SPYRUS Inc., provider of products and solutions for the security market announced today the extended use of their PKI solution by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).
The SPYRUS PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) solution provides authentication of law enforcement personnel accessing sensitive databases. And as information sharing grows among this and other government sectors, it is important that authentication and secure access to databases where sensitive materials appear, be provided.
Following already successful use and implementation of the system since first installing in 2001, FDLE has chosen to expand their issued licenses from 26,000 digital certificates to more than 80,000.
As per the agreement, they upgraded to v6.5 of SPYRUS PKI and added the SPYRUS LYNKS Series II Hardware Security Modules to help provide authentication services for over 300 law enforcement agencies.
"The flexibility of implementation and high assurance security made this the ideal choice for our environment," commented Don Sherman, action CIO of FDLE in a statement.
According to a news release, the FDLE also upgraded their authentication capabilities for cryptographic technology in networks of government agencies with the SPRYUS II Registration Authority and Certificate Authority HSMs—supporting the highest strength commercial algorithms available today.
"This deployment is exactly the sort of environment for information sharing SPYRUS PKI System was designed to secure. We are pleased to play such a strong role in data protection for FDLE," Chief Operating Officer of SPYRUS, Tom Dickens commented.
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