Business Wire 11-Jan-2019 8:00 AM
Harris County Joins More Than 400 Other Texas Clients of Everbridge to Keep Residents, Visitors, and Employees Safe and Informed
Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ:EVBG), the global leader in critical event management and enterprise safety software applications to help keep people safe and businesses running, today announced that Harris County is the latest public safety agency in Texas to power its public alert system with the state-of-the-art Everbridge platform.
The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) has selected Everbridge as the new mass notification service provider for its Harris County Alerts system which will now be known as Ready Harris Alerts. The Everbridge platform can send messages via text, email, mobile app, voice calls, TTY/TDD, and social media, among other communications modalities, for reaching the public. Everbridge solutions also allow for targeted messaging that can either be sent countywide or solely to areas directly affected by a particular event.
Harris County joins hundreds of other local government and enterprise clients of Everbridge in the Lone Star State, including the cities of Dallas, Fort Worth, and Corpus Christi, the counties of El Paso and Fort Bend, as well as Houston Forensic Science Center, Kosmos Energy, Rackspace, National Oilwell Varco, Memorial Hermann Health System, The University of Texas at Austin, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, University Medical Center of El Paso, and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).
"We are extremely proud to be working with the largest county in the state of Texas to keep its people safe," said Jamie Ellertson, CEO of Everbridge. "As we experienced from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Florence, and Michael, communicating quickly and accurately during a storm can mean the difference between life and death."
In addition to its widespread use throughout the state of Texas, one of the key differentiators that led Harris County to choose Everbridge is the company's partnership with Google Public Alerts. The partnership allows Everbridge's customers to post critical information above Google's search results and within its maps, increasing the reach of the notifications far beyond a client's contact database.
Harris County residents are encouraged to register and to share this information with their families, friends, neighbors and colleagues. Registration is free and only takes a few minutes. New and current Harris County Alerts subscribers can visit http://www.readyharris.org/Sign-Up to register or update their information.
Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ:EVBG) is a global software company that provides enterprise software applications that automate and accelerate organizations' operational response to critical events in order to keep people safe and businesses running. During public safety threats such as active shooter situations, terrorist attacks or severe weather conditions, as well as critical business events including IT outages, cyber-attacks or other incidents such as product recalls or supply-chain interruptions, over 4,200 global customers rely on the company's Critical Event Management Platform to quickly and reliably aggregate and assess threat data, locate people at risk and responders able to assist, automate the execution of pre-defined communications processes through the secure delivery to over 100 different communication devices, and track progress on executing response plans. The company's platform sent over 2.8 billion messages in 2018 and offers the ability to reach over 500 million people in more than 200 countries and territories, including the entire mobile populations on a country-wide scale in Sweden, the Netherlands, the Bahamas, Singapore, Greece, Cambodia, and a number of the largest states in India. The company's critical communications and enterprise safety applications include Mass Notification, Incident Management, Safety Connection™, IT Alerting, Visual Command Center®, Crisis Commander®, Community Engagement™ and Secure Messaging. Everbridge serves 9 of the 10 largest U.S. cities, 9 of the 10 largest U.S.-based investment banks, all 25 of the 25 busiest North American airports, six of the 10 largest global consulting firms, six of the 10 largest global auto makers, all four of the largest global accounting firms, four of the 10 largest U.S.-based health care providers and four of the 10 largest U.S.-based health insurers. Everbridge is based in Boston and Los Angeles with additional offices in Lansing, San Francisco, Beijing, Bangalore, Kolkata, London, Munich, Oslo, Stockholm and Tilburg. For more information, visit www.everbridge.com, read the company blog, and follow on Twitter and Facebook.
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