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HID Global, global provider of trusted identity solutions, has announced that it has collaborated with Temenos, the banking software company, to integrate HID’s risk-based authentication solution with Temenos Infinity, a breakthrough digital front office product, and Temenos T24 Transact, the next generation in core banking. The joint offering, available on-premise or in the cloud, provides an agile, simplified path to secure digital banking, reducing the time and cost of delivering risk-based adaptive authentication, threat detection, and transaction signing on the Temenos platform. As part of the integration, HID Global’s authentication solution can now offer self-service functions to over 3,000 Temenos customers through Temenos MarketPlace. Temenos MarketPlace Temenos MarketPlace serves as an online store, where Temenos curates the most innovative fintechs Temenos MarketPlace serves as an online store, where Temenos curates the most innovative fintechs and connects them with financial institutions from around the world. HID Global’s authentication solution for Temenos customers combines its ActivID Authentication Platform with the HID Risk Management Solution featuring real-time risk profiling technology. It also includes HID Approve, a next-generation multi-factor authentication solution for online and mobile banking customers. HID Approve combines the security of public key-based cryptography and mobile-based out-of-band transaction signatures with the convenience of mobile push notification. HID Approve public key-based cryptography solution “HID has partnered with Temenos for more than a decade to provide solutions for nearly 100 banks worldwide,” said Brad Jarvis, Vice President and Managing Director of Identity & Access Management Solutions (IAMS) with HID Global. Brad adds, “This latest collaboration streamlines banks’ ability to implement advanced user authentication services with Temenos Infinity and Temenos T24 Transact. The pre-configured integration makes it easier than ever for Temenos customers to deploy out authentication tools without any customised development.” Risk-based authentication HID Global’s three plug-and-play components for risk-based authentication are tightly integrated with Temenos Infinity and Temenos T24 Transact. They provide several key capabilities that enable existing financial institutions and new digital startups to better facilitate secure digital banking: User profiles are automatically synchronised to the multi-tenant HID Authentication service when new accounts are created in Temenos T24 Transact. Administrators manage user authentication in Temenos Infinity. The solution handles all authentication administration tasks including management of the user device and credentials, in addition to displaying user authentication events and audit logs directly within Temenos Infinity. The HID Risk Management solution enables customers to protect their financial transaction systems and banking applications using a combination of evidence-based threat detection capabilities with behavioural biometrics supported by machine learning. Countering rapid increase in cases of financial fraud Banks need to protect their customers as well as retain them and improve trust"“As more and more customers bank through digital channels, incidents of fraud naturally increase and the ramifications to both bank and consumer can be massive,” said Adam Gable, Product Director – Financial Crime Mitigation, Treasury and Risk, Temenos, adding “Banks need to protect their customers as well as retain them and improve trust. Using a combination of innovative technologies and techniques, HID’s risk-based authentication solution means customers benefit from improved security at the source of the financial transaction – the device. Adam further stated, “The solution is a great addition to the Temenos MarketPlace, pre-built to work with the cloud-native and cloud-agnostic Temenos Infinity and Temenos T24 Transact. With this integration, Temenos customers will benefit from reduced cost and complexity of integration, while gaining access to a greater variety in security options.” Multi-Tenant HID Authentication Service “We are very excited to see our long-standing relationship with HID further strengthened with the introduction of this risk-based user authentication solution,” said Paul Roberts, Director – Temenos MarketPlace. “In today’s digital banking world, this solution brings essential protection and additional peace of mind for both banks and their customers.” The multi-tenant HID Authentication Service includes interoperable Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to allow for standard integrations with third-party software and supports easy scalability, testing and deployment.
HID Global®, a worldwide pioneer in trusted identity solutions, announced that the company and its HID DigitalPersona® multifactor authentication software have been included in the “Champion” category of the 2019 Identity and Access Management (IAM) Emotional Footprint Diamond Report from SoftwareReviews, a division of world-class IT research and consulting firm Info-Tech Research Group. Software users ranked HID DigitalPersona software in the top market quadrant containing solution vendors that are viewed most favorably by customers through unbiased software reviews. "We are very proud to have earned the strong relationship with our customers that SoftwareReviews has acknowledged with this IAM Champion ranking,” said Brad Jarvis, Vice President and Managing Director of Identity & Access Management Solutions (IAMS) with HID Global. Service and support The Emotional Footprint Diamond ranking was included in SoftwareReview’s IAM Emotional Footprint Report “This is now the second consecutive year that SoftwareReviews has recognised HID DigitalPersona software as a top performer and the accomplishment highlights our ongoing commitment to meeting or exceeding our customers’ expectations every time we interact with them.” The SoftwareReviews 2019 IAM Emotional Footprint Diamond illustrates how users view their interactions with eight software vendors based on two key metrics. The first is customer satisfaction with the software given the costs they are paying for it, and the second is their “net emotional footprint” based on the emotional responses they have toward vendor and product across a complex relationship spanning procurement, implementation, service and support. Identity and Access Management market According to SoftwareReviews, its emotional footprint evaluations are based on “100% user-review data, free of traditional components such as market presence and analyst opinion, which are opaque in nature and may be influenced by vendor pressure, financial or otherwise.” The Emotional Footprint Diamond ranking was included in SoftwareReview’s larger 2019 IAM Emotional Footprint Report, which provides a comprehensive evaluation of all relevant vendors in the Identity and Access Management market. The report serves as a buyer’s guide for prospective purchasers that enables them to leverage the experiences of real users. Each product was compared and contrasted with all other vendors in their category to create a holistic, unbiased view of the product landscape that is visualised in easy-to-understand charts and graphs.
