HID Global’s ActivID Tap Authentication Solution Named Year’s Best New Product by Security Products Magazine


News Highlights:

  • Recognized in software/IT solutions category, ActivID® Tap Authentication™ enables users to authenticate to applications and services by simply tapping their mobile device with the smart card they use to open doors.
  • ActivID Tap Authentication award is the 17th for a solution powered by Seos® technology, which enables a consistent “tap” experience when accessing doors and data.
  • HID Global demonstrated ActivID Tap Authentication at ASIS this week and will be delivering a webinar later this year -- the second in a series on mobile authentication that the company is co-hosting with Microsoft.

AUSTIN, Texas, October 1, 2015HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced that its ActivID® Tap Authentication™ solution has been named the year’s best new software/IT product by Security Products magazine. Coming four months after the global launch of the product, this win for ActivID Tap Authentication is the 17th award that HID Global has received for its solutions powered by Seos® technology, which improves the user experience securely across mobile devices.

“This award-winning solution improves both security and the user experience across a wide range of Microsoft Azure® web services and cloud applications such as Office 365®, reducing the need for complex passwords while diminishing password fatigue for users who often find themselves logging in as much as 20 times daily or more,” said Anthony Ball, President, Identity & Access Management, with HID Global. “We are honored to receive this recognition from Security Products magazine, which validates the importance of giving users a single smart card for seamlessly accessing data, logging into cloud resources and opening doors.”

HID Global’s ActivID Tap Authentication solution is tightly integrated with Windows Server® 2012 R2 Active Directory Federation Services and the HID Global Authentication Cloud Service. It supports Microsoft Windows 7 laptops and desktops, Android®-based tablets and other mobile devices via Near Field Communications (NFC).

HID Global ActivID Tap Authentication Demonstrations

HID Global and Microsoft showcased ActivID Tap Authentication earlier this month when they jointly hosted Part One of a webinar series on Mobile User Authentication & Access. Click here to view the webinar to learn more about mobility trends.

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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, management, and use 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. The company’s primary brands include ActivID®, EasyLobby®, FARGO®, IdenTrust®, LaserCard®, Lumidigm®, Quantum Secure and HID®. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 2,200 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit http://www.hidglobal.com.

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