Viscount Systems gets FIPS 201 certification

August 27, 2013 - 

Viscount Systems has just announced that it has received FIPS 201 certification for its new Freedom VeriCert software from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).

Listed under the “caching status proxy” category, the company says this new software has the ability to poll the status of all registered PIV federal employee ID cards periodically and to cache the status responses from issuers, without third-party software.

“We are very pleased to receive GSA APL status for Freedom VeriCert,” Stephen Pineau, President and CEO of Viscount said. “This dramatically improves our ability to sell to U.S. Government Agencies. Freedom VeriCert represents a major advantage for Viscount since most competitors rely on expensive third party software to provide the caching status proxy functions that are required for FIPS 201 installations. This achievement furthers our ability to offer the highest security and lowest cost access control solution. With Freedom VeriCert, Viscount will be able to increase both our revenues and margins, while continuing to provide real cost savings to our clients.”

Reported previously, Viscount Systems recently announced the results for its second quarter 2013, and showed both an increase in revenue as well as a net loss decline. Revenues for the quarter were $1,041,088, an increase of 25.7% compared to the first quarter.

Also, the company recently announced that its Freedom access control system would be installed at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospital facility – the third federal agency to deploy the system.

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