29 April, 2011
Codebench Inc. announced that it has teamed up with Mercury Security, Quintron Systems Inc., and Farpointe Data to create a consortium that will provide the market with a high-assurance PKI at the door solution.
The business partnership brings together Codebench’s PKI at the Door technology with Mercury Security’s Open Access Platform; Quintron’s AccessNsite, multiplatform access control management software, and Farpointe Data’s reader technology. This partnership marks a shift in how physical access control is used as part of a PIV solution by locating the identity verification process logic at the control panel instead of at the unsecured side of the door.
To create a properly implemented high-assurance card reader, or PKI at the Door solution, integration is required between the physical access control system, the reader, the controller and also the middleware software that validates and continuously checks the revocation status of the card.
By working together, Codebench, Mercury Security, Quintron and Farpointe Data are able to provide the market with a solution that validates the card each time the card is presented to gain access, and locates the validation logic and technology at the control panel to provide a more secure process. The Authenticard solution also encrypts communication between the card reader and the panel.