Keep by Feenics November Update is Live!

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The latest update of our Keep by Feenics Access Control as a Service Cloud platform is live and in the cloud!

The Keep November Update features multi-area occupancy view capabilities and the ability to pre-define alarm acknowledgment comments. It also allows blank Mercury controllers to be added for pre-configuration.

Visit our Knowledge Base to review the November 2020 Update details. There you will find release notes, new articles, and an overview video highlighting all the new features.

Feenics Ranks No. 37 on Canadian Business Annual Growth List

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Ottawa, Can. – October 15, 2020 — Feenics, an Ottawa based provider of forward-thinking Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) solutions, today announced that Canadian Business has ranked Feenics No. 37 on the 32nd annual Growth List, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Produced by Canada’s premier business and current affairs media brands, the Growth List ranks Canadian businesses on five-year revenue growth.

“It’s always an incredible honor to be recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the country,” stated Sam Shalaby, Founder and CEO of Feenics, “I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again now, the dedication and hard work our extraordinary team puts forth each and every day to serve our customers is what makes these awards possible. I am very proud of our team!”

“As the market for cloud based security continues to evolve, Feenics will continue to lead the way in helping customers move their security technologies to the cloud,” added Mr. Shalaby, “the on-going adoption of our Keep By FeenicsTM Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) platform which helped make this most recent recognition possible will also continue to fuel our growth into the future.”

“The companies on the 2020 Growth List are really exceptional. Their stories are a masterclass in how to survive when the economy throws a curveball. Despite turbulence, the 2020 Growth List companies showed resilience, spirit and, most importantly, empathy and strong leadership,” says Susan Grimbly, Growth List Editor. “As we celebrate over 30 years of the Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies program, it’s encouraging to see that the heart of Canada’s entrepreneurial community beats strong, even in tough times.”

Growth List winners are profiled in a special print issue of Canadian Business published with Maclean’s magazine and online at CanadianBusiness.com and GrowthList.ca.

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Keep by Feenics October Update is Live!

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The latest update of our Keep by Feenics Access Control as a Service Cloud platform is live and in the cloud!

The October update features new floorplan functionality including the ability to highlight a floorplan object until its associated alarm is closed, as well as to always show the highest priority alarm for a floorplan object. In addition, a new Reader Modes Schedule report is available that shows the reader mode time changes and their associated schedule(s).

Visit our Knowledge Base to review the October 2020 Update details. There you will find release notes, new articles, and an overview video highlighting all the new features.

Feenics Ranked as one of the Fastest Growing Canadian Companies by Globe and Mail

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Ottawa, Can., September 25, 2020 — Feenics, an Ottawa based provider of forward-thinking Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) solutions, today announced that they have placed 231st on the 2020 Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies which ranks Canadian companies based on three-year revenue growth.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the country,” stated Sam Shalaby, Founder and CEO of Feenics, “the dedication and hard work our extraordinary team puts forth each and every day to serve our customers is what makes this ranking possible. I am very proud of what our team has accomplished!”

“We have known for quite some time that the market for cloud based security would continue to evolve as the world races to move more of its technologies to the cloud,” added Mr. Shalaby, “the rapid adoption of our Keep By FeenicsTM Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) platform has helped propel us to this most recent recognition and will continue to fuel our growth next year and beyond.”

Launched in 2019, the Canada’s Top Growing Companies editorial ranking aims to celebrate entrepreneurial achievement in Canada by identifying and amplifying the success of growth-minded, independent businesses.

“The stories of Canada’s Top Growing Companies are worth telling at any time but are especially relevant in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic,” says James Cowan, Editor of Report on Business magazine. “As businesses work to rebuild the economy, their resilience and innovation make for essential reading.”

“Any business leader seeking inspiration should look no further than the 400 businesses on this year’s Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies,” says Phillip Crawley, Publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail. “Their growth helps to make Canada a better place, and we are proud to bring their stories to our readers.”

The full list of 2020 winners, and accompanying editorial coverage, is published in the October issue of Report on Business magazine—out now—and online at tgam.ca/TopGrowing.

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Feenics Appoints Industry Veteran Dan Cosgrove as Midwest US Regional Sales Manager

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Ottawa, Can., September 16, 2020—Bringing wide-ranging physical security experience in both the system integrator and software manufacturing sales disciplines, Dan Cosgrove has been appointed Midwest US Regional Sales Manager for Feenics, Ottawa, Can.  Feenics will look to leverage Cosgrove’s 20+ years of end user and channel management experience, having held strategic sales positions at well-known companies including ADT, Red Hawk, Brivo, and most recently Open Options.

