HID Global’s ActivID Authentication Appliance Awarded the Most Innovative Security Product by the European Banking Forum

News Highlights:

  • HID Global’s ActivID® Authentication Appliance recognized for Most Innovative Security or Risk Service or Product by the European Banking Forum (EBF)
  • The company’s ActivID Authentication Appliance provides a multi-layered, versatile and integrated authentication platform for banks.
  • Solution allows for intuitive management of credentials across a broad range of users and device types, while delivering risk-appropriate protection.

IRVINE, Calif., October 23, 2013 HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced that its ActivID® Authentication Appliance has been selected by the European Banking Forum (EBF) organization as the winner of the Most Innovative Security or Risk Service or Product in the 2013 Retail Banking Awards – Security and Risk.  Judges included key experts in the banking sector across EMEA.  The award recognizes and champions excellence as a celebration of success and innovation in the banking industry.

“With the rapid rise in mobile and traditional online banking, financial institutions need to apply consistent security practices and take a holistic view of fraud in all channels since customer information and transactions can be performed at multiple points of access,” said Harm Radstaak, managing director, EMEA with HID Global. “HID Global’s ActivID Authentication Appliance addresses banking customers’ needs to conveniently and securely access their accounts, online or on their mobile phone, and this prestigious award is further validation of our ongoing commitment to developing innovative authentication solutions. We are honored to be acknowledged by a renowned organization such as the European Banking Forum.”

ActivID Authentication Appliance is designed to offer a unified, integrated authentication platform that delivers operational cost-efficiencies including centralized security control for multi-channel banking environments. It allows for intuitive management of credentials across a broad range of users and device types, while delivering risk-appropriate protection. Financial institutions can mitigate fraudulent activity effectively across all channels, in real-time, with HID Global’s ActivID Threat Detection Service that is integrated into ActivID Authentication Appliance. The solution is recognized for both foundationally sound and forward-looking capabilities that support external authentication credentials and flexibility for banks with different implementation needs or multiple legacy systems.

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About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, use, and management of secure identities for millions of customers around the world. The company’s served markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications.  Primary brands are ActivID®, EasyLobby®, FARGO®, Codebench®, LaserCard® and HID®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,000 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.

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