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FIPS 201

Zvetco manufactures a variety of FIPS-201 approved and certified combination biometric/smart card readers with the ability to perform MoC. Among these, the P6500 and P5500 models are FIPS-201 approved and may be found on the FIPS-201 APL under the following numbers: 483, 487 & 488. These supplement our smart card only C500 and fingerprint only P6000 readers, which designed to meet the needs of those looking to add a biometric to an existing card reader or vice-versa.

Zvetco Empowers Compliance

One of the key provisions of the recently released FIPS-201-2 is the fact that OCC (On Card biometric Comparison) or as it is more widely known; Match-on-Card or On-Card Matching, is now recognized and approved. Match-on-Card (MoC), enables a much needed third factor for authentication but can also act as a PIN replacement and for greater convenience, the biometric can be leveraged for PIN resets. Adding a biometric to the PIV card makes logical sense as this eliminates card & PIN sharing and latches the card to a specific user and only that user.

Zvetco manufactures a variety of FIPS-201 approved and certified combination biometric/smart card readers with the ability to perform MoC. Among these, the P6500 and P5500 models are FIPS-201 approved and may be found on the FIPS-201 APL under the following numbers: 483, 487 & 488. These supplement our smart card only C500 and fingerprint only P6000 readers, which designed to meet the needs of those looking to add a biometric to an existing card reader or vice-versa.

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The Zvetco Advantage

Zvetco products utlize built in protections against ESD (Electro-Static Discharge), redundant overcurrent defenses and all metal construction all Zvetco readers provide a level of ruggedness and reliability that are not found in any other reader in the market. This equates to superior longevity and the elimination of product refreshes that add significantly to the overall cost of a biometric initiative and needlessly cripple your already strained budgets.

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Background

In response to HSPD 12, the NIST Computer Security Division initiated a new program for improving the identification and authentication of Federal employees and contractors for access to Federal facilities and information systems. Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201, entitled Personal Identity Verification of Federal Employees and Contractors, was developed to satisfy the requirements of HSPD 12, approved by the Secretary of Commerce, and issued on February 25, 2005.

FIPS 201 incorporates three technical publications specifying several aspects of the required administrative procedures and technical specifications that may change as the standard is implemented and used.

  • NIST Special Publication 800-73, "Interfaces for Personal Identity Verification" specifies the interface and data elements of the PIV card;
  • NIST Special Publication 800-76, Biometric Data Specification for Personal Identity Verification" specifies the technical acquisition and formatting requirements for biometric data of the PIV system;
  • NIST Special Publication 800-78, "Cryptographic Algorithms and Key Sizes for Personal Identity Verification" specifies the acceptable cryptographic algorithms and key sizes to be implemented and used for the PIV system.

Benefits of FIPS 201

Coordinating multiple independent credentialing and identity management efforts can be a challenge. It is difficult enough to manage identities and attributes locally, and even more challenging to manage them when dealing with multi-jurisdictional interoperability. Credentialing and identity management solutions are particularly costly when implementation is not based on standards and best practices. The adoption of FIPS 201 as the basis for issuing a PIV or PIV-I card can substantially reduce these challenges. Adoption can provide:

  • Interoperability across multiple jurisdictions
  • A trust across multiple jurisdictions
  • Strong proof of cardholder identity
  • Ability to authenticate identity electronically
  • Improved ROI for identity credentialing programs

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Compatible with Match-On-Card

Zvetco embraces industry standards we are proud to say that we offer compatibility with the top MoC solutions in the market today; Gemalto’s .Net Bio/Protiva™ and Oberthur’s ID-One™ PIV and PIV-I cards. This gives you, the end user, tight integration with the leading Match-on-Card solutions in the market today.

Meeting Standards

FIPS 201 and PIV leverage existing ANSI, ISO, IETF and other standards. Thousands of products including most operating systems, mobile and enterprise applications and services and physical access control system support PIV-I credentials because of these standards.

State Programs

As states are faced with increasing challenges of deploying comprehensive strategies to comply with national strategies, the ability to leverage existing state programs that require identity management is imperative. State organizations are sensitive to expenses and are looking for a return on their investment. States have implemented or are planning policies and programs that can be leveraged to achieve a comprehensive and rich identity ecosystem. These programs include:

  • Enterprise identity and access management
  • Cloud computing
  • Healthcare information exchange frameworks
  • Emergency response activities
  • Entitlement programs
  • Digital records management

A common theme throughout the existing state use cases for PIV-I has been the ability to use credentials for multiple applications, from physicians to emergency response to desktop logon to digital signatures.