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Probaris Announces Enhanced Biometric Enrollment Software

Support for the new VistaFA2 camera speeds the digital identity enrollment process

February 27, 2013

Probaris has announced a new release of its leading biometric enrollment software. Probaris Enrollment is used to securely capture biometrics in the process of registering individuals in sophisticated identity management systems. Probaris Enrollment now supports the VistaFA2 camera for facial recognition enrollments. The camera is available from Corvus Integration, Inc., of Reston Virginia. The VistaFA2 is a FIPS-201 approved product capable of capturing ISO/IEC 19794-5 compliant facial images.

The VistaFA2 takes high quality photos in normal office lighting conditions. The photos are ideal for capturing secure digital identities or for issuing physical identity badges. The camera’s autofocus feature does not require operator intervention, which speeds the image capture process. The VistaFA2’s controls have been fully integrated within the Probaris Enrollment application, bringing further efficiencies to the identity enrollment process. The camera has a minimalist design to reduce the chance of unintended settings changes between uses. There are no lenses to adjust or camera menus to navigate. The enrollment officer simply uses the software to change the settings on the camera when necessary. “Our goal is to capture high quality biometrics the first time, every time”, explains Chris Miles, Director of Software Development for Probaris. “The subject wants to have their biometrics enrolled quickly, allowing them to resume their normal workday activities.”

The Probaris Enrollment application captures fingerprints, facial images, and birthing documents during the identity enrollment process. The application supports several camera models, fingerprint scanners, and document scanners to create a digital biometric enrollment package for consumption by other systems. The digital package includes an electronic biometric transaction system file (EBTS), an INCITS-378 fingerprint template, an INCITS-385 facial recognition template, a digital photograph, and digital copies of birthing documents.

Probaris Enrollment is typically used in conjunction with Probaris ID®, which is the most advanced commercially available product for identity registration and enrollment. Probaris ID is used by enterprises, government agencies, and other entities to establish and manage strong forms of identity for employees, contractors, and affiliated parties. Probaris ID® is fully compliant with the Identity Management System (IDMS) standards specified in FIPS 201, PIV, PIV-I and related publications.

About Probaris
Probaris (www.probaris.com) is a leading provider of trusted identity software and services. The company develops and markets Probaris ID® a software product to enroll, register, issue, and manage the lifecycle of trusted identities. Probaris software enables the capture and secure storage of biometric and other personally identifiable information necessary to produce high assurance digital identity credentials. Probaris has extensive expertise in the policies, standards, technologies, and best practices required to successfully transition organizations to advanced identity and cybersecurity solutions.

Contact:
Charles Durkin
Probaris, Inc.
718 Arch Street
Suite 200s
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-238-0510 x217

About Corvus
Corvus Integration, Inc. (www.CorvusID.com) is a Washington D.C. area-based, veteran-owned business focused on the creation, delivery, and management of biometric, identity management, and security solutions. Our company possesses a unique set of capabilities and partners ready to deliver a solution for your biometric and identity management needs. Corvus offers the complete line of Vista Imaging biometric collection sensors.

Contact:
Jeffrey J. Kormanec
Corvus Integration, Inc.
11710 Plaza America Dr.
Suite 2000
Reston, VA 20190
Phone: 703-871-5066

 

Probaris Announces Enhanced Identity Management System (IDMS) Software

Improved commercial software package includes new features to better support large-scale IDMS implementations

November 15, 2012

Probaris has announced a new release of its leading identity management system (IDMS) software. Probaris ID® is the most advanced commercially available product for identity registration and enrollment. The software is used by enterprises, government agencies, and other entities to establish and manage strong forms of identity for employees, contractors, and affiliated parties. Probaris ID® is fully compliant with the Identity Management System (IDMS) standards specified in FIPS 201, PIV, PIV-I and related publications.

Probaris ID® allows organizations to implement an identity-centric IDMS to produce and track credentials at the individual level. All of an individual’s credentials are associated with a single identity record. The software creates a history of all credential activity for a particular applicant, and tracks every step in issuing and managing that individual’s credentials. All credentialing transactions are digitally signed to ensure non-repudiation and to enable system security audits.

