Authentication Device Management
Whether you want to deploy secured digital identities while providing your users with strong added-value services or, whether you want to simplify document signing and thus promote dematerialisation, a mobile authentication device (such as a smartcard, a USB key, a badge, a tablet or a smartphone) provides a unique solution.
The Multiservice card, the pass you can’t do without
Your employees often use different devices to access the company premises, validate their timesheets, connect to a workstation and pay at the company’s canteen. However, the technologies used in all these cases are identical. So why not use a single card for all uses?
For many years now, the smartcard industry has been able to insert several contact/contactless chips into a single physical device at very low unit costs. From a technological point of view, it is not difficult to create a single card allowing the user to be identified and/or authenticated to all of your company’s services.
A unique software base for the management of physical devices’ lifecycle (whatever they are intended to and their specificities) can be considered for the implementation of any new project requiring the use of a card (authentication, new premises, etc.).
The multiservice card offers significant comfort to users as it provides multiple strong added-value services within a single device. Users easily adopt it as it makes their daily lives easier. More specifically, it enables strong authentication of the user to his work session and it helps address critical security challenges related to logical access management.
On the ISD side, centralising services within a single card limits the use of different software solutions and, consequently, reduces your costs. The management and administration of these authentication devices are therefore streamlined.
What about security?
The challenge is to enable you to deploy ergonomic, secure and proven solutions based on complex technologies.
This is the case with the use of digital certificates generated by certification authorities (PKI). They must be recorded on devices as various as smartcards or mobile terminals like smartphones and tablets.
The electronic certificate is a means of assigning complementary security functions to a single physical device. For example, these functions can be strong authentication to the workstation, data encryption and decryption and electronic signature.
The digital certificate technology is reliable and used worlwide for online purchases, financial dematerialisation, passports and electronic identity cards.
The objective is to mask the complexity of local or hosted PKI architectures, so that non IT personnel can record certificates on physical devices and distribute these security items according to scenarios predefined by the company.