Cloud computing continues to gain significant traction in the realm of "everything as a service", including the essential domain of physical security provided through Cloud-hosted Security Management Systems (SMS). Based on Gartner's analysis, the expenditure on public cloud computing is projected to surpass traditional IT spending by 2025. By 2025, approximately 51% of spending in enterprise IT categories that have the potential to transition to the cloud (application software, infrastructure software, business process services, and system infrastructure markets) is expected to shift to the public cloud, compared to 41% in 2022.
According to Gartner, the shift to cloud technology will have a significant impact on enterprise IT spending. In 2023, the potential value at stake is projected to have exceeded $1.3 trillion, and this figure is expected to grow to nearly $1.8 trillion by 2025. The continuous disruption caused by cloud adoption will be further magnified by the introduction of new technologies, such as distributed cloud. These advancements will contribute to the blurring of traditional and cloud offerings, shaping the future of IT markets.
The Cloud has been used for over a decade or more in banking and financial processes but one of the biggest objections still hindering full adoption may be an ongoing concern of data security and integrity. As such, there’s a necessary education process for both systems integrators and the end user customer to understand why Cloud-hosting is inherently safe, being “purpose-built” for physical security communications and data exchange.
In this article, we will discuss how Feenics by acre security can help overcome the five major cloud computing challenges expressed by customers and prospects when it comes to Cloud-hosted SMS.
1. Data Security
Cloud-based systems offer superior security compared to non-hosted environments. They prioritize secure data transmission and physical protection through multi-layered architecture, access controls, and encryption. Implementing IP Client and TLS encryption further enhance network security and authentication. With these features, organizations can strengthen their cyber and threat protection, surpassing the capabilities of traditional on-premises systems.
How Feenics can help to enhance your data protection
Feenics is dedicated to providing its customers with top-tier data protection. Meticulously designed to bolster your security procedures, it employs a variety of security measures, including the use of outbound ports via IP Client, thereby mitigating the risks associated with inbound ports and eliminating the need for port forwarding. Furthermore, Feenics adheres to the industry standard of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption for secure data transmission and leverages Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption for mutual authentication and negotiation of encryption algorithms. Through these stringent security protocols, Feenics ensures that customer data is robustly protected and that companies have peace of mind when using their cloud-hosted Security Management Systems.
2. Reliability and Accessibility
The dependability of cloud servers and the possibility of security systems becoming inaccessible during internet downtime can cause apprehension. This is especially true of operations that rely heavily on physical security systems, such as medical, industrial, and financial environments. To ensure reliability and accessibility, Cloud-hosted solutions must have a comprehensive framework that includes failover protocols for backup or alternative servers in the event of downtime
How Feenics can help to boost reliability and accessibility
When it comes to dependability, Feenics is unmatched. With its hybrid-cloud architecture, it provides the highest level of reliability and accessibility for physical security systems. By utilizing multiple redundant AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud vendors that are spread out geographically, Feenics can ensure maximum uptime in any situation. Additionally, its redundant storage system offers an additional layer of protection against data loss during internet downtime as AWS has a published monthly uptime percentage of at least 99.99%.
In the event of losing connection, you can rest easy as Feenics runs on Mercury hardware. The system intelligence is stored on the Mercury controller. The system runs as programmed at the time of loss of connection. It also continues to store events. Once the connection is restored, the data is uploaded to the system database. No data is lost.
Our commitment to reliability and accessibility ensures that Feenics' customers can be confident about the constant availability and functioning of their security systems."
3. Integration Issues
Potential integration challenges with existing on-premise systems could lead to worries about the compatibility of current security infrastructure with the cloud-based system. That said, the right system should be able to easily integrate with existing on-premise systems, including access control solutions and surveillance cameras.
How Feenics can help to mitigate integration issues
Feenics offers a comprehensive suite of tools and resources designed to simplify the integration process, including several integration partners. Our open API allows users to connect any device or application with our cloud-hosted system, making it easy for businesses to incorporate their existing security systems into the Feenics platform.
We also provide various options to integrate with your existing on-premise IT infrastructure. The platform is equipped to work seamlessly with existing security hardware and software, irrespective of the make or model. The Feenics team will also provide support throughout this process to ensure that the transition is smooth and that customers can maximize the utility of their current infrastructure while taking advantage of the numerous benefits of cloud-based security management.
4. Regulatory Compliance
Businesses in heavily regulated industries may have concerns about meeting specific regulatory compliance standards with cloud-based access control systems. While there are challenges to consider, the right cloud-based solution should be designed to provide customers with the assurance that their data is always in compliance.
Ensure regulatory compliance with Feenics
Feenics by acre security is the future of security operations. Feenics offers a unique set of features and capabilities specifically designed to meet stringent regulatory requirements. The cloud-based access control platform is designed to meet a range of compliance standards, including GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, and SOX, among others. Feenics prioritizes the encryption and protection of sensitive data to ensure it adheres to these strict regulations. Furthermore, the Feenics team offers comprehensive support and advice to customers, guiding them through the compliance process and ensuring their cloud-hosted security management systems align with the necessary regulatory standards.
5. High Costs
Apparent excessive costs associated with moving to or maintaining a cloud-based system may discourage some businesses. However, the long-term scalability and efficiency of cloud solutions can often result in cost savings.
How Feenics helps you to reduce expenses and enhance organizational focus
Feenics by acre security ensures reduced ongoing maintenance costs by managing software, load balancing, cyber protection, and data. This eliminates the need for costly hardware upgrades and reduces non-business function costs, allowing you to focus on your core competency. With cloud-based access control systems, you can oversee and manage security remotely, providing unparalleled flexibility and control. Real-time updates and scalability enable seamless adaptation of security measures, eliminating the burden of data center management.
Welcome the change and let Feenics be the catalyst that propels your security operations into the future
Feenics by acre security has set the standard of security operations for cloud-based platforms and continues to innovate the future of security operations. Our cutting-edge solution is designed to supercharge your security measures, offering an unparalleled blend of control, flexibility, and intelligence. With Feenics, you can monitor and manage your security operations with ease while gaining valuable insights that drive business growth. Unlike traditional systems, Feenics leverages the power of the cloud, setting a new standard for access control solutions.
Integration with current systems is typically seamless, increasing overall efficiency. Advanced security protocols in cloud-based solutions help mitigate data breach risks, reassuring users. Despite initial concerns, the long-term benefits and cost savings associated with cloud-based access control systems make them a wise choice for businesses seeking to enhance their security operations.
Cloud-hosted access control and physical security management systems provide a sophisticated yet user-friendly solution, delivering services in a highly flexible and scalable environment. To ensure a successful installation of a cloud access control system, it is imperative to address any concerns associated with it and develop a comprehensive understanding of the technology.
Cloud-based platforms, such as Feenics represent the future of security operations. Offering unparalleled control and flexibility, Feenics is more than a tool — it's a strategic ally for your security operations.
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