Feenics, maker of the award-winning Keep Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) software platform, will charge Cosgrove with implementing effective strategies to both support, and expand upon, the Keep installed base in the Midwest.  For Cosgrove, it’s the chance to get back into the cloud / access control as a service (ACaaS) space and promote of the superior advantages offered with the Keep by Feenics™ hosted access control platform.

“I’m totally stoked to be joining Feenics and can’t wait to start promoting the value of cloud-based physical access control systems,” said Dan Cosgrove. “We are going to see much greater demand for cloud-based solutions in our post-COVID world and I’m excited to be on that leading edge!”

Dan said he is also eager to help system integrators better understand how to leverage the recurring revenue model offered by Keep by Feenics’ ACaaS platform.

“Dan’s passion for Access Control as a Service and his intimate knowledge of the Midwest made him a perfect fit for Feenics,” said Paul DiPeso, Executive Vice President, Feenics. “his philosophies for how to best service end users as well as help provide a better financial model for system integrators will deliver a win-win scenario for all parts of our go to market model.”

Cosgrove’s territory includes the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, and Kansas.

Feenics has continued its steady upward growth and visibility, adding key management positions and was recently certified as an International Organization for Standardization ISO 9001:2015 company. In addition, the company was awarded a 2020 Platinum Govies Award from Security Today in the Access Control Software/Controllers category…

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Feenics Releases Keep by Feenics August Update

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Ottawa, Can. – August 18, 2020 — Feenics, an Ottawa based provider of forward-thinking Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) solutions, today announced the availability of the August 2020 update of its Keep by Feenics™ cloud-hosted access control platform.

The August 2020 update of Keep by Feenics features exciting new functionality, including support for single sign-on authentication and scheduled reports.

“We are thrilled that our latest update includes features highly desired by our customers,” explained Hanna Farah, Chief Technology Officer at Feenics, “The new single sign on capability allows our customers to streamline the user authentication process into Keep, reduces password fatigue, and provides a tighter integration with their backend IT systems. Combined with multi-factor authentication capability enabled through the customer’s backend IT security stack, a single sign-on approach offers a solid one-two punch in combating malicious cyber activity.”

“We’ve also added the ability to automate report generation and distribution,” Farah continued “scheduling reports streamlines administrative processes and as a bonus, managers will conveniently have reports automatically routed to their inboxes.”

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Feenics Appoints Veteran Industry Executive Jeff Ross as New Director of Global Marketing

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Ottawa, Can., July 29, 2020—Bringing extensive knowledge of physical security and cloud-hosted solutions to the position, Jeff Ross has been appointed Director of Global Marketing for Feenics, Ottawa, Can.  Feenics will tap the expertise of Ross, who has held senior product and marketing management positions at leading companies, including Lenel (UTC), ICx Technologies, RedCloud Security (Avigilon) and most recently Mavin Technologies.

Feenics, maker of the award-winning Keep Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) software platform, will look to Ross to lead Feenics’ global marketing efforts and build upon the company’s current momentum as a market innovator of secure, authenticated AWS cloud solutions. For Ross, it’s the opportunity to heighten industry awareness and recognition of the superior advantages of the Keep by Feenics™ hosted access control platform.

“I’m beyond stoked to be on board! This position is a great fit for me and I believe the timing is perfect. I began my journey in the industry as an intern at Lenel and everything I’ve learned in prior product management and marketing roles will serve me well in leading the marketing organization at Feenics,” said Jeff Ross. “I’ve known Sam Shalaby, our CEO, since my early days at Lenel and have always enjoyed working with him. It’s easy to get excited when you see the passion and values that Sam brings to the company, along with his vision for our products.”

“Early emphasis will be placed on amplifying and continuing to build out our brands. We’ll be creating campaigns that focus on our strengths to value-added resellers and system users, such as our application’s unprecedented flexibility and scalability. In parallel we’ll be designing and fortifying our communications strategy—getting in front of customers through a variety of traditional and digital channels. And we’ll complement these efforts by beefing up our product marketing content, further defining our social marketing strategy and exploring new lead generation avenues…all in the name of successfully reaching the growing global customer base of Keep.”

Ross said he is excited about the inherent benefits of the native, cloud-based Keep platform, as well as recent certifications like FICAM Compliance and GSA listing. “All these elements well position Feenics as a leader in this space today and moving forward.”

“While Jeff’s background and understanding of the security industry was important to Feenics, it was his passion about bridging the past with the future of access control to build a strategic value proposition for our customers that stood out most,” said Paul DiPeso, Executive Vice President, Feenics. “Our credibility was instantly elevated with the addition of Jeff.”…

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Feenics Launches New Academy

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Feenics is proud to announce the new Feenics Academy!

This new training platform will provide our customers with a better user experience and updated training content. Feenics will migrate existing users to the new platform over the next few weeks. Keep an eye on your email for the sign up link!

Reach our to your local RSM or send a note to our support team if you have any questions.