Gemalto and PCS Mobile Deliver Advanced CJIS Compliant Access Solution
Gemalto Defender Suite provides uninterrupted access to criminal Justice Information Services database for local law enforcement agencies and first responders
Austin, TX, July 16, 2013–Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security and PCS Mobile, a value added reseller specializing in mobile data products and services for state and local public safety organizations, are joining forces to provide a comprehensive solution for law enforcement agencies to comply with the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) mandate. Beginning September, 2014, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will require law enforcement personnel to use advanced, secure, authentication methods to access the CJIS database.
The foundation of the offering is Gemalto’s Protiva Defender Suite, a combination of smart cards, physical and mobile tokens (OTP), an authentication server and associated consultancy services, backed by PCS Mobile’s experience in providing mobile laptops, professional services and customer education. The solution ensures customers are not only compliant with upcoming CJIS requirements, but are provided flexible technology that can be used for multiple applications (e.g. remote network access, secure email, physical access, etc.) and is scalable to keep pace with PCS Mobile’s growing customer base.
As computing and communications devices become smaller in size and increasingly mobile, it is necessary for law enforcement to run criminal background checks from multiple devices, such as rugged yet mobile computers, including laptops, tablets and handheld devices with wireless connectivity. With Gemalto’s Protiva Defender Suite, PCS Mobile gives law enforcement agencies the security tools needed to access the information while on the go.
“We provide a full-scale solution that ensures our customers have the security tools and mobile devices they need to access the federal criminal database without interruption,” said Kathy Pakkebier, PCS Mobile, President. “Gemalto supports us through the entire process, from consulting and understanding customer needs through product delivery. We look forward to a long and successful collaboration with Gemalto.”
“The partnership between Gemalto and PCS Mobile allows law enforcement agencies to get everything they need from one source,” said Tom Flynn, Vice President of Identity and Access at Gemalto North America. “From hardware and secure identity to advice and training, we ensure CJIS compliance with less hassle.”
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2012 annual revenues of €2.2 billion and more than 10,000 employees operating out of 83 offices and 13 Research & Development centers, located in 43 countries.
We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain and work–anytime, everywhere–in ways that are enjoyable and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. We develop secure embedded software and secure products which we design and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these products, the confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services made possible.
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