HID Global®, a provider of trusted identity solutions, announces that it has acquired HydrantID, a provider of management and automation services to secure enterprise organisations’ data, IT systems, networks, and Internet of Things (IoT). Specialising in public key infrastructure (PKI) as a service, HydrantID has issued over three million PKI credentials and secured over 125,000 domains – a perfect complement to HID’s IdenTrust business, which is a pioneering digital certification authority. PKI-based authentication security HydrantID provides PKI-as-a-service solutions that address the critical security needs of networks HydrantID provides PKI-as-a-service solutions that address the critical security needs of networks and IoT system for enterprise, government, financial and other information security-conscious customers. The majority of these IoT systems are expected to be online by the year 2020 and use IP-based protocols requiring PKI-based authentication to secure the identities of machines on a network and IoT data. In addition, increased security and bot attacks against enterprise networks and remote devices, as well as regulatory changes and compliance issues, are creating new risks for small, medium and large enterprise organisations. PKI-based authentication security helps reduce the risks significantly. Improving information security “We are evolving HID’s Identity and Access Management business to provide one-stop solutions for PKI services across the enterprise,” said Stefan Widing, President and CEO with HID Global. “With the acquisition of HydrantID, we are now able to offer enterprise customers a broader range of options, plus the flexibility and scalability of PKI-as-a-service to improve information security.” HydrantID offers proven certificate authority services that secure IoT systems and client certificates for ecommerce Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, HydrantID offers proven certificate authority services that secure IoT systems, enterprise networks, publicly trusted SSL website certificates and client certificates for ecommerce. Utilising hybrid-cloud trust architecture delivered from a state-of-the-art data centre and scalable cloud platform, HydrantID’s solution helps its customers reduce operating complexities while extending the use of certificate-based authentication and encryption across their organisation. Scalable certificate-based authentication A key benefit of HydrantID is its ability to automate certificate lifecycle events and distribution using industry-standard protocols and ‘out-of-the-box’ integration with common enterprise network software and platforms. The combination of HydrantID and HID IdenTrust certificate authority services will strengthen HID’s Identity and Access Management solution portfolio to solve customer’s digital security challenges. The joint solution portfolio will allow customers to deploy scalable certificate-based authentication and encryption for protection of complex enterprise data and IoT devices. HydrantID will join HID IdenTrust, under HID’s Identity and Access Management business led by Brad Jarvis, Vice President and Managing Director. In early 2019, HID IdenTrust was named the number one certification authority in the world for the second year in a row.
HID Global®, a provider of trusted identity solutions, announces that its IdenTrust™ digital certificates are now certified members of the Adobe Approved Trust List (AATL) program, the world’s largest trust service for electronic documents. AATL certification allows millions of users to create digital signatures that are automatically identified as being trusted whenever the document is signed with Adobe® Acrobat® DC, Acrobat Reader® DC or Adobe Sign. Digital signature transactions “We are very pleased to be part of Adobe’s trust initiative for its ubiquitous Adobe Document Cloud solutions that are used to process more than six billion electronic and digital signature transactions each year,” said Brad Jarvis, vice president and managing director with HID Global, Identity and Access Management. The digital signature can be validated each time the document is opened “When authors sign their Adobe documents with IdenTrust certificates, they can now provide recipients who open those documents using Adobe Acrobat and Acrobat Reader the confidence that the signatures can be trusted without requiring any specialised software or custom configuration.” When using Adobe Acrobat DC or Acrobat Reader for digital signing, the digital signature that has been created using an identity-based certificate can be validated each time the document is opened. Trusted identity solutions If multiple digital signatures are applied to the same document, each signature is validated independently when the document is accessed. In addition to confirming that users can trust the sender’s identity, the Adobe software also verifies that the IdenTrust credential was valid when the signature was applied and that any changes to the document met the document author’s specifications. The digital Certification Authority, IdenTrust has more than 5.7 million certificates in active production and supports more than 18 billion validations per year. Its digital certificates establish the basis for trusted identity solutions recognised by financial institutions, healthcare providers, government agencies and enterprises around the world.
HID Global®, a provider of trusted identity solutions, announces it has added FIDO2 authentication to its Crescendo smart cards, enabling them to support the FIDO Alliance industry initiative focused on standards-based ‘password-less’ sign-in. HID Global partnered with Microsoft on this effort. The company also expanded its Crescendo family with the Crescendo Key Series that brings the same FIDO2 authentication capabilities and other features of its advanced smart cards to workstations, laptops, tablets and ultra-books without requiring additional reader and driver software. Strong authentication credentials HID Global will be demonstrating the new cards and keys at Identiverse 2019 HID Global will be demonstrating the new cards and keys at Identiverse 2019, where it will collaborate with Microsoft and others in the identity industry to showcase FIDO2 authentication. “The Crescendo 2300 Series smart cards and Crescendo Key Series are part of HID’s high assurance solution that delivers end-to-end lifecycle management of strong authentication credentials as well as globally trusted digital certificates for email and document signing and encryption,” said Brad Jarvis, Vice President & Managing Director of Identity & Access Management Solutions (IAMS) with HID Global. “Customers now have two form factor options for use with our unified cloud and on-premises authentication and management system. There is more to come as we work with Microsoft and other industry players to improve how secure credentials are used in a way that emphasises convenience and privacy.” Major industry standards The Crescendo C2300 Series smart cards and Crescendo Key Series use a common HID authentication platform that supports all major industry standards and regulatory guidelines. They create a consistent, all-in-one access and authentication experience for users, and a simplified administrator experience for deploying high-assurance authentication so they can eliminate weak passwords that are their biggest IT vulnerability. “Microsoft has been on a mission to eliminate passwords and help people protect their data and accounts from threats,” said Alex Simons, Corporate Vice President of Program Management, Microsoft Identity Division. “We are pleased to see companies like HID Global support that goal by adding FIDO2 authentication support and joining our security association.” Cloud authentication The Crescendo keys use Near Field Communications (NFC) and USB-A and C ports to deliver the same capabilities HID Global’s expanded Crescendo offering delivers a consistent set of capabilities, regardless of form factor, through its authentication platform for HID Hardware Authenticators. The Crescendo keys use Near Field Communications (NFC) and USB-A and C ports to deliver the same capabilities as the Crescendo smart cards. The cards also support HID’s Seos credential technology to enable unified enterprise badges that combine visual identification, network and cloud authentication and physical access, improving convenience for employees and contractors who can tap to open the door and tap to authenticate to Windows and cloud applications. Digital identity guidelines The cards and keys also: Provide multi-protocol support for public key infrastructure (PKI) digital certificates, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) digital signature and encryption, the Open Authentication (OATH) open reference architecture, and the emerging Fast Identity Online (FIDO) industry standard -- the backbone of Microsoft’s Windows Hello Security Key for protecting access to Windows and Azure Active Directory. Future-proof compliance with widely used finance and healthcare privacy and security regulations by leveraging native platform support for strong authentication options using emerging and broadly adopted industry Align with NIST SP800-63 Digital Identity Guidelines for achieving Authenticator Assurance Level 3 The Crescendo C2300 dual-interface smart cards and Crescendo keys are available in sample quantities now. Volume availability will commence in the third quarter of 2019. See live demonstrations at Identiverse 2019. Visit HID in booth #324 at Identiverse 2019 from June 25-28 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. for live demonstrations of its latest Crescendo solutions.
