ZKAccess launches new advanced security software platform

ZKAccess has introduced ZKBioSecurity3.0, its new “All-in-One” web-based security platform software. The software, which supports the ZKAccess Pro Series of panels and readers, contains four integrated modules: access control, video integration, elevator control and visitor management. It supports up to 8,000 doors (Multi-Server) and 2,000 doors (Single Server) and advanced access control functions include zone control and global anti-passback and linkage. It allows for video software integration with C2P (Milestone, OnSSI, Mirasys) and Arteco, as well as video camera integration

DoD planning to pilot biometric technologies to replace access card

The Department of Defense (DoD) said it is planning multiple pilots for multi-factor authentication solutions including biometrics and other “patterns of life” technologies, over the next six-to-12 months, according to a report by Federal News Radio. The initiative comes nearly a year after former DoD chief information officer Terry Halvorsen set the goal of replacing the Common Access Card (CAC) with more agile and less costly authentication technology. Halvorsen said in November that the eventual solution might combine biometrics such

FST Biometrics acknowledged for its biometric visual identification solution

FST Biometrics was recently acknowledged for its IMID Access 4.0 product in the 2017 Security Industry Association (SIA) New Product Showcase during ISC West and in Security Today’s Govies awards program. IMID Access 4.0, which became commercially available last month, uses a fusion of biometrics-based technologies for identification-oriented applications, including access control, employee time-and-attendance and retail consumer experience. FST Biometrics received the SIA award for Best User Authentication, Identification, Credentialing and Management Product and the Govies award for best product

Navy bases transitioning to biometric ID system for access control

The U.S. Navy is currently transitioning from its previous verification system to an improved identity authentication and force protection system, which is expected to take six months to complete, according to a report by San Diego Union Tribune. The Navy Installations Command in Washington, D.C. ordered commanders to immediately begin switching over to the Defense Biometrics Identification Systems (DBIDS), which is currently being used for access gates at Naval Submarine Base New London (SUBASE). The move comes nearly four years

Accenture study finds most Americans want agencies with stronger cybersecurity

Accenture recently commissioned Market Strategy Group to conduct a survey intended to assess citizen expectations and attitudes regarding cybersecurity and how government can better protect citizens’ personal digital data. The study found that 79 percent of U.S. citizens are concerned about the privacy and security of their personal digital data, and 63 percent say they would feel more confident if the government agencies and service providers with which they interact had stronger data-privacy and security policies. The survey found that

Intercede mobile ID solution integrates with Centrify credential solution

Intercede has partnered with Centrify to secure and manage mobile access in highly regulated industries who must comply with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), FIPS 201-2 and NIST 800-157. Interecede’s MyID enables enterprises to replace employee passwords with more secure and convenient digital identities on smart cards. The MyID solution manages the entire lifecycle of credentials, such as revoking them if a user leaves an organization or updating them before the credentials expire. Using the solution, all credential issuance

iSign releases access platform with biometric signature and 2FA

iSign International released its iSecure Captive Portal (ICP) 2017, designed to provide users access to networks and the Internet via biometric signature recognition. ICP platform delivers complete protection with active monitoring and artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze user access behaviors, helping organizations to improve their bottom line through rapid deployment, seamless operations, and reduced infrastructure costs. The platform is equipped with an intuitive graphical user interface for managing users and WiFi access points (AP), reducing the deployment time by more

Experts say constitutional protection for passwords doesn’t apply to biometric security measures

The face recognition security feature for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 will not have the same legal protection of a password, as constitutional protection for passwords typically do not apply to biometric security measures, according to a report by The Verge. Samsung confirmed last week that its upcoming Galaxy S8e will feature facial, iris and fingerprint recognition, enabling users to unlock the smartphone by scanning their face. Under the Fifth Amendment, which protects Americans from having to incriminate themselves, passwords

Princeton Identity releases multi-modal biometric ID management solution for access control

Princeton Identity has released the IOM Access200, a biometric identification management solution designed for various access control applications. As Princeton’s first product as a standalone company, the IOM Access200 is a compact biometric solution that features multimodal (face and iris) and multifactor capabilities (PIN and card). Built using patented technologies, the IOM Access200 is easily configurable and works with range of protocols (including OSDP) to provide end-to-end security. The product can be installed as a wall-mounted unit and process identification

Matrix showcasing enterprise security solutions at SECUTECH and ISC WEST

Matrix will be showcasing its video surveillance, time and attendance and access control solutions this week at ISC WEST 2017 in Las Vegas and at SECUTECH 2017 in Mumbai. Matrix will be showcasing the COSEC ARC, an IP based access control panel and COSEC DOOR FMX, a multispectral fingerprint-based door controller. This advanced multispectral technology reads surface and subsurface of a live fingerprint, giving a very clear and strong image even if the surface layer is not available due to