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    Dublin, Jan. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Web Content Filtering - Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts" report has been added to *ResearchAndMarkets.com's* offering.

    The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Web Content Filtering in US$ Thousand.

    *The report profiles 65 companies including many key and niche players such as:*· Alps System Integration Co., Ltd. (Japan)
    · Barracuda Networks, Inc. (USA)
    · Cisco Systems, Inc. (USA)
    · ContentKeeper Technologies Pty. Ltd. (Australia)
    · Digital Arts Inc. (Japan)
    · Forcepoint LLC (USA)
    · Fortinet, Inc. (USA)
    · Kaspersky Lab (Russia)
    · McAfee, LLC (USA)
    · Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (USA)
    · Sangfor Technologies Co., Ltd. (China)
    · Sophos Ltd. (UK)
    · Symantec Corporation (USA)
    · TitanHQ (Ireland)
    · Trend Micro Incorporated (Japan)
    · Zscaler, Inc. (USA)

    *Key Topics Covered:*1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

    2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
    The Internet Connected World and its Share of Challenges
    Cyber Security Tools Gain Prominence Amid Growing Online Security Issues
    Web Content Filtering - A Growing Segment in Cyber Security Market
    Market Outlook
    Web Filtering Solutions Find Steady Growth Prospects Amid Surging Cyberattacks
    Developed Markets Lead while Developing Regions to Lend Traction
    Corporate Information Assets - Vulnerable as Ever
    Ranking as per Frequency of Data Breaches by Industry
    Increasing Web 2.0 & E-Mail Threats Boost Demand for Content Filtering Products
    Industry Moves to New Approaches in Web-traffic Filtering and Categorization
    Content Filtering Functionality Sees Paradigm Shift
    Static Website Blacklists No Longer Solve the Purpose
    Upgradeability Capabilities Come to the Fore with Growing Bandwidth Usage
    Web & Spam Filtering Solutions to Prevent Ransomware Attacks
    Integration of Multiple Functions in Content Filtering Solutions - The Present Trend, Advantages and Issues
    Content Filtering an Integral Part of Unified Threat Management (UTM)
    XTMs Emerge as More Potential Tool
    Disaggregation of Filtering Administration Gains Importance
    Email Filtering - Largely Focused on Incoming Emails
    Messaging Security - A Growing Secure Content Management Solution
    Increasing IMing Drives Need for IM Filtering
    VoIP Filtering Gains Popularity
    Inherent Inefficiencies in On-Premise Implementations Drives Demand for Cloud Solutions
    Key Disadvantages of On-site Security Implementations
    Web Content Filtering - Concerns and Challenges
    Risks of Latency - A Major Challenge Ahead

    3. KEY MARKET DRIVERS
    Expanding Internet User Base Generates Significant Market Opportunities
    Rise in Magnitude of Cyber Crime to Drive Adoption of Web Content Filtering
    Increasing Prevalence of Malware to Drive Robust Demand for Web Filtering
    Trojan: Fastest Growing Data-Stealing Malware
    APTs Emerge as a New Sophisticated Threat - Create Business Case for Web Content Filtering
    Hactivism on the Prowl - Creates Need for Efficient Cyber Security Solutions
    Conflicting Web Needs Drive Need for Flexible Solutions
    Individual Filtering Solutions See Changes in Functionality in Response to Evolving Needs
    Complimentary Endpoint Web Filtering Technique Gains Favor
    Endpoint Web Filtering Extends Infection Risk Control Beyond Organizational Networks
    Growing Use of Advanced Digital Platforms Make Enterprises Highly Vulnerable to Security Threats
    Growing BYOD Phenomenon Drives Adoption of Web Content Filtering Solutions
    Growth in Adoption of Mobile End-Points in Enterprises Make Enterprise Endpoint Security a Major Necessity
    Security Solutions Focusing on Smartphone Security Gains Rapid Adoption
    Industry Still Underprepared to Tackle Mobile Security Concerns
    Threat from Social Networking Sites Drives Demand for Information Security Solutions
    Avoiding Unnecessary Costs - Key Rationale for Adoption of IT Security Solutions
    Small and Mid-Sized Businesses - A Lucrative Market Segment
    Regulatory Compliance Requirements Continue to Drive Demand for Web Filtering Solutions

    4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW
    Web Content Filtering - Definition
    Modern Security Threats to IT Infrastructure
    Phishing
    Spear Phishing
    Spyware
    Pharming
    Viruses & Worms
    SPAM and SPIM
    Trojan Horses
    Attacks on Infrastructure
    Business Information Leakage
    Bots
    Media for Web Attacks
    Email
    Instant messaging
    Peer-to-Peer Networks
    Drive-by Downloads
    Social Networking
    Mobile Devices
    Web Access Control Implementation - A Peek into Salient Elements
    Key Technique in Web Content Filtering
    IP Filtering
    URL Filtering
    Keyword Filtering
    File Type Filtering
    Content Filtering on Mobile Devices
    File-Sharing and Shadow IT
    Preventative Security
    Improved Productivity
    Legal Concerns
    Management of Mobile Expense

    5. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    A Review of the Competitive Landscape
    Web Content Filtration in the Educational System - Different Web Mining Techniques
    DansGuardian
    Kinder Gate Parental Control
    K9
    OpenDNS
    SquidGuard/Squid
    Securly
    Netbox Blue

