Nedap Security Management has won a GIT Award in the D Access Control category for their high-end AEOS end-to-end security solution. This new end-to-end security solution is the first to offer digital protection for access control by unifying best practices from both IT and physical security.

On the 27th of September, Dr. Heiko Baumgartner, Chief Editor of GIT Security, handed out the award to Mr. Sieger Volkers, Managing Director of Nedap Security Management.

According to Sieger Volkers, this award proves that companies realise that they need to protect their access control system. Mr. Volkers said, “Nedap is the very first manufacturer to unify IT and physical security best practices into one end-to-end security solution. Thus far, IT principles of secure systems have not been applied to physical security systems. Consequently, physical access control systems are vulnerable to cyber-attacks.”

Optimal secure communication from card to server

In contrast to other manufacturers, Nedap offers a complete end-to-end security solution where both DESFire keys and digital certificates are stored in the Secure Access Module inside door controllers. This is unique in the market and ensures that all elements of the access control systems can be trusted and communication between all elements of the system is secured.

Consequently, high levels of protection against both physical and digital threats is achieved. It requires much more efforts for hackers to obtain DESFire keys. Moreover, strong authentication ensures that door controllers cannot be replaced by manipulated ones and it is impossible to connect alien devices to the network and send commands to door controllers.

Secure key updates

On top of that the combined storage of DESFire keys and digital certificates in the SAM enables instant recovery when keys have been compromised. Incidents will not go unnoticed and AEOS allows to securely update keys when they have been compromised without the need to physically attend each card reader.

Share with LinkedIn Share with Twitter Share with Facebook Share with Facebook
Download PDF version

Nedap Security Management case studies

ROCKWOOL chooses Nedap’s Global Client Programme to secure its offices and factories worldwide

Manufacturer ROCKWOOL International A.S. has chosen Nedap’s Global Client Programme to secure its offices and factories worldwide. AEOS, the physical security platform by Nedap, installed during the programme, enables ROCKWOOL to establish a truly global security policy and unified work processes. An advanced project rollout, the Global Client Programme is developed for large multinationals and offers several benefits, including standardisation across sites, shorter implementation times a...

Nedap’s AEOS installed at ING’s branch offices in Belgium

Security management in banking is a discipline unlike any other. Rather than integrating all security into one centralised system, some banks choose decentralised security for their branch offices. AEOS, a leading platform in integrated security, turns out to be just as effective when deployed decentrally. ”We were already using Nedap AEOS in our headquarters, as well as various regional offices. Then, in 2011, the security system used by our 800 branch offices in Belgium needed to be ext...

Nedap provides physical access control and long-range readers for vehicle identification at the AZ Zeno medical care

Technology company Nedap has provided physical access control and long-range readers for vehicle identification at the new AZ Zeno medical care centre in Knokke-Heist (Belgium). AZ Zeno, which opened in April 2018, consists of a hospital with rehabilitation centre, an outpatient clinic, auditoria, public event space and a heliport. Nedap Identification System and Nedap Security Management have worked together on this extensive project.    It is AZ Zeno’s highest priority to guar...