FIPS 201 was developed to satisfy the requirements of Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12, which is a policy for a common identification standard for federal employees and contractors. HSPD 12 is designed to establish a mandatory, government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification issued by the federal government to its employees and contractors.
In response to HSPD 12, Bioscrypt, Datastrip and Synercard have partnered to develop an end-to-end system that will improve the identification and authentication of federal employees and contractors for access to federal facilities and information systems.
The combined Bioscrypt/Datastrip/ Synercard solution can support other federal security initiatives such as US-Visit, Transportation Worker ID Card (TWIC) and common access card programs.
Additionally, with the growing demand for more sophisticated card systems, the solution can be deployed easily for traditional commercial and other ID initiatives that require biometric card systems for physical, logical and mobile access control.
Synercard is the software product company behind the Asure ID suite of identity solutions. Bioscrypt Inc. provides biometric identity verification technology, and Datastrip offers handheld biometric verification devices.
â€œThe market demand, especially within the U.S. government, for open and interoperable products has fuelled this partnership and the integration of our respective products,â€ stated Bruce Bianco, president of Synercard.