Intercede achieves top industry standard

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Intercede (London Stock Exchange AIM: IGP), the producer of MyID, a world-leader in identity and credential management systems, announced today that it has secured ISO 9001 and TickIT certification.

Lynne Fitton (LRQA) presents Intercede CEO Richard Parris with the company's ISO 9001 and TickIT certificate

Intercede Limited has been approved by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) to ISO 9001 with TickIT Guide Issue 5 management system standards. The management system is applicable to the development of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) based software products for identity and credential management for globally based clients, including design, development, distribution, technical support and maintenance in accordance with the TickIT scheme.

During the auditing process leading up to this award it was noted by LRQA assessors that there were no non-conformities of any kind in Intercede’s management systems. This is an exceptional achievement and demonstrates the high level of professionalism of Intercede's employees and the robustness of its business processes.

The award reaffirms that the MyID product suite is built and maintained to high quality standards. Intercede's customers and partners can be assured that all planning, control and management processes are executed consistently and to high standards, and investors can be confident that Intercede's business processes are under control. Finally, Intercede staff benefit from formally documented guidance on working practices. All this enables Intercede to operate in a standardised and scalable way around the world.

Richard Parris, Intercede Chairman and Chief Executive said: "Achieving ISO 9001 compliance endorses the high calibre of Intercede’s MyID product and is a great testament to our staff. LRQA sets a high standard for ISO 9001 certification and I am proud that our team cleared the bar so convincingly. This is just one part of our ongoing commitment to continuous process improvement for the benefit of customers, partners, investors and staff. It is further evidence that Intercede is a world-class software business and underscores the competitive strength and resilience of our MyID identity and credential management suite and our supporting management processes.”

Lynne Fitton of LRQA, who presented the ISO 9001 and TickIT certificates to Intercede CEO Richard Parris, commented: “LRQA works in partnership with its clients to help them effect real change in their business. Intercede’s achievement in securing this prestigious quality approval demonstrates the company's commitment to its customers and to improving its business. It also reflects the senior management team's determination to provide clients with a quality service and product."

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 and the Middle East Intercede MyID is being deployed in support of government identity, 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.

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

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