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Extending proven Identity technology to issue and manage hundreds of millions of credentials and authentications

CURRENT THREAT SCENARIO

A range of increasingly sophisticated security threats demonstrates the critical need for government organizations to find the strongest authentication methods available today. Complex IT environments combined with the growing popularity of social media, USB and mobile devices necessitate interoperability and heterogeneity of government identity management solutions to ensure technology support and ease of integration. Governments around the world are mandating higher levels of security to counter the increasing sophistication and complexity of attacks on computer systems and facilities. The recent WikiLeaks scandal and the Gawker site attack that jeopardized federal employees’ credentials underscore the importance of an effective access management system. The cornerstone for any solution to increase security is the capability to verify with assurance the people that have authorized access. With an identity and access management system in place, a government body can ensure controlled and regulated use and access of classified information and intellectual property.

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WHAT DOES THIS TECHNOLOGY DO?

ActivIdentity’s innovative new Credential Issuance and Verification (CCIV) solutions provide compliant, secure, affordable access to both logical and physical assets, fixed or mobile. ActivIdentity’s CCIV makes issuing, managing, revoking and verifying the most secure credentials faster, easier, and more secure at the same time. ActivIdentity’s CCIV extends the value of existing FIPS 201 and Global Platform smart card investments to provide urgently needed security enhancement in multiple environments. The ActivIdentity CCIV is comprised of a series of interoperable products. Government agencies can select one or more of these products to create a solution that meets their specific identity assurance requirements, mandates and use cases. The CCIV includes a new appliance implementation of the ActivID™ Card Management System (CMS) which significantly reduces deployment time and cost to stand up a certificate-based credential issuance system. ActivClient™ for mobile devices extends FIPS 201 level security to smart phone data, web access, email encryption and digital signatures. The new ActivEntry™ solution upgrades Physical Access Control Systems (PACS) to verify smart card credentials with a central certificate authority to enforce the highest levels of identity assurance at facility doors. ActivEntry Mobile can verify credentials and associated attributes even in off line mode at checkpoints or emergency sites.In total, ActivIdentity’s new CCIV solution suite leverages expertise and technology developed working with over 200 agencies in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia, and beyond, issuing more than 30 million PIV/CAC/smart card credentials to employees, enlisted personnel, contractors and citizens.

ActivIdentity’s CCIV component technologies are the most proven, widely deployed, compliant, and forward thinking smart card solution for government customers. The ActivIdentity government employee credential issuance solution enables a single, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) compliant credential, created and managed by the ActivIdentity technology. It supports secure access to multiple physical and logical assets across agencies and for non-government employees accessing government resources. Imagine issuing and managing a single card that lets users physically get in the door, log onto a critical application or network and use that same credential to digitally encrypt and decrypt data, as well as digitally sign emails from their desktop, laptop and smart phones, while maintaining both security and compliance. ActivIdentity’s smart card-based identity solutions have been selected by more government agencies than any other provider, including the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. General Services Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NASA, U.K. Metropolitan Police, State of Colorado and Queensland Department of Transportation. The ActivIdentity solutions benefits include support of very large user populations; appliance option that reduces deployment time and cost; compliance with stringent government and industry standards, including U.S. Federal FIPS 201 for Personal Identity Verification (PIV) credentials; enforcement of logical security policies for local, remote and smartphone mobile access; and upgrades of existing physical access control systems (PACS) to authenticate credentials at full range of assurance levels.

CONCLUSION:

The ActivIdentity suite of CCIV solutions provides an unprecedented breadth of ways to issue and verify user credentials to better deal with rapidly evolving threats. CCIV products provide an integrated platform to issue and manage identity devices and credentials to improve security throughout government organizations. With streamlined administration and management, credentialed parties can conveniently gain secure access to government networks, applications and facilities with a single compliant card. ActivIdentity works with over 200 agencies in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia, and beyond to develop and deploy the most trusted Identity Assurance solutions in the world. ActivIdentity’s smart card-based identity solutions have been selected by more government agencies than any other provider, including the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. General Services Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NASA, U.K. Metropolitan Police, State of Colorado and Queensland Department of Transportation.

ActivIdentity
6623 Dumbarton Circle
Fremont, CA 94555 USA

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