PPM expands with integrations division
PPM 2000 has announced the launch of a new Integrated Solutions Division (ISD) for expanding, managing, and maintaining PPM’s growing portfolio of integrations for their Perspective incident management software. At ASIS, PPM is marking the introduction of ISD by setting up an Incident Command Center where PPM and their partners will showcase how organizations can seamlessly connect systems, people, and processes to drive intelligence-led situational awareness and complete security operations management.
In today’s security marketplace, integrations between systems and software are typically application-specific, custom, and have long development cycles all the way from needs identification to delivery. PPM’s ISD will focus on developing solutions with technology partners that:
• Integrate Perspective with electronic security systems such as access control, video management, and mass notification.
• Address needs for real-time security event management and tracking and the associated incident data capture and advanced reporting, all within a single software application.
• Offer comprehensive security management tools for enterprise applications requiring integration with multiple systems, software, and vendors in a common operational environment and user interface.
• Provide a comprehensive solution to manage all facets of Security Operations Center (SOC) systems, processes, and resources.
Through a range of integration options, users will realize numerous operational and financial benefits, including the automation of incident data entry, synchronization of event and alarm data to incident records, standardization of incident response, reduction in incident/event processing time, and consolidation of all incident data and security operations information in a common database.
PPM’s ISD will be run by Dan Ireland, CPP, an industry veteran with 22 years of experience with leading electronic security vendors and as a security consultant specializing in integrated system design and implementation.
“Security professionals continue to face challenges resulting from the deployment of multiple electronic systems and vendors, multiple software platforms, and multiple service providers,” said Ireland. “Solutions to bring all of your organization’s security data and operational processes into a common platform have historically been custom and costly, carried high risk of failure, and been slow to implement. Solutions from PPM’s ISD will address all of these barriers and provide scalable, standardized, cost-effective, quick-to-deploy options backed by viable use case and ROI information.”
As part of its initial launch, in addition to their ASIS Booth (#1537), PPM is hosting an Incident Command Center, located in Meeting Room #7 near the west entrance. The Incident Command Center will feature key PPM partners Guardly, Microsoft Global Security, MIR3, Sureview, and Winsted in a mock command center setting where they will showcase how mission-critical security systems interact, communicate, and integrate for a complete end-to-end incident management solution. The ISD team from PPM will be stationed at the command center for the week, and a list of scheduled events will be available at PPM’s booth and posted at the Incident Command Center.
“Integrations and our open API have been a huge part of PPM’s growth in the last couple of
years. The newly formed ISD formalizes what we have been doing for mission-critical operations and takes it to the next level,” said Brian McIlravey, Co-CEO of PPM. “With Dan’s professional network and background in security, systems, and integrations, he is the ideal leader for the ISD, and the Incident Command Center that we’ve set up for ASIS is the perfect showcase for what PPM and our partners can do.”