San Jose, CA (PRWEB) April 1, 2011
Quantum Secure, the leading provider of enterprise software to manage and streamline security identities, compliance and events across disparate physical security systems, announced today that it has received the 2011 Security Products’ Govies Government Security Gold award, recognizing outstanding products being exhibited at the GovSec tradeshow held this week in Washington DC.
The SAFE for Government solution, designed using NIST SP800.116 best practices and recommendations, leverages existing physical and IT infrastructures and automates key internal processes, resulting in reduced operational costs and risk.
By providing a policy-based approach to managing and enrolling PIV cardholders into diverse PACS, the SAFE for Government solution enables the flexible enrollment, validation and processing of individuals gaining temporary or long-term access to a given facility, along with a policy-based approach to guard against fraud and foster real-time audit and compliance.
Additionally, the SAFE for Government software suite eliminates the need for the costly and time-consuming “rip and replace” of an existing PACS to achieve compliance to Federal Information Processing Standard 201 interoperability regulations.
“Government agencies represent a challenging arena for physical identity and access management,” said Ajay Jain, Quantum Secure president and CEO. “With a mixture of PIV, CAC, TWIC and non-PIV cards, a disjointed PACS infrastructure and a complex network of facilities, managing identities and related physical access is a daunting task, driving a high manual cost of operations and increased levels of risk. The SAFE for Government solution simplifies these issues, automating the provisioning of identities into disparate PACS and better-managing cardholders, visitors and contractors, as well as their related-area access.”
The SAFE for Government solution allows government agencies to gain control and achieve the agility and security – from PIV to PACS and beyond – of a centralized means to manage the lifecycle of identities and access management, resulting in reduced operational costs, compliance and the elimination of risk associated with physical access control.
Quantum Secure can help agencies fully meet the requirements of OMB M-11-11, which requires federal agencies to develop and issue agency implementation policy requiring the use of the PIV credential for access to the agency’s facilities, networks, and information systems. Any such plans must align with the Federal CIO Council’s Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM) Roadmap and Implementation Guidance.
With a deadline of October 2011 to ensure that all existing physical and logical access control systems (PACS/LACS) must be upgraded to use PIV cards, agencies will not be allowed to use refresh funds for development and technology to complete other activities unless PACS/LACS upgrades are complete.
With the SAFE for Government solution, government agencies can:
- Quickly authenticate PIV cards across multiple PACS in real time, with a PKI certificate check if needed
- Automate the PACS credentialing process, providing role-based physical access privilege management based upon PIV card data
- Manage and provision visitors carrying a variety of PIV cards from the same agency (or across multiple agencies)
- Manage non-PIV cardholders and their related-area access
- Seamlessly integrate with identity management and other IT systems
With the SAFE for Government solution, agencies can improve interoperability between agencies and other third parties, eliminate the manual redundancies related to physical identity and access management and increase in protection of personally identifiable information (PII) across their security infrastructure.
“We’re pleased to announce that we had numerous outstanding entries in our 2011 Govies program,” said Ralph C. Jensen, Editor-in-Chief of Security Products. “I am looking forward to distributing the awards to the winning companies at GovSec and showcasing their products.”
About Quantum Secure, Inc.
Quantum Secure’s SAFE software suite provides a single, fully interoperable and integrated physical security policy platform to manage and streamline security identities, compliance, events and operations across multiple disparate physical security systems. Quantum Secure’s customers include the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Adobe Systems, AMD, AT&T, Baxter International, British Telecom, Juniper Networks, Oracle, Symantec Corporation, San Francisco International Airport and the Toronto Pearson International Airport. For more information, visit http://www.quantumsecure.com.
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