Vidsys Named Milestone Systems’ Solution Partner of the Year For 2017

Vidsys is excited to announce that we were given a ‘Solution Partner of the Year 2017’ award from Milestone Systems at its recent MPOP Middle East 2018 event on May 11th in Dubai. Phil Stockham, VP of Operations EMEA at Vidsys, received the award on behalf of our regional team.

This award recognizes the volume of mutual successful reference projects and customers Vidsys has in the safe city, critical infrastructure and enterprise sectors alongside Milestone. It also highlights the complementary nature of Vidsys and Milestone technologies to power large-scale deployments through a best of breed approach to security with VMS, combined with Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) situation management software.

Vidsys and Milestone have been able to achieve monumental success on various projects throughout the region by working closely and coordinating efforts across teams.

The Vidsys team sends a big thanks to Milestone for recognizing the value of our partnership, and we look forward to continuing to collaborate and innovate together!

IFSEC to feature Converged Security Centre

Below is an expert from ITS International covering IFSEC International 2018 featuring the Converged Security Centre hosted by Vidsys.

Security trade show IFSEC International 2018 is to include a dedicated learning and demonstration zone which promises “a real-time immersive experience of integrated physical and cyber security” for the first time. The Converged Security Centre is hosted by Vidsys, whose converged security and information management (CSIM)  architecture will feature prominently. “We believe there is an immediate need for a converged security solution that unifies monitoring of both physical and cyber security under one, unified platform,” says Vidsys CEO James I. Chong.

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IFSEC International 2018 announces the Converged Security Centre powered by Vidsys

IFSEC International 2018 will host  a dedicated learning and demonstration area where visitors will benefit from a real-time immersive experience of integrated physical and cybersecurity.

Networked systems and applied technologies are presenting security management professionals with rising levels of information outputs and data, which are rapidly becoming core aspects of their business strategies. The business intelligence available from this deepening level of integration is now a core competency, providing commercial, industrial and government users with unparalleled levels of insight.

However, these systems also represent major security vulnerabilities; the nature of their networked capabilities means there is a strengthening need for higher levels of understanding and vigilance in combating threats to information security. It’s a simple equation: greater complexity of technologies will lead to greater threats. This is where IFSEC, Vidsys and their partners can provide the solutions.

In this new world of converged security networks and information software, IFSEC is pleased to announce the introduction of the Converged Security Centre at this year’s show, taking place at ExCeL London between  19-21 June. IFSEC has worked closely with key thought leaders in this space, including James Willison, Founder, Unified Security Ltd, and Sarb Sembhi CISO, Virtually Informed Ltd.

Cross-functional security teams

Together they have long advocated the use of converged technological solutions managed by cross-functional security teams to identify and mitigate security risks to organisations. In the development of the centre, IFSEC and Unified Security recognised the capabilities of Vidsys’ CSIM solution and their partners.

The Converged Security Centre will be powered by the experts at Vidsys, the pioneering architects of Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM), to offer visitors a real-time immersive experience of an integrated cyber physical SOC, demonstrating ways to enable multi-disciplinary security teams to respond to the whole range of security risks across an enterprise.

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Vidsys and Micro Focus Showcase Intelligent GSOC Joint Solution at ISC West 2018

The Global Converged Security and Data Analytics Companies Will Showcase Their Joint-Solution Intelligent Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) During Annual Security Conference

VIENNA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vidsys, the global leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, today announced its joint solution Intelligent Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) showcase with Micro Focus at ISC West in Las Vegas, NV.

Public and private sector organizations worldwide face an increasing array of challenges when it comes to security including escalating threats, the risk of oversight and false alarms, data overload, and the demand for a faster response to any threats they may face.

To address these challenges, Micro Focus and Vidsys have jointly developed a solution – the Intelligent GSOC – that can accelerate effective decisions and actions by enabling the following:

  • Real-time processing of data that is diverse in format (e.g. video, image, audio, text, logs, transactions) and in origin (e.g. CCTV corporate databases, email, sensor, social media, broadcast media)
  • Automated analysis to identify issues or potential threats
  • Streamlined workflow for alerts and responses
  • Open standards connectivity to 3rd party systems for easy integration

The real-world applications for the GSOC are far-reaching, including event security, smart transportation, critical infrastructure, and many other security and mission-critical operations where it is essential for organizations to make decisions, quickly and effectively.

