Upgrade access control systems with a completely cable-free, even more cost-effective solution – Aperio® Offline
Upgrade access control systems with a completely cable-free, even more cost-effective solution – Aperio® Offline

Aperio® Offline access control doors now allow access control system manufacturers (OEMs) and system integrators to offer even more favourably priced solutions, thus creating a competitive advantage for themselves. All they need to do is integrate Aperio® components into their system, an easy task. Aperio® Offline is particularly suitable for doors which cannot be wired, are used very little or are a distance away from other doors. Very easy to install, an Aperio® Offline cylinder or escutcheon is mounted onto the door and then integrated into the access control system. Access authorisations are saved onto existing RFID user cards or transponders. Doors are all managed using the same access control system, whether they feature Aperio® Offline or Online. Users receive new or modified access authorisations from a central point. One special feature in Aperio® Offline is its status message capability used to indicate low battery status or a jammed lock and transmit other door signals to the access control system via the cards or transponders. This allows system maintenance to rectify faults or replace batteries within a short space of time. Lost user cards and transponders can be cancelled by placing them on a blacklist or become automatically invalid after a specific period of time. Able to support up to 16 time schedules, Aperio® Offline also offers a permanently open mode (office mode) and door status change (toggle mode). For customers or end-users, the greatest advantage lies in the fact that they can now choose the right access control system for every door scenario. Regardless of whether the door is Aperio® Online or Offline, both can be administered using the same access control system.  Aperio® Offline cylinders or escutcheons can also be easily used for Aperio® Online if operators wish to integrate a door into an online system at a later date. In such a case, the door is incorporated into the access control system via a wireless communications hub, thus providing a favourably priced, non-wired, online solution.

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ASSA ABLOY Aperio®: Increase your data centre security with cost-effective access
ASSA ABLOY Aperio®: Increase your data centre security with cost-effective access

Who is accessing your company’s most sensitive data? Where? When? And if someone without authorisation did, how would you know? Some of the world’s best-known companies have succumbed to data breaches that proved expensive in terms of both cost and reputation. The focus is usually on a digital attack. Passwords and anti-hacking procedures come under scrutiny, particularly in a world where so much of our information lives in the cloud. However, there is another way that company data can fall into unauthorised hands: someone could walk right up to your server and access it physically, with equally disruptive results. Shared data centres The risks increase when companies use shared data centres, or ”colocation”, which has become an increasingly popular option. According to 451 Research KnowledgeBase, the global colocation market could grow from $23 billion in 2014 to $37 billion by 2017. All our “big data” has to go somewhere and shared data centres provide a cost-effective solution, even for information of the most sensitive kind. Of course, data centres have stringent security procedures, but is it wise to fully entrust your valuable data -sensitive customer information- to a third party? Can you be certain that a third party’s security procedures meet your legal compliance commitments, to the European Data Protection Directive, the Sarbanes–Oxley Act, the PCI Data Security Standard and other personal and commercial data protection regulations? Further, do you even know who you share server space with? It could be a direct competitor. Disruption of physical security and potential breach as a result may not even be deliberate or malicious. Server rooms have a steady flow of authorised traffic: cleaners, maintenance staff, repair technicians and more. Unfortunately, accidents happen. Data centre security management For these reasons, data centre security management needs to be high on any company’s agenda, as high as cyber-security. In an interview with datacenterknowledge.com, Jason Cook, CTO of BT Americas, suggested: “Physical security is still one of the easiest ways to get access to data. With all of the sophistication in current technology, what’s the point, if someone can walk in and open the door?” IBM estimates the average cost of a single data breach at $3.79 million. Fortunately, technologies that can help secure servers—even in colocation data centres—cost a lot less than that. A high-security mechanical lock might seem like a solution, but a mechanical system can be expensive to run, due to the costs of secure key management and replacement when keys go missing. Once issued, there’s no way to change a physical key’s user rights. A mechanical-key audit trail- who had access to your servers, when, for how long- will probably not be enough to conduct a proper investigation in the event of any type of breach. Even high-security perimeter doors and CCTV-powered server room security will not suffice, if your server rack has an old-fashioned mechanical lock. Server cabinet locks are the last line of defence against a physical breach, yet mechanical keys are still a common sight in data centres. This is becoming increasingly unsatisfactory, especially when that server could hold the key to your business success. KS100 Server Cabinet Lock One solution is ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio® KS100 Server Cabinet Lock. The KS100 adds real-time access control capabilities to a server cabinet, drawer or rack. It brings server racks into an existing third-party access control system, without breaking the bank. KS100 electronic locks work with smartcards using all standard RFID technologies, including iCLASS® from HID, Seos™, MIFARE® and DESFire. Installation is quick and easy, with power via a Power over Ethernet (PoE) connection. Once installed, KS100 locks integrate with your access control system and communicate wirelessly through an Aperio® Communication Hub. With online integration, when any of your smart credentials is presented to the lock, access decisions are communicated from and recorded by the system wirelessly. With Aperio®, lost cabinet keys no longer compromise server security: smart credentials are simply de-authorised and a valid replacement can be quickly re-issued. The current status of any lock can be revealed with the click of a mouse. Generating detailed audit trails is straightforward, making the KS100 invaluable for incident investigation. With Aperio® server cabinet locks, businesses have the freedom to manage access to their own equipment and data, even in colocation data centres. Do you know exactly who last had access to your servers, and when? Install Aperio® and next time your data manager asks, the answer is yes. Key facts The data centre colocation market could be worth $37 billion by 2017 Companies have a legal requirement to protect sensitive customer data, under the European Data Protection Directive and other regulations Investigating any breach properly requires detailed audit trails, which mechanical keys cannot provide An Aperio® KS100 Server Cabinet Lock can integrate with an installed access control system, boosting security wirelessly and adding full audit trail capabilities to server space, even in shared data centres For more on how Aperio® can secure a data centre, see www.assaabloy.co.uk/securedata.

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