Tech Overview Part I: CloudCommand’s Device Agent

Our CloudCommand Agent (Agent) is responsible for CloudCommand’s the secure and reliable connectivity to the cloud and its “plug and connect” service.  This allows for zero-touch deployment of devices in the field.

The Agent is seamlessly updated from the cloud either automatically or the click of a mouse.  This provides each controlled device with incremental functionality without requiring firmware upgrades and allows OEM/ODMs to dynamically offer different levels of functionality and price for the same hardware.  It also opens the possibility of third-party developers seamless integrating new functionality into CloudCommand-controlled devices.  Applications can include Hotspot services for Wi-Fi, online backup for NAS, content filtering for routers/gateways or active alerting for security cameras.

Architected to be incredibly simple to integrate into devices via a flexible layer of scripts, the Agent leverages patented technology developed at PARC, a XEROX company, to ensure to ensure a superior level of control reliability and communication security. Embedded security certification guarantees that all the management and control traffic to and from the VMC is encrypted.

Additional features and benefits:

  • Device agnostic: It connects to the cloud any type of networking device.
  • Integrates easily: Partners can independently integrate it into their devices with minimal effort.
  • Dynamic: It adapts to the diverse feature sets of different devices.
  • Small footprint: It accomplishes all its connectivity, security and access control duties while requiring only a few hundred kilobytes of memory.
  • Self-updating: It automatically updates into deployed devices without requiring firmware upgrades as new features become available.


(Next Pillar: CloudCommand’s Communication Protocol)

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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