AssureTec Provides Immediate Compliance with FIPS 201-2

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In a world where understanding the identity of your customer, citizen or client is imperative, AssureTec Technologies offers partners all around the globe something different – automated and anonymous authentication of identity.

As of September 5, 2013, The United States Department of Commerce, Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), and The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have released the latest version of FIPS 201-2 (Federal Information Processing Standards) to the general public. (See: FIPS 201-2). This document revisits the general architectural and technical requirements that federal agencies/organizations must implement as part of their Smart Card Systems as mandated by the Homeland Security Directive-12 (HSPD-12), which was originally instated back on August 27, 2004. Organizations with individuals wishing to gain access to Federally controlled facilities, as well as logical access to government information systems, must adhere to these standards to allow for the maximum level of safety and security.

“Departments and agencies may choose to accept only a subset of the identity source documents listed in this section. For example, in cases where identity proofing for PIV Card issuance is performed prior to verification of employment authorization, departments and agencies may choose to require the applicant to provide identity source documents that satisfy the requirements of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, in addition to the requirements specified in this section. It is recommended that departments and agencies perform electronic verification of identity source documents, where possible…”

“Our AssureIDTM platform allows departments and agencies of the Unites States Government to verify identity source documents today,” noted Stephen Maloney, President and Chief Operating Officer of AssureTec. “Controlling access to Federal facilities is an increasingly important issue for the safety of all personnel and complying with FIPS 201-2 and HSPD-12 just makes sense.” Available in various editions, AssureID is the foundation for the solutions that AssureTec provides to partners. This platform comes equipped with a Software Development Kit (SDK) that facilitates integration with simple and/or complex software solutions, and is expertly designed to address challenges in the commercial and government sectors, where authentication and/or accurately reading of an ID document is a crucial part of the business process. The AssureID Document Library further powers AssureTec’s solutions; the industry’s most comprehensive database of ID document templates.

About AssureTec
AssureTec Technologies Inc., based in Manchester, NH, has been providing industry leading document authentication technology for a decade to thousands of government and commercial clients. Our integrated identity and document screening applications are addressing the growing worldwide need for government and commercial enrollment, access control and security, and anti-fraud solutions while enhancing productivity and protecting privacy. AssureID, the Company’s patented, proprietary document screening technology automatically recognizes any ID document such as passports, visas, or driver's licenses; extracts all biometric and alphanumeric data contained in the document, and then authenticates the documents using our proprietary document forensics library. For more information call (603) 641-8443, email info@assuretec.com, or visit http://www.assuretec.com

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