|By Business Wire||
|July 31, 2014 05:30 AM EDT||
XTec Incorporated, an industry leader in secure identity solutions, today announced that it was awarded a 10-year contract, up to $102.8 million in value, by the Department of Homeland Security. The award confirms XTec’s position as the leading provider of solutions that meet Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 and reflect the Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management roadmap.
With XTec’s Enterprise AuthentX 5 Suite, all DHS Components can implement strong identity and access management controls, promoting secure access to DHS applications and resources furthering enterprise FICAM implementation. The first phase of the project, which begins immediately, will allow for continuous issuance and maintenance of PIV credentials used nationwide for physical and logical access control. Future phases will expand the use of credentials to enhance authentication and interoperability for other DHS applications.
“AuthentX 5 represents our next-generation security authentication technology, designed specifically for enterprise use,” said XTec President and CEO Albert Fernandez. “Putting this newest iteration of our solution to work for DHS’ 10-year vision of HSPD-12 and FICAM marks a significant step forward.”
With its partner Deloitte, XTec will begin another chapter serving DHS and its nearly 250,000 cardholders. “Since 2008 we have partnered with DHS to build a successful card issuance and identity authentication program. This next step brings XTec’s true capabilities to the forefront, maximizing practical card use that maintains security,” added XTec Executive Vice President Kevin Kozlowski.
XTec offers enterprise solutions for identity, credential and access management programs on a wide scale for various industries. XTec supplies similar security solutions for over 85 federal agencies, banking and financial institutions, state and local governments as well as healthcare providers and is a leader in secure, interoperable authentication and verification systems. XTec develops, produces and licenses enterprise-level security solutions for credentialing, access control, information systems and electronic commerce for a wide range of government and commercial uses. XTec's focus is providing a secure foundation from which customers can build secure enterprise Web-based applications and cryptographic systems. XTec is a leading solutions provider for smart card based identity and access management and is recognized as a leader in both government and commercial circles for its expertise and products for credentialing, identity, secure payment and access control.