the only security optimization software to receive a DHS SAFETY Act Certification
Whether you manage the security of a small facility with a limited security profile or a large enterprise that must address all types of hazards, AVERT Physical Security can help protect your critical assets from threats that suspend operations, increase costs and compromise the well-being of personnel. AVERT Physical Security has multiple modules that can model a variety of risks including intentional acts, natural disasters, and other disruptive events to address the needs of your unique operations. Designed to enable informed decision making based on quantitative risk assessments, AVERT Physical Security creates 3D models of your current facility to analyze and quantify the performance of your security configuration. The software then applies “what if” scenarios to assess different security configurations so you can prioritize future investments and operational procedures.
AVERT Physical Security’s intuitive user interface quickly creates realistic 3D models of your facility that include interior and exterior features or structures, access points and entrances, natural features, and the placement of both active and passive barriers and detection tools. Once your site is modeled, the solution uses Monte Carlo simulations in order to attempt to defeat the security systems by determining the pathways of adversaries or natural hazards. These simulations provide you with a complete understanding of any possible vulnerabilities at your facility. The parameters can easily be changed within the model to address a wide range of security system configurations, threats and targets. Once the vulnerabilities and pathways have been identified and analyzed, you can change and test new modeled defenses and procedures to optimize your facility’s posture and thoroughly understand your return on investment. This quantitative approach provides a cost effective means to continually assess risks and optimize your security’s effectiveness against your budget.
AVERT Risk Assessment Products
AVERT Core is the engine behind the AVERT risk assessment software. AVERT Core can run on a laptop or desktop providing user configured simulations that can be run one at a time. The results for each simulation are then stored in an XML file for reporting. With the basic abilities to create a model of your facility and run in-depth simulations, this option is great for smaller organizations with less funding.
AVERT All Hazards adds the All Hazards Framework to the Simulation Controller and upgrades the Advanced Behavior Module to incorporate all of the developed behaviors. Any of the Advanced Behavior and All Hazards Modules can be purchased separately to accommodate more advanced physical security designs and other hazards. Adding the All Hazards Framework to the Simulation Controller allows you to run parallel simulations, capable of simulating natural disasters (Wind, Flood, Seismic, and Fire) at your facility, enabling you to strengthen your configuration and calculate response times and pathways. This product requires a server with more than 128 GB RAM to generate the massive amounts of data required for analysis.
AVERT Physical Security adds a Simulation Controller, Communications Bus, and an Advanced Behaviors Module to AVERT Core. This product runs on a high-end workstation server with at least 128 GB of RAM. AVERT Physical Security's Simulation Controller provides a user interface that allows you to easily configure multiple distinct simulations capable of running in serial. The results of each simulation are then stored in a customer provided MS SQL Server Database for quick and simple reporting. AVERT Physical Security is capable of simulating countless types of threats from terrorist attacks and lone shooters to cyber attacks and drone intrusions. With the capacity to run countless simulations, AVERT Physical Security is perfect for larger facilities who need to prepare for any possible threats or are looking to evaluate future purchases.
The AVERT Difference
There are many different modeling and simulations tools out there, but only the AVERT products allow you to generate completely different simulations from a single file. Previously, modeling and simulation programs relied heavily on analysts to create entirely separate models to compare one variable to another. These analysts had to gather their data from separate studies, which not only could lead to human error but is also a time-consuming and expensive process.
With the creation of the Simulation Controller, you now have a way to utilize a single AVERT model to create as many different simulations from one model as desired. As each individual simulation is executed, real-time results for Percentage of Effectiveness P(e) are displayed while the simulations are running. Once all the simulations, are completed the results are automatically stored into a Microsoft SQL database, where you can choose to display the results in customizable HTML, PDF or XLS reports. This process removes the potential for human error and allows you to generate any number of customized reports that can accurately display aggregate results from thousands of simulations with complete accuracy.