HID Global announced recently that it has engaged with strategic developers to license its Trusted Identity Platform (TIP). This initiative extends technology licenses to qualified development partners to enable the building of trusted nodes for the TIP infrastructure.
HID Global’s TIP is a scalable, on-demand, secure identity delivery system that validates, registers and provides lifecycle management support for certified TIP nodes, door access readers, laptops, card printers, near field communications (NFC)-equipped mobile phones or other end points suitable for secure transactions. The company is in discussions with partners who will combine contactless smart card solutions, NFC products and other widely deployed technologies to create products that use the TIP infrastructure in applications ranging from user authentication to cashless vending and PC log-on security. In an early example of TIP product development, HID Global announced in July that it was working with INSIDE Contactless to bring iCLASS™ identity credentials to NFC mobile phones.
“Since introducing TIP in March, we have created a comprehensive developer’s program and are now working with software and hardware partners to cultivate a broad ecosystem of TIP-enabled products. Users will be able to validate and register these products as trusted nodes that can securely receive applications, products and services at any time, which will significantly extend the value proposition for users of HID’s secure identity products,” said Dr. Tam Hulusi, senior vice president at HID Global.
TIP technology turns access control readers, laptops, NFC-equipped mobile phones and other products into trusted identity nodes that can be securely provisioned regardless of where they are in the world, and how they are connected. The TIP vault issues secure identity objects (SIOs) to each TIP-enabled node, managing them under the control of a cryptographic key-management security policy. The SIOs are sent to the TIP nodes using a secure messaging protocol, and each node includes an interpreter mechanism to process the SIO.
HID Global’s TIP partner initiative is an extension of its Genuine HID™ value proposition, which is based on delivering the product breadth, lifetime warranty, and delivery and response capabilities necessary for customers to optimize security investments over time as they provision their solutions beyond readers and cards, across a growing range of platforms.
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