Alacris® Supports Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12

Alacris® Supports Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12

idNexus™ Identity Assurance Management System provides GSC-IS v2.1 compliant offering and planned support for FIPS 201 common identification standards

Ottawa, March 8, 2005–Alacris® Inc., a leading developer of certificate management and identity assurance software products, today announced its planned commitment to support the U.S. Federal Government’s Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) and Federal Information Processing Standards 201 (FIPS 201). HSPD-12 is a mandated U.S. Presidential directive to establish a common identification standard for all Federal Government employees and contractors. FIPS 201 was subsequently developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to satisfy the Personal Identity Verification requirements of HSPD-12.

Alacris, a leading provider of integrated certificate and smart card management systems, has developed a successful track record of assisting a number of U.S. Federal departments, agencies and government contractors achieve their identity assurance lifecycle management requirements. “Alacris is pleased to work with the U.S. Federal Government in support of HSPD-12”, says Conrad Bayer, Vice President and CTO of Alacris. “idNexus provides the most robust certificate and smart card lifecycle management system–particularly for Microsoft centric environments–offering a GSC-IS v2.1 compliant offering today with our commitment to extend our product portfolio to assist our clients comply with HSPD-12 and FIPS 201.”

Highlights of Alacris’ existing idNexus identity assurance management system and planned support for HSPD-12 and FIPS 201 include:

  • GSC-IS 2.1 Compliant Offering
  • Flexible Policy Based Workflow Capabilities to Support PIV-1 Proofing & Registration Process
  • Full Smart Card Issuance and Lifecycle Management Capabilities for PIV Compliance
  • Applet Migration to Support PIV-2 and SP 800-73
  • Common Criteria Certified OCSP Credential Validation Offering

Proven Track Record of Assisting U.S. Federal Government and Contractors Achieve Identity Assurance Requirements

Alacris is pleased to be exhibiting at the 4th annual Smart Cards in eGovernment Conference March 9-11 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. For additional information and demonstration of the Alacris product offerings, please visit Alacris at booth #304.

About Alacris Inc.

Alacris Inc. is a developer of certificate management and identity assurance software products including idNexus, a certificate and smart card management product for the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Certificate Authority (CA) and the Entrust CA. Alacris has also developed the Alacris OCSP Identity Validation product that provides real-time certificate status information. Global industry leaders in industries such as Pharmaceutical, Health Care, Financial Services and Government have implemented Alacris products. For more information about Alacris, please visit our Web site at

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