Smart cards conform to the PIV card standard, FIPS 201, to use interoperable identity credentials. Customers can use the cards for physical and logical access to locations and systems. Although the PIV standard was originally intended for use by U.S. federal government and contractors, these same cards can be used for non-federal issuers such as state, local and foreign governments as well as the private sector.
Personal Identity Verification: interoperable ID credentials for federal agencies, government contractors, state and local governments, and private sector organizations.
Multi-factor PKI authentication: strong proof of card holder identity that meets government standards, including the U.S. federal government.
Diverse use cases: digital authentication for main information systems; digital signature and encryptions for eDocuments, email and files.
Wide use case support: works with PIV-based IT infrastructures, new and legacy physical access control systems.
Virtual Contact Interface: virtual Contact Interface (VCI) and Pairing code to enhance privacy through contactless interface, for physical access use cases.
PIV Secure Messaging: PIV Secure Messaging to provide confidentiality and integrity protection to PIV Card application.
Biometric Authentication: Biometric Authentication (On Card Comparison), compliant to SP800-76-2, for enhanced user authentication
Power-On-Self-Test mechanism: fast contactless authentication with an optimized Power-On-Self-Test mechanism as per the latest FIPS140-2 specifications (CMVP IG 9.11).