Access control security. What is it about?

  • Access control
  • NXP
  • OSDPv2
  • OSDP v2 transparent mode
  • File transfer
  • Diversified security keys

We secure your access

Securing your personnel, your data and your premises - upon that foundation everything else rests. How to secure your system? Rely only on the industry's most secure, open standard technology for your access control system. If you are ready to learn more, ask for a quotation of Scandinavia's securest access control products. We are one of the world's most experienced RFID manufacturers!

Access control factors

Access control security depends heavily on the capabilities of your system's technology. As the traditional Wiegand data protocol and UID technologies are replaced, more secure technologies have appeared. MIFARE DESFire has now become one of the world's most secure technologies. With unbreakable AES/TDES encryption and mutual security keys, it totally protects cards and readers alike from cloning, hacking or skimming attempts. Built upon NXP’s open standard, it also provides you the unmatched stability and continuity you must demand from a long-term system technology commitment. By relying on an open standard MIFARE technology, you are free to choose from a wide range of device suppliers when you want to expand.

How to secure user ID's?

Choose MIFARE DESFire technology. It is much safer than legacy UID technologies. DESFire security keys not only protect cards and tags from cloning. Its deep mutual authentication process even protects them from being read by a hacker. It further protects against transaction skimming, using powerful 128-bit AES or TDES encryption to protect your data.

Diversified keys that enhance your security

Diversified keys powerfully expand DESFire's security even more. DESFire used to assign a single security key to a site’s entire population of readers and cards. By contrast, diversified keys gives each card its own, unique security key, protected behind 128-bit AES encryption - all in addition to the essentially unbreakable DESFire security that prevents hacking or cloning even by modern computers.

Defeats skimming attempts

MIFARE DESFire transponders and readers, with mutually authenticating security keys and highly secure 128 bit AES / TDES encryption, protect communication between your cards and readers across the air interface. Within your system, data you can further secure your data behind OSDP's bi-directional data protocol. Our readers totally support OSDP v2's transparent mode letting you sequester more functionality in your system and minimizing the data and instructions in your readers.


OSDPv2 = convenience

For larger systems, OSDP v2 provides another powerful benefit: much faster and convenient system management. How so? OSDP File Transfer lets you update your system's readers remotely by pushing commands instructions downstream to them from your system. No more configuring individual readers on location with configuration cards - simply issue them their update from your system.

Choose your path to DESFire

Security managers and integrators may choose from different ways of managing DESFire and their sites' security keys. Don’t want to program readers and cards yourself? We can program them for you, even with site- or customer-specific keys. We will deliver directly to your installation site, saving time and resources. If you need, we even archive site-specific security keys for as long as you wish.


Future-proof your system

Your access security also depends on the long-term sourcing continuity of your system's components. MIFARE DESFire is an open standard technology that protects your future multi-sourcing of compatible devices when you are ready to expand or augment your system. We build a long life-span into our MIFARE DESFire readers to ensure they will stay on the job once you install them. Updates are performed easily, without un-installation, and Idesco’s award-winning, expert customer support will follow you through every phase of your system’s life span.

Living in Scandinavia

As a Finnish device manufacturer, we aim to provide a bit more. While superior technology protects your data, the challenge of Scandinavian weather also demands extra care. So, we combine the highest open standard security technology with equally durable, reliable keypads and reader housings. Their moisture and dust endurance (highest, IP67 protection class) keep them functional in extreme temperatures and conditions, while their high impact resistance protects against impacts and vandalism.

Mobile credential security?

Are you thinking about accommodating mobile phone ID’s, virtual access cards? Mobile phones aren't just convenient - they can also be made into a secure alternative to cards - just as secure as any other modern, encrypted access card. That is why Idesco Mobile Lite robustly supports mobile credentialing in MIFARE-based systems. Connections between our readers and smartphones are protected with the most secure encryption method available; AES / TDES encryption. Learn more by clicking the Idesco Mobile Lite link below.

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