Robert Beliles, vice president of enterprise business development at Hirsch Electronics, talks about the company’s physical access control gateway that combines physical and logical networks for better security. “This links physical access control events to trigger network responses,” Beliles said at the RSA Conference.
For example, some organization have a problem with tailgating, where one employee follows another in without swiping a credential. With this new system an employee would not be able to access a computer network unless he swipes in on a physical access control reader.
“Most of the time this goes unnoticed but now we can turn this into a new policy,” Beliles said.