Today BioConnect announces the successful deployment of its BioConnect Identity Platform and Suprema biometric hardware for access control at Netwise Hosting Ltd, a leading provider of data centre colocation in London, UK. BioConnect provides identity solutions, with a special focus on data centre colocation customers. BioConnect offers a unique approach which removes the need to manage point-to-point integrations as it couples Suprema biometric readers with over 20 of the leading access control system providers.
Netwise Hosting’s primary focus and fundamental values are speed, security, and stability as they deliver enterprise-level hosted environments to a wide and varied customer-base, working closely with clients all around the world. As Netwise Hosting looked to expand their offering with the development of an additional 11,000 sq. ft. data centre in London, they chose BioConnect to fulfill their security requirements to identify a more fully- featured access control system that checked all the boxes. They saw BioConnect as a leader, with its understanding of specific data centre colocations customer needs – shared spaces of sensitive data require assurance of identity throughout the facility and to be most effective, a standardized way of deploying biometrics coupled with enterprise level support are needed.
“BioConnect really set themselves apart from the competition when it comes to support; they have a small team of highly experienced individuals who know the product and the associated software inside out,” says Matthew Butt, Netwise Hosting Ltd., Managing Director, “We really cannot recommend this aspect of their offering high enough!”
Netwise compared their previous vendor installations and decided on the following requirements: They needed a solution that would allow them to incorporate a clearer view of identity with a multi-authentication biometric solution that would seamlessly integrate into Paxton Net2. The main driver, in addition to finding the correct physical product, was to avoid having duplicate systems and information for access control.
Suprema biometric devices provided and supported by the BioConnect team now cover all high-security ingress and egress locations throughout the data centre facility. These readers provide the highest level of identity authenticity and provide flexibility in indoor/outdoor placement and multifactor authentication with card and fingerprint support. The BioConnect Identity Platform incorporates an advanced plugin architecture to connect directly into Netwise Hosting’s preferred access control software, Paxton Net2. Therefore, in addition to finding the correct physical product, Netwise was able to avoid having duplicate systems and information for access control between their biometric and non-biometric devices running on Paxton Net2.
The addition of BioConnect identity platform meant that Netwise didn’t have to make a tradeoff between software and hardware that would meet their needs – they now have their preferred access control system and multi-authentication biometrics in one single interface for the creation, removal and administration of all users and access zones.
“We chose BioConnect for several reasons, primarily the ability to integrate their system seamlessly with Paxton Net2, but closely followed up by their feature set and quality of the readers themselves,” said Matthew Butt, Managing Director, “The almost immediate availability of the product – coupled with their excellent support – meant they really did stand out from the competition.”
To read the full case study on this deployment, visit www.bioconnect.com/case-studies
Visit BioConnect and Suprema June 21-23 during this month’s IFSEC conference at ExCel London, UK in Stand E1400.