Aspen/Pitkin County Airport deploys Quantum Secure solution

SAFE for Airports solution helps regional airport ensure compliance with current TSA regulations, security directives


SAN JOSE, Calif., May 17, 2010 – Quantum Secure, the leading provider of enterprise software to manage and streamline security identities, compliance and events across disparate physical security systems, today announced that its SAFE for Airports solution has been chosen by the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport as its physical access and identity management solution. The SAFE for Airports solution will streamline access assignment and management, automate key physical security policies, simplify badging operations and improve tracking/reporting throughout the airport.

Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is a 44,000 square foot single-floor terminal facility, including six rental car operations, a year-round guest services operation, a restaurant and gift shop concessions. With a largely seasonal employee base and a small airport badging staff, the airport needed a flexible, automated badging system for the enrollment, verification and processing of personnel gaining temporary or long-term access to the airport.

With the Quantum Secure SAFE for Airports solution, the airport will get a new badging and enrollment system which will allow for secure badges or credentials to be easily issued and renewed while automatically enforcing the business rules and controls of the badging office and the regulations and security directives issued by the TSA and other airport related regulatory authorities.

The Quantum Secure SAFE for Airports solution provides a supervisory management system to transform and automate manual workflows and processes, enabling airport authorities to manage facility access of users and groups through role-based access control. This results into streamlined security operations with huge reductions in operating costs.

Based on policies and business rules, the SAFE for Airports solution is a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution designed to handle the complexities of physical identity and access management in airports. It offers an integrated enrollment, restricted area access provisioning (for example airside vehicle area, parking structures) and integrated badging engine, along with a framework to integrate siloed systems (such as no-fly list, physical access control systems, biometric systems) and processes.

"We are extremely excited about the improvements Quantum Secure’s SAFE for Airports solution will bring to our credentialing and badging process," said David Ulane, Assistant Aviation Director for the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport. "With our small badging staff and large badge population, SAFE will increase our internal efficiency while greatly improving the credential issuing process for our users and tenants."

For the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport, the SAFE for Airports suite is delivering the following functionality improvements:

- Simplified provisioning of all personnel into their airport identity management system for everyone who needs physical access, including contractors, temporary workers and other third parties

- Seamless integration of disparate biometric devices (signature, fingerprint, digital photo capture devices) into one user interface for personnel enrollment

- Incorporation of Biometric Airport Security Identification Consortium (BASIC) practices used for background checks submission and verification before provisioning badges

- Manage the issuance of pre-encoded proximity cards for different types of badge layouts defined for SIDA, Sterile, AOA, GA and Parking templates

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