Gallagher Security, a globally renowned company in access control solutions and Invixium, a premier manufacturer of innovative touchless biometric solutions, have announced software integration between Gallagher Command Center and Invixium’s IXM WEB software. As part of their COVID-19 response, Gallagher and Invixium collaborated to develop an integrated, user-friendly solution to address the global market's immediate, health-oriented needs. IXM TITAN with Enhancement Kit IXM TITAN with Enhancement Kit is Invixium’s flagship biometric reader and hallmark of its COVID-19 solution, which delivers simultaneous face recognition and elevated body temperature detection at the medial canthus (tear duct). Through this integrated solution, TITAN will now communicate health events, such as temperature screening and mask detection, to Gallagher’s security management platform, Command Center. Alarm notification events, such as elevated body temperature or the absence of a face mask, will be captured in Command Center’s Alarm Viewer. Seamless integration with Command Center Seamless integration allows users of Command Center to perform biometric enrollment and device management Furthermore, this seamless integration allows users of Command Center to perform biometric enrollment and device management directly within the Gallagher software, along with two-way synchronization of cardholders and access groups. This integration also supports multiple access card assignments (up to 10 cards per cardholder), so businesses that issue more than one card to the same person can fully employ TITAN’s card-reading features. Touchless face recognition and temperature screening “At Gallagher, we place high importance on offering our customers high-security solutions that meet their ever changing needs,” said Mark Junge, Global General Manager for Security at Gallagher Security. Mark adds, “This drive has put us at the forefront of security providers and led us to integrate with Invixium, whose rapid, touchless face recognition and temperature screening (while wearing a protective mask) solution adds highly sought-after features to our portfolio. We are excited about the additional value this integration contributes to creating a safe and assured future for our customers globally.” User-friendly, intelligent solutions “COVID-19 has been a wake-up call for security manufacturers,” said Shiraz Kapadia, CEO & President of Invixium, adding “As a company focused on creating healthy, safe environments for staff and visitors, this deep integration with Gallagher serves as a testament to our commitment to ensuring security through user-friendly, intelligent solutions. We look forward to continuing our work with Gallagher to build a healthier, more secure future.” The features of this integration are available from Command Center v8.30, a Gallagher REST API License is required, and IXM WEB version 220.127.116.11, an Invixium IXM Link License is required.
Gallagher Security’s strong commitment to cyber security sees them frequently communicate best practice recommendations to ensure that customers have the knowledge and tools necessary to keep their sites secure and protected against cyber-attacks and malware threats. Gallagher security advisory The global security manufacturer this week promptly released a security advisory, following the public exposure of the Default Gallagher MIFARE DESFire and MIFARE Plus keys. This act means cards using the default keys could be cloned or emulated, resulting in a site’s security becoming compromised. Customers who have followed Gallagher’s long-standing hardening guide, which recommends the use of site-specific keys, are not affected by this disclosure. Ensuring the continued security of our customers’ sites is our top priority" “Ensuring the continued security of our customers’ sites is our top priority,” said Mark Junge, Gallagher’s Global General Manager for Security, adding “Following the discovery of this exposure, we immediately began communicating with our global team, our network of Channel Partners, and our customers regarding the mitigation options available to them, including our key migration feature released in Command Centre v8.30 earlier this year.” Communicating information on security risks Mark further stated, “Communicating information about any security risks, as well as providing timely advice and recommendations is of vital importance to us. Our published hardening guide has for many years provided in-depth advice of defensive measures for customers to aid in mitigating possible risk.” The vulnerability only affects sites using a default MIFARE DESFire or MIFARE Plus key. It does not affect Gallagher MIFARE DESFire with a site-specific key, Gallagher Mobile Connect credentials, US Government FIPS201 PIV cards, GovPass, or MIFARE Plus with a site-specific key. Concerned customers should contact their Channel Partner or local Gallagher representative for further support and advice.