HID Global’s pivCLASS Government Solutions are First to Complete GSA’s FICAM Based E-PACS Testing

News Highlights:

  • Products in HID Global’s pivCLASS Government Solutions portfolio receives approval for GSA’s new FICAM 2.0 testing program
  • HID Global’s readers and validation software are on the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Approved Products List (APL)
  • Company’s products tested and approved to meet FIPS-201, FIPS-140 and SP 800-116 U.S. Federal Government requirements

IRVINE, Calif., October 29, 2013HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced that products in its pivCLASS® Government Solutions portfolio are the first to receive approval for use in Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM) deployments, a roadmap to establish a commonality framework for identity services. These products are the first to successfully complete U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) new testing process designed to ensure they meet all Enterprise PACS (E-PACS) security and interoperability requirements.  The company’s pivCLASS products provide federal agencies with FIPS 201, FIPS 140 and NIST SP 800-116 compliant products for identity, credential and access management implementation.  The FICAM 2.0 roadmap and implementation guidelines enable better service while improving the nation's cyber security, which can be placed at risk due to weak identity and access management programs.

“HID Global offers a comprehensive list of FICAM-approved readers and validation systems to government agencies that require high assurance identity and credential management systems,” said John Fenske, vice president of product marketing, Physical Access Control with HID Global. “With the GSA listing, government agencies can be assured that our pivCLASS products comply with FIPS-201 and the FICAM roadmap requirements to meet the highest testing standards currently in place.”

HID Global’s FICAM-approved pivCLASS products on the GSA Approved Product Listing include: pivCLASS RP40 Contactless reader and pivCLASS RPKCL40 Contact / Contactless reader with PIN, listed under the Physical Access Control Systems (PACS) FICAM Reader category; and pivCLASS Registration Engine, pivCLASS Certificate Manager, pivCLASS Reader Services, pivCLASS IDpublisher and pivCLASS Authentication Module, listed under the Validation System category.

As part of the FICAM testing and approval process, each product was subjected to a rigorous set of tests, including cyber attacks, to ensure that the system is not prone to denial of service, credential spoofing, or other types of unauthorized access. The FICAM program tests devices as individual components as part of a high assurance, end-to-end system to ensure that products conform with existing APL approval procedures. This testing approach guarantees that agencies meet all of the requirements in FIPS 201-1 and SP 800-116. For a complete list of FICAM-approved products, visit idmanagement.gov.

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HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, use, and management 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®, Codebench®, LaserCard® and HID®. Headquartered in Irvine, California, HID Global has over 2,100 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.

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