AGORA is a multi-component content services platform designed to implement enterprise solutions of any complexity and developed on the basis of a number of open-source platforms, libraries, and applications.
When designing solutions on the AGORA platform, modern approaches are taken into account for the implementation of corporate applications of any difficulty and ensuring increased requirements for their productivity, fault tolerance, and scaling.
The architecture of each solution is designed on the basis of the general scheme of AGORA components and consists of elements that are necessary to meet the needs of the organization. This approach ensures the most efficient use of the organization’s resources during the operation of the developed solution.
Each AGORA component has its own architecture and approach to its implementation. All of them are united by the main component – the UnityBase module, which is responsible for the fast intercomponent interaction of the solution.
General Scheme of Components:
AGORA is implemented using standard approaches to developing enterprise solutions’ server and client sides.
Application development uses open-source technologies. This approach allows us to implement solutions in accordance with modern trends in the field of IT while solving complex technological problems. Open-source technologies allow an organization or company to save resources on maintaining and developing implemented solutions based on AGORA and are one of the factors that ensure a high ROI of projects in which the solution is involved.
AGORA supports multilingual user interfaces and provides a single workspace for users from different countries and regions.
Scaling and Fault Safety
The high level of performance and fault tolerance of the AGORA-based solution is provided by a combined approach where each platform component has its own implementation of uninterrupted operation. For example, using the principle of horizontal scaling for CMS.
AGORA provides a high level of data transmission and storage security, observing all the requirements for the protection and confidentiality of information at different levels of user interaction with the platform.
Access & Network Level
AGORA ensures top-level data security with encryption, password protection, and real-time network monitoring. We use advanced technologies like HTTPS (TLS 1.2), TCP/IP, and others to secure data transmission. The system also includes firewall systems, SIEM, IPS/IDS, and traffic filtering to detect and prevent unauthorized access.
- Real-time network monitoring
- Traffic filtering
- Password encryption
- Access and performance
- Connection filtering
AGORA app-level security features include password protection and a role model to restrict user access. With access rights and an audit log, we provide transparency and accountability for user data.
- Secure authentication
- Protected password
- Role model
- Access rights
- Audit log
All processes of implementation of functional modules of the platform are carried out in strict accordance with the best world practices used in Softengi. This is evidenced by the certification of Softengi according to the international standard ISO 9001 and the international standard of information security management ISO 27001.
Software development uses secure development practices based on the ASVS standard (OWASP project). All software components are penetration tested based on the OWASP Testing Guide.
The platform supports REST API and OData, OAuth2 and LDAP protocols. AGORA provides the ability to set up integrations with external systems and applications using:
(extraction of third-party websites from the business process)
(requests to third-party sites)
(adding new features)
LicensingApache 2.0 License
The AGORA platform is built on open-source principles, and the primary license for distributing solutions is the Apache 2.0 open-source license, allowing free use and modification.
However, a commercial license may be necessary to meet specific customer requirements, such as using components with paid licenses. The commercial license provides greater flexibility and access to premium features, services, and support while retaining the benefits of the open-source license.
In summary, the AGORA platform offers customers the flexibility to choose the licensing model that best suits their needs, whether it be the Apache 2.0 open-source or commercial licenses.