HID Global announced an initiative aimed to make it easier for companies to use one badge for physical and logical access. The Irvine, Calif.-based identity vendors has partnered with enterprise identity management companies Avaleris, Imprivata and Passlogix to offer more products to customers.
The HID Global IT Channel Program is focused on its Crescendo smart cards. The cards support both physical and logical access and provide support for a number of enterprise applications.
These new IT-oriented vendors offer enterprise applications such as single sign-on, user provisioning, smart card based strong authentication, secure remote access, pre-boot authentication, data encryption and other IT security-related applications.