HID Crescendo Card Achieves FIPS 201, Avail on GSA List (Learn More)

Crescendo PIV Card Now Included on U.S. General Services Administration’s FIPS 201 Approved Product List
Crescendo PIV Card Now Included on U.S. General Services Administration’s FIPS 201 Approved Product List

HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, and a 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Winner, announced that its HID® Crescendo® PIV smart card has achieved FIPS 201 compliance and is listed on the General Services Administration’s Approved Products List (APL).

Government agencies and private enterprises looking for the highest level of security and interoperability can leverage the Crescendo PIV smart card to protect the identities of their people when accessing facilities and IT systems.

GSA’s Approved Products List provides federal agencies with products and services that have been approved for FICAM implementation based on rigorous security vulnerability and interoperability testing performed by the FIPS 201 Evaluation Program.

The Crescendo PIV also has a NIST FIPS 140-2 Level 2 security certification, in addition to the NIST FIPS 201 interoperability certification, and it has optimized performance for faster physical access using digital certificates.

HID Crescendo PIV dual-interface smart cards enable access to a broad range of applications, including physical access, PKI based authentication, digital signature and data encryption.

(See how HID PIV and IdenTrust certificates allow users to easily and securely access networks, buildings, printers without using the same insecure password. Courtesy of HID Global and YouTube)

HID Crescendo PIV use cases include secure login to workstations and laptops, web-based cloud applications or VPN gateways.

“With the HID Crescendo PIV on GSA’s Approved Products List, government agencies have the assurance that the PIV card complies with governmental regulations for credentials,” said Yves Massard, Director of Government Solutions, IAM Solutions, HID Global.

“HID continues to be a leader in providing PIV solutions to the U.S. federal government, delivering the security, interoperability, high performance and durability that government employees need.”

HID Crescendo PIV is a key component to HID Express™ and HID PIV Enterprise™, multi-factor authentication solutions that deliver standard-compliant identity and credential management for the complete lifecycle of the identity.

High Security Smart Card for Logical and Physical Access


  • Enhanced security credential

    • One card for physical and IT access featuring a cryptographic secure element ƒ
  • Broad range of applications

    • Allows access to computer, network or cloud, encryption, PKI based authentication, digital signing and more ƒ

  • Part of the HID Global ecosystem

    • Integrated and tested with ActivID® ActivClient®, ActivID Credential Management System, HID PIV Express® and HID PIV Enterprise® ƒ
  • Easy migration

    • Compatible with many major Physical Access Control Systems (PACS) ƒ
  • Versatile

    • Available in different options, including HID Seos®, FIPS 140-2 certification and FIPS201/PIV certification

HID Global Takes Gold in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

  • HID Global

    • Gold ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner
    • HID PIV (Personal Identity Verification)
    • Best Integrated Security Management Solution
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon
The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon

Over 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included:


  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission
  • State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Leaders in Private Security

Recognized for their Innovative Training and Education Programs, Outstanding Product Development Achievements and Exciting New Technologies to address the growing Homeland Security Threats our Nation is facing.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.

American Security Today will be holding the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon to honor Nominees, Finalists and Winner in November 2018, in New York City.

HID Global 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.

Their trusted identity solutions give people convenient access to physical and digital places and connect things that can be identified, verified and tracked digitally.

(See how HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things, courtesy of HID Global and YouTube)

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, working with governments, educational institutions, hospitals, financial institutions, industrial businesses and some of the most innovative companies on the planet.

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For ‘ASTORS’ Sponsorship Opportunities and More Information on the AST 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com or call 732.233.8119 (mobile) or 646-450-6027 (office).