FIPS 201 News

GSA taps XTec for cloud-based physical access control

Published Thursday, July 19, 2012

Posted by FIPS 201 Administrator Thu, 19 Jul 2012 15:50:00 GMT

XTec Inc. announced that GSA Region 1 signed a 10-year licensing and maintenance contract for enterprise support of XTec’s cloud-based physical access control solution. The agreement continues GSA’s partnership with XTec, which provided GSA’s first cloud-based solution.

XTec’s AuthentX PACS solution has operated in a cloud environment for more than five years. The provider utilizes the NAP of the Americas Terremark facility, whose building features ensure safe storing and processing of sensitive information. Off-site hosting offers customers, particularly those with multi-facility and multi-tenant enterprises, flexibility.

GSA’s relationship with XTec precedes the advent of PIV credentials. In the years since XTec first provided smart card issuance for GSA, the provider has supported physical access control at multiple GSA federal buildings.

XTec’s cloud-based PACS solution is compliant with standards outlined by Federal Information Security Management Act, General Services Administration and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. In addition to GSA, the Department of State, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Prisons, National Science Foundation and Department of Labor also utilize XTec’s AuthentX PACS solution.