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February 05, 2015 08:00 ET

AtHoc Selected as Key Component of Protecting the U.S. Army Cyber Command

Interactive Warning System Increases Emergency Preparedness Abilities for Cyber Command of the Army

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 5, 2015) - AtHoc, Inc., the leader in network-centric interactive crisis communication systems, today announced that it will add another 600 personnel to the increasing number of military personnel protected by its solutions. The U.S. Army Cyber Command has selected AtHoc to provide it with a robust, interactive mass notification system for emergencies.

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The U.S. Army Cyber Command lies at the juncture between physical and cyber security for the U.S. military. It supports U.S. Cyber Command and has responsibility for keeping the digital resources of the Army safe from attackers. For the Cyber Command to keep its personnel safe, it requires a highly secure, flexible system that can deliver alerts to all its people, wherever they are -- whether that's in front of a computer in the office or out in the field on assignment.

More than four in five members of the U.S. defense community rely on AtHoc for emergency communications. AtHoc offers several vital capabilities that make this possible, including the following:

  • Notification via multiple redundant channels
  • Enterprise-class scalability
  • Two-way communication allowing employee responses
  • Rich media sharing
  • Security that meets regulatory standards

The AtHoc system utilizes desktop pop-ups, text messages and voice telephony alerts to deliver up-to-the-minute information to staff in the event of an emergencies -- and permitting employees to acknowledge alerts and respond with their own status. From natural disasters to violence in the workplace, these notifications take advantage of rich media to provide employees with maps, images and other information to keep them safe. AtHoc is the leading provider of emergency mass notifications to the U.S. armed forces, supporting nearly one million users worldwide.

"Cyber security on a national scale is becoming more important every day," said John Schibben, AtHoc's Vice President of Defense and Intelligence Group. "But at the same time, we have to protect the people who provide that security. AtHoc is proud to play a central role in performing that vital function for the U.S. armed forces."

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AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in networked crisis communication, protecting millions of people 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. For more information about AtHoc, please visit www.athoc.com.