29 April, 2008
CoreStreet announced that its PIVMAN product can now provide electronic authentication and validation of Common Access Cards for securing physical access to U.S. Department of Defense facilities worldwide.
The CoreStreet PIVMAN Solution encompasses software for handhelds and PCs, and is leveraged for both mobile and fixed authentication stations, as well as including a management station.
CoreStreet provides the critical Public Key Infrastructure certificate validation technology behind the DOD’s Robust Certificate Validation Service. The DOD implemented the CoreStreet Validation Authority as a solution for cost effective and scalable validation services for all 3.5 million service members and contractors.
With the CoreStreet PIVMAN Solution, DOD facilities can now perform electronic validation of identity and associated attributes, automatic updates when a connection is available, and capture of activity information for auditing purposes. Extending beyond the DoD, the CoreStreet PIVMAN Solution also enables validation of any federal, state or local credentials issued from FIPS-201 compliant or interoperable infrastructures, and of legacy credentials such as drivers’ licenses.
Applications that currently use this infrastructure include smart card logon, digitally signed email, access to secure web portals and authentication within web services architectures. The CoreStreet PIVMAN Solution provides the ability to extend the infrastructure supporting these logical access control functions to also support physical access control processes.