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SCB Solutions to Launch SCB Access

Friday 29 October 2004 10:09 CET | News

SCB Solutions has launched SCB Access, that allows a user to access a PC or an application by inserting a smart card and a PIN code.

With SCB Access, usernames and passwords can be securely encrypted and stored on a smart card or key token. Usernames and passwords are then submitted automatically to the appropriate applications. Users need to remember only one password to unlock their smart card or token. All the others can be forgotten; no more need for unsafe stickies to store their passwords. SCB Access consists of three modules: - SCB Access â„¢ Administration - to manage user profiles and smart card parameters - SCB Secure Logon â„¢ - to control access to the PC - SCB Single Sign-On â„¢ - to control access to PC and web applications Until now, the state of the market has put smart card-based security products out of reach. Only the largest or richest organizations were able to afford the convenience and the security of smart card technology. SCB Access has been designed using well defined technology standards including PC/SC (the Microsoft-led workgroup that set the standard for integrating smart cards and smart card readers into PCs), PKCS (the Public-Key Cryptography Standards are specifications produced by RSA Laboratories) and EMV (the standard established by MasterCard and Visa to ensure interoperability between smart cards). This standardized approach will allow SCB Solutions customers to preserve their investment. They can use the smart cards for other applications not provided by SCB Solutions, but most importantly they can select among the widest range of smart cards, and at any time in the future they will be able to add or to switch to other security technology. SCB Solutions is already finalizing the integration of contactless technologies and biometric devices.


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