HID Global, global provider of trusted identity solutions, has announced that it has added the HID Credential Management Service to its growing offering of cloud-based identity solutions. The service simplifies the issuance and management of trusted Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificate-based credentials. The PKI credentials can be used by a broader range of organisations for convenient and secure multifactor authentication and converged physical access to facilities, as well as digital signing and encryption of emails and documents. HID Credential Management Service HID Credential Management Service includes everything needed to issue and manage the lifecycle of digital identity The HID Credential Management Service includes everything needed to issue and manage the lifecycle of digital identity and high-assurance credentials using a cloud delivery model. It removes PKI complexity and enables a wider set of authentication use cases than nearly any alternative in the Identity and Access Management (IAM) market. Most operating systems and browsers automatically recognise these certificates, ensuring the digital identity issued by the HID Credential Management Service can be used as a foundation for achieving zero trust security. Endpoint authenticator options include smart cards and USB tokens, mobile app authenticators and converged badges for accessing facilities and IT systems. “An exponentially growing threat surface is placing many of an organisation’s global users – employees and non-traditional users – directly in the crosshairs of a potential attack,” said Brad Jarvis, Vice President & Managing Director of Identity & Access Management Solutions (IAMS) with HID Global. “Regulatory compliance is also driving greater need for high-assurance credentials, but certificate-based multi-factor authentication solutions have been difficult for smaller organisations to implement, or not flexible and comprehensive enough for larger ones with broader, more holistic needs. Our cloud service speeds and simplifies deployment with the broadest possible options for local and state governments, financial institutions and enterprises.” Identity and access management solutions Many IAM solutions have not covered on-premise applications as well as the cloud and virtual private networks (VPNs), nor have they addressed both physical and logical access. Their all-or-nothing approach to high-assurance requirements makes compliance hard to achieve. They also have difficulty supporting zero-trust security models for verifying identities of all users and devices accessing resources from inside and outside physical and logical perimeters. HID Global’s service solves these problems with the following capabilities: End-to-end solution for both on-premise and cloud protection -- Spans all requirements for deploying and managing trusted PKI, and for using certificate-based credentials for authenticating users to Windows and Active Directory as well as cloud applications. Broad authenticator options -- Mix-and-match choices include smart cards and USB keys featuring embedded secure elements, mobile app authenticators stored on a smartphone, FIPS 140-certified smart cards, and smart cards for converged physical and IT access. Flexibility: Integration with open standard protocols ensures the service will support evolving security needs and complex, hybrid heterogeneous systems across many locations, functions and architectures. Subscription licenses are easily added to support up to one million users. Easy integration and deployment: Works directly with an organisation’s Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) and uses a hosted multi-tenant infrastructure for fast deployment and simplified user on-boarding without expensive up-front investments. Cloud-based HID Authentication Service The HID Credential Management Service joins HID Global’s recently announced cloud-based HID Authentication Service for managing and using identities. In addition to its expanding suite of cloud identity platform solutions, HID Global also offers an award-winning family of on-premise IAM solutions. The HID Credential Management Service is available through a one-year per-user subscription license that includes round-the-clock support, access to the company’s IdenTrust TrustID certificates and the option of adding ActivID ActivClient software capabilities for automatic email configuration for digital signing and encryption.
IdenTrust, (part of HID Global), the provider of digital certificates, and Device Authority, a global leader in Identity and Access Management (IAM) for the Internet of Things (IoT), announces a strategic alliance with a vision to provide trusted identity lifecycle management for enterprises on their digital transformation journey. Device certificates have traditionally been used to secure routers, firewalls, servers, and other devices capable of securely handling private keys and implementing PKI technologies. However, in the new IoT world, device certificates can be used to secure a wide range of networked assets, such as ATM machines, medical devices, surveillance cameras, industrial machines, refrigerators, vehicles and much more. Swift integration IdenTrust’s comprehensive identity-based digital certificate solutions deliver assured individual and device identity for financial institutions, healthcare providers, government agencies and enterprises around the world. With over 5 million certificates in active production, IdenTrust supports over 18 billion validations per year and is the world’s pioneer digital Certification Authority. Device Authority’s KeyScaler automation engine provides secure IoT device registration and provisioning through an innovative policy-driven credential delivery and management system that ensures certificates can be easily rotated, renewed and managed without human intervention. The platform is designed for swift integration and interoperability in support of today’s rapidly expanding IoT application market. The combination simplifies the process of enhancing device security and its administration for our customers" Combining Device Authority’s KeyScaler platform capabilities with IdenTrust’s trusted digital certificate solutions provides customers with a complete IoT security solution that automates compliance, minimises costly manual intervention and manages risks in a diverse industrial regulatory marketplace. Enhancing device security “The relationship between IdenTrust and Device Authority links our trusted certificate authority with a seamless and scalable means to efficiently manage the lifecycle of issued digital certificates in the rapidly expanding IoT device market,” said Brad Jarvis, Vice President and Managing Director of Identity & Access Management Solutions (IAMS) with HID Global. “The combination simplifies the process of enhancing device security and its administration for our customers.” “We’re delighted to be working with the IdenTrust team to provide device and data trust for their customers embarking on their IoT journey. With a mixed environment of devices emerging in healthcare, industrial, and government sectors, the combined value delivered from both companies has a strong positioning for physical, enterprise and IoT IAM customer solutions,” said Darron Antill, CEO of Device Authority.
