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Intercede and CoreStreet Announce Full Integration of MyID and CoreStreet PIVMAN Solutions

Leaders in Identity Management and Credential Validation Industries Team to Enable Mobile Authentication at Major Public Venues and Events

Leicestershire, England, and Cambridge, MA, February 20th, 2008 – Intercede Group plc, a leading developer and supplier of smart card and identity credential management software, and CoreStreet, the leader in credential validation solutions, today announced the integration of Intercede’s MyID with the CoreStreet PIVMAN solution. This integration allows customers to more easily implement an identity verification and security solution for major events such as sporting championships and political conventions, as well as for disaster management by the First Responder community.

Intercede’s MyID is a smart card and identity credential management system that enables organizations to enroll, issue and manage the lifecycle of smart cards, USB authentication devices, PKI certificates, biometrics and other identity credentials.

The CoreStreet PIVMAN solution consists of software for handheld devices designed to allow authorized personnel the ability to control access to any site with confidence by quickly authenticating and validating the roles and identities of individuals wishing to enter an area.

The integration of MyID and CoreStreet PIVMAN provides an easy-to-install, configure and operate solution for end-to-end identity enrolment, vetting, issuance and lifecycle management, as well as operational authentication and validation of credentials. The solution components have been successfully used to issue and validate credentials at several First Responder exercises and a key NATO conference.

“Being able to quickly and reliably validate credentials at major events where security is a high-priority is critical – particularly when there are thousands of people that need access inside the perimeter,” said Richard Parris, CEO, Intercede. “The decision to more closely integrate Intercede's and CoreStreet's identity and credential management systems was a natural choice given our successful collaboration on ID projects for high profile events. The depth and comprehensiveness of this joint solution redefines the competitive landscape for customers and integrators of large scale credentialing projects.”

By fully integrating their products, both companies increase speed in development of robust products and solutions, reduce risk by leveraging solid technical frameworks for identity and attribute management, and gain new complementary functionality. This integration of complementary products provides customers in government and event management, as well as in the financial, critical infrastructure and bio-pharma sectors, with a secure and flexible enterprise-wide identity solution.

“This integration of Intercede and CoreStreet products provides for a smart card-based identity solution that will allow customers to immediately verify the identities of individuals, check their competencies and provide access control anywhere at venues,” said Chris Broderick, CEO, CoreStreet. “CoreStreet and Intercede have successfully worked jointly on a number of critical programs and we look forward to expanding the relationship.”

About Intercede:
Intercede Group plc is a leading developer and supplier of smart card and identity management software listed on the London Stock Exchange (IGP LN) (IGP.L). Intercede's MyID software manages the secure registration, issuance and lifecycle of digital identities for a wide range of uses. This requires the integration of multiple technologies and products from many different vendors, including smart cards, biometrics, digital certificates, Open Platform applets and physical access control systems.
Intercede works with a number of market leading OEM, re-seller and technology partners that supply MyID technology to the global market place including: Athena Smartcard Solutions, Gemalto, Oberthur Card Systems, Oracle, RSA Security, SafeNet, Thales, VeriSign and a variety of systems integrators and other security product and service providers.
Intercede and MyID are registered trademarks or trademarks in the UK, US and/or other countries.

About CoreStreet:
Every day, the world’s most demanding government and commercial enterprises rely on CoreStreet technology to authorize critical events, ranging from signed communications and transactions to physical access. More information, including technical whitepapers, industry solution studies and a list of the patents awarded to the company, is available at corestreet.com.