Brian Sims

HID Global adds cloud-based authentication to WorkforceID platform

HID GLOBAL has announced the general availability of its WorkforceID Authentication solution, the latest addition to the company’s cloud platform for creating a seamless, effortless experience when it comes to issuing, managing and using identity credentials in physical and digital workplaces.

Workforce ID Authentication builds upon HID’s proven and widely deployed multi-factor authentication platform for consumer applications including online and mobile banking, duly joining a growing suite of employee ID badging, visitor management and other trusted workforce identity solutions.

“A person’s identity has become the new security perimeter in a hybrid workplace that now extends from home to the office and everywhere in-between,” said Julian Lovelock, vice-president of the IAM global business segment at HID Global. “The addition of multi-factor authentication to the HID WorkforceID Authentication platform advances our vision of a unified and flexible approach to identity and access management for an organisation’s employees, partners and contractors. This is really the next step in providing a suite of applications that manage digital and physical identity credentials through one convenient cloud platform.”

Pivotal in HID’s overall multi-factor authentication portfolio, the HID WorkforceID Authentication solution enables organisations to extend a streamlined, simple and secure login experience to every user and application throughout today’s diverse and dynamic enterprise environment. It easily integrates with Microsoft’s on-premise Active Directory or cloud-based Azure AD.

Simplified deployment and administration

This platform is positioned within the environment to enable: 

*Simplified deployment and administration: Easy integration with cloud-based, on-premise or hybrid legacy applications, as well as existing enterprise technology including Virtual Private Networks for remote login    

*Multiple authentication factors: HID ActivID one-time password tokens and security keys, smart cards and the HID Approve mobile app that enables end users to authenticate applications and deny any fraudulent login attempts via their smart phone 

*Standards-based security: ISO 27001 standards, SOC2-certified and EU General Data Protection Regulation compliant

*Intuitive user experience: Featuring self-service tasks for setting up authentication methods

The WorkforceID Authentication solution extends HID Global’s broader authentication ecosystem that includes its comprehensive credential offering and WorkforceID Digital Credential Manager for easily managing workforce authenticators used for both physical and digital access.

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