Combining SSH Tectia with Common Access Cards

SSH Communications Security announced that SSH Tectia supports a number of leading Common Access Cards (CACs) across all key enterprise-class hardware/software platforms.

In 2004, Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12) mandated that a standard be developed and implemented for secure and reliable identification for communications among U.S. government agencies and their contractors. This resulted in the use of CACs to provide identification and strong two-factor authentication for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) systems. Several CAC solutions have been developed by vendors to meet the new standard, but only SSH Tectia delivers secure end-to-end communications to work with these cards across all key enterprise-class platforms.

Using SSH Tectia, in conjunction with CACs, enables secure remote logins, promotes single sign-on, and encrypts data communications for various applications, including system administration, file transfer and secure e-mail, in compliance with the HSPD-12 mandate. For more information about using CACs with SSH Tectia click here (PDF file).




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