long have you already been using certificates ?
You must know that certificates do expire! Due to security reasons
certificates are only valid for a certain amount of time. After
their expiration a new certificate will be issued.
What consequences does this have for your old encrypted data?
These data have to be decrypted with the old key and encrypted
with a new generated key. This is also necessary for data on disks,
CD ROMs and backup tapes.
This is to much of an effort to you?
Well, then you have to keep your old smart card! You can't remember
the old PIN for years? You don't want to keep 5 smart cards with
SyTrust TokenControl can
Your old encryption keys are saved on a central TokenControl Server
(at the same time this could be a key-archive).
Authenticated with your actual smart card you are now able to
simulate your old smart card. You are now able, no matter which
application you are using, to read your old encrypted data as if you
were using you old smart card.
We call it:
security simply works.