HID Global Announces Partnership with Select Technologies to Deliver Converged Access Control Solutions in India

New relationship enables delivery of HID on the Desktop secure identity solutions to the IT sector

IRVINE, Calif., July 22, 2009 – HID Global, the trusted worldwide leader in providing solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced a partnership with Select Technologies for strategic IT market development of HID on the Desktop™. This partnership adds values to the physical access control channel portfolio for implementation of the delivery of converged secure identity solutions in the Indian market.

“HID is delighted to be allied with Select as a strategic IT partner,” said Ranjit Nambiar, director of sales, HID Global India. “Select enjoys an excellent reputation for their IT expertise in providing information protection and management solutions. We are confident that Select’s position in the industry will help us introduce the benefits of HID on the Desktop to the Indian market”

HID on the Desktop represents a bold departure from the product positioning and value propositions offered by other strong authentication solutions on the market. Built out of a need to balance ease-of-use, cost and diverse security requirements, this economical solution allows organizations to leverage existing physical access cards, enabling physical access control integrators to use HID technology to provide customers with complementary logical access solutions.

HID on the Desktop solutions demystify strong (multi-factor) authentication for both the end-user and the administrator, enabling the use of a single credential for both physical and logical access. A three-component solution (HID cards, reader and naviGO™ software), HID on the Desktop provides corporate enterprises with the flexibility to deploy the most “risk-appropriate” authentication method. Depending on the employee role or job function, a single system can be used to manage different methods of log-on security supporting two-factor authentication (using PIN and card).

Select has always introduced new technologies into the market. The unique value proposition Select also brings to the relationship is that "value-added” engagement model of identifying and addressing end-users need and by working closely with them to provide the most appropriate cost-effective solution. “Our experience is that our proven balanced model of engaging both end customers and the channel creates the optimum mix on the push and pull aspect of business that is critical for any new product before it starts becoming mainstream,” said Raghu Setlur, general manager, Select Technologies.

For further information about HID on the Desktop solutions, please speak to your HID Global sales representative or visit http://whitepaper.hidglobal.com to download the “Username and Password? A Dying Security Model” white paper.

About Select Technologies:

Select Technologies, a division of WEP Solutions India Limited, a leading IT solutions company in India, poised to achieve greater heights and success by providing innovative Information Protection & Management Solutions and Services to large enterprises, mid sized and small establishments. Relatively young in the market, Select has grown at an accelerated pace and occupied leading positions since inception in 20xx.

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