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Government Security News Names Send Word Now as Finalist in the Best Mass Notification System Category in GSN's 4th Annual Homeland Security Awards Competition

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/19/12 -- Send Word Now, the leading global provider of emergency notification and on-demand alerting and response services for federal agencies, announced today that Government Security News has named the company a finalist in the Mass Notification Category in 4th Annual Homeland Security Awards Program.

The annual contest celebrates the public-private collaboration that makes up the United States homeland security apparatus by presenting awards to leading vendors of IT and physical security products and solutions, and to federal, state, county and municipal agencies for notable achievements in government programs, projects, strategies and initiatives. The finalists and winners were selected by a panel of objective judges, according to Jacob Goodwin, Editor-in-Chief of Government Security News.

"We are very proud to be a finalist in this year's Homeland Security Awards competition," said Tony Schmitz, President and CEO of Send Word Now. "Send Word Now has been a technological leader in the notification industry for years. This selection is a further testament to our company's demonstrated excellence, innovation, and commitment to homeland security and to our many clients in the federal arena."

Send Word Now's DIACAP certified alerting service continues to lead the emergency notification market in feature development, international support and security. Send Word Now was the first mass notification vendor to release features such as single-sign on (SSO), full encryption of data at rest, digital signatures and two-factor authentication. Send Word Now was also the first emergency notification provider to offer native mobile applications for iPhone®, Android, and BlackBerry®, integrated weather alerting, and incident management services.

A complete list of Homeland Security Award finalists can be found at www.gsnmagazine.com. All winners will be announced -- and celebrated -- at a gala dinner GSN is hosting at the Washington, DC Convention Center on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.

About Send Word Now
Send Word Now is the leading provider of on-demand alerting and incident management services for both routine and emergency communication. The easy-to-use, web-based emergency notification service is used by government agencies, municipalities, universities, non-profit organizations and businesses, including many Fortune 500 companies, to ensure fast, effective, two-way communication in real-time. Send Word Now's Alert Tracer® provides a full audit trail of messages sent and received for after-action reporting and follow-up. Designed to reach anyone, anywhere, anytime, with any device over any type of connection, Send Word Now's mass notification system is capable of transmitting hundreds of thousands of voice and text messages in minutes. The company is headquartered in New York City. Visit Send Word Now on the web at http://www.sendwordnow.com or email us at [email protected]. Follow Send Word Now on Twitter at http://twitter.com/sendwordnow and check out our new blog for industry news and insights at http://www.sendwordnow.com/Company/Blog.

About GSN: Government Security News

Founded in 2003, GSN: Government Security News is the standard of editorial quality in the homeland security field and a rich source of news, analysis, interviews, new products and technologies in all aspects of homeland security, from access control and airport security to biometrics, border protection, disaster recovery, emergency preparedness, IT security, maritime and port security, rail security, security services, state and local governments and urban security.

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