Based on its recent analysis of the enterprise physical security market, Frost & Sullivan is honoring EMC® Corporation with the 2009 North American Frost & Sullivan Product Line Strategy of the Year Award. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to a company that has demonstrated the most insight into the needs and product demands of its customers. Frost & Sullivan is recognizing EMC for its EMC Physical Security Solution, providing the physical security industry with a high availability, back-up, restore, archiving, and data management solution.
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"EMC's Physical Security Solution integrates many vertical specific applications such as point of sale (POS) for retail, and analytics for public sector and critical infrastructure," says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Dilip Sarangan. "The solutions provide the capability to transition from analog to digital devices over time, making it more cost effective for large infrastructures like gaming and higher education."
About EMC Physical Security Solution
The EMC Physical Security Solution (emc.com) integrates physical security information from a wide range of data sources and helps automate the analysis and management of information. Customers in retail, financial services, gaming, transportation, seaports/airports, correctional facilities, government, education, critical infrastructure, and border control with heightened requirements for video surveillance rely on the EMC Physical Security Solution for real-time access to critical information, enabling them to proactively protect critical assets.
EMC CLARiiON® storage is integral to the EMC Physical Security Solution, providing the scalability and availability required for critical video surveillance applications to collect, analyze, archive, and manage more video streams. Additionally, EMC CLARiiON MirrorView™, which is an application that provides back-up, disaster recovery, and site failover for video surveillance, provides full-time back-up and recovery capability.
The EMC Physical Security Solution also offers content management integration through an adapter with EMC Documentum®, helping customers associate any number of file types to their video surveillance data. This enables a more integrated repository for search, investigation, and reporting to address their compliance and legal needs.
Additionally, EMC offers a range of professional services to complement the EMC Physical Security Solution. The EMC Assessment for Physical Security provides an analysis of customers' current physical security infrastructures and makes detailed recommendations for improvements. The consultative service takes into account not only the physical security aspects of the customer environment, but also the logical security implementation. Once the customer environment is in operating, the EMC Residency for Physical Security can provide support services centered on operating the new security system.
"With our physical security solution, we add significant value to our customers from a business, operations, and safety standpoint, ensuring their operations are scalable, and run more securely and efficiently," says Bob Clouse, Senior Director of EMC Global Emerging Solutions.
In addition to its own research and development, EMC is also collaborating with several leading IP surveillance software providers such as Verint, Cisco and Nice. Together EMC and their IP surveillance partners provide an end-to-end solution to accelerate the deployment of robust, scalable video security solutions.
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