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A Responsible and Relevant Solution to Proximity Vulnerabilities

By Shep Sheppard
Sales Manager Key Accounts, Farpointe Data

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend CONSULT, a technical security symposium, with some of the electronic security industry’s best and brightest specifiers. As a member of the reader and credential community, I gravitated to topics relating to the secure identity of users within an electronic access control system. One fact that stood out was that there is a lot of 125-kHz proximity technology deployed and still being deployed. It raised the question, how can 125-kHz proximity, and the systems that depend on this technology, be made more secure in an efficient and cost-effective way?

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TECH NOTE: Farpointe Data Solutions Not Affected by the Log4j Vulnerability

Please be aware that Farpointe Data’s solutions, including mobile CONEKT®, long-range Ranger®, Delta® and Pyramid Series Proximity® do not rely on Apache Log4j. Further, we have not integrated third-party libraries that make use of Apache Log4j.

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Rugged readers for extreme conditions

Product Spotlight: Rugged Readers that help you maintain access control security even in extreme conditions

In situations that may damage conventional readers, Farpointe's rugged Guardian™ and Gibraltar™ Series readers keep performing. As a result, end users eliminate costly repairs or replacements, while integrators avoid nuisance service calls.

Ranger WRR-44 with external antenna

Vandal-Resistant Readers

  • Impact-resistant construction
  • Resistant to harsh cleaning chemicals
  • Longer read ranges
  • Broad support for other RFID technologies
  • Mobile and contactless smartcard options available
  • Lifetime warranty on ALL readers
Ranger WRR-44 with external antenna

Bullet-Resistant Readers

  • Tough stainless steel exterior
  • ShotBLOCKER® fiberglass composite interior
  • ShotBLOCKER® is a UL-752 compliant material
  • Install indoors or outdoors
  • Broad support for other RFID technologies
  • Lifetime warranty on ALL readers

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Happy Holidays

From all of us at Farpointe Data, we wish you a happy and safe holiday season! Please note that Farpointe's offices will be closed on the following days:

Friday, December 24

Monday, December 27

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Monday, January 3

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