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Eid Passport Partners with HID Global to Enhance Highest Assurance ID Management Solution

Eid Passport, Inc., a national leader in high-assurance identity management solution providers, will partner with HID Global, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, to further enhance its RAPIDGate Premier™ solution to secure physical and digital assets for commercial, government and military organizations.

The partnership will bring the power of HID Global’s pivCLASS® credentialing and card creation technology together with Eid Passport’s leading identity management solution, RAPIDGate Premier. The cards will be securely provisioned using HID Global’s ActivID® Credential Management System (CMS). The complete solution will help organizations quickly identify who they can trust for physical and logical access to critical assets using a PIV-I (Personal Identity Verification-Interoperable) credential.

PIV-I credentials are PKI-based, built on federal standards, and the highest level of identity assurance commercially available. Eid Passport is one of only eight commercial entities currently approved as a PKI provider and authorized to support PIV-I credentials. Furthermore, it is the only entity that integrates background vetting into its initial verification process as well as into recurring screens that happen every 90 days, providing an additional layer of security unmatched by other providers.

“Partnering with HID Global is another opportunity to enhance our best-in-class identity management solutions for commercial, government and military customers,” said Steve Larson, chairman and CEO of Eid Passport. “Integrating their credentialing technology into what we already provide our customers from an identity management perspective provides additional efficiencies and innovation that will benefit end users.”

HID Global’s pivCLASS dual-interface (contact/contactless) technology is a high-security ID solution that provides combined logical and physical access with optimized security through multi-layered authentication. HID Global’s ActivID CMS makes it easy to define and apply policies to manage data, applets, and digital certificates across the entire lifecycle of an identity.

About Eid Passport

Eid Passport, Inc. (www.eidpassport.com) is a market leader in high-assurance identity management solutions in the United States. The company integrates leading-edge products and services into solutions that combine identity authentication, background screening and identity management. Eid Passport’s flagship product offering, the RAPIDGate® program, provides highly secure gate-access-based facilities—such as military installations, government buildings, federal agencies, manufacturing and distribution sites, ports and commercial ports, and commercial buildings—with increased security and streamlined access for a variety of authorized personnel. Founded in November 2001, Eid Passport is headquartered in Hillsboro, Ore., with offices in Minot, N.D. and Alexandria, Va.

RAPIDGate® and Eid Passport® are registered trademarks of Eid Passport, Inc.

About HID Global

HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, management, and use of secure identities for millions of customers around the world. The company’s served markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company’s primary brands include ActivID®, EasyLobby®, FARGO®, IdenTrust®, LaserCard®, Lumidigm®, and HID®. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 2,200 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit http://www.hidglobal.com.

® HID, pivCLASS® and the HID logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HID Global in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks, service marks, and product or service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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