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Matrix Systems–Codebench Partnership Streamlines Frontier® HSPD-12 Compliances

Integration of Codebench’s PIVCheck Plus with Matrix Systems’ Frontier access control package creates a total solution for end users requiring FIPS-201 credentialing and validation.

For Immediate Release October 4, 2010

Tracie Burton
Matrix Systems, Inc.
John Parris Frantz
J.P.F. Communications

Miamisburg, Ohio — Matrix Systems, a Miamisburg, Ohio-based turnkey access control and security solutions provider, and Codebench Inc., Coconut Creek, Fla., have formed a partnership to streamline Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12) compliance for Frontier™ access control software end users.

The integration of Codebench’s PIVCheck® Plus with Frontier software offers Matrix Systems customers an easy solution to complying with government-mandated Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS-201) personal verification credentials. PIVCheck Plus is an authentication software and hardware solution that bridges federal governing networks with physical access control systems (PACS). Matrix Systems customers can now use their Frontier PACS to maintain a single ID credential when managing employee access and verification in authorized facility areas requiring Personal Identity Verification (PIV), Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) First Responder Authentication Credential (FRAC), Common Access Cards (CAC) and other FIPS-201 verification standards.

Frontier is an industry-leading open architecture PACS designed specifically for government, transportation, healthcare, education, commercial and industrial facilities. “This streamlines the access control process for our clients currently requiring HSPD-12 and prepares our organization for the future when some of our major categories of education, healthcare and aviation establish their own respective FIPS-201 requirements,” said Walter Helms, Chief Technology Officer, Matrix Systems.

The partnership adds FIPS-201 validation to Matrix Systems’ already comprehensive access control options that include time/attendance recording, alarm management, guard tour, visitor management, video cameras/DVR’s, biometrics and cutting-edge technology.

PIVCheck Plus with Certificate Manager is a solution to identifying whether a PIV, TWIC, FRAC or CAC credential is altered, revoked and presented by its rightful owner. It also automatically enrolls selected card holder data directly into the Frontier database by:

  • Verifying the cardholder knows the PIN
  • Verifying the credential’s authenticity and cardholder unique identifier (CHUID) signature
  • Verifying the credential’s encoded biometric information is signed by a trusted authority
  • Capturing and matching fingerprints with the credential’s encoded biometric template
  • Performing certification path validation
  • Checking card revocation status
  • Transferring the computer chip’s Federal Agency Smart Credential Number (FASC-N), expiration date, cardholder’s name and photo to the Frontier’s database after credential validation
  • Acting as a FIPS-201 GSA APL-certified caching status proxy that periodically re-validates the certificate’s revocation status and invalidates the cardholder’s access privileges in Frontier

PIVCheck Plus has been successfully deployed since 2008 and is currently integrated with twenty different PACS. “We are pleased to add Matrix Systems to the many access control manufacturers who look to Codebench to augment their own product suite with our GSA-approved HSPD-12 compliant software,” said Geri B. Castaldo, Codebench CEO.