HID® Crescendo® Key Series

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Multi-Protocol Security Keys for Computers, Tablets and Mobile Applications
  • HID® Crescendo® Key Series Card
Overview | Specifications

HID Global’s Crescendo Key Series provides proven, strong authentication for employees accessing corporate IT systems. The Crescendo Key Series is designed to be easy and fast to deploy while expanding with continuously evolving needs thanks to proven standards such as PIV and FIDO2. The Crescendo Key solution utilizes Near Field Communications (NFC) and a USB-A or other port while offering the same two-factor authentication and digital and encryption capabilities of a smart card.

The Crescendo Key Series from HID Global provides:

  • Seamless compliance while protecting networks, computers and applications with strong authentication.
  • Digital signature, enabling users to verify the provenance of emails and documents.
  • Data encryption, allowing only authorized users to access sensitive information.
  • A convenient and unobtrusive form factor that complements small laptops and tablets and doesn’t require additional reader hardware.

Crescendo Key can be used in stand-alone mode or centrally managed by ActivID® Credential Management System. It works in combination with ActivClient® middleware or HID Global’s ActivID appliance. Furthermore, Crescendo is part of the ActivOne, HID PIV Express™ and HID PIV Enterprise™ solutions which help organizations improve their security posture, comply with mandates and improve the user experience.

  • HID® Crescendo® Key Series Card
Overview | Specifications
  • USB-A, NFC
  • OATH (H-OTP for OTP and OCRA for Challenge-Response) including push button with keyboard emulation
  • FIDO2 ongoing certification, and compatible with Security Keys for Windows Hello™ as well as W3C Web Authentication implemented by all major web browsers
  • FIPS201/PIV compatible, provides interoperability for PKI / digital certificates
  • GlobalPlatform® remote secure management capability
  • Ongoing FIPS 140-2 security certification for the card platform
  • HID® Crescendo® Key Series Card
Overview | Specifications