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Poll: How involved is your IT department in managing physical access control systems?

As security devices are brought onto the IP network, many IT departments are finding they must manage physical, as well as network, security. Does your IT department manage physical access control systems in your organization? Take this quick poll and let us know.

Traditionally, access to physical locations (buildings, high-security rooms, the wiring closet, etc.), have been handled by an organization's facilities or security department. Yet as devices are brought onto the IP network, many IT departments are finding they must manage physical, as well as network, security.

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