ESD Sets Membership Open House: In this challenging economy, networking and re-training are two important tools for professionals to help move their careers forward. At The Engineering Society of Detroit we have taken these tools to a whole new level with new classes and conferences designed for all age groups, disciplines, backgrounds and skill level. Stop by our headquarters on Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. and learn what ESD and its Institute can do for you and your career.  From networking opportunities and job fairs, to career training and re-training, conferences, workshops and classes, ESD is the hub for professionals seeking to start their careers, grow in their professions or even serve as mentors for future generations. Bottom line: You don’t have to be an engineer to learn about or join ESD. Best of all non-members can join ESD at the Open House for only $54 — that’s a $45 saving off the regular membership rate. The open house is free but registration is required. ESD representatives will be available to discuss membership information and vendors will be on-hand to showcase member benefits. Beverages and pizza will be served. For more information about the open house, please visit or call (248) 353-0735, ext. 120. ESD is located at 20700 Civic Center Drive, Suite 450 in Southfield. Founded in 1895, ESD is a multi-disciplinary society uniting engineering, scientific and allied professions to enhance professional development and foster excitement in math and science to produce our next generation of leaders.

Grand Rapids-based ITS Partners LLC will sponsor a Webcast on Symantec Endpoint Protection: SEP 11.0, The Next Generation of AntiVirus on Tuesday,Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. Eastern time. Register today at Symantec Endpoint Protection combines Symantec AntiVirus with advanced threat prevention to deliver an unmatched defense against malware for laptops, desktops, and servers. It provides protection against even the most sophisticated attacks that evade traditional security measures, such as rootkits, zero-day attacks, and mutating spyware. SEP delivers more than world-class, industry-leading antivirus and antispyware signature-based protection. It also provides advanced threat prevention that protects endpoints from targeted attacks and attacks not seen before. It includes turnkey, proactive technologies that automatically analyze application behaviors and network communications to detect and block suspicious activities, as well as administrative control features that allow you to deny specific device and application activities deemed as high risk for your organization. You can even block specific actions based on the location of the user. This multilayered approach significantly lowers risks and gives you the confidence that your business assets are protected. It is a comprehensive product that gives you the capabilities you need now, along with the ability to enable the pieces you need, as you need them. Whether the attack is coming from a malicious insider or is externally motivated, endpoints will be protected. SEP increases protection and helps lower your total cost of ownership by reducing administrative overhead as well as the costs associated with managing multiple endpoint security products. It provides a single agent that is administered by a single management console. This simplifies endpoint security administration and provides operational efficiencies such as single software updates and policy updates, unified and central reporting, and a single licensing and maintenance program.Symantec Endpoint Protection is easy to implement and deploy.

Plex sets Webinars for medical device, food and beverage: Auburn Hills-based Plex Systems Inc. is announcing its free Webinars to demonstrate Plex Online in November. These demonstrations are tailored specifically to manufacturers of medical devices and food and beverage producers. The demonstration for medical device makers is on Thursday, Nov. 11 and for beverage producers on Thursday, Nov. 18. Both are from 2 to 3 p.m. These industry-specific events offer manufacturers an opportunity to explore Plex Online as they would use it in their day-to-day operations. Participants will see first-hand how Plex Online effortlessly tracks lot properties while optimizing and improving mission-critical business processes such as lean production, inventory control, batch production, allergen tracking, quality assurance, corrective action programs and regulatory reporting. Both Webinars rae tailored to the particular manufacturing audience and will highlight additional features unique to the medical device and food and beverage manufacturing communities, respectively. More at

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