Overview

RapidIdentity MFA supports over 40 forms of RFID technology in various devices, including: DESFire, HID iCLASS, MIFARE, NFC, HID PROX, and more.
An RFID card (or transponder) is a passive electronic device that relies on a reader to provide the necessary power for start-up and communication. The card consists of one or several application-specific integrated circuits each of them connected to a multi-turn antenna, that when combined, creates the 125 KHz or 13.56 MHz resonant frequency. Please check the RapidIdentity MFA Client Administrator’s Guide, selected reader datasheet, or contact Identity Automation for the current hardware compatibility list.

HID Prox cards

A RFID device contains a module that emits a unique identifier when presented to a RFID reader. RFID devices come in many different form factors and generally support two different frequencies, 125 kHz and 13.56 MHz. The majority of older implementations in the United States use 125 kHz technology while newer implementations use 13.56 MHz. 13.56 MHz technology is generally considered more secure due to mutual authentication between the device and reader and more complex cryptography. RFID based authentication is considered less secure than contact smart cards or biometrics, but more secure than other forms of authentication. RapidIdentity MFA manages the lifecycle of both 125 kHz and 13.56 MHz devices and the selection of PINs by users.

HID iCLASS

iCLASS 13.56 MHz read/write contactless smart card technology provides versatile interoperability. iCLASS smart cards make logical access control more powerful, more versatile, and most important of all, offers enhanced security through encryption and mutual authentication. At the same time, iCLASS is user-friendly, delivering the convenience, affordability and reliability of proximity technology.

MIFARE

A RFID device contains a module that emits a unique identifier when presented to a RFID reader. RFID devices come in many different form factors and generally support two different frequencies, 125 kHz and 13.56 MHz. The majority of older implementations in the United States use 125 kHz technology while newer implementations use 13.56 MHz. 13.56 MHz technology is generally considered more secure due to mutual authentication between the device and reader and more complex cryptography. RFID based authentication is considered less secure than contact smart cards or biometrics, but more secure than other forms of authentication. RapidIdentity MFA manages the lifecycle of both 125 kHz and 13.56 MHz devices and the selection of PINs by users.

 Mifare
 HID iCLASS
DESFire

A RFID device contains a module that emits a unique identifier when presented to a RFID reader. RFID devices come in many different form factors and generally support two different frequencies, 125 kHz and 13.56 MHz. The majority of older implementations in the United States use 125 kHz technology while newer implementations use 13.56 MHz. 13.56 MHz technology is generally considered more secure due to mutual authentication between the device and reader and more complex cryptography. RFID based authentication is considered less secure than contact smart cards or biometrics, but more secure than other forms of authentication. RapidIdentity MFA manages the lifecycle of both 125 kHz and 13.56 MHz devices and the selection of PINs by users.

HID Crescendo Series Smart Cards

Smart card technology contains a cryptographic module to facilitate the generation and security of PKI keys that are used to authenticate to operating systems and applications, sign documents, or encrypt data, such as files or emails. RapidIdentity MFA manages the lifecycle of smart card devices, the creation of PKI certificates on the device, and the selection of PINs by users. Smart card technology is commonly used in the US Government and is considered one of the stronger forms of authentication.

 HID Crescendo

Dual technology smart card technology contains a cryptographic module to facilitate the generation and security of PKI keys that are used to authenticate to operating systems and applications, sign documents, or encrypt data, such as files or emails. RapidIdentity MFA manages the lifecycle of smart card devices, the creation of PKI certificates on the device, and the selection of PINs by users. Smart card technology is commonly used in the US Government and is considered one of the stronger forms of authentication. In addition to the cryptographic modual, dual technology smart cards can contain 125 kHz and 13.56 MHz RFID technology; however, neither RFID technology communicates with the cryptographic module. These cards are ideal for combining physical and cyber access in one card.

 Dual-interface cards

A dual interface smart card contains a cryptographic module linked to a 13.56 MHz antenea that facilitates the generation and security of PKI keys that are used to authenticate to operating systems and applications, sign documents, or encrypt data, such as files or emails. RapidIdentity MFA manages the lifecycle of smart card devices, the creation of PKI certificates on the device, and the selection of PINs by users. Smart card technology is commonly used in the US Government and is considered one of the stronger forms of authentication. Dual interface smart card come in card format only and can be used for physical and cyber access in contact and contactless readers.

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