Fujitsu and charismathics Team-Up on Network Scanning Solutions for Governments and Large Organizations, Supporting PIV and CAC Cards

charismathics Certified PKI Middleware Bridges Smart Card Technology into Fujitsu Network Scanners and Support for Additional Single Sign-On Document Management Security

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fujitsu, the market leader in document imaging scanners, today announced that it is partnering with charismathics, the world's leading supplier of platform independent PKI client software, to incorporate its PKI middleware product range into the Fujitsu line of network scanners. The integration provides an enhanced level of identity management security, specifically for government organizations utilizing the "Personal Identity Verification" (PIV) and "Common Access Card" (CAC) solution for their document collaboration capabilities.

Not only is meeting the stringent infrastructure and security requirements associated with government entities a focus for Fujitsu, but making sure that deploying a simple network scanning strategy is just as critical. Moreover, many of these government organizations require the use of smart cards for user authentication, including military personnel, Selected Reserve, and Department of Defense civilian employees, with the U.S. Government being one of the largest issuers of smart cards around the world. The Fujitsu network scanners, including the Fujitsu ScanSnap N1800 and ScanSnap fi-6010N, now provide all these tools and capabilities in one document imaging solution, in addition to helping improve business process management and efficiency and reduce overall workplace costs, based on a NIST certified and FIPS 201 evaluated product.

"charismathics has provided its security solutions to government organizations and providers for many years and has its fingers on the pulse of the industry's evolving standards and demands and that is reflected in its product offerings," said Scott Francis, senior vice president of marketing, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. "Combining its PKI middleware solutions with Fujitsu's network scanners truly provides our customers with the most secure, flexible, single sign-on document imaging solution on the market."

"Our Common Access Card solution allows users such as military personnel to securely access devices by simply inserting a smart card and entering a PIN identification number," said Sven Gossel, CEO of charismathics Inc. "It sounds simple to use and it is. But at the same time it gives products, such as the Fujitsu network scanners, the enhanced security measures and compatibility they need to integrate into a government IT environment."

charismathics products are widely in use in large corporations, in the U.S. Government sector and in many countries around the world. The products are NIST certified according to SP800-73-3, FIPS 201 evaluated and among the very small number of vendors that are contracted by the Defense Management Data Center (DMDC) for the U.S. military. By utilizing the charismathics product range, Fujitsu also provides a proven and widely accepted technology to the market.

About Fujitsu Network Scanners

The Fujitsu ScanSnap N1800 and ScanSnap fi-6010N are designed to simplify document collaboration for all types of organizations, including small and midsize businesses (SMBs), groups within an enterprise and across the front office to the back office. They offer tools to make digitizing documents simple and specialized training unnecessary, enhanced security features to combat the threat of data compromise, and added flexibility to easily create customizable interface screens for a consistent user experience. The network scanners seamlessly integrate within a company's existing network infrastructure allowing users to easily scan and share information on the network to streamline business operations, reduce operating costs, and enhance work processes. For more information about the Fujitsu Network Scanner line, visit:

Pricing & Availability

The Fujitsu ScanSnap N1800 Network Scanner with charismathics PKI Middleware is available through authorized resellers, VARs, and distributors including, Ingram Micro, NewWave Technologies, Inc., and Tech Data Corporation for $2,395 (U.S. list). The ScanSnap fi-6010N with charismathics PKI Middleware is $3,495 (U.S. list).

About charismathics

charismathics has been pioneering the global identity management arena since 2003. The charismathics Smart Security Interface CSSI© is a comprehensive and agnostic PKI client framework. Extremely versatile, it supports all computer platforms, myriads of smart card operating systems and token profiles, various technologies (including Trusted Platform Modules, RFID tokens, GSM SIM modules) and third party applications. Unparalleled flexibility translates into tremendous independence for enterprises from hardware lifecycles and proprietary software schemes, empowering them to combine different vendors of token management systems and hardware simultaneously, thus dramatically reducing their financial investment in PKI infrastructures. With iEnigma®, the company re-invented the smart card and decade-old visions of designing screens and keyboards onto smart cards to finally become reality. charismathics is offering security products and services for a variety of industries ranging from corporate to finance, from e-government to health services, from e-education to telecommunications.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. is an established leader in the Document Imaging industry, delivering innovative scanning solutions and services that enable our customers to solve critical business productivity issues and streamline operations. Fujitsu provides cutting-edge document capture solutions for business and personal environments, backed by a comprehensive portfolio of service and support programs. For more information about Fujitsu Document Imaging solutions and services, visit http://us.fujitsu.com/fcpa or call us at 800-626-4686.

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