HP Announces New National Identity System Solution Built on Microsoft .NET Platform
Friday May 27, 6:00 am ET

Solution Will Drive Simplified, Secure Identification Management for Governments Around the World

The HP NIS solution allows governments to build and quickly deploy at an affordable price a complete, standards-based and technologically agile infrastructure that meets their changing needs for security and identity management.

Going beyond simple secure identification and authentication functionality, the solution enables modern national identification systems to allow citizens to access e-government services and conduct secure transactions. The solution also provides citizens with improved secure and intelligent identity documents.

For example, with heightened security awareness at national borders, the solution fulfills the new requirement to ensure traveler and citizen credentials across an entire country or region.

In addition, the modular nature of the solution enables national and regional governments to more easily plug in additional elements, such as biometrics, to customize and balance the level of security and privacy as defined by a government's policy and requirements.

Recent figures from industry analyst firm Morgan Keegan show that the worldwide identity management market is approximately $4.8 billion and is estimated to grow to approximately $10.7 billion in 2007.(1)

"The need to securely identify people moving across national and international borders has never been more important than it is today," said Jim Ganthier, worldwide leader, Defense, Intelligence and Public Safety, HP. "HP and Microsoft are working together to provide government agencies the ability to access the integrated data streams needed to securely identify people both in the physical and virtual worlds."

Built using HP's expertise in national identity systems, security frameworks and public key infrastructures (PKI), the HP NIS can be fully integrated into the HP e-government framework and integrated into a nation's e-government services delivery framework. The solution encompasses all the essential national identification system attributes and functions, including:

    * Online and offline enrollment of demographic and biometric data through live capture
    * Local request as well as regional/central verification and registration
    * Multi-tier architecture
    * Secure management of the document lifecycle
    * Biometric and personalization subsystem integration
    * Online and offline identity verification
    * Fault tolerance and disaster recovery through design