idOnDemand announced its Commercial Identity Verification (CIV) credential. With the Identive SmartID card with CIV, private enterprises can leverage the same technology and data model that the federal government uses to establish a secure, electronically verifiable identity program without the requirement for cross-certification with the Federal Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Bridge.
This product is aimed at international or multi-site companies looking for a secure credential that enable employees and contractors to carry only one badge to log on to the company network as well as to access facilities.
The Smart Card Alliance released a white paper on CIV in October. With an idOnDemand SmartID CIV credential, enterprises can fulfill this vision while achieving high levels of access security and technical interoperability similar to those provided with Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards.
Available immediately, the idOnDemand SmartID CIV offering is fully hosted and securely managed by idOnDemand. Pricing is on a per-user basis.
“Though new in concept, CIV is quickly being recognized for the strong authentication that it offers the private sector and its wide applicability based on proven, standards-based technology,” said Rob Zivney, vice president of government and standards for Identive Group. “Industry made a significant investment in smart card research and development for government sector identity applications. That technology can now be used by enterprises in the private sector without the burden of maintaining policy requirements for background checks, interoperability, and infrastructure. With CIV, the private sector now can use the same government-grade smart card with inherent cryptographic capabilities for strong authentication, and leverage recognized specifications for compatibility as they integrate the cards into their physical access or IT infrastructure.”