Harper Morgan secures exclusive partnership to deliver Highlight to the security business sector

Wes Harper

Wes Harper

Security management consultancy Harper Morgan has signed an exclusive partnership with Highlight to introduce its network and application performance services to the security market. Highlight is a cloud-based service that’s quick to install. It monitors the real-time status of multiple locations and services to deliver a summary of stability, load and health within a ‘single pane of glass’ view. Security integrators can use Highlight to improve the performance of their existing sites, ensuring that bottlenecks or network overloads are identified and sorted quickly before an issue arises.

Wes Harper, founder and managing director of Harper Morgan, explained to Risk UK: “We’re always on the lookout for new technology and Highlight is an ideal addition to the services delivered by corporate security teams, large security system integrators and security consultancies. As these providers deliver more and more systems based on distributed environments, with networked video and enterprise access control systems at their heart, it’s essential that the networks are robust. With Highlight, security professionals can monitor the underlying network performance to ensure all cameras and access control points are working effectively.”

Security design consultants can also use Highlight during the design and implementation phase to certify that the networks and connections are robust enough to carry data from the latest security systems.

Harper continued: “The security market likes proven technologies. By putting our name alongside Highlight’s considerable track record that boasts over 17 years of successfully monitoring many thousands of networks and applications across the world, we can demonstrate our confidence that Highlight is a valuable addition to modern security implementations.”

Harper Morgan’s www.SecurityInfoPortal.co.uk will launch Highlight software and professional services this month, with Highlight featuring in its directory of the latest technology innovations for security professionals.

Network and applications performance

Since the year 2000, Highlight has enabled service providers and enterprise corporates alike to see network and applications performance very clearly and in real-time. As well as delivering visibility and analytics, Highlight allows service providers and enterprise customers to have visibility of the same accurate, easy-to-use graphical information. This critical data supports the right conversations concerning issue resolution, planning and capacity management.

Importantly, Highlight supports and enhances ICT expansion, new technology deployment and cloud transition initiatives, whereby both providers and corporates are confident in the partnership.

The Highlight service is used in 90 countries and on 6,000 enterprise networks (including those belonging to 40% of the FTSE 100 companies).

For its part, Harper Morgan supports the security industry with a range of professional and managed services and helps customers thanks to its specialist knowledge and market intelligence of the UK security sector. The business specialises in delivering ‘go to market’ strategies for high tech companies looking to enter the UK security market and, to date, has delivered over 200 successful, intelligence-led projects across the UK and EMEA.

Through these projects, the company has built market-leading knowledge of the UK security industry and a unique database of over 22,000 security professionals.

Based in London, Harper Morgan works with companies across the UK, EMEA, North America and APAC.

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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