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PIAM for the Life Sciences Industry.

Life sciences companies operate in some of the most highly regulated environments in the world. They also process highly sensitive information, research IP, hazardous materials, highly controlled drug product and biological hazards. Any breach or lapse in security governance, risk and compliance can be disastrous with loss of life, contracts, and revenue, negative public perception, legal implications and even an impact of share value.

The Alert Enterprise solution.

Alert Enterprise Guardian delivers a GEN AI powered enterprise-wide security, governance, compliance, policy enforcement, automation and workforce management to the Life sciences industry in a single platform taking your global physical identity & access management program to the next level. Whether it’s R&D, the production floor, QA/QC , clean rooms or beyond, Guardian has got you covered.



It’s an AI-powered platform for physical identity and access management, is used by numerous Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Here’s why customers select Guardian:

  • Highly flexible platform to digitally transform the entire hire to retire life cycle for employees, contractors andvisitors deeply integrated with your existing physical access control systems and extended eco system relating to workplace access
  • Automate governance, risk and compliance relating to your physical identity & access management program
  • Powerful insights driven on AI & Machine Learning
  • Tools to aid compliance and automation of controls for GMP, FDA, CFR, EMA, ISO, GDPR, NIST, UK GOV DCA
  • Elevated critical business processes around identity and access management/governance in an integrated solution
  • Implement a single solution for cross-platform provisioning of access with converged physical and logical systems

Challenges

The following are the most common challenges faced by life sciences institutions:

  • Lacking an automated & dynamic process for hire to retire identity life cycle management for physical access
  • Minimal automation & integration with physical access control systems like Genetec, C-Cure 9000, Lenel, etc.
  • Initial onboarding processes, time to be productive
  • The area access request process is manual and siloed
  • Lacking dynamic workflows, tooling & approval processes
  • Lacking in native web app, mobile apps and plugins for other platforms like ServiceNow to maximize user adoption
  • Lacking ability to apply policy in real-time for physical access
  • Lacking ability to automatically detect nonconformities with SOPs, policies, regulations, SOD violations, etc
  • Lacking real-time threat profile for active identities/users to perform insider threat detection
  • Lacking a dynamic visitor identity & access management process seamlessly integrated with physical identity & access management program
  • Failing to achieve a frictionless workplace access experience, looking to go mobile NFC-based access
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Workforce access automation

Alert Enterprise Guardian with GEN AI at its core provides a frictionless workplace access experience, that is safe, secure and compliant.
Here are sample use case scenarios that Guardian solves out-of-the-box:

Real-time integration of Guardian with leading HR systems and data lakes allows Supervisors/HR or Security Administrators to trigger a new Identity creation process (as part of onboarding) and auto-provisioning of access levels based on their role, location and access policies.

Similarly, the HR/Admins can initiate a “User Termination” workflow as part of the employee offboarding process. This triggers automated removal of identities and access levels across all connected systems.

Guardian integrates across various enterprise applications, physical facilities and critical assets including leading platforms like Genetec, Lenel, C-Cure 9000, Honeywell, AMAG, etc. This empowers the system users and managers to view/request access for themselves or others in the organization, and audit if the same access was granted via an established standard. 


Admins/Users can create a new request (via a self-service portal) to add/remove specific access, either for themselves or others. These requests are sent for single or multi-step approval and auto-provisioning (once approved) based on the security needs. Contractor user access review is performed on a quarterly basis or as required by compliance. Guardian can be configured to deactivate a badge after a configurable number of days of inactivity.

The Guardian platform provides Asset Inventory Management for various asset types like metal keys, gate openers or other high valued assets, that can be assigned to individual employees.

The self-service portal (with SSO/AD) is fully capable of requesting assets, and the necessary approval process can be configured to record approvals and the chain-of-custody, end-to-end lifecycle of these assets.

Multiple compliance standards require both physical and logical access to be reviewed every 90 days. Alert Enterprise Guardian is capable of generating reports required for periodic reviews (daily, weekly, monthly, etc.) and ad-hoc reviews consisting of identities that are active, inactive and pending for approval, training, etc.

