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 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.

HID Global chooses Plasco ID as provider for FARGO Connect cloud-based card issuance solution

Plasco ID, an integrator of identification solutions, announced it has been chosen as a trusted provider of HID FARGO Connect, the cloud-based card personalisation and issuance solution by HID Global that untethers printers from dedicated computers and eliminates the need for locally installed ID management software or ID card printer drivers. Now, previously ‘isolated’ card printers are transformed into smart edge devices, bringing enhanced flexibility and productivity to end-user customers. Centralised visibility and management Available through select partners, the HID FARGO Connect solution delivers centralised visibility and management of all HID FARGO Connect printers. Customers benefit from the industry’s first cloud-based solution that simplifies and streamlines the issuance of ID cards and credentials to address their most challenging business needs. Further, a specialised dashboard provides a single view to enterprise-wide consumable usage and inventory levels, while also offering instant feedback on any technical issues that may arise. The dashboard drives extended customer support which in turn provides bottom line ROI to Plasco ID customers. Plasco ID has proven to be a reliable, cutting-edge technology partner, providing secure solutions that ultimately add value for the end user" “HID Global and Plasco ID have a shared vision for improving a customer’s current system challenges when it comes to card issuance and personalisation,” said David O'Driscoll, Sr. Director of Strategic Initiatives, HID Secure Issuance. “Plasco ID is an ideal partner for delivering HID FARGO Connect to customers due to their reputation and success in the marketplace. Over the years, Plasco ID has proven time and again to be a reliable, cutting-edge technology partner, providing secure solutions that ultimately add value for the end user.” Connected solutions Innovation is a core characteristic of the Plasco ID brand, woven into its mission to provide best in class solutions and support to its customers. To that end, it is thrilled to share opportunities like the one afforded through the HID FARGO Connect solution with its customers.   “We are excited to be partnering with industry leader HID and their HID FARGO Connect solution. Our enterprise customers look to us as their solution provider for connected solutions that fit their global strategy and management requirements across the enterprise,” stated Bob Fidler, Senior Vice President of Sales for Plasco ID. “We look forward to helping our customers meet these requirements with HID FARGO Connect.”

HID Global enhances security with integrated mobile access solution at Skanska office complex in Warsaw

HID Global, a worldwide provider of trusted identity solutions, was selected by Skanska, one of the world’s project development and construction groups with operations in Europe and North America, to incorporate HID’s mobile solution for secure access to its new office complex in Warsaw. Powered by Seos, HID Mobile Access improves the user experience and increases security throughout the entire building – from the parking lot and elevators to areas with limited access to the public. Located at 173 Solidarności Avenue in Warsaw, the new Spark office complex is not only the new headquarters of Skanska, but a large part of the 70,000 square-meter office building has also been set aside for other tenants. Because the building is intended to be a mixed-tenant space, it was crucial to restrict access to secure areas from unauthorised visitors. Using smartphones for access The Spark building was designed to enable mobile access so that employees can now use their smartphones to open doors and enter secure areas. Skanska, with help from system integrator Sharry Europe, created a new system for building occupants that integrates numerous building applications, including HID Mobile Access. As a result, all building applications have been incorporated into an integrated mobile app, which marked an advancement in creating a more streamlined and convenient experience for the users. HID Mobile Access enhances the security for accessing our entire building" Both Spark building employees and their guests can now move throughout the building with nothing more than a smartphone, without the risk of them gaining access to restricted areas – unless the proper access rights are granted. When users arrive at the door, they simply tap their iOS and Android devices to an iCLASS SE reader using Near-Field Communications (NFC) or Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and HID’s ‘twist and go’ feature to gain access from a distance. Any changes to the user’s access rights are remotely managed by the administrator through a cloud-based portal.  Integrating all building applications into one “HID Mobile Access enhances the security for accessing our entire building. In one application, we have integrated all building applications, such as parking, virtual reception and other Internet of Things functionality, bringing the whole user experience to a new level,” said Renata Nowakowska, Innovation Manager at Skanska. “One of the most pressing objectives for facility managers in smart buildings is to crack the code on how to enable as many building applications and services on mobile devices as possible in order to simplify how occupants move through a facility and interact with building services,” said Hilding Arrehed, Vice President of Cloud Services, Physical Access Control. “Skanska’s integration of HID Mobile Access into their mobile platform is a perfect example of how organisations are leveraging the power of mobile credentials and the cloud to realise the full potential of creating a connected and more intuitive experience for their users, while increasing security at the same time.”