Covering Physical and Cyber Security
OCTOPUS’ PSIM system and mobile application integrates technology, procedures, and personnel into one command and control center and complies with safety regulations to confer an intuitive overview of the organization's overall security and safety performance. Today, organizations are looking to fuse their Physical Security Operations Center (PSOC) with their Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) SOC—into one Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) dealing with all events. For GSOC to function effectively, it is necessary to share information between the two departments in real time and allow more information security and insider threat risk mitigation. OCTOPUS is allowing the much-required correlation and integration between physical security and cyber security systems. The solution can interface with a client’s entire security and data systems including alarms, fraud prevention, cyber attack alerts, safety sensors, and closed circuit cameras, as well as open source intelligence and social media—enhancing situational awareness, improving response time, thus increasing the efficiency of the systems.
Our mobile application platform uses encrypted push notification technology and allows organizations to update thousands of people on incidents with the push of a button
Delving further into the uniqueness of OCTOPUS, Bar-Or highlights that it is the first PSIM command and control system to be developed completely as a cloud-enabled system, on Microsoft Azure, allowing clients to generate new revenue sources using OCTOPUS’ platform as a managed service. The cloud based system has been certified by the government for offering superior information security. In addition, Microsoft has chosen OCTOPUS as its solutions partner for the public sector, and safe city and smart city projects running on the Azure cloud—on a global basis.
What makes OCTOPUS more desirable is its mobility feature that gives organizations access to events, incidents, mass notifications, video, dispatching capabilities, and security management, in real time and from anywhere. “Our mobile application platform uses encrypted push notification technology and allows organizations to update thousands of people on incidents with the push of a button,” states Bar- Or. The robust platform provides a rich communication and response podium between the command center and the mobile forces, field operations, and company employees. In times of distress, the mobile application acquaints organizations with a full synopsis of the incident, tracking, and navigation instructions. It supports both Android and iOS operating systems and can be installed on a vehicle as a terminal and tracking device. This app is an integral part of the OCTOPUS command center as it correlates data between the system and the mobile users to deal with physical security management, integrated command and control, asset protection, Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), SIEM, risk management, and safety management.
OCTOPUS' mobile platform has achieved great recognition in the government sector.
One-Stop Security Solution
Offering a security information management platform requires OCTOPUS to and comply seamlessly with its client’s organizational processes, business culture, protocols, and governance. OCTOPUS provides security consulting to its clients as either a service separate from its platform or as a combined framework for the installation of OCTOPUS system. The company has recently completed a business case analysis for the establishment of a new GSOC for one of the biggest banks in Canada. In addition, they have carried out a complete assessment of the existing security procedures and technologies in the main airport of an East European country.
"OCTOPUS is allowing the much-required correlation and integration between physical security and cyber security systems"
Emphasizing OCTOPUS system to be the go-to-solution for clients, Bar-Or adds that it is much more than just a PSIM command and control, and crisis management platform. With patent pending technology for radar and drone integration algorithms and modules that assist companies in mitigating risk, managing safety, improving performance, and complying with governance and regulations, OCTOPUS is a proactive system. "I am proud to proclaim today that OCTOPUS has fulfilled my original vision and is going much beyond to build a secure and safer world for people, business assets, and organizations," concludes Bar-Or.
September 13, 2017