Alan Zeichick Pays PowerCloud a Visit. Appreciates What He Sees.

Alan Zeichick wears a lot of hats: editor of SD Times, analyst for Camden Associates, and he’s constantly behind the podium speaking before groups who can’t wait for his reports from the cutting edge.

Alan visited us here at PARC and was fascinated with our approach to security and how we’re creating amazing technology around our 10 patents.  Any tech review that leads with an existential musing is a must-read: “I’m having an identity crisis. Please feel free to join me.”

Alan provided some very kind words about CloudCommand:

Where Does Identity Live?

This thought occurred to me when meeting with PowerCloud, a Xerox PARC spinoff that’s building a cloud-based authentication system for small business networks. In effect, infrastructure devices like routers and switches are registered with the PowerCloud system, and are programmed to only allow authorized edge devices (laptops, desktops, smartphones, network printers) to connect to the LAN. It’s a clever system that not only improves network security but also simplifies network configuration…

About PowerCloud Systems
PowerCloud Systems is the leading online software platform provider for enabling Networking as a Service (NaaS). Its CloudCommand technology provides OEMs and service providers with the most powerful and cost-effective path for adding comprehensive cloud capabilities to their new and existing networking equipment. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., PowerCloud Systems is a spin-out from PARC that is funded by Qualcomm Ventures, Walden Venture Capital, Javelin Venture Partners and PARC. For more information, visit

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