Guardian integrates with other IT, HR, Cybersecurity, Learning Management and Ticket Management systems to generate reports that provide a unified view of threats across the enterprise, and deploy rules-based solutions to prevent malicious acts, sabotage, terrorism and cyber threats.

Guardian tracks employees’ requests to access a new facility or area for themselves or another person, which enables the security personnel to correlate staff entry into sensitive locations with business reasons and prior access patterns.

AI-powered anomaly detection, like a badge swipe at off-shift hours, piggybacking and multiple access denied attempts, can be enabled for critical resources to reduce the risk from insiders. By enabling convergence between physical and logical security systems, the solution can gather and provide security intelligence from a number of sources and systems.

The AI policy engine also helps in detecting noise/duplicate alarms and provides only the qualified alarms for security teams to address. The alarm response dashboard can be an external application like ServiceNow, Splunk or others. The connector framework will help push these qualified alarms to any system.

Alert Enterprise Guardian delivers GEN AI powered enterprise-wide security, governance, compliance, policy enforcement, automation and workforce management to the Life Sciences industry in a single platform taking your global physical security identity & access management program to the next level. Whether its R&D, the production floor, QA/QC, cleanrooms and beyond, Guardian has
got you covered.

Similar governance can be performed on a need basis for contractors or temporary employees, with automatic alerts sent when there is a change in status for individuals, the ability to track the approvals and revocations.

For access requests and approvals, Guardian automatically checks security policies and documents compliance with requirements that verify who approved access to which facilities and for what duration of time. It also enforces the Segregation of Duties (SOD) which avoids access requests being self-approved.

Guardian connects with multiple Physical Access Control Systems (PACS) to manage physical access to critical facilities – from one place. It takes the guesswork out of approving access to physical locations or applications based on specific roles within the organization.

This enables the security staff to remove physical access to systems and facilities with a single click and invoke mitigating controls like additional video surveillance or proximity tracking.

Visitor management system

Alert Enterprise Visitor Management System provides Corporate Security with enhanced control of visitor access and enforces security standards. All of the platform features related to workflow, notification, compliance and PACS integration are available for visitor scenarios as well.

Following are the common use cases which are available out-of-the-box:

The VMS can be deployed as a Kiosk (self-service) or Lobby (managed service) setup. The visitor registration process can be streamlined by providing a pre-registration workflow and enhanced by integrating with local or federal banned lists. 


Access points are managed and locations are secured in a granular manner using a centralized management process. The solution provides front desk and security teams with streamlined, robust and secure processes for validating a visitor’s identity.

The Visitor Management System maintains logs that report on who visited a facility, who approved their visit, how long they stayed and which areas within the facility visitors were allowed to access. This provides the ability to conduct an audit and enhance search capabilities.

VMS enforces strict compliance standards when the visitor is requesting access to critical facilities. The access request form lists the expected time to check out as a mandatory field. 


The solution triggers escalation emails when the visitor is not checked out after a certain number of hours (configurable). If the visitor is not checked out after 24 hours (configurable), VMS triggers an email to ESOC.

Upon visitor registration, VMS performs an automated background check, using the visitor’s ID or driver’s license information, against a set of watch lists (BOLO, do-notenter, etc.). escalation emails when the visitor is not checked out after a certain number of hours (configurable). If the visitor is not checked out after 24 hours (configurable), VMS triggers an email to ESOC.

The VMS solution provides a single interface for accurately identifying all the visitors in a facility and notifying them in-case of an emergency. This offers a holistic view of building occupancy at any given time.

How Alert Enterprise Leverages Technology So Life Sciences Organizations Can Maintain Continuous Compliance.

  • Extends access management and risk analysis beyond IT applications to include physical access control systems
  • Creates a unified access and reporting mechanism across applications in all domains (IT, Physical Access Control Systems, SCADA)
  • Establishes an all-encompassing strategy for onboarding/offboarding related to access management, managing contractor access as well as validation of certification and background checks
  • Offers holistic business alignment for security risk and compliance posture alignment

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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.