    5.1 Focus on Select Players
    Alps System Integration Co., Ltd. (Japan)
    Barracuda Networks, Inc. (USA)
    Cisco Systems, Inc. (USA)
    ContentKeeper Technologies Pty. Ltd. (Australia)
    Digital Arts Inc. (Japan)
    Forcepoint LLC (USA)
    Fortinet, Inc. (USA)
    Kaspersky Lab (Russia)
    McAfee, LLC (USA)
    Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (USA)
    Sangfor Technologies Co., Ltd. (China)
    Sophos Ltd. (UK)
    Symantec Corporation (USA)
    TitanHQ (Ireland)
    Trend Micro Incorporated (Japan)
    Zscaler, Inc. (USA)

    5.2 Recent Industry Activity
    TitanHQ Enters into Strategic Alliance with Datto
    Smoothwall Acquires Future Digital
    Fortinet Acquires Bradford Networks
    Huisman Selects Forcepoint's Human-Centric Cybersecurity Approach and Cloud-Based Security Platform
    Palo Alto Networks Acquires Secdo
    Thoma Bravo Acquires Barracuda Networks
    Akamai Technologies Purchases Nominum
    DigiCert Acquires Symantec's Website Security and Related PKI Solutions
    Infoblox Enters into Partnership with McAfee for Security Solutions
    Symantec Acquires Blue Coat

    6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

    7. REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

    7.1 The United States
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    An Overview
    Rising Cyber Security Issues in the US
    Identity Theft: A Growing Menace in the US
    Internet Filtering Laws in the US
    US Federal Level Internet Filtering Laws
    State-Level Legislation on Internet Controls
    B. Market Analytics

    7.2 Canada
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    Market Overview
    B. Market Analytics

    7.3 Japan
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    Information Security Market - A Primer
    Secure Content Threat Management Gains Focus
    Favorable Regulatory Environment Drives Demand
    Domestic Players Lead Japanese Web Content Filtering Market
    B. Market Analytics

    7.4 Europe
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    Market Overview
    Strong Uptake in the SME Sector to Fuel European Email Security Growth
    Regulatory Environment
    B. Market Analytics

    7.4.1 France
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    An Overview of the Information Security Market
    B. Market Analytics

    7.4.2 Germany
    Market Analysis

    7.4.3 Italy
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    Cyber Security Market - An Overview
    B. Market Analytics

    7.4.4 The United Kingdom
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    Market Overview
    B. Market Analytics

    7.4.5 Spain
    Market Analysis

    7.4.6 Russia
    Market Analysis

    7.4.7 Rest of Europe
    Market Analysis

    7.5 Asia-Pacific
    A. Market Analysis
    Significant Growth on Cards for Web Content Filtering Solutions
    Rising Investments in Web Filtering
    Public Sector - A Major End-User of Web Content Filtering Solutions
    Increasing Focus on Better Value Proposition for Investments in Web Content Filtering Solutions
    Despite Weak Regulations, Web Filtering Gains Relevance
    Global Players Expand Reach, Stir Up Competition
    A Note on Leading Vendors
    B. Market Analytics

    7.5.1 China
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    Market Overview
    Regulatory Overview
    Domestic Players Rule the Roost
    B. Market Analytics

    7.5.2 India
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    Market Overview
    Factors Driving Growth
    Issues & Challenges
    Growing Demand for Security Software Solutions
    B. Market Analytics

    7.5.3 Rest of Asia-Pacific
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    Overview of Information Security Solutions Market in Select Countries
    South Korea
    Taiwan
    B. Market Analytics

    7.6 Latin America
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    Information Security Market Shows Steady Growth
    B. Market Analytics

    7.7 Rest of World
    A. Market Analysis
    Security Software Market in Gulf States on the Rise
    Demand for Security Software Gains Traction in South Africa
    B. Market Analytics

    8. COMPANY PROFILES

    Total Companies Profiled: 65 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 69)

    · The United States (35)
    · Canada (3)
    · Japan (3)
    · Europe (18)

    · France (2)
    · Germany (2)
    · The United Kingdom (6)
    · Spain (2)
    · Rest of Europe (6)

    · Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (6) Middle-East (3)
    · Africa (1)For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lt9xl7/web_content?w=12

    Research and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research.

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    Dublin, Jan. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Video Games - Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts" report has been added to *ResearchAndMarkets.com's* offering.

    The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

    *This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Video Games in US$ Million by the following Platforms:*

    · Console Games
    · PC Games (Digital and Boxed)
    · Casual Web Games
    · Mobile Games.

    *The report profiles 112 companies including many key and niche players such as:*

    · Activision Blizzard, Inc. (USA)
    · Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (USA)
    · King Digital Entertainment plc (UK)
    · Atari SA (France)
    · BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc. (Japan)
    · Capcom Co., Ltd. (Japan)
    · Electronic Arts, Inc. (USA)
    · PopCap Games, Inc. (USA)
    · iWin, Inc. (USA)
    · Konami Holdings Corporation (Japan)
    · Konami Digital Entertainment Co. Ltd. (Japan)
    · Konami Gaming Inc. (USA)
    · Microsoft Studios (USA)
    · Nintendo Co. Ltd. (Japan)
    · Sega Holdings Co., Ltd. (Japan)
    · Sony Interactive Entertainment (USA)
    · Square Enix Holdings Co. Ltd. (Japan)
    · Square Enix Ltd (UK)
    · Take 2 Interactive Software, Inc. (USA)
    · Tetris Holding, LLC (USA)
    · Ubisoft Entertainment SA (France)

