One identity for all: Successfully converging digital and physical access

  • LANGUAGE: English DATE: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 TIME: 4:00pm CET, 10:00am EST, 7:00am PST
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A seamless integration of access to buildings and system authentication – stronger, cheaper, faster

Imagine you could use just one card to access your company building and to authenticate to your computer. Imagine you had only one process for all access, instead of having to queue at the gate waiting for new cards to be issued and having to call the helpdesk because the system access you requested still isn’t granted. A system that integrates digital and physical access can make your authentication stronger and provide you with new options, by reusing the same card for all access infrastructures. Convergence saves money by reusing technologies. Convergence makes processes faster by removing redundancy.

Still today, most organizations manage physical access systems to buildings separately from the digital access to their IT systems. This causes both organizational and technical challenges. From the organizational perspective, it is a particular challenge that physical security and IT security are often different departments. From the technical perspective, the communication between heterogeneous building access systems, card issuing technologies, and Identity and Access Management systems for digital access is highly complex and challenging. We have faced these challenges – and found a solution.

In this webinar you will learn about

  • Business benefits of integrating physical and digital access systems
  • How to overcome the organizational and technical challenges of integration
  • How to extend your IAM system for physical access management
  • How to deal with heterogeneous physical access systems in various locations
  • Standard processes for integration

Martin Kuppinger, Founder and Principal Analyst at KuppingerCole, will look in detail at various use cases and potential challenges. He will look at the business benefits of physical/digital convergence and put this concept in context with future-proof authentication approaches, particularly adaptive authentication and authorization. He will also define the requirements for a successful convergence of physical/digital access, such as the process for issuing tokens for users that have lost or forgotten their cards.

In the second part of the webinar, Jürgen König, Chief Marketing Officer at neXus, will present some innovative  solutions for both the organizational and technical challenges of integration. He will explain how to bridge the gap between physical access and card issuing systems on one hand and IAM systems on the other. He will also talk about standard processes for converged environments, based on best practice experience. He will use customer success stories to demonstrate the business value of the physical/digital convergence.

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Jürgen’s goal is to turn neXus into the number one in identity management for converged access. As founder and CEO of vps ID Systems, Jürgen has comprehensive experience in both the logical and physical access segments. As a mastermind in the ID sector and more than 20 years of...

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neXus is a leading and fast-growing international provider of IT security solutions. The company’s key competence is Identity and Access Management (IAM): neXus offers solutions, products and services for securing the identity of persons, objects or transactions both in the digital and the physical world. The extensive expertise and experience of the neXus team enable the enterprise to meet and exceed the high expectations of both private and public sector organizations. A comprehensive end-to-end offering and an excellent partner network makes neXus the ideal one-stop IAM provider. Today, neXus has offices in Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, France, India, the UK, and the US.

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