Verizon Earns Fed's OK for Digital Credentials

Verizon achieves 'Level 3' federal certification for issuing digital credentials to address growing online security concerns

December 5, 2011

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NEW YORK -- Verizon is at the forefront of addressing the nation's growing concerns about safeguarding online identities by becoming the first provider to earn a critical federal certification, permitting the company to issue strong digital identity credentials to government agencies and businesses in accordance with a set of predefined standards.

Verizon has earned the Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM) certification. ICAM, which was established by a subcommittee co-chaired by the General Services Administration and the Department of Defense, is responsible for aligning the government's identity management activities to help safeguard online identities. Many industry observers see ICAM as a key first step in the development of the larger identity ecosystem envisioned by the White House for the protection of digital identities.

Verizon is the first identity provider to earn a level 3 certification (on a scale of one to four, with four as the highest level of identity assurance). Currently, no other identity providers are certified above level 1.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)

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