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Axiad IDS Launches Next Generation of Axiad ID Cloud for Advanced Cybersecurity Protection

New Capabilities Include Secure Virtual Smart Cards and Derived Credentials on Mobile Devices

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – February 27, 2018Axiad IDS, a leading provider of authentication and identity and access management solutions for enterprise, healthcare, government and financial organizations, today announced it has launched the next-generation of Axiad ID Cloud, providing companies a comprehensive platform with new capabilities to prevent security breaches and meet critical IT security mandates. Axiad ID Cloud’s additional capabilities take trusted identity beyond authentication devices to phones, laptops and other mobile devices.

Among other security and functionality enhancements, the Axiad ID Cloud platform now allows virtual smart cards and derived credentials to authenticate users and establish and perform secure digital transactions. A virtual smart card combined with a user PIN is a secure alternative to OTP tokens, smart cards and other secure authentication devices, secured at the hardware level by leveraging a Trusted Platform Module (TPM).

The new Axiad ID Cloud platform also provides a derived credential solution that leverages all of the strenuous identity vetting required to issue a physical smart card for use on a mobile device.

“Given the growing adoption of cloud-based solutions, it’s a natural next step to combine the unique benefits of the cloud with methods of authentication that match our customers’ business realities,” said Yves Audebert, Axiad IDS Chairman, President and co-CEO. “These enhancements build on our vision to provide customers with the freedom to confidently access online information and perform digital transactions anytime, anywhere and from any device.”

Axiad ID Cloud is a fully hosted cloud-based platform that provides organizations with fast and simple deployment, less complexity and lower upfront investment.  The platform supports multiple types of identity credentials – including tokens, smart cards, biometrics, OTPs and now virtual smart cards and derived credentials. It also leverages the newest CMS (ActivID® CMS 5.0) from HID Global.

 HID Global’s CMS 5.0
By integrating the latest version of HID Global Corporation’s Card Management Solution (CMS 5.0) into the Axiad ID Cloud, users may now leave their smart cards in their wallets, and sign in using virtual smart cards on a Windows 10-device embedded with a TPM 2.0.  Among other benefits, companies can deploy PKI-based 2-factor authentication without requiring smart cards or readers. The virtual smart card is protected by a PIN and can be used with any application compatible with the Microsoft crypto APIs, including Windows Logon, VPN, application access, web authentication, email, document signature and encryption. The virtual smart card can be personalized using the User Portal in the Axiad Cloud platform.

“HID’s ActivID CMS 5.0 is one of many HID Global solutions that reflect our proven ability to securely manage IDs in the cloud. The solution will enable employees, contractors and other vetted individuals to be authenticated through the Axiad ID Cloud without using a physical smart card,” said James Reno, Director of Sales, HID Global. “The collaboration with Axiad reinforces HID’s commitment to extending trust to highly secure certificates, digital IDs or physical smart cards through the cloud in order to address the specific needs of our customers.”   

“Innovative changes to the CMS make the next-generation of data breach prevention a reality,” said Bassam Al-Khalidi, Axiad IDS co-CEO, Principal Consultant and Co-Founder. “Organizations need to trust the identity of individuals – and devices – accessing their networks. By incorporating the latest CMS 5.0 product into our Cloud platform, we provide organizations better access and identity management solutions to thrive – with confidence -- in today’s digital world.”  

To learn more about how the Axiad ID Cloud might help you achieve secure digital transactions, visit:

About Axiad IDS
Axiad IDS is a Trusted Identity solutions provider for enterprise, government and financial organizations. Axiad IDS was founded by industry experts with extensive backgrounds in developing, deploying, and managing identity and access management solutions. These experts have experienced first-hand the challenges associated with implementing and managing mission-critical identity systems, and are experienced in overcoming those challenges, enabling their success. Axiad IDS is driven by its customers’ business needs, addressing business objectives with innovative and cost-effective solutions.  Axiad IDS was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

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