Industry News March 2004
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will spend $31.9 billion in 2004, creating procurement opportunities for private security. As organizational matters become resolved, the DHS procurement systems will be announced in 2004 and in place in 2005, according to a research report by Frost & Sullivan. Security and defense companies are reorganizing their product and service offerings to respond to evolving market needs.
The report, 2004 U.S. Federal Homeland Security and Homeland Defense Markets, suggests that one focus of funding will be on technologies that can be scaled across multiple agencies with similar needs. New initiatives include IT infrastructure, first responder grants, and biological and chemical defense detection and countermeasures. Information on ordering the report is available at the company’s Web sitewww.defense.frost.com.
PARTNERSHIPS AND DEALS
Axis Communications has acquired Attento, a Danish software company specializing in video surveillance solutions.
Barton Protective Services will provide security services for The Benaroya Company, developer of Metropolitan Park, a retail and office space in Seattle.
Beacon Software is providing its Compass Internet Banking Platform to BPC Corporation, parent company of Bank of Putnam County and Cumberland County Bank.
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, has awarded Compass Technologies a contract for access control systems for student dormitories and academic buildings on five of its campuses.
Community Health Partners has selected XyLoc MD from Ensure Technologies for positive ID of computer users in its pharmacy department.
Collaborative software for crisis management from E Team, Inc., was used by San Diego County to manage its response to the wildfires last fall.
Foundstone and netForensics have entered a partnership to integrate their security information management and enterprise risk solutions products for better response to network security threats.
Vanderbilt University Law School has installed a digital CCTV system from GE Interlogix Video Systems Group.
GROUP Technologies and Hanson Information Systems have formed a partnership in which Hanson will make GROUP’s antispam and e-mail filtering products available to its customers.
INSIDE Contactless and HID Corporation have joined in a partnership to produce iCLASS, HID’s new read/write contactless smart card.
Mohegan Sun Casino has ordered identification and age verification units from Intelli-Check, Inc.
Panda Software and iolo technologies have partnered to add antivirus and firewall protection to iolo’s System Mechanic 4 Professional software.
IR Recognition Systems’ handreaders have been installed by Sonitrol in two sorority houses at the University of Central Florida.
ITT Industries, Inc., and WEDECO AG Water Technology have signed a definitive business combination agreement through which ITT will acquire WEDECO.
Boyd Gaming Corporation has selected StealthWatch intrusion detection by Lancope to provide network security for its multistate operations.
Lenel Systems International, Inc., and NEC Solutions (America), Inc., have signed a joint agreement to increase the availability of computer servers supporting public and private security systems.
Wireless provider LXE has joined Smart and Secure Tradelanes as a new partner.
The AEGIS solution for 802.1X/WPA authentication from Meetinghouse has been selected by Northeastern University to secure its wireless LAN.
United Technology Service housed audio-video products in enclosure systems from Middle Atlantic Products when it installed the new A/V systems in two auditoriums and media production and control rooms at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
MIR3, Inc., and Montague Technology Management have formed a strategic partnership for providing business operations continuity.
NetScreen Technologies, Inc., has acquired Neoteris, Inc.
On Track Innovations, Ltd. (OTI), is providing integrated point-of-sale solutions to Loews Cineplex as part of MasterCard’s PayPass trial in Orlando.
North American Video installed a video security system from Pelco in Atlantic City’s new Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa.
Per Mar Security Services has acquired the accounts of Feel Safe Security Systems, Inc.
Reflex Security and Kaspersky Labs have formed a strategic partnership for integration of Kaspersky’s antivirus and antispam technologies into Reflex’s products.
Secure Defense Systems and Innovative Learning have teamed up to form a corporate security and training alliance that will help companies protect their property, business operations, and people.
Sentillon, Inc., is providing its Vergence product suite to Eclipsys Corporation and to Valley Medical Center for medical record access and single sign-on.
U.S. Tobacco (UST) Inc. has chosen products from Secure Data in Motion, doing business as Sigaba, for message protection.
