Connected Physical Access Has Arrived: Identiv and Cisco Announce ICPAM

By Phil Montgomery

Today, we announced the launch of the Identiv Connected Physical Access Manager (ICPAM) solution.

What It Is

ICPAM is a distributed intelligent premises access control solution, providing state-of-the-art secure access to facilities using standards-based networking, and is backwards compatible for legacy wiring topologies and devices.


What It Does
ICPAM software is tightly integrated with industry-leading Cisco technology, including routers, switches, Cisco Video Surveillance Manager, and Cisco IP Telephony. ICPAM has a low cost of ownership and provides all the functionality of comparable proprietary systems while offering superior security and deployment options by using standard network topology. ICPAM becomes part of an organization’s intelligent information network, allowing monitoring and information exchange between devices as an intelligent platform that grows as an organization requires it.

The ICPAM solution includes a Power over Ethernet (POE)-enabled local door controller, state-of-the-art multi-frequency door reader and sensor, and management software. ICPAM is an overall premises monitoring, intrusion, remote VoIP guard, and access solution suitable for organizations of all sizes with single or multiple locations and geographies.

How to Get It
The ICPAM solution is available immediately through Cisco Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) Partners.


What Cisco Partners Are Saying
“ICPAM finally bridges the gap for our customers to unify and manage both physical and logical access control solutions,” said Ted Alben, Dimension Data Practice Manager, IoT. “Since all of the components are integrated with Cisco’s world class security portfolio, ICPAM provides a win-win model, and all from a single vendor.”

“IoE is the future and it’s happening now,” said‎ Stephen Lurie, Zones Vice President IoT Solutions. “IP-connected devices, unified security operations, and sharing — that’s where access management is headed. With ICPAM, we can help fulfill our customers’ evolving needs.”

“With ICPAM, we get the security we expect and the Cisco integration we need,” said‎ David Pelkey, Presidio Director, Business Development. “As buildings become more intelligent, ICPAM provides a crossover to industry open standards that leverages network infrastructure with the lowest cost of ownership.”

“Premises solutions are evolving from proprietary bespoke systems to becoming part of an interconnected environmental ecosystem. ICPAM is an access management solution that provides a platform that connects and collects information from an array of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and sensors,” said Jason Hart, Identiv President.

Identiv and Cisco at ASIS 2015
The ICPAM and integrated Cisco solution will be demonstrated at ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Anaheim, California, September 28 – 30 at booth 621.

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