IRVINE, Calif., September 10, 2012 – HID Global, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, announced today that the company has enhanced its iCLASS SE platform with two new additions: the standards-based iCLASS Seos credential for improved security, privacy and portability; and support for the industry-standard Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) for secure, bi-directional communications of interconnected devices. The additions are the latest in a wide variety of planned enhancements as HID Global continues to leverage its iCLASS SE platform to deliver new capabilities for meeting current and future access control requirements.
“Our award-winning iCLASS SE platform has become the new benchmark for highly adaptable, interoperable and secure access control solutions across a broad continuum of application requirements,” said John Fenske, vice president of product marketing with HID Global. “Its rapid adoption is a testament to the growing importance that customers place on being able to future-proof their access control infrastructure using products based on open standards and interoperability. Enterprises and organizations value the assurance that their investments in today’s technologies can be leveraged in the future using the iCLASS SE platform. In addition, iCLASS SE platform solutions are interoperable with a growing range of products including commercial and residential locks as well as future access control products that use NFC enabled smartphones and other devices.”
iCLASS SE Details
HID Global continues to enhance the iCLASS SE platform to reinforce key features including:
• Security – The use of state-of-the-art cryptography and a secure messaging protocol for a trust-based communication platform that delivers robust security. HID Global’s Trusted Identity Platform (TIP) also ensures trusted identity within a secure ecosystem of interoperable products.
• Privacy – Data associated with a given card can’t be divulged or cloned since no traceable credential identifier is exchanged during card sessions.
• Interoperability – The iCLASS SE platform works with credentials from leading manufacturers, and is supported by a larger mobile access control ecosystem of interoperable products and technologies offered by HID Global and its partners, including NFC-enabled locks from HID Global’s parent company, ASSA ABLOY.
• Adaptability – Solutions can be easily upgraded to allow for changes in technology and applications on any combination of smart cards, microprocessor cards and NFC-enabled smartphones.
• Simplicity – Provides a single, media-independent and mobile-ready solution for all applications and environments, ranging from physical and logical access control to biometrics, cashless vending, customer loyalty programs, transit, and many other uses. Users also can create, use and manage secure identity for the iCLASS SE platform using the company’s recently announced HID Secure Identity Services™, a comprehensive suite of web-based services that help customers address every aspect of provisioning and managing personalized, secure credentials, both today and in the future.
• Open Standards – Fosters the availability of a broad range of interoperable iCLASS SE platform products.
The latest iCLASS SE platform additions reinforce HID Global’s Genuine HID value proposition to continually support customers with a wide array of innovative products within the industry’s broadest line of trusted, full interoperable secure identity solutions. The iCLASS SE additions include the iCLASS Seos credential, which features a standards-based card edge and is portable for use on NFC smartphones so that customers can utilize smart cards, mobile devices, or both within their physical access control system. Additionally, iCLASS Seos delivers full privacy support for enterprise and government organizations whose identity management policies are driven by regulatory compliance requirements.