Cerento Selects Teleporte Keyless Access Control to Centralize Access Management

WATERLOO, ONTARIO, June 1, 2022 – Cerento Inc., an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) Company headquartered in Riverton, WY, has selected Sera4’s Teleporte keyless platform to provide centralized management for site access and security.

Cerento designs, installs and maintains a variety of customer fixed wireless, microwave and fiber optic networks across the US. Part of Cerento’s core offering is a network management service, which monitors and maintains client networks ensuring reliable service around the clock.

Site and service maintenance often requires immediate physical access. Before adopting Teleporte, Cerento customers struggled with site access and security.   Access codes were lost, locks were being cut and delays were caused by access issues to critical network infrastructure.

Teleporte keyless access has resolved those persistent issues. Sera4 armored keyless padlocks were installed at all critical access points. These are easily reassigned from one point to another as requirements demand. Without having to coordinate physical keys to enter sites, Cerento freed up more time to work on other projects and issues.

“The Sera4 Teleporte access control solution has streamlined our site security and access.  We have been able to easily and cost effectively adapt our existing locks with the Sera4 locks and onboarding the new systems into Teleporte is easy and quick!” says Kim Kobbe, President of Cerento. “We were up and running with it in no time.”

With the access problems addressed, Kobbe described how Cerento found added value in not having to rekey locks anymore. Cerento has also been able to optimize their operations further based on profiled access data collected over time.

Sera4 protects critical infrastructure in remote places around the globe. Teleporte, Sera4’s keyless platform for physical access control, is both easy to use and highly secure. Operating across four continents, Sera4 provides security and identity control for some of the world’s largest service providers.

“It is a privilege to work with and support Cerento’s organization with Teleporte keyless access,” says Eric Corej, VP of Global Sales at Sera4. “We are designed for telecom infrastructure service for harsh locations and for harsh climates, which meets the requirements for Cerento’s applications. It means a lot to us to create real value as we solve problems in the broadband space.”

For more information about Sera4 access control solutions or to learn about partnering with Sera4, please visit https://www.sera4.com

New Icons in the Teleporte Mobile App

We’ve always considered the padlock icon in our app to be generic. It can represent all types of lock, and is meant to show the open/closed or locked/unlocked status visually.

With Teleporte Mobile App 6.2 and above, we are introducing new icons that match certain types of known lock. Our own AP3 armored padlock is the first of the new icons that customers are likely to notice. The old generic padlock icons will continue to represent unidentified lock types.

This is a cosmetic update that we hope can bring moments of charm to our users experience.

Introducing Access Manager

Teleporte makes it easy to grant physical site access to almost anybody at almost any time. Our customers issue digital keys all day long. Contrast this to setting up a Teleporte physical access control network for the first time, or adding new locks. That’s something that only happens rarely.

We recognize that a secure system is one where the user rights are in line with the job requirements. That’s why we are introducing Access Manager with Teleporte 3.15. Access Manager is a new profile created for our customers. Like a Teleporte Admin, Access Manager has all the power to grant and revoke keys and deal with any issues that might arise on the network. Unlike a Teleporte Admin, Access Manager can’t modify the locks setup in the system, or modify users, or other setup activity.

Closed circle for Access Manager; Closed and Open for Administrator

Customers who outsource their NOC manager roles will really appreciate this new role. The contractors will be able to do their jobs effectively without risk that they do things that might cause harm.

All customers will be seamlessly updated to 3.15 in May 2022. Customers should email [email protected] if they would like advice on migrating some existing Teleporte Admin accounts to the new Access Manager profile. Anyone else should contact us to learn more about what Teleporte can do for you.

Sera4 Joins ALAS

La Asociación Latinoamericana de Seguridad ALAS, es el grupo de empresas líderes en la industria de la seguridad con alcance en Latinoamérica y El Caribe; en esta asociación convergen Fabricantes, Distribuidores, Integradores, Proveedores de Servicios, Profesionales de la Industria y Clientes Finales.

Ser parte de este exclusivo grupo de compañías nos permitirá aportar al crecimiento y mejora de las prácticas empresariales en aspectos de seguridad y mantenernos actualizados de las necesidades y nuevas oportunidades en el mercado. 

Con una base de datos de más de 70.000 inscritos, un alcance regional y socios estratégicos, podremos posicionarnos como la marca líder en el control de acceso sin llave y participar de la especialización y el crecimiento de la industria de la seguridad en todo Latinoamérica.

Sera4 is now proud to be a Plus member of the ALAS community.

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Sera4 is, first and foremost, an information security company. Earlier this year, we achieved ISO 27001 certification to demonstrate our commitment to cybersecurity. That project involved adapting all our company processes to match cyber-secure best practices. But we didn’t stop there.

We’ve also recognized the need for cyber-certified personnel to ensure we have the necessary expertise on staff. We’re proud to announce that we now have a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) on our team at Sera4.

What does CEH mean and do for our organization?

Ethical hackers (or white-hats) focus heavily on the hackers perspective. In the cyber world, we have primarily those who hack people (called the red team) and those who defend and fortify against them (called the blue team). The blue team learns both the toolsets and the perspectives of hackers and learn and constantly apply blue team logic to red team activities. Ethical hackers are blue team. They spend time actively doing reconnaissance activities, learning about new ways to break into a system, and then put up barriers to defend against them.

Ethical hackers certifications are another way that Sera4 continues to raise the bar on security and defence. When combined with penetration testing, this approach provides the best overall end-to-end security. We’re actively staying ahead of the pervasive threats that are becoming more common every day.

To learn more about CEH and understand why it should be a requirement for any connected service today, contact us.