Intellicene announced the close of its acquisition by Volaris Group and the launch of its new brand. Previously known as Cognyte Situational Intelligence Solutions (SIS), the new Intellicene embodies a strategic new direction and an ambition to being a global security intelligence leader of choice. Led by veteran security executive Alan Stoddard, Intellicene incorporates former SIS employees and assets, including the Symphia suite of technologies.
he Z-Wave Alliance announces the newly elected Z-Wave Alliance Board of Directors. Effective immediately, the updated roster of roles and representatives from across the connected home and IoT industry. The past two years has driven impressive growth in the smart home industry. Data is showing that 55% of U.S. adults or 110 million people now own one or more smart home device(s). Z-Wave has experienced this first-hand with milestones such as the availability of the Z-Wave Long Range (LR) certification, achieving 4100 certified Z-Wave devices, and witnessing 90 million new devices enter the market since 2020.
Cobalt Robotics announced it ranked No. 147 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, fintech, and energy tech companies in North America. Cobalt grew 979% based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. Cobalt also ranked No. 27 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cobalt is propelling the use of robots among modern enterprises as companies look to new AI-based innovations to automate security and improve safety.
Suprema shared its vision and future growth strategies at the three-day ‘Suprema Global Partner Program 22’ event from November 16 to 18 at Lotte Hotel Seoul. This year’s event marked the eleventh anniversary of the Suprema Global Partner Program. A total of 114 partners from 46 countries participated, representing companies from every continent. Suprema and partners interacted with each other and shared insights about Suprema’s innovative technologies, new products, and best practices.
ADT Commercial announced recently that Philippe Sawaya has been selected as its first-ever Director of Artificial Intelligence (AI). In his new role, Sawaya is leading company efforts in the development and deployment of AI with exceptional analytical capabilities to support the specialized needs of commercial customers across industries. Sawaya leads newly formed Artificial Intelligence team to help mobilize ADT Commercial’s purposeful innovation efforts by building the tools necessary to automate and streamline commercial customers’ security programs to encourage adoption of future technologies.
BlastWave announced it has released a technical white paper that helps enterprises accelerate compliance with zero trust architecture (ZTA) requirements and protect vulnerable systems and data across IT, operational technology (OT) and Internet of things (IoT) environments. The Zero-Trust Network Access (ZTNA) white paper helps federal and commercial organizations comply with the United States NIST SP 800-207 – Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) standards and meet U.S.-mandated cybersecurity goals by the end of 2024. This paper explores the different approaches to deploying ZTA and shows how BlastWave’s BlastShield ZTNA solution can be deployed as a software-defined perimeter (SDP) that addresses the need for zero trust network access.
Genetec has published a guide for utility companies on how to select a security system that supports compliance with the Critical Infrastructure Protection plan (CIP) of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). The 12 published NERC standards are aimed at regulating, enforcing, monitoring and managing the security of the Bulk Electric System (BES) in North America. A subset of the full guidance follows.
Cognitec Systems has promoted Mikael Fagerlund to VP Sales and Marketing, passing the baton from revered industry veteran and company co-founder Dr. Jürgen Pampus. Fagerlund has served the sales team at the company’s Dresden headquarters since 2011, most recently as Director Sales EMEA. He will continue to manage sales activities and customer relations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, but also oversee global sales and growth strategies.
Building on their highly popular series of electronic security solutions focused events, the CNI Security Group will once again host a ‘CNI Security Technology’ Day, showcasing the latest cutting-edge security technologies from leading manufacturers, which this year, includes Secure Logiq. Gathering aboard the former WW2 Royal Navy escort ship, HQS Wellington, at Victoria Embankment, on the River Thames in London, the jam-packed agenda will see a number of informative and educational technology seminars taking place throughout the one-day event, spanning a variety of developments in CNI technologies.
Interface Systems announced that The Old Spaghetti Factory (OSF), a family-owned and operated restaurant chain with over 40 locations across 13 states, has chosen Interface’s suite of managed services to transform its network, voice and security infrastructure. The OSF IT team wanted to standardize network equipment across all their locations to increase efficiencies and reduce downtime.
