Raritan recently announced that its Paragon II enterprise-class KVM solution, said to be the industry’s first to be offered with an optional integrated smart-card-reader, has achieved approval under FIPS 201 – the U.S. Federal government’s important standard that specifies Personal Identity Verification (PIV) requirements for Federal employees and contractors. The FIPS 201 approval has been granted under the category of “Transparent Card Reader.” Only FIPS 201-compliant card readers can be used in identity management systems for complying with the U.S. Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12). The directive outlines a common identification standard for authenticating federal employee and contractor access, both physically and logically, to federal information systems.
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