Viscount Systems' technology receives U.S. government approval

Company's Freedom access control solution fully compliant with FICAM requirements


(Vancouver, British Columbia, August 20, 2014) – Viscount Systems (OTCQB:VSYS), a leading provider of IT-based access control software and services, today announced that itsFreedom Access Control security solution has been approved as a fully-compliant FICAM solution under the program’s Physical Access Control Systems (PACS) 13.02 topology. Successful completion of FICAM testing ensures Freedom meets the security and interoperability requirements outlined within the U.S Government’s FICAM testing process.

FICAM (Federal Identity Credential and Access Management) is a U.S.-government initiative designed to improve the nation's cyber security. The program addresses network-credentialing challenges and designs requirements for digital identity, credentialing and access control across government agencies to ensure IT security guidelines are met. As part of the FICAM testing process, Freedom underwent a series of stringent testing processes to ensure the system is not prone to any type of unauthorized network access.

Freedom is a revolutionary IT-centric access control system that eliminates the need for traditional access control panels. Fully compliant with FIPS-201 and HSPD-12, Freedom leverages the power of the IT infrastructure to control access points through encryption bridges that transform card readers into IP addressable devices. All data is encrypted to eliminate the opportunity for cyber threats, ensuring a high level of security is maintained. Network complexity and upfront costs are immediately reduced due to a reduction in hardware and infrastructure investments, allowing users to meet strict budget requirements, and experience immediate and long-term return-on-investment.

“Viscount is committed to delivering secure identity solutions to the federal government and we are excited to announce Freedom’s successful completion of FICAM testing,” said Dennis Raefield, CEO and President, Viscount Systems. “As a fully compliant FICAM solution, Freedom is now proven as a robust IT-centric physical access control solution that meets the stringent demands of government agencies.  With this approval, Viscount now has a proven solution available to many other government agencies that need to meet stringent security requirements in a cost effective manner.  We believe this significantly changes the growth dynamics for this new technology.”

To learn more about Freedom, visit Viscount at booth 4510 and 4511 at the upcoming ASIS International Seminar & Exhibits in Atlanta. To view a complete list of FICAM-approved products, visit idmanagement.gov.