Mail.Ru has partnered with HID Global to improve its access control procedures at its offices in Moscow. Mail.Ru is Russia’s largest internet provider, with a mail platform and social networks that reach 91 percent of the internet users in the country.
The company also has more than 7,000 employees and a high volume of foot traffic, which created the need for a more streamlined access control solution that would replace physical cards with mobile IDs that could be stored on a smartphone. That’s where HID Global comes into play. Mail.Ru has now deployed the HID Mobile Access platform, citing security and ease of use as primary factors when choosing a security partner.
In that regard, Mail.Ru was able to integrate HID Mobile Access directly into its own mobile application on both iOS and Android devices. It was then able to issue digital credentials and manage individual access privileges for its entire workforce through a centralized cloud portal.
AAM Systems acted as HID Global’s local integration partner for the Mail.Ru deployment. Together, they have already installed 300 HID readers and issued 3,200 Mobile IDs.
“It was important that HID Global provided the most convenient software development kit for iOS and Android platforms to integrate into our mobile application, compared to other competitor solutions,” said Mail.Ru Mobile Development Team Leader Andrey Evtyushin.
“HID Mobile Access provides an ideal mix of security, convenience and flexibility,” added HID Global SVP and Head of Physical Access Control Solutions Haram Radstaak. “Our SDK means customers can tailor the user experience so it is unique to them and on brand.”
HID Mobile Access is built with HID Global’s Seos credentialing technology. The company recently released two new Seos cards, and has provided HID Mobile Access for The American School of Guatemala and for Avalon facilities all over the world.