Haniel J. Lynn, CEO
As the physical and cyber-security realms are merging rapidly due to IoT proliferation, it is becoming a challenge for CIOs to draw a proper strategy to stay at the front of this change. In a world where much of the software used by enterprise business runs on cloud-based SaaS platforms, companies need to proactively vet potential business partners to ensure that they have audited security protocols in place that assures data protection especially in context to identity and access management. Also, CIOs are increasingly responsible for the networked systems, including access control of multiple office premises and assets across far-flung locations.
Kastle Systems, a SOC 2 compliant cloud-based access-control-as-a-service
(ACaaS) provider, addresses these challenging requirements. The company’s solutions are also FIPS 201 compliant—the standard for federal staff and contractors to gain access to Federal facilities and information systems—and thus, caters to many federal buildings including U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Education, and Department of General Services. “We are simultaneously striving to leverage IoT to enable physical access control to be an easier, more open user experience across technologies, cultures, and geographies while also using the power of cloud-based computing, robust encryption, and data intelligence to make the world more secure,” Haniel Lynn, CEO of Kastle Systems.
Being a leader in the security space for more than 45 years, Kastle Systems has helped establish the industry standard for Physical Logical Access Interoperability (PLAI) by recognizing the potential of open platforms in allowing interoperability. PLAI is a unified and open solution for cross-platform interoperability spanning physical access control, logical access control, and identity management. Today, property owners seek to harness the power of technology to empower residents or tenants to track and manage their visitors, delivery, and amenity usage. In tune to the evolving access control landscape, in 2015, the company launched KastlePresence, an intuitive mobile device-based, and Bluetooth-enabled security solution.
Our Kastle SDK allows them to plug-in a Kastle Access Control solution into their pre-existing platform to add one more benefit to the resident or tenant experience menu
Recently, the company has embedded that functionality into a software development kit (SDK) that allows it to engage with third-party ‘property experience platforms’ to augment their access control function. These providers offer simple apps that enable residents or tenants to manage daily activities such as rent payments, package deliveries, maintenance requests, or pre-authorized visitor access from their smartphone. “Our Kastle SDK allows them to plug-in a Kastle Access Control solution into their pre-existing platform to add one more benefit to the resident or tenant experience menu,” briefs Lynn.
With such a unique offering and mission to serve clients in the best possible way, Kastle Systems has etched a niche in this space, offering comprehensive security solutions across 10,000s of premier sites worldwide. In one instance, a law firm with multiple offices in different cities lacked consistency within the security continuum owing to siloed security systems with different processes, vendors, and sets of credentials. Their staff also faced problems while traveling between multiple offices. Engaging with the client, Kastle Systems standardized, integrated, and enhanced their physical security and ensured a single access credential for multiple offices. The company provided a cloud-based video surveillance solution to ensure robust security. In a nutshell, providing support from system design to maintenance and timely upgrades, Kastle Systems’ expert team allowed the client to concentrate more on the core business.
Driven by such unparalleled instances of customer success, Kastle Systems aims to grow by leveraging open-standards interoperability to serve more enterprise businesses with multi-location operations. Also, it will continue to partner with smart property management platforms and has specific plans to amplify its presence in the new markets of Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, and Austin. “We measure our teams on finding new ways to better serve customers and believe it to be the foundation to our success in the marketplace. Providing proper support from the beginning to the end, we work as their partner,” concludes Mohammad Soleimani, CTO, Kastle Systems.