AlertEnterprise today announced that it signed a global reseller agreement with SAP AG (NYSE:SAP). SAP® will resell physical security and monitoring solutions from AlertEnterprise, under the names “SAP® Physical Security Management by AlertEnterprise” and “SAP Critical Infrastructure Protection by AlertEnterprise”. The solutions are designed to deliver critical infrastructure protection to companies in industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, transportation and water utilities, electric power, as well as federal facilities. The aim of today’s announcement is to address complex threats against critical infrastructures, which have grown significantly in the past few years, giving rise to an increase in spending to secure these environments.
AlertEnterprise CEO Jasvir Gill, presenting session on IT-OT Convergence at the Gartner Identity and Access Management Summit (Photo: Business Wire)
According to Jasvir Gill, Founder and CEO of AlertEnterprise, “Addressing security in silos of IT and OT is like building a bridge by starting from both sides of the river hoping that they might meet somewhere in the middle; we know that doesn’t usually work”. Mr. Gill goes on to add, “our joint solutions will help customers improve operational reliability, protect operating assets and respond quicker to a range of vulnerabilities and persistent threats by enabling them to analyze and track security events in a broader business context, whether from cyber, physical or insider sources.” The new SAP Physical Security Management solution by AlertEnterprise, and SAP Critical Infrastructure Protection solution by AlertEnterprise, will work with SAP Predictive Analysis software and with the SAP HANA® platform, enabling fast security incident management and informed Response. “The collaboration between AlertEnterprise and SAP focuses on physical security and industrial control systems with the goal to enable us to reduce security silos and provide a holistic view of risk to the enterprise,” said Steve Lucas, president, Platform Solutions, SAP. “Many of SAP’s customers within process industries, energy, and transportation have expressed a need to protect their critical assets and operating infrastructure. Working closely with AlertEnterprise, we now anticipate that we can deliver infrastructure protection software that scales across the enterprise.”