HID Global’s pivCLASS Government Solutions Portfolio Wins GSN’s 2013 Homeland Security Award

News Highlights:

  • HID Global’s pivCLASS 4.0 Government Solutions portfolio recognized as the Best Integrated System for HSPD-12 / FIPS-201 Compliance for the 2013 Homeland Security Awards
  • The pivCLASS 4.0 product suite includes an extensive family of credential authentication solutions that enable customers to comply with government physical access control mandates
  • Provides the ability to harvest, validate and register credentials into more than 30 different PACS head-end products

IRVINE, Calif.,- December 11, 2013 HID GlobalÒ, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced its pivCLASS® 4.0 Government Solutions portfolio has been selected by Government Security News (GSN) as the winner of the 2013 Homeland Security Award for Best Integrated System for HSPD-12 / FIPS-201 Compliance. The Homeland Security Awards annually recognizes the top IT security and physical security solutions dedicated to protect federal, state, county and municipal government agencies.

“As the industry’s first comprehensive FIPS-201 compliant solution for migrating access control systems to Personal Identity Verification (PIV), HID Global’s pivCLASS portfolio is the only one of its kind to provide government agencies an end-to-end solution for using their PIV-enabled cards for public key infrastructure (PKI)-based physical access control,” said John Fenske, vice president of product marketing, Physical Access Control with HID Global.  “The GSN Homeland Security Award is further evidence that pivCLASS provides essential tools to ensure government agencies are in compliance with FIPS-201 requirements by leveraging their existing access control system at the same time.”

As a key component of HID Global’s Federal Identity offering, the award-winning pivCLASS 4.0 portfolio has successfully fulfilled the requirements of the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) comprehensive testing program, which ensures that the system is not prone denial of service, credential spoofing, or other types of unauthorized access.

HID Global’s pivCLASS 4.0 Government Solutions portfolio is a GSA FICAM Certified validation system. Through a range of PIV registration, verification and readers, pivCLASS 4.0 supports credential verification of FIPS-201-based credentials (PIV, PIV-I, CIV, TWIC, FRAC, CAC) and physical access control registration into more than 30 different PACS head-end products.

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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. The company’s primary brands include ActivID®, EasyLobby®, FARGO®, Codebench®, LaserCard® and HID®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,100 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.




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