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Tackling the security challenges of mobile banking apps with easy to integrate, user friendly, cutting edge app security

Promon, a leading Norwegian security specialist, has launched in the UK with its flagship app security product, Promon Shield. Available since 2009 Promon has an enviable protection record, delivering true app security by eliminating the weakest link in the security chain.

The adoption of mobile apps continues to grow dramatically in the UK. According to recent findings from the British Bankers’ Association (BBA), customers now make 5.7 million transactions a day using smart phones and other mobile devices and this number is expected to grow in the coming years.

With more than 21.5 million people banking online, the UK has become a prime target for “businesses” that see this growing market as an easy way to monetise their malware investments and are consequently leveraging their prior experience from PC Trojan attacks.

According to the BBA most fraud on online bank accounts involves disclosed user passwords and security information as well as PCs or mobile devices infected with spyware designed to steal information. The two most common attempted scams currently used by online fraudsters are phishing and malware. Such attacks are designed for identity theft and compromising bank accounts, which unless addressed properly now, will lead to a loss of confidence in UK mobile banking.*

Jan Sogaard, CEO, Promon, explains: “It is relatively cheap and easy for hackers to compromise mobile banking applications to steal personal data. Most, if not all, mobile banking apps are lacking vital security and are therefore highly vulnerable to attacks. Given the uptake of mobile banking apps for both day-to-day use and larger transactions, bank customers should be very concerned.

“Promon is a pioneer in the market, bringing with it a user friendly and cutting edge app security solution. We forecast seeing evermore-sophisticated malware targeting mobile banking apps. Together with the industry we are assisting in hardening their apps, as Promon penetration testing has confirmed the ease with which most apps can be compromised.”

With millions of users, Promon Shield is a proactive solution designed to stop malware attacks before they do any harm, without changing the customer experience. Promon focuses on vulnerabilities rather than threats. Promon Shield is therefore able to ensure a safe mobile banking experience, even on devices that have been compromised or vulnerabilities caused by the user. This encompasses the increased risk facing transactions, sensitive information and even mission critical systems within the mobile banking world.

Sogaard concludes: “Trojan / Man-in-the-Browser (MiTB) attacks are a familiar concept and the risks and the dangers have been understood for some time now. However Man-in-the-App (MiTA) is today’s MiTB, and the convenience of these applications has led to a degree of corporate memory failure regarding past experiences with MiTB. As the use of mobile banking applications in the UK continues to grow, attackers will continue to monetise their fraudulent attacks leading to an increase in sophistication and effectiveness. However as Promon Shield gains traction in the UK, mobile banking customers will become increasingly more protected and banks can safely continue to drive uptake of this convenient solution safeguarded by Promon.”


About Promon

Traditional antivirus, antispam and antimalware solutions are being outdated by a massive increase in security threats and cyber-crime. Promon is changing the way companies and individuals protect application and data against security threats. Promon’s patented method for proactively detecting and blocking security threats enables protection of applications and data on any potentially unsafe or unprotected device in any location. The company head office is located in Oslo, Norway. More Information about Promon AS is available here: http://www.promon.no/

* According to the Office of National Statistics in 2013 the UK had 3.8 million cases of credit and bank card fraud, estimated to be valued at £450 million

The recently published survey of Enterprise Risk Management Software Solutions ranks 4C StrategiesExonaut Risk and Incident Manager (RIM) highest in the maturity curve, showing that as a solutions provider, 4C caters to the most advanced levels of enterprise risk management.

The Institute of Risk Management carries out a yearly independent evaluation of Enterprise Risk Management software. It aims to identify experts working within the area of Risk Management, supply an overview of the sector, and to allow risk professionals to make clear, informed decisions when choosing an Enterprise Risk Management solution that is right for them.

Exonaut™ RIM, part of the Exonaut™ software suite, is an extremely intuitive enterprise risk management tool. Requiring no prior experience in risk management, users are able to identify, manage and visualise risks and opportunities on a ‘live’ platform. As a result, senior management can effectively prioritise limited time, resource and investment to where it is most required in the organisation.

