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ControlScan Named a Top Managed Security Service Provider on MSSP Alert 2018 “Top 100 MSSPs” List

September 17, 2018


ControlScan Named a Top Managed Security Service Provider on MSSP Alert 2018 “Top 100 MSSPs” List




Security and compliance firm recognized for its ability to actively detect and mitigate cybersecurity threats





ATLANTA, Sept. 17, 2018  — ControlScan, Inc., a leader in managed security and compliance solutions that help secure networks and protect payment card data, announces that MSSP Alert, published by After Nines Inc., has recognized the company on its 2018 Top 100 MSSPs list. The annual list and associated research identify and honor the top 100 managed security service providers (MSSPs) that specialize in comprehensive, outsourced cybersecurity services.

The Top 100 MSSP rankings are based on MSSP Alert’s 2018 readership survey combined with aggregated third-party research. ControlScan, ranked number 28, actively monitors, manages and mitigates cyber threats through a range of managed security services, including SIEM implementation and management, advanced endpoint security, managed UTM firewall services, internal and external vulnerability scanning, and Managed Detection and Response (MDR).

According to MSSP Alert, demand for MSSP services has escalated amid rising cyberattacks, malware and ransomware incidents worldwide. Other contributing factors include expanding regulatory compliance and data security laws, cybersecurity talent shortages and budget limitations, and the increasing acceptance of cloud-based services.

“A key question these days is ‘Who’s watching your network?’,” said Mark Carl, CEO, ControlScan. “The MSSP Alert Top 100 MSSPs list and supporting research are useful tools for businesses that are seeking the security technologies, dedicated resources and niche expertise ControlScan provides.”

“After Nines Inc. and MSSP Alert congratulate ControlScan on this year’s honor,” said Amy Katz, CEO of After Nines Inc. “As MSPs increasingly introduce managed security services, ControlScan continues to stand out in the fiercely competitive cybersecurity market.”

“We are pleased to have a strong position on the Top 100 MSSPs list,” said Carl. “ControlScan managed security services reflect our ongoing commitment to keeping our customers’ networks and data out of cyber criminals’ reach. Achieving this success is a direct result of the first-class team that supports our customers every day.”

The Top 100 MSSPs 2018 list and research are available now on MSSPAlert.com. For more information on ControlScan managed security services, please visit ControlScan.com/MSS.


About ControlScan                                                 
ControlScan managed security and compliance solutions help secure networks and protect payment card data. Our elite cybersecurity professionals support thousands of companies with unique expertise and superior technologies to actively detect and mitigate cyber threats as well as perform security testing services. As a PCI QSA and ASV company, we also deliver a full suite of PCI services, including strategic PCI compliance programs that help processors, acquirers, ISOs and payment facilitators manage risk and strengthen merchant relationships. For more information about our company and its solutions, please visit ControlScan.com.


About After Nines Inc.
After Nines Inc. provides timeless IT guidance for strategic partners and IT security professionals across ChannelE2E and MSSP Alert. ChannelE2E tracks every stage of the IT service provider journey—from entrepreneur to exit. MSSP Alert is the global voice for Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs). For sponsorship information contact After Nines Inc. CEO Amy Katz. For content and editorial questions contact After Nines Inc. Content Czar Joe Panettieri.


Smarking Signs Enterprise-wide Agreement with One Parking

July 24, 2018



Smarking Signs Enterprise-wide Agreement with One Parking




Partnership Will Provide One Parking with Differentiated Customer Service and Operations



SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 24, 2018) — Smarking, the parking industry’s leading provider of data analytics and yield management software, announced today an enterprise-wide partnership with One Parking, a national parking operations management firm.  The agreement enables the best-in-class parking operator to provide Smarking to all One Parking clients, effective immediately. The announced partnership is an extension to an existing business relationship.


“We are excited about the expansion of our relationship with Smarking,” said Kirsten Dolan, CEO of One Parking. “The Smarking system arms our management team with in-depth operational information, quickly and easily.  We can now make decisions that are critical to our clients’ success, and income, in a more efficient, timely and effective manner. We are always looking for ways to leverage technology for better bottom line results.  The collaboration with Smarking helps us do so.”


