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HID Global Acquires Provider of Visitor Security Solutions

Acquisition of EasyLobby Strengthens Portfolio for Physical Access Control, Secure Issuance and Managed Services Markets

HID Global, a provider of secure identity and physical access security solutions, today announced that it has acquired EasyLobby, a company that helps manage security of on-site visitors.

HID Global LogoEasyLobby’s solutions provide visitor registration, tracking, reporting, badge printing, asset and package management, web-based pre-registration, and employee/contractor time and attendance functionality. EasyLobby’s solutions can be integrated with a wide variety of access control, human resources and other systems.

Physical security is playing an increasingly important part in overall information security strategies, and while every company has different setups, physical access directly translates to unique risks and vulnerabilities.

“Don’t overlook the physical facilities such as the office building and back up facilities,” explains Chris Hinkley, Senior Security Engineer at FireHost, in a recent SecurityWeek column. “No matter what size of business you have, if you’re dealing with sensitive and critical customer data, then the easiest way for a thief to access that data is to walk into your building and take it.”

HID says the acquisition will bring a number of synergies with its portfolio across its identity and access management business. “The addition of EasyLobby’s product suite, large installed base and strong customer engagements will enable us to broaden our offering to include trusted solutions for a wide range of visitor management applications,” said HID Global president and CEO Denis Hébert. “Additionally, this acquisition brings us a talented team with a highly complementary skillset.”

Irvine, California-based HID Global has over 2,100 employees worldwide with international offices that support more than 100 countries.

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.