June 04, 2015

HID Global Anounces pivCLASS® Biometric Reader

HID Global has announced the availability of the pivCLASS® biometric reader, the latest addition to HID Global’s Government Solutions portfolio.  Primarily designed for use by the U.S. Federal Government, multi-factor authentication is also recommended for government agencies worldwide.  This versatile reader is also appropriate for private institutions with sensitive areas, such as hospitals, clinics, research facilities and other critical-infrastructure applications with complex security requirements.

The HID Global pivCLASS® biometric reader is a FIPS-201-compliant reader for “Exclusion” areas.  Featuring a fingerprint sensor, keypad and card slot, the reader also integrates with the pivCLASS authentication module (PAM) to verify the status of identity data before permitting access.  Multiple layers of verification with PAM integration include the following:
  • PIV: The validity of the scanned card and its certificates, in accordance with the personal identity verification (PIV) standards established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
  • PIN: The on-card match of the personal identification number (PIN) stored on the card with the PIN entered by the cardholder.
  • BIO: The comparison of the fingerprint biometric (BIO) stored on the card with the cardholder’s live fingerprint presented at the reader.
Multi-layered authentication that includes biometric verification provides powerful protection against cards that have been tampered with (counterfeited, altered, copied, cloned) or fraudulently used (revoked, lost, stolen, shared).

Key Benefits
Dynamic – Single card credential can be used to access multiple, affiliated facilities.
Convenient – Supports multiple authentication modes that can be dynamically changed based on time of day, day of week or threat level.
Compliant – Supports public-key infrastructure (PKI)-based FIPS-201 cards, including PIV, PIV-I, CIV, CAC, TWIC and FRAC to meet compliance standards for strong authentication.

For additional information on HID Global multi-layered authentication solutions visit the website at http://www.hidglobal.com/government/piv

Thank you for your continued business and interest in HID Global products, solutions and services.

Product Management
Physical Access
HID Global

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