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HID Global launches Secure Identity Services for provisioning and managing NFC credentials

Secure Identity Services
By Adam Zeis on 7 Sep 2012 10:55 am EDT
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HID Global has announced today the launch of their Secure Identity Services for NFC credential provisioning and management. The new tools allow users to have web-based access to managing information for traditional badges on plastic cards, tokens and for digital credentials that can be carried on NFC-enabled smartphones.

"With our HID Secure Identity Services platform, customers have all the tools for creating, using and managing identities on cards and NFC-enabled smartphones, within a secure access network," said Jason Bohrer, senior vice president, managed services for HID Global. "We've included a variety of capabilities that make it even easier to do business with us across a broad range of applications and requirements. And, for the first time, customers will be able to provision and manage credentials over the air with the same ease and simplicity as downloading a song from a cloud-based music service, initially using selected BlackBerry smartphone models, and extending to a wide variety of NFC-enabled smartphones as they become available."

The services are available now for NFC use on the BlackBerry Bold 9930 and BlackBerry Bold 9370 running on a BES. Some pretty cool stuff here for companies using NFC for lock & network access, PC login and much more. Keep reading for the full press release and check the link below for more information.

More information about Secure Identity Services

HID Global Launches Secure Identity Services, Industry's First Comprehensive Offering For Credential Provisioning and Management, From Card Badges to NFC-Enabled Smartphones

Provides One-Stop Source for Creating, Using and Managing Identities, Including Mobile Credential Provisioning and Management Starting With BlackBerry® Smartphones in the Enterprise


IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 6, 2012 - HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, has significantly expanded its offering of on-demand card badging services to create the industry's first all-in-one, Web-based source for all credential provisioning and management requirements for traditional badges on plastic cards, for tokens, and for digital credentials that can be carried on NFC-enabled smartphones.  

HID Secure Identity ServicesTM is a comprehensive suite of web-based services that help customers address every aspect of provisioning and managing personalized, secure credentials, both today and in the future.  This includes managing the daily flow of ID card badge requests and large-volume re-badging projects, combining multiple technology platforms onto one card, and deploying and managing mobile credentials carried on users' NFC-enabled smartphones. 

The first to deliver over-the-air mobile credential technology, HID Global currently offers iCLASS SETM family mobile credential services on selected NFC-enabled BlackBerry® smartphones used in the enterprise, and plans to expand these mobile services to support a broad range of credentials and NFC smartphone platforms across all major network operators.

"With our HID Secure Identity Services platform, customers have all the tools for creating, using and managing identities on cards and NFC-enabled smartphones, within a secure access network," said Jason Bohrer, senior vice president, managed services for HID Global.  "We've included a variety of capabilities that make it even easier to do business with us across a broad range of applications and requirements.  And, for the first time, customers will be able to provision and manage credentials over the air with the same ease and simplicity as downloading a song from a cloud-based music service, initially using selected BlackBerry smartphone models, and extending to a wide variety of NFC-enabled smartphones as they become available." 

Service Details


HID Secure Identity Services are available for cards, mobile devices and tokens.  Card services include key management, anti-counterfeiting, custom graphics and full personalization using a wide range of commercial credential technologies.  The company also enables customers to meet all of the compliance requirements for issuing PIV-I cards used by federal agencies and their contractors.

In addition to streamlining traditional badging projects, the new HID Secure Identity Services will also enable customers to augment and/or replace mechanical keys and traditional card badges with mobile credentials on NFC smartphones, while managing all credential needs from the same web-based portal using one convenient dashboard.   Users can create secure identity for NFC-enabled handsets and digital keys using the service's cloud-based portal in a managed-service context, and then provision them over the air onto  their smartphones.  These secure identities can be used to open residential locks, access on-line physical access control readers or NFC-enabled electromechanical locks and log on to PCs.  All management can be performed over-the-air. In the future, users will also be able to make security changes, dynamically, over the air, share digital cards and keys with authorized users via NFC "tap-n-give" provisioning, and generate one-time password (OTP) soft tokens for network access.

Mobile services initially are available for iCLASS SE family credentials on BlackBerry BoldTM 9930and BlackBerry CurveTM 9370 smartphones from Verizon Wireless®, managed by administrators using BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), which pushes a credential provisioning and management app to each phone.

Availability

HID Secure Identity Services are available now. Mobile services are also available now, for iCLASS® credentials on BlackBerry Bold 9930 and BlackBerry Curve 9370 smartphones from Verizon Wireless, managed by administrators using BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES). More information is available here.

5 comments

sk8er_tor

Good to see BlackBerry leading with NFC!

OniBerry

Works well with my current acms and 9900

jefftam68

I'm disappointed that the iPhone won't have NFC (as reported in iMore). I'm happy that Blackberry is a leader in this area, but practically speaking I want this technology to become more mainstream and if all devices (especially the obvious popular ones) were equiped, then it would happen that much sooner. As it sits now, BB and a few Android phones have it, but there doesn't seem to be enough market push to have it go mainstream in the market place. Glad to see the new Nokia's will have it though. Although from the ugly posts in WPCentral, the new phones might not be the saviour everyone was hoping for.

Rockin' the 9900

joski

Awesome! I hate that I'm only finding out about this now, on CrackBerry though.

Rootbrian

There isn't a bold 9370... TYPO SPOTTED!!! It's the bold 9900.