"This top ranking by the IRM substantiates the recent successes we have had as a business" says Rod Kilgour, 4C International. "Our customers not only see the benefits of our ERM solution but buy into the vision that our integrated Resilience suite supports their business in the closely interrelated areas of Risk, Compliance and Business Continuity.”

About 4C Strategies

4C Strategies provides consultancy services and software solutions for improved risk, business continuity and crisis management. The company already has a large international client base, including organisations such as the British Army, London Gatwick Airport, Argos and Homebase. 4C Strategies launched in 2000, quickly establishing itself as a successful global brand, and is now
recognised as one of the most innovative providers of risk management solutions.

About the Institute of Risk Management

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) is a professional education and training body, with approximately 4000 members in more than 100 countries and over 500 students studying risk management at any time. Since it was established in 1986, its focus has been to promote the
importance and relevance of risk management.

LONDON – Steria, a leading provider of IT-enabled business services, has today announced a new 6 year, £900k contract with Kent Fire and Rescue Service to provide it with the SteriaSTORM command and control system. SteriaSTORM has already been used by Kent Police for the past ten years. This new landmark contract, with a go-live date of February 2015, will enable the two emergency services to work together more effectively and to share information relating to the mobilisation of resources in response to incidents as they arise. This will deliver a more resilient and efficient 999 service for the people of Kent and Medway, maximising the benefits of having two of their emergency services co-located within the same control room and utilising a collaborative command and control system.

Underpinned by Geographic Information System (GIS) technology, SteriaSTORM overlays real-time information about the location of emergency services resources onto detailed electronic area maps. This enables control room operators to make rapid decisions and deploy the appropriate resources where they are required.

With SteriaSTORM, Kent Fire and Rescue Service will benefit from a modern, tried and tested solution with greater functionality and resilience than their current mobilisation system which is long overdue for replacement. Sharing a common infrastructure with Kent Police will also be much more cost-effective for Kent Fire and Rescue Service.

SteriaSTORM will provide both emergency services with:

  • A shared system to ensure the right resources are rapidly mobilised
  • Enhanced sharing of information to arm both emergency services with the facts they need
  • Improved resilience and interoperability

Having both services on a common platform will prove invaluable if an incident requires both police and fire services to attend. Both services will have a common view of the situation, so, for example, there won’t be any risk of duplication, or errors relating to two different incident addresses.

Steria is currently the only command and control solution supplier to have successfully delivered multi police force collaborative solutions in the UK. This latest deal takes this position to the next level, delivering a "Blue Light" collaboration that encompasses both Police and Fire & Rescue Service, providing a fully integrated system for Kent. This innovative configuration maximises the multi-agency strengths offered by SteriaSTORM, providing a robust platform from which to deliver effective command and control solutions on a multi-service basis.

Chris Bates, Managing Director of Defence and Emergency Services at Steria, said, “The UK’s Emergency Services are delivering mission-critical support in an unprecedented era of austerity where every penny counts. In the face of an ever-increasing need for collaboration, Steria has successfully delivered multi-force command and control solutions within the police market, so this inter-Blue Light deal bringing Kent’s police and fire services together is a logical extension of that model. The two services are of course natural partners and collaborative solutions will achieve real improvements in practical joint working, deliver tangible savings and ultimately provide a more resilient, cost effective service to the people of Kent. It is a model that we truly believe in and have high hopes of developing across the wider Emergency Services in the future.”

Steve Demetriou, Director Major Projects and Resilience, Kent Fire & Rescue Service, said, “We were looking for a mission-critical solution that delivers real improvements and benefits on the sharing of information on a day to day basis and during major emergencies, and SteriaSTORM will give us that. It will enable us to share information with Kent Police, whilst still preserving the integrity each service may need during security incidents. Our aim is to ensure Kent is a safer county for our residents and businesses.”

