Siemens Looks to Wed IT, Physical Security
Siemens ICN next week will outline its plan to marry physical security and network/information security in a wide-ranging initiative.Siemens AG subsidiary Siemens Information and Communication Networks Inc. next week will outline its plan to marry physical security and network/information security in a wide-ranging initiative. The Boca Raton, Fla.-based Siemens ICN unit on Monday will debut its HiPath Sicurity Solutions portfolio of products and services geared toward network and application-level security for IP networks. The portfolio includes consulting services, risk-assessment and management tools, network and system security, smart card-based access control and digital signatures as well as provisioning and identity management with Siemens HiPath MetaDirectory tools. "Were looking at it from across the Siemens operating companies. This is about a holistic approach to support customers from early assessment through design, implementation and operation," said Chris Meaney, director of secure networks for Siemens Enterprise Networks, in Atlanta.
Other Siemens units provide physical security systems to control access into sensitive areas, CATV monitoring, tracking of hard assets as they move around an enterprise, and facial recognition technology.