From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Type Part of HID Global, an ASSA ABLOY Group Brand
Industry Security
Headquarters Silicon Valley, California, USA
Products Versatile Authentication, Credential Management, Authentication Devices, Security Clients, Validation, Access Control

ActivIdentity was acquired by HID Global in 2010 [1] ActivIdentity is an identity assurance provider based in Silicon Valley, California. The company is focused on helping organizations prove and establish trust in a person’s identity when accessing resources on the network. The business provides authentication and smart card services to agencies, including the United States Department of Defense [2]. The company claims to have issued more than 100 million credentials to enterprise, government and commerce organizations.


End-users of ActivIdentity solutions primarily include enterprise, government and commerce markets [3]. In 2011, Department of Defense smart card readers running ActivClient were targeted through servers located in China.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Blasco, Jaime. "Sykipot variant hijacks DOD and Windows smart cards." Alienvault, January 13, 2012

External links[edit]