The Smart Card Alliance released a white paper stating that enterprises should use the FIPS 201 standard when deploying identity credentials. “This standard provides an identity management framework that enterprises should regard as a best practice in the design and implementation of their own identity management programs,” the white paper states.
Using the FIPS 201 standard cam simplify the credentialing process for an enterprises, the paper states. “Standardization simplifies implementation by driving the industry to develop products, applications, processes and practices that meet the standard and are interoperable. Standardization provides enterprises with a greater variety of products at a lower cost.”
If an enterprise is interested in deploying a standard credential the first thing executives should do is learn more about the FIPS 201 specification. “By using FIPS 201, enterprises can take advantage of the investment being made by the U.S. government and industry to implement standards-based identity credentialing programs.”
See the “FIPS 201 for the Enterprise” story that ran in the fall edition of Regarding ID here.
The white paper can be downloaded here.