From mitigating compliance risk to enabling flexible working, security remains a priority for every public and private sector organization. NEC IT Solutions has developed security solutions that protect both people and assets, from data and IT infrastructure security, such as firewalls and virtualization, to biometrics and intelligent video analysis.
In addition to securing operations, these technologies can effect process improvement, leading to productivity gains and cost reduction. For example, the adoption of various security technologies in airports has transformed the time taken to process passengers at both ends of the journey, reducing the waiting time for passengers, while increasing the level of security and reducing the demands on security personnel.
Biometrics technology can also be used in other environments to undertake more everyday tasks such as access and identity management for buildings and computer devices, providing both improved security and a quicker, less resource intensive solution than security tokens or other even more manual processes.
Other technologies which are being used to enable organizations to exploit significant process change and derive benefits beyond improved security include track and trace solutions based on Radio Frequency ID (RFID). These are being used extensively to safeguard items of value – from expensive hospital equipment to retail fashion. Tags can be either active – providing real time location information, or passive – registering its presence when passing through a scanner, creating an alarm, for example, if tagged devices are moved off site.
Similarly, intelligent CCTV is enabling organizations to effectively allocate resources, as well as identifying and capturing anomalies – such as a package left in an unexpected location – providing a more preventative approach to security.
But it is again the integration and application of the various security technologies which brings the greater benefit.