San Diego protects vital public utility facilities with NICE solution

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NICE-logoThe City of San Diego has added a new security layer to protect its water supply and manage vital public utility facilities under its authority.

San Diego is the second-largest city in California and the eighth-largest in the United States. The San Diego Public Utilities Department provides safe, healthful drinking water to its 1.3 million residents and wastewater treatment and disposal for more than 2 million residents across San Diego County.

The City’s Public Utilities Department looks after one of the largest water storage, treatment and delivery systems in the US and has implemented NICE Situator and NiceVision Net from NICE Systems to help secure its water supply.

The portfolio integrated by NICE Systems covers the monitoring of a total of 64 facilities operated by San Diego’s Public Utilities Department and also further vital sites requiring security management, including dams and reservoirs under its jurisdiction.

Under the new security system, the City of San Diego will benefit from consolidated sub-systems and sensors across its network of sites, which allows information to be correlated and effective response plans automated.

NICE Situator and NiceVision Net allow the City’s security management operations to bolster its critical infrastructure security to a high standard as part of managing a complex security environment.

Yaron Tchwella, President of the Security Group at NICE, said: “We are honoured that the City of San Diego has chosen our solutions to protect its water supply systems, which are pivotal to the City’s daily operations and to the safety and well-being of its residents.

“The fact that the City is implementing our solutions to protect such a critical utility attests to the breadth of our security portfolio in its ability to meet the specific needs of government bodies as well as private organisations.”

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