- iLobby unveiled a physical identity and access management solution Monday to streamline and secure visitor tracking and management processes by providing control over points of entry visitors can access.
- The software addition to the company’s visitor management system will enable automated identity lifecycle management and permission provisioning for facility visitors, iLobby said.
- Efficiently issuing and revoking ID credentials presents a challenge for many facilities operators and is driving demand for updated, integrated physical access control systems, according to an IFSEC security survey.
Security and convenience remain top challenges for building and business operators, according to IFSEC and HID Global’s most recent State of Physical Access Control 2022 report. The report found that the ability to efficiently issue and revoke ID credentials was named a top challenge by 37% of the 1,000 facilities operators, physical security professionals, IT managers and directors surveyed worldwide. Thirty-eight percent of those respondents said they plan to update their physical access control systems.
The report also pointed to “a clear demand for more integrated systems” as organizations move away from proprietary technology to open platforms, with 27% of respondents stating that “integrating with other enterprise systems” is among their three top day-to-day challenges. It attributed this demand to non-proprietary protocols, such as the Open Supervised Device Protocol, which enable organizations’ connected devices to relay information to each other to determine automated actions.
“Many organizations rely on Access Control Systems to securely grant employees facility access while using Visitor Management Systems to monitor and manage visitor traffic,” Ariel Mashiyev, CEO of iLobby, said in the release. “However, neither of these systems offers an efficient means to grant access credentials to visitors, posing significant safety and security risks.”
Mashiyev says SecureOS bridges the gap between traditional access control systems and visitor management systems by giving security administrators flexible, policy-based access compliance software.
SecureOS follows iLobby’s launch of Emergency OS, another security-based software that intends to optimize emergency management and safety compliance.
The Toronto-based firm previously raised a $100 million strategic investment from Insight Partners in 2021 to scale its go-to-market strategy and expand its visitor management offerings, following 100% year-over-year growth for several years.
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