Works by da Vinci and others are more secure since the British Library opted to secure employee network access with smart cards. More than 2000 staff will use their ID cards for logical security and improved username and password management.
British Library Selects Intercede’s MyID Smart Card and Identity Management System For Secure Logical Access
Lutterworth, England, July 12, 2005 – Intercede Group plc., a leading
developer and supplier of powerful smart card and identity management
software, today announced that the British Library are using its MyID smart card and identity management system to enroll, issue, manage and maintain smart card-based ID badges. Over 2,000 British Library staff will use their ID badge, issued by MyID, for secure logical access to British Library networks and PCs.
The British Library is one of the greatest research libraries in the world with 150 million items in most known languages including famous items such as the Magna Carta and Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebook.
With 3 million new items incorporated every year, requiring over 625 km of shelving and over 2,000 staff based in both London and Yorkshire the British Library recognized that legacy usernames and passwords were difficult to manage and would not meet their security requirements in the future. By selecting MyID, British Library is able to manage the administration, issuance and revocation of certificates on smart cards in a user-friendly manner. These smart cards or ID badges are then used by British Library staff for secure logon to the Libraries PCs and networks.
“Security, efficiency and usability are critical goals to British Library,” said Derek Farmer, IT Security Officer of British Library. “By deploying smart cards using MyID from Intercede, we are able to achieve those goals, resulting in an increase to our staff’s productivity, improved security and an enhanced focus on the services that we provide the country.”
“MyID is helping the British Library focus on their core services while keeping their digital assets safe and secure,” said Richard Parris, Chairman and CEO of Intercede. “By working closely with our customers Intercede solutions deliver direct benefits to British Library, including increased security and productivity, ultimately resulting in better service for the country.”
Intercede Group plc is a leading developer and supplier of smart card and identity management software listed on the London Stock Exchange (IGP LN) (IGP.L). The Group’s MyID? software manages the secure registration, issuance and lifecycle of digital identities for a wide range of uses. This requires the integration of multiple technologies and products from many different vendors, including smart cards, biometrics, digital certificates and Open Platform applets.
Intercede’s customers cover a range of industries and include Athena
Smartcard Solutions, Barclays Bank, BEWAG, Department of Transport Ireland, Fujitsu, Lloyds TSB, the UK National Health Service (NHS), the Metropolitan Police, PinkRoccade, Royal Bank of Scotland, RSA Security, Ubizen and various US and UK Government agencies and departments.
For more information, visit www.intercede.com