Efficient, cost-effective solutions for security systems that must not fail

The constant threat of security breaches means it is crucial for critical physical security systems to be continuously available and effective around the clock. The consequential losses are often far greater than any immediate financial loss when access control, building management, fire, intruder alarm, perimeter protection, PSIM and video management suffer downtime.

Our implementation of everRun software has provided a very stable system. It has kept critical systems fully functional when other solutions would have failed

Rick Pearson Departmental Systems Administrator McCarran International Airport

Continuous availability without the complexity

If you are responsible for electronic security and related systems you understand the pressure that comes with ensuring 24x7x365 operation. Platforms which provide continuous availability are becoming an absolute requirement. With tight budgets, it is essential to ensure that obtaining continuous availability requires no application modifications, integrates seamlessly with mainstream, off-the-shelf hardware and software systems, increases the flexibility of your options for future enhancements, and provides you with automatic monitoring and diagnosis of your security solution, so you can head of potential problems before they occur. And let’s not forget instant access to experts to address your concerns.

Leaders choose the Stratus ‘always-on’ advantage

Status is the proven choice for leading companies such as Tyco Integrated Security, Johnson Controls and Rapiscan Systems. Our cost effective solutions deliver continuous availability without the complexity of other solutions.

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Securing PreLogin Internal Commands

Paul Green and I were discussing a new command he’s working on called check_module_security. The subject of unnecessary commands available at the login prompt came up. Jon Schmidt of Transaction Design recommends in an article about Lo...

Prevent Unplanned Downtime

A Host-based Firewall for VOS

When people think of IPsec they think of data encryption but it can also be used to drop packets or allow them without any encryption.

SSH keys: DSA versus RSA

On occasion, when explaining how to set up SSH's public key authentication system, I am asked which is better, RSA or DSA keys.

Building Security Systems

The Path to Smarter Buildings

The buildings we sit in or public spaces we visit (like airports) today are getting smarter all the time. A simple case in point is the lights that automatically turn on when you enter your office. A more advanced example is when your ba...

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Understanding Your Security System Availability Options

As building automation and security systems become increasingly reliant on server technology, ensuring the availability—or uptime—of the applications running on those servers is absolutely critical. But how much availability is “go...

Virtualization

Gerald Ford International Airport

Nearly 6,000 travelers pass through Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan each day. In 2011 the airport broke its record for passengers, with 2,275,033 total, making Gerald...

Virtualization

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

More passengers travel through Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport than any other on the planet. Not only has Hartsfield-Jackson been number one in passengers for many years, but has also become...

Virtualization

Northwestern University

Northwestern University, a renowned institution of higher learning, is recognized both nation- ally and internationally for its educational programs and pioneering research. The University enrolls about 8,000 full-time undergraduates, 8,...

Virtualization

McCarran International Airport case study

Located in Paradise, Nevada, McCarran International Airport is the primary commercial airport serving the Las Vegas Valley. Dedicated to providing excellence in customer service, airport facilities, and security, McCarran is...

Server Virtualization

Building security

Server downtime is an issue that many organizations struggle with. But when it comes to building security and automation systems, you simply can’t afford to risk any downtime. Naturally, a...

IIoT

Tyco case study video

Tyco Security Products is the world’s largest pure play security provider offering access control, video, intrusion, fire and life safety products, as well as a services division. Tyco works with...

Server Virtualization

Emergencies don’t come with a warning

This infographic contains key statistics from the 2015 Building Security and Automation Survey and Continuity Software: 2014 Service Availability Benchmark. It poses the question “Are your building security and automation...

Server Virtualization

Building security always-on

This infographic contains details the top concerns, costs, consequences and best-in-class availability statistics for automation systems & building security.

Virtualization

Wanlian Securities

Incorporated in 2001 upon approval of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), Wanlian Securities Co., Ltd. is a wholly state-owned company funded by powerful state-owned asset management companies and investment...

Availability

Taking the complexity out of availability

The constant threat of terrorist attacks and the increasingly sophisticated activities of organized criminals has meant that more than ever it is crucial for high security and mission critical security...

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Building Security Systems Lock Down Continuous System Uptime

Moviegoers know the danger of a tiny interruption in a building security system. In Oceans 11—and other fictional heists—just a brief flicker on the security center's video monitor tells the audience that thieves have infiltrated the...

A (very) simple log server for VOS

The OpenVOS architecture makes use of several independent systems; the NIO for X25 communication, the fiber channel disk array controllers, UPS for power, the RSN Internet Console Server for RSN over IP and the maintenance network Ethern...