PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--3M
Cogent, a global leader in providing biometric identification
solutions to government agencies and commercial enterprises, today
announced that its MiY-ID Gov biometric access control reader is the
first product to be certified as an approved biometric authentication
system by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) in accordance
with FIPS 201 standard. At a high-level, the Biometric Authentication
System performs the following:
1. 1:1 biometric match,
2. validation of the biometric signer’s
3. and interfacing with Online Certificate Status
Protocol (OCSP) and Server-based Certificate Validation Protocol (SVCP).
FIPS 201 is a U.S.
federal government standard that encompasses specific Personal
Identity Verification (PIV) requirements for federal employees and
contractors for access to federal facilities and information systems.
FIPS 201 was mandated by the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12
(HSPD12) to enhance security, increase government efficiency, reduce
identity fraud, and protect personal privacy by establishing a
mandatory, government-wide standard for secure forms of identification
issued by the federal government to its employees and contractors. All
devices used to read, validate, or authenticate the FIPS 201 PIV
credentials must be an approved product as certified by GSA.
MiY-ID is 3M Cogent’s award-winning, multi-functional biometric access
control reader. As new security standards emerge, organizations are
looking for a security product that meets current Physical Access
Control System (PACS) standards for PIV, CAC, TWIC, and others. 3M
Cogent’s MiY-ID-Gov allows them to meet current standards and adapt to
changing standards without having to replace their PACS readers.
“The evaluation testing for the Biometric Authentication System product
category is one of the most extensive tests in the GSA FIPS 201
evaluation program. This achievement demonstrates our commitment to
solving our customers’ operational challenges by aligning our biometric
technology with government requirements,” commented Christopher Crump,
director of commercial business of 3M Cogent. “In addition to FIPS 201
PIV credentials, MiY-ID Gov supports other government identity
credential programs such as Department of Defense Common Access Card
(CAC), and Transportation Worker Identity Credential (TWIC).”
3M Cogent will present its latest commercial products including
MiY-ID-Gov at the upcoming International Security Conference and
Exposition (ISC West) in booth #4095 in Las Vegas.
For more information about the MiY-ID Gov, visit http://www.cogentsystems.com/pacsoverview.asp.
For more information about the FIPS 201 PIV standard and to view the GSA
FIPS 201 approved product list, visit http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/PubsFIPS.html
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