After two decades of advances from simple visual ID badges to smart cards, standards-based access control systems and mobile ID solutions, the industry began entering its next new chapter in 2016.
We began “mobilising” security to make it more pervasive and personalised, with a better user experience. We entered a new era of secure connected identities will not only make us safer but fuel innovation in how we work, shop and play. The industry began paying much closer attention to privacy issues in an increasingly connected and mobile-first world. And security policies and deployment best practices became as important as technology advancements.
HID Global identity and access management
Against this backdrop, HID Global expanded its strong global position in identity and access management, while continuing to invest for the long term in a complete range of secure identity solutions, with an emphasis on unique offerings, a scalable ecosystem of security solutions, and a global partnering programme.
Digital identity transformation
HID Global believes that 2017 will be the year of the digital identity transformation. The secure use of digital identities continues to grow in popularity in their use beyond simple door-opening applications and plastic cards to the mobile-first world of phones and wearables. Now, digital identities are poised to make trusted access and other interactions in both the physical and online environments more personal, contextual and valuable, as everything comes together through unified identity and access management systems that are easier to deploy, manage and use.
Digital identities will help secure, customise and enhance the user experience across a growing range of industry segments and use cases. They will also connect people with things so that processes are streamlined and it is significantly easier for users to manage their world in ways they can trust, with security, convenience and privacy.
Partners and customers
HID Global’s partners and end customers continued to deploy mobility solutions across a broad range of markets and innovative use cases, while HID introduced additional award-winning offerings, while also collaborating with our partners to solve customer challenges with solutions that make security more seamless, convenient and focused on improving the user experience. We also saw growing traction with our embedded solutions business as digital identity technology increasingly becomes and integral rather than add-on feature across a broad range of applications.
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