31 March, 2010
Codebench Inc., a provider of HSPD-12/FIPS-201 authentication software, announced that it has formed a technology partnership with rugged-computer manufacturer DAP Technologies to offer a mobile solution for the validation and registration of FIPS 201, PIV II compliant credentials.
Codebench’s PIVCheck software suite — a card validation, authentication, and registration solution for HSPD-12 compliance — is now integrated with DAP’s CE3240B Guard System handheld computer. The Guard System computer features a rugged, modular design that can be configured with readers for magnetic stripe cards, contact and contactless smart cards, and HID Proximity cards to accommodate a number of credential formats including TWIC, PIV and CAC. It also can include a fingerprint biometric reader.
The integration of PIVCheck on DAP’s CE3240B Guard System enables security personnel to more easily validate and register credentials from cardholders in nearly any location within a facility, which is essential for creating temporary physical access control portals or conducting spot checks on credentials. Once DAP’s Guard System handheld computer has scanned the credential, the information can be validated and then uploaded to a facility’s physical security access control system by the PIVCheck software.
The PIVCheck software suite provides a transition to HSPD-12 or FIPS-201 compliance by leveraging a facility’s physical access control system for card validation, authentication and registration. The software uses three-factor identification to determine the cardholder’s unique identifying data and biometric information, and verifies the validity of the card by checking with the appropriate X.509 certification authority or other entity, such as the TSA hot list.