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Kastle Systems

September 21, 2011 07:56 ET

Kastle Systems Awarded $10 Million Contract to Provide a Managed Security Solution Enterprise-Wide for the Securities and Exchange Commission

Standardized Solution to Be Rolled Out Across 13 Locations Nationwide, Integrates Video and Access Control and Brings Down Total Cost of Ownership

FALLS CHURCH, VA--(Marketwire - Sep 21, 2011) - Kastle Systems has been chosen to provide the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with an enterprise-wide security solution to include integrated access control and video monitoring. The deal, initially worth over $10 million, is designed to secure all SEC buildings including the Washington, DC headquarters and 12 regional offices. This contract has a base period with 3 option periods spanning over 10 years.

The solution, Kastle Secure for Government, combines advanced video monitoring and access control technologies, and is designed specifically for government agencies, adhering to both HSPD-12 and FIPS-201 and complying with FISMA.

"Kastle Secure for Government is a perfect fit for agencies like the SEC," states Brad Osborne, Public Sector Director for Kastle Systems. "Our turn-key approach means that the system can be quickly and easily launched in multiple locations. In addition, by using cloud technology, the system can be deployed in a much more cost-effective manner."

A vital portion of the Kastle Secure for Government offering is the tight integration of video monitoring and access control. By fusing the best of both technologies, Kastle is able to accurately and swiftly detect and respond to incidents such as 'tailgating' (illegal following of an authorized person through an access control point), door tampering, and use of panic buttons. In these types of situations, the video source is automatically displayed in response to access control signals, enabling quick verification and resolution of the incident.

The initiative began with the two organizations working to carefully define the technology needed to address the SEC's security requirements. Kastle and the SEC are collaborating to standardize security processes across all 13 offices. Finally, as Osborne adds, "With our extensive experience in serving over 50 distinct government agencies, Kastle is able to provide the SEC with best practices for response protocols and event management as well."

About Kastle Secure for Government
Kastle Systems has been providing innovative security solutions to the US Government for over 39 years. Clients include the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Social Security Administration, Department of the Treasury, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. A FISMA-compliant organization, Kastle was the first managed services provider to create and launch a solution which meets the requirements of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12). With state-of-the-art video analytics, best-in-breed access control, and a tight integration of the two, Kastle Systems is the chosen provider for government security needs. Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, Kastle Systems secure and support thousands of sites and millions of card holders. To learn more about Kastle's security solutions, visit WWW.KASTLE.COM or call 855-KASTLE-1 (527-8531).

About Kastle
Kastle Systems has been leading the industry for more than 39 years with new technologies and advanced security solutions. Kastle operates and manages security systems for its clients remotely, around-the-clock. Currently, Kastle protects more than 2,000 properties with over 37,000 tenant spaces, for a total of 400 million square feet of office space nationwide and internationally. Over 2 million people use Kastle Access Control daily. Kastle's innovative outsourced security services significantly reduce costs and improve the critically important, 24/7 performance of security systems for building owners, developers, and tenants. Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, Kastle Systems is present in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, New York, Philadelphia, and Sydney, Australia. To learn more about Kastle's security solutions, visit www.kastle.com or call 855-KASTLE-1(527-8531).

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