CRYPTO-Server 6.1s Follow-Me Computing Takes User-Friendly Authentication to a New Level

Monday 22 March 2004 18:02 CET | News

CRYPTOCard has launched CRYPTO-Server 6.1. CRYPTO-Server 6.1, includes CRYPTOCards newly-developed "Follow-Me Computing" functionality, to set a new standard in user-friendly authentication - and application ease-of-use in campus (hospitals, and other multi-building site) locations. By simply coupling "Follow-Me Computing" with the door access capability of CRYPTOCards multi-function smart card, an organization can ensure that users have to log off after every session in order to be able to travel around the campus - eliminating the considerable security risk associated with users leaving a computer logged on - particularly in the health services, government, and financial services sectors. Alternatively, CRYPTOCards newly-developed USB dongle token, that plugs straight into a computers USB port, enables organizations to provide users with smart card-like ease of use without having to purchase smart card readers. CRYPTO-Server 6.1 utilizes the familiar ATM-style (i.e. One-PIN-And-Youre-In) protocol to make it simple to positively authenticate all users attempting to access a VPN or Web-based system by coupling something in the users possession (a multi-function smart card, USB dongle token, hardware token, or software token), with something they know (their PIN). CRYPTO-Server 6.1 generates a one-time password for every log-on attempt, making stolen passwords/credentials useless to hackers while simultaneously eliminating the need for users to memorize complicated passwords - significantly reducing help-desk costs associated with resetting forgotten passwords, and the obvious security risk associated with users writing down their passwords. CRYPTO-Server 6.1 includes CRYPTO-Console, which provides a single point of administration to make it easy for organizations to create and administer a token-deployment database by simply importing existing company LDAP (e.g. Active Directory or Open LDAP) directories. Other CRYPTO-Server 6.1 components include CRYPTO-Deploy, which makes it simple for administrators to instantly distribute software tokens from any computer, to any user, in any location - or for users to activate their hardware tokens; CRYPTO-Logon, which replaces the Windows log-on page to provide secure LAN log-on (One-PIN-and-Youre-In) computing; CRYPTO-Web, which protects Apache and IIS Websites down to the page level; CRYPTO-Kit, which provides developers with the tools to make it simple to integrate CRYPTOCards technology with existing security applications/systems; and CRYPTO-VPN, that makes it simple to provide authenticated access to third-party VPNs (e.g. Cisco, Checkpoint, Neoteris, and Nortel). CRYPTO-Server 6.1 also provides RSA Migration functionality that enables organizations to switch from an authentication solution that necessitates replacing hardware tokens after a fixed period of time to CRYPTOCards hardware tokens with replaceable batteries that can be utilized indefinitely. CRYPTO-Server 6.1 will ship in mid-April for Microsoft and Apple server operating systems. A five-user (all you need in 1 box - server software and tokens) bundle will be available for $499 (SRP). CRYPTOCards products are available from Tech Data and other distributors, integrators, and resellers throughout the world.

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