ActivIdentity Access Control News For Government, Enterprise

ActivIdentity FIPS 201 F5 delivers SP800-116 compliance
FREMONT, Calif. – September 7, 2010 – ActivIdentity Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTI), a global leader in strong authentication and credential management, today announced its new convergence technology, the F5 PAC Solution with API, and a FIPS 201 Partner Program to offer government agencies and commercial enterprises integrated security management capabilities for physical and logical access control. Through this program, ActivIdentity, along with its physical access control vendor partners, will offer the industry’s only solution that meets government mandates of full FIPS 201/SP800-116 compliance, managed entirely through the PACS manufacturers interface.

As a compelling business value offering, this Partner Program provides the new ActivIdentity F5 Solution with API for integration by PACS manufacturers. The API provides a cost-effective approach for manufacturers to PIV-enable their access control systems, allowing certified partners to meet all the criteria to be on the GSA Approved Products List (APL) under all authentication system categories.

ActivIdentity FIPS 201 F5 is the only solution on the market that delivers complete SP800-116 compliance the industry demands. The integrated solution provides a seamless and transparent module to authenticate PIV credentials at any of the specified assurance levels for controlled, limited and exclusion areas.

"Manufacturers have looked to us for help in developing cost-effective access control and credential management solutions for their government agency and government contractor customers to meet the new government mandates for PIV," said Todd Freyman, director, government markets worldwide, ActivIdentity.

"Our FIPS 201 F5 Solution combines the unique approach of delivering compliance with today’s standards while providing an economical upgrade path to adapt to evolving government-mandated standards. The F5 Module component of the solution can be field upgraded with updates pushed out from the head-end to all devices on the network, and it maintains full offline functionality," explained Freyman.

The Partner Program also includes the industry-leading credential issuance and management products from ActivIdentity, ActivID™ CMS and ActivClient™. ActivIdentity partners can now deliver fully integrated physical and logical access control solutions including credential issuance and management for PIV, PIV-Interoperable (PIV-I), PIV-Compliant (PIV-C), as well as custom certificate-based credentials for government and enterprise with ActivIdentity’s F5 integration and the new CMS appliance.

ActivIdentity is partnering with leading manufacturers in the industry and physical access control systems enabled by the ActivIdentity F5 solution are currently being installed at multiple government agencies, including federal, state, and local facilities across the country, the U.S. Department of Defense and maritime port facilities.

Kaba Access Control developed its E-Plex 5800 Series locks and stand-alone access controllers by becoming an ActivIdentity partner. "Our E-Plex 5800 Series lock and stand-alone access controller products are compliant with FIPS 201 and listed on the GSA APL for purchase by the government after they were enabled to enroll and authenticate PIV credentials by integrating and embedding ActivIdentity’s FIPS 201 Head-end Developer’s Bundle," said Mark Allen, director of marketing, Kaba Access Control.

Galaxy Control Systems has also selected the ActivIdentity FIPS 201 F5 Solution for their PIV credential strong authentication and compliance needs. "As Galaxy continues to build upon its DOD DIACAP Certified PIV Solution we decided early on that ActivIdentity was clearly the leader in strong authentication and credential management. Within one day of installing the hardware component, we were up and running with a fully compliant, integrated solution. This is the kind of technological breakthrough our customers expect and now we can meet their expectations with a trusted and proven deliverable," said Rick Caruthers, executive vice president, Galaxy Control Systems.


The ActivIdentity FIPS 201 F5 API and FIPS 201 Head-end Developer Bundle are available now. Partners interested in developing ActivIdentity-Enabled Solutions and customers who would like to use these solutions and start to see a reduction in system lifecycle costs can contact Todd Freyman, ActivIdentity's director of government markets worldwide, at +1 781.223.7967 or [email protected] and visit our website at

About ActivIdentity

ActivIdentity Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTI) is a global leader in strong authentication and credential management, providing solutions to confidently establish a person’s identity when interacting digitally. For more than two decades the company’s experience has been leveraged by security-minded organizations in large scale deployments such as the U.S. Department of Defense, Nissan, and Saudi Aramco. The company’s customers have issued more than 100 million credentials, securing the holder’s digital identity. ActivIdentity is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. For more information, visit

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