HID Global Unveils Trusted Cloud Service for Creating and Tracking NFC Tags

Company Unveils HID Trusted Tag Services Platform for deploying NFC tags for asset and document certification.

HID Global announced a new cloud-based platform for secure Near Field Communications (NFC) tags and services that eliminates the inherent risks of authenticating original documents, processes, data-logging and high-value assets with traditional sign-off procedures. The HID Trusted Tag Services platform secures assets and protects consumers from counterfeit goods while improving authentication convenience by using contactless readers or any NFC-enabled smartphone. HID Trusted Tag transponders can be embedded within an item or attached to a document to establish its unique identity, and presented to any NFC-enabled reader or smartphone to verify its authenticity.

The HID Trusted Tag Services ecosystem includes a comprehensive range of tag, inlay and card solutions as well as the HID Trusted Tag authentication transaction environment. This environment enables cloud-based provisioning of identity certificates to the NFC tags, as well as the revocation of certificates at any time, such as when a batch of high-value items has been stolen. HID Global is extending technology licenses to qualified partners to enable third-party development of secure NFC products and applications that can be used within the company’s HID Trusted Tag Services platform infrastructure.

Authentication tags can be attached to a document with an electronically signed and cryptographically secure digital certificate of authenticity from the owner or trusted certification entity. Impossible to clone or duplicate, these tags can also be embedded in a product or incorporated in tamper-resistant stickers that can be attached to products and equipment. Users can verify authenticity with complete confidence at any time in the product or document’s lifetime. With NFC-enabled smartphones, this authentication process can be performed anywhere, at any time, using a smartphone application.

The HID Trusted Tag Services platform includes NFC and other RFID tags, as well as HID Global’s secure TIP boundary for conducting authenticated transactions. TIP uses an identity model called the Secure Identity Object to safeguard all authentication transactions between HID Trusted Tag transponders, phones and readers. The HID Trusted Tag service can be used with any NFC-enabled smartphone or mobile device within the service’s secure TIP boundary. HID Trusted Tag solutions can also be used with authentication certification platforms and RFID tags from other manufacturers, and HID Global also plans to expand its own tag offering with a variety of Trusted Tag application-specific and custom follow-on products.

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