HID Global Simplifies Access Control Integration for Government Agencies with ActivEntry 2.4

LAS VEGAS, Nev., April 5, 2011 ISC West 2011 HID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity in conjunction with ActivIdentity, a recently acquired HID Global company, today announced the release of ActivEntry 2.4. The solution is part of HID’s federal identity compliance initiative that combines HID Global and ActivIdentity products and services to meet Personal Identity Verification (PIV) standards and certifications as mandated by Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12). ActivEntry enables Federal Agencies to comply with OMB M 11-11’s requirements to secure physical access to buildings with the PIV card.

The company’s latest release adds a new service application programming interface (API), enabling Physical Access Control Systems (PACS) vendors to integrate enrollment capability directly to ActivEntry’s Validation Service. ActivEntry 2.4 also expands Personal Identification Verification (PIV) card support to include PIV-I (PIV-interoperable) and PIV-C (PIV-compatible) for cards issued by non-federal entities.

“ActivEntry2.4’s new Validation Service API provides HID Global’s government customers with the tightest level of access control integration possible,” said Jerome Becquart, general manager of ActivIdentity, part of HID Global. “This level of integration will leverage an agency’s existing access control system for common operations and enrollment, which greatly reduces the deployment costs and improves the user experience.”

The PACS solution’s enroller feature automatically pushes card enrollments to ActivEntry, making ActivEntry Enroller completely optional and necessary only for stand-alone operations or configurations where an access control system is not integrated with the new API. ActivEntry 2.4 also integrates reader configuration and audit management into the access control console.

ActivEntry 2.4 add supports for PIV-I and PIV-C cards in compliance with NIST (National Institute for Standards and Technology) Special Publication 800-73-3, which uniquely identifies cards by a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) instead of a FASC-N (Federal Agency Smart Credential Number) used for PIV cards.

Availability

HID Global will be demonstrating ActivEntry 2.4 as part of its FIPS201 compliance ecosystem at ISC West in Las Vegas, April 6-9 in booth #12051.

Supporting Quotes

“PACS integration and PIV support are two key ingredients for a successful government solution,” said Perry Carpenter, research director at Gartner. “Solutions in this sector must go beyond quality standards and meet the evolving demands of government compliance.”

Monitor Dynamics has maintained its position as the leading manufacturer of unified PACS and intrusion detection systems designed for high-security government enterprises for more than three decades,” said Troy Paddock, president of Monitor Dynamics. “HID Global’s new ActivEntry, when integrated with Monitor Dynamics’ SAFEnet access control system, delivers a Trusted FICAM Platform for FIPS-201 and OMB 11-11 compliance that is instantly capable of reading all versions of PIV, CAC and TWIC smart cards. Government organizations requiring a proven, field-tested compliance solution that is currently operating in large-scale government installations will benefit immediately from this integration.”

About HID Global

HID Global is the trusted source for secure identity solutions for millions of customers around the world. Recognized for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global is the supplier of choice for OEMs, system integrators, and application developers serving a variety of markets. These markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; highly secure government ID; and identification technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company's primary brands include HID®, ActivIdentity™, FARGO®, and LaserCard®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,100 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.