Group 4 introduces comprehensive solution to enterprise access control

May 2000 Access Control & Identity Management

While network computing technology has made the creation of enterprise-wide access control systems possible, it has not necessarily made them practical. At this year's ISC-West Exposition, Group 4 Securitas Technology announced the release of its new enterprise-class system, the MULTIMAX 625. The MULTIMAX 625 features network-friendly client/server architecture using the Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 relational database system with built-in data sharing and redundant security capabilities.

Designed for large multisite or multinational clients

The MULTIMAX 625 was designed for large multisite or multinational customers who want the ability to manage all of their facilities either at the facility level or at the enterprise level. By centralising management of multiple facilities, security executives can oversee and control remote sites, greatly reduce costs associated with training and database management and apply a single security protocol throughout their organisations.

As a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer, Group 4 designed the MULTIMAX 625 system to use Microsoft's powerful enterprise database server, SQL Server 7.0. This feature enables the MULTIMAX 625 to securely share and update information across the network and with related departments. And because the MULTIMAX 625's open architecture software was developed around industry-standard Microsoft products, security administrators have the flexibility to integrate other compatible technologies as they become available.

Three levels of protection

To address the critical issues of system security, Group 4 built in three levels of protection in addition to the security features, such as firewalls, that are common to most enterprise networks. To gain access to the network, the AMAG system requires a password. Each reader connected to the network is also password protected and uses a proprietary encryption code that makes it impervious to unauthorised tampering. The MULTIMAX 625 ensures maximum reliability with emergency power back-ups and the ability to replace components without taking the system offline.

"There are a proliferating number of products in the market today that offer component benefits," said Robert Sawyer, President of Group 4 Securitas Technology Corporation. "Few of them address the concerns security executives have about putting their access control systems on the corporate network. With release of the MULTIMAX 625, Group 4 has provided the industry with a comprehensive system that provides the range of features needed to implement a secure, reliable enterprise access control strategy."

For details, contact Group 4's Jeanne Imbrogno on tel: (091) 310 518 2380 or e-mail:

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