Verizon's credentialing service gets federal government's identity certification

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) has added another government certification to its roster as it announced that it has earned the Personal Identity Verification Interoperable certification for their Identity Managed Service Offering.

Issued by the Federal PKI Policy Authority, the Personal Identity Verification Interoperable certification will give government customers the peace of mind that Verizon's identity service can improve security, reduce identity fraud, and protect the privacy of credentialed users and their organizations.

Offered to government agencies as a cloud-based service that it claims is less complex that traditional credentialing implementations, Verizon's identity offering enables both federal agencies and other companies (systems integrators) that interoperate with the government can create issue and manage digital identity credentials for workers and contractors.

The service offers everything from identity management to credential management, biometric enrollment, privilege management and validation services.

In addition to being a PIV-I approved provider, Verizon is also a certified Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 provider, a Federal Shared Service Provider, and a cross-certified Certificate Authority with the FBCA (Federal Bridge Certification Authority).  

For more:
- see the release

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