Everbridge and Tech Leaders Help Provide Communications for Ukraine Crisis

By Luke Bellos, Editor, TMCnet  |  March 28, 2022

Critical event management solution company Everbridge announced joining Amazon Web Services (News - Alert) and other tech leaders to bring an out-of-band communications platform to organizations and charities supporting the crisis in Ukraine.

The platform will utilize the technology of a number of tech companies to enable humanitarian organizations, government agencies, and volunteer groups to send out risk intelligence information and critical safety updates. The Everbridge Mass Notification solution will be used with AWS to support the delivery of SMS, email, and voice messaging. It will also use existing email and SMS gateway connections maintained by Sinch and Kaleyra, as well as controls to offer protection from cell tower spoofing. Both companies will waive communication fees for users.

“Reliable communication capabilities are critical to providing vital services for those who are suffering as a result of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine,” said Kaleyra Chief Executive Officer Dario Calogero. “We are proud to be collaborating with Everbridge and AWS to provide these much-needed resources to those who are on the ground supporting the Ukrainian people.”

“The technology community is looking to do all it can to support life-saving measures and welfare initiatives in Ukraine,” added Dominic Jones, Senior Vice President of Partnerships & Alliances at Everbridge. “We are proud of the work of our partners to stand up this mass notification system to help so many of the organizations that are quickly working to conduct humanitarian efforts across Ukraine and in neighboring countries welcoming refugees.”

The communication platform and messaging services will be available for free until the crisis officially ends. Relevant organizations attempting to gain access to this resource can email [email protected] to open an account and receive training.