SOURCE: CoreStreet

January 30, 2007 09:00 ET

Pentagon Force Protection Agency Selects CoreStreet's PIVMAN System for HSPD 12 Compliant Security

PIVMAN System to Provide CAC-Based Access Control at Numerous Leased DoD Facilities

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 30, 2007 -- CoreStreet, a leader in software for smart credential and convergence programs, announced today that the Pentagon Force Protection Agency has purchased, and is deploying, the PIVMAN™ System to control access at leased Department of Defense (DoD) buildings and facilities in the National Capital Region.

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency will use the PIVMAN System to check the status of Federal Information Processing Standard 201 (FIPS 201) compliant smart credentials and DoD Common Access Cards (CAC) for all individuals wishing to gain admittance to numerous DoD leased facilities in the region. FIPS 201 is a standard created in response to Homeland Security Directive 12 (HSPD 12), which lays out the need for a single, interoperable credential for all federal government employees and contractors.

"Everyday, more and more government employees are joining the millions who already have HSPD-12 compliant credentials," said Chris Broderick, CEO of CoreStreet. "With the PIVMAN System, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency has a solution that is fully interoperable with all new government smart credentials. So, they can check any CAC, FRAC, or any of the other FIPS-201 cards, anywhere, anytime. The PIVMAN System was designed for this purpose. We are very pleased to have been selected."

CoreStreet's PIVMAN System consists of software for handheld devices and backend servers, which is designed to provide high assurance credential and privilege checking. The system leverages the FIPS 201 IT infrastructure, allowing it to provide accurate status information about any of the millions of compliant credentials currently in use, without requiring any network connectivity. The PIVMAN System can also be configured to collect and display privilege and attribute information, such as roles, certifications and training levels.

Arriving individuals simply insert their credential and enter a personal identification number (PIN). The PIVMAN System then checks the information against data on the card and on the device. After performing the check, the device displays the credential holder's status and any relevant privileges or attributes.

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency was created in the wake of the September 11th attacks to provide law enforcement and force protection for the Pentagon and other DoD buildings and facilities within the National Capital Region.

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