Ava Security, a unified service provider of cybersecurity and video security, has teamed up with Feenics, a provider of forward-thinking Access Control-as-a-Service (ACaaS) solutions, to offer security professionals and integrators a modern, integrated security solution. The Ava Aware Cloud™, intelligent video management system (VMS) is now available as part of the Keep by Feenics™ cloud-based access control platform, providing the simplicity, security, and power needed for proactive physical security. More security professionals are moving to cloud security for a better experience, with better outcomes. Access control events By enabling the 24/7 visual capture of access control events as they happen, Ava Security’s powerful AI analytics gives security professionals what they need to act: usable, precise data, delivered in real-time, whether from a video security stream, reader, or door sensor. This just isn’t possible with either video security or access control alone. After an incident, fast forensic searches allow video security teams to find things faster For instance, if a door is propped open or credential authorisation fails, the Aware Map view pops up, showing the name of the badge holder, the image on the credential, and the exact location in real-time. This is entirely different from simple alert. Plus, after an incident, fast forensic searches allow video security teams to find things faster and reduce the burden of manually reviewing massive amounts of footage. Video security hardware Feenics and Ava hold a shared vision that security technology should be open, secure, simple to deploy and scale, and remotely accessible. Open - Organisations can keep the access control or video security hardware they’ve already invested in. Even existing cameras are accessible through the cloud to provide ubiquitous video coverage–what is needed for real-time proactive security. Plus, security professionals own the choice to mix and match the best technologies to suit their security and risk profile. Secure - Both companies have placed the utmost priority on security given the risks of operating in a connected world. Whether at rest or in transit, Ava’s video surveillance solution is cyber-hardened with always-on end-to-end encryption and factory-installed certificates. It also provides audit trails of both operator and administrator action, which are automatically recorded to address the full spectrum of compliance requirements. Ava is ISO-certified. Keep by Feenics' data is also encrypted in transit and at rest, and the company is both ISO 9001-2015 certified and is an AWS certified-cloud practice. Simple-to-scale - The solution is simple to deploy, manage and scale in the cloud, whether for a single door or multi-site enterprise. Mobile - Security operators can get real-time alerts on any device, on any browser, from anywhere. Additionally, the Keep byFeenics access control system easily integrates with mobile credentials to provide a touchless entry experience. Physical security scenarios Brian Matthews, Director of Sales at Feenics, comments: “Modern, cloud-based security has arrived. Ava Security is the perfect partner for us to help organisations extend the value and power of their access control systems. Together, we’ve made it simpler to proactively secure buildings, doors, assets, and protect people.” George Martinez, Director of Sales Engineering at Ava Security, comments: “Our partnership with Feenics alters the experience for security professionals and equips them to get far more from their security operations. With video security as the ‘eyes’ of the Feenics’ access control system, organisations can easily connect the dots between a security event and the ‘who’ and ‘where’. The result is the ability to respond quickly–even to physical security scenarios that were previously un-addressable with access control or video security alone.”
Cohn’s experience will be critical in the growth of Feenics’ Keep Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) subscription model Feenics, a provider of cloud-hosted access control and security management solutions, appointed Paul Cohn as Western Regional Business Development Manager. Cohn joins the rapidly expanding Feenics organisation to focus on channel partnerships and developing relationships with end-users, consultants, and other key stakeholders. He will cover Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, reporting to Brian Matthews, Director of Sales. Delivering consultancy services Most recently, Cohn launched and managed the Physical Security Unit for a recognised value-added technology reseller providing managed IT services in cloud computing, networking security and functional mobility to the U.S. government and commercial markets. A graduate of Metropolitan State University of Denver with a degree in Criminology, Cohn will be based in Colorado. He’s best known for his passion for technology – and a desire to deliver top-tier consultancy services in complex IT solutions. Digitisation of physical security “I’m extremely excited to join the Feenics team. My strength in IT and integrated security solutions will assimilate well into the BDM role and future goals of the company,” Cohn said. “I’m extremely excited to join the Feenics team. My strength in IT and integrated security solutions will assimilate well into the BDM role" “The physical security industry is experiencing radical change,” he continued. “The digitisation of physical security is becoming much more of an IT concern than ever before. Accordingly, Feenics is changing the landscape of access control to adapt and embrace true cloud technology. With a deep understanding of networking, the internet of Things (IoT) and cloud technology, I’m confident I’ll be able to message the true value of Keep by Feenics to the integrator and end-user community with confidence and meaning -- hopefully leading to new clientele, relationships and business!” Keep Access Control as a Service Brian Matthews, Director of Sales, said Cohn’s experience in the value-added reseller channel and in cloud-computing IT services will be critical in the growth of the Keep Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) subscription model. “Paul will be consulting with the end-user community on the intrinsic value of cloud computing, such as lower total cost of ownership, greater system flexibility and cybersecurity protection. I’m confident that Paul’s energy and experience with integrated physical security and IT solutions will position him to help grow the Feenics brand and better serve our partners in the region. We’re looking forward to his expertise in identifying and seizing new access control opportunities,” Matthews said. Feenics has been on a phenomenal growth track, adding team members and recently expanding its headquarters.
Brian Matthews, Feenics Sales Director, will present the session and help educate on value and efficiency inherent in SaaS delivery method Feenics, provider of the award-winning Keep™ cloud-hosted security management solution, will present an educational session during PSA TEC 2016, May 9 through 12 in Westminster, Colorado, and highlight the robust capabilities and new integrations with its open-platform, hardware agnostic Software as a Service (SaaS) platform. Feenics is a PSA Security Network Vendor. On Thursday, May 12 at 10:15 a.m. Brian Matthews, Director of Sales will deliver the session: “Why SaaS is More Secure and Provides Better Customer Satisfaction than On Premise Solutions.” Matthews, who joined Feenics in 2014 after more than a decade with Lenel, will help prepare systems integrators to educate current and prospective end-user customers and IT personnel on the value and efficiency inherent in the SaaS delivery method. Keep™ cloud-hosted security platform During exhibit hours on Wednesday, May 11 beginning at 9 a.m., Feenics management will be on hand at exhibit space B2 to answer questions and demonstrate to integrators the Keep™ platform, new mobile apps and other features and functionality which reduce end-user costs and offer customers deployment choices. In a hosted environment, Feenics has engineered Keep™ to run without servers or appliances onsite, lowering the total cost of ownership for the end user and eliminating costly refreshes of servers and hardware. However, when installed within a local network, Keep™’s server requirements are also minimal. In addition, Keep™ uses the industry’s most widely installed, non-proprietary field hardware by global access control leaders HID and Authentic Mercury Security. It also interfaces with wireless lock leaders ASSA ABLOY and Allegion for limitless expansion options without costly cabling and infrastructure rip-and-replace scenarios. Whether hosted in the cloud or hosted at the site, Keep™ uses the same User Interface (UI) and addresses cyber risks by utilising outboard ports and TLS encryption with field hardware and a secure SSL connection. In addition, password policies and two-factor authentication can be activated by the administrator. The platform is based on the widely used and deployed Microsoft.net architecture.