HID WorkforceID Gains Cloud-Based Multifactor Authentication

Authentication factors include HID ActivIDTM one-time password tokens and security keys, smart cards, and the HID Approve mobile app.

AUSTIN, Texas — HID Global announces the general availability of the WorkforceID Authentication solution, the latest addition to its Cloud platform 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, according to the company.

“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,” says Julian Lovelock, vice president of global business segment, IAM, with HID Global. “The addition of multifactor 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.”

The HID WorkforceID Authentication solution is said to enable organizations to extend a streamlined, simple and secure login experience to every user and application throughout today’s diverse and dynamic enterprise environment. It 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: 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.

HID says the WorkforceID Authentication solution extends the company’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.”

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