Smarking currently provides One Parking with real-time insights and analytics for parking occupancy, entries, exits, duration, pricing, oversell, and yield management in one system for several of their locations.  One Parking utilizes their expertise in parking operations, combined with the Smarking data, to provide unparalleled service to a select group of clientsThe new agreement will make it easier for One Parking to offer Smarking to all clients, and will include advanced training, professional services and co-marketing between the two companies.


“We are excited to join forces with an industry leader like Kirsten Dolan and One Parking by adding business intelligence and yield management to the value they bring to each one of their clients. With the drastic changes occurring in the industry, companies like One Parking which are applying advanced technology will emerge as winners,” commented Wen Sang, CEO of Smarking.


About Smarking:

Smarking is a San Francisco based tech company serving commercial real estate owners, municipal governments, parking operators, and others to maximize parking asset results. Empowered by a team of MIT data scientists, urban mobility experts, Silicon Valley software engineers, and business professionals, Smarking’s market leading business intelligence and yield management software currently helps over 2,000 parking locations in the USA and Canada maximize NOI optimization, tenant satisfaction, and cost reduction.


About One Parking:

One Parking was formed in 2004 and manages over 80,000 self-parking and valet spaces for over 85 high-end assets throughout the United States.  One Parking’s experience and expertise stretches across all asset classes including commercial, residential, mixed-use, and municipalities.   One Parking works with forward-thinking real estate owners and developers, cities and property management companies throughout the U.S.




 Personnel change within DESIGNA Group 

June 04, 2018




Personnel change within DESIGNA Group 




Chicago/Kiel 2018-05-30: Robert J. Kane, Senior Vice-President of Sales & Marketing, has left the company DESIGNA Access, Inc. in Chicago to pursue new challenges. 



Bob Kane looks back on an influential and successful career at DESIGNA. He joined the company in January 2011 and has successfully launched and positioned DESIGNA in the US market through his personal engagement and excellent network. He is a dedicated marketing specialist who was focused on the sales, marketing and promotion of the DESIGNA brand. 

We were delighted with the pleasant and professional teamwork with Bob Kane and thank him for the successful collaboration, where we have achieved a lot. We wish Bob Kane all the best, both professionally and personally! 


For more information: 


777 Oakmont Lane, Suite 2000 

Westmont, Illinois 60559 


www.designaUSA.com DESIGNA 

Tom Bradfish Named Director of Sales and Marketing for DESIGNA USA

June 01, 2018




Tom Bradfish Named Director of Sales and Marketing for DESIGNA USA




Chicago/Westmont, IL: The US headquarters for DESIGNA has announced the promotion of Thomas Bradfish to Director of Sales and Marketing for its US operations. 


 Tom Bradfish has built an extensive background in the parking industry since 2002, and more recently as one of DESIGNA USA’s Regional Sales Managers. In his new position, Bradfish will focus his efforts on the sales and marketing of the DESIGNA brand across North America.

As a world technology leader, DESIGNA has experienced tremendous growth in recent years and the entry into the American market has been very successful. As part of an expansion strategy, DESIGNA is significantly investing in and expanding its staff. An initial action for this strategy was to appoint Tom Sivak as the new CEO for DESIGNA USA in January 2018. Additionally, two new satellite offices were recently opened on the country’s East and West Coasts.

 “Tom has almost twenty years’ experience in PARCS and maintains strong relationships in the industry,” said Sivak. “His time at Designa supporting many aspects of this department has positioned him well to be successful in this new path.

”Bradfish says he is ready for the new challenge. “I look forward to working with our US Business Partners to continue expanding Designa’s reach across the country.”

DESIGNA’s US corporation DESIGNA Access, Inc, is a subsidiary of DESIGNA Verkehrsleittechnik GmbH based in Kiel, Germany which manufactures, installs and services parking management systems for parking facilities around the globe. 



