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MAY 2018

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briefs may 2018 SECURIT y S y STE m S NEWS suppliers 26 By Spencer Ives CARLSBAD, Calif.—Gorilla Technology, a video intel- ligence and IoT provider, in March released its new Security Convergence Platform, which brings together the compa- ny's Smart Surveillance and Network Intelligence solu- tions. "It's a temporal-spatial- o b j e c t - o r i e n t e d a n a l y t i c s platform with the natural capability of video and net- work analytics big data data- base management. A powerful user-friendly ETL-like tool for all types of users to eas- ily incorporate unstructured, semi-structured and structured data into the static analy- ASSA ABLOY appoints new president of its Americas division NEW HAVEN, Conn.—ASSA ABLOY announced that Lucas Boselli succeeds Thanasis Molokotos as president of the Americas division for ASSA ABLOY, effective April 2. "Lucas is an industry veteran hav- ing 10 years of experience with a com- petitor prior to joining ASSA ABLOY," Molokotos said in the announcement. "Having worked closely with him, par- ticularly over the past four years, I could not be more pleased to hand the reins over to him." "I have been fortunate to work along- side Thanasis and have the benefit of his guidance," Boselli said in a prepared statement. "We share the same strate- gic vision for the division and I expect to continue down this well-paved path." Boselli joined ASSA ABLOY in 2010 as a director of business development focusing on Latin America, and most recently served as president of the Central and South America Group for the Americas division. In 2012, he attained more responsibility as the president of Yale Latin America and developed the Yale business throughout the region with programs and product portfolio expan- sion relevant to growing the business with small and large customers alike. Boselli assumed responsibility for all division businesses in Central and South America in 2014, including the five sub- stantive acquisitions in Brazil and Chile that magnified the division's footprint and expansion strategy into the region, which grew 112 percent in the past five years. Johnson Controls buys cloud provider Smartvue MILWAUKEE—Johnson Controls announced recently that it has acquired Smartvue, an IoT and video provider that empowers cloud video surveillance and IoT video services. The addition of the Smartvue cloud-based video platform enhances Johnson Controls' offering of an end-to-end, cloud-based solution that can provide business data and intel- ligence to customers and added value to partners. "The addition of Smartvue's open API cloud architecture to the Johnson Controls portfolio bolsters our abil- ity to provide scalable video as a ser- vice in a highly cost effective, fast and secure way," David Grinstead, vice president and general manager, Security Products, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls, said in the announcement. "This acquisition will only strengthen our potential to more fully harness the power of cloud-based video and provide opportunities for our partners to derive new revenue streams as the industry's adoption of cloud increases." Gorilla Technology's new platform JCI gets UL certification also assesses a manufactur- er's processes for cybersecure product development, incident response and internal ongoing testing and evaluation of securi- ty vulnerabilities of products. To garner the Level 3 certification, the highest UL CAP designation, the VideoEdge NVR platform underwent a series of evalua- tions based on UL 2900-2-3, a standard developed specifically for the electronic physical secu- rity industry, which assesses a product's software vulnerabili- ties and weaknesses and reviews its exposure to exploitation and known malware. "Johnson Controls under- stands that safer, more secure connected technologies start with stronger internal pro- cedures, attention to detail and diligence," Ken Modeste, director of UL's Connected Technologies business, told SSN. "In addition to internal efforts, third-party assessment via UL's Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL CAP) can help improve security along the entire supply chain." He continued, "Submitting the VideoEdge NVR platform for UL CAP assessment and certi- fication demonstrates Johnson Controls' commitment to sup- porting their customers and end users. The product submitted by Johnson Controls meets science- backed third party industry best practices for cybersecurity, and thus provides them a higher level of trust and confidence." Brown pointed out in the announcement that the develop- ment of standardized, testable cybersecurity criteria "by an organization such as UL, the preeminent security and life safety certification organization, provides a level playing field for end users and systems design- ers, who can now trust that a UL CAP certified product meets robust cybersecurity standards," he said. "We're extremely proud of this first