FIPS 201 News

HID buys Codebench

Published Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Posted by FIPS 201 Administrator Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:28:00 GMT

HID Global announced it acquired Codebench, a provider of physical security identity management focusing on the government sector. The acquisition brings together two offerings in validation software and solutions for government credentials and will enable HID Global to offer solutions that ease deployment for its federal agency and contractor customers.

The Codebench offering joins HID Global’s federal identity portfolio and will enable the company to give customers a one-stop-shop to upgrade their physical access control system in accordance with FIPS-201 guidelines for PIV.

The addition of Codebench’s portfolio will also enhance HID Global’s capability to offer Transportation Worker Identification Card solutions as well as more complete PACS integration capabilities and to extend these capabilities into HID Global’s identity assurance Card Management System appliance.

The acquisition will also enable HID Global to serve the emerging market for commercial identity verification (CIV) using the same technologies as PIV for broader applications in health care, local and state government, first responder groups, and a broad range of other organizations. Additionally, the acquisition positions HID to move strong authentication beyond logical access control at the desktop.

Codebench remains located in Coconut Creek, Fla. and the company’s products, executives and staff become part of HID Global’s Identity Access Management (IAM) business.