For more information:



777 Oakmont Lane, Suite 2000

Westmont, Illinois 60559



Genetec Announces New Plate Link Feature for AutoVu— Allows Sharing of Parking Data Between Patrol Vehicles

June 01, 2018


Genetec Announces New Plate Link Feature for AutoVu— Allows Sharing of Parking Data Between Patrol Vehicles




Vehicle to vehicle communication simplifies patrol planning and increases enforcement efficiency



MONTRÉAL, June 1, 2018—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of parking enforcement, unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, today announced Plate Link, a new feature for its AutoVu™ automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) solution. Designed to allow vehicles to share license plate data while out on patrol, Plate Link acts as a force multiplier for parking enforcement officers (PEOs), allowing them to administer shared permits and time-limited parking bylaws across multiple zones more efficiently.

Managing shared parking permits (where several vehicles share a single permit) can be a complex and time-consuming task. To identify a shared permit violation, a single parking enforcement vehicle would typically need to see both cars sharing a permit to detect that they were both in the lot at the same time. This can prove challenging, if not impossible, for large facilities that employ multiple enforcement vehicles. With AutoVu Plate Link, any patrol vehicle can detect violations using license plate data collected by other connected vehicles. This helps increase the rate of detection and simplifies the assignment of patrol routes.

“In an effort to provide the best experience possible to their patrons, parking organizations have adapted their services to provide more flexibility. Shared permits have become a frequent and popular solution to encourage carpooling and accommodate households with multiple vehicles. This has placed a heavier burden on enforcement officers who must ensure compliance with parking rules,” said Charles Pitman, AutoVu Product Marketing Manager at Genetec. “Our goal is to empower officers by making it easier for them to organize their routes and efficiently enforce those rules, without having to worry about the way their ALPR system works,” he added.

AutoVu Plate Link provides similar benefits to officers enforcing time-limited parking bylaws. It allows two separate patrol vehicles to be assigned to a zone and work in unison, as if they were a single vehicle. Each license plate scanned by a vehicle is automatically transferred to the next vehicle that enters the zone. By working together, the first patrol vehicle captures the license plate information initially, and should a violation occur, it will be detected by the second patrol vehicle making a subsequent pass. The first patrol vehicle doesn’t have to circle back after the time-limit has elapsed. Using the same vehicle data eliminates the need to circle back to an assigned zone, and boosts capture rates.

Available immediately from any AutoVu Mobile certified dealer, AutoVu Plate Link is included withinAutoVu Managed Services and available as a license for customers with Security Center AutoVu on premises.

About Security Center AutoVu parking solutions

Security Center AutoVu™ is the automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) solution from Genetec, a leading technology provider of unified parking solutions.  AutoVu for parking helps educational institutions, cities, and businesses benefit from increased user compliance and improved operational efficiency. AutoVu solutions consist of a range of powerful mobile and fixed ALPR devices, software, and cloud services, all designed to facilitate and enhance parking management and enforcement to provide a better experience for parkers.

About Genetec

Genetec Inc. is an innovative technology company with a broad solutions portfolio that encompasses security, intelligence, and operations. The company’s flagship product, Security Center, is an open-architecture platform that unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics. Genetec also develops cloud-based solutions and services designed to improve security, and contribute new levels of operational intelligence for governments, enterprises, transport, and the communities in which we live. Founded in 1997, and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Genetec serves its global customers via an extensive network of resellers, integrators, certified channel partners, and consultants in over 80 countries.

For more information about Genetec, visit: www.genetec.com


T2 Systems Announces New Brand Strategy

May 31, 2018



T2 Systems Announces New Brand Strategy





Indianapolis, IN May 30,2018– T2 Systems today announced its new brand strategy designed to reflect its position as a leader of parking technology solutions in North America. The updated brand—which includes a new logo, marketing collateral, and positioning—will debut on June 4, 2018 at the IPI Conference & Expo and ultimately appear across all customer experience platforms.


The new brand strategy captures T2’s long-standing commitment to providing the most reliable and innovative technology solutions in the parking and transportation industry.


