HID Global, a 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winner, and strong competitor in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Award Program, has acquired Crossmatch, a leader in biometric identity management and secure authentication solutions, from Francisco Partners.
Crossmatch’s portfolio of products includes biometric identity management hardware and software that complement HID’s broad portfolio of trusted identity products and services, making HID Global one of the world’s major providers of fingerprint biometric technologies.
“Our acquisition of Crossmatch strengthens HID Global’s ability to offer innovative biometric identity solutions to hundreds of millions of users worldwide,” said Stefan Widing, President and CEO of HID Global.
“Adding Crossmatch to our company will extend HID’s market leadership in the trusted identity space and allow us to fulfill the promise of biometrics in critical identity applications.”
Founded in 1996 and based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Crossmatch employs over 270 professionals across a global network of development hubs and strategic sales offices.
With the acquisition, HID Global gains industry-leading biometric identity management solutions for civil government, defense and commercial applications, as well as a secure multi-factor authentication software solution.
(Multi-factor authentication is simple; something you have, something you are and something you know. Learn what how to protect your data and your network, regardless of human error. Courtesy of HID Global and YouTube. Posted on May 31, 2017.)
Crossmatch’s public-sector biometrics business enhances HID’s reach into the immigration and border control, law enforcement, and military and defense markets with products and solutions that include criminal booking, rapid mobile identification, background checks, security clearance processing, military base access, counter-terrorism and mobile intelligence gathering, visa processing and citizen services.
The Crossmatch commercial biometrics business extends HID’s portfolio to include a broad array of single finger readers, modules, sensors and software developer kits (SDKs) for multiple vertical markets including – retail, financial, healthcare and OEM markets.
This is a global business supporting a large volume of integrated partners.
Crossmatch is also a leading provider of single fingerprint sensors to point-of-sale (POS) terminal manufacturers and is integrated with the major POS software applications.
HID also gains a unique secure authentication solution, DigitalPersona, that goes beyond the traditional multi-factor approach to cybersecurity.
(Learn More about digitalPersona and Composite Authentication, courtesy of Crossmatch and YouTube. Posted on Apr 4, 2018.)
DigitalPersona adds an array of risk-based factors, including behavioral biometrics, for secure, frictionless access to Windows and cloud, web, mobile and traditional applications.
“I am very pleased that Crossmatch is joining the HID family. Countering today’s advanced security threats requires innovative, comprehensive identity management solutions incorporating both biometric and non-biometric components,” said Richard Agostinelli, CEO of Crossmatch.
“Our market-leading biometric identity management solutions and unique composite authentication solution perfectly complement HID’s already robust offerings.”
“This will enable us to provide our global customers with an even broader range of trusted identity solutions, and our employees with increased opportunity for professional growth.”
HID Global at a Glance
HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things. We make it possible for people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely.
Our 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. Posted on Oct 16, 2017.)
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 on the planet.
HID Global Competes in 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
AST focuses on Homeland Security and Public Safety Breaking News, the Newest Initiatives and Hottest Technologies in Physical & IT Security, essential to meeting today’s growing security challenges.
The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, Border Security, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.
As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, HID Global will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Cyber Security Solutions.
To Learn More about the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, see 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners Honored at ISC East.
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 representatives from:
- The Department of Homeland Security(DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission
- State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
- The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- Leaders in Private Security
American Security Today will be holding the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon to honor Nominees, Finalists and Winners on November 14, 2018 at ISC East 2018 in New York City.
Last Call for the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.
Good luck to HID Global on becoming a Winner of the 2018 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!
To Learn More about HID products and services, please visit www.hidglobal.com.
The highlight of the 2018 AST Homeland Security Awards Season will be the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon to honor Nominees, Finalists and Winners on November 14, 2018 at ISC East 2018 at the Jacob Javits Exhibition Center.
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