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HID Global Expands Expertise in Security Identity Solutions

By CIOReview | Tuesday, April 19, 2016

AUSTIN, TX:  Expanding its expertise in secure identity solutions, HID Global introduces a mobility initiative, that enhances the capabilities of trusted IDs on mobile devices across access control, authentication and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Unveiled at ISC West 2016, the new HID goID platform for mobile IDs makes it possible to carry documents such as driver’s license, and citizen IDs on smartphones. The platform makes smart devices equivalent to an all in one secure repository of the user’s documents which are issued by entities, governmental or other authorities.

The firm’s existing product,  HID Mobile Access has also been incorporated with several enhancements which makes it compatiable to support smart watches and tablets that can be used for gaining access to buildings. The product’s Access portal and App software developer kit allows partners and end-users to customize mobile access solutions as per their requirements. The HID professional Services aims to address compliance, security and risk management needs. It provides customers with a technical edge to design and implement mobile access and strong authentication solutions for secure access to data, cloud-based applications and web services. 

“The HID Global mobility initiative dramatically elevates how users regard security by enabling them to confidently connect to and use more applications, on the go, than ever before, with a single, trusted ID that can be carried on a smart device,” says Stefan Widing, President and CEO, HID Global. The company’s ActivID Tap Authentication for Microsoft imparts users with the convenience to access cloud and web-based services such as Office 360 using NFC enabled devices.

Simplifying banking procedures whilst enhancing security, the ActivID Trusted Transactions identifies smartphones as security token saving users from the hassle associated with PIN’s, and Passwords. In a bit to expand its biometrics and automation of access control capabilities, HID global, in the recent past have acquired Lumidigm and Quantum Secure. The company’s mobile solutions are powered by the award winning Seos Technology, which is also put in use by its parent company Assa Abloy in a successful Starwood Keyless entry program, where hotel guests around the world open guest rooms with their smartphones.