MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WidePoint Corporation (NYSE Amex: WYY), a specialist in wireless mobility management and cybersecurity solutions, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Operational Research Consultants (ORC) has entered into a strategic partnership to provide hosted Atomic Authorization and e-Passport validation services with the Mount Airey Group, Inc. (MAG).
The U.S. Federal government has made tremendous strides towards increasing the security of applications by using public key infrastructure (PKI) as the foundation for authentication of identities. This infrastructure provides cryptographic certainty that you are who you say you are.
To further support this robust identity management infrastructure, authorization sources based on explicit trust relationships and/or associated identity attributes must also operate at a comparable security level for the necessary enforcement of these access control mechanisms.
The ORC-hosted proprietary solution will implement the Ozone® Suite Authorization Solution along with additional modules that extend this capability to provide the Ozone® e-Passport Validation Solution.
The ORC-hosted proprietary solution improves on PKI protocols by providing a simple message-based service, streamlining the integration of cryptographically secured authorizations. This reduces the complexities of public keys and certificates to a simple question of whether or not to grant an authorization. This service expands WidePoint's managed service footprint to every airport around the world wishing to take full advantage of the electronic validation capability at a minimum cost compared to establishment of a standalone infrastructure.
Atomic Authorization – Authorization-as-a-Service
Dan Turissini, WidePoint CTO stated, "In order to provide our federated partners with a robust Authorization Service that can be leveraged cost effectively, we are implementing the full Ozone® Suite of capabilities within the ORC Shared Service Provider (SSP) data centers as an Authorization-as-a-Service (AaaS) offering that ensures the security and redundancy of the data and its extensibility to the forward edge of the federated architecture."
e-Passport Validation Service
"With Ozone®'s e-Passport validation modules offered in conjunction with ORC's AaaS, countries can validate any electronic passport compliant with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards," said Bill Russell, Mount Airey Group Vice President. "The e-Passport solution is designed to handle a host of issues unique to e-Passports. And, the system is built upon the solid foundation of Ozone, making our e-Passport solution modularly extensible to local ports of entry while also providing the security you've come to expect from both MAG and ORC."
The hosted service offerings are available via GSA Schedule today.
About Mount Airey Group, Inc.:
Mount Airey Group, Inc. is dedicated to securing authorization with the Ozone® Suite. With Ozone, you can protect your information easily and securely in ways that PKI or directory-based schemes alone cannot. With our self-contained authorization proofs, you're free to either manage independently or across federated organizations. It's atomic authorization—self-contained and independently secure, and it's about time. More information is available at www.mountaireygroup.com.
ORC is an elite provider of information assurance and authentication services for business-to-government, government-to-government, and citizen-to-government. ORCs solutions are interoperable with legacy systems and integrate seamlessly with all leading software applications on the market today. The staying power of our offerings is derived from production experience and certification as an authorized certificate authority for the Department of Defense External Certificate Authority (ECA), GSA Access Certificates for Electronic Services (ACES), Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC), Federated Identity Cross Credentialing (FiXs) and the GSA Shared Service Provider (SSP) Program. We provide the Trust Behind Your Digital Identity.
WidePoint is a specialist in providing wireless mobility management and cybersecurity solutions utilizing its advanced information technology products and services. WidePoint has several wholly owned subsidiaries holding major government and commercial contracts including, Operational Research Consultants, Inc., iSYS, LLC, Protexx Technology Corporation, Advanced Response Concepts Corporation and WidePoint IL. WidePoint enables organizations to deploy fully compliant IT services in accordance with government-mandated regulations and advanced system requirements. For more information, visit www.widepoint.com.
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Jim McCubbin, EVP & CFO
Mount Airey Group
7926 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 520
McLean, VA 22102
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