HID Global

HID Global expands government solutions portfolio

HID Global, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, has expanded its pivCLASS Government Solutions portfolio focused on the Federal Identity market with the addition of the PIVCheck Plus software solution from Codebench, an HID Global company. The pivCLASS solution provides full Personal Identity Verification (PIV) and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) functionality at the door for government agencies and contractors enabling them to comply with federal identity mandates.

The company is showcasing its portfolio of FIPS-201 compliant access control solutions in Booth #11049, ISC West 2013.

The PIVCheck Plus software solution, now called pivCLASS Registration Engine and pivCLASS Certificate Manager, allows customers to harvest cardholder data and enroll the information into a variety of physical access control systems. The solution currently supports 30 different physical access control systems, the most comprehensive on the market. The software offering joins HID Global’s pivCLASS Transitional Readers, pivCLASS credentials and pivCLASS Authentication Module as the industry’s most complete solution for PKI at the door.

“The addition of Codebench products greatly increases the capabilities of our pivCLASS registration system and provides a clear migration path towards FIPS-201 compliance for facilities that require highly secure multi-factor access control,” said John Fenske, vice president of product marketing for Physical Access Control with HID Global. “With the addition of integration capabilities included in PIVCheck Plus, government customers can be assured of off-the-shelf interoperability with the majority of physical access control systems on the market today.”


The pivCLASS Government Solutions portfolio includes:
• pivCLASS Transitional Readers – Contact, contactless and biometric readers for meeting any assurance level and the NIST SP 800-116 guidelines. These readers support nearly any card type (PIV, PIV-I, CIV, CAC, TWIC, iCLASS, HID Prox and more) and perform any required authentication mode (CHUID, CAK, PIV + PIN, BIO). These readers can be used to phase in multifactor authentication at the door by reconfiguring them in the field rather than replacing them to support PKI based authentication.

• pivCLASS Credentials – A dual-interface (contact/contactless) PIV credential that offers secure storage and protection for the smart card’s passwords, digital identity credentials, cryptographic functions, personal information and computer access capabilities. It enhances credential security, utility and flexibility and simplifies issuance of PIV cards and the process of upgrading an existing physical access control system.

• pivCLASS Authentication Module (PAM) – Enables physical access control system (PACS) upgrades to FIPS 201 compliance by performing the FIPS 140-certified cryptographic functions the typical PACS panel cannot perform. It is installed between a supported reader and the existing access control panel and provides configurable Wiegand output to the controller.

• pivCLASS Registration Engine and pivCLASS Certificate Manager – Software for validating PIV, PIV-I, CIV, TWIC, FRAC, and CAC credentials and verifying cardholder identities. The software can be deployed on a PC, laptop, or handheld terminal.