SOURCE: ActivIdentity

August 04, 2009 09:30 ET

The Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Expands Its Use of ActivIdentity Technology

ActivIdentity's Credential Management System Delivers a Robust Security Solution for the Government's Employee ID Program

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - August 4, 2009) - ActivIdentity Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTI), a global leader in strong authentication and credential management, and the Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) today celebrated the anniversary of the upgrade of DEEWR's new government employee ID using ActivIdentity ActivID™ Card Management System (CMS) and the successful expansion of the system by an additional 3,000 users in order to deliver a more robust security solution to its 9,000 employees.

"DEEWR has relied on ActivIdentity for a number of years and the proven reliability of their software made them the logical choice for our new employee ID as well," said Michael Glasson, director, IT security. "Their ActivID CMS provides a perfect fit for our existing Microsoft server platform, and will provide users with a simpler user experience, and the Department with a more secure network," he said. "As a repository of a large volume of private data, the Department is committed to ensuring the protection and privacy of the citizens of Australia, and the solution provided by ActivIdentity is a key component of this security platform."

The ActivIdentity ActivID Card Management System, which is part of ActivIdentity's credential management product line, streamlines the issuance of employee ID cards and provides DEEWR with a versatile identity framework. With the deployment of ActivIdentity ActivID Card Management System, DEEWR will be able to update data on all previously issued employee ID cards, provide self-service password resets for staff, and deliver a single point of administration that ensures efficiency, productivity, convenience and simplicity for both users and administrators. The solution will allow DEEWR to "own" the cards they deploy and update them after they have been issued to staff. DEEWR will have the ability to add or remove data and certificates as required. DEEWR will also be able to reprogram the entire card if required.

The upgrade will ensure that DEEWR's employee IDs are compliant with the "Identity Management for Australian Government Employees" framework (IMAGE). IMAGE is an Australian government-wide initiative, providing an integrated, transparent identity management system across government agencies. DEEWR will be one of the first Australian government agencies to issue IMAGE-compliant employee identification cards.

"ActivID CMS simplifies employee ID card issuance via DEEWR's internal security stations and allows them to own and manage the cards they deploy utilizing the CMS post-issuance update capability," said Andy Castle, vice president Asia Pacific at ActivIdentity. "DEEWR is a leader in the Australian government's adoption of a smart employee ID. This initiative will allow them to recoup the full benefits of enabled strong proof of identity and secure access to information and systems."

About ActivIdentity

ActivIdentity Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTI) is a global leader in strong authentication and credential management, providing solutions to confidently establish a person's identity when interacting digitally. For more than two decades the company's experience has been leveraged by security-minded organizations in large-scale deployments such as the U.S. Department of Defense, Nissan, and Saudi Aramco. The company's customers have issued more than 100 million credentials, securing the holder's digital identity. ActivIdentity is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. For more information, visit

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