|By Business Wire||
|October 22, 2013 02:35 PM EDT||
Eid Passport, Inc., one of the nation’s leading high-assurance identity management solution providers, has launched its RAPIDGate-Premier™ Program, which deploys high-assurance Personal Identity Verification-Interoperable (PIV-I) credentials. Eid Passport recently achieved cross-certification with the Federal Bridge Certification Authority (FBCA) as a PIV-I issuer and now operates as a Level 4 provider – the highest identity assurance level possible.
“The RAPIDGate-Premier Program meets the needs of customers requiring an advanced level of security,” said Steve Larson, Eid Passport’s Chairman and CEO. “This solution provides customers with additional levels of identity assurance and verification while remaining easy to use and cost effective – two hallmarks of our current RAPIDGate® Program.”
Eid Passport’s PIV-I cross-certification will bolster the company’s continued delivery of identity management services in support of the U.S. Navy’s Commercial Access Control System (NCACS). “Security on our Navy and Federal installations is of utmost importance, and I congratulate Eid Passport for this most noteworthy achievement. This was a huge undertaking, and being rated at the highest level of identity assurance is a significant accomplishment,” said M.A. Reid, head program director of anti-terrorism, force protection, physical security and access control at Navy Installations Command Headquarters. “I look forward to continuing to partner with Eid Passport as they deliver efficient and effective work and rollout high-assurance PIV-I credentials.”
The RAPIDGate-Premier Program offers identity authentication, background screening and credentialing services to companies and military facilities across the U.S. and its territories. Currently, Eid Passport’s RAPIDGate® Program is operational at more than 150 government installations and facilities across the U.S. and its territories, processing millions of trusted ingresses per year.
The RAPIDGate-Premier Program helps companies minimize risk from threats such as terrorism, workplace violence, fraud and theft, as well as comply with mandated protection and preparedness requirements. RAPIDGate-Premier includes company enrollment, participant registration, equipment, initial and recurring background screening for suitability, identity credential production and issuance, electronic management and enforcement, activity reporting, system maintenance, and training. Features of the RAPIDGate-Premier Program include:
- Personal Identity Verification-Interoperable (PIV-I) credentials
- HSPD-12 interoperable credentials
- Trusted ID verification process
- Federal Bridge cross-certification
- Logical access control capability
- Self-enrollment kiosk or deployable on-site group registration
- Recurring background screening every three months
About Eid Passport
Eid Passport, Inc. (www.eidpassport.com) is a market leader in high-assurance identity management solutions in the U.S. The company integrates leading-edge products and services into solutions that combine identity authentication, background screening and access management. Eid Passport’s leading product offering, the RAPIDGate® Program, provides highly secure gate-access-based facilities—such as military installations, government buildings, federal agencies, manufacturing and distribution sites, ports and commercial ports, and commercial buildings—with increased security and streamlined access for a variety of authorized personnel. Founded in November 2001, Eid Passport is headquartered in Hillsboro, Ore., with offices in Minot, N.D., and Alexandria, Va.
RAPIDGate® and Eid Passport® are registered trademarks of Eid Passport, Inc.