Walking the Converged Security Walk


Many companies talk the convergence talk, but this week at the HIMSS show you can see HID Global walking the walk.

It's been about a year since HID brought ActivIdentity into the HID Global family. And as you would see at our HIMSS booth, it's become reasonably easy to implement a credential system that allows a single card to get through the door, perform highly secure computer log-in and use a variety of other smart card-enabled products and services. The organization that provides its end-users with multiple applications on a highly secure credential quickly realizes more convenience and a lower total cost of ownership.

While back-end/database convergence still has a ways to go, product convergence is real. The case studies exist and it's becoming less necessary to evangelize these integrated solutions.

If you're going to the HIMSS healthcare IT show that kicked off today in Las Vegas, please walk on over our booth #8013,to see convergence in action. Below, I've listed some of the solutions on display.

Strong Authentication Solutions that include our convenient and affordable ActivIdentity 4TRESS Authentication Appliance for multi-layered strong authentication and cloud security capabilities, along with HID Global and ActvIdentity credentials and tokens.

Credential Management Solutions such as the ActivIdentity CMS Appliance and HID Global's award-winning card management software.

Genuine HID Reader Solutions such as OMNIKEY desktop readers with contact and/or contactless interface, readers to support today's mobile workforce, and "clean room" readers for enhanced data security in hygienic environments.

Printing and Encoding Solutions including FARGO Direct-to-Card printers that deliver a modular, reliable and scalable solution for creating customized photo IDs and encoding smart cards.

Partner Solutions that expand the use of Genuine HID Technology to create solutions for the healthcare market from HID Connect partners.

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--Scott Howell
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