Access control provider TDSi has achieved Cyber Essentials Certification status.
The Dorset-based outfit says it is in recognition of the company’s “dedication to fully securing its operations as well as its products and services”.
Backed by the UK Government through the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Cyber Essentials helps any size or type of organisation to protect itself and those that rely on it from a range of common and potentially dangerous cyber-attacks.
Alex Rumsey, Sales Director at TDSi said: “Certification by Cyber Essentials provides further assurance to our customers and partners that TDSi’s IT infrastructure meets the strictest industry standards.
“Although this is relevant for every organisation that we work with, it is particularly important for our strategic governmental and public sector customers, where a clear audit trail of cybersecurity is essential.
“We are proud to share our certification and to add further peace of mind that, as a security manufacturer, our own systems are just as secure as those that we produce and sell.”
TDSi, which is based in Poole, completed the certification via an assessment by IASME Consortium Ltd.
It is a process involving demonstrating the cyber security of its whole IT infrastructure including onsite systems, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) elements, cloud-based systems, and externally managed IT services, along with appropriate password management, malware protection, and security updates management.
Rumsey added: “The certification process is designed to assess every facet of your IT infrastructure, from the devices you use for daily communications right through to servers and your core IT systems.
“No part of your IT infrastructure is fully safe and secure unless all of it is, so the certification process is necessarily thorough to ensure the business has full confidence in its systems before sharing them with all other stakeholders.”
Cyber Essentials Certification delivers quantifiable proof that an organisation is upholding the necessary standards to operate safely in a cyber world.
Rumsey added: “Naturally, we already knew our IT infrastructure and practices were up to scratch, but we wanted the extra third-party assurance that Cyber Essentials Certification demonstrates to the rest of the world.
“We are living in an age where cyber security is just as vital as physical security, so we are delighted to demonstrate that TDSi is completely dependable as a top tier security company which practices what it preaches.”
Now that Cyber Essentials Certification has been approved, TDSi plans to complete Cyber Essentials Plus Certification later in 2022.
This enhanced level certification is designed to meet more stringent criteria along with an in-person technical audit conducted by an independent assessor.
TDSi is part of the Vitaprotech group of companies, which has a combined turnover of €65m and over 380 employees. TDSi employs around 50 staffers.
The group’s mission is to secure physical access in two critical areas: perimeter intrusion detection and access control and security.
TDSi was established in 1982, and has been at the forefront of the Access Control and integrated security management market for almost 40 years.
TDSi’s product range encompasses Access Control Systems, Biometric Readers, Security Management software, IP CCTV Video Management Software.
The portfolio can be easily integrated into other security and BMS applications and can be deployed at businesses and organisations of all sizes and types.
TDSi integrates some of the leading manufacturers in the security industry, including Milestone, Hanwha Techwin, Panasonic, Ela Soft, SimonsVoss, Assa Abloy and Texecom.
With customers all around the world, millions of people every day rely on TDSi cards to gain secure, reliable access to installations. ISO9001 accredited, TDSi’s access controls range from standalone products to networked and integrated systems for all sectors. The company has customers across a wide range of areas including: Healthcare, Finance/Banking, Education, Transportation, Ports and Airports, Utilities, Industrial and Commercial/Retail.
For more information on TDSi and its products please visit: www.tdsi.co.uk