HERNDON, Va. -- Cybertrust®, the global information security specialist, and CoreStreet, a leader in software for smart credential and convergence programs, today announced collaboration around government smart card credentialing. Aimed at validating Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201-compliant smart cards, the U.S. Department of Defense Common Access Card (DoD CAC) and smart cards issued as part of numerous national ID and health card programs around the globe, this service provides customers with a cost-effective end-to-end alternative to deploying their own Public Key Infrastructure.
Cybertrust is offering a validation service that enhances the deployment of CoreStreets PIVMAN System for government smart credential checking. The PIVMAN System consists of server software and handheld devices designed to allow authorized personnel the ability to control access to any site by quickly authenticating and validating the roles and identities of individuals wishing to enter an area. It provides those on the frontlines with the ability to immediately check and verify the status of any FIPS 201-compliant credential. Performing mobile validation, particularly in a communications-out environment, is critical in emergencies and first responder situations, such as natural disasters, as credentials can be verified across federal, state and local agencies and among jurisdictions.
With the rapid growth in PKI-based smart cards, validation has become essential, said Tom Greco, vice president of enabling infrastructures, Cybertrust. Nowhere is this more evident than in the government smart credential market. Together with CoreStreet, we are providing a simplified path for governments to achieve capabilities critical to enhance physical and logical security, reduce identity fraud and protect personal privacy.
Cybertrust and CoreStreet have collaborated over the years to provide hosted security service offerings for governments and commercial organizations worldwide, said Chris Broderick, chief executive officer, CoreStreet. This new offering gives organizations the ability to perform real time certificate and privilege validation from a handheld device without the necessity of deploying the supporting infrastructure in their own environment. This service improves the usability, security, performance and cost-effectiveness of smart card programs. We are pleased to be working closely with Cybertrust to deliver this important service for our customers.