SCB Solutions, Inc. Delivers Strong Logical Access as an HID iCLASS Development Partner Program

Protecting access to workstations and networks is vital to the protection of company assets in today’s corporate environment. To meet that need, SCB Solutions, Inc. has joined HID Corporation’s iCLASS Development Partner Program.

Arlington VA (PRWEB) June 7, 2005 -- Protecting access to workstations and networks is vital to the protection of company assets in today’s corporate environment. To meet that need, SCB Solutions, Inc. has joined HID Corporation’s iCLASS Development Partner Program.

SCB Solutions, Inc. offers SCB Access™ as an affordable solution for Secure Logon and Single Sign-On applications. A user can access a PC or an application by inserting a smart card and a PIN code. With SCB Access™, user names and passwords are securely encrypted and stored on a smart card. User names and passwords are then submitted automatically to the appropriate applications. Users need to remember only one password to unlock their smart card.

Physical and logical access are converging into identification security programs that reduce the need for separate and conflicting process in the issuance, infrastructure and management of employee ID. The HID iCLASS platform helps to bring about more integrated ID and authentication programs.

“HID Corporation is a world class provider of secure physical access control technology,” said Rod Donnelly, SCB Solutions’ VP of Sales. “SCB Access™ logical access applications on the iCLASS card reduce cost and infrastructure requirements, while increasing the efficiency of corporate and IT security programs. SCB Access™ and iCLASS together is the smart choice in access control.”

“We’re proud to work with SCB Solutions as an iCLASS development partner,” said Dovell Bonnett, HID’s Director of Partners and Alliances. Increasing the adoption of logical access through cost-effective products with multiple layers of security offers physical access control users more opportunities to leverage their existing deployment of contactless smart cards.”

Using an existing employee credential to serve as an ID badge, physical access control credential, and PC / network access control credential is cost-effective and efficient.

About SCB Solutions, Inc.
SCB Solutions, Inc. is a provider of smart card and identity technologies. The company portfolio includes integrated smart card applications and products for the education, healthcare and enterprise markets. SCB Solutions' offerings include SCB Access™ logical access, secure logon and single sign-on applications, and Sm@rtSite™, an integrated multi-application smart card system with modules for card management, identification, payment services, security and loyalty. The SCB Solutions consulting practice is designed to provide strategic, technological and logistical support to enterprises considering new identification and authentication. For more information on SCB Solutions, Inc, visit http://www.scbsolutions.com

About HID Corporation
As the largest manufacturer of contactless access control readers and cards for the security industry, HID has shipped over 200 million credentials to customers worldwide. HID pioneered the development of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology for physical access control. Proximity and iCLASS® technologies can be housed on the same credential and combined with other technologies such as magnetic stripe, barcode, or contact smart chip modules. This provides users the ability to leverage their investment in existing systems while seamlessly upgrading to new technologies and adding new applications. For increased security, users can add a photo ID or anti-counterfeiting element such as a hologram or ultraviolet ink. HID’s experience in developing card technologies enables them to play a critical role in the evolution and adoption of contactless smart card technology used for applications such as access control, IT secure authentication, digital cash, the storage of biometric templates, and the storage and retrieval of critical information. For more information on HID, visit www.hidcorp.com.

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