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atsec information security finishes GSA FIPS 201 evaluation for Brady People ID

01-05-2010 09:39 AM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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Austin, TX – atsec information security is proud to announce the successful GSA FIPS 201 evaluations of several Electromagnetically Opaque Sleeves for Brady People ID, leading to these products being listed on the GSA FIPS 201 Approved Products List (APL).

Brady People ID’s badge holders protect Federal Government Personal Identity Verification badges (or PIV cards) against skimming attacks attempting to gain unauthorized access to information contained on them. The successful evaluation and validation of these products provides assurance that the information on the badges is effectively protected when kept in the badge holders.

Apostol Vassilev, CST Lab Manager for atsec information security, said, “atsec performed these evaluations with strong commitment to quality of testing in view of the sensitive nature of the information protected by these products, in particular when Federal personnel may be operating in hostile environments.”

The Electromagnetically Opaque Sleeves were tested and evaluated in atsec's Austin, TX lab following the GSA FIPS 201 Evaluation Program - Electromagnetically Opaque Sleeve Approval Procedure Version 11.0.0 June 17, 2009.

James Gross, General Manager of Brady People ID added : “Making sure that we provide specific products for the government is a priority in our new product development strategy. We appreciate all the efforts atsec has taken to verify that this product complies with government guidelines.”

atsec is an accredited laboratory for the GSA FIPS 201 Evaluation Program which runs a product approval program for PIV related products destined for the U.S. Government market.

Validated products:

Brady People ID / JAM
"Shielded custom sleeve"
Part #: 1840-5082; RF 001
HW version: 1.0
(GSA APL item # 447)

Brady People ID / JAM
"BDL, SHLD, V2CRDHL,2.13x3.38 IN WSLT,CHA 1840-5080 /
Shielded 2 Card Vinyl Holder SH-2"
Part #: Y949047
HW version: 2.0
(GSA APL item # 448)

Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) mandates a government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification issued by the Federal Government to its employees and contractors. FIPS 201 (with its supporting documents) is the mandatory standard that addresses the HSPD-12 mandate.

atsec is an accredited laboratory for the GSA FIPS 201 Evaluation Program which runs a product approval program for PIV related products destined for the U.S. Government market.

About atsec information security

atsec information security is an independent, standards-based information technology security services company that combines a business-oriented approach to information security with in-depth technical knowledge and global experience. atsec was founded in Munich, Germany in 2000 and has extensive international operations with offices in the U.S., Germany, Sweden, and China.

atsec offers secure code review, ISO/IEC 27001 ISMS consulting, and penetration testing and scanning services as well as being a QSA and ASV.

atsec also offers evaluation and testing services leading to formal certification for IT security including evaluation under Common Criteria schemes in the U.S., Germany, and Sweden; cryptographic module and algorithm testing under the Cryptographic Module Validation Program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. and Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) in Canada.

atsec works with such leading global companies as IBM, Apple, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, Cray, BMW, SGI, Vodafone, RWE, and Wincor-Nixdorf.

Media Contact:
Andreas Fabis,
Marketing Director
atsec information security
(512) 615-7317

atsec information security corporation
9130 Jollyville Road, Suite 260
Austin, TX 78759


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