HID Global Expands pivCLASS Portfolio to Include Credential Registration and Verification of FIPS 201-based Credentials For Government Agencies
September 18, 2013
The expanded pivCLASS portfolio can harvest, validate and register
credentials into over 30 different PACS head end products
Provides strong one, two or three factor authentication at the door
Solution enables government agencies to select the credential
management solutions needed, without the need to “rip and replace”
their PACS infrastructure
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions,
today announced it has expanded its pivCLASS® product
portfolio with an extensive family of credential authentication
solutions that enables customers to comply with government physical
access control mandates. The pivCLASS suite now incorporates a
comprehensive family of software solutions from Codebench, part of HID
Global, with HID’s pivCLASS Authentication Module (PAM), readers and
credentials that offer a complete solution for end-to-end compliance
with Homeland Security Presidential Directive -12 (HSPD-12) and FIPS 201
to PIV-enable a physical access control system (PACS).
The pivCLASS Government Solutions portfolio supports credential
verification of FIPS 201-based credentials (PIV, PIV-I, CAC, CIV, TWIC,
FRAC) and physical access control registration into more than 30
different PACS head end products. The portfolio enables government
agencies to comply with FIPS 201 requirements by leveraging their
existing technology and eliminating the need to rip and replace existing
systems. pivCLASS now includes a complete range of Personal Identity
Verification (PIV) registration, verification and reader products,
allowing government agencies to use PIV-enabled cards for strong public
key infrastructure (PKI)-based validation for physical access control.
“With the latest additions to our pivCLASS portfolio, HID Global
provides a single source for government agencies to upgrade their
existing physical access control systems with PIV capabilities,” said
John Fenske, vice president of product marketing, Physical Access
Control with HID Global. “As the industry’s first comprehensive FIPS
201-compliant solution for migrating to PIV, pivCLASS makes it easy for
agencies to meet compliance requirements, and implement higher security
by enabling a phased deployment approach that meets their security and
The portfolio includes pivCLASS hardware and software solutions that can
be used independently or in conjunction with each other to create a
complete PIV-enabled access control system. The integrated product
Registration Engine: Allows customers to validate and authenticate
FIPS 201 cards, harvest the cardholder data and register the data into
a supported physical access control system.
Certificate Manager: Re-validates the harvested certificates after
registration and can suspend credential in the PACS if the certificate
has been revoked by the agency that issued it.
Authentication Module (PAM): A small embedded computer with
pre-loaded, updatable firmware that can be installed between readers
and the existing PACS panel. PAMs conduct PIV cardholder credential
validation as cards are presented to readers.
IDPublisher™: Imports credentials from an identity
management system (IDMS), card management system (CMS), human
resources database, or other authoritative sources and provisions
credentials into a PACS database.
MultiPACS™: Concurrently registers identification
credentials into multiple similar or disparate PACS.
Reader Family: Supports PIV, PIV-I, CIV, CAC, TWIC, iCLASS®,
HID Prox. Authentication modes (CHUID, CAK, PIV+PIN, BIO, CHUID+BIO,
CAK+BIO) can be executed in conjunction with the PAM to meet any
security assurance level.
Credentials: Dual interface smart cards for FIPS 201 deployments
used for combined logical and physical access.