Enter a new world of security
From unlocking the door at home or work, to buying a ticket on the bus, to entering a sold-out stadium, a growing number of places have come to rely on an electronic access management system. This practical and convenient method of authentication or authorization determines who may, for example, gain entry to a building or space, or use a particular service. While an access management system offers numerous advantages – especially to those who use them – many existing systems have unsecure solutions in their access control infrastructure, making them especially vulnerable to attack. In the interest of reducing potential risks, businesses and institutions are readier than ever to migrate from a less secure closed, proprietary legacy system with vendor lock-in, to a newer, more efficient and secure one that is open source and non-proprietary.
The multi-faceted access management landscape
Nowadays, the market for access management systems is best described as highly fragmented. This is primarily due to the wide range of segments and applications the field covers. The scope ranges from corporate access control in office buildings and governmental institutions, to hotel room or sporting event access, to incorporation of loyalty and micropayment schemes, along with many others. Because each segment comes with its own list of security requirements, most access management system solutions are tricky, if not impossible, to scale. A further drawback: their security level cannot easily be altered once a solution has been implemented.
Thankfully, we now have ways to change the status quo. With access management solutions that increase a system’s efficiency and performance while offering top functionality, flexibility, convenience and, of course, security.
With over 25 years of experience in the sector, Infineon’s access management system solutions make it easy to overcome biggest challenges while also ensuring designs are ready for whatever comes in the future. In our wide-ranging portfolio, you’ll find contactless security memory as well as contactless and dual interface security controllers that cover the full spectrum of access control and access management applications. Our cost-effective and secure solutions are interoperable and suitable for use in multi-application projects in which additional services such as micropayment or ticketing are combined with conventional access control functions. All are scalable and based on the same open, non-proprietary standard. They also comply with a range of specifications and standards, including EMVCo, Calypso, ICAO and, last but not least, CIPURSE?.
CIPURSE? is an open, international non-proprietary security standard suitable for a wide range of contactless applications. The standard enables multi-purpose and multi-application cases on one device and can be flexibly implemented in a wide spectrum of form factors to meet a project’s specific requirements. Furthermore, it’s the only global open standard for secure, cost-effective access management solutions that overcomes the limitations of proprietary technologies to provide a future-proof path for access management – and beyond.
Security is of utmost importance to everyone involved in access management. You can increase your system security and protect your reputation with Infineon’s CIPURSE? products that use the advanced AES 128 encryption algorithm. They enable fast, secure transitions and eliminate fraud problems that compromise many proprietary systems.
We also offer full infrastructure support to help you quickly integrate a solution into existing access management infrastructure. Discover, for instance, our ready-to-use CIPURSE? SAM (Secure Access Module). It provides a set of security algorithms along with an integrated key management system based on a certified security controller. We also provide additional security for NFC convergence in addition to a wide range of evaluation kits to accelerate the development process of your access management project.
In addition to giving you peace of mind and helping you get started, sourcing Infineon products provides you with a host of unparalleled system benefits. They include:
- Greater efficiency and performance. Proprietary access system deployments are replaced by future-oriented platforms based on open standards – embedded within a rich ecosystem.
- Secured by AES-128 encryption. For secure data transfer and key scheduling production. Also available: EALCC 5+(h) for hardware.
- Interoperability. In addition to the security solution, implementing new smart services with success hinges on interoperability across both legacy and new contactless infrastructures.
- Scalability. Open standards make it easy to scale projects, using a single-family concept suitable for low- to high-end security controllers.
- Multi-sourcing flexibility. From vendor neutrality to lowest implementation cost and BOM.
In combination, these advantages lead to outstanding synergies for the entire access management ecosystem. Simply put, everyone benefits: the card and reader manufacturer, system integrator, service provider – and the actual person using the access management system on a day-to-day basis.
Keep exploring to find access management solutions for your project. Reach out to us anytime – we would be pleased to assist you.