Published on 11 Jul, 2012
|The Corps Security and MET agreement will enable MET clients to have remote IP based surveillance
As part of its on-going commitment to developing mutually beneficial partnerships with other best in class service providers, Corps Security has joined forces with Managed Enterprise Technologies (MET), a leading ICT solutions specialist.
This landmark agreement will provide MET’s clients with the opportunity to benefit from 24/7 remote IP based surveillance via the state of the art Corps Monitoring Centre (CMC), while Corps Security will be able to offer its customers services from MET’s vast portfolio of data centre and IT network monitoring solutions.
Formed in 1998, Birmingham based MET specialises in ICT support, outsourcing, project design and delivery. The company’s managing director, Ian Vickers, said, ‘The devastating impact of a security breach can be far greater than many organisations anticipate and the loss of sensitive or critical information can have huge financial implications, give an immediate advantage to the competition and damage a company’s reputation. As part of our portfolio of services we provide remote monitoring and management of equipment and information in a wide variety of ICT based environments, including data centres and corporate networks.’
One of the main drivers for this new strategic partnership is the move towards converged technology. A growing number of organisations are looking to operate building services such as IP based security over their IT network, and therefore the need for rigorous access control of physical and intellectual property has never been more important. This puts MET and Corps Security in a position to be able to offer services that perfectly complement each other, allowing clients to benefit from their combined expertise.
It will also assist customers looking to enhance their business continuity processes and procedures as, should an unexpected event occur, the CMC will be able to monitor the physical security, while MET will ensure resilience by looking after the IT side of the recovery operation.
The depth of service as a result of this agreement is rare in the security sector and both companies are working towards developing a fully integrated team. This will include using software that allows them operate over one monitoring platform and the provision of ADSL line installation and maintenance, whereby MET will design and configure the infrastructure on which the CMC will operate its remote monitoring technology.
‘This is a very exciting partnership for both our companies,’ concluded Corps Security’s Eric Roberts. ‘The mass adoption of convergence is not a case of if, but when, and we are already receiving interest about this new offering from our diverse client base. This agreement is another example of how Corps Security is pushing the boundaries of technology application and firmly positions us at the forefront of the remote monitoring sector.’