    *Key Topics Covered:**1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS*
    Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
    Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
    Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
    Product Definitions and Scope of Study
    Console Games
    PC Games (excluding Online Games)
    Casual Web Games
    Mobile Games

    2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
    Video Gaming - An Introductory Prelude
    Video Games: A Sprawling Industry Presenting Opportunities to a Wide Range of Participants
    Video Games Software Market - A Review
    Online Digital Downloads & Browser Based Games Overshadow Physical Retail Game Software
    PC Online Games Leads the Pack
    Changing Demographics of Modern Players Sets Stage for Increased Consumption of Video Games
    Boys & Young Men - The Traditional Users
    Gamers Get Older
    Grey Gamers Grow in Number
    Women: Succumbing to the Charms of Video Games
    Rise in Perceived Educative Value of Video Games Fosters Growth in the Market Over the Years
    Advent of Novel Technologies Foster Growth for Video Games Market
    Exciting Technology Trends Drive the Video Gaming Industry
    Current & Future Analysis
    Entertaining Trends from Electronic Entertainment Expo
    Regulatory Framework
    Recreational Software Advisory Council (RSAC)
    Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB)
    Pan European Games Information (PEGI)

    3. NOTEWORTHY TRENDS, GROWTH DRIVERS & CHALLENGES
    The Gaming Industry
    Major Gaming Trends
    For the Disabled
    Edith Finch
    Recognizing the LGBT
    Nier: Automata
    Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System
    Destiny 2
    Indie Games
    Playerunknown's Battlegrounds
    Horizon: Zero Dawn
    XBox One X
    Ongoing Technological Advancements Fuel Growth for Video Games Market
    Serious' Gamers - The Only Saving Grace for Boxed & Digital Download Console Gaming Software
    A Look into the Key Trends in Consoles Software Market
    Digital Downloads Grow in Number
    New Generation of Home Console Games with Unique Attributes Sustains Audience Interest Over the Last Few Years
    Cross-Platform Gaming
    New Home Consoles Software Benefit from Cross-Platform Trend
    Smaller Consoles Helps Sustain Market Prospects for Console Software Vendors
    Action Games Genre Top Video Console Software Sales
    Launch of VR Variants to Help Consoles Market Stay Afloat Despite Emerging Competition from Online Streaming & Mobile Platforms
    Review of Latest Video Gaming Consoles
    PlayStation 4 Pro
    Xbox One X
    Nintendo Switch
    SNES Classic Edition
    Key Statistical Findings on Console Gaming Market
    Niche Opportunities Help Boxed & Digital Download PC Games Software in its Battle Against Browser and Mobile Gaming Variants
    Digital Download Game Versions Grow at the Cost of Boxed PC Games
    Key Opportunity Indicators for PC Games Software
    Comparison of Key Capabilities of PCs & Leading Consoles for Gaming
    Online Browser Based Games - Fast Losing Sheen
    PC MMOGs - Losing Popularity to Wireless Gaming Versions
    Even Mobile & Console Web Browsers Fail to Revive Online Browser Based Gaming Segment
    Mobile Gaming
    Huge Growth Potential for Mobile Gaming
    Mobile/Wireless Gaming Software Downloads - A High Growth Market Segment
    Continued Rise in Mobile Phone Users Sets Stage for Evolution of Mobile Games
    Smartphones - Shot in the Arm for Mobile Games
    Smartphones Sales Continue to Grow Across the Globe - A Key Opportunity Indicator for Mobile Games
    Consumer Mobile Usage Habits Foster Growth in Mobile Gaming Market
    Entertainment Applications Lead Smartphone Content: Indication of Potential in Store for Mobile Gaming
    Opportunity Indicators
    Downloadable Mobile Video Games Pips Traditional Message Based Games
    Mobile Social Networking Adds Fillip to the Wireless Gaming Market
    Expanding Consumer Base for Wireless Games
    Mobile Internet - The Backbone of Mobile Browser & App Based Gaming
    Freemium Model Generates Additional Revenue Opportunities for Online Streaming & Digitally Downloadable Games Across Platforms
    Cloud Technology: Optimally Positioned to Provide Online & Wireless Gaming Experience
    Cloud Gaming: An Emerging Platform for Games Distribution
    Key Benefits of Cloud Technology that are Expected to Boost Internet Gaming Platforms
    Economic Benefits
    Extreme Scalability
    Ubiquity
    Data Management Concerns Outsourced
    Cloud Insurance Shields from Losses
    Remote Access: The Real Flavor of Cloud Gaming
    Mobile Cloud-Gaming - The New Paradigm
    Softening Prices Increases Number of Gamers - Bodes Well for the Market
    Seasonal Demand Patterns Characterize Video Games Market
    Convergence of Video & Games to be a Key Growth Factor in Coming Years
    Developments at Hardware & Content Level Boosts Opportunities for Video Games Software
    Physical and Digital Crossover Adds New Dimension to Video Gaming
    Video Games with Motion Control Keeps Players Glued
    3D Gaming Titles Soar in Demand
    Biotic Video Games to Make Games More Lifelike
    Introduction AR/VR Experience in Video Games to Boost Industry Revenue
    Developers Prefer RPG-like, Built-in Features
    Advancements in HTML5 - A Major Boost for Mobile Games
    NFC Technology Increases Adoption of Wireless Multi-Player Games
    Ability to Accept User Driven Changes Increases User Involvement
    Convergence & Improved Network Capability: Crucibles for Success
    Developing Markets to Lend Traction to the Market in the Short to Medium Term Period
    Blurring Boarders Extend Huge Opportunity for Developers
    Micro Gaming Studios & Independent Developers Finally See Their Efforts Get Rewarded
    Distribution Channel
    A Peek into Challenges in Store
    Rising Game Development Costs Jeopardizes Developers' Profitability
    Aggressive Marketing Strategies Make Gamers Uncomfortable
    Reselling Hurts New Title Purchases
    Software Piracy Takes the Wind Out of the Market's Sails
    Negative Publicity Over Violent Video Games Blemishes Business Opportunities
    Lack of Skilled Workforce Hurting New Product Development Initiatives
    Challenges to Reckon With for Online Games
    Free-to-Play Games - A Major Threat for Paid Online & Wireless Gaming Titles