Mobile security leader has found end users trust mobile service providers more than employers to protect their privacy when using own devices for work purposes

DALLAS — AdaptiveMobile (www.adaptivemobile.com), the world leader in mobile security, today uncovered that privacy from employers is the top concern for employees being asked to use their own devices for work purposes, according to a recent survey conducted by Ovum on behalf of AdaptiveMobile. The research found that while over 84 percent of employees rated privacy as a top three concern, there was a clear lack of trust in the ability of their employer to manage their mobile security and privacy, posing mobile service providers with an opportunity to address end-users security concerns.

For those employees already using their own device for work purposes, trust in their employer managing their device was the major concern. While just 30 percent of respondents preferred their employer to manage their corporate mobility service, trust levels in their mobile operator were higher with 42 percent of people happier if their device at work was managed by their operator.

Among employees who do not use their own devices for work purposes, the desire to keep their work and personal life separate (44 percent) and a general mistrust of their employer having any kind of control over their devices (24 percent) were the biggest barriers.

“Trust is the magic word when it comes to empowering employees to use their own devices in the workplace. The mobile device is such an inherently personal part of our lives that people want to know that their details are safe. Where the IT department may be stigmatised in the eyes of employees, they see the mobile operator as the trusted service provider. The opportunity for businesses therefore is to benefit from the reflected trust by deploying a managed mobile security solution and so instill the confidence in the service that their employees demand,” said Ciaran Bradley, Chief Product Officer, AdaptiveMobile.

“Particularly for the underserved but significant SME market that find current mobile security offerings too complex to deploy, too expensive to integrate and too time-consuming to manage, these issues can be addressed by a comprehensive security-as-a-service offering, that is easy to implement and use,” said Ciaran Bradley.

Closely linked to end user privacy, the survey of over 5,000 employees from 19 countries worldwide also uncovered that the security of end users’ data is central to the uptake of corporate mobility services. Respondents noted that in addition to privacy, the next two most important aspects of a corporate service allowing them to use their own devices at work were avoiding malicious websites (67.2%) and avoiding malicious apps (57.2).

Bill shock, mobile data usage, inadvertent access to malicious websites and malicious apps are all listed as other factors inhibiting the adoption of corporate mobility services. “Employee concerns over security and privacy are consistent across all operating systems – and with mobility meaning IT departments are confronted with a multitude of platforms to secure, the opportunity for operators is to provide a mobile network level security solution that gives the IT department the control they need,” continued Ciaran Bradley.

Part of Ovum’s latest Employee Mobility Survey, the research revealed the rate of BYOD behavior (defined as employees accessing corporate data on a personally owned smartphone or tablet – whether their employer knows about it or allows it or not) is up from 56.8% in 2013 to 69.2% in 2014. The research was in-line with previous years, demonstrating that high-growth markets exhibit the highest rates of BYOD with China, India and South Korea close to 100%.

“It’s clear that BYOD is not a newly discussed phenomenon, but our research over the last three years indicates that as a behavioral trend it is actually increasing and having an impact in every organisation”, said Richard Absalom, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Mobility at Ovum. “Businesses everywhere need to find ways of balancing corporate security demands with employees’ privacy concerns when using personal devices for work.”

The research also revealed how operators in mature markets may see a bigger opportunity to capitalise on increasing adoption of corporate mobility services.

The Ovum Employee Mobility Survey was conducted in July 2014 and surveyed 5,187 employees in organisations globally.

About AdaptiveMobile:

AdaptiveMobile is the world leader in mobile security protecting over one billion subscribers worldwide and the only mobile security company offering products designed to protect all services on both fixed and mobile networks through in-network and cloud solutions. With deep expertise and a unique focus on network-to-handset security, AdaptiveMobile’s award winning security solutions provide its customers with advanced threat detection and actionable intelligence, combined with the most comprehensive mobile security products available on the market today. AdaptiveMobile’s sophisticated, revenue-generating security-as-a-service portfolio empowers consumers and enterprises alike to take greater control of their own security.

