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Versa Next Generation Firewall Achieves Recommended Rating and 99.90% Security Effectiveness Score from Independent Testing Lab

Versa Networks, provider of in AI/ML-powered Unified Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), today announced that Versa Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) received a Recommended Rating, the highest rating given by CyberRatings.org. In the Q1 2024 Cloud Network Firewall comparative report, Versa achieved an overall security effectiveness score of 99.90% with the fastest Rated Throughput of any vendor. As a result of CyberRatings’ rigorous testing of 11 cloud network firewall vendors, Versa NGFW once again demonstrated superior performance, security effectiveness, and value.

Graylog and SOC Prime Form Exclusive Partnership to Make Threat Detection and Response More Effective and Efficient

Graylog, a provider of in SIEM, Enterprise Log Management and API Security, together with SOC Prime, provider of the foremost platform for collective cyber defense, today unveiled their strategic technology partnership. Now available in beta, this collaboration promises to redefine the effectiveness and efficiency around how businesses identify and mitigate cyber threats.

Convergint Acquires Panavidéo Inc., Expanding Systems Integration Business in Canada

Convergint, a provider of service-based systems integration, today announced that it has acquired Panavidéo Inc.—a Canada-headquartered integrator that specializes in the design, implementation, and servicing of intricate, cutting-edge access control and video security solutions throughout Quebec. This acquisition enhances Convergint’s service to customers in Canada, expanding its technology capabilities in the utilities, higher education, healthcare, and data center markets.



PSA Network Unveils 2024 P3 Partners

The PSA Network, the world’s largest consortium of professional systems integrators, today announced the PSA Partner Program (P3) members for 2024.

Push the Start Button

Attending ISC West in Las Vegas is an exhilarating experience, blending professional networking with moments of pure enjoyment. Reconnecting with old friends amidst the bustling atmosphere of the convention center infused the event with a sense of familiarity and warmth.

Milestone Systems Delivers Four Years of Record-High Net Revenue

Milestone Systems, a provider of video technology, delivered record-high net revenue of 1.69 billion DKK (approx. $244.9 million) in 2023, according to the newly released Annual Report.

ASIS International Announces Keynote Lineup for GSX 2024

ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, today announced its keynote lineup for the hybrid Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2024, taking place 23-25 September in-person at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, FL and online via the GSX 2024 digital platform.

The CMOOR Group Bolsters Business Development with Security Industry Veteran Dan DeBlasio

The CMOOR Group, a leading provider of cloud-based compliance and continuous education solutions for the security, fire, and life safety industry, has announced the appointment of Dan DeBlasio as Director of Business Development.

Mobile IDs, MFA and Sustainability Emerge as Top Trends in New HID Report

HID recently announced its 2024 State of the Security Industry Report, which gathered responses from 2,600 partners, end users, and security and IT personnel worldwide, across a range of job titles and organization sizes representing over 11 industries.

Hanwha Vision Showcases Cloud-connected and AI-powered Surveillance Technologies at ISC West 2024

Hanwha Vision is showcasing its growing ecosystem of cloud-based devices and apps designed to enable on-premise and remote surveillance capabilities, at ISC West 2024, Booth #14025, April 10-12 in Las Vegas. The company will also highlight the proliferation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) throughout its product lines.

Security Today Announces The Govies Government Security Award Winners for 2024

Security Today is pleased to announce the 2024 winners in The Govies Government Security Awards. The awards honor outstanding government security products in a variety of categories.

Stop the Cybersecurity Blame Game

In December, genetic testing company 23andMe acknowledged a hack that led to the theft of nearly seven million customers’ data. As the New York Times reported, criminals obtained “ancestry trees, birth years and geographic locations.” This kind of digital theft may have felt personal to many of those impacted.

Live from ISC West: Pre-Show Preview

It’s hard to believe, but ISC West 2024 is almost here. This year’s show will take place April 9-12 at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Campus Security & Life Safety and Security Today staff will be on hand to provide live updates about the security industry’s latest innovations, trends, and products. Whether you’re attending the show or keeping tabs on it from afar, we’ve got you covered. Make sure to follow the Live from ISC West 2024 page for photos, videos, interviews, product demonstrations, announcements, commentary, and more from the heart of the show floor!

