Intercede Announce Enterprise Credentialing Partnership with Microsoft

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Intercede announce enterprise credentialing partnership with Microsoft; Intercede release the Intercede MyID Management Agent for Forefront Identity Manager.

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Richard Parris, Intercede Chairman & Chief Executive, said: "We are delighted that Microsoft has recognised the advantages that Intercede MyID brings to any corporate identity management infrastructure built around FIM.

Intercede (London Stock Exchange AIM: IGP) today announces the release of the Intercede MyID Management Agent (MA) for Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager (FIM). This is the culmination of close collaboration with the Microsoft Identity and Access Management technical team.

The combination of Intercede MyID and Microsoft FIM provides customers with today’s most comprehensive credentialing solution for Enterprise customers.

The Intercede MyID Management Agent for Forefront Identity Manager enables Intercede MyID to work as a ‘plug-in’ into FIM. This significantly simplifies the task of adding smart card and credential management capabilities to any Microsoft FIM enabled environment. Organisations that rely on Microsoft infrastructure can now take advantage of Intercede MyID to more easily reinforce their defences against cyber attack and identity fraud. This may include issuing smart cards to employees for smart card logon, email signing and encryption, VPN access, BitLocker encryption and other enhanced security features.

Intercede MyID’s flexible issuance policies allow organizations to rapidly implement ‘best practice’ card and credential management processes, to enhance security and to increase user satisfaction.

Key features include:

  • Technology independent, supporting a wide range of smart cards, USB tokens, printers, certificate authorities etc.
  • Supports key archive and recovery for replacement cards.
  • Management of temporary cards.
  • Graphical card layout editor and card printing.
  • Can be integrated directly into the FIM / Sharepoint GUI for a single system view.
  • Fully FIPS 201 compliant (PIV, PIV-Interoperable and PIV-Compatible).

For further information on Microsoft FIM management agents visit:

Richard Parris, Intercede Chairman & Chief Executive, said:
"We are delighted that Microsoft has recognised the advantages that Intercede MyID brings to any corporate identity management infrastructure built around FIM. This is demonstrated by the comprehensive level of support we have received from Microsoft technical staff during the integration and development stages of this project.

Our key message is that Intercede MyID in combination with Microsoft’s FIM enables our joint customers to easily increase productivity through the use of MyID and FIM’s integrated identity management business processes, to enhance security with smart card and token based windows logon, and to save money by fully utilising their existing investments in Microsoft technology."

Robert Jones – EMEA Technology Lead for Identity and Access – Microsoft Corporation, said:
"Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager provides companies with numerous opportunities to cut costs and reduce workloads. Intercede is a great example of how our partner companies are leveraging new features and technology improvements in our products to help joint customers save time and money.”

Further Information on Intercede MyID
Intercede MyID is the only IDCMS software product that enables organisations 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 MyID was the first electronic personalization product to achieve compliance with the FIPS-201 standard and is widely deployed by Federal Agencies, government contractors and other commercial entities. In particular, it supports the latest standards applicable for all PIV, PIV-Interoperable and PIV-Compatible deployments.

It can issue and manage a wide variety of ID's and credential's, providing customers with a platform that can meet their needs now and in the future. It is a fully supported commercial off-the-shelf product that can be quickly deployed for thousands or millions of users.

About Intercede
Intercede is the producer of the MyID Identity and Credential Management System (IDCMS).

Intercede MyID technology 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 14 Federal Agencies, 1.7m smart cards in support of the US Transportation Worker Identity Credential program, two major US financial institutions and 310,000 smart corporate identity badges for Lockheed Martin and another defense contractor. In Europe and the Middle East,

Intercede MyID is being deployed in support of government identity, health and corporate employee ID security projects.

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