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The access control product manufacturer, Gallagher, has released its latest mobile security product: Gallagher Mobile Connect. Using Bluetooth wireless and smart phones, Mobile Connect turns a mobile phone into an access device – so businesses can use mobile technology in place of traditional access cards. Partnering with Nok Nok Labs and the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, Gallagher’s Mobile Connect solution uses FIDO certified authentication to deliver credentials.

Steve Bell, Chief Technology Officer at Gallagher, said: “Mobile Connect really brings the best of both worlds to the market. It makes access simpler and easier for users while operating on highly-secure, cutting-edge FIDO protocols that give businesses supreme confidence in their security.”

Gallagher say that their new product reduces costs and simplifies administration. In addition to eliminating the costs of supplying and replacing access cards, Mobile Connect’s subscription model allows for credentials to be transferred between users and reissued to devices.

Using two-step remote provisioning, Mobile Connect delivers secure enrolment by sending an email invitation with SMS code to verify the user and mobile device. This creates further admin efficiencies by removing the need to physically deliver an access card, the New Zealand firm says. Optional two-factor authentication is by PIN or biometric.


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