Tyco Security Products, part of Johnson Controls, announced that its Innometriks Cheetah high assurance physical access reader has achieved UL 294 certification and the complete Innometriks Infinitas FICAM solution is now listed on the General Services Administration (GSA) Approved Product List (APL). These are two important designations for government agencies that need to deploy a secure and interoperable access control solution for high security areas.
Standards for Safety
UL is the gold standard worldwide for product safety certification and compliance solutions. UL has developed several thousand Standards for Safety, which are vital to ensuring public safety and improving quality of products and services. The UL 294 standard applies to the construction, performance, and operation of access control systems and equipment.
In addition, as part of the GSA APL, Innometriks’ Infinitas Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM) solution has met requirements to comply with FIPS-201 (Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 201) and has been certified as an end-to-end solution for Federal customers and suppliers.
Innometrik Cheetah access reader
Innometriks’ Cheetah high assurance physical access reader, which is now UL 294 certified, is revolutionary in the industry. Its advanced architecture allows seamless integration into existing PACS and network environments, while its unique design encourages phased PIV implementations. Cheetah paves the way for full FIPS-201 deployments, allowing customers to set authentication factors to match the threat. When elevated to a different security threat level, the reader changes to the corresponding authentication mode.
"We see this as part of our continuing effort to provide forward thinking high assurance solutions to our Federal clients"
Infinitas is a credential validation, registration and authentication suite that offers a turnkey approach to PIV, CAC, and TWIC card validation and registration of the three different personal identity cards that are being issued by the Federal Government and are HSPD-12 compliant. It is the first FICAM solution to embed the authentication module directly on the iSTAR Ultra rather than a separate, slower “bolt on” system. It offers a wide range of card and biometric authentication modes on a secure platform that can be used at remote enrollment stations or fixed locations.
High security requirements
"The Federal Government turns to us as a resource for proven products and solutions for many of their high security requirements," says John Cassise, Senior Product Manager, Tyco Security Products. “Achieving UL 294 certification and GSA APL listing for our Cheetah high assurance reader is an important milestone in providing them with a product that has the highest security and safety standards that are FICAM-compliant.”
“We see this as part of our continuing effort to provide forward thinking high assurance solutions to our Federal clients,” said Jason Ouellette, Product Line Director, Access Control, for Tyco Security Products. “By achieving industry certifications and implementing open standards approach to FICAM, we help the Federal Government be both more safe and secure while providing flexibility to their needs.”