrated Security Solutions Platform. With this powerful defense combination, Neustar can protect customers against both volumetric attacks and threats that target the application layer, for comprehensive security protection across the entire network stack.

“While DDoS attacks continue to command great attention, application layer threats have become equally as damaging, are the most difficult to detect and provide little to no advance warning before they wreak havoc on your critical applications,” said Barrett Lyon, Vice President, Research and Development, Neustar Security Solutions and DDoS industry pioneer. “This necessitates a security posture that is always on and also has the scale and expertise to respond to the largest network and application layer threats we are seeing today.”

The Neustar WAF is a cloud-provider, hardware and CDN agnostic solution, making it compatible anywhere applications are hosted. Customers can reduce costs and consistently configure rules anywhere, without any restrictions. Integrated with Neustar’s always-on DDoS mitigation service, the combination provides a comprehensive, layered protection stack that proactively prevents bot-based volumetric attacks, as well as threats that target the application layer, such as SQL, XSS, CSRF, session hijacking, data exfiltration and zero-day vulnerabilities.

In addition, Neustar’s Integrated Security Solutions Platform summarizes critical information in a single pane of glass, allowing better visibility and simplified management across multiple solutions, exposing threats quickly. Critical security information – DDoS mitigation activity, WAF rules, restrictions and logging, authoritative DNS query traffic, blocked query data for recursive DNS end-user protection, intelligence about IP addresses, web application availability and performance – is delivered in one place. Its intuitive data visualization capabilities help organizations easily monitor and manage critical services, and understand their operational state at one glance.

“Our team is keenly focused on preparing for today’s attacks, as well as tomorrow’s greatest threats and making sure our clients have the mitigation technologies to counter whatever hackers may throw at them next,” said Nicolai Bezsonoff, General Manager, Neustar Security Solutions. “By adding a cloud-based WAF to our DDoS mitigation solution, Neustar is now able to provide the best of both worlds – the capability to protect against both volumetric attacks and threats that target the application layer. With this new addition to our security stack, we continue helping the world’s biggest brands monitor, accelerate and defend their online presence.”

More than 2,500 leading enterprises and government organizations worldwide use Neustar Security Solutions to keep their organizations secure. For more than 20 years, Neustar has been delivering a comprehensive set of solutions for organizations looking to leverage real-time information to improve their security posture.

Neustar and Forrester Research will be hosting a webinar on “Tackling Threats in the Application Layer” today at 10AM PST. Register here to attend.


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