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NEC partners with BlackRidge to carry advanced cybersecurity technology

NEC partners with BlackRidge to carry advanced cybersecurity technology

NEC Asia Pacific has signed a reseller partnership with BlackRidge Technology to integrate its robust identity-based cybersecurity technology for private and public applications such as smart cities, the company announced.

The two companies are presenting how the BlackRidge TAC Identity Device secures connections between IP video cameras and NEC’s NeoFace facial recognition application this week at GovWare 2019, part of Singapore International Cyber Week.

BlackRidge chief strategy and technology officer John Walsh is also discussing zero-trust security in the Advanced Identity Management and the Zero Trust Environment in Perimeter Security and Access Management track and debating key strategic developments and trends in cybersecurity on a panel at the CXO Plenary.

“BlackRidge Technology’s approach to ‘zero-trust’ through enforcement of identity across network boundaries is ideally suited for various Smart City applications, including the protection of critical infrastructure such as CCTV networks equipped with advanced video analytics,” said Vivian Tay, Senior Vice President, NEC Asia Pacific.

“This partnership with NEC demonstrates our commitment to global market expansion and the move into a broader range of security applications including Smart Cities,” said Rolf Lumpe, vice president of business development at BlackRidge Technology. “BlackRidge is committed to delivering on the zero-trust model for both public and private applications.”

NEC Corporation of America has recently joined a coalition of 39 groups, including the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA), non-profit public sector technology alliance IJIS Institute and other biometric companies that sent a letter to U.S. Congress arguing against bans on the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement agencies.

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