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Painless Truths – Busting the Myths of Smart Card Migration

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A few months back, I wrote a blog about the top reasons Colleges and Universities are making progress towards moving to Smart Cards as a secure means of safeguarding people, data and assets. Here’s the link to that conversation to help remind you about the points I made in that blog.  In this conversation, I would like to build on the content in that earlier blog to share my thoughts about five myths that need to be de-mystified for colleges and universities who are considering the implementation of a Smart Card system for their campuses.

Institutions willing to tackle the complexity of installing a Smart Card system to manage their campus security will realize the benefits of using multi-function Smart Cards to obtain a myriad of services and applications that can be accessed campus-wide from physical facility and logical network access to cashless payment and tracking time and attendance. Though these institutions have embraced the idea of multi-function Smart Cards, they may have concerns about the logistics and costs associated with the installation and operation of a Smart Card security system. These concerns may be keeping some institutions from implementing Smart Cards even though they have a true desire to do so.

We have prepared an Executive Brief that debunks five myths involving multi-function Smart Card systems and their implementation. The five myths reviewed in the Executive Brief are:

Myth #1: I have to upgrade everything at once or I only have one option. FACT: A combination of phased implementation steps can be executed as needed to meet your specific needs.

Myth #2: We have too many access control technologies currently in place to migrate smoothly. FACT: A single Smart Card can house up to four different access control technologies.

Myth #3: It’s not possible to support old and new application technologies at the same time. FACT: Transaction-based applications can co-exist with access technologies on a single Smart Card.

Myth #4: Migrations are too expensive to implement. FACT: Maximize your system investment by migrating in phases versus all at one time.

Myth #5: Migrating to contactless Smart Cards will slow down the card issuance process. FACT: Smart Card encoders provide electronic and graphic personalization in one seamless step.

The Executive Brief will comment on these five myths in detail to offer reasonable Facts about implementing Smart Card systems to help you understand there may be light at the end of the tunnel. Please read HID Global’s Executive Brief to learn more about breaking down the myths of installing a multi-function Smart Card system. Let me know what you think.

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HID Global Wins Award for Deployment of Its Cloud-based ID Personalization and Issuance Solution at Kent State University

AUSTIN, Texas, November 13, 2017 – HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced it has won the 2017 SSI Security Solutions award for the successful deployment of its new HID FARGO Connect offering at Kent State University. The new cloud-based ID personalization and issuance solution has dramatically simplified and forever changed how the university manages its high-volume ID card issuance requirements.

“HID FARGO Connect helps campus card offices easily manage the unique demands of issuing thousands of student IDs that are used for everything from paying for campus services and meals to checking out library books. HID FARGO Connect also fits well into university initiatives around providing a better experience to students, especially during peak periods when waiting in long lines for their IDs had become the norm,” said Craig Sandness, Vice President and Managing Director of Secure Issuance with HID Global. 

HID’s industry-first solution makes it possible for Kent State University to now securely issue student ID cards from anywhere using any device that has a web browser. No longer must the university send students to a separate location to take their photo and receive their student IDs.  Today, the university simply uses an Apple iPad tablet to quickly snap student photographs and issue their ID cards right away, eliminating the need for students to wait for their IDs.

“We are honored that Kent State University is being recognized as an innovator in the use of technology to advance education,” said Michael O’Karma, Office Systems Coordinator for Flashcard Operations, Kent State University.  “At Kent State, we are committed to providing excellent student experiences, and new cloud-based solutions from a trusted identity technology leader like HID Global helps us to do exactly that.”

The Security Sales and Integrator Magazine Security Solutions Awards program salutes proven security product deployments in access, fire/life safety, home controls, intrusion, monitoring, surveillance and other security products and solutions.

Watch the Kent State University video or click here to learn more about HID FARGO Connect.

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HID® FARGO® DTC1500 ID Card Printer & EncoderBuilt on 20 years of proven direct-to-card printing expertise, the HID® FARGO® DTC1500 card printer and encoder offers the convenience and lower cost of high-capacity consumables along with a comprehensive feature set – enabling organizations to routinely issue highly secure cards and IDs at a fraction of the cost without sacrificing quality. Designed for government ID projects, universities and colleges, K-12 schools, healthcare facilities, and small-to-medium businesses, the DTC1500 boasts of distinctive security features ideal for these organizations.

