ImageWare enhancing biometric solution to comply with FIPS-201

Published 5 June 2006

Another biometric company is making its flagship product FIPS-201-compliant, and a good thing it does

San Diego, California-based ImageWare (AMEX: IW) is using the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Demonstration taking place this week in Gaithersburg, Maryland to show a complete Personal Identity Verification (PIV) solution which is compliant with the Federal Information Processing 201 (FIPS-201) (PIV-I and II) requirements of the HSPD-12. The directive mandates a common identification standard for all Federal government employees and contractors. As a result of HSPD-12, government organizations are required to adopt new processes for verifying the identity of employees and contractors as well as controlling access to secure facilities and information systems. ImageWare says it enhanced its IWS Biometric Engine and secure credentialing product suite by adding card management and card printing modules, thus offering end-to-end support for PIV-I and PIV-II business processes, technical requirements, and the ability to partner with leading physical and logical access control vendors for logistics and deployment considerations.