HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, and a Double Award Champion in the 2023′ ASTORS’ Awards Program, has acquired ZeroSSL, an Austria-based SSL certificate provider.
This new acquisition will strengthen HID’s reputation as a leading provider of trusted PKI solutions and augment its capabilities in providing protected communications to and from websites.
SSL certificates create an encrypted connection between web servers and browsers, safeguarding data privacy.
Issuing more than 500,000 monthly certificates to more than 2.4 million user accounts globally, ZeroSSL’s robust offerings include an automated e-commerce platform for SSL certificates and integration services for the lifecycle management of those certificates.
Without such automation, website operators and owners must manually manage the SSL certificate, risking outages due to human errors and ensuing cybersecurity risks.
“This acquisition marks another step in expanding our PKI and IoT business,” explains Martin Ladstaetter, HID Senior VP and Managing Director for Identity & Access Management.
“Bringing ZeroSSL’s established expertise and strong brand into the HID portfolio reinforces our commitment to safeguarding digital transactions while expanding our suite of offerings.”
ZeroSSL simplifies acquiring SSL certificates through its automated digital e-commerce suite.
ZeroSSL was built upon three main principles: Accessibility, usability, and automation, and it has served as a global platform, enabling seamless and easy sales of SSL certificates, catering to a diverse clientele worldwide.
“We welcome ZeroSSL to the HID family and are excited to leverage their platform and technology to enhance the customer experience,” added Björn Lidefelt, Executive Vice President & Head of HID Global at ASSA ABLOY Group, a global leader in access solutions.
“I look forward to further developing our PKI/IoT solutions as a growth driver for HID.”
ZeroSSL’s offerings will be integrated into HID’s PKI and IoT Business Unit moving forward, allowing HID to be better positioned to provide even stronger authentication, better encryption services, and more comprehensive validation procedures for organizations engaging in large-scale online transactions.
HID powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places, and things, making it possible for people to transact safely, work productively, and travel freely.
(See how HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places, and things. Courtesy of HID and YouTube.)
The company’s 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 worldwide use HID’s products and services to navigate their everyday lives, and billions of things are connected through HID’s technology. HID works with governments, educational institutions, hospitals, financial institutions, industrial businesses, and some of the most innovative companies on the planet.
HID Global, an ASSA ABLOY Group brand is headquartered in Austin, Texas, operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. To learn more about HID’s PKI and IoT solutions, please visit https://www.hidglobal.com/solutions/pki-service. For more information on HID, go to www.hidglobal.com.
HID GLOBAL Takes Two in 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards, the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, now entering its Ninth Year, recognizes industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.
HID GLOBAL (First of Two)
Best Smart Card/Reader Solution
HID Mobile Access® merges security with convenience by allowing building tenants to use their phones or wearables to access places, spaces, and systems. This trusted technology is key to occupant engagement, sustainability, operational efficiency initiatives, and security in a mobile-first world.
This convenient, intuitive access system uses simple, familiar gestures at — and beyond — the front door. Users can access facilities with a simple tap or HID’s very own “Twist & Go” functionality that adds an additional layer of security for easy and convenient access. Credentials are stored either in mobile apps, the phone manufacturer’s secure element, or the native wallet, eliminating the need for the end user to carry multiple access cards. Because mobile credentials eliminate the need for plastic cards, HID Mobile Access helps reduce environmental impact and enables end-users to quickly achieve their ESG goals.
(HID Mobile Access is a modern access control solution that provides choice and convenience for your employees and visitors while simultaneously delivering the efficiency and flexibility you require at the highest levels. Powered by Seos, mobile access works with various mobile devices, including smartphones, smartwatches, and tablets. Best of all, mobile access allows you to create the right program for your organization, whether a purely mobile solution or mobile credentials paired with traditional card credentials. Subscription billing for mobile credentials offers scalability with predictability. Courtesy of HID and YouTube.)
HID Mobile Access reduces an organization’s risk in a variety of ways. For example, the HID solution does not rely on PINs that can be easily shared or on legacy systems vulnerable to cloning. Instead, HID Mobile Access supports multi-factor authentication, biometric identification, and other advanced security features beyond legacy cards’ capabilities. Powered by HID’s Seos® credential technology, HID Mobile Access solutions are standards-certified and privacy legislation-compliant, bringing convenience, efficiency and security to physical access control solutions.
HID GLOBAL (Second of Two)
Best Device Visibility and Control Solution
HID Linq™ is designed to make the configuration and updates of physical access systems simpler, faster, and more efficient by delivering on the concept of centralized management. Instead of treating each reader as an isolated unit, the platform connects readers deployed on-premises or accessed via the cloud. Even the largest reader fleets can be updated quickly and easily.
Traditionally, reader devices — the gatekeepers of physical access control systems — were set up at the factory, installed in the field, and managed individually as needed. However, growing numbers of readers, large and complex facilities, and the pace of technological change render this approach increasingly impractical. Facing security threats, staffing challenges, hybrid work, and demand for mobile access, security professionals need more efficient ways to keep readers up to date. That’s why HID launched HID Linq, a centralized reader management platform for HID Signo™* readers that simplifies and streamlines reader management and updates.
Centralizing reader management allows for a single point of control for multiple HID Signo* readers, simplifying deployment and maintenance and helping ensure configuration consistency across all devices. It also reduces physical intervention, which, in turn, saves valuable time and resources. Teams can simultaneously roll out firmware updates to all devices instead of manually updating each reader. And, as the trend toward mobile access grows, HID Linq provides a streamlined pathway to transition readers from cards to mobile.
HID Linq has applications for OEMs, security professionals, distributors, and integrators alike. For OEMs, HID Linq reduces the need to develop custom reader management software, enabling OEMs to focus on their core business. HID Linq makes it easy for security professionals to keep readers updated with new features, firmware, and security protections, reducing the time and effort required for reader management.
- *HID Global is a Returning ‘ASTORS’ Awards Champion, most recently a Double Platinum Winner in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ program, and has been Recognized in Six AST Homeland Security Programs.
The pinnacle of the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security and Government Excellence Awards is the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Ceremony and Banquet Luncheon.
In 2023, this exclusive sold-out event featured at ISC East, well over two hundred representatives of law enforcement, public safety, and industry leaders came together to honor the selfless service of those who stand on the front lines – and those who stand beside them – providing the capabilities and technologies to create a safer world for future generations.
Comprehensive collaborations between these private and public sectors have led to the development of innovative intelligence and technologies that serve to protect our Nation.
Steven Dettelbach, Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms (ATF) and Explosives, delivered the keynote address at the 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security and Excellence in Public Safety Awards Ceremony and Banquet Luncheon.
Director Dettelbach spoke with passion on the epidemic of Gun Violence by Illegal Guns taking place across the United States, which results in over 125 deaths daily and impacting generations of families – leaving open chairs at holiday events.
Firearm injuries were the leading case of death for children for the third year in a row, he explained, and have doubled in the U.S. since 2021, levels that are simply intolerable.
Director Dettelbach lauded the strong partnerships with Federal, State, Local, and Tribal Policing that ATF has earned and relies upon to reduce violence and spoke with admiration as a former prosecutor on the selfless sense of mission and drive that is universal across the entire First Responder Community.
The prestigious Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program highlights the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.
The ‘ASTORS’ was specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit, and intelligence to end-users in a variety of government, homeland security, enterprise, and public safety vertical markets.
(See a few highlights during the 2023 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security and Government Excellence Awards Ceremony and Banquet Luncheon in NYC during ISC East on November 16, 2023. Courtesy of AST, My Pristine Images, and Vimeo.)
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