HID Global

Contact company
  • Haverhill Business Park, Phoenix Road, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 7AE, United Kingdom (UK)
  • http://www.hidglobal.com
  • +44 (0)1440 714 850

HID Global Overview:

HID Global is focused on creating customer value worldwide with technology-based access solutions, issuance solutions, embedded technology solutions and logistics technology solutions. HID is selected more than any other brand in the convergence of physical and logical access control.

In addition, the company develops, manufactures and markets ID components, products and services typically deployed with national ID and e-passport programs, corporate access control, supply chain management, animal tagging, financial transactions, transport and various industrial or manufacturing solutions.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 1,900 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand.

  • Products
  • Access Control
  • Smart Cards
  • Biometric
  • Card personalisation
  • Custom Print
  • Proximity Cards and Readers
  • iCLASS
  • Industries
  • Security
  • Airports
  • Food & Beverage Industries
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Banking
  • Any industry

HID Global news

HID acquires Crossmatch to expand secure authentication and biometric identity management solutions

HID Global, a worldwide provider of trusted identity solutions, announced that it has acquired Crossmatch, a provider of biometric identity management and secure authentication solutions, from Francisco Partners. Crossmatch’s portfolio of products includes biometric identity management hardware and software that complement HID’s broad portfolio of trusted identity products and services, making HID Global one of the world’s major providers of fingerprint biometric technologies. Identity management solutions “Our acquisition of Crossmatch strengthens HID Global’s ability to offer innovative biometric identity solutions to hundreds of millions of users worldwide,” said Stefan Widing, President and CEO of HID Global. “Adding Crossmatch to our company will extend HID’s market leadership in the trusted identity space and allow us to fulfill the promise of biometrics in critical identity applications.” Founded in 1996 and based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Crossmatch employs over 270 professionals across a global network of development hubs and strategic sales offices. With the acquisition, HID Global gains advanced biometric identity management solutions for civil government, defence and commercial applications, as well as a secure multifactor authentication software solution. Crossmatch’s public-sector biometrics business enhances HID’s reach into immigration and border control Crossmatch’s public-sector biometrics Crossmatch’s public-sector biometrics business enhances HID’s reach into immigration and border control, law enforcement, and military and defence markets with products and solutions that include criminal booking, rapid mobile identification, background checks, security clearance processing, military base access, counter-terrorism and mobile intelligence gathering, visa processing and citizen services. The Crossmatch commercial biometrics business extends HID’s portfolio to include a broad array of single finger readers, modules, sensors and software developer kits (SDKs) for multiple vertical markets including – retail, financial, healthcare and OEM markets. This is a global business supporting a large volume of integrated partners. Crossmatch is also a provider of single fingerprint sensors to point-of-sale (POS) terminal manufacturers and is integrated with the major POS software applications. Behavioral biometrics for frictionless access HID also gains a unique secure authentication solution, DigitalPersona, that goes beyond the traditional multifactor approach to cybersecurity. DigitalPersona adds an array of risk-based factors, including behavioral biometrics, for secure, frictionless access to Windows and cloud, web, mobile and traditional applications. “I am very pleased that Crossmatch is joining the HID family. Countering today’s advanced security threats requires innovative, comprehensive identity management solutions incorporating both biometric and non-biometric components. Our market-leading biometric identity management solutions and unique composite authentication solution perfectly complement HID’s already robust offerings. This will enable us to provide our global customers with an even broader range of trusted identity solutions, and our employees with increased opportunity for professional growth,” said Richard Agostinelli, CEO of Crossmatch. 

Altronix introduces Trove1M1WP outdoor enclosure and Power Integration Solutions at GSX 2018

Altronix, the provider of power and transmission solutions for the professional security industry, introduces the latest additions to its popular series of Trove Access and Power Integration Solutions here at GSX 2018 (booth #1950). The new Trove1M1WP outdoor enclosure with backplane allows for easy integration with Altronix power and Mercury/Lenel access controllers. The new Trove Rackmount Series accommodates access controllers from leading manufacturers expanding versatility beyond wall-mount configurations. These new additions simplify board layout and wire management, while reducing installation time and labour costs. “Trove continues to win projects and grow in popularity with integrators because it delivers a highly pragmatic access and power integration solution that’s easy, fast and extremely cost efficient,” said Ronnie Pennington, National Sales Engineer, Altronix Corporation. The new Trove rack series accommodates a host of access controllers including Mercury/Lenel, HID/VertX, Software House and more NEMA 4/4X IP66 Rated outdoor enclosure Trove1M1WP is a NEMA 4/4X IP66 Rated outdoor enclosure with backplane designed for use with Mercury/Lenel access controllers and accessories, with or without Altronix power and sub-assemblies, while accommodating up to two 12VDC/7AH batteries. The durable enclosure is manufactured with stainless steel continuous hinge and lockable latches. Trove1M1WP can be wall or pole mounted using the optional PMK2 Pole Mount Kit. This outdoor series of Trove will expand to other leading brands of access control in the near future. The new Trove rack series accommodates a host of access controllers including Mercury/Lenel, HID/VertX, Software House and more. Additionally, an Altronix only backplane allows for the versatility to design a custom rack mount access control power supply. Integrators now have the option to incorporate power in the same rack mount unit with the access controllers or consolidate power for their system in a single enclosure, saving valuable rack space. All rack mount units include a tamper switch, cam lock and Z bracket for ease of installation and wiring.

