ActivIdentity Subsidiary CoreStreet to Showcase Innovative Converged Logical and Physical Access Control Solution at GSA Open House
FREMONT, Calif. – January 21, 2010 – ActivIdentity Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTI), a global leader in strong authentication and credential management, today announced that CoreStreet Ltd., an ActivIdentity subsidiary, will showcase an innovative converged logical and physical access control solution at the General Services Administration (GSA) Open House on February 2, 2010.
Funded in part by the GSA, CertiPath, the trusted credentialing authority for aviation, aerospace and defense organizations, was tapped to implement and showcase a solution that could overcome today’s fragmented, expensive and vulnerable approach to managing logical and physical identity verification and access control. The objective was to assemble a solution that conforms to the principles of the Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12, Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 201, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Special Publication (SP) 800-116.
The solution that will be showcased at the GSA Open House on February 2, 2010 is based on Personal Identity Verification (PIV) and PIV-Interoperable (PIV-I) digital credentials, augments existing physical access control systems (PACS), and consists of a variety of products from ActivIdentity’s subsidiary CoreStreet and Veridt.
“Working together with our partners CertiPath and Veridt allowed us to implement a converged security solution based on the smart credentials that are currently in the hands of hundred of thousands of Federal government employees and contractors,” said Bob Dulude, chief security officer at ActivIdentity’s subsidiary CoreStreet. “The integrated solution combines the CoreStreet Credential Validation Suite, CoreStreet PIVMAN solution, and CoreStreet FIPS-201 F5 Suite.”
Furthermore, the architecture and solution implemented allows for federated access control by leveraging the U.S. Federal Bridge to validate inter-agency trust, and extends outside the government space through cross-certification with bridges from CertiPath for the defense and aerospace industries, from Safe Bio-Pharma for the biopharmaceutical and healthcare industries, and from HEBCA for the education sector.
“The implementation of the federated access control solution with Veridt and ActivIdentity products showcases the possibilities for all government agencies rolling out their PIV credentials,” said Martin Janiak, president of Veridt. “Secure converged access control is no longer a faraway dream but a practical reality!”
“Working closely with both ActivIdentity and Veridt allowed us to deliver a practical implementation of our federated architecture,” said Jeff Nigriny, president at CertiPath. “The breakthrough solution for converged security will be demonstrated at GSA’s upcoming Open House on February 2nd in Exostar’s corporate offices in Herndon, VA”.
Issued in 2004, HSPD-12 requires that all federal employees and contractors be issued a PIV card, a smart card with contact and contactless interfaces, to be used as their identity credential for both logical access to information systems and physical access to facilities. SP 800-116, as published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in November 2008, covers recommendations for the use of PIV credentials in PACS.
ActivIdentity Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTI) is a global leader in strong authentication and credential management, providing solutions to confidently establish a person’s identity when interacting digitally. For more than two decades the company’s experience has been leveraged by security-minded organizations in large scale deployments such as the U.S. Department of Defense, Nissan, and Saudi Aramco. The company’s customers have issued more than 100 million credentials, securing the holder’s digital identity. ActivIdentity is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. For more information, visit www.actividentity.com.
About CoreStreet – An ActivIdentity Company
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 is available at corestreet.com.
Veridt intelligent credential reader solutions include a comprehensive array of functionality using multi-technology, multi-format device configurations for authentication and validation. Veridt products employ multiple communication protocols for enhanced security functionality and are available in a broad array of fixed and handheld wireless formats. For more information, visit www.veridt.com.
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