18 February, 2009
Hirsch Electronics, a supplier of access control and security management solutions, announced that its Professional Services Group has developed a solution for verifying digital identity certificates by integrating both their Velocity Security Management System and RUU Verification Station with FIPS 201-enabling technology from CoreStreet, a provider of credential validation solutions.
The integration enables smart card-based identity credentials to be verified not only during a spot check at a verification station, but also in an ongoing, near real-time implementation of an access control system using registered credentials.
The integrated solution from Hirsch enables a physical access control system to grant access to a cardholder at a door based on a set of authorization rules. For instance, a rule can be enforced that the server database must confirm the status of the card’s certificate with the appropriate validation authorities using the Online Certificate Status Protocol (OCSP) standard. Thus, cardholders with revoked certificates are denied access.
Hirsch traditionally sells through a dealer channel, but several years ago Hirsch created the professional services group to deliver services directly to the market.