CardLogix CREDENTSYS(TM) Smart Card Receives NIST 201 Certification

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- CardLogix, a leading provider of secure smart cards, announced today that its CREDENTSYS-J(TM) smart card has been certified to the National Institute Of Standards and Technology (NIST), FIPS 201 and many...


IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- CardLogix, a leading provider of secure smart cards, announced today that its CREDENTSYS-J(TM) smart card has been certified to the National Institute Of Standards and Technology (NIST), FIPS 201 and many major cryptographic algorithm standards. These certifications advance the CREDENTSYS smart card to the next stage of approval for supply to the U.S. Government's Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Program. This program is underway throughout the U.S. Government to secure identity, data and facilities. Testing for these certifications, which cover algorithms and software applet verification, was performed by Infogard Laboratories, Inc. The cards have undergone reliability and durability testing in accordance with the FIPS 201 standard and the Department of Defense (DOD) Common Access Card requirements, with testing done by Exponent Labs. The certifications highlight the CardLogix commitment to serve government and identity markets which demand very high levels of security. See the links to the certifications below.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has mandated that all Federal Agencies issue FIPS-approved PIV ID cards to verify the identity of every employee and contractor in order to improve data security. The card will be used for identification, as well as for facility and data access. They are programmed with appropriate security permissions to authenticate the user and protect the cardholder's identity from unauthorized access and use.

More About CREDENTSYS

The CREDENTSYS-J is a Microprocessor Dual Interface card based on the JavaCard(TM) standard with 72KB user capacity. As a true Dual Interface card, the CREDENTSYS-J card communicates through the ISO 7816 contact interface or wirelessly via the ISO 14443-B protocol.

CREDENTSYS-J cards support a variety of software security features such as RSA 1024 / 2048 keys, AES, SHA 1 and 256, and DES and Triple DES algorithms. CardLogix offers an arsenal of physical security options including Guilloche, Holograms, Microprinting and color shifting inks. The cards employ patented Flexible Bump technology for more durable interconnects and higher reliability.

CREDENTSYS chips used in the cards are certified to Common Criteria and EAL 5+. These assurance assessments correspond to today's highest known proven resistance against any security attack for microprocessors. CardLogix presently supplies smart cards to ID programs throughout the world, helping governments identify people and administer health and other programs with the greatest degree of security and privacy. The CREDENTSYS-J smart card is ideal for similar U.S.-based programs, where identity must be securely authenticated. These include:

More About CardLogix

Founded in 1994, CardLogix is an ISO 9001/2000 Quality manufacturer of smart card technology platforms for the secure transaction of data and value. All of the company's products are RoHS compliant. CardLogix is listed under the U.S. Government Cage Code #1KV39. CardLogix supplies to applications throughout the world in Secure ID/Access, Stored Value, and Loyalty, working with partners and integrators to develop smart card solutions for thousands of applications. For more information on the CREDENTSYS-J smart card, contact Bob Merkert, Director, Government Sales at bobm@cardlogix.com or call 001 856 784-7177.

For more information about CardLogix, go to http://www.cardlogix.com, http://www.smart-ecard.com or call 001 949-380-1312. Certifications can be viewed at http://csrc.nist.gov/cryptval/shs/shaval.htm, http://csrc.nist.gov/cryptval/des/tripledesval.html, http://csrc.nist.gov/npivp/PIVCardApplicationCertificate9.pdf, and http://csrc.nist.gov/cryptval/dss/rsaval.html.

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