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ARES Security hires Ridge Global

Oct. 24, 2012 at 5:56 PM

BURLINGAME, Calif., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- ARES Security Corp. of California said it plans to expand its presence in the U.S. and international security market with help Ridge Global.

Services to ARES from Ridge Global, an international risk management and security firm, includes a tailored consulting package that concentrates on strategy and planning services, market analysis and business development assistance.

"There is a natural alignment between Ridge Global, a world-class risk management consulting firm, and ARES Security, the foremost quantitative risk mitigation solution company," said ARES Security Vice President Robert H. Scott.

"We wanted to go with the best in the business. With Ridge Global's proven talent and experience, ARES will be well-positioned to provide solutions to the government and commercial markets that optimize security posture and ensure continuity of operations."

AVERT, a security solution the helps government and commercial clients conduct enterprise assessments to protect their operations, is a main product of ARES Security.

"AVERT is a compelling risk management tool and an enabler to competitiveness," said Tom Ridge, president and chief executive officer of Ridge Global, "It is critically important for leaders to invest in solutions that mitigate risks related to terrorism, natural disasters, and other disruptive events that can suspend business, increase costs, and compromise the safety and well-being of employees."

Ridge was the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security.

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