Probaris ID® 4.1 includes several new features to support the growing demand for strong digital identities based on a variety of tokens, smart cards, and mobile devices. The latest product release includes:

  • Advanced administration capabilities to support segmented multi-client, multi-organization configurations for large-scale hosted Identity Management Systems.
  • An online digital identity marketplace to allow clients to stand up retail or self-service front-ends for their credentialing systems.
  • Support for multiple issuance models including instance issuance, two-step local issuance, and internally managed batch token production.
  • Sophisticated tracking and inventory controls to support advanced batch production models.
  • Configurable notification and reporting features including integration with leading third-party reporting products.
  • Seamless integration with a wide range of physical and logical access systems.

Probaris ID® 4.1 provides organizations with the capability to build identity, credential, and access management solutions to meet today’s complex cybersecurity challenges.

 

Probaris Announces Upgraded Enrollment and Registration Authority Offering

Improved Offering Supports High Assurance Identity Across Multiple Device Types and the Mobile Enterprise

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - Nov 1, 2011) - Probaris has announced the release of the latest version of its industry leading identity Registration Authority software. Probaris ID™ 4.0 builds on the most full-featured and flexible registration and enrollment product on the market. New features include support for:

  • Multiple credential, token, and device types;
  • Registration of identities to support policy across multiple levels of assurance;
  • Configurable workflows for various credential form factors, including smart cards, tokens, and mobile devices;
  • Audit and reporting for governance, risk management and compliance across identity types and industry requirements; and,
  • Significant enhancements to the user experience.

Probaris ID™ is used by enterprises, government agencies, and other entities to establish and manage strong forms of identity for employees, contractors, and affiliated parties. The product is fully compliant with Federal identity standards, including FIPS 201, PIV, PIV-I and related publications.

Probaris offers end-to-end identity solutions based on Probaris ID™ and bundled partner offerings such as biometric capture devices, card management software, and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificates and services. Probaris' identity solutions can be purchased via an enterprise license or as a managed service. The enterprise solution is installed and hosted at the customer facility, while a third-party partner hosts the Probaris Identity as a Service (IDaaS) offering. The cloud-based Probaris IDaaS™ offers a quick and easy means for deploying an end-to-end solution for smart card and mobile credentials.

Deployment of strong authentication solutions based on the PIV and PIV-I standards are among the most effective means to protect employees, networks, systems, data and enterprise reputation. The ongoing and increasing high profile cyber attacks against defense contractors, federal agencies, utilities, transportation facilities and financial institutions have raised the urgency to secure critical information and infrastructure.

The latest enhancements to Probaris ID™ allow for use of the software in issuing the strongest forms of identity (Level 4 Crypto, PIV, PIV-I), as well as, other levels of identity within the same standards compliant issuance framework. Probaris ID™ 4.0 can also issue identities to a wide range of form factors including smart phones. The use of intelligent mobile devices to access enterprise data, services and systems is growing and changing at an unparalleled pace. Enabling the secure use of these devices has moved to the top of the agenda for IT and security professionals. Today's cyber and physical environments require that the strongest forms of identity and authentication be used on these devices to maintain the operational efficiencies and business continuity of the enterprise, and in doing so, protect its intellectual property. Probaris ID™ 4.0 provides the enterprise with the foundational capability to build an identity, credential, access management, and security solution capable of meeting today's complex cybersecurity challenges.

About Probaris
Probaris (www.probaris.com) is a leading provider of trusted identity software and services. The company develops and markets Probaris ID™, a software product to enroll, register, issue, and manage the lifecycle of trusted identities. Probaris enables consolidation of employee biometric and other personally identifiable information necessary for the creation and use of high assurance and interoperable credentials. Probaris has extensive expertise in the policies, standards, technologies, and best practices required to successfully transition organizations to advanced identity and cybersecurity solutions.

 

Aberdeen Reports Significant Shift in Strong Authentication Market

Two recent research studies by the Aberdeen Group indicate a shift in the market for end user authentication solutions.  

