TrustBearer Labs, an authentication and digital identity solutions company, announced today that the TrustBearer Desktop PIV API meets the FIPS 201 requirements and is approved by GSA for deployment in HSPD-12 programs. The certification enables government agencies to purchase TrustBearer Desktop PIV middleware to comply with the FIPS 201 standard as mandated by HSPD-12.
TrustBearer Desktop also provides a Single Sign-On solution through TrustBearer’s OpenID platform. This feature of TrustBearer Desktop enables government workers with PIV credentials to authenticate to Web 2.0 applications supporting OpenID and Security Assertion Markup Language.
TrustBearer Desktop provides the middleware interface between the PIV compliant card and the applications utilizing the digital certificates stored on the card to perform cryptographic operations for authentication, encryption and signatures. The PIV credentials can be used for network authentication, SSL client authentication, document signatures, email signatures and encryption, virtual private networks and remote access.