    4. TRANSFORMATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS
    Key Impact Innovations in Video Games
    Innovations in Hardware
    Innovation in AI Research and Technology
    Innovation in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)
    Innovation beyond Technology
    Gaming Advancements during Last Decade
    Gaming Industry Continues to Transform Driven by Technology Advancements
    AI Innovations Transform Video Games
    Making Non-player Characters Smarter
    Enhancing Graphics Quality
    Supporting High-Fidelity Gaming on Mobile Device
    Blockchain Benefits in the Video Games Sector

    5. PRODUCT OVERVIEW
    Video Games: A Primer
    Video Games Software: A Definition
    A Look into the Video Games Software Distribution Platforms
    Physical Boxed Video Games
    DVDs
    CDs
    CD-ROMs
    Cartridges
    Online Downloads
    Online Casual Web Browser Games
    Video Games Software: Classification By Gaming Platform
    Console Games Software
    PC Games Software (excluding Online Games)
    Casual Web Games
    MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game)
    Perpetual State Worlds (PSW)
    Mobile Games Software
    Video Games Software: Classification By Game Genres
    Adventure/Role-Playing
    Action
    Fighting/Combat Game
    First-Person Shooter Games
    Sports
    Simulations
    Strategy Games
    Miscellaneous/Other
    Rhythm/Action
    Platformer
    Puzzle
    Racing/Flying
    The Eighth Generation of Video Game Consoles - An Overview
    A Glance at Key Specifications
    Wii U
    PlayStation 4
    Xbox One
    Other Home Video Game Consoles Released in the Recent Past
    Upcoming Home Video Game Consoles
    Gaming - Process Overview
    Existing Model
    Design
    Development
    In-house Developers
    Third Party Developers
    Independent Developers
    Publishing
    Distribution
    Retail
    Existing Value Chain Model
    Emerging Models
    A Typical Model of Emerging Value Chain

    6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    The Leading Gaming Companies Worldwide
    Consolidation Rife in the Market
    Game Developers Focus on Diversity
    Mobile Gaming Market - A Competitive Perspective
    Comparatively Low Entry Barriers Invite Scores of New Companies
    Even Non-Gaming Enterprises Join the Fray
    Consolidation of Mobile Game Publishers
    Leading Ten Companies in the Global Mobile Games Market (2018E)
    Outsourcing: An Antidote to the Predicament
    Key Market Share Findings & Rankings
    Popular Games
    Immense Popularity of Battle Royale
    Indie Games Flood Switch
    Availability of Wii U Ports on Switch
    Sony and Microsoft Juggle with Exclusives
    Top 10 Games of 2017 Across Platform

    6.1 Focus on Select Players

    6.2 Product Launches
    BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Launches SOULCALIBUR VI
    Konami Gaming Debuts New KX 43 Video Slot Cabinet
    Retro-Bit Launches New GoRetro! Portable Handheld Console
    BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Launches DRAGON BALL FighterZ on Nintendo Switch
    Activision and FromSoftware Announce Sekiro Game with RPG Elements
    Sony Interactive Entertainment Announces the Availability of PlayStationClassic
    Sony Interactive Entertainment Introduces PS4Pro 500 Million Limited Edition
    Konami Gaming Launches Video Slot Themes and Base Games
    Sony Interactive Entertainment Introduces PlayStation4 Days of Play Limited Edition
    Konami Gaming Announces Array of Games and Technology at NIGA 2018
    BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Launches DRAGON BALL FighterZ for Xbox One, PS4 System, and PCs
    EA Unveils Anthem
    BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment and Bigben Interactive Release WRC 6
    Sony Interactive Entertainment Launches Glacier White PS4 CUH - 2000 Series

    6.3 Recent Industry Activity
    Keywords Studios Acquires Yokozuna Data
    Microsoft Acquires Four Game Studios
    The Tetris Company Partners with IMG
    AT&T Partners with ESL
    Microsoft Teams Up with Razer for Xbox One
    Disney Partners with Perblue and Three Other Mobile Developers
    Sony Interactive Entertainment and Lenovo Sign Two-Year Patent License Agreement for PlayStationVR
    The RLJ Companies Enters into Agreement with Scientific Games
    AtGames Enters into Agreement with The Tetris Company for Iconic Puzzle Game
    EA Acquires Respawn Entertainment
    Hasbro Gaming Enters into a Partnership with Nintendo for Monopoly Gamer
    Fender Extends Video Game Partnership with Harmonix
    BIGBEN INTERACTIVE Signs a License Agreement with Studio Appeal for its Video Game OUTCAST
    2K Extends its Partnership with WWE for Video Game Properties

