HID® Crescendo® C2300 Series

High security smart card for IT and physical access
  • HID® Crescendo® C2300 Series Card Family
Overview | Specifications

Crescendo® C2300 provides organizations with seamless and secure employee authentication, ensuring that only authorized people can access sensitive information. Enabling organizations to implement Zero Trust security architecture, Crescendo can be used as a corporate badge that protects access to facilities as well as a means to protect access to digital enterprise resources. Crescendo is designed to be easy and fast to deploy while adapting to continuously evolving security needs thanks to proven standards such as FIDO2 and PKI.

The Crescendo C2300 from HID Global provides the following benefits:

Seamlessly Secures Any Use Case

  • Effortless compliance while protecting on-premise and cloud-based enterprise resources with strong authentication ensures secure access to:
    • IT networks, systems and SSO
    • Online applications using FIDO without having to install any software
  • Personal computers and shared workstations using Crescendo smart card or security key (USB-A and USB-C)
  • Digital signature, enabling users to verify the provenance of emails and documents
  • Data encryption allowing only authorized users to access sensitive information
  • Secure printing to ensure confidentiality and guarantee stronger data protection

Offers Converged Corporate Badge

  • A converged corporate badge allows the use of one single smart card for visual identity, network, cloud authentication and physical access
  • Two different interfaces are available to support your dynamic needs: a dual (contact and contactless) interface configuration and/or an iCLASS® contactless interface

Supports Future-Proof Multi-Protocol Standards

  • Support for multiple security standards such as FIDO, OATH, PKI and Seos® enable the highest level of security
  • FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certification is in alignment with the recommendations of NIST Digital Identity Guidelines

A key element within HID Global’s identity and access management multi-factor authentication ecosystem, Crescendo can be used in stand-alone mode or centrally managed by HID® WorkforceID Digital Credential Manager or ActivID® Credential Management System. It works in combination with ActivClient® middleware as well as both cloud-based and on-premise multi-factor authentication software.

HID Global’s multi-factor authentication portfolio – comprising Crescendo, HID WorkforceID Digital Credential Manager, DigitalPersona® and HID WorkforceID™ Authentication – helps organizations improve their security posture, comply with mandates and enhance user experience.

  • HID® Crescendo® C2300 Series Card Family
Overview | Specifications

Both Crescendo C2300 dual (contact & contactless) interface and iCLASS contactless cards implement the following industry standards:

  • FIDO2 certified, compatible with W3C Web Authentication implemented by all major web browsers; Microsoft-compatible security key
  • FIPS201/PIV compatible, provides interoperability for PKI/digital certificates
  • GlobalPlatform® remote secure management capability
  • Seos®, Indala Prox and MIFARE DESFire EV1 physical access technologies
  • IP68 rated: dust tight and water submersible

In addition, both types of cards support the following security services:

  • Authentication: FIDO2/WebAuthn and U2F; PIV authentication – RSA 2048 and ECC p256 and ECC p384; OATH (optional) HOTP and TOTP – SHA1 / SHA-256 / SHA-512
  • Signature: PIV signature – RSA 2048 and ECC p256 and ECCp384 with X.509 certificates OATH-OCRA (optional) Test Suites
  • Encryption: PIV Key Exchange – RSA 2048 and ECCp256 and ECC p384 with X.509 certificates
  • Content Management: AES-128 data encryption

Crescendo Dual Interface Card

Works with ISO-7816 contact smart card readers, ISO-14443 (NFC) contactless smart card readers, and supports FIPS 140-2 Level 3 security certification for the card platform.

Crescendo Contactless Card

Supports ISO-14443 (NFC) contactless smart card readers and iCLASS 32K for physical access.

  • HID® Crescendo® C2300 Series Card Family
Overview | Specifications