Gemalto announced that it has surpassed 25 million smart card-based identity credentials shipped to the U.S. federal government. This total is evenly split between government identity credentials, used for securing the identities of federal government employees and military personnel and for electronic passports.
Some of Gemalto’s newest products for the U.S. government include its next-generation PIV card, and the Smart Guardian FIPS USB Key.
The new Gemalto PIV card has dual contact/contactless technology and doubles the storage capacity of previous PIV cards to handle larger encryption keys and store multiple identity certificates. Through its open platform, the card also supports adding new applications, such as biometric match-on-card, if desired. It has been approved by the General Services Administration for use by the government and is on the approved purchase list.
The smart card-based Smart Guardian FIPS is a zero-footprint encrypted secure flash drive. It has achieved FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification, and meets Military Standard 810-F environmental standards.
All of Gemalto’s products for the U.S. federal government come from its production facility and service center in Montgomeryville, Pa. The center recently received the Security Assurance Certification from the North American Security Products Organization, a voluntary certification.