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MAY 2019

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May 2019 / / Security Business 31 ADVERTISEMENT STid Mobile ID® — Smartphone-based Access Control Take a closer look at the mobile access control and identity product’s new identity management tools Mobile access control is not just about a more user-friendly way of opening doors. The connectivity of smartphones opens the way to new real-time solutions for managing mobile identity. Vincent Dupart, CEO of STid – manufacturer of the STid Mobile ID® solution – explains why the right management tools are required to roll out a mobile identity solution in this exclusive Q&A: How does the STid Mobile ID® badge virtualization solution protect data? Dupart: Why would you outsource access control data to a third party, and where will that data be stored? No technical or technological constraints should prevent security directors from managing their systems independently, with the freedom to host sensitive data in-house if that is what they want. We offer our clients an offline and online management tool, which keeps them in control of their security. In April, STid launched an online management platform. How does that work? We have developed a secure Web platform that will revolutionize the way we manage user virtual access cards and configure readers. Access rights can be assigned, revoked and updated in real time, meaning you can quickly create a short-term visitor access card, and later recover the credits to create another virtual access card. It is cost-effective and easy to use. We offer additional web services to connect our client access control systems and applications to our platform. It ensures an enhanced and transparent management of virtual cards. How does this platform enable clients to manage their systems independently? Unlike many solutions on the market and most people’s preconceptions about cloud technology, STid is not looking to tie its clients into a particular technology. Independence operates at many different levels. We have always respected our clients’ value chain. Anyone will be able to create an account and associate accounts for their own clients (dealers and end customers), without any involvement on our part. STid has no access to sensitive data in the reseller and end customer accounts – that would be a major security vulnerability. Our clients will remain totally independent in managing their security. How is data stored in your Web platform secured? All data is stored in our server in France, in accordance with the tightest data protection. Our online architectures comply with new European regulations on personal data protection (GDPR) and French CNIL recommendations. The information is stored in encrypted formats and all server connections use the secure HTTPS TLS v1.2 protocol. The virtual access cards are managed in real time so if an employee reports the loss of a smartphone, the mobile access rights can immediately be revoked, before the device ends up in the wrong hands. What new features are included in the the updated STid Mobile ID® Portal? We are extending our solution reach to meet the fast-growing demand for mobile access, including web services to securely connect the customer’s access control system to the portal. We are also offering a SDK for third-party apps to customize the user interface. For more information, visit

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