Exostar, a leader in trusted, secure business collaboration in aerospace and defense (A&D), life sciences, and healthcare, today announced it has been named a full service credential service provider by the Kantara Initiative. Kantara granted the Identity Assurance Trust Framework certification at Level of Assurance 3 (LOA 3), allowing Exostar to seamlessly continue to align with mandates issued by the Drug Enforcement Agency for the electronic prescribing of controlled substances (EPCS) by healthcare providers using Health IT systems."We are pleased to award Exostar the Kantara Full Service Trust Mark of Approval signifying conformity with the Kantara Classic Class of Approval for digital identity requirements at LOA 3," said Colin Wallis, executive director, Kantara Initiative. "This is a significant achievement and market differentiator for Exostar. The Kantara assessment and review process is rigorous and approval demonstrates a company's care and respect for its customers."Exostar now 1 of only 3 Kantara-certified full-service providers for identity proofing, credentialing & authentication.With this additional identity-based certification, Exostar becomes 1 of only 3 companies to achieve Kantara's full service designation for its identity proofing, credentialing, and authentication capabilities. The accreditation follows an audit by a Kantara-approved third-party assessor spanning nearly 700 questions and requirements from the National Institute of Standards and Technology's 800-63 standard and beyond, across categories including security, governance, infrastructure, operations, and finance.The certification remains valid for 3 years. With it, Exostar qualifies to work more closely with Kantara to define the future of identity and access management technology, specifically as it impacts highly-regulated industries like healthcare, life sciences, A&D, and banking, financial services, and insurance.This newest recognition comes as Exostar continues to extend its market leadership by leveraging its identity and access management platform and products to support critically-important secure business collaboration use cases in life sciences and healthcare.