XTec, GSA Sign 10-Year PACS Contract
Licensing and Maintenance Contract Extends Support for Cloud-Based PACS Solution
RESTON, Va., July 18, 2012 -- XTec Incorporated today announced that GSA Region 1 signed a 10-year licensing and maintenance contract for enterprise support of XTec's cloud-based physical access control solution. The agreement continues GSA's long-term partnership with XTec, who provided GSA's first cloud-based solution.
"GSA is among the many government agencies that recognizes how efficient and secure cloud solutions are for physical access control," said Kevin Kozlowski, XTec's vice president of government initiatives. ";We were pleased to be chosen as the cloud PACS provider for GSA, and we're excited to continue that service into the next decade."
XTec's AuthentXTM PACS solution has operated in a cloud environment for more than five years. The provider utilizes the Miami-based NAP of the Americas© Terremark facility, whose building features ensure safe storing and processing of sensitive information. Off-site hosting offers customers, particularly those such as GSA with multi-facility and multi-tenant enterprises, increased flexibility.
GSA's long relationship with XTec preceded the advent of PIV credentials. In the years since XTec first provided smart card issuance for GSA, the provider has supported physical access control at multiple GSA federal buildings.
XTec's cloud-based PACS solution is compliant with standards outlined by Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), General Services Administration and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In addition to GSA, the Department of State, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Prisons, National Science Foundation and Department of Labor also utilize XTec's AuthentX PACS solution.
XTec 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 the leading systems integrator for HSPD-12 card issuance in the civilian federal government space 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.