Cyber is a core component of access control

SMART Access & Identity 2023 Access Control & Identity Management, Cyber Security

When it comes to access control and identity management, cybersecurity plays a critical role in helping to ensure that only authorised users can gain access to a system and that they are who they claim to be. This is important because it helps to protect against unauthorised access to sensitive information, which can have serious consequences if it falls into the wrong hands.

Protecting your data requires vigilance and constant monitoring, especially as cyberthreats evolve along with security technology. Gallagher’s solutions, designed from inception to be as cyber-secure as possible and to mitigate risks through a variety of defence tools that keep up with the changing technological landscape, so you do not have to.

At Gallagher, we continuously evolve our solutions to meet the changing threat at a software and physical level, building in robust cyber security at every stage. This makes our products suitable for high-security and enterprise applications from day one.

External threats are minimised through end-to-end encryption and user authentications; customers that use Gallagher’s Security Health Check can easily identify potential vulnerabilities in their system; and you can simplify data management and protect its integrity with integrated systems to store data securely.

Gallagher carries out internal and Independent third party penetration testing and security review during development to identify vulnerabilities before releasing updates or new solutions.

Software updates may be the single best way to protect businesses from cyberattacks. It is a proactive security measure that reduces the risks for company exposure to cyber-attacks in which cybercriminals target their sensitive data. Gallagher releases software updates approximately every six months. Customers only need to implement the regular software and hardware updates available across all devices to stay current with cyber threats and effectively manage obsolescence.

Cybersecurity is such a vital component of access control and identity management that we have ensured our solutions curate a multi-pronged defence system with protections baked into every stage of development.

For more information contact Gallagher Security, +27 11 974 4740,,

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