Intercede

What does your company/organization do?
Intercede is a security software provider whose MyID® identity management platform enables global organizations and governments to create trusted digital identities for employees and citizens on secure devices such as smart cards, smartphones and tablets to protect intellectual property, physical assets and digital content.

Intercede’s MyID® uses cryptography to ensure that a known, verified individual is present during each operation, resulting in a signed audit trail that offers full traceability of actions. MyID supports several standards, including personal identity verification, commercial identity verification, transportation worker identification credential and International Civil Aviation Organization used by corporate and government customers worldwide to issue trusted credentials.

The company operates in global markets, including the U.S., Europe and Middle East, and works with large international partners to deliver flexible digital identity solutions that are interoperable with other existing technologies and tailored to customer needs.

When was it established?
Intercede has been developing ID management systems since 1992.

What is the origin of your company/organization name? 
The name Intercede comes from “InterCompany Electronic Data Exchange,” which represents the company’s initial focus on securing digital collaboration between organizations.  The name still resonates as our solutions have expanded to include providing assured identities and trusted credentials as a cornerstone of cyber security for governments, corporate and citizens on a wide range of devices including smart cards, tablets and smartphones.

With the rapid adoption of cloud-based services and the continued move to greater mobile device usage, the need to know who people are in cyberspace is greater than ever. The core Intercede principle of knowing who somebody is provides the start point for security digital collaboration still holds true today.    

Who owns your company/organization?
Intercede is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIM: IGP) and is ISO 9001 and TickIT certified.

What is the main business focus of your Fairfax County office? 
The Reston office provides technical support services to our existing U.S. customer base and houses engineering personnel focused on new business.

Who are your primary customers? 
Intercede’s MyID solution currently is deployed by end customers in 24 countries across the globe, including the U.S., Europe and Middle East. More than five million identities have been issued to users of identity credentials. Large-scale corporate identity card projects continue with implementations for global customers from industries including finance and banking, aerospace and defense, and also corporate enterprises. In the U.S. alone, Intercede’s MyID access cards are used by more than 12 government agencies.

What sets you apart from your competitors? 
Intercede’s MyID delivers complete identity, credential and device management in an easy-to-use product. MyID allows government agencies to meet stringent compliance regulations; provides employees with secure ID badges; enables a single credential for physical and logical access eliminating excess cards, passwords, logins; and also serves as the foundation of secure national ID programs. 

By supporting today’s leading third-party identity management systems – Microsoft’s Forefront Identity Management, Windows Server Active Directory, Oracle, SAP, IBM and Tivoli Software – MyID not only keeps implementation costs low, but also improves the user experience. What sets MyID even further apart from competitors is the ongoing customer support and expertise the Intercede team provides. Once installed, Intercede supplies a range of professional services designed to allow MyID to be rapidly deployed and configured to meet customer needs. Services include installation, configuration, training, certification support, as well as maintenance and support.

What are the advantages of a Fairfax County location for your business/organization? 
Reston is close to Washington, D.C., where the vast majority of federal government agencies are located. Proximity to these agencies, a significant number of which are Intercede customers, helps the company provide the highest levels of customer service with a high degree of face-to-face interaction.

In addition to customer proximity, a number of technology partners and systems integrators are located in the area, which helps Intercede build strong relationships with key identity ecosystems providers.

On a purely practical note, the easy access to an airport helps Intercede with both national and international business travel.

What direction do you see your company/organization heading in the next five years? 
As the move to cloud-based services and increased adoption of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets continues, the need to know who you are really dealing with in cyberspace is rapidly becoming a necessity for governments, enterprises and consumers. Intercede has a focused strategy to provide solutions that deliver trusted identities and allow use of those identities anywhere, anytime.

Where is your company/organization located (address, phone number, Web site)? 
1875 Explorer Street
Suite 920
Reston, VA 20190
(888) 646-6943
http://www.intercede.com/