Authentication Solution for Microsoft Office 365

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Sep 07, 2015 05:15 pm PST

Authentication Solution for Microsoft Office 365News Highlights:

  • Retailers can improve service and enhance security by enabling floor staff to access the information they need by simply tapping a smart card to their tablet.
  • Healthcare organisations simplify electronic prescription signing and enterprise users have easier access to cloud applications as HID Global and Microsoft continue to collaborate on improving the security-enhanced experience across mobile devices.
  • HID Global hosted a webinar on mobile authentication, mobile trends, and the results from a mobile study; the two companies will jointly host part two of the public webinar series later this year.

HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced that it is collaborating with Microsoft to make enhanced cloud app security as simple and convenient as tapping a smart card to a laptop, tablet, smartphone and other NFC-based mobile devices. HID Global hosted a webinar on mobile user authentication and how HID Global’s new solution, ActivID® Tap Authentication, can benefit users of Office 365 and other cloud-based applications in their daily work. The two companies will jointly host part two of the public webinar series later this year. This will build on the foundational meetings with key Microsoft ISVs at Microsoft WPC in Orlando that took place earlier this year.

“We are excited about our collaboration with Microsoft and the potential to take the industry to a new level of security-enhanced convenience and simplicity,” said Ian Lowe, senior manager of product marketing, Identity Assurance with HID Global.  “Retailers will be able to use ActivID Tap Authentication to more easily access inventory control and payment systems from the store floor.   Healthcare professionals and enterprise users who often log-in 20 or more times daily can now replace complex passwords with a more simple and security-enhanced tap-in experience.  We continue to explore many new opportunities with Microsoft to bring ActivID Tap Authentication to a growing range of users and applications.”

“Microsoft is excited to be collaborating with HID Global to offer our mutual customers a great new option when accessing Office 365 and other cloud apps and web-based services,” said Jen Field, Senior Program Manager with Microsoft. “The combination of HID Global’s ActivID Tap Authentication solution and Microsoft’s Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS) will help our retail and other customers make it easier for their users to access corporate cloud applications, data and services anywhere, at any time, from the mobile device of their choice, with the same smart card they use to open doors.”

Introduced in April, ActivID Tap Authentication for Microsoft is powered by Seos® and tightly integrated with Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Federation Services and the HID Global Authentication Cloud Service. It supports Microsoft Windows 7 laptops and desktops, Android™-based tablets and other mobile devices via NFC.

About HID Global

HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, management, and use 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 personalisation; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company’s primary brands include ActivID®, EasyLobby®, FARGO®, IdenTrust®, LaserCard®, Lumidigm®, Quantum Secure®, and HID®. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 2,200 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand.

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