Sourcefire, Inc., in partnership with IBM, netForensics, ArcSight, GuardedNet, NetSec, and others, is leading an initiative for reducing network security threats through real-time, comprehensive network awareness.
SPI Dynamics has joined the Mercury Interactive Business Technology Optimization Alliance Program.
C.E. Unterberg, Towbin has acquired Mallon Associates to provide investment banking services to the global security industry.
The Digipass 800 for EMV (Europay-MasterCard-Visa) from VASCO will be used as a strong authentication device for the European chip authentication program in the e-commerce space by Barclaycard and MasterCard.
Vontu, Inc., and RSA Security Inc. are working together to integrate RSA encryption solutions with Vontu Protect to secure customer data.
Xacta Corporation’s Xacta Commerce Trust has been deployed by Xerox Federal Credit Union to protect the technology infrastructure.
XOsoft, Inc., of Burlington, Massachusetts, is working with IBM to develop real-time software migration tools for the IBM Total Storage SAN File System
Zix Corporation has been awarded a three-year contract for secure e-messaging by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Adesta has been awarded a contract to provide and integrate physical security, access control, and intrusion detection systems for the Port of Corpus Christi.
Cernium, Inc., has installed its Perceptrak behavior recognition technology in public parking garages in Yonkers, New York, to enhance the existing CCTV system. The technology was selected by the Yonkers Parking Authority.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has selected the Hercules solution from Citadel Security Software to automate the resolution of vulnerabilities in more than 250 facilities nationwide.
Datastrip 2D Superscript bar- code symbology is being used by San Andrés Island to encrypt data on resident ID cards.
The Chemical Biological Response Aide (CoBRA) emergency response software developed by Defense Group Inc. is being field-tested by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Entrust, Inc., along with PEC and Schlumberger, has been selected by Northrop Grumman IT to provide authentication solutions to the FBI.
Camden County Hall of Justice (New Jersey) is replacing its conventional dome cameras with EX82DXL Dual Sensor Integrated Day Night Cameras from Extreme CCTV.
GE Ion Track has supplied desktop Itemiser explosives trace detectors to airlines and airports in Australia.
Identix Incorporated has been selected to provide facial recognition and fingerprint technology by SchlumbergerSema for use in a pilot passport program commissioned by the UK Passport Service.
Intrado Inc. has announced that the City of Chicago has deployed IntelliCast Target Notification, an emergency telephone notification service. The service is also being used in the Maricopa Region, Arizona.
Markland Technologies has been awarded a contract from Computer Sciences Corporation to provide support services to ports of entry at San Ysidro and Otay Mesa, California.
Matrics, Inc., will supply RFID tags for use in tracking passenger bags at McCarran International Airport. FKI Logistex will provide the system architecture and integration.
Object Video is helping the U.S. Air Force enhance physical security at Andrews Air Force Base by installing and maintaining intelligent security software.
On Track Innovations Ltd. has developed the Basel System, a high-tech ID system that reads facial dimensions and hand geometry. The Israeli military is installing the system at a critical Gaza checkpoint to identify Palestinian workers crossing through the checkpoint.
Pyramid Vision will provide its intelligent video surveillance products to the Virginia Port Authority for use in seaports in the Hampton Roads area. L-3 Communications is the prime contractor on the project.
SonicWALL, Inc., is providing its firewall appliances to 161 schools in South Dakota.
ITS Services Inc. has selected TransCore’s eGo RFID technology for extending the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection’s Free and Secure Trade Program.
Unisys will help strengthen access control for the Transportation Security Administration Airport Access Control Pilot Program.
USProtect has been awarded a contract to provide, operate, and maintain an armed uniformed security force for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Admit Computer Services, Inc., has created three new strategic partnerships: a joint distribution agreement with Comnetix that creates an interface between products of the two companies; an agreement with Brite Computers to offer complete technology and infrastructure solutions to public safety agencies; and an agreement with Traffic Safety Solutions for that company to market Admit’s products in New England.
Appligent, Inc., has entered into a licensing agreement with AINS, Inc.; AINS will offer Appligent’s Redax software as a feature of its workflow collaborative solution.