HID Global, global provider of trusted identity solutions, has announced the availability of the new HID Authentication Service, which is part of its cloud identity platform, designed to deliver a suite of trusted identity solutions. These services make it easy to manage and use identities through a secure cloud delivery model. This multi-tenant cloud authentication service offers large scale, simplified on-boarding of users and frictionless authentication for identity and access management (IAM) customers spanning a variety of industries. Regulations, such as GDPR, PSD2, the California Privacy Regulation and HIPAA, are causing organisations to struggle to provide the necessary security, convenience and compliance for user access. These organisations often deploy a patchwork of identity solutions – on-premise, cloud or hybrid – from different vendors that don’t work well together or don’t provide the necessary authentication services to meet their compliance needs. The result is complexity, IT overhead, organisational confusion and solutions that don’t scale or comply with regulatory requirements. HID Authentication Service HID’s new IAM cloud solution will continue to build in new services that allow organisations to leverage their existing technology to accomplish new identity goals The HID Authentication Service removes this complexity and the related challenges of providing multifactor authentication to a growing and diverse population of users. While other identity vendors offer single-purpose authentication solutions that may solve one problem, HID’s new IAM cloud solution will continue to build in new services that allow organisations to leverage their existing technology to accomplish new identity goals. It also provides centralised audit logs to simplify compliance capabilities and reduce the burden of audits. “HID Global continues its move toward cloud solutions with the addition of new IAM services, expanding the offering with a unifying technology platform for our millions of users,” said Brad Jarvis, Vice President & Managing Director of Identity & Access Management Solutions (IAMS) with HID Global. “HID is among the only IAM solution providers that can offer authentication for high security use cases all the way down to basic enterprise multifactor authentication. With this breadth of solutions, we believe that organisations in regulated markets, in particular, will gain the most significant benefits from the HID Authentication Service.” IAM cloud solution Users gain the benefits of the flexibility, scalability and cost-effectiveness of a cloud-based services IAM platform. In financial services, for example, access to high-value transactions can be protected by integrating API calls to the HID Authentication Service from third-party software, such as the Temenos T24 core banking platform. In healthcare, a partner can build patient access to healthcare portals to be HIPAA-compliant. To make this happen, HID is making APIs available to developers, partners and managed security service providers (MSSPs) to offer scalable, built-in authentication services. As a trusted partner, HID will provide toolkits to system integrators and IT programmers to support the rollout. At the same time, HID will continue to sell and support its award-winning on-premise IAM solutions. Multi-factor authentication HID’s new cloud solution is purpose-built for IT teams to manage identities in mixed environments HID’s new cloud solution is purpose-built for IT teams to manage identities in mixed environments. With sophisticated attacks on the rise, the HID Authentication Service is an ideal platform for handling a large-scale rollout, testing, provisioning and delivery of authentication services to protect networks and applications. HID Global powers the trusted identities of the global population and has one of the broadest portfolios of identity and access management products and services. These solutions range across a broad spectrum that includes multi-factor authentication, intelligence-driven risk-based authentication, physical identity and access management, credential management, digital signing and digital encryption. Users can also take advantage of the industry’s widest range of end-point authenticators, including mobile devices, smart cards and tokens, among others.
HID Global, a provider of trusted identity solutions, announces that its IdenTrust Enterprise Solution has been certified compliant with SAFE-BioPharma Association’s digital identity and signature standards, paving the way for the association’s global member companies to confidently deploy the solution. SAFE-BioPharma Association was created by the biopharmaceutical industry and its regulators, and the standards developed are now used to provide global high-assurance identity trust for cyber-transactions throughout the pharmaceutical and healthcare community. Two-factor authentication We are pleased to have certified our IdenTrust Digital Certificates with SAFE-BioPharma standards" Pharmaceutical and healthcare companies can use HID IdenTrust digital certificates to provide digital credentials that improve the user experience enhance patient safety and allow for secure access to websites, networks, systems or applications with strong, two-factor authentication, which is critical for regulatory compliance and countering cyberattacks. The digital certificates also support advanced security use cases, including data encryption and digital signing capabilities. “We are pleased to have certified our IdenTrust Digital Certificates with SAFE-BioPharma standards.” said Brad Jarvis, Vice President and Managing Director, Identity & Access Management, with HID Global. “With our IdenTrust digital certificates along with our portfolio of HID identity and access management products, we look forward to helping SAFE-BioPharma members and the wider pharmaceutical and healthcare communities to solve challenges they face related to regulatory compliance, end-user authentication, digital signing, interoperability and data protection.” Binding digital signature HID Global’s IdenTrust digital certificates can be used by pharmaceutical companies and healthcare organizations to secure applications with two-factor authentication thereby increasing overall information security when compared to more traditional, password-only protection. HID Global’s IdenTrust digital certificates enable digital signing of clinical trial information to regulatory bodies, such as the United States Federal & Drug Administration (FDA). This method of creating digital signature(s) is integral to processes and practices in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry Additionally, SAFE-BioPharma compliant IdenTrust digital certificates can be used to digitally sign electronic documents to create a legally binding digital signature. This method of creating digital signature(s) is integral to processes and practices in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, such as digitally signing ePrescriptions for controlled substances in compliance with Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) rules for creating Electronic Prescriptions of Controlled Substances (EPCS). Personal health information Of course the same IdenTrust digital certificates can also be used for more traditional uses such as to secure emails, strong user authentication, smartcard logon, and data protection both in transit and at rest. “Knowing who is accessing systems or signing documents is critical in the healthcare industry where the impact of a mistake or malicious action can have serious implications for patient safety or create serious risks to healthcare companies who must protect personal health information,” said Matt King, Director, SAFE-BioPharma Association. “SAFE-BioPharma is pleased that HID Global’s IdenTrust solution is now available to our member companies who can benefit from HID Global’s experience and industry leadership."
