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HID Global



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. 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. We work with governments, educational institutions, hospitals, financial institutions, industrial businesses and some of the most innovative companies on the planet. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 3,000 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand.


Thales TCT’s Luna HSM for Government integrates with HID Global’s ActivID® Key Management System to provide both generation and storage of sensitive smart card and system keying material that is an integral part of their ActivID® Credential Management System (CMS).


HID Global ActivID Credential Management System and Thales TCT Luna HSM for Government

HID Global’s comprehensive ActivID Credential Management System (CMS) enables government organizations to issue multi-purpose authentication credentials that provide secure access to everything from a physical building to an encrypted drive. Paramount to the security of the CMS is the protection of the encryption keys utilized by the CMS for several distinct purposes. The Thales TCT Luna HSM provides this protection with a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated appliance, as well providing the CMS with a means of offloading the task of key generation and other crypto operations.