OzVision has appointed Camden Marketing as its exclusive Canadian sales agent.
Cansec Systems Ltd. has contracted Rodkin Sales Agency to develop distribution partnerships across North America.
Compass Technologies has been selected by PSA Security Network as a vendor partner. Compass has added Barantec’s Everswitch technology to its product line.
Unisys will make the complete suite of offerings from Entrust, Inc., available as part of its security solutions, under the Entrust TrustedPartner Program.
Omnipod Inc. has formed a partnership with Virtual-eMail, which will market Omnipod’s communications platform together with its own secure hosted e-mail service.
MessageLabs will also market the platform, while Omnipod will Market MessageLabs’ Email Security System.
Ricci Communications will provide strategic marketing planning for Prudential Associates and a multimedia marketing campaign for Brownyard Programs.
Select Fabricators, Inc., has been chosen as the exclusive contractor for architectural shielding in North and South America and the People’s Republic of China by emscreen GmbH.
Senstar-Stellar Corporation is the exclusive supplier of the FLARE Emergency Locating and Alarm Systems formerly supplied by Dominion Wireless Inc.
Equip Technology will sell, distribute, and support the Teros Secure Application Gateway in the United Kingdom and Ireland under a new strategic partnership.
VISTA Controls and DNA Computing Solutions have formed a technology licensing and marketing collaboration, whereby the two companies will develop, deliver, market, and support system-level solutions for signal processing applications.
AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS
For the third consecutive year, Admit Computer Services has been named to the Deloitte & Touche “Fast 50” List, a regional ranking of growing technology companies.
ADS Security received the 2003 Dealer of the Year award from First Alert.
The Avery Photo ID System from Avery Dennison Worldwide Office Products has won the 2003 Macromedia MAX award in the Business Experience category.
AXCESS International Inc. has passed all tests for CE approval of its RFID system, paving the way for its use in Europe.
C & R Associates, Inc., has announced that its president has been certified in the International Maritime Organization’s International Ship and Port Facility Security Code.
The Allegro System from GE Interlogix has been named a 2003 Dealer Choice Award winner by the Canadian Alarm and Security Association in the Burglary category.
GE Interlogix awarded its annual Innovation Awards to several dealers. Digilarm Security Systems took the grand prize, as well as the prize in the Wireless Commercial Burglary Installation. Fire, Burglary Alarm, Inc., won for the Wireless Residential Installation. Certified Security Systems won for the Wireless Commercial Fire Installation; and American Detection Specialists was chosen for the Most Innovative Use of Wireless Technology. The Best Residential Integration System was provided by American Electronics, while the Best Commercial Integration System was made by Security Systems of America.
InfoWorld Media Group named iJET Travel Risk Management to its list of “Top 100 IT Visionaries of 2003.” The company was also recognized at the Process Innovations Awards, co-sponsored by Kinetic Information and IMERGE Consulting. It received a second-place designation at the Innovation Solutions Awards.
At the Fourth Detektor International Awards, the OnGuard Total Security Knowledge Management Solution from Lenel Systems International was named “Best Access Control Product of 2003.”
The NetScreen-5200 integrated firewall and virtual private network from NetScreen Technologies, Inc., has been awarded Common Criteria EAL4+ certification.
NICE Systems has been named the recipient of the 2003 Frost and Sullivan Market Leadership Award for the security segment.
Among the winners of the InfoWorld 100 Award were Paymentech for its use of a software application that tests for online security issues; Brevard County, Florida, which uses realtime North America’s bioLock fingerprint access and function control system for SAP; and the University of Dayton, a TippingPoint customer.
Access Security Maintenance, Inc. is expanding its operation to clients along both Florida coasts and all points between.
Adesta has opened a second security business unit, Adesta Security Group, to accommodate its growing security infrastructure design-build staff.
Allied Security has implemented a new training curriculum for company managers. Candidates who successfully complete the PRISM curriculum receive the designation of Certified Professional Security Manager.
C & R Associates, Inc., is establishing an office in Norfolk, Virginia, for maritime passenger and cargo security services to the mid-Atlantic region.
