Proximity Key Fobs explained.
A proximity key (or proximity token / proximity fob) is a small electronic key fob (or your phone) that allows for a keyless entry into a system used in access control. The token communicates wireless signals that is received by a sensor to allow predetermined commands such as lock and unlock to occur based on presence. In the case of computers, websites, and software, proximity keys allow for a passwordless authentication mechanism - saving the user much time and hassle.
Key features of a proximity key fob include
- Wireless-based hardware token key fob or smartphone app to access your computer.
- Auto-locks computers when the user walks away for enhanced, automated security.
- Unlock computers automatically or with faster 2FA/MFA using a PIN and proximity of the GateKeeper token.
GateKeeper Proximity is a wireless proximity token for computers, website, and software passwords. The proximity key authenticates users and logs them on instantly based on the proximity of the GateKeeper key fob to the workstation (PC/Mac). When the key moves out of range, GateKeeper automatically locks the computer, thereby preventing unauthorized access and potential internal data breaches.
GateKeeper Proximity for enterprise also includes additional features including authorization control for all computers on the network through a central management server, as well as comprehensive auditing for compliance requirements.
GateKeeper Proximity key features include