HID and SureID integration enables organisations to verify the identity of vendors, contractors to increase security HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, and SureID, Inc., a leader in identity management programmes and solutions, recently announced a technology alliance that combines HID Global’s breakthrough Seos® credential technology with SureID’s high-assurance identity management programs. These programs provide organisations the ability to conduct identity screening, verification and credentialing for vendors, contractors and volunteers in order to increase safety and security. The SureID program is ideal for better identifying and verifying individuals whom businesses can trust. Identity management solutions powered by Seos “With identity solutions powered by Seos®, customers have the potential to use any combination of smart cards, smart phones, tablets, wearables and other smart devices to secure more applications than ever before,” said Anthony Ball, President of Identity and Access Management with HID Global. “Our technology alliance with SureID, the nation’s commercial leader in high-assurance identity management, is the latest example of how HID Global’s innovations are broadening the possibilities for identity management to enhance the end-user experience.” Seos-enabled credentials from HID Global Seos-enabled credentials from HID Global represent a new era of freedom and convenience by making it possible for identity credentials to reside on any smart device while instilling confidence that identities are secure and privacy is protected. “HID Global is the leader in identity and access control technologies,” said Steve Larson, Chief Executive Officer of SureID. “Building our identity services using leading-edge technologies from HID Global gives us the peace of mind that our customers will continue to receive highly secure and flexible high-assurance identity management solutions that are based on the latest technologies.” SureID’s PIV-I credentials based on HID CMS SureID, which is one of the nation’s largest issuers of PIV-I credentials, has more than a decade of experience in providing high-assurance identity management combined with ongoing vetting of individuals for some of the most security-conscious organisations in the world. SureID’s PIV-I credentials are based on HID Global’s Credential Management Solution (CMS).
The Pilot uses HID Global iCLASS SE readers that support legacy cards, new smart card technology and mobile IDs HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, recently announced completion of an access control pilot at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., that has validated the use of smartphones as a convenient and compelling new way to open doors with a “tap” or using the company’s patented “Twist and Go” gesture technology for opening doors and gates from a distance. The pilot was implemented using the company’s HID Mobile AccessO solution that supports Bluetooth Smart and includes Mobile IDs, Mobile Apps, mobile-enabled iCLASS SEO readers, and its HID Secure Identity Servicesä portal for provisioning and revoking Mobile IDs to a variety of Apple and Android mobile devices. Vanderbilt University has earned many distinctions including Princeton Review’s top ranking for colleges with the happiest students, and the HID Mobile Access pilot is considered to be ground-breaking and will further enhance the campus experience. There were approximately 15 participants in the pilot that used their smartphones to open doors at one or more of six possible campus entry points, including one parking garage. Entry points were equipped with mobile-enabled iCLASS SE readers that were configured to work with existing iCLASSa smart cards as well as HID Global’s Mobile IDs. “A critical element of HID Mobile Access is its ease of issuing, managing and revoking Mobile IDs to smartphones, and the pilot results reflect our achievement in creating a user-friendly experience for customers via our HID Secure Identity Services portal”, said Anthony Ball, senior vice president, Identity Access Management with HID Global. “The university provided positive feedback on the Mobile ID issuance process, citing that the portal made it fairly straightforward and provisioning was fast and easy. The university’s system administrators particularly liked how they could see the status of the invitation and each device all the way through the registration and provisioning process.” Vanderbilt University uses CBORD’s CS Access™ solution with integrated VertX® access control panels from HID Global. CS Access is a fully integrated component of the CS Gold® campus card solution in use on campus. No changes were required to the CBORD system to facilitate the use of Mobile IDs on smartphones for access. Participants used their own smartphones in the pilot to include Apple iPhone 4S, 5, 5C and 5S devices and Android-based Samsung Galaxy S4 and Mini 3S handsets. “Vanderbilt University is a long-time CBORD client with a very innovative campus card and integrated security program,” said Max Steinhardt, CBORD President. “Bluetooth Smart is a powerful new technology making the student experience more convenient and secure. We’re really pleased to partner with Vanderbilt and HID Global in this exciting pilot program to further demonstrate the value of mobile credentials in the university environment.” In a survey of Vanderbilt pilot participants, respondents cited convenience as the top attribute of HID Mobile Access, since their smartphones are always with them and they are less likely to lose them as compared to their access card. Respondents further pointed out the benefit of using their phone as a backup in cases where their cards were lost or stolen. Pilot participants indicated they absolutely loved using HID Global’s “Twist and Go” gesture technology to open the garage parking gate as they drove up to the reader, including the convenience of not even having to roll down their window as they approached. In addition, they validated the efficiency and simplicity of installing and registering the HID Mobile App, citing that it required five minutes or less to complete the process, and it was a self-explanatory and intuitive experience. Respondents also stated that HID Mobile Access is an innovative alternative to access cards. For new buildings, Vanderbilt University will install iCLASS SE readers so they can leverage the valuable new capabilities of mobile access in the future, while still retaining interoperability with legacy card technologies.