HERNDON, Va., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Intercede, a leading provider of Identity and Credential Management software solutions, has joined Transglobal Secure Collaboration Program (TSCP) as a Technology Member. Intercede is the latest to recognize the role TSCP plays in developing and deploying secure information sharing solutions in highly sensitive environments, and commit to contributing to the integration and adoption of TSCP standards.
Intercede brings more than 15 years of experience to TSCP. Serving corporate, defence and government agencies worldwide, the company expects to increase its ability to meet Aerospace and Defense (A&D) customer needs by bringing its established MyID Identity and Credential Management System (IDCMS) to wider market.
"TSCP has a clearly defined strategy for the global implementation of a secure data sharing standard," said Richard Parris, Intercede CEO. "Being part of TSCP will help Intercede deliver greater value to the A&D community, solving immediate challenges with our established MyID commercial off the shelf (COTS) platform. It will enable companies in the sector to enjoy a common foundation against cyberattack and identity fraud, a benefit that Intercede already delivers to some A&D companies. Within this context, participation within TSCP will enable Intercede to develop new capabilities specifically designed to meet emerging industry challenges, contribute to solutions for secure interoperability, and share lessons learned."
As security threats to critical assets around the world increase and become more sophisticated, the need for a common, robust approach to ensuring the protection of information escalates. Meeting this need is the core mission of TSCP -- the aerospace and defence (A&D) consortium dedicated to identifying, prioritizing, developing and testing requirements for all aspects of information-sharing -- from identity management, secure e-mail, information labeling and handling to document sharing with identity federation.
"We are pleased to welcome Intercede to TSCP," said Philippe Laflandre, TSCP chairman. "We strongly believe that with all parties working together toward a common goal, we can reduce the risk of information security breaches, accelerate secure information sharing across A&D organizations, and reduce overall program costs."
TSCP is the only government-industry partnership specifically focused on designing solutions to address the most critical issues facing the A&D industry: mitigating the compliance, complexity, cost and IT security risks inherent in large-scale, multi-national collaborative programs. TSCP was founded in 2002, and has delivered several specifications and guidance documents on securing A&D supply chain data. The group today focuses on identity federation policies and governance. TSCP is open to government organizations, prime contractors, integrators, suppliers and member trade groups. For more information, please visit www.tscp.org.
Intercede is the producer of the MyID Identity and Credential Management System (IDCMS).
Intercede MyID technology is being used around the world by large corporations, governments and banks to manage millions of identities for employees, citizens and customers. Notable deployments in the US include 14 Federal Agencies, 1.7m smart cards in support of the US Transportation Worker Identity Credential program, two major US financial institutions and 310,000 smart corporate identity badges in the aerospace and defense industry. In Europe and the Middle East, Intercede MyID is being deployed in support of government identity, health and corporate employee ID security projects.
For more information visit http://www.intercede.com
SOURCE Transglobal Secure Collaboration Program