Fremont, Calif., April 2, 2008 – ActivIdentity Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTI), a global leader in digital identity assurance, today announced that ActivIdentity® ActivClient™ 6.1 smart card middleware has been approved by the General Services Administration (GSA) for Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 201. In addition, the ActivID Card Management System (CMS) 4.0 for PIV is also on the GSA FIPS 201 approved products list. These complimentary offerings serve the needs of Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies, Contractors and First Responders that need to deploy smart employee ID solutions and interoperate with FIPS 201. The ActivClient™ 6.1, an update to our ActivClient™ 6.0 demonstrates our continued support of US government agencies deploying Smart Employee ID solutions.
Over 3 million copies of ActivIdentity client middleware have been sold for use on federal desktops. The latest version of the ActivClient™ 6.1 smart card middleware supports Windows Vista. Together with the ActivID card management system which offers proven reliability and has been issued to over 11 million smart cards for US federal employees, ActivIdentity is the most broadly used smart employee ID solutions in the US federal government.
The ActivIdentity Smart Employee ID solution for PIV is based on open standards with APIs that enable customers to integrate with existing and future identity management and physical access control systems. ActivClient and ActivID CMS support a wide variety of environments including certificate authorities, directories, databases, identity management systems, and physical access control systems which reduce the time, risk cost and complexity of deployment. In addition, ActivID CMS 4.0 securely updates and manages smart card applications and content in the field to further extend the capabilities and life of the card.
“ActivIdentity conscientiously works with government agencies to ensure its identity assurance platform provides them a secure and flexible foundation upon which to continue strengthening and building their personnel identification systems to maximize their return on investment.” Thomas Jahn added.
The ActivIdentity smart employee ID solution goes beyond compliance with the PIV interoperability standard by enabling a complete range of solutions that leverage the PIV card and its infrastructure, including strong authentication to networks, workstations and software applications, as well as secure information and transactions with digital signature and encryption. In addition, ActivID CMS and ActivClient are integrated with ActivIdentity SecureLogin® SSO as well as our 4TRESS AAA Server for Remote Access to enable the PIV card to secure access to networks and applications.
ActivIdentity Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTI) is the trusted provider of identity assurance solutions for the enterprise, government, healthcare, and financial services markets worldwide. The company provides the only fully-integrated platform enabling organizations to issue, manage and use identity devices and credentials for secure access, secure communications, legally binding digital transactions, as well as smart citizen services.
ActivIdentity customers experience multiple benefits including increased network security, protection against identity theft and online fraud, enhanced workforce productivity, business process efficiencies, and regulatory compliance.
ActivIdentity® solutions include Smart Employee ID, Enterprise Single Sign On, Strong Authentication, Secure Information and Transactions, and Smart Citizen ID. ActivIdentity products include SecureLogin® SSO, ActivClient™ smart card middleware, ActivID™ Card Management System, 4TRESS™ AAA Server, one-time password (OTP) tokens, and ActivKey™ USB tokens.
More than 15 million users and 4,000 customers worldwide rely on solutions from ActivIdentity. Headquartered in Fremont, Calif., the company has development centers in the United States, Australia, France, and sales and service centers in more than ten countries.
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