Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 21, 2008
Intercede (London Stock Exchange AIM: IGP), a major supplier of HSPD-12/PIV/FIPS-201 compliant identity and credential management systems to the US Federal Government, announces its sponsorship of the Smart Card Alliance's Smart Cards in Government Conference.
Since October 2006, Intercede's MyID® Identity and Credential Management System has been selected by over 10 Federal Agencies for the deployment of smart cards to more than 300,000 employees and contractors. A further 500,000 MyID managed smart cards have been deployed under US Government mandates to non Federal employees. Within 18 months, Intercede anticipates that its MyID system will be managing more than 2 million civilian identities and credentials for US Homeland Security purposes. This makes Intercede one of the largest suppliers of civilian identity and credential management systems in the US Government marketplace.
A regular Smart Card Alliance conference attendee, Intercede will be exhibiting its MyID Identity and Credential Management System on booth #22 in the main exhibition hall. This year Intercede will be building on the success of its earlier MyID 8 product launch in Reston, VA, by demonstrating the competitive advantages offered by Intercede's MyID Toolkit for both systems integrators and end-user organizations. Using the MyID Toolkit, systems integrators can add value faster to large deployments while customers can benefit from reduced project deployment risks and shorter deployment cycles.
In the morning conference session on Thursday October 23, Dr Chris Edwards (Intercede CTO), will be presenting a paper on the 'Technical Challenges for Interoperability of Identity Credentials at the Card Management Level'. In this paper Chris addresses how card management interoperability is rapidly becoming critical to the success of all major identity and credential projects. He will further discuss the factors customers need to consider in order to achieve both maximum future flexibility and minimum total cost of ownership.
As a sign of Intercede's commitment to the Smart Card Alliance and to the US Government market, all conference attendees will receive an Intercede sponsored Transit Card for travel on the Washington Metro bearing an imprint of Intercede's corporate logo.
Customers, partners and systems integrators are invited to visit the Intercede booth to discuss their requirements with our experienced sales and technical team. In addition, Intercede partners' Cogent and Hirsch are also participating in the exhibition, and their specialist teams are waiting to discuss the value of their own solutions built around Intercede's MyID platform.
Intercede is the producer of the MyID ® Identity and Credential Management System (IDCMS). Intercede's 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 lifecycle management.
Intercede's MyID 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 10 Federal Agencies, a programme with Lockheed Martin and two major US financial institutions. In Europe and the Middle East, Intercede's MyID is being deployed in support of government identity, health and corporate employee ID security projects.