We have recently announced a strategic partnership with Unlimited Technology, a security systems integrator with offices across the United States.
The partnership will enable IST to expand its geographic reach and help Unlimited Technology advance its service offerings in the government sector. Both companies see the partnership as a strong strategic fit and expect to grow their customer bases.
IST is a leading regional provider of integrated enterprise security solutions and full lifecycle support for private industry, education, healthcare, government, and data centers. Enterprise solutions include logical access control, video surveillance, intrusion detection, and safety incident and compliance tracking.
Unlimited Technology’s national reach will help IST scale its ability to design and deliver enterprise solutions to protect people, property and data across multiple locations, time zones and continents. IST currently has several relationships with organizations that have locations throughout the United States and Europe.
Alexander Oppenhimer, CEO of IST, says, “Since our founding in 1997, IST has grown to become the largest independent systems integrator in the Washington, D.C. region. We evaluated many strategic options for our future and are pleased to have selected Unlimited Technology as the best partner to advance our shared vision. We look forward to partnering with the entire Unlimited Technology team to expand our combined client bases, geographic footprint and service offerings.”
Unlimited Technology is a leading provider of physical, network and cyber security, along with managed services and compliance solutions for customers in critical infrastructure, transportation, commercial real estate, financial services, municipalities and education. The company completed more than 1,400 systems integration projects in 2020.
IST will provide Unlimited Technology with its expertise and experience in government contracts, giving it better access to a market that’s difficult to break into and stay in. “This partnership expands our leadership position in the Eastern Seaboard and adds expertise serving the highly regulated federal government sector,” says John Palumbo, CEO of Unlimited Technology. “We are excited to partner with IST’s team of highly trained, seasoned security experts who have successfully managed hundreds of complex, large-scale integrated security and IT projects throughout the United States.”
What binds the two companies together is their focus on building strong, long-term customer relationships based on exemplary service and modern, innovative solutions that meet the needs of a continuously evolving security landscape. For years, IST has consistently ranked among the top security systems integrators by SDM magazine, and Unlimited Technology was named 2021 Integrator of the Year by SDM.
IST Enterprise Account Offerings
The partnership offers IST and its customers a unique opportunity to upgrade and integrate security solutions consistently across locations using the IST way of developing unique, pragmatic security solutions with full life cycle support.
The partnership will help IST scale out its ability to serve enterprise accounts with flexible systems that are consistent across locations. IST’s internal expertise, combined with Unlimited Technology for delivery, ensures the highest level of ISO standards are maintained throughout the design, installation and life cycle of all enterprise solutions.
IST enterprise solutions include:
- Security management systems to centralize monitoring and ensure interoperability of system components
- Physical security detection and deterrence to secure buildings, campuses and people from common threats
- Video surveillance and analysis for accuracy in monitoring, monitoring automation and data for operational improvement
- Cyber security and IT infrastructure to protect data, find and remediate vulnerabilities, and ensure industry and government compliance
- Cloud and managed security to modernize and lower the total cost of security system ownership
- Audio/visual systems to deliver the best technology for clear communications in the conference room or in an emergency
- S.H.I.E.L.D full lifecycle management to ensure peak performance of security systems throughout their lifetime.
IST’s Centralized Project Management
Each IST project will be administered through its Program Management Office to deliver industry leading customer service for system design, development, implementation and full life cycle support. The partnership will enable IST to further leverage its unique, centralized management platform that enables enterprises to streamline communications and efficiently scale security solutions across locations. IST will continue to draw on its relationships with top-tier security manufacturers and delivery partners for best-in-class capabilities and innovation.
IST’s management team, including CEO Alexander Oppenhimer, COO Michael Margolis, Chief Strategy Officer Michael Ruddo, and President Jon Langhorst, will continue to lead IST and will retain meaningful equity ownership in the partnership.