For Thursday, August 16th
MDRM, UPBS, WAVX, SFOR, ROSV, EMLL
Our Stocks to Watch tomorrow include Modern Mobility Aids Inc. (OTCBB: MDRM), Upstream Biosciences Inc. (OTCBB: UPBS), Wave Systems Corp. (Nasdaq: WAVX), StrikeForce Technologies Inc. (OTCBB: SFOR), Rostock Ventures Corp. (OTCBB: ROSV) and El Maniel International Inc. (OTC: EMLL).
MODERN MOBILITY AIDS INCORPORATED (OTCBB: MDRM)
"Up 57.14% on Wednesday"
Detailed Quote: http://www.otcpicks.com/quotes/MDRM.php
Modern Mobility Aids, Inc., a development stage company, focuses on the wholesale and distribution of products for mobility challenged individuals. It plans to import, market, and sell a range of mobility products to the Russian market. The company intends to offer scooters, power chairs, wheelchairs, walkers, and canes. It focuses to offer its products to the elderly and individuals with paralysis, arthritis, weakness, coronary or lung issues, and obesity. The company was formerly known as Glider Inc. and changed its name to Modern Mobility Aids, Inc. in April 2010. Modern Mobility Aids, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is based in Schaumburg, Illinois.
August 11 - Pechala's Reports Releases Research on Modern Mobility Aids, Inc.
There is a new research report out on Modern Mobility Aids, Inc. (OTCBB: MDRM). Those interested can access it at http://bit.ly/Q0zSMJ.
UPSTREAM BIOSCIENCES (OTCBB: UPBS)
"Up 53.85% on Wednesday"
Detailed Quote: http://www.otcpicks.com/quotes/UPBS.php
Upstream Biosciences Inc. focuses on developing and commercializing drug candidates for the treatment of infectious diseases. It develops various products for the treatment of tropical diseases, such as Leishmaniasis, Trypanosomiasis, and Malaria caused by parasites. The company is based in Vancouver, Canada.
No recent news for Upstream Biosciences Inc. (OTCBB: UPBS).
WAVE SYSTEMS CORPORATION (NASDAQ: WAVX)
"Up 29.29% on Wednesday"
Detailed Quote: http://www.otcpicks.com/quotes/WAVX.php
Wave Systems Corp. (WAVX) reduces the complexity, cost and uncertainty of data protection by starting inside the device. Unlike other vendors who try to secure information by adding layers of software for security, Wave leverages the security capabilities built directly into endpoint computing platforms themselves. Wave has been a foremost expert on this growing trend, leading the way with first-to-market solutions and helping shape standards through its work as a board member for the Trusted Computing Group.
August 15 - Wave Launches Cloud-Based Management for Self-Encrypting Drives
Easily Scalable, Cost-Effective Central Management for Hardware-Based Endpoint Encryption; Ideal for Enterprises and Small- to Mid-Sized Businesses With Limited IT Infrastructure
Wave Systems Corp. (Nasdaq: WAVX) launched Wave Cloud, a cloud-based service for enterprise-wide management of self-encrypting drives (SEDs). The company's new subscription-based service introduces a game-changing platform for enterprises that wish to rapidly deploy centrally-managed hardware-based data encryption on laptops -- all without the complexity and cost associated with maintaining on-premise servers.
SEDs provide one of the best defenses against data breach. Based on the Opal specification published by the Trusted Computing Group, the drives are available from leading storage vendors at little to no incremental cost from a wide range of PC suppliers, including Dell, HP, Lenovo and others. Solid-state versions of SEDs are also available. Advantages over software encryption include better performance (because encryption happens on a chip, it doesn't compete for processing cycles); faster deployment (unlike software, SEDs don't require an initial encryption cycle); and enhanced security (encryption cannot be turned off or otherwise compromised by the end user).
Yet despite the advantages, the need for dedicated servers and in-house IT expertise -- along with tight IT budgets -- has hampered wider encryption adoption.
"Organizations are looking for ways to leverage cloud offerings to reduce the complexity and costs of deploying endpoint encryption," said Eric Ouellet, VP Secure Business Enablement at Gartner. "While the endpoint encryption market is relatively mature, deployment challenges remain. Offerings that can provide standardized, simple-to-use frameworks for typically cumbersome tasks could help accelerate growth in this segment."
These factors, coupled with the rising popularity of cloud-based services, were the drivers for the development of Wave Cloud.
"Wave Cloud opens the door for a new generation of users to discover the top-shelf endpoint data protection afforded by SEDs," said Brian Berger, Wave's Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales. "The service offers a capital-efficient and easily scalable means for rolling out self-encrypting drives in the enterprise -- with the same management features to be expected from the Wave brand: remote management, policy enforcement and password retrieval."
Subscriptions start at $37 per drive per year with a one-year agreement.
Wave Cloud has already elicited positive remarks from several beta customers, including DBConnect Solutions, Inc. based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. DBConnect is a remote service provider that specializes in Oracle data base administration for companies that use JD Edwards. Servicing small companies as well as multi-national, multi-billion global companies, DBConnect deployed Wave Cloud earlier this summer across all of its desktops and laptops used by their database administrators.
