Industry News: Back to Work with AI Support
EXPANDING AI SOLUTIONS
A partnership between UK-based electronic security distributor QED and EmpiricAI means the Computer Vision AI solution can reach a wider market. The AI solution was developed by EmpiricAI specifically to improve the health, safety, and productivity of businesses. QED said it expected a strong demand for the solution from various industries, including construction, corporate offices, manufacturing, retail, and other customer-facing sectors. One of EmpiricAI’s solutions, the WorkSafe Analytics platform, uses Computer Vision technology to help businesses accurately view potential risks in the workplace, ensuring compliance with health and safety guidelines. The platform can integrate with on-site surveillance cameras and assist with monitoring and detecting of non-compliance with certain guidelines, including occupancy or social distancing.
MERGERS AND MOVES
Google Cloud announced its plan to purchase the threat intelligence company in an all-cash transaction valued at more than $5.3 billion, advancing Google’s security offerings to include end-to-end security operations suites. The deal is expected to close later this year and is subject to customary closing conditions.
With the acquisition of SecurityTrails and its domain and IP address data, Recorded Future has additional intelligence for its threat landscape visibility platform, including insight into an organization’s infrastructure and attack surface.
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The purchase of the product cloud company by Digimarc, which provides digital identification and detection-based solutions, was completed in January.
The acquisitions of Feenics and Matrix Systems expand ACRE’s portfolio to support cloud-based access control solutions while also boosting its technology offerings.
Facing software from Kaspersky, McAfee, ESET, Bitdefender, and Microsoft Defender, Avast One Essential won a phishing detection comparison test with software that boasts a recorded 99 percent detection rate.
Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs awarded HID Global a contract for its passport issuance and processing system, a new system to be provided by the identity solutions manufacturer.
Lockheed Martin Corporation terminated its agreement to purchase Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., following a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which sought to block the acquisition.
The partnership between Surveill and Johns Brothers Security will offer commercial clients in the Southeastern U.S. market access to the Surveill containerized video management solution.
The National Security Services Company of Saudi Arabia (SAFE) has become the exclusive partner of Azur Drones and MENA in the kingdom, including development of local assembly.
A partnership with ISMOsys will expand OnLogic’s reach of industrial, panel PC, rugged, and server computing solutions across Europe, India, and further.