HID Global Launches USB-C Solution at RSA 2020

HID Global Launches USB-C Solution at RSA 2020

Texas-based secure identity solutions provider HID Global will be demonstrating its support for the industry’s latest passwordless FIDO2 authentication solutions at RSA 2020 in San Francisco.

HID Global’s solutions — which help to realize the industry’s aim for a passwordless future in both physical and digital environments — include smart cards, an expanded USB key family, and an updated cloud-based credential management service.

“HID Global provides the industry’s only complete FIDO2 authentication solution for the workplace that provides a converged access experience from the door to on-premise IT systems and cloud resources,” said Brad Jarvis, Vice President & Managing Director of Identity & Access Management Solutions (IAMS) with HID Global.

“Besides making it easier and more cost-effective to deploy FIDO2 on employees’ corporate ID badges and other form factors, we increase value with HID IdenTrust digital certificates that give authenticators signing and encryption capabilities for email and documents,” he added, before going on to say that the company’s “goal is to help drive adoption of FIDO2-based passwordless authentication by extending its benefits throughout the workplace.”

As a part of the announcement, HID Global’s HID Crescendo Key Series family, which features an end-to-end approach to passwordless authentication, will now also include a new USB-C option.

The Crescendo Key USB-C authenticator will join HID’s USB-A device in providing a logical access option that can also accept publicly trusted digital certificates, allowing for users to digitally sign and encrypt emails, PDFs and files without needing complex public key infrastructure solutions.

The Crescendo Series cards and keys are also among the first to be supported by FIDO enterprise-class credential management, allowing for users to complete tasks like resetting their PIN without needing to re-enroll.

HID’s updated Credential Management Service is now also able to issue and manage HID IdenTrust certificates on the new Crescendo Key USB-C devices.

The live demonstrations of HID Global’s new solutions are happening at RSA 2020 in booth #4404 in the North Explo Hall of the Moscone Center in San Francisco, from February 24 to 28.