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Alert Enterprise and Sentry Enterprises Partner to Take Identity-Focused and Converged Security to New Heights

September 13, 2022

Sentry identity card

Alert Enterprise, has announced a new partnership with Sentry Enterprises to provide SentryCard as part of their cyber-physical identity access management and security solutions.

Redefining Security and Trust

The SentryCard empowers organizations with assured proof-of-identity for employees, while overcoming common privacy and hygiene risks associated with other biometric solutions.

By offering the SentryCard alongside Guardian cyber-physical identity access management software, Alert Enterprise will help organizations to:

  • Prove employees are who they say they are when they access facilities and systems.
    • NON-TRANSFERABLE: once a person’s biometrics are enrolled on the card only that person can ever use the credential.
  • Prove employees are authorized to do what they’re trying to do:
    • ACTIVE POLICY ENFORCEMENT: Guardian AI-powered rules engine automates compliance and enforces policies across facilities and physical access control systems.
  • Enhance existing physical access control infrastructure:
    • NO RIP AND REPLACE: works with existing door hardware and readers.

Yogesh Ailawadi, Senior Vice President of Products and Solution Engineering says at a time when cyber-physical risks are increasing, it’s a win for cyber-physical zero-trust access, “With SentryCard being FIDO2 compliant, we’ll help companies add an extra layer of identity authentication and apply it in a converged cyber-physical approach for IT and physical access.”

The partnership has delivered immediate results with a successful phase one deployment for a Fortune 500 US Financial Services company.

Converged Cyber-Physical and Identity-Focused Security Is
Skyrocketing

The new partnership continues Alert Enterprise’s aggressive expansion within the cyber-physical security space and comes as research firm MarketsandMarkets forecasts that spending on identity and access management (IAM) will surge to $25.6 billion by 2027, up from an expected $13.4 billion this year.

John Calzaretta, President at Sentry Enterprises says the shared vision of converged cyber-physical security and identity is what’s driving the partnership, “SentryCard was built to address the requirements of IT, OT and
Physical Security access and partnering with Alert Enterprise, the platform leaders in this space will add tremendous value for our customers.”

Alert Enterprise and Sentry Enterprises will provide a live demonstration of SentryCard and Guardian at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) September 12-14, 2022, at the Georgia World Congress Center booth #2625. To book a meeting at the show visit: https://alertenterprise.com/gsx-landing-page/

About Alert Enterprise

At Alert Enterprise, digital identity and trust are at the center of everything we do. Our mission is to bring people, processes, data and technology together in a unique way to help organizations protect what matters most.
We call it security convergence. And we develop game-changing security convergence solutions that deliver identity governance, access management, security intelligence and compliance validation across enterprise IT, HR, cyber and physical security environments.

About Sentry Enterprises

Sentry Enterprises is a U.S.-based manufacturer with expertise in creating ultra-thin microelectronic security devices. The company offers a proprietary and patented platform focused on providing proof-positive identification whether accessing a building or computing network. Sentry Enterprises’ solution solves for numerous risks facing today’s enterprises, from biometric authentication to privacy, contact tracing and hygiene issues.

For more information about Sentry Enterprises, please visit www.sentryenterprises.com

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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.