Genetec Launches Cloud Access Control (Synergis SaaS)

By Brian Rhodes, Published Sep 21, 2017, 01:33pm EDT

Genetec's cloud everything expansion continues, with their announcement of Synergis SaaS edition, joining their cloud video offering Stratocast, cloud LPR, cloud federation and more (see Genetec Cloud Tested).

Two years ago, the company released CloudLink access appliances, which despite its name, was missing 'cloud' functionality. With Synergis SaaS, the company rounds out the offering.

Based on a discussion with Genetec, inside we examine:

  • Synergis SaaS Key Features
  • How It Integrates With Premise Locks Using CloudLink
  • Which Locks And Controllers Are Supported
  • Federation With Other Genetec Platforms
  • How Synergis SaaS Compares To Competitors

Read the full details inside.

Synergis **** *** ********

*** ***** ***** ******* shares **** ************* *** appearance ******* ** ******** Genetec *******-***** ******** ********, but ******* ** ***** a ***** ****** ****** the ******** ** ****** in ********* *****, ********** with*******'* ***** ***** *********.

** ********** ***** *********** to ******** ** *** cloud, *** ** *** biggest ********* ********** ** eliminating *** **** ** install, ******** *** ******** a ******* ****** - a negative ** *********** *******-***** server ********. ******, *** local ***** *** ******* are ********* ** ********* appliances, ***** ** **** connected ** * ****** Internet **********.

******* **** **** ****** ************ is * *** ********** with ******** ****, *** after *********** *** **** with *** ***** ********* device, *** *************, **********, and *********** **** *** system ** **** ** logging ** ** * web ******.  

*******

************ ******* *** ******** SaaS ***** ** ~$** per ****** *** *****, although ****** ******* *** vary *** ******* ** with *******. ******* ** structured ** * ***-****** basis *** **** ** purchased *** * ******** number ** *******, *** licensed ** ******.

Uses ********* *********

* *** ****** ** Synergis **** ** **** no ***** ****** ** used, *** ****** * hardware ********* ****** ***** connecting **** *********** *** readers ** *** *****.  We ***** ******** **** device, ********** *********** ****:

* ****** ********* *** connect ** ** *** readers *******, ******** *** limit ******* ** *** model ** ********* *******. 

**** ******* *** ********* is ~$*,***, *** ******** pricing *** ********** *********** and ********* ***** **** ~$300 - $*** *** door.

Broad ****** *************

* *** ************** ******* claims **** ******** **** and ********* ** *** various ***** ** *********** and ******* **** *** be *********.  ***** **** cloud ****** ********* *** limited ** ************ ***** of **** ***********, ******* is ********** **** **** major *** ***** ***********, including ****** **** ***, Mercury ********, *** ****:

*** ********* ******** **** IP ***** *** **-*** components ** *** *****, as *** ****** ****** includes * *********.

Uses ********** *** ***-*** ************* 

*** ******** ** ***** access ******* ** * key *******. ***** *******'* traditional ****** ******** ** high-security *** ********** *********, and ** ****** ********* cybersecurity ******* ******* ***** brands, *.*., ******* ****** *********, ***** ****** ***** increase * ****'* ****** surface *** ******* ********.

******* **** **** *** ************* via ******** **** *** on-premise ********* ********** ** encrypted ** **** ************ 128 *** *** ** 256 *** *********, *** data **** ****** ***** is ******** **** **** a ****** ****. ** port ********** ** ******* traffic ** ********** *** Synergis ****, *** *** platform ******** ****** *** local *********.

**** ****** *********** ***** on Microsoft Azure, *** ******* ***** us '*** ******* ****' is ******* ** '****** 365' *** *** *** been * *********** ***** problem ** *** ***** ******* ***** ********.

Same ******** ** ******* ********

*** ***** ******* ** Synergis ******** *** **** features ** *******-***** ********. This ******** *** '**** security' ******** ******** ** other ***** ****** ******** like **** ********, ********* Antipassback, *** ***-****** ****** rules.

Federated ******** **** ***** *******

***** ******** **** ** a *****-***** ***** ********, it *** **********'* **********-**-*-********* ******* ***** *** on-premise ******* *** ******* management.

*** ******* ** *** both ***** *******-***** ******** with ***** ******** ** a ****** *********** ** potentially * *** ********* for ******* ******* ** large *********.  **** ***** access ********* ****** ****** mixed ***** *** ***** server ***** ******* (** even *******) ** * single ******** ********, *** Genetec's ********** ****** ** as * *** *******.

** ***** ** ***** deployments, * ******* **** may **** * **-******* server ******** ******, *** use ******** **** ** remote ***** **** *** widely *********. ******* ********** and *** ** *** sites *** ******* ** combined **** * ********* deployment.

Compared ** *****

** ******** **** *********** cloud ****** ******** *****, pricing *** ******** **** is *********** ** ~$** per ****** *** *****.

*****'* ***** ****** **** include:

  • ****** *********: ********** *** '******' access *****, **** ** a ************ ** ***** desk *****, *****'* ******** and ********* *** **********, while ********' ***** ********* may ** ********* ** quickly **** **.  
  • ********** *** ***** ******: **** ** *** 'power ********' **** ******* access ****** *** ****** wasted *** ***** *******.
  • ***** ***** ****** ****: *** ***** *******, Brivo ***** ***** ** likely ****, ** ***** is ** *********** ** buy * ~$**** ********* appliance.

*******, ******** **** *** advantages **** ***** *********:

  • ******* **** *************: ******** **** *** CloudLink **** **** **** lock *** ********** *****, even ****** *********/***-** ****** not ********* ** *****.
  • ********** ******: ** ********, ********** allows ******** ******* ** a ****** ****** *********** composed ** **** ***** *** on-premise ******* ***** ** a *** ********** *** larger, ********* ******** - a ******* **** ***** does *** *******.
  • **** *******: ******* ****** ************ to **** ******* *** gate *** ******* *** access, * ******* ***** does ***.

******* ******** * ********* appliance *** ******** ******** doors ** *** ****** point, ***** ***** ******* connect **** ********** ******** to *** *****. ***** configuring *** ********* *** one ********** ***** *** decrease ******** ** ************ compared ** ******** ********** IPs, *** ********** **** of * $**** ********* on *** ** **** controllers *** ***** ***** Genetec *** ** *** costly *** *******, ***** systems.

******** **** **** *** include ***** ************ ** default, *** **** ***** it ** ** ***-** to *** ***** ***** service. ****** ********** *** similar ******* ****** ************* (Axis, *** ******* ****** and ******* [**** ** longer *********] ****** *** supported) ** *****'* ***** ***** (**** ****).  *******, ** ******* Stratocast ********** ** **** with * *******-***** ******** Center ******, *** ****** of ********* ******* ************* increases.

Market ******

*** ***** **** ********** access ******* **** ******** switching ** ******** **** based ** ********. *******, given *** ***** ************* with *** ***** ********, migrating ** ******* ******** SaaS **** **** ***** prove ********* ***** *** single ********** ***** ** the ***** ** *** Federation.

****** ******* ******* *** not ******* *****, *** hosted ****** ** * niche ****** * ***** offering, *** *******'* ***** access ****** ** ** compete *** ** ********** where ** ***** *** before.

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