New MIFARE DESFire EV3 Credential from HID

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HID Global, the worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, has announced the most feature-rich implementation of the latest MIFARE DESFire EV3 credential.

This new access control credential based on NXP MIFARE DESFire EV3 delivers this technology’s full range of advanced security and privacy capabilities and reinforces them with HID’s powerful model for identity data protection.

This HID credential provides AES128 encryption, a secure channel for protecting card data from man-in-the-middle attacks, and a random unique identifier (UID) for protecting user privacy. The credential works with readers based on MIFARE DESFire EV1 and EV2 products and is interoperable with HID® Signo™, iCLASS SE®, and multiCLASS SE® readers. In addition to choosing standard or custom security profiles to meet their specific needs, users can take advantage of HID’s Secure Identity Object™ (SIO®) model that protects a credential’s identity data through key diversification, authentication signatures, and encryption.

Users can create multi-technology cards with HID’s credential based on NXP MIFARE DESFire EV3 to provide a smooth migration path from vulnerable legacy, low-frequency 125 kHz-based systems to modern and secure credential technology.

What are the benefits of HID Global’s MIFARE DESFire EV3 credential solution?

  • Feature-rich security that offers profile choices to fit your needs
  • Advanced security features that aren’t available elsewhere, such as modern encryption, mutual  authentication and secure messaging and SIOs
  • Key management and card formatting that adhere to the highest standards of data protection and governance

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Technical Specification

Make HID
Manufacturer HID Global
Model code MIFARE DESFire EV3
Card/ Tag/ Fob Card
Technology Type Smart Card
Material Composite construction (40% PVC, 60% PET)
ISO size Printable Yes
Operating Frequency MHz 13.56
Physical Specifications Weight g: 5.5
Environmental Specifications Operating Temp oC: -35 ~ +50 C (-31 ~ +122 F)
Additional info
  • Feature-rich security – Secure card data with AES128 encryption, secure channel-based file transfer and proximity check to protect against man-in-the-middle attacks
  • Added assurance – Available with the portable Secure Identity Object™ (SIO®) data model for added key diversification, authentication signatures and encryption
  • Ensure user privacy – By implementing a random UID, the card will never openly share any information that could be associated with the user
  • Flexible – Available in three profiles to ensure the best fit for your access control system, high security, compatibility and custom
  • Fully backwards compatible – Ensure your investment in legacy DESFire credentials and readers is protected; DESFire EV3 credentials offer full backwards compatibility with EV1 and EV2 based solutions
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