AdaptiveMobile was founded in 2003 and boasts some of the world’s largest mobile operators as customers and the leading security and telecom equipment vendors as partners. The company is headquartered in Dublin with offices in the North America, Europe, South Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Strategic BCP, creator of ResilienceONE® BCM/BCP software, placed as a Leader for the second year in a row

BLUE BELL, Pa. – Strategic BCP, the global leader in Business Continuity Management Planning (BCM/BCP) Software and consulting, has once-again placed in the Leader's Quadrant of the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Planning Software. In their report, Gartner states: "Business continuity management planning software is the key tool used to manage the business continuity management program process from risk assessment to business impact analysis through recovery plan development, exercising and invocation."1

Access a complimentary copy of the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant report for BCM/BCP.

Strategic BCP was one of eight vendors to place in this quadrant out of the 18 total BCM/BCP offerings evaluated.

"We believe Strategic BCP has landed in the Leaders Quadrant for a second year in a row because of our ongoing commitment to innovation, strength of our intellectual property and methods, and unwavering commitment to our loyal customers;" said Frank Perlmutter (CBCP, MBCI), president and co-founder of Strategic BCP. "With ResilienceONE, our BCP Genome™, and our superior professional services team; we provide our customers with products and services that exceed all industry standards, regulations, and best practices. To be honored in this fashion validates our commitment to excellence that is second to none."

According to Gartner, the features that distinguish the vendors from each other and form their position in this Magic Quadrant are:

  • Ease of configuration and customization
  • Ease of use
  • Depth of data analytics, C/IM and exercise management
  • Level of real-time interaction of mobile device apps
  • Plan management aides, such as built-in workflow procedures for BIA and recovery plan creation and maintenance

ResilienceONE's industry-leading methodology saves time and money by streamlining cumbersome activities and providing sophisticated functionality to simplify complicated tasks. ResilienceONE is immediately ready to use without the massive customization and configuration time or the costs associated with other tools. Clients can easily setup ResilienceONE via straightforward settings and without vendor cost. Ease-of-use for the end user is provided via step-by-step customizable wizards with built-in progress tracking. ResilienceONE's powerful analytics, RTO Determination Engine, and custom reporting via drag-and-drop on any field provide unmatched depth of functionality. Interactive Plan Activation, complemented by mobile apps for use in real-life disasters and exercises, provides real-time plan tracking, situational updates, and communications.

About the Magic Quadrant

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

1. Roberta J. Witty, John P. Morency; "Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Planning Software," Gartner, Aug. 27, 2014, pp. 1-5.

Acronis delivers a complete, easy and safe data protection solution, now with the ability to restore full system backups to cloud infrastructure

SAN FRANCISCO, Cailif. – Acronis, the global leader in new generation data protection, today announced the acquisition of nScaled, a San Francisco-based provider of Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service. Customers currently using Acronis Backup-as-a-Service solution will get a capability to restore their systems to the cloud in case of disasters, and quickly restore operations if replacement hardware is not available. The extensive network of existing Acronis partners will make the complete cloud backup and disaster recovery solution available to all customers in the world, significantly increasing the geography for nScaled technology.

Acronis, a leading data protection provider, offers a wide variety of backup solutions for individual users and organizations of various sizes, as well as solutions for secure mobile file access and sharing. Acronis’ technologies also enable service providers to deliver online backup and data storage to their customers using the Acronis Hosted Backup-as-a-Service solution. The acquisition of nScaled completes the Acronis cloud backup offering with a Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) solution. As a result, a single source for backup and disaster recovery protection for any environment will be available to existing and new customers around the world.