Sentinel Consulting announced that Al Palumbo has joined the company as Director of Technical Security Consulting. In this newly created position, he will work closely with Sentinel’s management, engineering team, and clients to provide oversight of all technical security elements of the company’s project portfolio. The role will tap Mr. Palumbo’s expertise in engineering design, standards development, quality assessment and control, and project management. He has over 30 years of experience in the electrical/electronic industry with 23 of those years dedicated to Security Design, Engineering, and Consulting.
Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd. announce that beta testing with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) at the Toronto Pearson International Airport (Pearson) has commenced November 1, 2022, and will continue for a period of two weeks. Toronto Pearson is located in Mississauga, west of Toronto, in Ontario, Canada. It is Canada’s largest airport, the sixth-most-connected airport in the world, and the second-most-connected airport in North America.
iProov announced that Lou Anne Alexander has joined the iProov Corporate Board as a non-executive director. Alexander spent more than 12 years with Early Warning® (EW), a fintech company owned by seven of the largest U.S. banks, where she led the U.S. launch of the Zelle Network® payment service. Alexander most recently served as chief product officer at EW, responsible for all identity verification services for new account openings, as well as a bank-sponsored digital identity service.
RealVNC acquired RPort, a remote management software that immediately boosts the efficiency of IT teams and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). The acquisition will enable RealVNC to branch out beyond graphical screen sharing and into remote management. RPort enables users to manage their entire infrastructure via a web browser, the command line, or programmatically through a REST API. This includes inventory management, dynamic device grouping, remote and scheduled script execution, device telemetry and flexible connectivity management.
i-PRO announce that it has been Certified™ by Great Place to Work®. The prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at i-PRO Americas. This year, 87% of i-PRO Americas’ employees said it’s a great place to work compared with just 57% for the average U.S. company. Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation.
ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions announced that French-based ALCEA (SAS), whose acquisition was made known in August this year, will be merged into Global Solutions’ Critical Infrastructure business. ALCEA has a strong focus on access control and relevant vertical markets. The parties will present their combined offering at the Expoprotection trade show in Paris, 15–17 November. ALCEA’s has a turnover of approximately 20 million euros. The company is well established in the French-speaking market, in addition to France, also in South America.
Allied Universal is continuing its strategic expansion with the acquisition of Century Event Security & Staffing based in Orlando, Fla. Century Event Security & Staffing provides comprehensive security and event services in Las Vegas and Orlando, two of the nation’s top exhibition industry cities. This acquisition increases Allied Universal’s ability to staff major events in these popular event destination locations with access to several thousand employees.
Key Digital has appointed Mechanicsville, VA-based firm KLM Marketing as its manufacturer’s rep for the Middle Atlantic region, including Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Eastern PA, Southern NJ and Washington, D.C. The announcement was made by DeWayne Rains, Key Digital vice president of sales, and represents the brand’s ongoing initiative to expand its national sales force. Established in 2002, KLM is a leading choice for video and intercom, access control, and new AV solutions in the mid-Atlantic region.
Cognitec has named Andy Speropoulos as Sales Manager for the gaming and hospitality markets, two important sectors which increasingly incorporate face recognition technology to improve both security and operations. Based in Las Vegas, NV, Speropoulos brings a strong security and face recognition background to his new position, along with sales and account management experience from his work at Pelco, eConnect, and Protection 1 Security Solutions (now ADT).
ProdataKey announced that the company has once again been named to the Utah 100, MountainWest Capital Network’s (MWCN) annual list of the fastest-growing companies in Utah. This marks the seventh consecutive year that ProdataKey has been designated with this elite status. This year, ProdataKey ranked No. 59 out of 100 companies. The annual Awards Event pays tribute to the state’s fastest-growing and most exciting companies in the state, representing a cross-section of industries. Honorees were chosen based on both their percentage and dollar revenue increase between 2017 and 2021.