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October 2020 Industry News

SUBSCRIPTION CLOUD SERVICE PLATFORM
Avigilon Corporation’s video security as a service platform is now available in Australia and New Zealand. Avigilon Blue is a subscription-managed video security platform featuring self-learning video analytics technology that detects the presence and movement of people and vehicles. Upon detecting a potentially critical event, the platform alerts business owners while offering flexibility for users to contact security professionals to respond to events needing additional expertise. End users can benefit from easy Web and mobile-enabled secure access, plus upgrades from the cloud that ensure systems remain secure and updated. The platform also saves on bandwidth while certifying that important video verification clips are archived and accessible from the cloud.

MERGERS & MOVERS
Allied Universal // Phoenix Systems & Service, Inc.
The acquisition will help Allied Universal expand its technology services business in Illinois and throughout the United States.

Ascend Technologies LLC // Infogressive, Inc.
The combined organizations will have more than 150 U.S.-based technical and security professionals and offices in Chicago, Illinois, and Lincoln, Nebraska.

Konica Minolta // Depth Security
The acquisition will enhance Konica Minolta’s IT services portfolio, specifically with regards to penetration testing.

GlobalSCAPE, Inc // HelpSystems, LLC
The merger will create a combined company providing a collection of security and automation solutions to customers worldwide.

AWARD
Global analytics and technology provider FICO won the Financial Crime Product of the Year award at the 2020 Risk Technology Awards. Judged on achievements prior to the coronavirus pandemic, FICO uses robotics, AI, and machine learning to combat money laundering.

CONTRACT
SAFR was awarded a $1.9 million Phase II Small Business Innovation Research contract from the U.S. Air Force to support force protection, perimeter security, and secure access control.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Singapore’s NTUC LearningHub and international cyber education provider Cybint launched the Cybint Remote Bootcamp, offering Singaporeans an accelerated path in the cybersecurity sector, even for people with little or no background in IT.

PARTNERSHIPS

Access Control
A partnership between Quanika and Axis Communications will offer users a more streamlined experience of Axis’s security management platform.

Visa Checks
Botswana selected Pangea’s eVisa solution as part of its efforts to expand its digital and online services, allowing visitors to obtain a visa online and a seamless entry upon arrival.

Personnel Tracking
Accedian partnered with Tranquil Data to provide end-to-end observability and system quality across data management services.

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