SOURCE: ActivIdentity


February 15, 2011 07:15 ET

ActivIdentity Appoints Jerome Becquart Vice President and General Manager

Company Veteran to Drive ActivIdentity and HID Global's Strategy of Secure Identity in the Information Security Market

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - February 15, 2011) - ActivIdentity Corporation, a global leader in secure identity solutions, today announced the appointment of company veteran Jerome Becquart to vice president and general manager. In this role, Becquart will drive ActivIdentity's company and product integration with HID Global, which acquired ActivIdentity in December 2010, to help HID expand its secure identity strategy in the information security market.

"HID Global is recognized as a trusted leader in the delivery of secure identity solutions, and we look forward to helping our customers meet their information security and compliance requirements," said Anthony Ball, senior vice president, Identity & Access Management with HID Global. "Jerome's extensive industry knowledge and hands-on experience working with customers and industry leaders in authentication and credential management are second to none. He is the ideal executive to lead our pursuit of extending customer value through expanding our authentication and credential solutions."

Becquart joined ActivIdentity in 1996. During his tenure, he has been a company leader in the areas of product management and solutions marketing, engineering, professional services, and production and technical support. Most recently, Becquart was vice president of products and services. Prior to joining ActivIdentity, Becquart was a lead engineer at VeriFone. Becquart holds a master's degree in telecommunications from the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (Paris) and a Master of Science degree in telecommunications from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Rennes (Rennes, France). He is also a member of the board of directors of GlobalPlatform.

"HID Global has a long and impressive history of shaping the security industry landscape," said Becquart. "As ActivIdentity becomes HID's center of gravity for information security and combines those capabilities with HID's market-leading solutions for physical access, we are uniquely positioned to be the first player to unlock the value of converged physical and logical access control solutions."

ActivIdentity is showcasing its vision for the future of physical-logical access convergence at the 2011 RSA Conference in San Francisco, CA by demonstrating a variety of secure identity solutions for enterprise, government and secure online banking at booth #1128 in the Moscone Center. To hear the complete integration story, visitors are also encouraged to visit HID Global at booth #823.

About ActivIdentity
ActivIdentity Corporation is a global leader in secure identity solutions, enabling customers to confidently establish trust in online activities. Over 2,500 enterprise, online banking and government organizations rely on ActivIdentity's authentication and credential management solutions to meet their security and compliance requirements. ActivIdentity is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. ActivIdentity is part of HID Global, an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit

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