Openpath Access

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Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service)Openpath
Company size (employees)10 to 49
Type of solutionHybrid

In 3 bullets, summarize why this product or service is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

- According to a recent study Openpath conducted, over half of respondents expect to be able to control office items from their mobile phone within the next 5 years, so incorporating user-friendly IoT features into the office is imperative. With an unprecedented 94% mobile adoption rate, Openpath is the only company to truly do mobile access right. As such, the company ensures a whole new level of physical security for the enterprise. With unique features like Touch, which enables users with the Openpath app to unlock the door by simply waving an arm by the reader (no need to fish out a keycard or your smartphone), Openpath created an incredibly seamless and convenient - yet secure - mobile access system employees want to use. Key cards and badges are easily lost, stolen and/or copied. By using the smartphone and encrypting at every level, Openpath Access is one of the most secure office access control solutions available.

- Openpath integrates with platforms like G Suite and Office 365, meaning administrators can automatically grant employees access when they are added to the company directory (or access can be revoked when they are removed); no need to chase after former employees for to collect their badge and credentials. Administrators can also allow one-time access to vendors in the form of a Guest Pass, which can be texted to any smartphone regardless of if it has the Openpath app installed.

- Unlike legacy systems, Openpath’s software is cloud-based, meaning it easily scales with your business. No matter how large your business grows, administrators can manage all sites and users from a single interface for real-time access control 24/7.

Brief Overview

On a mission to improve workplace efficiency, Openpath creates smart security solutions for the modern office. Many businesses spend their time, energy and money on cybersecurity – an important aspect of office security – but overlook the importance of physical security. These businesses typically use legacy physical access technologies that are closed, have limited ability to integrate with IT infrastructure, and leave offices all too vulnerable to break-ins. Without strong physical security, an intruder can simply walk into an office and steal laptops and hardware with valuable data. Openpath has revolutionized the security industry by providing an all-in-one cyber and physical security system for businesses.

Openpath’s flagship product, Openpath Access, enables employees to enter the office using their smartphone via the Openpath iOS/Android app, eliminating the need for key cards. This product is the first cloud-based physical access control technology to crack the code on mobile adoption: 94% of Openpath’s users choose to use the mobile app to enter the office instead of a key card or badge.

Samy Kamkar, renowned hacker-turned Chief Security Officer of Openpath, studied the vulnerabilities of traditional access control and worked to create a more secure solution with Openpath. Samy knows exactly what kinds of threats to look out for and incorporate the necessary defenses against them within the Openpath system. As a result, Openpath Access is encrypted at every level and features user-level permissions, making it more secure than traditional access control systems. This encryption shields against cloning, sniffing and key copying. Plus, with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity, Openpath’s system ensures fast, seamless access every time – even in the case of a power outages.

In finally making the mobile device a secure and convenient access credential for office workers, Openpath provides unprecedented physical security for the enterprise.