HCL Security Collaborates with Cisco to Help Enable Safer and More Secure Communities

HCL Security announced that it has signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) with Cisco to collaborate on delivering IP-based
safety and security solutions to help enable safer and more secure
communities. The collaboration will combine the strengths of Cisco’s
Smart+Connected Communities leadership with HCL Security’s ‘Safe State’
architecture to deliver safety and security solutions in India
initially and later in other countries.

Cisco Smart+Connected Safety and Security
solutions address the growing complexity of protecting citizens,
critical infrastructure, and key assets by enabling the construction of
a common security operations picture while helping to ensure full
integration and interoperability between different functional parts of
the security system. HCL Security’s Safe State is an architecture that
offers integrated urban safety and security technology solutions with
policing and enabling actionable intelligence to make a city secure and

"Cisco envisages a future where successful communities and cities
will run on networked information, and where information technology
will help the world better manage its challenges. We recognize that the
mission of public safety and security is at the heart of economic
capacity, potential, and growth. For a city or community to grow,
thrive, and attract human and financial capital, it needs to be highly
secure. Cisco’s

Smart+Connected Safety and Security solutions enhance the
capabilities of emergency and security personnel by employing
next-level infrastructure, technology, services, and platforms to
create intelligent, enduring solutions. Our collaboration with HCL
Security and its Safe State architecture will help us better address
safety and security projects and customer requirements," said Dave
Stone, vice president, Safety and Security, Smart+Connected
Communities, Cisco.

"HCL Security is committed to deploying an integrated technology
approach to enable safer and more secure cities. HCL Safe State marries
hi-tech security and surveillance with intelligence and policing – the
three key pillars to this integrated approach to secure an entire
state, city or large, significant establishments. Our collaboration
with a likeminded global technology pioneer like Cisco will enable us
to jointly provide best in class security solutions" said Rothin
Bhattacharyya, CEO, HCL Security. He added, "The role of integrated
systems in today’s security environment cannot be over emphasized. 
Technology when used effectively has the ability to increase the
security of cities manifold. Such integrated systems lead not only to
prevention but also provide a better response mechanism to minimize the
damage to life and property. Our collaboration with Cisco is a huge
step in providing such integrated, best in class systems, in India and
in other markets".

The vision of the collaboration is to combine the complementary
capabilities of Cisco and HCL Security. Cisco brings value through its
expertise and experience in network and physical security which is
enabled by the network as the core platform. With the addition of the
collaboration and datacenter technologies Cisco can provide a holistic
approach for safety and security enabled by the network in detecting,
assessing and responding to security threats. HCL Security brings
strengths of market leadership and national reach in addition to its
extensive systems integration and support network. As part of the
collaboration, HCL Security will use Cisco technologies to build a
state of the art Command & Control Centre for next-generation
security solutions that will provide customers with the features of
prevention, automated detection, analysis, and coordinated response to

Cisco’s Smart+Connected Communities initiative is designed to
provide cities and  communities with smart and connected solutions for
utilities, safety and security, connected real estate, transportation, health care, learning, sports venues and government services.


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