FST21 SafeRise Overview

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Apr 10, 2012

FST21 has hit the industry with much fanfare, winning the 2011 ISC West Best In Show, surrounded by much hype and promises that the future of security was here. Like many of these award winners, however, points seem to be awarded for potential and ambition. Does FST21's SafeRise make sense operationally and competitively? In this note, we look at SafeRise's components, potential applications, and key limitations, and provide our recommendations for deploying it, as well as alternatives.

Overview

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