Proxy Fights Back Against "Threats By HID"

By Brian Rhodes, Published Dec 09, 2020, 09:33am EST

One is the giant incumbent of access control credentials. The other is Silicon Valley's best-funded access control startup. Now, Proxy is fighting back with a counteroffer and a petition to the US government.

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Inside this note, we examine how Proxy has responded to HID's warning against 'parasitic' devices like Proxy's Nano.

Risk ** *****

*** **** ** ***** is **** ******* ********** and ******** ** ******* technical ******* ** *** on ******* ********* *****. Since *** ** *** predominant ****** ******* ****** manufacturer, **** ** ** a *********** ****** ** Proxy.

Proxy ******** - *** ************, **** ***** ***********

***** ****** * ********* to **** ****** **** what ***** **** ** common ******** *** **** HID ** ****** ** discourage **********. ** ****, it **** ** *** notified *** *** ** "HID's ******" *** ** now ******** **** ***** readers ** ******* *** ones. ***** **** ********* is *****:

***** **** ******* *** designed ** **** ********** or ** ******** **** any ******** ****** ***** standard ***** *** ****** from ***********. **** ** common ******** ** *** industry, *** ** * configuration ****** **** ** turnstiles, *********, *** ***** where ******** ********** ******* (QR, ****, ******, ********** etc.) *** **** ** parallel *** *** ****** glass ******/****** **** *** administered ** ****** *********** and ********* (***-*****) *** want ** **** ****** and *******.

HID’s ****** ** **** *** ******** ** *** ******** ** ** ******* ** ******** ** ******** ******** *** ******** ** *** ******** *** ** ********** **********. Recent guidelines from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have warned companies against threatening to void warranties under similar circumstances.

** ** ****** ** protect *** *********,Proxy *** ******** *** ******* ***** ********** ** ***’* ****** ** **** *** **********. Proxy will continue to ensure its customers are free to make informed choices about their security products and are able to choose between different companies’ products without voiding warranties on their existing infrastructure. At the end of the day, it's the customer that matters most, and customers are clearly saying they want choices and they want performance and innovation to flourish.

***** **** ***** ** its ********* ** ***** of *** ******* ** HID. ** ******** ** this, ***** ***** ** announcing **** ** **** provide * *********** ***** reader *** *** *** reader **** *** *** its ******** ****** ** a ****** ** *** customer ***** ***** ******** or ********. ********* *** rest ******* **** ** have ***** ***** - we ***** ** *** products *** ***** ***********, follow ******** ********* *** best-practices, *** **** *** products ** *** ****** systems ** ******* **** quality *** ***********.

******, ** *** **** announcing ****, ** ** today *** ***** ******* permissible,Proxy **** ******* * **** ***** ****** ** ******* *** ********* ********* *** *********** *** ******. That's our commitment to the customer and industry. [emphasis added}

HID ******** ** *******

*** ******** ** ******* to **** ** ******** to *****'* *********.

More *** ****** ***** ******** ** *****

** **** *****, ********* from *** ** ***** would ******* * **** of ******** ** * system.

***** **** **** ******* and **** *****/****-**** ***** models, *** ******** ** the ******* *** *** be *****. *********, *** reader ****** **** ******* for *******, ****-***** (***), and *********** ********** ***** Proxy **** ***.

*** *******,*** *********** ****** ******* **** PINs, ***** ***** *** no ******* ******:

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**** **** ********* *** present ****** ** ** HID ****** ** ****-***** (UHF), *************** **** ************, ** ** **** v2/Secure ******* ** ****. Proxy ****** ** *********** reader ***** *** ******.

No ****** *** ********** ******* *** *****

****, ***** ******* ** not ******* ******* ******* more **** ***** ****/**** for ****** ***********. ** more ******/************* **** ** kept ** *** ** SEOS *******, ***** **** not ** **** ** read **.

Challenges *** *****

**** ** ***** **** in *** **** ****, in *** ***** ****, this ******** * *********. First, **** ***** **** end-users **** ********* ***** using *****. ********, ** Proxy **** *** ***-***** to ****** **** ***** free ***********, ** ********* the **** *** *****. So ** *** ***** does ****** ** **** it **** ********* *** rivals, **** ** ****** that ******.

Potential *** *****

** *** ***** ****, this ***** ** * marketing **** *** ***** to ******** ****** ** the '*****' ****** *** 'Goliath' ** *** / Assa *****. ***, ** the ****** **** ***** has ****** ********* ******* from *** *********, ** may ** **** ** fund *** ******** ** this ***********.

****, **** ****** ** only *** ******* ***** the ******* **** *** technology ***** *******. ***** Proxy ***** **** ****** as * **** ********, it **** *** ***** to ******** *** ********* into **** **** ******* and ***-******* ******* **** tablets *** ***** ***.

*** ******* ********* ****** to ******* **** ******* its **** *********** ********** at *** **** ** an *********** ** ****** into ***** ******** ***** once ***** ******* **** the ***** *** ** their ****** ** ***** ********** ****.

FTC ******

** ** *** **** enough ***** *** ****** any *** ****** **. The*** ***** ****** ** anti-competitive ********* ******* **** **** take ****** **** ******* to ** ****. *** is *** ****** (*.*.,**% ** *********** ***** HID ***** ******** ****** manufacturer ** ****) *** ***** *** enough ******* **** **** could ** ** ***** that **** ********** *********.

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*** *** ****** *** wrong ********. * ****** question ** ******* ****** or **** ********* **** be *** ****** ** the ********.

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** ***** '****' - infosec ** ********* ****** into ***** ***** ******* and *********** ***** *******.

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***** : *** ******* on *** **** ****** offer **** *****, ***** to **** ** ** true, ****'* *** ***** ?

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