Maximus catches a security wave
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Aug 07, 2001
Government agencies interested in bolstering the security of their systems
as part of a larger information technology upgrade may find a solution in
the tandem of Maximus Inc. and Wave Systems Corp.
Maximus and Wave Systems announced Aug. 6 that they have signed a strategic
agreement to explore joint business opportunities by co-marketing their
products and services to the public sector.
Maximus is a provider of program management, IT and consulting services
to government agencies. Wave Systems offers solutions that make e-commerce
transactions smoother and more secure.
Under the agreement, Maximus will offer Wave's Embassy (Embedded Application
Security System) Trust System products and services as part of its security
The Embassy Trust System enables organizations to create a network of
trusted clients, including personal computers, smart card readers, keyboards
and personal digital assistants. It adds security while also addressing
content protection, user-managed privacy, strong authentication of user
identities and distributed e-commerce.
With Maximus, Wave Systems will co-market development services for creating
Embassy Trusted Client applications. Wave also will provide training services
for Maximus employees and participate in joint customer-marketing and promotion
activities. Maximus' government customers include the Social Security Administration
and Utah and Connecticut.
Steven Sprague, president and chief executive officer at Wave Systems,
said Maximus' government clients are becoming increasingly concerned about
security and privacy, and will benefit from the agreement.