TYSONS CORNER, Va., April 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms, today announced that Usher™ (Usher.com), its enterprise-grade identity and security management platform, delivers improved identity assurance and simplified physical and logical access control by including Usher gateways that are pre-integrated with multiple leading physical access control systems (PACS). At the ISC West trade show taking place at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV this week, MicroStrategy will be conducting demonstrations of Usher, including its beacon technology and converged analytics dashboard, and providing a live video feed of an Usher physical access implementation. Visit booth #116 on the Connected Security Expo show floor.
"We are excited to be joining ISC West this year to showcase Usher's physical and logical identity management and security platform," said Michael J. Saylor, Chairman, President and CEO, MicroStrategy Incorporated. "We will be demonstrating Usher's mobile-centric solution and sharing exciting news about the availability of built-in integrations with numerous industry-leading physical access control systems."
Usher's integration with leading PACS gateways has been proven in customer implementations with existing installed PACS. Pre-integrated Usher gateways are now available for Datawatch, Honeywell, Lenel, Paxton, S2, and Tyco. An Usher API adapter is also available for custom integrations. MicroStrategy expects to include built-in integration with additional name-brand PACS partners in the coming months, along with the completion of key PACS certifications.
Leveraging smartphones and tablets, FIPS 140-2 PKI, QR codes, Bluetooth (BLE) and NFC, along with WiFi and cellular communications, Usher is designed to deliver a safe, secure alternative to passwords, passcards, hardware tokens and other legacy approaches to meld physical and logical access and security in one solution that is backed by market-leading analytics.
"We never leave home without our trusted mobile companions, so why not take advantage of their flexibility and horsepower?" added Saylor. "Usher provides a secure, common-use platform to satisfy the needs of both physical and logical access control, including security analytics. The proper enforcement of access privileges is easy and secure, as our growing list of Fortune 1000 Usher customers proves."
Regarding physical access, Usher:
- is a federated solution that is designed to ensure facility and security managers stay in control of policy management and user authorization via PACS and other existing tools;
- operates seamlessly alongside legacy passcards to support blended environments;
- delivers full-featured analytics tools and dashboards to optimize business operations and help detect and prevent fraud;
- enables real-time user messaging and alerts to report actionable intelligence and improve user safety; and
- provides a copy of all access enforcement logs to the PACS to maintain centralized reporting.
MicroStrategy 10.3™ with Usher software can be installed and configured on-premise in a large enterprise, including securely interfacing with an Active/OpenLDAP Directory and a PACS, and securely issuing badges to users, VIPs and visitors. Usher's incorporation of optional biometric, geo-fencing, telemetry and peer-to-peer verification features enable organizations to implement more sophisticated programs and deliver personalized user experiences. Usher's capabilities are backed by MicroStrategy's world-class enterprise analytics. Follow @UsherSecurity on Twitter to join the conversation and get live updates from our team at #ISCWest.
Usher is an enterprise-grade physical and logical identity and security management platform serving companies and organizations in sectors such as finance, higher education, retail, and local and federal government, among others. Specializing in the seamless convergence of physical and logical security, Usher is a smartphone-centric solution that replaces traditional security systems such as passwords, security tokens and physical badges via biometric, location-based multi-factor authentication. The platform's built-in analytics capabilities generate real-time insights across both physical and logical access points via a single dashboard, providing a holistic view of critical back-end information including physical and logical access, user behavior and resource usage. Launched in 2015, Usher is the enterprise security solution of leading business intelligence and analytics company MicroStrategy. For more information, please visit usher.com.
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