Under an FBI policy enacted last year, law enforcement agencies must use advanced authentication -- such as biometric systems, smartcard and software tokens -- by October 2013 to verify the identities of officers or individuals accessing the CJIS database from non-secure locations.
Heartland Business Systems and Entrust Inc. said they can provide the authentication service leveraging Entrust's authentication framework technology.
"Entrust has a long, successful history with law enforcement agencies in the deployment of identity-based security for authentication, encryption and credentialing," said Entrust President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Conner.
"Our partnership with Heartland Business Systems is a critical step that will enable these agencies to easily and cost-effectively comply with the FBI's CJIS policy -- all via a single security management framework."
The companies said their turnkey authentication system provides for a number of authentication options to meet unique user requirements.