Snap One to Display Solutions from Clare, Control4 and More at ISC West

Snap One, a manufacturer and distributor of smart-living technology for professionals and consumers, will demonstrate a range of products and solutions designed to help Partners build stronger businesses, elevate customer satisfaction, and transform the industry at ISC West 2024 Booth #10053.

Reflections of My 28th ISC West Experience

As the security industry's pinnacle event, ISC West continues to draw seasoned professionals, eager newcomers and curious innovators. Among them stands a figure whose presence has become synonymous with both the event and the industry's evolution—the veteran editor, now embarks on year 28 to the heart of innovation and security.

PSIA Approves PDKC Over ODSP Specification

The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) today announced its Public Key Open Credential (PKOC) specification has expanded to support Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP). The new specification, PKOC over OSDP version 1.63, was unanimously ratified by the PSIA Board on March 22. It demonstrates how the ecosystem for PKOC, an open and freely available specification, can be extended to support a range of access control use cases.

ProdataKey Software Platform Introduces Built-In Integrations with Leading Camera Manufacturers

ProdataKey (PDK), manufacturer of cloud access control platform built for mobile, now gives PDK.io system users access to immediate, turnkey integrations with cameras from five manufacturers from within its settings interface: Digital Watchdog, Hanwha Wisenet Wave, NX Witness, Turing, and Spot AI.

Solving Loitering and Open Access Challenges

Loitering is generally not considered a crime with few instances of arrests reported nationally, but it is becoming an increasing problem for a multitude of reasons. One being the use of private spaces such as public-faced restrooms for drug use, other forms of illicit behavior, or as safe havens where homeless individuals are seeking shelter and protection from the elements. In any case, the misuse and prolonged occupancy of publicly accessible spaces prevents them from being accessed for their intended purposes by legitimate users.

A Biometric Revolution

In an era where technological advancements redefine the way we live and work, the transition from classic credentials to biometric authentication stands out as a pivotal shift in the realm of security. Nearly gone are the days of traditional badges and access cards; instead, our own unique biological markers are taking center stage, offering a more secure and seamless authentication experience.

Adapting to See Change

Imagine a retail world rapidly transforming, a landscape where the traditional brick-and-mortar model faces the relentless tide of e-commerce. Well, there is no need to imagine as this is 2024, where market losses surpass $112 billion, and the term “retail apocalypse” is not just hyperbole but a stark reality. 

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    Public anxieties about school safety are escalating across the country. According to a 2023 Gallup report, 44% of parents fear for their child’s physical safety at school, a 10 percentage-point increase since 2019. Unfortunately, these fears are likely to increase if the incidence of school tragedies continues to mount. As a result, school leaders are now charged with two non-negotiable responsibilities. The first, as always, is to ensure kids have what they need to learn, grow, and thrive. Sadly, their second responsibility is to keep the children in their care safe from threats and physical danger. Read Now

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    Automatic Systems V07

    Automatic Systems, an industry-leading manufacturer of pedestrian and vehicle secure entrance control access systems, is pleased to announce the release of its groundbreaking V07 software. The V07 software update is designed specifically to address cybersecurity concerns and will ensure the integrity and confidentiality of Automatic Systems applications. With the new V07 software, updates will be delivered by means of an encrypted file. 3

  • EasyGate SPT and SPD

    EasyGate SPT SPD

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  • ResponderLink

    ResponderLink

    Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an Alarm.com company and a global leader in gunshot detection solutions, has introduced ResponderLink, a groundbreaking new 911 notification service for gunshot events. ResponderLink completes the circle from detection to 911 notification to first responder awareness, giving law enforcement enhanced situational intelligence they urgently need to save lives. Integrating SDS’s proven gunshot detection system with Noonlight’s SendPolice platform, ResponderLink is the first solution to automatically deliver real-time gunshot detection data to 911 call centers and first responders. When shots are detected, the 911 dispatching center, also known as the Public Safety Answering Point or PSAP, is contacted based on the gunfire location, enabling faster initiation of life-saving emergency protocols. 3