Archive for December, 2014

Aperio Wireless Locks from ASSA ABLOY

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Aperio™: the new global technology from ASSA ABLOY. With Aperio™ mechanical locks can be wirelessly linked to a new or existing access control system without any need to modify existing doors. At the heart of Aperio™ is a short distance encrypted wireless communication protocol linked to an online electronic access control system.

Aperio™ Highlights at a glance:

  • Single management interface for all EAC doors
  • No need to modify existing doors during installation
  • Reduces the risk of lost credentials
  • Replaces mechanical keys with RFID cards
  • Supports standard RFID technologies
  • Uses standard mechanical locks
  • Fits all common lock cases and profiles
  • Versions for fire, escape routes etc

Your Security Environment

You need to add doors to your new or existing access control system but you

  • Don’t want to wire doors
  • Need simple, economical installation
  • Want to keep existing user credentials and software
  • Would like to forget mechanical keys
  • Wish online and offline door control
  • Want to save time and money

Aperio™ wireless lock technology is designed for you. Aperio™ is the most cost effective and convenient way to enhance your existing security.

Download the Aperio™ Brochure.

We will be showcasing the Aperio™ solution at BETT 2015 on stand C73 with technical experts on hand to answer any questions.

SafeNet Recognised as Leaders in Magic Quadrant

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

SafeNet have been positioned as a market leader for its completeness of vision and ability to execute in Gartners Magic Quadrant for User Authentication for the fourth consecutive year.

SafeNet Inc., a global leader in data protection, today announced that Gartner, the world’s leading IT research firm, positioned SafeNet in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2014 Magic Quadrant for User Authentication. This is the fourth consecutive year that SafeNet has been recognized as a leader. SafeNet was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant based on the combination of completeness of vision and ability to execute, the two primary criteria for the report.

Gartner notes that, “While mobile and cloud remain disruptive, buyers continue to give weight to user experience,” and expects that “by year-end 2017, about 50% of organizations will choose cloud-based services as the delivery option for new or refreshed user authentication implementations, up from about 20% today.”

SafeNet’s Authentication portfolio includes a multi-tenant, multi-tier, cloud-based authentication service, on-premises authentication solutions, and support for a broad range of authentication technologies and form factors. SafeNet has one of the largest numbers of customers across all industries that secure access to corporate networks and protect the identities of users.

“In the fashion industry, protecting designs is paramount to maintaining a competitive edge,” said Marc Lindemann, ICT Infrastructure Consultant at O’Neill Europe BV at O’Neill, the original California surf, snow and lifestyle brand. “For the last eight years, SafeNet’s strong authentication solutions have enabled us to control exactly who is accessing our intellectual property. With SafeNet’s management console, we’re able to easily add and remove authorized users, run audit reports, and enforce security policies.”

SafeNet’s next-generation approach to user authentication offers frictionless authentication, combined with transparency, trust and control, allowing organizations to secure access to diverse applications and meet security regulations in a dynamic IT landscape.

“Having an authentication solution that can ensure uniform and scalable secure access from diverse end-points to applications that reside in the enterprise data center, the cloud or virtual environments is key to an enterprise’s security preparedness,” said Andrew Young, vice president, authentication product management, SafeNet. “The breadth and delivery of our authentication portfolio helps customers meet these needs and we believe is why Gartner continues to recognize and affirm our position of leadership in the authentication market.”

Download the full report.

About SafeNet’s Next-Generation Authentication Solutions
SafeNet Authentication Service delivers fully automated, highly secure authentication-as-a-service. Strong authentication is simplified through the flexibility and scalability of automated workflows, as well as support for vendor-agnostic tokens and broad APIs. In addition, management capabilities and processes are fully automated and customizable—providing a seamless and enhanced user experience. With no infrastructure required, SafeNet Authentication Service enables a quick migration to a multi-tier and multi-tenant cloud environment, protecting all resources from cloud-based and on-premises applications to networks, users, and devices.

SafeNet Authentication Manager provides organizations with a versatile platform to manage all OTP, certificate-based, and software authentication solutions. This covers the full authentication lifecycle across the enterprise and extends strong authentication to the cloud using a single, integrated system. It also enables organizations to authenticate mobile users with over-the-air certificate provisioning for mobile devices.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for User Authentication Report:
SafeNet Authentication Solutions:
Next-Generation Authentication: Keys to Balancing Security and Convenience White Paper:

Join us on Stand C73 at BETT 2015

Monday, December 1st, 2014

BETT 2015 will open its doors once again at the Excel Centre in London from the 21st-24th January 2015. BETT is a world leading technology event that brings together innovation and inspiration to the education sector. Net-Ctrl is proud to be exhibiting at the show once again on stand C73 with some great technology solutions.

As many of you will know Net-Ctrl is a value-add UK reseller. We design, install and support a hand-picked range of enterprise solutions that we believe truly deliver in the workplace. We have specialised in network and physical security, data storage and wireless solutions.

This year we will be showcasing our integrated security portfolio that includes IP-CCTV, wireless locks, access control, intelligent lighting, intelligent audio and door entry systems. Each solution integrates seamlessly with the other and can be combined to form an extremely advanced integrated security solution.

Ruckus Wireless will be presenting their latest ‘Smart WiFi’ solutions, including 11ac products, new controllers and our own virtual Smart Cell Gateway offering. We will also have Fortinet’s high performance Fortigate firewall platform.

Joining the Net-Ctrl team will be a range of technical resource to discuss all the solutions above and answer any questions. We will also be a wide range of demonstrations available.

If you would like to book a meeting slot in advance email

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