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ActivIdentity Smart Employee ID Solution Finalist for SC Magazine Awards

ActivIdentity Smart Employee ID Solution Finalist for SC Magazine Awards

FREMONT, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ActivIdentity(R) , a global leader in the provision of digital identity assurance solutions, is a finalist in the Best Identity Management category at the SC Magazine Awards 2008 for its Smart Employee ID solution.

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Many businesses treat building access controls and validation to logical networks as two separate areas, meaning that multiple departments are often managed by disparate budgets and inconsistent strategies. As a result, employees are being asked to carry several cards and entry codes in order to access buildings and use IT systems. This condition can threaten the security of confidential log-in details and leave corporate systems vulnerable to unauthorized access, as employees try to manage the myriad of log-in details for which they are responsible. ActivIdentity Smart Employee ID helps organizations address the challenges they face in providing secure access for their employees.

The ActivIdentity Smart Employee ID solution combines a number of specific ActivIdentity products in order to consolidate access to all facilities and IT systems throughout a corporation in one single smart ID card. It functions as a photo ID and a proximity badge for facility access, as well as an IT security device for digital identification and authentication. The solution thereby enables two-factor security across the IT infrastructure, providing secure remote, as well as mobile access. In addition, internal Single Sign On and digital signature capabilities are available.

"Smart Employee ID has the capability to integrate seamlessly with a variety of operating systems and is, therefore, very adaptable to our customers' needs," explains Marc Hudavert, vice-president & general manager at ActivIdentity EMEA. "To be a finalist for the SC Magazine award for Best Identity Management is a significant acknowledgement of the benefits our customers can gain from such a flexible and user-friendly identity management solution."

The SC Magazine awards recognize achievements in excellence and innovation in the IT security industry. Winners will be announced at an event at the Hurlingham Club in London on April 22, 2008.

About ActivIdentity

ActivIdentity(R) Corporation identity solutions secure the business of enterprise, government, healthcare, and financial services organizations worldwide. Trusted identity is the core of the ActivIdentity platform enabling security for data, networks, applications, passwords and credentials, web, email and documents, transactions as well as converged security.

ActivIdentity solutions support the convergence of physical and logical identity through strong authentication with smart card lifecycle management, adding enterprise single sign on, and data encryption and digital signature.

ActivIdentity customers experience multiple benefits including increased network security, protection against identity theft and online fraud, enhanced workforce productivity, business process efficiencies, and regulatory compliance.

For more information, visit http://www.actividentity.com/.

ActivIdentity and ActivCard are registered trademarks in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

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CONTACT: Timothy Polakowski of McGrath-Power Public Relations,
+1-408-727-0351, [email protected], for ActivIdentity

Web site: http://www.actividentity.com/

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