HID Global’s iCLASS® Seos™ smart cards are based on a secure, open technology to manage and authenticate identities. The cards primarily address the need for securing identities for the physical access control solution (PACS) market but are also provisioned to support other applications, including One-Time Password authentication (OTP) for login into networks and other IT resources. iCLASS Seos cards are ideal for organizations with stringent security requirements for their credential solution, as well as enterprise and government organizations looking for a cost-effective solution. As part of the iCLASS SE® platform, the cards deliver superior data integrity and privacy protection by leveraging the latest cryptographic algorithms. iCLASS Seos cards also utilize a secure messaging protocol to protect data transmission with the off-card applications providing strong authentication mechanisms to protect the communications between card and reader.
Delivering maximum interoperability, iCLASS Seos cards include a standardsbased application that offers a universal card command interface. The solution also supports an ISO/IEC 7816-4 command set and data model that defines the supported interfaces between an iCLASS Seos card and the reader. iCLASS Seos cards provide trusted management of secure identities within HID Global’s iCLASS SE platform that is based on its Secure Identity Object (SIO) data model. The iCLASS SE platform manages the secure distribution and life span of credentials. iCLASS Seos supports multiple SIOs carried on a single credential/device to secure PACS (along with any other application data). This enables applications to provide individual protected data sets for the identities in each application. For migration purposes, the credential is available as multi-technology card that combines 125 KHz Proximity and a high frequency Seos contactless microprocessor.