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NICE and Customers Sweep Up Eight Homeland Security Awards from Government Security News

December 3, 2014

NICE named best vendor in three categories: Intelligent Video Surveillance, Forensic Software, and PSIM Solution.

Paramus, New Jersey, December 3, 2014 – NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) today announced that it is the winner of multiple Homeland Security Awards from Government Security News (GSN) for Best Intelligent Video Surveillance, Best Forensic Software and Best PSIM Solution. Five NICE customers were also honored as “Most Notable” in their respective categories. The GSN awards acknowledge the outstanding achievements of security solution providers and government agencies at the federal, state and municipal levels.

Suspect Search​, a patent-pending video analytics technology, was recognized for its ability to quickly locate and retrace the movements of a person of interest within a video surveillance network. The solution can scan an hour of video in less than a minute, automatically filtering out 95 percent of irrelevant images, aiding both real-time and post-event investigations.

NICE Situator​ was distinguished for providing advanced Physical Security Information Management (PSIM). The system consolidates data from various sensors, like CCTV and access control, within a single operations center. This information is filtered into pre-defined response plans to help operators better manage situations in real time.

Additionally, NICE customers were honored in the following categories:

  • Most Notable Airport/Aviation Security Program
  • Most Notable Maritime/Seaport Security Program
  • Most Notable Railroad/Mass Transit Security Program:
  • Most Notable Municipal/County Security Program, Project or Initiative

“The pool of nominees for this year’s GSN Homeland Security Awards was very competitive, as always, so the large number of awards received by NICE and its clients is really a testament to NICE’s superb security solutions and its ability to deliver,” said Adrian Courtenay, CEO of World Business Media, LLC, which publishes Government Security News. “The NICE solutions have all the hallmarks that the GSN Homeland Security Awards judges were looking for in winning entries – technological innovation, ability to enhance security and overall operations, filling recognized government IT security gaps, and the flexibility to meet both current and future security needs of government organizations.”

“This has been another great year for NICE – winning eight GSN Homeland Security awards is the icing on the cake for us and our customers,” said Chris Wooten, Executive Vice President, NICE Security Group. “Our Suspect Search solution alone picked up two major awards, adding to the numerous accolades received in recent months. But it is really our customer awards we are most proud of, as this reaffirm NICE’s ability to provide real return on investment to its customers worldwide and our commitment to developing innovative solutions that help organizations solve complex security and operational problems.”

NICE’s security solutions help organizations capture, analyze and leverage big data to anticipate, manage and mitigate security and safety risks, improve operations, and make the world a safer place. The NICE security, intelligence and cyber offerings provide valuable insights that enable enterprises and government agencies to take the best action at the right time by correlating structured and unstructured data from multiple sensors and channels, detecting irregular patterns, and recognizing trends. The solutions have been deployed to help secure a broad range of organizations and events, such as banks, utility companies, airports, seaports, city centers, transportation systems, major tourist attractions, as well as sporting events and diplomatic meetings.

About NICE Systems

NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) is the worldwide leading provider of software solutions that enable organizations to take the next best action in order to improve customer experience and business results, ensure compliance, fight financial crime, and safeguard people and assets. NICE’s solutions empower organizations to capture, analyze, and apply, in real time, insights from both structured and unstructured Big Data. This data comes from multiple sources, including phone calls, mobile apps, emails, chat, social media, video, and transactions. NICE solutions are used by over 25,000 organizations in more than 150 countries, including over 80 of the Fortune 100 companies.

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