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ActivIdentity Launches First-Ever Credential Management Appliance to Stop Password-Gathering Malware and Other Threats

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Industry’s First Solution to Make Managing Smart Cards as Simple as One-Time
Password Tokens; 30-minute Installation Sets New Industry Standard

Fremont, Calif., Nov. 22, 2010 – ActivIdentity Corporation
<http://actividentity.com/>  (NASDAQ: ACTI), a global leader in intelligent
identity assurance, today introduced the ActivID  Credential Management
System (CMS) Appliance
<http://www.actividentity.com/solutions/enterprisesolutions/> . The
industry’s first-ever credential management appliance will enable
medium-sized companies to quickly deploy smart cards and smart USB tokens
for simple, secure authentication into desktops, VPNs, applications and
building access systems. As the cornerstone of the ActivIdentity Universal
Enterprise Access solution, the ActivID Credential Management System
Appliance will reduce the risk of network breaches, compliance problems and
financial liabilities for organisations in a variety of markets including
finance, technology, healthcare, energy and manufacturing.

“With recent studies showing that almost half of network breaches result
from stolen or weak credentials, secure identity assurance is more critical
to business today than it ever has been,” said Grant Evans, chairman and CEO
of ActivIdentity. “By offering a simple credential management appliance that
can be installed in under thirty minutes, we are bringing the power of one
secure credential for desktop, network and physical access to mid-sized
organisations, helping them improve security and meet compliance

By replacing hard-to-remember, easy-to-guess and expensive-to-manage
passwords with certificate-based smart cards and USB tokens, customers are
much better protected against the theft of user credentials, including
password-stealing malware.

“More and more companies ranging in size from 500 to 10,000 employees are
demanding an easy and affordable secure credential management solution,”
said Perry Carpenter, research director of Gartner’s secure business
enablement group. “Identity assurance players looking to compete must
address this key and growing market by including a credential management
appliance as part of their overall solution.”

The ActivIdentity Universal Enterprise Access solution enables organisations
to create and manage one highly secure smart card for each employee to
access digital and physical resources, reducing costs while eliminating
threats. Users benefit from the convenience of using a single credential to
access their desktop, networks, applications and even the buildings where
they work.

About ActivIdentity

ActivIdentity Corporation is a global leader in intelligent identity
assurance, providing solutions to confidently establish a person’s identity
when interacting digitally. For more than two decades the company’s
experience has been leveraged by security-minded organisations in
large-scale deployments such as the U.S. Department of Defense, Nissan, and
Saudi Aramco. The company’s customers have issued more than 100 million
credentials, securing the holder’s digital identity. ActivIdentity is
headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. For more information, visit
www.actividentity.com <http://www.actividentity.com> <http://www.actividentity.com> <http://www.actividentity.com>  <http://www.actividentity.com> .

ActivIdentity is a registered trademark in the United States and/or other
countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners
in the United States and/or other countries.

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forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These risks
and uncertainties include risks relating to our history of losses and need
for revenue growth and cost containment, the integration of acquired
business and technologies, the variability of our quarterly results, and
other risks identified under the caption “Risk Factors” in our most recent
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Commission (SEC). There can be no assurance that we will achieve targeted
levels of revenues for fiscal 2009 or that our strategic initiatives will
result in the anticipated benefits. Copies of our SEC filings, which have
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a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

ActivIdentity Press Contact

Richard Merrin
+44 (0)20 7388 9988

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