HID enables access with BLE, NFC
HID Global released the HID Mobile Access solution, which delivers a secure and convenient way to open doors and gates while introducing a simple secure identity management process.
The solution includes everything necessary for organizations to immediately begin using Bluetooth Smart and NFC-enabled smart phones and other mobile devices as an alternative to keys and smart cards in today’s BYOD mobility environment. The solution also makes it possible for users to unlock doors and open gates from a distance using the company’s patented “Twist and Go” gesture technology.
HID Mobile Access is used with the mobile-enabled iCLASS SE and/or multiCLASS SE readers, and includes Mobile IDs, HID Mobile Access Apps and access to the HID Secure Identity Services portal for managing users and issuing or revoking Mobile IDs. The mobile-enabled readers are also interoperable with 125 kHz HID Prox and high-frequency technologies including iCLASS Seos, iCLASS SE, standard iCLASS, MIFARE and MIFARE DESFire EV1.
HID Global has created an easy-to-use deployment and management experience with its HID Secure Identity Service portal. Administrators send users an invitation to download an HID Mobile Access App directly to their Bluetooth- or NFC-enabled phones. After download and registration of the App, Mobile IDs can be immediately issued, provisioned or revoked over the air. The portal was designed for administrator convenience and efficiency, and enables administrators to manage individual or a batch of users for speedy provisioning and ongoing management.
After the Mobile ID has been issued, the user can open a door or gate by either tapping their handset to a mobile-enabled reader or, using their Bluetooth connection and HID Global gesture technology, simply rotate the device to initiate the transaction as they drive or walk up to it.
The bundled HID Mobile Access solution is powered by Seos technology, which turns smart phones and other mobile devices into trusted credentials. Seos technology also preserves privacy by enabling Mobile IDs to be issued, delivered and revoked with end-to-end encryption as part of a transaction that protects personal identification data. With Seos technology, HID Mobile Access, enables the use of smart phones and other smart devices for future applications such as PC login, time and attendance and biometrics.
HID and Vodafone announced a pilot with Mobile ID last week.
Quantum Secure unveils cloud-based system, module for finance market
Quantum Secure’s new SAFE for Secure Cloud is designed to provide small and medium-sized business users with a cost-effective physical identity access management solution that can increase security across multiple business operations. As a Web-based solution for automating physical identity and access management processes, SAFE for Secure Cloud provides users with a means to deploy and manage architecture. SAFE for Secure Cloud also provides resellers with a new business development opportunity by using the Software as a Service business model.
SAFE for Secure Cloud solves complex physical identity access management challenges for small and medium-sized businesses with the ability to: on- board and off-board personnel; establish and implement role-based physical access assignments across single or multiple systems; support regulatory governance and compliance; and conduct audits and generate reports.
In addition SAFE for Secure Cloud integrates with human resources, contractor management, training, physical access control systems and other systems throughout the organization. Small and mid- sized companies can be up and running with SAFE for Secure Cloud rapidly without the added costs associated with specialized personnel and system administrators, and without dedicated software and servers.
Quantum Secure also unveiled a specialized application module for SAFE physical identity and access management with the introduction of SAFE for Finance. The software centralizes all company and identity information across systems and departments into one policy and privilege based view. The automated features in SAFE for Finance result in minimized risk, superior compliance and reporting and reduced operating costs.
SAFE for Finance is a policy-based solution that manages the entire lifecycle of physical identities and related processes such as on/off boarding, physical access management, and access reviews while providing a completely audit- ready environment for compliance and standards requirements. For instance, its built-in reporting wizards enables the use of pre-configured and ad hoc reports to help reduce audit failures and maintain compliance with SOX, BASEL II and GLBA to name a few.
Other SAFE for Finance features include the ability to: establish and implement role based physical access assignments across single or multiple systems; support regulatory governance and compliance standards such as BASEL II and GLBA; and enable area owners to electronically manage all processes.