HID Global Launches Product Security Reporting Center

IRVINE, Calif., December 22, 2010 – HID Global, trusted worldwide leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced a new HID Global Product Security Reporting Center, a secure and structured mechanism for reporting potential security vulnerabilities in HID Global products, that is now available on the company’s website, www.hidglobal.com.

“We recognize that responsible members of the security community are in a position to provide valuable input to help us strengthen the overall security and value of HID Global products,” said Denis Hébert, president and CEO of HID Global. “The HID Global Product Security Reporting Center is designed to provide a framework for communicating information to us and represents one more way in which we help protect our customers from unauthorized activities.”

Claims reported through the new Product Security Reporting Center are systematically investigated, assessed, and validated within the framework of the company’s security vulnerability response process, an internal HID Global quality program that provides a comprehensive, structured process for responding to vulnerability reports and defining appropriate actions which may be required to mitigate potential security risks and inform customers.

Industry leading software companies provide similar reporting mechanisms, but the HID Global Product Security Center is believed to be the first of its kind in the physical access control industry.