UL CAP certification, as it encapsulates the ethos of our Tyco, Cyber Protection Product Security Program and our product engineering, devel- opment and support culture, which is to provide our custom- ers with solutions designed to meet a high degree of security and reliability and provide a positive operational impact." The VideoEdge NVR plat- form was developed under the Tyco, Cyber Protection Product Security Program, which com- bines secure product develop- ment, testing and evaluation, and configuration guidelines for compliance. The Cyber Protection Product Security Program approach begins with product design and continues once a product is in the field, and through the rapid incident response service, the dedicated cybersecurity team quickly assesses new threats and vulner- abilities and advises customers on how they may reduce their cybersecurity exposure. SSN sis dashboard, with free text search, fast video and image search, time sequence analysis, IP/geo location analysis and profiling, and visualized data correlation analysis systemati- cally," Dr. Spincer Koh, CEO of Gorilla Technology, told Security Systems News in an email interview. "There's a strong demand for total solutions which protect both physical assets and intel- lectual property because of the increasing complexity of physical and cyber threats and attacks from either internal or external sources," Koh said. The announcement of the plat- form noted that cybercrimes can have a physical compo- nent, such as a site visitor, combining elements of both cyber- and physical security. The new offering has appli- cations for enterprises that want to "protect physical assets, financial transactions, customer data, and intellectual property," law enforcement agencies that "collect crime intelligence, forensic evidence to locate suspicious targets, monitor potential threats, and catch criminals in a timely manner," or cloud provid- ers seeking to "add an extra layer of security protection on existing security managing services." The Security Convergence Platform brings together two of Gorilla's previously developed solutions, for video analytics solution and network security solution. It also includes three new features, such as big data capabilities, the ability to integrate and query disparate databases, and multi-factor authentication and authoriza- tion with Gorilla's Bio-OTP. "Bio-OTP authentication integrates Windows, LAN, Wi-Fi, or VPN authentication, providing IT staff with a clear picture of accessibility, origin, dates, and location of people. This is to ensure a high level of converged security that rightly identifies, accesses the right resources at the correct loca- tions and hosts," Koh said. SSN By SSN Staff L A S V E G A S — A C R E , a global leader in providing security products and solu- tions for the access control, intrusion, smart traffic and video surveillance markets, announced today the promo- tion of Andrew Acquarulo Jr. to president of ACRE Americas. Ronald Virden, who was recently named ACRE COO, will also assume the role of president of ACRE International. The evolution of the company's leadership roles will allow ACRE to refo- cus its efforts based on geo- graphic regions, providing greater alignment between its Vanderbilt and ComNet brands in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and APAC. Virden, who will assume his expanded role effec- tive June 1, 2018, will be based in Dublin, Ireland, and take over the Vanderbilt CEO role from Joe Grillo, who will continue to serve as ACRE CEO. All of the management of Vanderbilt's international operations, as well as ComNet's UK-based operations, will fall under Virden's purview. Virden will also remain COO of ACRE. "Joe [Grillo] has had the foresight to create a successful independent secu- rity company, and as I con- tribute to adding to that lega- cy, it's critical to ensure ACRE continues upon its growth trajectory," Virden said in the announcement. "I'm eager to take on the additional responsibility as president of ACRE International, focusing on growing and streamlining operations across its global markets." As president of ACRE Americas, Acquarulo will be responsible for the stra- tegic vision, operations and sales initiatives for both of the company's ComNet and Vanderbilt brands in the Americas under the ACRE moniker, effective April 1, 2018. Acquarulo has served as president and CEO for ComNet since 2010, lead- ing the company's strate- gic vision across the United States, Europe, the Middle East and APAC. He played an instrumental role in position- ing ComNet into develop- ing more networked-based solutions and guiding it to offer a combination of fiber optic, electrical and wireless solutions to increase options for its global customer base. Acquarulo also helped transi- tion the brand into the ACRE group in 2016. SSN ACRE announces senior leadership changes Continued from page 1 Company's Security Convergence Platform addresses physical- and cyberrisks

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