ProdataKey Adds Anti-Passback to Access Control Capabilities

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ProdataKey (PDK) has added Anti-Passback to the programmable features of its pdk io cloud access control platform.

Anti-Passback requires individuals who have scanned through an entry reader to scan out through a corresponding exit reader before their credentials can be used to re-enter the premises.

By requiring credentials to be used in an “in–out–in” sequence, cardholders cannot “pass back” their access card or credential-enabled mobile device to another person after entry, allowing them to enter too.

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Anti-Passback rules are defined through the software. They may be applied to locations where users pass through designated entrances and exits, like parking garages, and secure areas such as data centers and laboratories that regulate both entry and exit of workers.

The feature may also be applied at turnstiles

The feature may also be applied at turnstiles. Should someone swipe a credential in a sequence inconsistent with the Anti-Passback rule, a violation is logged, reported, and depending on how the system is programmed, the second entry is denied.

Administrators can set violation time frames for any length, including no expiration. Establishing a violation window, rather than an indefinite timeframe, effectively prevents users from “passing back” their credentials at time of entry but allows the system to reset itself – perhaps overnight.

Credentialed workers who inadvertently fail to scan out will therefore not find themselves locked out the next day.  Anti-Passback is compatible with any pdk hardware, including pdk, touch and red readers.

“For some PDK customers, credential misuse is a serious concern. Anti-Passback provides a means to deter and monitor abuse of their facility’s security protocols while reducing the risk that unauthorized personnel gains entry to high-security areas,” explained Jeff Perri, ProdataKey’s President and COO.

“Like all other pdk io features, administrators can easily set up and manage Anti-Passback rules through our unique, mobile-first environment.”

ProdataKey is a innovator of networked cloud-based access control products and services. The company’s pdk io cloud platform allows for complete system management and control through any web connected device, anywhere, anytime.


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      There are two kinds of access control available: physical and logical. Physical access control restricts access to physical IT resources, campuses, rooms, and other physical IT assets. Logical access control system allows controlled access from a remote location by users who have the proper authorization. There are different ways of implementing access control policy like tokenization, biometrics, IP lock, and key, etc., which are based on different authentication methods like user identification, password, MAC address, access control via smart cards, smart card reader, or proximity scanning devices. Each of these methods requires different approaches and security considerations.

      The implementation of policies and procedures for controlling access should include policies for protecting sensitive systems from unauthorized access. Policies can be configured at the organizational and technical levels to determine restrictions on the access of particular departments and personnel. Procedures and requirements should also be specified, so that businesses can implement access control systems effectively. Businesses must be very careful in implementing access control systems because the security and confidentiality are the most important issues involved in handling highly sensitive systems and information.

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