Monday, January 28, 2013

Payment for Philippines’ AirAsia promo seats and other online purchases now made easier via any 7-Eleven store near you

Payment for Philippines’ AirAsia promo seats and other online purchases now made easier via any 7-Eleven store near you
AirAsia Inc. and 7-Eleven ink deal for easy, hassle-free payment service that’s open 24/7 

Makati City25 January 2013 - Paying for your Philippines’ AirAsia booking reservations and other online purchases is now made easier via any 7-Eleven store nationwide. AirAsia guests who prefer to pay in cash may now avail of online promo fares and other privileges from and pay at any 7-Eleven’s more than 800 convenient stores.

AirAsia and Philippine Seven Corporation launched the Payment Partners agreement in Makati City yesterday with AirAsia Inc. Chairman Tony Boy Cojuangco, AirAsia Inc. CEO Maan Hontiveros and Philippine Seven Corporation president and CEO Jose Victor Paterno.
“We know that we made the right choice by launching this payment innovation with 7-Eleven. Our partnership brings more convenience and accessibility to payment gateways so that everyone can have an easy, hassle-free access to AirAsia’s super low fares and promos,” AirAsia Inc. CEO Maan Hontiveros said.

For his part, Philippine Seven Corporation president and CEO Jose Victor Paterno said: “AirAsia and 7-Eleven are committed to provide convenience and quality service to our customers. With this new cash payment system, AirAsia passengers will experience the ease and convenience of our 24/7 service.”

AirAsia believes in providing convenient service to make traveling easier and more affordable for guests through the following booking options:
•                Internet booking via that is customized for each country and market. 
•                Guests are also able to book their flights via AirAsia’s new and improved mobile apps as well which are available for download at Apple’s App Store for iPhone, Google’s Play Store for Android phones, or for WAP enabled phones.
“Aside from being able to book their flights 24/7, our guests will be very happy to finally have the same option to pay cash, any time at any 7-Eleven store nationwide. In the next few weeks, we will announce more payment partners so that more and more people will benefit from our low fares and extensive route network spanning 20 countries and 80 destinations,” Hontiveros added.
To celebrate the partnership, AirAsia is offering promo fares from as low as P699 for Davao and Kalibo; P999 for Taipei and Hong Kong and P1,499 for Singapore. Guests who will avail of this promo online will be able to travel from 24 January to 22 May 2013. Booking period is open until 3 February.

Find out more about AirAsia’s exciting destinations and promo fare announcements by following us on Facebook(facebook/airasiaphilippines) and Twitter (

(L-R) AirAsia Inc. Chairman Tony Boy Cojuangco, Philippine Seven Corporation president and CEO Jose Victor Paterno and AirAsia Inc. CEO Maan Hontiveros officially launched the Payment Partners option in Makati City.  The partnership brings more convenience to AirAsia passengers, aside from being able to book their flights 24/7 via, they will finally have the same option to pay cash, any time at any 7-Eleven store nationwide.

Paying for your Philippines’ AirAsia online booking reservations and other purchases is now made easier via any 7-Eleven stores nationwide. You can now avail of AirAsia’s promo fares and signature low fares from and pay at any 7-Eleven stores using cash. Photo shows (L-R) 7-Eleven General Merchandise manager Jun Ang, AirAsia Inc. Chairman Tony Boy Cojuangco, Philippine Seven Corporation president and CEO Jose Victor Paterno, AirAsia Inc. CEO Maan Hontiveros and AirAsia Inc. Commercial head Freddy Herrera at the launching of Payment Partners option in Makati City recently. 

Suaveng Ahit, Gwapong Schick Barangay Tour Launched

ABANGAN ang Suaveng Ahit, Gwapong Schick Barangay Tour sa inyong Barangay!

                                             WATCH THE VIDEO 

February 2, 2013
GREMA Covered Court, Brgy 176 Zone 15, District 1, Bagong Silang, Caloocan

February 3, 2013
TUNASAN Covered Court, E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, Tunasan, Muntinlupa

BARANGAY TOUR. Schick launches its community beautification program called Suaveng Ahit, Gwapong Schick Barangay Tour. This activity aims to impart positivity among members of the community from various parts of the metropolis.

            Suaveng Ahit, Gwapong Schick Barangay Tour Launched
Looking and feeling good is not just about taking care of yourself; it’s about caring for the things around you and the world you live in. This is precisely what razor brand Schick strives to promote with its ongoing Suaveng Ahit, Gwapong Schick Barangay Tour.

As one of the most trusted personal grooming brands for both men and women, Schick goes all out in pushing its advocacy by reaching out to their valued patrons. Through this project, the brand hopes to continue its goal of imparting positivity and self-confidence not only on a personal level but on the community scale.

The tour got off in on a rousing start last December when the caravan rolled into Salamalabanan Subdivision in Imus, Cavite, where the group initiated different activities focused on engaging and educating the community on proper physical grooming, healthy and active lifestyle, and community awareness.

The project was well received and garnered positive feedback from the community—something that Schick hopes to replicate in other locations within the metro. “We could not have asked for a better start to this tour,” says Claire Guevara, Schick senior brand manager. “The Salamalabanan community here in Imus, Cavite was very gracious and receptive to what we were trying to accomplish as a brand. We greatly appreciate the effort and the participation put forth by the community and we hope that the same goes with our next destination.”

The tour will continue to visit designated locations throughout 2013, including communities around the area of Caloocan, Muntinlupa, Antipolo and Quezon City.
As part of the brand’s continuing mission to make people feel good both inside and out, the tour’s initiatives include activities such as giving free shaves and haircuts to residents, as well as conducting clean-up drives that help encourage community awareness of health and safety among the youth.

