In the 1980s, car-theft prevention consisted entirely of locking car doors. A thief with a bent coat hanger could easily bypass a lock, hotwire the starter and drive away. If your company relies on passwords to prevent unauthorized computer access, or low-tech memory cards (e.g., swipe cards) for facility access, you have security on par with the average 1980s car. Smart credentials — embedded in plastic smartcards, USB tokens or mobile devices — offer companies advanced and versatile user authentication features. Smart credentials let you provide secure access to computer networks (logical access) and buildings (physical access). This white paper discusses the advantages of using smart credentials for multifunction access, describes the hardware and software components used in a smart credential environment, and provides questions to ask when searching for a smart credential solution provider.
Beyond Passwords & Outdated Physical Access Systems
Make Smarter Tech Decisions