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TASER International and Microsoft Corp. Announce Partnership to Deliver a Trusted Cloud Platform for Law Enforcement

REDMOND, Wash. and CHICAGO, Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference in Chicago, IL, TASER International (TASR) and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) announced a partnership agreement that will bring together the global scale, technology breadth, and security commitment of both companies through the combined capabilities of the Microsoft Azure's cloud platform, and Windows 10 devices with TASER's Axon Platform and Evidence.com solution.

This partnership will provide a security-enhanced digital evidence management experience for law enforcement in an efficient and low-cost environment. As part of their work together, TASER and Microsoft will create an integrated approach to capturing and managing evidence including ingesting, retrieving, sharing, analyzing and archiving video, sensor and other data to support law enforcement and criminal justice officials as they work toward creating safer communities.

Microsoft and TASER's global commitment to security and privacy compliance will also provide law enforcement agencies with the peace of mind to entrust both companies with the most sensitive of data. In the United States, Microsoft is the only major cloud provider that provides a contractual commitment to the FBI's CJIS Security Policy with its law enforcement customers.

"We're incredibly excited to announce our partnership with Microsoft, a recognized public sector leader with valued products across police agencies' technical needs," says TASER Founder and CEO Rick Smith. "Microsoft Azure is well known for its industry-leading security and reliability and, with it, we can provide the most secure and compliant cloud capability to our customers. I'm also excited to announce that the new partnership offers future opportunities for Axon customers to leverage even more cutting-edge technologies with Microsoft's expertise in data analytics, machine learning and computer vision."

Through the longstanding history and commitment that each company has with law enforcement entities around the globe, the two companies will collaborate on market development and new solutions in the US and around the world.

"TASER is revolutionizing how law enforcement...


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