HID Global, Microsoft to deliver open standards for identity & access

HID Global®, a worldwide provider of trusted identity solutions, has announced the next step in its collaboration with Microsoft to deliver solutions that allow users to use smart cards to log into Microsoft Windows, devices and cloud-based apps, eliminating the sole reliance on username and password, the company said.

A new FIDO 2.0-based authentication solution combines HID´s expertise in authentication with Microsoft´s expertise to add an extra layer of security to protect against more severe, emerging threats.

FIDO 2.0 is an open standard-based, user authentication framework that replaces passwords with advanced FIDO credentials that are designed to more effectively resist and fight off cyberattacks, including phishing and data breach attacks. Users can have the convenience of using an HID smart card that contains a FIDO 2.0 credential without doing proprietary work. Microsoft is building the FIDO 2.0 support into web browsers, cloud applications and Windows itself, broadening the possibilities for more secure authentication at Internet scale.

HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world´s people, places and things. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.