XTec Showcases GSA-Approved HSPD-12 Solution

Complete end-to-end interoperability showcased at recent NIST PIV demonstration


RESTON, Va., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- XTec Incorporated confirmed the announcement that the company was one of the first three organizations to be approved by the GSA as an Integration Service Provider. The company's AuthentX solution provides a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card and identity management system that allows federal agencies comply with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, a mandate requiring federal agencies to issue their employees and contractors an interoperable Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card to be used for physical and logical access to government facilities and networks by October 27, 2006.

This news builds on the successful demonstration of the company's HSPD-12 solution for U.S. federal government agencies at the National Institute of Standards and Technology -- Cooperative Research and Development Agreement Interoperability Demonstration in early June. XTec's participation in the NIST Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) demonstration was to showcase end-to-end interoperability of the company's integrated HSPD-12 solution of systems and hardware with AuthentX at its core.

XTec's AuthentX Credential Management and Access Control System supports a broad range of third-party HSPD-12 solutions, including PIV-II cards, biometrics technology and externally managed public key infrastructure (PKI) offered by approved Shared Service Providers (SSP).

AuthentX Credential Management System is designed to enable organizations to implement smart card-based identity management, provisioning, authentication devices and policy enforcement -- increasing overall security, improving the end user experience and addressing regulatory requirements. The solution serves the complete smart card credential lifecycle, including card and credential issuance, replacement and cancellation, as well as smart badging and applet management.

XTec is a leader in secure, interoperable authentication and verification systems. XTec develops, produces, and licenses enterprise level security solutions for Credentialing, Access Control, Information Systems, and Electronic Commerce for a wide range of government and commercial uses. XTec's focus is on providing a secure foundation from which customers can build secure enterprise web-based applications and cryptographic systems. XTec is a recognized leader in both government and commercial circles for its expertise and products for credentialing, identity, secure payment, and access control.

For more information about XTec, visit www.xtec.com.