Vidsys VP of Product Innovation Featured GIT Security Magazine Article: “Keeping Corporate Campuses Safe”

“Keeping Corporate Campuses Safe”, by Vidsys VP of Product Innovation, Maurice Singleton, was featured as a top story in the online edition of GIT Security Magazine, EMEA. In the article, Maurice details the ways in which Corporate Campuses can utilize Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) Software to increase workplace efficiency and facilitate overall operational security efforts.

The full article is available now at git-security.com.

Featured Article: “What’s Next for PSIM?”

Vidsys CEO, James Chong, explains how physical security information management (PSIM) today is continuing to evolve, giving way to converged security and information management.

 

“CSIM extends software abilities beyond physical security by capturing and correlating data from multiple IT-security systems and information management systems. With capabilities for large-scale, widely dispersed customers, this advanced platform can be leveraged to support smart city and IoT applications, in addition to a variety of use cases such as supply-chain systems, building management, logistics management and manufacturing.”

 

The story was featured by The Innovation Enterprise and is available on their website. 

 

3 Enterprise Security Trends to Watch in 2019 – SSI Magazine article

In a recent article, Vidsys CEO, James Chong, lays out the three factors that will drive and define converged security operations in 2019. Below is an excerpt:

 

“Most companies now realize that good enterprise solutions rely on great software. Converged security is an intelligent solution that cross-pollinates IT and physical security. This creates a complete, “360-degree” security system that is well worth the investment.”

 

The full article, published in Security Sales & Integration Magazine, is available on their website.

 

Vidsys Recognized by Frost & Sullivan for its Comprehensive Converged Security Information Management System, RiskShield Enterprise

The platform’s high level of interoperability and holistic coverage of the security ecosystem greatly enhance its value proposition among organizations of all sizes

VIENNA,VA., – Feb. 13, 2019  — Based on its recent analysis of the global Converged Security Information Management (CSIM) system market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Vidsys, Inc. with the 2019 Global Technology Leadership Award. Vidsys’ comprehensive, intelligent, and open architecture CSIM software platform, RiskShield Enterprise, empowers security personnel to monitor an organization’s ecosystem for both cyber and physical security events through a single, user-friendly interface. The system aids in informed decision making and helps operators proactively manage situations by offering them a comprehensive view of the enterprise’s security posture.

“RiskShield Enterprise addresses the five core features of data collection, analysis, verification, resolution, and tracking,” said Danielle VanZandt, Industry Analyst at Frost & Sullivan. “Security personnel can customize the data that the platform presents through filters managed seamlessly through a user-friendly interface. Furthermore, users can filter the displayed information by time, location, duration, frequency, and type to obtain the information that is most pertinent to their operations.”

RiskShield Enterprise connects an organization’s vital security systems, such as IT security information and event management (SIEM), video surveillance and management systems, security analysis, investigative tools, and reporting platforms, allowing operators to base their decisions on a holistic view of the entire ecosystem. The software then alerts operators of potential security risks to their IT infrastructure, buildings, assets, or employees. RiskShield Enterprise operates as a top layer to the customer’s existing systems; thus, Vidsys can tailor enhancements and implement those changes without causing any operational downtime.

As a vendor-agnostic system, the CSIM platform integrates seamlessly with over 350 third-party legacy and new technologies and is scalable for businesses of all sizes in any industry. Some of the solutions and systems with which the platform can be integrated include video management, identity and access management, building management, security sensors, weather forecasts, fire alarms, analytics, smartphones, intruder detection, computer-aided dispatch, and social media platforms. Moreover, RiskShield Enterprise can link multiple independent organizations’ systems, such as public and private critical infrastructure, which rely on each other for vital information.

“In addition to bringing an organization’s physical security systems together, RiskShield Enterprise integrates and directly communicates with cybersecurity platforms, significantly saving operational expenditures,” noted VanZandt. “This exceptional technology and return on investment strongly positions the company for greater growth in the future.”

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents the Technology Leadership Award to the company that demonstrates uniqueness in developing and leveraging new technologies that deliver significant customer value.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About Vidsys, Inc.

Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, USA, Vidsys provides transformational Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software platform 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 allows 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.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, collaborates with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. For more than 50 years, Frost & Sullivan has been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector, and the investment community.

Vidsys Sponsored Converged Security Centre IFSEC Global Feature Story

IFSEC Global recently highlighted Vidsys and the Vidsys sponsored, Converged Security Centre, in a feature story that both recapped last year’s IFSEC international show and gave a preview of what to expect at the upcoming IFSEC 2019 show (June 18-20). The 2019 show will again place an increased focus on converged security, as the successful Converged Security Centre returns to IFSEC for another year.

 

Visit the IFSEC Global website to read the full story. 

 

Atlanta Ups Its Security Game for the Superbowl – Interview with Security InfoWatch Magazine

Vidsys Vice President of Product Innovation, Maurice Singleton, spoke with Security Infowatch Magazine as part of their cover story on Superbowl LIII in Atlanta. In 2017, Vidsys partnered with the City of Houston to provide a comprehensive, converged security and information management solution for Superbowl LI. In this article, Singleton discusses the challenges of managing security for a large scale event:

 

“It’s important that when you’re securing an event that is this large, everyone is on the same page, so it was important to get everyone on the platform in the same way so as to provide a single pane of glass of information for all users.”

 

Head to Security InfoWatch Magazine’s website to read the full article.

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Integrations & Connectors Update: Latest Versions of Genetec, Lenel, Honeywell, Software House and More…

The Vidsys team is excited to announce our latest entry in our blog series – Integrations & Connectors Update – where we highlight new connectors and integrations that are available for our technology platform. Our Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software has the ability to integrate any type of software or physical hardware technology with our system.

