September 16, 2015 09:00 ET

AtHoc Connect™ Wins 2015 Security Products Magazine New Product of the Year Award

Recognition Demonstrates AtHoc's Innovation Leadership in the Security Industry

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2015) - AtHoc, Inc., the leader in networked crisis communication, today announced that AtHoc Connect was awarded the 2015 New Product of the Year Award by Security Products Magazine in the Emergency Communications Systems category.

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Now in its seventh year, the Security Products New Product of the Year Award was created to recognize the manufacturers of security equipment that launch excellent products making a significant impact on organizational security. Along with winners in other categories, AtHoc will be honored at ASIS International 2015 in Anaheim, California, September 28-30. AtHoc Connect will also be highlighted in the December 2015 issue of Security Products Magazine.

AtHoc Connect was created to enable organizations to share critical information with one another during a crisis to rapidly resolve emergencies. It allows business, government agencies and other organizations to invite others to participate in a collaborative group, similar to the operation of social media networks. Organizations can opt in, even if they are not AtHoc customers, and can share text, geographical and multi-media content for informed decision-making while maintaining control over what they send and receive from other groups. The result is a secure, collaborative network that increases safety for businesses and communities.

"One of the greatest challenges in resolving emergencies is the fact that they rarely affect just one organization," said Aviv Siegel, AtHoc Chief Technology Officer. "We designed AtHoc Connect to be a disruptive technology that benefits not only our customers but also their community as a whole. This award demonstrates an important recognition of the innovation needed from the security industry to help customers address their growing security needs."

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AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in networked crisis communication, protecting millions of people and thousands of organizations around the world. AtHoc provides a seamless and reliable exchange of critical information among organizations, their people, devices and external entities. A trusted partner to the world's most demanding customers, AtHoc is the #1 provider to the US Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, and safeguards numerous other government agencies and leading commercial enterprises. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, the company operates around the globe. On July 21, 2015 BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY) (TSX: BB) announced it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AtHoc. For more information about AtHoc, please visit