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Exostar earns healthcare digital identity trust framework certification by Kantara

Certificate awarded for NIST 800-63 ID and data privacy and EPCS compliance
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Exostar earns healthcare digital identity trust framework certification by Kantara

Exostar announced a company milestone as it has been designated one of three Full Service Credential Service Providers of identity proofing, credentialing, and authentication by the Kantara Initiative. The recent award gives Exostar a competitive edge in the digital identity industry.

The Kantara Initiative, which sets forth best practices and guidelines for identity and personal data handling, awarded Exostar with Level of Assurance 3 (LOA 3) of its Identity Assurance Trust Framework certification. The new certificate makes Exostar, which serves 400,000 users in 15,000 life science companies, compliant with regulations for electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) set forth by the DEA for healthcare IT systems.

The prestigious healthcare digital ID certification will be valid for 3 years and, as a result, Exostar and Kantara will cooperate to innovate the access and identity management industry.

Kantara awarded the accreditation after finding Exostar meets the NIST 800-63 compliance in security, governance, infrastructure, operations, and finance in an extensive audit, consisting of 700 questions and requirements. Exostar says it is one of only three companies to achieve full service designation from Kantara for its digital identity proofing, credentialing and authentication.

Kantara Initiative executive director Colin Wallis stated, “We are pleased to award Exostar the Kantara Full Service Trust Mark of Approval signifying conformity with the Kantara Classic Class of Approval for digital ID requirements at LOA 3. This is a significant achievement and market differentiator for Exostar. The Kantara assessment and review process is rigorous and approval demonstrates a company’s care and respect for its customers.”

Exostar is a leading service provider to clients in the life sciences, healthcare, banking, and insurance. Customers from various industries utilize solutions such as Exostar’s Secure Access Manager and its ProviderPass.

“The Full Service Trust Mark of Approval from Kantara offers yet another independent validation of the quality, security, and compliance of our products and solutions. Our prospects and customers can connect their employees, partners, and applications to our communities with even greater confidence,” said Sudeep Dharan, Exostar’s Chief Technology Officer. “As a result, we anticipate more rapid acceleration in the growth of our communities in the months ahead.”

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