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NC4 Signs E-SPONDER Deal to Rapidly Expand Availability of SharePoint-based Solutions to the Emergency Management Community

Mar 29, 2011 (07:03 PM EDT)
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Acquisition will Enable NC4 to Leverage E-SPONDER and Microsoft SharePoint Capabilities across the NC4 Situational Readiness Solution Suite

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NC4 Inc., the leader in Situational Readiness solutions, is proud to announce its agreement to purchase all of the assets of E-SPONDER, LLC including the E-SPONDER family of products.  This acquisition will further NC4's ability to deliver complete readiness offerings to its global customers and revolutionizes how government and businesses collect, manage, share and disseminate information to mitigate risks, manage incidents, and securely communicate and collaborate with one another.

"We look forward to welcoming customers from around the world who are leveraging the E-SPONDER platform to collaborate during times of crisis and planning for large-scale events to the NC4 family," says Jim Montagnino, President and CEO of NC4.  "E-SPONDER is a natural fit with our other products and allows us to expand our offerings and leverage the Microsoft platform and SharePoint marketplace."  E-SPONDER has received several awards and accolades for its unique approach to building mission critical tools leveraging Microsoft SharePoint Server.

E-SPONDER's family of products include E-SPONDER Express™, an appliance device that includes all software, hardware, licensing and services to instantly allow an organization's front-lines to manage the tactical response to an incident utilizing the ICS process. E-SPONDER's portal solutions are designed to bring together large audiences of responders across multiple organizations and provide a framework for each to plan, manage and respond to events of any size and scope.  These solutions, coupled with NC4's existing E Team, NC4 Risk Center™ and Homeland Security Cloud™ (private cloud) solutions which are targeted at emergency and security operation centers, will provide capabilities unmatched in the industry.

Robert Wolf, Founder and President of E-SPONDER will continue to serve as Vice President for Public Safety and Emergency Management for NC4 and will lead the effort to manage the existing products and develop new and improved solutions.  "We will leverage the vast expertise, best practices and past experiences of both the E Team and E-SPONDER solutions to create unmatched, world-class offerings," says Wolf.  "Our focus will be to maintain our current customer solutions at the same or better level of customer service, while also working to introduce new solutions built of the Microsoft platform that creates an even better experience for our customers."  

"We appreciate our history with E-SPONDER, leveraging their expertise and the strengths of the Microsoft platform, to deliver highly relevant public safety solutions," said Gail Thomas Flynn, Microsoft Vice-President for State and Local Government. "We look forward to the combined strengths of E-SPONDER and NC4 to create innovative new solutions, built on the latest innovations in Microsoft technology."

About NC4

NC4's Situational Readiness offerings revolutionize how government and businesses collect, manage, share and disseminate information to mitigate risks, manage incidents, and securely communicate and collaborate with one another. NC4 solutions are used in the public sector by, federal, state and local agencies in both emergency management and law enforcement disciplines, and in the private sector by companies involved in financial services, corporate travel, high-tech, insurance, supply chain management, aerospace and defense, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. NC4 takes a comprehensive and integrated approach to risk mitigation and crisis management, by providing: relevant global security and travel intelligence, analysis and traveler tracking; real-time threat alerting; managed response through our incident management application; and secure communication and collaboration with our Homeland Security Cloud™ solutions. For more information about NC4, please visit www.nc4.us or call toll-free, 1-877-624-4999.

SOURCE NC4 Inc.