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ActivIdentity CEO Jason Hart to Address Growing Adoption of Smart Cards at Novell Brainshare

ActivIdentity CEO Jason Hart to Address Growing Adoption of Smart Cards at Novell Brainshare

SALT LAKE CITY/Novell Brainshare, March 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ActivIdentity Inc. , a global leader in digital identity assurance, today announced Chief Executive Officer Jason Hart will deliver a session this afternoon on the growing adoption of smart cards to address security and identity management in enterprises and government organizations at Novell Brainshare. Hart will explore how forward-looking companies are adopting smart card-based user identification to comply with legislation and industry regulation, and taking advantage of smart card technology to converge physical and logical identification for users.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051108/SFTU161LOGO ) When: Novell Brainshare: March 14 - 24, 2006 Jason Hart Presentation: Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 3:00 p.m. What: "Security and Identity: The Shift to Employee Smart Cards In The Enterprise"

In this session Hart will address the ongoing issues surrounding the management of multiple forms of identification for users in day to day affairs to transact with government, companies and other citizens. Often times, these transactions require a different form of authentication and in response to these disparate security requirements governments have established legislation, such as HIPAA, FFIEC, Sarbanes-Oxley and the Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12), to lay the groundwork for standardizing how we identify users. Government agencies have begun to implement such a framework by adopting smart cards for their employee and contractor identification as part of HSPD-12. Hart will present the current trends involved in establishing this framework for strong proof-of-identity in e- commerce and the government sector, and its application in national ID and corporate ID programs, and anti-terrorism.

About ActivIdentity

ActivIdentity Inc. is a global provider of digital identity assurance solutions that allow customers to issue, use and manage trusted digital identities for secure transactions, communication and access to information. The Company's solutions include secure remote access, single sign-on, enterprise access cards, and multi-channel identification and verification. More than ten million users globally in the enterprise, government and financial industries use the Company's solutions to safely and efficiently interact electronically. Headquartered in Fremont, Calif., the Company has development centers in the United States, Australia, France, and the United Kingdom and sales and service centers in more than ten countries. For more information, visit http://www.actividentity.com/.

The statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include risks relating to changes to our management team, the integration of acquired business and technologies, and other risks identified under the caption "Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, and in subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, which are filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Copies of these filings are available from the Company and on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov/. Actual results, events and performance may differ materially from our forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

ActivIdentity and ActivCard are registered trademarks in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners in the United States and/or other countries.

ActivIdentity Inc.

CONTACT: Tim Polakowski, [email protected], or Susie Hayne,
[email protected], both of McGrath/Power Public Relations,
+1-408-727-0351, for ActivIdentity Inc.

Web site: http://www.actividentity.com/

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