Identive's iAuthenticate(TM) Reader Now MFi-Certified for Secure ID Card
Authentication to Apple(R) Mobile Devices
Reader Allows iPad(R) and iPhone(R) Users to Log on Safely to Secure Networks
and Websites, Make Electronic Payments and More
SANTA ANA, Calif. and ISMANING, Germany, April 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Identive Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:INVE) (Frankfurt:INV), a provider of products and
services for the identification, security and RFID industries, today announced
that its iAuthenticate smart card reader has been certified under Apple's MFi
program for use with iPhone® and iPad® mobile devices. The iAuthenticate
reader allows people to use their iPhones or iPads to authenticate themselves
to secure networks, websites and payment systems using their smart chip-based
IDs or credit cards.
iAuthenticate is designed for use with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS,
iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2, and iPad running iOS 5.0 or higher.
Additionally, an add-on adapter enables compatibility with the iPhone 5, iPad
4th generation and iPad mini. The readers are available now from Identive and
its authorized resellers.
"With the BYOD or 'bring your own device' culture permeating both the
corporate and government sectors, there is a growing need for an easy and
secure solution that allows employee-owned devices to be used to authenticate
employee IDs. Our iAuthenticate reader does just that, enabling authentication
of corporate or even highly secure federally-issued smart identification
credentials using an Apple iPad or iPhone," said Louis Modell, vice president
of Identification Products for group. "iAuthenticate helps companies protect
their digital assets while allowing employees to use their personal devices to
accomplish work tasks both within and outside the office. For the millions of
employees and contractors of the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland
Security and other U.S. Government agencies, iAuthenticate enables secure
logon to federal websites and web-based accounts and email without the need to
carry a laptop or return to their offices. Having the 'made for Apple devices'
logo on our iAuthenticate packaging signals that the reader is Apple-tested
and approved, which is an important step for market adoption."
To address the unique requirements of the U.S. government and other
high-security organizations, Identive's iAuthenticate reader is bundled at no
additional cost with Thursby Software's PKard® Reader secure browsing app,
allowing CAC and PIV smart card users to easily access web-based email, portal
and collaboration sites. Thursby is the leading provider of Apple iPad, iPhone
and Mac enterprise security, management and integration software.
Additionally, the reader complies with all relevant federal standards
including TAA, FIPS 140-2 and FIPS 201 and an application is in process for
its inclusion on the U.S. General Services Administration's Approved Product
For more information about iAuthenticate or to place an order, please visit
www.identiveusa.com/iauthenticate, or contact one of the Company's authorized
resellers, which include: CDW, Gov Connection, AAFES Online, MAC MALL,
CompSource, Alvio, MNJ Technologies, Applied Computer and NEXCOM.
Identive Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:INVE) (Frankfurt:INV) is focused on building the
world's signature company in Secure ID. The company's products, software,
systems and services address the markets for identity management, physical and
logical access control, cashless payment, NFC solutions and a host of
RFID-enabled applications for customers in the government, enterprise,
consumer, education and healthcare sectors. Identive's mission is to build a
lasting business of scale and technology based on a combination of strong
technology-driven organic growth and disciplined acquisitive expansion. The
company delivers up-to-date information on its activity as well as industry
trends through its industry-leading social media initiatives and educational
resource, AskIdentive.com. For additional information, please visit
www.identive-group.com or follow on Twitter at @IdentiveGroup.
Note: Identive, the Identive logo and iAuthenticate are trademarks of Identive
Group, Inc, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. All other company,
product or service names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of others
and are the property of their respective owners.
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