LEAF Identity Lunch at GSX

E-LINE by DIRAK participated at this year’s Global Security Exchange (GSX), held at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The event offered six days filled with education and networking for the global security community. GSX 2019 was attended by over 20,000 registrants and 550 exhibitors from more than 125 countries. ASIS International’s President, Christina Duffey said, “GSX serves as a powerful forum for convening security leaders across the globe to learn, share information, and network.” This year’s event emphasized that the evolving world requires security practitioners to plan ahead and continuously update their thinking. GSX 2019 delivered informative sessions run by the top industry leaders, new and ground-breaking technology around the convention floor, pertinent panel discussions to help navigate the world of security, and most importantly networking amongst global security leaders and influencers.

During the conference, E-LINE by DIRAK sponsored the LEAF Identity Lunch with WaveLynx Technologies Corporation, Allegion, Brivo, Iris ID Systems Inc., and RFIDeas at the VU Rooftop Bar. Each sponsor is a member of the LEAF ecosystem who are intent on bringing interoperability to the access control and identity credentials market and beyond. The LEAF standards are a set of specifications and reference designs for access control and identity credentials that facilitate interoperable, secure, and open choice by security managers and solution architects. Each partner in the LEAF ecosystem believes that in a perfect world, your smart card should seamlessly and securely read on your door access readers, locks, and logical access readers regardless of manufacturer. Each member of this consortium is providing the tools and standards that make such concepts reality. The driving force behind this development is the critical mass of users who seek highly secure, interoperable solutions, who are no longer tolerant of proprietary products.

Our global product manager, Zachary Klares, spoke about the integration with our E-LINE by DIRAK MLR solutions and the LEAF access cards. He discussed how easy it was for our products to become fully compatible with the LEAF credentials and that the integration further enhanced our already highly secure data center access control solutions. Additionally, he encouraged other vendors to join in the partnership for the success and growth of LEAF. Together, these technologies enable users to create an interoperable environment and maintain ownership of their encryption keys.