Experian and Symantec’s jointly developed two-factor credentialing system has received National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication SP 800-63-1 Level 3 Assurance.
The General Services Administration (GSA) Division of Identity Management evaluated the tool to determine its soundness and feasibility in accordance with the Special Publication’s electronic authentication guidelines. This formal review was mandated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Interim Final Rule on Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances, which requires prescribers to obtain two-factor identity credentials from a GSA-approved provider.
Experian and Symantec’s cloud-based credentialing system draws on Experian’s identity proofing capabilities and Symantec’s VeriSign Identity Protection Authentication Service. It’s designed for government agencies and health care organizations to provide security and minimize fraud risk when conducting sensitive, online transactions.