Intercede Shortlisted For Top Industry Award Intercede Blackberry Credentialing Solution Selected as Finalist for 2011 SESAME Award

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Intercede (London Stock Exchange AIM: IGP), the producer of MyID, a world-leader in identity and credential management systems (IDCMS) announces that the Intercede MyID solution for provisioning Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Credentials to a Blackberry phone has been selected as a finalist in the Cartes 2011 SESAME award competition.

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The SESAME awards are the gold-standard for innovation in the smart card and identity industry. To be shortlisted by our peer group as one of the top three global players in our category is validation of our technology leadership

The BlackBerry PIV credentialing module for MyID allows BlackBerry smart phones to be enabled for secure email, signing and authentication. The solution makes use of the inherent security within MyID, ensuring keys are delivered in a secure manner and that the credential holder is strongly authenticated as part of the credentialing process. PIV is a US government standard defining the form and content of smart cards used for identity verification.

Based on 317 submissions received from leading manufacturers, integrators and developers in the card industry worldwide, Intercede’s MyID platform has been recognized as one of the three finalists in the Identification/ID Card SESAME award categories.

The SESAME awards represent an unchallenged seal of approval in innovation and are regarded as the global standard for card manufacturers and related industries. The contest is a unique opportunity for the candidates to showcase their energy and their achievements to 20 000 professionals and 200 journalists attending from over 140 countries, all on the lookout for new products in this market.

This year, the SESAME Awards Ceremony will be held on 14 November 2011 in Paris in conjunction with the Cartes and Identification Expo.

The solution will be demonstrated in collaboration with Cassidian at the TSCP Expo in The Hague on 12-13 October 2011.

US customers can also view Intercede’s Blackberry Credentialing Solution at the 10th Annual Smart Card Alliance Government Conference, Washington DC, 2-3 November 2011, booth 209.

Richard Parris, Chief Executive at Intercede, commented: “The SESAME awards are the gold-standard for innovation in the smart card and identity industry. To be shortlisted by our peer group as one of the top three global players in our category is validation of our technology leadership in the fast moving mobile credentialing market”.

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, two million smart cards in support of the US Transportation Worker Identity Credential program (TWIC), four US financial institutions and 320,000 smart corporate identity badges for Boeing, Booz Allen Hamilton and Lockheed Martin. In Europe, Australasia and the Middle East, Intercede MyID is being deployed in support of government identity, financial services, health and corporate employee ID security projects.

Intercede 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 personalization, issuance and management.

Intercede MyID was the first electronic personalization product to achieve compliance with the US FIPS-201 Personal Identity Verification (PIV) 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 IDs and credentials, 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.

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