WidePoint (WYY) Receives Approval to Issue ECA PIV-I Credentials

August 25, 2016 8:42 AM EDT

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WidePoint Corporation (NYSE Mkt: WYY) announced today that WidePoint is approved to issue ECA PIV-I credentials having met the requirements of DoD and GSA, the only company to obtain this approval.

The ECA PIV-I credential is the first fully federated identity credential in the federal government because it crosses over defense (ECA) and civilian (PIV-I) communities of interest, thus providing a single high-assurance credential with full interoperability throughout the government. ECA PIV-I credentials also enable enterprises to achieve multi-factor authentication, digital signature, and encryption capabilities to protect corporate assets. This milestone is particularly timely with the White House's recent release of Circular A-130, Managing Information as a Strategic Resource, which requires the use of PIV credentials by employees and contractors for multi-factor authentication and credentials issued by trusted PKIs.

Jason Holloway, chief sales & marketing officer of WidePoint, said, "After rigorous testing with DoD and GSA, WidePoint is the only organization to achieve this approval and positions us to significantly expand our customer base. We can provide one-stop shopping for government contractors and enterprise employees to not only meet mandated requirements but also safeguard access to data and applications, while meeting the demands of users for a simple sign-in process. We're also positioning our customers for easy upgrade to our Certificate-on-Device™ for all their mobile needs."

WidePoint has been an approved and trusted issuer of US Government strong authentication credentials since 1999 and has been a certified, accredited, and audited issuer of PIV credentials since 2006, managing over 10 million certificates. With the evolution and need to leverage PIV on mobile devices, WidePoint Certificate-on-Device™ provides the technological advances to deploy derived credentials to meet the needs of the growing mobile workforce.

WidePoint CEO Steve Komar said, "We are very proud to have received the first sponsored and interoperable ECA PIV-I credential confirmation from both the DoD and the GSA. Coupling this with the focus by the White House Office of Management and Budget to stress the importance and use of PIV credentials and digital signatures, along with our expertise in derived credentials and our Certificate on Device mobile capabilities, we are excited with the convergence we are clearly witnessing within both the identity management and mobile communities."

WidePoint's offices in Fairfax, VA, are currently coordinating the rollout of this new credential capability. Learn more and inquire about your own ECA-PIV-I credential by visiting www.WidePoint.com/ECAPIV-I.

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