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HID Global Recognized as Market Leader in KuppingerCole's Leadership Compass

By Enterprise Security Magazine | Monday, March 08, 2021

Martin Ladstaetter, VP Product & MD Consumer Authentication BU, Member of IAMS Board

The analyst firm’s latest study looks at the product/service functionality, relative market share, and innovative approaches to delivering modern solutions of 18 companies in this space.

FREMONT, CA: HID Global, a world leader in trusted identity solutions, announced it has been identified as the overall top challenger and added in the market leadership category in the KuppingerCole’s Leadership Compass for Enterprise Authentication Solutions report. The analyst firm’s latest study looks at the product/service functionality, relative market share, and innovative approaches to delivering modern solutions of 18 companies in this space.

“HID continues to evolve our multifaceted authentication platform and ecosystem integrations to drive an unparalleled user experience for employees and millions of consumers globally,” said Martin Ladstaetter, Vice President of Product Management, Identity & Access Management (IAM) Solutions with HID Global. “Being recognized as the top challenger overall and a leader in the market leadership category demonstrates that we are successfully delivering against our vision of a frictionless user experience serving both consumers and enterprise customers alike while adding new services such as identity verification or risk management.”

The following are some of HID Global’s and its HID Authentication Platform’s capabilities, according to KuppingerCole:

• FIDO 2.0 certified Easy-to-use flow-chart style management and policy authoring interface

• A reliable SDK can be used to gather comprehensive device intelligence.

• Has identity assurance and powerful credentialing capabilities

• Payment processing services may receive data from the risk engine.

• Hardware token manufacturer; supplier to OEMs.

The report advised that “Organizations in highly regulated industries, with high security requirements, and those with physical access controls integration requirements should consider HID Global.” It also said that “HID Global has been a strong player in government and enterprise workforce IAM for years. The company’s inclusion of identity vetting and credentialing services is a valuable differentiating factor in their solution.”

HID technologies are used by almost 90 percent of Fortune 500 businesses today, and the firm has provided over 500 million encrypted passwords to date. HID has provided protected identity solutions to over 120 of the world’s principal banks, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) native authentication program, which millions of people worldwide use. Additionally, the firm is an internationally trusted Certificate Authority (CA) that covers billions of dollars in global transactions, and its authenticators make regulatory compliance with Open Banking regulations easier.

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