Top insurance company upgrades to Guardian PIAM cloud platform to support expansive growth

September 29, 2023

Signing up for a new physical security policy

A global insurance company helps protect clients every day with insurance products ranging from retirement and financial services to general property/casualty. But when it came to the effectiveness of its own physical security posture, this organization had reached its limit. It’s time to insure that security doesn’t just safeguard an organization; it moves business, too.

Hyperscaling physical security in the cloud

With Alert Enterprise Guardian on-prem, the organization was able to provide independence and autonomy to its total workforce while ensuring access governance process workflows aligned with company policies and security standards. An upgrade to the Guardian hyperscale cloud platform delivered the organization unmatched scale and flexibility, while future-proofing their security for new innovations like NFC Wallet Mobile Credentials.

Solutions selected

Alert Enterprise’s Physical Identity and Access Management (PIAM) system enabled the insurance company to automate its processes, enhance the customer experience, reduce operational costs and unify its security posture. Two months later, the organization also implemented Visitor Management and Access Recertification modules.

How they benefit

With the Guardian cloud platform, this insurance leader is ushering in an enterprise-wide physical security digital transformation. By taking a cloud-first approach, the organization was able to get going quickly and improve its existing systems (while boosting value and ROI) through seamless integration. And company leaders never have to fret about any expansion woes because the Guardian hyperscale cloud platform always scales alongside its users.

Let’s look at the numbers: A centralized, automated system helped the organization secure 75,000 identities, 40,000+ badges, 18 badging offices and 26 visitor lobbies, each with an average of 200 daily visitors. The company went from 84 US-based locations on its corporate standard access control system to more than 185 locations in 34 countries.

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David Cassady

Chief Strategy Officer

David Cassady has been selling and leading teams in Silicon Valley for more than 30 years. During that time, he’s led a mix of established software players and startups. Cassady has also been involved with five IPOs — and at least as many acquisitions. 

As Chief Strategy Officer, David leverages his extensive experience helping software businesses drive growth through deep and impactful partnerships with the world’s most successful SaaS providers like ServiceNow, Microsoft and SAP. 

Mark Weatherford

Chief Security Officer
Senior Vice President, Regulated Industries

Mark Weatherford brings years of high-level cyber-physical expertise to Alert Enterprise, and as Chief Security Officer (CSO), he guides the strategy of data management and protection by advising cyber-physical security policies and procedures within the company. Weatherford also works in liaison with businesses and executive professionals in the cyber and physical security industries to further accelerate security convergence adoption.

Mark has held numerous high-level cyber-centric positions, including Vice President and Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Department of Homeland Security’s first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity under the Obama administration, California’s first Chief Security Officer, and the first CISO for the state of Colorado.

Harsh Chauhan

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Alert Enterprise, Harsh Chauhan is responsible for the company’s engineering technology innovation and solution delivery. A 20-year technology veteran and leader, Chauhan is focused on the growth of the company’s 3D Governance Risk Compliance (GRC) hyperscale cloud platform.

He also continues to develop integrated solutions with leading technology partners like SAP, SAP NS2, and ServiceNow. Before Alert Enterprise, Mr. Chauhan held multiple CTO positions, as well as Product Owner and Head of Development at SAP GRC 10.0, delivering targeted solutions to high-profile SAP clients.

Ruby Deol

Chief Operations Officer

Ruby Deol oversees all business units at Alert Enterprise. With more than 20 years of experience in global sales and support services, Deol nurtures existing client relationships with a customer-first approach. As Alert Enterprise continues to grow in industry recognition and stature, Deol is charged with developing and implementing methods to meet organization goals and facilitate the company’s ongoing transformation.

Kaval Kaur

CFO and Co-Founder

As Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Co-Founder of Alert Enterprise, Kaval Kaur leads all finance and administrative back-office operations. Kaur is a member of the national professional organization American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the California State CPA Society.

Prior to joining Alert Enterprise, she was the CFO and Co-Founder of Virsa Systems, a position she held until its acquisition by SAP.

Kaur is a philanthropist at heart, embracing the diversity of the San Francisco Bay area by assisting with and promoting special cultural events. She recently sponsored 2,000 public schools in rural India to advance computer literacy skills for children and is a foster mother to a 10 year old.

Jasvir Gill

Founder and CEO

Leading the charge of digital transformation and security convergence is Jasvir Gill, Founder and CEO of Alert Enterprise, Inc. An accomplished engineer by trade, Gill is driving the long-overdue digital transformation of the physical security industry.

Prior to launching Alert Enterprise, Gill was the founder and CEO of Virsa Systems, where he grew the company into a global leader of application security software. An early pioneer in establishing governance, risk and compliance as a software market segment, he drove exponential growth at Virsa, facilitating its acquisition by SAP in 2006.

In his free time, Jasvir helps drive social and economic empowerment in the community. He’s also a trustee at the American India Foundation.