XTec AuthentX Cloud Prioritized for FedRAMP High Impact Authorization

FedRAMP Connect selected the XTec AuthentX Cloud Service Offering based on government-wide demand, applicability for cross-agency use, and system security

RESTON, Va., May 2, 2017 -- XTec Incorporated, a leader in identity, credential and access management (ICAM) technology, today announced that the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMPSM, selected XTec’s AuthentX Cloud Service Offering as one of seven solutions prioritized for a FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB) Provisional Authorization (P-ATO). The AuthentX CSO is scheduled to be assessed at the High Impact level which was released in mid-2016, and to date, has only seen three service providers successfully navigate the rigorous assessment process to reach authorization.

Albert Fernandez, XTec president and CEO, said “Our cloud technology is truly the future for our customers and our industry, FedRAMP authorization is the next logical step.” XTec will provide three main services through the AuthentX Cloud; Authentication, Validation and Authorization services. These services are applicable to a variety of Federal use cases from physical access control to mobile or Derived PIV credentials and physical PIV and PIV-Interoperable card issuance services.

“Our technology inherently supports federal and private sector relationships,” said Kevin Kozlowski, XTec’s executive vice president of government initiatives. “We envision this as a huge step forward for both the government and XTec to enable security in federal, business and citizen transactions.”

FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. Using a new process called FedRAMP Connect the FedRAMP program received roughly 40 business case applications, eventually narrowing that down to seven vendors with the help of a group of 13 Federal agency CIOs.

About XTec

XTec offers enterprise solutions for identity, credential and access management programs on a wide scale for various industries. XTec supplies similar security solutions for over 85 federal agencies, banking and financial institutions, state and local governments as well as healthcare providers and is a leader in secure, interoperable authentication and verification systems. XTec develops, produces and licenses enterprise-level security solutions for credentialing, access control, information systems and electronic commerce for a wide range of government and commercial uses. XTec's focus is providing a secure foundation from which customers can build secure enterprise Web-based applications and cryptographic systems. XTec is a leading solutions provider for smart card based identity and access management and is recognized as a leader in both government and commercial circles for its expertise and products for credentialing, identity, secure payment and access control.

For more information contact Mari Devitte, mdevitte@xtec.com