HID Global Acquires HydrantID Managed PKI for IoT Devices & More

HydrantID will Expand Enterprise PKI Management Services for Network Security and IoT Devices, strengthening HID’s Identity and Access Management solutions portfolio to solve customer’s digital security challenges.
HydrantID will Expand Enterprise PKI Management Services for Network Security and IoT Devices, strengthening HID’s Identity and Access Management solutions portfolio to solve customer’s digital security challenges.

HID Global®, and a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, and a 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Winner, has acquired HydrantID, a provider of management and automation services to secure enterprise organizations’ data, IT systems, networks, and Internet of Things (IoT).

HydrantID provides encryption and advanced authentication services to help companies secure data and systems, and e-commerce transactions, focusing on helping companies achieve industry best practices related to authentication and encryption, while reducing operating complexity and costs.

HydrantID’s cloud-based, SaaS platform allows organizations to obtain advanced authentication and encryption services on-demand, in real time, with a fixed-price subscription model that eliminates financial and operational barriers that both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies alike face in creating strong security practices

Specializing in public key infrastructure (PKI) as a service, HydrantID has issued over three million PKI credentials and secured over 125,000 domains – a perfect complement to HID’s IdenTrust business, an industry-leading digital certification authority.

HydrantID provides PKI-as-a-service solutions that address the critical security needs of networks and IoT system for enterprise, government, financial and other information security-conscious customers.

The majority of these IoT systems are expected to be online by the year 2020 and use IP-based protocols requiring PKI-based authentication to secure the identities of machines on a network and IoT data.

Additionally, increased security and bot attacks against enterprise networks and remote devices, as well as regulatory changes and compliance issues, are constantly creating new risks for small, medium and large enterprise organizations.

PKI-based authentication security helps reduce the risks significantly.

Stefan Widing
Stefan Widing, President and CEO of HID Global

“We are evolving HID’s Identity and Access Management business to provide one-stop solutions for PKI services across the enterprise,” explained Stefan Widing, President and CEO with HID Global.

“With the acquisition of HydrantID, we are now able to offer enterprise customers a broader range of options, plus the flexibility and scalability of PKI-as-a-service to improve information security.”

Utilizing hybrid-cloud trust architecture delivered from a state-of-the-art data center and scalable cloud platform, HydrantID’s solution helps its customers reduce operating complexities while extending the use of certificate-based authentication and encryption across their organization.

A key benefit of HydrantID is its ability to automate certificate lifecycle events and distribution using industry-standard protocols and “out-of-the-box” integration with common enterprise network software and platforms.

The merging of HydrantID and HID IdenTrust certificate authority services will strengthen HID’s Identity and Access Management solutions portfolio to solve customer’s digital security challenges.

Additionally, the joint solution portfolio will allow customers to deploy scalable certificate-based authentication and encryption for protection of complex enterprise data and IoT devices.

HydrantID will join HID IdenTrust, under HID’s Identity and Access Management (IAM) business which is led by Brad Jarvis, Vice President and Managing Director, IAM Solutions with HID Global.

HID Global Takes Gold in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

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2018 ASTORS Gold

  • Best Cyber Risk Management

  • HID Risk Management Solution

  • *HID Global was also recognized in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Gold Awards Program

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is 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 and public safety vertical markets.

William "Bill" Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Boston Police Department (BPD) and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), will speak at the 2019 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East 2019, on Wednesday, November 20th, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center (Courtesy of Teneo Risk)
Bill Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Boston Police Department (BPD) and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), will speak at the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East 2019, on Wednesday, November 20th, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center (Courtesy of Teneo Risk)

The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program drew an overwhelming response from industry leaders with a record high number of corporate and government nominations received, as well as record breaking ‘ASTORS’ Presentation Luncheon Attendees, with top firms trying to register for the exclusive high – end luncheon and networking opportunity – right up to the event kickoff on Wednesday afternoon, at the ISC East registration!

Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:

2018 ASTORS

  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission Office of Personnel Management
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Viasat, Hanwha Techwin, Lenel, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Verint, Canon U.S.A., BriefCam, Pivot3, Milestone Systems, Allied Universal, Ameristar Perimeter Security and More!

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program is Proudly Sponsored by ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic Systems, and Desktop Alert.

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Final nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.

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2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East
2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting 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.

2018 Champions Edition

See the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Champions Edition – ‘Best Products of 2018 ‘ Year in Review’ for in-depth coverage of the outstanding products and services of firms receiving American Security Today’s 2018‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards.’

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Why the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon
2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Presentation Luncheon

American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

Why American Security Today?

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 70,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

The old traditional security marketplace has been covered by a host of security publications that have changed little over many years.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that provides our readers with solutions to their challenges.

Our Editorial staff provides a full plate of topics for our AST monthly digital editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts.

The editorial calendar and AST’s high drawing website features 23 different Technology and Marketing Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities and Emergency Response among others.

These sectors are part of the new integration, where these major applications communicate with one another in a variety of solutions to protect our cities and critical infrastructure.

AST has Expanded readership into vital Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other Potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – enticing targets for extremist or lone wolf attacks due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

HID Global has one of the broadest portfolios of identity and access management products and services, ranging across multi-factor authentication, intelligence-driven risk-based authentication, physical identity and access management, credential management, digital signing and digital encryption, and a wide range of end-point authenticators, including mobile devices, smart cards and tokens, among others.

HID globalHID powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things, with 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.

HID Global, an ASSA ABLOY Group brand, works with governments, educational institutions, hospitals, financial institutions, industrial businesses and some of the most innovative companies in the world.

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