ARES Security Acquires Certain Assets of PSIM Provider Vidsys
The deal for Vidsys is said to provide a launchpad for ARES Security to develop next gen PSIM systems needed by security operations centers.
VIENNA, Va. — ARES Security Corp. announces the acquisition of certain assets and contracts of Vidsys for undisclosed terms.
Based in Vienna, Va., Vidsys, now an ARES Security company, provides mission critical physical security information management (PSIM) software to government agencies, corporate enterprises, transportation agencies and other properties in North America, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific.
“The acquisition of Vidsys provides a launchpad for ARES Security to develop the next generation of PSIM that security operations centers [SOCs] need — an intelligent, responsive, enterprise level system that is seamlessly integrated into the physical security lifecycle of assessment, design, training and real-time operations,” says Ben Eazzetta, CEO of ARES Security.
ARES Security, also based in Vienna, was founded in 2012 as a spinout of ARES Corp. in Burlingame, Calif. ARES Security is the developer of the AVERT physical security lifecycle solution of products, a DoD and DoE Accredited, DHS SAFETY Act-certified solution which includes software for security design, assessment, tabletop, virtual training, command and control, robotic operations, and real-time decision support.
Vidsys products are highly complementary to the deep AVERT technology stack that includes AI and machine learning-powered rules engines, dynamic pathfinding/tasking for robotic sentries and response systems, site/facility digital twins and modeling/simulation powered assessment, design and training systems, Eazzetta explains.
“There is strong, ongoing demand in the security market for PSIM technology to fill a real-time, incident response capability gap in the SOC that video and incident management systems have failed to address,” says said Paul Mueller, vice president of corporate and critical infrastructure at ARES Security who will serve as president of the new subsidiary.
Mueller continues, “We look forward to continue supporting the loyal customer base that rely on the current portfolio of PSIM technology with a dedicated, talented staff that has been solving these challenging problems in the SOC for years. We envision a technology roadmap that will offer customers a migration route to the next generation of PSIM that will combine current Vidsys capabilities with ARES Security’s industry leading, AVERT family of software products.”
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