Intercede Joins GlobalPlatform as Full Member
17 November 2008 – Intercede, the producer of the world-leading MyID Identity and Credential Management System, has become the latest company to join international smart card specification body, GlobalPlatform.
As a Full Member of GlobalPlatform, Intercede will take an active role in shaping the association’s strategic direction and the development of its industry-leading, open and interoperable specifications for the entire smart card infrastructure. In particular, the company will contribute to GlobalPlatform’s current standardization efforts for smart card use in identity and access environments at a time of significant interest in such deployments from both the government and corporate sectors.
Alongside other Full Members, Intercede will enjoy heavily-weighted voting privileges and the opportunity to nominate a representative annually for election to the Board of Directors. The company is also entitled to assign representatives to participate on the GlobalPlatform Advisory Council, its technical committees – card, device and systems – task forces and working groups.
Richard Parris, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Intercede, commented: “Our decision to join GlobalPlatform stems from the association’s growing relevance to our core areas of operation. The future growth of corporate and government ID programs depends on there being clear leadership from within the industry on key issues like interoperability and standardization. The sharing of market requirements and technical proposals between members in order to achieve these objectives makes GlobalPlatform not just a standards body but also a practical forum that can add value to Intercede’s business. GlobalPlatform’s structure and the breadth of its membership provide an opportunity for us to add our own voice and learn from other members in a way that can only help the industry as a whole move forward.”
Kevin Gillick, Executive Director of GlobalPlatform, adds: “We are already active in the area of defining clearer standards for smart card-based identity management projects. GlobalPlatform Specifications are helping the industry overcome concerns over security and privacy that may have hampered such deployments in the past and capitalize on increasing market demand. Intercede’s decision to join as a Full Member casts into focus both its own commitment to developing innovative solutions in this area and GlobalPlatform’s ability to harness the combined knowledge of leading companies for the good of the industry as a whole.”
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Intercede is the producer of the MyID ® Identity and Credential Management System (IDCMS). Intercede’s MyID is the only IDCMS software product that enables organizations to easily and securely manage the identities of people and their associated identity credentials within a single, integrated, workflow driven platform. This includes enabling and managing: secure registration, biometric capture, application vetting and approval through to smart card personalization, issuance and lifecycle management.
Intercede’s MyID is being used around the world by large corporations, governments and banks to manage millions of identities for employees, citizens and customers. Notable deployments include 10 US Federal Agencies, the US Transportation Worker Identity Credential (TWIC) and two major US financial institutions. In Europe and the Middle East, Intercede’s MyID is being deployed in support of government identity, health and corporate employee ID security projects.
For more details visit www.intercede.com
For further information on Intercede, please contact Richard Parris or Andrew Walker at email@example.com or on +44 (0)1455 558111.
GlobalPlatform is the global leader in smart card infrastructure development and its proven, technical specifications for cards, devices and systems are known as the standard for smart card infrastructure. GlobalPlatform is a member driven association with cross-industry representation from all world continents. For more information about GlobalPlatform, visit www.globalplatform.org
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