“Refreshing our brand strategy coincides with our continued growth,” said Adam Blake, CEO of T2. “We’re approaching 25 years as a company, and we’ve evolved considerably since our founding. Elevating our brand is a way to reflect our position and better communicate our story in the market.”


“That said, it’s important to note that we’re not abandoning our roots. The new strategy is informed by our history as a company. We’re still us, just better,” Blake added.


The new brand strategy was the result of a thorough strategy, creative, and design process.


“The goal is to provide enhanced clarity and consistency in our messaging to our T2 community of customers, partners, and employees,” said Terri Taylor, Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications at T2. “The visual components, in particular, give us a more modern, clean look.”


Learn more about T2’s reliable parking and transportation solutions at T2’s website.



About T2

T2 is the largest parking technology provider in North America, with more than 24years in the parking management industry and currently serving thousands of parking professionals. T2 integrates the best people, processes and technology for powerful, high performance and secure parking solutions. Its open technology and processes are used to manage more than 200 million parking transactions for over 2 billion dollars annually across all 50 states and 10provinces in Canada. For more information about T2, visit www.t2systems.com.



Passio Recognized as Top Innovative Company in Georgia

May 22, 2018




Passio Recognized as Top Innovative Company in Georgia



Passio Technologies was recently recognized by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) as one of the Top 40 Innovative Companies in Georgia. TAG award recipients are recognized for a wide range of qualities including degree of innovation, scope and financial impact of innovation, likelihood of success, and promotion of Georgia’s innovative efforts.


Along with this great recognition, Passio also attended TAG: The Summit on March 20th and 21st. The Summit is an annual event that engages more than 1400 executives, entrepreneurs, and academic leaders from around the world. These experts come together to discuss and develop ideas focusing on global trends in the tech community. Key notes included Barry Simpson, SVP and CIO of The Coca-Cola Company, Alanna Cotton, GP and GM Mobile Computing and Wearables of Samsung Electronics America, and Thornton May, Futurist, Educator, and Author. The major takeaway was that we are living in a ground-breaking city, steeped in innovation and Atlanta is on its way to becoming a full-integrated smart city. The future is now.

At The Summit, Passio President Mitch Skyer, also participated in a panel called “How the EV Trend is Impacting Business” with Jack Perkowski of Green4U Technologies, and Isaac Wittenstein of TEQ Charging, moderated by John Yates. The discussion centered around the emergence of electric and autonomous vehicles and how these technologies will impact the world. Passio was thrilled to attend this tremendous event that encouraged interaction among technology experts from a wide range of specialties.

For more information about our experience at The Summit, check out the Passio Technologies Blog.

About Passio Technologies

Passio Technologies provides innovative, customizable transit and parking solutions coupled with user friendly, industry leading technology and reporting. Passengers, Operators, and Managers benefit significantly from right sized transit technology solutions. Whether light duty shuttle buses or heavy use transit systems, technology improves the rider’s experience, enhances operational ability, and increases managements’ visibility. Passio Technologies develops and supports technology solutions that provide on-board passenger counting and validation, GPS location services, a customer experience solution, and a full reporting suite.




Kayla Ferguson


SKIDATA Celebrates Relocation To Redmond, Washington With Open House!

April 24, 2018




SKIDATA Celebrates Relocation To Redmond, Washington With Open House!




New Brunswick, NJ April 23rd, 2018 SKIDATA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SKIDATA AG is pleased to announce the relocation of their Northwestern U.S. operations to Redmond, Washington and invite the public to a ribbon cutting and open house on Wednesday, April 25th 2018.


SKIDATA has joined many other technology industry leaders in relocating their regional office to Redmond, Washington. The new location at 8620 154th Avenue NE brings many new functions and features to the company, including a larger training center, conference and meeting space, as well as a full product line ‘experience’ where customers and trainees will have the opportunity to interact with and learn about our state of the art Access And Revenue Control Equipment.

SKIDATA is inviting the public to attend a special ribbon cutting event at 12noon on Wednesday, April 25th followed by an open house at 2pm.  Redmond City Councilwoman Angela Birney will be in attendance for this important event! This will be an opportunity to get to know the staff that make up the SKIDATA NWteam as well as learn all about the company’s access control software and hardwaresolutions.

