Everbridge Selection by Massachusetts Represents Another Major U.S. Statewide Public Warning Contract
Everbridge to power Massachusetts’ statewide emergency alerting program, COMMalert, to provide critical event management for threats such as coronavirus
BURLINGTON, Mass., March 23, 2020 – Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), the leader in critical event management (CEM), today announced that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has selected Everbridge as its new mass notification provider for its statewide COMMalert program. Massachusetts intends to implement COMMalert in phases, with additional capabilities added over time. The state contract also provides a purchasing vehicle for local municipalities and state universities to purchase their own critical event management solutions.
Everbridge provides the world’s most widely used population alerting platform reaching over 550 million people and has been selected to power the individual countrywide public warning systems of Australia, Greece, Iceland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Sweden; statewide systems of the most populous states in the U.S. including California, New York and Florida; as well as leading F500 companies and over 3,700 other municipalities, counties and cities globally within 49 of the 50 United States, within all provinces across Canada, throughout Europe and Asia, and including deployments within some the most populous states In India.
“Statewide emergency alerting systems like COMMalert are crucial to keeping people safe and businesses running when unexpected events occur,” said David Meredith, CEO of Everbridge. “Massachusetts has always made emergency readiness, response and communications a priority, and as such, we are delighted to partner with the Commonwealth on their public safety initiatives, especially around the ongoing challenges created by COVID-19.”
With statewide contracts in Connecticut and Vermont as well, Everbridge has helped establish New England as a strong region of operational resilience, supporting many of the area’s largest airports, universities, hospitals and businesses. Within the state capital of Massachusetts, the Everbridge network of emergency management customers includes the Boston Police Department, the Boston Public Health Commission and the Boston Fire Department. The company’s CEM platform facilitates internal communications so these organizations can effectively manage the millions of people that are present in downtown Boston and, if necessary, respond quickly to any disruptive events.
Everbridge has also provided its services pro bono to the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) and their annual organization of The Boston Marathon, enabling real-time emergency notifications to its network of nearly 10,000 volunteers preceding the event and during race-day events including start times, route updates or disruptions, and race completion. In addition, Everbridge volunteered its services to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), providing critical notifications to residents and families displaced by the 2018 gas explosions in the Merrimack Valley region.
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 5,000 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 3.5 billion messages in 2019 and offers the ability to reach over 550 million people in more than 200 countries and territories, including the entire mobile populations on a country-wide scale in Australia, Greece, Iceland, the Netherlands, Peru, Singapore, Sweden, 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®, Public Warning, Crisis Management, Community Engagement™ and Secure Messaging. Everbridge serves 8 of the 10 largest U.S. cities, 9 of the 10 largest U.S.-based investment banks, 47 of the 50 busiest North American airports, 9 of the 10 largest global consulting firms, 7 of the 10 largest global auto makers, all 4 of the largest global accounting firms, 9 of the 10 largest U.S.-based health care providers, and 6 of the 10 largest technology companies in the world. Everbridge is based in Boston and Los Angeles with additional offices in Lansing, San Francisco, Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Bangalore, Kolkata, London, Munich, New York, Oslo, Singapore, Stockholm and Tilburg. For more information, visit www.everbridge.com, read the company blog, and follow on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
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