TORONTO , Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - 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 solutions."