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EMC Bows Security Services

HOPKINTON, Mass. -- EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, today announced new professional services for Physical Security Solutions, which will enable customers to take full advantage of industry-leading information management capabilities for the physical security markets. EMC is offering comprehensive assessment and design services, and is partnering with Verint Systems, a leader in IP Video Security, to implement scalable, flexible and cost-effective physical security solutions.

An increased focus on security is prompting enterprises and government agencies around the world to expand their use of video surveillance and other physical security technologies. The vast amount of data created by these systems is challenging information managers to effectively capture, analyze and store security data. EMC Physical Security Solutions integrate physical security information from a wide range of data sources and help automate the analysis and management of the information. Customers in retail, financial services, gaming, transportation, seaports/airports, correctional facilities, government, education, critical infrastructure, and border control use EMC's best-practices solutions for real-time access to critical information, enabling them to proactively protect critical assets.

The new services are:

  • EMC Assessment for Physical Security: EMC and its partners, including Verint, Unisys, British Telecom, Orion Systems Group, and DMJM H&NAECOM, identify customers' technology, business and physical security requirements, analyze the data, identify challenges and obstacles, and present recommendations. EMC and its partners also assess and identify findings regarding items such as cameras, alarms, video archiving, encoders, video software and network services
  • EMC Design for Physical Security: Allows EMC and its partners to gather the information collected in the assessment service and provide a complete design of the customer's physical security environment to include any connectivity to other systems such as access control devices, alarms, cameras and sensors
  • EMC Implementation for Physical Security: Incorporates Verint IP video technologies with the implementation of an EMC CLARiiON-based storage solution. EMC and its partners will install the solution, including cameras and other security devices. EMC manages the process and ensures the solution will be turn key for the customer

EMC and Verint have been working with the Kentucky Exposition Center to implement these solutions. "As one of the largest exposition facilities in the United States, we have an enormous security challenge, and needed a solution that was very flexible, scalable, and easy for our security team to learn and to use," said Alicia Montgomery Dunlap, Information Systems Manager, Kentucky State Fair Board. "Despite the challenge of installing the system around our busy event schedule, the EMC team got everything integrated and running smoothly in a very limited timeframe. The system is very intuitive to use and has really increased our ability to provide a safe and secure environment for our visitors."

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