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ARES Security Acquires Majority Ownership of The Mariner Group Acquisition Delivers End-to-End Security Solutions Globally

BURLINGAME, Calif., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ARES Security Corporation and The Mariner Group today announced that ARES Security has acquired a majority ownership interest in The Mariner Group, LLC. This acquisition builds on Mariner's rapid expansion while strengthening ARES Security's position to serve the global security market by providing comprehensive end-to-end physical and logical security solutions. 

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ARES Security will incorporate Mariner's CommandBridge™ platform into their suite of risk management solutions to provide sensor integration and real time command and control capabilities. Now, ARES Security will offer their AVERT and BluTrain products, to identify and quantify threats for the purpose of building and training response plans as well as provide CommandBridge to integrate information from varied sensors into one common operating system for situational awareness and response management.

"The acquisition will realize ARES Security's vision to become the leading provider of advanced situational awareness and risk management solutions worldwide.  CommandBridge, which currently is deployed in the majority of the top ports in the US, not only opens new infrastructure security markets for ARES worldwide, but also is key to ARES vision of deploying real time security optimization solutions," said Ben Eazzetta, President of ARES Security Corporation. "Most importantly, we believe this acquisition benefits the customers of both businesses because it expands the depth and breadth of our security offerings, providing our clients with solutions to plan, prevent detect, assess and respond to all types of incidents."

As a subsidiary of ARES Security, Mariner will operate as a separate division under the Mariner name and will continue to deliver the exceptional situational awareness and response management solutions that are the hallmark of the company.  "Mariner has reached a tipping point in meeting the high demand of the market to provide, deploy and support the CommandBridge products.  ARES Security's global reach and vast resources will enable us to meet that demand, expand our offerings to international markets and continue to evolve our products while maintaining our agility and responsiveness," stated Stephen D. Dryden, President of Mariner.

About ARES Security Corporation
ARES Security Corporation protects the world's most critical assets. As the leading enterprise security risk management solutions company, we are able to safeguard the most complex security systems operated by the defense, nuclear, government, energy, and utility and transportation industries around the world.  ARES Security's solutions, AVERT and BluTrain, allow our customers to optimize their security and virtually train their forces in order to ensure business continuity against an entire range of risks that jeopardize personnel, revenue and business operations.  AVERT has received the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) SAFETY Act certification and accreditation from the United States Department of Defense (DOD).  ARES Security Corporation is part of a family of companies under ARES that consists of more than 800 employees in over 20 offices worldwide.

About The Mariner Group
Founded in 2000, The Mariner Group, LLC, provides world-class security system integration and the most advanced situation management software in the industry. CommandBridge delivers results that are essential to the needs of clients across multiple industries. Client-focused and results-driven, Mariner partners with clients to deliver unmatched technology solutions and services that deliver tangible results and business value that have allowed CommandBridge to be deployed in some of the largest ports in the world.

SOURCE ARES Security Corporation



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