We are in the final of the GIT Security AWARD 2023

The voting for the GIT Security Award 2023 has started. We are pleased that our new product “Advanced Identity Manager” (AIM) has been nominated by a neutral jury in the category D “Access Control & Intruder Alarm”.

AIM is an innovative software platform for consolidated identity management which is being marketed internationally on a project-related basis by Advancis. Several independent access control systems from different manufacturers can be synchronised easily, securely and across locations using the Advanced Identity Manager. AIM acts as a superordinate “information broker” between the individual access control systems and thus enables cross-system data exchange.

With AIM, each employee ideally receives only one access control card (badge) and can use this to pass through all areas that have been activated for him, regardless of which access control system or location he or she has to verify himself against. AIM enables the continued use of existing access solutions without having to give up the advantages of standardised processes and central data maintenance.

The use of AIM and the associated harmonisation significantly reduces the management effort for initial administration and ongoing maintenance of user profiles and group rights in companies with a heterogeneous system landscape. The logical and physical identity of an employee, together with the relevant technical parameters of an access control card (badge), is synchronised via AIM across all connected systems and ensured anytime. Thanks to AIM’s cross-system information exchange, users only need to be administered at one point in the system network (e.g. initially as part of the IT administration in the Active Directory). This means that personal user/identity/ and group rights can be defined centrally according to the employee’s function or role and rolled out across multiple systems. Using standardised (PLAI) and proprietary interfaces, AIM enables connection to various access control systems. In addition, third-party systems such as HR tools and visitor management systems can also be connected. The persons managed here are automatically synchronised by AIM with the connected systems (access control system & active directories).

Currently, AIM is being marketed internationally by Advancis on a project basis. Please find more information about AIM here.

We need your vote to win the award! Please select AIM in category D – we appreciate your support.

WinGuard manual update: Software security and hardening

In general, security – according to the principle “Security by design” – has utmost priority for Advancis already during the product development of new WinGuard functions and interfaces. To support you even better concerning project requirements regarding software security, we have dedicated this topic in the WinGuard manual. In the chapters 11 and 11.6. you find helpful information about the existing security mechanisms in WinGuard as well as different possibilities to harden existing systems.

New System Partner Certificate for Nutz GmbH

For 40 years, the company Nutz GmbH based in Ampfing has been a full-service partner for electrical, data and security technology as well as building automation. To become a WinGuard System Partner and to realise customer projects as well as for offering related services, the regular participation in Advancis’ trainings is required. On the occasion of an individual WinGuard sales training in Ampfing, Stephan Sponer, Division Manager Security Technology Large Projects at Nutz, received the official system partner certificate from Kai Eckstein, Head of Sales Germany/Switzerland at Advancis.

We look forward to the further expansion of the committed collaboration with Nutz GmbH.

Interflex – New Premium Technology Partner

We are working in close partnership with an ever-growing community of technology partners around the world. Today we are pleased to welcome Interflex as a new Premium Technology Partner in the WinGuard community. Interflex Datensysteme GmbH offers holistic solutions for workforce management including time management and personnel scheduling as well as customized and innovative security solutions including access control, video surveillance, security control centers, and visitor management.

Samuel Wyss, Product Manager at Interflex, appreciates the long-term collaboration with Advancis: “We receive optimal support in realising security management requirements, as our access control system IF-6040 is fully integrated in the WinGuard platform.” David Teppe, Head of Strategic Alliances at Advancis, adds: “Access events from the IF-6040 system are transmitted to WinGuard in real time for further processing, vice versa commands such as door openings are transmitted from WinGuard to the access control system and automatically executed.”

 

New WinGuard System Partner in Finland

With more than 3,500 employees, Avarn Security based in Finland is a security partner for both corporate customers as well as public sector organisations. The mother company Avarn Security group with around 16,000 employees creates secure operational environments across the Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland). Avarn Security in Finland has now become an official WinGuard System Partner, distributing and implementing the vendor-neutral PSIM platform WinGuard from Advancis on the Finnish market.

“With regard to the ongoing development of new technologies, we can now offer system integration and security management at a whole new level. The cooperation with Advancis is a perfect addition to our scope of services”, says Mika Peippo, Business Director of Security Technology at Avarn Security.

Patrick Geldmacher, International Sales Manager at Advancis, states: “We are deeply happy to partner up with such a great company as Avarn for the Finish market. In view of the further expansion of our activities in the Scandinavian market, we look very much forward to jointly realise WinGuard projects.”

