Intercede Announces the Most Comprehensive Software Platform for PIV, PIV-I and PIV-C Identity and Credential Management Projects

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Highlights: Latest version of MyID PIV now available – MyID PIV 8 SR1, Based on the most recent PIV Standards, Levers MyID’s interoperability to exploit convergence between Federal and non-Federal identity and credential management projects, Proven Deployments

Intercede President and Chief Executive, Richard Parris said, “This latest update to the MyID software platform continues Intercede’s momentum as the premium supplier of PIV management systems to the US government and related markets.

Intercede (London Stock Exchange AIM: IGP) today announced the release of MyID PIV Version 8 Service Release 1 (SR1) for US Federal, State and Local Government. This latest version of MyID PIV supports the most recent Federal Information Processing Standard 201 (FIPS 201) updates and is in use and available today.

Intercede already has more than 10 US Federal Government Agencies already using MyID PIV 8 and we anticipate that most of these customers will be contracting to upgrade to the new SR1 version over the coming months. The benefit to Agencies is that SR1 will enable them to maintain compliance with the recently modified SP800-73-3 standard as well as facilitating the use of the latest Microsoft platforms.

MyID PIV 8 SR1 also builds on Intercede’s substantial experience in supporting non-Federal customers who need to issue identity credentials that are interoperable with the US Federal PIV systems (PIV-I). The programs include Transportation Worker Identity Credential (TWIC), First Responder Authentication Credential (FRAC) and Airport Credentials Interoperability Solution (ACIS). Intercede has already won the TWIC system, has secured a growing number of early FRAC deployments and anticipates participating in the ACIS program.

In addition, MyID PIV 8 SR1 supports private sector US government contractor organisations that wish to benefit from issuing credentials that are compatible with PIV compliant security hardware and electronic card content . These solutions are termed PIV compatible (PIV-C). Intercede is already supplying PIV-C solutions to Lockheed Martin (150,000 employees) and a major US government integrator/consultancy group in the DC area. Intercede anticipates deploying PIV-C to other major customers later this year.

MyID PIV was the first card management system to be listed on the FIPS 201 approved products list and is the only PIV identity and credential management platform that provides a single point for registration, identity checking/vetting, issuance, lifecycle management and auditing/reporting. Two of the key advantages which are unique to MyID PIV are a single point of revocation for PIV identity cards and other credentials (e.g. RSA SecureID tokens) and a single point of auditing and reporting across all stages (registration, identity checking/vetting and issuance) of the PIV card lifecycle.

What’s New in MyID 8 PIV SR1

  •     Support for PIV-I and PIV-C
  •     Support for the latest standards for PIV, PIV-I and PIV-C (SP800-73-3)
  •     Automatic on-card recovery of up to 20 historical encryption certificates
  •     Support for the next generation PIV Cards including Oberthur, Gemalto, G&D and SafeNet
  •     Usability Enhancements for PIV, PIV-I and PIV-C
  •     Extended Microsoft Platform Support

Intercede President and Chief Executive, Richard Parris said, “This latest update to the MyID software platform continues Intercede’s momentum as the premium supplier of PIV management systems to the US government and related markets. While our competitors have been talking about their aspirations in these sectors, Intercede has been steadily securing market share by delivering quality products and services that enable our customers to meet their program plans. As the next wave of PIV procurements commences, both inside and outside of government, Intercede is well positioned to extend existing deployments and to win business from new federal, state and private customers”.

About Intercede
Intercede is the producer of the MyID® Identity and Credential Management System (IDCMS). Intercede's MyID is the only IDCMS software product that enables organizations to easily and securely manage the identities of people and their associated identity credentials within a single, integrated, workflow driven platform. This includes enabling and managing: secure registration, biometric capture, application vetting and approval through to smart card personalisation, issuance and management.

Intercede's MyID is being used around the world by large corporations, governments and banks to manage millions of identities for employees, citizens and customers. Notable deployments in the US include more than 10 Federal Agencies, a program with Lockheed Martin and two major US financial institutions. In Europe and the Middle East, Intercede's MyID is being deployed in support of government identity, health and corporate employee ID security projects.

For more information visit http://www.intercede.com

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