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Industry News: Interface and IPConfigure Solution Supports Remote SOCs

Strategic Partnership Between Interface Systems and IPConfigure Results in Remote Video Management Solutions

Interface Systems announced that it has expanded its offerings with interactive remote video monitoring through its partnership with IPConfigure. Interface’s Interactive Security Operations Centers are integrated with IPConfigure’s Orchid VMS, allowing users to run an advanced video monitoring viewer with capabilities like live voice-downs, video verification of alarms, and virtual walkthroughs for remote locations. The VMS component provides users remote monitoring capabilities for any kind of multisite deployment. The integration enables Interface and IPConfigure to jointly target multilocation retail and restaurant businesses that require a thorough security solution with an easy-to-deploy video management solution, plus advanced remote solutions.

Mergers & Moves

BlueHalo//Eqlipse Technologies

BlueHalo and Eqlipse Technologies announced their merger in February. The combined entity, remaining under the name of BlueHalo, will use the technical talent and range of products from Eqlipse to deliver broader services to customers while still developing and producing advanced defense technologies.


HID acquired Zero SSL, an SSL certificate provider based in Austria. This move will increase HID’s ability to provide protected communications between websites.  


Cloud services provider Expedient announced its further expansion into the U.S. Midwest with the addition of the former Nationwide data center near Columbus, Ohio. The new site will be the company’s 15th data center in the United States, on top of other recent additions in Arizona, Colorado, and Wisconsin.


Perforce Software acquired enterprise data management software company Delphix. As Delphix’s software enables companies to automate data security measures and other actions, the acquisition will expand Perforce’s testing and infrastructure automation solutions.


Delinea announced the acquisition of the identity-based threats solutions provider, which will expand its portfolio of defense abilities against identity-based attacks, including account takeovers, insider threats, and lateral movement.


MediaCorp Canada voted Genetec one of Canada’s top employers for young people, recognizing it and other companies offering the best workplaces and programs in the nation for those just starting in their careers.

Gallagher Security was again recognized at the 2024 UK Outstanding Security Performance Awards. It was named this year’s Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer.

Critical Start, which provides managed detection and response cybersecurity solutions, was identified as one of the best places to work in Dallas, Texas, by technology recruitment platform Built In’s Best Places to Work Awards.


The National Science Foundation announced its creation of its first-ever Regional Innovation Engines program, which will award 10 teams up to $1.6 billion during the next 10 years. Seven of those teams are focused on advancing artificial intelligence. Each team will initially receive up to $15 million for two years, and those that demonstrate significant progress could receive up to $160 million over the full 10 years.

The U.S. Army Cyber Command awarded Peraton an $889 million contract for supporting cyberspace operations, electromagnetic warfare, and information operations.


The Montreal Port Authority announced a new initiative supporting technological efforts to thwart the theft of vehicles likely to fraudulently shipped abroad.


Access Control

HID and Olea Kiosks have partnered to introduce self-service kiosks that may improve the user experience in dealing with access control and user authentication in various sectors, including banking, government, healthcare, hospitality, retail, and transportation.

Worker Safety

The U.S. National Safety Council and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health renewed their partnership to collaborate efforts and expertise to advance workers’ safety and health, promote best practices, and encourage employers to create and implement related programs and effective prevention strategies.

Risk Management

CyberReady collaborated with Vanta to provide businesses with security preparedness and holistic risk management. Through this strategic partnership, CyberReady, which provides security awareness training, can now leverage Vanta’s trust management platform for clients.

Operational Technology

DeNexus announced a strategic partnership with Claroty, which provides solutions for cyber-physical systems protection, to mitigate risks to operational technology (OT) in the critical infrastructure industry. With native integration of DeNexus, which provides cyber risk calculations and management, with a Calroty solution, customers can further secure their cyber-physical systems across the Internet of Things and simplify OT risk management.