HID Global and VMware have teamed up to provide HID mobile access to open buildings and doors to VMware Workspace ONE, the digital workspace platform for managing applications on any device.
The collaboration will allow Workspace ONE users to open doors more securely with their smartphones. This can be part of a unified mobile experience that also allows them to access applications, computers, networks, data and cloud-based services.
Workspace ONE is a unified endpoint management (EMU). According to the company, the collaboration with HID will allow business organizations to focus on combining the physical and digital experiences of employees with technology.
VMware End User Computing Vice President of Product Management, Tony Kueh, says: “Adding physical access control capabilities to Workspace ONE will bring a unique element to our customers' digital transformation journeys as we go one step further in the redefining what it means to provide empowerment to digital employees experiences in any application on any device. "
HID mobile credentials are delivered to Workspace ONE through the HID Origo cloud-based access control platform. This platform provides a set of tools and services for integration, habilitation and development for mobile market access control solutions.
The platform also simplifies the replenishment of mobile identification over the air when employees lose or need to replace their smartphones and other mobile devices.
HID's global vice president of cloud services, Hilding Arrehed, says: “The collaboration between two of the leading companies in the fields of cybersecurity and physical security will help accelerate the use of convergent physical and logical access control on mobile devices.
"The solution underscores the shared commitment of HID and VMware to bring to market one of the first unified access control solutions in the industry for a user base of this size."
VMware recently completed a pilot test of integrating its platform into VMware facilities using HID iCLASS SE readers enabled for Bluetooth and mobile IDs.
HID Mobile Access application programming interfaces (APIs) and software development kits (SDKs) provided VMware with direct access to HID access control hardware, accelerating integration and pilot execution.
The incubation of this technological association has validated, according to the companies, the benefits of convergent physical and logical access control in mobile devices, including the improvement of the experience for users with greater security and administrative efficiency.
Users accessed buildings, rooms and other spaces by touching their mobile device to a reader at the door, and they also unlocked doors from a distance using the “turn and move” mobile gesture technology or sliding to unlock their phones as they approached
Workspace ONE integrates access control, application management and cross-platform endpoint management into a single platform and is available as a cloud service or a local deployment.