ActivCard, a California provider of identity access solutions, recently reached a joint distribution agreement with Lenel Systems to market physical and logical access products to government and industrial markets. The combined solution offers many benefits, including increased security and lower total cost of operation.
Corporations and Governments Increase Security and Convenience, Save Money, and Meet Regulations for Compliance
FREMONT, Calif. – ActivCard Corp., a global provider of identity assurance solutions for secure remote access, single sign-on, enterprise access cards, and multi-channel identification and verification, has announced a joint distribution agreement with Lenel Systems International, a global Total Security Knowledge Management Solution provider for government and industrial markets. Through this agreement, ActivCard and Lenel will jointly market a solution for physical access to facilities and logical access to networks.
The combined solution offers many benefits including increased security and lower total cost of operation. In addition, the ActivCard and Lenel solution will be a primary component for a corporation’s efforts to achieve compliance with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley as well as federal agencies and its contractors to comply with Homeland Security Presidential Directive Number 12 (HSPD12). HSPD12 is a directive from the US President requiring all federal government employees and contractors to have a trusted identity badge for both physical and logical access.
ActivCard Enterprise Access Card consolidates employee logical credentials onto a single, secure smart card providing a photo ID as well as a security device that enables secure Windows and network login, PC ‘locking’, secure remote access (VPN), secure email with digital signatures, and single sign-on to enterprise and desktop applications.
Lenel’s OnGuard ID CredentialCenter consolidates employee physical credentials, biometrics, and demographic information onto a single secure smart card, captures photo ID and prints the card. Lenel’s OnGuard platform offers seamlessly integrated access control, alarm monitoring, identity management, digital video, intrusion detection, asset management, card production, and visitor management.
The ActivCard Enterprise Access Card, integrated with Lenel OnGuard ID CredentialCenter, provides tremendous cost and security savings to corporations and governments agencies. The joint solution integrates the issuance and administration of cards and credentials for both physical and logical domains, and combines a photo ID, smart card and proximity card onto a single, easy to use device.
“ActivCard is excited to be working with Lenel, a recognized leader and innovator in security solutions adopted by forward thinking enterprises and government agencies across the globe,” said Ed MacBeth, senior vice president of global alliances at ActivCard. “Together, our companies offer real value to our combined customers and help them address their business and security needs of today.”
“Lenel has always been focused on providing technology and solutions to most effectively protect an organization’s people, property and assets,” said Rudy Prokupets, chief technology officer of Lenel Systems International. “By partnering with leading provider ActivCard, we can efficiently deliver this valuable solution globally, helping corporations and governments save time, money and resources.”
Lenel Systems International, Inc. is a global leader in the development and delivery of scalable, integrated systems for the commercial security market. Lenel’s unique vision – its Total Security Knowledge Management Solution(TM) – consists of seamlessly integrating synergistic technologies through open architecture. The company’s award-winning family of products, Lenel OnGuard(R), is a comprehensive yet ever-expanding suite of applications, encompassing access control, alarm monitoring, credential management, intrusion detection, asset tracking, digital video management, visitor management, remote administration, IT security, biometrics, mobile enterprise, and smart card functionality. With more than 10,000 system implementations in 75 countries, Lenel solutions have become the preferred choice of such security-conscious organizations as Cisco Systems, LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy and Newark Airports, Microsoft and the United States Navy. Lenel is headquartered in Rochester, New York, with sales and support coverage in all major world markets.
ActivCard is a global provider of identity assurance solutions that, when integrated into an identity management system, allow customers to issue, use and manage trusted digital identities. ActivCard’s solutions include secure remote access, single sign-on, enterprise access cards, and multi-channel identification and verification. Globally, over seven million users at corporations, government agencies, and financial institutions use ActivCard solutions to safely and efficiently interact electronically. Headquartered in Fremont, Calif., ActivCard has development centers in the US, France, and the United Kingdom and sales and service centers in more than nine countries. For more information, visit www.activcard.com.
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