CoreStreet’s PIVMAN System Voted Best New Technology at Smart Card Alliance Annual Conference

CoreStreet’s PIVMAN System Voted Best New Technology at Smart Card Alliance Annual Conference

PIVMAN System for Secure ID Checking Receives Top Votes From Industry Leaders

Smart Card Alliance Conference’s Emerging Technology and Innovation Showcase, CAMBRIDGE, Mass., (BUSINESS WIRE)–CoreStreet, the leader in infrastructure and applications for smart credential and convergence programs, announced that the PIVMAN™ System was named “Best of Show” at the annual Smart Card Alliance Conference’s Emerging Technology and Innovation Showcase. CoreStreet’s PIVMAN system enables cardholder status and privilege checking of any government-issued smart card in any environment.

The CoreStreet PIVMAN System, which consists of software for rugged handhelds and back-end servers, is one of the first applications to fully leverage the U.S. government-wide smart card infrastructure that is being deployed under Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12). By taking advantage of this infrastructure, the PIVMAN System can display accurate information about any cardholder from any department or agency. This functionality is required by first responders to establish secure perimeters, by government security personnel to identify the status and privileges of entering individuals, and by many other organizations with credential-checking needs.

“This kind of recognition is immensely important to us at CoreStreet,” said Dave Engberg, CoreStreet’s chief technology officer. “We are very proud of the success of the PIVMAN System, and believe it represents a significant step for smart card-based applications. We’re not just talking about why smart cards are important, we are showing that they are essential for homeland security.”

The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit association comprised of leaders in the smart card and security industry. Its goal is to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology.

“Our organization strives to push smart card adoption forward. As we see it, smart cards offer organizations an unparalleled tool for numerous secure, everyday applications,” said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance. “This year, our conference attendees voted for those technologies that demonstrated the most innovation. CoreStreet’s PIVMAN System is a great example of what government and industry are looking for: new, critical applications for their deployed smart cards.”

The PIVMAN System is designed to meet the security needs of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and other federal, state and local agencies deploying smart credentials based on the Federal Information Processing Standard 201 (FIPS 201). The system securely reads compliant smart credentials and displays the cardholder’s status along with any associated privileges or attributes, such as Emergency Support Function (ESF) or certification. All this is done without requiring any network connectivity. Additionally, audit logs generated by the PIVMAN System are used to create comprehensive reports.

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