Serguei Beloussov, CEO and co-founder of Acronis, explained, “To protect their data, customers need a reliable backup technology, storage and infrastructure to restore systems in case of a disaster. Acronis has delivered an advanced backup solution for years with full system backup, and the ability to restore to any hardware. Then we added Acronis Backup-as-a-Service to provide cloud storage for backup data. With the addition of nScaled technology, we provide a capability to restore to the cloud, and customers can restore their operations without waiting for replacement hardware to restore on-premises. Now, Acronis provides the most complete, easy, and safe cloud backup solution for any infrastructure and any environment.”

nScaled, ranked as a leading DRaaS vendor by Forrester Research, provides a complete data virtualization and protection solution for both local and remote sites. The solution has the ability to fail over and run in the cloud and the ability to recover servers in a matter of minutes to ensure business continuity. nScaled’s product offers centrally managed monitoring and analyzing capabilities for disaster recovery readiness testing. Founded in 2009, the company now has hundreds of customers in North America and the United Kingdom. nScaled manages petabytes of storage and several thousand servers in a global network of geographically distributed cloud data centers based in Dallas, Ashburn and London. nScaled’s solutions are also viable as an on-premises appliance, managed as one seamless infrastructure with cloud data centers.

“Businesses have become ever more dependent upon data, and their operations can no longer afford downtime. Ensuring the availability and reliability of IT services is critical to supporting customers and internal users,” said Bradley Kolb, CEO of nScaled. “As part of the Acronis team, nScaled will have access to even more resources globally to further evolve our disaster recovery services, delivering enhanced protection of our customers’ IT infrastructure, applications, and data.”

Products developed by the nScaled team will leverage the advanced functionality of the Acronis AnyData Engine technology that enables customers to capture, store, recover, control, and access any data across any environment and to any storage device, providing an even better data protection service to end customers. The complete cloud backup solution will be available as a service from service providers, Acronis Cloud or an on-premises solution for private datacenters to customers of any size. Hundreds of thousands of existing Acronis users will enjoy the capability to restore their systems to the cloud, avoiding costly downtime. Acronis partners will be able to offer a complete hosted backup and disaster recovery solutions to their customers.

About Acronis
Acronis is a global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Founded in 2002, Acronis has established itself as a fast-growing international company with more than 650 employees in 18 countries and partners in almost every country in the world. Acronis provides complete, efficient, and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual and cloud environments as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices. More than 5 million of individual users and more than 300 thousand organizations rely on Acronis products for protection of their data.

About nScaled
nScaled provides an all-in-one solution for disaster recovery, data retention, and backup to customers with zero tolerance for data loss or downtime. Among nScaled’s customers are banks, law firms, hospitals, manufacturers, retailers, and universities – any organization that needs to be ready for the inevitable problems that lead to data or server loss. All services are based on the global network of remote cloud data centers plus our on-premises Local Cloud Appliance, all managed as one secure, seamless infrastructure. Founded in 2009, the company was funded by leading venture firms Almaz Capital and Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures, known for backing innovative business infrastructure companies that set a new standard in technology application. nScaled has hundreds of customers in North America and UK, and manages petabytes of storage and more than 1,500 servers in a global network of geographically distributed cloud data centers.

For additional information, please visit http://www.acronis.com. Follow Acronis on Twitter to stay up-to-date with the most recent announcements http://twitter.com/acronis.

DIRECTV turns to ViaWest to support its critical network infrastructure and meet power needs


DENVER, Colo. – ViaWest, the leading colocation, managed services, and cloud provider in North America, announces that DIRECTV, one of the world’s leading providers of digital entertainment services, has selected ViaWest to support its critical network infrastructure.

DIRECTV serves more than 37 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America with state-of-the-art technology, programming and customer service. Because its business is growing rapidly within a competitive and dynamic marketplace, DIRECTV sought a strong technology partner that would deliver colocation space, reliable power and cooling as the company moves its production environment into a new location.

“We chose to work with ViaWest because they deeply understand complex data center builds,” states Paul James, senior vice president of Finance for DIRECTV. “We have extensive power needs and were impressed with ViaWest's ability to help us forward-plan our space, power and cooling needs, and the company’s willingness to make a long-term commitment to us. ViaWest has shown that their team is capable of handling these challenges, and we look forward to a fruitful partnership.”

