Hirsch by Identiv’s U.S. Government FICAM Solution Selected as Winner in 2016 Government Security News Homeland Security Awards

January 04, 2017

FREMONT, Calif., January 4, 2017Identiv, Inc.  (NASDAQ: INVE) today announced that its award-winning Hirsch government Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM) solution, developed to implement a simple, affordable FICAM-compliant solution simply with optimal performance, has been selected by Government Security News (GSN) as a winner in two categories of its Homeland Security Awards Program. Identiv was selected as the winner in the “Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions” category as “Best Physical Logical Privileged Access Management Solution” and finalist as “Best User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) Solution”. Identiv was also selected as the winner in the “Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions” category as “Best Access Control Hardware”.

Now in its eighth year, the GSN Awards are recognized as the gold standard of accomplishments and the “best of the best” in IT and cybersecurity, physical security products and services, and the most notable government agency programs, initiatives, and innovations. GSN covers a broad range of homeland security topics including IT and cybersecurity, airport/seaport security, maritime security, law enforcement, video surveillance, law enforcement at federal state, local, and municipal, satellite communications, immigration and border security, critical infrastructure protection, and more.

“There were no inferior security products or services that I evaluated,” said Chuck Brooks, Lead Homeland Security Awards Judge. “They were all stellar. The approaches and methods sometimes differed among the entries, and that is largely because they were highly focused on their specific client needs. As to the government entries, these submissions exemplify the best in public/private cooperation. Government is moving rapidly into the digital era and integrating technologies, processes and accordingly new mandates of their government agencies and programs.”

“We are pleased to name Hirsch by Identiv’s U.S. government FICAM solution as a winner in multiple categories of the GSN Homeland Security Awards,” said Adrian Courtenay, GSN CEO. “This year, the awards were more difficult than ever to judge because of the incredibly fast pace of change in the categories involved. Identiv was up against impressive competition.”

“Long known as the premier provider of access control and security management systems for government agencies and facilities, our Hirsch government team has applied their expertise built over the years to our Velocity-based FICAM-compliant solution,” said Steve Humphreys, Identiv CEO. “Any of the thousands of doors or portals our systems control in the government space can be easily upgraded to FICAM compliance without the cost and hassle of a forklift replacement, as we leverage virtually all of the existing Hirsch system infrastructure. Those sites needing to replace non-compliant systems will also find our solution extremely cost-effective and quick to deploy, as we don’t rely on third-party certificate processing hardware like so many others. Being recognized by GSN only further reinforces the need for a complete, secure, cost-effective solution for FICAM compliance.”

Identiv’s end-to-end FICAM solution has been developed to address an industry-wide problem of how to implement FICAM simply and with optimal performance. Until now, FICAM solutions from other vendors have been expensive, increasingly difficult to set up, and slow to provide authentication and access at the door. Identiv’s conceptual approach to FICAM and the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201 Topology Categories addresses current PACS Infrastructure, Validation System, and Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Reader and is faster and less expensive than the competition. Learn more about Identiv’s solution by visiting identiv.com/ficam, requesting a meeting with an expert, or watching a video demo.

More information about Government Security News, the Homeland Security Awards Programs, and finalists and award winners of 2016 can be found at gsnmagazine.com.

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About Identiv
Identiv, Inc. is the leading global player in physical security and secure identification. Identiv’s products, software, systems, and services address the markets for physical and logical access control and a wide range of RFID-enabled applications. Customers in the government, enterprise, consumer, education, healthcare, and transportation sectors rely on Identiv’s access and identification solutions. Identiv’s mission is to secure the connected physical world: from perimeter to desktop access, and from the world of physical things to the Internet of Everything. Identiv is a publicly traded company and its common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market in the U.S. under the symbol “INVE”. For more information, visit identiv.com.

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