Largest family-managed company in the security industry and Europe’s leading SaaS provider for emergency notification and crisis management solutions, headquartered in Munich, announce partnership at “security essen 2018” / Cooperation enables integrated and comprehensive security and crisis management solutions for companies and organisations / The highly-innovative solution for emergency notification and crisis management, FACT24, expands KÖTTER Security’s product portfolio
Essen/Munich (18 September 2018). Fittingly ahead of the world's largest security trade fair "security essen 2018”, which starts in Essen next week, KÖTTER Security, the industry’s largest family-owned company, and F24 AG, Europe’s leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider for emergency notification and crisis management, as well as sensitive and critical communication, announced their strategic partnership today. Through this cooperation, both companies strengthen their leading market position and enable companies and organisations to tackle security and crisis management with integrated Solutions.
IT or production failures, cyber attacks, acts of sabotage, fire outbreaks or natural disasters in a country where employees are deployed and other risks present companies with a variety of challenges. "In preparation for potentially critical events, businesses and organisations need to have integrated solutions. These include services and technologies for security, as well as solutions for professional emergency notification and crisis management,” told Christian Götz, co-founder of F24 AG and member of the Board of Directors for sales, marketing and human resources.
Friedrich P. Kötter, member for the Board of Directors at KÖTTER security group: “An integrated, preventive risk management is therefore essential for large and mid-sized companies. Quick reactions are needed, now more than ever, because crises generally appear suddenly and unexpectedly, and usually receive a lot of public attention. Those who want to stay in control must manage crisis situations holistically and cannot waste any time.”
As part of the cooperation with F24, KÖTTER Security is expanding its portfolio to include the web-based and therefore globally deployable emergency notification and crisis management solution, FACT24. The Software-as-a-Service solution enables companies to manage and monitor crisis and emergency situations, such as failures of critical infrastructures, cyber attacks, product recalls and coping with natural disasters, in a flexible, holistic and audit-compliant manner. Integral components include, among others, assembling crisis teams, cross-location ad-hoc telephone conferences or mass alerting e.g. in the case of serious accidents in factories or mass casualty incidents (MCI), etc. F24’s apps also enable flexible alerting, acknowledgement and communication from on the go.
"FACT24 is an ideal building block for our integrative security and risk management, which already extends from consulting to personnel and technical security, as well as to supporting companies and their employees during operations, especially in crisis regions," underlines Friedrich P. Kötter.
And Christian Götz emphasises: “The partnership with such an established and renowned company like KÖTTER is very valuable to us from many perspectives. In particular, the many years of experience and strong sales team offer us a significant added value.”
KÖTTER Security and F24 at the “security essen 2018“
(Essen Trade Fair, 25 - 28 September): hall 2, booth 2D101