Diebold debuts SecureStat
LAS VEGAS—Secured away in a suite off the ISC West show floor, Diebold executives Tony Byerly, Jeremy Brecher and Felix Gonzales spent the bulk of their time at the trade show showing off SecureStat, the integrator’s new online security management platform.
Diebold executives discussed the concept behind SecureStat at ASIS last fall, but ISC West was the first time the system, which was developed in-house by Diebold, was demoed for groups of customers, partners and the media.
SecureStat is a Web platform that enables the end user to view, manage and measure all of the security systems in an enterprise (including fire, intrusion, monitoring, access video and other systems), even though the products may be from different manufacturers, be new or many years old, at one site or many.
“We’re the last pure-play integrator that does not have a security product offering,” Byerly said. SecureStat will help Diebold in its “goal to drive the best solution for the customer,” he said.
Because SecureStat works with disparate systems from any manufacturer, Diebold can “help customers pick solutions that are right for them, not just solutions that work with [a certain software],” Gonzales said.
Customers often have a variety of disparate systems, particularly if they’ve grown through acquisition, Byerly pointed out. SecureStat enables customers “to leverage the infrastructure they have already invested in.”
SecureStat is “firewall-friendly … allowing it to traverse complex networks.” The SecureStat dashboard can be accessed from any browser or smart device, and to the user the information always looks the same regardless of the device used to access the dashboard or the kind of system that’s being viewed or managed. “It’s versatile and feature-rich, and it’s easy to use,” Byerly said.
What about the security of data viewed and stored on SecureStat’s dashboard? It all resides on a secure, encrypted network, the company said.
Diebold will continue to improve and expand SecureStat’s capabilities, Brecher said. The system can help customers harness and understand all of the “big data” collected by various systems in the enterprise. SecureStat is also key to regulatory compliance issues, something more and more enterprises need to be concerned with. “Managing risk, compliance … that stuff is in our DNA,” Brecher said.