Airport deploys Bioscrypt's V-Smart solution for multi-factor
authentication of employees at restricted areas
TORONTO, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - Bioscrypt Inc. (TSX: BYT), a leading provider
of identity and access management solutions, announced today that Mexico City
International Airport (AICM) is installing Bioscrypt's V-Smart identity
verification solution in order to strengthen the access control element of its
cutting edge security solution in its new, ultra-modern, terminal.
The airport placed V-Smart multi-factor authentication physical access
control readers at the entrance to its new Tier 4 data center, communications
rooms and power facilities, in addition to all access points leading to
high-security areas of the terminal. The Tier 4 network infrastructure must
have fully redundant power and cooling systems and can have no more than 0.4
hours of downtime per year. In addition, the airport must maintain a high
level of access control and restricted areas need to be secured using strong
authentication including access control readers that support biometrics.
"The airport requires cutting edge identity management solutions as we
cannot tolerate any security breaches. We insisted on using only the
highest-quality and industry-proven equipment in the access control solution
as well as all other systems within the terminal. The biometric readers are an
integral part of the solution and are certainly no exception to the high
standards set for Terminal 2," said Gonzalo Martinez Ulloa, the CIO for
Mexico's Airport Administration Agency (ASA), which is responsible for design
and implementation of the technology infrastructure at the airport. "The
readers are deployed at the most sensitive and security-enhanced areas of the
airport and they provide us with peace of mind, knowing that access to
restricted areas will not be easily compromised."
The V-Smart readers at Terminal 2 are an key part of a tightly integrated
access control solution that uses Lenel's IP-based access control platform and
video software along with Axis IP-based CCTV cameras and HID's iClass smart
cards, forming an IP-based security system utilizing an extensive, leading
edge communications infrastructure.
"Bioscrypt has provided this project with the high quality and reliable
product that led to its outstanding reputation in the security industry," said
Dan Norris, Director General, Logical Surveillance de Mexico. "Their quality
approach, responsiveness to the market and outstanding support have helped us
in the design, installation and implementation of the physical security
systems at Terminal 2 and we look forward to continuing to build our
relationship while providing organizations throughout Mexico with
comprehensive identity management solutions."
AICM chose Bioscrypt's V-Smart readers for Terminal 2 after successfully
deploying the readers at its Terminal 1, where the readers control access for
employees both in and out of restricted areas beyond security checkpoints and
are tied into the time and attendance system.
"The architecture of the AICM installation reflects an industry trend,
and Lenel is pleased to be a part of the solution," said Erik Larsen, Product
Manager of Identity Solutions for Lenel Systems International. "Lenel sees
great value in providing customers with advanced biometric solutions in both
physical and logical security architectures. Our technology relationship with
Bioscrypt on a software and hardware level allows us to take advantage of new
identification and access control opportunities that other vendors do not have
the capability to pursue."
The airport is the busiest in Latin America with over 24 million
passengers passing through it each year.
"The Mexico City International Airport has created a highly advanced
security infrastructure and Bioscrypt is pleased to provide a key part of its
access control system, as strictly controlling entry is critical to
maintaining the integrity of the facility," said Bioscrypt CEO & President,
Robert M. Douglas. "Organizations are increasingly recognizing the security
multi-factor authentication offers as well as the convenience of biometrics,
and when the stakes are high, they turn to Bioscrypt's identity management
About Bioscrypt Inc.
Bioscrypt is an enterprise access control solution provider, enabling the
unification of physical and logical access with its Door to Desktop(R)
products. Bioscrypt's hardware and software solutions deliver strong
authentication processes to facilities, equipment, IT networks and computer
applications and allow organizations to administer unified identities across
Building on its proven expertise in biometric technology and its unique
multi-factor authentication platform, Bioscrypt integrates all major secure
authentication standards, transforming how organizations are bridging the gap
between physical and logical access to create secure working environments.
More information is available at www.bioscrypt.com.
Lenel is part of UTC Fire & Security, a United Technologies Corp.
(NYSE: UTX) business unit. Lenel is a global leader in the development and
delivery of scalable, integrated systems for the commercial security market,
with almost 13,000 system implementations in 75 countries. Lenel is
headquartered in Rochester, New York, with sales and support coverage in all
major world markets. More information about Lenel and UTC Fire & Security can
be found on their Web sites at http://www.utcfireandsecurity.com or
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