Symantec Shared Service Provider PKI: Federal and Non-Federal
Compliance for FIPS 201 and HSPD-12
Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), authorized in August 2004, mandates that all U.S. Federal Government employees and contractors be issued a secure and reliable form of identification.
- Federal agencies: Symantec Shared Service Provider PKI provides an SSP PKI service and a complementary Card Management System to comply with HSPD-12 and FIPS 201. Federal agencies can leverage Symantec’s highly available and scalable Internet-based infrastructure to help ensure the availability of their mission-critical strong authentication services
- Non-Federal agencies: State and local governments and contractors often require both an enterprise PKI and interoperability with the Federal government. The Non-Federal Shared Service Provider (SSP) PKI capitalizes on the extensive array of technologies, standards and solutions developed by the Federal government and industry to support the Federal PKI.
SSP PKI operates at multiple assurance levels defined by the Federal e-Authentication program and achieves interoperability with the Federal PKI through cross-certification with the Federal Bridge Certification Authority (FBCA). It also supports standards being developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the issuance of First Responder Authentication Cards (FRAC).
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