AUSTIN, Texas -- MessageOne
(www.messageone.com) today announced it has been selected by the
Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC)
to offer the AlertFind emergency notification service to a membership
of more than 4,000 financial institutions. Since signing on as a
customer six months ago, FS-ISAC has utilized AlertFind to
communicate urgent security information to its members. Extending
the relationship will make it easier for financial services member
organizations to protect employees.
Immediate Notification of Threats
Launched in 1999 by a presidential directive to secure U.S.
resources, FS-ISAC works with the nation's largest financial services
institutions and the U.S. Treasury to be the single source of timely,
accurate physical and cyber security information. The FS-ISAC
filters through and shares information from financial services
providers, commercial security firms, federal, state and local
government agencies, law enforcement and other trusted resources to
minimize the impact of any threat for its members. When there is a
threat or emergency, including natural disasters, coordinated cyber
attacks, disease outbreaks or specific acts of terrorism, FS-ISAC
uses AlertFind to help protect the critical U.S. infrastructure.
Given the urgent nature of FS-ISAC's mission, AlertFind's two-way
communications capability is critical for saving lives and protecting
assets in an emergency. AlertFind enables customers, like the
FS-ISAC, to instantly contact thousands of employees or members to
deliver important messages using individual's preferred method of
communication (e.g., cell phone, email, home phone, etc.). The
system, which can tell the difference between a real person and
voicemail, is able to deliver a spoken electronic or recorded message
and even ask questions such as, "Are you okay?"
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