The following Physical Access Control System Connectors have been added to our library:

  1. Genetec Security Center v5.6 Synergis IP
  2. Lenel OnGuard 7.3
  3. Software House C*CURE 9000 v2.5
  4. Honeywell Pro-Watch 4.2

Using Vidsys’ CSIM Platform, security organizations can integrate and analyze information from traditional physical security devices and systems, and resolve situations in real time.

Vidsys ACS connectors integrate 3rd party Access Control Systems with the Vidsys Converged Security & Information Management (CSIM) software. This integration allows events detected by the integrated access control managed sensors and card readers to be relayed to and annunciated by the Vidsys CSIM platform.   It also allows CSIM operators to control discovered devices that are connected to the access control system.  The connector automatically maps the access control system event types to standard CSIM Situation types and translates Vidsys CSIM software command syntax to that of the third-party access control system.

CSIM operators can also easily display the access control history and location of any badged holder configured within the access control system. The Vidsys operator needs no specific card holder information and simply searches using part of the card holder’s name. An up to date list of results is displayed directly within the Vidsys user interface. Alarm logs for devices can also be accessed.

Vidsys offers a growing list of connectors that enable integration between the Vidsys CSIM platform and other industry-leading converged and physical security products.

If you would like to find out more about this integration or other integrations, contact us for more information or a demo.

 

This entry is part of a blog series on Integrations and Connectors. You can revisit previous entries here

Guest Article by Vidsys CEO, James Chong, Featured in Security Magazine

Security Magazine recently featured a guest article, “How Security Technology Improves Business Operations,” from Vidsys CEO, James I.Chong. In the article, James discusses three ways in which security technology improves business operations and business continuity in the face of new and unpredictable challenges.

Check out the full article on Security Magazine’s website

Vidsys Founder and CEO James Chong chats with Security Info Watch about the evolution of PSIM technology

From PSIM to CSIM: Vidsys Founder and CEO James Chong chats with SIW about the evolution of PSIM technology

In this episode of SIW Radio, James Chong, Founder and CEO of Vidsys, sits down with Steve Lasky, Editor-in-Chief of Security Technology Executive magazine, to discuss how the use of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) technology within the security industry has evolved beyond the integration of physical security sensors to become what the company today calls Converged Security Information Management (CSIM), which ties together data from a multitude of IT systems in addition to traditional security solutions.

Listen to the interview on Security Info Watch here.

Converged Security Centre in Partnership with Vidsys Returns to IFSEC International 2019

The Converged Security Centre, developed in partnership with global enterprise security software leader Vidsys, is an expert-led exhibition zone, returning to IFSEC International 2019.

It gives IFSEC visitors the unique opportunity to learn from world-leading experts, discuss critical physical and IT security challenges, and experience the latest Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) platform solutions.

Through the Converged Security Centre, conference attendees will be immersed in the world of converged security through a hands-on, in-depth education programme, including panel discussions and presentations focused on the latest trends and capabilities of a range of CSIM use cases and vertical market solutions.

Critical Security

While businesses and government organisations have greatly benefited from increased ubiquitous connectivity, increasingly complex networked systems have opened the back door to mission-critical security threats. In light of the growing integration between security systems, new technologies, and digital networks, converged security has become paramount to the success of risk and security programmes for organizations worldwide.

“There is a rapidly growing requirement for a converged security solution that monitors both physical and cybersecurity events under one, unified software platform.” James I Chong, CEO, Vidsys

This is what makes the Converged Security Centre in partnership with Vidsys an essential part of IFSEC International. Visitors are not only introduced to some of the leading converged security solutions, but can watch live simulations to demonstrate their efficacy across a range of real-world applications. They are given the opportunity to ask experts and practitioners for their insights and advice to learn more about how these solutions can meet their growing security needs.

Opportunities to Learn

The Converged Security Centre gives visitors to IFSEC the unique opportunity to learn from world-leading experts and discover the best and most trustworthy CSIM solutions in real time; in this way they can better understand how to navigate the critical field of converged security.

Rachel Eaton, IFSEC International event manager, said: ‘We’re delighted to be working with Vidsys again at IFSEC International 2019 as our major catalyst behind the Converged Security Centre. This forum was a major success in 2018, highlighting IFSEC’s credentials as a thought leader and ensuring the event remained at the heart of the conversation around converged security.

It’s important for security professionals to understand the significance of increasingly interconnected systems, and the capabilities of CSIM as a solution. By providing a platform lead by converged security experts, we can help visitors learn about the key issues within the sector, and find security solutions they can trust.’

James I Chong, CEO, Vidsys, says: “We’re thrilled to be part of the Converged Security Centre’s return at IFSEC International 2019 and to be working with our global partners and experts to showcase and share what a truly converged security solution can provide to organisations worldwide.

“Today, there is a rapidly growing requirement for a converged security solution that monitors both physical and cyber security events under one, unified software platform, especially due to the ever-increasing amount of data created in the world of IoT and smart cities.”

James Willison, founder of Unified Security adds: “Sarb Sembhi, CISO at Virtually Informed, and I are delighted to be working with all the partners bringing together physical and cybersecurity leaders and converged security technologies to show visitors how security risks can be managed in one unified security operations centre in real time.”

IFSEC International 2019 will take place between 18-20 June 2019 at the ExCeL, London. Visit IFSEC International for more information and to register for the show.

About Vidsys

Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, USA, Vidsys provides transformational Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software platform 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, a browser-based platform with industry-specific features and functions that allows sensors, devices, systems, subsystems, and services to be interconnected via 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.