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Debate: Who's responsible for Delhi mess?

TIMES NOW’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami and panelists – Madhuresh Kumar, National Convener, National Alliance of Peoples Movements; Arun Bhatia, Former IAS Officer; Satinath Sarangi, Social Activist; Harsh Malhotra, Mayor, East Delhi Municipal Corporation; and R Rajagopalan, Senior Journalist – discuss AAP and BJP at loggerheads over the ongoing strike by MCD employees over non-payment of salaries and dues, BJP accusing Delhi government of not paying its dues to the civic bodies, AAP alleging financial irregularities in the BJP-ruled MCDs, AAP asking the Centre to bring DDA under Delhi government for a solution, and as to who is responsible for the mess in Delhi - Arvind or BJP?
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Monsanto Will Pay $80 Million to Resolve SEC Accounting Claims
Monsanto Co. will pay $80 million to settle a U.S. regulator’s claims that the company improperly accounted for certain expenses tied to customer rebates for weed-killer Roundup. The world’s biggest seed company booked revenue from the discount program without properly recognizing all of its costs, the Securities and Exchange Commission said in a statement Tuesday. SEC Chair Mary Jo White made enforcing accounting rules a priority when she joined the agency in 2013 after the number of such cases declined in previous years.
FireEye Expands Market Reach With Power and Essentials Editions

MILPITAS, CA–(Marketwired - Feb 2, 2016) - FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the leader in stopping today’s advanced cyber attacks, today announced the expansion of the FireEye Global Threat Management Platform to include two new editions – FireEye Power and FireEye Essentials – offering high-quality FireEye threat detection and response solutions, tailored for organizations at different stages in their security maturity.

  • FireEye Power™ is designed for organizations with mature security operations, providing broad visibility across the enterprise and comprehensive protection with integrated security workflows and rich contextual intelligence.

  • FireEye Essentials™ is designed for organizations just getting started with their advanced threat protection program, providing them with high-fidelity detection with low false positives at an affordable price.

FireEye Network Security (NX series) will be the first product line available with Power and Essential editions, and will make the FireEye global threat management platform available to a broader range of organizations. The expansion of the FireEye Network Security product line is the first of a series of new products to provide more options for organizations looking for advanced threat protection.

Both the Power and Essentials editions will benefit from the integration of threat intelligence from recently acquired iSIGHT, one of the leading providers of cyber threat intelligence for global enterprises. With the acquisition, FireEye created the world’s most advanced and comprehensive private threat intelligence operation. The iSIGHT intelligence network monitors and mines global threat development and thousands of threat actors worldwide, with more than 250 cyber threat intelligence experts across 17 countries, covering 29 languages. This expanded intelligence infrastructure will provide customers with access to a widened FireEye threat intelligence lens, delivering a focus on industry-leading coverage in the key areas of hacktivism, critical infrastructure, and emerging threats in addition to nation state and targeted attacks.

“With these new strategic product offerings, we are enabling more organizations to step up their security operations with the detection and protection capabilities of the FireEye global threat management platform,” said David DeWalt, FireEye chief executive officer and chairman of the board. “The steps FireEye is taking today expand the market for advanced security solutions, making it easier for businesses of all sizes to benefit from threat management products matched to their unique needs and security profiles.”

As a result of the evolution of threat landscape, smaller organizations and multiple industries are being now targeted. With today’s announcements, FireEye technology traditionally used by customers with highly valued assets is being made available to organizations with varying maturities in their security programs.

“With these new network product offerings FireEye gives us more options to offer clients market-leading threat protection at the right level for their organization,” said John Marler, COO at Set Solutions. “Whether we’re working with a client just starting to invest in advanced threat protection, or organizations building global security operations centers, we are confident we’re providing the best detection, alerts and threat intelligence available today.”

Built on MVX Technology

The new FireEye network offerings are built on FireEye MVX™ technology, a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that detects known and unknown attacks. According to a recent report from Frost and Sullivan, FireEye is the most widely deployed advanced threat solution, powering its Dynamic Threat Intelligence™ (DTI™) cloud. Following the acquisition of Mandiant in 2013, FireEye added additional, victim-based threat intelligence based on responding to the highest profile breaches around the world. This intelligence will be further enhanced with the adversary intelligence gained from the iSIGHT acquisition.

FireEye Network Security Power is designed for organizations with sophisticated security operations to provide comprehensive visibility paired with integrated security workflow and rich contextual intelligence. Network Security Power adds new features including machine learning based detection, cloud-based analytics and FireEye Mobile Security to expand the aperture on threats targeting each customer. It also offers deep contextual intelligence to help prioritize actions as well as enable, enhance and speed up the investigative process. Further it is designed to integrate seamlessly into customer environments through a rich API.

FireEye Network Security Essentials is designed for organizations working to balance security costs versus risk exposure. Network Security Essentials brings the power of the FireEye Global Threat Management Platform to a broader range of organizations. This new offering provides these organizations with access to enterprise-class protection against today’s most impactful threats while driving down security operating costs through a reduction in alert noise.

FireEye Network Security Power and FireEye Network Security Essentials are available now. For more information visit:
 https://www.fireeye.com/products/nx-network-security-products.html

About FireEye, Inc.

FireEye has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks. These highly sophisticated cyber attacks easily circumvent traditional signature-based defenses, such as next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways. The FireEye Threat Prevention Platform provides real-time, dynamic threat protection without the use of signatures to protect an organization across the primary threat vectors and across the different stages of an attack life cycle. The core of the FireEye platform is a virtual execution engine, complemented by dynamic threat intelligence, to identify and block cyber attacks in real time. FireEye has over 4,000 customers across 67 countries, including more than 650 of the Forbes Global 2000.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to the expectations, beliefs, features, benefits and availability of FireEye Power and FireEye Essentials editions. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions which, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause the performance of these new platforms and FireEye’s results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include customer demand and adoption of FireEye’s solutions; real or perceived defects, errors or vulnerabilities in FireEye’s offerings; FireEye’s ability to react to trends and challenges in its business and the markets in which it operates; FireEye’s ability to anticipate market needs or develop new or enhanced offerings to meet those needs; and general market, political, economic, and business conditions; as well as those risks and uncertainties included under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” in FireEye’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 5, 2015, which is available on the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at investors.FireEye.com and on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to FireEye as of the date hereof, and FireEye does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made. Any future product, feature, or related specification that may be referenced in this release is for informational purposes only and is not a commitment to deliver any technology or enhancement. FireEye reserves the right to modify future product or service plans at any time.

© 2016 FireEye, Inc. All rights reserved. FireEye, Power, Essentials, MVX, Dynamic Threat Intelligence, DTI and Mandiant are registered trademarks or trademarks of FireEye, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other brands, products, or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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Workers Gain From Fruits of Labor as U.S. Jobless Rate Declines
At 4.9 percent, the U.S. jobless rate in January was the lowest in eight years, prompting employers to increase pay to attract the talent needed to stay in business. Earnings per hour for all employees rose 0.5 percent on average from the prior month, the biggest gain in a year, the Labor Department reported Friday. “The labor market is tightening and wages are doing what they do in a tightening market -- they’re going up,” said Michael Feroli, chief U.S. economist at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in New York.