The StarSign FIPS 201 card is the latest addition to G&D’s StarSign range, with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification. It can be used both for PKI authentications and contactless applications. This makes it particularly suitable for logical access to IT networks and physical access to buildings, fulfilling the high standards of the US government. In connection with a PIV application, the cards meet the high requirements of the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) program which was launched by the US government to ensure greater security in identity checks for all federal employees and contract partners. The StarSign FIPS 201 cards can be seamlessly integrated into PIV environments, such as card management systems, and processes, such as access control mechanisms.
The benefits of PIV are also increasingly interesting issuers from non-governmental areas. Companies are availing themselves of the high security standards that the government set for FIPS 201, and using them to their benefit, depending on their individual requirements.