Newsletter December 2020

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All clear! OEM technology not affected by Avira‘s change of strategy! >>

BULPROS News

BULPROS News

BULPROS is first IBM partner in EMEA with Build Competency for Banking and Financial Services • Webinar recording: How can banks master the power of AI to personalize customer experience? >>

GBS Products

Products

Coming soon: iQ.Suite 360 Threat Protection for MS Teams • Outlook for GBS Workflow Manager 4.2 • Information about discontinuations by the end of the year >>

Events

Events

HCL Digital Week 2020 – A Recap >>

GBS News
All clear! OEM technology not affected by Avira‘s change of strategy!

All clear! OEM technology not affected by Avira‘s change of strategy!

Avira is ending its Business Security offer on December 31, 2021 and would focus primarily on OEM technologies in the future.

The OEM products SAVAPI, File Unpacker and also the Avira Protection Cloud technology (APC) included in the E-Mail-Management solution iQ.Suite, are in no way affected by Avira's change of strategy.

The secure anti-virus API (SAVAPI), which integrates the Avira Cloud Security, will continue to protect your company against various malware such as Trojans, worms, rootkits, viruses, spyware, adware and macro viruses. And File Unpacker will keep enabling you to effectively decompress and unpack files that may contain malware.

The successful partnership between GBS and Avira and therefore the validity of the license remains unchanged. You can continue to rely on comprehensive as well as cloud-based protection of your email infrastructure. We look forward to our further successful cooperation.

GBS Products
Coming soon: iQ.Suite 360 Threat Protection – Multi-level Malware Protection for MS Teams

Coming soon: iQ.Suite 360 Threat Protection for MS Teams

WIn April of this year, GBS released iQ.Suite 360, a solution for the central protection of collaboration and communication platforms, which reflects the changes in collaboration in companies

Available as a cloud service, iQ.Suite 360 meeting tools effectively protects against malicious files and the collaboration technologies used against cyber threats. 

iQ.Suite 360 ​​Threat Protection was the first service that enabled companies to protect their SharePoint environment against malware in a multilevel and compliant manner. 

And now this service will soon be available for Microsoft Teams and offer the same great features:  

The highlights of iQ.Suite 360 ​​Threat Protection for MS Teams at a glance

Multi-level malware protection through the use of multiple scanners 

360° security, i.e. Protection of the collaboration environment for both internal and external communication partners 

Scheduled scanning of the entire MS Teams environment with the latest patterns 

Versioning of document libraries 

Detailed audit and reporting functionalities 

iQ.Suite 360 ​​Threat Protection for MS Teams is scheduled for release by the end of the year. more >>


iQ.Suite

Information about discontinuations by the end of the year

As already announced in the October newsletter, we would like to remind you of the discontinuation of technical support for some versions of our email management platform iQ.Suite on December 31, 2020.  

Here is a brief overview of the corresponding versions:

iQ.Suite 21.x for HCL Domino 

iQ.Suite 17.x for Microsoft Exchange / SMTP 

KeyManager 5.2.x / 5.3 for Windows / Linux 

iQ.Suite WebCrypt 10.0.x for Windows / Linux 

Update Manager 6.x for Windows 

If you have any questions, please contact the GBS Sales Team at sales@gbs.com or your responsible sales partner.

Thank you for your understanding.  more >>


GBS Workflow Manager

Outlook for GBS Workflow Manager 4.2

The new version GBS Workflow Manager 4.2 will be released at the end of 2020. The low code platform with a focus on workflow management will receive a number of enhancements:

Prevention of cross-site scripting, so that users are not allowed to enter unauthorized scripts in input fields that can cause damage 

Better support for stronger passwords. The administrator can configure the password strength requirements in the settings 

The citizen developer gets advanced options for formatting of e-mail notifications 

Removal of some restrictions regarding the content length of fields as well as some detail improvements in the design of forms and lists (views) 

A key new feature is the support of iQ.Suite 360, GBS' solution for the holistic protection of collaboration platforms such as Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Teams. In the new version of iQ.Suite 360, which will be released at the end of the year, the first approval process is controlled by the GBS Workflow Manager. The goal is to gradually expand it as the central workflow engine for the business processes of iQ.Suite 360.   

GBS Workflow Manager 4.2 will be available from the end of 2020 in the GBS download area and on Docker Hub.

Bulpros News
BULPROS is first IBM partner in EMEA with Build Competency for Banking and Financial Services

BULPROS is first IBM partner in EMEA with Build Competency for Banking and Financial Services

BULPROS is the first IBM partner in EMEA to acquire the Build Competency for Banking and Financial Services

The IBM Competencies were introduced in May 2020 and recognize business partners who demonstrate technical proficiency and client success building solutions.  

Acquiring this Competency represents a major step in the development of the partnership between the two companies.more >>


Webinar recording: How can banks master the power of AI to personalize customer experience?

Webinar recording: How can banks master the power of AI to personalize customer experience?

Leveraging data has been quite challenging for banks due to the diverse landscape of systems they usually operate. With the fast evolution of artificial intelligence (AI), the adoption of data is now widely accepted as the next big wave in the digital transformation.  

With Cloud Pak for Data, IBM has developed a unified platform that covers all stages of AI: from collecting and organizing data through analyzing it to infusing AI ​within its business processes.  

Stepping on this solid foundation, BULPROS has developed Digital Banker – a solution that empowers retail banks to infuse AI within their customer experience and deliver great private banking-level of service to all their customers. It helps to understand the complete financial life of the customers, infusing valuable insights and advice within the CX.  

Check out the webinar recording. Experts from BULPROS and IBM held an insightful discussion on how banks can leverage IBM Cloud Pak for Data and BULPROS Digital Banker in transforming their CX through AI. The agenda also included the main challenges in implementing AI, the current trends to be observed in digital CX and how banks can deliver one-to-one personalization.

Events
HCL Digital Week 2020 – A recap

HCL Digital Week 2020 – A recap

The HCL Digital Week 2020 took place in mid November. Like many other conferences this year, this event was held online - with 2,000 attendees and a clear signal that the interest in HCL software is growing steadily.  

You can see the most important updates here: 

There will be no new Domino version in 2020. The next version V12 is announced for the second quarter of 2021

HCL Domino Volt enables business users with limited programming skills to create Domino applications via the Web browser

Professional developers can then extend applications created with HCL Domino Volt using Domino Designer

HCL Volt MX is a brand new product suitable for professional developers. It is based on the Temenos Quantum solution. HCL will further develop the product for non-banking services. HCL Volt MX also allows the development of mobile apps

Server migration from older Domino servers to V12 is made much easier and faster. HCL Lets Encrypt certificates are supported by default and provide automatic updates

There will also be new versions of HCL Sametime and HCL Connections

Since October there is the Early Access Program where HCL provides the latest functionalities of Domino V12 in advance for interested partners and customers.  

GBS follows the further development of HCL Domino continually, so that we can provide our own products for the new version 12 early. 

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