Doug Floyd, DBConnect's Vice President of Technology, had been a proponent of SEDs, noting their better performance over software encryption, and the assurance they offered that everything on the drive was encrypted. But like other smaller firms without an internal IT staff, buying a desktop PC or server to install centralized management would have meant additional time and overhead fixing software or hardware issues. That's why he elects to use cloud providers for most of the company's business needs.
"It's a great approach for small business. With Wave's cloud service, I was able to quickly configure all of our SEDs from one central console. Because the Wave Cloud solution is hosted for us online, we can avoid the overhead of managing any additional hardware or software in house, which saves us time and money," said Floyd. "We are able to assure our customers that even if an employee's laptop is stolen, their data will still be safe, which is a great selling point for potential customers."
Wave Cloud Advantages include:
* Rapid deployment. Available and deployable via the internet, Wave Cloud's simple, point-and-click interface enables most deployments to complete in less than three days.
* Capital-efficient. Wave Cloud requires no on-site servers, and subscription fees scale to match the scope of endpoint protection that customers deploy. Pay only for what you use.
* Better performance. Because encryption happens on a chip within the SED's drive, it doesn't compete for processing cycles with the laptop's CPU or slow down running applications.
* Enhanced security. An SED's encryption is always on and cannot be turned off or otherwise compromised by the end user. SEDs are also impervious to cold-boot or side channel attacks.
Underscoring Wave's commitment to providing leading-edge endpoint security, the company is developing additional value-added features for its Wave Cloud service which will debut later this year, including automatic enrollment of SEDs, easy integration with Microsoft BitLocker® encryption and Windows® 8 eDrive technology, and the ability to pair a device's SED and Trusted Platform Module (TPM). This last feature promises to enhance endpoint security even further by allowing organizations to automatically switch off user authentication if an SED becomes disconnected from an organization's network.
STRIKEFORCE TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED (OTCBB: SFOR)
"Up 38.46% on Wednesday"
Detailed Quote: http://www.otcpicks.com/quotes/SFOR.php
StrikeForce Technologies helps to prevent online identity theft and data security breaches for consumers, corporations, and government agencies. It provides powerful two-factor, 'Out-of-Band' authentication and keystroke encryption solutions. StrikeForce Technologies, Inc. (SFOR) is headquartered in Edison, N.J.
August 13 - StrikeForce Technologies Releases Its Second Quarter 2012 10Q Financial Results
Company's 2012 2nd Qtr 10Q Shows Continual Increase in Revenues
StrikeForce Technologies (OTCBB: SFOR) reported its 2nd Qtr 2012 Financial Results, which shows continual increases in its gross revenues.
StrikeForce's gross revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2012 were $168,427 compared to $48,355 for the three months ended June 30, 2011, an increase of $120,072 or 248%. The increase in revenues was primarily due to StrikeForce's recurring gross revenues, maintenance payments and the increase in sales of our software products as a result of the implementation of new contracts executed in the first and second quarter of 2012.
StrikeForce's gross revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2012 were $353,081 compared to $149,160 for the six months ended June 30, 2011, an increase of $203,921 or 237%. The increase in gross revenues was primarily due to sales of our security products.
StrikeForce's gross revenue comparisons do not include $120,000 of booked advance billing that occurred during the 2nd Qtr 2012 relating to the second year of a multi-year agreement with a financial services Fortune 1000 company for our ProtectID® product, which will be recorded as earned revenue in the third quarter of 2012.
"StrikeForce continues to remain on target with its gross revenue guidance provided in 1st Qtr 2012. StrikeForce continues to execute on its current strategy of concentrating in the financial, healthcare and technology markets in selling its products through its growing international distribution channel and directly," says Mark L. Kay, CEO of StrikeForce Technologies. "With the numerous announced data breaches as reported by the Verizon 2012 Data Breach Report and reports such as Dark Reading's article, 'Best Buy Says Some Customer Accounts Have Been Hacked,' on July 10, 2012 and many other identity theft articles, StrikeForce's 2nd Qtr 2012 reported financials continue to show increases in gross revenues that we project to continue to grow throughout 2012 and beyond mainly based on executed contracts," continues Kay.
ROSTOCK VENTURES CORPORATION (OTCBB: ROSV)
"Up 16.28% on Wednesday"
Detailed Quote: http://www.otcpicks.com/quotes/ROSV.php
Rostock Ventures Corp., a natural resource exploration and production company, engages in the exploration, acquisition, and development of mineral properties in the United States. The company holds 59 mineral claims in the Tintina Gold Belt in Yukon, Canada. It also has the rights to an exploration license for approximately 300 hectares located in Hants County, Canada. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in San Diego, California.
No recent news for Rostock Ventures Corp. (OTCBB: ROSV).
EL MANIEL INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED (OTC: EMLL)
"Up 100.00% on Wednesday"
Detailed Quote: http://www.otcpicks.com/quotes/EMLL.php
El Maniel International Inc is a publicly traded company currently focusing in the gold business domain including but not limited to trading, prospecting, developing and expanding the economic potential of its world class mining claims and the company is committed in creating shareholder's value by ensuring constant development of current and new resources in its global gold business domain.
No recent news for El Maniel International Inc. (OTC: EMLL).