Sequr, a cloud-based mobile access control trusted by customers such as UPS, announced Sequr Access Sync to automate perimeter security for modern buildings and offices. Sequr Access Sync intelligently connects organisations’ physical and cyber security systems to provide highly granular access management while easing administrators’ work.

Physical and cyber security have historically been handled separately using different tools. In the cyber arena, everything from the CEO’s email account to the customer database is protected by technology called identity and access management (IAM) software that’s used by practically every modern security-conscious organisation. IAM solutions enable highly automated enforcement of access rules for every user, a capability that Sequr Access Sync carries over into the real world to the physical facility.

Sequr Access Sync solution

Sequr Access Sync can connect to every organisation’s IAM deployment thanks to support for all IAM solutions on the market. From there, Sequr draws on the rich security information that an organisation’s IAM system contains about every person to intelligently determine how to manage their physical access.

Administrators can customise the physical perimeter’s automated behaviour using a powerful rules engine with set-it-and-forget-it capabilities.

Sequr Access Sync recognises individuals who require access to the facility or office right after their profile is created

Data-driven onboarding

Sequr Access Sync recognises individuals who require access to the facility or office right after their profile is created in the organisation’s IAM personnel database as part of the routine onboarding process. Then, Sequr pulls security data from the IAM system including the person’s job role, departmental affiliation, work location and more to determine how to best manage their access.

Automated access management

Administrators can define set-it-and-forget-it onboarding rules for assigning access. Rules can encompass specific doors, elevators and gates as well specific access schedules. For example, a company might create a rule to assign individuals access to the building entrance, parking lot gate and elevator from 9am to 5pm on work days. Sequr Access Sync can also assign every person access to their specific work area (e.g. if a person’s IAM profile shows they’re part of the marketing department, they would receive access to the marketing department’s door on top of their other credentials.).

 Powerful IAM integration

Using a facility’s predefined rules, Sequr Access Sync can automatically adapt the physical perimeter to security changes. For example, if a person is promoted from the marketing department to the executive suite, Sequr Access Sync will become aware of the change thanks to the IAM integration and update the access credentials on that person’s mobile device.

The Sequr-powered perimeter can intelligently adapt itself to security changes such if a person moves to a new role with expanded facility access

Responsive security access

The Sequr-powered perimeter can intelligently adapt itself to security changes such if a person moves to a new role with expanded facility access, a different work schedule, or even a different company facility. Access credentials that are no longer needed are immediately removed with no need for manual input. This prevents the build-up of unused credentials and thus avoids the security gaps that can form over time due to human oversights when deprovisioning must be done manually.

Physical & cloud-based security

Access control is a fundamental requirement for any organisation to achieve security compliance and to pass their regular security audits. Misplaced or stagnant employee access credentials can be dangerous”, said Sequr Chief Technology Officer Mishi Patel. “With Sequr, admins never have to worry about unauthorised access to the office. They can define granular access rules in the cloud that automatically keep the physical perimeter secure and in sync with the organisation.”

Sequr Access Sync is available immediately with support for all premier IAM solutions on the market including Google G Suite Directory, Microsoft Active Directory, Okta, OneLogin, Auth0, Bitium and Centrify. It expands Sequr’s already extensive lineup of advanced access management capabilities. Sequr provides real-time analytics for access monitoring, anti-passback to prevent the use of mobile credentials by unauthorised users, first-person-in and holiday access rules and more.

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