Key Cabinet and Locker Management
PACOM Unison is a market-leading platform with the ability to link with ASSA Abloy Traka intelligent key management systemand lockers solutions to manage and control access to a company’s most important assets. When a conventional key is stolen, mislaid, or accidentally taken home, security is compromised and the organization is suddenly vulnerable. Even if nothing is stolen, and no damage is done, the cost and inconvenience of fitting new locks and the impact on productivity can be significant.
Traka can significantly reduce the cost of losses through accidental damage, theft, personal injury and downtime.
The integration between Unison and ASSA Abloy Traka allows for extensive key management at facilities such as data centers, healthcare facilities, universities, municipalities, governments and other similar applications.
The user presents an access card to a reader to open the key cabinet and access a selected key. All actions and events are logged in Unison and can be accessed at any time. Unison can be configured to activate an alarm if a key is not returned to the cabinet on time. Unison can also be programmed to activate an event once a key is borrowed or is returned late.
Unison’s integration with Traka supports automatic upload of configuration making it efficient to upload data to user tags or update time schedules.
Deister proxSafe Integration
Deister proxSafe is a key and asset management system used to effectively control and monitor valuable assets using high security, electronically controlled cabinets.
Monitoring who, when and where keys and assets are accessed adds confidence and peace of mind with control and immediate response to alerts that can be automatically raised when alarm conditions exist.
Integrating Deister proxSafe with the PACOM Unison system allows Unison operators to respond to alarms, perform actions and monitor the status of the key management system as part of their standard Unison security management solution.
Linking Unison cardholder data and proxSafe key users provide the ability to control access to individual keys using existing cardholder data and the automatic sharing of data between Unison and proxSafe ensures that secure access to critical assets is maintained at all times.
The electronically controlled key cabinets can be efficiently monitored from the convenience of the Unison client and operators can see who has accessed keys and assets at any time. More than 50 different events can be displayed as alarms in real-time, enabling Unison operators to take timely action.
The aim of this article is inform you on how to implement proper key management and to answer 3 important questions regarding centralized and automated key management:
What is Centralized Key Management?
How can a centralized system help meet regulatory compliance?
How can automation further improve the life cycle management of keys?
Distributed key management systems make it very difficult to manage cryptographic keys. As your company grows, so does your data and the number of encryption keys you must manage to maintain data security.
By switching to a centralized key management system, you will remove these challenges, increase life cycle efficiency, and help your IT departments develop proper key management policies that scale with your organization.
First, let’s take a look at what it means to practice proper key management.
Proper management of cryptographic keys in hardware security modules.
Proper key management is an essential process of data security within any organization handling sensitive information. To avoid risks and efficiently scale operations, an organization should centralize its large intelligent key management system. This will result in good key generation and ensure key integrity within the system.
How to implement proper centralized key management policies and procedures: