BURLINGTON, Mass. — September 4, 2018 — Everbridge and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) celebrate the ongoing success of their alliance that has helped to reunite missing children with their families over the past four years. Since launching the venture in 2014, NCMEC has provided support to law enforcement in hundreds of cases nationwide—cases which were brought to the organization’s attention with Everbridge’s help.
Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), the global leader in critical event management software designed to help keep people safe and businesses running, enables police and sheriff’s departments, among others, to send alerts to their residents through a secure network. Those alerts are monitored by NCMEC for cases involving missing or exploited children. When a relevant match is found, NCMEC reaches out to law enforcement to offer its vast resources and support. In the past year alone, over 700 incidents have been sent to them through the Everbridge network.
“The use of technology to provide alerts about a missing child is an invaluable timesaver, especially given the need to act quickly in these cases,” said John Bischoff, NCMEC Executive Director, Missing Children Division. “Everbridge products play an instrumental role in that alerting process, which is key to finding missing children and bringing them home safely.”
Everbridge’s network of municipal, county, and state police departments helps those organizations collaborate locally and, in the case of NCMEC, nationally. At a time when public safety budgets and staff continue to be stretched, interagency cooperation and teamwork is essential to keeping people safe.
In the recent case of a young girl who went missing last year from her home in Georgia, NCMEC received an Everbridge alert from local law enforcement, provided the girl’s family with emotional support, and sent someone with search team expertise to provide on-site assistance to law enforcement. After a day of searching, she was located alive in a wooded area, transported to a local hospital for evaluation, and brought home safely.
“Everbridge is in the business of safety,” explains Everbridge CEO Jamie Ellertson. “It is an honor any time we can help agencies work together to safeguard our communities. We are proud to continue our work with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to help protect our most valuable asset, our children.”
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 4,000 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 billion messages in 2017 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, 8 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, Kolkata, London, Oslo and Stockholm. For more information, visit www.everbridge.com, read the company blog, and follow on Twitter and Facebook.
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