In the first leg the tour also hosted competitions that included a three-on-three basketball game, a free-throw and half-court shootout, as well as a dance showdown, all of which promoted good sportsmanship and camaraderie within the community. The winners and participants received cash prizes and gift packs from Schick.

The group stayed true to its promise of reaching out to the grassroots level. Together with celebrity host Regine Tolentino, the caravan visited tricycle terminals, groceries, and sari-sari stores and immersed themselves in the community while handing out free Schick products.

For more information on other tours, prizes, and promos, visit Schick’s website ( or connect with the company via Facebook (

Fortinet Expands Network Security Solution Suite with New Dedicated Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection Products

Fortinet Expands Network Security Solution Suite with New Dedicated Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection Products

Family of High Performance Appliances Helps Today’s Enterprises to Defend Against DDoS attacks

Mandaluyong, Philippines – November 27, 2012 - Fortinet®, a world leader in high-performance network security, today introduced the FortiDDoS product family for enterprises, Web hosting and cloud service providers. The new FortiDDoS-100A, FortiDDoS-200A and FortiDDoS-300A are dedicated appliances that are designed to detect and help protect against today’s most damaging and sophisticated DDoS attacks. The appliances feature custom ASICs that are capable of mitigating DDoS attacks while maintaining incredibly-low latency (less than 26 microseconds), preventing loss of availability to critical systems, servers and applications.

“This launch is significant because as systems become more inter connected, the need for greater network protection against targeted DDoS attacks become more pronounced,” said Jeff Castillo, Fortinet's Country Manager for the Philippines.   “This specialized protection ensures customer confidence and decreases the liability of Philippine enterprises in the long term.”

Providing granular real-time network traffic visibility and automatic protection against targeted DDoS attacks, the FortiDDoS appliances will be the only solution on the market that supports network virtualization and automatic and continuous traffic baselining. Network virtualization helps prevent attacks on one segment of the network from affecting other segments, thereby preserving availability in virtualized environments of datacenters and cloud-based service providers. The automatic traffic baseline model building is also unique, enabling the FortiDDoS products to build a network behavior model initially and adaptively update it continuously with practically no end-user intervention, resulting in significantly reduced administrative overhead.

“DDoS attacks aren’t just an annoyance and minor inconvenience, they are a serious problem that could cause significant liability to businesses today,” said Michael Xie, chief technology officer and vice president of engineering at Fortinet. “The damage from a DDoS attack can include loss of revenue, loss of customer confidence, loss of brand equity and potentially huge legal liabilities. A FortiDDoS appliance installed in front of a network infrastructure can act as a shield against DDoS attacks.”

FortiDDoS appliances are easy to deploy and manage, and are designed to recognize today’s attack vectors and deliver hardware-accelerated performance to block attacks quickly.

“Fortinet appliances’ support of virtual instances is a valuable feature,” said Michael Suby, Stratecast vice president of research at Frost and Sullivan. “This feature is not only beneficial in supporting multiple layers of defense but also is a cost containment and administration-friendly feature for organizations that have multiple Web properties to protect, and need unique policies for each. Virtual instances can also be effectively used in defense escalation. Rather than have a single set of policies, multiple policy sets can be defined in advance, such that the organization can apply a more stringent set of policies if the preceding policies were inadequate.”

Hacktivism via botnets and network testing applications has increased significantly in the last year, which has led to an increase in volumetric and application layer attacks. These attacks bring down sites by filling up Internet pipes and overloading application servers. As businesses consume more software as a service (SaaS) offerings and other public cloud-based services, DDoS attacks have become a serious concern for CIOs and CSOs whether they are moving to the cloud or keeping their systems and data on-premise.

The most common motivations for DDoS attacks today are either financial or political. Financially motivated attackers seek to extort funds from sites by launching an initial attack and demanding payment to avoid future attacks. Politically motivated attackers launch an attack in response to an organization’s policies by disrupting the victim’s business operations. Regardless of the motive, any downtime affects not only a victim organization’s customers, partners and employees, but can damage its brand and credibility as well.

FortiDDoS Highlights
All FortiDDoS appliances feature eight virtualized network partitions with independent protection policies for virtualized environments, automatic traffic profiling and rate limiting context-aware policy enforcement for maximum effectiveness. They also provide real-time and historic attacking traffic analysis that delivers unmatched granular visibility on top attacks, top sources and top attackers. The FortiDDoS family will also utilize an innovative design that eliminates a common performance bottleneck by ensuring there is no CPU or operating system in the path of the packets.

• The FortiDDoS-100A features 1 Gbps full-duplex anti-DDoS throughput, four 1GbpsRJ-45 copper and SFP ports for LAN and WAN connectivity and one terabyte of storage. This model can be used to protect 2 Internet links.

• The FortiDDoS-200A features 2Gbps full-duplex anti-DDoS throughput, eight 1Gbps RJ-45 copper and SFP ports for LAN and WAN connectivity, a redundant power supply and two terabytes of RAID storage. This model can be used to protect up to 4 Internet links.

• The FortiDDoS-300A features 3Gbps full-duplex anti-DDoS throughput, twelve 1Gbps RJ-45 Copper and SFP ports for LAN and WAN connectivity, a redundant power supply and two terabytes of RAID storage. This model can be used to protect up to 6 Internet links.

Fortinet acquired technology powering these products through its asset purchase from Silicon Valley-based IntruGuard Devices, Inc., which occurred during Q1 2012. The terms of asset purchase are confidential and the amount paid by Fortinet as consideration for the assets is considered immaterial to Fortinet’s business.

The FortiDDoS-100A, FortiDDoS-200A and FortiDDoS-300A are scheduled for release immediately.

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