HID Global
The acquisition will also enable HID Global to serve the emerging market for commercial identity verification (CIV)
The acquisition positions HID Global to serve emerging government and commercial markets

HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, recently announced it has acquired Codebench™, a leader in physical security identity management particularly for the government sector.  The acquisition brings together two award-winning, highly complementary offerings in validation software and solutions for government credentials, and will enable HID Global to offer complete, field-tested solutions that speed and simplify deployment for its federal agency and contractor customers.  Additionally, the acquisition positions HID Global to serve emerging government and commercial markets with significant growth potential.

“This acquisition further strengthens the Genuine HID® value proposition while expanding our award-winning solutions for creating, using and managing identity,” said HID Global president and CEO Denis Hébert.  “The Codebench acquisition brings key integration capabilities while reinforcing and enhancing our mutual relationships with customers and OEM partners.  Additionally, this acquisition positions us for a number of new market opportunities, including extending federal identity technology into the commercial sector, and moving our PKI strong authentication offering beyond the desktop to the door.”

The Codebench offering joins HID Global’s federal identity portfolio and will enable the company to give customers everything they need to upgrade their physical access control system (PACS) in accordance with Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 201 (FIPS-201) guidelines for personal identity verification (PIV).  Codebench’s integration capability is a particularly important element for delivering end-to-end, field-tested solutions.  The addition of Codebench’s portfolio will also enhance HID Global’s capability to offer Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) solutions as well as more complete PACS integration capabilities, and to extend these capabilities into HID Global’s identity assurance Card Management System (CMS) appliance.

The acquisition will also enable HID Global to serve the emerging market for commercial identity verification (CIV) using the same technologies as PIV for broader applications in healthcare, local and state government, first responder groups, and a broad range of other organizations.  Additionally, the acquisition positions HID Global at the forefront of industry efforts to move strong authentication beyond logical access control at the desktop, where HID Global already has a leading offering, to include similar capabilities for physical access control at the door.

“We are very pleased to join the HID Global organization,” said Codebench CEO Geri Castaldo.  “Our two companies’ combined offering is unparalleled in its breadth and comprehensiveness for federal and government users as well as commercial applications that require the highest levels of security.  The combination of our portfolios plus HID Global’s scale and channel strength also positions us for new market opportunities that neither company could have pursued individually in the near term.”

Codebench remains located in Coconut Creek, Florida, and the company’s products, executives and staff become part of HID Global’s Identity Access Management (IAM) business.   

Share with LinkedIn Share with Twitter Share with Facebook Share with Facebook
Download PDF version

HID Global news

Genetec announces the release of ‘Innovate Everyday’ expert panel series for customers and system integrators

Genetec Inc., a renowned provider of unified systems for enhanced security, operations and intelligence, has announced a new series of expert webinars designed of help end users and system integrators to navigate these testing times. The sessions outline ways customers from various industries are repurposing their existing physical security systems to solve specific pandemic related issues. In addition, they cover ways Genetec is evolving its solutions to address critical new requirements. The...

HID Global pilots HID BEEKS™ Aware fob for COVID-19 workplace safety

As organisations around the world resume operations, new requirements for creating a safe workplace for employees are driving the need to automate approaches to manage employee social distancing and conduct contact tracing. HID Global, a worldwide provider in trusted identity solutions, announced landmark additions to its HID Location Services IoT ecosystem that simplify and streamline managing these protocols, and drive compliance to federal, state and local requirements to help prevent workpl...

HID Global receives three ISO certifications of compliance for the Malta manufacturing site

HID Global, a provider of trusted identity solutions, announces that it has successfully obtained three International Standards Organisation (ISO) certifications of compliance in five months for its Malta manufacturing site. The certifications affirm that all processes and procedures at its facility meet rigorous quality (ISO 9001), environmental (ISO 14001) and security (ISO 14298) requirements. “HID’s ISO certifications reinforce our commitment to equip governments, whether large...

HID Global case studies

HID Global Seos smart cards and credential technology ensure authorised, secure access for Werkspace Indonesia

HID Global, a worldwide renowned company in trusted identity solutions, has announced that it has been selected by Jakarta-based service office provider, Werkspace Indonesia, to power its access control system, allowing several hundred users to access their co-working space conveniently and securely. Established in 2017, Werkspace is one of the fastest growing co-working space providers in Jakarta, and currently serves both startups and established businesses that need professional, reliable an...

AMAG safeguards Valdosta regional airport

Valdosta Regional Airport in Valdosta, Georgia offers three daily commercial flights to and from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, along with general aviation. The airport contains three runways, two of which are used by commercial aircraft. The airport offers ground transportation, free parking, a Subway restaurant, and many other services such as hangar space and flight training to name a few. Previously, Valdosta Regional Airport operated a legacy Matrix access control system...

Singapore Police Force deploys HID Global’s Lumidigmâ V-series Fingerprint Sensors for fast and fraud-free driver’s license processing

HID Global, globally renowned company in trusted identity solutions, has announced that the traffic branch of the Singapore Police Force has deployed an electronic Know Your Customer (eKYC) system that uses HID Lumidigmâ V-series Fingerprint Sensors to verify the identities of driver’s license applicants.  Lumidigmâ V-series Sensors The HID Lumidigm sensor’s patented multispectral imaging technology has helped improve identity-verification speed and efficiency as c...