USB-based PKI device for strong authentication

VASCO Data Security International unveiled the Digipass Key1, a USB-based PKI solution for strong authentication, digital signature and data protection. Digipass Key1, is the first solution which is launched in the VASCO PKI-based product line and can only be used together with Digipass CertiID, a client-based software suite offering digital signature capabilities.

Digipass Key1 is an ultra-portable solution for strong authentication, secure access and secure transactions, offering the same capabilities as a smart card. The solution offers VASCO the opportunity to respond to growing and changing needs in authentication. It has been developed for large corporations, governments and banks providing two factor strong authentication for secure web login, windows PKI login to the desktop, e-mail signature, e-mail encryption and secure VPN access. The solution is ideal for identity management, banking and e-government transactions, considering it complies with European legal recommendations.

The chip embedded in the Digipass Key1 is a highly secure data container. The user’s private key will be generated on the chip, when the user requests a certificate for the first time. The private keys which are stored on the chip can never be exported from the device. Whenever the user wants to sign a transaction, a PIN-code will be requested to access the certificates stored on the Digipass Key1.

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