The research indicates that the number of organizations considering one-time password (OTP) solutions for end user authentication dropped dramatically during first half of 2011.  Over the same period, the number of organizations considering solutions based on smart card authentication had grown significantly.  Aberdeen points to the recent security breach affecting the RSA SecurID OTP product as the likely cause for the shift in the market. 

The research report, “The Case for Smart Cards”, is available on the Aberdeen Group’s website.  A complimentary copy of the report is available by clicking here.

 

Probaris Announces Identity as a Service (IDaaS) Offering

New service offering builds on proven PIV and PIV-I Solution for flexible rapid deployments by Federal Trading Partners, Commercial, and Public Sector Entities


Probaris, Inc. has launched its Identity as a Service (IDaaS) offering to allow government agencies and commercial enterprises to quickly and easily deploy PIV Interoperable (PIV-I) technology and processes.  Building on the Probaris ID™ Registration Authority for PIV and PIV-I, the solution makes it possible for enterprises, government agencies, and other entities to establish an authoritative identity store with mappings to even the highest possible assurance levels.  The Probaris IDaaS™ solution is powered by integration of the Probaris ID™ Registration Authority with card management and certificate authorities.  The IDaaS™ offering provides an end-to-end solution for smart card and mobile credentials which can be deployed quickly and easily.  Probaris IDaaS™ provides the CIO, CISO, and CSO with the ability to integrate existing identity and access management (IAM), and security components into the managed identity service, along with expert services to integrate them.  And, the CFO gets a more robust, leaner, and more effective compliance framework.


Enabling the process, procedures and technology of FIPS 201, the Probaris ID™ Registration Authority provides organizations with the critical business policies and functions to consolidate their identity infrastructure into a single, secure, scalable, identity vault.  With this foundation, organizations can then proceed to credentialing and access management for a wide range of tokens and applications. 


Deployment of strong authentication solutions based on the PIV and PIV-I standards are among the most effective means to protect networks, systems, and data. Recent high profile cyber attacks against defense contractors, federal agencies and financial institutions have raised the urgency to secure critical information and infrastructure. The U.S. government adopted the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) standard in 2005.  All federal agencies have now deployed PIV solutions and are moving toward full compliance with the standard.  Millions of federal employees now carry PIV credentials. Many federal agencies are now developing innovative uses of the trusted identities to secure their cyber and physical assets. In 2009 a new standard for PIV interoperable (PIV-I) credentials authorized commercial entities to issue similarly strong trusted identity credentials.  PIV-I is intended for the vast population of commercial workers that must access federal systems in the course of their daily business, as well as, state and local governments, critical infrastructure businesses, and emergency workers.  The Federal Identity, Credentialing, and Access Management (ICAM) roadmap and guidance in use federal agencies directs the United States government and relying parties toward a single identity framework based on the PIV standard and related publications.  Many agency transactions now require PIV-I credentials for non-Federal trading partners and affiliated parties who access federal systems and facilities.


Enterprise deployment of PIV and PIV-I solutions require significant capital and technical expertise.  For those unfamiliar with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and asymmetric cryptography, digital certificates and validation, the learning process is technical and time consuming.  Probaris’ IDaaS™ removes the barriers to deployment by offering the solution as a managed service.  The service is backed by a team of identity subject matter experts, engineers, technicians and support staff that have been responsible for numerous deployments of PIV and PIV-I credentials and the related infrastructure and applications.


About Probaris
Probaris is a leading provider of trusted identity software and services. The company develops and markets Probaris IDTM, an end-to-end solution for issuance and verification of identities. Probaris enables consolidation of employee biometric and other identity data for registration, enrollment, issuance, and life cycle management of secure credentials.  Probaris has extensive expertise in the policies, standards, technologies, and best practices required to successfully transition organizations to advanced Identity, Credentialing, and Access Management (ICAM) solutions. 

 
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Consulting Services

  • Probaris ID™ credentialing implementation
  • Program management support
  • Privacy impact assessments
  • Policy assessment + change mgmt
  • Requirements analysis
  • Architecture and design services
  • Logical access usage
  • eAuthentication risk assessments
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