Gallagher is in the process of installing its Personal Identity Verification (PIV) solution at two undisclosed federal agencies inside the World Trade Center.
The agencies will be using PKI-based authentication. “Gallagher has been leveraging PKI in its devices for almost 20 years, reducing security vulnerabilities,” says Brandy Sloan, Federal Business Development manager for Gallagher.
Gallagher’s system performs PKI-based authentication without the need for additional encryption modules, “providing ease of installation, configuration, and maintenance,” Sloan says. “Additionally, the customers found the total cost of ownership of the Gallagher system provides great value and is extremely competitive.”
Gallagher is partnering with eVigilant Security Inc. for its FICAM compliant security installations. “The World Trade Center sites require end to end encryption that meets strict federal standards,” says Dave Einsig, vice president of Sales and Marketing for eVigilant.
Gallagher touts its PIV solution as the only enterprise-wide physical access control, integrated alarm, and perimeter security system from one single manufacturer on the GSA Approved Products List. “Secure authentication and encryption between all system components is standard with upgradeable field hardware, thus future proofing Gallagher hardware for any FIPS 201 standard changes and protecting the end user’s investment,” Sloan says. “Upgrading components is as simple as pushing out firmware updates, eliminating the need to physically touch each controller and/or reader.”
The new system should be up and running at the World Trade Center sites before the end of the year.