Infotech Lead America: Gemalto, a provider of digital security, has launched the IDPrime PIV Card version 2.0 which enables provisioning of identity credentials for private enterprise, government contractors, federal, state and local governments.
The latest release introduces one-time password (OTP) support which allows customers to access secure networks by using just a single FIPS 140-2 Validated authentication device. The solution is suitable for organizations wanting to reduce costs while adopting technologies that help ensure compliance with the United States evolving PIV (Personal Identification Verification) standards.
Gemalto’s Protiva Defender Suite was launched in June last year as a solution specifically designed for law enforcement agencies, justice and security departments and first response teams. It contains easy to use, easy to deploy authentication software, digital credentials, secure devices such as ultra secure smart cards, one time passwords (OTP), mobile PKI and related services.
The PIV card is required for all U.S. Government employees and contractors to gain physical and logical access to government resources. The card is used for access to secured buildings as well as to access computer resources.
The Gemalto IDPrime PIV Card technology can be used to provide identity credentials for private enterprise, government contractors, federal, state and local governments. These credentials will work on conventional systems as well as portable devices such as tablets and smart phones to enable interoperability and enhanced trust . The technology protects and builds on the investments that customers have already made with smart cards and services.
Gemalto reported an increase of 9 percent in quarterly revenues.
Company officials said it was on track to achieve its goal of double-digit growth over the year.
Gemalto has delivered more than 15 million PIV cards. According to a report by Global Industry Analysts, the global smart cards market is estimated to reach 10.9 Billion Units by 2015.