CBP taps Gallagher for access control
Gallagher has been chosen to assist the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to secure a terminal cross-border facility on the west coast. This new development will use the FIPS 201-2 compliant Gallagher PIV Solution, implementing access control with video surveillance through one management platform.
The PIV Solution’s unique capabilities enables PKI authentication and full certificate path validation at the door without the need for additional hardware modules, while also allowing for remote firmware updates to system devices over a RS-485 connection. This architecture also enables for a faster card read by eliminating the use of unsecure Wiegand communications protocol.
The Gallagher PIV Solution is listed on the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) PACS Approved Products List (PACS APL) for single and dual factor authentication solutions for procurement by the Federal government.
NEC awarded Las Vegas AFIS contract
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department announced a multi-year contract with NEC Corporation that will see the company’s Integra-ID 5 multi-modal solution deployed for law enforcement identity services.
Services offered by Integra-ID 5 include latent fingerprint processing including multi-algorithm encoding and fusion matching on NEC’s Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) platform. The solution supports numerous biometrics modalities, including fingerprint, palm print, face, iris, and voice.
In January, NEC revealed that two Californian counties, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, have selected its Integra-ID 5 product to upgrade their identification, biometrics and forensics capabilities.
Intercede launches TEE service
Intercede announced the launch of MyTAM, a service that enables organizations such as app developers, service providers, banks and media streaming companies to load apps into the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) built into chipsets in Android devices. The TEE protects applications and their associated content from malware, man-in-the-browser and other forms of software-based threats.
Apps loaded onto mobile devices may contain malware that can be used to expose sensitive data. However, by installing trusted apps directly into the TEE on Android devices, app providers can protect the data accessed by their apps from whatever else may be present on the handset.
MyTAM is a hosted cloud service that securely loads apps into the TEE. This provides security for applications that need to store personal data, enable financial transactions (including by bitcoin) or protect valuable content. Developers, their customers and valuable end user data all benefit from higher levels of security and trust.
The Trustonic TEE is present on many leading Android devices, including the latest Samsung and HTC handsets. Trustonic injects cryptographic keys at the point of device manufacture, meaning that approved applications can only execute in their own secured silos.