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Hirsch Identive´s Velocity™ Software Verified Compliant with Trusted Computing Group´s IF-MAP Standard

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SANTA ANA, Calif., January 5, 2012 (euro adhoc) - Hirsch Identive, a leading
provider of integrated security and identity management systems and a business
unit of Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE, Frankfurt: INV) today announced that
its Velocity™ Access Control and Security Management software has been tested
and verified to be compliant with the IF-MAP computing standard by the
international industry standards organization, Trusted Computing Group. IF-MAP
is a standard computing protocol that supports dynamic data interchange among a
wide variety of IT networking components. By becoming IF-MAP compliant, Hirsch
Identive´s systems can now allow organizations to implement more effective,
integrated security systems alongside their IT networks.

"IF-MAP enables a tight level of integration between physical and network access
control that solves many security issues," says John Piccininni, Vice President
of Business Development for Hirsch Identive. "The initial use case for IF-MAP
integration with Velocity is the convergence of physical and network access
control policies and permissions. For example, information about an employee´s
location can be dynamically communicated from Hirsch´s physical access control
system to the IT network via IF-MAP, and then access to network resources can be
granted or denied based on a person´s presence in a given area or building. This
minimizes the tendency of employees to tailgate behind their co-workers through
access controlled doors, while ensuring that anyone logging onto the network is
actually in the building."

Employees must present their credentials to specific readers at doors in the
area or network access may be denied or limited. Those requesting VPN network
privileges or access to wireless points and even industrial controls can be
granted or denied based on their presence. This capability begins to fulfill the
long discussed promise of security convergence: enhancing physical and network
security and improving operational efficiency and compliance, while at the same
time containing organizational risk and cost.

The Trusted Computing Group´s IF-MAP standard is attracting many security
providers, including those of wireless access points, firewalls, SIEM and SCADA
systems, all of which can share events and data through published search and
subscribe schema defined under the standard.

As a result of Hirsch Identive´s adoption of the IF-MAP standard, Velocity can
now publish physical access control and security events to an IF-MAP server just
as other IT network devices do. Other compliant devices can subscribe to the
information and act upon it accordingly.  IF-MAP compliant network devices and
systems can then share data without the need to develop costly customized and
easily broken point-to-point integration.   

As an added benefit, the nature of this application does not require users to
change access credentials.  Users can still use the same cards, personal
identification number and/or biometrics as before. Additionally, users can
utilize existing user name and password network access credentials and leverage
the existing network infrastructure.

About Hirsch Identive:
Hirsch Identive, a business unit of Identive Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE;
Frankfurt: INV), manufactures integrated security and identity systems for
worldwide markets. Hirsch´s award-winning solutions incorporate access control,
video surveillance, intrusion detection, digital certificates, smart cards and
biometrics in order to successfully secure facilities, digital assets and
electronic transactions. For more information, please visit
www.hirsch-identive.com.

Identive Group, Inc. is a leading provider of products, services and solutions
for the security, identification and RFID industries. For more information,
please visit www.identive-group.com.
All trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
holders.


Further inquiry note:
Mr. Lennart Streibel
Tel.: +49 89 9595-5195
E-Mail: lstreibel@identive-group.com

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company:     Identive Group Inc.
             Carnegie Ave., Bldg. B  1900 
             US-CA 92705  Santa Ana
phone:       +1 949 553 4280
FAX:         +49 89 9595-5555
mail:     investorrelations@identive-group.com
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sector:      Computing & Information Technology
ISIN:        US45170X1063
indexes:     NASDAQ
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language:   English
 



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