18 February, 2011
The Federal PKI Policy Authority has certified Symantec as an authorized vendor to issue PIV-Interoperable smart cards. Symantec officially earned its certification when policy authority voted to approve Symantec’s VeriSign Non-Federal SSP PKI for cross-certification with the Federal Bridge Certification Authority at the new PIV-I assurance level.
The approval followed extensive policy compliance and interoperability testing, which included a certification of PIV-I smart cards from two Symantec PIV-I customer deployments: Booz Allen Hamilton and ICF International, a global professional services firm.
By earning certification, Symantec can issue identity credentials on PIV-I smart cards to government contractors, state and local governments, first responders and health care providers – any organization that does business with the government, including the Department of Defense.
This new approval means organizations can now leverage Symantec’s VeriSign Non-Federal SSP PKI, along with the Intercede’s MyID Card Management System, to issue and manage fraud-resistant and cost-effective PIV-I credentials.