HID Global OMNIKEY DSP Software Drives Converged Physical Access and Network Security

IRVINE, Calif. – November 1, 201lHID Global, trusted leader in solutions for the delivery of secure identity, today announced its OMNIKEY® Device Service Provider (DSP) software for IBM® Tivoli® TAM enterprise single sign on (eSSO). The new solution is a software interface that enables customers to benefit from converged physical and logical access control on a single card by using their existing contactless physical access credentials in conjunction with IBM Tivoli TAM eSSO for sign on to IT networks and applications.

The OMNIKEY DSP software is certified for use with IBM Tivoli Access Manager eSSO and enables plug-and-play connectivity of HID Global’s OMNIKEY contactless readers with IBM Tivoli Service Provider Interface (SPI) for secure sign on to critical network assets.

"Contactless authentication to computer networks using the same credential for physical access is a powerful combination that delivers the highest level of convenience and security to enterprise end users," said Thomas Muth, product line manager with HID Global. “HID Global’s OMNIKEY DSP software extends the universe credentials that can be used with IBM Tivoli and OMNIKEY smart card readers, while leveraging an organization’s existing card base to offer a cost effective solution that is easy to deploy.”

Supporting standard iCLASS®, iCLASS SEä, HID® PROX, MIFARE® and other technologies for contactless sign on to IBM Tivoli, the OMNIKEY DSP software can be deployed to large networks and includes an easy-to-use graphical user interface as well as a configurable Windows® Unattended Setup Installer for simple configuration, validation and implementation.

Availability
HID Global’s OMNIKEY® Device Service Provider software for IBM® Tivoli® TAM eSSO is available immediately and can be downloaded free of charge at www.hidglobal.com/ibm-tivoli.

About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for secure identity solutions for millions of customers around the world. Recognized for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global is the supplier of choice for OEMs, system integrators, and application developers serving a variety of markets. These markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; highly secure government ID; and identification technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company's primary brands include HID®, ActivIdentity®, FARGO®, and LaserCard®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,100 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.