HID Global enables millions of employees across the globe to securely access their work. With the industry’s broadest array of authentication methods, form factors, and security standards (FIDO2, PKI/PIV, OATH, Seos), organizations, big and small, can mix and match all three factors of what you know, have, are to protect access to valuable corporate resources with flexible and simple multi-factor authentication. From standalone to managed enterprise credentials, it’s a versatile solution that provides secure access to PCs, networks, business applications and data, in addition to converged physical and logical access, while accommodating your users’ workflow, and it steps up when required.
Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, US, HID Global is a well-funded company with a proven track record of delivering identity and access management (IAM) solutions to the world’s leading companies and governments. Around 90% of Fortune 500 companies use HID solutions today to power the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things.
At HID Global, we understand that no person, device, or workplace can go unprotected. This philosophy of Zero Trust drives us to create new advances in risk-based multi-factor authentication, leads us to secure user identities in converged access environments and drives the need to expand implementations with our industry-leading digital certificates and PKIaaS solution to manage them at scale.
Credentials and Authenticators
HID® Crescendo® provides organizations with high assurance digital credentials for seamless and secure employee authentication, ensuring that only authorized people can access sensitive information. All Crescendo authenticators implement multiple protocols including FIDO2, PIV/PKI and OATH to ensure interoperability with the widest range of applications.
Designed to be easy and fast to deploy, Crescendo authenticators can be used in stand-alone mode or centrally managed by HID’s credential management solutions, for organizations deploying security at scale.
Crescendo Smart Cards with FIDO2, PKI/PIV, OATH and Seos® capabilities for converged physical and logical access
HID Crescendo extends your user authentication solution with a versatile credential for secure physical access in addition to seamless and secure employee authentication. Use cases include secure access to workstations, shared or not, IT networks and systems, cloud and desktop applications, printing, email and document signing, data encryption and more. Moreover, Crescendo smart cards can also be used as an employee visual ID corporate badge to protect access to facilities. Choose between standalone or managed profiles.
Crescendo Security Keys with FIDO2, PKI/PIV and OATH capabilities for secure passwordless authentication
An ideal solution for enterprises looking to deploy passwordless authentication, HID Crescendo Security Keys provide proven, strong authentication for employees accessing corporate networks, applications and data. The Crescendo USB-A and USB-C Keys utilize Near Field Communications (NFC) while offering a convenient form factor that complements laptops and tablets and doesn’t require additional reader hardware.
HID Crescendo smart cards and security keys can easily extend across a wider multi-factor authentication ecosystem, including HID DigitalPersona MFA software.
Credential Management as a Service
Whilst Crescendo authenticators have the capability to be deployed on their own, the credential lifecycle can also be centrally managed as a complete solution by HID’s WorkforceID Digital Credential Manager. The intuitive, cloud-based solution enables organizations to begin issuing and managing credentials that secure access to networks and cloud apps in just a few hours, allowing them to deploy high assurance, secure public key-based multi-factor authentication easily.
HID Crescendo Workforce Authenticators
FIDO2, PIV/PKI and OATH - enabled smart cards and security keys for secure access to workstations, networks, business applications and data.Workforce authentication with FIDO2
HID Crescendo Overview
Details on HID Crescendo authenticatorsFIDO & PKI workforce authentication
HID Crescendo and WorkforceID Digital Credential Manager Documentation
Find setup guides, product documentation, developer resources and tutorials. In addition, you can find the HID Crescendo applications compatibility catalog listing the applications that can be secured with HID Crescendo smart cards and security keys.HID Global Documentation
Credential Management as a Service
Streamlined lifecycle management of digital credentials and trust certificatesWorkforceID™ Digital Credential Manager