HID Global, a global provider of trusted identity solutions, unveiled a new subscription-based delivery model simplifying access to its broad suite of identity and access management (IAM) software and services. The new HID ActivOne is an end-to-end digital identity management and authentication solution for large organisations, securing the identity of people, critical data and assets -- all with the flexibility of a subscription. Organisations realize that it is not possible to rely on authentication solutions that are based on passwords. HID ActivOne delivers strong multi-factor authentication solutions to help protect access to an organisation’s network, on-premise applications, cloud applications and desktops/laptops. Requirement of multi-factor authentication Today, digital identity management is at the centre of cybersecurity defence. Advanced multi-factor authentication is a required component of a strong identity and access management solution. HID ActivOne provides a complete end-to-end digital identity lifecycle management and authentication solution" HID ActivOne provides: Secure access to networks, systems, applications and data, as well as VPNs (virtual private networks) when working outside the office. Strong authentication services to ensure that users requesting access are who they say they are, whether working onsite or remotely, employees or contractors. Email and document signing and encryption. Secure transaction authorisation. Wide range of secure authenticators including mobile phone and smart ID card. Digital identity lifecycle management solution HID ActivOne includes professional services working with organisations to quickly design and implement solutions which meet business needs while integrating into the unique architecture demands of hybrid enterprise IT environments. “HID ActivOne is leading the industry by providing a complete end-to-end digital identity lifecycle management and advanced authentication solution with a simple per-user fee,” said Brad Jarvis, Vice President & Managing Director, IAM Solutions, with HID Global. “The fact that it is subscription-based means that enterprise customers have more choices based on the additional flexible pricing options that open up the power of HID’s IAM solutions to even more users."
HID Global, a provider of trusted identity solutions, announced the Crescendo Mobile smart card to bring convenience to high security for accessing computer, network or cloud applications. The new HID mobile smart card utilises digital certificates on users’ mobile devices for client authentication. The HID Crescendo Mobile solution provides organisations seeking to eliminate passwords with a solution that combines the high security of physical authenticators with the usability of a mobile solution. Crescendo Mobile works similarly to, and is compatible with, highly secure Crescendo smart cards; however, rather than inserting a separate device into a contact smart card reader, it connects to a desktop computer via an NFC (near-field communication) reader or Bluetooth. Secure access via mobile phones “End users and IT personnel alike have been clamouring for a highly secure solution for enabling secure access to networked assets that can utilise what people are already carrying, namely their mobile devices,” said Brad Jarvis, Vice President & Managing Director, IAM Solutions, with HID Global. The ubiquity of mobile phones, tablets and the like make them an obvious choice to become part of the security system" “A key to ensuring security protocols are followed is to ensure that they are as easy to use as possible. The ubiquity of mobile phones, tablets and the like, make them an obvious choice to become part of the security system.” Just as convenience is added to the user experience, the deployment of HID Crescendo Mobile is simple. The Crescendo Mobile app can be downloaded onto Android or iOS devices and the IT team can distribute secure cryptographic credentials to users without the need or expense of shipping smart cards or smart card readers. The solution is particularly cost-effective to deploy for contractors and remote users. Usage scenarios for HID Crescendo Mobile: Allowing a user to log on and unlock a Windows workstation to access cloud applications, VPNs, desktop applications and Microsoft Active Directory. Importantly, when the user walks away, Crescendo Mobile App automatically locks the workstation down. End users can use their phone to carry the keys and digital certificates needed to digitally sign email, Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat documents. Ensure sensitive data confidentiality by requiring the phone to access encrypted email messages or files using Windows EFS file encryption. The Crescendo Mobile app is available for Android 7 or later in Google Play and for iOS 11 or later in iTunes App Store. Crescendo Mobile is part of HID’s authentication solution that includes ActivID Credential Management System, providing full lifecycle management of both the authenticators and the credentials protected by the authenticator.
HID Global, a global provider of trusted identity solutions, announced the next step in its collaboration with Microsoft to deliver solutions that allow users to use smart cards to log into Microsoft Windows, devices and cloud-based apps, eliminating the sole reliance on username and password. A new FIDO 2.0-based authentication solution combines HID’s expertise in authentication with Microsoft’s expertise to add an extra layer of security to protect against more severe, emerging threats. FIDO 2.0 is an open standard-based, user authentication framework that replaces passwords with advanced FIDO credentials that are designed to more effectively resist and fight off cyberattacks, including phishing and data breach attacks. Microsoft is building the FIDO 2.0 support into web browsers, cloud applications and Windows itself, broadening the possibilities for more secure authentication at Internet scale FIDO 2.0 support for Windows Users can have the convenience of using a HID smart card that contains a FIDO 2.0 credential without doing proprietary work. Microsoft is building the FIDO 2.0 support into web browsers, cloud applications and Windows itself, broadening the possibilities for more secure authentication at Internet scale. “Working with Microsoft on advancing open standards for identity and access management will put FIDO credentials into different form factors that HID delivers, including a smart card, an app on a phone, a USB dongle or other things,” said Brad Jarvis, Vice President and Managing Director of Identity & Access Management (IAM) Solutions with HID Global. “By being open, FIDO 2.0 can be leveraged to authenticate a wide range of applications that implement the standard and ensure interoperability, which is scalable and the vital ingredient for trusted identities everywhere.” FIDO represents an attractive authentication model that requires cryptographic proof of the nature of the credential Cryptographic credential proof FIDO represents an attractive authentication model that requires cryptographic proof of the nature of the credential while, at the same time, improving usability for users who, prior to this FIDO solution, have had to accept a fragmented experience, logging in multiple times into different things online, such as a bank account or email. It also preserves privacy in a more reliable way that builds trust. Powering trusted identities, HID Global has one of the broadest portfolios of identity and access management products and services, ranging across multi-factor authentication, physical identity and access management, credential management, digital signing and digital encryption.
