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Intercede MyID PIV v9 Approved by U.S. Government; Intercede’s existing and new Federal customers can take advantage of the greater utility, security and resilience of the new generation of PIV cards; Intercede MyID for PIV v9 is the first electronic personalization product on the GSA’s Approved Products List to implement the recovery of archived encryption certificates in accordance with the NIST SP800-73-3 specification

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Richard Parris, Intercede’s Chairman and Chief Executive, said: "This approval further demonstrates that Intercede is the technology leader for the supply of secure identities and credentials to the U.S Government and its contractors.

Intercede (London Stock Exchange AIM: IGP) is pleased to announce that Intercede MyID PIV v9, the latest version of its identity and credential management system, has been approved by the U.S. General Service Administration, GSA, for use by government agencies as part of the Federal Information Processing Standards 201 program.

This enables Intercede’s existing and new Federal customers to take advantage of the greater utility, security and resilience of the new generation of PIV cards that comply with the latest enhanced cryptographic security requirements defined by U.S. National Institute for Standards and Testing, NIST.

Specifically, Intercede MyID for PIV v9 is the first electronic personalization product on the GSA’s Approved Products List to implement the recovery of archived encryption certificates in accordance with the NIST SP800-73-3 specification.

This accreditation follows rapidly from another 'first' for Intercede when, on February 17, 2011, it was announced that two installations of Intercede MyID PIV v9 were used to issue the first PIV-I cards to pass formal compliance testing.

The unique combination of PIV and PIV-I compliance enables both Government and private sector organizations to deploy fully interoperable identity cards with confidence. It reinforces Intercede market strength because it is mandatory that U.S. government agencies use only those products listed on the GSA APL to enable their FIPS 201/PIV infrastructures.

Richard Parris, Intercede’s Chairman and Chief Executive, said:
"This approval further demonstrates that Intercede is the technology leader for the supply of secure identities and credentials to the U.S Government and its contractors. It builds upon our initial success of having Intercede MyID listed as the first electronic personalisation product approved by the GSA in 2006.

“This long term commitment to being first to market with products that meet U.S. Federal standards ensures our customers are protected from technical obsolescence. Furthermore, they can leverage new cryptographic standards to deliver enhanced security at the earliest possible date”.

Further Information on Intercede MyID

Intercede MyID is the only IDCMS software product that enables organisations 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 personalisation, issuance and management.

Intercede MyID was the first electronic personalization product to achieve compliance with the FIPS-201 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.

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, 1.7m smart cards in support of the US Transportation Worker Identity Credential program, two major US financial institutions and 310,000 smart corporate identity badges for Lockheed Martin and another defense contractor. In Europe and the Middle East, Intercede MyID is being deployed in support of government identity, health and corporate employee ID security projects.

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