Secure Identity Management and Authentication Tools for the Military

Hideez Solutions for IT

WHY?

Identity verification solutions that work perfectly for banks or business enterprises do not work on a battlefield where the mere act of getting a card out of your pocket is clumsy at best and impossible at worst. To address the problem of user identification in a harsh military environment, Hideez has developed a universal digital token for identification in digital systems and physical access to premises.

Currently, the military uses the ordinary combination of login and password or plastic smart cards for both physical and digital access. By today's standards, logins and passwords are not secure, and cards are a very inconvenient and rather ancient technology, especially on the battlefield.

Hideez Authentication Service consists of wearable wireless tokens which can provide combatants with secure and easy identification and authentication to access army laptops, tablets, networks, servers, applications, web services, and premises.

    HOW?

    Protect intellectual property

     

    Hideez hardware security keys combine automated password-based authentication & 2FA with passwordless FIDO authentication technology using modern world standards - NIST, FIPS 140-2, PCI DSS.

     

    Privileged Acess Management

    Rather than requiring users to insert a card into a reader or manually type in a password, Hideez Key allows computer systems to recognize soldiers when they are near a computer or other protected system. The device prompts the soldiers to enter a second identification factor, such as a personal identification number, and the soldiers log out automatically as they move away from the computer and leave the system's coverage area, the PC is getting locked automatically.

     

    Two Factor Authentication for the Military

    Contactless security tokens are a user-friendly tool that provides significant cost savings for the military. You can advance authentication capabilities without having to redesign or deploy new tactical hardware on every laptop, server, handheld device, or weapon system.

    WHAT?

    Hideez offers an all-in-one solution that includes secure password managementdesktop MFApasswordless authentication based on biometric logins or QR codes, and many other features. To better understand this, we’ll take a closer look at the four main components of the Hideez Authentication Service. These are:

    Hideez Server is a FIDO2 / WebAuthn server & SAML 2.0 Identity Provider for managing privileged access, managing remote offices and employees, and controlling their physical access. It delivers passwordless FIDO2 authentication and two-factor authentication in an environment that features many users and workstations, meaning that you obtain strong authentication that doesn’t rely on shared secrets. For example, the Hideez Server allows IT admins to grant or restrict access to military personnel and subordinates in a streamlined and secure manner. 
    Hideez Authenticator is a handy free mobile app available for both Android and iOS devices. Once soldiers set it up on their mobile devices, they can utilize the app to conveniently sign in to their accounts or generate one-time QR codes. In other words, the Hideez Authenticator essentially turns the user’s smartphone device into a personal security token. And, as it meets robust authentication standards, users don’t have to worry about any unauthorized access problems or other issues with their accounts.

    Hideez Keys  Hideez Keys

    When it comes to ensuring better cybersecurity in the military sphere, the Hideez Keys are an optional addition but a very valuable one. Hideez Key 3 and Hideez Key 4 are the best hardware security keys allowing secure password management, 2FA and passwordless authnetication based on FIDO standards, proximity-based authentication and physical access control all at once. They comply with the latest cybersecurity standards and support multiple protocols. With these small devices, employees can obtain added conveniences like managing their passwords, using autofill features, and generating one-time passwords. Moreover, users can also lock or unlock Windows computers using the proximity lock feature and even open RFID door locks.

    🖥  Hideez Client

    The last part of the Hideez Authentication Service, but an equally important one as the previous three, the Hideez Client software for Windows personal computers ensures all of the above features work without a hitch. Like the Hideez Key, this is an optional component of the Hideez Authentication Service. It provides a connection between the keys and the server and ensures secure user credential management.

    KEY BENEFITS

    Of course, understanding the “why, how, and what” of the topic, we should also highlight the main benefits of the Hideez Authentication Service. Here’s a quick rundown of what security advantages you can look forward to with Hideez:

    • Strong Protection – You can count on sound protection against different types of online attacks, including phishing, spoofing, and man-in-the-middle attacks.
    • Compliance – The Hideez Authentication Service is compliant with all of the latest modern security and privacy standards. This includes PCI Data Security Standards, GCSx CoCo, HIPAA, SOX, as well as NIST guidelines and FIPS 140-2.
    • Remote Access – With advantageous remote control access and privileged access management, leadership doesn’t need to reveal credentials to employees to let them use corporate tools and platforms.
    • Data Encryption – All of the data is securely encrypted. This can be done either on your phone through the Hideez Authenticator or directly through a Hideez security key.
    • Fast and Convenient Use  The passwordless login system allows for instant access, saving users the time they would otherwise spend on typing their credentials on every occasion they want to log in. This saves a lot of time in the long run.
    • Electronic identity — Identity proofing is offered for organizations requiring a higher level of identity assurance.

    BENEFITS

    • Wireless connection
    • Login to PC in 3 seconds
    • Automatically lock your computer by proximity
    • No need to remember and enter passwords by hand
    • Automatic password change
    • Generation of complex cryptographic passwords
    • FIDO2 as a modern standard for passwordless authentication 
    • Combination of physical and digital access in one token

     

     

    Components

    Hideez Server
    Hideez Server
    • Centralized Identity Management
    • Grant and confiscate Privileged Access
    • Assign or reset passwords remotely
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    Hideez Authenticator
    Hideez Authenticator
    • A free mobile app for Android and iOS
    • Login to computers using your phone
    • Passwordless login with biometrics or one-time QR codes
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    Hideez Key
    Hideez Security Keys
    • Hideez Key 3 or Hideez Key 4
      Password management & 2FA
      Proximity-based PC lock/unlock
      FIDO2 passwordless authentication
      RFID electronic door lock

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    Hideez Client
    Hideez Client Software
    • Connection between the Hideez Server and Hideez Keys
    • Add, edit, and delete personal accounts
    • Automatic protection from phishing
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