SKIDATA expanded operations into the northwest when they acquired their former distributor Protection Technologies in August of 2016. They previously maintained their office in Bellevue, Washington until the move on February 1st of this year.  This move is just one part of a very busy year for SKIDATA.  The company is currently embarking on the largest merger in its history with the integration of Sentry Control Systems – a transition that will see the company literally double in size to a team of more than 350 throughout the United States! All this just one year after parent company SKIDATA AG celebrated their 40th year in business around the world.

Damon Kessler, Regional Manager Northwest, shared his enthusiasm, “We are very excited to have this new space. The ability to showcase our solutions and the capacity to have a training center illustrates our commitment to our customers in the region.”

As the company continues to grow and reshape itself as a leading sales and service organization in the access control industry, the corporate culture also continues to evolve. The new office is part of SKIDATA’s push to get closer to the customer in an effort to better understand their needs and provide custom solutions. Other recent office improvements and moves include local sales and service locations in New Brunswick, New Jersey; San Francisco, California; Dallas, Texas; St. Louis, Missouri; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. SKIDATA is dedicated to continue to be the largest access control provider in the U.S. and a leader in service.

SKIDATA is passionate about its commitment to deliver superior, reliable and trend setting solutions. We are ready to help our customers to unlock the power of SKIDATA.




SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, stadiums, airports, shopping malls, cities, spa & wellness facilities, trade fairs and amusement parks provide secure and


reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group (www.skidata.com) belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.


Matthew Gooley

From: SKIDATA, Inc.

Email: Matt.Gooley@Skidata.com

Website: www.SKIDATA.com


SKIDATA AG Expands Asia-Pacific Presence with Majority Stake in Cytel (Shanghai) Ltd.

March 16, 2018



SKIDATA AG Expands Asia-Pacific Presence with Majority Stake in Cytel (Shanghai) Ltd.





SKIDATA AG, with its headquarters in Grödig (Salzburg), Austria, became the majority stakeholder of Cytel Ltd., the leading provider of access systems in China. The founder of the Shanghai-based company, Richard Zhou, remains a minority shareholder and Managing Director.



SKIDATA AG, the world market leader in access and visitor management, is expanding its presence in the Asia-Pacific region through its acquisitionof a controlling interest in Cytel Ltd. With strong operational and financial commitments to its own subsidiaries in Australia, Japan and Malaysia, as well as partnerships in India, Hong Kong and New Zealand, SKIDATA has already established a solid foundation in the region over the past few years.


In light of the dynamic development in the rapidly growing Chinese market, this acquisition marks an important milestone. With this investment, SKIDATA continues to develop in a highly interesting economic region,” says Hugo Rohner, CEO of SKIDATA AG. With its excellent reputation in the premium market segment and an extensive network in China, the latest SKIDATA subsidiary will play an important strategic role in the sales structure of the internationally successful digital solution provider from Salzburg.


Richard Zhou, formerly the sole owner and Managing Director of Cytel (Shanghai) Ltd., believes that the combination of SKIDATA AG’s expertise in development together with the affinity that Chinese parking facility operators have to new technology creates the ideal environment to advance and sell new innovative products and services for the highly competitive market. Richard Zhou will remain a minority shareholder and Managing Director of the company. “We look forward to working with the existing management, which we greatly value and with whom we share a common vision of corporate values and philosophy,” concludes Hugo Rohner.





SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. In 2017 the Salzburg company generated a record turnover of €320 million. More than 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski areas, stadiums, airports, shopping centers, cities, spa and wellness facilities, trade shows, and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group (www.skidata.com) belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.


About Cytel


Cytel (Shanghai) Ltd. is a pioneer and the market leader in the sales, installation and maintenance of high-quality access systems in China. In addition, with its team of qualified software engineers Cytel (Shanghai) Ltd. develops complementary solutions to meet the specific requirements of the Chinese market. The Cytel network includes 18 sales and service locations in China’s urban centers as well as a development center in Chengdu.



Birgit Dehm



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