Day & Zimmerman has implemented a program to detect and prevent misconduct among its employees.
Greystone Partners has moved to a new address in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Indigo Systems has moved its headquarters to a larger facility in Goleta, California.
North American Video has opened a new headquarters facility in Brick, New Jersey.
Network Video Technologies has relocated to a new facility in Menlo Park, California.
OSS, Inc., has added a Pittsburgh office to provide security guard services in that locale.
Panasonic Security Systems has opened a new demonstration and training facility at the company’s headquarters in Secaucus, New Jersey.
Security Products has changed its name to Seibold Security to support a strategic shift.
USProtect teamed with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to support wildfire relief efforts. The company also granted the wish of a 5-year-old child through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The child and his family rode in a fighter plane, a biplane, and a fire truck.
Vision Fire & Security has expanded its Massachusetts operations and moved to a new address in Norwell, Massachusetts.
The National Institute for the Prevention of Workplace Violence has launched a preemployment screening directory on its Web site. The directory lists firms that conduct background checks alphabetically and by geographical location. Companies can add logos and descriptions to the directory for a fee; the basic listing is free.
Visitors to the site can also find information on workplace violence, links to articles on the topic, model policies regarding workplace violence, and an online store. The International Association of Web Masters and Designers recently awarded the site a Golden Web Award for excellence in content and design. It is located atwww.workplaceviolence911.com.
ASIS International Acquires Protection of Assets Manual
ASIS International has purchased the Protection of Assets (POA) Manual. This resource, published since 1974, is considered to be the bible of the security industry. Its four volumes cover hundreds of key security management issues, including such areas as employee awareness, internal and external theft and fraud, security and civil law, investigations, ethics, and alcohol and drug abuse.
A team of security experts under the guidance and direction of Michael Knoke, CPP, now will oversee the POA’s editorial content. The POA has traditionally been updated monthly by subscription. It is expected that the nature of ASIS’s subscription service, as well as the content, delivery, and frequency of POA updates will be determined by the end of June.
“We are pleased to have the POA Manual under the ASIS name,” said Michael J. Stack, the Society’s executive director. “With the knowledge of our expert editorial consultants, particularly Mike Knoke, we can ensure that it maintains its place as the primary resource for security professionals.”
In February, ASIS began accepting orders for the POA via its bookstore at the Society’s Web site (www.asisonline.org). The POA can also be purchased by telephoning ASIS Membership Services at 703/519-6200 or by faxing their order to 703/518-1473. The four-volume set will be sold for $485 to ASIS members and $630 to nonmembers.
2004 Buyers Guide Released
ASIS International has published its 2004 ASIS Security Industry Buyers Guide (SIBG). More than 700 new companies were added to this edition, which has 1,100 product categories, 2,500 company listings, and more than 5,000 key personnel. The online version, atwww.sibgonline.com, contains more than 3,900 company listings.
For 18 years, the SIBG has proven invaluable to ASIS members. One reason is that the guide’s design and format make it easy to use. All products and services are represented by category in alphabetical order. For this edition, the subject index has been revamped to provide alphabetical listings of all 827 products and services mentioned in the guide’s 110 categories.
The online version of the SIBG contains a Product News Archive in PDF format, posted in a central, searchable database. A Product News Alert Service has further enhanced the online guide. Users who register are sent e-mail notices of new products based on individualized alert parameters.
Any company providing relevant security products or services is eligible to be listed in the guide. Companies create and manage their own SIBG listings via a secure online interface at the Web site. While no membership or fee is required, editors review each company submission for relevance and detail.
ASIS members residing in the United States, Canada, and Mexico receive a copy by mail as a membership benefit and can purchase additional copies for $99 each. The cost is $179 for non-ASIS members. Overseas members can receive a copy at no cost, but they must request it via ASIS Member Services and pay the shipping cost. To obtain the 2004 ASIS Security Industry Buyers Guide, phone ASIS Member Services at 703/519-6200.
—By Vicki Contavespi, ASIS public relations manager, and Ann Longmore-Etheridge, associate editor