ViaWest’s 27 enterprise-class data centers located across the United States support both production workloads and disaster recovery solutions. The company provides unmatched technical and customer support for its colocation, cloud computing and managed services suite. Its data centers are designed for fault tolerance, as well as high-energy efficiency across its power, cooling and operation systems.

“ViaWest has a long and successful history of working closely with customers to deliver tailored solutions that solve business problems,” explains Nancy Phillips, President and CEO for ViaWest. “We are proud to bring DIRECTV’s mission-critical enterprise production environment into one of our enterprise-class facilities. We look forward to a strategic long-term partnership with DIRECTV to support their data center strategy as their business grows.”

To learn more about ViaWest’s data center and operational strategies for creating fully compliant and green solutions, please visit www.viawest.com.

Tested Against Industry's Most Well-Known Tier 1 Storage Vendors - StorTrends 3500i Outperforms


Lunch is On StorTrends - Attendees to Receive Free Pizza to Enjoy During Live Webinar


NORCROSS, Ga.StorTrends® today announced that Brian Beeler, Founder, Publisher and Editor, StorageReview.com, will discuss the recent benchmark test the StorageReview Enterprise Lab completed on the StorTrends 3500i solid-state disk (SSD) hybrid and/or full flash storage array, and how it compared to many of the industry's most well-known Tier 1 storage vendor solutions, during a live webinar taking place Wednesday, September 24 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  Following this presentation, StorTrends Senior SAN Engineer, James Dyckowski, will offer a 3500i deep dive and demo.  

Interested in a sneak peek?  Listed below are excerpts from the report, for the SQL Server Output Test with 30k Virtual Users:

As the charts reveal, under a full performance load the StorTrends 3500i outperformed the other hybrid vendors in both highest transaction per second (TPS) and lowest latency. This provides customers with the greatest TPS under strenuous load while responding to every I/O in the fastest time possible.

To read the complete StorageReview Enterprise Lab report on the StorTrends 3500i, please visit: http://www.storagereview.com/ami_stortrends_3500i_hybrid_array_review

To register for the live discussion with StorageReview.com, please visit: https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&eventid=849727&sessionid=1&key=CAD73611E3FD19021428803F0BE89AE7&t=1&sourcepage=register

And, lunch is on StorTrends! Just select your favorite pizza topping, and it will be delivered in time for the event!

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About StorTrends
StorTrends® from American Megatrends (AMI) isPerformance Storage with Proven Value.  StorTrends SAN and NAS storage appliances are installed worldwide and trusted by companies and institutions in a wide range of industries including education, energy, finance, state and local government, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, retail, R&D and many more.  StorTrends meets the challenges and demands of today's business environments by offering a wide variety of solutions from all-flash storage, hybrid storage to spinning disk solutions.  StorTrends is backed by 1,100+ customer installations, 100+ storage patents and nearly 30 Years of IT leadership from a company that millions of people trust on a daily basis, American Megatrends, Inc.  For further information, please visit: http://www.stortrends.com.

Engineering and field service organizations are integrating Flowfinity data capture and workflow apps with geographic information systems to increase operations efficiency


VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Flowfinity Wireless Inc., a proven provider of enterprise mobile apps, today announced that an increasing number of its customers in engineering and technical field services are successfully integrating Flowfinity with geographic information systems (GIS).

The systems complement each other for organizations that have both mapping and mobile workflow or data collection requirements. While GIS software provides a spatial reference for specific area grids or assets locations, Flowfinity enables the user to collect or look up data about that area or asset, access help or documentation, and follow customizable workflows on mobile devices.

One customer, the City of Cincinnati's Wastewater Collection Division, uses Flowfinity to guide field service technicians through complex jobs, and enables them to connect to maps of assets in their GIS system from Flowfinity apps on their mobile devices.

"We set up workflows in Flowfinity that integrate with ERSI's ArcGIS software, so that we can display specific items on maps that are only relevant to that point in the workflow," said Mike Pittinger, Superintendent, Wastewater Collection Division in Cincinnati. "What set Flowfinity apart was that it gives the business user the power to quickly create apps with deep functionality such as custom workflows and flexible data capture features without any programming."

