Honeywell Partners to Create HSPD-12 Compliant Control System


Honeywell and Novell, ImageWare Systems Inc. and ActivIdentity have agreed to partner in the creation of an integrated physical and logistical control system that will comply with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12. Also known as HSPD-12, the directive calls for the implementation of a common personal identification card to be used in federal facilities for access by government employees and outside contractors.

“Working together allows us to take physical security to the next level with complete enterprise management of data and credentials,” says Beth Thomas, senior product manager, credentials and readers with Honeywell. “In addition to our government customers, many of our commercial customers will also benefit from the best practices of our FIPS 201 solution.”

Each company brings to the table a portion of the overall control platform as defined by the Federal Information Processing Standards Publication 201, also known as FIPS 201.

“Organizations increasingly need to integrate physical access with logical access, and create a tighter connection between identities and credentials to enable the seamless convergence of IT and physical security systems,” says Loren Russon, director of product management for Identity and Security Management Solutions with Novell. “This joint offering integrates and simplifies the deployment and management of key systems the industry is already using today.”

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