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physical access

In computer security, being able to physically touch and interact with the computers and network devices. It lets someone insert a boot disk in the machine and bypass normal operating system controls. Physical access enables people to install unauthorized snooping equipment such as keystroke loggers. Contrast with logical access.
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To qualify for the Physical Access Control ATP Program, Nexus had to meet a number of requirements, from having staff who fulfill specific job responsibilities to achieving the Cisco Express Foundation Specialization.
as well as with Physical Access Controls Systems (PACS) from major vendors like GE, Lenel, Tyco, Johnson Controls (JCI), Cisco and Honeywell.
The card's contactless physical access interface can be used for multi-factor authentication and access to controlled areas, managed by the Hirsch Velocity PACS system.
In this system, Credential Connect is used to provision the identity credential across all physical access control systems regardless of geographic location, vendor, or PACS hardware and software.
government programs gives us a strong understanding of how to implement new physical access systems as the industry prepares to implement HSPD-12 and other relevant standards.
TRENDS II-3 Markets Exhibit Preference for Physical and Logical Security Convergence II-3 Greater Uptake of Smart Cards in Physical Access Control than in Logical Access Control II-3 Access Control to Benefit from Near Field Communication II-3 Rising Security Concerns to Foster Identity & Security Markets II-3 Contactless Cards Gain Popularity II-4 Multi-Application Cards Gain Momentum II-4 System Integrators Enable Value Addition for Smart Cards II-4 Consolidation - Growth Through ShrinkageII-5 High Security Java Cards Gain PopularityII-5 Biometric Technology Offers Significant Growth Potential for Security Applications II-5
Vision 3DI(TM) -- Enhance Physical Access with 3D Facial Biometric Security
The company develops, markets and sells its smart card reader technology for network and physical access and conditional access modules for secure digital TV decryption to OEM customers in the government, financial, enterprise and broadcasting markets worldwide.
We are frequently asked to integrate the physical access control environment into the larger Identity Management infrastructure.
The Physical Access Council is managed by a combined government/industry steering committee.
The DoD has been a leader in deployment of contact smart cards for logical and physical access control and has millions of such cards deployed and in use today.
a leading provider of solutions that open the Digital World, today introduced the Physical Access Control Terminal (PACT), the company's first products for the physical access market.

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