CrimsonLogic Developed National Authentication Framework Project In Bahrain - eKey Goes Live
- First-of-its-kind system in Middle-East enabling citizens to securely access government eServices
SINGAPORE and MANAMA, Bahrain, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CrimsonLogic, a leading provider of eGovernment solutions and services, announced that the National Authentication Framework (NAF) project developed for the Kingdom of Bahrain, now recognised as eKey system, was officially launched by the Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Informatics and Telecommunication (SCICT), Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, at the recent inauguration of the 5th Bahrain International eGovernment Forum 2012.
CrimsonLogic was commissioned by the Bahrain eGovernment Authority (eGA) in early 2011 to develop and implement the eKey system to provide a secure nationwide authentication platform that manages and safeguards citizens' identities across multiple service delivery channels, various ministries and agencies. The eKey system enables each citizen to use a single authentication profile and login to access government e-services. During the authentication process, there are three levels of security: password (PIN), smartcard and biometric (fingerprint) identity verification to ensure all citizens-to-government transactions are carried out in a highly secured environment.
"We wish to congratulate the Kingdom of Bahrain on the successful launch of their eKey system and are honoured to be part of the country's effort to positively transform its government administration," said Mr Leong Peng Kiong, CEO of CrimsonLogic. "With the system now in place, it will help the Bahrain government reduce administrative operating expenses, enhance service-delivery efficiency and improve user experience.
"This significant milestone is a strong testament of the Bahrain government's commitment and strategy to enhance government-to-citizen engagement, and also strengthened the country's competitive position in the region."
At launch, citizens can use their individual eKey (they have to first register their account on the Bahrain's eGovernment portal) to access services from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Human Rights and Social Development and Electricity and Water Authority.
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