Published By: Brother
Published Date: Mar 08, 2018
The last decade has seen many exciting advances
in connectivity accelerated by the near universal
availability of smartphones and tablets – leading to a
highly interconnected world.
The security of networks - and the businesses and
individuals that rely on them - has become top of mind
for the IT Security professionals who are responsible for
ensuring the safety of the data and the networks where
this information is utilized.
As high-visibility security breaches occur - affecting
ecommerce, banking, retail and other industries - the
critical importance of the security of the infrastructure
these businesses rely on continues to grow.
Security in the workplace is a daily fact of life. From
using ID cards to control physical access, to entering
passwords to join the network, to using software to
monitor and prevent unauthorized access, all are
routinely used to protect critical assets and information.
However, there is one key area where many
organizations still have potential vulnerabili
One of the most secure and simple-to-use methods for strong authentication is achieved via multipurpose smartcards. Unfortunately, many smartcard solutions require too many point products, are complex and place a heavy burden on IT.
If your company relies on passwords to prevent unauthorized computer access, or low-tech memory cards (e.g., swipe cards) for facility access, you have security on par with the average 1980s car. Smart credentials — embedded in plastic smartcards, USB tokens or mobile devices — offer companies advanced and versatile user authentication features.
This white paper discusses the advantages of using smart credentials for multifunction access; describes the hardware and software components used in a smart credential environment; and provides questions to ask when searching for a smart credential solution provider.
Published By: BlackBerry
Published Date: May 20, 2009
Mobility is no longer considered a luxury within enterprise but a critical part of a networking
strategy as firms look to increase productivity and remain competitive in a rapidly changing environment. As mobility becomes an integral part of the infrastructure, IT must deal with supporting numerous devices including laptops, smartphones and other mobile handhelds. The challenge for IT will be enabling productivity improvements while mitigating the risk of numerous types of devices. The devices and their memory cards may hold sensitive organizational and personal information, including information about product announcements, 9inancial statements, or customer records.
Published By: Aladdin
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Identity theft is a major obstacle financial organizations must overcome to maximize the potential of online banking. USB strong authentication tokens with built-in smartcard technology combat identity theft and fraud, while helping banks meet regulatory compliance.
Authentication technologies such as tokens and smart cards help meet the challenges of protecting sensitive data and securing application access. This white paper presents four cases in which an identity-based solution provides a compelling, low-cost alternative or complement to strong authentication technologies.
Barcodes, magnetic stripes, and proximity readers all rely on the user to either make contact or place the badge very close to the reader. In addition, bar codes can only be read one at a time and the respective embedded information cannot be updated. Find out how an RFID access control system can provide an easy and efficient solution.
This paper considers whether smart cards really do have a role to play in loyalty systems or whether they are simply being promoted by the suppliers of smart card technology into what they see as a fast growing, profitable marketplace.
In the past, authentication solutions were either easy to use and inexpensive, but insecure (such as username/password) or very secure but expensive or difficult to implement (such as OTP tokens and smart cards). Arcot offers a third option: WebFort, a software-only, two-factor authentication solution. It delivers the right balance of cost, convenience, and strength.
Published By: Hitachi ID
Published Date: Jun 09, 2011
Over the years, password management software has evolved from a simple self-service web application to reset forgotten passwords to a complex platform for managing multiple authentication factors and encryption keys.