2015 was a notable year for Quantum Secure, culminating with the company becoming part of HID Global. Growth was seen in several sectors for us, led by the adoption of our SAFE software solutions in the finance and aviation markets, among others.
For the industry in general as it relates to Quantum Secure, predictive security became a more prevalent theme as organisations were tasked with not only providing more data but making sense of the data for use in improving security operations. Another transformation was seen with physical security teams who have recognised the need to show they are more a service centre than a cost centre.
Identify patterns and trends to anticipate incidents
As a pioneer in software solutions for managing identities, access compliance and provisioning access within physical security infrastructure, Quantum Secure was in a unique position to address these trends. Our software allows management to look at identities from both a physical and a logical perspective, how they interact across the organisation, and what steps/measures can be put in place to mitigate any potential threats or areas of risk.
Going forward, gathering data and data analysis will continue as a notable trend, enabling intelligent decision-making supported by science. In fact, organisations have only just begun to understand the importance of their data and how it can be used to create better outcomes. Information gathered from multiple data sources, systems and devices across a disparate security infrastructure can be processed and automated, and this analysis helps to identify statistical patterns and trends that can point to predictors for future incidents, enabling organisations to identify potential threats or business opportunities.
Security teams take on prominent organisational role
Also going forward security will continue as a critical component in the organisation. Physical security teams are taking on a more relevant business role within the organisation. Solutions such as our SAFE Software Suite for PIAM (Physical Identity and Access Management) provide these professionals with tools which can help reduce costs, reduce insider threat and enhance compliance. The technology has the potential to transform security departments into proactive enterprise resources.
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