HID Global launches end-to-end biometric ID and access management solution

January 17, 2017 - 

HID Global has launched what it calls the industry’s first end-to-end identity access management solution that enables government agencies and other organizations requiring higher security to use a single credential for accessing doors, IT systems, networks and data.

The HID PIV (Personal Identity Verification) solution provides complete identity lifecycle management, starting with identity proofing plus secure credential issuance and use, right up to the deprovisioning of these credentials.

The solution helps government agencies and other regulated industries such as banking, healthcare, and transportation to improve their security levels and consolidate physical and IT security.

“HID PIV represents the industry’s first comprehensive IAM solution that provides trusted identities for accessing both IT and physical domains,” said Brad Jarvis, vice president and managing director of IAM Solutions with HID Global. “HID Global continues to develop fully integrated solutions across our portfolio of products and provide a convenient and trusted experience for our customers.”

Using their strong cryptographic credentials, the PIV-based solution allows end-users to digitally sign emails or documents, decrypt emails or files, apply full disk encryption and boot protection to secure laptops, protect sensitive print jobs with secure printing, and leverage several other security capabilities.

The solution is available in Express and Enterprise versions, with the HID PIV Express option providing a complete high-assurance multi-factor authentication solution.

HID PIV Express spans the complete lifecycle of the identity, including identity proofing, secure credential issuance, usage in IT systems and facilities access, and credential retirement.

HID PIV Enterprise extends the capabilities of HID PIV Express with additional integration into the company’s Quantum Secure SAFE Software Suite, which is a physical identity and access management (PIAM) software solution that serves as a bridge between disparate physical and IT security systems.

HID Global recently predicted the top 2017 trends in the use of identity technology that will lead to increased adoption of mobile devices and smart cards, a greater reliance on the cloud, and a new vision of trust in smart environments and Internet of Things (IoT).

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