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Proximex and Augusta Systems Form Technology Partnership

September 16, 2008

The alliance enables the companies to create seamless integration modules for numerous security devices and sensors to improve incident response and reduce security operations costs.


ATLANTA /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Proximex, developers of award-winning solutions for the physical-security information-management (PSIM) market, announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Augusta Systems Inc., a provider of intelligent enterprise network technologies. Under the terms of this agreement, Augusta Systems and Proximex will offer Proximex Surveillint partners and customers advanced integration options for an extensive array of sensors, devices, and systems that will allow for better management of information and enforcement of security policies in a centralized security-operations center. These integrations will significantly improve the value of security-operations centers for incident tracking and response, as well as eliminate the need to develop custom interfaces to individual devices.

"Proximex Surveillint provides the perfect solution to take advantage of our easy-to-use and extensible EdgeFrontier integration software," said Patrick R. Esposito II, Chief Operating Officer of Augusta Systems Inc. "Under the status quo, enterprises may easily spend hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars to create and test individual adapters to integrate and correlate information from disparate security and safety systems. By leveraging our integration system, with the intelligent business logic provided in the Proximex Surveillint platform, organizations can have centrally managed, converged security solutions up and running in a fraction of the time for far less money."

Proximex Surveillint is a premier physical security solution for policy-based incident discovery, connection, and resolution. Powered by a sophisticated business logic engine, Surveillint takes advantage of existing security systems to mitigate risk across an enterprise environment by providing actionable intelligence, speeding security incident resolution, and reducing security operations costs.

"Security teams are constantly under pressure to reduce costs, yet provide exceptional security for the company, its people, and assets," said Jack Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Proximex. "Our partnership with Augusta Systems helps security teams to achieve exactly what they need—comprehensive enterprise-wide security while leveraging existing systems and devices and reducing overall security costs. Together, we can integrate traditional security systems with other related systems, such as building management, IT, and communications, to deliver more effective security policy and improved business value. This agreement, which showcases the power of our open SDK, takes Proximex Surveillint far beyond what our competitors can offer for device integration and implementation."

Operators prefer Surveillint for its intuitive and comprehensive interface, supervisors like its incident reporting and auditing, and management approves of its ability to provide a complete overview of the organization's entire security environment. In just one solution, Proximex allows different security professionals, regardless of their level within the organizations, to communicate with one another, as well as view the information required for their duties.

About Proximex
Proximex, a leader in the PSIM market, leverages its innovative IT software expertise to drive security transformation by creating synergy between logical and physical security departments. Its flagship product, Proximex Surveillint, won the 2008 New Product Showcase award in the Convergence category from the Security Industry Association. Surveillint powers users with an intelligent and flexible system to discover, connect, and resolve security incidents fast. The impressive user interface, business logic capability, and open architecture make Surveillint the preferred choice of security users at all levels within an organization, including operators, supervisors, and executive management. Surveillint customers include defense, transportation, and commercial entities with an urgent need to manage information from disparate security systems, improve operational efficiencies, and reduce security risk. Privately held, Proximex is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, with offices in Texas, Tennessee, and Colorado.

About Augusta Systems
Augusta Systems Inc. powers intelligent enterprise networks. Augusta Systems' products enable collaboration and communication between enterprise networks and edge assets—sensors, actuators, wireless sensor devices—which have existed beyond the reach of these networks. With platforms for building and managing solutions featuring data from edge assets, Augusta Systems provides simplified data integration, processing, correlation, and communication capabilities for Network 2.0–enabled enterprises. Augusta Systems technologies and integration services—including core products SensorBridge, EdgeFrontier, and SensorPort—support security, monitoring, automation, asset tracking, and other enterprise applications. Through key partnerships, Augusta Systems also offers integrated monitoring and control products, including ThreatViewer and GridMonitor. These technologies reduce the total cost of ownership for intelligent enterprise networks and maximize return on investment for enterprise networks and edge assets.


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