TÜV certifies IT security of access control system Siport
Siemens has had the IT security of its Siport 3.0 access control and time recording system certified by the German certification authority TÜV Trust IT GmbH.
All the system’s relevant software and hardware components passed TÜV’s tests for IT security as well as information and data protection. Siemens is one of the very first companies to demonstrate the high security standard of its access control and time recording system by way of independent certification.
The modular Siport 3.0 system for access control and time recording provides users with a high level of data and information security. From the ID and reader to the controllers, servers, clients and web clients, everything is suitable for use in applications requiring an increased level of protection. In addition to this, all communication channels are encrypted. This ensures that only users who have the appropriate permissions can access data. TÜV Trust IT tested all relevant components with regard to IT security in accordance with its extensive catalog of requirements. The development process and environment were also inspected. Siport 3.0 was certified as “TÜV Trusted Application” end of September.
“In developing Siport, we focused on making sure the system – from the ID cards to the server – is suitable for implementation in environments with high or extremely high security requirements. This is particularly true for pharmaceuticals companies, airports, and data centers”,
said Philippe Huysman, Global Portfolio Manager Access Control for the Siemens Building Technologies Division, upon receiving the certificate in Cologne.
“With the TÜV certificate, we now also have official confirmation from an independent certification authority that we can offer our customers an access control solution for the highest security demands with Siport 3.0.”
The modular system for access control and time recording can be used to manage person and property related data in real time. Features include documentation of employee presence, access permission management, visitor management, door and room management, comparison of stored images with those from video surveillance, or management of alarm situations and room reservation. All software modules can be operated via a single intuitive user interface – even via the internet. Using internet access, sites and persons can be managed internationally and changes such as the revoking of privileges take effect throughout the system in real time (RTC = Real Time Communication). The system is thus also suitable for use in so-called critical infrastructures such as data centers, chemical companies and airports.
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