HID Global, a global provider of trusted identity solutions, announced that it has been recognised by Enterprise Security Magazine as one of the top ten providers of multi-factor authentication technology in the world. Touted by security experts as one of the most critical methods for ensuring that only authorised people may access important data, multi-factor authentication protects digital identities and online information. It prevents fraudulent access that happens when username and password are stolen. Recognition of HID as a leader in the multi-factor authentication market underscores our commitment to securing digital identities and creating trusted digital and physical environments" Multi-factor authentication for data security “When people think of multi-factor authentication, they now increasingly think of HID Global,” said Brad Jarvis, Vice President and Managing Director, IAM Solutions, HID Global. “Recognition of HID as a leader in the multi-factor authentication market underscores our commitment to securing digital identities and creating trusted digital and physical environments.” The rise of multi-factor authentication in recent years is a direct response to all the major data breaches that have rocked people’s confidence in accessing online accounts. Javelin Strategy & Research reported its most recent Identity Fraud Study that the number of identity fraud victims increased by eight percent to 16.7 million U.S. consumers in 2018. Moreover, account takeovers tripled over the past year, with total losses growing to $5.1 billion. Increasing security with multi-factor authentication High-profile data breaches have happened recently because hackers exploited a critical vulnerability: all that was required to gain access to networks, databases and physical locations was the single authentication factor of something you know – usually a username and password, which can be relatively easy for fraudsters to acquire. Verizon did a study (Verizon, 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report) that claimed 81% of data breaches globally involved the misuse of stolen or weak passwords. Adding multiple factors increases security by creating an additional barrier against account takeovers and digital identity theft Multi-factor authentication solves this problem by combining one or more ‘factors’: something you have (a smart card or a mobile credential carried on a smartphone or other mobile device); something you know (such as a PIN), and something you are (biometrics). Adding multiple factors increases security by creating an additional barrier against account takeovers and digital identity theft. Mobile technology for smart and secure access HID Global is an expert in providing governments, financial institutions, universities, healthcare networks and enterprise organisations with the tools to verify and protect identities with multi-factor authentication technologies. Bolstered by a broad product portfolio for managing and authenticating identities, HID is an industry leader in smart cards and offers advanced biometrics solutions. Furthermore, HID uniquely delivers an advanced, layered, strong authentication capability that utilises mobile technology to ensure simplified, secure access.
HID Global, a globally trusted identity solutions firm, has announced that its IdenTrust business is the #1 digital certification authority in the world, according to the latest independent research results from W3Techs, a technology survey company that consistently tracks the SSL certificate market. IdenTrust’s leap to be the market leader for digital certificates signifies only the second time in the history of the Internet that the top position for the Certification Authority has changed – first in 2015 by a competitor and now to IdenTrust after a fast-paced growth trajectory over the past two years. The W3Techs quantitative research revealed the following facts: IdenTrust is now used by 17.5% of all websites, globally. IdenTrust is also the number one SSL certificate authority overall in most European countries. Nearly 23% of all new sites use IdenTrust digital certificates. IdenTrust has issued more than 36.4% of all SSL certificates worldwide. IdenTrust digital certificates support real-time validation of internet traffic on a scalable, software-as-a-service platform Seamless integration “Becoming the #1 Certification Authority for SSL certificates makes HID’s IdenTrust among the most trusted digital certificate providers in the world,” said Brad Jarvis, Vice President and Managing Director, IAM Solutions with HID Global. “Third parties trust our digital certificates because they are reliable, easy to integrate and compliant with standards. Our customers trust us to provide digital certificate services from a secure and scalable platform capable of meeting the needs of their dynamic business environments.” This achievement reflects the changing landscape of SSL certificate usage, with more emphasis on automated processes and the value of the IdenTrust infrastructure and broader partner network associated with HID Global. One aspect of the changing landscape is how tens of thousands of websites are reportedly going to find themselves labelled as “unsafe” next month, due to a decision in September 2017 by Google to cease trusting certificates from a former market leader. IdenTrust digital certificates support real-time validation of internet traffic on a scalable, software-as-a-service platform. IdenTrust helps create a trusted environment that secures business- and life-critical data. Enhanced data protection When IdenTrust digital certificates are combined with HID’s identity & access management platform, the company is able to scale to the requirements of the industry’s most challenging environments, such as certificate-based authentication for complex enterprise data protection and for the protection of billions of connections. “IdenTrust’s ascension to the top spot also affirms the confidence that the market has in the vendor with the widest range of authentication solutions in the industry – none other than HID Global,” added Jarvis. "Our IAM products are marked by resilience and enhanced security features.” HID’s IdenTrust digital certificates are widely recognised by government agencies, global financial institutions and corporations around the world Identity authentication IdenTrust digital certificates are particularly relevant for surveillance (cameras, access), transportation (air, cars and trains), healthcare and financial services. The rapid expansion of mobile is also driving the increased adoption of digital certificates. HID’s IdenTrust digital certificates are widely recognised by government agencies, global financial institutions and corporations around the world. IdenTrust products enable organisations to effectively manage the risks associated with identity authentication, work interoperability with countries around the world, minimised investment in creating their own policies, legal frameworks and ensure trust in the identity of a person or thing.
HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, has introduced a new cyber threat and fraud detection service that brings artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to identity & access management, addressing the rising incidents of cyber-attacks, especially against financial institutions. The new HID Risk Management Solution is a real-time risk profiling technology that uses data analytics to protect financial transaction systems and banking applications against cybercriminals. HID will demonstrate the new IAM solution at the RSA Conference 2018 in San Francisco next month (HID booth #4127 North). The ever-changing threat landscape that makes it more challenging to secure online and mobile financial applications has created an urgent need to improve the detection of fraud and cyber-attacks and accelerate the prevention of costly damage. The new HID Risk Management Solution meets this need by combining evidence-based detection capabilities and behavioural biometrics, supported by machine learning. This HID cyber security solution is designed to protect banks, online merchants and service providers against zero-day malware, account takeover, phishing attacks and bots, among other threats. The HID Risk Management Solution gives businesses and consumers a new defence against cybercrime Secure online transactions “The HID Risk Management Solution gives businesses and consumers a new defence against cybercrime,” said Brad Jarvis, Vice President and Managing Director of Identity & Access Management (IAM) Solutions with HID Global. “By combining HID’s expertise in identity and access management with new capabilities in AI and machine learning, we are enabling organisations to better manage risk, protect customer data and defend against fraud, malware and data breaches. The combination of our HID Risk Management Solution and our mobile-based authentication application, HID Approve, creates a unique blend of security and user authorisation.” Adding trust to online transactions and preserving the integrity of digital business interactions, the HID Risk Management Solution is fully integrated with HID’s ActivID Authentication Platform, which provides multi-factor authentication to protect users’ IDs, transactions, devices and accounts.The risk score that is generated from the 'engines' enables more informed decision-making about the next action ActivID authentication platform The merging of multi-factor authentication with the new level of AI-driven, cyber threat and fraud detection is a strategic advancement that delivers risk-based, frictionless and adaptive authentication based on data intelligence. It increases security while optimising the user experience as seamless – without any inconvenience to consumers. The HID Risk Management Solution is composed of three different risk-based engines that are fully integrated together and deliver a more accurate risk score than other systems from other vendors. Threat engine – detects generic threats and tracks device IDs, identifying application integrity tampering, malware and phishing attacks. Behaviour engine – creates a behavioural biometric profile of the user, including keyboard, mouse and swipe behaviour, page navigation and application usage. Anomaly engine – monitors the details of transactions in real-time, utilising machine learning methods to identify anomalous sessions and transactions, as well as continuous analysis of hundreds of parameters. The risk score that is generated from these three 'engines' enables more informed decision-making about the next action, whether to approve, block or reject a transaction. The data analytics from the IAM solution creates new value for customers.
