2 April 2008

ActivIdentity Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTI), a global leader in digital identity assurance, announced today the worldwide implementation of the ActivIdentity Smart Employee ID solution in a prominent international bank with assets of approximately one trillion Euros. The bank chose the ActivIdentity Smart Employee ID solution to secure access to over 300 sensitive applications by more than 100,000 employees, and to secure numerous facilities without impacting on usability and convenience. The ActivIdentity Smart Employee ID functions as a photo ID and a proximity badge for facility access, as well as an IT security device for digital identification and authentication.

The bank’s ongoing analysis of new and existing threats, combined with ever-changing mandates from industry regulators, led it to conclude that it required stronger controls including management of passwords, strong authentication, and strengthened physical access security. The bank also recognised that Enterprise Single Sign On (SSO) should be integrated with the overall solution to provide higher productivity, strong application security and streamlined user access with the ability to centrally manage security policies.

“Experience had taught us that an integrated solution from a single vendor, such as ActivIdentity, is more reliable and easier for our existing IT resources to support than a loosely integrated solution from multiple vendors,” said a global IT services programme manager managing the bank’s deployment. “The ActivIdentity solution is a key element in consolidating the bank’s security systems into one standardised solution for PKI, logical access and physical access.”

After evaluating offerings from RSA, Intercede, and Passlogix, the Bank determined that ActivIdentity offered the best products for remote access, credential management and Enterprise SSO. Further, it became obvious that only ActivIdentity offered a complete, globally scalable, integrated solution which included both physical and logical credential management, SSO, and strong authentication.

Smart Employee ID allows organisations to converge user identification and improve facility and IT security by integrating processes and back-end systems. The result is a single card for each person across facility and IT domains, providing increased security and accountability.

“ActivIdentity has built a reputation on meeting the physical and logical security needs of the world’s leading enterprise organisations,” said Thomas Jahn, CEO of ActivIdentity. “Physical-logical convergence provides improved identity lifecycle management, security and compliance. An ever-increasing number of organisations in the banking & finance sector are relying on Actividentity Smart Employee ID as a key component of their physical/logical security strategy.”

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