Enhancing Security with Tailored Alerts for Location-Based Assets

The new Location Protection capability in Flashpoint’s Echosec solution helps organizations safeguard physical assets against a wide range of threats through timely and tailored alerts.

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July 10, 2024
Location Protection is a new capability in Flashpoint's Echosec solution

Flashpoint is empowering organizations worldwide to protect their location-based assets with Location Protection, a new capability in our leading Echosec solution. Using Location Protection, organizations can now further enhance their security and operational efficiency through timely and relevant alerts customized to each customer’s unique needs and configurations.

The challenge of safeguarding distributed assets

In today’s globalized world, organizations face numerous threats to their distributed physical assets, ranging from natural disasters to local disruptions and physical attacks. Managing and monitoring these threats across multiple locations can be a daunting task, especially for large enterprises and governments with hundreds of sites worldwide.

Protective Intelligence analysts and physical security professionals must safeguard numerous locations, such as warehouses, supply chain hubs, and travel routes for key personnel. Traditionally, this process is incredibly complex and highly resource-intensive as security professionals have had to manually create and save searches for each location. However, in this modern digital age, a more streamlined and efficient solution is essential.

A central hub for the locations that matter

Flashpoint’s new Location Protection is specifically designed to centrally manage and monitor location-based assets across an organization. From physical infrastructure to executive travel destinations, users can manage a wide range of assets, and receive timely alerts if threats are detected within their proximity.

This visibility enables rapid response and informed decision-making, ensuring that the organization can address threats promptly and effectively.

Reduce noise and false positives with tailored alerts

A standout feature of Location Protection is its ability to provide tailored alerts based on specific customer configurations. Unlike other solutions that offer an all-or-nothing alerting approach, Location Protection allows for a more nuanced and targeted alert system. Here’s how it works:

  • Configurable Alerts: Users can set specific thresholds, keywords, and data sources that align with their needs. This ensures that alerts are relevant and actionable, reducing the noise from unnecessary notifications.
  • Proactive Monitoring: By enabling proactive monitoring, organizations can detect and address issues early, preventing minor problems from escalating into major incidents.
  • Operational Efficiency: Automating the detection and notification process frees up valuable resources, allowing security teams to focus on more strategic tasks.
  • Enhanced Security: Tailored alerts can identify specific security events, rather than alerting on general threats, reducing alert fatigue and ensuring prompt action.

Real-world applications

Let’s look at some examples of how this capability can be used to address specific security use cases:

  • Event Monitoring: Upload a series of locations for an upcoming event (sports matches, concerts, etc), associate these locations with targeted keyword searches, and be alerted if those keywords are detected in that location’s proximity. 
  • Executive Protection: Create location assets that represent executives and their most frequented locations, as well as keywords associated with threats to the executive. Be alerted when information is detected within the proximity of an executive for quick remediation. 
  • Supply Chain Monitoring: Upload locations relevant to your supply chains, such as factories, energy facilities, and ports, and associate these locations with targeted saved searches to keep a pulse on any geo-relevant information detected in proximity to these locations.

Protect physical assets using Flashpoint

Location Protection offers a robust solution for managing and monitoring location-based assets across an organization. By providing tailored alerts based on customer configurations, it stands in stark contrast to the extremely limited approach of other solutions. This capability not only enhances security but also improves operational efficiency, making it an invaluable tool for any organization looking to safeguard its physical assets in a complex and ever-changing threat landscape.

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