“The combination of Micro Focus’ AI (Artificial Intelligence) powered analytics platform, IDOL, with Vidsys’ CSIM platform enables our customers to simplify situation management and improve situational awareness,” said James I. Chong, CEO of Vidsys. “This integrated joint solution from two global enterprise software companies takes customers and partners to the next level of intelligent security and risk management, and we’re excited to launch this offering at ISC West with Micro Focus.”

“Partnering with Vidsys allows us to help our customers combat a wide variety of threats by accelerating converged security innovation,” said Ken Muir, Vice President and General Manager of IDOL, Micro Focus. “We look forward to providing organizations with automated 3600 real-time analytical insights needed to help address present and future challenges.”

Vidsys and Micro Focus will offer live demonstrations of the Intelligent GSOC during the ISC West show at the Sands Expo, Las Vegas, in Bellini Room 2106 on April 11 – 13. ISC West 2018 is the largest security industry trade show in the United States, bringing together over 30,000 security professionals and over 1,000 exhibitors and brands.

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Please use the following link to register for a briefing: http://www.vidsys.com/event/isc-west-2018/

About Vidsys

Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, USA, Vidsys provides transformational Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software that has been adopted by some of the world’s leading brands and technology partners within key verticals, including Transportation, Energy, Utility, Healthcare, and Government. Vidsys software has obtained highest levels of information security and assurance from both top-tier global corporations and the US federal government.

Vidsys is hardware, protocol, and device agnostic, and offers bi-directional, browser-based platform with industry-specific features and functions that allow sensors, devices, systems, subsystems, and services to be interconnected via open architecture APIs and SDKs. The platform collects, correlates and converts vast amounts of data into meaningful and actionable information, based on the organization’s risk policy, standards, and compliance requirements. By leveraging mobile and web-based technology, the software can be rapidly deployed and provides real-time situational awareness and information management capabilities. For more info, please visit www.vidsys.com.

Maritime Logistics: An Integrated High-tech Approach to Port Security

DP World employs a sophisticated Vidsys technology platform to eliminate stovepipes and integrate myriad security solutions.

DP World London Gateway provides deep-sea shipping access to one the largest consumer markets in the U.K. Naturally, the task of keeping all of that safe from outside threats, while also balancing that important task with the need to ensure an efficient intermodal supply chain is no easy task. That’s because this facility routinely intercepts stolen vehicles, narcotics and illegal immigrants while working closely with local and London MET police, the U.K. highways agency and the Ministry of Defense.

Like any port terminal, DP world London Gateway employs dozens of methods and equipment packages to ensure safety. All of that produces an avalanche of data and information too broad even for the best of security watch teams to take in. From the beginning, the port sought out an integrated security platform to provide better situational awareness and data analytics capabilities. Eventually, they turned to Vidsys.

How It Works
Vidsys provides a Converged Security & Information Management (CSIM) software platform solution. CSIM software is a force multiplier especially for organizations with a large physical footprint because the software geospatially aligns information and assets into a single user interface. CSIM has five core areas of functionality: it collects, analyzes, verifies, resolves and tracks information. Eliminating stovepiped data streams, its rules engine and workflow tools give management the ability to pre-determine what data should be correlated and what should be filtered out. CSIM software uses filtering rules based on time, location, duration, frequency and type.
The term “force multiplier” is much used but often misunderstood concept. For Vidsys customers, it means that an organization might be able to reduce headcount in their security teams, but that isn’t necessarily what it is all about. Using personnel more effectively and empowering them with the right information and tools, a facility can increase its security coverage by combining technology and people.
Real port security doesn’t just involve what’s inside the fence. That’s because port authorities and terminals that were previously focused inside the perimeter can now collaborate with outside law enforcement and first responders. That interoperability enhances Maritime Domain Awareness. So, when a threat occurs it can be resolved accurately, efficiently and consistently.
CSIM provides the ability to manage situations in real-time. First responders, supervisors, IT staff and senior executives with authorized credentials can access CSIM from anywhere via mobile device (tablet, cell phone) for enhanced situational awareness. Mobility is more important than ever. A true web-based and open architecture platform, Vidsys is fully enabled for mobile users. Decision makers from a single organization or multiple entities can collaborate real-time and to share time-sensitive, actionable information both with executives and incident responders via mobile devices.
Colin Hitchcock, Harbor Master & Head of ISPS security at DP World’s London Gateway explained, “Through the Vidsys platform, we are able to extend our ability to monitor the port, our assets, and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of our security program.” The two-square-mile area port is surrounded by an 11 kilometer fenceline, creating a massive infrastructure to be monitored and managed.
Read the full article on Maritime Logistics here.

