HID Global unveils NFC-access solution for Microsoft apps

ActivID Tap Authentication solution designed to work with Office 365

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HID Global unveils NFC-access solution for Microsoft apps ActivID uses the Seos credentials standard, which HID claims will allow a consistent tap operation, whether users are accessing doors or cloud apps.
By  Stephen McBride Published  April 12, 2015

Identity solutions vendor HID Global, has introduced its ActivID Tap Authentication platform for multi-factor authentication to cloud applications and Web services. 

The solution is designed to work with Microsoft products and allows users to tap a smart card on laptops, tablets, phones and other NFC-enabled devices for access to Office365 and other cloud apps. 

ActivID uses the Seos credentials standard, which HID claims will allow a consistent tap operation, whether users are accessing doors or cloud apps.

"ActivID Tap Authentication is designed to improve both security and the user experience across a wide range of enterprise applications, in environments [that] require 20 or more logins each day in order to access enterprise data and services," said Tim Phipps, vice president of product marketing, Identity Assurance, HID Global. 

"As the first solution to use our authentication service, ActivID Tap Authentication for Microsoft reduces the need for complex passwords and diminishes password fatigue.  It makes it easier than ever for users to leverage a single smart card to seamlessly access data, login to cloud resources and open doors."

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