HID Global Lumidigm multispectral fingerprint technology earns perfect score in international fake-finger certification tests

HID Global, a worldwide provider of trusted identity solutions, announced its patented Lumidigm multispectral imaging solution is the first fingerprint technology certified to the ISO/IEC 30107-3 Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) standard, which focuses on anti-spoofing and liveness detection to determine whether fingerprint data captured from the sensor is from a real, living person or from a plastic fake or other artificial copy. Since the specification’s release more than a year ago, only the Lumidigm V-Series solution has stopped all fake-finger attacks to receive a perfect certification score in a Level 1 test, which was administered by iBeta Quality Assurance and certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). Ensuring fingerprint data is real Deployed globally, these fingerprint sensors authenticate billions of transactions annually"“This industry certification is an important accomplishment which validates the security- and privacy-enhancing capabilities of our multispectral fingerprint capture technology,” said Michael Chaudoin, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing, Extended Access Technologies business unit with HID Global. “Deployed globally, these fingerprint sensors authenticate billions of transactions annually. They provide trust whenever they are used to validate a person’s identity to grant access, deliver services or distribute funds, because each time they ensure that fingerprint data is from a real person rather than a fake or stolen sample.” The independent test result is based on the global ISO/IEC 30107-3 standard, which established procedures for testing and reporting a device’s level of susceptibility to fake fingerprints, also called spoofing attacks. During these tests, the fake fingerprint is presented to a biometric capture device by an imposter to gain unauthorised access, steal an identity for fraudulent use, or evade a watch list. Receiving a perfect score during Level 1 certification testing means the Lumidigm technology detected 100 percent of spoof attempts while correctly authenticating legitimate users. Importance of liveness detection Liveness detection is a critical component of a trusted fingerprint biometric security architecture"“Liveness detection is a critical component of a trusted fingerprint biometric security architecture that also includes capture and template-matching capabilities,” said Michael Thieme, Novetta Vice President of Special Projects and Editor of ISO/IEC 30107-3. "Organisations deploying biometric systems should consider independently-validated PAD solutions to help ensure the biometric products they deploy defend against these types of attacks." Liveness detection is increasingly important for ensuring the integrity of what Acuity Market Intelligence forecasts will be more than one trillion cloud-based biometric transactions annually by 2022. In 2015, more than 21.5 million people were affected by a breach of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) systems that compromised 15 years of biometric fingerprint identity data.  Critical component of secure biometric solution This and other breaches at companies in financial services, healthcare and other industries have fuelled concerns about the fraudulent use of stolen biometric data, which liveness detection can help prevent. According to Acuity’s principal analyst, Maxine Most, “one of the main challenges ahead is educating markets about what constitutes the integrity of a biometric system, including how to apply best practices for liveness detection.” Multispectral fingerprinting works reliably for a broad range of people, across a wide range of conditionsThe firm said in its September 2017 financial services whitepaper that liveness detection is a critical component of a secure, well-architected biometric solution, and one of the most important countermeasures to biometric spoofing and presentation attacks.   Optimal fingerprint capture technology HID Global’s patented multispectral fingerprint imaging technology captures unique characteristics from the surface and subsurface of the finger, providing the most reliable fingerprint capture technology available today. Multispectral fingerprinting works reliably for a broad range of people with normal, wet, dry or damaged fingers, across a wide range of conditions -- from dirt and grease to sunlight to wet or cold conditions.  These devices provide field-updatable ‘liveness detection’ that helps future-proof deployed systems against new threats as criminals continue to escalate their attacks and techniques. The sensors use a top-ranked NIST certified MINEX III minutia algorithm for proven interoperability with industry standard fingerprint template databases.