NICE Security Solutions Deployed to Secure Houston Ship Channel by Enhancing Situational Awareness and Information Sharing

 NICE Security Solutions Deployed to Secure Houston Ship Channel by Enhancing
                Situational Awareness and Information Sharing

NICE solutions create paradigm change in Harris County security management,
enabling collaboration across regional agencies

PR Newswire

RA'ANANA, Israel, August 20, 2013

RA'ANANA, Israel, August 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

NICE Systems(NASDAQ: NICE) today announced that it has successfully
implemented, in coordination with the Harris County Sheriff's Office and the
Harris County Information Technology Center, NICE Situator and NiceVision Net
to secure the Houston Ship Channel, following orders in 2012 and 2013. The
ship channel is one of the United States' busiest waterways and part of the
world's 10^th largest seaport. The NICE implementation supports the Houston
Ship Channel Security District's core mission of deploying a well-coordinated,
system-wide approach to security in order to maximize preparedness and
response, and mitigate security threats.

A 24/7 monitoring center operated by the Harris County Sheriff's Office is the
focal point for threat assessment and local/state response at the ship
channel. Here, NICE Situator fuses the information from fixed and mobile
video, radar, sonar, AIS ship tracking and more, and automates response plans
so that operators can better visualize and manage situations in real-time,
both on land and on the water. NICE is also providing a web client for its
video solution, as well as mobile client software for Situator so that first
responders can view task lists and more effectively synchronize their response
processes.

In a step toward improving mobile responses, interagency coordination, and
interoperability, the Situator software has also been deployed in the Harris
County Mobile Command Center and at other locations in collaboration with the
Police Department at the Port of Houston Authority, the Harris County Office
of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the Harris County Sheriff's
Office, and the U.S. Coast Guard.

"We view NICE Situator as essential to our core mission of securing the
Houston Ship Channel. It has helped us achieve greater situational awareness,
improve collaboration and information sharing across response teams, and
automate various processes," said Lieutenant Godfrey T. Eta, Harris County
Sheriff's Office. "It's a paradigm change in the way we manage safety and
security at the Ship Channel."

As a first step in cross-region collaboration, NICE will also integrate video
feeds froma large municipality inHarris County into NICE Situator.

"The Harris County Sheriff's Office and the Harris County Information
Technology Center have gone to great lengths to keep the Houston Ship Channel
secure, and we're especially excited about NICE's role in that process," said
Yaron Tchwella, President of the NICE Security Group. "This deployment
exemplifiesa growingdesire by many organizationstoimprove how they manage
routine and complex situationsandcollaborate with other stakeholders and
agencies. Harris County's vision of extending these capabilities regionally is
a forward-thinking model that we believe other counties will follow."

NICE's Security solutions help organizations capture, analyze and leverage big
data to anticipate, manage and mitigate security and safety risks, improve
operations, and make the world a safer place. The NICE security, intelligence
and cyber offerings provide valuable insights that enable enterprises and
governments to take the best action at the right time by correlating
structured and unstructured data from multiple sensors and channels, detecting
irregular patterns, and recognizing trends. NICE Security solutions are used
by thousands of customers worldwide, including transportation systems,
critical infrastructure, city centers, banks, enterprises and government
agencies.

About the Harris County Sheriff's Office and the Harris CountyInformation
Technology Center

With a population of over 4 million, Harris County, Texas, is the third most
populous county in the United States, and one of three counties in the nation
to deploy LTE broadband. As the largest sheriff's office in Texas and third
largest in the United States, the Harris County Sheriff's Office is committed
to the safety and security of the Houston Ship Channel, and the nearly 4
million residents who call Harris County home. The Harris County Information
Technology Center supports Harris County by developing, implementing and
supporting high quality, innovative and cost effective information technology
solutions. More info at http://www.harriscountyso.org and
http://www.harriscountytx.gov/itc/.

About theHouston Ship Channel

The Houston Ship Channel, located in Houston, Texas, is part of the Port of
Houston-one of the United States' busiest seaports. As the world's 10th
largest seaport, Houston handles more foreign waterborne tonnage than any
other U.S. port. The 52-mile Houston Ship Channel, serving the nation's fourth
largest city, contains the world's second largest petrochemical complex. More
info at http://www.portofhouston.com/about-us/overview/.

About theHouston Ship Channel Security District

The idea for the Houston Ship Channel Security District was conceived of by
local industry and government and made possible by a Texas state law (House
Bill 3011) passed in response to the Sept. 11 attacks. Local government and
business leaders, in concert with information technology and security
professionals, formed a Houston Ship Channel Security Council that understood
a dedicated Houston Ship Channel Security District (HSCSD) could deliver
improved security for the region's waterside and landside facilities, as well
as for associated supply chain and support industry surrounding the Houston
Ship Channel community.The HSCSD, a unique public-private partnership,
improves security and safety for facilities, employees and communities
surrounding the Houston Ship Channel. http://www.hscsd.org/

About NICE Systems

NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) is the worldwide leading provider of software
solutions that enable organizations to take the next best action in order to
improve customer experience and business results, ensure compliance,fight
financial crime, and safeguard people and assets. NICE's solutions empower
organizations to capture, analyze, and apply, in real time, insights from both
structured and unstructured Big Data. This data comes from multiple sources,
including phone calls, mobile apps, emails, chat, social media, video, and
transactions.NICE solutions are used by over 25,000 organizations in more
than 150 countries, including over 80 of the Fortune 100
companies.http://www.nice.com.

Trademark Note: NICE and the NICE logo are trademarks or registered trademarks
of NICE Systems. All other marks are trademarks of their respective owners.
For a full list of NICE Systems' marks, please see:
http://www.nice.com/nice-trademarks.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements as that term is defined
in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking
statements, including the statements by Messer Tchwella, are based on the
current expectations of the management of NICE-Systems Ltd. (the Company)
only, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause
the actual results or performance of the Company to differ materially from
those described herein, including but not limited to the impact of the global
economic environment on the Company's customer base (particularly financial
services firms) and the resulting uncertainties; changes in technology and
market requirements; decline in demand for the Company's products; inability
to timely develop and introduce new technologies, products and applications;
difficulties or delays in absorbing and integrating acquired operations,
products, technologies and personnel; loss of market share; pressure on
pricing resulting from competition; and inability to maintain certain
marketing and distribution arrangements. For a more detailed description of
the risk factors and uncertainties affecting the company, refer to the
Company's reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F. The
forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the
date of this press release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update
or revise them, except as required by law.

Corporate Media Contact: Erik Snider, +1-877-245-7448, erik.snider@nice.com

Investors: Marty Cohen, +1-212-574-3635, ir@nice.com, ET

SOURCE NICE Systems Ltd.
 
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