    7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

    8. REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

    8.1 The United States
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    Key Market Trends in Nutshell
    Video Games Set to Drive Future Hardware/Software Innovation
    Video Games Software: Market Basics
    Changing Demographics: A Primer Driver
    A Snapshot
    Key Statistical Data
    US Video Games Market (2017): Best Selling Video Games by Number of Units Sold
    Console Game Software Continues to Remain Major Revenue Contributor for Video Games Market
    Software for Leading Console Manufacturers Take the Major Share in Console Gaming Software Market
    Wireless Gaming Makes Massive Strides
    Competition Heats Up, Reduces Profit Margins for Online & Wireless Game Developers
    Publishers Keen on Enhancing Product Portfolio
    Distribution Dynamics
    Traditional Stores - Losing Sheen & Almost Extinct
    Retail Stores
    Specialty Video Stores
    Others
    Digital Distribution Gathers Momentum
    Other Factors Driving Revenue Growth
    Hollywood and Video Games
    Films Inspired by Games
    Games Borrow from Films
    Violent & Adult Theme Video Games: Cause for Concern
    ESA: A Dedicated Platform for Interactive Game Publishers
    B. Market Analytics

    8.2 Canada
    A. Market Analysis
    Market Overview
    Video Game Development to Seek New Highs
    Mobile Gaming Set to Raise the Bar
    Regulatory Mechanism
    B. Market Analytics

    8.3 Japan
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    Overview
    Unique Features of Japanese Gaming Industry
    Mobile Gaming - Dominates the Video Games Market in Japan
    Expanding Demographics and New Markets to Revive Japanese Video Games Market
    Regulatory Mechanism
    Assessing Nintendo's Growth
    B. Market Analytics

    8.4 Europe
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    Overview of the European Video Games Industry
    Demographics of the European Gaming Industry
    Mobile Gaming Market - On Growth Path
    Distribution Channel
    B. Market Analytics

    8.4.1 France
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    B. Market Analytics

    8.4.2 Germany
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    Market Overview
    B. Market Analytics

    8.4.3 Italy
    A. Market Analysis
    Overview
    B. Market Analytics

    8.4.4 The United Kingdom
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    Overview
    The Gaming Market
    Political Games Emerge During Brexit
    Mobile Games Propel Growth in the Overall Gaming Market
    Advergaming to Target Right Customers
    Distribution Scenario
    Market Trends & Issues
    Educational Games Hold Out
    Fantasy Themes Offer Fantastic Prospects
    Pop Stars, Music, & Video Games Combo Could Spell Success
    Piracy: The Biggest Spoilsport
    Entertainment & Leisure Software Publishers Association: Collective Identity
    B. Market Analytics

    8.4.5 Spain
    Market Analysis

    8.4.6 Russia
    Market Analysis

    8.4.7 Rest of Europe
    Market Analysis

    8.5 Asia-Pacific
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    An Overview of Video Games Market in Asia-Pacific
    Swift Growth Ahead for Wireless Video Games Industry in Asia-Pacific
    Asia-The Hotbed for Multiplayer Gaming
    Distribution Channel
    B. Market Analytics

    8.5.1 Australia
    A. Market Analysis
    Market Overview
    B. Market Analytics

    8.5.2 China
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    Chinese Video Games Market Continues to Fly High
    Lifting of Console Ban Props Up Console Games Software
    Licensing - A Strategy Driving Video Games Market in China
    Mobile Games Make a Mark in China
    LTE Poised to Deliver High Impact on Mobile Gaming
    Transition from Casual Gamers to Hardcore Gamers: The New Market Trait
    Domestic Players Face Increased Competition
    Domestic Gaming Companies Expanding in the West
    China's Transformation to Software Hub Helps Video Games Market
    Govt. Restrictions on Video Games May Restrict Chinese Gaming Market
    B. Market Analytics

    8.5.3 South Korea
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    South Korea - Huge Demand for Mobile Gaming
    Increasing Attention on AR
    B. Market Analytics

    8.5.4 Rest of Asia-Pacific
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    A Peek Into Select Regional Markets
    India
    Indian Video Game Industry to See Tremendous Growth
    Mobile and PC Games Share Top Honors in Indian Gaming Market
    Opportunities and Threats for Indian Gaming
    India - A Preferred Destination for Developing Games
    Demographic Trends
    Indonesia - Market Share of Leading Players
    New Zealand
    New Zealand: A Developers' Paradise
    Video Games Industry Set to Leap to Another Level
    New Zealand Studios - Fast Making their Way into Global Stage
    B. Market Analytics

    8.6 Middle East & Africa
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    South Africa - Market Share of Leading Players
    B. Market Analytics

    8.7 Latin America
    Market Analysis

    8.7.1 Brazil
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    Brazilian Video Games Industry Witnesses Significant Growth
    Opportunities & Threats
    B. Market Analytics

    8.7.2 Mexico
    A. Market Analysis
    Current & Future Analysis
    Mexico: A Potential Market for Electronic Games
    Changing Cultural Trends Augurs Well for Mexican Video Games Industry
    Market Share of Leading Players
    B. Market Analytics

    8.7.3 Rest of Latin America
    Market Analysis

    9. COMPANY PROFILES

    Total Companies Profiled: 112 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 143)

    · The United States (69)
    · Canada (1)
    · Japan (20)
    · Europe (34)

    · France (5)
    · Germany (5)
    · The United Kingdom (12)
    · Italy (1)
    · Rest of Europe (11)

    · Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (16)
    · Middle East (1)
    · Latin America (1)

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    Dublin, Jan. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Smart Weapons - Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts" report has been added to *ResearchAndMarkets.com's* offering.

