Lenel OnGuard System Approved for US Federal Government Use

Lenel’s OnGuard 7.4 works on multiple devices
Lenel’s OnGuard

Lenel, has received U.S. federal government approval for its new LNL-4420 intelligent system controller with embedded authentication.

Following rigorous security vulnerability and interoperability testing for Federal Identity, Credentialing and Access Management (FICAM) solutions program, Lenel’s LNL-4420 controller has been included on the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Approved Product List (APL).

FICAM is a set of security disciplines designed to ensure federal systems and facilities are used by the right person, at the right time, for the right reason.

Lenel, in partnership with HID Global, a 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Winner, now offers its OnGuard version 7.3 security management platform with a suite of products using HID pivCLASS® software.

The LNL-4420 includes an HID authentication code to support up to eight HID pivCLASS card readers.

HID pivCLASS Card Readers
HID pivCLASS Card Readers

OnGuard version 7.3 has also been enhanced to directly register federal agency credentials using HID’s software development kit.

This enhancement streamlines the enrollment and validation process while reducing the need for applications outside of OnGuard software.

Ryan Kaltenbaugh, VP, federal government solutions, Lenel
Ryan Kaltenbaugh, VP, federal government solutions, Lenel

“Lenel is committed to helping secure the federal government segment,” said Ryan Kaltenbaugh, vice president, federal government solutions, Lenel.

“Our new GSA-approved listing provides more options to government end users looking for FICAM-compliant solutions. In partnership with HID Global, Lenel continues to innovate with open hardware platforms and software solutions.”

Other existing Lenel products have been updated for the General Services Administration’s Approved Product List, and a complete list can be found at here.

OnGuard Goes Cloud and Browser-based with Version 7.4

Additionally, Lenel is introducing its OnGuard 7.4 security-management platform, which can be deployed in the cloud and accessed through a web browser on a mobile device or computer.

Lenel is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.

OnGuard version 7.4 combines ease of use, mobility and simple upgrades.

When deployed under an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model, this latest version can reduce or eliminate the need for onsite OnGuard server hardware along with the need for multiple software installations and updates.

Jeff Stanek, president, Lenel
Jeff Stanek, president, Lenel

“OnGuard version 7.4 provides more choices than ever as end-user demand for cloud deployment with desktop and mobile access to enterprise security continues to grow significantly,” said Jeff Stanek, president, Lenel.

“This version is the culmination of years of behind-the-scenes work to deliver a re-imagined OnGuard platform that is cloud deployable and can be used on a daily basis without client software installation.”

Two new OnGuard version 7.4 browser-based client applications make it easier for users to manage their systems.

OnGuard Monitor provides alarm-management capabilities and OnGuard Access Manager provides access-rights management to area managers.

Improvements to the OnGuard Credentials client and OnGuard Cardholder Self Service module further expand the range of OnGuard tasks that can be completed through a web browser, including the ability for anyone in the enterprise to schedule visitors or change their own PIN number.

Lenel Series 3 Door Controllers
Lenel Series 3 Door Controllers

New Lenel Series 3 door controllers support FICAM-approved authentication of FIPS-201 U.S. government credentials and encrypted communication to readers supporting the OSDP™ Secure Channel protocol and other authentication solutions.

FICAM is a set of security disciplines designed to ensure federal systems and facilities are being used by the right person, at the right time, for the right reason.

OnGuard version 7.4 also enables more than 1 million cardholder records on the LNL-4420 intelligent controller.

Lenel has also significantly extended wireless lock support in OnGuard version 7.4. In addition to supporting Schlage NDE/LE series of Bluetooth®-enabled locks, support for the Assa Abloy Aperio® technology has also been enhanced.

These enhancements reaffirm Lenel’s commitment to customer choice, while increasing OnGuard’s value in both wired and wireless access control.

HID Global Takes Gold in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

  • HID Global

    • Gold ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner
    • HID PIV (Personal Identity Verification)
    • Best Integrated Security Management Solution
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon

Over 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included:


  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission
  • State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Leaders in Private Security

Recognized for their Innovative Training and Education Programs, Outstanding Product Development Achievements and Exciting New Technologies to address the growing Homeland Security Threats our Nation is facing.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.

American Security Today will be holding the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon to honor Nominees, Finalists and Winner in November 2018, in New York City.

HID Global trusted identity solutions give people convenient access to physical and digital places and connect things that can be identified, verified and tracked digitally.

To see all the new features of OnGuard version 7.4 first-hand, and Lenel’s approved visit the Lenel booth #18019 at the 2018 ISC West trade show April 11 – 13 in Las Vegas.

HID global

For ‘ASTORS’ Sponsorship Opportunities and More Information on the AST 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com or call 732.233.8119 (mobile) or 646-450-6027 (office).