Entrust IdentityGuard named to FIPS 201 Approved Product List
Digital identity and identification security specialist, Entrust has revealed that its IdentityGuard authentication solution has been approved by U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for inclusion on the FIPS 201 Approved Products List (APL).
Reviewed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as well as the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Platform Validation Authority, FIPS 201 certification ensures interoperability between the Entrust IdentityGuard and other parts of the PIV solution, including physical access readers and logical access systems.
Entrust IdentityGuard is one of the few electronic personalization solutions on the Approved Products List with the ability to issue and manage one-time passwords and also personalize a PIV credential on a mobile device. Entrust’s IdentityGuard smart credential is compatible with all major operating systems including iOS, Android and BlackBerry. The platform supports on-premises implementations as well as cloud or hybrid deployment.
One Card Digital Wallet to be protected by FPC sensor
The SmartMetric One Card Digital Wallet solution stores information for multiple cards in a single, smart card that is now protected by biometrics.
Fingerprint Cards (FPC) is providing the swipe sensor that will be employed for user authentication and the subsequent unlocking of the digital wallet. Authentication is performed by simply swiping a registered finger on the FPC sensor, while matching is conducted locally within the card itself, where user data is also stored encrypted inside the card’s secure memory.
The self-powered card can store sensitive information from credit cards, IDs, driver licenses and more. It can also be used in conjunction with a small EMV card-reading USB adaptor for use with online authentication and transactions.
HID Global’s pivCLASS 4.0 wins 2013 Homeland Security Award
HID Global has announced that its pivCLASS 4.0 Government Solutions portfolio has been selected as the winner of the 2013 Homeland Security Award for Best Integrated System for HSPD-12 / FIPS-201 Compliance.
The Homeland Security Awards, as selected by Government Security News (GSN), recognizes annually the top IT security and physical security solutions dedicated to protect federal, state, county and municipal government agencies.
A key component of HID Global’s Federal Identity offering, the pivCLASS 4.0 portfolio has successfully met the requirements of the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) comprehensive testing program, which ensures that the system is not prone to denial of service, credential spoofing, or other types of unauthorized access.
HID Global’s pivCLASS 4.0 Government Solutions portfolio is a GSA FICAM Certified validation system. pivCLASS 4.0 also supports credential verification of FIPS-201-based IDs (PIV, PIV-I, CIV, TWIC, FRAC, CAC), as well as physical access control registration into more than 30 different PACS head-end products.
Pantech adds another fingerprint-enabled handset to suite of mobile devices
Pantech unveiled the new Vega Secret Up, a 5.6-inch smart phone that features a fingerprint sensor. The new handset is the latest fingerprint-enabled offering from the manufacturer. In addition to the fingerprint sensor, the Vega Secret Up features LTE-Advanced data connection and a 13-megapixel rear camera.
The Android device works on WCDMA/GSM bands, as well as a 2.3GHz MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chip and 3,150 mAh battery. No word yet on the device’s price tag, but the Secret’s predecessor – the Vega Note – had a going rate of $839 in South Korea.
Tyco, Entertech provide hospital with biometrics security
Tyco has bolstered its hospital security system offering with an added layer of security courtesy of Entertech’s Suprema fingerprint readers.
Software House’s C-Cure 9000 — a subsidiary of Tyco — is a trusted security and event management system for a number of hospitals, but integration with there Suprema fingerprint readers means that hospitals can now choose to deploy any or all three layers of security: cards, PINs and fingerprints.
CETECOM becomes latest GlobalPlatform member
Smart card testing service provider, CETECOM has joined GlobalPlatform as a Participating Member.
CETECOM specializes in independent consulting, qualified testing and approved certification for the telecommunications and information technology industries. As a Participating Member, CETECOM will work with GlobalPlatform’s compliance program en route to eventually becoming a recognized GlobalPlatform testing laboratory.
GlobalPlatform standardizes the management of applications on secure chip technology, and seeks to ensure the advancement and maintenance of an interoperable, sustainable and trusted end-to-end environment for managing applications on secure chip technology. One of the ways in which GlobalPlatform achieves this is through an established testing infrastructure and qualified test tool providers and laboratories.
CETECOM will also contribute to GlobalPlatform’s market-specific task forces and Card Committee. The aim of the Card Committee is to define industry and technology neutral specifications for, among others, smart cards and SEs. This supports the deployment of contactless NFC-enabled services on mobile devices and IDs, as well as advanced services – payments, transit, loyalty, etc. – onto smart cards.