    The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Smart Weapons in US$ Million.

    *The report profiles 40 companies including many key and niche players such as:*· Axon Enterprise (USA)
    · BAE Systems PLC (UK)
    · Curtiss-Wright Corporation (USA)
    · Denel SOC Ltd. (South Africa)
    · General Dynamics Corporation (USA)
    · Harris Corporation (USA)
    · Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (Israel)
    · Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (Norway)
    · L3 Technologies, Inc. (USA)
    · Leonardo SpA (Italy)
    · Lockheed Martin Corporation (USA)
    · MBDA France (France)
    · Nexter Group (France)
    · NORINCO (China)
    · Northrop Grumman Corporation (USA)
    · QinetiQ Group PLC (UK)
    · Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. (Israel)
    · Raytheon Company (USA)
    · Rheinmetall AG (Germany)
    · Roketsan AS (Turkey)
    · Safran Electronics & Defense (France)
    · Textron Inc. (USA)
    · Thales Group (France)
    · The Boeing Company (USA)

    *Key Topics Covered:*1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

    2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
    Smart Weapons: Augmenting National Defense with Intelligent, Accurate, and Digital Technologies
    Ushering a New Era of AI-Driven Self-aware Systems, Smart Weapons Seek to Widen Role in Modern Warfare
    Changing Realities of Modern Warfare: A Brief Overview
    Technical Superiority over Conventional Weaponry Widens Scope & Span of Smart Weapons
    Robust Demand Projected for Smart Weapons over the Coming Years
    Developed Regions Remain Primary Revenue Contributors
    Fast Paced Growth Forecasts in Asia-Pacific & Other Developing Regions
    Prevailing Economic Scenario Favors Market Expansion

    3. GROWTH DRIVERS, TRENDS & ISSUES
    Surging Defense & Military Expenditures Worldwide: Cornerstone for Present & Future Growth
    The US & Europe Steer Global Military Spending
    Asia & the Middle East Poised to Fuel Long-Term Growth
    Escalating Global Arms Race Provides the Perfect Platform for Market Expansion
    Successful Deployments of Smart Bombs Drive Robust Demand
    Joint Air-To-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) and Artificial Intelligence Increase the Smart Quotient of Smart Bombs
    Precision Guided Munitions Offer Lucrative Growth Opportunities
    Demand for Airborne and Surface-to-Air Missile Systems Gain Momentum
    Market for Air-to-Air Missiles Continues to Expand
    Imaging Infrared Technology Finds Favor in IR Missile Guidance
    Satellite Guidance Emerge as the Preferred Medium of Land Attack Cruise Missile Guidance
    Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) Set to Transform Electronic Warfare
    Sensor Fuzed Weapons to Substitute Unguided Cluster Bombs, Bodes Well for Market Adoption
    Sensor Fuzed Weapons: From Undiscriminating Weapons to Highly Discriminating and Effective Systems
    Smart Gun & Personalized Gun Technologies Offering Higher Accuracy and Safety to Become Mainstream
    Directed Energy Weapons to Witness Growth in Demand
    Technological Innovations & Advancements Maintain Robust Momentum
    Select Innovative Smart Weapon Technologies Announced in the Recent Past
    Hatchet Smart Munition - Small, Laser-and GPS-guided Precision Glide Weapons
    SmartGlider Light - Compact Member of MBDA's SmartGlider Precision-Guided Munition
    Lockheed Martin's Light Weight and Small-Sized Weapon Seeker
    Lockheed Martin's ATHENA-powered Compact Laser Weapon System
    XM-25 Punisher: Smart Firearms for Infantry Divisions
    Sandia's Self-Guided Projectile: A Smart Bullet for Firing from a Smooth-Bored Gun Barrel
    Resolving Prevailing Challenges: Critical for Future Success
    Leveraging Existing Designs and Using Low-Cost Materials: An Apt Solution to the High Cost Concern
    Military Cooperation: A Double-Edged Sword?

    4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW
    Smart Weapons: Introduction
    Smart Bombs
    Small Diameter Bomb
    Missiles
    Air-to-Surface Missiles
    Surface-to-Air Missile
    Stand-off Missiles
    Directed-Energy Weapons
    Smart Bullets
    Electro-Magnetic Pulse Weapons
    Sensor Fuzed Weapons
    Precision Firearms
    Precision Artillery Munitions

    5. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    American & European Defense Contractors Dominate the Smart Weapons Market
    Manufacturers Formulate Innovative Strategies to Gain Competitive Edge
    Synergistic Alliances: The New Focus Area

    5.1 Focus on Select Global Players

    5.2 Product Innovations/Introductions
    Orbital ATK Armament Systems Tests Hatchet Smart Munition
    Air Tractor and L3 Enhance AT-802L Longsword with Support for BAE's COBRA
    MBDA Unveils SmartGlider Light

