Quantum Secure reveals enhancements to SAFE Software, secure mobile apps
Quantum Secure announced plans to enhance its SAFE Software Suite by incorporating a simpler, faster reporting engine. The enhancements will provide security management along with the insights needed to make better business security decisions, while new out-of-box templates will automate a wide range of security operations.
SAFE’s new reporting engine also promises to deliver deeper insights by monitoring security activity, assessing risk, measuring customer satisfaction and tracking key security indicators. To better enable automated security operations, Quantum Secure has also added a number of out-of-box templates for security operations that include email templates, business rules and policies, badge templates and kiosk design templates.
Also included in the SAFE overhaul are updates to the software, including newly enhanced contractor and tenant management modules for the software suite. The SAFE enhancements deliver greater flexibility to the user, enabling employers to manage identities across multiple contracts with multiple individuals associated to each contract. Users can issue CIV credentials, which function like government PIV credentials, to further bolster security.
Quantum Secure’s SAFE Software Suite provides policy-based on/off-boarding of identities and physical access levels across multiple security systems. All SAFE for Mobile apps are available on iOS, Android and Windows platforms.
HID Global expands iCLASS SE platform, adds credential encoding solution
HID Global has revealed its new iCLASS SE Encoder, a desktop solution and developer toolkit (DTK) that enables organizations to encode and instantly issue cards from a single device.
The multi-technology encoder is designed to make it simpler for customers to migrate from current technologies to HID’s more secure and advanced iCLASS SE control platform. The solution affords organizations the convenience of encoding a wide range of current and future technologies, with the option for users to create and manage keys as well as configure readers locally or through HID’s SE Elite program.
Highlights of the iCLASS expansion include:
- The iCLASS SE Encoder is offered as a desktop solution for organizations to encode and instantly issue cards with current and future credential technologies, using a single device.
- The encoder enables easy migration to the security, adaptability and portability of the iCLASS SE platform.
- Solution provides the ultimate in flexibility by allowing customers to create and manage their own keys or use HID Global’s iCLASS and SE Elite program.
Morpho unveils new biometric access and time terminal
Biometric vendor Morpho (Safran) has announced the launch of its new MorphoAccess SIGMA Series of fingerprint identification terminals.
Tailored for access control, time and attendance applications, the MorphoAccess SIGMA Series is the result of Morpho’s acquisition of L-1 Identity Solution’s Bioscrypt division. The SIGMA Series blends features from each company to create both indoor and outdoor fingerprint models. The devices themselves fit seamlessly into the existing infrastructure of legacy Bioscrypt and Morpho systems as well as new implementations.
The new SIGMA Series fingerprint readers include touch screen and videophone functions, providing a tablet-like experience that supports a wide range of applications, customization and user interaction.
ImageWare Systems awarded 20-state federal pilot for iris recognition
ImageWare has announced that it has been awarded a contract for its software and services in support of a paid Federal pilot to implement its iris recognition solutions throughout 20 state and local law enforcement agencies.
Acting as a subcontractor to Iris ID, ImageWare will provide its QuickCapture application to public safety agencies as part of the one-year iris recognition pilot. QuickCapture will be used to manage multiple types of Electronic Biometric Transmission Specification transactions including enrollment, identity verification and investigative searches.
During the lifespan of the pilot, ImageWare’s iris solution will be used and examined by the 20 agencies to evaluate the effectiveness of iris recognition in correctional facilities. Under the terms of the pilot contract, ImageWare will deliver its QuickCapture application during Q4 of 2013.
Datacard Group, Identificación Plástica name best practices in seminar
Datacard Group, and Identificación Plástica S.A., an Enterprise Solutions Provider (ESP) for Datacard Group have successfully completed their “Best Practices for Secure Identification” seminar held in Bogota, Colombia.
The seminar included attendees from a number of government agencies in Colombia, providing the participants with an overview of trends, technologies and best practices related to eID programs, credential lifecycle management and secure document design and issuance.
Also included in the session, was an expert panel that presented proprietary global market intelligence, best practices for identity life cycle management, case studies and interactive workshops that featured exercises based on Datacard’s ‘Quality, Durability, Security and Cost’ (QSDC) methodology to help attendees understand the relationships and trade-offs between critical aspects of any identity credential program.
Latin American smart card shipments to eclipse 1 billion unit mark in 2015
ABI Research has once again peered into its crystal ball, revealing that total smart card shipments in the Latin American region will increase from 752 million in 2013 to the 1 billion mark in 2015 en route to 1.15 billion in 2018.
ABI explains that the smart card market in Latin America is one that is seeing an increased number of large scale deployments come to fruition. Areas that are seeing particular growth in the region are the payment card markets where EMV is beginning to take hold in the region, and the government ID market being driven by high-end national ID deployments and a migration to e-passports.
These findings are part of ABI Research’s larger “Smart Cards in Latin America” report, found here.