g6 Authentication Platform
For nearly a decade, Federal Government agencies have struggled with the question of how to modernize their existing physical access control systems (PACS) to operate in the HSPD-12 environment. The challenge has been elusive: legacy systems are proprietary and based on 30-year-old Wiegand communication while HSPD-12 requires use of modern cryptographic tools.
Many physical access system providers offer readers that are listed as FIPS-201 compliant on the GSA Approved Products List. Agencies have purchased these components under the implication that their legacy PACS will then be HSPD-12 “compliant.” Unfortunately, this is not the case.
For example, replacing legacy readers with smart card readers capable of reading PIV and CAC credentials is not a secure solution. To trust that a card it is not a clone or copy of the genuine card, the public key certificates on the card must be utilized. The g6 activates use of PKI between the PIV and the legacy PACS to insure the credential can be trusted.
The g6 Authentication Platform can modernize many existing PACS to be HSPD-12 compliant. It offers the most modern, streamlined option for agencies to implement PKI cost effectively, and one that is also:
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- Simple to implement
- Seamless to operation
- Preserves the legacy PACS infrastructure
The new platform includes 2 g6 Readers, a g6 Authentication Module and the BridgePoint TrustAlert Enrollment and Validation Suite. The only new cables required are two short CAT 6 (or equivalent) patch-cables between the Legacy Panel and the Authentication Module (shown in red). The remaining legacy system components, including the cabling, panels, server and software remain in place, preserving the current investment.
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