Zeva has launched ZevaCrypt, an end-to-end encryption service to help federal agencies more easily use their existing PIV encryption infrastructure with emails and documents exchanged between agencies and contractors, the company reported on Tuesday.
“ZevaCrypt automates the discovery of trusted, federated PIV credentials and selects the correct certificate for the highest assurance level available. Replacing current manual, confusing and time-consuming credential discovery processes with ZevaCrypt will enable agencies to use federated PKI and PIV identity assurance levels across agencies, including contractors, seamlessly and intuitively,” said said Sam Andoni, founder and president of Zeva.
Zeva’s solution will increase federal agencies’ security by integrating PIV-enabled end-to-end encryption and identity assurance. ZevaCrypt will increase return on investment for agencies’ existing PIV infrastructure and is compliant with the 2019 OMB M-19-17 directive advising the use of HSPD-12 PIV encryption.
ZevaCrypt will address the challenges of PIV identity discovery and certificate selection between different organizations, problems that made using PIV encryption difficult and time consuming for users.
The company’s solution will support emails flow directly from senders to recipients, without sidestepping end-to-end PIV encryption and identity security. The email client plugin will simplify the entire user experience to make PIV-encrypted emails intuitive.
Zeva will integrate a Global Encryption Directory with the federal government as well as manage identity discovery and credential distribution between federal agencies and with contractors. The risk-based Policy Processing Engine will provide assurance credentials and enforces enterprise trust settings.
The solution adds to Zeva’s history of providing innovative solutions that enable agencies to continue to encrypt highly sensitive and classified documents. “Finding the right PIV identity and assurance credentials are major problems when working across agencies or with contractors,” added Andoni.
Andoni will serve as a speaker during GovConWire’s “How to Increase Cybersecurity and Return on Investment of Existing PIV Infrastructure for Cross-Agency Encryption” Webinar on Tuesday, June 30th, free of cost.
During the webinar, Andoni will explore the barriers and shortfalls of wide scale adoption of Personal Identity Verification (PIV) encryption between federal agencies and the challenges they face when adhering to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directive M-19-17.
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Andoni will be joining Dr. Chris Edwards, chief technical officer of Intercede; Jeff Nigriny, president and founder of Certipath; Kyle Neuman, managing director of SAFE Identity and Mike Horkey, founder and CEO of Tru-Concepts LLC as the event’s moderator.
The speakers will dive into the importance of encryption, barriers to adoption and how new technologies are solving these challenges. Attendees will learn how federal agencies can increase the return on investment and cybersecurity by using their existing PIV and PKI encryption infrastructure by using it the way it was intended.
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