  • Innovative, built-in security features – Easy-to-implement security features such as resin scramble data protection and custom overlay watermark come standard on every unit.
  • Low-cost, high-capacity consumables – High-capacity, full and half-panel color ribbons significantly lower cost-per-card and reduce total cost of ownership.
  • Highly versatile – Powerful printing in a modular, scalable design that simplifies in-field equipment upgrades and migration to higher levels of security.
  • Earth friendly – GreenCircle® Certified for efficient energy consumption and eco-friendly (ECO) refill ribbons.

Security, lower cost, innovation, and versatility – it all comes standard with the DTC1500.

HID Global Wins Award for Deployment of Its Cloud-based ID Personalization and Issuance Solution at Kent State University

AUSTIN, Texas, November 13, 2017 – HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced it has won the 2017 SSI Security Solutions award for the successful deployment of its new HID FARGO Connect offering at Kent State University. The new cloud-based ID personalization and issuance solution has dramatically simplified and forever changed how the university manages its high-volume ID card issuance requirements.

“HID FARGO Connect helps campus card offices easily manage the unique demands of issuing thousands of student IDs that are used for everything from paying for campus services and meals to checking out library books. HID FARGO Connect also fits well into university initiatives around providing a better experience to students, especially during peak periods when waiting in long lines for their IDs had become the norm,” said Craig Sandness, Vice President and Managing Director of Secure Issuance with HID Global. 

HID’s industry-first solution makes it possible for Kent State University to now securely issue student ID cards from anywhere using any device that has a web browser. No longer must the university send students to a separate location to take their photo and receive their student IDs.  Today, the university simply uses an Apple iPad tablet to quickly snap student photographs and issue their ID cards right away, eliminating the need for students to wait for their IDs.

“We are honored that Kent State University is being recognized as an innovator in the use of technology to advance education,” said Michael O’Karma, Office Systems Coordinator for Flashcard Operations, Kent State University.  “At Kent State, we are committed to providing excellent student experiences, and new cloud-based solutions from a trusted identity technology leader like HID Global helps us to do exactly that.”

The Security Sales and Integrator Magazine Security Solutions Awards program salutes proven security product deployments in access, fire/life safety, home controls, intrusion, monitoring, surveillance and other security products and solutions.

Watch the Kent State University video or click here to learn more about HID FARGO Connect.

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HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things.  We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely. Our trusted identity solutions give people convenient access to physical and digital places and connect things that can be identified, verified and tracked digitally. Millions of people around the world use HID products and services to navigate their everyday lives, and over 2 billion things are connected through HID technology. We work with governments, educational institutions, hospitals, financial institutions, industrial businesses and some of the most innovative companies on the planet. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 3,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.

About Kent State

Kent State University is one of 76 public higher-research universities, as categorized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and is ranked in the first-tier list of Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report. With eight campuses spanning Northeast Ohio, a College of Podiatric Medicine, a Regional Academic Center, and academic sites in major world capitals such as New York City, Geneva and Florence, Kent State is one of Ohio’s leading public universities and a major educational, economic and cultural resource far beyond the Northeast Ohio region it has served since 1910. The student body comprises more than 39,000 students, including more than 2,000 international students from 104 countries, and the worldwide alumni family exceeds 235,000. The addition of new learning environments from the sciences to the arts and the development of exciting new academic programs such as aerospace engineering, geographic information science and business analytics characterize Kent State’s focus on transformational educational experiences. For more information about Kent State, visit www.kent.edu.

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Painless Truths – Busting the Myths of Smart Card Migration

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A few months back, I wrote a blog about the top reasons Colleges and Universities are making progress towards moving to Smart Cards as a secure means of safeguarding people, data and assets. Here’s the link to that conversation to help remind you about the points I made in that blog.  In this conversation, I would like to build on the content in that earlier blog to share my thoughts about five myths that need to be de-mystified for colleges and universities who are considering the implementation of a Smart Card system for their campuses.

Institutions willing to tackle the complexity of installing a Smart Card system to manage their campus security will realize the benefits of using multi-function Smart Cards to obtain a myriad of services and applications that can be accessed campus-wide from physical facility and logical network access to cashless payment and tracking time and attendance. Though these institutions have embraced the idea of multi-function Smart Cards, they may have concerns about the logistics and costs associated with the installation and operation of a Smart Card security system. These concerns may be keeping some institutions from implementing Smart Cards even though they have a true desire to do so.