"We have a number of clients that use GIS software, and have requirements for mobile workflows and data collection in the field," said Larry Wilson, VP of Sales and Marketing, Flowfinity. "Users can take advantage of our intuitive and customizable front end user interface, and because Flowfinity mobile apps are database-driven, remain flexible with back end integration options."

For more information about Flowfinity solutions, visit http://www.flowfinity.com/solutions.

About Flowfinity

Flowfinity provides a proven, fully customizable solution for building enterprise mobile apps without programming. Since 2000, Flowfinity has helped leading companies across industries improve productivity, engage management, and improve business insight through all areas of the organization. By making it easy and fast to mobilize day-to-day business processes on smartphones and tablets, Flowfinity enables mobile teams to access, survey, report, and share information when and where they need to. Top global brands in consumer goods and other industries rely on Flowfinity software as the standard technology for automating critical business processes. For more information, visit http://www.flowfinity.com.

Visual Command Center to help mitigate the impact of risk events

LANSING, Mich. — IDV Solutions, LLC today announced a partnership with the Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC) to provide its enterprise risk visualization software, Visual Command Center, for use in ITDRC’s new National Disaster Relief Coordination Center (NDRCC).  This will help ITDRC assess and respond faster to risk events that impact communities across the nation.

ITDRC is a nationwide, non-profit organization that provides emergency communications and technology resources to help communities continue operations and recover from disaster. The team is comprised of technology volunteers from many disciplines who provide no cost Information and Communications Technology (ICT) resources, technical assistance, and public education to help build disaster resilient communities.

The ITDRC Disaster Response Team usually arrives within 24 hours of an event, and remains deployed for 3-6 weeks to facilitate resources for Long Term Recovery. Once the Response Team demobilizes, ongoing support is transitioned to local volunteers, or the Remote Response Team. ITDRC has served areas affected by hurricanes, flooding, tornadoes, wildfires and other large scale disasters.

Enterprise Risk Visualization is an actionable approach to risk management that visualizes risk in the context of operations in order to drive better decision-making.  IDV’s Visual Command Center is enterprise risk visualization software that monitors potential threats and alerts organizations about these threats to their people, assets and operations and provides tools to assess and take action to eliminate or mitigate risk.

IDV began working with the ITDRC earlier this year to help improve their situational awareness capabilities.   Having access to Visual Command Center allows regional directors to continually monitor major weather systems and other significant national events that could require on-site deployment of ITDRC resources.

“IDV has graciously provided us with access to a world class suite of tools and team of subject matter experts, which has completely changed the way we monitor events,” said Joe Hillis, Operations Director of ITDRC.  “With VCC, we have the ability to visualize live data from multiple sources in real time, enabling us to understand the common operating picture and make deployment decisions based on ground truth.  This partnership is huge for us, and we’re honored to have the IDV Solutions team in our corner.”

“We are pleased to be able to partner with an organization like ITDRC that is providing much needed support for communities around the country that are impacted by risk events and natural disasters,” said Mark Morrison, CEO of IDV Solutions. “Our technology will help them identify these events sooner and provide valuable information to mitigate the impact of these disasters on communities so they can recover quicker.”

About IDV Solutions, LLC

IDV Solutions, LLC is the global leader in delivering Enterprise Risk Visualization capabilities through software and services that enable organizations to protect their assets, ensure continuity of operations and optimize performance. Its Visual Command Center software is used in organizational functions such as security, field services, supply chain, and operations. By repeatedly solving key problems for customers in the Global 2000 and government, IDV and its products have earned a reputation for delivering immediate value and building risk resilient organizations. For more information, please visit http://www.idvsolutions.com.

About Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC)

The Information Technology Disaster Resource Center, Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity comprised of volunteer IT Professionals who provide technology continuity and recovery assistance to communities affected by disaster. Services are provided at no cost, as a public service of the technology community. To volunteer, sponsor, or learn more about the ITDRC, visit www.itdrc.org or call 817-886-8550.