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This just in: groundbreaking patent approved for physical access technology.

January 30, 2024

We live in an era where security needs are constantly evolving, and traditional access control systems struggle to keep up. As we continue to not only keep pace, but lead the charge in corporate security, Alert Enterprise is excited to announce that our recent patent, U.S. Patent No. 11,783,646 for Policy Based Access Control (PBAC) technology, was approved. 

Why PBAC matters.

As work dynamics shift with the rise of hybrid and flexible work schedules, the need for adaptable security measures has never been greater. PBAC technology addresses this need head-on, providing real-time authorization that integrates identity attributes, door/reader attributes, time of day and specific policy configurations. 

Access is in the hand of the beholder. 

A key differentiator of our PBAC system is it allows the account holder to enforce custom security policies for different members of the organization. This provides a unique and convenient alternative to the one-size-fits-all approach offered with traditional door programming. With PBAC, doors can respond dynamically to different users – creating personalized access experiences based on specific policy parameters. This flexibility ensures a more secure and tailored approach to physical access management.

Easy integration for streamlined physical security.

Another beloved feature of our PBAC technology is its ability to integrate with existing physical access systems. With the power to enhance your security without the headache of costly technology overhauls, your company can implement dynamic authorization rules tailored to work schedules, policy changes and compliance requirements. 

Digital mobile credentials: a friction-free experience. 

In the age of digital transformation, mobile credentials are becoming increasingly prevalent. That’s why PBAC provides dynamic policy enforcement, making it easy for users to seamlessly grant and receive company access. By integrating advanced policy controls with mobile access solutions, PBAC empowers organizations to offer friction-free access solutions that meet the expectations of today’s tech-savvy workforce. 

Zero Trust + PBAC technology: a 
cyber-physical approach. 

A security model designed with IT and cyber safety in mind, Alert Enterprise’s Zero Trust approach is now being extended to encompass physical security. PBAC technology played a major role in this convergence, introducing software-defined controls that integrate cyber and physical security considerations. This new holistic approach ensures a more robust and resilient security posture, aligning with the evolving nature of threats in both digital and physical domains.

Improving security postures, one partnership at a time.

In addition to our partnership with BioConnect, Alert Enterprise is actively collaborating with its PACS partner ecosystem to expand the range of compatible readers. This collaboration underscores the company’s commitment to enhancing security while maintaining ease of integration and use.

The future of access control.

PBAC patent approval heralds a new era in access control technology. Yogesh Ailawadi, senior vice president of products and solutions and co-inventor, remarks, “Our PBAC technology is a pivotal step towards more adaptive, secure, and user-centric access control solutions.” Similarly, Vikas Chauhan, vice president of engineering and solutions and co-inventor, highlights, “This innovation represents our commitment to evolving security measures that keep pace with changing workplace dynamics.” 

Get to know PBAC.

Learn more about how Alert Enterprise is revolutionizing physical access control with PBAC and embracing the principles of Cyber-Physical Zero Trust Convergence. 
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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.