Biometric authentication

TDSi unveils intuitive features for EXgarde Web integrated security solution

Integrated security manufacturer TDSi is pleased to announce exciting new features for its powerful EXgarde Web security solution. Additional functionality includes approving door entry PIN codes and photo capture, all from any secure Internet-enabled device. Alex Rumsey, Director of UK Sales at TDSi commented, “EXgarde Web was originally launched in 2014 and offers an additional option to interface with TDSi’s powerful EXgarde solution. It allows security operators or authorised st...

How to optimise mobile access control authentication with smart devices

Considering how much the modern smartphone has become a common everyday tool and cultural icon, it’s hard to believe it has only been with us for a relatively short space of time. The first Apple iPhone was launched in 2007 and yet in a little over a decade the smartphone has become as essential as our keys or wallet. From its conception as a multi-faceted communications device, it has morphed into something far more integrated in our daily lives. Services such as Apple Pay, Android Pay a...

Applying biometric authentication to physical access control systems

Over the past few years, biometrics has rapidly expanded into consumer applications, like the financial market for customer authentication, to payment services and withdrawing cash from ATMs in high-fraud markets. However, its adoption as an additional authentication factor for physical access control systems (PACS) and other enterprise applications, hasn’t been as rapid. But this is changing. Biometrics offers numerous benefits at the door and throughout the enterprise. With the advent o...

Bitglass and Okta announce technology partnership for advanced access and security for cloud

Bitglass, the Next-Gen CASB company, and Okta, an independent provider of identity for the enterprise, announced a technology partnership to bring real-time data and threat protection to enterprises moving to the cloud. In partnering with Okta, Bitglass is now able to leverage the capabilities of Okta’s cloud-based identity and access management (IDaaS) platform with Bitglass’ cloud access security broker (CASB) solution that can seamlessly authenticate users, prevent unauthorised a...

Are mobile credentials more secure than smart cards?

For the past several years, there has been a focus by integrators and customers to assure that their card-based access control systems are secure. To give businesses an extra incentive to meet their cybersecurity threats, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has decided to hold the business community responsible for failing to implement good cybersecurity practices and is now filing lawsuits against those that don't. For instance, the FTC filed a lawsuit against D-Link and its U.S. subsidiary, al...

ABLOY UK launches integrated thinking discussion paper

Abloy UK has launched a new discussion paper which outlines the potential for system integration in the critical national infrastructure sphere and assesses the vast scope of benefits that could be achieved from a truly integrated way of operating. UK CNI organisations Pip Courcoux, Sales and Product Manager - CLIQ Systems, said: “With an ever-growing population and greater sustainability and efficiency targets, UK critical national infrastructure (CNI) organisations are under more press...