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HID Global acquires HydrantID


September 18, 2019
By SP&T Staff
SP&T Staff

AUSTIN, Texas — HID Global has acquired HydrantID, a provider of management and automation services to secure enterprise organizations’ data, IT systems, networks, and IoT.

HydrantID, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, specializes in public key infrastructure (PKI) as-a-service solutions that address the critical security needs of networks and IoT system for enterprise, government, financial and other information security-conscious customers.

“We are evolving HID’s Identity and Access Management business to provide one-stop solutions for PKI services across the enterprise,” said Stefan Widing, president and CEO with HID Global, in a prepared statement. “With the acquisition of HydrantID, we are now able to offer enterprise customers a broader range of options, plus the flexibility and scalability of PKI-as-a-service to improve information security.”

Utilizing hybrid-cloud trust architecture, HID says HydrantID’s solution helps its customers reduce operating complexities while extending the use of certificate-based authentication and encryption across their organization.

According to HID, a key benefit of HydrantID is its ability to automate certificate lifecycle events and distribution using industry-standard protocols and “out-of-the-box” integration with common enterprise network software and platforms.

HID says the joint solution portfolio will allow customers to deploy scalable certificate-based authentication and encryption for protection of complex enterprise data and IoT devices.

HydrantID will join HID IdenTrust, under HID’s Identity and Access Management business.