Maximum IT Flexibility and Control at the Lowest Cost of Ownership
RedCloud Convergence Platform is built upon an open architecture that leverages best-in-class IT standards to work within the current physical or virtual infrastructure and deliver maximum flexibility and control – all at a reduced TCO. This innovative platform eliminates siloed approaches to access control and identity management and delivers enterprise visibility by enabling the integration of authentication, authorization, and security event correlation across physical access control systems (PACS) and "traditional" IT applications.
All-in-One Network Appliance
RedCloud integrated access control network appliances consist of a pre-configured, solid-state server that provides easy, out-of-the-box setup and installation within minutes, eliminating the headaches and hassles of maintaining a stand-alone database server or installing software on multiple end-user workstations.
100% Browser-based Web Application
Unlike legacy, client software-based access control systems, RedCloud Security Management Software is accessible anytime, anywhere from any standard web browser. Manage employee and visitor facility access privileges quickly and easily from any location without being tied to a dedicated client workstation or paying for software licenses per user.
Secure, Linux Operating System
All RedCloud appliances ship pre-installed with a secure, open-source, Linux operating system, which significantly reduces the risk of virus attacks, frees administrators from installing Windows security patches and ongoing anti-virus updates and eliminates the cost of operating system licenses and upgrade fees.
RedCloud allows organizations to seamlessly integrate IT and physical security systems, such as Identity Access Management (IAM), Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), and HR systems to correlate physical and logical security event information, monitor alarms and rapidly respond to unauthorized activities.
The RedCloud Convergence Platform is architected on a patent-pending framework that consists of RedCloud integrated access control software, bundled and pre-configured with a hardened Linux operating system and an Open LDAP database. And with a browser-based user interface, there is no heavy client install to manage and administrators have access from anywhere there is internet connection. RedCloud's open source approach delivers robust functionality and maximum flexibility across physical and virtual environments, while eliminating the need to interact with a vulnerable and costly operating system, relational database management system and client software.
Unlike proprietary access control systems, RedCloud provides robust support for open field hardware from leading manufacturers such as Mercury Security, eliminating vendor lock-in.
RedCloud provides more cost-effective scalability and resiliency through the deployment of a multi-appliance grid-architecture. This high availability architecture allows for improved horizontal expansion of systems and better management of load and transaction processing, all while reducing the associated risks seen with a single point of failure. Through its design, the typical relative costs for extended hardware/software are greatly diminished, while the environment's resiliency to security degradation or monitoring outage is vastly improved.
RedCloud utilizes a directory structure to store identity data and enable peer-to-peer replication where RedCloud Appliances automatically synchronize data with each other - without the requirement of a costly "master system server".
RedCloud's design delivers a robust approach for continuous system operations – without the typical high costs. In this architecture, a RedCloud access control network appliance can connect to an additional RedCloud appliance to ensure hot standby/auto failover capability and ultimately reduce isolated hardware and software costs by upwards of 70%.