Managing Trusted Identities

June 28, 2018
How to evaluate a visitor management solution at the enterprise level: A technology Q&A

Controlling access to and within an enterprise-level organization presents enough of a challenge when just considering staff and employees. Add to the mix the myriad flow of delivery personnel, contract vendors, business guests and other visitors, formulating a visitor management security plan becomes even more complex.

The security issues can also be exacerbated as multiple, disparate physical access control systems, which may not be integrated with authoritative systems or other security systems, require significant manual efforts in the process of managing identities and their related physical access. The complexities of enforcing manual security policy can result in an inconsistent and error-prone visitor management process that could lead to duplicate identities, unauthorized access provided to identities, limited or no validation of pre-requisites for access provisioning, no audit trail into access assignment, delay in or no removal of physical access for identities terminated in HR and other potential volatile issues.

With the recent acquisition of Quantum Secure, HID Global has extended its existing identity management portfolio to include the HID SAFE™ Software Suite, which provides a single, fully interoperable and integrated physical security policy platform to manage secure identities, compliance and operational analytics across multiple sites and systems. Users reduce operational costs and the risk profile of the organization while fostering compliance with regulations across disparate security infrastructure. The HID SAFE™ portfolio includes HID SAFE™ Enterprise, HID SAFE™ Visitor Manager, and HID SAFE™ Analytics as well as solutions developed specifically for regulated industries such as aviation, healthcare and government.

Julian Lovelock, who is Segment VP at for HID SAFE, shares his insights into the complexities of enterprise-level visitor management and the trends that are shaping tomorrow’s solutions in this comprehensive Q&A SMARTpaper.