The right of access to a company must be strictly limited by regulatory devices that will restrict entry and exit, same for the access to certain confidential enterprise-specific information.
Reasons for restricting access rights in a company
A company is usually a place of great human flow where many types of individuals enter and leave, including visitors, suppliers, couriers, customers, various service providers, and of course employees. Thus, on a busy day, the traffic may no longer be controlled due to a lack of organisation or staff assigned to the control, hence the need to restrict access to the company as much as possible. The first reason for restricting access is to secure the company site against possible threats to company personnel and assets. The second reason is that the restriction allows for the protection of confidential internal data against malicious intrusion by hackers or competitors, such as receipts, contracts, financial data, confidential strategic documents, intellectual property and customer data.
Limiting physical access to the company
The implementation of a control system regulating the entry and exit of individuals in a company is one of the most sought-after security measures. This authority can be achieved by setting up a schedule to allow external access for visitors such as clients and service providers. With digitalisation, visitors can be required to hold a biometric badge before entering the company to check in and out. The company can also set up a specific area for entering the company and another for leaving. In this respect, the company can assign security personnel to each exit that gives access to the company.
Restricting access to company data
Limiting access to company information is a logical control feature. Indeed, the information system, servers and strategic data require stringent protection. Faced with the challenge of big data, access to any institution’s information is sometimes reserved for restricted and specific personnel. In most cases, the use of powerful software is key to regulating access to the company’s crucial information. Companies can also call on an external service provider to strengthen the security of computer equipment and data.
In short, corporate access control is a solution to protect any company’s premises as well as its staff and strategic information, which ranges from the implementation of digital devices to protect data to the monitoring of restrictions on access within the firm.