Entrust Inc. is extending its Non-Federal Identity SSP service to include PIV-I compliance for state governments, the private sector and entities that wish to securely communicate and interoperate with the U.S. federal government.
Entrust is one of three security vendors with such capabilities and is now on the U.S. government’s list of approved PIV-I providers. PIV-I is based on the same standards of vetting and issuance developed by the U.S. government for its employees, but it has been tailored for state, local and enterprise use.
Entrust’s PIV-I solution, which includes smart card components from security vendor XTec’s AuthentX line of identity management solutions, has been approved by the Federal PKI Policy Authority.
Entrust also implements PIV-I capabilities to enable versatility so other card solutions can be easily added and have them fully validated to meet PIV-I requirements.
The digital identities contained in the PIV credentials are issued by Entrust for all agencies using the USAccess program and major agencies such as the U.S. Departments of Treasury, State and Labor, as well as the Department of Homeland Security and NASA. The PIV credentials also enable government employees to digitally sign documents and e-mails — promoting secure collaboration and increasing operational efficiency.