FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AlertEnterprise today announced that it signed a global reseller agreement with SAP AG (NYSE:SAP). SAP® will resell physical security and monitoring solutions from AlertEnterprise, under the names “SAP® Physical Security Management by AlertEnterprise” and “SAP Critical Infrastructure Protection by AlertEnterprise”. The solutions are designed to deliver critical infrastructure protection to companies in industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, transportation and water utilities, electric power, as well as federal facilities. The aim of today’s announcement is to address complex threats against critical infrastructures, which have grown significantly in the past few years, giving rise to an increase in spending to secure these environments.
According to Jasvir Gill, Founder and CEO of AlertEnterprise, “Addressing security in silos of IT and OT is like building a bridge by starting from both sides of the river hoping that they might meet somewhere in the middle; we know that doesn’t usually work”. Mr. Gill goes on to add, “our joint solutions will help customers improve operational reliability, protect operating assets and respond quicker to a range of vulnerabilities and persistent threats by enabling them to analyze and track security events in a broader business context, whether from cyber, physical or insider sources.”
The new SAP Physical Security Management solution by AlertEnterprise, and SAP Critical Infrastructure Protection solution by AlertEnterprise, will work with SAP Predictive Analysis software and with the SAP HANA® platform, enabling fast security incident management and informed Response.
“The collaboration between AlertEnterprise and SAP focuses on physical security and industrial control systems with the goal to enable us to reduce security silos and provide a holistic view of risk to the enterprise,” said Steve Lucas, president, Platform Solutions, SAP. “Many of SAP’s customers within process industries, energy, and transportation have expressed a need to protect their critical assets and operating infrastructure. Working closely with AlertEnterprise, we now anticipate that we can deliver infrastructure protection software that scales across the enterprise.”
When asked about the relationship, Wendi Reiter, Director of Security and Emergency Preparedness at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac Airport), reinforced its importance. “Combining the AlertEnterprise innovations with SAP HANA will provide high-performance, integrated predictive risk analytics for airport security,” said Reiter. “Airports will now have the ability to respond in split seconds to multiple complex threats. AlertEnterprise and SAP are providing a significant advance that is much needed in light of recent incidents involving critical infrastructure.”
SAP anticipates making the solutions available to customers in early 2014.
AlertEnterprise delivers security convergence solutions for corporate and critical infrastructure protection. AlertEnterprise solutions can analyze and correlate risks across IT systems, physical access control systems, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and other industrial control systems to deliver situational intelligence, incident management and response as well as all aspects of compliance automation. AlertEnterprise enables identity and access management functions for security to be uniformly applied across the domains of IT, physical security and plant industrial control systems. For more information, see www.alertenterprise.com.
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