Hirsch Government FICAM Solution in AST Homeland Security Awards

Federal agencies are feeling pressured to adopt government-wide Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM) compliant physical access control systems (PACS).

Identiv’s Hirsch government FICAM solution offers a true end-to-end HSPD-12 solution that eliminates the need for expensive third-party credential management hardware.

The net benefit is an overall solution that is more secure, faster, and less expensive to deploy and authorize access than first-generation FICAM solutions.

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Hirsch Government FICAM Solution

Identiv’s End-to-End Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM) Solution was developed to implement a simple, affordable FICAM-compliant solution simply with optimal performance.

Identiv’s end-to-end Federal Identity, Credential, and Access Management (FICAM) solution has been developed to address an industry-wide problem of how to implement FICAM simply and with optimal performance.

In today’s physical access world, existing FICAM solutions are expensive, slow, and increasingly difficult to set up.

Identiv’s conceptual approach to FICAM and the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201 Topology Categories addresses your current PACS Infrastructure, Validation System, and Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Reader.

It is faster and less expensive than the competition.

Velocity Enrollment Manager FICAM Registration
Velocity Enrollment Manager FICAM Registration

Existing Software

Identiv’s Hirsch Velocity Certificate Service is compatible with existing Velocity systems running Velocity 3.6 after application of a feature pack. All existing systems have the ability to be upgraded through software updates.

Identiv’s Professional Services Group (PSG) can also provide transition planning support to upgrade existing systems. FISMA, COOP, and enterprise PACS solutions are also available.

Secure Network Interface Board 3 (SNIB3)
Secure Network Interface Board 3 (SNIB3)


Secure Network Interface Board 3 (SNIB3)

The SNIB3 is an expansion component update for Hirsch Mx and DIGI*TRAC Controllers.

It is a sophisticated, secure communication device that has dedicated processors to efficiently handle encryption and management operations.

SNIB3 is used to manage PKI certificate data for door access as provisioned by Velocity.

Using FIPS 140-2 certified encryption technology, SNIB3 serves as the communication hub from controller to Velocity using a secure TCP/IP protocol.

RS-485 Reader Expansion Board
RS-485 Reader Expansion Board

RS485 Reader Expansion Board (RREB)

RREB is a unique reader communication device that installs onto the expansion cable of Hirsch Mx and DIGI*TRAC Controllers and features eight RS-485 communication ports, capable of supporting 16 readers on eight doors.

The RREB makes it possible to have extremely high data rates with up to 16 PIV smart card readers while using Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP).

uTrust TS Government Readers

Identiv’s uTrust TS Government Readers are the industry’s most flexible and secure intelligent door reader endpoints, enabling agencies to deploy a highly secure U.S. government FICAM CAK at a fraction of the cost of competing solutions.

ScramblePad and static keypad models are available.

Identiv Velocity Certificate Checking Service
Identiv Velocity Certificate Checking Service

The readers have RS-485 and Wiegand connections, support PoE power, and can be configured to support thousands of different card technologies. Existing uTrust TS Government Readers are flash upgradeable to enable the FICAM solution without needing to replace current readers.

Identiv’s FICAM solution is faster and less expensive. It provides customers a low-cost, simple to deploy, secure solution for FICAM compliance.
The time required to upgrade existing Hirsch Velocity PACS is significantly less than competitor’s solutions, allowing federal agencies to meet rapidly approaching compliance deadlines.

The time and cost to deploy new systems or transition from another system is offered at the same extreme value as other Hirsch solutions.

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Identiv, Inc. is the leading global player in physical security and secure identification.

Identiv’s products, software, systems, and services address the markets for physical and logical access control and a wide range of RFID-enabled applications. Customers in the government, enterprise, consumer, education, healthcare, and transportation sectors rely on Identiv’s access and identification solutions. Identiv’s mission is to secure the connected physical world: from perimeter to desktop access, and from the world of physical things to the Internet of Everything.

In today’s connected world, Identiv’s Physical Access Control Systems, Credentials, Smart Card Readers, and RFID, NFC and Inlays are customer-focused, technology-forward, and dependable. Join us and trust your world.