Sep 30th 2014

Major US public sector agency orders newly-launched MyID derived credentials for mobile devices

Lutterworth, UK – Leading digital identity expert Intercede today announced that a high-profile US Federal government agency has placed an initial order for its MyID v10.1 credential management software to provide its employees with secure identity on mobile devices to meet the new FIPS 201-2 standard.

Launched earlier this month, MyID v10.1 is the US’s first derived credential solution that can securely issue and manage trusted personal identity verification (PIV) credentials for mobile. Meeting the technical and business process standards for FIPS 201-2 compliance, MyID combines technology independence with an easy “mobile first” self-service interface to enable fast enterprise-wide deployment of derived credentials.

The use of derived credentials enables Federal employees to securely access mobile resources that they could previously only get to with their PIV smart card, leading to higher productivity while strengthening security.

Richard Parris, Intercede CEO, commented: “This launch customer for MyID v10.1 is the first deployment of a derived credentials based identity solution within the US Federal government. Such is our industry leadership that this order was secured even before FIPS 201-2 has been formally ratified. With several more contracts in the pipeline for early closure, we look forward to a healthy new revenue stream from our move into mobile security.”