Perillon’s products are hosted in a world-class SOC2 (formerly called SAS 70 Type II) certified data center. The software components are arranged in a logical series of multi-tiered clusters that are maintained by redundant hardware load-balancing appliances. In addition to providing load federation, the appliances are equipped with hardware-based acceleration and act as a certificate store for all Secure-Socket Layer (SSL/HTTPS) browser connections. The web farms, application server arrays, and redundant data systems are augmented by system monitors that provide real-time crucial performance and health-related information to the Perillon Network Operations group.
Security of your data is an obvious top priority for Perillon. Our hosting delivery includes critical protocols to meet this objective: ·
- Organizational Security
- Release Management
- Configuration Management
- Network Security
- Physical Security
SOC 2 Audit documentation is available for provisioning controls in the following categories:
- Control Objective 1: Control Environment
- Control Objective 2: Physical Security
- Control Objective 3: Facility and Environmental Protection
Two options exist for aggregating data from a client environment into the Perillon system: 1.) Spreadsheet Upload; 2.) Direct System Integration.
The Perillon system also supports direct spreadsheet uploads from client systems, such as a fleet management system tracking vehicle emissions, energy/resource sub-meters, or environmental lab data analysis results. Client users can upload spreadsheets themselves and validate data for subsequent reporting. Spreadsheet upload can be completed by daily client users by simply clicking the “upload” button in the Perillon Application and initiating a data validation sequence prior to database commitment. Data fields are clearly specified with data validation rules in place to ensure proper data import. With this data aggregation approach, data calculations can be completed and resulting information can be presented in various forms, such as dashboards, data review screens and reports.
Direct System Integration-- Perillon Workspace CDI Gateway:
The CDI Gateway is a web services based integration platform that is installed behind the client’s firewall. CDI (e.g. “Continuous Data Integration”) is a “pull” based approach that enables large volumes of client data to be automatically pulled from multiple heterogeneous sources into Perillon Workspace. Some examples of these sources include: continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS); production systems; or energy metering systems. The validation rules and transformation guidelines are established as part of the customer activation process and are translated into functional code by the Perillon CDI Gateway.
This Perillon CDI Gateway integration server is responsible for verifying, validating, and transforming data and ultimately transferring the data to the Perillon central database outside the firewall by way of a secured connection to the Perillon CDI Gateway SOA/Web Services array. Guaranteed delivery is facilitated through the use of system-level monitoring and notification services which are capable of delivering real-time system health information and transmission status metrics to the Perillon Network Operations and Integration groups. The system is compatible with myriad of customer data sources due to the adherence to a common protocol (SOAP), rather than being bound to a specific platform and can scale to accommodate a very large customer base with ease.
How It Works. Perillon CDI Gateway is a “data uploader” application that runs onsite at a customer location as a Microsoft Windows service on a dedicated server. Perillon CDI Gateway can be configured to collect, process, and transfer User Data from a client’s Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS) or other data collection system (DCS) to the centrally-hosted Perillon Workspace suite.
Perillon’s mobility technology enables the collection of data at the source in real time, connecting more users to the process of collecting operational data. Perillon’s “occasionally-connected” architecture model provides low-cost WiFi access or mobile phone access enabling data collection in or out of a hot zone. The data is then queued for upload to the network.
The mobile architecture is comprised of a smart device application written in the .NET compact framework, commonly referred to as a 'smart client.' The application is designed to subscribe to a service orientation approach when receiving and delivering data. This service-oriented architecture employs the Microsoft Web Services and Remote Data Access (RDA) over secure HTTP anc can facilitate out-of-network productivity by way of SQL Mobile database which can deliver complex query results to the end user as well as serve as a batch repository for field data collection activities.
Perillon is also ushering in the next generation of mobility, including support for iOS and Android. Mobility technology is changing rapidly. Perillon has always been in the forefront and eager to partner with our customers to help you navigate all the options and choose the best sustainable technology path.