ldentiv was formed by the merger of SCM Mi crosystems, Inc. (a leading U.S.-based provid er of
contact and contactless smart card read ers and reader modules), Bluehill ID AG (a Swiss technology
company focused on RFID) and Hirsch Electronics, LLC (a U.S. government-ap proved provider of
physical access control solu tions). Through internal development, ldentiv has grown into an
industry-leading company with an impressive platform of security and identification solutions. The
company is headquartered in the USA. IDENTIV now has offices in Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan and
Especially suitable for government, healthcare, airports and aviation and education
How does it work
The user registers with an online service and generates a new key pair on the device used -
consisting of a private key and a public Fl002 key. While the private key is stored on the device and
is only known on the client side, the public key is registered in the key database of the web service.
Subsequent authentications can only be performed by proving the private key, which must always be
unlocked by a user action. There are various options, such as entering a PIN, pressing a button, voice
input or inserting a separate two-factor hardware (FID02 token). Some operating systems, such as
Windows 10 and Android, can now also act as security tokens themselves.