HID Global, a provider of trusted identity solutions, has announced that the power-rankings for web technologies of the year, based on independent research conducted by the technology survey company W3Techs, have identified IdenTrust as the fastest-growing digital certification authority in the world. IdenTrust has issued more than 33% of all SSL certificates worldwide and protects 15.2% of all websites in existence. IdenTrust digital certificates provide critical security services to secure the identities of people and things, as well as supporting real-time validation of Internet traffic on a scalable, software-as-a-service platform. Protecting IoT with manyfold connections “Independent acknowledgment of IdenTrust as the fastest-growing certification authority validates our strategy of combining IdenTrust into our IAM identity platform and the value of our digital certificates,” said Brad Jarvis, Vice President and Managing Director, IAM Solutions with HID Global. “By reliably and seamlessly handling this rapid growth, we have demonstrated our platform’s ability to scale to the requirements of the industry’s most challenging environments such as protecting the Internet of things with billions of connections.” IdenTrust is helping to create a trusted environment that will turn the IoT into the Internet of Trusted Things The continued rapid expansion of mobile as well as the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) will drive the increased adoption of digital certificates. IdenTrust is helping to create a trusted environment that will turn the IoT into the Internet of Trusted Things (IoTT) and add a digital certificate to every mobile device that does not currently have this higher level of trust. Effective risk management HID’s IdenTrust digital certificates are recognised by government agencies, global financial institutions and corporations around the world. IdenTrust products enable organisations to effectively manage the risks associated with identity authentication, work interoperably with countries around the world, minimise investment in creating their own policies and legal frameworks, and ensure trust in the identity of a person or thing. W3Techs conducted its study over the past year to kick off 2018 with its power rankings.
HID Global, a worldwide provider in trusted identity solutions, shared its expertise in electronic prescriptions at this week’s opioid policy hearing that was conducted by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). HID is urging policymakers to address the opioid abuse crisis in the United States by linking electronic prescriptions for controlled substances (EPCS) with prescription drug monitoring program databases. Electronic prescriptions of painkillers (opioids), such as oxycodone, morphine and methadone, will help modernise public health practices. The country’s opioid abuse crisis creates a demand for a new level of trust to be injected into the entire process of doctors’ prescribing painkillers. E-prescriptions with digital certificates would accomplish this goal. HID’s electronic prescription solution “Electronic prescriptions for controlled substances would greatly reduce fraudulent prescriptions, doctor shopping and, ultimately, the opioid abuse epidemic,” said Brad Jarvis, Vice President of IAM Solutions with HID Global.Benefits of electronic prescriptions include automated tracking, improved risk assessments, increased efficiencies and better communication “We believe that electronic prescriptions would curb the over-prescribing of opioids and prevent the highly addictive drugs from falling into the wrong hands. People’s lives will be saved.” Additional benefits of electronic prescriptions include automated tracking, improved risk assessments, increased efficiencies and better communication. EPCS transactions that are digitally signed by prescribers with digital certificates are non-reputable and secure from the prescriber through to the pharmacy that fulfils the prescription. Prescription drug monitoring program “Some electronic healthcare record applications have the ability today to pull state prescription drug monitoring program data at the time of an EPCS transaction, making prescription monitoring program compliance simpler for providers while exponentially increasing the effectiveness of these programs,” said Jerry Cox, a subject matter expert on digital certificates within HID Global’s IdenTrust business. Cox testified at the FDA’s Opioid Policy Steering Committee meeting in Silver Spring, MD earlier today. HID’s IdenTrust business supplies digital certificates, which are used in electronic prescription transactions, among a wide range of other applications. IdenTrust is recognised by government agencies, global financial institutions and corporations around the world. IdenTrust products enable organisations to effectively manage the risks associated with identity authentication, work interoperable with countries around the world, minimise investment in creating their own policies and legal frameworks, and ensure trust in the identity of a person or thing. Recently, HID’s IdenTrust business was recognised as the fastest-growing certification authority in the world.
HID Global, a worldwide provider of trusted identity solutions, announced a new version of its Credential Management System (CMS) that digitises smart card technology, expands the use of digital certificates in credentials and reaches new platforms that plastic cards don’t reach. The new ActivID CMS 5.0 makes it possible for people to be authenticated for digital access without using a physical smart card. Ultimately, HID’s new CMS will help strengthen capabilities to prevent data breaches and create a trusted digital environment. With ActivID CMS 5.0, organisations can have greater confidence to trust the people who are accessing their networks and conducting digital transactions. With the introduction of virtual smart cards and derived credentials, ActivID CMS 5.0 makes identification more portable digitally across cards, phones and other devices, takes advantage of new Windows software capabilities to simplify deployment of credentials, and offers the robustness and flexibility for customers to manage people’s credentials from the cloud. HID’s CMS is widely used in the U.S. federal government to manage government ID badges Digital access solutions HID’s CMS is widely used in the U.S. federal government to manage government ID badges (known as PIV cards) as well as by enterprise organisations to increase the secure access of online resources. A number of technology and solution partners also rely on HID’s CMS for credential management. The customer needs that led to the development of the new capabilities in ActivID CMS 5.0 include: Eliminate the burden and cost of physically provisioning each plastic card for digital access and attaching a physical reader to a computer by making deployment easier and more cost-efficient Transport the same “identity’ of a person from a card to a mobile device in a seamless and compliant way Provide a cloud-ready solution for partners to integrate CMS 5.0 functionality into their own cloud platforms Credential Management System “Our ActivID Credential Management System 5.0 is a step up for digital identity, addressing the evolving expectations of our millions of customers who are currently on CMS 4,” said Brad Jarvis, Vice President & Managing Director, IAM Solutions, with HID Global. “With ActivID CMS 5.0, we are adding a higher level of trust to digital IDs and extending the types of applications that can benefit from HID’s identity and access management solutions, namely Windows logon, VPN, document signing, encryption, online resource access and multi-factor authentication – all without requiring a physical card or attached reader.” HID virtual smart cards Virtual smart cards are a secure alternative to smart cards, OTP tokens and other authentication methods Leveraging a Trusted Platform Module (TPM), virtual smart cards are a secure alternative to smart cards, OTP tokens and other authentication methods. Furthermore, with derived credentials, ActivID CMS 5.0 will enable users to use the device of choice, such as reading encrypted email on a mobile phone instead of on a desktop computer. The same process that is commonly deployed to issue a physical smart card is used to issue derived credentials, so customers can have the assurance that security is retained while simplifying deployment and reducing costs. Working with PIV credentials, ActivID CMS 5.0 is fully compliant with the National Institute for Standard and Technology (NIST) FIPS 201 standard, including PIV derived credentials. HID Global is the market leader for PIV cards, which are used by US federal employees to access online government resources.