    5.3 Recent Industry Activity
    BAE Systems to Expand Operations in Huntsville
    BAE Systems Bags New APKWS Rockets Supply Contract from the U.S. Navy
    Harris and L3 Technologies to Merge
    Harris Bags US Air Force Contract for International F-16 Electronic Warfare System Support Program
    L3 Technologies Takes Over ASV Global
    L3 Technologies Snaps Up Azimuth Security and Linchpin Labs
    TAURUS Systems to Upgrade TAURUS KEPD 350 Weapon System for Spanish Air Force
    Northrop Grumman Receives IAMD IBCS Contract from the US Army
    Northrop Grumman Wins New AARGM Contract from the US Navy
    Boeing Bags New DoD Contract for JDAM Tail Kits
    Boeing to Supply Additional GBU-39 SDB Smart Weapons to the US Military
    Northrop Grumman Acquires Orbital ATK
    Axon Bags Multiple Orders for TASER X26P and TASER X2 Smart Weapons
    Axon Equips Chicago Police Department with TASER Smart Weapons
    MBDA Inaugurates New High-Tech Manufacturing Facility in Bolton
    MBDA and Milrem Robotics to Develop UGV
    Lockheed Martin and MBDA Establish TLVS GmbH
    Leonardo Consolidates UK Operations through Launch of Leonardo MW Ltd.
    BAE Systems form PGM Collaboration with Leonardo
    L3 Technologies Acquires Adaptive Methods
    Boeing Receives Additional Pentagon Funding to Enhance Smart Bomb Production
    TASER International Rebrands itself as Axon Enterprise
    Axon Wins Multiple Orders for TASER X26P and TASER X2 Smart Weapons
    MBDA Establishes MBDA Australia
    MBDA Signs MoU with Romarm and Electromecanica Ploiesti

    6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

    7. REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

    7.1 The United States
    A. Market Analysis
    The United States: Prime Market for Smart Weapons
    Higher Budgetary Allocation for Military Modernization Creates Conducive Environment
    Weaponry with Autonomous, AI and Hypersonic Capabilities Gain Emphasis in Modernization Programs
    Favorable Trends in the Aerospace & Defense Industry Augment Market Prospects
    Major Aerospace & Defense Federal Departments
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    Department of Defense (DoD)
    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
    Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
    Growing Spending on Counter-Terrorism Activities Spurs Demand
    Advanced Tomahawk Missiles with Smart Features Revolutionize Aerial Warfare
    Cost-Effective APKWS Laser-Guided Rockets Gain Preference
    DARPA Spearheads Development of US Precision Guided Munitions (PGM) Arsenal
    DARPA's Innovative Smart Drones with Cheaper Missiles for Future Warfare
    DARPA's Self-Steering EXACTO Bullets for Engaging Moving Objects
    DARPA's Tank Breaker Program
    Innovative Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM)
    Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM): A Joint Effort of DARPA and the Office of the Naval Research
    DARPA's Advanced Precision Guided Armaments
    US Army's Mobile Lasers & Electromagnetic Railguns for Engaging UAVs & Mortars
    USAF's Networked MALDs: Unlocking New Dimensions for Attack on Air-Defense Systems
    Defense Organizations Shift Focus from Hardware to Software Development
    Software-Based Smart Bombs, Unmanned Vehicles and Drones: Next Generation Weaponry
    The Cost Factor: A Major Cause of Concern for Software-Based Systems
    Software Solutions Continue to Transform the Defense Sector
    Guided Rockets: A Core Component of the Future Warfare
    Smart Bombs & Rockets: Characterized by Increasing Competition from Russia and China
    B-52 Aircraft: On the Threshold to Becoming a Smart Weapons Carrier
    Advanced Technologies Increase the Safety Quotient of Personalized Guns
    Americans Divided Over Effectiveness of Personalized Firearms in Curbing Gun Violence
    Regulatory Environment
    Environmental Regulations
    Regulatory Framework for Defense Related Exports
    Select Regulatory Bodies
    The Office of Defense Trade Controls
    The Bureau of Export Administration
    B. Market Analytics

    7.2 Canada
    A. Market Analysis
    Colt Canada and DRDC Develop Prototype Smart Gun for Canadian Armed Forces
    Canadian Aerospace and Defense Industry: A Macro Perspective
    B. Market Analytics

    7.3 Japan
    Market Analysis

    7.4 Europe
    A. Market Analysis
    Prominence of Advanced Warfare Strategies Instigates Demand for Smart Weapons
    Increased Defense Investments & Emphasis on Military Collaborations Favor Market Expansion
    Defense Organizations Prioritize Smart Weapons
    Aerospace & Defense Relationship between the EU and the US over the Years: An Overview
    EU Lends Massive Push to R&D Funding
    Widening Technological Divide between Europe and the US
    Where the Europeans Fall Behind the Americans?
    Bridging the Technology Gap: Vital for European Aerospace & Defense Companies
    Technology Transfer - A Key Issue
    European Companies Gain Foothold
    B. Market Analytics

    7.4.1 France
    A. Market Analysis
    Smart Weapons to Widen Footprint in the Sprawling French Defense Technologies Domain
    OCCAR to Play Key Role in Future Procurement Programs
    DGA - Direction General de l'Armement
    B. Market Analytics

