Everbridge Teams with Technology Leaders to Offer Out-of-Band Critical Communications Platform to Support Humanitarian Efforts in Ukraine
Unique collaboration brings together AWS, Sinch, and Kaleyra, among others, to deliver an Everbridge-powered mass notification platform enabling humanitarian charities, NGOs, businesses, and local Ukrainian government resources to coordinate and communicate critical notifications
BURLINGTON, Mass., Mar. 24, 2022 – Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), a global leader in critical event management (CEM) and national public warning solutions, today announced it will work with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer volunteer organizations, charities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and local Ukrainian government resources with an out-of-band critical communications platform to support humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. Everbridge has mobilized with AWS and other technology leaders to offer a free communications platform to provide organizations with a reliable means to share risk intelligence and communicate life-safety updates.
For any organization seeking assistance in the coordination and communication to affected volunteers, employees, citizens, and government workers, please reach out to email@example.com.
The platform, leveraging the Everbridge Mass Notification solution that runs on AWS and makes use of AWS’s breadth of services, will act as a communications source delivering SMS, email, and voice messaging to coordinate aid efforts. The platform runs on AWS and uses existing gateway connections to mobile operator SMS and email gateways maintained by Sinch, a global leader in cloud communications and mobile customer engagement, and aggregator partner Kaleyra, a trusted, global Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) provider. It will be protected from cell tower spoofing based on a number of established controls, and Kaleyra and Sinch have offered to waive messaging fees. The solution will allow users to deliver centralized communications to provide consistent updates, coordination instructions, and alerts to personnel on the ground via a central portal.
“Reliable communication capabilities are critical to providing vital services for those who are suffering as a result of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine,” said Kaleyra Chief Executive Officer Dario Calogero. “We are proud to be collaborating with Everbridge and AWS to provide these much-needed resources to those who are on the ground supporting the Ukrainian people.”
The technology collaboration’s first users include a U.S.-based NGO and a government relief agency coordinating evacuations. Everbridge partners will also make the joint solution available to their relevant customers.
“The technology community is looking to do all it can to support life-saving measures and welfare initiatives in Ukraine,” said Dominic Jones, Senior Vice President of Partnerships & Alliances at Everbridge. “We are proud of the work of our partners to stand up this mass notification system to help so many of the organizations that are quickly working to conduct humanitarian efforts across Ukraine and in neighboring countries welcoming refugees.”
For any charity, NGO, government organization, or business that needs to coordinate relief or humanitarian support efforts, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and Everbridge will set up an account and provide training on how to use this capability. The Everbridge solution is provided for use at no cost and will remain available until the crisis is over thanks to the support from the Everbridge team and partners.
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 Organizations 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, product recalls or supply-chain interruptions, over 6,100 customers in 76 countries 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 modalities, and track progress on executing response plans. For more information, visit www.everbridge.com, read the company blog, and follow on Twitter and Facebook.
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