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Intercede® Named a Finalist in Government Security News’ Prestigious Homeland Security Award

Intercede, the producer of MyID®, a world-leader in identity and credential management systems, today announced Government Security News (GSN) has named Intercede MyID identity management platform as a finalist in the category of “Best Integrated System for HSPD 12 / FIPS 201 Compliance,” for GSN’s annual Homeland Security Awards.

“To be a finalist in the Homeland Security Awards is a great honor for the Intercede team,” said Richard Parris, chief executive officer of Intercede. “MyID was the first electronic personalization product to obtain General Services Administration (GSA) approval in support of FIPS 201 certification. It also was the first component system to be achieve verification via close engagement with more than a dozen government agencies to issue and manage credentials for all employees. To be recognized by industry leaders such as GSN, validates our continued commitment to securing the identities of U.S. government officials and contractors.”

Intercede’s MyID® identity management platform is a commercial off-the-shelf identity and credential management system (IDCMS), built on a secure workflow platform. It enables the creation of trusted digital identities for employees and citizens on devices such as smart cards, smartphones and tablets, to protect intellectual property, physical assets and digital content. MyID supports several standards, including personal identity verification (PIV), PIV-I, commercial identity verification (CIV) or international civil aviation organization (ICAO) used by corporate and government customers worldwide to issue trusted credentials to more than five million people.

"We received an extraordinary number of entries," said Jacob Goodwin, editor-in-chief of Government Security News, whose publication picked numerous finalists in 34 different product categories. "We have carefully reviewed each entry and are now very pleased to announce an exceptionally strong field of finalists, including Intercede."

According to the outlet, finalists were selected by a panel of objective judges. Winners will be announced and celebrated at a gala dinner at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. For more information about the GSN Homeland Security Awards visit: http://www.gsnmagazine.com/hsa2012/welcome

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About Intercede

Intercede® is a security software provider whose MyID® identity management platform enables global organizations and governments to create trusted digital identities for employees and citizens on secure devices such as smart cards, smartphones and tablets. MyID enables the protection of IP, assets, and digital content, delivering trusted digital identities as the cornerstone of cyber security strategies for government, defense, financial services and other industries. Intercede has been developing ID management systems since 1992 and MyID is currently deployed by end customers located in 24 countries. The company is headquartered in the United Kingdom, listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM: IGP and ISO 9001 and TickIT certified. For more information please visit www.intercede.com.

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