HID Global Corporation: Powering Trusted Identities

Björn Lidefelt


“Our hardware and software solutions help businesses, schools and governments in more than 100 countries secure access and allow insight into their people, places and things”

While technological advancements are creating a difference, businesses also look for ensuring a safe and convenient workplace. As safer, more efficient and sustainable environments are cultivated, people have the freedom to move, interact and work with confidence. Powering trusted identities for businesses is HID Global Corporation. Every day, millions of people in more than 100 countries use HID products and services to securely access physical and digital places. Billions of things that need to be identified, verified and tracked are connected through our technology.Organizations of any size require dependable, innovative access control systems to secure their facilities. For decades, HID has helped millions of people easily access offices, hospitals, classrooms and more. From entry-level smart card technologies to modern solutions like HID Mobile Access, HID’s mission is to help organizations find the best access control solution.

Mobile access is the use of a mobile device (e.g., smartphone, tablet or wearable) to gain access to secured doors, gates, networks, services and more. HID Global’s solutions allow organizations to meet the growing demands of a mobile-first world.With HID Mobile Access, employees can use a mobile device as a credential to access doors, networks, services and more. Leveraging Seos as its underlying credential technology, HID Mobile Access can significantly increase convenience, boost efficiency and maximize security.Enabling added security, with employee badge in Apple Wallet, employees can access office doors, elevators, turnstiles, multifunction printers and much more using just their iPhone or Apple Watch. It’s easy, convenient and secure. Employee badge in Apple Wallet integrates into existing access control systems, is simple to distribute and manage, and takes advantage of the built-in security features of iPhone and Apple Watch.“HID Mobile Access merges security with convenience by enabling mobile devices to unlock doors and more. Watch our case study videos to learn more from our customers regarding how they deploy Mobile Access and how the solution has helped them create values within their organizations.”

Whereas, HID IdenTrust provides trusted digital certificates for website security, code signing, document signing, secure email, authentication and IoT devices. Businesses can establish security across all networks and devices using a subscription-based cloud service or discrete digital certificates that solve the pain points of large complex organizations, medium-sized enterprises and small businesses.“Our hardware and software solutions help businesses, schools and governments in more than 100 countries secure access and allow insight into their people, places and things.”

Cloud Based PKI-as-a-Service
With HID's cloud-based PKI-as-a-Service, businesses get a highly secure and scalable managed PKI combined with end-to-end certificate lifecycle automation. This enables to unburden IT team with best-in-class PKI, where businesses can quickly create and deploy enterprise private PKI trust hierarchies to secure networks, IT systems, and IoT devices without the security cost of in-house management.HID PKIaaS eliminates operational complexity and dramatically reduces costs related to operating and deploying an organizational private PKI. Businesses can choose from a simple preconfigured service for a dedicated issuing certificate authority (CA) or a completely customized private root PKI service that outsources the complexity of PKI infrastructure but keep control of private keys.HID PKIaaS is designed with fully redundant and geographically distributed architecture to scale for millions of certificate issuances and billions of certificate validations. Instead of relying on a single data center, HID PKIaaS can automatically scale on demand across multiple data centers and provide instant certificate enrollment, approval, issuance, revocation, and renewals. At HID, teams are passionate about the power of verified, trusted identities to help people get where they need to go and achieve what they want to do. People use HID technology to open doors, enter countries, access digital networks, verify transactions and track assets ― with easy-to-manage solutions like smart cards, mobile IDs, passports and even fingerprint readers and facial recognition. Along with partners, HID Global today is pioneering the hardware, software and services that allow people to navigate the physical and digital worlds with confidence.

Optimizing Automated Asset Tracking
RFID systems enhance inventory accuracy, help organizations optimize logistics processes and increase productivity. HID Global designs RFID tags that can be customized to any use case offering tags that support all standard frequencies, including low frequency, high frequency and UHF, with memory sizes that range from 64 bit to multiple kilobytes. Meanwhile, manufacturing today is increasingly sophisticated involving a myriad of complexities and automated procedures. With this sophistication has come a greater need to monitor products as they go through the production process to achieve efficiencies that lower operating costs. As part of an automation solution, HID Global’s RFID tags enable data to move with a product, adding information as the product travels through the manufacturing process. The tags can also monitor the performance and repair history of the manufacturing equipment. “We’re everywhere businesses, schools and governments need convenient ways to protect physical and digital places. Our products and services make it easy for the right people to get in while keeping the wrong people out.”

HID Global’s advanced RFID tags and components are essential to optimizing automated asset tracking and logistics systems. The company’s transponders help ensure seamless traceability and reduce losses, while enhancing stock management and processing speed. Passive contactless RFID tags improve data collection speed and accuracy, making tracking more cost-effective while increasing accuracy.HID Location Services provides both real-time visibility and actionable data on equipment, people and processes. Offering maximum flexibility on what, where and how businesses manage assets, it allows to set up policies that track movement in and out of inventory locations and that track assets in real-time within one-meter accuracy. “Whether you want to track many assets across multiple locations or a few high-value assets within a specific area, asset management must provide location accuracy and inventory shrinkage regardless of industry, environment or asset type.”

As safer, more efficient and sustainable environments are cultivated, people have the freedom to move, interact and work with confidence. From mobile IDs to beacons to smart cards, the company’s broad range of identification and physical access solutions empower people to manage, measure and maximize the trust they have in a place and in its occupants. HID uses technology like RFID and active low-energy Bluetooth to securely connect equipment, machines, devices, product inventory and many other physical assets. “Utilizing the Internet of Things (IoT), we make it easy to identify, verify, track and communicate with objects directly. We are exploring new ways to add digital capabilities to a virtually limitless list of things — from assembly line objects and production robots to clothes, posters and even life-jackets — while delivering trust and peace of mind to the people and businesses that rely on us.”

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