“End users can unlock a door simply by waving their phone near its card reader, and administrators can easily issue, revoke, or alter credentials, allowing for a comprehensive enterprise access control solution.”
In a statement, the company explained that its ISO standard is “an information security management systems framework that specifies security best practices, establishes controls to manage risk and protects data.” In other words, it doesn’t apply to HID Mobile Access itself, as it is iterated on mobile devices, but rather on the back end, ensuring that HID Global’s management of the system adheres to strong security practices.
The certification should help to further bolster the case for HID Mobile Access, which is designed to essentially turn a smartphone into an access control smart card. End users can unlock a door simply by waving their phone near its card reader, and administrators can easily issue, revoke, or alter credentials, allowing for a comprehensive enterprise access control solution.
Commenting on the ISO 27001 certification, HID Global cloud services and physical access control VP Hilding Arrehed said that it’s “part of the move towards mainstream adoption of HID Mobile Access,” adding that it’s also “evidence of HID’s ongoing commitment to achieving the high standards of information security for our cloud-based services.”