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Allied Universal Teams Up with PlanetRisk to Offer GSOC Service and Product Offering

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Allied Universal: Nancy Thompson, 212-532-2208 or nancyt@vorticom.com
PlanetRisk: Kristina Messner, 703-678-6023 or kmessner@focusedimage.com

Santa Ana, Calif., and Conshohocken, Pa., Feb. 27, 2018—Allied Universal, a leading facility services company and the largest security force in North America, has teamed up with PlanetRisk to offer organizations an enterprise risk Software as a Service platform to stay informed of threats to their operation in real time. The service will be offered as a stand-alone solution or as part of the Allied Universal Global Security Operations Center as a Service (GSOCaaS) product suite available in the company’s Monitoring and Response Center (MaRC), based in Richardson, Texas.

“Enterprises that go with PlanetRisk will gain a ‘single pane of glass’ common operating picture that combines multiple data feeds into one GSOC interface,” says Ty Richmond, Allied Universal President, Integrated Security Solutions and Technology. “Our support of custom integration with this product along with analyst services allows us to offer fully-managed situational awareness to help customers prepare for and prevent operational threats, minimize risk for employees and protect assets.”

PlanetRisk delivers actionable intelligence by accelerating the aggregation of global data to interpret connections between seemingly unconnected events. On a real-time basis, PlanetRisk monitors all client assets (offices, facilities, manufacturing, supply chain, travelers, executives, vehicles, aircraft) and provides alerts and notifications when an event or incident occurs. Using big data and analytics, the cloud-based platform identifies threat patterns and risk warnings relevant to clients’ business operations. These early indicators provide customers the ability to create informed response mitigation plans.

“Partnering with Allied Universal gives PlanetRisk’s product suite unprecedented exposure to Fortune 500 companies across North America,” said Paul McQuillan, President and CEO of PlanetRisk. “We are incredibly excited that our CSX platform will power Allied Universal’s GSOCaaS with situational awareness on a global scale, and rich contextual analysis with PlanetRisk’s 10,000+ data layers.”

PlanetRisk’s flexible third-party integration architecture enables CSX to work with other platforms for a seamless workflow process. The web-based CSX product, accessible anywhere, is supported through a custom dashboard compatible with desktop or mobile devices. Allied Universal clients can have their systems monitored 24x7x365 via GSOC operators and analysts dedicated at the MaRC, a client’s site or PlanetRisk’s Global Intelligence Operations Center. These resources are critical to the analysis, reporting, and communication of critical events as well as to managing all physical and operational information work flow.

PlanetRisk recently signed a contract worth up to $79 million over five years to provide the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Cybersecurity and Communications with Program Management Support. Learn more about PlanetRisk at https://www.planetrisk.com, and Allied Universal’s GSOC services at www.aus.com/gsocaas.

About PlanetRisk
PlanetRisk is an enterprise risk analytics company that delivers comprehensive analytics that combines the more normal structured and unstructured big data with geospatial intelligence, position, and contextual awareness. PlanetRisk’s holistic solution accelerates the aggregation of data globally to deliver actionable intelligence that interprets the connections between seemingly unconnected events – enabling organizations to recognize hidden patterns, detect anomalies and forecast future conditions on a local, national, or global scale. The company is headquartered in the Tysons Corner area of McLean, Virginia. For more information, please visit www.planetrisk.com.


About Allied Universal
Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company with over 160,000 employees, provides unparalleled security services and solutions. With headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif., and Conshohocken, Pa., Allied Universal combines people and technology to deliver evolving, tailored solutions that allow our clients to focus on their core business. An unrelenting focus on clients’ success creates partnerships rooted in quality and value, and is supported by experience gained from being in business for over 60 years. Through our people and leading services, systems and solutions…Allied Universal is there for you. For more information, please visit www.aus.com.
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