“The massive popularity of iOS devices has completely changed the way organizations of all types, including government, approach how these devices access information,”
For government agencies interested in deploying a more integrated solution, HID Global offers a solution leveraging “derived credentials”
The ActivClient Mobile Software Development Kit (SDK) for iOS enables application developers and government entities to deliver two-factor authentication, signature and decryption technologies for all iOS devices, including iPhone and iPad. These devices have led the charge in the Bring-Your-Own-
The Precise Biometrics Tactivo™ Smart Card & Fingerprint Reader enables multi-factor authentication on iPad and iPhone, supporting U.S. government credentials including PIV, PIV-I, CAC and TWIC, as well as the Precise Match-on-Card credentials used in many national IDs. As a smart casing that slips easily over the device, Tactivo™ makes security convenient and easy to use; pass-through charging and synchronization and a slim design mean users don’t have to remove the casing for regular, daily use. Tactivo™ for iPad was also designed to accommodate the popular iPad Smart Cover®.
“It is incredibly important for us to bridge the gap from the cards in use today to the mobile devices of the future,” said Julian Lovelock, vice president of product marketing, Identity Assurance, with HID Global. “As the market shifts from workstations to smartphones and tablets, there is an increased use of these devices to access corporate emails and resources. By incorporating our iOS SDK with sleeves like those from Precise Biometrics, we ensure a smooth transition for government agencies and their employees.”
ActivClient Mobile SDK for iOS provides a layer of middleware that connects strong two-factor authentication credentials to applications and encrypted ‘containers’
ActivClient Mobile SDK for iOS currently supports several hardware options:
• Three types of smart cards: standard-compliant PIV and CAC smart cards and the HID Global Crescendo 1150
• The Precise Biometrics Tactivo™
• One MicroSD option: the ActivIdentity secure microSD
The HID Global ActivClient Mobile SDK for iOS and the Precise Biometrics Tactivo™ are available now.
About Identity Assurance Solutions
HID Global’s Identity Assurance Solutions enable customers to prove and establish trust in a person’s identity when accessing resources on the network. The business’s strong authentication and smart card solutions are relied upon by more agencies, including the U.S. Department of Defense, than any other provider, and has issued more than 100 million credentials to enterprise, government and commerce customers. The Identity Assurance Solutions business (formerly ActivIdentity)
About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for secure identity solutions for millions of customers around the world. Recognized for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global is the supplier of choice for OEMs, system integrators and application developers serving a variety of markets. These markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization;
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