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Johnson Controls has launched Tyco Software House iSTAR Ultra G2, a door controller designed for cyber resiliency, the makers say, providing customers with the building blocks needed for future expansion.

It’s for mid-size to large scale deployments in higher education, healthcare, government, data centres and factories, as a door controller supporting wired and wireless locksets, with memory capacity for the device to grow with customer needs. It can manage up to one million credentials for up to 32 doors. Features include dual GigE network ports using TLS 1.3 network authentication and cluster-based anti-passback.

Its hardware-based cyber security protection using Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) means that the iSTAR Ultra G2 offers confidentiality of code and data to help combat hackers. The TEE guards against cyber-attacks while the OSDP Secure Channel communication standard provides encrypted two-way communication between devices, including readers and controllers.

Rick Focke, director of Product Management, Enterprise Access Control, Security Products, at Johnson Controls said: “The addition of the iSTAR Ultra G2 expands our portfolio of door controllers to include one of the most expandable solutions available in the market. This device is an important solution for customers who need a highly scalable and cyber-resilient solution that serves as the heart of the access control system, connecting readers, sensors, software and locking devices.”

Onboard Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) authentication services means that the iSTAR Ultra G2 is self-contained, and does not require third-party devices for authentication thereby saving money and install time. Global and peer-to-peer anti-passback prevents consecutive entries from single access control cards to keep multiple people from using the same credential.

iSTAR Ultra has been built using the Johnson Controls ISASecure certified development process in accordance with the ISA/IEC 62443 control systems security standard and includes a back-up communication path in the event of a primary network failure to eliminate system downtime. The product uses the same form factor as other iSTAR door controllers, so it fits into control panel boxes.



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