Openpath has updated its mobile access solution for the enterprise. The company’s digital badges can be used for physical and digital access control, delivering a unified access experience both on-premises and for remote applications.
With Openpath, enterprises can supplement or replace physical badges with a digital badge that can be stored on a mobile device. That badge can then be presented to open doors, or to log into various applications and gain access to sensitive work materials. On that front, Openpath has partnered with Okta to enable Single Sign-On capabilities.
The latest Openpath update will also provide customers with more design options that allow them to customize the digital badge to better resemble its physical counterpart. Meanwhile, the two-way communication feature will allow employees to call or email an administrator if they are locked out at the door of a venue. Employees can use the platform to find the door closest to their location, and the system itself makes it easy to manage someone’s access privileges, or to change other characteristics such as vaccination status.
The system will notify administrators about any possible security incidents, giving them the opportunity to respond to those incidents as quickly as possible. The solution can be tailored to meet the particular needs of different companies, and supports contactless access control to generate better health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Openpath’s open architecture system allows us to continuously innovate and create new options for companies that weren’t thought to be possible with older technologies,” said Openpath Co-Founder and CEO Alex Kazerani. “We are excited to deliver a new digital badge that surpasses the security of a physical badge, plus offers custom features and extensive functionality for system administrators of all types of companies and sizes.”
The update reflects the growing interest in immunity credentials to help combat the spread of COVID-19. Companies like CLEAR, Daon, and TECH5 have released health apps that give people a discreet way to share the results of COVID-19 tests in addition to vaccination records.
In the meantime, Okta has released a new SDK that will allow companies to add passwordless authentication to customer-facing applications.