HID Global Adds Cloud-Based Multi-Factor Authentication to its WorkforceID Unified Identity and Access Management Platform

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HID WorkforceID Authentication makes it easy and convenient for people to securely access what they need to do their jobs, wherever they are

HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced the general availability of WorkforceID Authentication solution, the latest addition to its cloud platform for creating a seamless, effortless experience for 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. It joins 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, VP Global Business Segment, IAM, with HID Global. "The addition of multi-factor authentication to the HID WorkforceID platform advances our vision of a unified and flexible approach to identity and access management for an organization’s employees, partners and contractors. This is 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 organizations 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 (AD) or cloud-based Azure AD. 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 (VPNs) for remote login.

  • Multiple authentication factors: HID® ActivIDTM one time password tokens and security keys, smart cards, and the HID® Approve mobile app that enables users to authenticate to applications and deny fraudulent login attempts via their phone.

  • Standards-based security: ISO 27001 standards, SOC2-certified, and EU GDPR-compliant.

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

The WorkforceID Authentication solution extends HID’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.

HID Global was recently recognized as the overall top challenger in the KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Enterprise Authentication Solutions report and included as a market leader in its market leadership category. The report noted that "HID Global has been a strong player in government and enterprise workforce IAM for years. The company’s inclusion of identity vetting and credentialing services is a valuable differentiating factor in their solution."

Click here for the HID WorkforceID Authentication solution, and learn more about the HID Authentication Platform for consumer authentication.

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About HID Global

HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. Our trusted identity solutions give people convenient access to physical and digital places and connect things that can be identified, verified and tracked digitally. Millions of people around the world use HID products and services to navigate their everyday lives, and billions of things are connected through HID technology. We work with governments, educational institutions, hospitals, financial institutions, industrial businesses and some of the most innovative companies on the planet.

Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 4,000 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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