HID Global extends Authentication Solution for Microsoft Office 365

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HID Global on Wednesday announced that it has reached a deal with software maker Microsoft to make enhanced cloud app security.

The company said the security would be as simple and convenient as tapping a smart card to a laptop, tablet, smartphone and other NFC-based mobile devices.

With the new system, named ActivID Tap Authentication, retailers would be able to improve service and enhance security by enabling floor staff to access the information they need by simply tapping a smart card to their tablet. Meanwhile, healthcare organizations simplify electronic prescription signing and enterprise users have easier access to cloud applications.

“We continue to explore many new opportunities with Microsoft to bring ActivID Tap Authentication to a growing range of users and applications,” said Ian Lowe, senior manager of product marketing, Identity Assurance with HID Global.

Introduced in April, ActivID Tap Authentication for Microsoft is powered by Seos and 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.

In August, HID Global has added ActivID Flexi Token to its identity assurance portfolio to provide cost-effective pin pad solution to financial institutions and enterprises.

In May, HID Global launched vanGO, a visual security solution that enables organizations to issue personalized IDs with protection.

In March, HID Global acquired Quantum Secure, a provider of software solutions for managing identities.

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