Access control is typically located and installed at the doors and protects your facilities by keeping track of who enters and exits the building. There are different types of access control systems for various businesses and facilities. Depending on facility size, the number of users and entry points, and the level of security required, different access control solutions can be recommended. Below, we’ve introduced some of the models under which access control can fall:
- Discretionary access control (DAC)
Discretionary access control is the least restrictive, thus it is considered the least protective. However, if your facilities don’t require high levels of surveillance or you’d only like access control as a means of complementing other security measures put into play, a DAC might be for you. The DAC model gives business owners, rather than security experts, control over access rights and permissions for all users.
- Mandatory access control (MAC)
This type of access control is best suited for organizations that require high security and confidentiality. Within a MAC system, one person is given authority to establish access guidelines and assign permissions for the entire organization. Mandatory access control gives the administrator sole discretion over access permissions and security clearance.
- Role-based access control (RBAC)
A role-based access control system defines permissions by roles assigned to users in the system. Within a business setting, access privileges are often based on employment status and job title. RBAC is a user-friendly model and allows administrators to group users and adjust permissions. RBAC systems usually can even separate access to facilities based on time and area for each individual person.
In addition to providing managed IT services in Dallas. Ighty Support can guide your company to find the access control system that best suits your needs and budget. We’ll install and configure the system, and even be available to provide support after the job is complete.