    7.4.2 Germany
    Market Analysis

    7.4.3 Italy
    Market Analysis

    7.4.4 The United Kingdom
    A. Market Analysis
    The UK: Prominent Consumer of Smart Weapons in Europe
    Government Support Lends Traction to Market Growth
    B. Market Analytics

    7.4.5 Spain
    Market Analysis

    7.4.6 Russia
    A. Market Analysis
    Sustained Increase in Defense Budget Augurs Well for Smart Weapons Market
    Russia Showcases Smart Weapons Arsenal in Syrian Campaign
    Aerospace & Defense Industry Flourishes in Russia
    B. Market Analytics

    7.4.7 Rest of Europe
    Market Analysis

    7.5 Asia-Pacific
    A. Market Analysis
    Defense Spending on the Rise, Bodes Well for Market Growth
    China: A Potential Laden Market for Smart Weapons
    Significant Government Funding for Developing Technically Advanced Weapons
    Ambiguity Surrounds China's Weapon System Technologies
    Despite Substantial Growth, Inadequacies Remain
    B. Market Analytics

    7.6 Latin America
    Market Analysis

    7.7 Rest of World
    Market Analysis

    8. COMPANY PROFILES

    · Total Companies Profiled: 40 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 47)
    · The United States (15)
    · Canada (2)
    · Europe (19)

    · France (5)
    · Germany (4)
    · The United Kingdom (2)
    · Italy (1)
    · Rest of Europe (7)

    · Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (5)
    · Africa (2)
    · Middle East (4)

    For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4nmlgm/global_smart?w=12

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    MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Immuron Limited (ASX:IMC) (NASDAQ:IMRN) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that under the Australian Government’s Research and Development Income Tax Concession incentive program, the Company has received a cash refund of $1.19 million for eligible research and development expenditure incurred during the 2018 Financial Year.This refund reflects the Company’s continual investment made in its research and development programs during the 2018 Financial Year to progress its pipeline programs as well as the continuous development of the Company’s existing Travelan / Protectyn programs.

    Immuron CEO Dr. Gary S. Jacob commented:

    “We are grateful that the Australian Government is such a strong supporter of the development of early-stage biotechnology companies through the R&D Tax Concession initiative scheme. This cash refund scheme has allowed Immuron the opportunity to accelerate the clinical development timelines for a number of its high-value pipeline programs.”

    *ABOUT IMMURON:*Immuron Limited (ASX: IMC, NASDAQ: IMRN), is an Australian microbiome biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing orally delivered targeted polyclonal antibodies for the treatment of inflammatory mediated and infectious diseases. Immuron has a unique technology platform with the potential to deliver a shorter development therapeutic cycle. The Company currently markets and sells *Travelan®* for the prevention of Travelers’ Diarrhoea, and its lead clinical candidate, IMM-124E, recently completed a  Phase II clinical trial for *Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis *(NASH), and is presently in Phase II clinical trials for *Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis *(SAH) and Pediatric *Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease *(NAFLD). Immuron’s second clinical stage asset, IMM-529, is targeting *Clostridium difficile Infections *(CDI). These products together with the Company’s other preclinical immunotherapy pipeline products targeting immune-related diseases currently under development have the potential to meet a large unmet need in the global immunotherapy market.

    For more information visit: http://www.immuron.com

    *FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS:*

    This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, each as amended. Such statements include, but are not limited to, any statements relating to our growth strategy and product development programs and any other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could negatively affect our business, operating results, financial condition and stock value. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated include: risks relating to our growth strategy; our ability to obtain, perform under and maintain financing and strategic agreements and relationships; risks relating to the results of research and development activities; risks relating to the timing of starting and completing clinical trials; uncertainties relating to preclinical and clinical testing; our dependence on third-party suppliers; our ability to attract, integrate and retain key personnel; the early stage of products under development; our need for substantial additional funds; government regulation; patent and intellectual property matters; competition; as well as other risks described in our SEC filings. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in our expectations or any changes in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.

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    info@immuron.com

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    LONDON (PRWEB) January 08, 2019

    Creative Virtual, a world leader in customer and employee engagement, knowledge management and self-service solutions, today announced the celebration of the company’s fifteenth anniversary. Founded in London, United Kingdom in November 2003 by Chris Ezekiel, Creative Virtual began trading in January 2004 with a focus on providing web-based natural language virtual agents. Over the past fifteen years, the company has diversified their product offerings and embarked on a global expansion.

    Today the company’s headquarters remain in the United Kingdom with operations also located in the United States, Australia, India, Singapore and Hong Kong as well as an extensive global Partner Network. Through these international offices and strategic partnerships, Creative Virtual seeks to provide their customers with localised support and collaboration. The company’s global expansion is an ongoing endeavour with a growing list of supported languages and additional partnerships planned to be announced in 2019.

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    In 2017 Creative Virtual was honoured with The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: Innovation for their V-Person and V-Portal technology. Last year the company won a place on The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 list as one of Britain’s fastest-growing private technology companies.

    “I’ve never been prouder to be leading Creative Virtual, a company that is at the forefront of helping organisations deliver superior customer experience in the modern world,” says Chris Ezekiel, Founder & CEO. “The key to our success is aligning our passion for innovation and technology with the needs of our customers, and we’re able to do that because of the experience and expertise of the Creative Virtual team. It’s a testament to the team’s hard work and dedication that our very first customer is still a customer today.”

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