Global Converged Security Company, Vidsys, Expands Presence In Boston to Support Rapid Growth

New Facility includes Technology Integration and Testing Lab, GSOC Live Demo Room and Partner Training Center

Through its enterprise software platform that collects, filters, correlates, and presents critical data from network and security systems and social media feeds, Vidsys has built its success on its ability to prepare businesses, government organizations and cities, in over 15 countries worldwide for physical and cyber security risks and attacks.

Vidsys, which is headquartered in the Washington DC area, is excited to announce its expanded presence in the Boston metroplex.  Vidsys was the first tenant to secure and expand their offices in the newly developed 43-Acre Apex Center of New England campus.

The new Vidsys facility includes meeting spaces, a technology lab, and training center that will host the company’s key partners, integrators and customers to provide certification and hands-on administrator training on the Vidsys platform.  A Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) with a full video wall – and other partner technologies integrated with the Vidsys software – is equipped to demonstrate dozens of specific vertical market solutions, including Smart Transportation, Smart Building, and Safe City applications.

Vidsys’ software increases situational awareness and situation management for customers, which aids its customers in managing their business risk by creating a versatile, unified view of threats and incidents while facilitating collaboration among operators, managers, and other stakeholders.

“Our expansion and continued investment in the Boston region represents where Vidsys is headed as a company,” said James I. Chong, Founder and CEO of Vidsys. “We are excited to be expanding to this new campus in Marlborough to continue our support to our local community, global customers and industry partners, and expand collaboration space for our employees who are key to our company’s success.”

To learn more about the Vidsys platform, Enterprise 2018, click here.

Vidsys Secures DP World London Gateway Port

Below is an excerpt from Bunker Ports News Worldwide covering Vidsys’ project with DP World London Gateway:

Vidsys, the global leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, today announced that London Gateway, a port owned and operated by DP World (DPW), has implemented Vidsys port-wide to increase security and provide overall situational awareness capability.

DP World London Gateway has been a Vidsys end-customer since 2016 and has partnered with Vidsys on recent expansion projects. The trade-enabling port operator selected Vidsys due to its open platform architecture and vast agility for future growth and innovation, while being able to manage all sensors and systems from one unified view.

Read the entire story here: http://www.bunkerportsnews.com/News.aspx?ElementId=c4379341-839d-4b74-b7e2-e821dd66d759

Vidsys Secures DP World London Gateway Port

Below is an excerpt from Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide covering Vidsys’ project with DP World London Gateway:

Vidsys, the global leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, today announced that London Gateway, a port owned and operated by DP World (DPW), has implemented Vidsys port-wide to increase security and provide overall situational awareness capability.

P World London Gateway has been a Vidsys end-customer since 2016 and has partnered with Vidsys on recent expansion projects. The trade-enabling port operator selected Vidsys due to its open platform architecture and vast agility for future growth and innovation, while being able to manage all sensors and systems from one unified view.

Read the whole story here: http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/vidsys-secures-dp-world-london-gateway-port/

Vidsys Secures DP World London Gateway Port

Below is an excerpt from Digital Journal covering Vidsys’ project with DP World London Gateway:

VIENNA, Va.–(Business Wire)–Vidsys, the global leader in Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, today announced that London Gateway, a port owned and operated by DP World (DPW), has implemented Vidsys port-wide to increase security and provide overall situational awareness capability.

DP World London Gateway has been a Vidsys end-customer since 2016 and has partnered with Vidsys on recent expansion projects. The trade-enabling port operator selected Vidsys due to its open platform architecture and vast agility for future growth and innovation, while being able to manage all sensors and systems from one unified view.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3625232#ixzz54YKaRHxg

London Gateway Ups Security Measures

Below is an excerpt from Maritime Global News covering Vidsys’ project with DP World London Gateway:

London Gateway, one of the U.K.’s major ports owned and operated by DP World, has implemented converged security and information management (CSIM) software port-wide to increase security and provide overall situational awareness capability.
Situated on the north bank of the River Thames, the deep-sea container port is located next to Europe’s largest logistics park, providing shipping access to key U.K. consumer markets. The port is a 2 square mile area surrounded by an 11 kilometer fence line, creating a massive infrastructure to be monitored and managed. The site encounters a vast and varied range of security activities, including routinely intercepting stolen vehicles, narcotics and illegal immigrants, and works closely with local and London MET police, the U.K. highways agency and the Ministry of Defense.
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http://www.maritimeglobalnews.com/news/london-gateway-security-measures-cwygne