HID Global and SwissSign agree partnership for German-speaking Europe
Press Release 06/05/2015
HID Global, global market leader in the area of secure identities and access control, and SwissSign are entering into a partnership for the DACH countries Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Digital certificates are playing an ever increasing role in the implementation of high IT security. More and more companies are implementing their own public key infrastructure (PKI) here to support secure two-factor authentication or the encryption of data which are critical for the company’s success. However, if it needs to be possible to use certificates beyond company boundaries, e.g. when exchanging encrypted e-mails or digitally signing documents, a local PKI is therefore naturally overburdened. For such purposes SwissSign, as one of the European market leaders in the area of certificate creation and management, provides know-how and infrastructure. Companies can obtain certificates from SwissSign which fulfil the highest security standards and are accepted worldwide.
Secure complete solution
The combination of certificates from SwissSign with the Card Management System (CMS) of HID Global gives a universal and reliable solution when it comes to authentication as part of cross-company communication. When smart cards are issued, the certificate services of SwissSign are integrated just as transparently as a company’s own PKI. This means that, via the CMS, certificates of the local Certification Authority and also from SwissSign are created, stored on a smart card and managed securely and centrally. The solution is aimed at companies from all branches such as automobile manufacture, pharmacy, banking, insurance, healthcare and public administration which want to integrate selected service providers and business partners efficiently and securely into their processes.
«With the cooperation of HID Global and SwissSign, companies in the German-speaking area receive a complete solution with which they can integrate customers and suppliers easily and reliably,» explains Manfred Möhn, Sales & Partner Manager at SwissSign. «The combination of digital certificates with the Card Management System of HID Global increases the trust of users in cross-company business processes.» Dirk Potthast, Area Sales Manager DACH Identity Assurance at HID Global in Walluf, adds: «The solution-oriented partnership with SwissSign provides clear added value for companies and authorities. They themselves no longer need to deal with the integration of digital certificates and smart cards, instead they receive an easy to install, secure and reliable complete solution for their communication requirements.»
About HID Global: HID Global is the global market leader in the area of innovative products and solutions for a secure identity. Millions of customers in more than 100 countries worldwide trust the highly secure identity solutions in their access control systems and benefit from the most extensive range of interoperable products. The majority of Fortune 500 companies trust HID Global: currently more than seven million HID reading devices and 400 million HID technology cards are in circulation. The range also includes solutions for strong authentication, visitor management, card printers for personalising IDs, official documents and also RFID technologies for applications in industry and logistics. The company’s most important brands include Indala, ActivID, EasyLobby, FARGO, IdenTrust, LaserCard and HID. HID Global with headquarters in Austin, Texas in the USA has more than 2,100 employees worldwide and is active in over 100 countries with its international branches. HID Global is a company of the ASSA ABLOY Group.