January 21, 2015 08:00 ET

Sumitomo Corporation of Americas Deploys AtHoc in Americas Region

Human Resource Leadership Proactively Invests in Employee Safety with AtHoc Networked Crisis Communication

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2015) - AtHoc, Inc., the leader in networked crisis communication systems, today announced that Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) is implementing AtHoc for its offices throughout the Americas region. This crisis communication initiative gives executives and managers the ability to protect employees and to help maintain business operations during emergencies through secure and reliable alert messaging, with rollout starting in the United States, followed by Canada and Mexico, and then Central and South America.

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Sumitomo Corporation is one of the world's pre-eminent integrated trading enterprises, with roots from 17th century Kyoto. "Our legacy and global success over hundreds of years illustrate the quality, resilience and strength of our people," explained Bill Kane, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and General Affairs. "The partnership with AtHoc demonstrates our continued commitment to our people by ensuring that we can reach and account for their well-being during any unexpected global crises."

SCOA conducted thorough market research and selected AtHoc based on four important criteria: security, privacy, global effectiveness and internet-of-things (IoT) architecture.

  • Security: The AtHoc system is military-grade in system security, as evidenced by its broad adoption across the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Privacy: Personally identifiable information (PII) is anonymized to safeguard identity, which honors the strict privacy laws passed recently in many countries.

  • Global Effectiveness: Alerts can reach SCOA employees in English, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

  • Internet-of-things (IoT) architecture: smart devices can be connected and used for alerting or as sensors; from desktops and smart phones to duress buttons that can report any threatening situation.

"We are deeply honored by the trust that Sumitomo has placed in AtHoc," said Guy Miasnik, CEO of AtHoc. "We look forward to building on the tradition of excellence at Sumitomo and contributing to its culture of safety and security in the many years to come."

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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