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ISC West Conference 2013, Las Vegas, NV, April 2013
Peter Boriskin, Director of Product Management for ASSA ABLOY'S Commerical Electronic Access Control Products, indicates that he would like to describe the features and benefits of the SARGENT SE LP10 lock, which is used for federal customers, government contractors or anyone who is required to use FIPS 201 credentials or other credentials covered by government requirements. Mr. Boriskin indicates that the typical government buyers of the SE LP10 lock have two different goals: how to meet government requirements, and how to maximize investment – taking the dollars allocated for security investment and getting the maximum reach of security for the dollar, and thus be able to meet multiple different credential requirements with the same product. To meet these requirements, ASSA ABLOY has designed an integrated locking set that will allow the government clients to process different credentials and also to use it easily on a day after day basis, so that they don’t have to make dynamic changes. Mr. Boriskin lists these and other features and benefits of the SARGENT SE LP10 lock set.
Zebra’s extensive portfolio of barcode, receipt, card, kiosk and UHF RFID printers and supplies, as well as real-time location solutions, are used by 90% of the Fortune 500 and many federal, state and local government agencies to enable identification systems that provide physical and logical access control and secure workplaces. Join David Murphy, Card Business Development Manager at Zebra Technologies, as he talks about the company’s complete line of ID card printing systems that can be used over the network and in enterprise applications to create highly secure, tamper-proof ID badges. Government agencies, like many other industries, are looking for ways to protect their assets, intellectual property and networks and to prevent unauthorized access into their buildings, says Mr. Murphy. Mr. Murphy provides details of two recent and important products from the company, both of which are FIPS 201-compliant: The high-volume, high-security ZXP Series 7™ Direct-to-Card Printer, for an efficient and economical way to produce ID badges with minimum downtime, and the ZXP Series 8™ Retransfer Card Printer, available with or without lamination to meet any application where extreme durability and high image quality are needed.
Joe Troiano, General Manager and Senior VP of Everfocus Electronics, stresses in his opening remarks that Everfocus is a global supplier of video security surveillance equipment and is proud to announce its new GSA Contract, and he goes on to state that his intention in this video interview is to emphasize that the company can furnish users with the highest resolution recording and playback of video for any needs or budgets. Mr Troiano points out that until very recently, when the new hi-resolution recording and playback of video imagery was not yet available, video surveillance with analog technology often could not positively identify persons at crime scenes or discourage perpetrators from committing crimes. Today, with the new hi-resolution technology, Everfocus can deliver hi-qualify surveillance that will identify persons at crime scenes and will serve as a deterrent to criminals, because they know they will get caught in the act. Troiano discusses the Everfocus 968 recording platform, which yields 720 lines of resolution, and moves on the different levels of pixels and megapixels, explaining that “more pixels = high resolution." And with its software, Everfocus can deliver any and all of the surveillance technologies on one software platform, anywhere in the world.
Pan Kamal, VP of Marketing for Alert Enterprise, a security software company headquartered in Fremont, CA, explains in his opening remarks that he is going to describe Alert Enterprise’s award-winning unified solution for critical infrastructure protection. As Kamal points out, government and critical infrastructure agencies have recognized the dangers and have armed themselves to the teeth with network protection and cyber security tools on the IT security side, and have similarly armed themselves with perimeter protection tools on the physical security side. But security incidents have continued to happen, and in fact, according to the DHS, more security incidents and breaches occurred in 2012 than in any previous year, with 42% of these incidents taking place in the energy sector, according to a DHS study. Kamal indicates that Alert Enterprise realized that the solution had to come from eliminating the silos and putting all the various risks together in a way that would result in true situational intelligence. The key that Alert Enterprise discovered to dealing with the threats and vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure, according to Kamal, arose from streamlining products and coming up with the “Security Convergence Platform”, which is encompassed in the company’s “Enterprise Guardian”, which was designed for power plants, refineries, utilities, and “Enterprise Sentry”, which was developed for Airports and other transportation facilities. These products involve a laser focus on access and identity management, as Kamal explains, comprehensive background checks and scrupulous attention to badge management. Otherwise, utility employees could make changes to SCADA settings or production line, while disgruntled employees in food, healthcare or pharmaceutical companies could change formulas or otherwise cause contamination, loss of reputation or harm to the public. These are the dangers that Alert Enterprise’s “Security Convergence Platform” can mitigate and prevent.