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SecureGate Ports Approved for DHS Qualified Technology List

SecureGate Ports -- a security application developed by idSoftware -- meets all Maritime Transportation Security Act requirements for electronic TWIC readers.

Jacksonville, FL, February 24, 2017 --( SecureGate Ports, an integrated identification management solution for port security, has earned approval for the Department of Homeland Security’s Qualified Technology List (QTL).

Developed by idSoftware -- an identification software company with offices in Greenville SC, Jacksonville FL and Dallas TX -- the SecureGate Ports application is listed on the QTL for its ability to electronically read and verify the Transportation Worker Identification Credential. Also known as TWIC, this credential is required by the Maritime Transportation Security Act for workers who access secure areas of the nation’s maritime facilities and vessels. Some MTSA-regulated sites rely only on visual inspection, while those designated as higher risk have until August 2018 to incorporate electronic TWIC inspection to better ensure that only valid cardholders come through their gates.

SecureGate Ports meets – or exceeds – MTSA’s requirements to combine electronic TWIC inspection with biometric identification. The QTL approves SecureGate Ports software as deployed on several different hardware options for handheld mobile and fixed reader devices. Capabilities include TWIC card authentication, expiration date confirmation, card validity check (against the TSA’s CCL) and identity verification (matching cardholder’s fingerprints to those encrypted on the TWIC).

“We specifically designed SecureGate Ports to enhance security via fast, accurate biometric identification and access control,” says idSoftware President/CEO Jim Strey. “This application is easy to use and easy to maintain, even in a harsh environment, so properly credentialed personnel -- and only properly credentialed personnel -- can get through the gate quickly and without delay.”

idSoftware’s QTL-approved TWIC readers comply with all current MTSA rules and regulations, and the software is upgraded as requirements change.

“We are proud to provide the highest standard in real-time security,” Strey says.

About idSoftware Identification Management Systems: idSoftware leads the market in integrated identification technology solutions to meet the mission-critical requirements of high-security environments, law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. The company's extensive portfolio includes identification and tracking solutions, fingerprint identification, mobile wireless quick-ID, video imaging and mug shot systems, express booking and release systems, automated sexual offender management including integration to GPS monitoring, crime scene image management, video inmate property management, and investigative case management systems. For more information, visit
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