Cloud Computing Service Monitors Tornadoes and Other Global Events

NC4 Inc., provider of the Homeland Security Cloud™, stood up three special event programs this week to help provide its corporate and public sector customers with critical time-sensitive information on the U.S. Midwest tornadoes, Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland and the G8 Summit in Deauville, France.

Special Event Coverage for Tornadoes

Jim Montagnino, president and CEO of NC4, provided these details. “Over the last 48 hours, NC4 International Monitoring Centers issued 35 unique alerts detailing specific tornado touch-down events across 13 states, from Pennsylvania to California, providing customers with the most relevant, and up-to-date coverage available. In addition to these tornado-specific alerts, NC4 analysts disseminated detailed alerts of roadway closures, air travel disruptions, and power outages caused by these storms.”

Special Event Coverage for European Ash Cloud

NC4 has also been monitoring Iceland’s Grimsvotn eruption closely, issuing the first notice to customers less than one hour after the volcano began erupting. Advisories were issued for the northern areas of the UK, France and Spain warning of potential flight disruptions related to the eruption. NC4’s team of analysts released a detailed Situation Report on May 23 and again on May 25, providing customers with indepth information and analysis of the unfolding situation.

Special Event Coverage for Deauville G8 Meeting

In addition to these weather- and meteorological-related events, NC4 has been carefully following the G8 in Deauville, France, keeping a close watch on the protesters detained in Paris who had gathered to protest against the G8 summit. Other demonstrations against the summit are being planned in Paris, however, NC4 analysts do not anticipate another replay of the violent demonstrations as seen at previous venues, notably London, England and Seattle, Washington.

NC4 Homeland Security and Cloud Computing

The NC4 Homeland Security Cloud™ solution helps organizations to mitigate risks posed by threats such as major weather disruptions and security events by providing a range of cloud-based capabilities and offerings. Real-time situational awareness is provided to public and private sector organizations via two redundant 24×7 east and west coast International Monitoring Centers. Secure communication and collaboration is used for sensitive but unclassified (SBU) level of email and collaboration that is FISMA compliant. Cloud-based incident response is provided by the NC4 E Team solution as well as the NC4 recently acquired NC4 E-SPONDER solution, which utilizes Microsoft SharePoint. NC4 provides Special Event Coverage on events such as the G8, G20, Olympic Games, Super Bowl Games, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and numerous other events, both planned and unplanned. The NC4 Homeland Security Cloud supports more than 80,000 users and more than 2,500 secure virtual communities.

“NC4’s reporting this last week has served to assist our customers with making decisions to mitigate risks to their assets, operations and personnel,” commented Jim Montagnino. “In times when customers’ budgets are stretched and they need a cost effective way to quickly learn of developing events, as well as be able to securely communicate about or manage these important events, they can rely on the power of NC4’s cloud-based solutions.”

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About NC4

NC4’s cloud based situational readiness offerings revolutionize how government and businesses collect, manage, share and disseminate information to mitigate risks, manage incidents, and securely communicate and collaborate with one another. NC4 solutions are used in the public sector by federal, state and local agencies in both emergency management and law enforcement disciplines, and in the private sector by companies involved in financial services, corporate travel, high-tech, insurance, supply chain management, aerospace and defense, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. NC4 takes a comprehensive and integrated approach to risk mitigation and crisis management, by providing: relevant global security and travel intelligence, analysis and traveler tracking; real-time threat alerting; managed response through our incident management applications; and secure communication and collaboration with our Homeland Security Cloud™ solutions. For more information about NC4, please visit or call toll-free, 1-877-624-4999.