Access control is focussed on controlling who has access, e.g. to an office or facility. This is typically achieved by restricting access by certain types of groups or access levels. With access control visitors, employees, executives, freelancers or employees can easily and securely access.
There are different fields of access control such as network access control, logical access control and physical access control. Unlike open access, access control provides control and security to address security and convenience to keep your business running securely.
The best way to allow people controlled and secure access to what they need.
Along the top are five phases of electronic access control (Authorize, Authenticate, Access, Manage and Audit) that turn in the case of physical access control the many strangers coming and going into authorized users and - eventually into auditable members. The concept becomes even more powerful when paired with digital file or workstation access control.
Along the bottom is a full stack of access control hard- and software for managing employees, visitors, executives but also for audit and controlling. Through integrations with a cloud based physical access system at the core they get even better when used together, helping you to grow your security strategy and practice.
In the world of on-demand availability, access is extremely important - often assumed. Certainly it's easy to say "I'd like to restrict and control access and that's why I'm looking at access control."
In the end the question is: How should we set up access control to least interfere with user behavior but provide the secure controls our business needs?
With the access control concept and Kisi's on-demand access, you have an unfair advantage for getting everyone through the door while keeping control and being able to scale a proven model.
To make sure everything on your access control system is set up properly, companies do regular system reviews or maintenance. Avoid users being in the system that have left the company and review access control policies.
Since during the access event many datapoints have been tracked, they can be analyzed against the access policies or historic data to flag or highlight unusual or suspicious access behavior. This simplifies the job of of the security manager.
If your company processes sensitive data like payment or health data you will have to comply with audit requirements in the access control space. Some special certifications like cyber security or ISO certifications also require managed and auditable access control.