Converged Physical And Logical Access Control - Is Anybody Implementing It?

As someone with a strong network security background, the idea of combining physical and network-based access control is as natural to me as putting cameras on the network.

The benefits are fairly obvious:

  • A single system to handle both leads to less overhead for managing credentials.
  • Having logical and physical datapoints lends to a 4th factor of...

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