Northland Controls and Everbridge Partner to Bring Critical Event Management as a Service
By Alethea O'Dell, Apr 15, 2020
Milpitas, CA and Burlington, MA, April 15, 2020
Northland Controls, the operator of the world’s largest privately held and commercially operated Global Security Operations Center as a Service (GSOC aaS), announced today a new managed service offering powered by Everbridge (NASDAQ: EVBG), the global leader in critical event management (CEM).
Northland Controls CEO Pierre Trapanese says, “We have been looking for the right solution to offer clients a reliable and efficient CEM service, and we’re excited to partner with the industry leader and pioneer of CEM – Everbridge. This offering will deliver robust critical event management and threat intelligence to our clients all over the world as a managed service. We see this as a powerful new offering in the managed services landscape for those companies who simply don’t want the burden and investment of building and managing their own GSOC and full-scale security operations. Mid-market companies can now have the same powerful security stance, infrastructure, and operations as companies with tens of thousands of employees and millions of dollars in security investment.”
Everbridge delivers one common enterprise-wide operating platform to aggregate risk data, locate people and assets under threat, initiate action and manage incidents, and analyze after-action performance. This allows organizations to rapidly pinpoint threats and automate response to avoid costly impact—whether it’s the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, an IT outage, severe weather, workplace violence, or any number of critical events that impact life safety, business assets, supply chain or brand.
Zach Henderson, Northland Controls Director of Managed Services says, “Using the Everbridge platform, our GSOC aaS can now offer clients an optimized response by orchestrating all crisis activities, teams, resources and communications in one application. Responders in the field, operators in the GSOC, and executives anywhere in the world can access and view a coordinated response plan and status update. The recent coronavirus outbreak has showcased the comprehensive accuracy and timeliness of Everbridge’s threat intelligence. Their risk intelligence situation reports provide specific and actionable information on the outbreak and the Everbridge platform can be used across all phases of an incident, from preparation to alerting to follow up and recovery, helping to assist in locating travelers in areas potentially affected by the coronavirus, as well as potential threats to customers’ supply chains. We’re excited to partner with Everbridge to deliver this world-class level of service to our clients.”
Tom Meusel, Everbridge Vice President, Global Partnerships and Alliances says, “Northland Controls is a market leader and an important partner as we expand our Critical Event Management ecosystem. Their global reach and GSOC aaS offering will help fill a gap for potential customers who want the power of threat intelligence and visibility that the Everbridge platform offers but lack the GSOC infrastructure to optimize the intelligence and response management capabilities.”
Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Everbridge’s customers have used the CEM platform to send over 115 million virus-related communications and leveraged the platform for rapid response and team coordination. Everbridge has launched a series of actions to address the coronavirus, including providing daily updates on its Coronavirus Preparedness Hub.
About Northland Controls
Northland Controls designs, installs, and manages physical security systems across the world. The company has successfully executed thousands of projects for the world’s most demanding organizations—especially those grappling with rapid growth. It also operates the world’s largest commercial GSOC which protects and secures more than 350,000 employees, in more than 20 countries and across 400 sites. The company has two offices in Silicon Valley, as well as offices in London, Shanghai, Singapore, Rochester, and Washington, DC.
Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG) is a global software company that provides enterprise software applications that automate and accelerate organizations’ operational response to critical events in order to keep people safe and businesses running. During public safety threats such as active shooter situations, terrorist attacks or severe weather conditions, as well as critical business events including IT outages, cyber-attacks or other incidents such as product recalls or supply-chain interruptions, over 5,000 global customers rely on the company’s Critical Event Management Platform to quickly and reliably aggregate and assess threat data, locate people at risk and responders able to assist, automate the execution of pre-defined communications processes through the secure delivery to over 100 different communication devices, and track progress on executing response plans. The company’s platform sent over 3.5 billion messages in 2019 and offers the ability to reach over 500 million people in more than 200 countries and territories, including the entire mobile populations on a country-wide scale in Australia, Greece, Iceland, the Netherlands, Peru, Singapore, Sweden, and a number of the largest states in India. The company’s critical communications and enterprise safety applications include Mass Notification, Incident Management, Safety Connection™, IT Alerting, Visual Command Center®, Public Warning, Crisis Management, Community Engagement™ and Secure Messaging. Everbridge serves 8 of the 10 largest U.S. cities, 9 of the 10 largest U.S.-based investment banks, 47 of the 50 busiest North American airports, 9 of the 10 largest global consulting firms, 7 of the 10 largest global auto makers, all 4 of the largest global accounting firms, 9 of the 10 largest U.S.-based health care providers, and 6 of the 10 largest technology companies in the world. Everbridge is based in Boston and Los Angeles with additional offices in Lansing, San Francisco, Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Bangalore, Kolkata, London, Munich, New York, Oslo, Singapore, Stockholm and Tilburg. For more information, visit www.everbridge.com, read the company blog, and follow on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
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