We have prepared an Executive Brief that debunks five myths involving multi-function Smart Card systems and their implementation. The five myths reviewed in the Executive Brief are:

Myth #1: I have to upgrade everything at once or I only have one option. FACT: A combination of phased implementation steps can be executed as needed to meet your specific needs.

Myth #2: We have too many access control technologies currently in place to migrate smoothly. FACT: A single Smart Card can house up to four different access control technologies.

Myth #3: It’s not possible to support old and new application technologies at the same time. FACT: Transaction-based applications can co-exist with access technologies on a single Smart Card.

Myth #4: Migrations are too expensive to implement. FACT: Maximize your system investment by migrating in phases versus all at one time.

Myth #5: Migrating to contactless Smart Cards will slow down the card issuance process. FACT: Smart Card encoders provide electronic and graphic personalization in one seamless step.

The Executive Brief will comment on these five myths in detail to offer reasonable Facts about implementing Smart Card systems to help you understand there may be light at the end of the tunnel. Please read HID Global’s Executive Brief to learn more about breaking down the myths of installing a multi-function Smart Card system. Let me know what you think.

Source: https://www.hidglobal.com/blog/painless-truths-busting-myths-of-smart-card-migration

Did you know Asure ID simplifies contactless smart card issuance?

Did you know Asure ID simplifies contactless smart card issuance?

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If you are like other organizations, you use contactless smart cards to grant employees access to your facilities. You may also be using a two-step process to issue these cards. This process typically involves the use of a desktop card printer to add an employee’s name and photo, then upon completion of printing requires you to remove the card from the printer’s output bin, flip over and manually type in the pre-printed/pre-programmed card ID number into the database.

This two-step process is used so frequently that many organizations have grown accustomed to synchronizing their cards this way, even though it adds time to the issuance process and increases the potential for keying errors.

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Smart Cards for FIPS 201 compliant Personal Identity Verification

Today, HID Global announces the availability of the Crescendo PIV smart card that enables organizations to comply with FIPS 201 and that is part of the HID PIV Enterprise solution.
 
Crescendo smart cards enable access to a broad range of applications, like PKI based authentication, digital signature, and data encryption. Use cases also include secure login to workstations and laptops, web-based cloud applications, or VPN gateways.

The card leverages HID Global’s Identity Applet Suite, which offers secure storage and protection for cryptographic keys and their associated digital certificates, as well as personal information.

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The Crescendo PIV is dual interface card that enables cryptographically secure authentication through either a contact interface, by inserting the card in a smart card reader, or a contactless interface, presenting the card to a contactless smart card reader or NFC enabled device. The card uses a FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certified cryptographic module and is capable of containing multiple keys and certificates as specified in NIST special publication 800-73. This card is part of the HID PIV Express and HID PIV Enterprise solutions, which help organizations improve their security posture, comply with mandates, and improve the user experience.

Crescendo PIV is meant to be issued and managed by ActivID Credential Management System. By exposing a standardized card edge, the card can work out of the box with major operating systems or can work in combination with ActivClient middleware that provides additional diagnostic, usability and integration features.

CRESCENDO PIV HIGHLIGHTS:
One card for physical and IT access featuring a cryptographic secure element

Allows access to doors, computers, network and cloud. PKI based authentication, digital signature and encryption

Integrated and tested with ActivID® ActivClient®, ActivID Credential Management System, HID PIV Express® and HID PIV Enterprise®

Compliant with FIPS 201 mandates for physical and logical access

Optimized performance for faster physical access using digital certificates

NIST FIPS 140-2 Level 2 security certification

NIST FIPS 201 interoperability certification

Multi-Technology Cards with MIFARE Classic / MIFARE DESFire

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  • Ideal Migration Solution – Multi-application card that supports two 13.56 MHz read/write contactless chips that are fully compatible with MIFARE Classic and MIFARE DESFire physical access reader from HID and other suppliers.
  • High Performance – MIFARE DESFire EV1 provides fast and secure data transmission (data encryption and integrity check). ƒƒ
  • Common Criteria – MIFARE DESFire EV1 EAL 4+ accredited for maximum security.
  • Supports Secure Identity Object™ (SIO) – Multi-layered security beyond the card
    technology, providing added protection to identity data.

HID Global’s MIFARE Classic and MIFARE DESFire EV1 smart cards are ideal for customers looking to support multiple technologies with a single card or migrate from existing card technology to a more secure solution. The cards deliver the perfect balance of performance and cost efficiency for any MIFARE DESFire EV1 deployment, while preserving backward compatibility with MIFARE Classic.

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