|[February 25, 2013]
HID Global Adds pivCLASS® Credentials to Government Solutions Offering and Extends Portfolio's Benefits to Commercial Applications
IRVINE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today
announced the addition of a dual-interface (contact/contactless) Personal
Identity Verification (PIV) credential to its pivCLASS®
Government Solutions portfolio, which simplifies issuance of PIV
cards and the process of upgrading an existing physical access control
system (PACS) to support
Federal Information Processing Standards Publication 201 (FIPS-201)
standards. The new pivCLASS
smart card and the company's comprehensive pivCLASS portfolio
supports federal contractors that need to leverage high-security PIV
Interoperability (PIV-I) through the Federal Bridge. The solutions can
also be used for a wide range of commercial deployments.
"The FIPS-201 standard for federal employee and contractor
identification is now spreading to other applications that require
highly secure access control for sensitive areas, including power
stations as well as data storage, nuclear power, water and petrochemical
facilities and other critical infrastructure," said Stephane Ardiley,
product marketing manager, Credentials with HID Global. "In addition to
making it easier for organizations to upgrade their access control
systems to FIPS-201 compliance, our pivCLASS portfolio with the new
dual-interface PIV credentials enable commercial and other organizations
to take advantage of the technology created by the federal government's
PIV program for strong security and interoperability."
HID Global's pivCLASS credential meets the specified U.S.
Government National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
security requirements for delivering a reliable verification system that
protects cardholder data with high-assurance, public key infrastructure
(PKI)-based strong authentication. The smart card can be offered as a
traditional PIV Interoperable (PIV-I) credntial for government use, or
as a Commercial Identity Verification (CIV) credential for current and
emerging applications. In either case, the credential provides users
with a single smart card for physical access to facilities as well as
logical access to information systems. This includes secure
certificate-based login to computers, as well as securing corporate
networks, web-based applications and personal data. Additionally, the
card supports multi-technology biometrics as well as strong
authentication for Virtual Private Network (VPN) access.
HID Global's pivCLASS
credential includes the company's proven Digital Identity Applets
framework that enhances credential security, utility and flexibility.
This framework offers secure storage and protection for the smart card's
passwords, digital identity credentials, cryptographic functions,
personal information and computer access capabilities. It also enables
the card to deliver additional services beyond FIPS 201 such as one-time
password (OTP) generation, and securing the communication channel over
the contactless interface.
As part of the pivCLASS®
Government Solutions portfolio, the new high-security credential
joins a comprehensive offering including pivCLASS
authentication modules, the pivCLASS
validation server, and software solutions from HID Global's recent
acquisition of Codebench. The portfolio is an integrated product suite
that enables the U.S. federal government, its contractors and other
facilities to comply with federal identity mandates and take advantage
of the PIV program's higher security capabilities without a
rip-and-replace overhaul of their current physical access control system
(PACS) infrastructure. HID Global's new pivCLASS credential has also
achieved compliance with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA (News - Alert))
Evaluation Program for certifying that products meet FIPS-201
federal identity specifications.
The HID Global pivCLASS credential is available now. Click
here for more information.
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About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services,
solutions, and know-how related to the creation, use, and management of
secure identities for millions of customers around the world. The
company's served markets include physical and logical access control,
including strong authentication and credential management; card printing
and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure
government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in
animal ID and industry and logistics applications. Primary brands are
ActivIdentity (News - Alert)®, EasyLobby®, FARGO® and HID®. Headquartered in Irvine,
California, HID Global has over 2,000 employees worldwide and operates
international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global®
is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.
® HID, the HID logo, and pivCLASS are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HID Global in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other
trademarks, service marks, and product or service names are trademarks
or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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