VeriSign, Inc. announced today that its Card Management System (CMS) has been certified under the General Services Administration (GSA)-managed FIPS 201 Evaluation Program. VeriSign is the first vendor to receive its CMS certification using FIPS 201-compliant Shared Service Provider (SSP) Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificates. VeriSign is the only vendor that has both its SSP PKI and CMS on the GSA FIPS 201 Approved Product List.
FIPS 201 is a standard outlined in Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) that sets the requirements for a common identity credential for all Federal employees and contractors.
“VeriSign is proud to offer a fully integrated, FIPS-compliant CMS and SSP PKI solution for our customers,” said George Schu, VeriSign’s Vice President for Strategic Development. “This is truly unique and has already been leveraged by several federal agencies. The benefit of our standards-based approach is that a government agency can more quickly and cost-effectively implement an HSPD-12 solution, with significantly reduced deployment risk. This saves tax payers’ money and makes everyone safer, more quickly.”