HID Global has added multi-factor cloud authentication to its WorkforceID access management solution. WorkforceID Authentication will supplement the Visitor and Credential Management features that were released when HID Global first unveiled the WorkforceID portfolio last June.
WorkforceID Authentication is compatible with Microsoft’s Active Directory (AD) and the cloud-based Azure AD, and can be used to provide secure logins and access control for on-premises and remote applications. It was built to be both user-friendly and easy to install, in the sense that it can be integrated with legacy infrastructure in addition to cloud and hybrid cloud setups.
Once activated, WorkforceID Authentication offers support for a number of different authentication factors, including security keys, smart cards, and one-time password tokens. The latter are delivered through the HID ActivID solution. Meanwhile, employees can also use their smartphones to sign in with the HID Approve mobile app.
WorkforceID boasts ISO 27001 and SOC2 certification, and meets the European Union’s latest GDPR standards. Pairing Authentication with the WorkforceID Credential Manager will let enterprises deliver a consistent access experience for employees across an entire organization.
“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,” said HID Global Identity and Access Management VP Julian Lovelock. “This is the next step in providing a suite of applications that manage digital and physical identity credentials through one convenient cloud platform.”
WorkforceID recently took home the prize for Best Identification Management Solution at the 2020 ASTORS Homeland Security Awards. In the meantime, HID Global has also developed a separate Mobile Access solution that replaces physical access cards with digital IDs that can be stored on a standard smartphone. The company has now delivered Mobile Access for the American School of Guatemala and the Russian internet provider Mail.Ru.