RedCloud Awarded Patent for Technology that Integrates Physical, Logical Security Systems
RedCloud, formerly known as PlaSec,
today announced that it has been awarded a new patent by the US Patent Office, recognizing
and protecting core, underlying technology and intellectual property pioneered by RedCloud that
enables the integration and convergence of physical and logical security systems.
Patent no. 8,122,497, “Networked Physical Security Access Control System and Method,”
covers foundational RedCloud technology, development and implementation frameworks that
allow access control appliances to consistently maintain, replicate and share identity, policy and
system configuration information among distributed and redundant network appliances.
“RedCloud’s revolutionary access control platform was engineered from the ground up by IT and
security veterans to seamlessly integrate with logical identity and security information
management systems,” said Dave Basil, Chief Executive Officer, RedCloud. “This patent
recognition reaffirms the groundbreaking vision of our technology platform and further extends
RedCloud’s industry-leading convergence capabilities.”
RedCloud’s Convergence Platform and Security Management Software is the industry’s first --
and remains the only -- web-based, physical access control system (PACS) that synchronizes
identities, roles and policies across all peer-to-peer network appliances and door controllers in
real-time. This patented approach ensures security settings are always up-to-date with Identity
Access Management (IAM) and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems
and correlates physical and logical security event information throughout the enterprise to form
a unified cyber-security response to system alarms, policy alerts and unauthorized activities.
“The ability to manage identities, set policy and report activity across physical and logical
security systems is the future of access control,” said Terry Neely, President, Founder and CTO,
RedCloud. “This patent is a watershed moment in the growth of our company, validating many
years of hard work, dedication and commitment to reducing industry-wide barriers to
convergence and is personally very rewarding.”
Unlike legacy, client/server-based physical access control systems, RedCloud’s patented, webbased
access control network appliance system eliminates the need to support and maintain
separate, standalone application and database servers, enabling organizations of all sizes to
secure their facilities, people and assets at anytime, anywhere from any standard web browser.
RedCloud’s Security Management Software runs on the RedCloud Convergence Platform and is
available on all of RedCloud’s web-based, access control network appliances, including
RedCloud Express, RedCloud Enterprise and RedCloud Virtual, all of which are exclusively
available through a nationwide network of authorized integrators.