Vanguard ez/PIV Card™

ez/PIV Card satisfies FIPS 201, HSPD-12. It allows your users to authenticate to z/OS Security Server through the use of a government PIV or CAC Card.

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Authenticator is a protocol converter and LDAP directory. This middleware allows for simplification and centralization of security authentication services.

Allows software on heterogeneous platforms to link to and use proven authentication, authorization and auditing capabilities of a z/OS Security Servers® using a standard API.

Automates password authentication, and authenticates users from nearly any system or hardware device – the same password is used to safely sign on to multiple systems in the enterprise.

ez/Token leverages your current investment in your existing multifactor authentication.

A low cost multifactor authentication solution that generates a one-time, time-sensitive passcode to any mobile device.

Authenticates users to z/OS Security Servers and validates identities to PIV authentication servers.

  • Do you have government mandated PIV Card requirements to satisfy?
  • Does your PIV Card solution satisfy standards based FIPS 201 and HSPD-12?
  • Increase system security with multifactor authentication validating employees and contractors before they gain access to your most critical resources.



  • Allows z/OS Security Server to verify government issued PIV card credentials through multifactor authentication.
  • Easy point-and-click PIV password creation
  • Uses OCSP or CRL authorities to check for current certifications
  • Compatible with IBM’s new password algorithm
  • Deployable in an enterprise extender environment as a pass-through request.



  • ez/PIV Card Authenticator is a PIV Card authentication solution that ensures z/OS Security Server complies with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) and Federal Information Processing Standards 201 (FIPS 201).
  • ez/PIV Card increases system security by requiring multifactor authentication to validate employees and external contractors before they gain access to an enterprise’s most critical resources.
  • Provides out-of-band password generation and validation.
  • Provides enhanced PIV Card and password validation.
  • Once a PIV Card has been revoked, a user is immediately denied access to z/OS Security Server.