 

Advancis is innovative through research

Advancis has been awarded the “Innovative through Research 2022 / 2023” seal by the German association “Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft”. With this seal, the association honours research-based companies for their special commitment and the responsibility they assume for the state and society through their work. The “Stifterverband” awards the seal to research-based companies that participate in the biennial full survey on research and development of the German economy.

“We are very pleased about having been awarded this seal. Innovation and research are important components of our corporate philosophy. The award is proof of our role as an innovation driver in vendor-neutral security and building management”, states David Teppe, Head of Strategic Alliances at Advancis. With more than 2,000 realised installations worldwide, Advancis Software & Services GmbH headquartered in Langen near Frankfurt/Main is one of the market leaders in vendor-neutral Physical Security Information Management.

In addition to its own research and development work, Advancis is currently participating in the “SPELL” research project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. The abbreviation SPELL stands for “Semantic platform for intelligent decision-making and deployment support in control and situation centres”. The aim of this project is to use artificial intelligence to initiate emergency response, emergency aid and supply measures for the population more quickly and in line with the situation in case of crises (e.g. major incidents, pandemics, natural disasters or widespread power failures). “Within the scope of the SPELL project, we will be developing future-oriented solutions together with our project partners in the coming years. Our focus is on the integration, harmonisation and utilisation of sensor data from security and building management as well as communication and information technology”, explains David Teppe.

 

Siedle – New Premium Technology Partner

We are working in close partnership with an ever-growing community of technology partners around the world. Today we are pleased to welcome SIEDLE as a new Premium Technology Partner in the WinGuard community. Siedle is one of the leading manufacturers of door intercom systems and building communication technology in Germany and Europe.

”With the integration of our Access Professional system into the WinGuard PSIM platform from Advancis, we now offer our customers a complete range of solutions due to the combination of professional door and building communication with open PSIM“, states Markus Hummel (Product Manager Siedle). “We are very happy about the renowned new member of our WinGuard partner community”, affirms David Teppe, Head of Strategic Alliances at Advancis. „All relevant door communication functions from Siedle are seamlessly integrated into the WinGuard user interface. Receiving and accepting door calls, switching door openers as well as displaying status messages and direct integration of CCTV is possible. The added value for the user is obvious.“

Spica – New Premium Technology Partner

An excellent collaboration combined with best-of-breed technologies can make business partners achieve more than they could have on their own. A perfect example is the technology partnership between Spica and Advancis and the full integration of Spica’s access control system in WinGuard.

The open PSIM platform WinGuard supports the user in the control centre with dynamic workflows (SOPs) both in case of routine tasks and emergencies. Events can easily be processed as WinGuard automatically interacts with other connected technical systems such as CCTV, intrusion detection or building automation.

“With Door Cloud, Spica has been at the forefront of cloud access control technology for several years, offering a real multi-tenant service and true mobility with remote door opening and smartphone card replacement. We appreciate the collaboration with this highly-qualified Premium Technology Partner“, states Christian Jourdan, Strategic Alliances Manager at Advancis.

Advancis receives LenelS2 Factory Certification under LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program

Advancis Software & Services GmbH today announced that it has received LenelS2 factory certification and joined the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). WinGuard from Advancis interfaces with the OnGuard® access control system. The integration allows the LenelS2 OnGuard access control system to be managed directly from WinGuard equipped control rooms.

“Advancis has completed required factory testing at LenelS2 to validate the functionality of its interface to the OnGuard system. WinGuard (SOPs) augments the OnGuard systems situational awareness capabilities with more dynamic workflows so that the user has an enhanced ability to manage alarms and situations,” said John Marchioli, OAAP Product Management, LenelS2. “We look forward to their continued involvement in the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program.”

“We have now received LenelS2 factory certification for the seamless integration of the OnGuard access control system versions 7.6 and 8.0 into the open PSIM platform WinGuard which allows us to benefit from the LenelS2 OAAP program”, stated David Teppe, Head of Strategic Alliances at Advancis.

WinGuard from Advancis is an open PSIM platform that unifies control of disparate security, building management and communication systems via one single user interface. This includes video surveillance, fire alarm, access control, intrusion detection, perimeter protection, building automation, communication systems and much more.

WinGuard Sales Training 2022

Did you already know that Advancis offers a WinGuard Sales Training online (in German language)? The training consists of several different modules and helps to understand the project goals of customers, shows how to develop suitable solutions and what is important to finally win the contract.

There are three more upcoming training dates this year. More information on our website.