Quantum Secure, a provider of enterprise software to manage and streamline security identities, compliance and events across disparate physical security systems, announced that its higher-education software suite has been chosen by Roger Williams University to automate key physical security policies, simplifying the on- and off-boarding of identities and improving the overall level of security at the university.
Established in 1956 and located on 140 acres overlooking Mount Hope Bay in Rhode Island, Roger Williams University is a private liberal arts college, which enrolls approximately 3,800 undergraduate and 850 graduate students in 36 liberal arts majors and five professional schools.
Roger Williams University was faced with the challenge of managing security for personnel and property through control of identities, physical security policies, processes and systems without full automation. Strategically, Roger Williams University wished to integrate multiple systems and processes, ERP, public safety, facilities, housing, dining services and ID offices, which would guarantee control over physical identities within multiple disparate systems without compromising risk to the university.
With the Quantum Secure higher-education suite of software, Roger Williams University was able to integrate their ERP systems with their physical access control systems and automate key physical security processes, enabling the effective management of students and faculty access to university buildings, facilities and housing.
With the higher-education solution, Roger Williams University operates with a 100-percent confidence that all identities and related-area access have been approved and managed. For example, as students are assigned a residence suite for the semester via the Housing Department, the solution ensures that they are immediately granted electronic access to that residence. Additionally, as students need access to a specific lab as part of that semester's curriculum, the system provides them 24/7 physical access based on their enrollment in that particular course.
The higher-education suite has allowed Roger Williams University to delegate authority regarding access related to identities to particular departments in the organization. For example, if the Housing Department needs to temporarily disable access of a student as a result of an infraction, they can do so by simply logging into a Web-based portal and disabling that badge. Upon remediation of that infraction, that badge can automatically be reactivated to again allow physical access to that housing facility.