Iris ID, global provider of iris recognition technology, has announced its IrisAccess biometric platform now integrates with LEAF access cards (smart cards) containing MiFare DESFire EV1 and EV2 technologies. IrisAccess iCAM 7S Iris ID has joined the LEAF ecosystem, and IrisAccess iCAM 7S series products are now interoperable with all certified LEAF Si and LEAF Cc credentials. The integration enables two-factor authentication for enterprise organizations requiring the highest levels of security. LEAF access cards contain embedded DESFire EV2 chips that store employee iris templates generated by the Iris ID software LEAF access cards contain embedded DESFire EV2 chips that store employee iris templates generated by the Iris ID software. The LEAF access cards also contain the access control badge ID number which is only accessible after authentication by an iris match between the template on the card and the individual’s iris. LEAF access cards The chip’s data must match the results of a live iris scan to allow the access control ID number to be transmitted and evaluated by the head-end access control system. The cards incorporate the AES-128 encryption standard and access control ID information for dual authentication. Mohammed Murad, vice president, global business development and sales, Iris ID, said “the integration with the LEAF standards for secure, interoperable access credentials, further enhances Iris ID’s already highly secure and accurate biometric solution and ensure interoperability with other devices in the corporate environment.” Dual identity authentication “Our addition of EV1 and EV2 inherent in LEAF credentials has resulted in immediate positive responses from organisations such as data centers and high-tech facilities requiring dual identity authentication,” he adds. The addition of Iris ID into the LEAF ecosystem is crucial to the growth and adoption rate of LEAF Laurie Aaron, executive vice president of WaveLynx and founding LEAF Consortium partner, said the addition of Iris ID into the LEAF ecosystem is crucial to the growth and adoption rate of LEAF. Moreover, the relationship between WaveLynx Technologies and Iris ID is a natural fit between leaders in their respective technologies. Biometrics “We are thrilled that the entire ecosystem of LEAF-enabled products is now interoperable with the products that are produced by one of the biometric industry leaders,” she said. “Together the products provide a high assurance security credential solution that interfaces with any access control system on the market because the encrypted authentication keys and the biometric template embedded in the LEAF memory structure offers the highest flexibility and security in a single credential.” For a demonstration of the Iris Access technology and the LEAF cards, visitors can come to the Iris ID booth #1281 at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2019 Sept. 10-12 in Chicago’s McCormick Place.
VisionHub includes new, robust VMS capabilities, while extending to offer, advanced situational awareness Qognify, formerly NICE Security, recently announced that it will be showcasing its next-generation video management solution (VMS), VisionHub, along with the latest release of its PSIM/Situation Management solution, Situator (release 8.0), at ISC West 2016, taking place April 6-8 in Las Vegas. Holistic video centric security solution VisionHub is Qognify’s next-generation web-based VMS providing extended video surveillance to a more comprehensive, holistic video centric, security solution. Based on Qognify's 20 years of experience, VisionHub includes new, robust VMS capabilities, while extending to offer, advanced situational awareness and security incident management, making it the most powerful VMS in the market. Leveraging video as the central sensor in the control room, VisionHub provides: Ability to integrate additional security systems bi-directionally – Access Control, fire and intrusion detection systems Increased situational awareness with unified, map-centric management Improved response with extensive incident management capabilities, including dynamic workflows Situator 8.0 with Operational Intelligence Centre In addition to the first public demo of VisionHub at ISC West 2016, visitors will be able to see Situator 8.0, the latest version of Qognify’s market leading PSIM and Situation Management solution, which includes the recently launched Operational Intelligence Centre (OIC). OIC, with its new advanced rules engine, monitors large volumes of data and detects deviations in leading indicators, which are often precursors to incidents. This allows organisations to prepare for impending incidents, initiate a proactive response and mitigate their impact. Additionally, the OIC introduces a new visualisation engine, which greatly enhances Situational Awareness and ongoing operations management. Displaying any operational parameter, the visualisation engine allows supervisors, executives and other stakeholders to customise dashboards based on their needs and their role, providing the right information to the right people in real time. Visitors will also be able to experience Qognify’s award-winning video analytics, including Suspect Search. Qognify’s Laurie Aaron Moderates a panel discussion during SIA Education programme Join Laurie Aaron, Regional Vice President at Qognify, as she moderates a discussion on “The Changing Roles of Security and Operations in an Era of Efficiency Plays and Consolidations”, during the SIA Education programme, April 5th at 10:15-11:15. Panelists Michael Foynes, Global Security Manager of the SOC for Microsoft and Mohammed Atif Shehzad, founder of Atriade will join her to discuss this very relevant topic.