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December 12, 2013

Brivo Systems Achieves GSA Approved Products List Status

Brivo Systems LLC, leader in cloud applications for security management, today announced that as of October 30, 2013 its pre-cloud end-to-end physical access control system with high assurance readers and certificate path validation software has been approved as a fully-compliant FICAM solution by the General Services Administration (GSA).

The approval means that Brivo’s ACS OnSite Aparato® along with HID Global pivCLASS readers and certificate validation software are one of the first such products to meet the rigorous testing requirements and comply with the FICAM roadmap and the realignment of the GSA’s Approved Product List (APL). Brivo's ACS OnSite Aparato is ideal for government agencies, and other institutions, that need robust, full-featured access control with security data stored within their own networks.

“Federal agencies look to the GSA APL to give them the products and services they need to achieve compliance with HSPD-12 and FIPS-201,” explained John Szczygiel, Brivo EVP. “The fact that we are now one of the first end-to-end PACS solutions that meet these stringent requirements means we are uniquely positioned to help our federal customers meet their access control needs with a fully FICAM compliant solution. We offer a solution that achieves full compliance and one that is cloud ready at any time an agency wants to take that step.”

The end-to-end FICAM-approved solution includes HID pivCLASS Registration Engine (MultiPacs); pivCLASS MultiPACS Console; pivCLASS MultiPACS connector for Brivo ACS OnSite Aparato; pivCLASS Certificate Manager; pivCLASS Reader Services; pivCLASS IDPublisher; pivCLASS Authentication Module; and pivCLASS RPKCL40 Contact/Contactless Reader with PIN. The entire end-to-end system can be procured through Brivo.

“The GSA Approved Products List team spent the past twelve months revamping every part of the testing program for physical access systems. In its present form, it is arguably the most robust and rigorous information technology centric physical access testing in the world,” said Chi Hickey, program manager for FIPS 201/FICAM testing program, GSA Information Assurance and Trusted Access Division. “Only rigorous testing provides a reasonable basis for confidence in the access control of the federal governments’ buildings and other assets. I am very pleased to announce Brivo Systems, in concert with HID, as our second GSA APL certified end-to-end system.”

About Brivo Systems Brivo Systems LLC is a SaaS-based security management systems provider for organizations that need to protect and remotely monitor buildings and perimeter entry points. When introduced in 2001, Brivo’s Web-hosted physical access control system was a unique solution—after a decade of evolution and innovation, it still is. Brivo’s groundbreaking physical access control and video solutions empower organizations by giving administrators real-time device control, including immediate visibility of security events and video in local or remote facilities—anytime, anywhere.

The company’s innovative, secure, and open architecture-based products and services enable businesses to protect people and assets, comply with regulations, and improve business operational efficiency. These scalable systems—whether standalone or appliance-based or cloud-based—offer a solution for every type of business. Brivo’s security management products are a market-proven fit for commercial office buildings, warehouses, retail stores, manufacturing plants, and sensitive areas, such as server rooms or R&D labs, where real-time control and accountability of entry are important.

For more information on the Brivo solution listed above, please contact Protex Central at (800) 274-0888 or on our website under the Contact Us section

Protex Central, Specialized Protection Solutions Integrator
Protex Central, Specialized Protection Solutions Integrator