Software House, part of Tyco Security Products, announced that it has earned Trusted PACS Product Certification from CertiPath for the integration of the C•CURE 9000 security management platform with the PIVCheck credential validation software from Codebench and the MultiMode three-factor reader from Veridt.
This designation from CertiPath, whose product certification is trusted by the U.S. and international governments, ensures that the C•CURE 9000, PIVCheck and the MultiMode integration has been tested against the end-to-end system requirements for interoperability and performance in PKI-based physical access control environments.
U.S. Federal Agencies, now subject to OMB Memorandum 11-11, have begun to upgrade physical access control systems to interoperate with their FIPS 201 PIV credentials. Early adopters of these systems often experienced non-interoperable and non-conformant systems. CertiPath is a testing lab certifying end-to-end PIV capable PACS. Many U.S. Government agencies and commercial companies alike rely on the Certified Products List (CPL).
The systems went through a testing process to earn the Trusted PACS Product Certification, which certifies PKI-based identity, access and control management solutions for both physical and logical systems.
Codebench PIVCheck Desktop software provides a three-step authentication process that is a prerequisite to PACS registration. The software verifies the cardholder’s PIN, extracts cardholder data from a smart card, and verifies the cardholder’s identity using biometric matching. Digital certificates are validated using the issuer’s certificate authority and all credentials are authenticated using FIPS-201 challenge-response protocol in order to identify forged or cloned cards.
Veridt’s MultiMode is a biometric reader terminal reader for operation in varied security environments. The reader is designed for multi-factor authentication and is configured with both contact and contactless card read interfaces. Credentials supported include: PIV, PIV-I, TWIC, FRAC and CAC (legacy, NG, EP), any data model based on MIFARE, DESfire, ISO 14443A/B, and ISO 7816.