Siemens Survey Finds that Enterprises Could Save Millions by Deploying Smart Cards

Tuesday 5 April 2005 15:12 CET | News

By deploying an integrated smart card security solution for both data and physical access, an enterprise may annually save more than $2 million for every 2,000 employees covered by such a combined identity and access management system, according to a new survey conducted by Datamonitor and commissioned by Siemens Communications, Inc.

According to the survey report, substantial cost savings may result from factors such as reduced time spent on sign-on procedures, better management of PKI certificates, consolidation of employee access privileges onto a single, multi-functional smart card, reduced numbers of password-related queries made to IT departments and greater automation of card provisioning. Siemens is one of the few companies able to provide integrated security solutions for physical, identity and access management protection. Siemens smart-card-based HiPath SIcurity family of solutions, for example, provides cost-effective identity access and management to control security privileges for buildings, rooms, IT infrastructures and critical applications. In addition, its smart card solution can also serve other value-added functions such as cashless payment transactions and the collection of time data. Siemens also provides building control and monitoring through its Siemens Building Technologies Group, including the Siemens SiPass Access Control Management solution that makes it possible for an enterprise to control and monitor facilities from a single workstation. Finally, easy management and provisioning - and de-provisioning - of user access privileges are made possible by the Siemens DirX portfolio, a meta-directory database solution.

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