HID Global, a trusted worldwide identity solutions provider, announced that The Silicon Review named HID as one of the top cyber security vendors to watch in 2017. HID, with offices in Silicon Valley, was recognised for its expanding presence in the cyber security market, as well as for its broad portfolio of digital identity solutions, including multi-factor authentication, digital certificates, digital and physical identity lifecycle management, cloud services, threat analytics and mobile banking. Digital identity authentication solutions HID Global secures the Internet of Things (IoT), providing strong authentication for the identities of people and things as well as creating trusted physical and digital places. HID’s award-winning IoT solutions that secure interactions and enable connected environments, have been recognised for innovation by the most influential trade organisations in the identity technology space. Customers worldwide, including enterprise organisations, governments, financial institutions, universities and hospitals, rely on HID Global for making identities trusted. As a leader in trusted identity solutions, we are making it possible to verify millions of identities every day" “In this new mobile and cloud-enabled world, identity has become the new perimeter, and identity is central to cyber security,” said Brad Jarvis, Vice President and Managing Director of IAM Solutions with HID Global. “As a leader in trusted identity solutions, we are making it possible to verify millions of identities every day. When our customers implement the newest-generation technologies for trusted identities, the threat of cyber-attacks becomes less daunting while greater peace of mind builds confidence for governments and organisations that put value on trust.” Secure cloud-based ID services With cyber threats coming in many different forms, HID as a whole is advancing digital identity security in the following ways: Digital Authentication: Securing digital identities with two-factor authentication and validating transactions via mobile authentication Digital Certificates: Securing the connections of things with a higher level of trust Threat Detection: Securing digital environments by automatically correlating complex threats across physical and cyber domains E-Government Solutions: Securing electronic government-to-citizen IDs ID issuance: Secure cloud-based services to issue people’s IDs Mobile Access: Securing the use of smartphones to open doors and access systems via cloud services Cyber-Physical: Securing access to facilities with protective mechanisms that satisfy stringent government requirements, protecting places from cyber breaches Mobile Ticketing: Securing the use of a smartphone app as tickets to concerts and sporting events National Cyber Security Awareness Month HID has been showcasing its broad digital identity solutions portfolio throughout National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which was initiated through a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance.
HID Global, a provider of trusted identity solutions, today announced a new standards-based identity and access management (IAM) solution for government agencies to more easily comply with the mandate to improve physical access and digital identity security. At the heart of this IAM solution is the new HID Crescendo Temporary Access Card, which gives visitors a more secure credential to enter government buildings. HID developed this temporary access card to provide a visitor credential that has the same level of security as the standard government-issued PIV and PIV-I cards used by all U.S. government employees. The new HID Crescendo Temporary Access Card creates a PIV-like access experience for people who, unlike a full-time government employee, only need temporary access. Government agencies use traditional physical access technology for visitor IDs, creating an unnecessarily higher risk of intruders Traditional visitor management Because visitors to U.S. government agency buildings are not eligible to receive a government-issued PIV card for access, government agencies have been using traditional physical access technology for visitor IDs, thereby creating an unnecessarily higher risk of intruders trying to gain entry, likely from badges being cloned. A call within the U.S. federal government to start moving away from traditional visitor management based on proximity-based technology cards has intensified with rising concerns about potential vulnerabilities to government buildings. This follows the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) mandate through OMB M11-11 for U.S. federal government agencies to move to PIV cards for access to facilities. Digital identity certificate “The U.S. government has recognized the need to make sure that visitors to government agency buildings are using the most secure credentials available and can be trusted,” said Brad Jarvis, Vice President and Managing Director of the Identity & Access Management Solutions (IAMS) business within HID Global. “No other access card technology on the market today can do what our new HID Crescendo Temporary Access Card can do with a digital identity certificate for a PIV-like experience to increase security of visitor access.” The HID Crescendo Temporary Access Card is based on public key infrastructure (PKI) technology, which means a digital certificate is embedded on each visitor ID access card, providing an extra layer of trust that the card holder is authorized to access a building. IdenTrust digital certificates HID’s new IAM solution is significant and timely, delivering a simplified, cost-effective way for agencies Not only is HID Global a provider of smart cards and readers for physical access to buildings, but the company is also a provider of PKI technology with its IdenTrust digital certificates. HID is able to meet stringent government standards for higher security because of its ability to deliver PKI-at-the-door. HID’s identity technologies are already widely used across the U.S. government. Federal government building managers are moving to ‘PKI-at-the-door’ based on mandates to discontinue using traditional physical access credentials. New-generation technologies are needed. However, most government agencies have limited resources to deploy a full PKI / credential management system solution on their own. This is why HID’s new IAM solution is significant and timely, delivering a simplified, cost-effective way for agencies to deploy a ‘PIV-like’ PKI-at-the-door experience right away to address today’s potential vulnerabilities. The HID Crescendo Temporary Access Card uses HID’s advanced credential management, which is particularly beneficial for government agencies that do not have their own credential management system. The solution can be deployed seamlessly onto FIPS 201-compliant physical access systems at any government building and does not require the installation of complex software.
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