SOURCE: HID Global Corporation

HID Global Corporation

April 21, 2015 09:01 ET

IdenTrust Adds PIV-I Digital Certificates to Its Cross-Certification With the U.S. Federal Bridge Authority

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 21, 2015) -

News Highlights:

  • IdenTrust has completed direct cross-certification with the U.S. Federal Bridge Authority (US FBCA) and is now approved to issue IdenTrust Global Common PIV-I digital certificates.
  • Credentialing systems can be updated via several digital identity assurance options available through the IdenTrust PKI software as a service (SaaS), coupled with HID Global identity and access management solutions.
  • IdenTrust Global Common (IGC) digital certificates serve as a foundation of trust and provide interoperability with the U.S. Government.

IdenTrust® (part of HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions), today announced it is approved as an issuer of IdenTrust Global Common (IGC) PIV-I digital certificates for individuals requiring U.S. Federal government interoperability and a high degree of identity assurance for both logical and physical access. The ability to issue an IGC PIV-I digital certificate is an addition to the IGC Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) as-a-service which offers Basic, Medium Software, Medium Hardware, and PIV-I Assurance levels.

Companies updating their credentialing processes now have the option of using high assurance IGC PIV-I digital certificates which can be obtained via a software as a service (Saas) delivery model integrated with an on-premise Card Management System such as HID Global's ActivID® CMS.

High assurance digital certificates that are interoperable with the U.S. Federal government are increasingly in demand. Contractors that communicate with Federal agencies or need access to Federal systems or government facilities, require logical and/or physical access interoperability that can be achieved with the use of a PIV-I digital certificate. The SaaS delivery model allows contractors to replace their legacy on-premise PKI infrastructures to eliminate the costs associated with operating a PKI. At the same time, the contractor remains able to control badging and credential issuance processes while having flexibility to issue digital certificates that are interoperable with the U.S. Federal Government at all assurance levels up to PIV-I.

Within the healthcare community, doctors currently use IGC digital certificates to digitally sign electronic prescriptions for controlled drugs and digital signing of other documents submitted to Federal agencies. Cross-certified digital identities will soon serve as a foundation for Health Information Exchange with agencies under Federal Health Architecture.

Additionally, IGC cross-certified digital certificates can serve as a foundation of trust for state and local governments, police, first responders, bio containment teams, and other groups where the need to have certainty of identity and ability to immediately communicate with each other and with Federal agencies in a trusted and secure manner is crucial.

"As the requirement to have digital certificates that are interoperable with the U.S. Federal government becomes more commonplace, there is a need to have an economical and easy to use process in place for individuals to obtain digital certificates which frees them to focus on business as usual activities," said Vishvas Patel, Chief Architect and Vice President of Products at IdenTrust. "As an approved issuer of highly secure PIV-I digital certificates, IdenTrust looks forward to meeting the rising demand for our solution."

Together, IdenTrust and HID Global provide a comprehensive identity and access management system for government and healthcare customers. This includes PIV and other types of cards, card readers, card management systems, visitor management systems, card printers, and digital certificates.

About IdenTrust
IdenTrust, part of HID Global, is a leader in trusted identity solutions recognized by financial institutions, government agencies, and businesses around the world. IdenTrust offers the only bank-developed identity authentication system and provides a legally and technologically interoperable environment for authenticating and using identities in more than 175 countries. IdenTrust also offers three different U.S. FBCA cross-certified PKI certificates for interoperability and trusted reliance by commercial entities, state and local governments, and the U.S. Federal Government. IdenTrust is part of HID Global, an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information about IdenTrust, visit http://www.IdenTrust.com. For more information about the IdenTrust Global Common PKI, visit www.IdenTrust.com/igc.

About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, management, and use of secure identities for millions of customers around the world. The company's served markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company's primary brands include ActivID®, EasyLobby®, FARGO®, IdenTrust®, LaserCard®, Lumidigm® Quantum Secure, and HID®. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 2,200 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit http://www.hidglobal.com.

® HID, IdenTrust, ActivID, and the HID logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HID Global in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks, service marks, and product or service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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