Everbridge, Inc., the global pioneer in critical event management, announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract to support the deployment of Australia’s next-generation national early warning system. In combination with Australia’s major telecommunications companies, the Everbridge Public Warning solution will be used to power Emergency Alert in Australia, providing population-wide alerting to help reach the country’s over 25 million residents and approximately 9 million annual visitors. If residing within an area where a sudden, critical event occurs such as fire, extreme weather or a terror attack, residents and visitors to Australia will receive location-based SMS notifications on their mobile phones, in addition to smart phone mobile app notifications and fixed line voice alerts, among other modalities. Supports first responder communications Everbridge Public Warning leverages telecom infrastructure to reach everyone within a geographic area Everbridge Public Warning leverages existing telecom infrastructure, with no opt-in required, to reach everyone within a geographic area to reduce disaster risk, support first responder communications, and analyse disaster communication effectiveness for subsequent mitigation activities. “Our Public Warning solution enables government organisations and public safety agencies to immediately connect with every person in an affected area during a critical event regardless of nationality, residency or mobile telephone handset type,” said Jaime Ellertson, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Everbridge. “Australia has served as a model example for population-wide alerting and emergency preparedness over the past decade, and we are honoured to support them on the evolution of their national system.” The next-generation system is scheduled to become operational in 2020.
Everbridge, Inc., global supplier in critical event management and enterprise safety software applications to help keep people safe and businesses running, has announced that it has achieved a FedRAMP Agency Authorisation for its Everbridge Suite solution. FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorisation Management Program) is a government-wide program that provides a standardised approach to security assessment, authorisation and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. Federal Risk and Authorisation Management Program Authorised by the FedRAMP Program Management Office (PMO), Everbridge is now officially listed on the FedRAMP Marketplace “Our FedRAMP initiative has been a multi-year, strategic project with the goal of expanding our overall addressable market for our broad Critical Event Management suite,” said Jaime Ellertson, chairman and CEO of Everbridge. “Meeting the stringent security and reliability standards for FedRAMP Authorisation not only demonstrates our commitment to the Federal market but will also benefit commercial organisations that require the highest levels of security.” Authorised by the FedRAMP Program Management Office (PMO), Everbridge is now officially listed on the FedRAMP Marketplace – the central, online portal of approved cloud service offerings available for federal government use. Everbridge’s sponsoring agency, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), and Third-Party Assessment Organisation (3PAO), Coalfire, have determined that Everbridge has met the standards for the 325 controls in the FedRAMP Moderate baseline. FedRAMP Authorisation certifies that Everbridge has passed the rigorous security and risk management review process required to offer its Everbridge Suite solution to federal agencies, a mandate by OMB for any cloud service provider that serves the federal government. Everbridge’s cloud services Everbridge currently supports the operational resilience needs of more than 40 federal agencies including the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Social Security Administration. Everbridge’s FedRAMP Authorisation broadens the company’s ability to further proliferate its cloud-based platform for the management of critical events in the federal sector. In addition to joining an elite group of cloud and SaaS providers that have achieved FedRAMP Authorisation, Everbridge helps ensure its customers operate in a secure environment that complies with a wide array of industry standards and regulations including SSAE 18/ISAE-3402 SOC 2 and SOC3, GDPR and Privacy Shield. Everbridge has also been certified and designated as an approved technology by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under the SAFETY Act (Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technology). Critical event management FedRAMP is designed to save time and costs associated with security assessments of cloud service providers among federal government organisations “With this important milestone, we are focused on extending our leadership in critical event management, providing government agencies with the industry’s most scalable and reliable platform to rapidly respond to – and even avoid – sudden, unexpected disruptions, while protecting those who serve our nation each and every day,” continued Ellertson. FedRAMP is designed to save time and costs associated with security assessments of cloud service providers among federal government organisations. Taking a “do once, use many” approach, FedRAMP enables rapid and cost-effective procurement of information systems and services, eliminates duplicate assessment efforts, and ensures consistent application of information security standards across all government organisations.
The unpredictable nature of global events today makes safety a top priority for employees on-the-go International SOS and Everbridge have announced additional details of their strategic partnership, as well as combined participation at ASIS International 62nd Annual Seminar (ASIS 2016), one of the leading industry events for security professionals taking place September 12th – 15th in Orlando, Florida. Enhanced notification capabilities As previously announced, organisations will benefit from a powerful integration between International SOS’ TravelTracker and Everbridge’s secure, reliable critical communications platform to communicate key messages to their people during international incidents and risks, such as terrorist attacks, virus outbreaks and other emergencies. As part of this integration, organisations that use International SOS’ TravelTracker will have significantly enhanced multi-modal employee notification capabilities. Organisations will be able to deliver messages to domestic and international travelers as well as international assignees, across SMS, voice, email and other modalities. "Everbridge’s strategicpartnership with InternationalSOS enables users to bettercommunicate with peoplebased on where they are" Importance of global communication "The unpredictable nature of global events today makes safety a top priority for employees on-the-go. Everbridge’s strategic partnership with International SOS enables users to better communicate with people based on where they actually are, or are expected to be, and not just based on where their official office location is,” said Jaime Ellertson, CEO of Everbridge. “Employees are on the move more than ever and need location predictability capabilities; we’re excited to continue to evolve this alliance with an industry leader like International SOS to usher in the next generation of global critical communications and travel risk mitigation solutions.” “We are committed to equipping clients with the tools they need to deliver Duty of Care to their employees,” said Arnaud Vaissié, Chairman and CEO of International SOS. “Integrating the Everbridge platform with TravelTracker provides organisations with a state-of-the-art platform to communicate with their people in times of crisis. Furthermore, the extension and connection built into the Everbridge platform expands our crisis communication capabilities to include both local and travelling employees, while leveraging critical information from TravelTracker. This functionality is absolutely key to the global organisation.” Joint partnership activity at ASIS 2016 Integration overviews were available in the Everbridge booth at ASIS (#1773) and in the International SOS booth (#1767). International SOS and Everbridge conducted a press conference to highlight the functionality of the integration. Everbridge became the communication engine of TravelTracker in July. Users of Everbridge’s Safety Connection™ solution will have access to visibility into employees’ travel itineraries via TravelTracker. This connector between TravelTracker and Safety Connection provides a new data source for Everbridge users to send real-time, location-based notifications to employees based on their expected international travel locations and for TravelTracker customers to expand the breadth of communications available to local employees who may not be traveling. Save