Former ICT Adviser of Special Minister of State Joins ActivIdentity

Former ICT Adviser of Special Minister of State Joins ActivIdentity

Canberra, March 17, 2008–ActivIdentity Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTI), a global leader in digital identity assurance, announced today that Rod Irvine former ICT Adviser to the past Special Minister of State, Hon Gary Nairn has joined ActivIdentity Asia Pacific as Territory Manager for Australia and New Zealand.

Rod Irvine joins Actividentity with over 25 years experience in the IT sector, with strong past focus on the Government sector. Most recently as the ICT Adviser to the past Special Minister of State, Hon Gary Nairn, Irvine also helped promote the Australian Government’s eGovernment Strategy encompassing initiatives including identity management and authentication.

“Rod brings significant IT experience and contact networks to ActivIdentity, and his experience in driving whole-of-government eCommerce initiatives from both agency and ministerial levels provides a unique insight into the forces and processes as government agencies and large enterprises struggle with identity assurance agenda”, said Andy Castle, General Manager ActivIdentity Asia Pacific. “Rod brings the knowledge and experience to assist these ActivIdentity customers in managing their projects through to successful deployment.”

Whether for secure banking, eGovernment for consumers or citizens, or employees needing to access organizational ICT applications or facilities, ActivIdentity provides a range of strong identity assurance and authentication technologies that work in diverse environments. These solutions help secure trusted identity allowing enterprises and individuals to interact electronically with confidence.

“ActivIdentity (formed following the acquisition of Protocom by ActivCard in August 2005) is a great success story in this region, and it is exciting to have joined a global company with strong R&D, IP, and partner network. It is proof of the global market appeal of Australian-developed IT and an example to other Australian firms on how to successfully take local technology to the global market. I am working on expanding our local market presence through further business partnerships around the region, and I am confident that adding ActivIdentity solutions to partner’s technology portfolio will enable them to offer their customers solutions that build trust and confidence in an increasingly online world”, Irvine said.

About ActivIdentity

ActivIdentity® Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTI) identity solutions secure the business of enterprise, government, healthcare, and financial services organizations worldwide. Trusted identity is the core of the ActivIdentity platform enabling security for data, networks, applications, passwords and credentials, web, email and documents, transactions as well as converged security.

ActivIdentity solutions support the convergence of physical and logical identity through strong authentication with smart card lifecycle management, adding enterprise single sign on, and data encryption and digital signature.

ActivIdentity customers experience multiple benefits including increased network security, protection against identity theft and online fraud, enhanced workforce productivity, business process efficiencies, and regulatory compliance. For more information, visit http://www.actividentity.com.

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Media Contacts

Phil Jacobs
ActivIdentity Asia Pacific
+61 2 6208 4875
Phil.jacobs@actividentity.com

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